200 Hour Multidisciplinary Yoga Teacher Training

Tanya and Rajni use pratyahara, pranayama and dharana to enter an asana. The 4th MYTT in Washington, D. C. 2014
The Silk Road Sangha
200 Hour Multidisciplinary Yoga Teacher Training
(*2018 dates/time TBD)

The SRS 200hr MYTT is a comprehensive study of yoga & meditation styles. It encompasses ancient traditions with contemporary mind/body culture via the harmony of humanity & nature. This training is designed to cultivate comprehension of fundational theories and practices of yoga & meditation. You will gain technical ‘know how’ through direct experience. Curiosity, creativity and exploration are tools you will use to experience, expand and deepen mind/body understanding. This includes your relationship to others and the environment. You will develop your voice and style, and apply these arts & sciences, in a fun and supportive way. You will emerge with greater embodiment of these technologies and how they relate to modern life – as a yogi and as a teacher.

Bernie implements pranayama into an asana w/ Stephene, Rosemary, Reema and Jennifer. The 4th MYTT in Washington, D.C. 2014
Course Schedule
Weekly Sangha (one evening per week)  
Weekend Intensives (one Saturday & Sunday per month)  


Course Curriculum
  • Dhyana
  • Ecology
  • Chanting
  • Practicum
  • Pranayama
  • Group Study
  • Communication Skills
  • Mind/Body Psychologies
  • Patanjali’s Astanga (Eight Limbs)
  • Budhhadhamma (Eight-Fold Path)
  • The Tao Te Ching (Way/Power)
  • Pathways of yoga & dhyana
  • Asana assists & techniques
  • Anatomy & physiology  
  • Snacks & Tea

Matt in uttita parsvakonasna, atop the Ol’ Ragged Mount in Shenandoah National Park of Virginia.
Course Work & Practices
  • Attend at least two (2) asana classes per week.
  • Attend at least forty-four (44) asana classes.
  • Attend a least one (1) weekly sitting meditation sangha per week.
  • Attend at least (22) sitting meditation sanghas.
  • Read & reflect on required literature + the MYTT manual.
  • 60 Day Sadhana – This is a time to go deeper into a solo practice of your own design. It can include disciplines such as: journaling, drawing, research & analysis, physical education, meditation, nutrition, chanting, pranayama, asana, dhyana, environmental awareness and intentionality.

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(from center to clockwise) Jessica, Lisa, Jean, Christy, Melissa, Christa, Daniel and Theoni in deep discussion around the inwardness of meditation practices. The 5th MYTT in Sandy Spring, Maryland. 2016 (pic by Trish Perfetto)
  • Some yoga & meditation experience.
  • Attend all course sessions
    • Six (6) weekend intensives
    • Twenty three (23) weekday evenings.
  • Attend at least two (2) asana classes.
  • Attend at least one (1) weekly sitting meditation class.
  • Complete all studies.

Required Literature
The very first MYTT manual cover design by Michelle Volberg. Colored in by El Pelon.


  • The SRS MYTT Manual by Daniel Hickman
  • Discovering the Body’s Wisdom by Mirka Knaster
  • Encyclopedia of Yoga and Tantra by Georg Feuerstein
  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali  – any version (with Sanskrit) by any author
  • The Dhammapada – any version by any author  
  • The Tao Te Ching – any version by any author


$2750.00 for entire course sessions

$350.00 nonrefundable deposit due upon being accepted to the program.

(*2018 dates/time TBD)