200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Courses & Certifications
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.
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!
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.
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.