Barkan Method Teacher Training


July 26-August 12 2019


Go beyond the basics and embark on a journey of practice, constant learning and sharing. Teaching Yoga is a life’s vocation. It is to be involved in people’s growth and transformation. It is to become a vehicle for awakening the mysterious universal powers of healing in people and a true privilege.

This training with Jimmy Barkan will give you everything you need to teach yoga. Immerse yourself in the practice, heat, and history in a truly intensive experience.

The Barkan Method

Rooted in a lineage from Calcutta, India, it is a modulable hot yoga sequence and a favorite among Yoga Flame members. The practice brings vital balance and helps people heal physically, mentally and spiritually. Several of our teachers have gone through his trainings, namely Neil, Kate, Juan, Sophie and Marit.


Meet Jimmy

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, practising long before yoga became popular and mainstream. Jimmy became known as Bikram’s Most Senior Teacher and has been certifying Yoga Teachers since 1986. His extensive experience is what separates & distinguishes his teacher trainings.

Anatomy & Asana Lab

Breaking down the postures, learning and understanding the anatomy of the physical practice of Yoga:
Compression vs. tension, Bandhas, Drishti, Nervous System, Injuries, Subtle Body Anatomy: Prana, Energetics, Koshas, Chakra system, Nadis, Gunas…
Learn more on the Barkan Method website.


Finding your Voice

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 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.

Yoga History and Philosophy

A subject dear to Jimmy, who loves spending time sharing his extensive knowledge about the origins of yoga. Learn about the different lineage, the key figures and streams of this practice. You will review the Yoga Sutras, the 8 Limbs, learn about Sanskrit, Kriyas and how to teach yoga beyond the mat.


Dates & Time

From July 26th to August 12th 2019.
     7am to 5:30pm.

Daily schedule example
7 – 8:30 am | Morning Class
8:30 – 9:30 am | Break
9:30-10:45 am | Yoga History // Philosophy // Theory 
11-12 pm | Asana breakdown
12-1:30 pm  | Lunch Break
1:30-3:30 pm | Anatomy Clinic // Teaching methodology
4-5:30 pm | Evening Class


It is an unique opportunity in Switzerland to follow a 200-hours Yoga Alliance Hot Yoga certification. From this training, you will gain the proper tools, knowledge and hone your communication skills to be the most effective teacher you can be. You will practice and learn to instruct Barkan’s Vinyasa Flow and explore in depth the history and ethics of Yoga. The full practicum includes self-journaling, readings and assessments. 

Pricing: CHF 3’900.-
Early Bird Pricing: CHF 3’600.- (until 31 Mar 2019)

To secure your space, please complete the registration form below and make a CHF500.- non-refundable deposit via bank transfer:
IBAN: CH90 0024 3243 1959 3401 H
Account name: Yoga Flame 
Chemin du Trabandan 17  – 1006 Lausanne
Please mention: “Your name + teacher training deposit”

About you

About your yoga practice