Yoga Teacher Training Guide

Greater Philadelphia Edition

Find your first 200-hour yoga teacher training, scope out advanced trainings, or pin down a specialized training to suit your needs.

Many trainings have moved online which allows for more flexibility and ease of attending.  Online, in-person, or mixed – we’ve got several upcoming trainings for you to consider.

200/250-Hour Yoga Teacher Trainings

300/500-Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Trainings

Specialty Yoga Teacher Trainings


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


The NEW Verge 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training
Verge Yoga
October 16, 2020 to March 19, 2021
Online

Verge Yoga’s NEW 2020-21 program will feature flexible online and in-studio education and instruction, customizable to each student’s preferences and needs. Complete the program YOUR way, in a flexible learning environment, where you can choose and adapt content based on how you learn best. Join master teachers and explore and discover your own limits!        


Prana Yoga Teacher Training (200 hour)
Princeton Center for Yoga & Health
October 24, 2020 to June 20, 2021

Learn how to practice and teach yoga as a profound science that unites movement, breath, sound, concentration, meditation & prayer. Approached in this way, yogic practice becomes a deeply potent healing and transformational path. Become a teacher of yoga at its essence and greatly expand the depth, power, and healing effects of your own practice.

In-Person


200 Hour YTT
Moondog Yoga
January 2021 to December 2021

Inherit the Wisdom of a Living Tradition
The Himalayan Institute partners with Moondog Yoga Studio offering this comprehensive and in-depth program. Join your Moondog teachers and HI faculty to deepen your understanding of the yoga tradition, expand your personal yoga practice, and discover your full potential as a yoga teacher.

Hybrid (In-Person and Online)


200 Hr. Pranakriya Yoga Teacher Training
Whole Body Yoga Studio
January 8, 2021 to August 29, 2021

Pranakriya Yoga is one of the most solidly grounded, transformational & logically structured yoga teacher trainings in the country. This program trains practitioners who have a love for yoga born out of practice & experience. Thread together asana, anatomy, pranayama, meditation, philosophy, relaxation, observation and hands-on assisting in 9 intensive weekends.

In-Person


200 hr. RYT Teacher Training 2021
Shanteel Yoga Sanctuary
January 15, 2021 to June 27, 2021

Join Shanteel Yoga Sanctuary’s Master Teachers for this 200 Hr. Teacher Training led by Claudine Schuster. Topics included: Asana, Anatomy, Philosophy, Sequencing, Meditation/Mindfulness, Chakra System, Pre/Post-Natal, Trauma Informed, Ayurveda, Yoga in Service, Kids Yoga. Weekend format/Payment Plans available.

In-Person


Vinyasa Fusion Flow: 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Intensive
Dragon Spirit Arts / Studio Space & Yoga School
March 5, 2021 to June 27, 2021

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

In-Person or Online


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.


300 Hr. TT – Immersion of the Body, Mind & Spirit
Shanteel Yoga Sanctuary
October 16, 2020 to October 24, 2021

Starting October 16th, embark on an intense training for a full year to master your skills. It involves one weekend a month and a monthly Workshop (Wednesday) and Focus Class. You will be diving deep into Philosophy, Restorative, Advanced Asana, Chakras, Yin, Ethics, Teaching and Sequencing, Anatomy, Chair, Ayurveda, and making Yoga accessible to all bodies.

In-Person


Prana Yoga 300 Hour Advanced Teacher Training
Princeton Center for Yoga & Health
October 17, 2020 to December 5, 2021

Discover the depth in learning to teach areas such as: Meditation, Pranayama, Yoga for Trauma Release and PTSD, Yoga Scriptures, Yoga Nidra, Restorative Yoga, Chair Yoga, and Prana Yoga. Explore the deeper aspects of Yoga practice and teaching through the 5 Kosha, Yoga and Purification, Yoga and Ayurveda, and Yogic Anatomy and Physiology.

In-Person


DDYS 500: 300 HR Advanced Yoga Teacher Training
Dig Yoga
Enroll in Individual Modules

DDYS (Dig Deeper Yoga Studies) 500: 300-hour Yoga Alliance® Registered Level II training with Sue Elkind & Naime Jezzeny. schedule is divided into NINE weekend modules.  Enroll at any time.

2020 Module dates: May 1-3, June 5-7, July 10-12, August 7-9, September 11-13, October 16-18, November 6-8 & December 11-13

Online Only


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.


Meditation: Theory & Teaching
Whole Body Yoga Studio
October 16, 2020 to October 20, 2020

In ancient times, yoga schools had a rich meditation practice that has been lost in modern traditions. This program will explore the many stages & techniques of yoga meditation. We will start with the most ancient forms from which Hindu, Buddhist, & Jain meditation have sprung, & we will explore how they can be incorporated into a modern practice & taught to our students.

In-Person


Essentials of Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga
Dig Yoga | Yoga International
October 23-25, 2020

During this live training, Sue will give you information about the stages of pregnancy and cultivating a healthy prenatal yoga practice, along with tips for postpartum recovery and how to optimally transition back into a yoga practice after having a baby.


Svaroopa® Vidya Meditation Teacher Training
Downingtown Yoga & Meditation Center
December 6-17, 2020

Profoundly deepen your own inner experience while you are preparing to teach others. Return home ready to teach a Meditation Course with three class meetings, in which you give your students tools to make their meditation deep and easy from the beginning.


Teaching Yoga for Parkinson’s Disease
Theresa Conroy Yoga Therapy
Spring 2021

In this four-month online training you will learn about Parkinson’s Disease, its symptoms and how to apply and modify therapeutic Yoga practices to welcome those with PD into your traditional classes and private sessions, or how to create and market a niche . Each module is pre-recorded and each month includes a live webinar. YA and IAYT CEUs. An APD program with IAYT.


Not sure which type of training you’re looking for?
Explore different types of yoga teacher trainings and check out these tips for finding the best training for you.