DEEPEN YOUR PRACTICE, LEARN TO TEACH YOGA.
HAVE THE EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME.
Whether you aspire to teach or merely want to learn more about yoga, the Danja Yoga teacher training is for you. Danja Yoga is a yoga studio and school located in Columbus, Ohio. Just as our studio is responsibly eclectic, covering a wide range of styles and approaches to yoga, our teacher training program is broad and deep.
The program will expose you to the major styles of yoga as practiced in modern America while giving you a thorough grounding in yoga philosophy as practiced through the ages. Along the way, we will have fun together exploring music, meditation, breathing practices, chanting, and more. At the end of the program, you’ll have:
- a new and full understanding of yoga’s role in your life
- the skills to teach and to explore the approaches that resonate best for you
- a whole bunch of new friends
- a better sense of connection with yoga, yourself, and your community
Our 200-hour Yoga Alliance–the registered program will give you a thorough grounding in:
- The philosophy and history of yoga
- The yoga techniques of asana, pranayama, meditation—nuts and bolts, safe practices
- Anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology, from both Western and Eastern perspectives
- Teaching skills, from language to sequencing to adjustments and modifications
Upon completion, you can apply to the Yoga Alliance for registration at the 200-hour level.
We recommend you have consistent practice before joining our training. To supplement your in-class practice and discussion, you’ll need to commit to a regular personal practice. This will include:
- Five days of home or class practice (asana, pranayama, and/or meditation) each week
- Attending two classes per week in person at Danja Yoga
- Optional assisting at classes as the training progresses
You will also be expected to have donated 25 hours of your time to community service during the 9-month program.
NINE MONTH PROGRAM 2021-2022
- anyone who prefers time to soak in the experience
The nine-month program meets in our custom-designed studio and training center each Thursday evening from 6 pm – 9 pm, September through May. Our 2021–22 dates:
Kickoff & Anatomy Weekend
September 10 (6pm – 9pm), September 11, (8am – 6pm), September 12 (8am – 6pm)
8 Limbs Weekend
March 5, (8am – 6pm), March 6 (8am – 6pm)
September 16, 23, 30
October 7, 14, 21, 28
November 4, 11, 18
December 2, 9, 16
January 6, 13, 20, 27
February 3, 10, 17, 24
March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
April 7, 14, 21, 28
May 5, 12, 19, 26
June all month (practicums) 25 (graduation)
Pricing for the Nine-Month Program
Upon acceptance, a $500 deposit will reserve your slot.
Program: $2950 due the first day of the training (this includes the deposit)
Early bird: $2650 if paid in full by July 1 (this includes the deposit)
Installments: $3200 in five payments of a $500 deposit to reserve your spot, then $800 due September 1, November 1, and January 1, and the final $300 due March 1.
We extend a 25 percent reparatory and gratitude discount to our YTT; let us know if you self-identify as Black, Indigenous, Nonwhite, Indian, or Indian American and we will apply your discount.
We accept applications on an open schedule—it’s never too soon to apply. Here are your steps:
- Begin by contacting Daniel Sernicola to schedule a visit. Plan to take a class with Daniel, Jake, Gail, or Sally. This gives you a sense of the lead teachers’ teaching styles and agendas.
- Also, feel free to visit on your own! If you aren’t a studio regular, we’d love for you to come in and see the spaces and experience the energy.
- When it returns to the schedule, attend our Community Class, which is taught by program students and graduates.
- Complete online form (link)
You’ll buy these books on your own (or borrow them from the library). When we plan to discuss a specific book in class, we will let you know.
The Professional Yoga Teacher’s Handbook, by Sage Rountree
Everyday Yoga, by Sage Rountree
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, by Sri Swami Satchidananda
Bhagavad Gita, by Stephen Mitchell
Yoga Body, Buddha Mind, by Cyndi Lee
Skill In Action, by Michelle Cassandra Johnson
The Breathing Book, by Donna Farhi
Moving Toward Balance, Rodney Yee
Real Happiness, by Sharon Salzberg
Illustrated Yoga Anatomy, by Stu Girling
When Things Fall Apart, by Pema Chodron
The Yamas & Niyamas, by Deborah Adele
Teaching Yoga Beyond the Poses, by Sage Rountree & Alexandra DeSiato
Om Yoga, by Cyndi Lee
Radical Dharma, by Rev. angel Kyodo Williams, Lama Rod Owens, & Jasmine Syedullah, PhD
Yoga for Everyone: 50 Poses for Every Type of Body, by Dianne Bondy
Ashtanga Yoga, by David Swenson
Relax and Renew, by Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.D., PT
Back Care Basics, by Marry Pullig Schatz
The Heart of Yoga, by TKV Desikachar
Lifelong Yoga, by Sage Rountree & Alexandra DeSiato
The Subtle Body, by Stephanie Syman
Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving Into Stillness, by Erich Schiffmann
You can order these from Amazon or the Danja Yoga Studio Store.
In true “great books” style, we go right to the source as we study the major styles of yoga practiced in America today. We’ll investigate:
- Hatha Yoga
- Ashtanga Yoga
- Vinyasa Yoga
- Traditional Yoga
- Yoga for Athletes
- Trauma Empowered Yoga
- Prenatal Yoga
- Restorative Yoga
- Yin Yoga
- Yoga for Seniors
- how to create an inclusive, antiracist, anti-xenophobic classroom