Every Year Jivamukti Yoga offers the “Teacher Training Experience” in the following forms:
“Immersions” (no certification), 75 Hour Teacher Training (NEW!), the “Jivamukti Yoga 300 Hour One-Month Residential Certification Course”, 800 Hour Teacher Apprenticeship and Advanced Certification
What is a Jivamukti Yoga Immersion?
Jivamukti Yoga Immersions take you deeper into the study of Jivamukti Yoga as they are part of our continuing education project. The curriculum is derived from the Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Training Course and is taught by Advanced Certified Jivamukti teachers who have been on the faculty of a JYTT and/or a past Immersion.
Who might be interested in taking an immersion?
- Jivamukti Yoga teachers who are looking for a refresher course
- Jivamukti Yoga students who are interested in the JYTT course but want to try a sampling first before committing to a whole month
- Yoga students from other disciplines who are looking to broaden their knowledge and techniques of yoga
- Those who are brand new to yoga
- Those who want more than a yoga vacation
- Those who want to work hard under the guidance of qualified teachers
- Those who are interested in becoming enlightened in this lifetime
Immersions provide a terrific opportunity toawaken or deepen your yoga practice, meet old and new friends, and build a global yoga community. Immersions are suitable for practitioners of all levels and spiritual disciplines.
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Jivamukti Teacher training
Jivamukti Yoga teacher training is the most complete and rigorous training program in Yoga. As pioneers of modern yoga, thousands have become certified in the Jivamukti method, by participating in the month long program which incorporates an in-depth study of classical Yoga postures (asanas), the chanting and study of ancient texts, music and inspiring activism principles. The Jivamukti training will provide you with a blueprint for incorporating the physical, psychological, spiritual and mystical aspects of yoga into modern life, without losing sight of the ultimate goal of the practice: liberation. The principles of Jivamukti Yoga empower individuals of any background, culture, language, age-group or profession to fully awaken and develop compassion towards all living beings and exist in harmony with all life while respecting the precious resources on earth.
75 Hour Teacher Training – New!
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300 Hour Teacher Training
The Jivamukti Yoga® 300-Hour Teacher Training is a month-long residential program held at different locations around the world. This rigorous program taught by Sharon Gannon and David Life (founders of Jivamukti) and other senior Jivamukti Yoga® teachers is considered to be the most comprehensive yoga teacher training available. It attracts students from around the world and produces empowered, informed and confident yoga teachers. The training teaches you to incorporate asana, chanting, music, meditation, activism and scriptural study into a challenging practice underpinned by a quest for enlightenment.
The Jivamukti Yoga® Teacher Training will provide you with a blueprint for incorporating the physical, psychological, spiritual and mystical aspects of yoga into modern life, without losing sight of the universal goal of the practice: liberation. Jivamukti Yoga’s® focus on a non-dualistic view of life (the interconnectedness of all) awakens in the practitioner not only the need to protect the environment and all the animals and plants that share the planet with us, but also teaches skills to confidently achieve those goals for oneself as well as lead others to live in harmony with the planet.
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800 Hour Teacher Apprenticeship
After completing the Jivamukti Yoga® 300-Hour Teacher Training and receiving certification, there is a continuing education program offered in full program Jivamukti Yoga® Schools and Centers in the form of an apprenticeship. The Jivamukti Teacher Apprenticeship Program (“JTAP” or “the Apprenticeship”) is a mentored curriculum augmented by mentored teaching, practice, self-study and additional workshops, combining for a total of 500-plus hours of training. When combined with the 300-Hour Jivamukti Yoga® Teacher Training Program, this program certifies 800 hours of training. The apprentice/mentor system enhances practical teaching skills, directs independent study and integrates an asana and meditation practice schedule that contributes to professional enhancement and the deepening of sadhana.
Next to a daily practice, which is required, the largest components of the program are weekly apprenticing in both Open and Basic classes, conferences with the mentor and giving and receiving In-Class Private lessons. The Program also requires satsang attendance and assistance, Sanskrit study and attendance at workshops with Sharon Gannon, David Life and/or certain other senior Jivamukti Yoga® teachers. Certification is granted to those individuals who fulfill the JTAP’s requirements to the satisfaction of their mentor, who is an Advanced Certified Jivamukti Yoga® teacher. This program is offered only at full program Jivamukti Yoga® Centers worldwide.
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Anyone who has successfully completed the 300-Hour Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Training Program is eligible to take the Advanced Certification Review Board Exam. Successful completion of the Board Exam qualifies one as an “Advanced Certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher”.