SUNDARA YOGA Teacher Training 200 hrs Immersion
Authenticity • Clarity • Presence
To be authentic we must cultivate the courage to be imperfect and vulnerable.
Clarity of purpose is like a source of light shining on your dreams so you can see them clearly.
The ability to be present allows a greater connection to your life — inwardly and outwardly.
Sundara’s 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Program provides a solid foundation in technical skills and the development of an intelligent, intuitive approach to teaching yoga. The curriculum will blend yogic traditions from the East with health and wellness developments from the West and the integration of an alignment based Hatha Yoga with a rhythmic vinyasa flow. In addition to becoming certified to teach a safe and engaging yoga class, trainees will also become certified in Functional Anatomy from Yogami.
What will I learn?
This training is intended for those who wish to deepen their personal practice and learn to teach yoga. The training will explore the following in-depth: an understanding of yoga postures, yogic philosophy, anatomy, healthy lifestyles and the art of cueing and sequencing classes. In addition, trainees will gain an understanding of teaching yoga to diverse populations in different environments including: medical settings, schools, wellness centers, workplaces and, of course, a Yoga studios. Students should expect to spend ample time both in their personal practice and practice teaching. The Sundara Yoga Teacher Training program will prepare you to teach yoga with confidence and competence.
Who will benefit from this Training?
Sundara Yoga Teacher Training is a complete life immersion into self-inquiry, meditation, healthy eating, daily practice and practical teaching methods. The training is open to serious students of yoga who have at least one year of consistent yoga practice. The curriculum will concentrate significantly on the asana aspect of yoga so it should be understood that the training program requires consistent physical effort over the course of several months. This immersion is appropriate for students who wish to deepen their practice and/or teach in a health related field, fitness, yoga studio and also for an educator who wishes to bring yoga into their work place. To apply Submit a completed Teacher Training application (offered at the bottom of the page). Following your application you will be contacted to schedule a phone interview with the Program Director. All students of yoga are encouraged to apply, regardless of physical ability or limitations.
Lectures, group discussions, PowerPoint presentations, interactive Asana Lab, daily practices, progressive practice teaching, journaling, and reading are all integral components of the learning experience during the Yoga Teacher Training. One of the goals of Sundara Yoga Teacher Training curriculum is to ignite trust into our own body’s intelligence and develop a practice that is rooted in self-awareness linking the body and mind’s inherent capacity to balance and heal itself.
1. Techniques, Training and Practice
Postures, breathing techniques, meditations, mindfulness practices, mantra chanting, mudras, bhandas and other traditional yoga practices
2. Teaching Methodology
Communication skills, sequencing classes, teaching styles, legal considerations, adjusting students, adapting the practice, and teaching to multiple levels
3. Anatomy & Physiology
Anatomy and Biomechanics, correct alignment, injury prevention, indications and contraindications
4. Philosophy, Ethics & Lifestyle
Yoga Scriptures, Paths of Yoga, Ayurveda, Subtle anatomy, and Code of Ethics
Assisting during classes, Practice teaching classes to fellow students and later, teach open community classes
Andrew Biel: Trail Guide to the Body Leslie Kaminoff : Yoga Anatomy
Deborah Adele: The Yamas & Niyamas
Nicolai Bachman: The Path of the Yoga Sutras
Katy Bowman: Move Your DNA
Jill Miller: The Roll Model
Mark Stephens: Yoga Sequencing: Designing Transformative Classes
Suggested Extra readings
Anodea Judith: Wheels of Life: A User’s Guide to the Chakra System
Donna Farhi: The Breathing Book, Good Health and Vitality Through Essential Breath work
Max Strom: A Life Worth Breathing
Murielle is an E-RYT 500, a Certified Movement Analyst from the Laban Institute, a Shiatsu and Thai Yoga Practitioner and has also studied with Jennifer Reis to teach Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra. Additionally, Murielle is a Fully Integrated Certified Yoga Tune Up® Teacher; a work she is truly passionate about sharing with her students. Murielle’s vast knowledge and expertise in her many disciplines brings a unique pedagogy to all of her classes. Her personal mission is to create an environment that empowers students to care for themselves through different movement practices that leaves room for internal experiences and personal expression. Murielle opened Sundara Yoga in November 2017 with her daughter Mae Corwin.
Mae is an E-RYT 500, Certified Yoga Tune Up® Roll Model®, Aromatouch and Reiki Practitionner. Mae grew up in a family of yogis and because of this great influence of the East in her life and a growing interest in holistic health she decided to take on yoga as a lifestyle and career. Mae completed her 200hr Vinyasa training in 2011 at Atmananda in NYC, followed by her 500hr Hatha Yoga training in 2014 at an Ashram in the South of India. Her classes offer creative sequences with intentional themes, emphasizing the importance of proper alignment, pranayama breathing techniques, mindfulness, and meditation.
Functional Anatomy Training with Mireille Martel
This 20-hour training in functional anatomy proposes to study in a conscious, discovery-based approach. During this training, you will witness the art and the act of living inside your own body. You will start to understand anatomy in a practical manner by using self-massage with Yoga Tune Up® balls to help you identify anatomical structures and embody your body. This in-depth introspective exploration will resonate through your movement and your teaching. Certificate of completion of Functional Anatomy will be awarded at the end of this training. Mireille Martel is the cofounder of Yogami Yoga Studio in Quebec, Canada, she is an E-RYT 200, Integrated Certified Yoga Tune Up® Teacher and The Roll Model® Method Teacher Trainer, MovNat Instructor and Barefoot training Specialist.
Intro to Inform Trauma Yoga, with Meg Lemay
Meg is an E-RYT 200, she received her Ph.D. in English with a specialization in Sexuality Studies from Ohio State. This training will introduce you to the physiological framework in the field of trauma research, trauma informed language and social justice and collective trauma.
Fascia and the Nervous System, with Melanie Burns
Melanie is an E-RYT 500, Anatomy Trains Structural Integration Practitioner, Licensed Massage Therapist, Yin Yoga & Meditation certified, Certified Yoga Tune Up® teacher and owner of Wicked Good Yoga in Wiscasset, Maine.
Intro to Sanskrit, with Fletcher Boote
Fletcher is a E-RYT 300, certified Jivamukti teacher who trained under the direct guidance of Sharon Gannon and David Life, also certified in Thai Massage. Fletcher is an accomplished visual artist and vocalist and teaches yoga and chanting workshops across the US and abroad.
The science beyond the Practice of Yoga, with Kristin Jhamb, MD
Kristin has been practicing Yoga for over twenty years and she presently works at Midcoast Medical Group-Topsham Internal Medicine.
Women’s Health, with Kate Nicholson
Kate is the perinatal director of Sundara Yoga, E-RYT 200, Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Cranial Sacral Therapist and Reiki Practitioner. Kate specializes in Women’s Health, Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga.
Yoga Scriptures: TBD
Tuition and Pricing
Yoga Teacher Training: $2,900.00
Early-Bird pricing if paid in full by December 15, 2019: $2,700.00*
Payment Plan Option: deposit of $500.00 then 9 Payments of $275.00 (a payment agreement must be signed).
$500 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your spot.
This cost also includes an unlimited membership at Sundara Yoga for the entire time of the training. Please complete the online application below to reserve a space in the 2020 training (spaces are limited).
Reading list book costs are NOT included.
Please fill out this application and we will contact you. Accepted students will be notified by November 15th.
1. More than 30 days from first day of YTT is a full refund via original method of payment minus the $500 non-refundable deposit.
2. No refunds after the first day of training.
3. In the event of a severe illness, please contact us directly via email.
Begins March 2020
Schedule & Weekend dates
Sundara Teacher Training meets one weekend a month over the course of ten months. This schedule is intended to accommodate those who work a full-time schedule and students with other obligations. The monthly scheduled meetings are on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Participation is required at 100% to meet program requirements. In addition to the scheduled weekends, students will complete homework assignments, readings, and develop a home practice.
Days & Hours
Fridays: 6:00pm to 9:00pm (3hrs)
Saturdays: 10:30am to 8:00pm (9.5hrs)
Sundays: 10:30am to 4:00pm(5.5hrs)
Dates (all 2020)
March 6, 7, 8
April 3, 4, 5
May 8, 9, 10
June 5, 6, 7
July 17, 18, 19
August 14, 15, 16
September 11, 12, 13
October 9, 10, 11
November 13, 14, 15
December 4, 5, 6
The 200hr Yoga Teacher Training will be held at Sundara Yoga, located in the heart of Brunswick, Maine. The studio has great natural light and a cathedral ceiling that creates a sense of spaciousness and calm. The “Ajna Loft” located on the second floor provides yogis a place to decompress, enjoy a cup of tea or catch up on some reading.
54 Cumberland Street
For more information on our Yoga Teacher Training please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
or call Murielle at 207-380-6972
OR fill out the online application at the bottom of our Training page.