200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
If you’ve been wanting to know how to take your postures and your understanding of yoga to another level, our 200 hour yoga teacher training is your answer.
Our yoga teacher training is designed for those who want to teach yoga and for those who simply want to deepen their understanding and personal practice. Even if you don’t intend to ever teach a yoga class, you’ll take your knowledge of both the practice and the philosophy of yoga to places you weren’t aware existed. And if you do want to share their experience of yoga with others, we provide you with the information and experience you’ll need to lead a class safely, creatively and authentically.
Our is one of the 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 behind the poses but how the underlying philosophy translates into everyday life and can bring unprecedented calm 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, apply today!
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
• Fundamental elements of poses with a strong emphasis on alignment & safety
• Yoga philosophy, history & sacred texts
• Chakras, bandas, mudras, kriyas & koshas
• Modifying classes for special needs, including prenatal
• Ayurvedic science & practices
• Sanskrit, 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, mindfulness, and more!
You’re welcome to attend unlimited yoga classes at our studio for the duration of your training (a savings of $297!). Upon graduation, you’ll be eligible for a discounted membership granting you continued access to unlimited classes for just $60 a month (a monthly savings of $39!).
FREE INFORMATION SESSION
Curious to learn more? Attend an upcoming free information session with lead trainer Becki Richards. Bring all your questions or simply come for the behind-the-scenes glimpse at what you’ll experience during yoga teacher training.
Saturday, July 27th, 2 pm to 3 pm
Sunday, August 25th, 11 am to Noon
RESERVE YOUR SPACE
Our Fall 2019 Yoga Teacher Training runs September 20th through December 14th. To reserve your place, you’ll first apply for our training. We’ll respond to your completed application within 2 business days. Once you’re accepted into our training, you’ll reserve your place by choosing a payment option. Questions? Reach out to us through our Contact page.
Your regular weekly training schedule is:
Tuesday & Thursday 6 pm – 9 pm
Saturday 9:30 am – 5 pm
The first weekend of training also meets Friday 6 pm – 8 pm and Sunday 11 am – 4 pm. The last weekend also meets Friday 6 pm – 8 pm.
Can’t make a couple classes? Not a problem. You can arrange to reschedule a private session with the teacher to cover the material missed.
We offer a couple payment options for you to choose from for tuition:
• Pay in Full: Save $300 when you enroll now. You will receive a discounted tuition of $2650 when you pay in full.
• Payment Plan: Make a $500 deposit to secure your place in training and then complete three monthly payments when you enroll in our payment plan option. The full tuition of $2900 must be paid in its entirety prior to your graduation.
GI BILL BENEFITS FOR VETERANS
Our teacher training program is eligible for Veterans Affairs (VA) funding under the GI Bill. It’s our honor 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, before applying to our training, you’ll need to first apply with the VA at www.gibill.va.gov. Kindly note that it may take 10 to 12 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). Once you have your COE, you’re welcome to apply for our yoga teacher training.
For assistance with applying for benefits, kindly contact the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Processing Office at 888-442-4551.
What if I need to miss a class?
We understand that life happens. You can arrange a make-up session to go over the information with the teacher for that class. Or you can wait and take that same class during our following teacher training. You will receive your training certificate after you’ve completed all required classes.
How do I know if I’m ready?
There is no requisite amount of time you need to have been practicing yoga before expanding your knowledge of yoga with teacher training.
What do I need to do to prepare for training?
Simply continue with your regular yoga practice. There is no required reading or learning that needs to be completed prior to training. Your curiosity about yoga is your only prerequisite.
When is the deadline to enroll?
We encourage you to sign up at the time you decide the training is right for you to reserve your space. However, as long as there is space in the training, you can enroll up to a couple days prior to the beginning of the training.
Can I arrange for a payment plan?
Yes. We do offer a payment plan option.
You can reserve your place in our training with either full payment or a $500 deposit. If you cancel your enrollment more than 14 days from the start of the training, you’ll be issued a full refund minus the deposit, which is nonrefundable and nontransferable. No refunds will be given within 14 days of the start of training.
WHAT RECENT GRADS SAY
“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 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.” —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 newfound confidence in myself and some life-long friends. I learned SO much about the different aspects of yoga. 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.” —Beau Campbell
“I came to YTT at Urban Yoga to deepen my practice. Upon completion, I had achieved this goal and gained new insight into myself. Prior to training, my yoga practice offered an escape from the pressures and pains of life. This training gave me a new perspective. Instead of escaping, I began living authentically. My practice became how I live my life every day. Tara and Becki allowed us to tap into our true inner selves in ways we had not previously experienced. The YTT at Urban Yoga was truly life changing. With deepest gratitude.” —Asja
“I chose Urban Yoga because they seemed authentic and traditional. I loved that they provide so many different types of classes, and it was important to me to find a training that was well-rounded. Tara and Becki are incredible teachers. This program changed my life in the best possible way!” —Courtney
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.
Photography by Brad Reed