Yoga East is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization. Our non-profit mission is to offer yoga education and training in the Greater Louisville metropolitan area. Our teacher training programs are nationally-recognized, and are registered with Yoga Alliance at the 500 hour level. We offer 200 and 300 hour modules. The 200 hour course is approximately 6-9 months, depending on hour your practice teaching is structured. The 300 hour module to complete the 500 hour training can take one to three years, depending your schedule.
Yoga East offers a traditional yoga education that includes detailed instruction in the technical aspects of asana (postures), pranayama (breathing exercises), mudras (gestures), bandhas (energy locks) and meditation; thorough preparation in teaching methodology; anatomy as it pertains to yoga practice; philosophy and metaphysics of yoga; and practice teaching under supervision.
Yoga Teacher Training is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the timeless and life-changing teachings and practices of yoga. Whether you intend to teach yoga, or whether you want to inspire your yoga practice and take it to the next level, we invite you to join us in the journey of a lifetime.
This is the beautiful and inspiring message on a photo of Mt. Kailash that is hanging at the Kentucky Street Studio. Mt. Kailash is a mountain in an isolated region in the Himalayas in Tibet. A sacred pilgrimage site for many religious traditions, it has also become a popular pilgrimage site for many people, including many Westerners who undertake the trek every year. Even in the modern age, trekking to Mt. Kailash is an difficult journey with many obstacles. We are drawn to such a journey because we sense that something great is waiting for us out there in the unknown... something that will take us beyond our current limited experience.
Only twelve students will be accepted. Apply early. The Course always fills.
Always bring a notebook and pen to class.
Books and props are available at Yoga East. A 20% discount is given to teacher trainees.
Each teacher training student must complete an original research project. The project can be in the form of a written paper, but it can also be in the form of a video, graphic, mixed media, musical or theatrical performance.
If the project is a written paper, it must be typed, printed, and bound in a report cover so it can be stored in the Yoga East library. Papers must be typed, double-spaced, using MLA or Chicago-style citation forms. The paper does not need to be of any particular length. For examples, look at well-written yoga-related articles for publication in Yoga journal, Yoga International, Integral Yoga, or Elephant Journal.
The 300/500 Hour Course is open to:
An Application is Not Required
500 Hour Level Certification
An accomplished level of practice and understanding of the principles and tradtions of yoga is required for certification. Simply meeting the required hours is not sufficient for certification as a Yoga East 500 Hour Teacher. Final certification decisions are made by the Certification Committee composed of senior teachers who sit on the Yoga East Board of Directors. Certification decisions are based on the results of your final certification exams. Exams will not be scheduled until you have met all your hourly requirements.