Jhon Tamayo was born in 1967 in the south of Colombia. At the young age of 13, he left home in search of his true self. John began traveling throughout South America, where he had the opportunity to meet and embrace countless people, with whom his experiences would later prove to be pivotal in his journey to discover a deeper understanding of life in a raw, organic form. Jhon created the Atmananda Yoga Sequence in 1994 after he saw many yoga students in New York City injuring themselves, and realized that this was a result of other various yoga styles paying little attention to alignment in their teachings. He created the sequence in such a way that equips yoga practitioners with the tools they need to become more conscious about which movements may be the source of their aches and pains, and learn how to adjust their practice in order to prevent future injuries.
The 200 Hr Program is where the journey begins – our 200 Hr intensive program is good for anyone looking to begin their yoga career or deepen their knowledge and practice.
The 500 HR program is for individuals who have completed their 200 HR program under a registered yoga alliance school and is ready to deepen their own practice and yoga teaching abilities. Upon completion of all requirements of this training, the student will receive a 500 HR certification under the Yoga Alliance.
We offer customized teacher training programs both on the 200 HR and 500 HR level. This program is made for anyone who cannot attend our typically Mon-Fri schedule We offer Saturday customized training sessions and customized students have 6 months to complete the program. Customized student can drop into any of the intensive sessions when they are available.
We are now offering our YTT online so you can now do your training from anywhere anytime. This is perfect for those with a busy schedule or if you are unable to travel to our NYC headquarters.
You will receive our customized Yoga Teacher Training book that breaks down each pose and explains its benefits… plus so much more!
All of our TT students receive a free Atmananda Yoga Alignment Mat!
Depending on which program you choose, you will have unlimited classes during and even after your training!
We are first and foremost a loving community, and we are so excited to have you join us!
For the Asana portion of the teacher training, you will learn the poses that are based on the Atmananda Yoga Sequence. This sequence includes a variety of backbends, forward bends, twists, inversions, balancing poses, hip openers, and seated postures. The sequence is designed as a well rounded and balanced vinyasa flow to develop flexibility, strength, and balance.