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 Yoga Teacher Training:
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Application of Anatomy to Yoga
- Yoga Philosophy
- Pranayama & Meditation
- Inspiring & Motivating Your Students
- Business & Ethics
- Observation & Practice Teaching
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 training, our goal is to work closely with those who wish to become dedicated teachers to guarantee a high level of outcome and proficiency.
200 Hours Online | Start Date (Flexible) – End Date (December 5, 2024)
We offer a flexible program that includes online course work, optional live office hours, 15x mandatory live group sessions in the second half of the year, 2x 1:1 sessions with lead instructors, and two half-days of online exams.
You will have access to 6 blocks of online coursework. Each block consists of 5 weeks that are filled with intensive study; and each week has about 5 hours of content with a mix of 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.
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 ~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.
You can go at your own pace through this pre-recorded content. We recommend allocating 5 hours per week to complete this section in 30 weeks. The blocks are released by this schedule:
- Block 1 & 2: available February 1st
- Block 3: available March 1st
- Block 4: available April 1st
- Block 5: available May 1st
- Block 6: available June 1st
This allows us to keep registration open until June 1 st with still plenty of time to complete the online coursework.
From March to July, we offer optional office hours where you can meet with one of your lead instructors and fellow trainees to ask questions and interact. Recordings are provided and need to be watched for those that can’t attend live.
- Tuesday, March 26th @ 4pm PST
- Tuesday, April 23rd @ 4pm PST
- Tuesday, May 28th @ 4pm PST
- Tuesday, June 25th @ 4pm PST
- Tuesday, July 23rd @ 4pm PST
1:1 Mentoring & Guidance
During the program you will have the opportunity to book 2x 20 minute sessions with one of the lead instructors. These optional calls are for you to ask any questions, review theory, prep for exams, and have 1:1 time with your lead instructors. These will be scheduled with you towards the middle and end of the program.
Mandatory Live Group Sessions
Our live group sessions happen almost weekly in the second half of the year. These sessions consist of plenty of practice teaching, review, and small group discussions. Sessions are held on a Tuesday evening and run from 4-6pm PST. You must be present for all the dates listed below.
Tuesday, July 30th
Tuesday, August 6th
Tuesday, August 20th
Tuesday, August 27th
Tuesday, September 3rd
Tuesday, September 17th
Tuesday, September 24th
Tuesday, October 1st
Tuesday, October 8th
Tuesday, October 22nd
Tuesday, October 29th
Tuesday, November 5th
Tuesday, November 19th
Tuesday, November 26th
Tuesday, December 3rd
Exams & Closing Circle
- 1:1 Exam – This is a 20 minute exam held on December 2nd or 3rd. This will be scheduled with you a few months prior.
- Group Exams – December 4th & 5th from 12-5:30pm PST. You must be present for the entirety of these sessions.
Please note that a strong internet connection for streaming videos is needed for this training; videos are not available for download at this time.
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 hybrid program to allow for greater flexibility for individuals with careers and families by offering it with a mixture of both online and in-person.
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: