200 hr Teacher Training Curriculum

Bloom's 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Program follows the newly updated Yoga Alliance guidelines for Registered Yoga Schools. Below is an overview of the program curriculum.

"Bloom's teacher training is incredibly thorough, well-balanced, and enjoyable. Spreading out the 200 hours over ten months really allowed me to absorb what we were learning and see the benefits emerge organically in my own practice- and to form a wonderful connection with the other trainees. I especially loved the many opportunities to teach and the diverse perspectives of faculty from throughout the Chicago yoga community. I am grateful for Kerry and Sharon's kind, caring instruction and would encourage anyone who wants to go deeper into their practice and explore beyond asana to take this course."

– Kate Maley
Teacher Training Graduate

Techniques, Training & Practice

77 hours

  • Asana Exploration: In-depth experience of foundational poses
  • Energetic Anatomy: Chakras, Nadis, Bandhas, Mudras, Chanting & Mantras
  • Intro to Gentle, Restorative, and Chair Yoga
  • Expectant Yoginis: Modifications for Pregnancy
  • Intro to Teaching Yoga to Children
  • Level 2 Exploration: Intermediate Asana, Pranayama & Meditation Practice

Anatomy & Physiology

31.5 hours

  • Movement Basics: Applied Anatomy Intro
  • Anatomy & Physiology: Key systems and structures as applied to Yoga

Yoga Humanities

34 hours

  • Yoga Philosophy 101: History, Origins, Modern Yoga & Intro to Sanskrit
  • Key Yoga Texts and Concepts: Yoga Sutras, 8 Limbs of Yoga, Koshas, Gunas & more
  • Beyond Asana: Introduction to Pranayama & Meditation
  • Cultural Competency & Cultural Appropriation: Honoring your students & yoga's roots
  • Ethics of Teaching: Applying yoga philosophy to complex real-life situations

Professional Essentials

52.5 hours

  • Sun Salutation Clinic: Step-by-step breakdown of an essential sequence
  • Teaching 101: Demo, verbal cues, Sequencing, Themes, Adjustments & Private Sessions
  • Trauma Sensitivity: What you must know about trauma as a Yoga Teacher
  • Practicum: Teaching practice in one-on-one & group settings
  • Business of Teaching: Getting started, finding your niche, liability insurance, waivers & more
  • Social Media Marketing: Finding your authentic online presence
  • Observations: Attending 3 classes with Lead Trainers
  • Mentorship: 3 Small Group Mentorship sessions with your Lead Trainer


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