Teacher Training

Excelling at successfully training knowledgeable and compassionate teachers, Zen Yoga Teacher Training is offered both online and in studio. Each studio class is recorded and placed on the Zen Yoga University Library for remote learning anytime of day anywhere in the world. Certifying both 200 hour and 300 hour qualified instructors, your Zen Yoga Teacher Training will include Zen Business Mastery training to help you discover ways to put your new skills to use in the world. Choose to simply improve your own practice, be an independent rock star instructor or have a goal of opening a studio - you will learn how others successfully brought their Zen Yoga Teacher Training to life!

All trainings are broken down into three sections: Body, Mind and Breath (energy). The word ‘yoga’ means the union of the all three to a balance of harmony. Scrolling down you will gain clarity on this process…

 
 
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Body - Asana

You will gain access to all of the Zen Yoga postures ‘asana’ that are practiced to maintain a healthy, flexible and strong physical body. There are one set of asana for the 200 hour training and a second set for the 300 hour training. Combine the two trainings for a total of 500 hours of complete and unique training that blends your favorite asanas such as tree pose with the theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Upon completion of the asana practice, you will be examined on both how you are able to perform the asana and guided explanation of how one would move into the asana.

*The asana’s in any Zen Yoga program are designed for most bodies and are not the wild pretzel bending poses you so often see in the media. They are simple, profound and achievable for a wide variety of individuals.


Mind - Consciousness

Concentration and contemplations are the themes for this section. The mental body is one of the three main bodies of Zen Yoga and is needing to be brought to a single point focus in order to obtain liberation from suffering of the negative mind. If you have ever thought yourself tired or laid in bed at night not being able to shut off the thoughts. This portion of the yoga practice will benefit you immensely. There are two levels of practice for this section. First are in the 200 hour training. These deliver the foundation fo which the second level is built upon in the next 300 hours of training.

Upon completion of the training, graduates are required to pass a written exam.

*The contemplation section is for just that, contemplation. You may choose which theories you will adopt as part of your practice, yet required to know the content for the exam.

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Breath - Energy

Being out of breath is no fun, you lack energy and need to stop for a moment to recapture breath and energy to resume your activity. To the yogi’s the breath is one of the foundational practices needed to maintain an uplifted spirit and invigorate the body. Starting in the first level of training with simple breath work, and advancing in technique as you change levels of practice.

The Path - Certification for 200 Hour Instructor Training

• 75 hours Learning the Mechanics of Mind and Body Home study – you will learn this through our books and vlogs

• 75 hours documented home study physical practice of the Zen Yoga online library of postures and sequences including live class recordings.

• 25 hours of Science of Teaching, Ethics and Business

• 25 hours practicum and clinic work teaching

• Upon completion and passing the Instructor exam you will be recognized as a Zen Yoga 200 Hour Instructor.

Includes:

  • Full online library access and weekly teacher training vide & full studio access with weekly teacher training classes if local

  • Zen Yoga: Theory, Postures & Remedies Book

  • Direct connection to a Master Teacher and community

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The Path - Certification for 300 Hour Instructor Training

• 75 hours Learning the Mechanics of Mind and Body Home study – you will learn this through our books and vlogs

• 150 hours documented home study physical practice of the Zen Yoga online library of postures and sequences including live class recordings.

• 25 hours of Science of Teaching, Ethics and Business

• 50 hours practicum and clinic work teaching

• Upon completion and passing the Instructor exam you will be recognized as a Zen Yoga 300 Hour Instructor

Includes:

  • Full online library access and weekly teacher training videos & full studio access with weekly teacher training classes if local

  • 5 Element Yoga Manuals

  • Direct connection to a Master Teacher and community