200-Hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training 

Our next Teacher Training Open House is Monday, August 22nd at 6:30pm.
Learn about the program, meet some of the faculty, and explore the studio!

To inquire about an upcoming Yoga Teacher Training, or for general Teacher Training questions, please email Margot: [email protected]

Since opening our doors in 1997, our focus has been to inspire and encourage students toward a lifelong practice that is sustainable, enjoyable, and representative of a holistic yoga experience. Our inclusive 200-hour Fundamentals of Vinyasa Yoga allows you to deepen your practice and take the first steps in becoming a yoga instructor.

  • Learn how to cultivate and sustain a holistic practice, which includes: meditation, philosophy, pranayama, anatomy, and asana.
  • Understand the key components of asana, including the benefits and effects of the postures, anatomy and subtle anatomy, and how to find the poses in various bodies.
  • Begin the process of reading bodies and the practical skills to teach a one-hour flow class.
  • Study and discuss yogic philosophy and the ethical considerations of the practice.
  • Study yoga history, philosophy, and tradition and understand how to apply them.
  • Apply ethical practices to promote equity in yoga and access for all bodies.
  • Develop an understanding of functional and gross anatomy and how it integrates with movement.
  • Develop a basic understanding of restorative yoga and meditation.
  • Practice teach to your group; give and receive constructive feedback.

Fundamentals of Vinyasa Yoga Program Components:

Techniques, Training and Practice

  • Focus on classical yoga asanas and sun salutations to develop a relationship to both the form and the function of the poses.
  • Experience alignment, effects, and common foundations of poses in your own body.
  • Begin to teach, sequence and combine asanas to develop a well-balanced Vinyasa flow class.
  • Practice providing asana variations for different bodies.
  • Develop a discerning eye for injuries, benefits of poses, contraindications, and healthy movement patterns.

Anatomy and Physiology

  • Develop a foundational understanding of physical anatomy and how it applies to movement.
  • Understand the skeletal body, including bones, the types of joints, and the major muscles involved in asana.
  • Explore subtle anatomy of the different energy systems in the body, such as cakras, nadis, koshas, etc.
  • Understand the body’s mechanisms and how they relate to asanas
  • Understand the nervous system, stress responses, and the overall mind-body connection.

Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers

  • Study the foundational philosophy texts: Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.
  • Approach yoga as a lifestyle, incorporating Ayurveda and the principles of yama and niyama off the mat.
  • Study chants & mantras and their place in a yoga practice.
  • Understand yoga history and tradition, including key teachings and figures.
  • Develop a framework for boundaries and implement trauma-sensitivity in teacher-student relationships.
  • Apply ethical practices to promote equity in yoga.
  • Study the various identities and social factors that can influence how a person experiences a movement practice.
  • Learn how to create diversity and inclusion in wellness spaces and your personal practice or classes.

Professional Skills

  • Understand the business of yoga, including: insurance, accreditation, fair pay rates, taxes and expenses, and self-advocacy.
  • Understand community-building and self-promotion as a teacher.
  • Develop a toolkit to teach online and in-person classes.
  • Present and plan a workshop applying your knowledge and exploring your personal interests or niche (see Homework and Assignments).

Restorative Yoga, Meditation and Pranayama

  • Develop an understanding of restorative yoga practice and how it relates to the parasympathetic nervous system.
  • Learn to use props to ease practitioners into restful, restorative poses.
  • Understand multiple breath techniques and their applications.
  • Understand key meditation techniques and lineage.
  • Integrate meditation, pranayama, and restorative practices into your daily life.

Practice Teaching

  • Practice teaching with peers, in pairs and groups.
  • Give & receive constructive feedback.
  • Structure classes based on themes and benefits.
  • Learn accessibility cues, sequencing, and pacing.
  • Understand the purpose of props (blocks, straps, chairs, and blankets) in vinyasa flow classes and how to instruct their use.
  • Learn to address the specific needs of individuals and special populations to the degree possible in a group setting.

Personal Practice + Observation

  • Attend a minimum of 40 classes in order to receive certification.
  • Observe and assist a minimum of 5 classes in order to receive certification.
  • Receive support from faculty to build a sustainable life-long practice.

Homework + Assignments

  • Prepare to teach a one-hour flow class to graduate.
  • Complete a group project including a written report of an assigned philosophy topic.
  • Develop a workshop and present the workshop idea to your peers.
  • Complete online anatomy training to receive certification.
  • Submit a six-week pranayama journal and observations.
  • Complete mini exams with a passing mark.
  • Complete the final take-home exam with a passing mark.

2022/2023 Schedules

Our program is held three times a year: Spring, Summer, and Fall. See confirmed dates below.

Fall 2022: October 14 – December 18, 2022 (in person)

The weekend format consists of Friday evenings, Saturdays and Sundays:
Fridays: 6 – 9 PM
Saturdays: 8:30- 10:30 AM Self-Practice (recommended), 11 AM – 6:00 PM
Sundays: 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM

  • October 14 – 16, 2022
  • October 21 – 23, 2022
  • October 28 – 30, 2022
  • November 11 – 13, 2022
  • November 18 – 20, 2022
  • November 25 – 27, 2022
  • December 9 – 11, 2022
  • December 16 – 18, 2022

Weeks off: November 4 – 6 and December 2 – 4, 2022

Spring 2023

The weekend format consists of Friday evenings, Saturdays and Sundays. Exact hours & full schedule will be announced.

  • February 24-26, 2023
  • March 3-5, 2023
  • March 17-19, 2023
  • March 31- April 2, 2023
  • April 14-16, 2023
  • April 21-23, 2023
  • April 28-30, 2023

Weeks off: March 10-12 (March Break) and April 7-9 (Easter Weekend), 2023

Tuition + Payment Plans

Tuition for the 200-hour program is $3,500 + HST or $3,000 + HST if paid in full at least one month prior to the start of the program.

Tuition includes required textbooks for the training.

A non-refundable deposit of $450 + HST is required to reserve your spot into the program.

The balance payment of $3,050 + HST can be broken into 2 to 4 monthly payment plans.