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Yoga by Degrees Yoga Alliance 200 Hour Teacher Training – Information & Schedules

Dedicate this time to YOU.
Immerse yourself in the ancient practice of Yoga by becoming a 200 hour Certified Yoga Teacher from the comfort of your home in 2020!

Training Led By: Meghan Rohde, E-RYT, Colleen LaConte, E-RYT 500, Heather Avery, E-RYT 500, Jenny Thiede, E-RYT, Caitlin Coan E-RYT, Ashley Swanson, E-RYT 500, Kyle Sellers RYT

2020 Virtual Teacher Training Schedule:

  • Virtual Training held live via Zoom
  • Every Tuesday, 6pm – 9:30pm
  • July – 7, 14, 21, 28
    August – 4, 11, 18, 25
    September – 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • Saturdays and Sundays, 8am – 6pm
  • July – 11 and 12, 18 and 19
    August – 1 and 2, 22 and 23
    September – 12 and 13, 19 and 20, 26 and 27
  • Community classes on two of the following Tuesdays between 6-9:30pm
  • (Virtual or Studio Locations T.B.D.): October 6, 13, 20, 27
  • Join us even if you don’t live in the area! If you live out of state, we will have other options for the community class requirement.

Curriculum Includes:

  • Opening Meditation
  • Pranayama – Breathing
  • Asanas – Poses
  • Teaching Skills
  • Sequencing
  • Teaching In Small Groups
  • Yoga For Special Groups
  • Yoga Philosophy
  • Koshas – Sheaths
  • Gunas – Qualities of Nature
  • Chakras – Energy Centers
  • Ayurvedic Healing Techniques
  • Anatomy
  • Yoga Ethics Business of Yoga
  • Practical Test
  • Written Test


  • 5 Classes of Observing a YBD Teacher
  • 10 Hours Elective Off Site Yoga Workshops
  • 50 YBD Yoga Classes
  • 10 Hours of YBD Workshops
  • 12 Hour Anatomy Workshop
  • Teach Two Community Classes
  • CPR Training
  • Monthly Homework Assignments
  • Written Thesis

Required Reading:

  • YBD Yoga Teacher Training Manual
  • “Heart of Yoga- Developing A Personal Practice” – T.K.V. Desikachar
  • “The Key Muscles of Yoga” – Ray Long
  • “Inside The Yoga Sutras: A Comprehensive Source Book For The Study & Practice of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras” – Jaganath Carrera
  • “Light On Yoga” – B.K.S. Iyengar

Pricing, Plans, and Discounts

Course Fees

  • $250 Deposit to reserve space (applied towards tuition). Class Size Limited To 20.
  • Tuition – $3000 – Due at least three weeks prior to training start date (Includes Anatomy Training)

Additional Costs

  • 5 YBD Workshops – $20 each for Platinum Members, approximately $100
  • Offsite Yoga Workshops – Approximately $350
  • Book Costs – Approximately $100

Payment Plans

Based on your individual situation, we can arrange a monthly or bi-weekly auto-payment plan. First payment due at least three weeks prior to training start date and last payment due at least three weeks prior to training end date.


  • Early Bird Discount – $2,500 to the first 10 sign ups (regularly $3,000)
  • Platinum Members – Receive A $250 Discount On Tuition. (i.e. Platinum Member Tuition Rate is $2750)
  • Platinum Member Discount Optional – $69.50 Platinum Monthly Membership for the months during training (Reg. $139)
  • Specialty Discount Drop In Rate: $22 per class
  • 10 Class Packs: $185


In the event of cancellation, we will refund the total amount paid, minus the following cancellation fees:

  • Before Classes Begin – $150
  • After 1 Week – $250
  • After 2 Weeks – $500
  • After 3 Weeks – $750
  • No Refunds After 3 Weeks From Start Date

Question about pricing or the program? View frequently asked questions

Space is limited to 20 Students; Stop by any Yoga by Degrees location or call for more info.



##### YBD Yoga Teacher Training Program Application #####

Please answer the following questions below and send your responses to  Please note: A $50 non-refundable application fee* is required after submitting your application. Upon receiving your completed application, you will receive a confirmation email within 24-48 hours with a link to submit your application fee online.  Once you have paid the fee, your application will become eligible for review and you will be notified of your acceptance status within 3 business days. *Your Application Fee will be applied towards your tuition or refunded back to you only, if for any reason, you are not accepted in to our program.  


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  1. How long have you been practicing yoga?
  2. Why do you do yoga?
  3. Why do you want to take a yoga teacher training?
  4. What do you want to do once you finish the training?
  5. Why did you choose the Yoga by Degrees teacher training program and how did you hear about it? (If somebody referred you, please let us know who.)
  6. What is the most important thing you want to learn during the training?



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