Teacher Certification

Upon completion of the course, students who fulfill the course requirements will be awarded a teacher’s certificate. Students are required to demonstrate understanding of yoga asanas, principles and practices. Teaching skills will also be evaluated.

The Temple of Kriya Yoga is a registered school with Yoga Alliance, a national registry for yoga teachers. Upon certification from the Temple, teachers are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance at the 200-hour level.

* Elective Hours Requirement: Students are required to attend 15 hours of hatha yoga classes at the Temple, 5 hours of hatha yoga classes outside the Temple, and 5 hours of any yoga related classes at or outside the Temple. The yoga related classes can include meditation, philosophy lectures, chanting, etc.


Advantages of the Temple of Kriya Hatha Yoga Certification

  • Superior, comprehensive quality at an affordable price
  • Over 30 years of experience serving as a leader in highly effective training
  • Program is flexible and adapts to students special needs
  • Deepen and expand one's own practice in a supportive learning environment
  • Easily accessible by public transportation
  • Highly qualified teachers who embody the principles they teach
  • Teachers offer additional time and support at no additional cost
  • Begin or deepen spiritual pursuits
  • Tuition includes free attendance to all hatha yoga classes offered at the Temple for the duration of the program
  • Increase awareness, confidence, and communication skills
  • Begin a new career path in a rapidly growing field
  • Build lifelong friendships
  • Support of the Temple community

Course Curriculum

An overview of the Classical Yoga System

Underlying principles of alignment in asana practice

Related anatomy and kinesiology

Developing a personal practice

Pranayama and breathing practices

Subtle anatomy: Nadis and Chakras

Teaching Methodology

Structuring classes

Sequencing asanas

Communication skills

Observation skills

Student teaching

How to establish yourself as a yoga teacher

Ethics for yoga teachers

Yama and Niyama: The Yogic Lifestyle

Kriya Yoga Philosophy and meditation methods

Introduction to the Bhagavad Gita

Introduction to Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras

Mantra and chanting