Teacher's school

Seventh generation of students for Zenyoga Teacher's school is now underway.

The school is registered with Yoga Alliance on the level RYS 500. The program consists of a total of 650 teaching hours, plus individual studies. Curriculum is by all standards demanding and it requires a serious commitment. So far 120 people have attended our school, and 50 people have completed it.

The school is conducted at two levels. Firstly, it exposes clear and structured learning material. Acquiring it, students are being equipped to teach yoga of significant therapeutic and spiritual quality. 

Secondly, in addition to mastering various areas of yoga, the program aims to uncover deeper aspescts of personal yoga practice and instigate new level of spiritual development. Along with practice of postures and sequences and gaining better physical ability and technical knowledge, to teach Zenyoga includes development of sensitivity, compassion and deeper understanding of our own nature.

That is why students undergo spiritual training of Chan Buddhism. In its deepest sense, to master Zenyoga entails the attainment Zen or Chan experience of profround compassion and unrestanding. To teach Zenyoga means to be able to lead others toward that same experience.

School program

History, development and philosophy

1. History of yoga and an overview of different schools

2. Philosophy of yoga: Six Indian systems and Eight limbs of yoga by Patanjali

3. Buddhist yoga – main Buddhist teachings, Eight limbs of yoga in comparison with the Eightfold Noble Path; Shantideva: The way of the Bodhisattva

4. Buddhist psychology- the nature of the self, klesas, brahma vihara

5. China – Taoism, Confucianism and Buddhism; Chinese yoga and martial arts

6. The main principles of Chan meditation – the body, the breath and the mind

Zenyoga – principles and practice

7. The main principles of Zenyoga

8. Asanas – classical asanas, variations, warm-ups, strength, stretching, moving and balance

9. Static and dynamic performance of the postures

10. Traditional and modern sequences: surya, chandra and maha namaskar, the warrior sequence, eight brocades, tensho, sanchin and chi kung

11. Approach, concept and method of Zenyoga practice: from unbalanced to balanced and healthy body; from scattered to unified mind. Development of awareness in movement; mindfulness of the body and the postures

12. Persistency, continuity and regularity – virya aspect of Zenyoga

13. Pranayama/shinkokyu: breath and its role

14. Partner yoga

15. The joy of practicing – Zenyoga games

16. Relaxation

17. Meditation

Nature of the body and mind-body relationship

18. Subtle physiology: prana, chakras

19. Outlines of Chinese medicine; chi, meridians

20. Body in the Buddhist perspective and Buddhist concept of illness and healing

21. Anatomy and physiology

Therapeutic aspects of Zenyoga

22. Methods of diagnosis

23. Corrective exercises

24. The basic massage and self-massage

25. Specializations: yoga for kids, yoga for athletes, prenatal yoga, yoga for elderly

26. Healthy nutrition: balanced meals, food as a therapy, fasting

27. First aid


28. The importance of right motivation

29. Teaching methodology: student-teacher relationship, 3 levels of practice (beginners, advanced and teachers)

30. Ethical and moral code of the teachers

Professional development

31. Membership in the Association: personal and group; license, rights and obligations

32. Starting out and leading a Zenyoga dojo

Other requirements

33. Practicum: work at home, assisting, giving the class, Chan meditation retreats and certain classes that are part of the Chan Centre program

34. Literature

35. Essay and exam papers

Keep me informed

Eigth generation of students at the Zenyoga Teacher's school will start its program is September 2025.