Teacher Training

Teacher training at Bonnie's Yoga Shala is unlike most programs you see today, in fact it is the way Yoga was originally taught, when the teachings were passed down directly from Teacher to Student through ongoing practice.  There is no set schedule. (Ex: Start on 9/24-4/25) Tues. 7:15-8:45 Thurs. 7:15-8:45 Saturday. 9:30-11.  If you came to every class it would be 185 hours of training, with payment up front of $3,600. No intensive weekends where you put your life on hold and study Yoga for 18 hours a day until you are exhausted and fatigued and your brain is so overloaded it ceases to function. You start anytime, and finish when your study is complete. You simply declare your intention to become a Yoga teacher, and then you practice with Bonnie at any of her scheduled yoga classes. On your own time,  you study from a prescribed list of books. You keep a diary, log your classes, and review all studies. There is a physical evaluation of teaching classes with postures, pranayama, etc. and a reading / written exam with a passing score required.  Bonnie gives you everything you need to learn and become a yoga teacher in her regular classes. Its right there for everyone, every class, every day. It sounds almost too simple, too good to be true, but really it is this simple and easy. Its the way Yoga teachers learned for centuries. Actually, a student stayed with their teacher for at minimum of seven years. It was considered an apprenticeship. Then with his or her's teacher blessings and permission went forward to teach. It is only recently with Yoga becoming "careers" that Yoga Teacher Training's became an intensive, expensive, rushed process. By taking the apprenticeship method of yoga teacher training with Bonnie, You will get more information than any other program out there, with the time to really learn the process and let it become part of your personal practice. You will have the opportunity to assist Bonnie as your skills increase, and you will get to teach classes. It is a unique opportunity to learn from a 35 year & beyond Yogini.  Your study is in accordance with recognized 200, 300, and 500 hour programs. Bonnie keeps an eye on your practice, and makes sure you get exactly the attention you need and when you are ready, she bestows upon you the teacher's blessing to go forward and share yoga with the masses.

Yoga Teacher Training will first and foremost change your personal practice and guide you deeper into the teachings of yoga. Give you all the tools needed, and a much greater understanding of the teachings, to be of service to others. Study Hatha Yoga technique, Raja Yoga technique, Tibetan Japa Mantra, Yogic diet, Pranayama, teaching methodology, Yoga philosophy and Meditation. Open up to group discussions, journaling, life reflection, self-assessment practice teachings (no judgments) and so much more! It is her goal to share all of her lifelong teachings of yoga, and Buddhist experiences, to guide, nurture, support, and transform each instructor towards their authentic true self. Igniting life changing practices in each new instructor, who in return is empowered to help others find their way to self realization. We are Divine Beings, on a Spiritual Journey, Housed in a Physical Body.....

Our Ongoing Program: 
  • Hatha Yoga - Asana, Alignments & Modifications
  • Bonnie's Yoga Shala Vinyasa Flow I & II Sequences
  • Karma Yoga
  • Pranayama 
  • Raja Yoga
  • Cosmic Energy Body/Chakra System
  • Teaching Methodology/Techniques
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Yoga Philosophy
  • Lifestyle & Ethical Guidelines~Rules
  • Introduction to Sanskrit
  • Chanting & Tibetan Japa Mantra
  • Meditation & Mudra
  • 8 Limbs of Ashtanga Yoga

  • Art of Adjustments (500)
  • Partner Yoga (500)
  • Pre/postnatal Yoga (500)
  • Kids Yoga (500)
  • Senior Yoga (500)
  • Chair Yoga

Applicant information: 

Interested students are invited to ask me questions anytime or call the number below to learn more about Bonnie's Yoga Shala Ongoing Yoga Teacher Training. It is best, but not limited too, if applicants have taken class prior with Rev. Yogini Bonnie Ringer Me-Tso

Please call me at 845-405-3348