In-Depth Teacher Training & Advanced Studies 

Our 200-hour Foundations Program runs annually from September through June. We are accepting applications up to September 6, the day before we start our 2019-20 program year. Click here for the application process information and form. Find training dates here.
Our 500-hour Dharma Program is ongoing and accepts new applicants at any time. Read below for more information. 

Our training programs are for students or current teachers of yoga who realize that yoga is a deeply intimate event for the body-mind-spirit and that its beauty lies in how differently it is expressed from person to person. We offer essential information and tools to help guide the emerging teacher in finding his or her unique voice and style of teaching. 

Foundations Program - 200-hour Basic Teacher Training
Our basic teacher training meets and exceeds Yoga Alliance's RYT- 200 hour requirement. This program is for anyone seeking to deepen their practice and understanding of yoga, whether it's to share with and teach it to others, or enhance one's own experience of yoga's depths. 

Dharma Program - 500-hour Advanced Teacher Training
An additional 300 hours to build on any 200-hour yoga teacher training certificate. The program is for current yoga teachers to refine and specialize the art, practice and skill of teaching as they answer their individual “yoga calling.” Our program features flexibility in pace and payment schedule. The two-year curriculum includes guidance for individual interests and aspirations. Formal application to the program can be made at any time, and may grandfather coursework completed up to one year prior. 

Why "In-Depth"?

Our program name is deliberate.  We set the stage for life-long study. Rather than rushing through generalized certification standards, we focus our work on the rich and deep traditions of classical yoga. Sun & Moon In-Depth stands apart from other teacher training programs with:

  • Master teaching from some of the country’s most prominent teachers;

  • Richly eclectic training and inspiration from Sun & Moon’s own senior teachers;

  • A vast web of learning from each other as our strong and committed community continually expands;

  • Support and guidance in the direction that serves you.

More than a just a wonderful pathway into all of the dimensions yoga, with skilled and wonderful teachers, the program has turned out to be a gateway into myself.  This, and the meaningful friendships I’ve made, have been life-changing.
— Ruth Ann Lowery, May 2011

Lead faculty includes senior studio teachers:

Alex Levin, Program Director
Amir Tahami 
Annie Moyer 
Jackie Shaffer 
Rixie Dennison
Vicki Christian

Ultimately, the journey of yoga has as much to do with our commitment to the path as the accumulation of knowledge. Nothing can substitute for the experience of applying to daily life what we take in as classroom study. Whether you’re looking to deepen your understanding of yoga for your own development, to teach it to the general public , or to take your current teaching and use it to specialize in a certain population, our programs provide the skills to practice/teach/live with intelligence, safety and joy. You’ll sharpen skills of observation to wisely discern appropriate techniques to meet your own and every unique need and aspiration.

If you have additional questions, feel free to email our In-Depth Program Director, Alex Levin.