Yoga Instructor Certification Virginia

January 24, 2016
Certified yoga instructor

NEW! Teacher Training Sneak Peeks with Teachers John Yax and Christopher Yax

  • Saturday, October 8th, 1:30-3:30 Hot House Yoga’s Midlothian Studio

Teacher Training Information Sessions by Appointment

Peggy Campbell, YYC Director, is available during her weekly Phone Support Hours on Tuesdays from 11 am to 1 pm and Thursdays 4 to 6 pm for information sessions personalized for you. To set up this appointment during this time (or when it is more convenient for you), email her at or call her during her phone support hours at (989) 370-2958.

About Our 200 Hour Teacher Training Program

The 200-hour Teacher Training program explores the process and science of yoga. It is designed to transform passionate students into powerful teachers. It has two main intentions. The first is to teach the core principles of yoga and how to implement them into daily life, positively shifting the way we live and how we perceive our world. The second is to develop within each student the key attributes of a teacher. We’ve designed specific training drills that dramatically accelerate that learning process. Upon graduation, you’ll be able to confidently lead group classes through two systems, Niyata (Stability) and Vinyasa (Flow).

Class Composition and Teaching Tools

  • Understand the therapeutic vision – the reasoning behind sequencing
  • Gain awareness of the elements of a class that make it inspiring
  • Learn the Hot Yoga and Vinyasa systems.

Anatomy and Movement Principles

  • Gain knowledge of alignment principles to keep students safe
  • Understand the importance of the myofacial lines of the body
  • Learn about the anatomy of the body in relationship to movement

Philosophy and Psychology

  • Study The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali
  • Understand the System of Transformation – a path to liberation
  • Learn the Law of Attraction and Intention and how to apply it in our lives

Health Skills

Learn the connection between food, our bodies, and our environment
  • Learn the connection between food, our bodies, and our environment
  • Discover the true power of water
  • Learn the practices that our teachers use on a daily basis

Reading List

The Power of Now- Eckard Tolle
  • The Power of Now- Eckard Tolle
  • The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success- Deepak Chopra
  • The Inner Tradition of Yoga- Michael Stone
  • The Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga- Ray Long MD FRCSC
  • The Yoga-Sutra of Patanjali- Chip Hartranft
  • How Yoga Works- Geshe Michael Roach & Christie McNally

Yoga 200-Level Teacher Training Information

Location: Greater Richmond Convention Center
Dates: 2016-2017
200 Hour Teacher Training includes all of the following dates:

  • November 19-20, 2016
  • December 3-4, 2016
  • January 7-8, 2017
  • January 21-22, 2017
  • February 4-5, 2017
  • February 18-19, 2017
  • March 4-5, 2017
  • March 18-19, 2017
  • April 8-9, 2017


  • Saturdays 8:30 am – 8 pm
  • Sundays 8:30 am – 5:30 pm


  • $3250 (Early-Bird/Paid in full by October 15)
  • $3500 (Paid in full by May 13)
  • $3650 (Finance option)

To Register:

Are books and materials included in the price of the training?

Your training manual is included. All other books need to be purchased separately. We suggest

How many students are enrolled in each teacher training? What is the average age?

We average 15 to 30 people per training. Two E-RYT 500 teachers teach every session, and every student receives personal attention. The average age of participants ranges from 25 – 50.

What if I miss a weekend?

If a weekend is missed, make up work will be assigned. If more than two weekends are missed, it may affect the student’s ability to have enough contact hours to graduate.

Do you offer scholarships or work-exchange programs?

We do not have the ability to do work-exchange programs as we are not connected to any studio. Scholarships are granted on a case-by-case basis.

How much time should I expect to spend on homework?

Homework consists of reading certain chapters of the books, practicing asana, meditating, and practicing teaching. The amount of time it takes will vary, however it is manageable within one’s daily schedule. If you miss a session, then there will be more laborious writing assignments to help you catch up on missed information.

Do you help organize accommodations?

We can give recommendations and have worked out discounts at certain hotels. Most people connect with other students and work out unique accommodations.

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