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JOY of Yoga

4.9

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14107 South Winchester Boulevard

Los Gatos, CA, USA

Types of Yoga Taught

Flow Yoga

Alignment-Oriented Yoga

Fitness Yoga

Spiritually-Oriented Yoga

Hot/Heated Yoga

Gentle Yoga

Specialty Yoga

Trainings Formats

Full-time
usually intensive/immersion

Part-time
spread out over time

Weekends only

Modules
several, shorter immersions

Non-residential
trainees commute to the program

Destination / retreat

Languages

ENGLISH

About JOY of Yoga

The JOY of Yoga Teacher Training Program was founded on the following principles: Yoga changes lives. Yoga is an eight limbed practice combing asana, breath, the process of meditation, ethics and philosophy. Our mat is our laboratory and yoga is a practice that we carry...

The JOY of Yoga Teacher Training Program was founded on the following principles:

Yoga changes lives. Yoga is an eight limbed practice combing asana, breath, the process of meditation, ethics and philosophy. Our mat is our laboratory and yoga is a practice that we carry with us through the day. With regular practice, transformation of one's health and happiness is possible for everyone.

Every body and every mind is unique. This means that JOY of Yoga teacher trainees will learn how to meet people where they are and create an effective, inclusive experience for everyone in their classes (as well as for their individual clients). 

Instructors memorize scripts. JOY provides you a structure to learn how to teach opposed to instruct. In order to get as much experience as possible, at the 200 Hour level, 10-day immersions enable you to dive deeply with your peers into the experience of yoga. At the 300 Hour level, weekend immersions are effective in giving a month's time between to read, study, and apply new principles in your lives and classes.

Yoga is an evolving practice. Understanding the past is essential to intelligently growing and evolving. By incorporating history, philosophy, and the results of today's scientific research, JOY seeks to understand the past and its relation to the mind and body. 

You will learn the art and science of yoga, how to read bodies, and how to address your students (regardless of who they are or any kind of preexisting condition they may have). The more capable you are of being yourself - grounded in skill and practice - there is no telling what you are capable of. 

Yoga is a mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual practice. Being a yoga teacher also required the practice of business. You will leave the program empowered in all five areas of practice. 

Through understanding faculty and a structure that facilitates the growth necessary to find your own authentic voice, JOY provides you the proper support and guidance. 
When you graduated from the 200 Hour, you will be equipped to professionally teach. When you graduate from the 500 Hour, you will have a specialization in this vast field of yoga (your passion and forte), and you will have lead a 90-minute class in this field of expertise.  

In the words of Joseph Campbell, you will have "followed your bliss." Doors will open and your world (in and around you) will be made better for it.

First Registered December 2007

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First Registered December 2007

School Reviews

Total Reviews: 72

By Polina Potanina RYT® 200

Jun 12, 2018

JOY of Yoga School, lead by Jennifer Prugh and Noell Clark is one of a kind experience! The training is not only superb at preparing you to be a competent, safe, and caring yoga instructor, but it is guaranteed to nurture a passion for yoga to last you a lifetime. There is such an alignment between what is taught in the classroom and what is practiced day to day among the school's stellar faculty! Such attention is given to identifying and nurturing each student's key strengths, while also identifying and empathetically working with any barriers to grow within each individual. JOY of Yoga is truly a special place where ancient yoga practice and philosophy is beautifully translated into modern day practice through rigorous education, strong mentorship and personal growth that culminates in teachers that add to the community in which they get to practice and teach. Thank you! Full Review

By Angela Borland RYT® 200

Jun 07, 2018

I feel so grateful to have found the Joy of Yoga 200 hr YTT. As a student I felt a real connection with each of the teacher trainers and a sense that they truly wanted to see all in the group be successful. The instruction was rigorous and thorough yet the instructors were supportive, encouraging, and always available for questions. I especially appreciated the high standard that they held at the YTT students to. Since completing the training I feel as prepared as I possibly could be to go out and practice my new teaching skills. This school is definitely something special and I look forward to continuing on with the 300 hr program. Full Review

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Teaching Staff

Noell Clark

E-RYT® 500

Jennifer Prugh

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

Joanne Varni Joanne Varni

E-RYT® 500

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Jennifer and Noell
Lead Trainers - Jennifer and Noell [3]
Jennifer and Noell
Lead Trainers - Jennifer and Noell [3]
Jennifer and Noell
Lead Trainers - Jennifer and Noell [2]
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Teaching - Class 1 [1]
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