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Tula Institute of Yoga

200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Requirements

Requirements for the 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training program at Posabilities

TULA Graduates of Yoga Teacher Training

Applicants should have at least one year of Yoga experience before applying for the in-person module of this teacher training program. Exceptions may be made for students who can demonstrate a deep commitment to learning, or have an established movement or spiritual practice that is compatible with yoga philosophy and practice.

All students must complete the Tula Institute of Yoga YTT application to be admitted into the 160-hour in-person training module (available online, at the studio, or will be mailed upon request). Upon acceptance into the program, students are required to pay a $300 non-refundable deposit to hold their space in the program. Space will be limited to assure individual attention and support for all students, and as indicated during COVID-19 appropriate social distancing. Tula requires a minimum enrollment of six students to conduct this training. Note:  If the Tula Institute cancels this training, then you will receive a full refund of your deposit.

To receive your certificate of completion and be eligible for Yoga Alliance Registry, you must complete 200 contact hours, including 40 hours online module, and 160 hours in-person module which includes 10 practicum hours, as well as all OMwork assignments, and an open book test at the end of the training. Missed contact hours can be made up in future modules as long as all hours are completed within 2 years of beginning the training, or by setting up a 1:1 session with a Tula Institute instructor at $60 per hour.  (Under some circumstances, there may be other options for a make-up time depending on the hours missed.) Students not wishing to go on to teach can opt-out of practicum hours and test, but will not be eligible to register with the Yoga Alliance.

Required equipment and books:

Students should have a Yoga mat for regular practice (Jade Yoga mats will be available for purchase at a 15% discount).

The following books are required. (You do not have to have these the 1st weekend of the training.) 

40-hour Online module: 
  • The Yamas and Niyamas – Deborah Adele
  • Yoga Sutras of Patanjali – There are a variety of translations & commentaries available (some free downloads also)  
  • The yoga anatomy coloring book – Kelly Solloway
160-hour in-person module:

One of the following asana texts:

  • Hatha Yoga Illustrated – Martin Kirk, Brooke Boon 
  • 30 Essential Yoga Poses: For Beginning students and their teachers – Judith Lasater 
  • Yoga Teachers tool box – Integrative Yoga Therapy

Other recommended books (not required):

  • Light on Yoga – BKS Iyengar 
  • Siddhartha – Hermann Hesse 
  • Teaching Yoga – Mark Stephens 
  • Yoga Sequencing – Mark Stephens

One of the following yoga anatomy text may be a helpful supplement:

  • Yoga Anatomy – Leslie Kaminoff
  • Functional anatomy of Yoga – A guide for practitioners and teachers 
  • Yogabody:  Anatomy, Kinesiology, and Asana – Judith Lasater 

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