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Yoga Training at Lourdes Institute of Wholistic Studies

Lourdes Institute of Wholistic Studies (LIWS), in Camden, offers many unique programs connecting the mind, body and spirit, including Yoga Alliance-approved 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training (YTT 200) programs. Launched in 1995, the YTT 200 was established to aid participants in learning to teach yoga to others while allowing them to deepen the progression of their individual practice.

The only teacher training program in the region that is associated with a major medical center, LIWS’s YTT 200 is taught from fall to spring every year and features passionate, experienced instructors with backgrounds ranging from education to nursing. The school exceeds the requirement for contact hours with lead instructors in all of Yoga Alliance’s critical components of program content.

In addition to YTT 200, LIWS also offers continuing education for yoga instructors and a Yoga Alliance-registered YTT 300 program, allowing teachers to receive continuing education credit and elevate their registered Yoga Alliance status to a 500-hour trainee. The philosophy and mission of both programs is to produce credible teachers that believe, live and share the benefits of a healthy, authentic yoga practice while receiving intimate attention and instruction and ample time to practice teaching and invest in personal development.

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