Yoga Teacher Training that takes you to the spiritual heart of the practice
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.
Students can expect to learn a myriad of yogic practices and traditions including hatha yoga, kundalini-tantra yoga, vinyasa yoga, bhakti, yin, and restorative, plus Inner Work holistic psychology.
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 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.
I’ve followed your work for a few years now, starting with listening to the podcast! Your teachings came into my life at a time when I was just starting my own inner work healing journey and influenced and encouragement me in SO many ways - and continues to do so today. I appreciate the wisdom you both share and the way in which you share it. I also appreciate how genuine you are in your work and I’m so excited for the chance to continue learning from you!
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.
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!
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 140K 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!
Yoga History & Philosophy: Dive into the ancient history of yoga including keystone texts such as; The Vedas, The Upanishads, and 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 of root beliefs.
Healing Processes: Learn how to conduct and lead physical, mental, and spiritually minded healing processes that can be paired with yogic practices. *Pairing processes with practice is what distinguishes a Sacred Yoga class*
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 Hatha Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Yin Yoga, and more.
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 psychology 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!
The difference is we go deep
We're just going to be honest with you, most yoga teacher trainings out there are surface level replicas of each other. They are a quick way to make cash for yoga companies and studios, and they water down yoga in order to get the most people through their programs in the quickest amount of time!
The result is thousands of yoga teachers who graduate but are not taught the depth or fullness of practice. They are not equipped to facilitate healing experiences for people's emotional or spiritual needs but instead taught how to sequence together a fitness routine.
To solve this, we have made our program 8 months so that you have a thorough education. We take you deep into the layers of yoga that can help facilitate transformation within consciousness.
3hrs of live, interactive workshops every week in our digital classroom
Take your time completing pre-recorded lessons and assignments on your own time
Stay in touch with your teachers and peers throughout the entire journey
Get personalized and individual feedback through practice teaching
The Sacred Yoga Institute is a highly intimate online yoga school with a lot of human interaction and two-way communication!
Our virtual classroom consists of weekly live video conference calls. These three-hour weekly live workshops are what create our global community and give an in-person feel. Because our unique hands-on program allows us to gather together weekly online, you will be getting real mentorship and feedback from us throughout your entire journey. This format also allows you to create bonds and friendships with your classmates that will last a lifetime!
In addition to the weekly live online workshops, you will also be given access to our self-study videos, reading, and teacher training manual which you can complete at your own pace. Even in the self-study portion of this training you will still continue to receive personal guidance from us as you complete and submit homework assignments and teaching assignments.
Frequently asked questions
Is there a payment plan option?
Yes! You can sign up for a payment plan upon registration. There is a $899 non-refundable deposit. The payment plan is $299 per month for 7 months after the deposit. You save $300 if you choose to pay in full.
Will I be able to get feedback from the teacher trainers?
Yes! Mat and Ash will be in contact with you throughout the entire journey. Through monthly live workshops, through our private peer group, and through email each time you turn in an assignment. You can also reach out to them anytime throughout the training to book a guidance call to discuss your progress and goals!
How long does it take to graduate?
The course takes a minimum of 8 months to complete but you are welcome to take up to 12 months to finish.
Will I be able to get hired and teach after this course?
Yes! You will be fully equipped and prepared for employment as a yoga teacher. You will also be prepared to become self-empolyed to start your own buisness or personal online brand if you so choose.
What if I can't make the live workshops?
We recommend participating in as many live workshops as possible, but if you cannot make a live workshop it will be recorded for you to watch the replay.
What is the time commitment?
There is a 3 hour live workshop each week, however we recommend setting aside 6-7 hours per week for the live workshop, additonal self-study content, and assignments. If you cannot make the live workshops you will be emailed a replay.
Should I do yoga teacher training if I am new or just intermediate?
Will I get the oppotunity to practice-teach in this training?
Yes, you will be required to submit videos and/or teach live classes within our private group or during our live workshops. Practice teaching is a part of this program so that you can recieve feedback and guidance!
Is there a start date or can I enroll at anytime?
It is an ongoing enrollment and you can join anytime.
Is this training Yoga Alliance approved?
Yes! Yoga Alliance has recently approved online trainings. Ash has been registered with Yoga Alliance since 2012 and Mat since 2016.
What is the cost?
If you choose to do a payment plan, the upfront cost is a non-refundable depost of $899 followed by 7 monthly payments of $299.
Will I learn how to create my own personal brand?
Yes! We will prepare you to be fully sustained online from your own personal brand!
Deepen your personal yoga and Inner work practice to new heights
Learn how to teach and lead from your own experience, inspiration, and internalized wisdrom
Learn how to facilitate healing experiences for people both online and in-person
Diversify your teaching offerings with unlimited potential beyond physical fitness yoga classes
Anyone looking for real yoga and wants to go beyond the physical practice.
Anyone who feels called to dive deeper into yoga studies, alternative healing practices, and eastern philosophy
Anyone who wants to experience their own genuine spiritual awakening and life transformation through inner work and healing
Anyone who is longing to serve others and wants to help facilitate physical, emotional, and spiritual healing for others
Anyone who is yearning for a transformational life-changing experience and support of like-minded community
Anyone who has read The Inner Work book or taken any previous courses or retreats with Mat & Ash and is ready to dive deeper into becoming a facilitator