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.

“I love the atmosphere at Shoshoni and the 3-week intensive training. I am so happy being taught by yogis and being immersed in life at the ashram while in teacher training.”

W.T, 2016 Level 1 graduate