Grow Physical & Spiritually With Yoga Teacher Training

With Yoga Teacher Training at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts (SWIHA) and Spirit of Yoga (SOY), you will study and practice an authentic expression of yoga with a transformational approach that honors a diversity of practices and belief systems. Our Yoga Teacher Training program is unique, preparing you to use yoga as a unifying tool for creating health, well-being and a deep spiritual connection as a studio teacher or wherever your big dream takes you! We provide support at every step as you walk your chosen path while integrating yoga into your life and livelihood.

What Makes Our Programs Exceptional

  • With more than 20 years of experience in Yoga Teacher Training education, we are one of the very few nationally-accredited schools that offers independent diploma programs as well as exclusive yoga training integrated with other healing arts programs.
  • You have the option to focus solely on Yoga Teacher Training or add yoga training to another area of career-expanding options, such as Massage Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Yoga Nidra, Yoga Body Psychology, Transformational Yoga Coaching and more.
  • You will receive in-depth training that blends Eastern, Western, Ancient and Modern philosophy and practice for students at all levels of experience and practice.
  • Configure a schedule that works for you with convenient day, evening and fast track classes.
  • As a Yoga Teacher Training student, you receive unlimited studio class access for the duration of your program.
  • We educate our community about the impact of trauma on the brain and nervous system, while adjusting our practices to best support those healing from trauma. We strive to empower all students (and their future clients), providing a safe and neutral space with a focus on conscious communication. This includes touch predicated upon permission and consent only.
  • Our dedicated and experienced educators are active practitioners in the holistic wellness field, and are registered with Yoga Alliance® as E-RYT 500s. This level of experience and expertise assures that they have completed a thorough 500-hour training program and have logged a minimum of 2,000 hours of teaching experience over at least four years.
  • As your program culminates, you transition to actively creating and teaching real, public classes.
  • Our graduates may choose official recognition as Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) by the internationally-recognized Yoga Alliance® organization.

Get Started on Your Yoga Journey

SWIHA offers a variety of learning options. Choose from among the following:

Diplomas:

Students who have successfully completed Yoga Teacher training with SWIHA, a Registered Yoga School (RYS®), receive a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT®) designation based on their level of training and teaching experience. Choose from among the following three program pathways:

 Yoga Teacher Training – 200 Hours
 Yoga Advanced Teacher Training – 600 Hours
 Advanced Yoga Teacher & Healing Arts Practitioner – 800 Hours

Certificate of Excellence:

This is not designed to serve as stand-alone vocational training or to prepare you for gainful employment (if taken independently of a diploma or degree program), these courses will enrich your yoga experience and training.

 Yoga Nidra – 100 Hours
 Yoga Body Psychology – 100 Hours

Yoga Electives:

Gain specialty tools and experience to expand your offerings as a yoga teacher and as a facilitator of healing to those called to work with you.

 Yoga – Transformational Yoga Coaching – 100 Hours
 Yoga for Trauma Recovery – 20 hours
 Yin Yoga – Teaching a Practice of Surrender – 20 Hours
 Yoga – Restorative Yoga – 20 Hours
 Yoga – Intro to Sacred Sound & Meditation – Singing Bowls & the Gong – 20 Hours

Start Dates

• Evening Tue & Thurs: January 12, 2021
• Morning Fast Track: February 22, 2021
• Evening Mon & Wed: June 7, 2021

Financial Aid Available for Those Who Qualify

SWIHA is a nationally-accredited college approved by the United States Department of Education. Students enrolled in programs of 600 hours or more may qualify for Federal Student Aid in the form of Pell grants and student loans. Title IV Financial Aid is available to those who qualify.