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YTT 200 & 300

Mount Madonna Institute’s Apprenticeship Program for Yoga Teacher Training 200 and 300 hour levels  provides structure for your development within our YTT courses. Apprenticeship offers a progressive sequence of learning opportunities, and an opportunity for growth in your personal development as a teacher and a student. You may either apprentice or assist, depending on your prior YTT experience.


Yoga Apprenticeships Program Prerequisites

  • YTT 200 or YTT 300 at Mount Madonna Center
  • 50 hours of yoga teaching experience within the last 12 months
  • Having a regular sadhana practice which includes the 4 purifications and meditation
  • Mentoring abilities

Note: Apprentices do not teach morning asana classes; they apprentice both sadhana and asana classes.

Teacher Prerequisites

  • Having been an Assistant at MMC for a minimum of two YTT sessions
  • Completed YTT 300 from a Yoga Alliance approved school
  • Willingness to take full responsibility for class(es) taught, including preparation, in-­class aides, homework, etc. as curriculum requires.
  • Yoga Committee approved

Assistant Prerequisites

  • Having apprenticed at MMC YTT for two previous YTT sessions
  • MMC teaching experience (classes, retreats, workshops, or programs)
  • 100 hours yoga teaching experience within the last 12 months
  • A regular sadhana practice
  • Mentoring abilities
  • Organizational skills
  • Being a responsible team worker
  • Yoga Committee approved

Note: Assistants may teach morning asana classes.

Senior Teacher Prerequisites

  • 5+ years as Teacher
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What you will do

Teaching Yoga & Mindfulness

  • Attend classes on communication skills, mentoring
  • Attend check-ins with fellow apprentices/assistants
  • Attend classes on teaching techniques
  • Spot shat karma classes
  • Spot Sadhana (pranayama and meditation) classes
  • Spot daily asana classes
  • Spot specialty classes
  • Mentor student teaching of asana and sadhana
  • Work in the kitchen, dining room or elsewhere as assigned to help in the community.


  • YTT 200 Residential
  • YTT 200 Online Modular
  • YTT 300
  • Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy

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