Certification Programs

Dedicated to a tradition of excellence in teaching for more than 37 years, the Himalayan Institute offers yoga teachers comprehensive and systematic training in classical yoga. We teach yogic techniques for body, breath, mind, and spirit in 200-hour and 500-hour certification programs. Our programs include meditation, asana instruction, training in pranayama and relaxation techniques, therapeutic yoga, and yoga philosophy and psychology. The Yoga International (certification through the Himalayan Institute) is a registered school with Yoga Alliance, meeting the requirement for national registration at both the 200- and 500-hour levels

500-Hour Teacher Certification

As an experienced yoga teacher, you desire a trusted space to turn for training, inspiration, and the next step in your professional journey and personal practice. Our 500-hour Teacher Certification program offers yoga teachers of all traditions an avenue to further deepen their practice and teaching. The program includes advanced studies in teaching methods, sequencing, verbal and hands-on assists, subtle body anatomy, pranayama, mantra meditation, therapeutic applications of yoga, and the study of sacred yoga texts.

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200-Hour Teacher Certification

Dive into a life-changing course of study to deepen your understanding of yogic traditions with other eager students setting out on a shared journey. Our 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Certification includes the practice and teaching of asana, pranayama, relaxation, yoga philosophy, anatomy and physiology, the theory and practice of meditation, and the study of sacred texts.

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Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist, Torchbearer & Grad School

Expand your capacity as a yoga teacher with this in-depth study of ayurvedic principles. Learn to craft a dosha-balancing yoga practice, use food with awareness, and develop a lifestyle plan for yourself and your students/clients based upon individual needs and goals. This training will prepare you to offer basic ayurvedic consultations and to teach Ayurveda 101.

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