Spring 2018

200hr Yoga on Orange Teacher Training: Self Discovery, Peace



Our 200hr teacher training is for those who would like to become a Yoga Alliance certified instructor and/or develop a deeper understanding of the practice of yoga and beyond. The training provides you with a firm foundation for teaching others, and a sense of connection between the “spirit, soul and body” for self-discovery and peace.

The 200hr Teacher Training Program Includes:

Techniques and Methodology: The physical practice of poses and learning the skills needed to teach others. The benefits and the basic principles of practice such as, breath, gravity and spinal movement. You will learn how to create a fluid posture sequence using preparatory poses, sun salutations and other warm-ups, hip openers, classical standing poses, forward bending and back bending poses, twisting poses and inversions.  Additionally, learning restorative poses for systematic relaxation and meditation, as well as how to adjust/correct postures and what to look for in a student to avoid injury.

Functional Anatomy and Physiology: Understanding specific muscle groups to align and perform the postures correctly and how postures affect the internal systems of the body. We will cover anatomy of the nose, along with cleansing practices and specific breathing techniques such as, complete breath, ocean breath, alternate nostril breathing and shining face breath.

Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics: Learning social and personal ethics for our overall well being and how they relate to our practice and teaching.  Diet and nutrition is important to learning the elements needed to repair the body for physical and mental health. We will also cover Ayurveda as a lifestyle and self care. In the business of yoga we focus on how to proceed to the next step appropriate to your gifts, finding your vision, what it means to work as an independent contractor/studio owner, setting up an online presence, additional ways to promote yourself and more.

Teaching Practice: You will teach, observe and assist/correct classes alternately in the supportive environment in the studio space. The teaching classes are designed to help you build confidence in your yoga instruction or cues, and to increase your knowledge of yoga language.

Additional Requirements: To complete reading and written assignments, keeping daily practice journals, taking exams and 100 percent attendance to all weekend training sessions. Our regularly scheduled classes are free during the training.

Tuition Cost:

$2400, with Yoga Alliance certification—RYT200
$2075, without certification —just for you at any age or experience (no exams required)

(additional 5% applied to credit card payments)


Saturday 10 AM-6 PM & Sunday, 10 AM-5 PM

Program dates:

Spring 2018—open for enrollment

April 14-15 & 28-29
May 12-13 & 26-27
June 2-3 & 23-24
July 14-15
August 4-5
September 15-16 & 29-30

Apply by March 20, 2018

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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