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Teacher Training

Are you ready to take your practice to the next level? If you said "yes" then become a Totally Yoga and Yoga Alliance Certified Instructor.

Totally Yoga’s Teacher training is constructed to embrace and empower our trainees with the education to teach an authentic, safe, and inspiring vinyasa sequenced class for all levels and abilities.  Our training program walks you through learning the foundation of the asanas, supported by the history of yoga, and hands on healing touch.

Our program will give you hands on experience, and the foundation to create well-balanced and unique yoga classes, as you pursue your dream of becoming an instructor and share with others what Yoga has given you.

Totally Yoga's Certified Teacher training registration is now open and kicks off November 2019!

Don't just have minutes in the day

have moments in time

Knowing that you are capable of amazing results. Surprise yourself by discovering new strength inside.

Totally Yoga teacher training is constructed to embrace and empower yoga trainee’s with the education to teach an authentic, safe, effective, well balanced and inspiring vinyasa sequencing class for all levels. Our training program is based on the practice of linking one asana (poses) to the next by using the breath (prana).

This training will walk you through learning the foundation of the asana’s inspired by the history of yoga and give you the hands on experience and confidence needed.

History of yoga

Ability to teach with skill & confidence

Knowledge of basic anatomy & physiology

Proper asana alignment & modifications

Hands on adjustments in a classroom setting

Use of pranayama & meditative breath

How to use poses in a sequence

Totally Yoga is a Registered Yoga Alliance School that exceeds the required standards of a 200-hour training program. You will be certified through Totally Yoga as well as Yoga Alliance, enabling you to teach anywhere. It is recommended that upon completion of training students register with Yoga Alliance and purchase individual liability insurance.

Each teacher in training is required to take a minimum of 40 classes at Totally Yoga. A minimum of 5 classes must be with the Lead Trainer. You may take as many classes a week to compliment your work schedule however, it is required, that students have all 40 classes completed prior to receipt of your certificate. All studio classes taken during the training period are included in the cost of tuition (workshops/specialty classes are not included). Trainees will be responsible for regular membership after the program has ended. Students will be permitted to count a maximum of 5 classes completed at a different location toward this total. Proof of attendance will be required.

Trainees will be required to assist/observe a minimum of 15 classes. All assists must be completed in order to receive your certification. A minimum of 2 assists/observations must be of the Lead Trainer. You have the option to take notes on the teacher’s queues and or adjust students. Additionally, trainees will assist with room setup/cleanup and checking students into the Class. Plan to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the start of class.

Trainees will be eligible to instruct, up to 5, community classes at Totally Yoga (Sunday 5:30 pm classes). An RYT certified Totally Yoga instructor will be present to answer any questions and provide feedback/assistance where required. Plan to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the start of class.

Trainees will be required to complete *CPR training unless they currently hold an active certification.

All requirements must be completed before you will receive your certification. This will enable and give you the qualifications you need to teach anywhere you choose!

Personal Investment:

$250 Deposit is required, the deposit is non-refundable but will be included as part of the overall tuition. Deposit is due on or prior to November 1st.

Total tuition is $2,800 per student (Cost of noted books and CPR training are not included in Tuition Costs.)

-Early Bird Discount- $2,400 if paid in full by November 8th

-Full Payment Discount - $2,600 if paid in full by January 3rd

Monthly payment plans are available, and tuition must be paid in full to receive certification.

-All payments are due by the 15th of each month.

-November, December, January, February, March & April- $365.00 monthly

-May - $360.00

No Refunds ~ No Exceptions; Registration closes November 1st

Cost of required training books.

Cost of CPR training.

BONUS~ During the duration of the program students receive an unlimited studio membership (workshops/specialty classes are not included).

Six-week intensive training


  • Fridays (7-9 pm)
  • Saturdays (1-8 pm)
  • Sundays (11-5pm)

*Note- there are no meetings scheduled in December

Single Dates November – March

  • November Dates: 8th,  9th, 10th, 15th, 16th, 17th
  • January Dates: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 10th, 11th,12th,31st
  • February Dates: 1st; 2nd; 7th,8th,9th, 28th, 29th
  • March Dates: 1st, 6th, 7th, 8th

Additional monthly meetings:

  • April Dates: 25th, 26th
  • May Dates: 8th, 9th, 30th, 31st
  • Saturdays (1-6pm)
  • Sundays (11-5pm)

Totally Yoga Training Manual ~ Provided ~

Teaching yoga - Essential Foundations and Techniques by Mark Stephens (* Students are responsible for purchase. Not included in tuition.)

The Key Muscles of Yoga - Scientific Keys Volume 1 by Ray Long (* Students are responsible for purchase. Not included in tuition.)

The Key Poses of Yoga - Scientific Keys Volume 2 by Ray Long (* Students are responsible for purchase. Not included in tuition.)

Meditations from the Mat - Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga by Rolf Gates and Katrina Kenison (* Students are responsible for purchase. Not included in tuition.)

You will have the opportunity to teach our Sunday classes, We encourage all our trainees to do so!! You’ll be fully prepared to teach anywhere in the world!!