200-hour Yoga Teacher Training

“Upon successful completion of the YTT200 course, students will be awarded a Certificate of Completion and be eligible for registration with Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) at the 200 hour level.”

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 The Program


The 200 clock hour yoga teacher training course (YTT 200 H) at West-East Natural Healing uses curriculum established by Yoga Alliance, a national registering organization for yoga teachers and yoga teacher training schools.  The course [is offered in 10 month or six month sessions].  Classwork is accompanied by assigned reading, homework, and observation hour requirements.

This is a comprehensive program designed to give students a depth of knowledge in yoga techniques, philosophy, anatomy and teaching methodology in order to go forth and share their love of yoga with others.  Upon successful completion of the YTT200 course, students will be awarded a Certificate of Completion and be eligible for registration with Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) at the 200 hour level.

Your Yoga Teacher Training Includes:

  • Intensive Practice of the Postures of Yoga
  • The principles of Vinyasa, Bandhas, Pranayama
  • Adjustments and Teaching Techniques
  • Assisting and Supervised Teaching
  • Introduction to Anatomy including an Anatomy Lab
  • Meditation Instruction
  • Philosophy of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras

200 Hour Program Outline

  • Yoga Techniques Training Practice (100 clock hours) – includes group practice of asana in Sivananda, Iyengar and Hatha yoga styles; pranayama; chanting; mantra; meditation; and other traditional yoga techniques.  These hours will be a mix between guided practice of the techniques as well as analytical training in how to teach and practice the techniques. Includes participation in a field trip to attend a Bikram Yoga class; the cost is $18 for the class.  Time will be divided as follows:  65% lab (actual practice of techniques) and 35% lecture.
  • Yoga Teaching Methodology (25 clock hours) – includes principles of demonstrating and teaching yoga postures, basics of sequencing, class observation, how to safely assist/correct yoga students, teaching styles, qualities of a teacher, student’s process of learning and business aspects of teaching yoga.  Time will be divided as follows:  50% lab (actual practice of techniques) and 50% lecture.
  • Anatomy and Physiology (20 clock hours) – includes both human physical anatomy and physiology and energy anatomy (chakras).  Topics will include both the study of the subject and application of its principles to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc.).  Students will participate in a 2 hour field trip to a cadaver lab.  The cost is $20.  These hours are 90% lecture and 10% lab.
  • Yoga Philosophy: Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers (30 clock hours) – includes the study of yoga philosophies from the Yoga Sutra and Bhagavad Gita, yoga lifestyle and ethics for yoga teachers.  These hours are 100% lecture.
  • Yoga Practicum (25 clock hours) – includes practice teaching, receiving feedback, observing others teaching and hearing/giving feedback.  Also includes assisting students while someone else is teaching.  The practicum hours are evaluated by the Program Director based on the following skills:  explanation and correction of the postures, tone of voice, managing of the class, mentioning benefits and breathing techniques, providing feedback to the students after the class is over. These hours are 100% lab.

Certification Requirements

Students are required to attend 100% of scheduled classes, complete all assigned reading and homework, demonstrate a passing grade of 70% or better on all examinations, and demonstrate competency in practicum.



Prospective students must be at least 18 years of age or with Program Director approval and have a basic knowledge of yoga.  The requirements are a minimum of one year of personal yoga experience and a regular yoga practice along with a commitment to participating fully in this program.  An open mind and a desire to learn are important for successful students.

Students will not be discriminated against based on race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, or physical ability.  Prospective students wishing to apply for admission must submit a completed and signed Application for Admission along with a deposit of $200 made payable to the school.

Prospective students must schedule an admission interview in person, with the Program Director to determine eligibility and appropriateness of participation in the program.  Upon acceptance into the program, the student will be notified by the Program Director.

Prospective students must demonstrate the ability to pay for the program and make satisfactory arrangements for payment of tuition.

Enrollment Procedure

Once admitted to the program students will complete an enrollment agreement detailing the payment options, cancellation and refund policies.  The enrollment agreement must be completed prior to the first class meeting.

Enrollment Agreement Cancellation Policy

The student can cancel the Enrollment Agreement without penalty by directly (in person, in writing, or by telephone) notifying the Program Director or Program Administrator within 3 business days (excluding Saturday, Sunday and holidays) of the signing of the Enrollment Agreement.  If cancellation notification is received within 3 business days, full refund of any deposits will be made to the student or to a third party designated by the student within 14 days of receipt of the cancellation notification.  If a third party makes the deposit payment, the deposit will be refunded to that third party. If a student chooses to cancel the agreement after 3 business days, no deposit refund will be made.

 Tuition & Payment Plans

Estimated Total Cost for Tuition, Books, Supplies and Fees is $2,386.


Total Tuition for the YTT 200 course is $2300
(Deposit for the YTT 200 course is $250 leaving a tuition balance of $2,050)

Tuition Payment Plans

There are a variety of payment options available on the enrollment agreement.  Students will make a written payment agreement at the time of enrollment.  Insert plans here. Monthly, Quarterly, etc.


Students are required to purchase the following books:
  1. The Yoga Hand book by Noa Belling–  Cost: $13 new. About  $2.33 used
  2. Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar – Cost: $10 new, $7.20 used
  3. Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Sri Swami Satchidananda  (philosophy book)–Cost: $13.79 new and about $11.83 used
  4. Bhagavad Gita: A Walk Through for Westerners by Jack Hawley   (philosophy book)–Cost: $6.00 new and about $3.48 used
  5. Yoga Sequencing by Mark Stephens– Cost: $24.95 new. $14.22 used.
  6. Yoga Anatomy  Second Edition by Leslie Kaminoff  (anatomy book)– Cost: $ 11.57 new. $10.94 used.
  7. Additional Recommended (not required) Yoga Mind & Body by Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center– Cost  $ 6.52 new and about $11.44 used
Total cost of required books is around $85.87 if purchasing new books and $51.44 used.

Equipment and Supplies

All students are required to have their own yoga mat.  The estimated cost is from $20 to $75 depending on the type of mat purchased.
Although not mandatory, students are also encouraged to purchase their own yoga blanket, two yoga blocks and a yoga strap, however students will be able to use equipment provided at the host center, including yoga mats, blankets, blocks, straps, floor seats and folding chairs.

Additional fees

$20 Anatomy Lab
$18 for Bikram Yoga class

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