75 Hour Teacher Training

“I had practiced a lot of different yoga styles but when I discovered Jivamukti Yoga I understood that I’ve found everything that I was searching for. Jivamukti Yoga makes you a totally different person – happy and free from suffering.”

 

Ekaterina Safonova, Russia (JYTT India 2017)

 

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.

  • 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 a Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher and you need Continuing Education Credits (*availability of CE credits may vary from studio to studio)
  • 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 300-HR Certified Jivamukti Teacher wishing to deepen your skills and knowledge in a practical manner. Certified teachers will receive a 40% discount on the course tuition price.

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 practice module, which will allow you to practice the sequence 10 times, and will provide you with a certificate upon successful completion. The cost is $54. If you have any questions, please email [email protected] for assistance.

2) READING PREREQUISITES:

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

  1. Jivamukti Yoga: Practices for Liberating Body and Mind, by Sharon Gannon and David Life.
  2. The Art of Yoga Assists,  by Sharon Gannon and David Life
  3. Yoga and Vegetarianism, by Sharon Gannon
  4. Jivamukti Chant Book, by Sharon Gannon and David Life
  5. 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.
  • Notebook for taking notes and journaling etc
  • Writing utensils
  • Yoga mat, 1 yoga strap, 2 blocks (not styrofoam), and one blanket
  • 1 jar of Jivamukti china gel** and 1 bottle of Jivamukti Lotion
    *Note: It’s a good idea to put your name on all your things.
    **(Based on availability in certain markets)

The local fee is due and payable to the Program Director at the time of registration.

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

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

Refund Policy:

Partial or full refunds can be given under very extenuating circumstances (health reasons, death in family etc).  Host Center will determine the best course of action under such circumstances using the most compassionate approach to the students.   Within 1 month of the program commencement, no refunds can be issued. However tuition can be put towards a future 75HR TT by the same Host Center, less $350 processing fees to implement the changes.

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 and/or a lecture. The focus of this training will be on teaching you how to teach and on the methodology. 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

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

Please note: 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 nor to use the brand name Jivamukti Yoga for any of your other yoga classes or similar yoga teaching services. These limitations will be stated in fine print on your certificate.

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 without taking the full 300hour Jivamukti Teacher Training, 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. 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 at JYB is corresponding to the 95min private class fee of the examiner and includes taking your test class for 60 minutes and giving you feedback for 30 minutes. 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”. 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).

Please note: This certificate will also state, in fine print: “You cannot call yourself a Jivamukti Yoga Teacher until you attend a 300 HR TT program, 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.”.

Taking the 300 HR Jivamukti Teacher Training: Alternatively, you may also take the full 300 HR 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. And the best thing is that 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

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. 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. 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. 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.

Upcoming 75 Hour Teacher Trainings

Munich with Antje & Michi in German language

Germany

January 25 - April 5, 2020

75 Hour

Feb 15-16, 2020
Mar 7-8, 2020
Mar 21-22, 2020
April 4-5, 2020
April 18-19, 2020

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Barcelona in English with Olga Oskorbina

Spain

March 9 - March 19, 2020

75 Hour

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Jivamukti Yoga Sydney in English language with Doug Whittaker

Australia

March 28 - May 3, 2020

75 Hour

March 28-29, 2020
April 4-5, 2020
April 18-19, 2020
April 25-26, 2020
May 2-3, 2020

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LALALÅ! JIVAMUKTI YOGA in English with Hachi Yu

USA

April 21 - May 1, 2020

75 Hour

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GERMAN in Berlin with Moritz (assistants Niklas +tba)

Germany

May 15 - May 24, 2020

75 Hour

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Berlin in English language assisted by David Essing

Germany

July 17 - July 26, 2020

75 Hour

Ruegen Island, Baltic Sea

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Barcelona in Spanish with Olga Oskorbina

Spain

August 3 - August 13, 2020

75 Hour

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ENGLISH in Berlin with Moritz (assistants Niklas + tba)

Germany

October 16 - October 25, 2020

75 Hour

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“I am grateful for the wealth and knowledge that the Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Training program provided. It’s a well-rounded program that equipped me with an understanding of asanas, hands-on assists, yoga philosophy, and my role as a yoga teacher. Sharon and David courageously present yoga as a practive not only of physical fitness but of liberation of the soul. I highly recommend the Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Training program; I found that the best way to learn, is learn how to teach.”

 

Nancy Siy, Philippines (JYTT 2009)