San Diego 200-Hour Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher Training

Namaste Pacific's 200-Hour Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher Training

"The body is my temple, my poses are my prayers" --- B.K.S. Iyengar

The Namaste Pacific Yoga 200-Hour Teacher Training begins on March 5, 2016 and runs through April 24, 2016.

So far, Yoga has had a life-changing effect on our lives, but we know there is more. And we want to not only know what it is, we want to experience it.

Why do we signup for a Teacher Training immersion? Yes, some of us do have in mind that we might someday decide to pass on this blessing that has changed our lives and teach Yoga. But the real reason is because we are passionate about Yoga.

Yoga is that powerful life-changing force that is thousands of years old and has been passed down from teacher to student, and we want to be a part of that flow. There is a passion inside us that has been ignited by Yoga and we want to experience more. We expect a life changing journey.

The Namaste Pacific Yoga Teacher Training is an in-depth study of Yoga Asana, Sanskrit, Chanting, Pranayama, Philosophy, Nutrition, Kirtan and the Karma Yoga practice of sharing and teaching Yoga to others.

This is an 8 week program beginning March 5, 2016 and running through April 24, 2016. Classes are on weekends, Saturday & Sunday afternoons. An Unlimited Membership to the studio for the duration of the 8 week program is included in the cost program, including all workshops at the studio during this time.

"One of the biggest misconceptions we have is that of not realizing that all our actions are divine. The world would be incomplete without not only your strengths, but your weaknesses also." --- Chris van der Merwe

Now, at this auspicious time,
Begins the study of Yoga. -- Yoga Sutras 1.1

Namaste Pacific’s Yoga Teacher Training program not only enhances your own personal practice through an intensive and authentic study of all the disciplines of Yoga,but also prepares you with the knowledge and experience needed to confidently teach Yoga to others.


Ekam, Dve, Trini... Tiryam Mukha Eka Pada Paschimottanasana - What does this all mean?

With a good foundation in the Sanskrit language, your Yoga practice will come alive as you understand the names of Yoga poses and the Ashtanga Vinyasa "count" of how Yoga postures are traditionally sequenced in Sanskrit.


Sanskrit is sound therapy, and chanting is soap for the soul! Learn how to tune out, still your mind and take a look inside!


Breath control will help you attain higher states of awareness and harness energy to enhance your yoga practice.


Among the most important and enriching experiences you will take away from TT is gaining a firm grounding in yoga philosophy. We will discuss the philosophy of the Yoga Sutras of Pantanjali and the Bhagavad Gita.


What is the right diet for your body? Whether you’re interested in losing weight, healing your body, sleeping better or just increasing your energy we will discuss what to eat and what to eliminate. We will cover principles of Ayurveda and blood type diets.


Learn through assisting, and actual teaching experience how to guide a class and find your own rhythm. We will cover basic anatomy and instruction on making safe and meaningful adjustments.

Please contact us to Register Today and take that next step in developing on your Yoga journey! Programs are limited to twelve students.

2016 Teacher Trainings

8 Week Spring Program:

March 5, 2016 through April 24, 2016

Classes twice a week: Saturday & Sunday afternoons
Plus practices at studio classes, as well as Teaching
Unlimited practice at the Studio is included in the cost

Tuition is $2,350.00
This includes unlimited Yoga practice at the Studio and all texts.
To register, submit your completed application along with your $350 non-refundable deposit. This deposit secures your place and will be applied toward the program fee.
The balance of the tuition ($2,000) must be paid in full 15 days prior to the commencement of training.

Full Tuition ($2,350):

Deposit ($350):

Questions? Please contact Chris van der Merwe at (619) 800-3321 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for additional details.