L1 Apprentice Program

Start the process to become a Level 1 Trainer & Learn to lead The Naam Lifestyle Pre-Training

Purpose: To help Naam Yoga Level 1 Apprentices develop the skills and knowledge for them to become Course Leaders of the Lifestyle Pre-Training. They will learn to teach the Lifestyle Pre-training and assist in at least one Naam Yoga Foundation Course. To graduate participants must actively teach at least one Lifestyle Pre-Training. During that time, they can use the money generated from leading the pre-training to pay off their tuition for the L1 Trainer Certification.

Prerequisites: (some prerequisites can be skipped with prior approval)

  • Must submit written application and Video Essay
  • Must have completed Naam Yoga Foundations Course*
  • Must have taught at least 100 Classes of Shakti Naam Yoga*
  • * Exceptions may be approved by the Master Trainer team

Upon Successful Completion:

  • Can lead their own Pre-Training anywhere in the world.
  • Can be requested to teach in The Naam Lifestyle Pre-training by Naam Yoga Therapies
  • Can be requested to teach in The Naam Lifestyle Pre-trainng by yoga studios or other locations.
  • Can use the revenue for themselves, or to pay for their L1 Trainer Certification


September 26, 2017 6:00pm, with Chris Merrill

"This is an excellent course, teachers were very caring — definitely expanded my skills and knowledge to become a Course Leader !"

- Lola Castillo, Naam Yoga Teacher

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Meet your teachers

The L1 Apprentice Program is the first of 2 steps to becoming a Naam Yoga L1 Teacher Trainer. The first step is to learn to teach the Naam Lifestyle Pre-Training because as a teacher trainer, teachers must be able to understand, teach and respond to this most basic but important information about Naam Yoga. The curriculum for this course prepares L1 Apprentices in what to teach, and how to answer questions, including difficult questions. It also trains L1 Apprentices in all of the administrative details required to work successfully as part of the Naam Yoga L1 Pre-Trainers Team. More details about the 7 part curriculum is in the curriculum section:

Training Dates

  • October (28 & 29), 9:00am-7:00pm
  • November (11 & 12), 9:00am-7:00pm


Naam Yoga LA Healing and Research Center, 1231 4th St, Santa Monica, CA 90291


Class Curriculum

  PART 1: Assisting in a Naam Yoga Foundations Course
Available in days
days after you enroll

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this training for?
This training is for all Naam Yoga and Shakti Naam Yoga teachers wanting to teach The Naam Lifestyle Pre-training course to provide an introduction to the science and art of Naam Yoga, Sound Therapy, Meditation, Universal Kabbalah and the laws of nature that can help one be successful in their daily lives.
What do I need to graduate?
To graduate, participants must attend all training hours, and actively teach at least one Lifestyle Pre training, which includes successfully marketing it, registering students, and teaching the weekend, including successful interaction of all administrative requirements with Naam Yoga Therapies. .
Can I be requested to teach in any Naam Yoga Lifestyle Pre-training ?
Yes, upon successful completion of the course.

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