2018/19 Yoga Teacher Training Guide – Greater Philadelphia

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 Greater Philadelphia 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

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.

250 Hour Classical Yoga Teacher Training
YogaLife Institute
Ongoing Enrollment

OPEN enrollment, join at any time! YogaLife’s 20+ year mission is to educate and empower students to use all the tools of Yoga to practice & teach clearly and effectively. YogaLife’s unique lifestyle-based approach focuses on personal growth & professional development in an uplifting community environment.


YogaOne Teacher School
Ongoing Enrollment

This 200 hr series will cover a range of topics to deepen understanding of yoga techniques, methodology, philosophy, and anatomy. The course meets all RYT Yoga Alliance Standards. Deepen your practice, share your gifts at an established studio repeatedly awarded Best Studio in Montgomery County!


Fall 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
Yoga Inspired
September 8, 2018 to February 10, 2019

Yoga Inspired has created, copyrighted and packaged an intensive curriculum and integrated approach to yoga teacher training, providing a strong foundation in all of the eight limbs of yoga. Grow your understanding, real-world teaching abilities and spiritual depth from the very first class.


The Inner Fire Yoga 200 Hour Teacher Certification Training
Yoga on Main
September 7, 2018 to January 13, 2019

You are invited to study the dynamic, traditional relationship between the sister sciences of Yoga & Ayurveda in the Indian Vedic tradition know as Sanatana Dharma (the path to Eternal Truth). The training takes place at Yoga on Main, Philadelphia’s oldest yoga studio, providing yoga related education since 1992!


200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training
Hummingbird Yoga and Massage
September 7, 2018 to June 8, 2019

Students who complete this training at Hummingbird are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYTs). In addition, Hummingbird’s NECTAR® (Nurturing Energy Cultivates Trauma/Addiction Recovery) Training is incorporated into the curriculum, along with Reiki Level 1 Certification! Each graduate of the 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training (YTT200) will receive certification for these trainings.


The Svadhyaya Fall 2018 200 Hour YTT with Allison Sobel
Purenergy Studio
September 8, 2018 to December 18, 2018

The Svadhyaya 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training is an invitation for students and practitioners of all levels, backgrounds, and ages to engage in the conversation, practice and teaching of Yoga. For over 10 years, Allison has created a solid foundation on how to teach yoga in a supportive environment to build your confidence as a yoga teacher. 


200 Hour Power Yoga Teacher Training
Sol Yoga Studio
September 8, 2018 to November 4, 2018

Don’t be afraid to shine. The world needs your light. Do you LOVE power yoga? Have you been thinking about sharing this passion with others? Are you ready to take your practice to the next level? If so, then this training is for YOU!


200-Hour YTT + 50 Hour Mentorship Program
Kindred Yoga
September 8, 2018 to May 18, 2019

Aligned with the authentic teachings of the Himalayan Tradition, the Kindred Yoga teacher training offers 200 hours of comprehensive training with expert faculty, plus an additional 50 hours of personalized mentorship to give you all the practical experience and skills you need to teach transformational classes in a variety of settings.


Vinyasa Fusion Flow YTT
Dragon Spirit Arts Yoga School
September 9, 2018 to December 16, 2018

This training is designed for thoughtful students seeking to expand their understanding of the Yogic Arts and to cultivate it into an art of teaching that makes it accessible. Investigate lifestyle, body mechanics and physiology as it relates to certain poses/posture flows that stem from this rooted martial/internal arts tradition.


Beyond Your Boundaries – Yoga Teacher Training
Verge Yoga
September 21, 2018 to March 31, 2019

If you are going to commit 200 hours of your life to learning to teach yoga, then you owe it to yourself to consider the Verge Yoga Teacher Training Program. This YTT is an 8-Weekend intensive program taught by an experienced team of some of Philadelphia’s most popular teachers.


200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
Brandywine Yoga
September 21, 2018 to February 24, 2019

Transform your personal practice, discover your authentic self & embark on an amazing journey of self discovery. Connect with others on the path and enjoy the journey with Chester County’s favorite yoga studio, Brandywine Yoga.


Yoga Teacher Training
Roots Philly Yoga
September 21, 2018 to March 3, 2019

A 200 hour yoga & personal intensive for sincere students wanting to deepen their practice and share yoga with others. This course will cover: Asana, Eastern philosophy, Ayurveda, Yoga Anatomy and Therapeutics, Gentle & Accessible Yoga for all ages, and contemplative practices such as Meditation, Mindfulness and Pranayama.


200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
Cornerstone Clubs
September 21, 2018 to May 9, 2019

Led by master instructor, Karin Eisen, this 200 hour yoga teacher training program will prepare you to teach with knowledge and confidence. At Cornerstone, New Hope.


Comprehensive Foundational Teacher Training Program
Wake Up Yoga
September 25, 2018 to May 3, 2019

This Foundational Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training Program is designed to fortify your own practice while giving you the tools necessary to skillfully and effectively teach powerful and inspiring vinyasa yoga classes. You will begin teaching right from the beginning, and receive feedback and support all along the way. 


200-Hour Teacher Training
Moondog Yoga
September 28, 2018 to June 16, 2019

Dive into a life-changing training to deepen your understanding of the yoga tradition, and your personal yoga practice. Our exceptional teaching team comes from diverse backgrounds, offering over 100 years of combined experience practicing and teaching yoga. This unique experience creates confident and effective yoga teachers. 500 hour training starts April 2019.


200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
October 5, 2018 to March 3, 2019

Join a Yoga Alliance certified program with an established reputation for excellence in Bucks County with over 10 years experience in producing vibrant, skillful, successful teachers! Yogasphere welcomes students that have established practices at any level, and want to teach yoga or deepen their understanding.


Pranakriya 200 Hr. Yoga Teacher Training
Whole Body Yoga Studio
October 12, 2018 to May, 2019

Learn the essentials for teaching yoga: warm-ups, basic postures along with modifications and variations, benefits and contraindications, basic anatomy and physiology as applied to yoga, yoga breathing techniques (pranayama), relaxation, meditation and yogic philosophy. 


200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
Power Yoga Works

October 20, 2018 to November 18, 2018

This yoga teacher training will give you the tools and hands-on experience to become a successful 200-hour certified yoga instructor. Power Yoga Works has graduated hundreds of Yoga Alliance registered yoga teachers in the last two decades. Power Yoga Works is the Only Baptiste Affiliate Studio and Five Star Yoga Alliance 200 Hour Yoga School in Chester County.      


Anatomy of Ashtanga Yoga 200 Hour Teacher Training
Sun Dog Yoga Studio
October 26, 2018 to May 19, 2019

This training guides you in safely and effectively sharing the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series. There’s ample time to practice teach and develop confidence. The schedule of two weekends per month keeps it focused and intensive, while giving you time to assimilate between sessions and have a balanced life. 


Prana Yoga Teacher Training (200 hour)
Princeton Center for Yoga & Health
October 27, 2018 to June 23, 2019

In this Prana Yoga teacher training course, you will learn how to practice and teach yoga as a profound science that unites movement, breath, sound, concentration, meditation and prayer. Approached in this way, yogic practice becomes a deeply potent healing and transformational path.


200 Hour Power Yoga Teacher Training
Sol Yoga Studio
March 23, 2019 to May 4, 2019

Don’t be afraid to shine. The world needs your light. Do you LOVE power yoga? Have you been thinking about sharing this passion with others? Are you ready to take your practice to the next level? If so, then this training is for YOU!



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.

Comprehensive Yoga Therapy Level 1 – 300 Hour Training
YogaLife Institute
Ongoing Enrollment

Expand your teaching skills & gain Yoga Lifestyle coaching skills in YogaLife’s 10 Weekend program, focused on real-life applications of foundational yogic principles. Gain practical tools to assist clients with self-realization, movement and lifestyle practices to support their individual wellness goals.


500 Hour Classical Yoga Teacher Training  
YogaLife Institute
Ongoing Enrollment

OPEN enrollment, join anytime! YogaLife’s goal is to offer continued guidance and insight to expand your personal understanding of yoga as you refine/expand your teaching skills. The 2 year program is a journey of self-discovery and integration in a supportive and uplifting community environment.


Dig Deeper Yoga Studies 500 Advanced Training
Dig Yoga
September 21, 2018 to April 7, 2019

Included: weekend modules, asana intensives, year-long mediation immersion, teleconference calls, and hours with national guests. Grounded in methodology, philosophy and biomechanics, modules with Sue Elkind and Naime Jezzeny will provide you with perspective and deepen your yoga foundation in all areas of your individual practice and your teaching.


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.

IPATH® Restorative Yoga 50hr Online Teacher Training
Ongoing Enrollment

Teachers learn the fascial “go to” sequence that is necessary to heal your community. This practice promises to eliminate back/body pain and restore a better life. Adaptive for private/group/and workshops. Great for all teachers and Restorative/Yin teachers learn techniques that will expand their current community base.


Foundations of Svaroopa® Yoga
Svaroopa Vidya Ashram
August 1, 2018 to August 5, 2018

Whether you are a new yogi, an experienced Svaroopi or coming from another yoga style — Foundations of Svaroopa® Yoga will give you a deep experience and the information you need to practice yoga on your own at home or to share your yoga with others.


Restorative YTT in Newark De with Judy Curiel – September
Yoga with Judy
September 7, 2018 to September 9, 2018

This 15 hour training will prepare you to teach prop intensive classes, minimal prop classes and privates. You will explore the energetic aspects of poses, sequencing, ways to modify and more!


Teaching Yoga for Parkinson’s
Theresa Conroy Yoga Therapy
September 10, 2018 to December 24, 2018

This comprehensive, 4-month online certification focuses on teaching yoga to clients with Parkinson’s Disease. Learn from an expert in the field–Certified Yoga Therapist Theresa Conroy–to create a powerful niche and welcome any student into your classes. Recorded and live online webinars.


Radical Anatomy
Svaroopa Vidya Ashram
September 28, 2018 to September 30, 2018

Get a radically different body in a few hours. Experience a radically different approach to yoga in a weekend. Unveil the hidden cause of pain & begin healing it with Svaroopa® yoga, a slower-paced practice. You will “get” anatomy in a whole new way. RYT 200 & 500, Yoga Australia & IAYT school.


One Day Meditation Training in West Chester
Yoga with Judy
September 29, 2018

Come explore inquiry, mantra, mindfulness, walking, affirmation, guided, breath meditations and more. One style of meditation does not work for everyone. Open to serious students and yoga instructors. Judy had been meditating off and on for decades until she found the style that best fit her.


Restorative Yoga Teacher Training with Rachel May Welch
Princeton Center for Yoga & Health
September 29, 2018 to September 30, 2018

This two day training will give all 200 hour certified yoga instructors the opportunity to immerse themselves in the art of restorative yoga. The hours spent in training, plus the take home project due within 30 days of the training’s end, will give the instructor 30 CEUs through the Yoga Alliance; as well as the confidence and skill to teach restorative to their yoga communities!

Teacher Development & Mentorship with Alexandria Crow
Princeton Center for Yoga & Health
October 4, 2018 to October 7, 2018

The missing piece after teacher training is often the observation and feedback component. This program fills that gap while giving teachers an opportunity to build upon their strengths and create an authenticity and congruency within themselves as a teacher.


Brain Longevity® Therapy Training
Alzheimer’s Research & Prevention Foundation
October 12, 2018 to October 14, 2018

You can become part of the movement towards healthy aging and Alzheimer’s prevention through this highly informative three-day session. This certification training is perfectly suited for yoga teachers and therapists and healthcare providers to enhance your practice and/or class instruction. 


Adaptive Yoga Training
Yoga Home
October 12, 2018 to October 14, 2018

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


Yoga for Anxiety, Depression, PTS, and Stress
Yoga for Anxiety
October 12, 2018 to October 14, 2018

This program teaches a mind-body practice that combines asanas, pranayama, meditation, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT/Tapping), Daily Energy Routine, relaxation, lower blood pressure and lower your heart rate specific for individuals who suffer from these issues. You will learn the physiology, triggers, detailed definitions, and holistic ways of working with individuals.


Dynamic Gentle Yoga with Rudy Peirce
Princeton Center for Yoga & Health
October 19, 2018 to October 21, 2018

Experience three levels of Gentle Yoga practice guided by Rudy Peirce, M.A., E-RYT500, YACEP, AYT, LVCYT one of the pioneers of Gentle Yoga, Master Teacher and Senior Faculty at Kripalu School of Yoga.


Restorative YTT in Downingtown
Yoga with Judy
20, 2018 to October 21, 2018

This 15 hour training includes a 72 page color manual with over 40 poses. Prop intensive, minimal prop poses, sequencing and more!



Prime of Life Yoga – Level 1 with Larry Payne, Ph.D
Princeton Center for Yoga & Health
November 3, 2018 to November 6, 2018

This program offers an overall lifestyle approach to Yoga that includes asana that is accommodating, covering every day biomechanics, management of common aches and pains and weight reduction with Yoga, gait training, stress reduction and sleeping tips. Upon completion of the 50 hours of study, participants will receive a certificate in Prime of Life Yoga.

Restorative YTT in Lancaster County
Yoga with Judy
November 3, 2018 to November 4, 2018

Intercourse Yoga is hosting this 15 hour training in the art of restorative yoga. Judy is the only person in PA to have earned the title of Advanced Relax & Renew trainer by Judith Lasater.


Restorative YTT with Judy Curiel in State College Area
Yoga with Judy
November 10, 2018 to November 11, 2018

This restorative training fully equips one to teach prop intensive & minimal prop classes, adapt poses, create variations, sequence intelligently and gives an opportunity to do partner work & practice teach. A 63 page color manual is included.


Restorative YTT in West Chester
Yoga with Judy
December 7, 2018 to December 9, 2018

ACAC members get a discounted price for this restorative training! This 15 training includes a color manual, practice teaching and more!



Qigong Instructor Training
Awakening Wellness
January 11, 2019 to April 13, 2019

Qigong is a 5000 year old self-healing energy practice and moving meditation, that is growing rapidly in popularity due to it’s wide range accessibility and profound results. This comprehensive 100 hr course will prepare you to teach groups and individuals, find your unique teaching style and the support to begin teaching right away.



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