Yoga Teacher Training

Begin a journey into the art and science of yoga that will forever transform your practice, both on and off the mat.

Yoga Six’s Teacher Training Program

Our yoga teacher training program is meant for anyone who wants to become a yoga instructor as well as for practitioners who aspire to advance and improve their yoga practice. During the 200 hours of this yoga instructor course, you’ll have the opportunity to gain knowledge in body alignment, anatomy and yoga philosophy, as well as learning how to teach a fun, safe and effective yoga class. Additionally, your training will teach you skills in leadership, listening and facilitation that will serve you well in yoga, as well as other aspects of your life.

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Yoga Six Instructor Accreditation

Our yoga instructor certification is accredited by Yoga Alliance, the organization responsible for maintaining the integrity and consistency of yoga trainings throughout the world. Yoga Alliance only includes a school as a Registered Yoga School when it's Yoga Teacher Training program meets clear, predetermined criteria. We’re proud to say that our 200-Hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training holds a 5-star rating from Yoga Alliance, so you can trust our yoga certification program to be of the highest quality, with a consistent approach and well-qualified teacher trainers.

Become a Yoga Instructor

There are a variety of reasons you may choose to participate in a yoga teacher training, but most likely, you are there to become a yoga teacher. Even if you’re not sure you want to become a yoga instructor, there are plenty of reasons to take our 200 hour yoga certification. A yoga instructor course allows you to deepen your yoga practice, challenge yourself in new ways, acquire new skills, learn about your body and how it works, and connect deeply with yourself and others through the training process. Should you choose to go on to become a yoga teacher after yoga teacher training, our Certified Yoga Six Program graduates are able to teach hatha, hot yoga and Vinyasa yoga styles for all levels. Our yoga certification program is well respected within the yoga community. We are known for our empowering teaching style, as well as our emphasis on sequencing and proper body mechanics. Yoga Six holds trainings twice a year in each region from San Diego, St. Louis, and Chicago, to Milwaukee, Columbus, OH and Leawood, KS. Yoga instructor trainings are offered in both condensed and extended immersion style formats to fit your life.

200 Hour Vinyasa Yoga Instructor Course

Training with an accredited school like Yoga Six ensures you receive a well-rounded education that meets the hours criteria in 6 key categories as defined by Yoga Alliance. Most studios in the United States require teachers to hold a minimum of 200-hour certificate in order to teach. The 200 hours required for certification are broken down into 6 categories as follows:
Asana, Pranayama & Meditation - 100 Hours

Postures and breathing techniques with a clear focus on alignment, body benefits, contraindications, and special population adaptations.

Teaching Methodology - 30 Hours

Practical and subtle aspects of teaching, including class sequencing, hands on assists, use of voice and body language, and reading the room.

Yoga Philosophy, Ethics & Lifestyle - 30 Hours

An exploration of history of yoga, pre-Vedic age to the classical era, and the evolution of the tantra and its applications to daily life.

Anatomy & Physiology - 20 Hours

A comprehensive overview of the physical body, bones, muscles, bodily systems and organs, and the subtleties of the energetic body.

Practicum - 15 Hours

Leading peers in practice (mock class), the art of giving and receiving feedback, and assisting and observing others teach.

The Business of Yoga - 5 Hours

Review industry trends and develop an understanding of studio operations, scheduling classes, marketing and managing private clients.

YOGA TEACHER TRAINING F.A.Q.'S

No. Yoga Six offers a 200-hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training program. You may take some hot classes during the training program, but majority of our practices are not held in heat.

Yoga Six’s Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training is accredited by Yoga Alliance, so you can trust that your yoga certification is respected and recognized by the yoga community. Graduates from our 200-hour yoga certification program are able to teach hatha, Vinyasa and hot yoga classes for students of all levels. Because of our focus on empowering teaching styles and proper sequencing and body mechanics, our yoga teacher training develops teachers who teach safely and effectively and inspire their students.

Our teacher training program is highly interactive, and many modules depend on the consistent and collective energy of the group. For this reason we do not recommend missing any sessions. That said, life happens. Students who miss a session can make it up by completing additional homework assignments related to the missed class topics AND attending a make-up session. Each day is considered a session, and the maximum amount of missed time allowed is 3 sessions. There may be an additional charge for make-up sessions.

No, not at all! Our training is about diving deeper into the study and practice of yoga. Anyone interested in learning more about yoga will get a lot of value from this experience.

About 30% of students who sign up for our teacher training program have no intention of teaching. Many students enroll in teacher training to further develop their own personal practice of yoga.