Yoga One 200 hr Y.T.T


Total hours of Yoga Ones 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training required hrs for completion of yoga teacher training are 265 hrs. All hrs are built into the schedule and requirements.

Yoga alliance requires a minimum of 200 hrs, and more required hrs are up to the school. It is a very common practice to require more hours, and it its for the trainer and the school to comfortable with the education and training content, and feel as though they have given the content needed for students to be adequately prepared and established in the content and curriculum. At the end of the training, once curriculum and requirements of the program are completed, the student will be presented with their certificate of completion at the 200 hr level. Students will at that time be able to register with Yoga Alliance if they choose. We will walk you though this process and benefits of the yoga alliance platform. Feel free to check them out on line as well.



  1. Anatomy Coloring Book, Wynn Kapit and Lawrence M. Elson

  2. Awakening from the Daydream, David Nichtern

  3. Printout of Yamas and Niyamas, & Yoga sutras (Content provided in digital form.)

  4. Extra Required Classes (7 will not be at Yoga One) (45 practice hrs could be at Yoga One (and would be included as a part of membership,) and is suggested, but do not have to be. This will mostly apply to out of town students.)

The above will be at the cost of the student and is not included in cost of Y.T.T 



Yoga One aligns its training to encompass all the standards put forth by the Yoga Alliance. 


The Yoga Alliance standards are detailed below.

200-Hour Yoga Alliance Standards

These Standards describe Yoga Alliance’s requirements for a Registered Yoga School that offers a 200-hour program. Topics for a RYS teacher training must be relevant to Yoga Alliance’s five Educational Categories as defined below. RYSs must provide a minimum number of hours of study in each educational category, and to make up the total 200 required hours, must also provide additional hours of study relevant to these categories, which may be distributed according to the school’s chosen emphasis.

A RYS with a 200-hour program (RYS 200) should adequately prepare trainees to teach a general adult population and must incorporate training hours in the following Educational Categories:

Techniques, Training and Practice: 100 Hours

Topics in this category could include, but are not limited to: asanas, pranayamas, kriyas, chanting, mantra, meditation and other traditional yoga techniques. These hours will be a mix between: analytical training in how to teach and practice the techniques, and guided practice of the techniques themselves. Both areas will receive substantial emphasis.

Teaching Methodology: 25 Hours

Topics in this category could include, but are not limited to:

  • Communication skills such as group dynamics, time management, and the establishment of priorities and boundaries
  • How to address the specific needs of individuals and special populations, to the degree possible in a group setting
  • Principles of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting
  • Teaching styles
  • Qualities of a teacher
  • The student learning process 
  • Business aspects of teaching yoga (including marketing and legal)

The Teaching Methodology category covers a broad overview and analysis of teaching methods, rather than how to practice or teach specific techniques. 

Anatomy and Physiology: 20 Hours

Topics in this category could include, but are not limited to: human physical

anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) and may also include energy

anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, etc.). Includes both the study of anatomy

and physiology along with its application to yoga practice (benefits,

contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc.).

Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers: 30 hours

Topics in this category could include, but are not limited to:

  • The study of yoga philosophies and traditional texts (such as the Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga, Pradipika or Bhagavad Gita)
  • Yoga lifestyle, such as the precept of non-violence (ahimsa), and the concepts of dharma and karma
  • Ethics for yoga teachers, such as those involving teacher – student relationships and community
  • Understanding the value of teaching yoga as a service and being of service to others (seva)

Practicum: 10 Hours 

Topics in this category include:

  • Practice teaching as the lead instructor (does not include assisting, observing or giving feedback)
  • Receiving and giving feedback
  • Observing others teaching
  • Assisting students while someone else is teaching

Total Hours: minimum of 200 Hours

Objectives for 200 hr YogaOne Y.T.T  


-Learning basic flow, and classic asana. 

-Understanding overall asana alignment and basic safety.

-How to structure and plan a class and move through a class setting, objective, teaching style and focus. 

-How to demo, and lead using verbal cuing and hands on assists. 

-The Five Categories of Asana: The trainee will practice and learn the key poses in each category of asana (standing poses, forward bends, backbends, twists, and inversions) and will begin to develop a relationship to both the form and the function of these different categories.

-Maps of Alignment: Trainees will achieve comprehension of the alignment maps for each of the five categories of asanas through observation and experience of how the poses in each category share a common foundation, and how to build upon this foundation.

-Introduction to yoga history, philosophy and different approaches and styles. I.E. Kundalini, pranayama, mantra, yantra, the sages/teachers who carried the lineage of yoga, their teachings, modern and western teachers and modern approaches their influences and inspirations. Sutras and precepts.

-Principles of Demonstrating Asanas: Discuss how effective demonstrations in class can help emphasize an alignment or other focus for the specific pose or sequence of poses.

-Learning Modalities: Finding and leading with your style, and learning how to teach based on others’ learning styles

-Use of Language and Voice: Lecture and discussion on active vs. passive language and the effective use of each; positive and conscious communication, and habitual speech and communication patterns

-Finding your authentic voice as an instructor. Knowing yourself, and where you are, strengths and limitations. Presenting yourself in an honest way to other professionals and students. Your offering. How to relate and relay to yourself and with students. Ethics, business, and integration. Holistic learning and teaching. Learning about your authentic experience on the mat and off, as a teacher and as a student of yoga. How to work with others professionals in a studio or other professional setting.

-Introduction to some basic Sanskrit language and pronunciation

-Learning concentration, discipline and importance of personal practice (Tapas). Understanding personal responsibilities commitments and boundaries. Opportunity to practice and develop "ritual".

-Feeling grounded and open to starting and deepening your personal yoga journey.


SCHEDULE (Schedule is subject to slight modifications and additions)


Session 1: September 30th and October 1st

Session 2: October 14th and 15th

SEVA: November 18th

8:00-2:00 Douglas County Jail

Session 3: November 25th and 26th

Session 4: December 9th and 10th Anatomy

Session 5: January 20th and 21st

Session 6: February 10th and 11th Anatomy

Session 7: February 24th and 25th

Session 8: March 17th and 18th

Session 9: April 7th and 8th

Full schedule and details will be provided upon registration.

To save your spot, we are offering a $500.00 Place holder pre registration fee, fee is applied to the final cost of your training, but is a non refundable fee. 

Below are some objectives and a sample look at some of the actual content we will work on during the 200 hr, it is some, but not limited to the content below.


Teaching Ethics

Establishment of priorities and boundaries: We will talk about the sacred space of the student and teacher and what the physical, verbal and emotional boundaries are of a professional instructor, as well as the mission of the class, the directive you are offering as an instructor and how it fits with your authenticity, branding and professionalism, as well as how you can integrate for the personal experience of the student.  We will cover manipulation, sexual autonomy and harassment, appropriate teacher conduct, boundaries between student teacher relations, etc. 

Teaching Methodology

Communication skills such as group dynamics: We will cover and review inclusive positive affirming dialogue and non violent communication. Time management: We will discuss methods of time management in the class setting as well as being punctual to your responsibilities as a instructor to your studio and your students. Establishment of priorities and boundaries: We will talk about the sacred space of the student and teacher and what the physical, verbal and emotional boundaries are of a professional instructor, as well as the mission of the class, the directive you are offering as an instructor and how it fits with your authenticity, branding and professionalism, as well as how you can integrate for the personal experience of the student.  Ethics and hands on assists,Mj will lead and co-teach some of the day we go over ethics, hands on assists ect.


How and why's of propping; 

Mary Jane an Elsa will co teach this. Uses of common props and the myriad of how they can be used and useful to the student, and how the teacher can use them to support the student. Students will become familiar with how, when and why props can be useful and important. 

Mantras & Malas Intro to OM, bija sounds/mantras, how to use, how to use mala and japa yoga, intro to traditional Mantras. To introduce sound yoga and mantra. Finding your voice. 


Intro to doshas ,Introducing basic constitutions and how they work and can inform our practice. Understanding basic tamas, ragas, satvic qualities. 

Teach Assist

Each Y.T.T trainee is required to teach assist at at least(!) one of Elsa's or MJ's classes.To observe and participate in class setting. Must be completed by March.

Lead Class for YTT Participants

Student Lead class for YTT participants. Finding voice. Demo what they have learned so far. (At the end-ish of training) Students will give and receive feedback from each other and the lead trainer. Students will have a chance to talk and or journal about their experience leading and process in the group and with trainer. 

Public Class

Trainees offer a public class under supervision of the LT. YogaOne studio will be provided. They will have to create the marketing etc and will be promoted and shared though YogaOne. Required approx between March and Apr. Introduce in Jan.

Break barriers of fear, learn voice, learn class intake, marketing, asking proper questions from students in intake and applying. Students can ask for a donation that they can keep. Practicing skills in real time. 

Five Asana Categories (intro&breakdown). We will look at, practice and look onto alignment and modifications, arrangement and counter poses for the five asana categories. 

Asana understanding. Asana integration. 

Business Aspects of Yoga

Learning how to approach and work with studios, other yoga professionals, your own marketing and branding. Freelance vs entrepreneurship. 

Seva (Selfless Service/Community Outreach)

Students will be require to lead/ co teach with each other(Possibly L.T.) (assisted) a yoga and mindfulness class at the local Woman's jail or the drug rehabilitation center(s). Free of charge or donation, as a gift, to understand the nature of seva. 

To work with people in the community as a service to the community sharing love and compassion though yoga lifestyle and techniques. 

Practice Yoga Asana

Take 3 Kundalini Classes with suggested instructor

3 Iyengar Classes Intro to Iyengar yoga. Students will be encourage toward recommended teachers.