Frequently Asked Questions

What Teacher Trainings does Mukti Yoga offer?

Mukti Yoga offers a range of teacher training programs designed to give you a deeper understanding of yoga for personal usage as well as strongly focus on the teaching aspect of yoga. Below is a list of all the teacher trainings Mukti Yoga offers.

200-hour Foundation Training

100-hour Graduate Training

100-hour Prenatal Training

50-hour Advanced Asana Module

50-hour Vinyasa Module

50-hour Therapeutic Module

50-hour Living Yoga Module

50-hour Chakra Balancing Module

50-hour Tantric/Kriya Module

50-hour Yoga for Kids Module

25-hour Pranayama & Meditation Module

25-hour Yin & Restorative Module

25-hour Yoga for Athletes Module

25-hour Intuitive Yogi Module

25-hour Empowering Teaching Module

What style of yoga is Mukti Yoga?

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’s purpose is to bring ancient techniques to the modern yogi in a simple and profound way. Mukti is more dedicated than ever to sharing the true essence of yoga in a compassionate, educated, humble and deeply embodied way.

Mukti Yoga is:

  • Alignment based flow following a specific formula to keep students safe. We want people to practice Yoga for their entire lives, and this structure is the best way to make sure the body can tolerate this goal.
  • This class formula varies depending on the season, time of day, moon cycle, influences of the world around us and the students in the room. No two classes are the same. We call this “intuitive” teaching, or teaching from the heart!
  • The goal of any Mukti Yoga class is to move from the inside out. Rather than allowing the postures to dictate the class, energy comes first, moving students to a more open understanding of how the mind-body connection is at work in their lives.

Where do I begin?

The Mukti Yoga 200-hour Foundation training is usually the first step. Many people take this training simply to deepen their yoga practice; however, trainees are fully prepared to teach classes after completing the 200-hour Foundation training.

Mukti Yoga also offers several different modules that some practitioners take prior to the Foundation training. These different modules were developed so teachers can specialize their training focus. This allows teachers to have a specialized field of expertise.

What makes Mukti Yoga 200-Hour Teacher Training different?

The Mukti Foundation Training serves as the cornerstone of Mukti’s teacher training program. The objective of this training is to prepare participants to teach Hatha yoga at all levels. The course covers anatomy and alignment for over 60 asanas. Participants learn how to sequence a class, provide pose modifications, and make adjustments to students.Through a combination of in-studio training and real world teaching and adjusting of all body types in community yoga classes, Mukti trainees are prepared and ready to teach immediately upon graduation. 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 Multi classes are ever the same. Graduates of Mukti’s Foundation Module receive an all-encompassing and ever-lasting yoga teacher training experience upon which they can continue to build. The bond trainees create with one another and their mentor(s) continues long after their training ends. Mukti is a tribe; a yoga family/community with a common thread linking us to one another and creating a lifelong support system, whether or not you choose to teach yoga.

I have an injury. Can I take a teacher training or retreat?

Yes. Modifications for injuries and other limitations are provided in all of our trainings and retreats; however, we do recommend that you check with your physician first and sign our waiver before you participate in any Mukti training or retreat. If you are planning on taking one of our trainings, injuries can also serve as helpful demonstrations for all participants, allowing you to gain more knowledge about your own body and students with similar limitations.

I am pregnant. Can I take a teacher training or retreat?

Yes, we have had many pregnant practitioners take our teacher trainings and retreats. We recommend that you check with your physician first to make sure you are clear for training.

I’m not sure I want to teach yoga. Can I take a teacher training?

Absolutely! The desire to teach is not essential to taking a teacher training. All of our trainings are an amazing way to delve deeper into the study of yoga and transform your personal practice. The only Mukti Yoga training that requires a pre-requisite base of knowledge is our 100-hour Graduate teacher training.

I have a full time job. Can I still fit in a teacher training?

Yes. We understand that any teacher training is a commitment and we will work with your schedule to make sure you feel set up for success during our trainings. We also offer make-up opportunities for any part of our trainings you may miss.

Are there classes I can take to get an idea of the Mukti Yoga style?

Absolutely! Send us an email and we will give you a free class pass to try out any of our Senior Mukti Teachers’ classes.

Can I practice with Mukti Yoga teachers during the 200-hour Foundation Training?

Yes, you can take your Mukti Mentors’ classes for free at the studio where you are taking your Foundation Training.

What is a Mukti Yoga Module?

We understand that everyone has different interests and time constraints in their yoga journey. Mukti Yoga offers several different modules so teachers can specialize their training focus, while working toward completing their 300-hour Graduate training. Mukti Yoga modules allow teachers to have a specialized field of expertise. If you are looking to receive your 500-hour certification through Mukti Yoga, you will need to take our 200-hour Foundation training, 100-hour Graduate training and 200 hours worth of Mukti Yoga Modules.

How do I know which Mukti Modules are for me?

You can find a list and description of all of our Mukti Modules as well as Suggested 500-hour Curriculums here. Our Living Yoga, Tantric/Kriya, Chakra Vinyasa, Pranayama & Meditation and Intuitive Yogi modules are for practitioners who want to have a deeper understanding of yoga for personal usage. For practitioners interested in taking modules that strongly focus on the teaching aspect of yoga you will want to take the Advanced Asana, Vinyasa, Therapeutics, Prenatal, Kids Yoga, Yoga for Athletes, Alignment & Adjustments and Yin & Restorative modules.

I did not take a 200-hour Foundation Training. Can I take a Mukti Yoga Module?

Yes! All Mukti Yoga Modules are designed for you to take at any time, so you can take any of our modules before you take our 200-hour Foundation Teacher Training. Any Mukti Yoga modules you take will count toward you 300-hour Graduate Teacher Training after your complete your 200-hour Foundation Training.

Can Modules count toward a Mukti Yoga 200-hour Foundation Training? Can I take a Mukti Yoga Module to “make-up” for any time I missed in the 200-hour Foundation Training?

Unfortunately, our modules do not count toward the 200-hour Foundation Training, nor do they count as “make-ups” for any time missed during the 200-hour Foundation Training. All of our Modules are an in-depth study of various yoga specialties you may want to pursue as a teacher. All of our modules count toward our 300-hour Graduate Training. 

I took a 200-hour Foundation Training with another Yoga School. Can I take Mukti Yoga trainings and modules to receive my additional 300-hour Graduate certification?

Yes! As long as you have your 200-hour Foundation Training from a Yoga Alliance approved yoga school, you can take Mukti Yoga trainings and modules to receive your 300-hour Graduate certification for a total of 500-hour Yoga Alliance certification.

How do I receive a 500-hour Teacher Training certification?

In order to receive your 500-hour Teacher Training certification you must complete a 200-hours, Yoga Alliance approved, teacher training from a registered yoga school, like Mukti Yoga. Once you receive your 200-hour Foundation certification, you can gain your additional 300 hours by taking our 100-hour Graduate Teacher Training and 200 hours of Mukti Yoga Modules. 

What will I learn in Mukti Yoga’s 100-hr Graduate Training?

The Mukti Yoga Graduate training delves deeply into the yoga sutras, deities 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.

Are there any books I need to purchase/read for training?

Yes, there is required reading for each training. A list of Mukti Yoga’s required reading for each teacher training is available here. You can purchase your Mukti Yoga Manual in our Mukti Store.

I purchased the required Mukti Manual for my training. When will I receive it?

You will receive your manual on the first day of your training.

What is Mukti Yoga’s attendance and class make up policy?

Attendance Policy

200-hour Foundation Training:

No more than 20 in-class contact hours may be missed for students to receive full 200 hours of Foundation teacher training credit.

Missing more than 15 (and less than 20) in-class contact hours necessitates the student pay an additional flat rate fee of $155 per hour for a private (or group) make up training session(s) with the Senior Teacher(s).

100-hour Graduate or Prenatal Training:

No more than 10 in-class contact hours may be missed for students to receive full 100 hours of Graduate or Prenatal teacher training credit.

Missing more than 7 (and less than 10) in-class contact hours necessitates the student pay an additional flat rate fee of $155 per hour for a private (or group) make up training session(s) with the Senior Teacher(s).

50-hour Module:

No more than 5 in-class contact hours may be missed for students to receive full 50 hours of elective module teacher training credit.

Missing more than 3 (and less than 5) in-class contact hours necessitates the student pay an additional flat rate fee of $155 per hour for a private (or group) make up training session(s) with the teacher(s).

Make Up Policy

Make up training sessions can be up to 5 hours long and lead by a Senior Teacher. The make up training session will be equivalent to no more than 5 contact training hours.

When a student misses less than 15 hours of a Foundation training, 7 hours of a Graduate or Prenatal training or 3 hours of a Module, the following are adequate means of recovering missed in-class contact hours:

  • Assisting a class by the Senior Teacher or another Senior Mukti Yoga Teacher
  • Class observation with written critique submitted to the Senior Teacher (this does not have to be a Mukti Yoga Teacher’s class)
  • Students must demonstrate knowledge of missed information by submitting a written review of the missed information to the Senior Teacher

*Any Mukti Senior Teacher may lead these make up training sessions

When will I get my Mukti Yoga certificate?

We will email your Mukti Yoga certificate to you after you have completed and fully paid for your training. You may be terminated from a training if your behavior is inappropriate or violates the Yoga Alliance ethical guidelines. Under such circumstances you will not be refunded any portion of your tuition and certification hours will not be granted. Your attendance and any made-up sessions you may have completed will be confirmed with your Mukti Mentor(s). It can take us up to a week to verify and send your certificate.

Will I be qualified to teach yoga after I complete the 200-hour Foundation Training?

Yes, you will be qualified to teach after you complete the Mukti Yoga 200-hour Foundation Training.

Are Mukti Yoga Teacher Training qualifications recognized around the world?

Yes! Mukti Yoga is globally recognized. Practitioners from all over the world take our trainings and go on to teach in their communities. However, we encourage you check with your country to see if there are any specific requirements.

Will I be able to teach at The Green Yogi after I graduate from the Mukti 200-hour Foundation Training?

During your Mukti Yoga Foundation training you will have the opportunity to teach free classes at The Green Yogi. We have partnered with The Green Yogi to allow you to continue teaching donation classes after you graduate from our 200-hour Foundation Training, so you can continue to refine your teaching skills; however, this does not guarantee that you will be able to teach regularly scheduled classes at The Green Yogi. In order to teach regularly scheduled classes at The Green Yogi, you will need to audition with the owner, Chelsea Berg. Many Mukti Yoga trained teachers have gone on to audition and teach at The Green Yogi.

Are payment plans available for Mukti Yoga Trainings and Retreats?

Yes, we offer payment plans for many of our trainings and retreats. If there is a training or retreat you wish to participate in and you do not see a payment plan available, please email us at and we will work with you to set something up.

What is Mukti Yoga’s cancelation policy?

Please note that all deposits are non-refundale. If you wish to cancel your booking, you may do so any time up to (and including) the 61st day before the scheduled start date and receive a full refund of any fees above the initial deposit, less an administrative fee of 10% or $100, whichever is greater. If you cancel between 31 and 60 days prior to the start date, you will be charged a cancelation fee of 50% of the retreat or training value, including any deposit you may have paid through Mukti Yoga payment plans. If you cancel your booking less than 31 days prior to the scheduled trip or training start date (or if you fail to show up, or if you leave a trip or training prior to its completion for any reason), then you will not be entitled to any refund. Bookings for all trips are non-transferable. Exceptions to our policy cannot be made for any reason, including weather, hospitalization, business emergencies, personal/family emergencies or personal/family illnesses. There are no discounts for arriving late or leaving the retreat or training early.

If Mukti Yoga must cancel any retreat or training for any reason before the scheduled start date, you will receive a complete refund of all monies paid to Mukti Yoga, which shall constitute full settlement of any claims. Mukti Yoga shall not be responsible for any expenses you incurred in preparation for any canceled trips, such as airline tickets, or for costs incurred due to travel delays, flight cancellations or illness, etc.

What is Yoga Alliance?

Yoga Alliance (YA) is the certifying body for Yoga Schools, enforcing quality and content hour standards. Upon completion of our 200 Hour program, you will receive a 200 Hour Yoga Certification recognized by Yoga Alliance. 

Do I have to register with Yoga Alliance once I have completed Teacher Training?

It is highly recommend that you register with Yoga Alliance after you complete your 200-hour Foundation Training; however, it is optional and you can register any time after you complete your training.