Buddha Body Yoga Teacher Training Level I

Buddha Body Yoga Teacher Training Level I:
Fundamentals of Teaching Yoga to People of Size

Friday, Nov. 2–Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018

Buddha Body Yoga in partnership with Integral Yoga Institute of New York will offer its first teacher training, which will change your perspective and address your concerns about teaching Yoga to people of size. You will learn about the challenges facing people of size in traditional Yoga classes. You will begin to understand how to work with larger bodies and think creatively about modifications of traditional asana for people of size.

Buddha Body Yoga erases the myth that big bodies don’t do Yoga. Plus-size bodies can be strong and flexible, with a different base of weight distribution. Come discover how to assist larger-bodied students to develop and empower their Yoga practice.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Adjust, modify, and adapt Yoga poses for students of all sizes and shapes.
  • Experiment with supportive gear—including bolsters, chairs, pillows, oversize blocks, and Yoga straps—to improve alignment, balance, and flexibility gradually.
  • Think outside the box so that you can give your students a whole new experience of their bodies, a deeper connection with themselves, and a stronger Yoga practice.

The training is open to 200-hour-certified Yoga instructors.


Friday, Nov. 2 • 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 3, and Sunday, Nov. 4 • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


  • $500, Early bird discount: $450 if registered by October 4
  • Discount is available to Integral Yoga teachers and those who have completed the Accessible Yoga Teacher Training. Contact Chandra@iyiny.org for this discount.

Certification and Continuing Education Credits

Yoga Alliance CEUs will be available. Coming in 2019: Five-Day Level II training, leading to certification.




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Cancellation Policy

No refund once the program begins.
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