Become a Yoga Teacher
NOURISH Yoga Teacher Training Program
Learning to teach yoga is an art and a science.
The NOURISH yoga teacher training program offers six courses which encourage you to explore, study, create, experiment, and grow.
Next Course Begins July 9th, 2013
Learn Basic Skeletal Anatomy
Explore the Major Muscles Strengthened and Stretched in Yoga Practice
Deepen Your Knowledge of the Structure and Function of Joints
Deepen Your Understanding of the Mind-Body Connection
Learn Why Breath Work is an Essential Element of Yoga Practice
Explore the Way that Cardiovascular Health is Affected By Yoga Practice
Deepen Your Understanding of the Core Yoga Posture
Learn and Practice Basic Breath Work and Meditation
Explore the Relationships Between Yoga Postures,
Study and Practice Appropriate Modifications and Alternatives for Yoga Postures
Study the History of Yoga
Read and Discuss Foundational Yoga Texts
Explore the Philosophical Foundations of Modern Yoga Practices
Explore and Discuss the Ethics of Teaching Yoga
Learn to Plan Yoga Class Themes and Sequences for Different
Levels and Populations of Students
Practice Effective Communication, Demonstration and Speaking
Create Classes and Practice Teaching
Learn How and Why to Give or Not Give Adjustments to Students
Hone Deeper Skills of Yoga Instruction
The NOURISH Yoga Teacher Training Program culminates with a quarter long yoga teaching immersion, an apprenticeship with a senior instructor, and real world teaching experience through supervised student teaching.
The NOURISH Yoga Teacher Training Program is supervised and all courses are taught by Victor Dubin, ERYT 500. Victor has been teaching in Santa Cruz for 15 years, has been named Best Yoga Instructor in both Good Times and Santa Cruz Weekly newspapers 2 years in a row, and is co-founder of NOURISH. Graduates of Victor's teacher training programs teach yoga in Santa Cruz and around the world.
This program meets the Yoga Alliance 200 Hour Certification standards. While there is no state sanctioned certification for yoga teachers in the State of California or nationally, there is a voluntary certification program with Yoga Alliance. For more information on what the standards are and how they have been developed please contact Yoga Alliance.
Our intention is that students who complete our yoga teacher training program are prepared to begin teaching yoga classes upon completion. We encourage our students to become substitute teachers at NOURISH to continue to gain experience and offer promising graduates opportunities for teaching at our facility.
To enroll in the NOURISH Yoga Teacher Training Program please fill out our Application For Enrollment Form and an Intent to Register Form. The Application should be returned directly to the program supervisor, Victor Dubin. The Intent to Register Form can be returned to NOURISH with the Program Enrollment Fee.
Program Enrollment $395
Course Fees (per course) $325-475
Students are required to purchase their own books. Prices vary and required texts are available for purchase at local bookstores and amazon.com. A complete reading list is provided to accepted students enrolled in the program.
- Best Yoga Instructor in Santa Cruz (Good Times - 2013)
- Best Yoga Instructor in Santa Cruz (SC Weekly - 2013)
- Best Yoga Studio in Santa Cruz (Good Times - 2013)
- Best Yoga Studio in Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz Weekly - 2013)
- Best Yoga Studio in Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz Sentinel - 2012)
- Best Yoga Teacher Training Program (Good Times - 2012)
- Best Yoga Teacher Training Program (SC Weekly - 2012)
- BEST YOGA STUDIO
- BEST YOGA INSTRUCTOR - Victor
- BEST NUTRITIONIST - Jocelyn
- BEST TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM - Victor
- BEST MASSAGE THERAPIST - Tomek Walas, Sheri Simpson and Amy White
"Victor is really the best yoga instructor that I ever had and the price for yoga is the best price that you can find in Santa Cruz. I really love this place and really recommend this place to everyone!!"~Lily C.
"Before going to NOURISH, my wife had to tie my shoes. I didn't know whether to breathe in or breathe out....Now I'm not only tying my own shoes, but putting on my socks as well."~Kim B.