200-Hour Online Yoga Teacher Training

Ready to step into your seat as a yoga teacher? Join Yoga Medicine® Therapeutic Specialists Dana Diament, Rachel Land and Valerie Knopik to build a solid foundation from which to teach yoga as you deepen your own personal practice, establish your teaching strengths, and uncover your unique voice!

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200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training | Online

$2,290.00

Training Description

Join us live from March – December, 2023

The Yoga Medicine® 200-hour Teacher Training is back with the same exceptional curriculum, now with a virtual flair! Get ready to embark on a 41-week, 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training program that builds the rich foundation you need to deepen your practice and start teaching yoga within your own community.

Curated by our senior teaching staff, this comprehensive 200-hour certification program will include a mix of live sessions with Yoga Medicine® Therapeutic Specialists, pre-recorded practices & lectures, homework, and self-reflection prompts to guide you towards confidently sharing the benefits of yoga philosophy, anatomy, sequencing, research, and safe adjustments with your community. You’ll also dive deep into sequencing and create an actionable set of class plans to ensure your classes are captivating and welcoming to students of all levels.

Upon completion of Yoga Medicine®’s 200-hour online yoga teacher training, you will feel confident in implementing:

  • Well-rounded vinyasa and alignment-based yoga classes based on applied anatomy, kinesiology, and therapeutic considerations
  • Yoga history and philosophy, including origins and influences as well as the integration of present day science and research into the practice
  • Modifications, assists and adjustments with respect to each student’s individuality and uniqueness
  • The tools and techniques to craft intelligent, creative sequences and effectively guide students through practices that educate, inspire, and heal
  • The use of props to better support students, as well as regress and progress the difficulty of yoga poses and movement
  • How to hold space for inclusivity in yoga through your teaching style, marketing approach, and more
  • Yoga ethics, PLUS best practices to show up with integrity and transparency and build students’ trust

Training Details & Curriculum

As a certified Yoga Medicine® 200-hour yoga teacher, you will build a solid foundation to teach yoga and deepen your personal practice, with special focus on anatomy, alignment and adjustments in order to guide your students through a practice that not only inspires, but educates and heals.

Throughout our 200-hour Yoga Alliance certified YTT program, you will be given the tools to deliver high-quality group classes interweaving both the physical and esoteric components of the practice, a roadmap on how to sequence powerful and effective classes, and guidance on how to identify and refine your unique voice so you feel confident to begin teaching with clarity and confidence right away!

Here are the main topics that you will learn during the 200-Hour Online Yoga Teacher Training:

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Application of Anatomy to Yoga
  • Alignment
  • Adjusting
  • Sequencing
  • Sanskrit
  • Yoga Philosophy
  • Pranayama & Meditation
  • Chakras
  • Ayurveda
  • Inspiring & Motivating Your Students
  • Business & Ethics
  • Observation & Practice Teaching

Pre-requisites

This program is for you if you have a passion for continuous learning, and a minimum of two years of consistent practice (3-6 days per week). While we do not require you to apply and be approved for the 200hr Program to participate in this online training, our goal is to work closely with those who wish to become dedicated teachers to guarantee a high level of outcome and proficiency.

We offer a flexible program that includes 10 blocks of online coursework and practical exams, spanning over a time period of 41 weeks. Each block consists of 3 weeks that are filled with intensive study and one week off which you can use as an integration week or to catch up on the coursework. Each week has a mix of live sessions, pre-recorded practices and lectures, homework and self-reflection delving into anatomy, alignment, meditation, breathwork, philosophy, and more -- all of which lays the foundation for your teaching.

Throughout the 41 weeks of training, you will be given weekly assignments consisting of yoga practices, online lectures, review sessions, practice teaching, pop quizzes, and recommendations for your personal practice. You should plan for 6-6.5 hours a week of coursework. Approximately two hours of this will include yoga practice, so you will also want to factor in time for your regular yoga practice. During the last block of training, there will be plenty of asana review and practice teaching with valuable feedback to hone your skills as a teacher prior to your final practical exams.

Blocks 1-9 (Weeks 1-40) will follow the same rhythm of 3 weeks on / 1 week off.

Block 10 (Week 41) will consist of a live 2-day practical exam period.

Here is the schedule for the live sessions & exam dates. Sessions that start at 4pm PST are 2 hours and sessions starting at 5pm PST are 1 hour. Attendance at live sessions is mandatory for practice teaching sessions*. In order to receive a certificate for the training, upon passing exams you must be present for these sessions.

  • Block 1
    • No live calls
  • Block 2
    • Wednesday, March 29th @ 4pm PST
    • Wednesday, April 5th @ 5pm PST
    • Wednesday, April 12th @ 5pm PST
  • Block 3
    • *Wednesday, April 26th @ 5pm PST
    • Wednesday, May 3rd @ 5pm PST
    • Wednesday, May 10th @ 5pm PST
  • Block 4
    • *Wednesday, May 24th @ 5pm PST
    • Wednesday, May 31st @ 5pm PST
    • *Wednesday, June 7th @ 5pm PST
  • Block 5
    • Wednesday, June 21st @ 5pm PST
    • *Wednesday, June 28th @ 5pm PST
    • Wednesday, July 5th @ 5pm PST
  • Block 6
    • Wednesday, July 19th @ 5pm PST
    • *Wednesday, July 26th @ 5pm PST
    • Wednesday, August 2nd @ 5pm PST
  • Block 7
    • Wednesday, August 16th @ 5pm PST
    • *Wednesday, August 23rd @ 5pm PST
    • *Wednesday, August 30th @ 5pm PST
  • Block 8
    • Wednesday, September 13th @ 5pm PST
    • *Wednesday, September 20th @ 5pm PST
    • *Wednesday, September 27th @ 5pm PST
  • Block 9
    • *Wednesday, October 11th @ 5pm PST
    • *Wednesday, October 18th @ 5pm PST
    • *Wednesday, October 25th @ 5pm PST
  • Block 10
    • *Wednesday, November 8th @ 4pm PST
    • *Wednesday, November 15th @ 4pm PST
    • Wednesday, November 22nd – No live sessions (Thanksgiving)
    • *Wednesday, November 29th @ 4pm PST
  • Final Exams
    • Tuesday, December 5th @ 1-6pm PST
    • Wednesday, December 6th @ 1-6pm PST

*These live sessions include practice teaching.

This 200-hour yoga teacher training is designed for the serious student who would like to start teaching yoga, as well as those who would like to deepen their own knowledge & personal practice. We designed this program to allows for greater flexibility for individuals with careers and families by offering it 100% online.

Yoga Medicine’s curriculum creates a sound knowledge of anatomy, alignment, and adjustments. This foundation will serve as a powerful base from which to teach and guide your students through a practice that educates, inspires, and heals. Since each person finds their own unique calling within yoga, our program encourages a creative focus to unlock each student’s individual potential. There is no script or set sequence to memorize, just your own unique voice that will grow with confidence as a certified yoga teacher.

Hear from some of our past in-person 200-Hour graduates:

Jill Beasley

200-Hour Yoga Medicine Teacher

“I came into the YTT knowing that I wanted to deepen my yoga practice and gain the foundational tools to teach. I had no idea the profound impact that six months would have on my life. I was blown away by the depth of the anatomy lectures with direct application to yoga poses and teaching along with the instructors’ ability to teach to people from a variety of backgrounds. From anatomy to sequencing, the quality and content of the training was beyond compare. I’m forever grateful for the YTT experience and am inspired to continue learning with Yoga Medicine®.”

Leslie Collins

200-Hour Yoga Medicine Teacher

"Yoga Medicine's 200 Hour Teacher Training Program is the Harvard of Yoga Schools! The amount of content covered is priceless and detrimental to being a great teacher. Tiffany is immaculate in her program details and has an excellent group of amazing mentors who help you every step of the way. This program will most definitely set you apart in this competitive teaching field!"

Meet the teachers...

Dana Diament

E-RYT500 & Yoga Medicine® Therapeutic Specialist

Dana came to yoga as a teenager and developed a regular practice initially for the mental and emotional benefits she experienced of finding clarity, gaining confidence, and connecting to a peaceful place within. Her love for functional anatomy came later on, through healing injuries and her mentorship with Tiffany Cruikshank. Her teaching weaves together her two passions - intelligent anatomical sequencing and wisdom drawn from philosophy - to create classes with a three dimensional focus on health and wellness.

Dana has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Cornell University and an associate’s degree in Graphic Design from Parson’s University in New York. Born in Israel and raised in New Jersey, she has found her true home in Lennox Head, Australia, where she is the owner of Lennox Yoga & Wellness Centre.

Rachel Land

E-RYT500, YACEP, Yoga Medicine® Therapeutic Specialist & Senior Teacher

Rachel Land is a yoga teacher, teacher trainer and writer based in Queenstown, New Zealand. Her approach blends traditional yoga practices with extensive study in anatomy, physiology, sports training and therapeutics.

Rachel’s fascination lies in fusing research and tradition together to create a practice that supports and empowers each individual. Her strength is her ability to bring theory to life, making complex topics in the yoga and wellness sphere feel simple and accessible.

She runs workshops and anatomy trainings around the world, regularly contributes to other teacher trainings, and co-teaches several of the Yoga Medicine® 500hr orthopedic modules!

Valerie Knopik

PhD, E-RYT500, Yoga Medicine® Therapeutic Specialist, YACEP

Valerie is an endowed Professor and Department Head of Human Development and Family Studies at Purdue University. Formally trained in classical ballet, as well as a former runner, Valerie has always been a believer in staying active but yoga is the perfect marriage of her work in mental health and her love of movement and anatomy.

With a Ph.D. in Psychology, Valerie is extremely active in mental health research, focusing on how our internal biology and our external physical environment (including yoga, mindfulness, and meditation) can interact to positively change our mental health landscape.

Valerie has contributed to online platforms including Yoga Digest, Sweat Equity, InStyle, Spirituality and Health, Mantra Magazine and Yoga International.

Our Promise

We believe bridging the gap between yoga and medical systems is a crucial therapeutic adjunct to modern healthcare. That’s why all of our offerings strive to reach the same goal: to empower teachers and students through deeper yoga education.

We train our community of teachers to understand the body and the therapeutic approaches to yoga so that they can build a personalized practice to the individual across any yoga style or level of wellness.

With our 200-Hour Teacher Training credential you will be well prepared to progress on to our advanced curriculum and be trained in a range of applied and highly specialized therapeutic experience!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if I'm ready to be a yoga teacher?

You are ready to start on your journey to become a teacher if you have a love for yoga, the curiosity to learn more, and the desire to share what you love about yoga with others. All the rest is exactly what this 200-hour online yoga teacher training program will show you! Our YTT will give you the building blocks to help you feel prepared. You’ll learn key points for each asana, how to give safe adjustment and modifications, how to cueing others through a sequence, instructions for communicating with a wide audience, and how to ground your personal practice so you are teaching what you know in your body.

Do I need to apply for the 200-Hour Program to participate in this 200-Hour Online YTT?

Nope - there is not an application needed for this 200-Hour Online YTT.

This program is for you if you have a passion for continuous learning, and a minimum of two years of consistent practice (3-6 days per week). While we do not require you to apply and be approved for the 200-Hour Program to participate in this online training, our goal is to work closely with those who wish to become dedicated teachers to guarantee a high level of outcome and proficiency.

What level of experience do I need?

Don’t worry – crazy arm balances and complex twists are not a prerequisite. We require participants in our program have a dedicated yoga practice for at least a year, so the training group has a working familiarity with a variety of asanas. From there we give you information to refine your practice and look at the asanas from a teaching perspective. Within the two training weeks you will surely meet a few challenging postures, but that is the beauty of yoga and your body – both systems learn from each other!

What style of yoga do I need to practice to join?

Yoga Medicine® is not a style of yoga but rather a training that educates the teacher to understand the body and create individualized yoga programs for the student based on their understanding of the anatomy, biomechanics, physiology, and the traditional practice of yoga. We have participants from all schools of yoga find that our trainings help deepen their knowledge asana and the body in a way that translates effectively to their own yoga methodology. In the 200-hour, the practices will be a mix of hatha vinyasa intermingled with therapeutics and restorative practices.

How is Yoga Medicine®'s 200-Hour Online Program different than the YTT offered in my neighborhood?

200-hour YTTs are offered all around the world in a myriad of formats, so there are innumerable factors to compare. What is more important is deciding what factors matter to you. Here are a few of the strengths that we love about Yoga Medicine®’s program:

  • Yoga Medicine®’s teaching faculty has a breadth of experience teaching in their communities – locally and globally. They each have their own areas of expertise from their careers on and off the yoga mat, plus a wealth of information that they gained by training directly with our founder, Tiffany Cruikshank.
  • Our program has stood the test of time and its longevity speaks volumes on its own. Tiffany Cruikshank built the 200-hour curriculum before YTTs were widely available and over the decades she has continuously refined the content. We continuously raise our own bar!
  • The program’s structure was developed to ensure participants have ample opportunity to digest the information they learn and apply it to their own practice and teaching. Throughout the trainings blocks, you’ll be presented with an array of new concepts, so don’t think it is a breeze! But if you are up to the challenge, you’ll take the knowledge learned, review and apply the concepts in your homework so you are ready for your practice teachings and final exams with a stronger practice and a solid footing on all the key concepts from the curriculum.
What if I miss a live session?

Attendance at live sessions is mandatory for practice teaching sessions. In order to receive a certificate for the training, upon passing exams you must be present for these sessions.

Payment Option

A full payment of $2290 will secure a spot for teachers in the 200-Hour Online Yoga Teacher Training. Once we receive your full payment, it is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Payment plans for all trainings are available at checkout to US customers via Affirm and PayPal. For international customers, please email info@yogamedicine.com directly to set up a payment plan.

Do you offer refunds?

Immediately after your payment is processed, you will receive access to this training’s online portal and materials. For this reason, refund requests for online trainings are not accepted.

We appreciate your understanding.

Before You Register

While we do not require you to be approved for the 200-hour Program to participate in this online training, we do recommend completing our online application so we can identify and work closely with our dedicated 200-hour teachers to guarantee a high level of proficiency.

Feel free to complete the online application below for the Yoga Medicine® 200-hour program. An in-depth overview of the 200-hour curriculum and structure can be found here.

If you have any questions about this training or the application process, please contact us at Info@YogaMedicine.com.

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