Berkeley

1700 Shattuck Ave, 2nd Floor

Berkeley, CA 94709

(510) 486-0264

100 Hour Teacher Training

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Join our 100 Hour Anusara Yoga Teacher Training in Berkeley, CA to become a certified, registered yoga teacher!  You’ll receive comprehensive training in teaching alignment-based hatha and vinyasa yoga classes and cultivate the knowledge and confidence to teach a safe and engaging yoga class to a wide variety of students.

In yoga we teach to learn and learn to teach simultaneously! Together we’ll learn how to articulate instructions clearly and succinctly, skillfully observe and safely adjust our students, develop and weave relevant class themes, learn therapeutic alignment principles, and  inspire each other to share our hearts’ offerings. In a safe and nurturing environment you will discover, cultivate, and refine your unique voice and step courageously into the PRACTICE of teaching yoga to others.

Our teacher trainees benefit from individualized attention, ample opportunities for practice and feedback, immersion into the healing practices of yoga and deeper integration into a community of like-hearted souls. This 200 HR Anusara Yoga Teacher Training is appropriate for experienced yogis who wish to pursue teaching and current teachers wishing to expand and fine tune their skills and abilities. Passionate students who simply wish to deepen their knowledge of yoga are also welcome! Our 200 hours of training consist of 100 hours of Yoga Immersion, followed by 100 hours dedicated to the art and science of teaching. Trainees who successfully completely a written and oral exam are eligible to register as Anusara Elements™ yoga teachers with the Anusara School of Hatha Yoga. Please contact Siri  or  YogaKula for more information. We hope to see you in October!

Teacher Trainees will gain a working knowledge of:

  • Advanced Biomechanics (spirals, loops, fascial lines)
  • Safe performance of advanced poses
  • Deeper understanding of tantric philosophy
  • Intelligent sequencing for a wide variety of students
  • How to teach centering, pranayama and meditation
  • Assists, adjustments and modifications for common poses
  • Understanding and addressing common misalignments
  • Yoga Therapeutics and injury prevention
  • Applied Anatomy and Physiology
  • Creating class themes
  • Weaving life affirming yogic philosophy into your classes
  • Subtle body anatomy and energy flows in poses
  • Vocal quality, tone and projection
  • Effective word choice; active and passive instruction
  • Sound business practices in the yoga industry

 

Graduates of the program will receive the 200hr Yoga certificate

Saturdays & Sundays 12pm – 7pm

May 19-20
June 16-17
July 14-15
August 18-19
September 22-23
October 13-14
November 10-11


YogaKula 200 HR graduates will be able to register with Yoga Alliance at the 200 HR level.

Cost for each module

$1575 before March 1st
$1675 after March 1st

Payment plans available

$500 deposit required

REGISTER HERE


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Siri Peterson is a proud wife and mama, certified Anusara® yoga instructor, E-RYT 500, and a practitioner of yoga for over 25 years. A New York Times recognized dancer and choreographer, Siri’s classes explore the unique relationship between yoga, artistic self-expression and mindful movement. Having healed her own physical injuries through yoga, she loves helping students access their innate healing capacities through optimal alignment. She offers public and private yoga lessons, meditation instruction, coaching, retreats, and yoga teacher trainings in Oakland, Berkeley, and the greater Bay Area. In 2016 she was named one of 100 Trailblazers in Yoga and Ayurveda by Spirituality and Health magazine.

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Chrissy Graham has been a student of yoga for 17 years, and is a Certified E-RYT 500 Yoga Instructor. She presently teaches public classes, workshops, Immersions, and Teacher Trainings through out the Bay area, and abroad. Chrissy brings a lighthearted dynamic energy to her classes that blend philosophy, therapeutics, and insightful wisdom from her own life experiences. She finds inspiration from being in natural settings of all kinds, from the mountains to the ocean. Chrissy is also an avid student of nutrition and dietary wellness, she worked for 6 years at Second Nature a health food store, where she mentored under Cheri Jiosne, and Andre Cholmondeley. Chrissy has also ventured into many different forms of meditation and spiritual practices from lineages such as Hinduism, Buddhism, and Bon-po.
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Saraswati Clere: San Francisco Bay Area filmmaker Saraswati Clere is the founder of Yogakula Productions and owns Yogakula Wellness Center in Berkeley, which attracts thousands of students each year. For the past 20 years Saraswati has trained in the Iyengar and Anusara Yoga method. She has been teaching yoga for 10 years and currently offers teacher training programs. Saraswati has produced a line of educational CDs and DVDs in collaboration with some of the world’s most prominent yoga teachers and scholars. She is the director of the Kula Coworking Hub and offers monthly workshops designed to empower and support entrepreneurs to be successful in business and in life.

In 2011 Saraswati produced Yogawoman, an award-winning documentary narrated by Annette Bening, that features 50 of the world’s leading experts – doctors, researchers, renowned yoga instructors – all empowered, compassionate, inspiring- all women. Since its release yoga woman has screened in 12 countries and has won five film awards.

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Suzanne Zuber (RYT 500), European-American yogini and international yoga instructor, has been fortunate to study in-depth asana, anatomy, therapeutics, and the various Yogic traditions and philosophies with world-renowned Hatha and Vinyasa teachers. With Noah Mazé, she earned her 300-hour Yogamazé teaching certificate during a year-long course of study in Berlin, focusing on Iyengar-based alignment Hatha and Vinyasa yoga. She is a graduate of the 200-hour Anusara-based yoga teacher training with Siri Peterson, Chrissy and Kenny Graham, and has further studied with Abby Tucker, Jim Bernaert, and Sianna Sherman. She has taught at various studios in Stockholm, Munich, and the Bay Area, and currently runs a yoga-program for students and teachers at the German International School of Silicon Valley (Berkeley campus).

Yoga classes with Suzanne are upbeat and humorous, challenging and reflective. She likes to interweave ancient myths (with a grain of salt), tapping into timeless universal truths as we explore asanas, pranayama, and meditation on the mat. Suzanne is happiest when her students come out of her class feeling balanced and energized, strong to the core, and well-aligned in body, mind, and spirit.

Read more: suzanneyoga.net


Testimonials

I learned quite a lot about how to describe poses and alignment completely verbally, so that I can watch students while instructing them. We teach much better when we are seeing what’s going on in students’ bodies. I’m grateful for all the suggestions of language to use to get students into poses in a way they will understand. – David

I think it is an awesome training with a supportive community that’s not too judgemental. I like how there are a lot of different topics (alignment, anatomy, philosophy, pranayama, etc.) It’s a very good “sample” of what’s out there. Another note: I think Siri has excellent classroom managements skills! So many different personalities here and it takes a lot of love and patience and intelligence to keep everyone engaged, encouraged and on track! – Tiffany

This training is fabulous in it’s holistic approach, for it weaves together all the aspects of ancient yoga tradition and helps students to apply and integrate them into their own asana practice and their teaching. Integrating why we teach yoga into teaching and also integrated the sacred texts, sutras, mantras, chanting so it’s the whole study of yoga, rather than only focusing on asana practice. – Catherine

The yoga training gives me a lot of knowledge to learn and teach yoga. It makes my practice much deeper and encourages me to share my knowledge with others. I would recommend the training for how serious the teachers are and how much care I have received during the training. – Shanon

On the first day I just knew I was in the right place, at the right time in my life. Siri and Saraswati are experienced, graceful and warm teachers. This program brought together all the elements of a mind body and soul connection for me. I feel very grateful and fortunate for all the amazing speakers. I am even more hungry to learn more and take these tools into my life – Magdalena

Siri and Saraswati have been elegant and fearless leaders with so much knowledge and wisdom and with to share with us. It helps to feel that we can all become the teachers in our own unique way and I’ve felt that in the space all along. I’ve learned so much about alignment and foundation, about my own yoga body and path, the wisdom and philosophy we studied helped me go deeper into my 18-20 year path of total Yoga. Very empowering for life regardless of becoming a teacher. – Jewel

I’m so appreciate of the Anusara principles for providing a structure for learning/teaching asana. Siri and Saraswati are both wonderful teachers. Each shared their wisdom and personal insights with a kind and generous spirit. – Amy

I love the balance between practice and lecture. Enjoyed guest speakers and topics, Ayurveda and anatomy. I love that this has been so much more than the poses. I feel that this has been taught in a spirit and grace – not just one “right” way to do things. I’ve felt cared for as an individual. – Tara

We started teaching other immediately and got used to trying out our skills very early in the training – teaching us a teacher’s point of view. Visiting experts are always interesting and a constant review of the Anusara principles. Good mixture of movement and learning. Partner work and group very helpful to learn and practice and support each other. Anusara is a system that is so right for me in every way and finally meets the other practices I’ve done for many years, to join the asana and compliment all my other practices and life style. My body has changed and mind and attitude. It’s been such a deep, amazing, challenging and beyond journey. It’s been a total life support for it all. – Sarah

The Anusara method is key! All information about how to refine a pose and make it “feel good” by using muscle/organic energy, spirals, etc., is going to eventually make me a great teacher. – Heather

It has been great! The thoroughness of the training has been awesome and I love the Anusara system. This training has empowered me to “know what I already know”. I like the variety of the training. – Leah

The teachers were both so loving and helpful. I’ve made this my yoga home and do worktrade here and attend the many workshops and events that YogaKula spearheads on a regular basis. It makes for such an interesting Kula and lots of variety and fun for make-up hours and more education. – Jewel

TI am so grateful to have found this training at YogaKula with Siri and Saraswati. I have enjoyed rich, comprehensive training by seasoned teacher trainers; changed my own personal yoga practice for the better; gained exposure to high quality yoga-related/healing practices and topics (Ayurveda, TRE, koshas). – Jerri

I think it is an awesome training with a supportive community that’s not too judgmental. I like how there are a lot of different topics, alignment, anatomy, philosophy, and pranayama. – Tiffany


Training Policy

Trainings are non-refundable once the program begins.  YogaKula and its teachers reserve the right to cancel workshops. If YogaKula cancels a Training, a full credit or refund will be issued.

 

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