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200-Hour Integrative Yoga Teacher Training in Atlanta

Deepen your practice & empower your life with an 8-month program studying the benefits & practices of Tantra Hatha Yoga.

Whether you wish to teach Yoga or deepen your personal practice, this 8-month program is designed to help you integrate the practice of Yoga into your daily life. Vira Bhava means the "heart of a warrior" - a path for Yogis  of all levels and backgrounds who are dedicated to living with courage and compassion.

Over the course of eight months, we meet monthly for one full weekend (Friday 7-9pm, and Saturday-Sunday 9am-6pm) to explore physical anatomy, alignment, history, philosophy, and body energetics. Rooted in Sri Vidya Tantra Yoga, this training will bring you together with a community of people who are seeking profound transformation in ourselves and the world. Vira Bhava Yoga School offers comprehensive trainings across the country that exceed the Yoga Alliance certification standards. The training in Atlanta, GA is located at Pure Motion Yoga, and led by Maria Borghoff, E-RYT alongside a group of masterful teachers. Upon completing the program, graduates receive a 230-hour certificate of training and are eligible to register as a 200-hour Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance.

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200-Hour Training Dates (Starting in 2019)  

January 4-6 Intention

February 1-3 Foundation

March 1-3 Study

April 5-7 Devotion

May 3-5 Discipline

June 7-9 Exploration

July 5-7 Translation

August 2-4 Transformation

Training Curriculum

+ Anatomy & Physiology
+ Teaching Techniques & Methodology
+ Master Asana Classes
+ History & Foundations
+ Yoga in Modern Translation
+ Assisting & Hands-On Adjustments
+ Tantra Yoga Philosophy
+ Sanskrit
+ Class Sequencing & Vinyasa Krama
+ Iyengar Yoga
+ Pranayama & Meditation
+ The Bhagavad Gita
+ Bhakti Yoga
+ Karma Yoga & Seva Project
+  Restorative Yoga
+ Yoga Sutra of Patanjali
+ Energetics & Prana Vayus
+ Elements of Puja
+ Ayurveda
+ Common Ailments & Yoga for Special Populations
+ Chair Yoga
+ Chakra Systems
+ Business of Yoga
+ Written Final Exam & Practical Teaching Final

Mentor Program

Students are paired with a mentor throughout the training for additional support and encouragement. The mentor is a Yoga teacher who has an understanding of the training curriculum and has already begun the journey of teaching. As part of their homework, students connect with their mentor on a monthly basis to observe, attend and assist their classes.

Goals of Mentor Program:

  • Support teacher trainees and improve their success and participation in the program

  • Encourage trainees to reach their full potential as students and aspiring teachers

  • Help trainees build confidence in their teaching ability and their own unique styles by providing teaching opportunities for teaching, guidance and feedback

  • Develop a sense of belonging and cooperation by connecting students and teachers with each other and the local community

  • Motivate mentors and trainees to grow in their own Yoga practice

  • Offer continuing education and leadership opportunity for current teachers/ professionals

Reading List

Bringing Yoga to Life, Donna Farhi

The Heart of Yoga, T.K.V Desikachar

Yoga: The Spirit of Practice of Moving Into Stillness, Erich Schiffmann

The Bhagavad Gita, any translation

The Breathing Book, Donna Farhi

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, any translation

Wheels of Life, Anodea Judith

Light on Yoga, B.K.S. Iyengar

Downward Dogs & Warriors, Zo Newell

Moving Inward: The Journey to Meditation, Rolf Sovik

The Anatomy of Exercise & Movement for the Study of Dance, Pilates, Sports and Yoga, Jo Ann Staugaard-Jones


Training Tuition


Early-Bird Pricing

$2750 (Deposit paid by October 15, 2018)

Regular Pricing

$2995 (Deposit paid on or after October 15, 2018)

Registration Fee

$225 (Non-refundable & separate from the program tuition)


Payment Plans

We offer a monthly payment plan over the 8-month course of the program, which allows the training to be quite affordable. Please contact Maria at to arrange details for your payment plan.


Work/Trade Partial Scholarship

We offer a limited number of Work/Trade Opportunities that provide a discount on the training. Please fill out a Work Trade Application to be considered for this Scholarship.


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