No. Prior yoga teacher training is not required. This is the first level of a yoga teacher training program known as a 200 hour level training program. Although many participants fully intend to teach yoga after the program is over many students take this training primarily to deepen their own knowledge and understanding this transformational path.
The training is designed to be a dynamic mix of practicing yoga, studying yoga and practice teaching. This study and practice combines both theory and experiential components to facilitate learning on all levels. Expect to take an asana class every day. In addition, students will work with the poses to explore principles of alignment and assist with both verbal and physical adjustments. Students in the training are encouraged to take the modifications they need to develop healthy alignment and safety in their poses. The principle of ahimsa (non-harming) is encouraged and students should rest if fatigued.