200-Hour Teacher Training Overview

Become a skillful yoga teacher

We believe that yoga teacher training is about so much more than learning to teach down dog. Bloom's well-respected Yoga Alliance registered 200-hour program will empower you to better understand the depth of the yoga tradition while learning to apply it to your own life.

With a solid foundation in alignment, yogic philosophy, and practical teaching skills, our experienced teacher trainers will help you find your unique voice and teaching style. Hone your skills of communication and teaching so you can share this wonderful, life-changing practice with others in a welcoming and accessible way.

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Whether you’re looking to become a yoga instructor or simply want a deeper experience in your personal practice, our curriculum boils down the complexities of the modern yoga tradition to the key fundamentals so you'll come away with a solid understanding of a safe, inspiring, and authentic approach to practice and teaching.

When researching your options, it's essential to choose the right program for your individual goals and needs. Read Teacher Training Director Kerry Maiorca 10 Must-Ask Questions for Choosing the Right Teacher Training Program.

Bloom is a Registered Yoga School through Yoga Alliance. Graduates of our Teacher Training Program will be eligible to become Registered Yoga Teachers at the 200-hour level through Yoga Alliance.

200 hr Online Yoga Teacher Training Info Session
Wednesday, December 16th from 6:00-7:00 pm

Whether you’re looking to become a yoga instructor or simply want a more holistic experience in your personal practice, join us for a casual conversation to meet Lead Trainers and learn about our program's curriculum.

"Bloom's Teacher Training was everything I had hoped for and more. The schedule allowed all of the knowledge we were learning to sink in as we continued to go about our daily lives. The sense of community and connection that was fostered will be with me for the rest of my life. I am coming out of this training excited about the future and confident in the skills I've learned as a teacher"

Kate Baran, Teacher Training Graduate

 
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200-Hour Teacher Training Curriculum

Bloom's 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Program follows the newly updated Yoga Alliance guidelines for Registered Yoga Schools. Below is an overview of the program curriculum.

Techniques, Training & Practice

77 hours

  • Asana Exploration: In-depth experience of foundational poses

  • Energetic Anatomy: Chakras, Nadis, Bandhas, Mudras, Chanting & Mantras

  • Intro to Gentle, Restorative, and Chair Yoga

  • Expectant Yoginis: Modifications for Pregnancy

  • Intro to Teaching Yoga to Children

  • Level 2 Exploration: Intermediate Asana, Pranayama & Meditation Practice

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200-Hour Teacher Training Curriculum

Bloom's 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Program follows the newly updated Yoga Alliance guidelines for Registered Yoga Schools. Below is an overview of the program curriculum.

Techniques, Training & Practice

77 hours

  • Asana Exploration: In-depth experience of foundational poses

  • Energetic Anatomy: Chakras, Nadis, Bandhas, Mudras, Chanting & Mantras

  • Intro to Gentle, Restorative, and Chair Yoga

  • Expectant Yoginis: Modifications for Pregnancy

  • Intro to Teaching Yoga to Children

  • Level 2 Exploration: Intermediate Asana, Pranayama & Meditation Practice

Anatomy & Physiology
31.5 hours

  • Movement Basics: Applied Anatomy Intro

  • Anatomy & Physiology: Key systems and structures as applied to Yoga

Yoga Humanities
34 hours

  • Yoga Philosophy 101: History, Origins, Modern Yoga & Intro to Sanskrit

  • Key Yoga Texts and Concepts: Yoga Sutras, 8 Limbs of Yoga, Koshas, Gunas & more

  • Beyond Asana: Introduction to Pranayama & Meditation

  • Cultural Competency & Cultural Appropriation: Honoring your students & yoga's roots

  • Ethics of Teaching: Applying yoga philosophy to complex real-life situations

Professional Essentials
52.5 hours

  • Sun Salutation Clinic: Step-by-step breakdown of an essential sequence

  • Teaching 101: Demo, verbal cues, Sequencing, Themes, Adjustments & Private Sessions

  • Trauma Sensitivity: What you must know about trauma as a Yoga Teacher

  • Practicum: Teaching practice in one-on-one & group settings

  • Business of Teaching: Getting started, finding your niche, liability insurance, waivers & more

  • Social Media Marketing: Finding your authentic online presence

  • Observations: Attending 3 classes with Lead Trainers

  • Mentorship: 3 Small Group Mentorship sessions with your Lead Trainer

"Bloom's teacher training is incredibly thorough, well-balanced, and enjoyable. Spreading out the 200 hours over ten months really allowed me to absorb what we were learning and see the benefits emerge organically in my own practice- and to form a wonderful connection with the other trainees. I especially loved the many opportunities to teach and the diverse perspectives of faculty from throughout the Chicago yoga community. I am grateful for Kerry and Sharon's kind, caring instruction and would encourage anyone who wants to go deeper into their practice and explore beyond asana to take this course."

Kate Maley, Teacher Training Graduate

 

200-Hour Teacher Training Book List

Below are two book lists: one of required texts for the Teacher Training Program, and the second a list of recommended texts for those would like to explore additional resources.

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