Embark on a voyage that will transform your body, mind, and heart through the Gather Encinitas 200-hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training with an all star team.
Our 200-hour Teacher Training Program has been designed for students who want to become certified yoga teachers, as well as those with a desire to dive deeper into the art and science of yoga, grow in their practice, deepen in self-understanding and gain a greater knowledge of body alignment, anatomy and yoga philosophy.
In this 200-hr Yoga Alliance accredited training you will receive a well-rounded education that meets the curriculum standards criteria in 6 key categories as defined by Yoga Alliance, including:
TECHNIQUES: INSTRUCTION IN YOGA ASANA, PRANAYAMA, AND MEDITATION - 100 hours
Postures and breathing techniques with a clear focus on alignment, body benefits, contraindications, and special population adaptations
TEACHING METHODOLOGY - 30 hours
Practical and subtle aspects of teaching, including class sequencing, hands on assists, use of voice and body language, and reading the room and attunement.
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY - 20 hours
A comprehensive overview of the physical body, bones, muscles, bodily systems and organs, and the subtleties of the energetic body.
PHILOSOPHY/ETHICS/LIFESTYLE - 30 hours
An exploration of history of yoga, pre-Vedic age to the classical era, and the evolution of the tantra and its applications to daily life.
PRACTICUM - 15 hours
Leading peers in practice and a class experience, the art of giving and receiving feedback, and assisting and observing others teach.
BUSINESS OF YOGA - 5 hours
Review industry trends and develop an understanding of studio operations, scheduling classes, marketing and managing private clients.
TOTAL 200 hours
Requirements for Acceptance to Gather 200hr Yoga Teacher Training
A $250 non-refundable deposit/application fee is required to enroll. Upon acceptance into the program, this amount will be applied to your tuition. If the program is full, or you are not accepted into the training at this time, your deposit will be refunded within 14 days.
Once your application AND deposit is received we will be in touch via email about your admission.
What Type of Yoga Can I Teach after Completing the Teacher Training?
Graduates from our 200-hour yoga certification program are able to teach Hatha, Vinyasa and Hot yoga classes for students of all levels. Because of our empowered teaching methodology, intelligent sequencing and focus on body mechanics, our yoga teacher training develops teachers who have the technical skill and capacity to safely and effectively teach and inspire their students. As a Yoga Alliance Accredited School, you can rest assured that the training and certification you receive through Gather is respected and recognized by the yoga community.
What if I Miss a Session? Am I Able to Make it Up at a Later Date?
Our teacher training program is highly interactive, and many modules depend on the consistent and collective energy of the group. For this reason we do not recommend missing any sessions. That said, life happens. Students who miss a session can make it up by completing additional homework assignments related to the missed class topics. Each day is considered a session, and the maximum amount of missed time allowed is 3 sessions. Attendance and participation in the practice teaching days (of which there are 3 throughout the program), is required for certification. In the event a student misses a practice teaching day, a make-up session must be scheduled and payment of $75 for session is required.
Do I Have to Be An Advanced Yoga Student to Take the Training?
No, not at all! Our training is about diving deeper into the study and practice of yoga. Anyone interested in learning more about yoga will get a lot of value from this experience.
What are the Benefits of Teacher Training Beyond Certification?
There are numerous benefits beyond the obvious for participants of our Yoga Teacher Training Program. These include the opportunity to connect deeply with yourself and others through the training process, challenge yourself in new ways, expand awareness, acquire new skills, learn about your body, mind and heart and ways to attune and create greater harmony on all levels of your life.
What If I Am Not Sure I Want to Teach Yoga?
About 40% of students who sign up for our teacher training program have no intention of teaching. Many students enroll in teacher training to further develop their own personal practice of yoga and learn more about themselves and this ancient tradition.