About Bikram Yoga Teacher Training

The Bikram Yoga phenomenon has exploded over the last ten years with more than 8,000 teachers from at least 50 countries and all walks of life achieving certification and there is no end in sight! Requirements for attendance include a continuous Bikram yoga practice of at least six months and the ability to take two classes per day during training. Between yoga classes you will attend lectures on yoga technique and history by Bikram, Rajashree, principal instructor Emmy Cleaves and other senior teachers.

You will deepen your training with classes in anatomy, as well as many lectures by experts from related fields such as physiology and osteopathy.

Upon graduation, you will possess more than enough knowledge to provide students with a professional and consistent Bikram yoga class.

Many certified teachers travel the world teaching at any of the studios, which often provide free accommodations to visiting teachers.

Many people attend the training with the initial goal of becoming a teacher then decide, after a period of growth and development, to seek a greater challenge – that of opening of their own studio.

Studio owners are vanguards of cutting-edge health in their respective communities, while at the same providers of economic stimulus as proprietors of small businesses. There are many marketing methods used by studios including inviting Bikram, Rajashree and other senior teachers to lead a seminar, boosting attendance while helping students to deepen their understanding and practice.

Admission Guidelines

We will guide and tell you everything you need to know about becoming a Bikram Yoga Teacher. We will start with the eligibility criteria and then tell you how to complete and submit your application and forward all the necessary documents and papers.

Pre-Requisites : You must satisfy (A), (B), (C) and (D) to be admitted to Teacher Training:

  1. Minimum Six (6) months of regular Bikram Yoga practice at an affiliated studio. Students with home-practice only please contact Shelly at shelly@bikramyoga.com
  2. Letter of Recommendation from the studio director of the affiliated studio where you have satisfied (A) requirement (or see below). If you are unable to get a letter of recommendation from one of our studios or your studio owner refuses to give you a letter of recommendation you may submit a written description of your situation for consideration to Shelly at shelly@bikramyoga.com
  3. Minimum 21 years of age.
  4. Show proficiency in postures.

If due to extraordinary or unique circumstances, you are unable to satisfy the above prerequisites or your studio owner refuses to give you a letter of recommendation, you may submit a written description of your situation for consideration to Shelly, at Teacher Training Registration shelly@bikramyoga.com

Be aware that misrepresentation regarding the extent of your Bikram Yoga practice may constitutes grounds for dismissal from the Teacher Training or non-certification as a Bikram Yoga teacher.

Faculty

BIKRAM CHOUDHURY – FOUNDER AND CEO

RAJASHREE CHOUDHURY

EMMY CLEAVES – PRINCIPAL TEACHER

DR. GAUTAM CHAUDHURI, MD

DR. P.S. DAS

DR. JIM PREDDY

DR. MANI BHAUMIK

JON BURRAS

BRIAN L. TRACY, PHD

LEIGH WILLYARD

SUJIT SANYAL

DR. SUBRATA HALDAR MBBS, D ORTHO. MD

DR. LILLIAN GLASS

 

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