Basics Teacher Training
In the 200-hour yoga teacher training you will learn to teach all five primary Basics series and the Basics Level pranayama series. Upon certification you will be eligible to register with the Yoga Alliance as an RYT-200.
The program follows the Yoga Alliance competencies. It includes 100 hours of Techniques, 25 hours of Methodology, 20 hours of Anatomy and Physiology, 36 Hours of Yoga Philosophy and Lifestyle, and a minimum of 19 hours of Practicum. Some students benefit from additional practicum hours before they feel confident to teach a class.
Learn the TriYoga Method
TriYoga is a complete hatha yoga method which includes asana, pranayama, mudra, visualization and meditation techniques, all systematized by level. The TriYoga method comes from founder Yogini Kaliji’s direct ongoing experience of kriyavati siddhi – kundalini energy manifesting as hatha yoga sequences – characterized by smooth rhythmical breath, spinal waves and focused awareness. Unifying prāṇāyāma and mudra with dynamic and sustained asanas expands the flow of Prāṇā. It is a healing and transformative practice at any level.
TriYoga fundamentals include relaxation-in-action, wave-like spinal movements and economy of motion. With the systematic approach, students can remain with Basics or progress to subsequent levels. Within each level, students increase their knowledge of posture and flow, as well as strength, flexibility, endurance and breath control. Through sustained awareness on all aspects of the practice, the movement of body, breath and mudra harmonize and the inner flow naturally emerges.
Become a Great Teacher
First and foremost, the emphasis of the program is training competent and confident teachers. Our graduates leave the program knowing a systematized approach and how to lead a safe class and modify for individual students. The training is done over 10 or more months to give you time to acquire the knowledge and teaching skills you need to become a successful teacher. Those who need extra time to develop teaching skills will be given the extra support. Graduation is based on proficiency. When you graduate you will be ready to teach.
In four Techniques weekends you will gain a deep understanding of alignment, breath control, focus and precise transitions synchronizing breath and movement. Patanjali defines yoga as the control of the thought waves of the mind. When yoga is practiced with focus and awareness the obstacles to the flow energy are removed and first three kośas – the physical, the energetic and the mental/emotional layers of our being – come into balance, connecting us to our intuitive knowledge and the body of bliss. The practice is healing and transformative.
These weekends are appropriate for those who wish to deepen their practice as well as those who wish to teach.
In Methodology you will learn how to see students and help them achieve more ease and benefits from the practice. This is done through precise cuing, effective use of props, and skillful hands on alignment. You will learn how to modify postures for specific student needs. The emphasis is on learning to work safely and respectfully with students.
Anatomy and Physiology
We will study Anatomy Trains to understand the body as a system of interconnected body segments that work together to create movement. When a foot is out of alignment it creates imbalance throughout the body because everything is connected. Over time it can create strain in the knees, the hips, the back. This in turn could effects the shoulders and neck. You will learn anatomy through the lens of interconnectedness in the body, which will help you see the energetics in yoga postures.
During Practicum you will learn how to teach with precise alignment cues to keep your students focused and flowing. You will practice teaching each of the flows first in small teaching groups then progress to teaching outside students. Our program places a great deal of emphasis on teaching you how to teach. Upon graduation you will have the knowledge to create a safe and enjoyable practice and work with beginning students who have a variety of needs.
Learn the Yoga Sutras from TriYoga Founder Yogini Kaliji. Kaliji makes yoga philosophy understandable and relevant. She brings depth and unique understanding to the yoga texts. You can listen to the sessions online, in your own time. Study questions and in-class discussions lead to a deep understanding and appreciation of the Sutras, and the 8 Limb Path.
You will also study Prana Vidya and learn practices for expanding energy and attaining the higher limbs of yoga – concentration, meditation, and samadhi.
There is also a weekend of learning about Food as Medicine to maximize the health and well being of you, your students and the planet.
What some of our past graduates have to say:
“Not only did I learn Asanas, Pranayama, Yoga Flows and Meditation from the Triyoga teaching program, I gained the confidence and knowledge of how to teach.” Bill Casey
“TriYoga teacher training is incredibly well organized and thorough. I had already completed a 560 hour teacher training certificate when I decided I wanted to pursue TriYoga Basics Certification. I intend to continue with Level 1 within 12 months. The systematic approach of TriYoga makes me feel very confident as a teacher.” Genevra Petito
“I did my teacher training in TriYoga because I loved the flow and the energy it would bring in me, to the point that I just wanted to be able to share it with others. I first got certified in Basics. With this, I was fully prepared to start teaching while I continued my formation through the teacher training for levels 1 and 2. Thanks to this formation, now the energetic flow I can feel when I practice isn’t only within me, but it can expand to others as well. To me, this is a superb gift I’ve received from this life through TriYoga.” Roser Sauri, Barcelona, Spain
Brahmi (Beth Gold-Bernstein), Director TriYoga Boston, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, Senior TriYoga teacher and Teacher Trainer. Brahmi has been practicing yoga since 1976 and TriYoga since 1993. She aspires to share the depth and breadth of the TriYoga teachings, and help students expand their practice, knowledge, and experience. Brahmi has been training teachers for over 20 years. As a certified yoga therapist she works individually with clients to use the full spectrum of yoga practices to heal and transform.
Lorrie Jacobsohn, Co-Director TriYoga Boston Teacher Training, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, RN, MSN, PCNS-BC, APHN-BC, has been practicing TriYoga since 2000, has been a TriYoga Teacher for over 10 years and she has worked at Massachusetts General Hospital Emergency Department for 25 years. She integrates her expertise as a yoga teacher and yoga therapist with being an advanced practice holistic nurse and a psychiatric clinical nurse specialist to promote healing, wellness and transformation..
Swamini Kaliji, Founder of TriYoga. Traveling extensively, Kaliji has taught TriYoga on a daily basis for over 36 years. She has presented 48 keynote addresses, major presentations and in-depth programs at yoga conferences and other venues worldwide, and has been featured widely in the media. She was featured in the book Secrets of the World’s Inspirational Women, with photos of the women in the prestigious National Portrait Gallery in London. Kaliji’s presence, her mastery of the flow and the ageless wisdom inherent in TriYoga have inspired and transformed countless lives. (See full bio).
Carrie Gaynor, BSN, RN, KMI, BCSI, E-RYT, is a senior faculty member at Kinesis, LLC; she teaches Anatomy Trains®, other short courses and KMI courses nationally. A Board Certified Structural Integrator (CBSI), she maintains a full time KMI Structural Integration practice and has co-directed and taught yoga at ABSOLUTE Yoga in Rochester, NY for over 20 years.
She holds two Yoga certifications – one from Ester Myers Yoga and a second through TriYoga International. Additionally she is a Level 1 Certified Fascial Stretch Therapist and Fascial Fitness Trainer.
Kelli Roberts is a skilled Vegan Chef with a plant-based diet certificate from Cornell University, and is a certified health & nutrition counselor from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She has been vegetarian for nearly 21 years and vegan for 13, and is a Level 3-certified TriYoga teacher. Kelli teaches vegan cooking classes and programs to transition to a plant-based diet (online and in person), leads vegan yoga retreats, and offers individualized nutrition and lifestyle counseling. www.kellisvegankitchen.com.
2017 Training Schedule
|Series 1 Techniques||January 14-15|
|Series 2 Techniques||Feb 11-12|
|Series 3 Techniques||March 11-12|
|Series 4 & 5 Techniques||April 8-9|
|TriYoga Therapeutics||May 6-10|
|Min 20 hours Basics Classes|
|Series 1 Methodology||June 3|
|Series 2 Methodology||June 25|
|Series 3 Methodology||July 15|
|Series 4 & 5 Methodology||July 16|
|Anatomy & Physiology|
|Human Physiology||June 24|
|Prana Vidya||Jan 8, Feb. 5|
|Yoga Sutras (discussion)||April 2 & May 21|
|Food as Medicine||April 22-23|
|Series 1 Practicum||Aug 12|
|Series 2 Practicum||Aug 13|
|Series 3 Practicum||Sept 9|
|Series 4 & 5 Practicum||Sept 10|
|Teach 2 classes||TBA|
Full program. $3200 includes training manual, materials, and TriYoga International internship fee.
$3000 if paid in full by January1, 2017.
Payment Plan. $500 to register
$900 due March 1st.
$900 due June 1st
$900 due September 1st.
Techniques only. For those wishing to deepen their practice. Does not include Basics Manual (available for an additional $108). $200 per weekend or $108 per day.
Methodology only. For those wishing to enhance their assistance skills. $108 per session.
Practicum only. For those wishing to practice their teaching skills. $108 per session.
TriYoga Basics Certification Only (RYT-200 certified in a different method). Would need to take Techniques, Methodology and Practicum. $1800 if paid in full by January1, 2017.
$500 application fee is fully refundable before the start of the program. After the start of the program it cannot be refunded.
For those who pay in full and then drop out of the program, pro-rated refunds will be given for the number of months remaining in the program.