200 Hour Teacher Training

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200HR Circle Yoga Teacher Training

Our 2022-23 teacher training is underway. Want to join the next training cohort in September 2023? Click on the button below to connect with us, and we'll share details about the next training as they are available.

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.

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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.

Sydnea and Camille

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.

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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.