Darshan Yoga Teacher Training
Reveal your Vision
Early 2021 (Dates coming soon)
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200-hour Online Program
You may yearn to deepen your personal yoga practice, or maybe you feel called to share your wisdom with others. In either case, the world needs more compassionate yogis with training in yoga’s rich history, physical practices, and wholistic benefits. I've created a comprehensive 200-hour training that will provide you with the theory and confidence to teach while nurturing your capacity to embody a yogic lifestyle. I'm overjoyed to share this program with you.
Who is this course for?
Develop a personal and sustainable yoga practice. Whether or not you intend to teach others, this training will guide you in achieving steadiness and balance in your life.
Uplift your own life by uplifting the lives of others. Sharing yoga will change your life, and this training provides you with the skill-set to teach with authenticity.
Reignite your passion and deepen your wisdom. This training provides abundant opportunities to integrate your current teaching strengths with new insights and mentorship.
Meet your lead teacher
Nina Hayes is an LA-based Advanced Certified Yoga Instructor and Plant-Based Chef who’s mission is to cultivate joy through conscious movement and eating with awareness. Nina credits both her yoga practice and cooking sadhana (a spiritual tool for wellbeing) with allowing her to heal from a once debilitating illness.
Before moving to LA, Nina instructed yoga and meditation for corporations and universities throughout the US, taught movement for children with special needs at the Boston Ballet, and researched exercise & nutrition initiatives to benefit underserved populations with Children’s Hospital and Harvard Cancer Center. As a Plant-Based Chef, Nina founded an award-winning healthy bonbon company and worked with celebrity clients, including notable vegans, Mos Def and Talib Kweli. Her personal practice and teachings have taken her around the world to Australia, India, Europe, and Bali.
Instructing since 2009, Nina has trained extensively with Jivamukti Yoga NYC, Samadhi Yoga in Sydney, and received specialized training in Yoga for Cancer from Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Science and Dance from the University of Massachusetts and serves as International Ambassador for Yoga Gives Back.
Nina is deeply grateful for her teachers, especially Sharon Gannon, David Life, and Joshua Greene, for offering her the authentic teachings of yoga, which have allowed her to traverse physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges with tenacity, courage, and grace
Charley Izabella King, Actress/President of Bluebell Events
I had the pleasure of taking class with Nina and it was truly a wonderful experience. Her calm and nurturing demeanor and relaxing soft-spoken voice was perfect. Her class was excellently paced and made sure you worked every part of your body and your mind. I got a tremendous amount out of her class and left feeling a million times better in mind, body and spirit than when I went in.
Fine Artist and Fashion Designer
I had a pleasure to meet Nina at Tantris yoga studio, she was the first teacher I met and that was the moment when I "felt" what yoga IS about! She showed that it's not a body exercise, asanas are part of a practice - flow meditation, but there is so much more. And with her guidance, I am blessed to learn more about it. Also, Nina is always there for me to give a suggestion as a spiritual teacher and as a friend.
The Boudoir Cafe Photo Studio
In my 30 years of doing Yoga but Nina’s class was without a doubt the best ever!!! Nina is such a knowledgeable teacher and really pushes but in a controlled way. You want to do well so you might get a “well done” from her. She has a great personality not to mention an incredible yoga body and a delight as a person!!
In what style of yoga is the training?The training is rooted in Vinyasa, Hatha, and Iyengar methods. Trainees will also gain familiarity with other notable styles of yoga, including Yin, Restorative, and Jivamukti. The training will provide a breadth of knowledge to uncover your distinct path as a student and teacher.
Who will be teaching the course?Senior Teacher, Nina Hayes, E-RYT 500 (the highest level of certification offered by Yoga Alliance), is the lead trainer.
Will I receive a certificate?Yes. You will receive a 200-hr Darshan Yoga Teacher Training certificate of completion. This certifcate demonstrates that you are capable leading dynamic group and private classes across a range of intensity levels.
Is the training completely virtual?Yes, though, there will be abundant opportunities to experience connection. The format includes pre-recorded modules, group meetings, practice teaching, and one-on-one zoom sessions with Nina.
What are the benefits of virtual yoga teacher training?Flexibility: Honor your schedule and work at your own pace. Accessibility: Not everyone can get to a yoga studio, but virtual training makes your dream of becoming a yoga teacher possible. Feasibility: Without the expense of accommodation and transportation, virtual training is a fraction of the cost compared to in-person and residential options.
How is this different from other online teacher trainings?Unlike many trainings that are focused primarily on yoga for fitness, DYTT will teach you to integrate yoga postures, breathing practices, scriptural teachings, and other modalities that will surprise and delight you and future students.
Are there any prerequisites?Some knowledge of yoga and experience practicing is required, but training is open to all levels and abilities. The essential requirement is an open mind and a desire for transformation.
What is the cost of the training?The investment for the training is $1200 plus the cost of books and materials.
Are scholarships offered?Yes. We seek to reduce barriers to enter the yoga world and promote inclusion, equity, and diversity. Apply here.
What are the dates of the training?The training will be in early 2021 (exact dates announced soon!)