Teacher Training2018-10-04T03:29:25+00:00

cYoga Teacher Training Program

The most hands on TT in the US now around the world

Curriculum

Upcoming TT Programs

The YTT in a Nutshell

Our YTT is more intense than the usual 200hr. It is very common for us to have students that have already taken other YTTs before taking this training with us. Our goal is to prepare you to present a yoga class confidently, with good knowledge of class management, sequencing and adjustments. With this goal, the training is structured accordingly.

The day starts with meditation. We have seen that it helps people be more receptive to new ideas and helps everyone calm down through an intense program. Then Carmen teaches a class, followed by her explanation of the critical aspects of that class. In the afternoon we learn the adjustments for that class, the next morning students present the class in front of Carmen and she gives everyone feedback. Then that afternoon we start practicing the adjustments for the next sequence. The next morning Carmen teaches the next class, and the cycle starts again. Every day, you either take a class from Carmen or teach the class in front of Carmen.

Think of the training in modules of 2 days each. We start each day with meditation, then students present the class and receive feedback. Then Carmen introduces the next class and we start adjusting every pose in it. The following day Carmen teaches the class, we complete the adjustments and at the end of the day students rehearse for the next day. The next morning we start with meditation again, then students present the class, and we start a new 2 day cycle.

Towards the middle of the training, students are more comfortable presenting, so we focus more on sequencing, anatomy and the business aspect of yoga, and less time on adjusting. This way we cover the entire curriculum.

We want to help you connect with your students and develop rewarding relationships with them; create successful classes, motivate, encourage and make your students interested in yoga; plus help you positively apply this philosophy to your life.

Application Process

Step 1

Is cYoga for you?

Get familiar with the style.

If you cannot take a class at The Lab, make yourself familiar with Carmen’s style via instagram or vimeo.

Step 2

Complete Application Form

Application form

Tell us about your practice and why you want to take the training.

Download Form

Step 3

Let's talk about you.

Let's Chat

We want to make sure you will really enjoy the training. Let’s have a chat or Skype and you can ask some questions.

Step 4

Reserve your spot

Pay Deposit

Pay a non-refundable $500 deposit to reserve your spot. We’ll send you a Paypal link to complete this step from anywhere in the world.

For the second module in 2018, please send questions and all documentation to moises@cyogalife.com.
For other programs, please contact the studio in order to register. Thank you!

Teacher training at The Lab is unfiltered and I would not have had it any other way. The meditations with Moises, classes with Carmen, hours of adjustments, and the small group of trainees allowed me to develop confidence in my skills as a new cYoga teacher ready to face the world of yogis. It is an environment where I felt comfortable exploring and changing the mental, physical, and emotional aspects of my yoga practice which has changed me as a person. I am forever grateful for the experience.

Christine Samson, Certified 2017

Teacher Training at the Lab was physically and mentally challenging EVERY DAY. It covers everything from philosophy and meditation to sequencing and hand-on adjustment, I came out of it feeling confident and well prepared to teach and share the magic of Yoga. I am forever grateful to Carmen and Moises for every advice, for all the kwoledge shared, for pushing us forward every step of the way and for helping me grow as a teacher and as a practitioner. Definitely the best decision I ever made!

Virginia Corcuera, Certified 2017

This training is hands down the best one available in the United States. Carmen and Moises do a stellar job of teaching you how to actually teach a class. It is by far the most in depth experience in regards to three of the most important segments of being a yoga teacher: sequencing isn’t just brushed over, instead they spend multiple hours going over how to sequence a class so you are properly warming up your students; hands-on-adjustments are not just studied from a book perspective, they are put to practice and critiqued until you get them right and are confident in them; and each student is put to the test in their actual teaching skill and given an opportunity to teach in front of other people multiple times through the training so that they can hone their skills and become that much better if a teacher.

This is my second time taking the cYoga teacher training, and I took it a second time because of a few reasons. One, it had been 6 years since the last time I took the training and I knew there was a lot of brushing up I needed to do. Two, I also knew that cYoga had done a lot of evolving since I took the training and there was about twice as much information to memorize. But three, I took it again because there is no better training available. The amount that I learned this time around was equal to or greater than the previous time. I’m forever grateful that this is such a huge part of my life and will be always.

Nick Larsen, Certified 2012 and 2017

Want to deepen your practice? Be a better teacher? Learn more about yourself? Then you need to train at The Lab.
I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to learn from two great minds and spirits in the form of Carmen and Moises. The cYoga style is rigorous, dynamic, and reveals who YOU are on the mat – and you can expect Carmen and Moises to match that energy. It was also incredibly refreshing to experience the dedication and mindfulness cultivated within students (and teachers!) at The Lab Chicago. If you commit to bringing your full self every damn day, arrive willing to be challenged, and ready to receive, then, well, you’ve set yourself up for a good time.

Denise Shu Mei, Certified 2017

Teacher training at The Lab far exceeded all my expectations. In the 3.5 weeks I spent with Carmen and Moises, I learned how to design a cohesive and intelligent sequence, teach and adjust each and every pose in the sequence, and understand the anatomy and philosophy behind the yoga I was teaching. Carmen and Moises did an amazing job preparing the course in a progressive way that maximized growth as teachers over a short time frame. Further, both made themselves available to answer any and all questions that we had about anatomy, sequencing, poses, adjustments, philosophy, meditation, and all things yoga in general. Above all else, I feel extremely well prepared to begin my teaching career and would recommend this TT to anyone looking to teach high level yoga.

Garry Capko, Certified 2016

cYoga teacher training is one of the most challenging and fulfilling experience I’ve been through in my life. The attention and quality of instruction Carmen and Moises provided were felt from day one and throughout the program. The whole package, including meditation, hands-on adjustments, sequencing, and cueing, was all found here. It also transformed my own personal practice, having more breakthroughs at The Lab than anywhere else.

Rachel Wang, Certified 2016

Please do not expect a simply enjoyable, sweet yoga teacher training. Carmen and Moises frequently stressed me out… with sincere devotion and passion, which helped me go through several breakthroughs. The training is structured to find the best version of yourself, through sequencing, adjustments, meditation, presentation and very sharp feed backs, and so on. Especially, if you are feeling stuck in your practice or desiring to improve your teaching skills, this is THE training course to take.

Jinny Suh, Certified 2016