Teacher Training

Teacher Training

YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

Our certified teacher training program creates a solid and well-rounded foundation in the art of teaching yoga.

We are committed to providing each student with the necessary tools to teach with compassion, integrity and knowledge while honoring their own internal wisdom, and authentic voice. Each student will leave with confidence that they are ready to teach yoga to all students regardless of age, physical fitness, or injuries.

On completion of our training the student will receive a Barefoot Yoga Studio Certificate and will have met all of the 200-hour Yoga Alliance Certificate requirements. They may also be considered for a teaching position at the Barefoot Yoga Studio. Graduates of the program will have the opportunity to grow into teachers with wide ranging careers that include teaching classes, workshops and retreats or even opening their own yoga studio.

Our regular Courses are Fall 4 Months Weekend Training, Spring 3 Months Weekend Training, and Summer 1 Month Weekday Intensive Training.

Our upcoming training dates are:

  • 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training 2023 Weekend Course in Davis, CA January 7-June 18, 2023
  • Saturday and Sunday 9 am-5 pm
Check down below for the workshop dates
  • 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training 2023 Summer Intensive in Davis, CA July 3- July 28, 2023
  • Monday- Friday 9 am-5 pm

For information on Hong Kong training, please visit http://www.facebook.com/yoga.teacher.training.hk.barefootyoga/

Our upcoming training will be in-studio training. We will do the best we can to ensure a complete learning experience while following health protocol. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the upcoming training. You are welcome to visit our facilities and meet the teachers in Davis. Just contact us and schedule your visit!

We look forward to sharing the art of teaching with you!

Namaste. Robert and Mei

2023 Weekend Training

DAVIS, CALIFORNIA  January 7-June 11, 2023

Saturday and Sunday 9 am- 5 pm

Workshop dates are:
January 7, 8, 28, 29
February 18, 19
March 11, 12
April 1, 2, 22, 23
May 13, 14
June 3, 4, 10, 11

Tuition: $3200
*Early bird special: $2950 (register by December 7, 2022).
*Tuition fee includes a Barefoot 6 months membership from January to June.
* Payment plans are available, just contact us to find out ways we can assist you.

Please send us an email at [email protected] to apply.

Testimonial from our recent Teacher Training graduates:

“Mei and Robert are such caring and generous teachers and I felt so supported throughout. You will feel the same genuine generosity and kindness, as well as their deep commitment to the practice of yoga, no matter how involved you get at Barefoot, I truly recommend it.”
– Julia Van Horn, 2022 Graduate


I just completed the Barefoot 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training and absolutely loved it. Mei and Robert were kind, compassionate, knowledgeable, appropriately challenging, and supportive. I am grateful for their guidance, teaching, and support, especially as they worked with each of us individually to promote our success. The course was absolutely worthwhile!”
Dannelle Larsen-Rife 2022 Graduate
“Mei and Robert have so much love and knowledge for yoga and bring amazing energy to each and every one of their classes!”
  -Pauliena Ranjhan, 2021 Graduate




“If you are looking to deepen your practice look no further! This was an incredible and unforgettable experience. Truly transformational! Mei and Robert not only gave me the tools I needed to deepen my practice they gave me the confidence to be where I am at today. I could not thank you both enough!”
– Anika Sereno, 2018 Fall Graduate

OUR MISSION

Our certified teacher training program creates a solid and well-rounded foundation in the art of teaching yoga. We are committed to providing each student with the necessary tools to teach with compassion, integrity and knowledge while honoring their own internal wisdom, and authentic voice. Each student will leave with confidence that they are ready to teach yoga to all students regardless of age, physical fitness, or injuries.

THEORY AND PRACTICE OF YOGA

The practice of the asanas is the basis of our teacher training philosophy. This foundational training will emphasize deepening the students’ personal asana practice, which we believe to be the greatest source for creative teaching. In addition to a strong asana practice there will be a comprehensive study of the techniques and mechanics of fundamental yoga postures, while providing the tools necessary to teach yoga to others. To facilitate a more scientific understanding of the body, the training will include the study of functional anatomy and physiology. The training will also give developing teachers a balanced understanding of yoga by moving beyond the physical with the study of Vippasana meditation, (encouraging students to develop a daily meditation practice at home), a deep understanding of Pranayama, and an exploration of the Chakras, Nadis, Kriyas, Dristhi and Bandhas.

ASANAS

  • Names (Sanskrit and English)
  • Standing, seated, and finishing asanas of the Primary Series and other flow sequences with a detailed breakdown of the poses
  • Practice and health benefits of the asanas
  • Alignment principles
  • Modifications for injuries

VINYASA YOGA SYSTEM

Practicing and teaching the sequences:

  • Full Primary Series-Ashtanga
  • Modified Primary Series- Ashtanga
  • Mixed level routines – Flow Yoga

ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY

  • Anatomical groupings: feet, legs, pelvis, spine and shoulder girdle
  • Physiology of inversions, breathing and the nervous system.

PRANAYAMA

  • Ujjayi Pranayama – theory and practice
  • Working with breath in flowing sequences
  • Suryanamaskara A and B – theory and practice.

MEDITATION

  • Technique and practice of Vipassana Meditation

SPECIAL YOGA CLASSES

  • Prenatal Yoga
  • Restorative Yoga
  • Kids Yoga

CHAKRAS/NADIS/BANDHAS/DRISTHI/KRIYAS

  • Chakras- name, location, importance
  • Nadis – theory and practice
  • Bandhas – names, location, practice
  • Dristhi- location and practice
  • Kriyas- description and practice

Program Details:

YOGA PHILOSOPHY

Over 2,000 years ago the sage Patanjali described the process of Yoga as a way to reach higher consciousness and peace in his writings known as The Yoga Sutras. These sutras (written as aphorisms) help to deepen the awareness of our relationship with ourselves, with others, and with our environment.

We will cover the following historical texts and yoga masters:

  • The Yoga Sutras- Patanjali’s 8 Limbs of Yoga
  • The Hatha Yoga Pradipika
  • T. Krishnamachayra
  • Pattabhi Jois
  • BKS Iyengar

THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF TEACHING

The art of teaching requires a great level of sensitivity, compassion and practice. A teacher must encourage and inspire, being sensitive to both the needs of individuals as well as those of the group. The practical and subtle aspects involved in teaching will include:

  • How to be an effective teacher
  • Use of voice, detailed instruction, body language, touch
  • The art and science of flowing through sequences
  • Learning how to see and understand bodies
  • The purpose and use of props
  • Hands on adjustments
  • Practice teaching
  • Teacher observation

CERTIFICATION

On completion of our training the student will receive a Barefoot Yoga Studio Certificate and will have met all of the 200- hour Yoga Alliance Certificate requirements. They may also be considered for a teaching position at the Barefoot Yoga Studio. Graduates of the program will have the opportunity to grow into teachers with wide ranging careers that include teaching classes, workshops and retreats or even opening their own yoga studio.

TEACHERS

Robert Boswell, Wai-Mei Yeung

TUITION

$3200

Please notice our early bird tuition discount date on each course.