Philadelphia Yoga Teacher Training Guide: 2019-20

Find Yoga Teacher Trainings in the Philly Area

Ready to sharpen your teaching skills? Or dive into your first training program? Check out this killer selection of trainings in the Greater Philadelphia area! Find your first 200-hour, scope out advanced trainings, or pin down a specialized training to suit your needs.

200/250-Hour Yoga Teacher Trainings

300/500-Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Trainings

Specialty 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.

YogaOne Teacher School
Ongoing Enrollment

This training series will cover a range of topics including yoga techniques, methodology, philosophy, anatomy and practice teaching. The 200 hr. course meets the Yoga Alliance Standards for yoga teacher schools. Graduates will receive RYT200 designation.

200 Hour Teacher Training
The Light Within Studio
September 6, 2019 to January 17, 2020

The program consists of seven weekend modules and there is heavy emphasis on anatomy as well as instruction on how to cue modifications and teaching to all populations. You will deepen your personal practice and learn how to teach from your experience.

200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training
Hummingbird Yoga and Massage
September 6, 2019 to June 6, 2020

Students will be guided through a 200-hour teacher training with a caring and straightforward approach. The group of trainees will meet monthly and through discussion, observation, and practice will flourish within the community and as individual teachers.

Yoga Immersion/Teacher Training
Yoga Loka
September 6, 2019 to February 23, 2020

Yoga Therapist, TRE facilitator & Tantrika Bonnie Pariser blends anatomy, philosophy, trauma-informed study & self-inquiry to create a curriculum that adapts to the individual. Our faculty has decades of experience and connection to an authentic lineage.

Root to Rise 200 hour Vinyasa Flow Teacher Training
Nourishing Storm Studio & Cafe
September 6, 2019 to March 7, 2020

Come train in an open and warm space as you learn to be the teacher you were always meant to be. Whether you want to teach in a studio, outdoors, or even just to deepen your own practice, Nourishing Storm is dedicated to helping you find your most authentic voice.

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
Brandywine Yoga
September 7, 2019 to April 19, 2020

Discover your Authentic Self through study of yoga philosophy, asana, pranayama & meditation

Convenient weekend schedule: Saturday 9:30 am – 6:00 pm | Sunday 9:30 am – 6:00 pm. Tuition includes 6 months unlimited yoga, early bird rate, save $400 until June 30!

Yoga Teacher Training Program 200 Hours
KEYoga at Cornerstone Clubs
September 13, 2019 to Mary 17, 2020

“The best way to understand something is to learn how to teach it.” A 200 hour Yoga Alliance registered Yoga Teacher Training Program lead by master teacher Karin Eisen. This program is a hands on, alignment based, anatomy intensive program.

Inner Fire Yoga 200 Hour Teacher Certification Training
Yoga on Main
September 13, 2019 to January 11, 2020

This Hatha Yoga training focuses on the traditional relationship between the sister sciences of Yoga & Ayurveda in the Indian Vedic tradition of Sanatana Dharma; as well as Yogic philosophy, 8 limbs of yoga, physical posture analysis, pranayama techniques & more.

200 Hour Teacher Training FLY! Vinyasa
Liberty Yoga
September 20, 2019 to May 3, 2020

This 200hr YTT is Based on core strength vinyasa principles called FLY! Vinyasa. Enjoy a high quality, training with a focus on the 8 limbs, anatomy, alignment, student compassion, cueing, assists, business of yoga, physical & emotional support, and personal growth

200 Hour YTT
Moondog Yoga
September 20, 2019 to June 7, 2020

Moondog partners with the Himalayan Institute to bring you a program that draws from traditional yoga theory and modern knowledge of the body and mind to cover the complete scope of yoga. Payment plans and work study programs available.

200 Hour Power Yoga Training
Sol Yoga Studio
September 21, 2019 to November 17, 2019

Do you LOVE power yoga? Have you been thinking about sharing this passion with others? If so, please join Sol this September! This program will prepare you to teach a 60 minute power flow as you practice teach each time you meet so you are ready to shine when training ends!

RYT 200 Fall Teacher Training
Power Yoga Works
September 21, 2019 to November 17, 2019

Power Yoga Works offers the best and most affordable yoga teacher training in the Philadelphia yoga community. This yoga training will give you the tools and hands-on experience to become a certified yoga teacher of this powerful and transformational yoga.

200-HR Teacher Training & Empowerment Program
Sanctuary Yoga and Mindfulness
September 21, 2019 to July 12, 2020

This unique, inspiring, and effective program is designed to bring empowerment to your body, clarity to your mind, and expansion to your heart, and then the fluency to offer others the same. Excellence with alignment; yoga therapeutics; mindfulness meditation; chakras; ritual; and philosophy!

Live Beyond your Boundaries 2020
Verge Yoga Center
September 27, 2019 to April 19, 2020

Verge’s one-on-one focus brings out the very best that you have to offer as an individual, and in turn, as a teacher and leader. Verge is committed to helping each YTT Student move beyond his/her boundaries.

200 Hr Yoga Teacher Training
October 5, 2019 to February 2, 2020

24 days of training over 12 weekends and unlimited yoga classes at Enso while training. We offer a comprehensive YTT program that will give you a strong foundation for success.
– Deepen your practice – Develop your confidence – Find your voice – Learn to teach

ACCESS 250-Hour Training
Evolution Power Yoga
October 18, 2019 to May 3, 2020

This 250-Hour Teacher Training Program engages students in an in-depth experience and exploration of the self including Baptiste Methodology, skills to teach and assist yoga, leadership development, personal inquiry, meditation and a credentialed Anatomy component.

Transformational Yoga Training with Create Karma
Zia Yoga & Wellness
October, 2019 to March, 2020

Create Karma’s transformative yoga programs create mindful, engaged and self-realized teachers who learn to embody fundamental wellness principles in their own lives. Find your path at any level, Accessible Wellness for Everybody (AWE), 200-Hour Teacher Training (LEAP) or 300-Hour, Teacher Training (MEET). Begin your wellness transformation here.

Prana Yoga Teacher Training (200 hr)
Princeton Center for Yoga & Health
November 2, 2019 to June 14, 2020

Learn how to practice and teach yoga as a profound science that unites movement, breath, sound, concentration, meditation. Become a teacher of yoga at its essence and greatly expand the depth, power, & healing effects of your own practice. Sign up for FREE INTRO.

Vinyasa Fusion Flow : Meditative Posture + Mindful Movements!
Dragon Spirit Arts (Practice Studio & Yoga School)
January 5, 2019 to May 9, 2020

Expand your understanding of the Yogic Arts & cultivate the art of teaching so it’s safe & accessible. Investigate lifestyle, body mechanics & physiology relating to certain poses/posture flows from this meditative movement tradition rooted martial/internal arts.

Advanced Yoga Teacher Trainings, 300/500- Hours

These advanced trainings 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.

500 Hour YTT
Moondog Yoga   
Ongoing Enrollment

Acquire an authentic understanding of the eight limbs of yoga through an in depth study of essential yogic texts and explore advanced applications of yoga for mental and physical well-being. Payment plans and work study programs available.

Inner Fire Yoga 300 Hour Advanced Teacher Training
Yoga on Main
September 20, 2019 to August 1, 2020

This training is based on the work of Dr. David Frawley and focuses on the understanding and application of the ancient sciences of Yoga & Ayurveda, as well as the traditional application of Yoga Therapy, and in-depth study of ancient Ayurvedic texts and Sanskrit.

500 Hour Functional Movement Teacher Training
Liberty Yoga
Starts October 25, 2019 

The 500 hr (YA-RYS) is 18 hour weekend sessions, with a minimum of 270 contact hours. The focus is on functional movement, therapeutic flows, alignment, assists, self-care, spirituality, mindfulness, anatomy, prenatal, prop use and wall work. Erin is 500E-RYT anatomy and yoga teacher.

Specialty Teacher Trainings

These 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.

Teacher Training — Foundations of Svaroopa® Yoga
Svaroopa Vidya Ashram
July 24-28, 2019

Discover a powerful new approach to yoga, one that frees you from pain while expanding your consciousness. Dive into five yoga-full days, an immersion that gives you an amazing new body and the ability to teach intro level classes right away.

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.

Svaroopa® Yoga Teacher Training – Level 1
Svaroopa Vidya Ashram
September 9-15, 2019

It’s like magic, the healing you get in Svaroopa® yoga. The spinal science underlying the poses makes you younger, happier and pain-free. No sweat, no strain, no push – just an inner blossoming that shines through all the levels of your being.

Meditation : One Size Does Not Fit All
Judy Curiel
September 15, 2019

In this one day training, you will explore metta, mindfulness, guided, affirmation, walking, candle gazing, breath, tonglen, inquiry and mantra meditation. This is appropriate for anybody who wants to start or infuse their daily meditation practice.

Flowing with Intention: A 3-Day Creative Sequencing Immersion
Yoga Home
September 20-22, 2019

Join Cicelee Chappelle for Flowing with Intention, a 15 hour sequencing immersion, an in-depth, creative and hands-on approach to developing a practical design methodology for asana sequences.

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training – Southern Chester County
Judy Curiel
September 27, 2019 to September 29, 2019

Learn to lead a balanced prop intensive restorative class, a minimal prop restorative class, a private, and how to add restorative poses to more active asana classes. This training covers categories of poses, sequencing, marketing, tips & tricks, silence & sacred music, contraindications, and benefits.

Restorative Yoga Training
Judy Curiel
October 11, 2019 to October 13, 2019

Don’t miss this 15 hour training with Judy Curiel! Judy has been teaching restorative yoga for more than a decade. She has taken four restorative trainings and has trained hundreds of yoga instructors in this modality. She is the only person in Pennsylvania to have earned the title of Advanced Relax & Renew Trainer from Judith Lasater.

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training
Princeton Center for Yoga & Health
October 12-13, 2019

It will include 16 common restorative asanas, as well as some unique variations & pranayama practices (breath work) to help connect students to softening and restfulness, as well as to the subtle body. Open to Yoga teachers/students & wellness/healthcare provider.

Adaptive Yoga Teacher Training
Yoga Home
October 18-19, 2019

In this 3 day training with Kerri Hanlon, you’ll take a deep dive into the field of Adaptive Yoga. With the belief that yoga is for EVERY body, you’ll explore the mind-body-sprit connection that is available to all, regardless of physical limitations.

Yoga for Emotional Support -30 hour Teacher Training (YA-RYS)
Liberty Yoga
October 25, 2019 to November 9, 2019

Y4ES is a unique class for those experiencing anxiety, loss, grief, trauma, depression, or life stress. As a teacher of Y4ES (prerequisite:200RYT) you will learn to help students with proven tools to find balance and thrive in life despite emotional struggles.

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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