Buddha Body Yoga™ Teacher Training: Teaching Larger-Bodied Students
Michael Hayes, the proud owner of a “Buddha body” and founder of Buddha Body Yoga™, holds yoga certifications in Sivananda, Allison West’s Yoga Union, and Yoga Therapy by Daniel Orlansky. He has done extensive study…
Full Bio & Programs
For yoga teachers with at least 1 year of teaching experience.
Buddha Body Yoga erases the myth that big bodies don’t do yoga. Plus-sized bodies can be strong and flexible, with a different base of weight distribution. This program helps teachers to assist larger-bodied or curvy students to develop and empower their yoga practice. Learn how to adjust, modify, and adapt yoga poses for students of all sizes and shapes. Experiment with supportive gear—including bolsters, chairs, pillows, blocks, yoga straps, and physio balls—to gradually improve alignment, balance, and flexibility. Michael also offers guidance in the mechanics of asana, the use of props, and the appropriate application of breathing techniques.
Learn to think outside the box so that you can give your students a whole new experience of their bodies, a deeper connection with themselves, and a stronger yoga practice.
- 22 credits for Athletic Trainers (BOC), $30 additional charge
- room & meals pricing
9:00 am–5:00 pm, Monday–Friday
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Choice of Accommodations
Rates below reflect total housing costs for all program nights.
The dorms allow for 5–22 people per room, and offer simple bunk beds and nearby hall bathrooms.
- Standard Rooms
- $565 and up
These spare and peaceful rooms measure 8' x 12' and include a double or queen-size bed or platform twin beds.
- Standard Plus Rooms
- $860 and up
These quiet rooms are perfect for those who want a real retreat, and include simple décor, a double or queen-size bed, or twin beds.Learn More