Who Is This For?

  • Prepare for EMPOWER YTT

    Perfect for those who wish to undertake EMPOWER teacher training who don't currently teach yoga

  • Refresh The Basics

    For yoga teachers who want to refresh the basic yoga teaching principles or bridge their knowledge gap before beginning 300-hour training

  • Deepen Your Yoga Knowledge

    Perfect for dedicated students who wish to deepen their knowledge of all things yoga outside of the classroom or to prepare for beginning a 200-hour yoga teacher course

What's Including in this Training?

This 50-hour training is perfect for those embarking on a yoga teacher training course, without previous experience of teaching yoga

  • Yoga basics including: History, Philosophy, Techniques and Teaching Arts and Anatomy

  • 600-page self-assessment workbook and answer guide to test your yoga teaching knowledge

  • A compete Yoga Anatomy & Physiology Handbook

  • Recorded lectures, videos and audio to help you understand the fundamentals of teaching yoga

  • Yoga Teaching Cheat Sheets for quick reference

  • A comprehensive guide to Asana, perfect for your yoga teaching foundation

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Intentions

    • Table of Contents & Mind Map

  • 2

    Context and Study Tips

    • Practice vs. Knowledge

  • 3


    • Roots of Yoga

    • An Introduction to Yoga Philosophy

    • Branches of Yoga

    • Branches of Yoga Slideshow

    • The 8 Limbs of Yoga

    • Sanskrit Introduction

    • The Subtle Body

    • Introduction to The Chakras

    • The Kohsas (Layers of the Mind)

    • Videos

  • 4

    Anatomy & Physiology

    • Tips for Studying & Teaching Anatomy

    • YogaBellies Anatomy & Physiology Handbook

    • Anatomy & Physiology Coloring Book

  • 5


    • Student Autonomy & Safety

    • Injuries & Conditions in Yoga

  • 6

    Teaching Arts

    • Teaching Foundations Overview

    • Teaching Ethics

    • Creating a Safe Space: Fundamentals

    • Sacred Space, Ritual & “Holding Space”

    • Class and Studio Logistics

    • Defining and Teaching Alignment

    • Teaching Beginners

    • Teaching Mixed Level Classes

  • 7

    Yoga Techniques

    • Drishti (Gaze) – Introduction

    • Mudras Introduction

    • Bandhas Introduction

    • Asana Introduction

    • Asana Categories

    • Introduction to Pranayama

    • Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation

  • 8

    Self-Assessment Workbook and Answers

    • YogaBellies Foundations Workbook and Self-Assessment

    • YogaBellies Foundations Workbook Answer Pack

  • 9

    Resources and Cheat Sheets

    • Yoga Vocabulary Quick Reference Energy & Subtle Body

    • Yoga Vocabulary Quick Reference Asana Foundations

    • Yoga Vocabulary Quick Reference Philosophy Foundations

    • Yoga Vocabulary Quick Reference Anatomy & Physiology Foundations

    • Sanskrit First Words