Yoga Foundations Program

The 85 Hour Yoga Foundations Program consists of four Modules: Yoga Basics, Yoga Life Force (Pranayama), Yoga Alignment, and Yoga Strength and Safety. This program was designed for those wishing to teach Yoga in a Fitness or Gym setting without completing a full RYT200 Program. The Yoga Foundations Program will prepare the instructor to teach a safe, well rounded class.

Modules in this program are designed to be taken in order, with Module 1 the prerequisite for future modules. If modules cannot be attended in order, please contact Yoga Legacy to apply for a waiver. Trainee will have the option to continue to a Full RYT200 Program with Yoga Legacy upon completion of the Yoga Foundations Program if desired. Specialties that have a four module prerequisite are open to the Yoga Foundations Trainees at an additional cost as noted on our payment and registration page.

Check our Yoga Teacher Training Comparison Chart to evaluate the differences between our RYT200 program and others in the area.


Required program modules

Module 1: Yoga Basics
Foundation course introducing you to Yoga Legacy and the basic poses or asanas. This course is a pre-requisite for all other modules.

Module 2: Yoga and the Life Force
Focusing on the study of Pranayama.

Module 3: Yoga Alignment, Modifications and Adjustment
Working with proper posture and how to adjust students in each posture.

Module 4: Yoga Strength and Safety
Understanding what muscles are used in different poses with a focus on safety.

Additional requirements

Non-contact activities
You must also complete 15 hours of independent activities outside of your classroom training. These can include teaching or assisting in yoga sessions, reading approved yoga texts, or observing and comparing yoga classes. In Module 1, we discuss which activities are acceptable and how to record them.

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