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200hr Kunga Yoga and Lifestyle & Teacher Training w Kristin Cooper


5329 Oleander Drive, Wilmington NC, US 28403

Type of Event

  • Teacher Training



Jul 8 to
Dec 11
17:30 pmto18:00 pm


July 8th-10th
August 12th-14th
Sept 9th-11th
Oct 14th-16th
Nov 11th-13th
Dec 9th-11th


Friday: 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm



Early Bird
$2,400 by November 6, 2015
Pay in Full

$2,800 by December 23, 2015*

Full Description

The primary umbrella for Kunga Yoga is Hatha yoga physical practices, with an emphasis on Vinyasa and specialty classes. Instruction is provided in a “big picture” format of Hatha yoga, with a “smaller picture” introduction into the practice of athletic classes such as Vinyasa Flow, Power Flow, and Detox practices, as well as meditation senior yoga, prenatal, kids, therapeutic restorative and more. Yogic lifestyle, professional ethics, vegan living, anatomy and physiology, assisting and pranayama are covered in detail. For more specialized, in-depth study of these topics, you may continue your advanced studies with our Kunga Yoga 300 Hour Certification Program.


We have consistently evolved, improved and refined each of our yoga instructor training programs, with over one thousand participants in our 200 & 300 hour programs since 2003. As a unique, open- style training program, we’ve committed our programs to the “Kunga” vision-offering yoga as service to our local and global communities, learning by teaching and getting our hands dirty!

Kunga Yoga instructor trainings are registered as 200 hour & 300 hour certification with the Yoga Alliance. Yoga Alliance has established widely adopted rigorous standards for education and certification and is the only established national body of standards for yoga teachers & schools. As a Yoga Alliance registrant, you become a part of the global community of over 21,000 Registered Yoga Teachers & Schools. Registrants are recognized internationally for meeting recognized standards of training, experience & ongoing professional development.

Evolving since 2003, the Kunga Yoga 200-hour YLTT meets and exceeds all of Yoga Alliance’s requirements for 200 hour certification. The goal of the WYC Kunga Yoga 200 hour Teacher Training Program is to provide the fundamental tools that potential teachers need to offer complete, safe, and eclectic hatha yoga classes. Students wishing to become yoga instructors or those just desiring to deepen their understanding of yoga will find this course diverse and comprehensive. All Kunga Yoga Faculty and presenters are Registered Teachers at the 200 & 500 hour levels, and/or experienced professionals in their field of study.


The emphasis within our school is on very broad Hatha and Vinyasa yoga techniques, asana, pranayama, and philosophy, rather than one particular theory or methodology. The heart of our program is the teaching of yoga as service, and promotes openness to all methods of yoga with no one yoga “style” being taught as dominant. We teach a broad range of approaches, so that all may gain an appreciation of different theories/models. Our 200 & 300 hour trainings provide a unique opportunity to learn both orthodox and synthesis models of teaching from different traditions within one cumulative program that can benefit all shapes, ages, backgrounds of students-from the high powered athlete to the senior student with therapeutic needs.

Teaching Methodologies are covered in depth in our 200 hour programs, including opportunities to “practice teach”, to learn hands on posture assists, and opportunities to assist live classes. Unique, fun experiences of chanting, kirtan, drumming, and creative movement are also a part of the trainings, and when possible we practice outside and on the beach!


The heart of our yoga teacher training program is the development of community within the program itself. We’ve found that the highlight for most of our participants is the feeling of support and connection with others within the program. Our goal has always been to create a lighthearted community that is non-judgmental, where no one feels “intimidated” by yoga, and where people can meet, learn, laugh, and hopefully develop friendships for life. We have taken many steps to create a curriculum and space where students of all walks of life, age and ability can come to study the many facets of yoga. Our graduates often share that the training and community gives them personal fulfillment, fresh perspectives, personal EVOLUTION, and ultimately the drive to serve and support in the healing process for others.

Our community is full of students, teachers, volunteers, & administrative staff all coming together with like goals to create connections and valuable support systems for life. Senior Kunga Yoga Faculty lead and direct the trainings in a non-dogmatic, professional, and light-hearted way. Our curriculum is well-established, unique, and FUN! All bodies, ages, shapes and sizes are welcome and encouraged. We strive to create a friendly, non-intimidating, joyous community within our programs, as we feel that trust and comfort are the essential ingredients for absorption during the learning process.


Your Kunga Service Teaching Project is a valuable learning experience and a part of our outreach program providing yoga to underserved communities. Your Kunga Project may be spent working with local charities, fundraisers and community programs for special needs, such as volunteer teaching for at-risk youth, HIV, and domestic abuse victims. You may also choose to simply offer one-on-one lessons to a family member that needs yoga! All graduates teach 5 free Kunga Yoga classes in their communities.


The Wilmington Yoga Center is nestled in an environment dedicated to yoga, massage, holistic lifestyle & well-being, at the center of Wilmington’s “Wellness Mecca” known as Tidal Creek Commons; housing Tidal Creek Cooperative Natural Foods Market & Café and Blue Ginger Spa. Tidal Creek is a full sized grocery store with an amazing cafe with in-door and out-door seating featuring a hot-bar, salad-bar and juice, smoothie & coffee bar. Being located right above Tidal Creek makes grabbing meals & snacks easy AND healthy! WYC is centrally located in Wilmington, NC and only 15 minutes from beautiful Wrightsville Beach.

Lifestyle immersion within a beach retreat environment, with free or economical homestays available
Connection to nature; breathtaking Wrightsville Beach located within 15 minute drive.
Wilmington studio location nestled in within the county’s “wellness mecca” housing Tidal Creek Organic Health Foods Cooperative Market & Café and Blue Ginger Spa.

Perks include:

3 Months of Unlimited Yoga at WYC (as of July 2014 immersion teacher training)
15% discounts on workshops, trainings, class series, and retail! future internship and teaching opportunities at our center
$100 account credit for each friend you refer to a future Kunga Yoga 200hr teacher training at our home studio
discounts and the chance to earn continuing education credit hours on Kunga 300hr continuing education modules on international adventure retreats… not your typical “school” curriculum, but the one we always wished for!

Principles of Classic Yoga Asanas Alignment Theory
Posture – Specific Alignment & benefits
Biomechanical Press-points
Adapting postures to the individual
Usage of props
Hatha & Vinyasa Practices Overview
Synthesis & Orthodox Practices: Ashtanga, Kundalini, Kripalu, Therapeutics, Prenatal, &
Krishnamacharya’s Theory of Krama /Sequencing

Introductory Anatomy as applied to Asana
Multi-Media Presentations of Anatomy of Postures
The Physiology of Asana, Breath & Meditation
Injury Prevention – “Red Flag” warnings
Advanced Relaxation Techniques
Prana & the Vayus
Chakras & Nadis
The Five Koshas
Ayurveda Introduction, Doshas
Mudras, chanting
Adapting the practice to your lifestyle, needs, body

History of Yoga – Classical & Modern; Evolution of Yoga
Fundamentals of the Yoga Sutras & 8 Limbed Path
Important teachers and their contributions
Major modern schools and their approaches
The Art of Living Yoga – off the mat
Vegan Lifestyle & Diet with Cooking tips
Living “Green”
Teacher/Student Ethics
Kunga Yoga Volunteering for Special Needs in Communities
Bhakti Yoga –Kirtan, chanting & drumming

Gentle assisting & enhancements
Effective Cueing
Development of Verbal Skills
Demonstrating for your class
Reading group energy and dynamics
Cultivating confidence
Planning your own classes
Practice Teach Sessions & Feedback
Opportunities to Assist Senior Teachers

Basic Anatomy & mechanics of breath
Pranayama/breathing methodology
Pranayama techniques in practice
Meditation & the subtle body
Guided Visualization as Meditation
Meditation and the relaxation response
Overview of benefits of pranayama
Overview of benefits of meditation

Gaining experience upon graduation
Setting fees; understanding the market & your experience level
Working with private clientele
Building your resume consciously
Basic marketing
Ethics of why you teach & how to integrate into business world
Yoga Alliance Registry & Continuing Education

Tuition includes
3 months of UNLIMITED Yoga

Complete our Scholarship Application by October 8 to be considered!

$200 rush fee if application turned in after closing date for registration.
6 month - $466.67/mon + $25 Admin Fee