200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training


200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training


2016-2017 Course

All classes meet in Bonny Doon, Santa Cruz, CA

Fridays:       6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturdays:   8:30 am -6:00 pm
Sundays:     8:30 am -6:00 pm

September 23*, 24, 25 (*09/23: all day, 8:30 am - 6:00 pm)
October 14 – 16
November 18 – 20
December16 – 18
January 13 – 15
February 24 – 26
March 24 – 26
April 21 – 23

To Apply Please download:

  1. The Application > Download Here
  2. The Waiver > Download Here

Return to Denise Kirpal Lapides at denise@divinelightyoga.com

To insure availability for the course, please contact Denise for a personal conversation. Fees include the Divine Light Yoga 200 HR Foundations Teacher Training Manual. Class is limited to 10 students. Early registration is recommended.

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The Divine Light Yoga Hatha Teacher Training Program will provide you with a deeply integrated and personally transformative experience. This course is intimately woven around the sacred 8 Limbed path (known as a Raj Yoga) meaning the Royal path that brings us to the Divine which includes: Asana, Pranayama, Yamas, Niyamas, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana & Samadi. The great Indian sage, Patanjali, codified the Yoga Sutras which gave a beneficial understanding of how a “householder” could develop within himself or herself that Inner Light and live a deeply meaningful, richly spiritual and healthy life. We weave the course curriculum around the Sacred Yogic Texts, including the Yoga Sutras, The Hatha Yoga Pradipika and The Bhagavad Gita as well as incorporating some of the most influential teachers of this century. 

The entire course will encompass these critical components while teaching over 66 of the classical hatha asanas: 

  • The Roots of Yoga
  • The Classical Asanas
  • Western Anatomy and Physiology
  • Eastern Anatomy and the Energy Body
  • Meditation
  • Mantra and Mudra
  • The Seat of the Teacher & The Business of Yoga

Becoming a teacher, especially of Yoga, is one of the most expressive ways of developing your authentic Self. Recent graduates express that this course has awakened in them newfound patience, determination and fortitude. Their personal commitment to a daily Spiritual practice called Sadhana has opened their hearts and empowered them to develop and refine their ability to share the teachings with grace wisdom and joyful intent. Our intention is to help you first become Self illumined and to express your own Divine Light your divinity and to realize that from your own self awareness and grace you can help others to find theirs. We are the guide and our living example of embodying the wisdom of the yogic lifestyle encourages our students to become their own guru their own light. This style of teacher training requires serious students devoted to their own personal growth. A minimum one year practice and a foundation in asana pranayama and meditation is helpful but not required. This program is sanctioned by Yoga Alliance and all classroom hours meet the requirements for a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training program.