Yoga Teacher Training

200 - Carmel, CA


Learn to teach Yoga with deep awareness. This training is much more than learning a series of poses.  Teaching contemporary practices requires expanding beyond the traditional into an understanding of movement, anatomy and the experience of breath. Teaching yoga with an “any pose fits all” approach is the leading cause of yoga injuries.  Our yoga training provides you with practical knowledge of the body and methods to innovate, create and share your wisdom in ways that will help safely expand and explore. 

This unique experiential training is coupled with active learning of anatomy, movement principles, pranayama, and the powerful awakenings of the subtle body. This method helps teachers work with students who have different abilities, experience, injuries, or intentions. Active learning allows you to explore the wonders and wisdom of your own body allowing a more expansive and intuitive teaching practice.

Our Yoga Teacher Training exceeds the standards for Yoga RYS 200 certification and prepares you for Yoga RYS 500 follow-on classes. 


Life can be busy and committing to 9 weeks of training can be a challenge.  We’ve created a flexible training calendar to meet your needs!  In order to meet requirements for a 200 hr. Yoga Alliance Certification, you must complete modules A,B, & C in any order over a two year period. Active learning allows you to explore the wonders and wisdom of your own body allowing a more expansive and intuitive teaching practice.

Learning to teach requires practice and our program includes lots of opportunities to learn by doing and sharing with fellow students.   Begin the journey into mindfulness and gratitude, it can be one of the most profound transformations of your life.

 Take the units consecutively or spread them out over two years.

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  • Anatomy of the mind-Yoga sutras, History of Yoga-evolution to modern times. 

  • Bones, Joints, Anatomical Markers, muscle action “why” rather than “how

  • The spine as the foundation of life

  • Functional understanding of movement in body systems

  • Anatomy of the hips, legs feet, ankles

  • Reading the body in movement

  • Exploring connections and putting them into practice

  • Anatomy of the breath and the relation to Stress Response

  • Understanding movement Directions of movement, Anatomy of upper body

  • Practicum/student teaching included each week

(2019) October 11-13, November 1-3, November 15-17

Module B: Asana, Alignment and Awareness Through movement

  • Joyful asana. Yoga philosophy in the modern world

  • Forward Folding and Bending Back-creating movement patterns that are sustainable and strengthening

  • Developing Balance, nervous system and Breath. 

  • Pranayama-strengthening the body through breath awareness

  • Yoga philosophy in the modern world

  • Twisting and bending-essential form and cues.

  • Asana with sparkle to embrace the feminine face of yoga

  • Balance, movement and strength: integrating the whole body

  • Exploring the psoas – piriformis and sacrum

(2020) January 10-12, January 31-February 2, February 14-16


  • Intelligent Sequencing-designing transformative classes

  • Weaving the Gunas into your practice

  • Energies of the subtle body-chakras, koshas, nidras and mantra

  • Meditation to access the deeper self

  • Ethics of teaching, challenges and communication skills to create inspiration

(2020 March 6-8, March 20-22, April 3-5

Practicum-assisting, observing, bringing your skills to light


Class hours: Friday, 6:00-9:00 p.m. Saturday 12:15-7:00 p.m. Sunday 9:00 -a.m.- 5:30 p.m. (includes Sunday asana class on training weekends)

Practicum:  10 hours of practicum are required to obtain RYT 200 registration

Additional Class Hours:
25 hours of take home assignments
9 hours of Student Teaching
30 Additional Yoga Class Hours or Workshops: These Classes and Workshops must be taken with instructors at Carmel Yoga Center or approved Certified Yoga Instructors in other venues.


  • $2500 if paid in full prior to first module. ($200 pre-pay discount) . Cash or check only. Credit cards not accepted.

  • $2700 if using Installment Plan; $900 with application. Installment payments of $900 due one week prior to module start date.

  • Single Unit tuition $900

  • Single day tuition: $150

  • Weekend only tuition $250

  • Cancellation Policy: Deposits are fully refundable up to 4 weeks prior to the beginning of module start date.


Yoga Center of Carmel  Sunset Cultural Center Cottage #18 on 10th Ave. near San Carlos St. Carmel-by-the-Sea Our cottage is located 20 yards northeast of San Carlos St. on 10th Ave in the Sunset Cultural Center.  Ample free parking

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