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 the Self as a source of guidance and wisdom is our goal, and Ashtanga Yoga comprises the system of techniques which reveals the Self within. 

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.

2017 Training Dates

4 -Week Program

SF: July 23 - August 18

Weekend Program

SF: TBD


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 9am (10am on Sundays). You will have a break after practice and then return for practicum, from 1 - 4pm. Afternoon practice is optional, but encouraged. 

Our weekend program meets for 11 weekends on Saturdays and Sundays from 1  to 4PM. Practice hours and observations are completed at the studio over the course of the training. 

Materials: We will provide you with the training manuals, included in the price of tuition. You will bring a journal and a yoga mat, and we recommend that you pre-order your own copy of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Additional books may will be recommended throughout 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 is $3200. We do offer an early bird discounted rate of $2795 payment 45 days prior to the training. Tuition covers your classes leading up to and through the training, your training itself and the training manuals.

Accommodations: The best option for finding local accommodations in the Mission District is through AirBnB. We are happy to help guide your search. We will work with you to find suitable options.

Yoga Alliance Registration: Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate which you can use to apply for your Yoga Alliance credential.