200 hr Teacher Training Curriculum

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

"Bloom's yoga teacher training program was so well organized and expertly implemented. It was a comprehensive look at the teaching and learning of asanas, as well as yoga philosophy and human anatomy. The required reading was carefully chosen and integrated. We learned modifications for different populations, reinforcing that yoga is for all.

I especially appreciated the extensive preparation and support for the actual teaching of yoga. There was a clear expectation that we all would be excellent yoga teachers – even if only for each other."

– Martha Mulligan
Teacher Training Class of 2012

Techniques, Training & Practice

110 hours

  • Asana Exploration: in-depth look at basic poses
  • Beyond Asana: pranayama, meditation, etc
  • Introduction to Gentle & Restorative Yoga
  • Therapeutics: promoting general well-being
  • Expectant Yoginis: modifications for pregnancy
  • Intro to Teaching Yoga to Children
  • Level 2 Exploration: safe exploration of intermediate poses

Teaching Methodology

28.5 hours

  • Teaching 101: demonstration & verbal cues
  • Alignment & Adjustments: keeping students safe
  • Finding your style and voice as teacher
  • Trauma Sensitivity for Yoga Instructors
  • How to teach private sessions
  • Bringing Yoga outside the studio: Chair, Workplace & Event Yoga
  • Evaluation of classes from trainee's perspective

Anatomy & Physiology

20 hours

  • Anatomy & Physiology as applied to yoga practice
  • Energetic Anatomy: theory of nadis, chakras, etc

Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle, and Ethics

31 hours

  • Yamas & Niyamas: clearly introducing philosophy
  • Basics of Sanskrit: know what you're saying
  • 21st Century Yoga: Challenges, Opportunities, and Commitments
  • Ethics of Teaching: professionalism and respect
  • After Graduation: tips for new yoga teachers

Practicum

10.5 hours

  • Practice of Teaching: building skills to share yoga
  • Community Classes: practice & get feedback

 

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