2024 Yoga Academy 20HR Weekend Immersion Training

20HR Immersion Weekend

Atha Yoga Academy offers a unique style of 200 hour yoga teacher training. This program is open to all levels and covers the foundational aspects of Yoga, Spirituality and embodiment. Depending on your personal goals, whether to become a certified yoga teacher or to simply deepen your own personal practice, we can help you curate an individual transformation and intentional focus of study.

Our curriculum is divided into nine (9) 20-hour immersion weekends, each completed within themselves but designed to be a full continuum of training that will lead you to obtain a 200-hour yoga teacher certification.

These singular 20-hour modules can also be taken for continuing education hour requirements for those who are already certified through Yoga Alliance. If you are not interested in becoming a teacher, these 20-hour immersions serve just as strongly as tools to deepen your own personal wisdom of Yoga and gain a deeper spiritual perspective for personal growth.

Each 20-hour training has a unique energy and has been created by like-minded souls to guide the process of personal transformation, self-realization, and empowerment.

During this 200-hour journey, students have an opportunity to step into their essence as yoga teachers if they desire. They will participate in a final teach-back session and complete an overview exam. There will be individual requirements for each 20-hour segment as well. This is to follow the progress and understanding of the student throughout the process for the best overall growth and learning.

The 9-20hr weekend modules offered by Atha Yoga Shala are a comprehensive training program designed for individuals aiming to deepen their understanding and practice of yoga, culminating in a 200-hour Yoga Alliance-approved certification.

This program is structured around intensive weekend sessions, each spanning 20 hours, meticulously curated to encompass a broad spectrum of yoga philosophies and practices.

Our retreat house on the property is also available for training students who want to come from out of town.  20HR Weekend promo rate of $125/night available per room per student.

Curriculum Overview

The curriculum is rooted in the rich philosophy of yoga, emphasizing the Ashtanga system—an eight-limbed path to achieve the union of body, mind, and spirit—as delineated in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. These ancient texts serve as a foundation for the course, guiding students through the ethical, spiritual, and practical aspects of yoga.

Key Components of the Curriculum Include:

Philosophy of Yoga:

A deep dive into the Ashtanga system and the teachings of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, providing students with a comprehensive understanding of yoga’s theoretical framework.

Yoga Nidra:

Instruction in the practice of yogic sleep, an immensely powerful meditation technique, and its role in achieving deep relaxation and spiritual growth.

Yantra and Tantra:

Exploration of these ancient traditions, focusing on their significance within the practice of yoga and how they can enhance personal development and understanding.


Integration of Ayurvedic principles, including the three pillars of health, offering students insights into the holistic approach to well-being and how it complements the practice of yoga.


Detailed study of human anatomy relevant to yoga practice, ensuring that students have a thorough understanding of the physical body and how to accommodate various needs and limitations within their teaching.

Class Dynamics:

Training in how to create engaging, dynamic yoga classes that foster presence, equanimity, consciousness upliftment, and a supportive community environment.

Certification Requirements:

To achieve the 200-hour certification approved by the Yoga Alliance, participants must not only complete the 180 hours of training provided during the weekends but also engage in their own uninterrupted yoga practice outside of the classroom. This personal practice is crucial for deepening one’s understanding and embodying the principles taught throughout the course.

Additionally, certification requires:

  • A comprehensive test to assess the knowledge and skills acquired during the program.
  • A teaching session where students demonstrate their ability to convey their learning effectively to others.
  • Participation in a graduation ceremony, which is tentatively scheduled for January 2025, marking the culmination of the training journey.


 Atha Yoga Shala’s 200-hour teacher training program is an extensive educational experience designed for those who are deeply committed to exploring the depths of yoga. Through the guidance of renowned teachers and an immersive curriculum, students are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and practices necessary to advance their own journey and to inspire others as knowledgeable, compassionate instructors. This program is not only an opportunity to gain a professional certification but also a transformative personal journey into the heart of yoga.

Please submit an inquiry, and one of our Atha staff will contact you & can help assist you in designing your own unique transformational journey.

Book requirements

Hatha Yoga Pradipika by Swami Muktibodhananda

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