Upcoming Trainings

300 Hour Teacher Training

The Jivamukti Yoga 300-Hour Teacher Training is a month-long residential program held at different locations around the world. This rigorous program taught by Sharon Gannon, David Life and other senior Jivamukti Yoga teachers is considered by many to be the most comprehensive yoga teacher training available. It attracts students from around the world and produces empowered, knowledgeable and confident yoga teachers.

Ideal for intermediate and advanced students, the 300-hour training program provides a blueprint for incorporating the physical, psychological, spiritual, and mystical aspects of yoga into modern life, without losing sight of the universal goal of the practice: liberation. Emphasizing interconnectedness and a non-dualistic view of life, this practice awakens within us a need to protect the planet and all life on Earth. Participants gain the skills to confidently achieve those goals for themselves, as well as the ability to teach others how to live in harmony.

The month-long training program covers yoga philosophy and scriptures, history of yoga, introduction to Sanskrit, introduction to anatomy, practice teaching sessions, study groups, mentor guidance, quizzes, midterm and final tests, and all aspects of Jivamukti Yoga. The training focuses not only on the physical postures, but also on how the postures evolved. We explore yoga’s ancient sacred texts and five-thousand-year-old traditions, as well as the psychotherapeutic benefits that develop with a steady practice and the spiritual power that is set free when energy flows throughout the heart, body and mind.

 

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Testimonials

"Jivamukti Teacher Training is a life changing event. It is an immersion into the teachings of yoga, a month full of bhakti, asana, scriptural study, meditation and veganism. By the end of the teacher training, you will feel overwhelmed with love, boundless love. The teachings become a way of life, and a very fulfilling life if you embrace it." — Jessica Sjoo, 2010
"Deep into teacher training, I recall David-ji saying something like, 'you can never go back' -- and not only is it true, but it is a total blessing to not go back to the who you think you were. you will be changed forever, as I was, for the better, for the better of you, and therefore for the better of all beings everywhere. I am eternally grateful for the love and wisdom my divine teachers David-ji and Sharon-ji showered upon us so graciously, so honored to be embraced by the amazing lineage that is Jivamukti Yoga." — Jaimie Epstein, 2008
"Every day of the training was awe-inspiring, challenging, and ultimately led us on our journey to self-realization, which is the true goal of yoga." — Tina James Powis, 2005 Graduate
"At the Jivamukti Teacher Training, I made lasting connections with spiritual teachers and friends that have continued to inspire and transform my life to this very day. It is with deepest gratitude that I encourage you to deepen your own practice with this incredible opportunity." — Kristina Pao Cheng, 2003 Graduate
"The training provides full immersion into yoga sadhana (practice) for one full month, without distractions from family, job, and personal habits. It is an opportunity to become pure, to be the best person one could possibly be, and to have psychological and spiritual breakthroughs that are enlightening and life transforming." — Yogeswari, 2000 Graduate
"The Jivamukti training will shift a person’s perception, creating the transformation to begin to live life from a yogic point of view. When that miracle happens, you are never the same. Sharon says, ‘Don’t just give a class, give an experience.’ That is what the Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Training is—an experience. It is a life changing experience and if one has an opportunity to take the training, I would advise strongly to do so." — Michael Farewell, 2001 Graduate
"Highlights of my Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Training include the priceless opportunity to have daily intensive instruction; life-time connections with classmates and mentors from all over the world; a full month of dedicated study and practice; great vegan food; fresh air; and becoming part of the global Jivamukti family. I encourage anyone who’s interested in an authentic yoga teacher education to come to the Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Training." — Karl Straub, 2005 Graduate
"In a nutshell, the Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Training teaches you about yoga from the inside out. You get awesome training for how to teach asana and give excellent hands-on adjustments, backed up with juicy yoga philosophy that inspires every breath." — Marni Trask, 1997 Graduate