200HR Circle Yoga Teacher Training
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Find the heart of your yoga, in a diverse and supportive community
Join us for the Circle Yoga Teacher Training and spend a full year deepening your love of yoga and learning to share it with others. You'll work with a diverse team of experienced teachers and a supportive group of fellow trainees. Combining a solid background in yoga tradition with a clear presentation of contemporary approaches, we’ll take time to dive into the fundamentals of asana, philosophy, anatomy, mindfulness, and more.
By the end of the training, you’ll be able to design and teach practices that resonate with and support a broad range of students, body, mind, heart, and soul. You’ll have also begun the inner journey to find what will make you unique as a yoga teacher -- the heart of your own approach to yoga.
This is a hybrid training that gives you the flexibility to attend in person or online.
As a trainee, you will learn how to:
- Craft thoughtful, creative asana sequences
- Weave mindfulness, meditation, pranayama, and classical yoga philosophy into your yoga classes
- Cue healthy alignment based on an up-to-date understanding of anatomy
- Teach adults of all ages and body types
- Modify for common injuries and physical conditions
- Create an inclusive, joyful class environment
Expert knowledge, thoughtfully presented
We keep our training cohorts small, and all training hours are live (no pre-recorded content), so you'll have plenty of personal interaction with and feedback from your teachers. You will also have the opportunity to work closely with and get to know your fellow trainees throughout the year.
Our trainers work as a coordinated team to help you develop your understanding of yoga and your ability to teach it, step by step. We come from a variety of training backgrounds, from California to New York to India, so you’ll have access to a range of knowledge and a variety of approaches and teaching philosophies, with each instructor teaching from their particular strengths.
When you graduate from the 200HR Circle Yoga Teacher Training, you will know your own strengths and areas for growth as a practitioner and as a teacher. And whether or not you plan to teach, you will feel well-prepared to embark on the next stage of your yoga path.
Learn to welcome a variety of students
Becoming a seasoned or specialized yoga teacher takes many years of experience with continuing learning and training. By the end of this 200-hour program, you will have established a strong foundation from which to begin your teaching journey. You will be prepared to teach a full-length public class—from Gentle to Level 1-2—to adult students with the usual range of abilities and special circumstances, including students with arthritis and minor movement limitations, students who are pregnant, and students with larger bodies.
New this year: An optional anatomy add-on
We make sure that the 200HR training offers all the anatomy information you need to get started as a yoga teacher. But there’s always more to know! This year we’re expanding our anatomy offerings with an optional 20-hour anatomy module. Please stay tuned for details.
Circle Yoga: A community resource
Circle Yoga was founded after 9/11 as a resource for the local community, and the studio’s roots in our neighborhood, in mindfulness, and in children’s yoga have made it into a uniquely welcoming and supportive environment. Our students bring their neighbors, friends, and family members here because they know that almost everyone can find a class to suit their needs.
The teachers at Circle Yoga come from a wide variety of yoga traditions, but our common thread is safe, mindful, compassionate yoga, with an emphasis on self-awareness and the long-term goals of the practice. We’re known for our ability to welcome all students, to offer them a rich and varied experience of yoga, and to help them cultivate their own supportive, sustainable practice.
We can’t wait to share these skills with you in the Circle Yoga Teacher Training.
As I hoped, the CYTT program focuses on deepening your personal yoga practice as the foundation for learning to teach. Teachers and fellow students make becoming a more committed yogi both challenging and fun. Our classes, readings, and group projects all support developing a home practice that integrates yoga poses with breath work, mindfulness, anatomy, yoga philosophy…and perpetual curiosity.
The CYTT program has already surpassed my expectations in providing both a team of competent and inspiring teachers as well as a community of fellow students motivated to learn and support each other. As someone who has discovered yoga in the middle years of life, I have appreciated how the CYTT incorporates compassion without judgment for my own physical and emotional restrictions in my yoga practice. This gives me the tools for offering that same compassion to future students. The program has also helped me discover more freedom in taking my yoga practice “off the mat” in new ways as it becomes more about the way I move in my daily life.
I am incredibly thankful to have found the CYTT. The program is thoughtfully structured to provide deep learning and time for integration into daily life. It is a wonderful mix of personal learning at home and experiential based learning in the classroom. The teachers each bring their own unique strengths and skill sets to the program, and I'm enjoying building my yoga community with peers in the training. I recommend this training enthusiastically.