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300 Hr Teacher Training


Pratyahara: Where We Put Our Energy
  1. Establish a regular asana practice.
  2. Submit full payment.
  3. Complete all required forms within your online application. (including Ethical Guidelines form, Teacher Certification Agreement and Medical Information Form)
  4. Complete the required reading.   (see READ sections) 
  5. Submit 5 Spiritual Commentaries.   (see READ + WRITE section)
  6. Memorize the Jivamukti Balancing Class (vol.6) and the Jivamukti Back Bending class (vol.7), found in the Jivamukti CD/DVD Portable collection. Transcribe these classes and bring your typed/written transcriptions with you to the course.
  7. Bring the books Jivamukti Yoga, Yoga Assists and The Magic Ten and Beyond with you to the course; (available in ebook and on Kindle) you do not need to bring the other books. If English is not your native language, you may want to consider buying and bringing/downloading a basic anatomy text in your native language.
  8. Prepare yourself for the course as if you are preparing to teach Jivamukti Yoga – even if you are not intending on teaching and are taking the course as a means to deepen your practice and understanding. This is a teacher training –it is not a yoga “retreat.”

Read the following books / texts and write one paragraph for each book describing something you learned from it. Write your commentary as if it were to be given as a spiritual teaching in a yoga class you would teach. The purpose of the exercise is to see that you have read the book and reflected on it. Do not use direct quotations from the book or from any other source, except at most a very brief phrase if absolutely necessary to make your point.

  • Jivamukti Yoga by Sharon Gannon and David Life (buy online)
  • Yoga and Vegetarianism by Sharon Gannon (buy online)
  • The Journey Home: Autobiography of an American Swami by Radhanath Swami (buy online) OR Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda (buy online) (either one) 
  • The Magic Ten and Beyond by Sharon Gannon (buy online)
  • Focus of the Month (choose one from the current calendar year or the immediately preceding calendar year; to be found here ).


Spiritual Commentary guideline:

  1. Length: one paragraph, no longer than 250 words.
  2. Font: Arial or Times New Roman, 10 point, single-spaced, not bolded.
  3. Title: Print the title of the book immediately above your paragraph commentary for that book.
  4. Language: Write all commentaries either in german or in english language.
  5. Form: Put ALL commentaries one after the other on one single page. If your texts extend 1 page, use max. 2 pages.
  6. Name: Include your name on the top of the page, or if using two pages then on the top of each page.
  7. Filename: use “jytt_year(of TT)_country(of TT)_surname_firstname” as filename (e.g. “jytt_2019_india_doe_john”)
  8. Please retain a copy for your own records.
Spiritual Commentaries need to be submitted at least 2 days before the Training via E-Mail to [email protected].
Read the following books. For these books, you do not need to hand in a spiritual commentary.
  • Yoga Assists by Sharon Gannon and David Life (buy online)
  • Textbook of Yoga Psychology (Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra) by Ramamurti Mishra
  • Hathayoga Pradipika by Swami Muktibodhananda
  • The Bhagavad Gita by Winthrop Sargeant
Besides all the above listed prerequisites, the points of the following list are highly recommended:

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