Open House for 2-part 200-Hour Teacher Training

Please join Swami Ramanananda, Diana Meltsner, and Snehan Born and learn more about our 2-part 200-hour Basic Yoga Teacher Training program.

  • Open House
    Tuesday, January 25
    6:30–7:30 pm PST


Yoga Immersion Program – ONLINE
February 15–April 12, 2022

with Swami Ramananda, Diana Meltsner and Snehan Born
--$1425.00 ($1225.00 early bird exp. 1/31/2022)

February 15, 2022 - April 12, 2022
Tuesdays: 5:30-8:30 pm PT
Sundays: 8:30 am–12:00 pm, 1:30–4:30 pm PT

The Yoga Immersion Program opens the door to personal transformation and spiritual fulfillment. This comprehensive 9-week course will offer a chance to take your own practice to a deeper level, experience Yoga as a way of life and receive well-rounded Yoga studies founded in the teachings of Integral Yoga, a classical Yoga tradition. All levels of practice are welcome and some prior experience is required.

“Yoga believes in transforming the individual before transforming the world. Whatever change we want to happen outside should happen within. If you walk in peace and express that peace in your very life, others will see you and learn something.”— Sri Swami Satchidananda


Offering in-depth learning of varied aspects of Yoga practice

  • Yoga Asana - practice and theory based on Integral Yoga Level 1 sequence of an inward, spiritually-focused form of Hatha Yoga, a style of practice that is designed to lead practitioners to an experience of inner peace and greater awareness. There will be focus on developing a personalized Hatha practice.

  • Philosophy - comprehensive Raja Yoga course with Swami Ramanada, exploring the Yogas Sutras of Patanjali based on Sri Swami Satchidananda’s book.

  • Pranayama and Meditation - offering guidance in a personal practice based on traditional yogic practices with discussion of benefits based on current scientific research and practitioners personal experience.

  • Introduction to various traditional yogic practices supporting a yogic lifestyle that Integral Yoga is well known for such as Jnana, Karma and Bhakti Yoga.

The Integral Yoga Immersion Program provides a strong foundation from which one can choose to become a Yoga teacher. This is regarded as a Module 1 of our 2-part format of 200-hour teacher training. Whether you decide to teach others or not, this program will help you expand your Yoga practice, take it off the mat and integrate it more fully into your daily life to sustain a sense of ease in the body and peace in the mind. 

Graduates of both Modules 1 & Module 2, are certified to teach Beginner Level Hatha Yoga and are qualified to register with Yoga Alliance as a RYT-200. You can choose to complete Module 2 within the next 2 years to fulfill the requirements for this certification.

Tuition includes free access to all Yoga classes offered at Integral Yoga Institute San Francisco and free access to IYTV, a large and ever-expanding library of recorded Integral Yoga Teachings and classes, throughout the duration of this training!


Yoga Immersion Program can be completed online. If the current situation allows, we will add some non-mandatory in-person options. We are committed to providing a safe and high-quality program for all participants. 

Technological Requirements

Reliable Internet access is required to participate in this online training. You must be able to run Zoom on your computer or tablet, and have an active email account for delivery of course materials.

For more information, please contact [email protected]

*Payment information and Refund Policy:

After your application has been accepted, you will be prompted to submit payment. If you apply before 1/15/2022, you will receive a Promo Code for the discounted early bird price. Full payment is required one week before the start of the program, unless a prior payment plan has been arranged.

We offer partial scholarships for this training when possible. We accept applications up to one month prior to the start of the training. BIPOC are encouraged to apply. For information on financial aid and payment plans, please contact us [email protected].

Important note: if you cancel before the start of the program, you forfeit $125 of your deposit and the remaining balance will be refunded. Once you begin the program, the deposit and program tuition are non-refundable and non-transferable. 


Swami Ramananda


Swami Ramananda C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, YACEP is the Executive Director of the Integral Yoga Institute in San Francisco and a greatly respected senior teacher in the Integral Yoga tradition, who has been practicing Yoga for over 45 years. Ramananda offers practical methods of integrating the timeless teachings and practices of Yoga into daily life, and transforming the painful aspects of human experience into steps toward realizing one’s full potential. He leads beginner, intermediate and advanced Hatha Yoga teacher training programs in San Francisco as well as Meditation and Raja Yoga teacher trainings. He offers a variety of programs in many locations in the U.S., Europe and South America. Ramananda co-developed the Stress Management Teacher Training program with Swami Vidyananda, has trained many teachers to bring Yoga into corporate, hospital and medical settings, and has taught mind/body wellness programs in many locations. He is a certified Yoga therapist and founding board member of the Yoga Alliance, a national registry that supports and promotes yoga teachers as professionals. He is a co-founder of The Spiritual Action Initiative (SAI) which brings together individuals committed to working for social justice for all beings and for the care and healing of our natural world. His warmth, wisdom and sense of humor have endeared him to many.

Diana Meltsner


Diana Meltsner, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, YACEP has been teaching Yoga in the Bay Area since 2001. Diana has been a lead teacher trainer for 200-hour Integral Yoga Teacher Trainings since 2012 and Meditation Teacher Training since 2020. She also assists the Adaptive Yoga Teacher Training for NY Integral Yoga Institute. The classes she teaches include various levels of Hatha Yoga, chair/gentle, prenatal, guided mindfulness meditations, and various Yoga workshops including anatomy and healing with Yoga, pranayama and meditation workshops. She's been working as a health educator and Yoga instructor for Kaiser Permanente since 2014.

Diana Meltsner is a C-IAYT certified Yoga therapist and serves as a mentor for the Integral Yoga Therapy 800-hour certification program. Diana offers individual therapeutic sessions privately and at the SF Integral Yoga Therapy Clinic with focus on physical and mental wellness. Her offerings help people to find a deeper sense of well-being and ability to move through life with increased ease, intuition, and stress resilience as well as finding personal and spiritual awakening.

Snehan Born


Snehan Born, E-RYT 500, has over four decades of experience with yoga. He resides at the Integral Yoga Institute of San Francisco, where he teaches yoga classes and is a lead teacher trainer. Snehan is certified in all levels of Integral Yoga Hatha and has received additional certifications in Pranayama, Meditation, Raja Yoga and Stress Management from Integral Yoga. Chanting mantras and playing the harmonium are part of his regular practice and classes. Snehan has lived and traveled extensively throughout India and practiced with many teachers there. He has taught yoga all over the US as well as in India, Nepal, South America, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Japan and Europe.

Yoga Alliance Hours: 200

When Taking Module 1 and Module 2 Together

Integral Yoga uses an inward, spiritually-focused form of Hatha Yoga to lead students to an experience of inner peace and greater awareness. To prepare teachers to lead students inward, our Yoga Teacher Training program offers a balance of theory and practice on a broad range of topics. Graduates are certified to teach Beginner Level Hatha Yoga and are qualified to register with Yoga Alliance as a RYT-200. Get started by filling up the application form below.
Yoga Alliance Hours: 200

Training Yoga teachers for over 50 years

With over 200 class hours, the training provides a strong foundation for personal and spiritual development, as well as the skills necessary to become a confident, knowledgeable Yoga instructor. Distinguished by years of personal practice and teaching experience, your teachers will support you as you learn to safely teach each portion of an Integral Yoga Level I class, offer modifications, and hold a nurturing space for your students. Whether you want to teach others or take your own practice to a deeper level, the 200-hour teacher training program will provide you with an authentic experience of living Yoga.