Frequently Asked Questions about our Teacher Training Programs

What is the difference between the 200 hour and the 300 hour programs?

The anatomy based Yoga Integrated Science 200 hour teacher training program is approved to meet the Yoga Alliance 200 hour requirements.  This program is comprised of 6, 3-day workshops that take place one weekend a month for 6 months at our Wellness Center in Louisville, Kentucky. These classes are for anyone who wants to learn about the system of Yoga; to deepen their practice or interested in becoming a certified yoga instructor.

The 200 hour program covers:

  • the origins of Hatha Yoga
  • historical and scientific information on flexibility and range of motion
  • structural anatomy and basic mechanics of lower body, trunk and spine, upper body and cervical regions of the body
  • comprehensive analysis of various applicable Hatha Yoga Poses.

This course also includes an introduction to the science of adjusting, how to incorporate yoga props, yoga philosophy and ethics, pranayama/ breathing techniques and meditation, general sequencing techniques, the business of Yoga, and a daily yoga practice. Several of the most influential Yoga Styles and methods will be introduced, analyzed, and directly experienced.  

The 300 hour program is for the more advanced learner who is already 200 hour certified.

Yoga Integrated Science ® 300-hour Certification requirements:
  • Completion of Yoga I.S.® 200 hour program and required assignments OR the Yoga I.S.® 40 hour bridge course if previously a 200-RYT
  • Completion of “Yoga I.S.® Advanced Biomechanics of Hatha Yoga Courses” 4 weekends.
  • Completion of the “The Origins of Yoga: The Science of Subtle Energy, Consciousness and Healing in the 21st Century” , Yoga Therapy I and II.
  • Completion of Yoga I.S. Mechanix™ Courses
  • Completion of  77 hours of Yoga I.S.® Electives chosen by the student.
  • Submission of required readings, class observations, class instruction, papers, and journal entries to Yoga I.S®
  • Online testing or outside coursework for applicable weekends must be completed.