200-Hour Training

200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program {in-person}

Whether you are interested in learning about the art of teaching yoga or would like to deepen your own practice, our Yoga Teacher Training Program will prepare you to empower yourself and others on the path of self-transformation. As we explore the history of yoga, yoga philosophy, and the anatomical and energetic aspects of the human body, you will have the unique opportunity to study the ancient practice of yoga asana, pranayama and meditation and discover a deeper understanding of yoga and its relevance in modern day life.

You will be given all the tools needed to successfully take the seat of the teacher with confidence and enthusiasm. Outside of scheduled training hours, you will expand your self-awareness and knowledge of yoga through self-study, group projects, selected readings and assignments, class observation, practice-teaching, and individual seva (community service) projects. Be prepared to work hard and extend beyond your comfort zone so that you can reach your full potential as a teacher and student. Most importantly, be prepared to discover your own unique gifts and learn how to share them with others.

Training Topics Include:

* History and philosophy of yoga
* Physiological, psychological and spiritual aspects of asana, pranayama, and meditation
* Basic anatomy and physiology of the physical body and subtle energetic body
* Intensives including: ethics, Ayurveda, Sanskrit, mythology, sequencing, theming, marketing & the business of yoga, teaching online/virtually
* How to support DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) within the yoga and wellness industry
* Vinyasa yoga along with other Hatha yoga traditions and methods: Ashtangha, Prana Flow inspired yoga, Jivamukti, Power
* Yoga for special populations, restorative, therapeutic elements, prenatal, babies, kids & teens

Program Teachers:

Our program leaders are highly trained, experienced, certified and passionate about yoga. Their knowledge and enthusiasm across a variety of yoga disciplines is one of the many reasons why this training program is like no other.

Certification:

extendYoga is a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School (RYS 200®). Upon completing our 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training Program, you will receive a certificate making you eligible to register and be nationally recognized with the Yoga Alliance. An RYT 200® certification is the professional standard for those who would like to teach yoga.

Reviews:

Learn from the area’s most talented team & from the best local yoga studio. See for yourself:
5-⭐️ Yoga Alliance Reviews
5-⭐️ Yelp Reviews
5-⭐️ Google Reviews
5-⭐️ Mindbody Reviews
💯 Voted Bethesda’s Best Yoga Studio: 2017-2021


2022-2023 In-Person Training Dates:

2022:
October: 7-9, 21-23
November: 4-6, 18-20
December: 2-4, 16-18
2023:
January: 6-8, 20-23, 27-29

Training Schedule:*

Fridays: 6pm-9pm
Saturdays: 10am-6pm
Sundays: 10am-6pm
*These are general time frames. There will be many breaks throughout the day. Exact hours will be shared before the session begins.
Also expect online/virtual work hours, meetings, small/whole group work, etc.

Sample Weekend Schedule:
Friday: 6pm-9pm
Saturday: 10am-12pm virtual via zoom, break, 4-6pm
Sunday: 10am-12:30pm, break, 2:30pm-6pm virtual via zoom

Let us know if you are interested in training by clicking here and getting on our training email list.

Training Requirements + Application:

* Complete and submit program application prior to submitting payment. You will be notified within 72hrs that your application has been received.
* Pay in full or have made at least one of the six monthly payment plan payments before our first session (October 6, 2022).
* One year minimum regular yoga practice is encouraged; but not required.
* A willingness to commit fully to the program; be present, receptive and ready to learn!
* A dedication to deepen your own yoga practice, while assisting others to do the same.
* We understand that you may have time constraints, busy lives and responsibilities outside of the training. Therefore, makeup opportunities will be available and given by trainers on a case-by-case basis.
* Contact us with any questions: training@extendYoga.com


Cost:*

$2,850 early bird pricing, pay in full by: July 1, 2022. ($3,200 after July 1, 2022). Purchase here.
OR
$3,300 (6 monthly payments of $550 each; first month is a non-refundable deposit). Purchase here.
*Please complete and submit program application prior to submitting any payment.

*Note: 25 classes at extendYoga will be included when you sign up at no additional charge. There will also be a required reading list/texts that will cost roughly $75-100.
We don’t want cost to ever be a hindrance to furthering your journey. Please email arlet@extendyoga.com to discuss possible work study-exchange options, a special / long term payment plan, etc. We will try our best to accommodate you.


Scholarships:

extendYoga is committed to making our studio and the greater yoga community welcoming, equitable, inclusive and affirming for all beings. Encouraging a diverse range of teaching voices as well as more diversity in yoga rooms in general, is an essential step in creating safe spaces where all students can feel represented. To help facilitate this progress, we are offering partial, and in some cases, full scholarships for QTBIPOC+ (Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, People of Color), and other groups that are systematically marginalized and underserved in the wellness industry.

We have ONE PARTIAL Scholarship (1/2 off) available. Please do not apply unless you are able to attend all training dates (please confirm before applying). Email us with any questions: arlet@extendYoga.com.


New to our studio & want to try class before signing up?

New to extendYoga? Email training@extendyoga.com and we’ll give you ONE WEEK, on us. See all that our studio & community has to offer!

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Training Info Sessions:

Interested in Yoga Teacher Training and/or deepening your yoga practice? Not sure if you want to teach yoga or sign up for a training? No problem; that’s what our info sessions are all about. Ask questions, meet our teachers, and chat with other potential like-minded trainees to see if this training is right for you. We’ll share a brief overview of the program, important dates and details. Bring your questions and enthusiasm.

Upcoming Info session(s):
Mon, Sept 19th: 5:30pm-6:45pm
Class will be from 5:30pm-6:15pm
Info Session / Q&A will be from 6:15pm-6:45pm

Sign up here: FREE CLASS + Q&A