Teacher Training


The Barkan Method Hot Yoga Teacher Training

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Pure Hot Yoga Bayswater

Level 1 – Teacher Training Details

Thank you for your interest in the Barkan Method 200 Hour Hot Yoga Teacher Training, recognized by the Yoga Alliance. The Level I teacher training will be a transformational experience in your own practice as well as in the instruction of others. Jimmy Barkan has been certifying Yoga Teachers since 1986. His extensive experience is what separates & distinguishes The Barkan Method Teacher Trainings!!


March 5 – March 24 2018

About Jimmy Barkan

Jimmy Barkan is a master yoga teacher certified by Ghosh’s College of India, Calcutta, India in 1981. He is considered to be one of the pioneers of yoga in the United States, practicing long before yoga became popular and mainstream. Jimmy began his yoga career under the guidance and wisdom of Bikram Choudhury and was honored when he became known as Bikram’s Most Senior Teacher, an accomplishment very few have since obtained. Jimmy’s first yoga studio opened in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in January 1983, making it one of the first Bikram Yoga schools in the world. Jimmy opened Yoga schools in Plantation, Florida in 2001 and Boca Raton Florida in 2012.

Since the establishment of The Barkan Method of Hot Yoga in 2002, Jimmy’s Level I Teacher Training programs are held in Fort Lauderdale, Fl., North Carolina, Westchester, Long Island, New Jersey, Iceland, The United Kingdom, Japan, Hungary and Australia. There are national and international studios and teachers practicing The Barkan Method Hot Yoga including; Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, France, Germany, Austria, Hungary, South America, Thailand, South Africa, Ireland, The United Kingdom and throughout the United States. Barkan also offers Level, II, and III Teacher Training programs throughout the year in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Costa Rica. Jimmy has also trained many of our country’s top professional athletes throughout the years including members of the NFL, NBA, NHL, the 1997 World Series Champions Florida Marlins and PGA Tour players.

With a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts, (Dramatic Literature), from New York University, Barkan uses his education as a foundation for helping his teachers find their own voice and personal expression. Jimmy spent years studying the most effective ways to communicate as a leader and yoga teacher. Jimmy’s rare insight and intuition helps teachers to rid themselves of nervousness and self consciousness, guiding them to discover their own VOICE and potential as communicators both on the mat and off. Teachers will have a sense of confidence and accomplishment upon completing his training and Jimmy’s unique background creates an experience you will not find elsewhere. Barkan has been certifying Yoga Teachers since 1986. His extensive experience is what separates & distinguishes The Barkan Method Teacher Trainings!!


History of Yoga

  • Pre-Classical
  • Classical
  • Post-Classical

Patanjali’s 8 Limb Path

  • Yama
  • Niyama
  • Asana
  • Pranayama
  • Pratyahara
  • Dhyrana
  • Dhyana
  • Samadhi

Chakra System

  • Integrating the 7 Chakra’s into your yoga practice and teaching
  • Crown Chakra
  • Third Eye Chakra
  • Throat Chakra
  • Heart Chakra
  • Solar Plexus Chakra
  • Sacral Chakra
  • Root Chakra

Teaching Skills

  • Voice projection: Using the voice to inspire and direct energy
  • How to encourage and correct
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Student-Teacher relationship: How to connect with all students
  • Business: Learning to start and build a successful Yoga school
  • Sanskrit: Discover the linguistic roots of Yoga

Trainees will undergo individual evaluations throughout the training.



Required Reading

Recommended Reading


  • Six Month Consistent Yoga Practice
  • Letter of Recommendation from a Certified Yoga Teacher
  • Participants must be 21 years or older and be in good physical condition


  • Sticky Mat
  • Writing materials – 3×5 Notecards, Highlighter, Pens, Legal Pad
  • Stamps, Postcards
  • Mug, Travel Cup
  • Camera
  • Alarm Clock
  • Meditation Pillow/Blanket (Optional)


All applications will be personally reviewed by Jimmy. Upon acceptance to the training we will send you an email confirmation and require a $500 non-refundable deposit. Submitting your application shows you have read and agree to all the requirements for the program. You will not officially be enrolled until we receive your deposit, and a letter of recommendation from a certified yoga instructor.Full tuition is due four weeks before the training. We are unable to offer refunds within three weeks of the training.Curriculum: You must meet all of the application requirements and fully participate in each and every aspect of the training. All participants are required to be on time, attend every class and event with an open mind and open heart.Continuing Education: Continuing education is an important aspect in any career. It keeps you up to date and refreshed. You will inspire your students as well as yourself when you continue to grow and learn. Graduates will be required to submit a renewal application by the 31st of July of every two years along with a $25 annual processing fee.

Level I and Level II Continuing Education Requirements

In order to keep your Barkan Method Certification current all graduates are required to participate in one CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAM at least every other year. The program must be conducted by Jimmy. Regular classes with Jimmy do not count towards your continuing education requirements. The required programs include posture and teacher clinics. The most important and effective continuing education programs are the Level II/III Teacher Trainings. We recommend that you participate in one Level II program per year. Returning graduates of Level II training participate at half price.
Re-visiting at least 2 posture clinics with Jimmy Barkan (or a total of 4 hours at the Level I Training Posture Clinics) will also count and your participation is always welcome and free of charge. Graduates are required to make a reservation in advance when they will be attending the Level I Clinics.



Please note: There is a $300 discount if you pre-pay the entire amount of $4800.00 (Australian dollars) by November 30th!



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