Embodyoga®: Yoga From The Inside Out


4 Modules of Study  |  4 Weekends per Module  |  16 weekends over 2 years

Increase self-knowledge, acceptance and love through advanced studies in Embodied-Inquiry™, asana, pranayama, meditation and philosophy. Our Embodyoga® programs are well-rounded, in-depth studies of yoga with an emphasis on deepening personal embodiment as the basis for developing depth and power as a teacher. Learn to teach the Embodied-Inquiry™ practices of Embodyoga® and share the depth of this experience with your students. The tools that you will learn enhance all styles and levels of practice—beginning to advanced, and gentle through vigorous.

This program builds on the foundation of the 200-Hour Teacher Training Program, providing an additional 300 hours of study. The Certificate Program is open to yoga teachers with a 200-Hour Certificate from any Nationally Registered Yoga School. This is a highly rewarding study for serious yoga practitioners and teachers alike. Serious yoga students are invited to attend individual modules of this training for the purposes of advanced study.

Completion of both 200-Hour and 300-Hour Programs qualifies you for a 500-Hour Teaching Certificate with the National Yoga Alliance.

Program Information

Our Embodyoga® program is divided into four distinct Modules. Each module has its own focus. Yoga philosophy is woven into the fabric of the program. You may attend any of Modules 1–3 individually, and in any order. You will need to have completed Modules 1–3 before attending Module 4.


Embodying Earth:
Musculoskeletal System and the Whole-Body Fascial Weave

Define and clarify the principles for healthy support and movement of bones, fascia and connective tissue, muscles, ligaments and joints. Create ease and integrate the forces of movement and support throughout your whole-body. Harmonious whole-body movement encourages us to drop our “fragmentary-sense-of-self” and invites us into the experience of wholeness that is the state of yoga.

  • Embodied Anatomy™—All Major Joints: Spine and Jaw, Pelvic Halves and Legs, Thoracic Region and Arms
  • Integrating Movement through the Lower Limbs, Upper Limbs, and Core
  • Finding Support Through the Whole-body Fascial Weave
  • Movement Principles and Sequencing for Stress-free, Injury-free Practice
  • Healing Modalities for Musculoskeletal Injuries & Limitations
  • Practice and Teaching of Pranayama 
  • Breathing Meditation
  • Philosophy: Yoga Sutras
  • Developing the Art of Teaching


Embodying Water & Fire:
Organs & Glands

Learn to feel your own organs and glands.  Discover how to initiate movement from them.  Recognize the expression of organ and glandular support and intelligence in yourself and others.  Learn to facilitate healing through these systems utilizing touch, asana, pranayama and meditation.

  • Embodied Anatomy™—Organ and Neuroendocrine Systems
  • Subtle Yoga Anatomy—Chakras and Nadis
  • Diaphragms of the Body and Organ Core
  • Glandular Correlations and Supports of the Musculoskeletal System in Asana
  • Sequencing for Organs and Glands
  • Healing Modalities for Organs and Glands
  • Refining Practice and Understanding of Bandhas
  • Practice and Teaching of Pranayama 
  • Tantric Meditation
  • Philosophy: Hatha Yoga Pradipika and its Practices 
  • The Art of Teaching 


Embodying Optimal Movement:
Developmental Patterns and Neurocellular Integration of Body-Mind-Spirit

Yoga is a developmental process of growth toward the vision of Unity.  We are whole, we begin whole, and we end whole.  In this module we explore the movement patterns that support our experience of wholeness and connection to Source.  We integrate these patterns into our asana practice, and gain a deeper understanding of the yoga form.

  • Embryological Development
  • The Developmental Patterns of the First Year of Life
  • Cellular Breathing, Embryological Breathing, and Navel Flooding Breath
  • Vinyasa Yoga and Whole-Body-Ujjayi
  • Mulabandha and the Arising of Personal Core
  • Practice and Teaching of Pranayama 
  • Experiential Tantric Philosophy
  • Tantric Meditation
  • Refinement of the Art of Teaching


Integration—Embodying Air, Space and Consciousness:

Sat-chit-ananda is the nature of who we are: truth, consciousness, and bliss – manifesting into love, function, and form. In this module we continue to open the doors to the ever deepening experience of self. We define and clarify the principles for healthy support and movement through all body systems, to create ease and integration throughout the entire body-mind-spirit. Truly harmonious movement encourages us to drop our “fragmentary-sense-of-self” and invites us into the experience of wholeness that is the state of yoga.

  • Weaving Embodyoga® Principles into Fluid and Satisfying Classes
  • Resonating Through Presence, Voice and Touch
  • Beyond Seeing: Perception with all of your Senses
  • Advanced Sequencing and Teaching Clinics
  • Practice and Teaching of Pranayama  
  • Experiential Tantric Philosophy
  • Tantric Meditation
  • Final Assessment



Our 300-hour Embodyoga® teacher training program is registered with the National Yoga Alliance.

New dates for 2018-2019 in Amherst, MA

MODULE 1—2018

April 21-22

May 19-20

June 9-10

July 14-15

MODULE 2—2018

September 15-16

October 6-7

October 27-28

December 1-2

MODULE 3—2019

April 13-14

May 4-5

June 1-2

June 22-23

MODULE 4—2019

September 21-22

October 19-20

November 23-24

December 14-15


300-hour Program in Central California Begins September 2017 at Leap Yoga


Embodyoga® Founder & instructor


Patty Townsend

300-hour Teacher Training program

Modules 1 – 3 must be completed before attending Module 4.

It is highly recommended that you take this program in its entirety. However, modules may be taken independently.



lead teachers, dates, schedule & costs

300-hour Embodyoga® Teacher Training