The Stamford Yoga 200-hour Teacher Training

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4-week Summer intensive program
July 15th-August 9th

You don’t need to be flexible, skinny, injury-free, or an acrobat, to qualify for the Stamford Yoga Teacher Training program. Our program is open to committed yoga students who have benefited from yoga and want to pay it forward. If you welcome the opportunity to help people through sharing your love of yoga then our program is for you!

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“First weekend of yoga teacher training complete and I’m feeling all the bliss and gratitude and reassurance that I’m on the RIGHT PATH.”
— CL
  • Plan smart, thoughtful classes

  • Create sacred space

  • Take the seat of the teacher with authenticity and integrity

  • Inspire students

  • Instruct yoga postures safely

  • Identify common misalignments and learn how to address them

  • Learn how to use language effectively

  • Sequence strategically for various class levels

  • Observe students clearly and teach to what you see

  • Offer skillful hands-on assists and adjustments

  • Develop your own teaching voice

  • Help people


  • Create more meaning in your life by sharing your love of yoga

  • Nurture your own practice

  • Cultivate something of your own

  • Challenge old ideas and habits (physical and mental)

  • Forge bonds with a like-minded community

  • Transform (you never know where your love of yoga will lead you)

  • Benefit from getting the knack of precise language

  • Open an avenue of potential supplemental income

  • Learn to put your own oxygen mask on first

  • Be of use

  • Get paid for doing what you love

  • Do good in the world

  • Includes 4 months of unlimited yoga

Program - Includes 4 months of free unlimited yoga

Our program consists of 8 (mostly) weekend modules; starting and finishing with full 3-day intensives.

2019 DATES & Hours

Friday -Sunday: 9am-6pm

  • March 1-3

  • June 21-23

Friday -Sunday: Friday 4-9pm, Saturday & Sunday 9am-6pm

  • March 15-17

  • March 29-31

  • April 12-14

  • May 3-5

  • May 17-19

  • May 31-June 2

  • + Complete a minimum 20 classes at Stamford Yoga Center over the course of the training

course requirements

We recommend at least one year of regular practice, and taking a bunch of classes with our faculty prior to application. A teacher training is a commitment of time and money, and you should make sure that any program you’re considering is going to be a good fit for you. (Especially because the program is non-refundable.)

Upon completing the Stamford Yoga teacher training (including reading, written homework assignments, full attendance, class observations, mentoring with our in-house instructors, final exam and final teaching evaluation) graduates receive a Stamford Yoga diploma and become qualified to register with Yoga Alliance at the 200-hour RYT level. *Attendance at all events is mandatory, and make-up hours are generally not possible. Trainees who miss more than one weekend are not guaranteed a certificate of completion.


+ What if I have a schedule conflict and have to miss one of the dates?

No problem. Most people wind up having to miss a day at some point. Participants have one weekend of excused absence.

+ How Can I Make Up the Material?

It’s not humanly possible to condense an entire weekend’s worth of practicum and go over the material on an individual basis. What you can do is get the notes from one of your classmates. Participating in study groups helps a lot too. If, after getting the notes, you're feeling lost then you can hire a member of the Stamyo training faculty to work with you privately.

+ What if I have to miss two weekends?

We do not guarantee a certificate of graduation to participants who miss more than one weekend.

+ Will I be hired at Stamford Yoga upon completing the Teacher Training Program?

Stamford Yoga Center hires experienced yoga instructors—which is not the same as having simply completing a training program. Gaining experience takes time. Most of our teachers have at least five years of teaching experience in the field, and many have been teaching far longer. Once you finish training you’ll still need lots of practice before becoming an experienced yoga instructor—but we love to keep our trainees close to us and to watch you grow as you become a teacher! Get out there and teach a ton of yoga after you graduate: have fun, teach your friends, teach for gyms, and keep taking classes. Then talk to us about employment. As graduates of our training program become more experienced we certainly consider them at the top of our hiring list.

+ What's the best way to guarantee finding work teaching yoga?

We cannot guarantee that you will find work teaching yoga! We do observe that participants who attend class regularly, put in the hours, and work closely with our instructors, tend to be the most successful among our graduates who find work teaching yoga.

Teacher Training Pricing Options

EARLY BIRD RATE: $3,250* REGULAR RATE: $3,500* PAYMENT PLAN: $1,215.88/MO*
Paid in full by Dec 31, 2018

Paid in full by the first day of training

$500 deposit + 3 installment payments

*plus sales tax

PSST!—Are you a Stamyo unlimited member? We offer unlimited members EXTRA SPECIAL EARLYBIRD discounts! If you've been an active unlimited member for six consecutive months at the time of registration then you qualify for the $300 earlybird discount, and if you've been an active unlimited member for 12 months you're eligible for a $600 earlybird discount! One discount per person, and to qualify for unlimited member earlybird discount payment in full must be made by 12/31.