Teacher Trainings

All teachers start with a 200 hour Foundation training. You do not have to be a teacher to take the training. Many people take this training simply to deepen their yoga practice. Upon completion of the course, trainees are fully prepared to teach classes and to register with Yoga Alliance at the 200hr level.

What is "Mukti" Yoga?

Mukti is a sanskrit word meaning "inner liberation." It is often heard in the phrase Jivamukti, which means "one who is liberated," and is also a term for a common style of yoga. Both Jivamukti Yoga and Mukti Yoga are forms of Hatha Yoga, but that is where the difference ends.

Mukti Yoga is a style developed and refined by Julie Rader. It carries notes of the Vinyasa Flow style of the West, but, in homage to Julie's rich training with Swami Janakananda and Swami Satyananda, goes well beyond the popular "power Vinyasa yoga" style.

Mukti Yoga is:

200 hour Mukti Foundation Teacher Training

This training forms the Foundation to teaching, and it is typically the first course a student takes on his or her journey to becoming a teacher, though it is open to those wanting to deepen a yoga practice without becoming a teacher. The course is a comprehensive Hatha Yoga course, with influence from classical Yoga texts and practices as well as modern science. Mukti is a heartfelt training program, guiding teachers to lead with intuition and care. Teachers learn to tune into what students truly need, and as a result no two Mukti classes are ever the same.

500 hour Mukti Graduate Teacher Training

1000 hour Mukti Master Teacher Training coming in 2016!

Foundation Training - 200 hours

Mukti Foundation Module is the basis of a teacher training. The objective of this course is to learn how to teach Hatha yoga to all levels, including anatomy and alignment of over 60 asanas. Students learn how to sequence a class, provide modifications and adjust students in pose. Students will receive an all encompassing and ever lasting teacher training experience.

In this Foundation Module you will learn:

  • Introduction and exposure to classic yogic texts
  • Dinacharya (daily Ayurvedic ritual)
  • History and philosophy of yoga
  • In depth study of primary and intermediate asanas
  • Develop skills in hands-on adjustments
  • Basic Sanskrit pronunciation and etymology
  • Templates for creating/sequencing individual and group classes
  • Team-teaching community yoga classes
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of several types of namaskars
  • Anatomy of the body
  • Karma yoga
  • The Business of Yoga
  • Pranayama (breathing practices)
  • Meditation practices
  • The arc of well-balanced class
  • Developing a personal practice

Required Reading for the Foundation Training:
Manual, The Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga, by Ray Long, The Yoga Sutras, Any Translation

Graduate Training - 100 hours

Mukti Graduate training delves deeply into the yoga sutras, dieties and the subtle energies of yoga. The objective of this course is go deeper in every aspect of yogic teaching. The teaching lab portion includes learning to teach and adjust advanced poses. This training goes well beyond the asanas with a rich understanding of yogic philosophy.

In this Graduate Module you will learn:
  • In-depth study of the yoga sutras
  • Dinacharya (daily Ayurvedic ritual)
  • Philosophy of yoga
  • In depth study of advanced asanas
  • Deepen skills in hands-on adjustments
  • Study of the dieties
  • Templates for creating/sequencing peak pose classes
  • Teaching meditation
  • Teaching pranayama
  • Anatomy of the body
  • Karma yoga
  • The Business of Yoga
  • Developing a consistant personal sadhana

Required Reading for the Graduate Training:
Manual, The Key Poses of Hatha Yoga, by Ray Long, Four Chapters on Freedom, by Swami Satyananda, Hatha Yoga Pradipika by Swami Muktibodhananda

Prenatal Training - 100 hours

Mukti Prenatal training explores the benefits of pre & post natal yoga. In this training, you will learn how to safely and creatively guide women through their pre and postnatal yoga practice, enhancing their birth experience. Learn about the stages of labor and the importance of this information when teaching prenatal yoga. Learn breathing techniques, yoga postures, and meditations that will prepare mothers for delivery. Postnatally, learn how to rebuild the pelvic floor muscles, abdominal strength, relieve sore shoulders, stimulate milk production and restore overall balance in the body. Mommy & Baby yoga will teach creative, fun ways to keep both mom and baby interested and involved in their practice.

In this Prenatal Training you will learn:
  • In-depth study of prenatal yoga
  • Stages of development of mother and baby during pregancy
  • Types of labor and stages
  • Topics and themes for prenatal classes
  • 120 day baby blessing
  • 40 day sadhana when baby arrives
  • Templates for creating/sequencing prenatal
  • 11 prenatal sequences
  • Breathing techniques
  • Prenatal and labor meditations
  • Prenatal modifications for non-prenatal class
  • Postnatal changes in body and mind
  • Anatomy of the prenatal & postnatal body
  • 4 postnatal sequences
  • Fertility
  • Fertility yoga and meditaion
  • Mommy and me classes
  • Mommy and me sequences

Required Reading for the Prenatal Training:
Manual; Bountiful, Beautiful, Blissful: Experience the Natural Power of Pregnancy and Birth with Kundalini Yoga and Meditation by Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa