Teacher Training Intro

"The teacher is the first letter (of the alphabet); the student is the last letter. Knowledge is the meeting place, instruction is the link" - Taittriya Upanishad (3.1.1)

200hr and 300hr Yoga Teacher Trainings:

 Deepen your practice
Explore yoga as a path to healing, health and wellbeing
Discover your unique teaching aptitudes and skills
Teach with authenticity and confidence
Become a lifestyle ambassador and community builder
Be part of a unique teaching family


“Good teaching cannot be reduced to technique but is rooted in the identity and integrity of the teacher. Good teaching takes myriad forms but good teachers share one trait: they are authentically present in the classroom, in community with their students and their subject. They possess "a capacity for connectedness" and are able to weave a complex web of connections between themselves, their subjects, and their students, helping their students weave a world for themselves. The connections made by good teachers are held not in their methods but in their hearts — the place where intellect, emotion, spirit, and will converge in the human self — supported by the community that emerges among us when we choose to live authentic lives.” Extracted from “The Courage to Teach” by Parker J.Palmer

Gifted teachers make teaching look easy. But it takes tremendous knowledge and skill to teach well. A good program must have a comprehensive and thoughtfully designed curriculum that addresses all the areas that contribute to excellent teaching.

Working in partnership with Maui Yoga Shala since 2010 I have had the honor of guiding over 400 students on their journey from student to teacher.

What you will receive in this training:

Small classes – a maximum of 10-15 students ensures as much personal guidance and mentorship as possible

Highly experienced teachers who have devoted their lives to the study, practice and teaching of Yoga

Small teaching faculty – too many teachers with varied styles and personal methodology can leave students overwhelmed with what may appear contradictory information and techniques. In this training a small faculty ensures alignment and consistency in the presentation of material

Clearly defined teaching method you can explore and draw from to support and cultivate your personal teaching style

Well rounded and comprehensive curriculum that will help you teach with confidence

Well planned curriculum that lays a solid foundation for ongoing 300hr study

Mentorship opportunities

A good balance between learning through doing, learning through watching and learning through teaching

A solid training in the foundational asanas across the different family of asana (standing poses, standing balances, inversions, arm balances, backbends and seated poses) that will allow you to teach mixed level classes and beginners well

Applicable training in functional anatomy and biomechanics that supports intelligent and powerful sequencing rooted in precise alignment

Begin the journey towards Self knowledge through study of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali


Teach what is inside you, not as it applies to you, but as it applies to others" -Krishnamacharya

Teaching is an aspect of karma yoga – the yoga of service. A teacher training involves commitments in time and money as well as physical, mental and emotional energy. A teacher training should therefore not be entered into lightly. The focus of a teacher training is different to an immersion. An immersion allows you to delve deeply into your personal practice as it applies to you. A teacher training allows for a similar experience but a significant portion should focus on helping you cultivate the skills and confidence to share this practice with others, in service of others.  

To optimize your investment you should take time to make sure a training is a good fit for you. Making the right choice will mean a training that is inspiring and elevating. A disappointing training wastes precious personal resources and is frustrating and disillusioning. To ensure the best fit and to optimize the learning experience asks yourself these questions:

What are the teacher’s credentials? Is he/she well-trained and highly knowledgeable, especially in the key areas that you wish to study further?

Do you resonate with their style of teaching? Does it inspire and challenge you personally?

Could you see yourself authentically sharing this teacher’s method or something similar in your own way eventually (even if it feels impossible now)?

Do you resonate with his or her personality or have similar values?

Would this teacher have a healthy teacher/mentor-student relationship with you?

Does the size of the training feel right for you – do you like to study in smaller or larger groups?

Is there the right mix in the curriculum of personal asana, pranayama and meditation practice as well as philosophical studies and study of effective teaching methodology?

Have you practiced in this teacher’s style of yoga before?

For more information:

Email: karin@yogawithkarinkuhn.com 

Or call on: (808) 870 7577