Weekends Program (9 months total): It’s your responsibility to obtain any missed material, through additional workshops with Savannah Yoga Center or private sessions scheduled with one of the program instructors. This make-up time is an extra financial responsibility of the student and is not included in your teacher training tuition. Attendance at the first two weekends and the last two weekends are mandatory and required to graduate.
Kelley Boyd, E-RYT 500 and founder of Savannah Yoga Center, is the director of our yoga teacher training programs. To foster diversity, our 200-hour course features several teachers, all of whom offer a unique perspective on the art of yoga. Learn more about Kelley, and meet the SYC teachers. Our excellent teacher training staff often includes:
All 200-hour yoga teacher training instructors are certified and hold over 10,000 hours of training, practice and apprenticeship. They’re also registered with Yoga Alliance as E-RYTs (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher) at the 200- or 500-hour levels. Our teacher training faculty have made the deepest commitments to their practices, serving others and carrying on their yoga lineages.
We accept a maximum of 27 students for the 8-month program and a maximum of 19 for the 3- week intensive program.
Yes, you will be assigned 11 books, and you’ll be asked to write various papers and turn in class evaluations. Expect to do about 30-40 hours of homework during the 200-hour course.
Your books should cost around $220. You can buy them from the Savannah Yoga Center, though you can always try your local library or buy them from your local mom-n-pop bookstore.
You may want to start with our list of recommended accommodations, which range from rooms in houses to hotels and bed and breakfasts. Many students prefer to set up carpools and shared lodgings with their classmates. Due to privacy concerns, we’re not able to share directory info with students until the course has begun.
With your 200-hour certification, you’ll be able to apply to teach yoga at a variety of venues—studios, gyms, park departments, schools, etc. While there are no legal requirements for teaching yoga, most studios require their teachers to be registered with Yoga Alliance. The 200-hour level of training will equip you to teach basic classes; your teaching repertoire will grow as you increase your level of training.
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Yes, applicants must have an established asana practice for a minimum of 6 months. This means practicing physical yoga 3-6 times a week, in public yoga classes and/or at home.
Upon successful completion of program requirements (course hours and homework), you’ll earn the 200-Hour Course Completion Certificate from the Savannah Yoga Center. This certification enables you to register with the Yoga Alliance at the 200-hour level if you choose.
Attendance is essential to understanding the progressive manner of the material.
3-Week Intensive: Due to the intensive nature of this program, no days or sessions can be missed. Missed days or sessions will result in removal from the program.