Yoga Practitioner and Teacher Training Program

      El Cerrito, CA 94530, USA

      Sep 2 - Dec 17, 2023
      Group size: 1 - 25
      Yoga Practitioner and Teacher Training Program
      El Cerrito, CA 94530, USA

      Sep 2 - Dec 17, 2023
      Group size: 1 - 25

      About this trip

      Square One Yoga's teacher training program is offered over the course of two intensive modules which, taken together, certify students to teach yoga in a variety of settings.  Students who do not wish to teach my opt to take just the first module and current teachers who have completed a 200-hour program may take the second module to strengthen their teaching practice. (Yoga Alliance CE credits are available for either module.)

      Both programs will be offered in a hybrid format, with most weekends spend in-studio at the El Cerrito location and one evening a week online. 

      Module One is the 200-hour Yoga Training Program for Practitioners. 

      In this program, you will:

      • Experience yoga in the broader context of history and tradition 
      • Learn movement principles for a lifelong practice
      • Go beyond the poses with breath work and meditation

      The Practitioner Program meets Saturdays and Sundays September 2 through December 17 as well as Wednesdays from 6 - 7. We will break for holidays on October 8, November 11, and Thanksgiving week. Here is the draft schedule.

      Module Two is the 100-hour Professional Program for Yoga Teachers.

      In this program, you will:

      • Learn to teach safe, effective, accessible classes 
      • Craft skills to work knowledgeably with a wide range of bodies 
      • Create a path to teach yoga in a way that is sustainable for you and your students

      The Professional Program meets the first Saturday and Sunday of everyone month January - June, 2024 and Mondays from 5:30 - 7:30. Here is the draft schedule.

      For more details, including frequently asked questions, please visit the training website.

      What’s included

      • Course Manual
        An electronic copy of the course manual will be provided.
      • Other Books
        You will be asked to purchase several books. They are all readily available and most can be purchased used.

      Available Packages

      Module 1 for Yoga Practitioners (200 hr)

      Select this option if you only want to take the 200-hour Practitioner Program. 

      Over the course of the Practitioner Program you will: 

      Study in a body positive, trauma-informed, socially aware studio that is respectful of the culture that brought us this practice

      Develop a deeper understanding of your entire, interconnected self

      Learn alignment principles and  how to tailor then for your unique body

      Strengthen your asana practice with intelligence and care

      Learn why is yoga so effective at improving physical and emotional well-being

      Practice techniques to take you beyond the poses

      Study and discuss the philosophical underpinnings of yoga 

      Be challenged in a way that fosters growth and insight​  

      Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credits are available for this course.

      Deposit: $475
      Complete Teacher Training (300-hr)

      Select this option if you wish to take the complete 300-hour course. Graduating students will be eligible to register as yoga teachers with Yoga Alliance. 

      Deposit: $475
      Module 2 for Yoga Teachers (100-hr)
      Deposit: $475

      Your Organizer

      Square One Yoga Studios
      Square One Yoga is a small, independent yoga studio with two locations in the San Francisco Bay Area. We are committed to keeping yoga friendly, accessible, and affordable. We are a come-as-you-are studio; we love total beginners and we also love our veteran yogis who are looking for a friendly, down-to-earth place to practice. All are welcome! Start where you are. We have a place for every body.