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Yoga Teacher Training


200-hour Foundational Yoga Teacher Training


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Whether you are seeking a Yoga Teacher Training because you have decided you want to be a Yoga Teacher and share Yoga with others or you are looking for a more comprehensive & in-depth knowledge of Yoga to go deeper into your practice, the Teacher Training program that you select will determine a lot about your future path.

Our Yoga Alliance Accredited 200-hour Teacher Training offers a Holistic and Empowered approach to teaching with Ayama Founder and Director Mariano “Mano” Ardissone as lead teacher. Mano’s vision is to train and graduate teachers who are conscious, self-aware and can observe, understand and correct imbalances in the search for health and well-being in themselves and in others.

With high academic standards, this training will be a catalyst for a positive life change and provide an education that will last a lifetime. You will learn the foundational principles that underlie most styles of Yoga out there today. You will understand the essential components that make one style different from the other and how to develop your own unique sequences and classes geared towards a particular goal.

A sacred journey of yoga, where ancient wisdom meets modern empowerment with one of Miami's senior teachers. Consider this program an exploration into the depths of your practice that fosters the radiant light of knowledge and self-awareness innate in all to illuminate your path as student and as teacher. You'll delve into the mystical realms of yogic philosophy, anatomy, and sequences for restorative and dynamic practices. You'll uncover the profound layers of your being, connecting mind, body, and spirit in harmonious unity and coherence.

The program unfolds over 8 weekends and it includes unlimited classes at Ayama during that time. You'll not only gain a recognized certification but also radiate confidence and authenticity, where the light within becomes a guiding force, and your yoga practice blossoms into a radiant offering to the world. Visit Ayama's website more information.

  • The Koshas: Who we are as Consciousness
  • Yoga Philosophy and Yoga Cosmology
  • Origins and Historical Evolution of Yoga
  • Introduction to the Main Yogic Lineages and Teachers
  • Religions of the East: Hinduism & Buddhism
  • Ashtanga Yoga: The 8-limb Path of the Sage Patanjali
  • Functional Yoga Anatomy & Physiology
  • Understanding Asanas (Poses) & Vinyasas (Transitions)
  • Principles of Alignment, Adjustments & the Use of Props
  • Theory & Practice of Creative & Intelligent Sequencing
  • Energetic Anatomy: The Energy Body, Chakras, and Nadis
  • Energy Control: Asanas, Bandhas & Mudras
  • Internal Alchemy: Kundalini Energy & Spiritual Evolution
  • Pranayama (Yogic Breathing Techniques)
  • Dharana & Dhyana (Science of Concentration & Meditation)
  • The process of Co-creation: Intellect, Beliefs & Manifestation
  • Sanskrit: The Language of the Gods, Yoga Poses & Mantras
  • Yogic Diet & Holistic Nutrition
  • Ayurveda: The Science of Balanced Living
  • The Art of Being a Yoga Teacher (skills, vocation & responsibilities)
  • The Business of Yoga: Legalities, Marketing & Branding
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I find that Mano’s teaching style resonates a lot with me and I love to challenge myself.

Prior to the training, I had attended a few yoga classes, but it was Ayama Yoga as a whole, and Mano and Kristina in particular, that inspired me to continue to develop my practice to this day.

The teacher training pushed me to keep developing my practice and mastering more complicated postures, including inversions. I would definitely recommend this TT to others – Mano has an extensive background and practice, so there is a lot to learn from him.

Lilyana Kirecheva

This Yoga teacher training changed my life. I now start every single day of my life with Yoga – I teach Yoga and I never stop learning and discovering myself through Yoga. Even if you don’t plan to become a teacher, you become a better student. You get a much better understanding of yourself, and that’s very worth it alone.

Inna Joyce

Transformative. Life changing.

I had been practicing yoga, mostly Ashtanga, for about 10 years at the time I started the training. I was interested in a teacher training that would offer me more than sequencing – I wanted an experience of jnana, bhakti and hatha. He seamless offers that in his training, just as he does in class. The reading was one of my favorite aspects, as well as the components of course that explored the more subtle aspects of yoga — the koshas, the chakras etc. One does not typically have exposure to such things in standard 200 hour YTT. I emerged from my teacher training extraordinarily well prepared. This I realized when I went to my 500 training elsewhere and recognized how much richness and depth I had been exposed to with Mano. Now that I am a yoga therapist and I train other teachers, I still use my notes and materials from my 200 hour training. It’s been by far the most comprehensive, holistic and thoughtfully designed training I have taken.

Deborah O'Neil

Before starting Teacher Training, I had recently become a widow and was in the process of healing from past trauma. I was going through many profound physical, emotional and mental changes simultaneously at the time, and this training was special for me in every way, through every layer. I’m now a yoga teacher and have consistently used the training to deepen my own on, and off, the mat journey. If you’re considering taking it, dive right in – the training is beneficial to all, it is organized and educational.

Suzie Hennessy

I was already 10 years into my Yoga journey when I started flirting with the idea of doing a TT. The training opened the door to some concepts I was not familiar with. It helped me to re-acquaint and remember the body structure and functioning and its relationship to the psyche and emotions. Both in my practice and teaching, it created more awareness and aspiration for a good form and optimization of the use of the muscles, joints and energy. If you’re looking for a teacher who is knowledgeable, peaceful, reflective and who manages a way to communicate complex concepts, Mano is the one.

Claudia Gallegos

300-hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training

"Yoga as a Cultivation of Space"

BEGINS: August 17, 2024

The cultivation of space is at the root of every Yoga practice. Space guides our physical alignment towards a more balanced structure, allows for deeper breathing and for more energy to flow freely. Space in our mind allows us to see our real nature, space in our intellect allows our beliefs to evolve, and space in our heart allows us to cultivate love and surrender while making room for what really matters.

During this training we will explore space as a road map for our practice, while developing a practical relationship with these concepts as gateways into ourselves.

This year long, highly experiential program, will deepen your understanding and mentor you in mastering the material introduced in the 200-hour training.  It will equip you with the skills and insights needed to integrate advanced theory into your personal practice and teaching.

The “advanced” aspect of this program does not refer to advanced postures only, but to moving beyond knowledge and into an applied and embodied understanding as well.  It will provide the means for a solid step forward in personal evolution, through empowered realization of who we are and the practical steps to enjoy the path, as we search for the end goal of Yoga.

A Yoga mentorship, it will provide individual coaching and assistance in the process of developing your unique voice and style as a yoga teacher and guide. Visit Ayama's website more information.

  • Deeper understanding of the Koshas, their interrelationships, imbalances and corrections
  • Yogic lifestyle, vibration, frequency, consciousness, Karma and Dharma
  • Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Sanskrit and Mantra
  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and the Bhagavad Gita
  • Advanced Asana techniques
  • Teaching methodology and adjustments
  • Advanced energetic anatomy: chakras, Nadis, energy flow, movements of Kundalini
  • Advanced Pranayama, Bandhas, Kriyas and internal practices
  • Meditation: Going from Dharana to Dhyana
  • Sequencing: The Art of Intelligent Sequencing
  • Yoga Therapy
  • Injury prevention and rehabilitation
  • Holistic healing for physical, energetic, mental/emotional and spiritual balance
  • Private practice and private students
  • Ayurveda Part 2
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine and QiGong
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