Teacher Training

Established in 1998, we are one of the first Yoga Alliance 200 hour registered courses in the area. 

Bianca B

"I had a wonderful experience during my teacher training at EPY. This training provided emphasis on both philosophy and anatomy which was what I was looking for. There was also a good balance between individual attention and group learning. Not only did I learn a great deal but I also had a lot of fun and met plenty of great people. I am extremely grateful for this experience."

Tuition Amount: $3,000 (non refundable).

Yoga Teacher Training Courses

Earth’s Power Yoga is a 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Registered School. You will be trained in the tradition of Earth’s Power Yoga- a flow set based on the south Indian style known as Ashtanga and North Indian meditation traditions. The set you will learn is similar to flowing traditional styles form the south of India, but yet very different in the way it has been adapted to meet the modern lifestyle.  The set is designed by the founder of the school, Steven “Earth” Metz.

This is a Yoga Alliance RYT 200 hour program.

Next one begins January, 2020  First week will be Sunday then Each Sunday after that for 10 more Sundays. Location to be announced.

Training is held Sundays – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, and each day begins with the practice of the standard series format in our group class.

Sample 200 Hour Teacher Training In House Syllabus:

  • 30 Hours Methodology
  • 20 Hours Anatomy
  • 20 Hours Physiology
  • 30 Hours Philosophy
  • Practicum In House Teacher/assist observe.

Not all hours for a 200-hour course are completed in the studio. Please plan on at least 4 months of training to complete the full course. Some hours are completed through community classes taught to trainees and/or students plus homework, book study and essay. There will be a multiple choice test at the end of the course going over the curriculum of the topics covered in books and in the classes. You will receive your Certificate of Completion from Earth’s Power Yoga. If for some reason you do not pass you may be required to study further and take private lessons to get you to the skill level necessary to pas

Earth’s Power Yoga is a nationally recognized Yoga Alliance Registered School.

Week One:
Orientation--  Overview of what we will cover and how to study the course.  The 'I am' meditation.
History of Yoga
We will also explore the Yoga Anatomy book and begin the subject of Yoga and anatomy.
Practice of the “Earth’s Power Yoga Flow Set”.  Students will become familiarized with the Beginner Set series by practicing the poses.  We will break into pairs and begin teaching each other.
Understanding Breath
Standing Postures in the Earth’s Power Flow Set
Observing/Practicing Public Classes w/Feedback
Foot Anatomy
Process of Learning/Senses Lecture
Practicum and video homework. Name the standing postures from our the flow set in English and Sanskrit using Light on Yoga or the Sanskrit dictionary website mentioned in class as a reference. Watch the Earth’s Power Yoga Flow set on Youtube and take notes on sequencing and counter postures. (You will receive a link in your email)

Specific Curriculum: Stick figure draw the set from the video Earth’s Power Yoga Flow set.

Week Two:
Benefits of a cleanse and discussion about diet
Instruction and Practice of EPF Yoga set
Discussion of Yoga Anatomy, with focus on the bones, spine and wrist joints, as well as major muscle groups
Styles of Teaching
Angles for Demonstration to the Class
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Human Needs.
In-class discussion of Philosophy of Asia
Eight Limbs of Yoga
Word choices relating to senses
Aligning and adjusting postures. Specific Curriculum. Memorize the eight limbs of Yoga. Name the bones of the human body and their primary movement and or function in written.

Week Three:
Lecture on the Subject of Metabolism Nervous System
Endocrine System
Practice EPY “Flow” Set
How-to on Observing/Practicing Public Classes
Doshas – Body Types
Physical body – Organs and anomalies
Practice Beginner Set Teaching. Specific Curriculum. Chant Om for 30 minutes reflect on the feeling and write it down in a single paragraph.

Week Four:
Ashtanga Yoga series 1
Kundalini Yoga lecture
Paleolithic Diet; Pros and Cons
Backbends and Twists
Code of Ethics
Read Book on Yoga Sutras. Specific Curriculum Memorize 5 sutras from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Name 3 pros and cons about vegetarian and paleolithic diet.

Week Five:
Practice of Verbalizing Postures with a Critique of Voice Technique. Props and restorative asanas will be displayed and discussed
Anatomically Incorrect Poses
Discussion on Understanding Body-Specific Posture
Natural or Biological Advantage
Relationships of challenges to specific poses (i.e. Downward Dog – hands/ankles/heels to floor)
Public Speaking
Tempo Rhythm Class
Music and rhythm discussion . Specific Curriculum. Create a playlist and write out Average beats per minute. Name 3 anatomically incorrect poses and why they are not correct.

Week Six:
Universal principles of alignment
Bhakti, Karma, Raja, Tantra, Seva Yoga
Sanskrit aphorisms Lecture
Overview: Backbends, Twists, Balancing Postures
Students practice techniques alignment primary Set
Practice EPY Elements “Flow” Set
Integration of personal series
Myth and Religion. Specific Curriculum. Write down a personal sequence (60 minute duration class)

Week Seven:
Intro to Earth’s Hot 26
Inner Experience
Escaping the Trapping of Samsara
Practice EPY Elements “Flow” Set
Art of Learning
Understanding Motivation and Learning Processes
Lecture on Topic of Learning Experience vs. Academic
Discussion about Consistent Practice and Teaching
Practice EPY Elements “Flow” Set. Specific Curriculum. Read Josh Waitzkin “The Art of Learning.”

Week Eight:
Performance and Humor
Enjoying Work While Making A Living
Idea of the future and bliss postponement in our society
Specific curriculum. Write a one page essay on why our society postpones bliss.

Week Nine:
Set Practicum with Gong
Practice teaching
Integration of market demand and personal preference
Teach a full Class to a friend and make your first youtube instructional video
Method of Attraction
Developing personal relationships

Week Ten:
Marketing Yoga
Sales of service
Discussion of Myth and Religion
Essay on Sun Salutation Personal Meaning
Practice teaching
Pricing and the difference between group classes and private instruction
Integrity and Long Term Policy. Specific Curriculum. Review all of your your notes and get ready for the final exam.

NOTE: Not all postures have Sanskrit names. Nomenclature varies from region to region and lineage to lineage.

Books required before taking the test
Teaching Yoga: Essential Foundations and Techniques by Mark Stephens
Tao Te Ching by Jane English
Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kamanoff
How To Know God: The Yoga Aphorisms of Patanjali Christopher Isherwood and Swami Prabhavananda
Sidhartha by Herman Hesse
Bhagavad Gita by By Swami Prabhupada
The Art of Learning


I recommend that you browse through and study the titles and content of each author/professor which you feel the most interested in:
Alan Watts lecture on Youtube
C.G. Jung
Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar
Hell Bent Benjamin Lorr
Abraham Maslow
Emerson Prose on Self Reliance and The Oversoul
Rumi Kabir

A great resource for some of these books are at Loyalbooks.com