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Yoga Teacher Training

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Learn to Teach Yoga

with a time-tested curriculum and industry-leading teachers, YogaWorks offers best-in-class yoga teacher trainings.

We offer Yoga Alliance Registered 200-hour trainings and advanced 300-hour trainings. If you are just starting your journey, you will begin with the 200-hour YTT program. This will give you a solid foundation that deepens your practice and shows you how to be effective as a yoga teacher. We also offer several different formats – both in-person and online – so that you can choose the one that works best for you!

Visit our schedule below to see a list of our upcoming yoga teacher trainings happening online and around the world.

5-Star Yoga Alliance Rated

Past trainees have rated our Yoga Alliance training school 5 stars.

30+ Years

Our curriculum is the rich, culminated experience of dozens of teachers over 3 decades.

15,000+ Alumni

We have the most widely-recognized yoga teacher training alumni network in the world.

10+ Countries & Online

We offer globally-acclaimed yoga teacher training online and in destinations around the world.

Groundbreaking Program

Our comprehensive yoga teacher training curriculum has been carefully refined over 30 years to offer a fully interactive, dynamic experience. It is a mindful blend of Eastern and Western yoga teachings, paired with practical modern applications. Our unique approach goes beyond poses – it is anchored in a deep understanding of the body and biomechanics.

Empowered Sequencing

Yoga teacher training should never be about memorizing a rigid sequence. Our program framework honors traditional lineage while encouraging fluidity and freedom of expression. You will learn skillful Vinyasa sequencing built on a foundation of artful cueing, advanced Asana study, an understanding of anatomy, and the philosophical underpinnings of yoga. All our graduates know how to use creative, well-rounded sequencing to inspire others.

Transformational Relationships

Our yoga teacher trainings support individual inquiry alongside profound group interactions. You will be supported and empowered with tools that facilitate personal growth and deeper, more authentic connections with others. We want you to take your yoga off the mat as you develop new and lasting friendships and a renewed sense of acceptance for yourself.

Our Experienced Faculty is Here to Guide You

YogaWorks teachers are expertly-trained educators that are passionate about making yoga accessible to every body. They’ve been featured in international publications, led sold-out workshops and retreats, and shared their love of yoga all around the world.

No matter which instructor you have at YogaWorks, you’ll be learning from an industry-leading yoga trainer. Each member of our yoga teacher training team has hundreds, if not thousands, of hours of training. You’ll be led by and learn from this immense wellspring of expertise.

Our trainers are also highly skilled at teaching in both online and in-person formats. With YogaWorks you can pursue your yoga teacher certification with confidence and ease.

Our Experienced Faculty is Here to Guide You

YogaWorks teachers are expertly-trained, impassioned educators who make yoga accessible to every body. They’ve been featured in international publications and programs, led sold out workshops and retreats, and shared their love of yoga in destinations near and far.

No matter which instructor you have at YogaWorks, Ƶ be learning from an industry-leading yoga trainer who’s ready to simplify your learning process. Each member of our widely-respected training team has hundreds, if not thousands, of hours of training, and Ƶ be led by and learn from their immense wellspring of expertise.

YogaWorks trainers are well-studied and have the skills to structure, organize and teach you how to teach others. In addition our trainers are highly skilled in teaching both online and in-person. Think of your trainer as your personal coach, guiding you through every detail as it unfolds, so you can train with confidence and ease.

Teacher Training Schedule

Jan 24, 2024

Feb 23, 2024

Jillian Pransky

Online

Self-paced

Jillian Pransky

For the past 25 years, I’ve been teaching people all over the world the principles of deep listening through restorative and slow flow yoga and mindfulness practices. To me, slowing down, turning inward, and deeply listening to our body and heart is perhaps the most meaningful form of self-care work we can do. When we are more compassionate and connected with ourselves, we are able to be more compassionate and connected with others and the world around us. In this way, our practice not only benefits us, it benefits everyone we are in relationship with, and everyone we come into contact with. This is truly why I practice, and why I offer the classes, retreats, workshops, and trainings I do. But relaxing didn’t always come easily to me.


Details:

  • January 24-February 23 
  • Early Bird pricing is available through November 27!
  • Payment plan & partial scholarships are available 
  • Live online & recordings available for 1 year

Pricing & Tuition:

  • $1,399 before 11/27/2023
  • $1,699 after 11/27/2023

Plus use our code (in all caps) YOGAWORKS! to save $150 on tuition!

Sign up now at 

Dates and Location:

Self-paced online until 2025

Restorative Teacher Training:

Ready to explore the science and art of rest and relaxation through restorative yoga, so you can design effective practices that support personal and collective healing?

Registration for Jillian Pransky’s upcoming Restorative Yoga Teacher Training is now open! In this 108-hour training, Ƶ learn how to create and guide practices that help you and your students release layers of tension, calm the nervous system, and feel at ease.

Plus, the curriculum includes modules from guest teachers — Indu Arora, Hala Khouri, Dr. Gail Parker, Tracee Stanley, Lisa Weinert, Dr. Christiane Wolf — who will prepare you to meet a wider range of needs within our communities, including somatic healing, race-based trauma and post-traumatic growth, anxiety, yoga nidra, narrative healing, and pain.

Feb 23, 2024

May 19, 2024

Liz Defour

Detroit, Michigan

Weekends

Liz Defour

Liz Defour is the owner of Full Lotus Yoga studio, a certified YogaWorks Trainer, and has been teaching yoga for over a decade. She began studying yoga as a teenager and was immediately aware of the importance a consistent practice made on her physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. Now a certified E-RYT 500 Liz is dedicated to sharing yoga with her community full time.

Beginning with and grounded in Ashtanga yoga, Liz now likes to weave many modalities of movement and training into her teaching. Liz considers herself a voracious student of the Yoga Sutras and loves to discuss how we can incorporate this ancient ideology into our modern day lifestyle.


TRAINING DATES & LOCATION

February 23rd-25th
March 8th-10th, 22nd-24th
April 12th-14th, 19th-21st
May 3rd-5th, 17th-19th

Fridays | 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. (Zoom)
Saturdays | 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (in-studio)
Sundays | 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (in-studio)

Full Lotus Yoga
6505 Woodward
Detroit, MI 48202

TUITION & REGISTRATION

$3100

Payment plan option: four payments of $775 due before February 17th

Learn more and register here: 

June 14, 2024

July 6, 2024

Alicia Cheung

Bali, Indonesia

All-Inclusive

Alicia Cheung

Alicia Cheung has been a movement junkie since childhood, and started teaching group fitness classes at fifteen years of age. In her early 20s, she expanded her repertoire as a personal trainer and yoga teacher. Her journey continued through injuries sustained during a snowmobiling accident that left her unable to move for four months. With Yoga and acupuncture as her main modalities for healing, this led her to eventually earn a Masters of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has also studied and received certification in mindfulness and meditation, craniosacral therapy and nutritional counseling. While her classes are steeped in mindfulness practice, she never dismisses the power that movement has on healing, recovery and overall wellbeing. “Motion is lotion and movement is medicine,” she often tells her students.

During trainings, Alicia focuses on functional anatomy and movement, yoga psychology and philosophy, bridging the physical with the psychospiritual and relating the deeper threads of Yoga to daily life and relationships.

For the last thirty years, she has empowered her students to embody and love their anatomy, to move skillfully with great attention and care, and to establish sustainable relationships with the Earth, people and food.

Alicia loves teaching vinyasa flow, therapeutic Yin yoga, Yoga nidra, myofascial roll-n-release, online mindfulness courses, nutrition and breath work. She is a teacher’s teacher and one of many talents.


Dates and location

Bali, Indonesia

June 14 – July 6, 2024

Join senior teacher trainer Alicia Cheung in the quietude of the mountains for the spiritual journey of a lifetime. Nestled in the Bali rainforest, this UNESCO World Heritage site serves as a wonderful backdrop and platform for deeper transformation. Blessed with the surround sound and beauty of the rainforest, our beautiful home amidst nature allows for deeper study, contemplation, practice, and rediscovering all that you are.

Each contact day will include practice, instruction and discussion in a peaceful yogic setting. On days off, you will have the option to join recreational activities that will be organized at an additional cost. Optional activities may include sound healing in Ubud, a snorkel trip along Nusa Lembongan island (weather permitting), SUP yoga, electric biking or hiking through the famous terraced rice fields, and more.

Pricing and tuition

Details Coming soon!
For more information or to apply, please contact Alicia at: alicia@samdhanayoga.org

July 1, 2024

July 26, 2024

Ann Van Valkenburg

Oslo, Norway

All-Inclusive

Anne Van Valkenburg

Anne Van has been a yoga student since 1999 and a teacher since 2003. For over 16 years she has taught public classes and private clients in Los Angeles and traveled nationally and internationally teaching Yoga Works’ 200-hour and 500-hour teacher training programs.

She lives and is currently teaching in Hawaii and online for the past two years.


Dates and location

July 01 – July 26, 2024

Mondays – Fridays | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

be yoga STUDIO
Solheimveien 28
1473 Lørenskog

15 min from Oslo City with Car
Lots of Free Parking right outside the studio
25 min from Gardermoen with Car
Bus Station // Visperud // Sone 1

This training will be taught in English.

Pricing and Tuition

Early Bird 1
NOK 30,000 if paid in full by January 30, 2024

Early Bird 2
NOK 32,000 if paid in full by May 30, 2024

Late Bird
NOK 34,000 if paid after May 30, 2024

Prices include:

  • Tuition and certificate
  • 5 digital manuals
  • 3 months free access to YogaWorks online classes

++ students will receive 12 free classes at Be Yoga Studio to be completed during the course.

Learn More and register here: 

Details:

Be Yoga Studio has been a reliable partner with YogaWorks since 2015, and offers Yoga & Teacher Trainings with Internationale teachers and Norwegian yoga teachers. This summer, Anne Van Valkenburg returns to Be Yoga Studio to lead The 2024 Intensive 200-hour YogaWorks teacher training.

YogaWorks teacher training is respected worldwide, and – be yoga STUDIO are so proud to be YogaWorks Norwegian partner.

This foundational program will advance your practice, acquaint you with the many layers of yoga, build your confidence and help you find your voice.

If you aspire to teach, you’re in good company: Since the start of our Yoga School in 1990, YogaWorks alumni have gone on to become some of the world’s most renowned yoga leaders.

We want you to master the fundamentals, so completing our program will mark the beginning of your successful career as a yoga teacher.

OUR 200-HOUR TEACHER TRAINING CURRICULUM INCLUDES:

  • Advanced study of asana (proper alignment, benefits and potential risks)
  • Principles of anatomy
  • Science and art of sequencing
  • Hands-on adjustments
  • How to observe bodies
  • Informed use of props to improve or modify a posture
  • Cultivating your voice
  • Confidence-building through practice teaching
  • Yoga history and philosophy
  • Sanskrit names of postures
  • The Business of Yoga

WHAT MAKES YOGAWORKS TEACHER TRAINING UNIQUE?

  • Lineage & Experience: We’ve refined our comprehensive curriculum over 25 years.
  • Intelligent Sequencing: Learn the art and science of designing and delivering a safe, dynamic class.
  • Learn to truly teach: Our program isn’t about memorizing and reciting sequences. Instead an emphasis is placed on teaching principles for clearly instructing students bodies into alignment.
  • Find Yourself: We give you the space and opportunity to find your own teaching style.
  • Global Recognition: With a legacy that includes today’s yoga leaders and over 10,000 alumni, YogaWorks teacher training is respected worldwide.
  • Yoga Alliance 5 Star Rating

Learn More and register here: 

Sept 1, 2024

April 27, 2025

Natalie Alison

Vienna, Austria

Weekends

Natalie Alison

Natalie Alison, a certified YogaWorks Trainer, and has been teaching yoga for over a decade. She began training in dance at the age of five and has been a dedicated yoga practitioner for over 20 years.

She also has certifications in Pilates, Western Astrology and Vedic Astrology.


TRAINING DATES & LOCATION

September 1st, 2024 – April 27th, 2025

yogakula studio
Bösendorferstraße 9/3, 1010 Vienna Austria

TUITION & REGISTRATION

  • Early Bird Pricing 1: 3000 Euro (first 5 people)
  • Early Bird Pricing 2: 3400 Euro
  • Price: 3650 Euro

Sign up link: 

Free info Session: 19.04.2024 at 4:30pm at yogakula in person

Frequently Asked Questions

We are a Vinyasa-based school, focusing on a method that balances precise instruction, detailed alignment, breath, and fluid movement. Classes can be either moderately or vigorously paced and are carefully themed to deepen the students’ experience of Yoga. A flow of Sun Salutations and postures is skillfully sequenced, and modifications and props are used to individualize the practice for each student.

At YogaWorks, we have been leading yoga teacher training in this clear and effective style of practice for over 30 years and have trained some of the world’s most celebrated Yogis. Our program is considered the most respected program in Teacher Training with over 15,000 graduates in over 20 countries.

During your yoga instructor certification course, you will study how to:

  • Perform poses in a safe and intelligent way (Asana)
  • Use modifications, variations, and props to maintain alignment
  • Design dynamic, effective, and intelligent sequences for all levels
  • Work with different kinds of bodies and students
  • Observe bodies in practice
  • Work with injuries, pregnancies, and limitations
  • Practice teaching
  • Implement Pranayama, or breathing techniques
  • Translate some Sanskrit
  • Share and teach the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
  • Be successful as a teacher and business owner

No problem! Many people have other personal reasons they are pursuing a yoga teacher certification.

Our 200-hour YTT is ideal for those who want to delve deeper into the study of yoga and improve their own practice. It’s also great for students who simply want to have a transformational experience and to be a part of our thriving Yoga Community.

Yoga Alliance is an organization that was started in 1999 as a way to create nationally-recognized standards for yoga teachers and yoga teacher training in the U.S. More and more yoga studios across the country are requiring their teachers to register with the Yoga Alliance, either at the 200-hour YTT or 500-hour YTT level. All YogaWorks trainings have a 5-Star Yoga Alliance rating based on past participant reviews.

Yoga Alliance registration is not a legal requirement for teaching yoga. Currently, there are no legal certification requirements to be a yoga teacher, though it is recommended.

Yes! The YogaWorks Yoga Teacher Training is globally recognized, which is why we have over 10,000 graduates.

Our students come from all over the U.S. and all over the world to take our training and to bring the knowledge back home to their own communities. However, it is always prudent to check in your country if there are any specific yoga instructor certification requirements.

Yes! With the successful completion of all the requirements of the program, you will receive your Letter of Completion, Diploma, and yoga instructor certification.

You may also register with the Yoga Alliance () at the RYT-200 level (Registered Yoga Teacher 200). Graduates of the 200-hour program usually begin teaching in small studios, gyms, or with private clientele (friends and family). Many new teachers decide to continue their Yoga Teacher Training education and participate in our 300-hour training program as a way to further solidify their skills, knowledge, and personal style as a yoga instructor.

The YogaWorks 300-hour YTT offers a curriculum that builds on the material presented in our initial 200-Hour training. It also includes a five-month apprenticeship with a senior teacher whom trainees assist weekly and meet with monthly to gain valuable in-class experience and one-on-one attention. This training is thorough, professional training for becoming a highly skilled yoga teacher. It rounds out and solidifies a teacher’s complete education.

Our affiliate partners are expertly trained, impassioned educators who make yoga accessible to everybody. They’ve been featured in international publications and programs, led sold-out workshops and retreats, and shared their love of yoga in destinations near and far.

Please note that these trainings are not hosted by YogaWorks and as such, any refunds or payments are made directly to the affiliate partners.