Philly Yoga Teacher Training Guide 2018 Winter/Spring Edition

View the 2018-19 Yoga Teacher Training Guide for the Philadelphia area here.

Yoga Teacher Trainings come in so many forms. There are trainings for brand new teachers and trainings for experienced teachers who want to expand their skills. They come with online options, weekend timelines and some that are long lasting and deep! Here’s our list for the 2018 winter/spring season in the Greater Philadelphia Area. Find yours today!

250 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
YogaLife Institute
Ongoing Enrollment
OPEN enrollment, join at any time! YogaLife’s goal is to help guide you to learn the skills necessary to practice yoga completely & teach yoga effectively. Learn how to develop a daily yoga practice along with teaching skills. Connect Yogic concepts to daily living so that you can be at your best.


500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
YogaLife Institute
Ongoing Enrollment
OPEN enrollment, join anytime! YogaLife’s goal is to offer continued guidance and insight as you expand your personal understanding of yoga alongside your yoga teaching skill set. Our 2 year program will help you enhance teaching skills and continue your journey of self discovery.


YogaOne Teacher School
Ongoing Enrollment
Ongoing rolling admission! This Yoga Alliance Teacher Training series covers topics in yoga techniques, methodology, philosophy, and anatomy. The full 200hr course at this long established studio can be completed with Practicum in 9 months. Deepen your practice…share with others…you decide.


Advanced Teacher Training
Ongoing Enrollment
Yogawood’s Advanced Teacher Training builds on your Yoga Alliance approved 200 hour training to reach your 500 hour certification with 300 hours of modular, weekend-only sessions and independent study. Trainees have 3 years to complete training with lots of faculty and community support.


200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training
Prana Das Yoga
Ongoing Enrollment
Heed the call of your dharma & take the next step in your yogic study in an engaging environment. Led by a team of the area’s most experienced instructors, this program covers a full spectrum of authentic practices so you discover a new world of yoga. Ongoing open enrollment, one weekend per month.


300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training
Prana Das Yoga
Ongoing Enrollment
Achieve your 500-Hour status & establish yourself as a field expert. A roster of PDY instructors with over 100 years combined experience teach you advanced practices, sequencing & assists, complex asanas, philosophy & sutras, mantra, Ayurveda, numerology & much more. Join any time, 1 weekend/month.


200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
January 5, 2018 to May 20, 2018
Training promotes crafting tools to guide practitioners in aligned postures; Anatomical uniqueness is emphasized. Learn to teach Vinyasa, Yin, Pranayama, Meditation, Mindfulness. Includes practices outdoors – embrace nature. Learn to integrate philosophy & history into your classes. Yoga on and off the mat.


200 Hr. Teacher Training (RYT)
Yoga Tree PWC
January 5, 2018 to August 5, 2018
We are honored to offer our 200 hr. Registered Yoga Teacher Training (Yoga Alliance Certified) led by Elle Kaplan in addition to specialty guest teachers. Submerge yourself into our eight month Yoga Teacher Training that engages and compliments your life’s journey.


200 Hour Hatha and Vinyasa Training
Collegeville Yoga Bar
January 5, 2018 to June 2, 2018
Join Stefania for a personalized, hands-on approach to teaching yoga. We have a small training class size that fosters individualized attention and personalization. Topics covered include Asana, Pranayama, Mantra, Yoga Ethics and Philosophy, Anatomy, Business of Yoga, Ayurveda, and much more!


Teaching Yoga for Parkinson’s Disease
Theresa Conroy Yoga Therapy
January 9, 2018 to May 12, 2018
This 4-month online course provides training for yoga teachers and yoga therapists who want to broaden their knowledge and develop a specialty working with clients with Parkinson’s Disease.


2018 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training
Shanti Yoga and Ayurveda
January 12, 2018 to June 17, 2018
Shanti Yoga and Ayurveda 200-hour in-depth yoga teacher training explores Yoga Philosophy, Scriptures, applying Ayurveda to teaching, Vedic Astrology, History of Yoga, Intro to Anatomy and more. You will graduate with all of the tools needed to lead a yoga class at our studio.


The Yoga Way: Psychological Health & Emotional Well-Being
Wake Up Yoga
January 19, 2018 to January 21, 2018
This course gives an overview of the human condition from yogic & modern psychological perspectives. We review yogic concepts related to understanding the mind. We explore how these concepts fit together with western ideas and how they may be useful in understanding & treating dysfunction.


Qigong Instructor Training & Certification
Awakening Wellness
January 19, 2018 to April 14, 2018
Receive comprehensive training on the principles, practices & benefits. This 100 hr. training takes place over 4 months, 1 weekend a month (Fri. eve. & Sat. afternoon) + 12 weekly classes. Perfect for yoga teachers and wellness practitioners wanting to expand your reach and offerings.


Trauma Informed Teacher Training with Hala Khouri
Yoga Home
January 19, 2018 to January 21, 2018
A training for yoga teachers, clinicians, social workers, medical personnel, and/or individuals working with communities with trauma. This 3-day training is designed to offer a physiological framework of shock and complex trauma and how they manifest in the body and mind.


200hr Vinyasa & Hot Yoga Teacher Training
Bombay Yoga Company
January 20, 2018 to December 16, 2018
BYC Yoga Teacher Training meets 1 weekend a month. In each module you’ll gain experience leading in-studio classes, develop comprehensive understanding of yoga philosophy, anatomy, sequencing, adjustments, and confidence to teach various styles for all levels. Build strength and deepen your practice


Yin Yoga Training (40 Hours)
Prana Das Yoga
January 20, 2018 to February 19, 2018
A powerful compliment to any healthy lifestyle, Yin is a style of yoga every teacher or student should know. Appropriate for both lay practitioners & teachers. Explore yin asanas, Energetics of Qi (Prana) & meridians, harness mental & emotional experiences, infuse with meditation & more…


Inner Fire 300-Hr Advanced Yoga Training
Yoga On Main
January 26, 2018 to December 15, 2018
Study the dynamic, traditional relationship between the sister sciences of Yoga & Ayurveda in the Indian Vedic tradition, Sanatana Dharma. This authentic and holistic approach is based on the work of Dr. David Frawley, one of the foremost authorities in the world on these ancient sciences.


Pranakriya Immersion Weekend
Whole Body Yoga Studio
January 26, 2018 to January 28, 2018
Spend a weekend immersed in Pranakriya. Explore postures, pranayama, meditation, history, philosophy, and deepen your relationship with yourself. This weekend combines both lecture and experiential practices to further your understanding of the Prankriya lineage of yoga.


Inner Fire Yoga 200 Hour Teacher Certification Training
Yoga on Main
February 2, 2018 to June 3, 2018
Yoga on Main invites you to join Philly’s oldest and most respected Teacher Certification Training! Study the dynamic, traditional relationship between Yoga & Ayurveda in the Indian Vedic tradition, and learn the philosophy behind the practice to develop the skills to teach a diverse range of students.


Children’s Yoga Teacher Training
Princeton Center for Yoga & Health
February 3, 2018 to April 29, 2018
Learn to teach a holistic class that uses all aspects of the yoga practice to meet children’s physical, emotional and social needs. Classes incorporate yoga and mindfulness activities that help children connect to themselves & their community. 3 weekends can be taken individually.


Dig Deeper 500 Hour Teacher Training
Dig Yoga
February 12, 2018 to April 7, 2019
Join Sue Elkind and Naime Jezzeny for a 300-hour training for teachers who have completed a 200-hour teacher training program and are interested in refining their teaching skills. The training schedule is divided into 7 weekend modules/ 5 asana intensives/ meditation immersion and electives!


Adaptive Yoga Teacher Training
Yoga Home
February 23, 2018 to February 25, 2018
In this 3 day training with Yoga Home co-founder, Kerri Hanlon, 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.


The Eye of the Teacher: 75hr/Advanced
Magu Yoga
February 28, 2018 to April 15, 2018
A rare opportunity to work with senior teacher, Alex Auder (listed as one of America’s most influential teachers), in an intimate, casual setting. Alex brings her 20 years of continuous teaching & studying to this training and offers a unique perspective into modern postural yoga.


Find Your Flow/Vinyasa Fusion Flow
Dragon Spirit Arts
March 3, 2018 to June 24, 2018
This intensive training is designed for thoughtful students, seeking to expand their understanding of yogic arts through a diverse exploration of the lifestyle, body mechanics, physiology & its interrelation to the practice of certain poses/posture flows over a 4 mo. program (+3 mo. personal study).


5-Day Teacher Training Immersion
Svaroopa Vidya Yoga
March 14, 2018 to March 18, 2018
Healing Yoga. Consciousness Yoga. Study with a Swami! Open up your body, deepen your inner experience and heal what ails you. Learn to do it for others. Explore a slower-paced yoga in this deep immersion: 16 Svaroopa® yoga poses with detailed hands-on. RYT 200 & 500, Yoga Australia & IAYT school.


Radical Anatomy Weekend
Svaroopa Vidya Yoga
April 6, 2018 to April 8, 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 and begin healing it with Svaroopa® yoga. You will “get” anatomy in a whole new way. RYT 200 & 500, Yoga Australia & IAYT school.


Spring Meditation Teacher Certification
Raja Yoga and Meditation Center
April 20, 2018 to May 29, 2018
This meditation teacher training program consists of three weekend immersions as well as homework assignments and daily practice. All the fundamentals of meditation will be covered as well as a wide variety of methods which will be helpful in one’s own practice and to reach students of all levels.


Asanas as Spiritual Doorways
Whole Body Yoga Studio
April 27, 2018 to May 1, 2018
As our yoga practices continue to deepen, we must look to more ancient practices to guide us to new levels of insight. Join Devadas Gregg Day as he guides us through some of Swami Kripalu’s lesser known techniques, which can create transformations in perception and experience of self.


Prime of Life Yoga Training with Dr. Larry Payne
Princeton Center for Yoga & Health
June 2, 2018 to June 5, 2018
You will be trained in techniques for teaching yoga to older populations whose needs differ from younger yogis. By developing routines and behaviors that cultivate positive thinking and acceptance of the aging process, these students will gain a heightened sense of self-worth and peace of mind.


200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
Whole Body Yoga Studio
September 7, 2018 to May 5, 2019
Students in this training will learn the essentials for teaching yoga: warm-ups, basic postures, modifications, variations, benefits and contraindications, basic anatomy and physiology as applied to yoga, yoga breathing techniques, relaxation, meditation, & yogic philosophy.



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