learn to Deepen your yoga practice & empower your life

Our 8-month integrative training will help you discover how the rich traditions of Yoga can enhance all aspects of your life.

Vira Bhava means "heart of a warrior," and this training is for Yogis of all shapes, sizes, backgrounds & experience levels. Whether your intention is to teach Yoga or to develop a powerful personal practice, this integrative program is intended for courageous students who are dedicated to living with compassion, value the support of a community, and seeking profound transformation in the world. The curriculum is rooted in Sri Vidya Tantra Yoga, which emphasizes the study of physical anatomy, breathing alignment, meditation, body energetics, and Yoga philosophy.

The next program runs from January - August, 2019 at Pure Motion Yoga.

We meet once-per-month for one full weekend (Friday 7-9pm, and Saturday-Sunday 9am-6pm). Upon completion, graduates receive a 230-hour certificate of training and are eligible to register as a 200-hour Yoga Teacher through the nationally accredited and internationally recognized Yoga Alliance. Vira Bhava Yoga School offers comprehensive trainings across the country that exceed the Yoga Alliance certification standards. The training in Atlanta, GA is located at Pure Motion Yoga, and led by Maria Borghoff, E-RYT, and Kelly Golden, 500 E-RYT, alongside a group of masterful teachers. 

Questions about whether this training is right for you? Please reach out to schedule a phone call with Maria.

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*2019 Training dates

January 4-6
February 1-3
March 1-3
April 5-7
May 3-5
June 7-9
July 5-7
August 2-4


*Attendance of all 8 weekends is required for graduation & certification. If a weekend must be missed, there is the option to make-up time by attending another Vira Bhava training in NC or VA.


+ Anatomy & Yoga Physiology

+ Asana Techniques & Methodology

+ Master Hatha Yoga Classes

+ Yoga History & Foundations

+ Assisting & Hands-On Adjustments

+ Tantra Philosophy

+ Sanskrit

+ Vinyasa Krama & Class Sequencing

+ Iyengar Yoga

+ Pranayama & Meditation

+ Bhakti Yoga & Elements of Puja

+ Karma Yoga & Seva Project

+  Restorative Yoga

+ Yoga Sutra of Patanjali

+ Energetics & Prana Vayus

+ Ayurveda

+ Common Ailments & Yoga for Special Populations

+ Chakra Systems

+ Business of Yoga


Bringing Yoga to Life, Donna Farhi

The Heart of Yoga, T.K.V Desikachar

Yoga: The Spirit of Practice of Moving Into Stillness, Erich Schiffmann

The Bhagavad Gita, translation by Stephen Mitchell

The Breathing Book, Donna Farhi

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, translation by Sri Swami Satchidananada

Wheels of Life, Anodea Judith

Light on Yoga, B.K.S. Iyengar

Downward Dogs & Warriors, Zo Newell

Moving Inward: The Journey to Meditation, Rolf Sovik

The Key Muscles of Yoga, Ray Long

The Anatomy of Exercise & Movement for the Study of Dance, Pilates, Sports and Yoga, Jo Ann Staugaard-Jones

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Yoga Mentor Program

We believe that great teachers are the greatest students. 

Vira Bhava Yoga pairs each training student with a mentor for additional support and encouragement throughout the program. The mentor is a Yoga teacher who has an understanding of the training curriculum and has already begun the journey of teaching. As part of their homework, students connect with their mentor on a monthly basis to observe, attend and assist their classes. The Mentor Program is a unique opportunity that serves to:

+ Support teacher trainees and improve success and participation in the program

+ Encourage trainees to reach their full potential as students and aspiring teachers

+ Help trainees build confidence in their teaching ability and their own unique styles by providing teaching opportunities for teaching, guidance and feedback

+ Develop a sense of belonging and cooperation by connecting students and teachers with each other and the local community

+ Motivate mentors and trainees to grow in their own Yoga practice

+ Offer continuing education and leadership opportunity for current teachers/ professionals

Training Tuition

EARLY BIRD RATE: $2750 (Expires October 15, 2018)

STANDARD: $2995 (After October 15, 2018)

*A non-refundable registration fee of $225 will secure your spot in the training. (This fee is separate from the program tuition.)

**JULY FLASH SALE: Registration Fee is only $100 until July 31**

PAYMENT PLANS: We offer a monthly payment plan over the 8-month course to make the tuition more affordable.

WORK-TRADE PARTIAL SCHOLARSHIP: We offer a limited number of Work-Trade Scholarships for a discount on the training. Please fill out a Work Trade Application to be considered for this Scholarship.


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