ZACI(Zion Academy of Certified Instruction) is a nationally Registered Yoga School (RYS) with the Yoga Alliance, which designates this teacher training program as one which follows the Yoga Alliance's standards. Become a nationally Registered Yoga Teacher through the Yoga Alliance and receive international certification as a Hatha Yoga Teacher. ZACI's unique 200-hour teacher training program combines elements of hatha alignment based yoga with an in depth emphasis on developing creative, powerful and intelligent alignment vinyasa sequences.

The ZACI 200 hour teacher-training program is for anyone who has the desire to deepen his or her own personal practice and understanding of the philosophy of yoga. 

​Yoga unlocks the power, intelligence, potential, and beauty that lies within each of us. It creates a path to self-discovery, self-realization, and self-mastery. Practicing the eight-limb path of yoga promotes a stillness of mind, increased mental clarity, focus, creativity, and awareness while providing a physical and emotional release from the daily stress and pressure of a fast-paced, instant, indulgent, and demanding lifestyle.


Areas emphasized in this training course:


The Eight Limbs of Yoga

  • Yama:  Universal morality and social ethics to live in harmony with others
  • Niyama:  Personal ethics to live in harmony with oneself
  • Asana:  Postures to build strength, balance and flexibility so energy can flow freely
  • Pranayama:  Breath control to cleanse and strengthen the nervous system and increase vital energy
  • Pratyahara:  Introspection and the withdrawal of external stimulation
  • Dharana:  Concentration and focus
  • Dhyana:  Meditation
  • Samadhi:  Oneness


The biomechanics involved in postural alignment and making adjustments.
Anatomical and physiological understanding of the instruction of yoga and the development of movement skills.
​Techniques used to recognize and correct common misalignments of yoga asanas.
Effective methods for teaching principles of alignment of the yoga asanas.
The art of teaching and sequencing the asanas.

The development, implementation, evaluation, and revision of lesson plans and instructional methods for teaching yoga.

Sanskrit and the cultural/history and the spiritual traditions of yoga philosophy and practice.

Ethics for yoga teachers.

Principles of anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology in relationship to the asanas.

Energetic anatomy - Chakras, Nadis, Koshas, Vayus, Kriyas, and Mudras.

The doshas and ayurveda basics.

Pranayama and meditative techniques.















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“Yoga practice is a time for me to reflect on my core needs, beliefs, and desires that truly matter most. It awakens and enlivens my senses as I become in harmony with my true nature and potential through self-evaluation and clear perspective. Yoga is a personal, intimate, and individual path to peace, transformation, and tranquility.

My yoga practice is the only time in my day-to-day life that completely frees me from meaningless and negative thoughts. It allows me to take time out to renew my mind, revive my body, and replenish my spirit. It is a time to be in the present, not constantly worrying about my endless to-do list.  Yoga continually challenges me physically, spiritually, and emotionally. 
Each time I practice, it is a new experience. My practice empowers me as I gradually develop self-control, connection, understanding, and mastery. It is a means of aligning the power of the mind, spirit, and body together to find truth and see things as they really are. When practicing yoga, ​I feel increased energy, vitality, and health benefits as well as a deep and unexplainable connection and awareness to the feelings and emotions of my inner most heart, spirit, and mind that are constantly buried and suppressed by a busy lifestyle. Yoga is a life-long journey of discipline, consistency, and practice that brings peace and fulfillment to everyday life." Written by ZACI student Gina Brown, St. George, Utah

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