Training designed for yoga students who would like to share the gift of yoga with others by teaching
We offer a 200-hour Yoga Alliance® registered Teacher Training program, as well as adjunct trainings for continuing education and specialized teaching (including kids, mom & baby and prenatal).
Nandi is developing an Advanced 500 hour training aimed specifically at Teachers more interested in learning to teach at an advanced level versus just obtaining a 500 hour certification. Coming in 2019.
What makes Nandi’s training unique?
Ready to Teach – you will leave our program ready and confident to teach. From the very first day of your training, you start teaching. We help you develop your voice and gain confidence in our 200 hour program and let you gain valuable experience during our integrated intern program. We are proud of our graduates who are now teaching up and down the SF Peninsula.
Deep Understanding of Anatomy Connected to Yoga Practice – to become a great teacher, we believe you must not only understand the basics of anatomy, but you must also understand the science of movement (kinesiology). We have developed our anatomy program in a way that tightly links it to yoga movement and alignment to guide your students safely in and out of poses.
Rigorous Training in Asana Practice – to be an effective teacher, you need to have a strong practice and have had to work through the modifications required to go from beginner to intermediate to advanced practice. Our teachers will work with you to advance your practice and to increase your awareness of what is required to improve so that you will know how to coach others to do the same.
A Comprehensive Overview of Yoga Philosophy – we not only teach you how to teach, we make sure you understand the roots of yoga, from its rich history to its application in today’s world. The context is helpful as your practice and teaching develop over time.
Continued education beyond the 200-hours – our intern program gets you teaching right away with community classes and working with teachers every week to develop hands on assists.
Nandi Yoga 200 Hour Teacher Training
February 8 to May 6, 2018
- Training begins with a 5-day intensive to study the building blocks you’ll need to teach with precision and compassion.
- Students will then deepen their knowledge and development their skills during 8 full weekends (all day Saturday and Sunday).
Rigorous training in asana (poses, sequences and effective teaching tools)
A comprehensive overview of yogic philosophy (including its rich history and how it’s applicable in today’s world)
An exploration of the body (anatomical, physiological and energetic)
Participants hone their skills and develop their voices and styles throughout the program by practice teaching with supportive and practical feedback
Nandi Yoga Intern Program
May 2018-April 2019
- Program starts right away with interns learning the basics of assisting in class, attend additional training sessions to learn how to do hands on adjustments, and work with Nandi teachers to practice these skills.
- Interns teach the weekly community class to gain valuable experience finding their voice.
Interns assist at least one class at Nandi per week with an experienced teacher who will be a mentor
Interns attend a 3 hour training session one Sunday a month, teach or co-teach community classes at Nandi
Interns complete periodic homework assignments
Meetings for the 2017 program are held once a month on Sundays from November 2017 through October 2018
Adjunct Teacher Training Modules
August to November, 2017
Yoga teachers are welcome at the following modules which are part of our 200 hour training: Anatomy for Yoga Teachers with Louis Jackson and Prenatal Yoga Overview with Michelle Hyman – dates to be announced soon.
Prenatal Flow – an 85-hour Yoga Alliance Program that will prepare you to safely teach yoga to expectant mothers and postnatal students.
Kids and Family Yoga – a 50-hour training that will prepare you to teach kids from toddlers to tweens in a safe, yet playful and inspiring manner.
Anatomy for Yoga Teachers – a 25-hour training open to students and teachers who want to understand how the body works in yoga and how to keep it safe.
500 Hour Advanced Teacher Training – under development, coming in 2019.