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200-Hour Course

Posted on November 25th, 2015 in Classes by Karen




Increase self-knowledge, acceptance and love through "embodied-inquiry", asana, pranayama, meditation and philosophical study.

Our Embodyoga® programs are well-rounded, in-depth studies of yoga with an emphasis on personal embodiment as the basis for becoming a yoga teacher.

Discover "whole–body–support" templates for strong, comfortable, injury free asana practice.

Learn to weave postures, breath and movement into progressive depths of experience.

Discover the grace and wisdom of the body-mind-spirit in movement and in stillness.

Develop a depth and beauty in your yoga practice that remains constant when you step off the mat.

Learn to share this experience with others through teaching.


Our Embodyoga® programs provide a deep knowledge of alignment, profoundly influenced by the innovative approach to full embodiment and consciousness presented by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen of the School for Body–Mind Centering®. 


Karen Miscall-Bannon brings 32 years of practice and over 13 years of teaching and training teachers to this incredible program of study. She worked with Patty Townsend, the owner and creator of Embodyoga® for 13 years in Amherst, MA studying, teaching, and teaching in Embodyoga® teacher trainings. She brings a strong tradition of Iyengar Yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa to the Embodyoga® teacher training, as well as extensive study of anatomy from her over 15 years as a bodyworker and educator. Karen is a passionate student of yoga and yoga philosophy, and enthusiastically shares her love of the practices with her students in an easily –accessible way!






Bandhas and diaphragms

Blueprint for Optimal Movement 1: Cellular Breathing – Navel Radiation 

Developmental Patterns in Movement

Principle of a Quiet Spine

Discriminating Core & Periphery – Finding Union

Standing Postures 1– Our Foundation: Pelvis, Legs & Feet

Surya Namaskar: Sun Salutations & Vinyasa

Skeletal Structure

Ease in the Ilio–psoas Complex

Yield and Push of the Legs

Inversions 1: Shoulderstand & Handstand

Pranayama 1: Ujjayi

Yoga Nidra: Tantric Technique for Deep Rest




Standing Postures 2 – Dynamics & Alignment, Integrating Upper & Lower Body

Ribs, Shoulder Girdle, Arms and Hands: Alignment & Integrated Movement

Yield and Push of the Arms

Lower Back Fundamentals: Sacroiliac & Lumbar Health

Standing and Supine Forward Bends

Lungs, Conchas of the Nose & Breathing Diaphragm

Embodying Organs 

Breath in Asana Practice

Patanjali's Eight Limbs of Yoga

Cultivating a Rewarding Personal Practice

Using mantra and mudra to deepen your practice





Principles of Backbend 1: Organ & Glandular Support

Arm Balances 1

Twists and Hip Openers 1

Inversions 2: Headstand and Shoulderstand Cycle


Pranayama 2: Viloma, Prana Vayus

Bandhas – Integrating Core

The Kosas: Spiralic Sheaths of Awareness

The Systems of Yoga





Blueprint for Optimal Movement 2: Spinal Patterns

Integrated Whole Body Movement in Yoga Practice

Precision Vinyasa — Flow and Hold

Balancing Sympathetic & Parasympathetic Nervous Systems

Temporal-Mandibular Joint, the Skull and Palate

Backbends 2

Twists, Hips and Arm Balances 2

Pranayama 3: Nadi Shodhana and Kumbhaka

Restorative Yoga

Chakras, Nadis and Kundalini

Tantra Yoga: The Expression of Life Lived in Fullness




Principles of Observation, Instruction, Demonstration & Touch

Art and Science of Sequencing

Planning and Teaching Classes

Principles of Teaching

Philosophy and Ethics of Teaching

Teaching as a Profession


Course details: 


A $300 deposit will save your place in the 200- hour program, which will be applied to the final module.

The cost for the 200 Hour Teacher Training program (4 Modules) is $3060 --or: 

$2850 (paid in full by the start of the program) 

$765 per module (deposit is applied to module 4) 


Payment in full is due one month prior to the start of the first Modul for the discounted price. 


We do ask that it be your intention to take the course in its entirety. However, it is possible to pay module by module. Payment in full is due 1 month prior to the start of the module. 



 Deposits are nonrefundable after your acceptance in the course has been confirmed. 

 No other refunds will be given after the start of the course. 



 Homework includes up to 2 hours of reading for each weekend, home practice and an occasional short written report. 



Attendance in, or observation of, a total of 8 additional classes taught by course leader or other 500 hour registered Embodyoga® Teachers is required for graduation. 


You are allowed to miss one weekend of the training without having to make it up. Any other absences will need to be made up privately with Karen.