This course is taught each summer by Jeremy and Marissa

The "Basic Yoga Teaching" yoga intensive presents 100 hours of yoga instruction, teaching methodology, and practice teaching with Marissa Lee Harris and Jeremy Drew. It is open to students who have completed the Desert Yoga School "Deepening Your Practice" intensive. 


This course includes:

-Self-led asana practices

-Instructor-led asana practices

-Practice of Sanskrit mantras

-Observation of group and individual asana classes

-Instruction on verbal and hands-on cueing

-Talks on instructional theory 

-Exercises in class planning

-Anatomy study

-Practice teaching

-Participation in Vedic fire ceremonies


Yoga students who participate in this intensive will have the opportunity to engage in their established yoga practices with guidance and additional instruction. They will finish the course enabled to begin teaching yoga in an effective and responsible manner. 


Students who complete this intensive and who wish to receive a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate from Desert Yoga School will be asked to complete a series of homework assignments.


Prerequisite: "Deepening Your Practice" 100-hour course


Summer 2020 Session: 

Dates TBA

Fridays 6-8 pm

Saturdays and Sundays 6 am-5 pm 


Cost: $1250. Includes instruction, all course materials, and meals. 

Maximum enrollment: 10 students. 


Contact us for a course information packet that includes syllabus, schedule, and registration materials. 

Marissa Lee Harris and Jeremy Drew practicing yoga asana in Las Vegas, 2012 or 2013
Marissa Lee Harris and Jeremy Drew practicing yoga asana in Las Vegas, 2012 or 2013

Student Feedback: July 2019 Session

"The Basic Yoga Teaching Program presented the opportunity to face myself in ways I hadn’t yet. The program is comprehensive, engaging and a sure way to up your game no matter what level you enter in as. Marissa and Jeremy’s integrity and insight into the practice of yoga and its history will equip you with a solid foundation to nurture your at-home practice and also, create a clear path to develop your own unique teaching style."