Bridge Program

Kumiko Mack teaching bridge program at Be Yoga Japan, Hiroo, Tokyo

This program is currently only taught in Japanese.

Program Overview

This is a program for those who are interested in the 500-hour ISHTA Yoga advanced teacher training course. One must be a Yoga Alliance registered yoga teacher (RYT) at the 200-hour level to qualify. Through taking this program, you will become prepared for a productive 500-hour training and gain a better understanding of ISHTA Yoga. If you have a 200-hour Yoga Alliance background from another school and wish to apply for the 500-hour ISHTA Yoga advanced training program, the Bridge Program is mandatory. We accept applications twice a year, in spring and autumn. Furthermore, you will be able to register as a 500-hour Yoga Alliance registered yoga teacher (RYT-500) by submitting the certification of the Bridge Program, 200-hour + 500-hour certificates, and the Yoga Alliance documents.

How to Register

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Program Details

You will attend 200-hours of training lectures at our studio during the following period. 3/8 (Sat) 2014 ~ 4/27 (Sun) 2014

Be Yoga Japan, 4F ORE Hiroo Building, 5-10-26 Minami-azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo See Google Map

Lecture Contents
We will cover the following basics to prepare you for entering the advanced ISHTA Yoga training.

    • What is ISHTA?
    • What is Tantra?
    • What is are Chakras?
    • What is Pranayama?
    • What is meditation?
    • What is Ayurveda?

Total time 25 hours.

3/8 (Sat) 2014 ~ 4/27 (Sun) 2014

Date Start Finish
3/8 (Sat) 18:00 20:30
3/16 (Sun) 13:30 16:00
3/29 (Sat) 15:30 20:30
3/30 (Sun 13:30 18:30
4/5 (Sat) 15:30 20:30
4/27 (Sun) 13:30 18:30

100,000 yen (Includes cancellation fee 35,000 yen).We will hold on to the cancellation fee deposit until the completion of the 300-hour training course. Your deposit will be returned upon completion. Please be aware that without completion, you will not get your deposit back. In order to proceed smoothly to the ISHTA Yoga advanced training, you will need to attend all lectures of the Bridge Program. Please understand that the cancellation fee is necessary to maintain a high standard of the ISHTA Yoga teacher training course program.

Payment Deadline
Please pay by 2/17 (Mon) 2014.

Included in Fee
Manual, tuition, certification fee, etc.


  • 200-hour Yoga Alliance experience.
  • Interested in the 500-hour advanced training program.

You will learn about meditation and philosophy in the ISHTA Yoga program. Through this program, you will get a better understanding of the basics, which will lead to a more productive learning experience in the advanced training program.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q. Is it mandatory to attend this program before starting the advanced training?

A. It is ideal, but it is not mandatory. Please check the dates and register accordingly.

Q. Are there any other programs to get a better understanding of ISHTA Yoga, other than the Bridge Program?

A. We recommend attending the Bridge Program to grasp the basics of ISHTA Yoga first. If you wish to further your understanding after that, there is a 200-hour training course available.

Q. I have already completed the Be Yoga Japan 200-hour teacher training course. I want to attend the Bridge Program to review my understandings, is that possible?

A. Even if you have already graduated from the Be Yoga Japan 200-hour ISHTA Yoga teacher training course, you can still register for our lectures to further your understandings. As mentioned above, you can register for various lectures in the 200-hour training program. Please contact the studio for more details.

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