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Yoga Tropics 200-ryt hour hot yoga Teacher Training

Your journey begins where some of the biggest yoga movements in the country got their start. By far this is the best yoga teacher training san diego ca has to offer, the best yoga teacher training san diego encinitas

Picture the World famous Meditation Gardens that overlook a surf break known around the world as "Swami's. Imaging Pattabhi Jois visiting in 1975 and anointing Encinitas the birthplace of American Ashtanga. Visualize Deepak's Chopra Center for WellBeing just down the highway. Indian sitar master Ravi Shankar moved to coastal Encinitas in 1992 finding it the ideal place to compose his transcendent music. Paramanhasa Yogananda completed Autobiography of a Yogi on the bluffs overlooking the Pacific giving rise to Self Realization Fellowship. This book inspired Steve Jobs so profoundly he read it every year and had copies passed out during his memorial service. Yogananda's brother is Bikram's teacher, whose beginner hot yoga series initiated millions to the benefits of yoga. There's a special energy here, the connection you feel to nature, the ocean, to yoga history. Center for Yoga Studies - Yoga Tropics draws from these elements to create an unforgettable and transformative experience to start you on your yoga journey. 

Typical Day of Training: 

Go for a swim or a surf, walk along the beach or stroll through the beautiful and serene Meditation Gardens before or after yoga. The temple is also available for meditation during the day. Fantastic food choices await you for breakfast, lunch or breaks and are within walking distance of the studios and training center. Multiple vegetarian or vegan options are available at one of many cafes, bistros or markets.

Info About our Yoga Teacher Training Program

Yoga Tropics is registered with Yoga Alliance. Our staff is comprised of several E-RYS 500s  or experienced registered yoga teachers with extensive knowledge and expertise. Not only will you be provided with individual attention, our staff offers a supportive environment to help you develop your practice and become a certified yoga instructor. We welcome students of all levels, ages and backgrounds.  We are registered school with Yoga Alliance, and our staff consists of several E-RYT 500's, or experienced registered yoga teachers with over 500 hours of training and several thousands of hours teaching yoga.  Our Teacher Training leaders are highly trained and are authentically passionate about yoga. There are also over a dozen teacher at the 500 E-RYT level available to answer your questions and guide you in your development as a teacher. The Center for Yoga Studies offers a supportive and team building environment to help you develop your practice, transform as an individual and become a certified yoga instructor. Students of all levels, ages and backgrounds are welcome.  

  • Learn how to safely and effectively guide students through a yoga class
  • Learn fundamental anatomy and physiology as it relates to yoga postures and breathing
  • Learn about alignment and techniques to maintaining a safe practice while avoiding injury
  • Learn to "method act" as a teacher using your voice and hands to encourage and inspire students
  • Learn how to give safe adjustments by learning how to read bodies
  • Learn the secret of "pranayama" or breath, key to long and vital life
  • Learn the foundations and history of yoga 
  • Learn tools to draw students in and techniques to retain and expand your followers
  • Learn the basics of marketing yourself as a yoga teacher. 
During your 200 Hour training you will be learning about the many health benefits of the basic beginner Hot Series by Bikram that has helped millions recover from a multitude of health issues and how to lead students in a safe yet challenging class.  You will also study the basics to teach "Vinyasa" which means "to flow with breath" from several of the finest and most experienced teachers in the area exposing you different styles of yoga and various techniques of teaching.  The Teacher Training Course can be completed in as little as 10 weeks, however there are options for students requiring more flexibility.

Become a certified bikram yoga instructor

Yoga Tropics provides bikram style hot yoga teacher training program for those eager to teach yoga professionally. Our staff offers a one-of-its kind teacher training program in a unique yoga setting.
Yoga Tropics is registered with Yoga Alliance. Our staff comprises several E-RYT 500's, or experienced registered yoga teachers with extensive knowledge and expertise. Not only will you be provided with individual attention, our staff offers a supportive environment to help you develop your practice and become a certified yoga instructor. We off the best yoga teacher training San Diego CA. We welcome students of all levels, ages and backgrounds.  

Our priority is to offer a supportive team environment where students of all levels can develop and evolve. Upon completion of our program, many of our graduates have established careers as sought out yoga instructors and yoga studio owners.   Yoga Tropics Teacher Trainings are offered at various times of the year. Please contact us to get further information on our next training dates. 


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Yoga Tropics Teacher Program is recognized by Yoga Alliance as a registered yoga school.  Training meets twice per week for 10 weeks, one weekday evening and Saturday all day. It is possible to complete 200 hours within the 10 weeks if you dedicate everyday to practicing and practice teaching under the supervision of our E-RYT's. If your schedule does not allow for daily commitment, the training will take however long you take to complete 200hours of training.

The 200 hours of the training are broken down as follows:

100 hours Techniques Training/PracticeIncludes asanas, pranayamas, kriyas, chanting, mantra, meditation, and other traditional yoga techniques.

25 hours Teaching Methodology—Includes principles of demonstration, observation, assisting/correcting, instruction, teaching styles, qualities of a teacher, the student's process of learning, and business aspects of teaching yoga

20 hours Anatomy & PhysiologyIncludes both human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) and energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, etc.). Includes both the study of the subject and application of its principles to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc).

30 hours Yoga Philosophy/Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga TeachersIncludes the study of yoga philosophies, yoga lifestyle, and ethics for yoga teachers.

10 hours PracticumIncludes practice teaching, receiving feedback, observing others teaching and hearing/giving feedback. Also includes assisting students while someone else is teaching.

15 hours Electives These addtional hours can be distributed to whichever area is most needed.

By the end of your training you will have:

– Learned to guide students through a safe and challenging Hot Yoga class.
– Developed an understanding of the physiology and anatomy of the postures.
– Learned how to teach breathing techniques and how to incorporate them with asana practice.
– Explored the basic history and theory of yoga.
– Developed your teaching skills, speaking to a group, demonstrating, adjusting, etc.


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TUITION: The cost of the training is $2800 which includes fees, books, and classes while in training (5 months unlimited). If you have a current yoga class package when you begin, we will put it on hold until after 5 months.  Early Bird Discount $2600 if paid-in-full by Dec 12th

Payment plans are available upon request. 

CLICK HERE to register online or Call (760) 717-0879 to register by phone.

Kellan V

“Yoga Tropics teacher training changed my life! I came into to training wanting to deepen my practice but I learned so much more, I learned a lot about myself not to mention transforming my body, and made amazing friends. I’m so happy to be part of this wonderful yoga community, not only am I able to teach yoga classes at the studio but I can share what I love with family and friends. I love that I can travel to amazing places every year with great people, thank you Tropics!”

- Kellan V, Teacher

Sarah F

Yoga Tropics has become a home away from home for me. You know you always have a first love, well that was Tropics for me. The warmth (literally & figuratively) that each face behind this studio offers is so incredibly genuine. The variety of teachers & classes that Yoga Tropics provides never ceases to meet me right where I am at. What a wonderful staff & space of radiating light!! Thanks Yoga Tropics!!!

- Sarah F, Teacher Training Graduate

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