Sealevel Hot Yoga Teacher Training – Upcoming dates to be announced
At Sealevel Hot Yoga Teacher Training, you will acquire the necessary foundation, knowledge and skills to teach a traditional hot hatha yoga class comprised of the classic 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises – widely known as Bikram yoga – to all levels of yoga practitioner. The course is designed with two primary goals in mind: giving participants the skills to become a confident, effective teacher in any setting, and supporting the continued development of your personal practice.
The course spans eight weekends over nine weeks (midpoint weekend off), and includes discussion and practice of teaching techniques related to classic hatha yoga postures and breathing exercises, a specialized look at both anatomy and energy anatomy, an introduction to yoga philosophy, and a special emphasis on speech and voice communications.
As a trainee, you can expect:
-Eight weekends of classroom time, both Saturday and Sunday all day
-Detailed discussion of each posture and how to teach it – proper technique, breathing, and sequencing of instructions.
-Instructions in learning to “see” your students – proper alignment, adjustments and appropriate modifications.
-Anatomy and physiology related to the postures.
-An introduction to yoga philosophy and teacher ethics.
-Special instruction in speech and voice communication.
-Full preparation to teach a 90 minute traditional hot hatha yoga class.
What is expected of you (Graduation requirements):
-Be on time and prepared to actively participate in all training sessions.
-Practice 7x/week at Sealevel Hot Yoga: 6 weekday classes, and mandatory attendance in the 8am Saturday class.
-Maintain a safe space for teaching and practicing yoga for all participants – professional behavior and ethical conduct are expected.
-Demonstrate thorough understanding of all material, including any homework assignments and assigned outside reading.
-Demonstrate teaching competency and proficiency at the end of the course.
Tuition for the course is $3800. A $500 early registration discount applies to applicants accepted into the program and paid in full six weeks prior to the start date (early registration tuition is $3300). The tuition is $3800 if paid between less than six weeks prior to the start date. All tuition and fees must be paid one week prior to the program start date; this includes a $200 deposit due upon acceptance to the program.
Tuition includes unlimited practice at Sealevel Hot Yoga for the duration of the course. Purchase of required books and materials are the responsibility of the participant. Additional materials created or provided by Sealevel Hot Yoga are included in tuition.
Please note all fees must be paid in full one week prior to the training starting date.
Fees may be paid with cash, check or using a credit card. If paying online by credit card, please visit sealevelhotyoga.com. You may create an account (or use your existing account) by clicking on the Log in link, and follow the prompts to Online Store, where you will find the appropriate payment options. Please note that Sealevel Hot Yoga prefers payment by cash or check.
We recommend that applicants have a minimum of one year of yoga practice experience in the traditional hot/Bikram method; exceptions may be made on an individual basis with consideration of unique experience and a written recommendation from the owner/director of your home studio.
To download an application, click here
The application process includes either an in-person or a phone interview with one of the lead teacher training teachers (Kathy Allen or Kevin Cooke, Sealevel Hot Yoga owners, or Sarah Grace, Sealevel Hot Yoga teacher and Teacher Training Lead). Completed applications can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org subject line Teacher Training Application. Upon receipt of your application you will be contacted via email both to confirm receipt of the application and to set a time for the interview.