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200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Courses & Certifications

200 hr yoga teacher training schedule

Kunga Yoga Teacher Trainings teach students skills for “living yoga” both on and off the mat while working towards their 200 hour certifications. Kunga training provides a unique opportunity to learn about different traditions within one cumulative program.

Instruction is provided in a big picture format of the physical practices of hatha yoga, with a smaller picture introduction into the practice and theory of other prominent styles such as Kripalu, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Prana Flow, Kundalini, Prenatal yoga. Yogic lifestyle, ethics, vegan living, anatomy and physiology, and pranayama are also covered in detail, along with an introduction to therapeutic yoga & kids yoga.

Our approach to yoga is that by making conscious individual choices that serve the body + mind, we are also serving our relationships, the planet, and all of its inhabitants. Building from this source of inner awakening, our training offers you the fundamentals of solid yoga teaching skills, including posture instruction and sequencing, posture assisting, pranayama & meditation, and basic elements of yoga philosophy and practice.

You will emerge from our Yoga Alliance approved training inspired in your personal practice and ready to teach in any environment you choose.

• A leading reputation as one of the largest accredited schools for yoga in the Southeast.
• Expert faculty with decades of experience.
• Experiential curriculum and teaching methodology focused on accessing inner wisdom.
• Yoga inspired lifestyle immersion within a holistic health centered commons.
• Support for certified yoga teacher graduates including assisting opportunities, discounted advanced studies tuition, and internship/mentor programs. 

ESTABLISHED CURRICULUM

We have consistently evolved, improved and refined each of our yoga instructor training programs, with over one thousand participants in our 200 & 300 hour programs since 2003. As a unique, open- style training program, we’ve committed our programs to the “Kunga” vision-offering yoga as service to our local and global communities, learning by teaching and getting our hands dirty!

NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED

 

Kunga Yoga instructor trainings are registered as 200 hour & 300 hour certification with the Yoga Alliance. Yoga Alliance has established widely adopted rigorous standards for education and certification and is the only established national body of standards for yoga teachers & schools. As a Yoga Alliance registrant, you become a part of the global community of over 21,000 Registered Yoga Teachers & Schools. Registrants are recognized internationally for meeting recognized standards of training, experience & ongoing professional development.

Evolving since 2003, the Kunga Yoga 200-hour YLTT meets and exceeds all of Yoga Alliance’s requirements for 200 hour certification. The goal of the WYC Kunga Yoga 200 hour Teacher Training Program is to provide the fundamental tools that potential teachers need to offer complete, safe, and eclectic hatha yoga classes. Students wishing to become yoga instructors or those just desiring to deepen their understanding of yoga will find this course diverse and comprehensive. All Kunga Yoga Faculty and presenters are Registered Teachers at the 200 & 500 hour levels, and/or experienced professionals in their field of study.


OPEN STYLE YOGA & TEACHING METHODOLOGIES

The emphasis within our school is on very broad Hatha and Vinyasa yoga techniques, asana, pranayama, and philosophy, rather than one particular theory or methodology. The heart of our program is the teaching of yoga as service, and promotes openness to all methods of yoga with no one yoga “style” being taught as dominant. We teach a broad range of approaches, so that all may gain an appreciation of different theories/models. Our 200 & 300 hour trainings provide a unique opportunity to learn both orthodox and synthesis models of teaching from different traditions within one cumulative program that can benefit all shapes, ages, backgrounds of students-from the high powered athlete to the senior student with therapeutic needs.

Teaching Methodologies are covered in depth in our 200 hour programs, including opportunities to “practice teach”, to learn hands on posture assists, and opportunities to assist live classes. Unique, fun experiences of chanting, kirtan, drumming, and creative movement are also a part of the trainings, and when possible we practice outside and on the beach!


COMMUNITY & SUPPORT

The heart of our yoga teacher training program is the development of community within the program itself. We’ve found that the highlight for most of our participants is the feeling of support and connection with others within the program. Our goal has always been to create a lighthearted community that is non-judgmental, where no one feels “intimidated” by yoga, and where people can meet, learn, laugh, and hopefully develop friendships for life. We have taken many steps to create a curriculum and space where students of all walks of life, age and ability can come to study the many facets of yoga. Our graduates often share that the training and community gives them personal fulfillment, fresh perspectives, personal EVOLUTION, and ultimately the drive to serve and support in the healing process for others.

Our community is full of students, teachers, volunteers, & administrative staff all coming together with like goals to create connections and valuable support systems for life. Senior Kunga Yoga Faculty lead and direct the trainings in a non-dogmatic, professional, and light-hearted way. Our curriculum is well-established, unique, and FUN! All bodies, ages, shapes and sizes are welcome and encouraged. We strive to create a friendly, non-intimidating, joyous community within our programs, as we feel that trust and comfort are the essential ingredients for absorption during the learning process.


SERVICE PROJECT

Your Kunga Service Teaching Project is a valuable learning experience and a part of our outreach program providing yoga to underserved communities. Your Kunga Project may be spent working with local charities, fundraisers and community programs for special needs, such as volunteer teaching for at-risk youth, HIV, and domestic abuse victims. You may also choose to simply offer one-on-one lessons to a family member that needs yoga! All graduates teach 5 free Kunga Yoga classes in their communities.

Kunga Journeys

Kristin Cooper at the Homes of Hope working to connect, volunteers, donors, yoga students and yoga teachers with the people who need their help, both at home and abroad.

All Kunga Journeys retreats and trainings are dedicated to educating the public about approaching yoga as a path of service. Our projects involve fundraising for Class-5 non-profits, which serve children, animals and the environment. Kunga Journeys programs provide hands on opportunities to volunteer with underserved communities. Some highlights of our service work since 2006 have included placing over 150 yoga teacher-trainees in underserved communities in the U.S, coordinating group volunteering with orphans from Rwanda, Jamaica, India & Thailand, and raising over $50,000 in funds and schooling for various local and international charities.

R+R Retreats

The Kunga Yoga School hosts R+R Retreats in exotic destinations worldwide with founder Kristin Cooper-Gulak and a select group of senior leaders. We offer over 15 years of experience leading international retreats, teacher trainings, and service programs that are transformational and rejuvenating and we choose some of the most interesting, and beautiful locations on the planet. Our retreats offer a way to relax, de-stress, volunteer, and connect more deeply with yourself and others while living in incredible, breathtaking natural environments.

Sharing the Power of Service with Your Community

The Kunga Yoga School is committed to partnering with studios and teachers who are sharing the mission, vision and values of Kunga Yoga powerfully around the globe. Affiliate Kunga Yoga studio owners and teachers are strong leaders, committed to serving others within their local and global communities.

Affiliates work in partnership and constant co-creation with the Kunga Yoga School and the global Kunga community. The studio owner(s) and teachers are students of Kunga Yoga and the some of the public classes on the schedule are Kunga Yoga classes with Kunga Yoga methodology/models. Affiliate studio owners receive ongoing support, resources, marketing, and mentoring/apprenticeship opportunities from our flagship location.

Interested Licensees must complete an initial application process and screening. If accepted, the Kunga Yoga Affiliate registration and information packet will be emailed to studio owners, along with initial phone coaching session and action plan. To begin, please submit your info in the form below:



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Coaching catered to your individual needs

We specialize in working with motivated career professionals seeking change and purpose, with purpose-driven entrepreneurs, yoga teachers, wellness professionals, yoga studio owners, health & wellness business owners, and health & wellness clients. Our clients have ranged from the retired truck-driver wishing to lose 50+ pounds with a plant based diet to A-list celebrities wishing to develop stress management techniques to reduce anxiety from being in the public eye. Our clients have also ranged from small-town yoga studio owners wishing to bring yoga to a new community, to yoga studio owners in some of the largest cities in the U.S. We have worked with struggling non-profits trying to increase funding and public perception, and motivated businesspeople and corporate executives experiencing burnout and seeking more balance. We have coached new and seasoned yoga teachers and wellness professionals on how to build a successful career in the yoga world and we’ve helped them to launch and lead their own international retreats, work with celebrity clientele, and begin their own yoga studios, workshops and trainings. We have also coached many clients wishing to excel in their personal lives and achieve optimal health, meaningful family relationships, effective and compassionate communication styles, and confidence and clarity around life purpose and vision.

Since 2000, we have guided over 2000 clients in both intensive workshops and one-on-one sessions oriented toward goals such as personal development, business development, product development and much more. Most of our clients are business professionals or highly motivated individuals with a great heart for living joyfully, often through the practices of yoga, wellness, health, community-building, and giving back. We often help others to figure out how to take these passions and develop a real career direction and/or business so that they are truly “living the dream” in a field that they feel proud of. Once the “big picture” and longer range mission, vision and values are achieved, we then support with the tactical and tangible business practices and the physical design of the space. In addition for yoga studio owners, we also provide detailed yoga studio design consulting services dealing with studio flow & logistics, branding of the physical space, and technical system (audio, HVAC, hot studio design, etc).

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Our coaching schedule is currently booked up, but if you are interested in learning more about how we can help or would like to be added to our waiting list, please contact us using the form below.

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