200-hour In-Depth foundations program components


Students will achieve a certain level of mastery by learning, experiencing, and teaching yoga. Participants will be exposed to a wide range of topics, and sample the master teaching of our roster of visiting faculty which include the country’s most prominent teachers.

Our 200-hour Foundations program exceeds the requirements set by Yoga Alliance. Sun & Moon 200-hour teaching certificate is eligible for RYT 200-hour designations. 

My experience has been nothing short of transformative. Not only have I improved my knowledge about yoga and its origins, but also I have developed friendships with members of the In-Depth faculty and fellow students. I strongly recommend the In-Depth program to any yogi who wants to move to the next level and prepare to teach or just become a more enthusiastic and informed student.
— Chuck Bruse, April 2011

FOUNDATIONS PROGRAM - Basic Teacher Training
200 Hours, September-June

Students will attend:

  • ten weekend immersions focused on anatomy, wisdom, and asana technique (three with visiting master teachers and seven with Sun & Moon In-Depth Faculty)

  • ten two-hour meet-ups for teaching methodology and practice teaching

  • weekly Sun & Moon class for duration of the program

  • weekly class observation September through March

  • 20 hours of elective Sun & Moon workshops, including at least one additional visiting master teacher

Students will complete:

  • sample lesson plans

  • a reading list

  • a final project

  • completion of one comprehensive take-home final exam

Students will receive:

  • evaluation of their practice teaching

  • mentoring and support

  • a Sun & Moon teacher training certificate that exceeds the Yoga Alliance 200-hour requirement