Embodyoga® 200-HOUR
Teacher Training Program

Increase self-knowledge, acceptance and love through “embodied-inquiry”, asana, pranayama, meditation and philosophical study.


Our EMBODYOGA® programs are well-rounded, in-depth studies of yoga with an emphasis on personal embodiment 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 Immersion program.
Modules 3 & 4 complete the 200-hours needed for teacher training.


  • Blueprint for Optimal Movement 1: Cellular Breathing – Navel Radiation
  • Principle of a Quiet Spine
  • Discriminating Core & Periphery – 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
  • Skeletal Correlations of Foot through to Pelvis
  • Ease in the Ilio–psoas Complex
  • Yield and Push of the Legs
  • Inversions 1: Shoulderstand & Handstand
  • Pranayama 1
  • Yoga Nidra: Tantric Technique for Deep Rest
  • Philosophy: Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras & 8 Limbs and Intro to Tantra


  • Standing Postures 2 – Dynamics & Alignment, Integrating Upper & Lower Body
  • Ribs, Shoulder Girdle, Arms and Hands: Alignment & Integrated Movement
  • Yield and Push of the Arms
  • Lower Back Fundamentals: Sacroiliac & Lumbar Health
  • Standing and Supine Forward Bends
  • Lungs, Conchas of the Nose & Breathing Diaphragm
  • Embodying Organs
  • Pranayama 2
  • Breath in Asana Practice
  • Philosophy of Hatha Yoga
  • Cultivating a Rewarding Personal Practice
  • Finding the Power of One's Personal Dharma - or Life's Work


  • Principles of Backbends 1: Organ & Glandular Support
  • Arm Balances 1
  • Twists and Hip Openers 1
  • Inversions 2: Headstand and Shoulderstand Cycle
  • Savasana
  • Pranayama 2
  • Bandhas – Integrating Layers of Core
  • The Kosas: Spiralic Sheaths of Awareness
  • The Systems of Yoga


  • Blueprint for Optimal Movement 2: Spinal Patterns
  • Integrated Whole Body Movement in Yoga Practice
  • Whole-Body Organization in Asana — Yoga from the Inside Out™ — Flow and Hold
  • Balancing Sympathetic & Parasympathetic Nervous Systems
  • Temporal-Mandibular Joint, the Skull and Palate
  • Backbends 2
  • Twists, Hips and Arm Balances 2
  • Pranayama 3
  • Restorative Yoga
  • Nadis and Kundalini
  • Chakras and Neuro–Endocrine 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 & instructor


Patty Townsend


lead teachers, dates, schedule & costs

Click on the LINKS to find out more:

Yoga Center Amherst • Amherst, MA
Ebb 'N Flow Yoga • Northborough, MA
Main St Yoga • Placerville, CA
Mindful Yoga Therapy • Newington, CT
Estes Park Yoga • Estes Park, CO

200-hour EMBODYOGA® Teacher Training