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, a 300-hour Advanced Yoga Alliance® registered Teacher Training Program, an 85-hour Yoga Alliance® registered Prenatal Teacher Training program as well as adjunct trainings for continuing education and specialized teaching (including kids and mom & baby).
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 programs and let you gain valuable experience during our integrated intern programs. We are proud of our graduates who are now teaching up and down the SF Peninsula. Our advanced trainings provide plenty of opportunity for you to hone your skills and practice and expand what you teach.
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 300 Hour Advanced Teacher Training
September 21, 2018 to June 2, 2019
- Training begins with a 3-day intensive to study the building blocks you’ll need to advance and elevate your teaching skills.
- Students will then expand their knowledge and practice their skills during 11 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 Prenatal Teacher Training
September 7 2018-January 12, 2019
- This 85-hour training teaches yoga instructors how to teach pre- and post-natal students flow yoga in a safe and empowering way.
- Students meet for five weekends (Friday evening and all day Saturday and Sunday).
Students learn the anatomy considerations of pre- and post-natal women
Students learn the adjustments required to keep pre- and post-natal women safe at various points in their pregnancy
Students will observe and practice teaching in the most comprehensive pre- and post-natal program in the Bay Area
Follow up sessions to review learnings and to work through issues that come up in practice while teaching.
Adjunct Teacher Training Modules
September 2018 to June, 2019
Yoga teachers are welcome at the following modules which are part of our 300 hour training: Anatomy for Yoga Teachers with Sarah Court, Sanskrit with Manorama, and Prenatal Yoga Overview with Michelle Hyman amongst others – dates to be announced soon.
Nandi Yoga Intern Program – Following the 200 hour Teacher Training, interns learn 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.
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.