Hybrid 200 hour Teacher Training September 2021 - April 2022

We believe that yoga teacher training is about so much more than learning to teach down dog. With more than 100 stellar reviews from graduates, 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 pose modifications and healthy 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. Our teaching faculty is committed to bringing you the latest evidence-based approaches to asana as informed by biomechanics, and we'll invite you to bring both your curiosity and skepticism to the mat so you are an empowered and educated practitioner and teacher.

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 Hybrid Yoga Teacher Virtual Training Info Session

Join us in this Virtual Info Session and meet our experienced Trainers. Learn all about our program's thorough and inspiring curriculum and scholarship opportunities.

"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

81 hours

  • Asana Exploration: In-depth experience of foundational poses

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

  • Teaching Pranayama & Meditation 

  • 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
33 hours

  • Movement Basics: Applied Anatomy Intro

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

Yoga Humanities
30 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
58 hours

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

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

  • Trauma Sensitivity for Yoga Instructors: What you need to know about trauma

  • 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 yoga teacher training is securely grounded in ancient yogic tradition while also embracing modern scientific knowledge. Its teachers share their wealth of experience and bring a climate of respect, community, and fun to all 200 hours of the program."

Pamela Bell

2020 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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