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For certified beginners’ class hot yoga teachers, onsite, WEEK OF YOUR CHOICE
during the Beginners’ class Teacher Training Program /600 USD

Regional Program Dates

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EUROPE (Czech Republic - Prague):  June 2nd - July12th 2024

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NORTH AMERICA (USA - San Francisco):  September 2nd - October 11th 2024

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AUSTRALASIA (Australia - Melbourne): November 4th - December13th 2024

In addition to the Beginners’ Class Teacher Training Program, all 3 regions will present one week Teaching Upskilling Program, available to all certified beginners’ class hot yoga teachers.

The Original Hot 90-minute Beginners’ Class has been a common experience of many hot yoga teachers, IYSF members, and yoga sport competition participants, around the world over many years. We have, therefore, decided to help protect this special therapeutic yoga practice by conducting a Yoga Sport World Teaching Upskilling Program, for certified yoga teachers, under the supervision of the IYSF President, Rajashree Choudhury.


Each regional training program will be run by an experienced senior teacher - Yoga Sport World coordinator, with the assistance of one official guest teacher, onsite, and responsible for delivering information-based content each week.


● 1 weeks on-site, in-person program (content of your choice during the Beginners’ Class Teacher Training)

● Two 90-minute a day 

● 1.5-hour lecture (content of your choice during the Beginners’ Class Teacher Training)

● 4 hours of daily teaching skills instruction sessions leas by the coordinators and senior teachers 




Monday to Friday


08:00 am - 09:30 am - Instruction Session (teaching upskilling)

10:00 am - 11:30 am - Yoga Class

11:30 am -   1:00 pm - Lunch

  1:00 pm -   2:30 pm - In-person Content Lecture in the studio

  3:00 pm -   5:30 pm - Instruction Session (teaching upskilling)

  6:00 pm -   7:30 pm - Yoga Class 



  • The Teacher Upskilling Program will provide a continuing education opportunity to all certified hot yoga teachers, so that they may increase their knowledge base and teaching competency.

  • This qualification will also open up a further opportunity, for those teachers who wish to continue further training, to become Intermediate Yoga Sport Class teachers.


Participants’ Pre-Registration Requirements:

●  Proof of certification from any previous Beginners’ Class teacher training.

Program Completion Requirements:

●  100% in-person attendance of all classes, lectures, and instruction sessions during the week Teaching Upskilling Program 



●  YSW Certificate of attendance and completion of the Teaching Upskilling Program

Content Lectures

I week of your choice
(Exact dates of the individual content lectures will be announced soon.)

Anatomy Posture Principles

Hanna Persson (Sweden)

IYSF A-Level Coach

During the upcoming YSW Beginners’ Class teacher training, Hanna will be presenting a 5-day lecture series on Anatomy Posture Principles, to help the teacher trainees better understand the therapeutic benefits of the Beginners’ Class postures.


She will group the postures according to body movements (Tractions, Backbends, Forward Compressions and Twists), and explain the positive impact they may have upon our body’s organ systems.

  1. Respiratory system (body movement)

  2. Tractions​

  3. Backbends​

  4. Forward Compressions​

  5. Torsions / Twists​


Posture Technique

Tereza Bonnet - Senkova (Czech republic)

IYSF Head of Technical Committee

To become a capable teacher, it is essential to understand each posture and the vital importance of careful guidance into correct alignment.


Technical information about the postures will be discussed by according to the associated spinal movement:

  • Day 1 - General principles

  • Day 2 - Tractions

  • Day 3 - Tractions and twists

  • Day 4 - Backbends

  • Day 5 - Forward compressions


Each posture will be divided into 3 parts:

  • A slow and carefully guided movement into each posture, with an emphasis on alignment rather than depth.

  • A moment of focus, breath, and stillness within each posture

  • A slow and carefully guided movement out of each posture


By refining their understanding of the postures, teachers will improve their own practice, and become more confident in giving basic instructions, as well as individual verbal corrections to those students who are ready to move beyond the general instructions.


Upskilling teachers will be given an opportunity to deliver their Instructions and receive feedback suggestions on their energy, connection, voice management, and body language.


​There will be time for a Q&A at the end of each session.

Yoga Philosophy Practical Content

Cintra Brown (USA)

Over the 5 days.

• Cintra will teach you 8 different types of Pranayama.
• Learn a simple Meditation, which we will practice daily.
• Learn high vibration Chants, to practice daily.
• Explore the Chakras, the colour, the sound and the meaning of each one.
• Learn the positive effect of Mantra. 
• Find your own personal Mantra that works for you.
• We will be journaling everyday to find out more about you.
• You will also learn how we already practice the 8 stages of yoga in our 26+2 practice.

History and Lineage

Christian Scaraglino (USA)

IYSF A-Level Judge

According to the Yogi Times, Yoga is practiced by about 300 million people in the world. In some countries, like in Japan, there is a growth of 413% in the last 5 years alone! Modern postural yoga is going through a renaissance and the world wants more. But what about yoga’s past? Yoga has a rich tapestry of history that has brought us to the mat and competition stage today.

Christian Scaraglino will introduce you to our Beginners’ Class Teacher Training History and Lineage content. He explored the Ghosh Yoga Lineage while obtaining a Yoga Therapy Certificate from the Ghosh College of Physical Education in Calcutta, India (2016), where the beginner series saw its origins. He will go through the history of yoga, from the earliest forms of yoga in the Vedic period, through to the Classical Yoga Period, and dive deep into the Bhagavad Gítá and the Yogasūtras of Patañjali, and then explore the history of Hatha Yoga and the development of Modern Postural Yoga.


In the last module, Christian will highlight the Ghosh Lineage, where we will learn about some of the other Calcutta Yogis. Through the popularity of the Beginners’ Class series, this lineage has been an essential player in bringing hot yoga to the world and to yoga competitions, which culminated with Rajashree, and the IYSF, promoting the development of Yoga Asana as a sport.


  • Module 1 : The Vedic and Vedantic past & intro to Bhagavad Gitá.

  • Module 2 : The Bhagavad Gíta — Continued

  • Module 3 : Classical Yoga — the Yogasutras of Patañjali

  • Module 4 : Tantric and Hatha Yogis, Premodern Yoga and Asanas

  • Module 5 : The Story of the Gosh Lineage

Teachers’ Feedback and Studio Business

Lynn Whitlow (USA)

IYSF Head Judge

Lynn Whitlow’s role, as a lecturer in our Teacher Training, is to help our new teachers transition from their on-site training curriculum, back to their home studios.


Her lectures will be split in two parts. First will be theory, where she will introduce details of 9 important teachers’ skills (see below) and second is an interactive application of the tools that studio owners will be then using during their newly trained teachers’ first mock classes.


Lynn will help the mentor(s)/studio owner(s) integrate those tools into the mock classes. She will explain why the common culture within one studio is so important and how this all can have a major impact on the studio business success.


She will teach the studio owners how to give constructive and consistent feedback to all their teachers, new and experienced.  Constructive feedback can improve the quality of  teaching, as well as help to establish a healthy relationship between the teachers and studio owners, and a safe environment for the clients in the studio.

Teachers’ Skills that are going to be addressed by Lynn during the 5-day lecture:

  1. Communication

  2. Energy

  3. Body language

  4. Dialog

  5. Intonation

  6. Connection

  7. Integration of corrections

  8. Timing

  9. Understanding of postures, benefits

Yoga Sport

Kim Tang

IYSF Head Coach

Yoga Sport, founded on the ancient values of traditional Indian Yoga, is focused on asanas/postures, which discipline the external physical body, to achieve mental awareness and emotional peace within.


The YSW believes Yoga Sport demonstrates the incredible capabilities of the human body, while bringing a sense of personal achievement and benefit to the participant, and joy and inspiration to the observer.


Kim Tang will guide the Beginners’ Class teacher trainees through the Yoga Sport Drills which are designed to bring a beginners’ asana practice to the next level.


Her role in our teacher training is to build a bridge between the beginners’ level and the advanced level postures. By experiencing the Yoga Sport Drills, the trainees will understand that a deeper version of the beginners’ practice is accessible to all, if the alignment of their beginners’ postures is correct. Kim will address the following elements of spineal movement.


  1. Traction

  2. Backbends

  3. Forward Compression

  4. Torsion

  5. Lift & Inversions (combining all previous spinal movements with new skills)

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