Yoga Alliance® 200 hour yoga teacher training certification programs


Become a Yoga Teacher or Deepen your Practice

Have you ever thought about becoming a yoga teacher? Are you interested in exploring a new career? Are you just looking to develop a better yoga practice?


Then the happy earth yoga 200 hour yoga teacher training is for you!

The next training will be in New Jersey!

Dates: 2014 TBA

If you would like more information about upcoming trainings, contact us.



Join a special group of aspiring yoga teachers who are ready to move deeper into themselves and their own power. In our Yoga Alliance® 200 Hour Teacher Training program you will tap into your undiscovered internal power, awaken your spirit, and learn to become a dynamic and intuitive yoga teacher.

A benefit of training with happy earth yoga is that classes are kept small and you will receive personalized instruction and guidance.

The goal of our Yoga Alliance® certification is to teach you how to become a dynamic teacher, while at the same time, giving you an opportunity to explore and discover the power within yourself, both as a teacher and as an individual. Our practical training programs teach you how to TEACH yoga, not just the poses.
The next 6 month intensive yoga teacher training is over the course of 7 weekends (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) spread out over a 6 month period and is geared towards prospective teachers or students looking to deepen their practice.

We will train you to teach a dynamic and challenging yoga class, and give you the confidence to step into any class and guide the students through a powerful physical and mental journey.

Although you may have a gifted personal practice, guiding a room full of students through a powerful Vinyasa yoga practice with confidence is quite different than practicing yourself. Mastering the ability to communicate with your students is a crucial part of being an effective teacher. From a modern physiology and functional anatomy perspective, happy earth yoga Teacher Trainings provide cutting edge techniques such as anatomy study, posture specific workshops, and more for a comprehensive experience. Having a strong understanding of the way the body functions allows teachers to better understand why postures work the way they do and why the series follows a particular sequence. This allows our teachers to effectively give firm and safe hands-on physical adjustments.

"I really enjoy the teacher training with Stacey.
The sessions are thorough and well-prepared, my
practice deepens and I learn a lot – I hope I will be a
teacher like that one day." ~ Susanne K., Chef, New Yoga Teacher

What to expect to learn during your training:
  • how to teach a vinyasa yoga class as a workout for the body, mind and spirit
  • how to sequence asanas (postures) in a fluid manner and unite breath with movement
  • about alignment and how to avoid injuries
  • pranayama (breathing techniques) and meditation
  • how to teach with your voice and your hands, how to encourage and inspire people and how to use your body language to enhance a class
  • how to give safe and effective hands-on adjustments and also about the different styles and intentions of touch
  • hone your presentation and communication skills so that you can deliver a class in a concise manner, connecting with all students
  • how to read bodies, physically and emotionally, as well as the energy of a group or individual
  • basic physiology and anatomy
  • how to market yourself and your studio to build a following and learn the business of yoga
  • yoga Ethics and the student-teacher relationship
  • history of Yoga
  • thai Massage for Yoga Teachers
  • the creativitiy behind Children's Yoga
  • the art of Teaching Yoga to Seniors
  • teaching Private Lessons
  • dive into the Ancient Teachings of India with Ayurveda
  • basic Sanskrit, pronunciation and definitions

The 200-hour yoga teacher training schedule is broken down as follows:
Techniques – 100 hours – Includes both training in the techniques and practice of asanas, pranayamas, kriyas, and meditation.
Teaching methodology – 30 hours – Includes principles of demonstration, observation, assisting, instruction, teaching styles, quality of a teacher, and the students’ process of learning.
Anatomy and Physiology – 25 hours – Includes both Anatomy and Physiology (bodily systems, organs etc.) and astral/energy/subtle Anatomy and Physiology (chakras, nadis etc.)
Philosophy, Ethics and Lifestyle – 30 hours – Study of Yoga Scriptures, ethics for yoga teachers, “living the life of the Yogi”
Practicum – 10 hours – Includes student teaching as well as observing and assisting in classes taught by others. May be a combination of supervised and unsupervised.
The Business of Yoga – 5 hours – Explore some aspects of running a yoga business and how to market yourself
(These hours will include at least 180 contact hours. Contact hours means that the Teacher Trainer is physically in the presence of the student.)
Our program is for those who are seeking a deeper understanding of themselves and their Yoga practice. It is also for those who wish to obtain an official Yoga Alliance® Yoga Teacher Certification* from happy earth yoga.

*Certification is not automatic upon completion of the course and will be determined by an instructor’s assessment of the student’s understanding of the materials as well as their capacity and ability to teach.

Growth is arguably the single most important factor to living one’s life to its full potential. So, why not step out of your comfort zone and grow, challenge yourself in ways you have never been challenged before and make a difference in this world? Share the gift of yoga – become a powerful, inspirational and dynamic Yoga Teacher.

Interested? Please download and complete the application here and email back. Potential students are required to have at least 2 years experience of yoga practice by taking classes (not practicing on your own or with DVDs). The next happy earth yoga teacher training is starting soon and trainings fill up quickly so sign up today!

2014 Schedule



~Plus 30 hours of home study (reading assignments, class evaluations, workshop evaluations)
~happy earth yoga studio classes
Please be advised that dates and times are subject to change due to weather and unforeseen events.

Important Documents

Required and Suggested Readings
Student Assessment
happy earth yoga Code of Professional Standards
Ethics Agreement


(includes all trainings, manual and master classes, the tuition does not include books)

We have two fee options for this training:

$2700 + $100 non-refundable application fee* - to become certified

$2000 + $100 non-refundable application fee* - to deepen your practice and NOT become certified because you are not interested in being a teacher right now

(if you choose to change this option during the training to become certified, you may do so by adding $800 later)

You may also make payments if you choose, by paying the $100 non-refundable application fee and then creating a payment schedule. Contact us to create a monthly payment schedule.
*In all cases a $100.00 non-refundable application fee is due with the downloadable application.
Please download and complete an application here.

Application and fees due by TBA.

If you would like to pay with credit card, please do so below:
• REFUND POLICY: There are no refunds or credits on any payment, partial or full, once course has begun.  We will refund 90% of payment if your space if filled by another participant up until 15 days prior to the start of the course or no refund can be made.  By registering for the program, you agree to comply with these terms.
space is limited, please contact us for more information.
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