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  4.5 
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 12 hrs
Oct 5th 10:30-12:30pm
Oct 7th 11-1pm
Oct 9th 6-8pm Anatomy
Oct 18th 10-12
Oct 21st 11-1
Oct 28th 11-1

November Days 10 hrs
Nov 4th 11-1
Nov 8th 11-1pm
Nov 13th 6-8 pm Anatomy
Nov 15th 10-12pm
Nov 18th 11-1pm

December Days 8 hrs
Dec 2nd 11-1pm
Dec 9th 11-1pm
Dec 11th 6-8pm
Dec 16th 11-1pm

January Days 10hrs
Jan 6th 11-1pm
Jan 8th 6-8pm
Jan 13th 11-1pm
Jan 24th 10-12pm
Jan 27th 11-1pm

February Days 10hrs
Feb 3th 11-1pm
Feb 12th 6-8pm
Feb 14th 10-12pm
Feb 21st 10-12pm
Feb 24th 11-1pm

March Days 10hrs
Mar 2 11-1pm
Mar 9 11-1pm
Mar 11 6-8pm
Mar 16 11-1pm
Mar 23 11-1pm
Mar 30th 11-1pm

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) 6 
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)  2 
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    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.