Skanda Yoga Teacher Training 300hrs Coming Soon


The Skanda Yoga 300hr program (Feb 11th-June 17th 2023) is open for the first time for students from other schools that have already completed a 200hr certification program. The course will meet on weekends from 3-6:30pm for five months. Graduates of the program will be eligible for 500hr RYT with Yoga Alliance. The course includes unlimited classes at Skanda Yoga Studio during the training.

Skanda Yoga Teacher Training

  • Feb 11th: Intro. to Skanda Yoga Philosophy and Practice
  • Feb 12th: Sun Salutations with Skanda techniques
  • Feb 18th: Working with Functional Planes of Alignment: Standard and Dynamic applications in Asana
  • Feb 19th: Comparing and Contrasting alignment techniques for specific body types
  • Feb 25th: Advanced Scientific Stretching Techniques (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, pneumomuscular flexibility training, and shutdown threshold isometrics)
  • Feb 26th: Training in giving adjustments in basic poses
  • March 5th: Verbal Instructions: applying technique for concise alignment instructions.
  • March 6th: Stabilizing students in advanced poses
  • March 11th: Chakras and the energy body: how they relate to Skanda Yoga philosophy and how they are taught in class.
  • March 12th: Restorative Yoga: how to use props
  • March 18th: Pranayama
  • March 19th: Maya Calendar: theme setting and weaving
  • March 25th: Bhagavad Gita
  • March 26th: Mythology and philosophy: classical and vedantic
  • April 1st: Practice Teaching Red Dragon Sequence: How to teach backbends in a multi- level class while working towards Natarajasana.
  • April 2nd: In-depth anatomy and therapeutics: head, neck, shoulders
  • April 8th: Practice Teaching White Wind sequence: How to teach alignment in sitting poses while working towards Marichiasana.
  • April 9th: In-depth anatomy and therapeutics: arms and torso
  • April 15th: Practice Teaching Blue Night sequence: Teaching inversions
  • April 16th In-depth anatomy and therapeutics: hips and legs
  • April 22nd: Practice Teaching Yellow Seed: Teaching arm balances and working on eka pada raja kapotasana series.
  • April 23rd: Easter – no class
  • April 29th: Secrets of Skanda myths
  • April 30th: Anatomy review and functional movement
  • May 6th: 7 Secrets of Shiva
  • May 7th: Practice teaching Red Serpent: backbends and shoulder openers
  • May 13th: 7 Secrets of Vishnu
  • May 14th: Practice Teaching Blue Hand: variations in inversions and arm balances
  • May 20th: 7 Secrets of the Goddess
  • May 21st: Practice Teaching Yellow Star: leading a master class and giving demonstrations
  • May 27th: Ramayana and Hanuman
  • May 28th: Lucid Dreaming: The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep
  • June 3rd: Vijnana Bhairava Tantra and meditation techniques
  • June 4th: Blindfold asana test
  • June 10th: Final Teaching Exam
  • June 11th: Final Teaching Exam
  • June 17th: Final written exam

Students must also attend 55 regular weekly classes and the teachers practice on Saturdays 12:30-2pm. There are also required hours for observing and teaching classes for certification.

Required Texts

  • Sri Murugan
  • Light on Pranayama
  • 7 Secrets of Shiva
  • The Practice of Skanda Yoga
  • 7 Secrets of the Goddess
  • 7 Secrets of Vishnu
  • Hanuman: An Introduction
  • My Hanuman Chalisa
  • The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep
  • Classes of Enchantment
  • Moola Banda: The Master Key
  • The Hatha Yoga Pradipika
  • The Scientific Keys Vol 1.
  • Anatomy of Movement

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