Yoga 108’s teacher training program focuses on educating their students on the meaning of the tradition of yoga, celebrating the lineage of past gurus, and growing their physical practice while honing the skills needed to become a well rounded teacher. Our program aims to blend the philosophy, theory, and technique of the yoga tradition while fostering a very meaningful and dedicated practice.
Yoga 108’s extensive curriculum covers the body aspect- learning, teaching, and adjusting asanas with focus on correct foundation and alignment, the mind- learning to be in control of one’s thoughts using a variety of breathing and meditation techniques, and spirit- finding a connection with the body, self, and divine.
Whether you are deepening your practice or starting a career as a yoga teacher Yoga 108 meets all the requirements of Yoga Alliance and upon completion of our 200 hour program you will qualify to be 200 Hour RYT. Yoga 108 also offers a 300 Hour program as well as Continuing Education Credits. Yoga 108’s goal is that through the exploration of mind, body, & spirit, you will find a connection to yourself and others.
Meet Our Founders
We are a boutique yoga school with teachers who came from a corporate yoga school experience. It’s a perfect combination of a personal touch, with meticulous care, and organized leadership.
Dana Kraft’s yoga experience is about limitless possibilities on and off the mat. She fills the room with her sense of fun and radiance and empowers her students through her philosophy- the challenges we face in our yoga practice parallel the obstacles we face in our daily lives; breathe through them on the mat, and we can overcome them off the mat. read more…
Jennifer Smith is dedicated to teaching the yogic lifestyle by helping her students appreciate the process and not just the goal. Jennifer empowers her students on and off the mat with the message to never give up, but always let go. She teaches with a tangible energy and ingenuity that compels her students to trust the process and find the best in themselves. read more…
Why Yoga 108?
Boutique with corporate yoga experience
The number 108 is a sacred number in yoga and Hinduism and is said to be the whole of existence. Traditionally mala beads come in a string of 108 beads, plus one for the “guru bead” around which the other 108 beads turn similar to the planets turning around the sun. A mala is used for counting as you repeat a mantra. There are said to be 108 nadis (energy channels) converging to form Anahata, the heart chakra. We do 108 sun salutes to celebrate birthdays. The number 108 connects the Sun, Moon, and Earth: The average distance of the Sun and the Moon to Earth is 108 times their respective diameters. There are actually 108 small “beads” in Yoga 108’s mala, representing all that is special and meaningful to the tradition of yoga while connecting the practice to the western world. Our mala symbolizes the connection of mind, body, & spirit, hence Yoga 108: 200 Hours of Mind, Body, & Spirit.