Awaken the Inner Teacher

ASTAYoga Ashtanga immersion: 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training

At AstaYoga, we offer a Yoga Alliance registered teacher training based in the principles of Ashtanga Yoga. Our purpose is to facilitate an awakening of the Inner Teacher- the clear, quiet voice that is ever-present behind the incessant, distracted chatter of the inner critic. Reliance upon this Inner Teacher as a source of guidance and wisdom is the aim of this practice, and Ashtanga Yoga comprises the system of techniques which reveals the voice of this guide. 

Using the Primary Series of Ashtanga as our basis, students will gain a foundational training in vinyasa yoga. While our training covers a broad array of topics including philosophy, anatomy, history and Ayurveda, we emphasize the practical aspects of a committed yoga practice. We provide you with a simple system that you can use anytime and share with anyone for a happier, healthier existence. 

You will benefit from small class sizes and even smaller egos at AstaYoga. You will be integrated into the AstaYoga community for a month and will witness how the practice shapes peoples' lives. Our approach emphasizes the practice and your personal relationship to it. You can be yourself for a month, release what doesn't serve you and learn to relax, breathe and go with the flow. 

What do you think you need that you don't have? What do you want that you think you can't get? These are questions we'll explore as we witness the role that a yoga practice plays in changing the stories that we tell ourselves. At AstaYoga, we are committed to making the world less miserable, one breath at a time.

2019 Training Dates

4 -Week Program

SF: JuNE 2 - 28, 2019


To be considered for the Teacher Training at AstaYoga, please open up and complete the application below. You will hear from us with more details shortly after it has been submitted. 


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Program Details

Schedule: Our 28-day program meets six days a week over four weeks with Saturdays off. There will be morning practice starting at 930am (10am on Sundays). You will have a break after practice and then return for practicum, from 1 - 4pm. Afternoon practice is optional, but encouraged. 

Materials: We will provide you with the training manuals, included in the price of tuition. You will need to bring a journal, a yoga ma and additional books which will be recommended prior to the training, but are not required. 

Requirements: Your attendance is critical, and more than two days absence is generally unworkable. Throughout the training, you will keep a daily journal and complete assignments from the training manual. There will be several short quizzes and a written final exam. You will also lead a one-on-one yoga session with a beginner student.

Tuition: The full tuition for the training without a Yoga Alliance certificate is $1950. A certificate which you can register through Yoga Alliance will be available to participants for an additional $450. Tuition covers your training, your classes leading up to and through the training, and the training manuals.

Accommodations: The best option for finding local accommodations in the Bay Area is through AirBnB. We are happy to help guide your search.

Yoga Alliance Registration: Successful completion of the program will fulfill the requirements for the Yoga Alliance RYT 200 credential. Participants paying the $2400 tuition will receive a certificate which can be registered with YA.