Sri Sri Yoga 200H Teacher Training

The most AUTHENTIC & COMPREHENSIVE YOGA TEACHER TRAINING in North America

Is it for You?

There are numerous yoga teacher training programs out there. But this one is different. Why?

Sri Sri School of Yoga

Develop your teaching to enable you to pursue further specialist training, run focused workshops and retreats, and cultivate your unique teaching voice.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

The Sri Sri School of Yoga was founded by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar; a global humanitarian and a thought leader in yoga and meditation. 

Timeless Tradition

Because it is about providing a platform where aspiring students can access authentic yoga education in its purity.

With expert support at every step, you will

  • Learn to lead group yoga classes with confidence, and effectively adapt them to different group and individual needs
  • Apply functional anatomy and physiology to your teaching practice (and your personal practice)
  • Delve into yoga philosophy through experiential and practical explorations
  • Discover the four paths of yoga 
  • Develop your teaching to enable you to pursue further specialist training, run focused workshops and retreats, and cultivate your unique teaching voice
  • Become part of global network of fellow graduates and find your community.

This course is for you if you’re looking for a multidimensional yoga education which will enable excellence in teaching, and an expansion of the self. 

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Next Course: October 25–December 27, 2020

What You'll Learn

You will learn to teach yoga. But more than that, you’ll learn to teach confidently and with authenticity. 

Nestled in the awe inspiring Blue Ridge Mountains, with the uplifting energy of the Art of Living Retreat Center to support you, the first steps on your yoga teaching journey will be remarkable.

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Teach Yoga with Confidence

Teaching yoga is always nerve-wracking to begin with. But this training program will give you the solid grounding you need to teach with confidence and trust in your own capabilities. You will know how to plan and lead classes, workshops and one-to-one sessions, and you’ll begin to develop your unique teaching style from the very start.

Craft and Adapt Classes for Different Needs​

The Sri Sri School of Yoga takes a multidimensional approach to training teachers. This means that you will learn how to craft classes for a range of different students. You will be able to work with common injuries, and modify postures and classes to accommodate them; teach groups with specific physical or emotional needs; and teach adults of all ages.

Understand Anatomy

Under the guidance of physician Dr. Bharti Verma, you will gather a comprehensive understanding of functional anatomy and physiology. With classes focused on and highly applicable to the physical practice of yoga, the science behind body patterns and movement will be integrated into your teaching.

Discover the Four Paths of Yoga​

Learn about—and experience—the four paths of yoga: Gyana (wisdom); Karma (service and action); Bhakti (love and devotion); and Hatha (effort). As your yoga practice deepens, it will be informed by the four paths. Your practice will become the guide that helps you navigate your own journey.

Integrate Yoga Wisdom into Life and Teaching​

Yoga is all about practice. But cultivating an awareness and understanding of the traditions and philosophies that form the basis of yoga as we know it will add greater depth and insight. This program will enable you to integrate the wisdom of yoga into your life and teaching in actionable, practical ways.

Understand Ayurveda

Discover the fundamental principles of the oldest recorded medical system in the world. Learn how to weave Ayurvedic knowledge into your lifestyle and diet, creating balance and harmony. You can share Ayurvedic practices with your future students to enhance their learning, too.

Build Your Business

Although this program is rooted in tradition, it is firmly situated in the present day. The faculty are all practicing yoga teachers themselves - they know how important it is to build a sustainable business around your teaching. You will be supported in identifying goals for your yoga business and creating a strategy to work towards them.

Feel Supported Within Your New Community

When you complete this Sri Sri Yoga Teacher Training you will join a global network of fellow graduates. They will become your sangha; your community. And they will be there to support and inspire you in the the years to come.

That Community Has a History

The Sri Sri School of Yoga was founded by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. The school seeks to expand the world’s understanding of yoga through education and training that is steeped in the vedas – the original roots of yoga. 

Respectful of its long lineage of masters, the school also aims to make yoga accessible and applicable for the modern day; promoting the notion that yoga is for all people, regardless of age, ability, culture or religion. Program graduates undergo a rigorous training and are equipped with a deep and personal understanding and experience of yoga. This allows them to bring the different dimensions of practice and philosophy to their own students. 

The simplicity of Sri Sri’s approach to yoga combines the fundamental principles of self practice (sadhana), service (seva) and expansion of the self (satsang). This empowers individuals to thrive, and encourages society to blossom in human values.

Look Forward to Your Next Steps

This 200 hour program will give you the qualifications; the skills; and most importantly, the inspiration to embark on the next phase of your yoga exploration. Whether you decide to pursue specialized advanced training, to take your yoga on the road and teach internationally, or to jump in and start building a client base in your hometown, you’ll have the foundations you need.
 
Graduates from the 200-hour Sri Sri Yoga Teacher Training are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance with 200-hour certification. Those seeking 500-hour certification can continue their studies in the Sri Sri School of Yoga’s 300-hour Program at our Bangalore Ashram. » Learn More
 
Already certified at the 200-hour level? 
Apply directly to our 300-hour advanced yoga teacher training in India.  » Learn More

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Next Course: October 25–December 27, 2020

Dr. Bharti Verma

Dr. Bharti Verma is a practicing family physician and a senior instructor in yoga and meditation with the Art of Living Foundation. She has varied experience in all aspects of family medicine, including long-term care, obstetrics, geriatrics, pediatrics, psychotherapy and counselling. Bharti is also certified instructor with the Yoga Alliance advanced level (500-hour) teacher training. She was the Chairperson for the Sri Sri School of Yoga from 2016 to 2019 and Vice President of Art of living Foundation Canada from 2010 to 2017. With more than 30 years of experience in both fields, she brings a unique expertise and passion for integrating health, learning and spirituality.

As an international yoga and meditation instructor, Bharti teaches beginner- and advanced-level yoga with the Sri Sri School of Yoga as well as advanced meditation courses with the Art of Living Foundation. She believes the philosophy of yoga is a lifelong study that brings profound joy and allows the student to have an embodied experience of knowledge.

On a personal level, yoga allows Bharti to balance her various professional roles. More specifically, as a doctor, she finds that yoga expands her level of compassion, allowing her to understand what others are experiencing and relate to them on a deeper level.


Bharti has been actively involved with training yoga teachers since the inception of Sri Sri Yoga in 2002. Her medical training together with her spiritual training bring a scientific approach with a unique richness to her teaching methodology. 

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Daily Schedule

Meals are served during the following times – 7:30-9:30am for Breakfast, 12:00-2:00pm for Lunch, and 6:00-7:30pm for Dinner. Food will be put away at the ending times, but the dining hall will remain open.

 

6:30am – 8:30am   

Morning Practice

8:30am  – 9:15am

Breakfast

9:15am – 10:00am

Service /Seva

10:15am– 12:30pm

Morning Session

12:30pm – 1:30pm

Lunch

1:30pm – 2:30pm

Service (Seva) / Study

2:45pm – 4:15pm

Afternoon Session

4:15am – 4:30pm

Break

4:30pm – 6:15pm

Evening Practice

6:15pm – 7:30pm

Dinner

7:30pm– 9:30pm

Satsang(Kirtan)/Session/ Self Study

FAQs

  • You are more than 18 years old.
  • You have a sincere interest in learning authentic yoga. You want to develop a comprehensive understanding of yoga that is multidimensional and includes asanas and much more.
  • You have a high school diploma or a higher degree.
  • You have a consistent practice of yoga asanas for at least six months.
  • You are free from substance use for at least six months before the training start date.

If you are looking for a comprehensive, and authentic yoga Teacher Training Program that will enable you to teach confidently upon graduating, the Sri Sri Yoga Teacher Training Program is for you.

Graduates upon successful completion of the TTP will receive a certificate designating 200H for Yoga Alliance and 280 actual hours of training from Sri Sri School of Yoga.

  • You are more than 18 years old.
  • You have a sincere interest in learning authentic yoga. You want to develop a comprehensive understanding of yoga that is multidimensional and includes asanas and much more.
  • You have a high school diploma or a higher degree.
  • You have a consistent practice of yoga asanas for at least six months.
  • You are free from substance use for at least six months before the training start date.

No, the SSSY TTP is open to anyone interested in getting an authentic, comprehensive yoga education.

Yes, please reach us at [email protected] for further information.

Existing 200RYT from other schools are eligible to enroll in the 12 day Bridge Program. After successfully completing the program participants will be able to teach the Sri Sri Yoga style of yoga.

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Next Course: October 25–December 27, 2020

Application Requirements​

  • You are more than 18 years old.
  • You have a sincere interest in learning authentic yoga. You want to develop a comprehensive understanding of yoga that is multidimensional and includes asanas and much more.
  • You have a high school diploma or a higher degree. You have a consistent practice of yoga asanas for at least six months.
  • You are free from substance use for at least six months before the training start date.

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A Mountaintop retreat in Boone, NC

Learn more about upcoming workshops to help you towards deep rest and rejuvenation in the pristine natural setting of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Boone, North Carolina.

Weekend of Creativity​

(Sample Schedule)

MORNING

  • Plan your special day over a delicious whole-foods breakfast.
  • Walk our beautiful labyrinth or hike one of our scenic nature trails and reconnect with your inner self.
  • Express your creativity and have some fun playing with and shaping clay in your pottery class.

AFTERNOON

  • Mingle with like-minded visitors over lunch in the Dining Hall.
  • Cook up something new together in our Ayurveda cooking class or get clever on the canvas in a painting class.
  • Unwind with a relaxing spa treatment. Choose from a warm oil massage, energizing facial, or rejuvenating Netra Tarpana treatment and let our professional therapists pamper you. (Additional spa treatments available here.)
  • Recharge in the sauna.

EVENING

  • Browse our shop for crystals, jewelry, scarves, and more.
  • Nourish your body with a healthy dinner.
  • Take in the spectacular sunset or join the fireside concert.

Restart Getaway

(Sample Schedule)

MORNING

  • Energize your mind, body, and spirit with morning yoga or meditation class.
  • Savor a delicious and nutritious breakfast.
  • Self-reflect as you leisurely walk our beautiful labyrinth.
  • Rest, replenish and rejuvenate with Abhyanga therapy—a detoxifying warm oil Ayurveda massage that incorporates warm, aromatic oils, rhythmically massaged into your body, cleansing, relaxing, and re-energizing the body and mind.

AFTERNOON

  • Grab some delicious chai and relax in our cafe or take in the majestic views on our deck.
  • Plan your afternoon over a nourishing lunch.
  • Connect with nature while hiking or walking one of our many breathtaking mountain trails.
  • Return to the spa for a Basti session to rejuvenate your joints! Stiff joints are bathed in warm medicated oil and massaged to deepen the therapeutic effects that increase lubrication and promote smooth flexibility and mobility.

EVENING

  • Get creative and have fun in our painting studio or kitchen.
  • Refuel your body with a tasty and healthy dinner.

Restore Getaway

(Sample Schedule)

MORNING

  • Gaze at the sunrise while filling your lungs with fresh mountain air and feel the warmth of the sun on your skin.
  • Sow a new level of calm and balance into your life with a Yoga or meditation class.
  • Enjoy a delicious whole-foods breakfast.
  • Cleanse your soul with a leisurely walk on one of our beautiful nature trails.

AFTERNOON

  • Nourish your body with a healthy and nutritious lunch.
  • Make a new memory with a cooking, painting, or pottery* class (*additional cost).
  • Choose from the widest selection of Ayurvedic therapies in the US for whole-body nourishment and renewal and let our professional therapists do all the work while you relax and rejuvenate.
  • Unwind in the sauna.

EVENING

  • Stop by our bookstore and explore our collection of new and classic self-care and spiritual resources.
  • Grab a fresh, calming herbal tea and curl up with a good book in your cozy room.

Mother & Daughter Getaway

(Sample Schedule)

MORNING
  • Plan your special day over a delicious whole-foods breakfast.
  • Retreat into relaxation with a mother-daughter spa treatment. Choose from a warm oil massage, energizing facial, or rejuvenating Netra Tarpana treatment and let our professional therapists pamper you. (Additional spa treatments available here.)
  • Recharge in the sauna.
AFTERNOON
  • Enjoy a decadent Mexican hot chocolate and reminisce in our cozy cafe.
  • Browse our shop for crystals, jewelry, scarves, and more.
  • Mingle with like-minded visitors over lunch in the Dining Hall.
  • Explore our captivating campus or head out on one of our guided mountain trail hikes.
  • Cook up something new together in our Ayurveda cooking class.
  • Self-reflect as you leisurely walk our beautiful labyrinth.
EVENING
  • Feed your body with a healthy dinner.
  • Take in the spectacular sunset or join the fireside concert.

Girlfriends Getaway

(Sample Schedule)

MORNING
  • Energize your mind, body, and spirit together with morning yoga or meditation class.
  • Catch up over a delicious and nutritious breakfast.
  • Connect with nature and reminisce while hiking one of our many mountain trails.
AFTERNOON
  • Plan your afternoon over a nourishing lunch.
  • De-stress with a girlfriends spa treatment, like our relaxing signature massage, hydrating facial, or energizing Marma session, and let our therapists work their magic. (Additional spa treatments available here.)
  • Get creative and have fun in our painting studio or Ayurveda food kitchen.
  • Grab some delicious chai and relax in our cafe or take in the majestic views on our deck.
EVENING
  • Plenty of time for bonding during a dinner.
  • Visit our shop and grab some souvenirs, rejuvenating herbal supplements, and restorative health products from Shankara’s all-natural beauty line.
  • Dance and sing at Kirtan.

Couples Getaway

(Sample Schedule)

MORNING

  • Gaze at the sunrise while filling your lungs with fresh mountain air and reminisce on the moments that connected you.
  • Bring a new level of calm and balance to your relationship with a Yoga or Meditation class.
  • Enjoy a delicious whole-foods breakfast together.
  • Walk or hike one of our beautiful nature trails and reconnect with each other, nature, and oneself.

AFTERNOON

  • Share a healthy and nutritious lunch.
  • Make a new memory by taking a workshop or educational class, or create a new experience together with a pottery*, watercolor painting, or cooking class (*additional cost).
  • Reduce tension and stress with a couple’s or individual Ayurveda spa treatment. Choose from the widest selection of Ayurvedic therapies in the US for whole-body nourishment and renewal.
  • Unwind in the sauna together.

EVENING

  • Stop by our bookstore and explore our collection of self-care and spiritual resources or spend time reading in the cafe.