The 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training at Lourdes Institute of Wholistic Studies is a dynamic and transformative experience of study and practice that embraces all of Patanjali’s 8 fold path of yoga. It is comprised of designated coursework that will assist you in deepening your individual sadhana practice and in enhancing your teaching skills. In addition to core courses, a wide variety of electives will aid you in specializing in specific areas of interest. Subjects of study will refine asana, pranayama and meditation; advanced studies in the application of anatomy and physiology will be provided; the curriculum also calls for an in-depth immersion into yogic philosophy, ethics and lifestyle. Elective credits are also available for students interested in a Christ-centered approach to yoga and meditation. The supervised practicum will enable you to participate in a yoga teaching clinic in which you will be observed and monitored by a 300 hour teacher trainer. You will take part in a mentoring process in which you will receive feedback in terms of student rapport, lesson construction, teaching techniques, assisting skills, methodology, and knowledge.
Any student who holds a 200 hour teaching certification from Lourdes Institute of Wholistic Studies or another approved school registered with Yoga Alliance may apply. If you are a serious student of yoga and would like to refine your teaching skills and expand your knowledge base, our 300 hour program will provide you with ample opportunity. You may study at your own pace, taking modules or specific workshops, receding in a way that fits most comfortable into your career goals or lifestyle. A variety of courses will be offered each semester, many of which will be repeated at a later point in time. Even if you are undecided about pursuing the full 300 hour certification, you may take our courses to use for continuing education or for personal self-development. Credits may be utilized to meet your education requirements for continued registration in Yoga Alliance.