Comprehensive certification

The 300hr 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 senior Jivamukti Yoga® teachers is considered to be the most comprehensive yoga teacher training available. It attracts students from around the world and produces empowered, informed and confident yoga teachers. The training teaches you to incorporate asana, chanting, music, meditation, activism and scriptural study into a challenging practice underpinned by a quest for enlightenment. The Jivamukti Yoga® Teacher Training will provide you with 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. Jivamukti Yoga’s® focus on a non-dualistic view of life (the interconnectedness of all) awakens in the practitioner not only the need to protect the environment and all the animals and plants that share the planet with us, but also teaches skills to confidently achieve those goals for oneself as well as lead others to live in harmony with the planet.
WHY GET A 300 HOUR TRAINING?
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. 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.
WHY JIVAMUKTI YOGA TEACHER TRAINING?
THIS TRAINING INCLUDES:
  • Asana: You will be immersed in a daily practice as well as practical sessions which focus on standing poses, forward bends, twists, backbends, inversions and balances, including in depth exploration of vinyasa, sequencing and alignment
  • How to give hands on assists to students while they are practicing asanas
  • Sanskrit language immersion—you will learn to recite, read and write the Sanskrit alphabet as well as an exploration into the major yogic texts: The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, The Bhagavad Gita and The Hatha Yoga Pradipika
  • Meditation: You will learn to meditate and practice meditation twice a day as well as learn how to teach meditation to others
  • How to practice and teach healing, purifying, and detoxifying hatha yoga kriyas
  • The importance of a vegan diet in regards to human health, sustaining the eco-system, reducing violence in the world and as a means to enlightenment Physical and energetic anatomy of the human bodyPhilosophy, ethics and activism: how to live a more effective and positive life
  • Practice teaching: at the end of this training you will have the skill to begin teaching yoga classes right away
  • The Jivamukti Yoga Teacher 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.
TUITION

The Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Training tuition fee for the 28 day residential program is $6550, plus accommodations. Accommodation costs vary depending on room type selected at the venue. Those total costs include full room & board (3 vegan meals per day). Limited spots available. Book early! See the fold out menus below for information on specific costs of each Teacher Training. Please note early bird pricing cannot be combined with 75hr TT Offset Credit.

The tuition for the 300hr Online Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Training is $4000.

ACCOMMODATIONS/ COST OF ITALY 2021
Registration + more info: https://jivamuktiyoga.com/teacher-training/300-hour-in-italy-2021-english/ Rooms, with private or shared bathroom are located within the large estate in the ancient manor house, in three different apartments and in a central building with porch completed in July 2011 that overlooks the ancient villa. Early Bird until December 1, 2020: €8,000 – Triple with en suite bathroom €8,300 – Double with shared bathroom After Dec 1, 2020 €10,500 –  Single with en suite bathroom € 8,900 –  Double with en suite bathroom € 8,600 –  Double with Shared Bathroom € 8,300 – Triple with En Suite Bathroom Please note early bird pricing cannot be combined with 75hr TT Offset Credit.
CONTENT OF THE 300 HOUR JIVAMUKTI YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
Techniques and Practice of Jivamukti Yoga – 48 hours Learn to teach 2 full Jivamukti Yoga® class sequences (practice and memorization), kriyas, teaching and practicing meditation and chanting, teaching basics, and teaching mixed level classes (the “open class”). Basic Sanskrit – 16 hours Learn the Sanskrit alphabet in Devanagari script. You will be able to read and pronounce Sanskrit words, as well as some grammar, and you will explore the role of Sanskrit in a yoga practice. Teaching Methodology – 38 hours The Jivamukti Yoga ®reg; teaching method; the 5 tenets of Jivamukti Yoga® and the 14 requirements of Jivamukti Yoga® open classes; adjustments and assists for standing poses, forward bends, twists, backbends, inversions, and balances; the art of sequencing, energetics of assists and vinyasa krama; ethics of teaching yoga, including the types of teachers and students; teaching Jivamukti Yoga ®reg; sequences. Anatomy and Physiology – 12 hours Anatomy and physiology: basics of skeletal, muscular, respiratory, nervous and cardiovascular systems; injury and recovery; esoteric anatomy, including chakras, nadis, prana, granthi, and bandha. Scripture, Philosophy, Ethics, & Lifestyle – 23 hours Includes basic philosophy, Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, Bhagavad Gita, Hathayogapradipika, Karma, 7 Bhumikas. Group Practicum – 12 hours Includes class observation and transcriptions focusing on adjustment, sequencing, theme, and music. Small Group Peer Review and Practicum -17 hours These are classes that you teach in a small group setting to hone your skills. Includes student teaching as well as observing and assisting in classes taught by others, oral presentation skills. Satsang – 59 hours Satsang combines many of the subjects of the course, including chanting, meditation, japa and mantra, nada yoga and music, community responsibility, ahimsa, vegetarianism, philosophy and practical skills for conducting satsang. Course quizzes, including a midterm and final test, are conducted as part of the satsang. Pranayama principles and practice – 5 hours This includes the principles and theory of pranayama, practical training in samavritti and visamavritti pranayama, including teaching methods. Daily Homework – 20 hours Each day includes a homework quiz to be completed and checked by the student’s mentor. Prerequisite Spiritual Commentaries – 64 hours Prior to attendance, books must be read and a reports must be written on some of them. See prerequisites page for more info.

Upcoming 300hr teacher training

ONLINE SPRING 2021

ONLINE

January 30 2021 - April 30 2021
Online Summer 2021

United States

July 3 2021 - July 30 2021
300HR Italy 2021

Italy

October 16 2021 - November 12 2021
300hr Italy 2022

Italy

April 23 2022 - May 20 2022
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE JY75?

Those new to teaching yoga and those with experience and certifications in other yoga lineages are welcome to sharpen their practical teaching skills and learn how to teach the Jivamukti Yoga Spiritual Warrior class.

You can participate in the JY75 if:

  • You want to bring your yoga practice to a deeper level.
  • You are interested Satsang, spending time with like-minded people who are interested in yours and their own personal growth.
  • Students who are interested in seeing yoga practice from the teacher’s perspective
  • You are interested in taking the 300-HR Jivamukti Teacher Training, but would like more experience with Jivamukti Yoga and the Jivamukti method before signing up for the 300 HR program.
  • You have taken a 200 hr. Teacher Training elsewhere, and would like to delve deeper into the teachings of yoga and obtain more knowledge about the Jivamukti method.
  • You are a Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher and you need Continuing Education Credits (*please note that the availability of CE credits may vary from studio to studio, please inquire to hosting center if you seek YA credits)
  • You are a 300-HR Certified Jivamukti Teacher wishing to deepen your skills and knowledge in a practical manner. 
CAN I TAKE THE 75H TT ONLINE?

Yes! The 75h TT online is organized alongside the onsite 75h TTs by local studios. Please contact the hosting school directly for information.

WHAT ARE THE PREREQUISITES FOR THE JY75?

PRACTICE PREREQUISITES:

  • Applicants must have  practiced the Jivamukti Yoga Spiritual Warrior class a minimum of 10 times within the last 6 months, prior to the beginning of the orientation; and provide documentation that this prerequisite has been completed. Documentation can be provided in various ways, for example by providing MindBody class attendance printouts, or a log with dates classes were taken initialed by the teacher(s). If you are unable to practice with a local Jivamukti teacher, we invite you to access our online Spiritual Warrior classes online. Please email [email protected] to request access to these online classes.

2) READING PREREQUISITES:

Students must familiarize themselves with and have copies of the following 5 publications:  

  • Jivamukti Yoga: Practices for Liberating Body and Mind, by Sharon Gannon and David Life.
  • The Art of Yoga Assists,  by Sharon Gannon and David Life
  • Yoga and Veganism, by Sharon Gannon
  • Jivamukti Chant Book, by Sharon Gannon and David Life
  • The Magic 10 and Beyond, by Sharon Gannon

Important Notes About the Prerequisites

You must take the Jivamukti Spiritual Warrior class at least 10 times before attending the Jivamukti Yoga 75HR TT. This is a minimum, and we highly recommend you practice the sequence as much as possible to thoroughly learn what you will be teaching from the perspective of a practitioner/student. To know the sequence before the TT begins will be of great benefit for not only yourself and fellow participants, but also your future students, because it will make the training time as effective as possible. 

In terms of theoretical preparation, you must at very least familiarize yourself with the content of all the required books. We recommend that you acquire them well before the training begins and begin reading or better, finish reading them prior to the first session. If you want to become a Jivamukti Yoga Teacher, reading the books which are core to the method will help to inspire you and lay the philosophical groundwork for you to be able to absorb as much of the material as possible.

Remember, all of the requirements and prerequisites have been created for the benefit of everyone involved, so in order to make the most of your time with the teachers, we ask that you invest in yourself first by giving these pre-assignments your best effort.

WHAT TO BRING
  • Notebook for taking notes and journaling
  • Writing utensils – Please bring your own to each session! 
  • Yoga mat, 1 yoga strap, 2 blocks (not styrofoam), and one blanket
  • 1 jar of Jivamukti china gel** and 1 bottle of Jivamukti Lotion

*  Notes: It’s a good idea to put your name on all your things. 

** Based on availability in certain markets

*** Hosting centers may provide some yoga props, please check with your hosting center for specifics.

STUDENTS PAYMENT OF FEES

The local tuition fee for JY75 varies by hosting center, and is due and payable to the Program Director at the time of registration. Accommodations during the training, meals, and supplies are not included.

Please note: The tuition fee does not include the test class, which must be passed in order to be authorized to teach the Jivamukti Spiritual Warrior class in Jivamukti Schools and other studios.

Refund Policy: Partial or full refunds can be given under very extenuating circumstances.  Host Center will determine the best course of action under such circumstances using the most compassionate approach to the students.   

Credit Towards 300HR Teacher Training (Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Certification) as of Jan 1, 2021

1) The Online only 300HR TT program will cost $3000 for all 75HR TT graduates, signing up within one year.
2) No change in residential program discounts at a future date.

Detailed overview below:

1) Credit Towards ONLINE 300HR Teacher Training (Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Certification)

If you choose to go forward with Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Trainings and complete the 300hr program, the fees you paid for your 75HR training will be offset against your 300HR tuition as follows:

Sign up to 300hr JYTT within one year after 75hour TT completion: $1000 offset (Total price $3000)
Sign up to 300hr JYTT within two years after 75hour TT completion: $500 offset (Total price $3500)
Sign up to 300hr JYTT more than 2 years after 75hour TT completion: $0 offset (Total price $4000)

From Online 75hr TT: 60% = $600 offset

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2) Credit Towards RESIDENTIAL 300HR Teacher Training (Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Certification)

If you choose to go forward with Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Trainings and complete the 300hr program, the fees you paid for your 75HR training will be offset against your 300HR tuition as follows:

Sign up to 300hr JYTT within one year after 75hour TT completion: 100% of JY75 tuition paid
Sign up to 300hr JYTT within two years after 75hour TT completion: 50% of JY75 tuition paid
Sign up to 300hr JYTT more than 2 years after 75hour TT completion: 0% of JY75 tuition paid

NOTE: The 300 Hour TT Early Bird Discount cannot be combined with 75HR TT offset incentive. I.e. if you signed up with a Early Bird Discount for the 300 Hour TT, your 75HR TT discount will be 300 $ less.

THE CURRICULUM
The curriculum of this training presents 5 units, each unit is 15 hours. Thus, you will, upon successful participation, receive a certificate* of attendance for 75 hours of training in the Jivamukti Yoga method. (*please see separate detailed section below on the types of certification that can be achieved through this training).

The Jivamukti Yoga 75 hour training is aimed to provide you with 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. Jivamukti Yoga’s focus on a non-dualistic view of life (the interconnectedness of all) awakens in the practitioner not only the need to protect the environment and all the animals and plants that share the planet with us, but also teaches skills to confidently achieve those goals for oneself as well as lead others to live in harmony with the planet.

You will receive a training manual with an overview and summary of the curriculum content and with your homework assignments. The daily schedule consists of 5.5 hours of teacher training at the studio, a lunch break plus 2 hours of homework that you need to work on by yourself.

Every day of the training begins with a short meditation and an exploration into a topic of yoga philosophy and a mantra that is quintessential to the Jivamukti Yoga method. There is a daily practice of the Jivamukti Spiritual Warrior class, followed by a practical session on alignment, teaching methods, hands on assists, and/or a philosophy lecture. The focus of this training will be on teaching you how to teach and on the specific methodology of Jivamukti Yoga. This way, upon successful completion of this training, our aim is for you to be able to teach a Jivamukti Spiritual Warrior class by yourself. 

As part of the curriculum of the 75 hour Jivamukti Teacher Training, our goal is for you to learn:

  • how to teach the exact sequence of the Jivamukti Yoga Spiritual Warrior class
  • how to teach the Jivamukti Magic 10 as developed by Sharon Gannon
  • how to apply and teach according to the art of Vinyasa Krama
  • how to give safe assists for the asanas within the Jivamukti Spiritual Warrior class
  • the foundations of the five tenets of Jivamukti Yoga (Ahimsa, Bhakti, Shastra, Nada, Dhyana)
  • the meaning of three Sanskrit Mantras that are quintessential to the Jivamukti Yoga method, and how to chant them
  • what asana practice has to do with the relationship to ourselves, and to the world around us
  • how to properly receive and give feedback from/to others
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I MISS A PART OF TRAINING?
For all classes/sessions/parts of this course it is crucial that you arrive on time. There will be no (partial or full) refund of the course fee if you miss any classes of the course. The main requirement for successfully completing the training and receiving the certificate is that you need to “show up” and “be present” and engaged at all sessions, complete all homework, learn the sequence, and participate in the final review. Please note that participation will be monitored, and a certificate of completion will only be issued if you take part in the full 75 hours of this course. It is up to the discretion of the hosting center and the facilitator of the 75 Hour training to grant a reasonable extension for a student to complete any work or to deny giving a student a certificate for stating the reason(s) in writing. However, in case of missed classes, sessions, regardless of the reason for missing them, the certificate will only be issued if they have been completed, which might involve an additional fee to compensate the facilitator for taking the time to re-teach the missed parts of the program.
CERTIFICATION / AUTHORIZATION / TEST CLASS

After successful and complete attendance of all parts of this training, you will be issued a Certificate of Completion stating that you took 75 hours of foundational training in the Jivamukti Yoga method, namely how to teach the Jivamukti Spiritual Warrior class.

Teaching a test class in order to receive authorization to teach Jivamukti Spiritual Warrior classes: If you want to receive authorization to teach a Jivamukti Spiritual Warrior class in Jivamukti Schools and other studios, without taking the full 300hr Jivamukti Teacher Training, you must pass a test class. The test class is not an audition; it demonstrates your total knowledge of the sequence and proficiency in giving verbal cues and hands-on assists in a live class setting.

For this test class, which has to be passed within one year of the completion of your 75hr training, you need to pay an additional examination fee, which varies by studio. If you pass this test class, you will be issued another written certificate that will say: “You are now authorized to teach a Jivamukti Spiritual Warrior Class”. The official test class is to be scheduled at a Jivamukti Yoga School only. You may take the test class with any properly authorized Jivamukti Yoga faculty, it does not need to be the same as where you attended the 75hr Training. Test classes can be given to any of the following people:

          a. Yoga Center Director
          b. JTAP Continuing Education director
          c. 75 HR TT facilitator

It is suggested that, after completion of our 75hr training, you first teach a number of classes, free of charge, in your community or to your friends/family, in order to enable you to confidently teach a test class at a Jivamukti Yoga School of your choice in front of the Director of the school, a 75hour Jivamukti Teacher Training Facilitator and/or the school’s JTAP Program director.

If you do not pass, the test class, you may repeat it for an unlimited number of times within one year (subject to the examination fee being paid for each test class).

Alternatively, you may also elect to take the 300HR Jivamukti Teacher Training at a later point which authorizes you to teach any Jivamukti Yoga class, including the Jivamukti Spiritual Warrior class, without passing a test class.

If you decide not to take the test class: This certificate of completion alone does NOT authorize you to teach Jivamukti Yoga Spiritual Warrior classes nor does taking this 75hr foundational training alone authorize you to teach any other Jivamukti Yoga class. These limitations will be stated in fine print on your certificate.

Please note: The 75hr Teacher Training is an introductory, foundational training and therefore, the certificate will also state, in fine print: “You cannot call yourself a Jivamukti Yoga Teacher until you attend a 300HR TT program to become a Certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher, nor may you teach any other Jivamukti Yoga classes or use the brand name Jivamukti Yoga for any of your other yoga classes or similar yoga teaching services.”

If you have any questions