200-Hour Teacher Training with Vira Bhava Yoga
deepen your practice & transform your life
Vira Bhava means the "heart of a warrior" - a path for Yogis who are dedicated to living with courage and compassion.
The training curriculum is rooted in Sri Vidya Tantra Yoga, which emphasizes the study of anatomy, history, philosophy, and body energetics. Whether you wish to teach Yoga or learn more about this rich tradition, this 8-month program is designed to help you fully integrate the practice of Yoga into your daily life. Join us, and come together with a community of people who are seeking profound transformation in ourselves and the world.
Vira Bhava Yoga School offers comprehensive trainings across the country that exceed the Yoga Alliance certification standards. The training in Atlanta, GA is located at Pure Motion Yoga, and led by Maria Borghoff, E-RYT, and Kelly Golden, 500 E-RYT, alongside a group of masterful teachers. Over the course of eight months, we meet monthly for one full weekend (Friday 7-9pm, and Saturday-Sunday 9am-6pm). Upon completing the program, graduates receive a 230-hour certificate of training and are eligible to register as a 200-hour Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance.
2019 Training Dates
+ Anatomy & Physiology
+ Teaching Techniques & Methodology
+ Master Asana Classes
+ History & Foundations
+ Yoga in Modern Translation
+ Assisting & Hands-On Adjustments
+ Tantra Philosophy
+ Class Sequencing & Vinyasa Krama
+ Iyengar Yoga
+ Pranayama & Meditation
+ The Bhagavad Gita
+ Bhakti Yoga
+ Karma Yoga & Seva Project
+ Restorative Yoga
+ Yoga Sutra of Patanjali
+ Energetics & Prana Vayus
+ Elements of Puja
+ Common Ailments & Yoga for Special Populations
+ Chair Yoga
+ Chakra Systems
+ Business of Yoga
+ Written Final Exam & Practical Teaching Final
Bringing Yoga to Life, Donna Farhi
The Heart of Yoga, T.K.V Desikachar
Yoga: The Spirit of Practice of Moving Into Stillness, Erich Schiffmann
The Bhagavad Gita, any translation
The Breathing Book, Donna Farhi
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, any translation
Wheels of Life, Anodea Judith
Light on Yoga, B.K.S. Iyengar
Downward Dogs & Warriors, Zo Newell
Moving Inward: The Journey to Meditation, Rolf Sovik
The Anatomy of Exercise & Movement for the Study of Dance, Pilates, Sports and Yoga, Jo Ann Staugaard-Jones
Yoga Mentor Program
We believe that the greatest teachers are often the greatest students.
In the 230-hour teacher training, students are paired with a mentor throughout the training for additional support and encouragement. The mentor is a Yoga teacher who has an understanding of the training curriculum and has already begun the journey of teaching. As part of their homework, students connect with their mentor on a monthly basis to observe, attend and assist their classes. The Mentor Program serves to:
Support teacher trainees and improve success and participation in the program
Encourage trainees to reach their full potential as students and aspiring teachers
Help trainees build confidence in their teaching ability and their own unique styles by providing teaching opportunities for teaching, guidance and feedback
Develop a sense of belonging and cooperation by connecting students and teachers with each other and the local community
Motivate mentors and trainees to grow in their own Yoga practice
Offer continuing education and leadership opportunity for current teachers/ professionals
Early-Bird Pricing: $2750
Regular Pricing: $2995
Registration Fee: $375 (Non-refundable & separate from the program tuition)
We offer a monthly payment plan over the 8-month course to make the tuition more affordable. Please contact Maria to arrange details for your payment plan.
Work/Trade Partial Scholarship
We offer a limited number of Work/Trade Scholarships for a discount on the training . Please fill out a Work Trade Application to be considered for this Scholarship.
Registration is NOW OPEN for the 2019 training!
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