200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training


tuition: $2400 for the complete program with Yoga Alliance certification—RYT200

days & times: Saturday 10 am-6 pm & Sunday, 10 am-5 pm

weekend dates: April 28-29, May 12-13, May 26-27, June 9-10, June 30-July 1, July 14-15, July 28-29, August 25-26, September 15-16, September 29-30

This hatha yoga based training provides a firm foundation of the skills needed for teaching others and a clearer understanding of the practice of yoga. Learn the basic principles of yoga postures and posture sequences, breath awareness and meditation to teach yoga in a gentle and helpful way.

trauma sensitive

Learn gentle yoga poses; language and approaches to make yoga more accessible for all students and help minimize the risk of triggering students unintentionally

anatomy & physiology

Study general anatomy of tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints. The effects and benefits of the internal bodily systems; anatomy of the nose; nasal cleansing practices; breathing techniques

philosophy, ethics & lifestyle

We will cover social and personal ethics of yoga for overall well being and how they relate to our practice and in the classroom; nutrition and the important elements needed in our diet for our body’s repair and optimal health; Ayurveda for self care

teaching classes

Learn to build confidence in your yoga language; increase your knowledge of teaching; observe and adjust postures and how to practice to avoid injury.

business of yoga

Learn how to proceed to the next step appropriate to your gifts and find your vision; work as an independent contractor/studio owner; setting up an online presence, additional ways to promote yourself

In addition, complete reading and written assignments, keep a daily practice journal, take exams and 100% attendance to all weekend training sessions is required. Our regularly scheduled classes are free during the training.

Apply by March 31st

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What our graduates are saying…

I recently met with other 200 hour certified teachers that had completed their trainings elsewhere. After discussing our teacher trainings and what subjects were taught, I feel that my training at Yoga on Orange was the most comprehensive program. We studied anatomy, asanas and adjustments, philosophy and history, energy and chakras, business and marketing, sequencing, Ayurveda, and more. The small class size allowed for individual attention and more depth into all aspects of yoga.–Erica

Through my 200 hr and 300 hr training at Yoga On Orange, I was greatly inspired to look deeply at my own life and make changes I needed to make to be healthy and happy. What I learned in the training helped me to move towards my goals in life and stop running from them. I fell in love with the practice of yoga, and loved the community and energy of Yoga On Orange. This was my inspiration to open my own studio. The support and knowledge I gained from my training at Yoga On Orange helped me to make many decisions and get clear on my vision and policies for my studio. Lotus Moon is almost 3 years old and is still growing. I continue to reach out to Maria and her studio for support, wisdom, and inspiration and I am so thankful I met Maria almost 7 years ago!–Megan

The teacher training program at Yoga on Orange leads students through a comprehensive study of yoga by exploring all of its aspects, from posture to breath, meditation, and philosophy. Students learn yoga techniques and ideas, and learn to teach them through extensive practice and with patient instruction in a loving, fun atmosphere. Becoming a yoga teacher has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. As I continue to grow in my journey as a yoga student and teacher, I rely every day on what I learned in my teacher training at Yoga on Orange.–Josh

In my search to continue my yoga study, I am happy to have stepped into Yoga on Orange. Maria has a unique teaching style in which she shares the importance of being and remaining truly authentic. I feel one of the most important teachings that Maria has brought back to me (and I share this with anyone who will slow down enough to listen) is to let go of the push. She has taught in a very mindful manner to enjoy the practice and really know what is going on collectively.  She said as teachers " Bring Awareness to posture, that's the job. Teach with an element of Kindness". My personal Yoga on Orange experience has been a strong reminder that this is what the lifetime practice of Yoga is all about- living and all connected. At the right time in my life, being able to continue my study at Yoga on Orange, has only made me more interested and passionate to continue the journey to practice and teach.–Robin

Yoga on Orange provides the perfect atmosphere for practicing and learning about Hatha Yoga. The studio is calm and serene and allows the student to have an internal yoga practice. Maria provides clear instruction in class and that enables the student to stay present with their breath while moving into the poses. The teacher training program at Yoga on Orange provides a great foundation for learning the basics of yoga philosophy and yoga postures. The experience of the teacher training program sufficiently prepares the students to become teachers of Hatha yoga upon completion. Maria passes on her knowledge and skills to her students, so that her students can continue to share and educate others on yoga.–Morgan

The YTT at Yoga on Orange offers a well-crafted curriculum. You learn the philosophy of yoga, which sets it apart from Western disciplines and their "no pain no gain" attitude. You are also given a comprehensive understanding of the postures and how to teach them to beginner and advanced students alike. The readings beautifully compliment the practice and discussion, and the small class size allows more time and attention for your questions.–Jennifer

Training to be a yoga teacher provided me deep understanding about postures and guiding students. But far more than this, it was a lifestyle shift; the beginnings of a more compassionate and holistic approach to myself and my world. I have just recently completed a degree in Nutritional Sciences and credit Maria with planting the "sesame seeds" of appreciation for health, wellness, and service to others. Each acknowledged breath connects me to the lineage of peace from which yoga originates, as well as the commitment to joyfully step into the ever expanding future.–Laura

The teacher training at Yoga on Orange allowed me to focus on all aspects of yoga in a nonthreatening, non-competitive and supportive setting. I love and look forward to my afternoon YTT sessions with new friends. The classes foster my creativity, flexibility and enhance my meditation practice.–Pati