Our Next Yoga Teacher Training (RYT 200) begins January 25, 2020 in California.
Learn more about our Yoga Teacher Training Weekend Program beginning January 25th at Bodysattva in Thousand Oaks, CA.
After you register for the in-person program, you will be also be asked to sign up and pay for the Yoga Teacher Training Online Program. You must enroll in the online program in order to attend the in-person training.
The full training includes two payments:
- Payment for the supplemental online course materials ($295), and
- Payment for the in-person training intensive ($1,795-$1,995, depending on location)
Learn more about our 200 Hour Program. Here’s what’s included:
- Yoga History, Philosophy, and General Teaching Techniques for Hatha Yoga
- Teaching and Practicing Warm-Ups and Sun Salutations
- Teaching and Practicing Standing Postures
- Teaching and Practicing Seated Postures
- Teaching and Practicing Arm Balances and Inversions
- Teaching and Practicing Lying Postures (front lying and back lying postures)
- The Art of Sequencing for Hatha Yoga
- Teaching and Practicing Different Styles of Hatha Yoga (Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Yin, etc)
- Teaching and Practicing to Pranayama and the Bandhas
- Teaching and Practicing Meditation
- Introduction to the Chakras
- Teaching and Practicing Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra
- Anatomy of Hatha Yoga
- Effective Use of Props
- Hands On Adjustments and Partner Yoga.
- Teaching Yoga to Specific Groups (prenatal, kids)
- Yoga for Specific Health Issues, and Introduction to Ayurveda
- Sanskrit Pronunciation and Meaning for Yoga Teachers.
- Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Review of Yoga Literature
- Creating Yoga Business Success
- Discovering Your Own Voice as a Yoga Teacher.
- Harnessing the Power of Yoga to Live Free of Limitations and Improve the Lives of Others.
The training also provides for flexible time, during which the topics covered are developed specifically to suit the training needs of each particular student group or host studio.
In addition to the in-person group training intensive, students also receive individualized training and mentoring which is scheduled at their own convenience.
Every student receives a manual to go along with each training session. The full training set of manuals, which is available to students online, contains over 1,300 pages of reference materials developed and copyrighted by the program. For those manuals that focus on asana teaching and practice, they include photos, alignment cues, teaching techniques, and benefits for over 150 yoga postures.
Through this training, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the many layers of yoga, advance your own practice, and develop confidence and skills in teaching others. You will also learn to harness the power of yoga to break through your limitations and improve your life and the lives of others.
Our Programs fulfill all the requirements for the 200 level Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) certification with Yoga Alliance. See our profile on Yoga Alliance . We offer our 200-hour program through intensives (held in Southern California and Florida) and through on-going weekend programs. To be eligible for registration with Yoga Alliance, students participating in one of our intensives must complete our online course along with the in-person intensive.
Focus of the 200 Hour Teacher Training Program
Our program is inspired by the teaching of T. Krishnamacharya. His focus on an individualized approach to yoga for each student is at the heart of this training. We value the individual in you and through our program, you learn how to discover your own style of teaching and practicing yoga. You will learn how to effectively teach to a wide variety of individuals, how to connect with your students, and how to help your students and yourself gain a deeper sense of internal awareness and ease through the practice of yoga. You will gain confidence in your teaching and in yourself. Rather than mold you into our style, we offer you the best practices from a variety of hatha yoga traditions and help you find your own unique style and path in your yoga journey. We believe that you are more powerful than you could ever imagine, and we’re here to help you discover that power.
Along with offering the highest quality training programs, we are mindful of your budget and do our best to make our programs affordable. While we keep our tuition costs low, you will be amazed by the quality of our training programs. During the training, and long after it’s over, we will be there for you, supporting your work as a yoga teacher, bringing new opportunities to you, and helping you in any way to bring your gifts to the world and to realize your dreams.
“Rather than mold you into our style, we offer you the best practices from a variety of hatha yoga traditions and help you find your own unique style and path in your yoga journey.”
Schedule For Our Next 200 Hour Trainings
In Southern California
Four Seasons Hotel and Resort
Two Dole Drive
Westlake Village, CA
July 2020 (exact dates coming soon)
In Southern California
Bodysattva Healing Arts Center
1414 East Thousand Oaks Blvd
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
Begins on January 25, 2020
In addition to group training days, each student will also receive individualized training and practicum time.
Group Workshop Schedule (each day begins at 9:00 am)
|Day 1||Introductions, History of Yoga, Understanding Yoga Philosophy, General Yoga Teaching
Techniques Teaching and Practicing Warm-Ups and Sun Salutations
|Day 2||Teaching and Practicing Standing, Balancing and Seated Postures|
|Day 3||Teaching and Practicing Arm Balances, Forward Facing Inversions, and Front Lying Postures|
|Day 4||Teaching and Practicing Back Facing Inversions and Back Lying Postures
Understanding Different Style of Hatha Yoga, The Art of Sequencing
|Day 5||Pranayama, Bandhas, Meditation, Mindfulness Practices, and Mudras|
|Day 6||Effective Use of Props in Yoga, Chair Yoga, Teaching and Practicing Restorative Yoga, Hands-on Adjustments, Partner Yoga|
|Day 7||Anatomy of Hatha Yoga, Biomechanics of Movement, Chakras and Subtle Anatomy, Yoga Nidra|
|Day 8||Sanskrit Pronunciation and Meaning, Teaching and Practicing Ashtanga Yoga, Teaching Challenging Asanas|
|Day 9||Yoga for Specific Groups (prenatal, kids), Yoga for Specific Issues (Yoga Therapy), Teaching Vinyasa Yoga|
|Day 10||Yin Yoga, Yoga Sutras and the Philosophy of Yoga, Discovering Your Unique Voice as a Yoga Teacher|
|Day 11||Creating Yoga Business Success, Harnessing the Power of Yoga to Improve Your Life and the Lives of Others|
|Day 12||Yoga Unveiled (documentary and discussion), Review Session|
*Each student’s practicum is scheduled individually.
*The training provides for at least one flexible day. This flexible time is developed specifically to suit the training needs of each particular student group or host studio and may include guest speakers.
*Every student receives a manual to go along with each training session. At the end of the training, you will have over 1,300 pages of reference materials developed and copyrighted by the program. For those manuals that focus on asana teaching and practice, they include photos, alignment cues, teaching techniques, and benefits for over 140 yoga postures.
The Yoga Teacher Training Online Program is a required part of the 200 hour training.
Before you join us for the yoga teacher training intensive, you will need to register and begin our online program. You don’t need to complete the online program – you only need to register and start the online program before joining us for the in-person intensive. The online program covers many important foundational aspects of teaching yoga. Similarly, 200 hour yoga teacher training institute allows us to make the best use of your time during the intensive. It also fulfills your non-contact hours and provides an introduction to many of the topics we will cover during the in-person training. Once you register for the in-person training, you will receive a link to sign up for the online training if you have not already done so
Our Affiliate Teacher Training Programs
The following yoga studios currently use our curriculum for their Yoga Teacher Training Programs:
Frequently Asked Questions
What type of certification will I have when I am done?
Once you complete the online program and the in-person intensive, you will receive your yoga teacher certification and will be able to register with Yoga Alliance as an RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) at the 200 level.
What if I decide to not attend the teacher training intensive and no longer wish to complete the online program?
Our program is 100% guaranteed. If for any reason you decide to not complete the program, simply email us within 60 days of paying for the online course for a full refund. Any payments you make towards the in-person training are also fully refundable up to the first day of training.
How much yoga experience do I need to enroll in the program?
You simply need to love yoga and be willing to commit to a regular practice to enroll in the 200 hour program.
What if I have to miss a portion of the in-person training?
Missed sessions must be arranged in advance and will be handled on a case by case basis.
When is the tuition due?
After submitting your application, you will be asked to pay a fee of $295 for the online course and to reserve your spot in the in-person training. The full tuition for any in-person training will be due before the first day of the training.
What if I have already taken your online yoga teacher training program?
If you have previously completed the Yoga Teacher Training Online Program, you will just need to submit an application for the in-person program. You will already be listed as paid for the online course and your space will be reserved in the in-person training without any additional fees.
What Our Students Say
Nancy Wile was an extremely kind, compassionate and professional instructor who expertly supported my class in deepening our personal practice as well as guided us to instruct others to share in the joy and peace of yoga practice! Nancy's peaceful and supportive nature inspired me to complete the training when I expressed doubts that I was capable. Thank you, Nancy, for your guidance and non-failing support! Because of you, I finished the training and am inspired to deepen my practice and guide others on their path to self-awareness and growth!
Mary Dugan, RYT 200
I really enjoyed the instructor (Nancy) who led this training. She was very knowledgeable and informative on every level. I recommend this training for those in need of schedule flexibility and who want a thorough and inspiring program. This was a life changing course for me on many levels.
Michael Cicero, RYT 200
The Yoga Education Institute was a phenomenal program. Nancy Wile did a great, detailed job of organizing the program, which was intensive and very informative as well as enjoyable and fun. The study materials will always be my go-to foundation in my future practice. Thank you Nancy, Fabienne, and all of the wonderful knowledgeable instructors who inspired me and guided me to further appreciate this beautiful art and practice of yoga. I am very excited to begin my next level as I pay forward the wisdom acquired to many others.
Sandra Kahn, RYT 200
Nancy was fantastic! She was informative, inviting and encouraging. She brought out the best in everyone. I would recommend her program anytime!
Cara Burnaska, RYT 200
The 200 RYT training with Yoga Education Institute was a wonderful experience. In addition to learning teaching techniques, my own practice has become so much deeper. Nancy Wile is an excellent teacher and has so much knowledge and experience to share. I would highly recommend this program to anyone looking for a teacher training.
Angela Wang, RYT 200
This was an excellent yoga training course. The instructor (Nancy) was extremely thorough and amazing in her techniques and knowledge of all the aspects of the course taught. I would highly recommend this yoga teacher training!
Julie Fawcette, RYT 200
Great training and tons of education and research materials at your disposal. Nancy, the owner who did my training, is still available to meet any needs or answer any questions long after my training has been over and has become a lifelong friend!
Alyson Wells, RYT 200
This program was great! I learned a lot and enjoyed everyday that I had in person with our teacher, Nancy, and all my classmates! It was a very organized program and Nancy was very kind, calm, and clear when she taught.
Hailey Luder, RYT 200
Yoga Education Institute was the perfect way to complete my yoga teacher training. Nancy's knowledge and positive nature made the course beneficial and enjoyable. Her love and devotion to the practice of yoga is clear and contagious. I highly recommend Yoga Education Institute to anyone considering deepening their own practice and understanding, and/or sharing their love of yoga with others.
Rebecca Heller, RYT 200
At Yoga Education Institute, I not only became a certified yoga instructor, my entire yoga practice was transformed. Nancy Wile is a detailed, patient, and positive teacher, who helped bring out each of our voices, our individual personalities, and our essence. I was able to move from being very shy to feeling confident in myself and in my ability to teach yoga. With the warm and practical environment she creates, I was able to safely discover my own niche as a teacher. Her format of presenting the anatomy and physiology of yoga is accessible and easy to learn. I could not imagine having a more productive and precise teacher.
Nancy Wile (E-RYT SOO), the founder of Yoga Education Institute, created the online teacher training program and works individually with each student who registers for our program. She has been practicing yoga for over 25 years and has been training yoga teachers (through RYT 200 and RYT 500 programs) for over 10 years.
Fabienne Grossman is an experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT). She is a Certified Relax & Renew® Trainer by Judith Hanson Lasater.She has been practicing yoga for over 20 years and a Registered Yoga Instructor since 2008.
Jill Dyck is an E-RYT and began practicing yoga over 17 years ago. As a runner and skier, she found her first yoga class challenging, but she wanted to keep learning more. She has a keen understanding that no two yogis are alike and encourages her students to practice mindfully and in a way that works best for them. So,her hope for all her students is to take the sense of calm and joy they find on the mat out into the rest of their lives in 200 hour yoga teacher training.
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