Hatha Yoga Teacher Training, Level I
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Improve your well-being and teach others. Hatha yoga builds body awareness and confidence. It improves flexibility and balance. It calms the mind and frees the spirit. In essence, it has the power to heal and make one whole.
The Temple of Kriya Yoga is a registered school with Yoga Alliance (YA), the national registry for yoga teachers. Upon Certification from the Temple, teachers are eligible to register with YA at the 200 hour RYT level.
Information Sessions are held in June and August where you can meet the teachers and fellow students. Call the Temple at (773) 342-4600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Temple business hours are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Please note: No previous yoga experience is required. However, it is important to maintain a personal practice as you progress through the program.
Our Certified Instructors
Agnieszka Miskiewicz graduated as a 500-hr E-RYT with the 2003 In-House Level II Program. Bonnie McNulty graduated as a 200-hr RYT with the 2008 Home-Study Program.
- Tuition includes free attendance to all hatha yoga classes offered at the Temple for the duration of the program
- Practice yoga in the serene and calm environment of the Temple
- Located in beautiful Logan Square at Kedzie and Fullerton, just a couple blocks away from the Logan Square Blue Line El-train
Phase I: Weekly Saturday classes from 8:30 a.m to 2:00 p.m. beginning Saturday, September 21, 2013 through December 21, 2013.
Phase II: Bi-weekly Saturday classes from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. January to June in 2014. Teaching demonstrations begin in May and graduation occurs in June.
Requirements for Certification
A Teacher's Certificate will be awarded to students who have met the following requirements:
- Demonstrated their proficiency in the practice of asana
- Demonstrated an understanding of the underlying principles and practices of yoga
- Demonstrated their ability to structure a yoga class, sequence asanas and apply the communication skills needed to teach
- Successfully completed the assignments
- Attended class regularly and in a timely manner
- Attended one Temple of Kriya Yoga retreat
- Fulfilled all tuition commitments
A four-day yogic retreat at Techny Towers Conference and Retreat Center in Techny, Illinois will take place over a weekend in February. Techny Towers is located on Chicago’s North Shore about 30 minutes from the city of Chicago and minutes from Northbrook.
- $425 for a single room
- $395 for double occupancy
- $175 for commuters who would like to take meals with the group
- $95 for commuters not taking meals with the group
All meals are vegetarian
Tuition includes text, books, CDs/mp3s and printed assignments.
Program Tuition: $2,941
Option 1: Deposit $895 upon enrollment with three quarterly installments of $682.
Option 2: Pay in full at time of enrollment. Your tuition will be discounted to $2,670.
To Enroll: submit a completed application, along with your tuition payment, to the Temple (attention: HYTT In-House). Click here for the application. You can make your tuition payment via our secure server.
NEXT REGISTRATION OPENS SEPT. 2014
Students are saying …
"For many years, I dreamed of becoming a yoga teacher. I wasn’t sure what getting the certification would entail but finally took the steps. I signed up for the Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Program offered at the Temple of Kriya Yoga.
It was one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had. The teachings, the instructors, the organization and surroundings exceeded all my expectations.
We, the students, were taught, nurtured, offered help and challenged. The program changed my life without a question. Not only did I learn how to become a yoga teacher, but my personal practice became regular, deeper and is now continuously evolving.
Thank you to all the wonderful teachers, apprentices and staff. You make a big difference in this world."
"I found the Hatha Yoga Teacher’s Training program at the Temple of Kriya Yoga to be an excellent introduction not only to Hatha Yoga, but to the broader philosophy and practice of Yoga. The instructors were knowledgeable, helpful, and encouraging. The course is well designed, and interactive. You are given the opportunity not only to develop your yoga practice, but to teach it effectively to others. The facility is spacious, comfortable, and relaxing.
I highly recommend this program to anyone who is interested in becoming a yoga instructor, as well as to current yoga instructors who want to deepen their practice and improve their teaching methods."
"As a recent graduate of the in-house 200-hour Teacher Training at the Temple of Kriya Yoga, I look back on my experience as a very meaningful time in my life. I have always felt warmly welcomed at the Temple and joining this class deepened that connection to members of the Temple, people who are genuinely caring and compassionate.
Certainly the training is a significant commitment of time and focus and the expectations are high. At the same time, I've never felt pressured to participate in any of the additional esoteric or spiritual celebrations; I've felt welcome, but not obligated. The physical training was excellent: careful and serious, not easy but rigorous. As the oldest member of the class I felt challenged, but never beyond my physical capacity. My classmates and I all really enjoyed each other's company, especially on the weekend retreat, which for me was the highlight of the experience.
I'd like to go through the training a second time! It is not a slight commitment and its benefits -- physical, psychological, spiritual -- remain with me."
Grand Rapids, Michigan