Second Series Teacher Training

August 13 – August 26, 2016 – WAITLIST ONLY

As we explore the second series, or Nadi Shodana, we will investigate the inner work as well as the outer, asking such pertinent questions as: What is a nadi? How do the nadis relate to the chakras? What is the “energy body” and what functions do the chakras have in it? What are the five Pranas and how do they work? What are the five Koshas and how do we penetrate these layers of the self? We will explore pranayama, mantra, devotional singing, Indian mythology, sacred poetry and archetypal astrology as tools to facilitate inner transformation. In addition we will study the sutras from the 3rd and 4th chapters of Patanjali. Special emphasis will be on how we can use yoga to liberate ourselves.

The course is designed to give participants an in depth experience of the Intermediate series of Ashtanga Yoga as taught by K. Pattabhi Jois. There are two basic methods for transmitting this teaching. One is the “Mysore style” method in which students in the class work independently at their own level of proficiency with hands on assistance from one or more teachers. The second method of teaching involves guiding the students through the practice by counting the vinyasa in the traditional Sanskrit. In this course we will have an opportunity to experience these two types of teaching, both as students, and as teachers. Participants are expected to take part in ongoing classes at the center for their personal practice, and to observe and assist other classes. The hours of the training will be from 12 noon to 5 p.m. during the week, and 1-6pm on Saturdays. There is no training held on Sundays. Personal practice will take place in Tim’s ongoing classes, the cost of which is included in the course fee. A total of 100 hours will be spent in training, practice and observation/assisting in classes during this two week period .

This two week teacher training course will take place at the Ashtanga Yoga Center in Carlsbad, California. Accommodations are not provided by the Center, however there are a variety of reasonably priced motels in the area, listed on our Visitor Information page. The course fee is $1950. The training is open to committed students of Ashtanga Yoga who have completed a first (primary) series teacher training with Tim Miller, are proficient at the second (intermediate) series and who have been practicing a minimum of five years. Please submit the online registration form above, and we will respond as soon as possible. If you have specific questions about the training please email Carol Miller at




Thirty-five years ago I was visiting Mysore for the first time. I arrived in early January when the weather was still relatively cool, but with the arrival of February it began to get quite warm, and by the beginning of March the heat was becoming nearly unbearable. I was staying... [...]