200 Hour Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher Training Program

Since 2010, over 150 students have stepped on to their mats and begun their journey to deeper understanding of their bodies, minds, and each other.

Yoga Alliance RYT-200

Begin your yoga teacher journey with Moonglow

Embracing your practice, finding depth and strength on your mat, while learning to empower others to find their practice – this is what our training is all about. Our inclusive, mindful approach to vinyasa practice will provide you with the tools to teach your own authentic breath-guided classes, and give you what you need to understand your students needs – whether you are teaching a powerful flow class or helping new or  beginner students.

What You'll Get

  • 6 months of unlimited classes at the studio
  • A supportive environment to create the basis for your teaching

  • Lifelong friends and connections

  • Ongoing mentorship and support for your teaching and practice

  • Opportunities to teach community classes for up to 6 months or more, the more you teach – the better you get at it!

  • Facebook group for discussion, support, and connection

  • Students who have completed the requirements will be able to register with Yoga Alliance as a certified RYT-200 teacher

UPCOMING SESSION STARTS OCTOBER 6TH

Course overview

Deepen your knowledge

  • Honor the roots of yoga through the foundations of yoga philosophy

  • Understand comparative anatomy, safety, and differences in bodies

  • Pose dynamics, modifications, alignment and assisting students

  • Find confidence and move out of your own comfort zone with practical, fun exercises aimed at empowering you to find your own voice in your teaching

  • Learn to assess student needs and adapt classes for multiple levels

  • Practice teaching, passive/active cueing, sequencing, and learn how to continue to grow your teaching past the basics with inspired, thematic classes

  • Experience classes in restorative, yin yoga, and meditation

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Books you'll need

You’ll need to pick up 2 books, and both should be available on Amazon:

Yoga Anatomy (second edition) – Leslie Kaminoff

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali – Swami Satchidananda

Training schedule

5 months, 9 weekends. 9am-5pm

  • October 6,7 & 27,28
  • November 10,11 & 17,18
  • December 1,2 & 8,9
  • January 12,13 & 19,20
  • February 2,3

Payment schedule

Deposit: $385 when you register

Early Bird $1999: Pay in full by September 1st

Regular price $2299: Pay in full by October 6th

Payment plan $2310: Initial deposit + $385/mo once training starts

Requirements for graduation

  • Attend all training sessions

  • Complete all assignments, commit to a home and studio practice
    (6 months of unlimited classes at the studio are included)

  • 5 hours of assisting/observing during classes at the studio

  • 5 classes instructing for community classes (in studio, or out)

  • Instruction audition at the end of training

  • Show competency and compassion while leading a group class

Ready to start your journey?

We’re ready for you, too.

1. Pay your deposit

The $385 deposit can be paid online or in the studio. (or pay in full)

2. Submit your application

Fill out and mail the form, or drop it off at the studio in your next class.

3. See you in class!

Training starts October 6th. Keep up with your practice by staying in class!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I choose a teacher training program that's right for me?

It’s a huge decision! And we get that. What we would love for you to do is to come in for class, talk to us, and see if you feel comfortable here. Almost all of our teachers have trained with us, and if you live outside of the area we may even be able to direct you to someone close to you that has completed our training. Taking a class and talking to Cassie or Bethany is your best bet, but our teachers will be happy to share their experience with the program.

What if I am not looking to teach yoga?

We’ve had many students complete our program who have had only the intention to further their own knowledge and deepen their practice. You will be teaching along with the group, but whether or not you teach after the training is complete is entirely up to you. Our teaching exercises build confidence and public speaking skills – and the group setting allows for collaboration with your peers, who will become your support system throughout training.

Often as we get older, our opportunities to connect, meet new people, and make new friends can diminish. Teacher training is an opportunity to make those connections again – and with every group we see these mini-communities built and friendships forged.

What if I don't have that "yoga body"?

Every body is a yoga body! Your lead trainer doesn’t have that “Yoga Journal” look about her, and as a plus-sized yogi she can attest to the benefits, the struggles, and the liberation that yoga can bring into our lives.

We want you to look at it this way – are you comfortable attending one of our classes? Are you able to listen in to your own body and make honest decisions about what your body can do? Are you ready to let go of the fears about poses that you don’t “think” are approachable? The important things to know are: You don’t have to be able to “do” every pose, even to teach that pose. Understanding mechanics and anatomy is just as important, as well as knowing lead-up postures and modified versions. Just as we ask you in a class, challenge yourself – but be honest when you need a break, a modification, a prop – and take those when you need them.

What happens if I have to miss a day/weekend?

Although you do need to complete all scheduled days for graduation – we will make accommodations to make up the time if you are absent, and we will work these arrangements out on an individual basis. We aim to have you ready for graduation when the time comes.

We do, however, ask that you plan ahead and plan accordingly and limit absences as much as you can. Our program is a progressive learning experience, and each day builds on the knowledge of the sessions before it. Illness, family, and unexpected circumstances can occur, and we will work with you to make a plan if such a situation arises.

What is different about your program?

Our program is rooted in teaching a vinyasa flow style class, but our focus to to ensure that students are able to adapt this class to their own students. Studios and gyms outside of a city setting often include a broader base of students, and often require a new teacher to be able to adapt to accommodate these students.

In additions to our base class, you will also learn how to include students of other levels and abilities into your class, adapt the class to be accessible for gentle or beginner students, as well as learn inclusivity for students of larger body sizes and abilities. Comparative anatomy is key and trauma-informed teaching is discussed. Especially if you are teaching in a suburban/rural area and have mixed-level classes, these lessons can be crucial for a new teacher’s confidence, and essential for the safety of your students. But these concepts apply no matter where you teach.

How many students are there per session?

Our training groups range from 5 to 15 students, depending on the season. 15 is the maximum for the winter session, and 10 is the maximum for the shorter summer session. We limit the amount of students to ensure individual mentorship, as each training student’s individual learning style may differ. We are always available to answer questions, review assignments, give advice, and anything else that you might need – even after training!

Do I have to be vegan/vegetarian?

You may be surprised to learn that some of us are omnivores. Some of us are vegetarian. Some of us are vegan. Dietary rules don’t always apply the same to each person as an individual, as well as the understanding that we are all on our own journey, each at a different point along the way. These concepts will be discussed in training, but you will not be expected or required to make changes to what works for your individual body.

What if... ?

What if your question wasn’t answered here? No worries! Email Cassie directly to set up a time to talk, in person, on the phone, via email – whatever will work best for you! cassie@moonglowyoga.com