The dharma. Integrative Yoga Teacher Training is a foundational 200hr program approved by the Yoga Alliance. Not only is this program designed to give you the tools and support to become a confident and heart-felt yoga teacher, but this training fosters the personal, professional, and spiritual growth of your soul’s journey – your dharma.

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Using the access point of alignment-based flow yoga, the dharma. Integrative Yoga Teacher Training is about awakening your spirit and living in mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical alignment in your everyday life––as a teacher, a co-worker, a partner, or a parent. This program also emphasizes the importance of understanding the historical, spiritual, philosophical, and evolutionary context of Yoga. Building on a solid and essential physiological and physical foundation, we offer a curriculum that fosters your personal growth, encourages you to connect with your unique dharma, and inspires you to serve the collective…by simply becoming more of yourself.

We believe that this holistically focused training provides you with the skills to be a more confident teacher with richer and more vibrant experiences for you, your communities, and your students.

Ready to awaken your dharma.?

Here’s a look at dharma.’s Integrative YTT curriculum. Each category shows a description of the standards required by the Yoga Alliance and under each is a summary of dharma’s Integrative Yoga Teacher Training’s unique curriculum to fulfill those requirements.
200 Hour Yoga Alliance Standards:

Techniques Training/Practice: Includes asanas, pranayamas, kriyas, chanting, mantra, meditation and other traditional yoga techniques. These hours must be a mix between:

1) analytical training in how to teach and practice the techniques and

2) guided practice of the techniques themselves. Both areas must receive substantial emphasis.

in these sessions we thoroughly breakdown each family of poses and explore key actions, adaptations, and modifications. This will include lecture and demonstration as well as personal exploration and alignment to help each student embody the key actions of each asana.
pranayama is the art and science of yogic breathing techniques. Techniques as well as physiological, mental, and emotional benefits are explored and taught during these lectures.
meditation and mindfulness practices are centuries old and originate from numerous traditions. In these lectures, time is spent exploring various practices that aid students in the practice of slowing down, breathing, and paying attention to the inner world and active mind.
learn how to sequence yoga classes in which all students feel empowered, safe, and nurtured. With attention to alignment, logical progression from simple to complex, and inspirational theming, you will learn to create holistic classes that guide students through more than just an exercise routine.
a practical guide to the language of yoga. You will learn about the origin of the language, vocabulary related to poses and philosophical concepts of yoga, receive guidance on pronunciation, and decide how to use Sanskrit as you develop your personal teaching style.

Teaching Methodology: Includes principles of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting, instruction, teaching styles, qualities of a teacher, the student’s process of learning and business aspects of teaching yoga.  Although your curriculum may include more than five hours on business aspects of teaching yoga, a maximum of five such hours can be counted.

Live your dharma.

theming a class has the potential to deepen understanding and transform a student’s practice. We delve into scientifically proven methods of theming that maximize learning for the student and bring out the authentic voice in every teacher.
this session is a discussion as well as a question and answer format. Yoga and your dharma will manifest in diverse ways for each graduate, and for many it can look like a career or business of some kind. We want to give you the tools and preparation to be successful in expressing your dharma––however that unfolds for you, personally or professionally.
every individual has unique experiences and ideas that contribute to an authentic voice and the expression of his or her dharma. We will use this session to help you recognize and communicate the “why” behind the way you teach and provide space for you to investigate your dharma.
this lecture will help you understand the principles of alignment-based flow yoga and how to communicate that information to others in an clear and succinct manner.

Anatomy and Physiology: Includes both human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) and energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, etc.). Includes both the study of the subject and application of its principles to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc). A minimum of five hours must be spent applying anatomy and physiology principles to yoga.

this module provides students with a base of scientific information about the 12 major systems of the body and their functions. Anatomy and physiology are covered in these lectures.
our anatomy extends beyond the physical body. In this module we explore a holistic module of the human being that includes the physical, mental, emotional, energetic, and spiritual bodies and how each of these areas impact the other. This module also includes practical information and applications about the koshas, chakras, and meridians.
using comparative anatomy relevant to teaching yoga, these lectures focus on understanding the underlying skeletal structure of the body, how shapes and sizes of the bones differ from person to person, and how to use that knowledge in gaining a much deeper understanding of our individual yoga practices.
yin yoga is often described as the other half of a yoga practice. Yin yoga is a slower, deeper practice affecting the connective tissues of the body. This practice has very different intentions and is important for a balanced and healthy mind and body. Yin Yoga postures have a positive effect on the Prana or Life Force flowing through the meridian systems of the entire body. The 14 major meridian systems and their physiological, mental, and emotional are studied.

Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers: Includes the study of yoga philosophies, yoga lifestyle and ethics for yoga teachers. A minimum of two contact hours must be spent on ethics for yoga teachers.

Enter the dharma.

this module includes regular discussion and exploration of each of the 10 ethical principles of yoga. We will use each principle as a theme or intention for the entire weekend and focus for the month between sessions (in the 8-month program). By focusing on one principle at a time, throughout the entire program, students are given a chance to understand and embody these teaching into daily life.
“Now begins the inquiry of Yoga.” Together we’ll explore and dissect the guidance offered to yogis throughout the ages by this influential text.
In the West, where most of us think of yoga as a physical practice, reading the Gita can add depth to asana, bringing a different understanding to the postures with the stories, archetypes, and subjects they are named for—gods, kings, warriors, sages and heroes. The Bhagavad Gita is a tool that can help give students direction for exploring their personal dharma.
maintaining high ethical standards as yoga professionals is of utmost importance as a teacher and leader. We begin this life-long discussion as a group and develop proven strategies and set up networks to work through these issues as they arise in the future.
yoga is more than just physical postures. We look at and experience other branches of yoga including Karma, Bhakti, and Jnana yoga.
through discussion, reading, and videos we examine the history of yoga and how it has shaped society’s current understanding of yoga. We explore the balance between honoring and upholding tradition with allowing to the practice to be ever-evolving.

Practicum: Includes practice teaching, receiving feedback, observing others teaching and hearing and giving feedback. Also includes assisting students while someone else is teaching.

the best way to learn is to do. This training provides continuous opportunities to practice teaching and receive feedback in a safe and supportive environment.
as a teacher we have the opportunity to illuminate particular ways that students may be unknowingly disconnect or unembodied. We introduce the foundations of giving mindful, compassionate, and safe hands-on assists.

Electives: Elective hours to be distributed among educational categories according to the school’s chosen emphasis (may be contact or non-contact hours).

it’s not a secret that many people begin their yoga journey from a perspective of dissatisfaction with the body. When yoga instructors recognize this and teach intentionally, students’ relationship with body can become more loving and compassionate. In this session we will talk about common health myths and how awareness, pleasure, and thoughts can become an opportunity for self-love.
as a teacher, it is critical to maintain your own health and wellness. This session helps YTTers to create a holistic plan to maintain their own wellness during Yoga Teacher Training and beyond.
yoga can have a powerful effect on body, but also on the mind and the emotions. This session will address specific ways yoga––including physical postures, breathing techniques, and yogic philosophical concepts––can be used to improve the mental-emotional health of the yoga practitioner.
the likelihood of having a pregnant student walk into a general yoga class is likely. As a yoga teacher, this module provides a new teacher with basic tips for prenatal modifications and suggestions.
It is common to come to this training NOT knowing what want to do with your life or focusing on what isn’t working. But how do you start tuning in to your own dharma. and what do you do once start listening to it? In this module we’ll spend time discovering the dharma you’ve been carrying your whole life and where it’s trying to lead you now.
this is your opportunity to follow your passion. What inspires you? What is your niche? Where do you hope to go from here? The purpose of this project purpose is to give you time and tools to leave the training with practical information, tools, and plans for your future as follow your dharma.

8 Month Training

This will be the final year of our signature program in this 8 month format! 

This program might be for you if

  • You live in the Intermountain West
  • You have job you cannot leave for long periods of time
  • You have kids or other family responsibilities that make extended leaves difficult
  • You benefit from absorbing and processing information over a longer period of time
  • You want to build and foster relationship with a community of like-minded people
  • You want practice, support, and encouragement integrating practices into your daily life

We meet one weekend a month for eight consecutive months, August through March, at Blossom Yoga in Laramie, WY to fulfill the 200hr requirements.

Training weekends are Fridays 4:30pm-10pm

Saturdays 10am-9:30pm, Sundays 9am-6pm.

2017-2018 Training Weekend Dates:

August 25th-27th

September 22nd-24th

October 13th-15th

November 17th-19th

December 15th-17th

January 19th-21st

February 9th-11th

March 2nd-4th


Located within just a few blocks of the studio are numerous restaurants, coffee shops, and a food coop which offers variety and easy access for meals and snacks on training weekends. The studio also has a mini fridge and microwave for those who prefer to bring their own food.There are numerous hotels and airbnbs located within just a few miles of the studio. If you have an extra day or two, explore world class hiking, climbing, biking, and nordic skiing at all of our very near by Vedauwoo and Happy Jack Recreation Area.

Tuition: $2700

Payment Plans Available

Early Bird Special! $2550 (through April 30th, 2017)

WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS! The deadline for application submission is June 1st. Space is limited for this final 8 month format. 

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