Embodyoga® 200 HOUR
Teacher Training Program

Deepen your practice and learn to teach

embodied-inquiry™, asana, pranayama, meditation, and philosophical study


Our EMBODYOGA® programs are well-rounded, in-depth studies of yoga with an emphasis on personal experience and embodied understanding as the basis for becoming a yoga teacher.

  • Discover “whole–body–support” templates for strong, comfortable, injury free asana practice.

  • Learn to weave postures, breath and movement into progressive depths of experience.

  • Discover the grace and wisdom of the body-mind-spirit in movement and in stillness.

  • Develop a depth and beauty in your yoga practice that remains constant when you step off the mat and into your daily life.

  • Learn to share this experience with others through teaching.


  • Principles of Observation, Instruction, Demonstration & Touch

  • Art and Science of Sequencing

  • Planning and Teaching Classes

  • Principles of Teaching

  • Philosophy and Ethics of Teaching

  • Teaching as a Profession

The full program consists of all 4 Modules.
Modules 1 & 2 define our 100 Hour In-Depth Study Immersion Program. Modules 3 & 4 complete the 200 Hours needed for Teacher Training.


  • Fluid Body Movement Fundamentals—Cellular Breathing through Navel Radiation

  • Spinal Anatomy and the Principle of a Calm and Mobile Spine

  • Discriminating Core from Periphery in Body and Mind—Finding Union

  • Standing Postures 1—Our Foundation: Pelvis, Legs, & Feet

  • Surya Namaskar—Sun Salutations & Vinyasa

  • 3 Pillars of Embodyoga® and the Movement Principles

  • Pit of the Belly and Embodying Core

  • Musculoskeletal Correlations of Foot through Pelvis

  • Ease in the Iliopsoas Complex

  • Relational Movement—Yield, Push, Reach, and Pull

  • Inversions 1—Shoulderstand & Handstand

  • Pranayama 1—Ujjayi, Viloma, Nadi Shodhana

  • Yoga Nidra—Tantric Technique for Deep Rest

  • Philosophy—Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras & Eight Limbs and Introduction to Tantra


  • Standing Postures 2—Dynamics & Alignment

  • Integrating Upper & Lower Body

  • Ribs, Shoulder Girdle, Arms, and Hands: Alignment & Integrated Movement

  • Lower Back Fundamentals: Sacroiliac & Lumbar Health

  • Seated, Standing, and Supine Forward Bends

  • Lungs, Nasal Conchas, and the Breathing and Pelvic Diaphragms

  • The Organ Body

  • Pranayama 2—Kumbhaka and Kapalabhatti

  • Breath in Asana Practice

  • Philosophy of Hatha Yoga

  • Cultivating a Rewarding Personal Practice

  • Finding the Power of One's Personal Dharma—Life's Work


  • Principles of Backbends 1—Musculoskeletal, Organ, & Glandular Support

  • Twists and Hip Openers 1

  • Arm Balances 1

  • Inversions 2—Headstand and Shoulderstand Cycle

  • Savasana

  • Pranayama 3—Increasing Practice

  • Bandhas—Integrating Layers of Core

  • The Kosas—Spiralic Sheaths of Awareness

  • The Systems of Yoga


  • Integrated Whole Body Movement in Yoga Practice

  • Teaching Gentle, Moderate, and Vigorous Embodyoga®

  • Precision Vinyasa—Flow and Hold

  • Balancing Sympathetic & Parasympathetic Nervous Systems

  • Temporal-Mandibular Joint, the Skull, and Soft Palate

  • Backbends 2

  • Twists, Hips and Arm Balances 2

  • Pranayama Practice

  • Restorative Yoga

  • Nadis and Kundalini

  • Chakras and Neuroendocrine System

  • Tantra Yoga—The Expression of Life Lived in Fullness



Our 200-hour Embodyoga® teacher training program is registered with the National Yoga Alliance.


Embodyoga® Founder & Educational director


Patty Townsend


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Lead Teachers, Dates, Schedule, & Your Investment

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Yoga Union • Unionville, CT • Begins March 2019


200-hour EMBODYOGA® Teacher Training