Why the Sri Sri School of Yoga
For more than two decades, Sri Sri School of Yoga has trained yoga instructors in the authentic practice of Sri Sri Yoga. Rooted in the original teachings of the ancient yogis, this comprehensive training encompasses a deep and experiential understanding of postures (asanas), breathwork (pranayamas), meditation, yogic wisdom, and teaching techniques—brought to you in a way that is practical, fun, and accessible.
Headquartered in the Indian city of Bangalore, this profound yoga practice, created by the world-renowned yogi and spiritual teacher Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, was designed to deliver the most authentic, beneficial yoga applicable to the modern world.
You will emerge as a confident, empowered yoga instructor with an unparalleled depth of knowledge, skill, and experience in all aspects of yoga. Whether you seek to deepen your personal practice or teach, your transformational yoga journey awaits.
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Sri Sri School of Yoga Teacher Training
200H Yoga Alliance Accredited
The Yoga philosophy, scripture, ethics, and lifestyle sections include a review of various yoga scriptures such a The Bhagavad Gita, Patanjali Yoga Sutras, Yoga Sara Upanishads, and Hatha Yoga Pradipika. You will also be taught how to incorporate authentic yogic philosophy into your daily life.
The Sri Sri Yoga Asanas section includes an acute understanding of the asanas, proper methodology of practicing the asanas, and guidance on instruction. The emphasis will be on observing and understanding the impact of each asana on the physical body, energy center, and mind.
Asana modifications to improve flexibility, muscle strength and how to increase or decrease the asana intensity in order to cater to individual student needs will also be covered. In addition to learning ways to improve flexibility and strength, participants will also learn how to improve balance, symmetry, and alignment.
Participants will learn the scriptural secrets for the proper practice of asanas. Proper use of props to accommodate those with physical limitations will also be covered.
The practice of asanas will be enhanced with a proper understanding of functional human anatomy and physiology. This module will cover the basics of skeletal, muscular, respiratory, nervous and cardiovascular systems including functional anatomy, injury and recovery. The subtle yogic body, including chakras, nadis, prana, granthi, and bandhas will also be covered.
The Group Practicum has the following elements: group asana practice, observation, transcriptions focused on practicing asanas, adjustments, sequencing, and yoga philosophy as it applies to life on and off the mat.
Participants will have hands-on practice in small groups in order to teach their students proper alignment, balance, and symmetry. Students will also provide feedback to peers and hone their class presentation skills.
Participants will learn the Sanskrit names and meanings of asanas. Sanskrit slokas and meanings will also be covered. Participant will be taught Sanskrit shlokas and sutra recitation, pronunciation, and meanings as they apply to yoga practice.
Participants will learn the importance and methodology of proper breathing. Full understanding of prana, nadis, and chakras will be provided with the teaching of classical pranayama and how the proper flow of prana influences the body and mind.
Participants will be taught how to use this knowledge to improve physical and mental well being. Pranayama teaching methodology will also be covered.
Participants will learn the basic principles of meditation and how to calm the mind. Through daily group classes, students will receive an experiential understanding of the true goal of asana practice, which is to reach the state of effortless stillness in the body and silence in the mind.
Basic understanding of Ayurveda and its application to daily life will be covered, including dinacharya, body constitutions, diet for specific constitutions, and cleansing kriyas.
The discipline of yoga will ground the participant in the basic principles of becoming a good teacher: voice training, developing competence, confidence and comfort in teaching yoga.
The training will cover two sessions on navigating the yoga market space and tips and resources to
market and set oneself up as a yoga instructor.
New! Hybrid Format
With the Hybrid teacher training format, you’ll benefit from the core curriculum, plus dive deeper into the following areas to further expand your experience and understanding of core yogic principles.
- Asana alignment, pranayama, and meditation clinics
- Additional practice teaching workshops
- Expanded lesson planning guidance
- Group daily sadhana (yoga sessions)
- Advanced Ayurvedic practices
- In-person expert instruction
- Satsang, community, and wisdom sessions to amplify learnings
- Exploration of seva (yogic selfless service) to enhance your yoga journey
- A sincere interest in learning authentic yoga
- An existing regular yoga practice
- Substance-free for at least three months
- High school diploma
- 18+ years of age
- Graduate of the Happiness Program/SKY Breath Meditation (this will be provided online for those who have not taken it yet as part of the fee. A total of 8 hours prior to the start of the training.
- COVID Negative Test or Proof of Vaccine (applies to Hybrid format only)
Both training formats complete the core 200H curriculum. However, the key difference in the hybrid teacher training format is the in-person attention and guidance you receive from the instructors, the community, plus you dive deeper into core yogic principles to further expand your experience and understanding.
Some of the key experiences include daily group sadhana (practice), in-person expert instruction, asana alignment, pranayama and meditation clinics, satsang and wisdom sessions within the community, expanded lesson planning guidance, advanced ayurvedic practices and the exploration of seva (service).
Currently, this is not permitted. You would have to repeat all of the teacher training once again.
For all guests arriving on or after July 14, 2021, in alignment with the CDC travel guidelines, you will be required to show proof of a full Covid-19 vaccination OR a lab certified Covid-19 test that produced negative results within 72 hours of your arrival at the Center when you check-in. For more information about the Art of Living Retreat Center’s safety guidelines, visit: https://artoflivingretreatcenter.org/covid-19/
Sri Sri School of Yoga Teacher Training is registered with international yoga authorities and institutions: Yoga Alliance, the Yoga Certification Board of the Ministry of AYUSH (Govt. of India), and the Indian Yoga Association.
Upon successful completion of your Sri Sri School of Yoga Teacher Training, you will be a certified 200H Sri Sri School of Yoga Instructor.
Yes, certified graduates may start teaching their own yoga classes independently of the Sri Sri School of Yoga and the Art of Living Foundation once training requirements are complete.
Upon successful completion of the teacher training, graduates will receive a certificate indicating a total of 200 hours of training with the Sri Sri School of Yoga, with which you can then designate with Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher of 200H.
The curriculums for the North America and India training are the same. The key difference with the North America training is that it is catered to teaching yoga to a western yoga population. The training includes additional sessions on expression, cueing, modifications and props and a module on the business of yoga in North America. You also benefit from a network of mentors, teacher training peers and alumni within North America for shared learnings and support. The live sessions are also scheduled to accommodate all four time zones in North America. If you plan on teaching in North America, we highly recommend that you attend the training offered in North America.
Participants can miss up to 8 hours of instruction of the live sessions within the online format. Up to four hours of the maximum 8 hours of missed sessions can be missed without requiring a make-up session. The student in training will still be accountable for what was covered in the missed sessions. The student can still request a make-up session per the pricing below.
Students who miss between 5-8 hours of live sessions within the online or in-person format will be required to make up the total hours of missed sessions in a rescheduled session determined by the school at some point during the teacher training program. They will be charged at the 5-6 hours of missed time rate or more per the table below.
The cost of make-up sessions is $100 per hour, prorated to the half-hour mark.
1 hour = 1-4 hours of missed time
1.5 hours = 5-6 hours of missed time
2 hours = 7-8 hours of missed time