Teacher Training

Virayoga Sagara Teacher Training

Level I Teacher Training Program with Susanna Harwood Rubin & Laura Tulumbas Juell (E-RYT 500)

and with guests Tantric Scholar Dr. Douglas Brooks & Anatomy Expert and Author Leslie Kaminoff

The Virayoga Sagara Teacher Training is an RYT-200 hour Level I program open to students who have completed the necessary requirements. It is designed for new teachers to gain the tools needed to begin teaching yoga and experienced teachers to hone and deepen their skills. Combined with the Immersions, completion of the Sagara TT fulfills the Yoga Alliance 200 hour RYT Certification requirement.

Students will emerge with from the Sagara Teacher Training with hours of practice teaching based on a focused program of Yoga Asana, Philosophy, Principles, and Practices. We emphasize putting everything we learn into action.

Scheduled Class Dates
February 16, 21-23, March 7-9, April 4-6, 25-27, May 2-4, 16-18 and June 6-8
Please note that February 21-23 is a 3-day away Retreat to Menla Mountain Retreat Center

Feb 14-16  Sunday 9am-12pm & 1-4pm

Feb 21-23  Menla Retreat (Check in Friday 3pm, class begins at 4pm)

Mar 7-9  Friday 5:30-10pm , Saturday 1-6pm, Sunday 10am-12pm & 1-4pm

 Apr 4-6 Friday 5:30-9pm, Saturday 10am-12pm & 1-6pm, Sunday 10am-12pm & 1-4pm

Apr 25-27  Friday 5:30-9pm, Saturday 1-6pm, Sunday 1-4pm

May 2-4 Friday 5:30-9pm, Saturday 10am-12pm & 1-6pm, Sunday 10am-12pm & 1-4pm

May 16-18 Friday 5:30-9pm, Saturday 1-6pm, Sunday 10am-12pm & 1-4pm

Jun 6-8 Friday 5:30-9pm,  Saturday 10am-12pm & 1-6pm, Sunday 10am-12pm & 1-4pm
100 hours of Study comprised of: 2 immersions and at least 1 wave. The remaining hours can be made up of a combination of class and workshop study. Please click here for program dates and to register for your pre-requisites. (immersions at other studios will be considered with teacher approval).
To request an application please email kiri@virayoga.com (Subject should read Sagara TT 2014 Application Request)

Cost $3200 – this includes all training, mentor hours and an unlimited class card at Virayoga for the duration of the program (valid for all regularly scheduled classes). Away retreat accommodations will be approximately $500 (does not include transportation)

Establishing your background
Participation in TT group classes and smaller TT mentoring groups
Solid Instruction in Yoga Philosophy and the History of Yoga
Refined Alignment Instruction
Anatomy & Bio-Mechanics
Basic Yoga Therapeutics
Meditation: a variety of techniques and approaches
The Breath, the Bandhas, & Pranayama
Ayurveda with certified Ayurvedic counselor

Finding your voice as a teacher
Languaging: how to verbally guide a class using precise language
The Art of Theming: how to develop and unfold a class theme
The Art of Sequencing Poses
The Demo: how to effectively demo or guide a student to demo a pose
How to give meaningful Hands-on Adjustments & Assists
Developing your eye as a teacher
Guiding Meditation and Pranayama

Putting it into Action
How to teach both public and private classes
Getting yourself out there-creating community in the studio and online
Essential writing skills from your bio to your newsletter or blog
The Business of Yoga: how and where to teach, from surviving to thriving, including how to work with social media


    • The Baghavad Gita
    • Poised for Grace by Douglas Brooks – purchase info to come
    • Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra (or) Yoga:Discipline of Freedom: The Yoga Sutra Attributed to Patanjali
    • Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff & Amy Matthews
    • Meditation for the Love of It by Sally Kempton
    • Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar
    • Light on Pranayama by B.K.S. Iyengar
    • The Wisdon of the Chakras by Ellen Tadd


      • The Yoga Tradition by Georg Feuerstein
      • Tantra: The Path of Ecstasy by Georg Fuerstein
      • A Concise Dictionary of India Philosophy by John Grimes
      • The Little Book of Hindu Deities by Sanjay Patel
      • Prakriti: Your Ayurvedic Constitution by Dr. Robert E. Svoboda
      • Hatha Yoga Pradipika (One of the earliest known texts on Hatha Yoga)
      • The Key Muscles of Yoga by Ray Long
      • The Key Poses of Yoga by Ray Long
      • Anatomy of Movement by Blandine Calais-Germaine
      • Yoga for Arthritis & Yoga for Osteoporosis by Ellen Saltonstall & Loren Fishman
      • Hatha Yoga Illustrated by Kirk, Boon, DiTuro
      • Yoga Resource by Darren Rhodes
      • The Anatomy Coloring Book by Wynn Kapit, Lawrence Elson