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Training and certification in Integral Yoga is provided through the Integral Yoga Teacher Training Program. The Institute's Basic Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Program is offered at certain branch locations of the Integral Yoga Institute as an ongoing program that takes place over a number of months or as an intensive month-long residential training at its Buckingham, Virginia, headquarters. In addition to basic teacher training programs, programs in Intermediate Hatha Yoga Teacher Training, Advanced Hatha Yoga Teacher Training, Extra Gentle Yoga Teacher Training, and Yoga for the Special Child Teacher Training are offered annually at the Buckingham headquarters.

The Integral Yoga Basic Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Program is offered in several different formats. At Satchidananda Ashram-Yogaville it is available either as a month-long residential program or as a split session composed of two-week sessions in spring and fall. The Integral Yoga Institutes and Teaching Centers around the country also offer the program in one or both formats.

The curriculum of the Integral Yoga's Basic Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Program is designed to provide complete instruction in how to teach Integral Yoga Hatha Beginners I classes. Beginners I classes include hatha yoga postures, pranayama, meditation, and deep relaxation postures according to the teachings of Sri Swami Satchidananda. Attention is given to other aspects of yoga so that graduates have a full understanding of the complete scope of yoga. Subjects include anatomy and physiology, diet and nutrition, and the various branches of yoga. Participants learn how to organize and initiate classes, as well as deepen their own personal practice of yoga.

Integral Yoga has certified more than 2,000 teachers through this training program. Graduates of its program teach in every state, as well as in many foreign countries. For further information on the Integral Yoga Teacher Training Program, contact: Satchidananda Ashram—Yogaville Teacher Certification Programs Buckingham, VA 23921 Tel: (800) 858-9642

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