2018 – 200 Hour Basic Fall Session 2018-01-04T18:56:47+00:00

200-Hour Basic Yoga Teacher Training | Fall session
With Diana Meltsner, Swami Arivananda and Swami Ramananda

September 11 – December 11
Tuesdays & Thursdays 6pm-9pm | Sunday 9am-5pm


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We are honored to have our President, Swami Ramananda, teaching a portion of this training.

Our Yoga Teacher Training program has been training teachers and changing lives since 1981. Integral Yoga was a founding member of the Yoga Alliance (the national organization of Yoga teachers), and our Basic Yoga Teacher Training program fulfills the requirements for certification at the Yoga Alliance 200-hour level.


Program Details

Integral Yoga uses an inward, spiritually-focused form of Hatha Yoga to lead students to an experience of their true Self. To prepare teachers to lead students inward, our Yoga Teacher Training program offers a balance of theory and practice on a broad range of topics.The Yoga Teacher Training program offers thorough training in asana, pranayama, meditation, philosophy, and anatomy and physiology. It also includes many hours of training in yoga teaching methodology, including how to make corrections, teach yoga workshops, and more.


Support and Community

Our Basic Yoga Teacher Training program leads trainees on a time-tested journey to greater self-knowledge, with the support of a vibrant and well-respected spiritual community. The Integral Yoga Institute also offers mentorship and ongoing training to our graduates.


The Curriculum

The curriculum includes instruction in teaching Hatha Yoga postures, workshops to deepen your personal practice, classes in diet and nutrition, anatomy and physiology, Raja Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation, and workshops to deepen your practice. Graduates receive a certificate to teach Beginner Level Hatha Yoga.


Retreat | November 2018

The three-day Yoga retreat is an opportunity to delve deeper into your personal practice, and to connect with the other trainees. More information coming soon.


$3200.000 Standard
$2800.00 Early Bird 1 (ends July 11)
$3050.00 Early Bird 2 (ends August 11)

200 Yoga Alliance Hours

For more information, please contact our Program Manager at training@integralyogasf.org

*PAYMENT INFORMATION & REFUND POLICY: A $250. deposit is due upon enrollment to hold your place in the program. To be eligible for the Early Bird 1, payment is due in full two months before start of the program. To be eligible for the Early Bird 2, payment is due in full one month before start date. Full payment is required one week before the start of the program, unless prior payment plan has been arranged.
Important to note: if you cancel more than 30 days before the start of the program you forfeit $125 of your deposit and the remaining balance will be refunded. If you cancel 14-30 days before the start of the program, you will forfeit the $250. deposit and any remaining balance will be refunded. If you cancel less than 14 days before the start of the program or do not attend the program, the deposit and program tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable.


Diana Meltsner, C-IAYT, e-RYT500, has been teaching yoga in the Bay Area since 2001.  The classes she teaches include prenatal, gentle, various levels of Hatha yoga, and yoga workshops. Diana is a lead teacher trainer for 200-hour Basic Yoga Teacher Trainings at Integral Yoga Institute San Francisco. She is certified yoga therapist and offers individual therapeutic sessions with focus ranging from stress reduction to injury recovery. Her classes include physical postures, breathing, guided relaxation, meditation and other yoga teachings which help people to find deeper sense of well-being and ability to move through life with increased ease, intuition, and stress resilience.


Swami Ramananda is the President of the Integral Yoga Institute in San Francisco and a greatly respected senior teacher in the Integral Yoga tradition, who has been practicing Yoga for over 35 years. Ramananda offers practical methods of integrating the timeless teachings and practices of yoga into daily life, and transforming the painful aspects of human experience into steps toward realizing one’s full potential.
He leads beginner, intermediate and advanced level yoga teacher training programs in San Francisco, and offers a variety of programs in many locations in the U. S., Europe and South America. Ramananda trains Yoga teachers to bring Yoga into corporate, hospital and medical settings and has taught mind/body wellness programs in many locations. He is a founding board member of the Yoga Alliance, a national registry that supports and promotes yoga teachers as professionals. His warmth, wisdom and sense of humor have endeared him to many.


Swami Arivananda, RYT 500, is a devotee of H.H. Sri Swami Satchidananda and has been teaching Integral Yoga since 2008.  Teaching beginner, intermediate and advanced Integral Yoga practices as taught by Sri Swami Satchidananda with the primary focus on discovering the True Self.  Understanding we are already that which we seek and these yoga practices merely uncover that Light within, is the first lesson.
Before Integral Yoga, Swami Arivananda enjoyed an eclectic career as a professional dancer, teacher and choreographer for over 25 years. The last decades she owned and operated a successful performing arts center and ballet company.  In addition to her performing arts career she and her partner of 20 years developed a software company focusing on interactive multimedia and training programs.
For past seven years Swami Arivananda has been serving with the Living Yoga Trainees (LYT).  Her enthusiastic style exemplifies that it’s not the service it’s the attitude that makes the magic.  The disciplines of Integral Yoga transform “doing” yoga, into “living” yoga.  Arivananda has been instructing in all aspects of Yoga including but not limited to Hatha, Meditation, Pranayama, Karma, Raja and Bhakti Yoga. She also tours extensively teaching at various schools, temples and yoga centers around the country.