Becoming a Teacher

The 200hour training is Vinyasa-based Teacher Training program which relates to all. Through physical, mindful and educational learning, Ohra gives you the awareness to empower yourself while improving the lives of others. 

The supportive environment of Ohra Yoga's teacher training allows each student the space for personal growth and freedom to explore their own path within a group and the group's 200 hour structure. 

Teacher training is an incredible experience whether you decide to teach or not.  During training you will learn to embody the flow of poses, of breath and of mindful living. The training puts all the pieces of yoga together in one place.

ૐ Curriculum Highlights ૐ

Intro ૐ 

  • How to cue proper alignment of the yoga postures

  • Step-by-step break down of yoga postures, flow, and all of their specific benefits

  • How to effectively use props

  • Learning the proper technique for hands-on-assists  

  • Daily guided practice of Asana (posture) and alignment technique.

Body ૐ

  • Applied anatomy, physiology, kinesiology as it relates to yoga

  • Routines to help improve athletic performance and prevent injury 

  • Core strengthening techniques

  • Back and spinal care

  • Anatomical systems

  • Yoga therapeutics  

Mind & Spirit ૐ

  • History of yoga

  • The 8-limbed path 

  • Introduction to pranayama and meditations

  • Body energy: including chakras, nadis, vayus

  • Incorporating all aspects of Ayurveda into your lifestyles and yoga practice

Other Broad Chapters include ૐ


  • Yoga in the West

  •  Eastern Yoga Philosophies

  •  Embodying the Yoga Teacher:

    • Teaching Methodology; sequencing, beginner, intermediate, advanced classes

    • How to safely guide your students through a vinyasa class

    • Work with a wide range of student abilities

    • Effectively integrate themes to enhance your teaching

    • Living the yoga lifestyles and ethics for the yoga teacher


Required Readings ૐ

  • Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff

  • Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar

Recommended Readings ૐ

  • Meditations From the Mat By Rolf Gates

  • The Key Muscles of Yoga by Ray Long 

  • Yoga and Ayurveda by David Frawley

  • The Athlete’s Guide to Yoga: An Integrated Approach to Strength, Flexibility, and Focus by Sage Rountree

  • The Radiance Sutras By Lorin Roche

  • Mudras:Yoga in your Hand By Gertrud Hirschi

Michelle Briks