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with a time-tested curriculum and industry-leading teachers, YogaWorks offers best-in-class yoga teacher trainings.

We offer Yoga Alliance Registered 200-hour trainings and advanced 300-hour trainings. If you are just starting your journey, you will begin with the 200-hour YTT program. This will give you a solid foundation that deepens your practice and shows you how to be effective as a yoga teacher. We also offer several different formats 鈥 both in-person and online 鈥 so that you can choose the one that works best for you!

Visit our schedule below to see a list of our upcoming yoga teacher trainings happening online and around the world.

5-Star Yoga Alliance Rated

Past trainees have rated our Yoga Alliance training school 5 stars.

30+ Years

Our curriculum is the rich, culminated experience of dozens of teachers over 3 decades.

15,000+ Alumni

We have the most widely-recognized yoga teacher training alumni network in the world.

10+ Countries & Online

We offer globally-acclaimed yoga teacher training online and in destinations around the world.

Groundbreaking Program

Groundbreaking Program

Our comprehensive yoga teacher training curriculum has been carefully refined over 30 years to offer a fully interactive, dynamic experience. It is a mindful blend of Eastern and Western yoga teachings, paired with practical modern applications. Our unique approach goes beyond poses 鈥 it is anchored in a deep understanding of the body and biomechanics.

Empowered Sequencing

Empowered Sequencing

Yoga teacher training should never be about memorizing a rigid sequence. Our program framework honors traditional lineage while encouraging fluidity and freedom of expression. You will learn skillful Vinyasa sequencing built on a foundation of artful cueing, advanced Asana study, an understanding of anatomy, and the philosophical underpinnings of yoga. All our graduates know how to use creative, well-rounded sequencing to inspire others.

Transformational Relationships

Transformational Relationships

Our yoga teacher trainings support individual inquiry alongside profound group interactions. You will be supported and empowered with tools that facilitate personal growth and deeper, more authentic connections with others. We want you to take your yoga off the mat as you develop new and lasting friendships and a renewed sense of acceptance for yourself.

Our Experienced Faculty is Here to Guide You

Our Experienced Faculty is Here to Guide You

YogaWorks teachers are expertly-trained educators that are passionate about making yoga accessible to every body. They鈥檝e been featured in international publications, led sold-out workshops and retreats, and shared their love of yoga all around the world.

No matter which instructor you have at YogaWorks, you鈥檒l be learning from an industry-leading yoga trainer. Each member of our yoga teacher training team has hundreds, if not thousands, of hours of training. You鈥檒l be led by and learn from this immense wellspring of expertise.

Our trainers are also highly skilled at teaching in both online and in-person formats. With YogaWorks you can pursue your yoga teacher certification with confidence and ease.

Our Experienced Faculty is Here to Guide You

YogaWorks teachers are expertly-trained, impassioned educators who make yoga accessible to every body. They鈥檝e been featured in international publications and programs, led sold out workshops and retreats, and shared their love of yoga in destinations near and far.

No matter which instructor you have at YogaWorks, you鈥檒l be learning from an industry-leading yoga trainer who鈥檚 ready to simplify your learning process. Each member of our widely-respected training team has hundreds, if not thousands, of hours of training, and you鈥檒l be led by and learn from their immense wellspring of expertise.

YogaWorks trainers are well-studied and have the skills to structure, organize and teach you how to teach others. In addition our trainers are highly skilled in teaching both online and in-person. Think of your trainer as your personal coach, guiding you through every detail as it unfolds, so you can train with confidence and ease.

Teacher Training Schedule

On-Demand
Starts
Jan 31, 2025
Ends
Jillian Pransky
Instructor
Online
Location
Self-paced
Jillian Pransky

Jillian Pransky

For the past 25 years, I鈥檝e been teaching people all over the world the principles of deep listening through restorative and slow flow yoga and mindfulness practices. To me, slowing down, turning inward, and deeply listening to our body and heart is perhaps the most meaningful form of self-care work we can do. When we are more compassionate and connected with ourselves, we are able to be more compassionate and connected with others and the world around us. In this way, our practice not only benefits us, it benefits everyone we are in relationship with, and everyone we come into contact with. This is truly why I practice, and why I offer the classes, retreats, workshops, and trainings I do. But relaxing didn鈥檛 always come easily to me.


DETAILS

  • 108 Hour Restorative Teacher Training
  • Self-paced On-Demand Recordings
  • 100+ Page Digital Manual with Detailed Full Color Images
  • Yoga Alliance and International Association of Yoga Therapists

Deepen your understanding, practice, and teaching of Restorative Yoga in this virtual training led by Jillian Pransky, author of Deep Listening, Certified Yoga Therapist recognized by IYAT, and YACEP Provider, with over 25 years of experience leading trainings grounded in the latest scientific research. Her teachings are rooted in the principles of pausing and deep listening through restorative and slow flow yoga and mindfulness practices, and her signature technique, LARAR鈩, for overall body, mind, spirit, health, and wellness.

Jillian is joined by a world-renowned panel of luminary guest teachers offering you a unique opportunity to learn, practice, and connect with leading experts in topics to enrich your practice and teaching including somatic healing, trauma, pain, and yoga nidra.

TRAINING DATES & LOCATIONS

Self-paced online until 2025

TUITION & REGISTRATION

Tuition: $1699

Payment Plan & Scholarship Options Available

Save $150 with code YOGAWORKS (all caps)

Register here:

Aug 24, 2024
Starts
Dec 8, 2024
Ends
Jannice Strand
Instructor
Oslo, Norway
Location
Weekends
Jannice Strand

Jannice Strand

Jannice is the general manager and owner of Be Yoga Studio, she is a Yoga teacher and Yoga Therapist, (E-RYT 500) YogaWorks certified trainer, and a forever dedicated yoga student. Jannice started her own Yoga Practice in 2001, over the years she has studied with highly respected and acknowledged teachers from around the world. She has assisted her Senior YogaWorks teachers for more than 600 hours, to become a YogaWorks Teacher Trainer and has in addition to her Yogaworks 500 hour training 鈥 completed several trainings, together over 2000 hours.


DETAILS

This training will be taught in Norwegian.

TRAINING DATES & LOCATIONS

be yoga STUDIO
Solheimveien 28
1473 L酶renskog

9 weekends
Saturday & Sunday | 08:30 am 鈥 5:30 pm

24.- 25. August 2024
31.- 01. September 2024
21.- 22. September 2024
28.- 29. September 2024
19.- 20. Oktober 2024
26.- 27. Oktober 2024
16.- 17. November 2024
23.- 24. November 2024
07.- 08. Desember 2024

TUITION & REGISTRATION

Learn more and register here:

Sep 6, 2024
Starts
Nov 24, 2024
Ends
Liz Defour
Instructor
Detroit, Michigan
Location
Weekends
Liz Defour

Liz Defour

Liz Defour is the owner of Full Lotus Yoga studio, a certified 好色导航 Trainer, and has been teaching yoga for over a decade. She began studying yoga as a teenager and was immediately aware of the importance a consistent practice made on her physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. Now a certified E-RYT 500 Liz is dedicated to sharing yoga with her community full time.

Beginning with and grounded in Ashtanga yoga, Liz now likes to weave many modalities of movement and training into her teaching. Liz considers herself a voracious student of the Yoga Sutras and loves to discuss how we can incorporate this ancient ideology into our modern day lifestyle.


TRAINING DATES & LOCATIONS

September 6-8, 13-15, 27-29
October 11-13, 25-26
November 8-10, 22-24

Fridays | 5 p.m. 鈥 8 p.m. (Zoom)
Saturdays | 8 a.m. 鈥 4:30 p.m. (in-studio)
Sundays | 8 a.m. 鈥 4:30 p.m. (in-studio)

Full Lotus Yoga
6505 Woodward
Detroit, MI 48202

TUITION & REGISTRATION

$3100

Payment plan option: four payments of $775 due before February 17th

Learn more and register here:

Sep 6, 2024
Starts
May 4, 2025
Ends
Monica Motley
Instructor
Columbia, Maryland
Location
Weekends
Monica Motley

Monica Motley

Monica nourishes her body through movement and soul through love. She continues to practice and share her passion for yoga, fitness, and community.

Monica is a 500-Hour RYT who teaches studio classes, online classes, events, workshops, teacher training, private sessions, and retreats. Her upbeat, athletic, and flowing yoga style emphasizes technique and alignment while cultivating the connection between breath and movement.

Be prepared to sweat and move freely, while building strength, flexibility, endurance, balance, and relaxation. Monica encourages students to challenge the physical body while calming the mind and spirit 鈥 leaving them feeling stronger, more energized, and more balanced.


TRAINING DATES & LOCATIONS

Training Dates:

  • September 6-8, 2024
  • October 4-6, 2024
  • November 8-10, 2024
  • December 6-8, 2024
  • January 3-5, 2025
  • February 7-9, 2025
  • March 7-9, 2025
  • April 4-6, 2025
  • May 2-4, 2025

Days and Times:

  • Fridays 6:30 鈥 9:30 PM (In Studio)
  • Saturdays 9:30am 鈥 12:30 PM (Zoom)
  • Saturdays 1:30 鈥 6:30 PM (In Studio)
  • Sundays 2:00 鈥 7:00 PM (In Studio)

TUITION & REGISTRATION

Learn more and register here:

Sep 7, 2024
Starts
Nov 24, 2024
Ends
YogaWorks Instructors
Instructor
Online
Location
Weekends
YogaWorks Instructors

YogaWorks Instructors

YogaWorks teachers are expertly-trained, impassioned educators who make yoga accessible to every body. They鈥檝e been featured in international publications and programs, led sold out workshops and retreats, and shared their love of yoga in destinations near and far.

No matter which instructor you have at YogaWorks, you鈥檒l be learning from an industry-leading yoga trainer who鈥檚 ready to simplify your learning process. Each member of our widely-respected training team has hundreds, if not thousands, of hours of training, and you鈥檒l be led by and learn from their immense wellspring of expertise.

YogaWorks trainers are well-studied and have the skills to structure, organize and teach you how to teach others. In addition our trainers are highly skilled in teaching both online and in-person. Think of your trainer as your personal coach, guiding you through every detail as it unfolds, so you can train with confidence and ease.


DETAILS

The YogaWorks 200-Hour Program is a foundational training designed to provide people a transformational experience.聽 It will take one鈥檚 personal practice to a whole new level and they will gain a deeper understanding of the many layers of yoga.

For those who want to teach, they will learn the skills to teach an inspired and intelligent yoga class, marking the beginning of a successful career as a yoga teacher.

In the training students will learn:

  • The proper alignment, benefits and potential risks of the foundational yoga postures
  • Principles of anatomy and how they apply to each posture
  • The science and art of sequencing a yoga class
  • An introduction into subtle body and meditation
  • Hands on adjustments
  • How to observe and see bodies
  • The art of the voice
  • Confidence though practice teaching
  • Yoga history and philosophy
  • Sanskrit names of the postures

In addition to learning all of the above, it鈥檚 an excellent way to become part of a likeminded community, make lifelong friends and have fun!

 

  • Who is the 200-hour Training for?
    • Aspiring Teachers
    • Those who want to advance their practice and knowledge of yoga
    • Yogis who want to build community and connect with others in the yoga community
    • For those who want a transformational experience
  • What is the YogaWorks Method?
    • YogaWorks is a vinyasa based school with an emphasis on alignment and intelligent sequencing.聽 The YogaWorks method was developed by YogaWorks founder Maty Ezraty and Senior Teacher Lisa Walford.聽 They took the heat and flow inspired from the Ashtanga method and combined that with precise alignment and attention to detail.聽 These elements are coupled with the YogaWorks approach to sequencing which create a well-rounded flow class, always leading to a 鈥榩eak pose鈥 and cooling down effectively.聽 YogaWorks classes are creative and intelligent and can be modified from level 1 through 2/3.
  • Why the YogaWorks Training?
    • Our Experience, Rich History & Reputation
    • The YogaWorks Teacher Training was developed by YogaWorks founder Maty Ezraty and Senior Teacher and Trainer Lisa Walford in 1990.聽 Our training is one of the oldest programs currently available and is respected around the world.聽 聽Saying that you are a YogaWorks Alumni goes along way with employers as they know that our grads are intelligent well trained teachers.

TRAINING DATES & LOCATIONS

  • Module 1 (100-hours)
    • September 7th - October 13th
    • Saturdays & Sundays
    • 9am-4pm
  • Module 2 (100-hours)
    • October 19th - November 24th
    • Saturdays & Sundays
    • 9am-4pm

TUITION & REGISTRATION

Pricing for each 100-hr module is $899 early bird by July 31st and $999 for the full price.

Oct 27, 2024
Starts
Nov 18, 2024
Ends
Alicia Cheung
Instructor
Bali, Indonesia
Location
All-Inclusive
Alicia Cheung

Alicia Cheung

Alicia Cheung has been a movement junkie since childhood, and started teaching group fitness classes at fifteen years of age. In her early 20s, she expanded her repertoire as a personal trainer and yoga teacher. Her journey continued through injuries sustained during a snowmobiling accident that left her unable to move for four months. With Yoga and acupuncture as her main modalities for healing, this led her to eventually earn a Masters of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has also studied and received certification in mindfulness and meditation, craniosacral therapy and nutritional counseling. While her classes are steeped in mindfulness practice, she never dismisses the power that movement has on healing, recovery and overall wellbeing. 鈥淢otion is lotion and movement is medicine,鈥 she often tells her students.

During trainings, Alicia focuses on functional anatomy and movement, yoga psychology and philosophy, bridging the physical with the psychospiritual and relating the deeper threads of Yoga to daily life and relationships.

For the last thirty years, she has empowered her students to embody and love their anatomy, to move skillfully with great attention and care, and to establish sustainable relationships with the Earth, people and food.

Alicia loves teaching vinyasa flow, therapeutic Yin yoga, Yoga nidra, myofascial roll-n-release, online mindfulness courses, nutrition and breath work. She is a teacher鈥檚 teacher and one of many talents.


DETAILS

Experience the quietude of the mountains and the energy of the ocean in the upcoming signature 200-hour YogaWorks teacher training in Bali.

Upon arrival, you will be whisked away to an UNESCO World Heritage site, where you will be surrounded by the majestic mountainous energy of Batukaru and enveloped by organic, terraced rice fields, chanting priests and the surrounding sounds of nature. Enjoy silent mornings with meditation, breath work and journaling. Plunge in the natural, fresh water pool. Visit the famous, nearby temple or Pura Luhur. Enjoy the power of nearby waterfalls. Relax in the local hot springs鈥ll this, and more, while studying under senior YogaWorks teacher trainers, Alicia Cheung and Oliver Reinsch.

On a day off, you then get to venture to the seaside at Balian Beach, where you will be met with a fun, consistent surf break, strolls on the beach, and breathtaking sunsets. If you appreciate both mountain and ocean energy, then this is the training for you!

TRAINING DATES & LOCATIONS

Bali, Indonesia

October 27th-November 18th, 2024

TUITION & REGISTRATION

  • Enroll before June 1st and save $400!
  • Packages start at $4,495 for triple accommodation.

For more information or to apply, please

Nov 17, 2024
Starts
Mar 23, 2025
Ends
Olivia Barry
Instructor
Tokyo, Japan
Location
Intensive
Olivia Barry

Olivia Barry

Physical Therapist, Yoga Therapist, and Teacher Trainer.

Having spent two fulfilling decades in Los Angeles, Olivia played a pivotal role in numerous YogaWorks yoga teacher training programs, including training the trainers. As an accomplished author, she penned the YogaWorks Teacher Training Anatomy Manual and contributed to shaping the curriculum.

A proud UC Berkeley alum, she pursued her passion for healing by earning a Master鈥檚 in Physical Therapy with Honors from CSU Northridge.

Her journey in movement studies commenced at the renowned San Francisco Ballet School and to this day, she still finds her groove in dance classes of all varieties.

Currently, she is actively involved in training and mentoring new teachers with the Center for Yoga Los Angeles. Recently, she has joined the Kinesiology Department at Santa Rosa Junior College, further expanding her reach and impact.


DETAILS

  • November 17, 2024 to January 19, 2025
    • Register here:
    • Early bird discount ends September 30 鈥 Japan time.
    • This training will be taught in English with Japanese interpretation.
  • January 26, 2025 to March 23, 2025
    • Register here:
    • For those who have completed the first 100 hours.
    • Early bird discount ends December 25 鈥 Japan time.
    • This training will be taught in English with Japanese interpretation.
Jan 11, 2025
Starts
May 18, 2025
Ends
Jodie Rufty
Instructor
East Northport, NY
Location
Weekends
Jodie Rufty

Jodie Rufty

Jodie Rufty was the East Coast Director of Trainer Development for YogaWorks from 2015 to 2020 and has been a Senior Trainer for both the 200 and 300-hour Training for the past 19 years.

She has been teaching Yoga since 1995 throughout New York, California, and Internationally. Jodie co-founded Amrita Yoga Center NYC in September of 2002 and helped launch Nava Yoga Center in Zagreb, Croatia, in June 2004.

Jodie has continued her education with many teachers, including Rodney Yee, Genny Kapuler, and Ana Forrest, completing several Training Intensives in 1998, 2000 & 2003. While living in California in 1998, Jodie taught at the Yoga Studio of Mill Valley. She continued her studies at Yoga Works in Los Angeles with many teachers, such as Lisa Walford, Eric Schifmann & Shiva Rea. Jodie is registered to teach through Yoga Alliance at the E-RYT 500 hour level, receiving several 200 & 300 hr certifications by Alan Finger in the ISHTA lineage, Alison West of Yoga Union, and 好色导航.

She is also the author of 鈥淭he Art of Yoga Sequencing鈥 published in 2008. Jodie has continued her education with many teachers, including Rodney Yee, Genny Kapuler, and Ana Forrest, completing several Training Intensives in 1998, 2000 & 2003. Jodie currently resides in NYC, where she continues to study, practice and teach Yoga . She continues to draw much of her spiritual inspiration and guidance from Amritanandamayama or (鈥淎mma鈥 鈥淎mmachi鈥 the hugging mother from India). She is incredibly grateful to all her teachers over the years. Jodie also teaches many workshops and retreats worldwide throughout the year.


DETAILS

  • 200 hour in-person YogaWorks training
  • Two weekends a month
  • Digital manual included
  • Unlimited studio classes included in tuition for the duration of training

TRAINING DATES & LOCATIONS

Saturday Sessions 12 pm - 7 pm / Sunday Sessions 1 pm - 8 pm

January 11th, 12th, 25th, 26th

February 8th, 9th, 22nd, 23rd

March 8th, 9th, 29th, 30th

April 12th, 13th,聽 26th, 27th

May 3rd, 4th, 17th, 18th

All sessions take place at Your Yoga Place studio in East Northpoint, NY.

TUITION & REGISTRATION

Early Bird 1 Tuition: $3,200 Register and Pay in Full before November 1st, 2024

Early Bird Tuition 2: $3,350 Register and Pay in Full before December 1, 2024

Late Bird (Full Tuition): $3,500 Register and pay in full after December 1 , 2024

Payment Plan Available- Four Payments of $875, equaling Full Tuition, are due before December 31st , 2024

There is a non-refundable $500 registration fee, which goes towards your tuition.

Frequently Asked Questions

We are a Vinyasa-based school, focusing on a method that balances precise instruction, detailed alignment, breath, and fluid movement. Classes can be either moderately or vigorously paced and are carefully themed to deepen the students鈥 experience of Yoga. A flow of Sun Salutations and postures is skillfully sequenced, and modifications and props are used to individualize the practice for each student.

At YogaWorks, we have been leading yoga teacher training in this clear and effective style of practice for over 30 years and have trained some of the world鈥檚 most celebrated Yogis. Our program is considered the most respected program in Teacher Training with over 15,000 graduates in over 20 countries.

During your yoga instructor certification course, you will study how to:

  • Perform poses in a safe and intelligent way (Asana)
  • Use modifications, variations, and props to maintain alignment
  • Design dynamic, effective, and intelligent sequences for all levels
  • Work with different kinds of bodies and students
  • Observe bodies in practice
  • Work with injuries, pregnancies, and limitations
  • Practice teaching
  • Implement Pranayama, or breathing techniques
  • Translate some Sanskrit
  • Share and teach the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
  • Be successful as a teacher and business owner

No problem! Many people have other personal reasons they are pursuing a yoga teacher certification.

Our 200-hour YTT is ideal for those who want to delve deeper into the study of yoga and improve their own practice. It鈥檚 also great for students who simply want to have a transformational experience and to be a part of our thriving Yoga Community.

Yoga Alliance is an organization that was started in 1999 as a way to create nationally-recognized standards for yoga teachers and yoga teacher training in the U.S. More and more yoga studios across the country are requiring their teachers to register with the Yoga Alliance, either at the 200-hour YTT or 500-hour YTT level. All YogaWorks trainings have a 5-Star Yoga Alliance rating based on past participant reviews.

Yoga Alliance registration is not a legal requirement for teaching yoga. Currently, there are no legal certification requirements to be a yoga teacher, though it is recommended.

Yes! The YogaWorks Yoga Teacher Training is globally recognized, which is why we have over 10,000 graduates.

Our students come from all over the U.S. and all over the world to take our training and to bring the knowledge back home to their own communities. However, it is always prudent to check in your country if there are any specific yoga instructor certification requirements.

Yes! With the successful completion of all the requirements of the program, you will receive your Letter of Completion, Diploma, and yoga instructor certification.

You may also register with the Yoga Alliance () at the RYT-200 level (Registered Yoga Teacher 200). Graduates of the 200-hour program usually begin teaching in small studios, gyms, or with private clientele (friends and family). Many new teachers decide to continue their Yoga Teacher Training education and participate in our 300-hour training program as a way to further solidify their skills, knowledge, and personal style as a yoga instructor.

The YogaWorks 300-hour YTT offers a curriculum that builds on the material presented in our initial 200-Hour training. It also includes a five-month apprenticeship with a senior teacher whom trainees assist weekly and meet with monthly to gain valuable in-class experience and one-on-one attention. This training is thorough, professional training for becoming a highly skilled yoga teacher. It rounds out and solidifies a teacher鈥檚 complete education.

Our affiliate partners are expertly trained, impassioned educators who make yoga accessible to everybody. They鈥檝e been featured in international publications and programs, led sold-out workshops and retreats, and shared their love of yoga in destinations near and far.

Please note that these trainings are not hosted by YogaWorks and as such, any refunds or payments are made directly to the affiliate partners.

If you're a YogaWorks certified teacher and trainer and interested in leading a teacher training, please contact us at partnertraining@yogaworks.com. Please include your name, teaching experience, and the location where you wish to host a training.