Integral Yoga Intermediate Level II Teacher Training Online
January 22 – April 18, 2022
Taught by Swami Asokananda and Rashmi Galliano
with Anatomy and Physiology taught by Letícia Padmasri
This is a foundational training in our 300-hour Yoga Teacher Certification program.
The Intermediate Teacher Training course provides you with the opportunity to upgrade your teaching skills, deepen your practice, and expand your service by learning how to teach an Integral Yoga Level II class. Develop your connection to the Integral Yoga community as you meet and spend time with other Integral Yoga teachers, share your experiences and ideas, and find creative solutions to challenges encountered in teaching.
Through this course you will be introduced to intermediate-level asana and variations, as well as pranayama and meditation practices. Deepen your knowledge and understanding of Raja Yoga through study of the Bhagavad Gita and strengthen your grounding in the universal teachings of Yoga philosophy.
Refine your own personal practice as you learn how to safely and effectively guide your beginner Level I students to progress to the next level. Through insightful mentoring and feedback, your teaching skills will evolve beyond the basics to lead your students to a deeper and more profound experience in their practice.
Daily sessions will include asana, pranayama, meditation, chanting, and other Yoga-based spiritual practices. The curriculum will consist of
- Workshops for your personal Yoga practice including asana, pranayama, and meditation
- Intermediate asana options, variations, and modifications
- Exploration of anatomy and physiology
- Study of the Bhagavad Gita with Swami Asokananda
- Deepening pranayama and meditation theory and practice
- Instructional details and guidance for teaching Level II Hatha classes
- Monitored teaching practice with individual feedback from instructors
The following texts are recommended as supplementary reading material in addition to the required course texts. The required reading will be provided and is included in the course tuition. Students are encouraged to obtain a copy of these recommended texts, as well.
- The Golden Present: Daily Inspirational Readings by Sri Swami Satchidananda
- Awakening: Aspiration to Realization Through Integral Yoga by Swami Karunananda
Online / In-Person
This is a live and interactive online training. The Yoga Alliance criteria about teaching trainings online is adapting as we move forward. We are committed to providing a safe and high quality program for all participants. Our graduates will develop skills to teach in person or online.
*There may be an optional in-person portion of the training, hybridizing our program to allow for accessibility and distance learning. We have dedicated staff to oversee the online coaching to have personal connections throughout the training.
Tuition includes the course texts, free Hatha classes for the duration of the training, and a $100 non-refundable administrative fee.
- $1400 Full Tuition
- $1300 Early Bird Discount if you register by January 3, 2022.
- $1200 for IYI Active Teachers
- $650 for Repeat Students
A payment plan is available in 3 monthly installments. The first installment is due upon acceptance into the training, and subsequent installments will be automatically billed on a monthly schedule thereafter. Payment Plans are eligible for the early bird discount as long as registration is received by January 3.
We encourage students to submit their applications as early as possible. Admissions will close on January 17, 2022. Applications received after the deadline will be considered on a case-by-case basis, admission is not guaranteed.
January 22 – April 18, 2022
Mondays and Wednesdays • 6:00p.m.–8:30p.m. E.T.
Saturdays • 8:30a.m.–9:30a.m. & 10:00a.m.–5:00p.m. E.T.
Retreat Weekend • March 19–20
Graduation • April 18
In addition to the online schedule, participants are required to attend at least eight Integral Hatha classes and two Satsang during the course of the training. These may be online or in-person. There will also be approximately 12 hours of pre-recorded material provided for participants to watch in their own time.
Open to all certified Yoga teachers who have completed a 200-hour Yoga Alliance-certified Basic Teacher Training program. Six months of teaching experience is recommended.
Yoga teachers from other traditions are welcome to apply. We require that all teachers not trained through Integral Yoga familiarize themselves with the Integral Yoga method of teaching Hatha Yoga by taking classes through Integral Yoga Institute or from an IY teacher. If this is not possible, you may purchase the DVD Yoga with a Master and the Integral Yoga Hatha I audio CD from www.shakticom.org, or Integral Yoga Distribution.
Certification and Continuing Education Credits
- Yoga Alliance: 170 hours for continuing education
- 300-Hour Certification: 170 hours credit for Integral Yoga 300-Hour Certification
Swami Asokananda, a monk since 1973, is one of Integral Yoga’s foremost teachers, known for his warmth, intelligence, and good humor. His teaching comes out of his own practice and experience, since he has absorbed the wisdom of his guru, Sri Swami Satchidananda, since the age of 19. While he enjoys sharing the practical wisdom of the Yogic philosophy (especially that of the great Indian scripture the Bhagavad Gita), he also loves his practice of Hatha Yoga and is one of our primary instructors for Intermediate and Advanced Hatha Yoga Teacher Training. In the past, he has served as the president of Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville® and Integral Yoga® International; he is currently the president of the New York Integral Yoga Institute.
Rashmi Galliano, MS, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, is a certified Hatha II, and Hatha III, Gentle, and Prenatal Integral Yoga teacher and has been teaching at IYI since 2006. Dianne certified as a teacher of Prana Yoga with Jeff Migdow, M.D., through the Open Center in New York City; of Vinyasa Yoga with Stephanie Keach in Asheville, North Carolina; of Yoga Anatomy with Leslie Kaminoff at the Breathing Project in New York City; and of “Relax and Renew” Yoga through Judith Lasater. She has training in Reiki levels 1 and 2 from Tom Capshew.
Letícia Padmasri, MA, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, is an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant, a certified Advanced Integral Yoga Hatha teacher, and a certified Raja Yoga teacher. She holds a bachelor’s degree in exercise science, a master’s degree in education, and has dedicated many years towards the study of exercise physiology. She combines her love for the sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda with her interest in the body’s structure and function, helping students of all levels adapt their practices to achieve optimal health and total well-being. In addition to being one of Yogaville’s primary teacher trainers, she also offers workshops and seminars in the US and Brazil. See more at www.padmasri.yoga