Sacred Yoga Institute

A Spiritual Practice Rooted In Inner Work & Self-Discovery

Covid Adjusted home Based Learning Experience

200hr yoga teacher training

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Yoga Teacher Training that takes you to the spiritual heart of the practice

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It just has depth you want to you learn. I have not seen other yoga trainings that really provide this much variety of the elements of yoga. This training teaches you way more than just the phsyical movements. It prepares us to teach not only asanas, but breath work, mantras, Kriyas, meditation, and inner work process. Sacred yoga institute develops their students into autonomous teachers"

-Jillian Walker

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Live Digital Classroom

Weekly live video conference workshops. Two-way communication. Live interaction

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Community Support

Join a global community. Connected with other spiritually centered people. Make life-lasting friendships with peers and teachers. 

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Self-Paced

All lessons are self-paced. Turn in assignments on your time. Replay videos. Take your time! 

 

Traditional Yoga

Dive into the traditional roots of the practice and learn from the originals texts where yoga was first derived 

Real Mentorship

Live digital classrooms allow for personalized feedback from teachers. Get help and guidance throughout the whole journey!

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Spiritual Immersion

Immerse yourself in a practice that will take you beyond the physical and deepen your personal connection to yourself and the Divine. 

This is the hands-down the most diverse and comprehensive Yoga Teacher Training you will ever experience. Mat and Ash are authentically invested in ensuring you have the most well-rounded understanding of Yoga AND all of the tools you’ll need to succeed in your career as a Yoga Teacher and Inner Work Facilitator. I have yet to see any other yoga schools offer a complete mind-body-spirit immersion from  blended Eastern and Western perspectives. As a physical therapist who’s spent over 100k on my education, this is the best investment I’ve ever made in my personal development. I feel more enlivened with my sense of purpose than ever before. I can’t speak enough about the value; the alignment you’ll receive in your personal well-being alone is truly priceless." -Jessie Klein

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Traditional yoga

What style of yoga will you learn?

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Yoga is not about physical fitness, gaining flexibility or losing weight. These are all definitely positive side effects to the practice, but they are not the true goal of yoga. The aim of yoga is Self-realization, enlightenment, and ultimately true freedom and lasting happiness.
 
The true practices of yoga are designed to help shed away the layers of our conditioned limitations, patterned behaviors and beliefs, thus revealing our true and eternal nature. The highest version of our Selves that cannot be distracted away from deep seated, perpetual inner peace and cosmic wisdom.
Real Yoga transforms people from the inside out by revealing the hidden shadows of the unconscious and bringing it all to the light to be transmuted and purified.
 
Our goal at Sacred Yoga Institute is to reintroduce the ancient and original practices and philosophies of yoga darshan that are designed to help individuals reach their highest potential of Supreme Consciousness. Yoga is an ancient science that uses the body and breath to penetrate the mind and liberate us from suffering. Yoga is the path to enlightenment or Moksha. We aim to help spiritual seekers become teachers through their own personal and direct experience with the practice.
The foundation of our school is based on the tantra yoga tradition and Inner Work theory which focuses on the living practice of yoga through direct experience and self-inquiry.
Students can expect to learn a myriad of yogic practices and traditions including authentic hatha yoga, kundalini yoga, tantra yoga, bhakti yoga, and much more.
This training is ideal for anyone who is being called to dive deeper into the subtle realms of consciousness and who is willing to dedicate themselves to not only the study of yoga on a philosophical and practical level, but also the study of one's self. 
 
Deciding to teach yoga should not be based on a career move. It should be a sincere calling deep within your heart. Yoga Teacher Training is an investment in the future. Being an inspired and excellent teacher involves much more than getting a certificate. It requires dedication, discipline, and continuous practice. Your future career as a teacher is simply the natural side effect. The yearning to share with others. 

Taylor Henley

I would 1000% recommend Mat and Ash as teacher trainers! You don’t have to spend much time with them to recognize how passionate they are about yoga, inner work, and serving as guides for others on a healing journey. I feel very safe and comfortable speaking to them about not only my successes but also any hesitations or blocks that I may feel. The feedback they provide is always so insightful, helpful, and encouraging and they truly are available to guide and support you throughout the entire process.

Lorena Diaz 

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I originally signed up to do an in-person training with Mat and Ash, but due to Covid it was cancelled and so I decided I would try to get my teacher certification online, but was still skeptical of how prepared I would be to teach from an online training. Their ability to prepare you for teaching with confidence  truly blew my expectations of this experience out of the water. Mat and Ash take time to mentor each of their students with an enormous about of attention and care and have created an online training that feels intimate and authentic. The live classroom setting makes it feel the same as if it was in person and I now I couldn't imagine of doing my training any other way with the flexibility of time freedom, self pacing, and from my own home. Thank you for creating this option during these times.

Lucia Gomez

Jillian Walker

I loved how raw and real Mat and Ash were, It really made you feel like they are truly with you on this journey, and that they aren't just the teachers at the front of the room. The interactivity of the group was also an incredible feature. I would most definitely recommend this training! Mat and Ash speak so fluently and provide such in depth engagement that allows everyone participate and stay engaged! They know their stuff and present it so beautifully! 

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Yoga has moved online

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Yoga At Home

36 million people in America practice yoga, and 67% of them say they practice at home online.

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Zoom Rooms

Since Covid-19 began zoom (online video conferencing platform) has increased sales by 169%, and innovative yoga teachers have learned to bring their classes directly to students' homes

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From A Device

In 2019, 52 million people downloaded a yoga or meditation app!

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Evolution

The number of US citizens practicing yoga or meditation from home has doubled 3X since 2012!

As two people who have taught in yoga studios for the past decade and owned two of our own brick and mortar studios, we are truly amazed to witness the enormous surge of online practitioners. It's something we could never imagine even 10 years ago, but here we are in 2020 and suddenly just about EVERYTHING has moved online, including yoga!

 

We are blessed to have been prompted 7 years ago to start transitioning and learning the online world of teaching through video and social media and we have seen the impact that sharing our gifts digitally has had.

 

Since moving online, we have grown an online community of over 250K people between all of our social media platforms and have developed many online courses, live "zoom" workshops, taken on dozens of private clients all over the world, and even hosted destination retreats. Being online has allowed us the time freedom to write two books, host a podcast, and make plenty of free content that's accessible to all!

I love that teaching live online is a main part of this training! At first I was nervous to teach both in our training peer group and over zoom, but After doing it many times now, I actually look forward to it and know that the more I teach the better i become.

-Lilia Geston 

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What You'll Learn

Yoga History & Philosophy: Dive into the ancient history of yoga including keystone texts such as; The Vedas, The Upanishads, That Hatha Yoga Pradipika, The Bhagavad Gita, & The Yoga Sutras of Pantanjali.

Inner Work Theory: Learn about the Themes of Consciousness and how to live your yoga off the mat with self-inquiry and conscious reprogramming. 

 

Tantric practices: Learn about the unique practices that set Tantra apart from other traditions including mantra, yantra, kriya, chanting, and the tattwas.

 

Study the Principles of Pranayama: Immerse yourself in the ancient techniques of creating and expanding your natural pranic field or life-force energy.

Meditation: You will learn how the brain is responsible for programming our personality and beliefs, plus how meditation can be used to transform our lives for good.

Yoga Anatomy: Explore anatomy and physiology of yoga poses and how functional movement plays a role in practice and teaching. 
 

Explore a Variety of Yoga Styles: Including Devotional Non-Duality, Tantra, Hatha, Kundalini, Vinyasa Yoga, Yin Yoga, Resorative, and Iyengar Inspired props.
 

Asana & Alignment: Discover the skills of cueing poses with proper alignment in all categories of asana including; standing, twisting, back-bending, and inverting. 
 

Yoga Sequencing: Learn how to create and build your own classes from start to finish with inspiring themes, sequences, and cueing.
 

Chakra Systems: Learn the inner realms and energy system of the 7 chakras and how they relate to our physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.

 



 

Teacher Practicum: Learn the fundamentals of teaching, leading, and public speaking, as well as designing classes and sequencing. You will get real feedback and teaching experience from this training.

 

Learn the 8 limbs of Yoga: Including the Niyamas and Yamas (moral and ethical adherences) and how they relate to being a yoga practitioner and a yoga teacher.

Business of Yoga: Learn how to create your own yoga brand as a teacher, fundamentals of marketing, social media, getting hired at studios, and even how to lead your own retreats and online courses! 

Plus SO much more!

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