Interested in a yogic lifestyle? Consider our Yoga, Service, and Community program, or look at our list of yoga programs.

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Go to the programs calendar and select the program for which you wish to register. Click on the "Register Online Now" button, and follow the instructions.

Yoga Programs at Mount Madonna Center

YTT 200 Asana Program Details

Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskar)Though Asana is but one limb of Ashtanga Yoga and Hatha Yoga, it is often identified as Yoga, and many inquires about the course relate to it. The following gives an overview of that part of the program.

This program lays the foundation to prepare you to teach a beginning level asana class. The underlying aim of the asana program is to cultivate the experience of triputi, which means three energies united: breath, body, and mind. Thirty-two classical asanas will be practiced and studied daily, covering the following aspects:

  • Proper alignment and biomechanics
  • Manual adjustments
  • Modifications and the use of props as needed
  • Health benefits and contraindications



In addition there will be specialty classes in:

  • Restorative Yoga
  • Dynamic flow-style yoga– exploring a variety of asanas
  • Asana and Ayurveda– classification of asanas according to the three body humors (constitutions)
  • Asanas appropriate during the menstrual cycle
  • Anatomy and physiology as related to asana
  • Teaching Skills:
    • Teaching methodology
    • Designing a balanced class– principles of sequencing
    • Teaching beginners with varying abilities
    • Supervised student teaching
    • Setting up classes in your community
    • Evolving a personal teaching style