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Ashtanga Yoga of Charlottesville Teacher Training Program

Each weekend consists of 18-20 hours of study comprised from our core areas: practice (asana, pranayama, chanting, mantra, etc.), teaching methodology, anatomy and physiology, philosophy and ethics. These weekends are supported by take-home reading, anatomy assignments, practice logs and journaling.

We often include guest teachers and lecturers in our weekend syllabus. These guests offer our students an expert view of yoga philosophy, tradition, and anatomy.

A sample weekend is listed below:

Friday evening:
Lead Asana class (1 hour)
Anatomy (2. hours)
Quiz /Homework review (1 hour)

Lead Asana class (1.5 hours)
Discussion and review (1 hour)
Lecture (2 hours)
Asana Clinic - teaching methods and practice (4 hours)

Sanskrit/Chanting (1 hour)
Lead Asana class (1.5 hour)
Asana Clinic (4 hours)

Required for Completion
Students must meet the following requirements in order to complete the course:

Attend all 200 contact hours
Complete all homework assignments
Teach one, one-hour Community Class free of charge
Pass 9 of 10 quizzes
Log six hours of practice per week
Complete a final project


505 Monticello Rd, Charlottesville VA, US 22902

Type of Event

  • Teacher Training

Yoga Styles



Sep 5 to
Dec 14
22:00 pmto20:30 pm

Fall Training for 2013:

(Weekends begin at 5:00pm on Friday and end at 3:30pm on Sundays)

Meeting Dates:
September 6-8
September 13-15
September 20-22
September 27-29
October 18-20
October 25-27
November 1-3
November 8-10
December 6-8
December 13-15 (Graduation!)



Entire Course Fee: $2750.
$500 non-refundable deposit ($50 of which is application fee) due 30 days after acceptance or August 3, whichever comes first.

20% Discount for full-time Alternative Healthcare Professionals, please inquire.

Full Description

This course is for those who desire to deepen their knowledge and understanding of Yoga.
It is not an Ashtanga-Vinyasa Teacher training, but a general Hatha Yoga program, meant to inform and deepen one’s own practice in whatever style they currently study, to firmly ground the student is the underlying practice and philosophy of Yoga.

Offering a total of 200 hours of intensive study over 10 weekends; our 4-month program provides comprehensive instruction in asana, philosophy, meditation, pranayama and mantra practices.

The core curriculum is complemented by classes in anatomy and physiology; physical adjustments and use of props; sequencing of postures; yoga philosophy and ethics; Sanskrit pronunciation; and other topics designed to broaden students' personal practice and build confidence in teaching

With this unique approach that combines both the intellectual and the experiential, students experience the transformative physical, mental, and spiritual effects of a regular, intensive yoga practice.

This course meets the Yoga Alliance 200 hr requirements.