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200-Hour Ashtanga-Based Yoga Teacher Training with Clayton Horton

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Join the Yoga Society of San Francisco for their 200-hour Yoga Alliance registered yoga teacher training! This is a month-long intensive course in an Ashram setting where you live the yogi lifestyle all day, every day.  Each day includes chanting and meditation, asana practice, delicious vegetarian food, classroom study, bhakti and more. This training not only provides the essential building blocks for developing a strong practice and becoming a teacher, but it also provides instruction in numerous additional areas: introduction to Sanskrit, foundations of Ayurveda, yoga philosophy and classroom dynamics to name a few. Refine your personal practice; experience the transformation of a yoga teacher training in an Ashram setting. Residential and non-residential options available.

Tenative Daily Schedule:

7:30 – 8:15: Vedic Fire Ceremony and Morning Meditation
8:15 – 10:00: Asana and Breathwork
10:00 – 11:00: Breakfast
11:00 – 11:30: Karma Yoga
11:30 – 12:15: Sanskrit class
12:15 – 1:00: Yoga Philosophy and Chanting
1:00 – 1:45: Light Lunch
2:00 – 3:30: Lecture and Discussion
3:30 – 4:00: Afternoon Tea, Garden / Sun deck
4:00 – 5:50: Asana Technique and Anatomy
6:30 – 7:30: Dinner for resident students only*
*Non Resident Students may eat dinner at the Ashram Tue. and Wed. nights.
7:30 – 8:00: Vedic Fire Ceremony and Evening Meditation (Tue. and Wed. only)
8:00 – 9:00: Evening Program / Kirtan Chanting (Tue. and Wed. only)
Saturdays: Free days
Sundays: Shortened days 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


You would be sharing a room with a person from same gender
The Yoga Society of San Francisco is a lacto-vegetarian Ashram
No meat or eggs are allowed, but dairy products are permitted 
Please notify us if you have dietary restrictions such as allergies
No alcohol, drugs or smoking is allowed 
Guitars and small musical instruments are allowed
Self service laundry is available at the Ashram premises for no cost

Your Instructors:

Clayton Horton has been a student of yoga for over 25 years and began teaching in 1996. His practice is rooted in the Ashtanga tradition and Greenpath meditation. He is a student of Sri Pattabhi K. Jois and the Greensufi. Clayton is a founding board member of the Green Yoga Association and the Director of Teenpath Yoga for teens in San Francisco. He is a student of Sanskrit and on the Board of Directors at the Yoga Society of San Francisco – Brahmananda Ashram. He received formal Authorization to teach Ashtanga Yoga from Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and his Grandson Sharat of the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute of Mysore, South India in 2003.

Teacher Training Faculty:
Clayton Horton, Director
Pedro Franco
Kiranavali Devi
Hari Harananda
Briksha Mahendra
Venus Elyse
Anastacia Kaser
Jeremy Moran


Clayton Horton’s Greenpath Yoga training at the Yoga Society of San Francisco was nothing short of fantastic, largely because of its immersive nature. In the ashram environment, you have the opportunity to truly live your yoga by performing karma yoga, attending fire ceremonies and meditating daily, and eating healthy food mindfully with your fellow students. I learned an incredible amount in one month, and I feel forever grateful for having the opportunity to complete such an intensive training.  -Julie Draskoczy

Last year I decided that I really wanted to deepen my Yoga practice and thought that taking a teacher training would be a good way to do that.  I looked into a few different trainings and ended up attending Clayton Horton’s Greenpath Yoga Teacher Training.  As it turns out, I made a great choice. Clayton is an extremely knowledgeable and kind teacher. He and his assistants are the real deal and it was easy to put my trust in them. I expected to learn a lot about asana, philosophy and teaching but what I wasn’t expecting was that I would learn a great deal about myself.  When I put a solid month into full-time training of my mind, body and spirit it brought many old traumas and personal issues to the surface. In the safety of the Ashram setting I could heal many of these issues. My yogic, personal and spiritual growth were propelled by this training.  -Billy Ardito


Residential rate with room and board: $3,495 (shared living, breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
Non-Residential rate: $2,495 (breakfast and lunch included)
$200 Early Bird discount if full payment is made before July 1st, 2012

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