Launch Your Own 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Welcome!

If you want to offer a top-notch 200 hour yoga teacher training, but outsource the labor of content creation, then purchasing my 200-hour yoga teacher training as a foundation for your own offering could be an excellent option for you. 

I’ve poured all of my expertise into creating a comprehensive and engaging 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training. The training is anchored in 4,000+ hours leading trainings, as well as my expertise as a professional instructional designer. It comes with everything you need to skillfully teach a 200-hour yoga teacher training program, including support for Yoga Alliance registration and guidance for offering your training online.

Most importantly, it’s fully customizable so that you can brand and adapt it to express the vision and voice of your school.
 
"I feel beyond grateful to have been able to teach a course as professional, detailed, and thoughtful as this. Seriously, it was the most incredible experience, and I can't wait to do it again."
Kanami Anderson,
Powder Yoga, Japan

What You Get in Buy A Training:

Lesson Plans. Engaging lectures, visual presentations, activities, worksheets. practice sessions, and guided discussions. Get step by step instructions for every training hour. Every lesson is exquisitely structured for maximum learning and impact. Allows you to outsource teaching time to other faculty, confident that everyone will be on the same page.

Student Manual. Over 600 pages of goodness. Provided in PDF and Word so that you can edit as you wish. Includes a 200 + page asana guide with photos and descriptions of all the postures, including alignment tips, cueing suggestions, contraindications, and more.

Online Adaptation Guidance: Teaching your program online? No problem. The lesson plans include suggestions for teaching online. We can also use your coaching time to look at specific online strategies if you want to pre-record content.

Yoga Alliance Guidance. I am an old hand at registration. As part of your package, you get up to five hours of 1:1 coaching with me, which we can use to support your application process. 

Schedule Support. We can also use your coaching time to create your personalized schedule. 

Clear Assessments (quizzes, exam, practicums) will give your students clarity and help them successfully hit the mark.

Freedom. All materials are editable and brandable so that you can adapt the training for your School’s vision and teaching.

Support. Up to five hours of consultation with me is included so that I can help you with material, coach you on registration with Yoga Alliance, and support your teaching. For those registering with the US Yoga Alliance, I also include access to my course, “How to Register with Yoga Alliance” to help you navigate the process.

The Benefits of Partnership

Save Time & Effort

Invest in a strong foundation for your own yoga teacher training: robust student manual, detailed lesson plans to engage and lead students, visual presentations, assessments and answer keys.

Increase Revenue & Build Community

Teacher training can support your business, share your School's vision, and build community. Easily customize content so it expresses your unique voice as a school.

Share Your Unique Voice

Fully editable and brandable, you can adapt the curriculum and student manual to express your unique voice, teaching methodology, and vision.

"Seriously blown away with how professional and comprehensive this package is and I feel so lucky to have hired the best."
Leilani Reid
Kamloops Hot Yoga, Canada

Why You're In Good Hands

Rachel helps yoga teachers and studios around the world create transformational education experiences so that they can thrive in their business, share their passion, and inspire more people to practice yoga. Her extensive knowledge and experience include earning two master’s degrees, authoring five books, leading over twenty 200-hour teacher trainings, building a teacher training department for a national yoga studio, and working in yoga studio management for more than fifteen years. She combines her extensive practical experience with her academic expertise (Masters in Instructional Systems and Learning Technology) to help yoga teachers and studios develop quality, transformational in-person and online educational programs. 

As a yoga expert, she has written for periodicals such as Yoga International and the Huffington Post, made guest appearances on CTV, Breakfast Television, and numerous podcasts, and presented at venues such as Wanderlust and the Omega Institute. She exuberantly shares her knowledge and skills through coaching, her blog and her YouTube channel. 

Check out her teaching style with her free online classes at DoYogaWithMe.com. Find her at rachelyoga.com or on social media at rachelscottyoga.

Rachel Scott
"Everything is so well laid out and easy to follow, whilst allowing space to bring in your own teaching voice and experience too. Just couldn't have done this without Rachel's help!"
Emma Turnbull
Yoga Wise, UK

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What will my students learn?

This 200 hour yoga teacher training program is chock full of goodness. It’s a culmination of the strategies, activities and content that I have developed and refined over my lifetime as a teacher trainer. I’ve blended real-life classroom experience with my graduate work in instructional design to give you a clear and effective roadmap for your teaching.This course provides your students with a practical and comprehensive foundation for their yoga teaching career. 

Through successful completion of this program, your students will be able to:

  • Plan and teach an all levels yoga class in the hatha or vinyasa style,
  • Learn a teaching methodology that is simple, inclusive, accessible, and non-dogmatic,
  • Gain a firm understanding of anatomy and its application to asana and risk factors, 
  • Demonstrate skills in direct cueing, verbal assists, demonstrations, classroom presence, staging poses, and the skillful use of actions,
  • Create classes in the peak pose sequencing style, which will solidify their understanding of asana and enable them to structure classes effectively,
  • Practice and teach foundational meditation and pranayama techniques,
  • Gain a clear understanding of yoga history and apply key philosophical concepts to real-world situations and behavior,
  • Describe the ethical qualities of a yoga teacher and how to act like a professional yoga teacher,
  • Participate in practices, asana labs, practice teaching, and structured practicums that will deepen their personal practices and elevate their teaching.

Not only will this course provide your students with a solid foundation for their yoga teaching, it will also support you in your leadership and skills as a teacher trainer.

Is this yoga training registered with the US Yoga Alliance?

In the past, it was possible for Schools to indicate that they were using another School’s syllabus (program and materials), and have automatic approval. Under that program, several schools used my Syllabus (and this program) to offer approved trainings. However, Yoga Alliance has discontinued this program, and now requires Schools to register their programs on their own so that they may personalize their submission, clearly indicate their understanding of their program content, and articulate their unique vision for their School.

Purchasing the program on its own is not a guarantee of of Yoga Alliance approval and each School must register itself. However, I have a good deal of experience in YA registration, and can provide support for your process in the form of coaching. You will be given access to my course, “How To Register | Uplevel for Yoga Alliance,” and you are also welcome to use your 5 complimentary coaching hours with me to help prepare your submission.

What’s included?

  • Lesson Plans (discussions, activities, labs, classes, and visual presentations) that include in-depth trainer notes to guide you every step of the way for 200 hours of content
  • Student manual (over 600 pages chock full of information, including a 250 page “asana guide”)
  • Free access to “How To Register for Yoga Alliance” (online course) to support your application process
  • Worksheets and practices to help students integrate information
  • Guided asana labs and practices 
  • 2 quizzes, 4 practicums, 1 sequencing practicum, and 1 final exam to assess your students
  • 5 hours of consultation with me to plan your unique training schedule, coach your Yoga Alliance Registration, answer questions…or anything else you need!

Can I edit the student manual?

Yes. The materials are provided in editable formats so that you can edit and brand the Student Manual, presentations, and trainer notes so that they reflect the unique vision and intention of your school.

 

Do I own the copyright?

The copyright for all original materials remains with me, but I grant you a non-exclusive, lifetime license to use the materials.
 

What’s the teaching methodology?

Every yoga teacher training should have a Teaching Methodology, that is, a system for teaching your trainees how to teach. It is important to use consistent language in your program to keep your students clear and on track.

This yoga teacher training uses Tadasana as a blueprint for every pose. This methodology provides a simple, yet powerful structure that helps students move beyond simply cueing the position of the pose (what it looks like), and begin to cue the more subtle and energizing actions that are essential to alignment.Rather than assert a “right” way to teach yoga, this training provides a series of practical tools that can be used in different ways to support creating an intentional class experience. We take a “what do you gain, what do you lose” viewpoint, which empowers the trainees to use their skills mindfully to create a class experience. This method also leaves a lot of room for you – as the trainer of your school – to imprint your unique style and preferences into the training.For example, rather than dictate, “always cue the breath!”, we instead look at both the benefits and challenges of cueing the breath in class. This permits room for students to craft a class with more breath instruction (flow or vinyasa style) or less/no breath calling (alignment-focused style), depending on the class experience they wish to create. 

Can you help me create a training schedule?

As part of our consultation time, I can support you in creating a training schedule that will work for your School and your vision. 

 

What can we use our five hours of coaching for?

The materials are very clear, and some Schools don’t use the coaching time with me at all! However, this time is available for you for any are in which you feel you need support, for example: 

  • Coaching to create your personalized training schedule,
  • Coaching for navigating Yoga Alliance registration (or your registration organization of choice),
  • Coaching in adapting the materials to reflect the mission/ vision of your school,
  • Guidance in understanding concepts,
  • Business or marketing strategizing,
  • Coaching faculty (train the trainer)….
  • Etc.

Can I adapt this yoga teacher training to be online? 

Yes. The program is designed to be easily adapted if you want to deliver portions – or even all of it – online. The training notes are very detailed, and include adaptations for teaching via Zoom. I’m happy to brainstorm with you and discuss strategies for leveraging the material for pre-recorded, livestream, and in-person learning as part of our consulting time.

What’s in your student manual?

The student manual is over 600 pages of goodness. To get a deeper view of the manual (with sample pages, index, etc. ) you can check out my “Sneak Peek of the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training,” in which I take you behind the scenes of the training and give you a more in-depth look a the materials. Check it out here.

Can you tell me about the sequencing style?

This course teaches students “peak pose sequencing,” which can be applied to hatha or vinyasa yoga styles. In peak pose sequencing, students are taught to:

  • Choose a complex pose that will act as the pinnacle of the sequence
  • Break down the peak pose into its component parts (what needs to be warmed up or educated in order to practice the pose effectively)
  • Craft a sensible sequence to build logically to that peak pose.

While peak pose sequencing is not the only valuable sequencing style, it is incredibly useful to help students learn to differentiate between poses and understand principles of alignment. The asana practices in the training – though complete classes in their own right – focus on a particular family of poses in order to draw attention to the common best practices for this set of poses. These poses are then explored in the asana lab and in the practice in order to reinforce and integrate this understanding. The practices reinforce the sequencing style. Students will often deconstruct the sequence after each practice in order to understand how it was built.

What kinds of activities does the 200 hour teacher training include?

The training includes a wealth of learning activities, all designed to help your students become skilled, mindful teachers. The program includes asana labs, detailed asana practices, lectures, group activities, self-palpation, partner palpation, worksheets, practice teaching, journal reflections, and juicy group conversations, to name a few! There are a wide variety of learning techniques and styles to help support your students.

The training also includes visually rich presentations (Google Slides, which can be downloaded as PowerPoints) for anatomical and philosophy subjects that benefit from graphics and media.

What is the anatomy in the 200 hour program like? 

I am passionate about anatomy! I love how studying anatomy can wake us up to the magic and wonder of being alive.

This 200 hour teacher training program is designed so that the anatomy is taught in small, digestible chunks, and related directly to the yoga practice. For example, when you are studying poses that could impact the knee (like pigeon), you are studying anatomy of the knee! The anatomy is simple, clear, straight-forward and relevant.

Every lesson is based on hundreds of hours of my experience teaching anatomy in teacher training. It includes my favorite activities and demonstrations, and is designed specifically to apply anatomy to yoga.

Also, the anatomy is designed to inspire an appreciation for functional – rather than aesthetic – yoga. We look at the implications of skeletal variation and proportions in the body, so that your students may develop a healthy respect for the individuality of the practice. Check out my Sneak Peek to get a free anatomy lesson plan that you can use.

“My students got an incredible anatomy training, delivered in a way that was easy to understand and applicable to teaching yoga, and I learned a whole lot more about anatomy by going through the material with them.”

– Natalie Rousseau, Living Yoga, Canada

Can you tell me about the philosophy in the program? 

I am a big fan of scholastic research. The philosophical modules in this yoga teacher training program have been well-researched and I update them when new information emerges (for example, when new dates or understandings of historical context have emerged). For my own sources, I refer to Georg Feuerstein, Carlos Pomeda, and Hareesh (Christopher) Wallis.

This program focuses on the Yoga Sutra and the Bhagavad Gita as its philosophical texts. The students are encouraged to source and purchase their own favorite version of the text. The teacher is guided to contextualize the text in their historical framework, then group discussions help the students engage in a lively discussion to anchor and apply key philosophical concepts to their own lives. 

Can I see the program materials?

Sure thing! I’ve set up a “sneak peek” of all the training materials so that you can see examples of the lesson plans, student manual, and visually rich presentations that you would have access to after purchasing this 200 hour yoga teacher training. Check it out here and dive in~ See the Sneak Peek. 

Does it come with assessments (test and practicums)?

A yoga teacher training is only as good as its assessments. After all, if you can’t evaluate your students’ learning, how will you know if your training has worked? Clear, measurable and objective assessments are essential for your student’s success and the reputation of your training.
This training contains:

  • Four guided practicums (practical skills demonstrations),
  • Once sequencing assessment,
  • Two quizzes, and
  • One final exam.

These assessments will help you identify learning issues and evaluate your trainees. Each assessment can be customized for your training’s needs and contains a detailed answer key to guide your evaluations.

How long do I need to teach before I offer a teacher training?

There is no one right answer to this question, and it depends a lot on the individual teacher. I taught for four years before becoming an assistant teacher trainer, and then was an assistant for two years before developing my first teacher training. However, it’s not just about the time. It’s also important to consider what lights you up as a teacher and makes you want to get out of bed in the morning. No teaching career needs to look the same. Some people may know that leading trainings is absolutely their passion, while others may find more juice in offering retreats and workshops. If you are struggling to figure out your next step, I am more than happy to connect to chat, feel free to hit me up for a free virtual coffee chat.  

What’s the Asana Section of the manual like?

The Asana Section of the student manual is 200+ pages of visually rich goodness.To help students understand the alignment of poses, poses are grouped into pose “families” that share common characteristics, sequencing strategies, benefits, and risks.

The pose families are:

  • Meditation Poses (example: hero’s pose)
  • Standing Poses: Symmetrical Neutral (example: chair)
  • Standing Poses: Externally Rotated (example: warrior two)
  • Standing Poses: Asymmetrical Neutral (example: lunge)
  • Poses of Sun Salutations
  • Active Hip Openers (example: full splits)
  • Hand Balances (example: crow, side plank)
  • Inversions (example: handstand, headstand)
  • Backbends (example: locust, wheel)
  • Seated Poses (example: head to knee)
  • and Reclined Poses (example: reclined twist)

The description for each pose includes:

  • Photo(s) of the pose and its common variations/ expressions
  • Purpose
  • Key points
  • Prop options
  • Variations
  • Cautions
  • Cueing suggestions

How much does it cost?

For details on pricing and payment plans, checkout my “Sneak Peek” of the training.

Do you offer payment plans?

Yes. I understand this training is an investment in your business and your passion. Find out more about pricing and payment plans by checking out my “Sneak Peek” of the training, or contact me to discuss options that may be right for you.  

Book A Chat

Contact me for a free virtual coffee, and let’s find out if the 200 Hour Buy a Yoga Teacher Training may be a good option for you.