What does the program look like?
The Mekhala Program begins as a 12-week commitment, with each week including a collective group seminar with discussion of basic yoga philosophy, at least two hours of asana practice, and assigned reading and writing that supplement your understanding of the core curriculum material as well as the specialty work you choose to pursue per your mission statement. Over the course of the 12-weeks, you will also receive (3) 1-hour private lessons and access to classes offered by the Yoga Factory community. At the conclusion of your first 12-weeks, you will be assessed on your mastery of the core curriculum material and your specialty track through both a posture demonstration and written exam. Trainees then have the option to continue into the next level of the Mekhala System, which will build upon work completed in the previous level.
12 week program
Meet 1x per week, Thursday 730pm starting May 6th
Commitment of aprox. 5 hours per week (1 for lecture, 1 for Homework, 2-3 for classes)
Homework may include a small amount of reading and writing, but no more than an hour’s worth per week
2 classes per week of any style are required
Classes will be In Person and on Zoom
- Counts towards YA Continuing Ed and future YTT programs
If you have to miss a week, you can make up the class via the recording
Cost for the program is $750
This includes unlimited classes (in-person or online), 3 private lessons, 12 lectures, course materials
Current all-access/yearly members’ cost: $450
If you participate in the Mekhala System, you will receive access to Yoga Factory classes both online and on-site, in addition to our extensive video library. Weekly seminars will be conducted over Zoom/In Person. Local students and those who choose to visit are welcome to complete as much of their weekly assignments in person as they choose. Those not local to Pittsburgh can also complete this program virtually. Your program progress and logistical communications will be in capable hands, so you have ongoing mentorship and support along your yoga journey. The Mekhala Program is accessible, adaptable, and customizable to meet your needs and aspirations.