300 hr Teacher Training Curriculum

Bloom's 300-hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Program follows the Yoga Alliance guidelines for Registered Yoga Schools. Below is an overview of the program curriculum. The program focuses on the following three areas:

  • 1. Learn to more effectively use observation, props, and modifications to meet the needs of individual students within the context of a group class.
  • 2. Customize your teaching when working one-on-one, drawing from your varied yoga toolkit.
  • 3. Learn to research, structure, and deliver engaging workshop content.

"The teacher training at Bloom was one of the most rewarding experiences I've had. I'm a tough critic, but I found the program to be incredibly thorough, leaving no topic uncovered, while at the same time managing not to be overwhelming.

I highly recommend a longer program like Bloom's so that you have time to truly absorb the material and experience the gradual personal changes. I learned so much over the course of the program, not only about yoga, but about myself off the mat. It was intellectually and emotionally enriching, empowering, and opened the door to a lifelong interest in continuing yoga education."

- 200 hour Graduate
Teacher Training Class of 2016

Techniques, Training & Practice

125+ hours

  • Advancing your Asana: In-depth look at intermediate/advanced poses
  • Common Conditions and Contraindications: How to modify for real life students
  • Adept prop usage to facilitate greater depth and understanding of the postures
  • Teaching Pranayama and Meditation
  • Ease and Effort: Teaching Gentle Yoga
  • Facilitating the practice of Yoga Nidra
  • Yin Yoga: Principles for Mindful Practice
  • Teaching Restorative Yoga

Teaching Methodology

45+ hours

  • Creative Sequencing for Vinyasa Yoga
  • "Seeing Students:" Learning the art of observation
  • Adjustments Clinic: Best practices and hands-on experience using touch
  • Trauma Sensitivity for Yoga Teachers
  • Effectively Managing Classroom Challenges: Clinic for practicing teachers
  • Refining your Teaching Skills: Use of verbal cues, demo, and themes to set your classes apart

  • Anatomy & Physiology

    30+ hours

    • Anatomy of the Asanas: applying your understanding of the human body for yoga practice
    • Yoga for Pelvic Health
    • Cadaver Lab (optional): a unique and unforgettable learning opportunity

    Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle, and Ethics

    35+ hours

    • Yogic Philosophy On and Off the Mat: How to weave philosophy into your teaching and life
    • Intro to key concepts of Ayurveda and how they apply to yoga practice
    • Pre-Modern Yoga History & How Modern Yoga is shaped by Contemporary American Culture
    • Business of Teaching Yoga & How to Build your class
    • Ethics Clinic: Workshop and support for real life challenges

    Practicum

    40+ hours

    • Teaching Practicum: Research, Develop, and Present a Specialty Workshop and receive feedback
    • Mentorship: Guidance and mentorship from an experienced teacher in developing teaching skills & building classes
    • Observation and Assisting: Experiential training with mentor teacher in a real classroom setting

     

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