Our 200-Hour program is your first step towards becoming a certified yoga teacher.
Yoga Teacher Training will change your life. A consistent yoga practice will naturally transform your physical and emotional bodies, and even encourage healthier choices in lifestyle over time. There’s no need to go it alone! A group setting is way more fun, and offers the support of awesome people and regular time set aside to practice. A 200 hour Teacher Training will set the stage for a beautiful transformation if you are open to it. We don’t care what brand of yoga pants you wear. We don’t care if you’ve been to India or not. We think your diet is your choice. Do You. You are welcome here.
Our program is approved by Yoga Alliance and qualifies you for RYT200 certification. This will allow you to begin teaching professionally if that is your goal. However, many people enroll in this program with the intention of deepening their own practice, or as a journey of self-discovery and personal development.
Our modular schedule allows you to complete the 180 contact hours required for Yoga Alliance certification, and lets you create a flexible schedule that suits your unique needs.
Any module weekends missed may be taken at a later date.
9:30 -11am: Yoga Practice
11 - 12pm: Lunch Break
12 - 6pm: Module Workshop includes breaks
10 - 11am: Yoga Practice
11:15 - 12pm: Meditation and Discussion
12 - 1pm: Lunch Break
1 - 4pm: Review and In Depth Study includes break
4:30 - 6pm: Yin Yoga practice
Get away and get inspired! Daily Yoga, Meditation practices, and healthy meals restore your energy for in-depth study with a sense of humor. Enjoy evidence-based lecture sessions and hands-on training in a destination retreat format.
NEW for 2019!
Teacher trainees are required to take all Modules and Series Weekends listed below. Portions of Saturday Modules are open to the general public.
BARE BONES To most effectively and safely practice or teach yoga asana, one must understand the fundamental principles of anatomy. Understand the way the body moves through yoga postures by developing your X-ray vision to broaden the scope of teaching postures and variations. Through hands-on testing we will learn to assess yoga postures, exploring the impact of natural differences in our bones. Topics include: skeletal anatomy, skeletal variation, skeletal segments and movements, and teaching functionally. Bare Bones is a 4 part series.
TEACHING YIN YOGA Why does Yin Yoga feel so good and why is it so different from other styles of yoga? It’s all about fascia! Learn the art of letting go; all about fascia, its unique properties, and how to safely target and stretch it. Discuss Taoist concepts of yin and yang, functional and aesthetic perspectives, and the theory of exercise. Understand functional muscular groups and how to use yin poses to stretch a specific target area. Teaching Yin Yoga is a 3 Part Module Series.
YANG & PHILOSOPHY This Module series is all about heroic study: the Taoist Yang Yoga Practice challenges the physical body, while the Philosophy portion challenges the mind. Flowing sequences offer strong, dynamic movements to challenge muscular tissues of the body uplift the spirit. Explore the vast possibilities of Taoist Yoga’s Yang side; find center, cultivate chi, and get creative in your class sequencing. We will even explore the Yang practices of acro yoga and slackline as a means to push your edges.
SUBTLE ANATOMY refers to the energetic system of the human being, including the energy (prana/chi) that flows through channels (nadis/meridians) and energetic centers (chakras) which regulate this system. Examinine the nature of energy channels and how this can be applied to your current yoga practice or teaching. A direct and practical exploration of the energy itself is necessary, emphasizing practices that can raise one’s awareness and control of subtle energy.
PRACTICUM Ethics of Teaching Yoga, Teaching to Target Audiences, Marketing for Yoga, Yoga Alliance Certification Standards, Practicum Classes and Observation.
To make a total of 200 hours the additional 20
non-contact hours will be fulfilled by assignments.
Taoist Yoga Teacher Training Manual
Yinsights by Bernie Clark or Yinsights PDF
Motoyama Meridian Exercises for Ki Energy
Tao Te Ching any translation
Useful Materials optional
Paul Grilley DVD 3-pack
Anatomy for Yoga, Yin Yoga, Chakra Theory and Meditation
Hatha Yoga Pradipika any translation
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali any translation
Bhagavad Gita any translation
$100 off Program if paid in full by start date of training.
Unlimited Membership to our regular weekly classes from the time you make your deposit until the end of your training.
"It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new.
But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful.
There is more security in the adventurous and exciting,
for in movement there is life,
and in change there is power."
We ask teacher trainees to have a passionate interest in yoga, a willingness to learn, and a commitment to uplift our training environment.
There are no yoga posture prerequisites
We suggest that you have been practicing yoga regularly before entering teacher training; this means something different for each yogi. Many teacher trainees enroll to help increase the regularity of their yoga practice, and find the group energy and schedule very helpful.
Deposit due upon acceptance = $1000
Total Cost with payment plan = $2600
Total Cost paid in full by start date of training = $2500
1. Submit your online application
2. Pay Application Fee of $25
3. Our Director of Teacher Training will contact you within 7 days
Find out if this program is right for you.