Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Program 

The Sol Center Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Program is for anyone who loves Yoga. Our program is perfect for those seeking certified teacher training and professional development, as well as those wanting a deep enrichment of their personal practice.

We emphasize the classical understanding of Yoga as an experiential path towards one’s deepest ground of being. All bodies are welcome.

Techniques are explored from the perspective of form, function, and essence.  The studies, practices, and measured pace are designed to help you integrate what you learn and build your vitality and capacity in daily life.   The practicums and mentorship support you to link your personal experience to others.

Our approach weaves physical and subtle, practical and philosophical, ancient and modern, and sets the foundation for living and teaching your own unique expression of hatha yoga.

We are an accredited and Registered Yoga School (RYS) with the national Yoga Alliance.

The essence of our yoga practice is to
reawaken the remembrance of our source …
Rama

Particulars of the 200 Hour Program

Our Curriculum is rich, with inspiration drawn from Rama Jyoti Vernon. Rama is one of the modern matriarchs of Yoga in the United States.

Anatomy & PhysiologyAlignment & EnergeticsClassical Technique
Sound, Sanskrit, Mantra Yoga Psychology Philosophy & Mythology
Meditation & Yoga NidrāAyurveda & DinacharyāLifestyle
Ethics SequencingTeaching Methodology

Our group sessions, your study & practice assignments, and monthly mentoring check-ins all help you integrate your learning, balance your personal practice, and develop your voice all along the way.

Format

We see yoga training as a personal process that is first and foremost for your own growth and enhancement.  In order to fulfill the 200 hour Yoga Alliance requirements in a measured pace, our program spans the entire year.

We also choose to prioritize in-person transmission.  While there will be ways to learn and connect virtually as needed, we believe the direct experience in the classroom is essential.

We also find that learning and integration is supported by one to one contact with a mentor on a monthly basis.

Accreditation

The Sol Center Hațha Yoga Teacher Training Program is a Registered Yoga School (RYS) with the national Yoga Alliance. Graduates of our 200 hour certificate program are eligible to join the Yoga Alliance and become a credentialed Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200).

The Sol Center Yoga Teacher Training 200 Hour Certification Program

Details for the Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Program as a PDF
The details are downloadable here:
Yoga Teacher Training Program

Frequently Asked Questions

I am interested in being certified as a yoga teacher but already know I will miss a weekend or day?  Or, what if I do miss for an unforeseen circumstance?

The number of hours of virtual live contact is part of the national standard we are upholding.  There are some extra hours built in to accommodate this.  Depending on the circumstance, you may need to arrange for additional contact hours and there may be a small extra fee to compensate the trainers time.

I am interested in doing the Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) Program for personal enrichment, but will not be able to attend all weekends?

If you are not interested in the certification component, it is not as essential that you are “virtually live” there all 11 weekends.  The material we are covering does build from month to month so you will want to review the recordings of the material covered, and discuss with your mentor and class mates what you missed and where you are.

I only want to do the program for personal development; will the teacher training portions be relevant to me? 

Being a trainee rather than just a student is a shift of perspective.  Practicing facilitation rather than just being facilitated is an interesting challenge.  We will ask you to participate in all this as a way to deepen your own understanding of yoga and explore the development of your voice in general.  You may indeed never teach, but the process will expand your own growth and perhaps surprise you down the road with how you are “teaching” yoga.

What if we can go back to in-person training, will I miss out if I am not there?

We will deliver the entire training with the primary focus being on the virtual content quality.  Making sure to keep sessions balanced and engaging for different learning styles, figuring out what we need as a group as we go.  Even if we can gather back in the center in a hybrid mode, we will keep the whole group experience in mind.

 Why is your format longer, compared to other programs?

The program is intended to be an in-depth, transformational, healing experience.  It takes time to learn and integrate the learning into life.  We especially believe this year it is important not to add stress with our typical 9 month format- instead to make the monthly weekends manageable and the time in between clear about how to focus practice and study.

Faculty

Natasha Korshak, E-RYT 500, YACEP: Director of the Sol Center.  Natasha has been teaching and developing yoga, meditation, & mindfulness programs in a variety of health and wellness organizations since the 1990’s.  Natasha also brings her background in Interfaith Theology, Spiritual Direction, Grief Process, and Vedic Astrology.

Kristina Hook, E-RYT 500, YACEP: Teaching and studying the integration of Eastern and Western traditions since the 1980’s, Kristina amalgamates information regarding craniosacral systems, anatomy and physiology, respiratory cardiology, and mindfulness; and brings a wealth of experience with traditional master teachers.

Cynthia Russell, E-RYT 200, RYT 500, YACEP, DMA: Teaching yoga since 2011, Cynthia transitioned from a 30 year career in music education and vocal performance.   Fascinated by sound, she has developed a unique way to teach sound and mantra as a physical and aural meditation, traditionally called Nāda Yoga

Michelle Sanders, RYT-200, P.T., C.I.M.T: As a physical therapist for more than 25 years and co-owner of a clinic in Green Valley, Michelle is passionate about the study of the human body and its path towards the spiritual and subtle realms.  She has a gentle and clear teaching style that is illuminated by her dedication to daily Ayurveda and Yoga practice.  She is a graduate of the 2016 Sol Center Yoga Training program.

Ann Wagoner, MA, Board Certified Ayurvedic Practioner, CAP-NAMA, Yoga Therapist CIAT, E-RYT 500.  Ann is the Founder and Director of the Center for Ayurveda and Yoga Study in Portland, Oregon as well as Lighthouse Ayurveda & Publishing.  She is passionate about Yoga & Ayurveda as modern health care modalities, as well as a lover of the holistic vision of Yoga Philosophy.