DC Yoga Teacher Training Guide: 2019-20

Are you ready to add to your yoga teaching skills?  Or delve into your first training with a 200 hour program?  Check out the mix of offerings in the DMV area below.  Find your first 200-hour yoga training, an advanced training or a specialized yoga teacher training to suit your needs. Click below to view trainings in that category.

200/250-Hour Yoga Teacher Trainings

Specialty & Advanced Yoga Teacher Trainings

Not sure what type of teacher training is best suited for you?  Read about different types of yoga teacher trainings here.

200/250-Hour Yoga Teacher Trainings

These teacher trainings are geared towards aspiring teachers – although many students enjoy the training without seeking to teach.  The majority of these trainings follow guidelines provided by Yoga Alliance so that graduates can register with Yoga Alliance and designate themselves as RYT, Registered Yoga Teacher.

200 Hour Hot Yoga Teacher Training
Bikram Yoga Rockville
August 31, 2019 to November 3, 2019

Advance your practice to the next level with this comprehensive 200 Hour Teacher Training. Experience breakthroughs and deepen your practice. Learn the purpose of the postures so you can teach and inspire others to practice more skillfully and effectively.


Be a Yogi Now
Be Here Now Yoga, Healing and Wellness
September 7, 2019 to November 10, 2019

Be Here Now Yoga’s 200-hour Teacher Training will give you the skills needed to be an effective teacher or yogi. Our training ensures that you receive all aspects of a Yoga Alliance certified Yoga Teacher Training and Level 1 Reiki Jin Kei Do certification.


200 hr Vinyasa Teacher Training
Beloved Yoga & Wellness, INC
September 14, 2019 to March 22, 2019

The Beloved Yoga School offers a unique 200HR Yoga Teacher Training program that provides a safe, nurturing, and creative environment in which to grow and deepen your practice. Sharing the essence of Yoga Philosophy and the intelligence of Vinyasa. We honor all the limbs of Yoga and are a trauma-informed program. We welcome you!


200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
Grace Studios
September 21, 2019 to March 22, 2019

This training provides aspiring teachers and inquisitive students with a solid framework to grow as a yoga teacher or to deepen an existing practice. Grace Studios builds on the foundations of traditional yogic philosophy and integrate this with modern yoga technique.


200 Hour Flow Teacher Training
Radiance Yoga 
September 27, 2019 to March 29, 2020

Radiance Yoga’s 200 Hour training is practical and well-rounded. Their team of experienced and compassionate teachers will help you deepen your understanding of yoga. Radiance specializes in helping you to discover your unique teaching style and find your authentic voice.


200HR Teacher Training
Circle Yoga
January 24, 2020 to December 6, 2020

Teach mindful yoga to adults of all ages and stages of life.

Join the Circle Yoga Teacher Training and spend a full year deepening your love of yoga and learning to share it with others. Learn how to create practices that are healthy, mindful, and welcoming.


Yoga Teacher Training RYT200 Program
The Yoga Center of Columbia
January 24, 2020 to November 22, 2020

Comprehensive program conveniently scheduled for busy lifestyles, 1-weekend per month for 11-months. Upon satisfactory completion you will be able to register with Yoga Alliance at the 200-hour level (RYT200). This program will enrich your practice and your life.


Specialty & Advanced Yoga Teacher Trainings

Ready to go deeper? Specialty trainings are geared towards those who want to expand their yoga teaching skills and specialize.  Many certified yoga teachers will opt to continue their training with programs like these.  Some of these trainings do not require yoga teaching certification and are open to anyone interested.

Advanced trainings include those are for teachers who have completed a 200-hour program.  The 300-hours of additional training will allow them to be designated as RYT-500 which means they have completed both 200 and 300 hour trainings that meet Yoga Alliance standards.

Teaching Yoga to Children with Special Needs
Circle Yoga
August 2-4, 2019

This program is appropriate for yoga teachers and for parents, classroom teachers, and therapists with a personal yoga practice who are interested in sharing the gift of yoga with children. Learn how to create inclusive yoga classes for children ages 3-12.


SPA Yoga Training
East Meets West Yoga
August 9, 2019 to August 11, 2019

This weekend SPA Yoga® Level 1 training has been developed for 200-hour certified yoga teachers who would like to learn to teach a restorative flow.


Teaching Yoga for Parkinsons Online Training
Yoga for Parkinson’s
September 2, 2019 to December 16, 2019

Teaching Yoga for Parkinson’s Disease is a four-month online training for Yoga teachers and Yoga Therapists. It offers four pre-recorded modules and sequence videos to view at your own pace, plus four live webinars. An IAYT ADP course and eligible for YA CEUs.


Advanced Vinyasa Teaching Mentorship
Honest Soul Yoga & Practice Everywhere
September 7, 2019 to October 26, 2019

New to teaching big classes? Get real-deal feedback about your teaching, true practicum experiences leading live classes, and gain the confidence (and guidance) to craft classes that truly feel your own. This training fills in the gaps many 200hrs leave open.


KRI Level 2 Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training: Conscious Communication
Radiance Yoga
October 4, 2019 to November 10, 2019

Building on the foundation of Level 1, Level 2 Teacher Training is about personal transformation and deepening the core qualities, character and personal discipline of a truly excellent teacher. Join Radiance Yoga’s experienced teachers for the Conscious Communication module.


Yin Yoga 50 Hour Teacher Training
East Meets West Yoga
October 12, 2019 to January 12, 2020

Yael Flusberg’s 50 Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training Program offered at East Meets West Yoga Center will teach you how to enhance your personal yoga or teaching practice by touching upon (t)issues rarely worked in a more dynamic “yang” yoga styles.


Body Mindful Teacher Training
East Meets West Yoga
November 3, 2019

*Receive education on body image, eating disorders, and other common related challenges

*Build a “Body Mindful Yoga” vocabulary for cultivating emotional safety and trust with students

*Explore and practice teaching with language that affirms all bodies and abilities to increase positive connection and appreciation for one’s body


Budding Yogis Teacher Training
Circle Yoga LLC
November 8-10, 2019

The 20-hour Budding Yogis Teacher Training is based on Circle Yoga’s unique philosophy of teaching yoga and mindfulness to kids in a way that stretches their imaginations, offers them non-competitive opportunities to play, and teaches them how to relax.


Grow Your Practice: A Yoga Immersion
The Yoga Center of Columbia
January 11, 2020 to June 21, 2020

Designed to take your personal yoga practice to the next level and develop your understanding of the deeper concepts of yoga. Each month will be anchored around a chakra. Includes philosophy and anatomy lectures, group work, asana, pranayama & meditation practices.


300HR Teacher Training
Circle Yoga
January 17, 2020 to June 27, 2021

Join a small, dedicated group of peers and a diverse faculty of expert trainers for 18 months of thoughtfully crafted curriculum, with an emphasis on reaching out to a broad range of communities through mindful, welcoming yoga practices.


With so many amazing options, how do you know which training is the best one for you? Check out these tips. Good luck!

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