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Awaken The Inner Teacher

Asta Yoga Ashtanga Immersion: 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Asta Yoga, San Francisco, CA

January 15 - February 18th, 2024


We are excited to offer our Fall Yoga Alliance registered teacher training based on the principles of Ashtanga Yoga. Our purpose is to facilitate an awakening of the Inner Teacher- the clear, quiet voice that is ever-present behind the incessant, distracted chatter of the inner critic. Reliance upon this Inner Teacher as a source of guidance and wisdom is the aim of this practice, and Ashtanga Yoga comprises the system of techniques that reveals the voice of this guide.

Using the Primary Series of Ashtanga as our basis, students will gain a foundational training in vinyasa yoga. While our training covers a broad array of topics including philosophy, anatomy, history and Ayurveda, we emphasize the practical aspects of a committed yoga practice. We provide you with a simple system that you can use anytime and share with anyone for a happier, healthier existence. You will benefit from small class sizes and even smaller egos in our program. You will be integrated into our community and will witness how the practice shapes peoples' lives when practiced with dedication, consistency, and intention.

Our approach emphasizes the practice, your personal relationship to it and an experience of how one’s personal practice influences every aspect of our lives. You can be yourself, release what doesn't serve you and learn to relax, breathe and go with the flow. What do you think you need that you don't have? What do you want that you think you can't get? These are questions we'll explore as we witness the role that a yoga practice plays in changing the stories that we tell ourselves. Following a program laid out by our teacher Larry Schultz, we are, as Larry would often say, committed to "making the world less miserable, one breath at a time."

Ready to sign up?

Take advantage of the first Early Bird special ($2,800). Offer ends December 15th, 2023

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Training Dates

1 Month Program
  • January 15 - February 18th, 2024

  • We meet every Saturday and Sunday from 12:30pm - 4:30pm (after the 10am class).


We will provide you with the training manuals, included in the price of tuition. You will need to bring a journal, a yoga mat and additional books which will be recommended prior to the training, but are not required.


Your attendance is critical, and a regular practice of at least three days a week throughout the training is essential. You will keep a daily journal and complete assignments from the training manual. There will be several short quizzes and a written final exam. You will also lead a one-on-one yoga session with a beginner.


The full tuition for the training with a Yoga Alliance certificate is $3,200.  You will have unlimited access to our daily classes throughout the course of the training for no additional fees. We also offer Early Bird rates and payment plans. Scholarships available. Please inquire for more information.

Payment Options

  • The full tuition is due before January 1, 2024

  • $2,800 Early Bird  (full-payment before December 15th, 2023)

  • $500 Deposit (non-refundable)

  • 50% refund (minus deposit) if canceled by December 31, 2023.

Yoga Alliance Registration

Successful completion of the program will fulfill the requirements for the Yoga Alliance RYT 200 credential.

Course Outline

Based on the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga
  • Intensive study and practice of Asanas (postures)

  • History and philosophy of yoga

  • Sanskrit names of yoga postures

  • Assisting and adjusting of poses

  • Modification of poses

  • Anatomy

  • Ayurveda /nutrition

  • Pranayama (breathing techniques) and Meditation

  • The business of teaching yoga

  • Class sequencing and planning

  • Observation of yoga classes

  • Practice teaching and assisting


Steve Pyka

Led by Steve Pyka, a student of Larry Schultz's, the creator of Rocket Yoga. With over 14 years of experience, Steve offers a no-nonsense approach to teaching Rocket Yoga that has changed the lives of many. He has led numerous Rocket and 200-hour trainings over the years, and continues to honor and share the practice with students around the world.

Gary Liu

A student of Steve Pyka's, Gary started his yoga journey at Asta Yoga 9 years ago. He has since dedicated his life to the practice and teaching of Ashtanga Yoga, under the guidance of Sidney Huang and Andre Muffet, both direct students of K. Pattabhi Jois'. Over the years, he has had the privilege to study with renowned teachers, such as Ty Landrum and Peter Sanson in India and New Zealand, and continues to be a devoted student of this sacred practice.


Please send us an email and let us know which payment plan you would prefer and what you would like to take away from the training.

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Ready to sign up?

Take advantage of the first Early Bird special ($2,800).

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