200 Hours

Expand your practice. Evolve your life.
If you’ve been wanting to know how to take your postures and your understanding of yoga to another level, the answer is yoga teacher training.
Our program is designed both for those who want to teach yoga and for those who simply want to deepen their understanding and personal practice. Even if you never intend to teach a yoga class, you’ll take your understanding of both the practice and the philosophy of yoga to places you’d never imagined. And if you do desire to lead others in their experience of yoga, we provide you with the experience and understanding of how to lead a class safely, creatively and authentically.
We offer one of the world’s most innovative, diverse and practical 200-hour yoga teacher training programs in the study of yoga. Our extensive curriculum combines the best of Eastern philosophy and Western science in a unique approach that celebrates various styles of yoga while still answering the needs of students who desire meaning in their demanding and confusing lives. We offer an array of teaching perspectives from specialists in their fields. You’ll learn not just the names and anatomy of poses but how the underlying philosophy translates into everyday life and can bring unprecedented peace and authenticity to your every moment and interaction.
Urban Yoga is proud to be an accredited school of yoga through Yoga Alliance.
If you’re ready to transform your life through yoga, enroll today.

Our 200 hour yoga teacher training is led by Tara Martell and Becki Richards. Guest teachers include Hamid Jabbar, Cheryl Oliver, Gila Shire, Lorilee Gillmore, Emily Blanche, and Shaelyn Delgado.


Fundamental elements of asana & anatomy with a strong emphasis on  alignment & safety
Yoga philosophy, history & sacred texts
A combination of classical & contemporary techniques from a variety of major hatha yoga systems
Chakras, bandas, mudras, kriyas & koshas
Modifying classes for special needs, pre & post natal yoga
Ayurvedic Science & Holistic Living
Learning Sanskrit, basic chanting & sound therapy
Pranayama & meditation
The art of sequencing a class, setting a theme & creating playlists
Practice teaching, teaching methodology & effective manual adjustments
Lifestyle, ethics, mindful living, and more!

You’ll be able to practice unlimited yoga at our studio for the duration of the training (a savings of $297!). And upon graduation, you’ll be eligible for a discounted membership at our studio granting you access to unlimited classes a month for just $60 (a savings of $39 each month!).

Our Summer 2019 Yoga Teacher Training runs June 7 through August 24, 2019.

The regular weekly schedule is
Tuesday & Thursday 6 pm to 9 pm
Saturday 9:30 am to 5 pm

The first weekend of training also meets Friday 6 pm to 8 pm and Sunday 11 am to 4 pm. The last weekend will also meet Friday 6 pm to 8 pm.

You have two payment selections to choose from:

Reserve your space now and save $300 when you pay in full! You’ll also receive a free Manduka PROLite yoga mat when you enroll now and pay the discounted $2600 tuition in full.

We also offer a payment plan option. Pay a $500 deposit to secure your place in training followed by three monthly autopay payments. The full tuition of $2900 must be paid in its entirety prior to your graduation. Enroll now in our payment plan option.


We’re pleased to announce that Urban Yoga’s teacher training program is approved by Veterans Affairs (VA) for funding under the GI Bill. It’s our honor to be allowed to assist those who’ve dedicated their lives to safeguarding others.

If you or a veteran you know are interested in applying your educational benefits toward yoga teacher training, you will need to apply with the VA before enrolling in our training. The VA requires that you apply at www.gibill.va.gov. Kindly note that it may take up to 10 weeks for your application to be processed. The VA will notify all qualified applicants of their benefits and will provide your Certificate of Eligibility (COE).

For assistance with applying for benefits, kindly contact the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Processing Office at 888-442-4551.

Still have questions? We have answers. Attend a free information session with lead trainers Tara Martell and Bex Richards to learn more. All you need to bring are your questions and your passion for yoga. Dates will be announced soon. Check back here as well as on Instagram and Facebook for information session dates or email us at info@urbanyogaphx.com to receive yoga teacher training announcements.


A $500 deposit is required to reserve your place in our training. This deposit is nonrefundable and nontransferable. If you cancel your enrollment more than 14 days from the start of the training, you will be issued a full refund minus the deposit. No refunds will be given within 14 days of the start of training.


If you’re ready to transform your life through yoga, you have two payment options:

Save $300 when you enroll and pay in full.

Enroll in our payment plan simply by paying your deposit before June 7th and agreeing to make 3 easy monthly autopay payments.


Urban Yoga teacher training grad Shawn Bradford, who teaches two classes a week at Urban Yoga, explains how her training experience prepared her to teach. And other graduates of our program explain how the experience transformed their lives more than they’d ever imagined.

“It’s difficult to put into words what completing my yoga teacher training at Urban Yoga has done for me. I can hardly believe how dramatically my life has changed in the past year since my training ended. It raised some gritty questions, and, in turn, revealed some interesting answers. It wasn’t always easy, but it was so worth it. Not only did my own practice deepen, but I gained useful tools and additional knowledge that has equipped me to further explore all that yoga has to offer and share my love of yoga with others. Amazing opportunities continue to unfold that have brought fun, challenging and richer experiences into my life. It was one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done for myself. I love my Urban Yoga family and can’t imagine life without them!” —Chelle Crandall

“I had read that “teacher training changes your life.” But I had no idea what to expect. I entered the program with an open mind and graduated with a well-rounded understanding of yoga practice, a new-found confidence in myself and some life-long friends. I learned SO much about the different aspects of yoga. The history of yoga and stories of the postures stick with me today. By the end of the program, I had found confidence in myself and my ability to guide others through their yoga practice. I started teaching shortly after graduation. All of the instructors that were a part of my training were extremely supportive as was the entire staff at Urban Yoga. My experience was amazing.”     —Clair Alle

“The Urban Yoga teacher training was one of the most memorable experiences in my life. Not only did I feel prepared to teach and was hired immediately, I felt prepared to handle any event with grace and courage. Tara Martell offers knowledge and experience and also helps you find your authentic voice and teach from the heart. Many programs can be overwhelming but Urban Yoga provided me with a comfortable environment and challenged me to find my true purpose in yoga. A great balance between philosophy and physical practice. A life-changing training that left me confident and hungry to learn more.”   —Beau Campbell