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ZACI (Zion Academy of Certified Instruction)

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348 N Bluff St

St. George, UT, USA

Types of Yoga Taught

Flow Yoga

Alignment-Oriented Yoga

Fitness Yoga

Spiritually-Oriented Yoga

Gentle Yoga

Specialty Yoga

Trainings Formats

Part-time
spread out over time

Weekends only

Modules
several, shorter immersions

Languages

ENGLISH

About ZACI (Zion Academy of Certified Instruction)

ZACI (Zion Academy of Certified Instruction) is a Registered Yoga School (RYS) with the Yoga Alliance, which designates this teacher training program as one which follows the Yoga Alliance’s standards. The ZACI 200 hour teacher-training program is for anyone who has the...

ZACI (Zion Academy of Certified Instruction) is a Registered Yoga School (RYS) with the Yoga Alliance, which designates this teacher training program as one which follows the Yoga Alliance’s standards. The ZACI 200 hour teacher-training program is for anyone who has the desire to deepen his or her personal practice and understanding of the philosophy of yoga. Yoga unlocks the power, intelligence, potential, and beauty that lies within each of us. It creates a path to self-discovery, self-realization, and self-mastery. Practicing the eight-limb path of yoga promotes a stillness of mind, increased mental clarity, focus, creativity, and awareness while providing a physical and emotional release from the daily stress and pressure of a fast-paced, instant, indulgent, and demanding lifestyle. Areas emphasized in this training course: ​The Eight Limbs of Yoga ​Yama: Universal morality and social ethics to live in harmony with others Niyama: Personal ethics to live in harmony with oneself Asana: Postures to build strength, balance and flexibility so energy can flow freely Pranayama: Breath control to cleanse and strengthen the nervous system and increase vital energy Pratyahara: Introspection and the withdrawal of external stimulation Dharana: Concentration and focus Dhyana: Meditation Samadhi: Oneness The biomechanics involved in postural alignment and making adjustments. Anatomical and physiological understanding of the instruction of yoga and the development of movement skills. ​Techniques used to recognize and correct common misalignments of yoga asanas. Effective methods for teaching principles of alignment of the yoga asanas. The art of teaching and sequencing the asanas. The development, implementation, evaluation, and revision of lesson plans and instructional methods for teaching yoga. Sanskrit and the cultural/history and the spiritual traditions of yoga philosophy and practice. ​Ethics for yoga teachers. Principles of anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology in relationship to the asanas. Energetic anatomy - Chakras, Nadis, Koshas, Vayus, Kriyas, and Mudras. The doshas and ayurveda basics. Pranayama and meditative techniques. ​

First Registered August 2013

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  • 5 out of 5
    Training Program held on Mar 20, 2020—May 30, 2020

    I highly recommend my school: Paula, our Instructor, is an Earth Angel. She is dedicated to her students. I am lucky to have taken her RYT. Best decision ever:-) . Debra St George Utah

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      I highly recommend my school: Paula, our Instructor, is an Earth Angel. She is dedicated to her students. I am lucky to have taken her RYT. Best decision ever:-) . Debra St George Utah
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Heidi Nowatzke Jun 01, 2020
    Training Program held on Mar 20, 2020—May 30, 2020

    I absolutely loved my yoga teacher training at ZACI. I have been practicing yoga regularly for 9 years and then decided to do the teacher training. I felt like my training was phenomenal! I could not have asked for a better experience.

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      I absolutely loved my yoga teacher training at ZACI. I have been practicing yoga regularly for 9 years and then decided to do the teacher training. I felt like my training was phenomenal! I could not have asked for a better experience.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Emily Stinespring May 31, 2020
    Training Program held on Mar 20, 2020—May 30, 2020

    Getting my YTT 200 at ZACI was hands down the best decision I've ever made. Paula Temple is the most genuine, supportive, encouraging teacher out there. Paula literally has her curriculum down to a science. I was honestly doubtful going into teacher training thinking I would be prepared to teach yoga as soon as I graduated, yet Paula proved me wrong. ZACI's curriculum is perfectly balanced to where I am now knowledgeable in the asanas, sequencing, philosophy, anatomy, and the logistics to teaching yoga. If you're in Southern Utah and want to get certified, don't walk.. run to ZACI for your training. You won't regret it.

    • General Comments

      Getting my YTT 200 at ZACI was hands down the best decision I've ever made. Paula Temple is the most genuine, supportive, encouraging teacher out there. Paula literally has her curriculum down to a science. I was honestly doubtful going into teacher training thinking I would be prepared to teach yoga as soon as I graduated, yet Paula proved me wrong. ZACI's curriculum is perfectly balanced to where I am now knowledgeable in the asanas, sequencing, philosophy, anatomy, and the logistics to teaching yoga. If you're in Southern Utah and want to get certified, don't walk.. run to ZACI for your training. You won't regret it.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Reese Jones Mar 29, 2020
    Training Program held on Jun 18, 2018—Oct 05, 2018

    My life is completely changed for the absolute best because of my yoga teacher training, and I don't believe I would have been as greatly impacted without going to ZACI. I am forever grateful for the teachers and culture. I hope to go through my 500 soon and I know who I will go to in order to make that happen. -R

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      My life is completely changed for the absolute best because of my yoga teacher training, and I don't believe I would have been as greatly impacted without going to ZACI. I am forever grateful for the teachers and culture. I hope to go through my 500 soon and I know who I will go to in order to make that happen. -R
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Kimberly Renee Nov 18, 2019
    Training Program held on Aug 12, 2019—Nov 16, 2019

    ZACI is a welcoming, safe, accessible studio for anyone interested in the path of yoga. My yoga teacher training program was a heart centered, transformative experience and I feel ready to teach! Paula's experience and education made learning all the content possible. I feel confident teaching with proper alignment and safety principles. I highly recommend this program for anyone who feels a deep call to be of service and to create a beautiful community.

    • General Comments

      ZACI is a welcoming, safe, accessible studio for anyone interested in the path of yoga. My yoga teacher training program was a heart centered, transformative experience and I feel ready to teach! Paula's experience and education made learning all the content possible. I feel confident teaching with proper alignment and safety principles. I highly recommend this program for anyone who feels a deep call to be of service and to create a beautiful community.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Alexa Jacoy Anderson Jun 03, 2019
    Training Program held on Dec 19, 2017—Mar 08, 2018

    It's hard to find the words to express just how amazing my experience completing my RYT 200 at ZACI was. It truly changed my life. Not only did I learn so much about teaching yoga, proper alignment & yoga philosophy but I learned so much about myself. This program is designed so well and helped me feel extremely prepared for teaching. Paula has created a safe and loving environment for everyone who walks through the doors. This allowed for deep connection, meaningful conversation and powerful practice all throughout training. The results were pure magic! I am so grateful that I chose ZACI and would highly recommend this program to anyone looking to deepen their yoga practice.

    • General Comments

      It's hard to find the words to express just how amazing my experience completing my RYT 200 at ZACI was. It truly changed my life. Not only did I learn so much about teaching yoga, proper alignment & yoga philosophy but I learned so much about myself. This program is designed so well and helped me feel extremely prepared for teaching. Paula has created a safe and loving environment for everyone who walks through the doors. This allowed for deep connection, meaningful conversation and powerful practice all throughout training. The results were pure magic! I am so grateful that I chose ZACI and would highly recommend this program to anyone looking to deepen their yoga practice.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Lauren McPherson May 23, 2019
    Training Program held on Feb 01, 2019—Apr 27, 2019

    I could not have had a better opportunity for completing my 200 hr RYT than ZACI. Paula is an incredible and dedicated instructor who comes into her trainings with a goal to prepare you as well as possible to teach yoga. I feel so blessed to be apart of this lineage and to have had the opportunity to train under her guidance.

    • General Comments

      I could not have had a better opportunity for completing my 200 hr RYT than ZACI. Paula is an incredible and dedicated instructor who comes into her trainings with a goal to prepare you as well as possible to teach yoga. I feel so blessed to be apart of this lineage and to have had the opportunity to train under her guidance.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Janessa Cervantes May 04, 2019
    Training Program held on Feb 01, 2019—Apr 27, 2019

    My teacher training was a profound, life changing experience. Paula is a wonderful guide and mentor and I couldn’t be happier with the results that I achieved both as an individual and a yoga teacher.

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      My teacher training was a profound, life changing experience. Paula is a wonderful guide and mentor and I couldn’t be happier with the results that I achieved both as an individual and a yoga teacher.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Jessi Sadler Mar 23, 2019
    Training Program held on Jun 18, 2018—Oct 05, 2018

    ZACI was such an incredible life changing experience, Paula is so passionate about her training and genuinely loves all of her students. I learned so much during my 200 hour training and will carry these lessons with me throughout my life. I have so much love for Paula and ZACI!!

    • General Comments

      ZACI was such an incredible life changing experience, Paula is so passionate about her training and genuinely loves all of her students. I learned so much during my 200 hour training and will carry these lessons with me throughout my life. I have so much love for Paula and ZACI!!
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Brittney Watts Mar 18, 2019
    Training Program held on Jun 18, 2018—Oct 05, 2018

    My decision to go through the yoga teacher training at ZACI was the best decision I ever made in my adult life. If I would have gone through any other school or training I would not be the teacher I am today. ZACI gave me the knowledge and confidence I needed to be able to step in front of a room and not only teach a class but to commend the room and create an experience for all students in the class. Paula is a wonderful teacher, leader and educator. She honers connection, integrity and honesty. ZACI academy holds a very high standard on their work, Paula always made sure we understood and completed the material that was required for our training. Paula goes above and beyond for ALL her students and connects with every single student. ZACI is known for their highly qualified standards as a school, as well as their ability to create a safe space to not only develop their students into teacher but also allows the students to connect deeply to their own personal yoga practice as well. ZACI is a very special place that cant be explained but must be experienced. Any one who has the privilege to attend a class or training there will be forever touched and transformed into a fuller, happier well balanced soul. I HIGHLY recommend ZACI to anyone who is interested in expanding there yoga practice and or training.

    • General Comments

      My decision to go through the yoga teacher training at ZACI was the best decision I ever made in my adult life. If I would have gone through any other school or training I would not be the teacher I am today. ZACI gave me the knowledge and confidence I needed to be able to step in front of a room and not only teach a class but to commend the room and create an experience for all students in the class. Paula is a wonderful teacher, leader and educator. She honers connection, integrity and honesty. ZACI academy holds a very high standard on their work, Paula always made sure we understood and completed the material that was required for our training. Paula goes above and beyond for ALL her students and connects with every single student. ZACI is known for their highly qualified standards as a school, as well as their ability to create a safe space to not only develop their students into teacher but also allows the students to connect deeply to their own personal yoga practice as well. ZACI is a very special place that cant be explained but must be experienced. Any one who has the privilege to attend a class or training there will be forever touched and transformed into a fuller, happier well balanced soul. I HIGHLY recommend ZACI to anyone who is interested in expanding there yoga practice and or training.
First Registered August 2013

School Reviews

Total Reviews: 48

Jun 07, 2020

I highly recommend my school: Paula, our Instructor, is an Earth Angel. She is dedicated to her students. I am lucky to have taken her RYT. Best decision ever:-) . Debra St George Utah Full Review

By Heidi Nowatzke RYT® 200

Jun 01, 2020

I absolutely loved my yoga teacher training at ZACI. I have been practicing yoga regularly for 9 years and then decided to do the teacher training. I felt like my training was phenomenal! I could not have asked for a better experience. Full Review

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