Teacher Training Program

Breathe Together offers Jennifer Prugh’s 200 hour and 300 hour JOY of yoga program, giving you the unique opportunity to work with internationally recognized yoga teachers, highly regarded medical professionals, scholars of yoga philosophy and Sanskrit, Ayurvedic practitioners and Breathe’s own highly respected yoga teachers, who are recognized for specializing in particular aspects of the practice. The JOY program represents both Western medical approaches and alternative methods to healthcare, providing great knowledge and insight into both the workings of the human body and the nature of the mind. This program balances an understanding of the roots of yoga with innovative applications of yoga and mindfulness in the modern world. Since the creation of the JOY of Yoga Teacher Training in 2006, this program has been offered locally, nationally and internationally.

We offer unprecedented opportunities to collaborate with other serious yoga students around the world by “returning to yoga’s roots” and studying in a variety of locations where yoga originated, such as India, Nepal and Bali. After 200 hours of training are complete, we offer an apprenticeship program, while our 300 hour program provides teaching opportunities at Breathe Los Gatos. Both the 200 and 300 hour programs are registered through Yoga Alliance.

The JOY program was founded on these principles:

  • Yoga is an eight-limbed practice of asana, breath, the process of meditation, ethics and philosophy. Our mat is our laboratory and with practice, yoga is something we choose to “be” rather than something we “do.” With regular practice, everyone can transform their health and cultivate a steady sense of JOY.
  • Yoga is for everyone. As you learn to teach, you will learn how to meet people where they are and create an effective, complete and inclusive yogic experience.
  • When you leave the 200 hour training you will be equipped to teach professionally. When you leave the 300 hour training, you will have a specialization in a more specific expertise that comes out of your passion for a particular aspect of this practice. You do not need to know your area of specialization when entering the program. We will discover it along the way.
  • Yoga is a both a science and an art. It is a mental, physical, emotional and spiritual practice. In the Western world, being a yoga teacher also requires the practice of business. You will leave the program feeling empowered and prepared in all of these areas.
  • Yoga changes lives. The JOY of Yoga 200 and 300 hour program is a transformational program. You will leave this program equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to enable those around you to live mindful, healthier lives.
  1. 200 Hour Application

    General Information


    Joy of Yoga Teacher Training Terms and Conditions

    • Investment
      Phase 1 – Foundations (100 Hrs.) : $1800
      Phase 2 – Dynamics (100 Hrs.) : $1700
      Note: During each 100 hour training, as well as the time between Foundations and Dynamics, all of the classes you take at Breathe Together are free.

      Refund Policy
      We request 50% of tuition as a non-refundable deposit to confirm registration in each phase of the JOY of Yoga 200 Hr. Teacher Training program. Full payment is due fourteen (14) days prior to the start of each phase. Should you have to withdraw from either the Foundations or Dynamics phase within fourteen (14) days of the start of the training, 50% of the total tuition will be credited to your Breathe Together account and can be used toward a future training. No other refunds or credits are available. I understand that I am entitled to no refunds, credits, or adjustments resulting from my failure to complete the certification requirements or to uphold any of these conditions.


    Joy Of Yoga 200 Hour Certification Requirements

    • JOY Certification Requirements Participation in all practice sessions is mandatory for certification. We require 100 percent attendance. You are responsible for marking the attendance each day. If you need to miss any session you must speak to Jennifer prior to the session. You are responsible for any course material missed. All program and administrative fees must be paid in full prior to receiving certification. Certification will be granted when all payments have been fully received by Breathe Together and Joy of Yoga.
      Two 100 hour trainings, passing of an anatomy and Sanskrit test and teaching your own class completes your certification for Yoga Alliance. Certified 200-hour JOY of Yoga teachers must possess the skills and abilities necessary to safely and competently teach, and a certain level of emotional and mental stability. We reserve the right to withhold certification from any student who fails to develop and demonstrate the necessary skills. Every attempt will be made to provide input that leads to certification. Any student denied certification has the right to seek the review of the Jennifer Prugh whose decision will be final. Full participation in and completion of all course components is mandatory for certification. Breathe Together and JOY of Yoga does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, or sexual preference. The information in this application will be treated as confidential.



  2. 300 Hour Application

    General Information


    Joy of Yoga Teacher Training Terms and Conditions

    • Investment
      We require $500 non-refundable administrative fee due upon registration. This fee covers the cost of tracking student progress. Students will receive an email once a quarter detailing their hours achieved toward the 300 Hour certification. Students are still encouraged to track their own hours.

      Note that each workshop, intensive, and retreat is a separate and additional cost as the student progresses through the program.

      Refund Policy
      We apologize, but we do not offer refunds or account credits on the $500 administrative fee.

      I understand that I am entitled to no refunds, credits, or adjustments resulting from my failure to complete the certification requirements or to uphold any of these conditions.


    Joy Of Yoga 300 Hour Certification Requirements

      1. Apply and gain acceptance in the JOY of Yoga 300 Hour program.
      2. Complete Jennifer Prugh’s 120 Hour Teaching Intensive (roughly one weekend a month for six months).
      3. Complete the remaining 180 hours by enrolling in other intensives offered through JOY. Intensives that qualify for hours include:
        • Yoga for Trauma Recovery
        • Kundalini Intensive
        • Youth Yoga and Mindfulness Immersion Training
        • Restorative Yoga Intensive
        • Yoga and Cancer Intensive
        • Vinyasa Intensive
        • Flying Lotus (Aerial) Program

      Additional options for students to earn credit toward the JOY of Yoga 300 Hour program:

      1. You may earn credit hours by attending workshops at Breathe Together. All workshops at the studio count toward your certification, excluding kirtans and sound healing workshops.
      2. You may earn up to 60 elective credit hours of outside training (workshops or intensives not held at Breathe Together). Students must obtain permission from Jennifer prior to enrolling in outside trainings.
      3. You may earn credit hours should you join any of Jennifer Prugh’s retreats offered in the US, Europe, or Asia.
      4. You may earn credit hours should you attend a silent meditation retreat in Vipassana or Zen for a minimum of three days.
      5. You may earn up to 20 credit hours should you create a yoga outreach program for an demographic in need and volunteer your time. Students must obtain permission from Jennifer prior to initiating service work. Twenty hours of service equals twenty hours of credit towards your 300 Hour certification.