A Day in Teacher Training
Sample Daily Training Schedule (subject to change seasonally)
5:30-7:00 Personal Practice and Meditation. Arise with the dawn! Gather with other teacher trainees and Shoshoni teachers to wake up with your own asana practice and sit for silent meditation as a group. There is the option to experience the Guru Gita chanting or Vedic Fire Ceremony during Module 2 as well.
7:00 Breakfast. Meals are a special part of the day to nourish and relax with the Shoshoni community. And yes, we do serve coffee!
8:00-9:45 Training Workshop. Meet in the Yoga Mandir for a special topics class. Topics include teaching methods, pranayama, anatomy and practice teaching.
10:00-12:00 Yoga and Pranayama Class. 3 days per week, be inspired by the Shoshoni teaching staff as you experience a wide variety of yoga and pranayama classes.
12:00 Lunch. Our delicious vegetarian meals includes organic veggies from our greenhouses! Menus range from Asian to Italian to American. Gluten-free, vegan meals may be requested on your reservation.
1:00-1:30 Seva. Experience yoga in action as you practice selfless service (dishes, cleaning, etc.).
1:45-3:45 Training Workshop. Return to the Yoga Mandir for an in-depth asana workshop including anatomy and practice teaching.
4:00-5:00 Optional Evening Yoga. Attend yoga with the Shoshoni community, if you like. Or enjoy free time until dinner and meditation.
5:00 Dinner. Another delicious meal. Dessert is served with dinner on the weekend.
6:15-7:30 Philosophy and Meditation Class. The day draws to a close with meditation practice and yoga philosophy discussions. On the weekends, join the Shoshoni community for Kirtan and Meditation in the Main Temple.
“This experience has been far beyond just becoming a yoga teacher, it has led me to great self growth that I am excited to continue with throughout my life. My heart is filled with gratitude for all that I have accomplished and overcome while being here, and so much gratitude for the instructors and staff at Shoshoni that have guided me along the way. This was one of the most challenging things I have ever done, but in turn has been the most rewarding thing I ever could have done for myself.”