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ONLINE YOGA CERTIFICATION YOU CAN TRUST

Best-in-Class Online Yoga Training

YogaWorks is excited to bring our world-renowned Teacher Training right to the comfort of your own home! Whether your goal is to learn how to teach, to uplevel your teaching skills, or simply uncover new depths in your practice, we have a training for you!

We offer 200-hour, 300-hour and Specialty Trainings ranging from 25-50 Hours in length.

Visit our schedule below to see a list of our upcoming in person and online 200-hour teacher trainings. Go to the Teacher Training tab above and click on 300-hour or Specialty Trainings to learn more about those exciting offerings.

30+ Years

30+ Years

Our curriculum has been developed over 3 decades and is rich with the accumulated experience of dozens of senior teachers.

15,000+ Alumni

15,000+ Alumni

Join the most recognized yoga teacher alumni network in the world.

Online & in 10+ Countries

Online & in 10+ Countries

Our globally-acclaimed trainings take place online and in beautiful destinations around the globe.

5-Star Yoga Alliance Rated

5-Star Yoga Alliance Rated

We’re a Yoga Alliance 5-star rated training school based on past reviews from our trainees.

Groundbreaking Program

Groundbreaking Program

Our comprehensive 200-Hour Curriculum has been refined over 30 years and uniquely blends the eastern and western teachings of yoga with today’s most current and practical applications. YogaWorks’ approach is anchored in a deep understanding of the body and biomechanics, and goes far beyond teaching poses alone. Whether your training is in person or online, it will be a fully interactive and dynamic experience.

Empowered Sequencing

Empowered Sequencing

YogaWorks Teacher Training isn’t about memorizing and reciting a rigid sequence. Our program is rooted in a logical framework that honors traditional lineage, but also encourages fluidity and the freedom of expression! You will learn skillful vinyasa sequencing built on a foundation of artful cueing, an advanced study of asana, a deep understanding of anatomy, and the philosophical underpinnings of yoga. As a YogaWorks graduate, you will leave the training with a solid understanding of how to use creative, well-rounded sequencing to inspire others with an authentic voice and a deep sense of integrity. And with the new online yoga training experience, you will have the added benefit of learning to teach online as well as in person.

Transformational Relationships

Transformational Relationships

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

Recognized Alumni

Recognized Alumni

Ready to join a prestigious base of alumni who are well-known around the world? Influential instructors like Seane Corn, Shiva Rea, Annie Carpenter, Natasha Rizopoulos, Vinnie Marino, Kathryn Budig and many more were shaped by the legacy of YogaWorks Teacher Training.

Groundbreaking Program

Groundbreaking Program

Our comprehensive 200-Hour Curriculum has been refined over 30 years and uniquely blends the eastern and western teachings of yoga with today’s most current and practical applications. YogaWorks’ approach is anchored in a deep understanding of the body and biomechanics, and goes far beyond teaching poses alone. Whether your training is in person or online, it will be a fully interactive and dynamic experience.

Empowered Sequencing

Empowered Sequencing

YogaWorks Teacher Training isn’t about memorizing and reciting a rigid sequence. Our program is rooted in a logical framework that honors traditional lineage, but also encourages fluidity and the freedom of expression! You will learn skillful vinyasa sequencing built on a foundation of artful cueing, an advanced study of asana, a deep understanding of anatomy, and the philosophical underpinnings of yoga. As a YogaWorks graduate, you will leave the training with a solid understanding of how to use creative, well-rounded sequencing to inspire others with an authentic voice and a deep sense of integrity. And with the new online yoga training experience, you will have the added benefit of learning to teach online as well as in person.

Transformational Relationships

Transformational Relationships

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

Recognized Alumni

Recognized Alumni

Ready to join a prestigious base of alumni who are well-known around the world? Influential instructors like Seane Corn, Shiva Rea, Annie Carpenter, Natasha Rizopoulos, Vinnie Marino, Kathryn Budig and many more were shaped by the legacy of YogaWorks Teacher Training.

Our Experienced Faculty is Here to Guide You

YogaWorks instructors 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, you’ll be alongside 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 you’ll be led by and learn from their immense wellspring of expertise. YogaWorks trainers are well-studied in all of the topics covered in the 200-Hour training and have the skills to structure, organize and teach you how to teach others. In addition our trainers are highly skilled in the online teacher training experience. Think of your trainer as your personal coach, guiding you through every detail as it unfolds, so you can train with confidence and ease.

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Shelby Jonas
Shelby Jonas
Shelby Jonas
Shelby Jonas
Shelby Jonas

An Innovative Curriculum

An Innovative <span>Curriculum</span>

Our 200-Hour Curriculum uniquely blends the history and philosophical teachings of yoga with the essential components of asana, anatomy and sequencing. While the curriculum is stacked for an immersive learning experience, the delivery is interactive and personalized, encouraging a well-rounded approach to developing both your personal practice and your teaching skills. The training is specifically designed to help you:

  • Advance your study of asana (including proper alignment, benefits, and contraindications of the physical postures)
  • Understand the principles of anatomy and body mechanics
  • Explore the science and art of sequencing
  • Learn how to teach online and in person
  • See and interpret how energy moves through the body
  • Use props to improve or modify a posture
  • Cultivate your voice, both as a teacher and as an individual
  • Build confidence through practice teaching
  • Gain a broader understanding of yoga history and philosophy
  • Learn and define the Sanskrit names of postures

Prerequisite

6-12 months of a consistent yoga practice. Intermediate to advanced proficiency in English. Must be at least 16 years old.

Student Benefits

Our Teacher Training Is Packed With Perks

Free Yoga Membership (up to 5 months!)
Free Yoga Membership (up to 5 months!)
Five robust digital training manuals
Five robust digital training manuals
Alumni discounts and benefits
Alumni discounts and benefits

3 ways to practice

Choose The Path of Most Convenience

Weekdays

Weekdays

6 Weeks Long
Monday through Thursday

Weekends

Weekends

3-6 Months Long
Fridays through Sunday
or Saturday and Sunday

All Inclusive

All Inclusive

4-Weeks Long
Room and board is included with tuition.

All Inclusive, Abroad Options

The YogaWorks Teacher Training is more than just a yoga teacher training program: it’s a life experience. If you are ready to encounter new depths of practice, establish lifelong connections and explore unmatched opportunities for personal growth, our transformative programs will inspire you to uncover the fundamental layers of yoga while unearthing the deepest layers of yourself.

Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo, Japan

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Frequently Asked Questions

HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR THE PROGRAM?
You can sign up online! Check out the schedule of our 200-Hour Trainings, 300-Hour Trainings, and Destination Trainings.

We will follow up within 48 hours of receiving your payment with your training welcome materials. Your payment is due in full by the early registration date in order to receive the discounted rate. Full payment is required by the start of the program unless a payment plan has been previously arranged.
WHAT STYLE OF YOGA IS THE YOGAWORKS TEACHER TRAINING?
YogaWorks is a Vinyasa-based school that teaches a method that balances precise instruction, detailed alignment, breath and fluid movement. Classes are carefully themed to deepen the students’ experience of Yoga. A flow of Sun Salutations and postures are skillfully sequenced, and modifications and props are used to individualize the practice for each student. The YogaWorks Teacher Training Program is based on this clear and effective style of practice. YogaWorks style classes can be paced moderately to vigorously depending on the level of the class.

At YogaWorks, we have been leading teacher trainings for over 25 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.
HOW PROFICIENT IN YOGA DO I HAVE TO BE TO DO THE YOGAWORKS 200-HOUR PROGRAM?
We require that you have a minimum of 6 months (and recommend a minimum of one year) of a consistent yoga practice before enrolling in our teacher training program. We want to make sure that trainees have a basic foundation in the primary yoga postures before learning how to teach. If it appears that you do not have the necessary foundation, we will kindly ask you to defer your training until you have this experience. Please be aware that each day includes a vigorous two + hour asana class.
WHAT WILL I LEARN IN THE 200-HOUR YOGAWORKS TEACHER TRAINING?
In addition to making lifelong friends and deepening your experience of yoga, you will study the following topics in depth:

• Asana – learn the safe and intelligent way to perform poses

• Alignment – with modifications, variations and the proper use of props

• Sequencing – how to design dynamic, effective and intelligent sequences for all levels

• Working with different kinds of bodies/students

• How to observe bodies in practice

• Working with injuries and limitations

• Practice teaching

• Anatomy

• Pranayama – breathing techniques

• Sanskrit translations

• The History and Philosophy of Yoga (Yoga Sutras of Patanjali)

• Prenatal Yoga

• The business of Yoga and how to be successful as a teacher
WHAT IF I DON’T WANT TO BE A TEACHER?
No problem! Our 200-hour training is ideal for those who want to delve deeper into the study of yoga, and to 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.
I HAVE AN INJURY/SPECIAL CONDITION – CAN I TAKE THIS COURSE?
We recommend that you check with your physician first and must sign a waiver stating that you are able to take the class. With your doctor’s permission and release, minor physical limitations can also serve as helpful demonstrations to learn to work with students with similar limitations.
CAN I TAKE THIS TRAINING IF I’M PREGNANT?
We have had many pregnant students in our programs. It all depends on how you are feeling. All students should first check with their doctor to make sure they are clear to take this training.
WHAT IS YOGAWORKS TEACHER TRAINING PAYMENT AND REFUND POLICY?
Your payment is due in full by the early registration date in order to receive the discounted rate. Full payment is required by the start of the program unless a payment plan has been previously arranged.

For all trainings, with the exception of all inclusive trainings, (a training location that includes room and board), if you cancel 8 or more days before the start of the program, you will receive a full refund. If you cancel within 7 days of the start of the program, you will forfeit $250 of your full payment and the remaining balance will be refunded. This $250 is non-refundable and non-transferable. Once the program begins the full program tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable
WHAT ARE THE YOGAWORKS 200-HOUR GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS?
In order to graduate the program you must be paid in full and fulfill the following requirements:

• Attendance of in-class teacher training sessions

• Successful completion of homework, quizzes, in-class and take-home final exams (don’t worry, you will be will prepared!)

• Participation in a final in-class practice teaching practicum

• Completion of class taking requirement
CAN I PRACTICE AT YOUR STUDIOS DURING TRAINING?
YogaWorks studios are currently closed, but you will have full access to YogaWorks at Home, our online live and on demand streaming platform.
DO I GET ACCESS TO YOGAWORKS ONLINE CLASSES DURING MY TRAINING?
Yes! You will have free access to YogaWorks at Home for 3 months, starting on the first day of your training. You will be sent an email during the first week of your training with instructions on how to activate your free account. Special alumni rates are available if you would like to continue your membership after training ends.
I TOOK A 200-HOUR TRAINING WITH ANOTHER SCHOOL. CAN I TAKE THE YOGAWORKS 300-HOUR COURSE?
Yes! All you need to do is take our bridge program beforehand. Our 75-hour Bridge Program is designed to give non-YogaWorks 200-Hour teacher trainees the basic foundations and principles upon which our 300-Hour is built.
IS THERE A MINIMUM AGE REQUIREMENT TO TAKE THE TRAINING?
You must be at least 16 years old to take the teacher training. If you are between 16 and 18 years old it is required that we receive approval from the trainer and written consent from your legal guardian 30 days before the start of the training.
DO YOU HELP ORGANIZE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR TRAVELLING STUDENTS?
We do not organize accommodations for our Studio Teacher Trainings, but Craigslist and Air BnB are great sources for finding short-term housing. Accommodations are only included in our All-Inclusive Teacher Trainings.
ARE ANY BOOKS AND MATERIALS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF THE TRAININGS?
All YogaWorks Teacher Training Digital Manuals are included, but you will need to purchase additional required books.
200-Hour Required Reading:

• Heart of Yoga by Desikachar

• Light On Yoga by B.K.S Iyengar

• Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Swami Satchidananda

300-Hour Required Reading:

• Varies slightly per region. Please see your Program Acceptance Letter for details.
HOW MANY STUDENTS ARE ENROLLED IN EACH TEACHER TRAINING AT ONE TIME?
We typically have 15-25 individuals in our trainings but some classes can be even larger. Our online teacher trainings are capped at 30 people.
WHAT IS THE 200-HOUR ATTENDANCE AND CLASS MAKE-UP POLICY?
Yoga Alliance requires that you complete all 200 hours of the teacher training; however, we understand that sometimes conflicts come up, and we have developed the make-up policy listed below.

Attendance Policy
You can miss a maximum of 27 training hours, all of which are due to be made up by the last day of your training. If you miss more than 27 hours or do not complete your make-up hours by the end of the training, you will receive a not passing status and will be required to pay in full to retake the training. At the end of each day, if you missed class, your training team will assign you a written make-up assignment through Google Classroom. There are two make-up options listed for you below.

Make-Up Option for Online Trainings: Zoom Recording & Written Assignment
You may watch the recorded video of the missed Zoom session within 7 days and return the following written assignment for each day missed: A brief outline of the material covered & your 3-5 biggest takeaways from the content covered.

Please be aware that videos will only be stored in your Training’s Zoom account for 7 days before being deleted, so do not delay!

Make-Up Option for in person trainings: Private Session with your Trainer
Schedule a private session with your trainer at some point during the program. The cost of a private session ranges from $100-$150 per hour, paid directly to your trainer. After a week when the recorded video is no longer available, your only option will be to complete your missed time via a paid private.

1-hour private = up to 4 hours of missed time
2-hour private = up to 8 hours of missed time
3-hour private = up to 12 hours of missed time
4-hour private = up to 16 hours of missed time

Please note: Only two sessions of private instruction are allowed and are subject to trainer availability. The remainder of your missed time will need to be made up by watching the Zoom recordings.

If you miss more than 27 hours: You will receive a not passing status and will be required to pay in full to retake the training.

TARDINESS AND LEAVING EARLY
In order to receive credit for attending the day, you must arrive on time and stay present for the full duration of the day. There may be times when you have to arrive late or leave early, and you are allotted two 10-minute grace periods over the course of the training. When possible, please notify your training team in advance. If you are late or leave early more than twice, on the third time, you will not receive credit for that day and you will need to make up the day according to the make up policy.
WHAT IS THE 300-HOUR ATTENDANCE AND CLASS MAKE-UP POLICY?
To obtain a letter of completion you must attend 100% of the classes to comply with Yoga Alliance requirements. However, we understand that you may not be able to foresee every conflict, so we have devised the following procedures if you must miss a class as outlined below.

There are two components of the 300-Hour Program: Workshop Series and Apprenticeship.
MAKE UP POLICY FOR WORKSHOP & PRACTICE TEACH SERIES
You can miss a maximum of 27 training hours, all of which are due to be made up by the last day of your training. If you miss more than 27 hours or do not complete your make-up hours by the end of the training, you will receive a not passing status and will be required to pay in full to retake the training. For online trainings, if you missed class you will be assigned a written make-up assignment through Google Classroom, along with the link to the video of the day you missed.

If you miss more than 27 hours: You will receive a not passing status and will be required to pay in full to retake the training.
MAKE UP POLICY FOR 300-HOUR APPRENTICESHIP CLASS TAKING, OBSERVING & HOMEWORK
All observing, class-taking requirements and homework assigned by the mentor must be completed by the last day of the program, to pass the apprenticeship segment of the program. Assignments will be tracked via Google Classroom

MAKE UP POLICY FOR 300-HOUR APPRENTICESHIP MENTOR MEETINGS
• You must complete all mentor meeting requirements in order to pass the program. The maximum number of mentor meetings that you can miss and make up (with a private and/or an assignment) is two meetings. If you miss more than meetings, you will not pass the apprenticeship portion of the program.

• The form of makeup you are given (private and/or assignment) will be at the discretion of your mentor and must be completed by the last day of the program
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE 200-HOUR PROGRAM FORMATS (I.E. INTENSIVE VS. EXTENDED ETC.)?
The same “core” content is covered in all of our 200-Hour Programs regardless of scheduled format. The different formats were created to meet the variety of scheduling needs of our students.

• The Online Weekday Format is 6 weeks, Monday-Thursday. 6.5 hours a day (e.g. 8am-2:30pm PST)
• The Online Weekend Format is 9 weekends, Sat/Sun + one weeknight. (e.g. Wednesday 4-7pm PST / Saturday & Sunday 8-3pm PST
• The in person Weekday Format is 4 weeks, Monday-Friday. 8 hours a day (e.g. 8am-4pm PST)
• The in person Weekend trainings vary in length from 9 to 12 weekends.

It is important to note that all of our 200-Hour formats meet the required Yoga Alliance standards as specified on their website, www.yogaalliance.org.
HOW MUCH TIME SHOULD I EXPECT TO SPEND ON 200-HOUR HOMEWORK?
Expect to spend between 3-4 hours a week on homework. The homework is designed to support the material covered in class and help you integrate what is presented into your own practice and teaching. If you are not planning on teaching after this course, you may choose not to complete all of the homework assignments and take the course for non-credit. However, if you wish to receive your Diploma and Letter of Completion for the course, you must attend all the sessions and complete all the homework assignments.
WHAT IS THE YOGA ALLIANCE?
Yoga Alliance is an organization that was started in 1999 as a way to create nationally recognized standards for yoga teachers and yoga teacher trainings in the US. More and more yoga studios across the country are requiring their teachers to register with the Yoga Alliance, either at the 200-Hour or 500-Hour level. Yoga Alliance registration, however, is not a legal requirement for teaching yoga. Currently, there are no legal certification requirements to be a yoga teacher. The YogaWorks Trainings are approved at the Yoga Alliance 200-Hour and 500-Hour level in the United States. YogaWorks trainings have a 5 Star Yoga Alliance rating based on past training participants.
IS THE YOGAWORKS TEACHER TRAINING QUALIFICATION RECOGNIZED AROUND THE WORLD?
Yes! The YogaWorks Teacher Training is globally recognized and respected 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 requirements.
WILL I BE QUALIFIED TO TEACH YOGA ONCE I COMPLETE THE 200-HOUR TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM?
Yes! With the successful completion of all the requirements of the program, including contact hours, homework, and exam, you will receive your Letter of Completion and Diploma evidencing your training at the 200-Hour Level. You may also register with the Yoga Alliance (www.yogaalliance.org) at the RYT-200 level (Registered Yoga Teacher 200). Graduates of the 200-Hour program usually begin teaching in small studios, gyms, with private clientele (friends and family), etc. Many new teachers decide to continue their Teacher Training education and participate in our 300-Hour Program as a way to further solidify their skills, knowledge, and style as a yoga instructor. The YogaWorks 300-Hour Program offers a curriculum that builds on the material presented in YogaWorks initial 200-Hour training as well as 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 a thorough, professional training for becoming a highly skilled yoga teacher. It rounds out and solidifies a teacher’s complete education.
Is there a yoga teacher certification for completion of the 300-hour yoga teacher training?
You can register for the RYT-500 with Yoga Alliance once you have completed a total of 500-hours of instruction. YogaWorks has a 5 star rating with Yoga Alliance, meaning our programs follow industry standards and are highly rated.

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