Hatha Yoga Teacher Training

Become a Hatha Yoga Instructor

A man performing the Crane yoga pose

The Center offers three academic courses in Hatha Yoga, a popular type of Yoga that combines Asana (postures), Pranayama (breath expansion), and relaxation. These courses are based on exercise science, Yogic philosophy, and scientific evidence.

Students who successfully complete these courses are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT).

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What students are saying: 

"Katie is a really gifted teacher! There are so many things she does to facilitate learning for her students, including scaffolding assignments in a brilliantly sequenced way, reviewing and repeating complicated concepts so that we can learn how to apply them to our yoga teaching, and adapting and being flexible when needed throughout the semester. Both the semester and each individual class were structured so well."

Three Course Sequence Includes:

  1. CSPH 5322: Foundations of Hatha Yoga: Alignment and Movement Principles (3 credits)
    This course will introduce you to anatomical considerations that are critical to teaching safe, effective Hatha Yoga Asana, Pranayama, and relaxation. In this course, you will learn about gross anatomy, energy anatomy, movement, and effective teaching.
  2. CSPH 5323: Hatha Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle, and Ethics (3 credits)
    In this course, you will learn about the nature, aim, and extent of Yogic traditions and ethics in classical texts of Yoga. You will also understand how to apply this content in your life off the Yoga mat and as a Hatha Yoga teacher.
  3. CSPH 5324: Hatha Yoga Teaching Principles and Methodology (3 credits)
    This course will provide you the opportunity to study communication and sequencing principles necessary for teaching Hatha Yoga classes. Using knowledge and skills gained during the first two Hatha Yoga courses, you will develop skills to teach Hatha Yoga Asana, Pranayama, and relaxation techniques.

These courses offer a high-quality yoga teacher training program in a resource-rich academic setting. Students interested in coursework but not certification are also encouraged to register.

For more information about Hatha Yoga Teacher Training, contact us at [email protected]