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200 Hour

Sacred Rivers Yoga For EVERY Body

  • One weekend per month - 13 months to complete.  Saturday's and Sunday's 9:00am - 5:00pm. OR
  • Weekly each Thursday - 7 months to complete. 9:00am - 5:00pm.

*Program is flexible, ongoing and revolving. Begin any month.


This 200 hour in depth study at the Yoga Alliance Registered School: Sacred Rivers Yoga for Every Body - qualifies you to become certified as a beginning/intermediate Yoga teacher and is in compliance with the standards of the nationally recognized Yoga Alliance. You will receive the 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Certificate upon successful completion of the program, as well as applicable hours towards the 500 hour Advanced Training. 

You will be granted the use of the Alliance Registry Mark -RYT 200. Yoga Alliance actively works to maintain a national registry of Yoga teachers and schools who meet the Alliance's recommended educational standards. It is dedicated to uphold the integrity of yoga, to provide support, to educate the public about the benefits of yoga, and to provide a vehicle for those who teach yoga to come together in unity while supporting the diversity that exists within the yoga community.

This program is also recommended for any serious Yoga student who wishes to deepen his or her practice and transform their life through personal growth and self discovery, or to follow the yogic path.

Hours will be completed in the following modules: Techniques; Training; Practice; Teaching Methodology; Anatomy and Physiology of Yoga; Kinesiology; Yoga Philosophy; Lifestyle and Ethics; Practicum.

 Curriculum Overview

  • Breathwalking- Gratefulness - Affirmations or Connection
  • Stretching and Strengthening Techniques to Prepare Your Body
  • The Art and Science of Beginning/Intermediate Hatha Yoga Asanas and Pranayama
  • Deep Relaxation - Five Bodies and Five Stages of Relaxation - Maya Koshas
  • Imagery
  • Meditation
  • Nutrition for Imbalances
  • Yoga for Every Body - Ten Weeks of Lesson Plans. 
  • The Study of 40 asanas, Including Variations, Props, Language and Sequencing
  • Intro to Yoga Therapy for Back Problems, Arthritis and MS
  • Restorative Yoga
  • Elder Yoga - Yoga in a Chair
  • Yoga for Children
  • Prenatal Yoga
  • Intro to Yoga for Cardiac/Cancer Patients
  • The Effects of Hatha Yoga on Perceived Stress and Body Image
  • Thai Yoga
  • Vinyasa/Ashtanga/Power
  • Chakras and Subtle Energies
  • Anatomy/Philosophy and History/Ethics
  • Teaching Methods and Practice
  • Observation, Assisting, Adjusting
  • Reading, Homework, Writing Assignments, Practical and Written Exam/Feedback Sheet
  • Like a Labyrinth - Enter from Outside, Wind Way to Center - Where Peace is Felt

Sacred Rivers Yoga's 'Yoga for Every Body' Yoga Alliance 200 & 500 hour registered yoga schools have been graduating students since 2004.  Please read what our graduates have to say here.


2017 Dates:
October 28th
October 29th
November 18th
November 19th
December 9th
2018 Dates:
January 27th
January 28th
February 24th
February 25th
March 24th
March 25th
April 28th
April 29th
May 19th
May 20th
June 23th
June 24th
July 28th
July 29th 
August 25th 
August 26th
September 29th
September 30th
October 27th 
October 28th 
November 17th 
November 18th 
December 8th


There is an application process for the thirteenth month long program and students hoping to attend should have practiced and studied yoga for a minimum of six months.                                              

Download Forms here:

Curriculum Overview

Yoga Teacher Training Application

Yoga Alliance 200 Hour Standards

Download Training Dates:

2016 Training Dates


Paid In Full: $2,500 plus tax
Payment Plan: $2,900 plus tax

Wednesdays, June 21st – July 19th, 4:30 – 5:45pm

Beginner’s Yoga: 5 Week series

with Catherine Sarni. Curious about yoga but... hesitant to be the newbie in class? Or maybe you feel like you’ve never really learned the basics. If you don’t know your prana from your asana or your mudra from your mala, this class is for you. Discover why you don’t need to be flexible to do yoga (in fact it’s often better if you’re not). Join Catherine Sarni in this 5-week exploration of linking movement with breath. Learn yoga class etiquette, alignment of poses, and what all those blocks, blankets, and straps are for while gaining the confidence you need to be comfortable in YOUR OWN PRACTICE in any class. Cost: $60 for the series. Pre-registration required by June 19th.