Teacher Training


B L U E  B A N Y A N  O F F E R S  T W O  C O U R S E S  O F  S T U D Y

Foundational Teacher Training (200hr)
Our Teacher Training Program is nationally recognized and certified by Yoga Alliance at the 200 hour level.  The program is designed to support the growth and development of skilled, inspired teachers of Vinyasa Yoga by offering a comprehensive, foundational curriculum.  Graduates of this program should expect to leave capable of planning and teaching a creative, integrated, and safe Vinyasa Yoga class - and fully equipped to pursue work as a yoga teacher should they choose to do so.
Advanced Teacher Training (+300hr)
The +300 hour Advanced Teacher Training is designed for those who already hold 200hr accreditation from any Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School - and enables those teachers to acquire their 500hr RYT status. Our Advanced Teacher Training approaches yoga teaching as it's own 'practice'. Over the course of 7 weekend intensives you will be helped to shape and claim your individual point-of-view and hone your unique teaching voice. The program seeks to inspire and support working yoga teachers with an emphasis on depth of study and an eye toward enhanced earning potential upon graduation.
Students can expect both tracks to be challenging, inspiring, and wildly transformative!

Not interested in teaching but want more?
Both programs offer a Yoga Immersion track! For those interested in diving deeper, but not seeking certification...

Foundational Teacher Training (200hr)

We will study a wide range of topics within the practice of Yoga, including:
  • Asana - go deep into the practice of over 50 foundational yoga postures/poses - with a focus on alignment, energetics, and sequencing (participants of the TT program will also study teaching methodology and hands on adjustments)
  • Pranayama - learn to practice and teach energizing breath techniques
  • Philosophy - explore Patanjali's Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita
  • Anatomy - consider the skeletal, muscular, nervous and endocrine systems as related to and affected by the practices of Yoga
  • Anatomy ('from an Eastern Perspective') - discover the energy systems of the body including Chakras, Nadis, Koshas and more
  • Meditation - dive into the practice of Mindfulness Meditation
  • Ayurvedic Component - Experience the integrative 'health care' system of Your Life Blueprint
  • Sanskrit and Chanting - explore the practice of Nada (sound) Yoga
  • Practicum and Pedagogy - TT participants will have plenty of practice-teaching opportunities throughout the program and will engage in an in-depth study of the art and science of teaching Yoga

Information Sessions:

All Info sessions are held in our Mt Airy Studio - 7153 Sprague St 19119

Teacher Training Information:

Sunday Febuary 24th 11am

Immersion Information Sessions:

Sunday March 10th 11am

Program Schedule

September 2019- May 2020
September - January:   One Full Weekend a Month
        Weekend schedule: Friday 5:30-9:30pm, Saturday 10:30am- 2:30pm, Sunday 11am- 4pm

ALL applications must be received by August 15th 2019 to be considered for either Teacher Training or Immersion Certificate Program Please enclose $200 nonrefundable application fee which will be applied towards tuition when submitting your application
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  • Teacher Training $3000
  • Yoga Immersion $1800  
Our programs includes:
  • Over 13 hours each week of in-class time with Sophie, Jake, Angela or Jenna
  • Unlimited Free Yoga for the duration of the program
  • All Workshops with our Inspired Adjunct Faculty
  • Study Materials (books not included)
  • TT''s will also participate in the Buddy Program (a peer support system) and the Mentor Program (an opportunity to  meet and work with other seasoned Blue Banyan teachers)


Sophie Simpson, co-director

Jake Miller, co- director

Angela Irwin- assistant

Patricia Cornelius, ERYT - Yogic Philosophy

Adjunct Faculty
Deborah Cooper - Meditation
Jacqui Rosenberger - Anatomy
Margaret Kinnevy - Advanced Anatomy
Carly Mc Dade- Specific  Populations
Caroline Casey- Assisted Anatomy

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