Yoga Teacher Training

Raleigh NC Yoga is a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School for 200-hour yoga teacher training (YTT). This training program offers a unique Hatha yoga experience where you will deepen your personal practice on and off the mat based on Pantajali’s eight limbs of yoga. We limit the training to a small group of students to ensure that you receive personalized attention on this journey.  To reinforce the concept that the practice of yoga is more than physical postures on the mat, we take field trips outside the studio. These experiences help you learn how to practice mindfulness of thoughts, words, and actions in real world situations.  Claudia takes a homeschooling approach to yoga teacher training, allowing for a natural flow based on the students’ needs. The training covers all of the essential components of the curriculum without a planned structure, with everything coming together at the end. See below for a breakdown of the training hours.  Upon completion of the 200-hour yoga teacher training, students will be eligible to apply for certification through the Yoga Alliance Registry. Whether you plan to become a yoga instructor or are taking yoga teacher training for your own personal development, our program prepares you like no other for leading yoga classes and for life. The course will show you how to conquer your fears and gain confidence. We start by providing you with a strong base of knowledge that is then reinforced through yoga teacher practice/karma teaching hours.   YTT is a journey like no other. It is challenging, informative, eye-opening, and rewarding. Our foundational course covers all of the beautiful gifts that yoga has to offer. You will learn about the foundations of yoga, breathing, alignment, anatomy, modifications, corrections, Sanskrit, business aspects, and most of all…how to teach.  Our goal is for you to establish a strong foundation in a variety of yoga styles. After the training, you will be able to teach and practice styles of yoga including Hatha, Vinyasa, gentle, beginner’s, Ashtanga-influenced, Iyengar- influenced, restorative, Yin, and chair. You will learn how to assist students and offer modifications as needed for all ages and abilities.  *Approved Vendor of Department of Veterans Affairs* If you are a veteran with a disability rating of 20% or higher, you may be eligible for Vocational Rehabilitation (Chapter 31) Training through the Veteran Administration.   


YTT-Curriculum Part I: Physical Practice (100 hours)  All class instruction focuses on form, alignment, injuries, modifications, and adjustments.   

Yoga classes at Raleigh NC Yoga (attend group classes at your own pace, on your own schedule)  86 
Hot yoga at Open Door Studio (select a class day/time that works for you)  1 
Integral Yoga with Subhash Mittal at the Hindu Temple (Wednesdays at 6:30pm)  1.5 
108 Sun Salutations (Yoga Mala)  TBD  4 
Ashtanga Yoga Workshop at Raleigh NC Yoga  3 
Restorative Yoga Workshop at Raleigh NC Yoga  2 
Vinyasa Workshop at Raleigh NC Yoga  2 

  Part II: Philosophy and Lecture (60 hours) Dates:

October Days 15 hrs
Oct 2nd 6:30-8:30pm
Oct 6th 4:30-5:45pm Eight Limbs of Yoga
Oct 9th 6-8pm Anatomy
Oct 13th 4:30-5:45pm Eight Limbs of Yoga
Oct 16th 6:30-8:30pm
Oct 20th 4:30-5:45pm Eight Limbs of Yoga
Oct 23rd 6:30-8:30pm
Oct 27th 4:30-5:45pm Eight Limbs of Yoga
Oct 30th 6:30-8:30pm

November Days 6 hrs
Nov 6th 6:30-8:30pm
Nov 13th 6-8 pm Anatomy
Nov 20th 6:30-8:30pm

December Days 7.5 hrs
Dec 4th 6:30-8:30pm
Dec 11th 6-8pm Anatomy
Dec 15th 4-5:30pm Temperaments Workshop
Dec 18th 6:30-8:30pm

January Days 8hrs
Jan 8th 6-8pm Anatomy
Jan 15th 6:30-8:30pm
Jan 22nd 6:30-8:30pm
Jan 29th 6:30-8:30pm

February Days 6hrs
Feb 12th 6-8pm Anatomy
Feb 19th 6:30-8:30pm
Feb 26th 6:30-8:30pm

March Days 13hrs
Mar 4th 6:30-8:30pm
Mar 11th 6-8pm Anatomy
March 14th  Final Written Exam 10:30-1:30pm
Mar 18th 6:30-8:30pm
Mar 25th 6:30-8:30pm
April 1st 6:30-8:30pm- Graduation Potluck

Part III: Workshops and Homework (30 hours)   

Eight Limbs of Yoga (Oct 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th from 4:30pm – 6pm) Part Philosophy Part Practice (6-8)
Temperaments workshop (Dec 15th)
1hr Kids Yoga & 1hr Retirement Attendance 2 
Yoga Sutra Study Group with Subhash Mittal (meets second and fourth Saturday of each month, 2pm – 4pm; attend twice on your own)  4 
Timberlake Herb Store (Margie Mulholland) (attend as a group)
Therapy Visit
Homework (reading, journaling, projects, etc.)  16 

    Part IV: Karma Hours (15 hours) 

Practice teaching to selected students  10 
Karma hours on behalf of the studio (e.g., cleaning, writing for blog, ground maintenance)  5 

  Part V: Final Exam (3 hours)  Part VI: Graduation   March 14th
Make-up hours for missed classes are provided for an additional fee of $150/day. Required books are not included in tuition. If applicable, snow days will be made up at earliest possible convenience.