Curriculum

Applications for admission into our Class of 2019 will open in September, 2018. Space is limited, with several lodging-included slots available on a first-come, first-served basis. Alternative lodging may be found at nearby extended stay rentals. To receive more detailed information, please contact us at pureyogainstitute@gmail.com to begin your journey!


  • Where: Austin, Texas, U.S.A.
  • When: May 28, 2019 (Tue) through July 27, 2019 (Sat).
  • Tuition: $7000. No lodging or meals.
  • Lodging: $1000. Space is very limited.
  • Applications accepted through March 1, 2019.
  • Once your completed application is received, you will be notified within 45-days if you are accepted into the program.

Typical Weekday Training Day (Saturday is only a half-day)

  • 1.5 hrs Morning yoga class
  • 4.0 hrs Afternoon Training Module
  • 1.5 hrs Evening yoga class
  • 2.5 hrs Evening Training Module
  • 1.5 hrs Self-Study (assigned readings and dialogue practice)

Our curriculum hours significantly exceed the requirements of the Original Hot Yoga Association endorsed training standards:

  • Posture Lab and Teaching Skills (160 hours)
  • Yoga Therapy and Yoga Research (40 hours)
  • Yoga Practice (160 hours)
  • Functional Anatomy and Physiology (90 hours)
  • Philosophy and History (40 hours)
  • Personal / Business Development (40 hours)

Unique features of our training include:

  • Anatomy & Physiology modules through the first 8 weeks of training, side-by-side with concepts emphasized in the posture series. This provides for maximum retention.
  • Sampling of various styles of yoga and heated Pilates and advanced movement modalities to provide context and better understanding of Original Hot Yoga.
  • Pregnancy yoga, intermediate and advanced sequences, and yoga asana championships.
  • Yoga Therapy content from the Ghosh Yoga College of Physical Education in Calcutta, India.
  • Yoga Philosophy and History of Yoga and Medicine presented by Scott Lamps and Ida Jo Pajunen, founders of GhoshYoga.org.
  • Scientific Research from PURE Action, Inc. (www.PureAction.org), with numerous studies of Original Hot Yoga.
  • Personal and professional development, including Mindbody POS “best practices.”