Our program teaches an authentic expression of yoga with a transformational approach, honoring all diverse practices and belief systems. We believe yoga is a unifying tool for creating health, well-being and a deep spiritual connection. You’ll receive both structure and freedom, supporting you as you find your personal path while incorporating living yoga into your life.
SWIHA is unique in being one of the very few nationally accredited schools offering the option to take a YTT program independently or along with additional career-expanding holistic modalities such as: Massage Therapy, Yoga Body Psychology, Hatha Gong, Yoga Nidra, Transformational Yoga Coaching and more.
Your journey as a yoga teacher starts here: Create health, well-being and a deep spiritual connection with your clients. Completed in just over 7 months with the AM or PM schedule, or just over 4 months on the Fast Track schedule, this program is designed to support all who desire to deepen their personal spiritual connection through learning to master the principles and practice of Yoga.
Study yoga postures, philosophy, styles and teaching techniques to gain a comprehensive understanding of this mind-body-spirit modality. In the final weeks of training, you will design and receive coaching while teaching actual studio classes, giving you the unique opportunity to teach groups while getting hands-on yoga teacher training.
Broaden your opportunities while you earn your 200-hour teacher training certificate with a combination of career-expanding holistic programs and specialties such as Aromatherapy, Hypnotherapy or even an Associate’s Degree in Mind-Body Transformational Psychology.
Completed in just over 12 months and including over 400 hours of advanced and transformational yoga training, 100 hours of a yoga-centered primary specialty and 80 hours of electives, the 600-Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training program builds upon our Yoga Alliance approved 200-Hour YTT program. Whether you have completed our 200- hour YTT or completed a Yoga Alliance approved 200-hour program elsewhere, you are welcome to enroll in one of our advanced programs.
If you would like to include a variety of yoga experience in your training and plan to teach individuals and/or groups, this program is ideal for you. Requirements include completing six additional yoga-specific advanced courses, 100-hours of yoga-specific electives and a 100-hour primary specialty of your choice.
The goal of this diploma program is to deepen and strengthen your yoga teaching ability, as well as provide for specialization that increases your employment options, and expands your opportunities to serve in the world.
Completed in just over 16 months, the 800-hour Advanced Yoga Teacher & Healing Arts Practitioner program includes over 400 hours of advanced and transformational yoga training, 200 hours of a yoga-centered primary specialty, 200 hours of any combinations of electives, safety and entrepreneurial training and specialty courses. This in-depth yoga education prepares you to expertly teach groups and includes a therapeutic specialty that allows for one-on-one work with clients.
Requirements include completion of six yoga-specific advanced courses with the opportunity to take an additional 300 hours of electives plus a 100-hour therapeutic specialty. The therapeutic specialty brings in layers of powerful holistic modalities like Polarity, Reiki, Life Coaching with Nutrition, Yoga Nidra, Reflexology or Aromatherapy while enhancing your yoga teacher’s tool kit.
Develop the tools necessary to expand your skills to expertly teach in a studio setting. Choose a combination of 100 hours of electives to add a personal touch to your practice, based on your unique interests. Add a healing element to your art through such courses as Aromatherapy: Intro for Yoga Teachers, to enhance any style of yoga with essential oils. Restorative Yoga will teach you how to help students deeply relax and restore vital energy, necessary to living a whole and balanced life. And in Yoga for PTSD, you will learn to define and recognize the difference in the behavior presented by those experiencing post event stress.
The Amrit Method of Yoga Body Psychology is designed to treat visible physical symptoms and the invisible mental and emotional blocks that contribute to them. Using gravity supported, static poses held by the facilitator, or with the use of the wall or props, you will learn how to surface and release blockages held in the body. Enhance your understanding of the energetic aspects of yoga and how to use it for yourself and others as one of the most profound healing modalities you will ever encounter. (Hear what Kamini Desai shares about Body Psychology )
SWIHA’s Yoga Nidra program will teach you an ancient yoga practice that is becoming immensely popular in the West. Yoga Nidra brings the body and mind to a deeply relaxed state in order to access healing, stress-release and well-being. This practice powerfully and holistically helps your clients with physical, neurological and subliminal needs. Learn from world-renowned instructor Kamini Desai, who incorporates Western psychology with Eastern Philosophy to bring you this sought-after therapy.
SWIHA’s Yoga Teacher Training program is presented at Spirit of Yoga, our premier yoga education facility and yoga studio. Located on beautiful, park-like grounds in Tempe, Arizona, Spirit of Yoga is a sanctuary for those practicing and learning the art and science of yoga. Yoga Teacher Training as well as regularly scheduled community yoga classes are held in its three spacious, beautifully appointed studio spaces. In the final weeks of training, yoga teachers-to-be are able to design and be coached through teaching actual studio classes, giving them the unique opportunity for hands-on yoga teacher training to groups.
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