Applicants should have at least one year of Yoga experience before applying for the in-person module of this teacher training program. Exceptions may be made for students who demonstrate a deep commitment to learning or have an established movement or spiritual practice compatible with yoga philosophy and practice.

All students must complete the Tula Institute of Yoga YTT application to be admitted. Upon acceptance into the program, students are required to pay a non-refundable deposit to hold their space in the program. Space will be limited to no more than 12 students to ensure individual attention and support for all students. Tula requires a minimum enrollment of seven students to conduct this training. Note: If this training is cancelled due to low enrollment your deposit and any tuition paid will be refunded in full.

To receive your certificate of completion and be eligible for the Yoga Alliance Registry, you must complete 200 contact hours, including 10 practicum hours, all OMwork assignments, and an open book test at the end of the training. Missed contact hours can be made up by setting up a 1:1 session with a Tula Institute instructor at $75 per hour. (Under some circumstances, there may be other options for a make-up time depending on the specific hours missed.) Students not wishing to go on to teach can opt out of practicum hours and tests but will not be eligible to register with the Yoga Alliance.

Required equipment and books:

Students should have a Yoga mat for regular practice.

The following books are required. 

  • The Anatomy Coloring Book – Kelly Solloway
  • At least one of the following asana texts:
    • Hatha Yoga Illustrated – Martin Kirk, Brooke Boon 
    • 30 Essential Yoga Poses: For Beginning students and their teachers – Judith Lasater 
    • Yoga Teachers tool box – Integrative Yoga Therapy
  • The Yamas and Niyamas – Deborah Adele
  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali – There are a number of different translations & commentaries available (Also, some free downloads.) All books including all 196 verses of the sutras are acceptable.

Other recommended books (not required):

  • Light on Yoga – BKS Iyengar 
  • Siddhartha – Hermann Hesse 
  • Teaching Yoga – Mark Stephens 
  • Yoga Sequencing – Mark Stephens

One of the following yoga anatomy text may be a helpful supplement:

  • Yoga Anatomy – Leslie Kaminoff
  • Functional anatomy of Yoga – A guide for practitioners and teachers 
  • Yogabody:  Anatomy, Kinesiology, and Asana – Judith Lasater 

I’m interested! What’s next?

  • If you are ready to take the next step:
    • Submit an online application (If you prefer to submit a paper application contact Katey.)
    • When your application is received, Katey may contact you for a short conversation to ensure the training is a good fit for you.
    • Upon acceptance into the program, Katey will send you an acceptance letter outlining the next steps – including payment of your non-refundable $500 deposit to the Penobscot Bay Y to hold your spot and and set up your preferred payment option for the remaining tuition, as well as steps for you to take to prepare for the training.
  • If you are interested but still have questions, contact Katey to schedule a Get the Scoop session or find out when the next in-person session is scheduled.
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