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**NEW** 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

10/7/2022 - 3/12/2023

NiMaSte Yoga 200 Hour Teacher Training Certification

Are you looking to take your yoga practice to the next level or do you dream of teaching yoga to others? We recognize your life is busy and everyone learns at a different pace, so complete your training over one or two years, as your time, budget and schedule allow. 

NiMaSte Yoga is a Yoga Alliance Registered School (RYS 200). Our curriculum meets or exceeds the standards set by Yoga Alliance. An RYT 200 certification is the professional standard for yoga teachers. Program graduates will be responsible for registering with Yoga Alliance in order to become a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200).

Our 200 hour program will cover:

  • Study of yoga asana and modifications (alignment, safe practice for individual needs, and benefits)

  • Principles of anatomy, biomechanics, and physiology, including breath awareness and pranayama

  • Sequencing grounded in alignment, biomechanics, creativity, and your unique voice

  • Observing bodies and guiding students with verbal cues, physical assists and use of props

  • Mindfulness and meditation to cultivate self-awareness in your practice and teaching

  • Yoga history and philosophy, including Sanskrit terms

  • Build your confidence through practice teaching and understanding the business aspects of teaching yoga

What makes NiMaSte Yoga Teacher Training unique?

  • Individualized attention: We have two instructors with decades of combined experience in the yoga field.

  • Intelligent Sequencing with Safe Alignment: Learn how to structure your class to honor the needs and intentions of your students, recognizing their unique anatomy.

  • Find Your Voice: We give you the space and encouragement to help you find your own teaching style.

Choose a schedule that works for you. Our weekend based training system allows students to complete certification at their own pace over one or two years, paying per weekend as you go if needed.  All Teacher Trainings must be attended in person/livestream to receive a Certificate of Completion.

Schedule and Pricing

NiMaSte Yoga Teacher Training will take place:

Fridays 6:00-9:30pm (3.5 hours)

Saturday 12:00-7 pm (7 hours)

Sundays 12:00-6:30 pm (6.5 hours)

October 2021 - March 2022


Weekend 1: 10/7-10/9

Centering, Warm Ups and Taking your Seat

Weekend 2: 10/21-10/23

Standing and Balancing/Anatomy of Leg and Pelvis

Weekend 3: 11/4-11/6

Forward Bends, Backbends and Twists; Anatomy of the Spine

Weekend 4: 11/18-11/20

Inversions, Arm balances, Finishing Poses (seated) and Savasana; Anatomy of the Upper Body, Arms and Shoulders

Weekend 5: 12/2-12/4

Transitions and Sequencing, Bandhas, Anatomy of the “Core”

Weekend 6: 12/16-12/18

Cueing, Assisting, Modifications and Props

Weekend 7: 1/6-1/8

Restorative and Yin; Anatomy of Connective Tissues

Weekend 8: 1/20-1/22

Specialty Yoga: Prenatal, Gentle Yoga (Seniors, Chair, Special Conditions)

Weekend 9: 2/3-2/5

Teaching for Anatomy, Subtle Body (Nadis, Chakras, Ayurveda, Doshas)

Weekend 10: 2/10-2/12

Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle, Yamas and Niyamas, Yoga Sutras

Weekend 11: 2/24-2/26

Ethics of teaching yoga; Business of yoga

Weekend 12: 3/3-3/5

Final Teaching

(3/10-12 Makeup weekend if needed)

Must teach 10 classes within 12 months before receiving certificate (verify with signatures and contact info)

Pay one of 3 ways:

  1. Early Bird - $2,700 

  2. Full Price $3,000 - can be paid in 3 installments 

  3. Pay as you go over two years, $3,500 - can be paid in 5 installments

*If you identify as someone historically excluded from the yoga teaching community due to sexuality, skin color, citizenship, ability, gender, language, education, income, housing, body size, mental health, or neuro-diversity, please email us at  to apply for a discount.

*Required texts

Teaching Yoga by Mark Stephens

The Key Muscles of Yoga by Ray Long

Yoga Sequencing by Mark Stephens

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Chip Hartranft 

OM Yoga: A guide to daily practice by Cyndi Lee

Relax and Renew by Judith Lasater, PhD, PT

Yoga Adjustments by Mark Stephens

Living Your Yoga by Judith Lasater, PhD, PT

Yin Yoga: Principles and Practice, Paul Grilley

Yoga of the Subtle Body, Tias Little