Empower your practice. Serve others. Help heal the world.
Many yoga teacher training programs teach asana; few teach the full 8-limbed path of classical yoga. Join master teacher Beryl Bender Birch, founder of The Hard & The Soft Institute, to take a deep dive into the therapeutic aspects of yoga and get certified as a RYT 200 or RYT 500.
The Hard & The Soft’s 200 and 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Trainings are unique programs that prepare you to practice and share the powerful therapeutic tools of asana, meditation, conscious breathing and mindfulness – and pave the way for a career in yoga service, helping you participate in healing the world and our planet. Through these highly respected programs, you’ll study with some of the best and most experienced teachers and certified yoga therapists in the country; and develop an Individualized Yoga Plan (IYP) to take the next steps towards working with specialized populations.
Most importantly, you’ll explore the importance of taking your practice out into the world. And you’ll join a diverse, well-educated global community of graduates who are working to grow, evolve, strengthen their communities and spread this incredible practice called yoga.
The Hard & The Soft 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training:
Set yourself on the path of becoming a certified RYT 200, or explore the deeper dimensions of your practice. This eight-month course of study is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the yoga lifestyle. Each month, you’ll explore one of the eight limbs of classical yoga, with a special focus on kriya yoga – the yoga of action. Show up, pay attention, and practice 24/7. Everything else follows from there. Learn more.
The Hard & The Soft 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training:
Take your teaching to the next level with this 10-month course of study, taught by our renowned faculty and highly experienced Certified Yoga Therapists (IAYT). Learn how to guide students to a deeper discovery of yoga, and build a foundation for a career in yoga service and leadership role in your community. Experience the joy of personal evolution as you grow and expand your awareness out into the world. Learn more.
The Hard & The Soft 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Trainings
Longmeadow, MA: September 28, 2018 – April 28, 2019
Host Studio: Heartsong Yoga
Eliot, ME: October 12, 2018 – May 19, 2019
Host Studio: Yoga in ME
The Hard & The Soft 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Trainings
Virginia Beach, VA: October 19, 2018 – May 2019
Host Studio: Studio Bamboo Institute of Yoga
The Hard & The Soft Yoga Institute’s 200- and 300-hour teacher trainings run one weekend per month, for eight months and 10 months respectively, at locations nationwide. In addition to classroom hours, trainees complete the remainder of their instructional hours through online study, elective workshops, study groups, independent projects and community service. General schedule:
- Friday, 6-9 pm
- Saturday, 9-5 pm
- Sunday, 9-4:30 pm
Pricing and registration:
Registration begins at $3,000 for The Hard & The Soft’s 200-hour yoga teacher training, and $4,250 for the 300-hour yoga teacher training.
To learn more and apply to the program, contact the host studio.