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200hr 8 Month Program:

Your Path to Becoming a Phenomenal Yoga Teacher & Practitioner


Questions? Contact us now YTT@savannahyoga.com

“This program is amazing. It offered us so much variety and encouraged us to play and discover. I could not have asked for a better group of people to have shared this experience with. Thank you!” ~ Jo

Our 8-month journey taking place every October is a total of 9 weekends over 8 months. You’ll work in a timeframe that allows you to fully digest and incorporate new knowledge and skills into your yoga practice as well as your everyday life. While our 8 month program prepares you for teaching yoga to others, it’s not necessary to want to teach yoga to benefit from this training. Whether you choose to teach yoga or not, our 200-Hour training will help you develop your unique style and cultivate your inner voice.

We’ve graduated more than 200 students since launching our 200-Hour yoga teacher training in 2007. Our 200-Hour programs are approved by Yoga Alliance and taught by an expert faculty with over 10,000 hours of training, practice and apprenticeship. Throughout your training, you’ll study and grow your practice with a diverse group of talented instructors who are committed to their yoga lineages.



Program Dates October 14, 2016 – May 14, 2017

App deadline: October 7
Friday 5:30-9pm
Saturdays 7:30-6pm (with lunch break)
Sunday 8-4pm (with lunch break)


200-Hour 8 Month Program: Fees & Applications.

Save $100 when you pay in full upon acceptance!

Tuition: $2395

APPLY NOW! A deposit of $450 is required to hold your place in the program and will be deducted from the total.

Payment Plan available:

Break the rest of your tuition into 5 payments of $389, with payments due the first five Fridays that we meet. 

Applicants must have an established asana practice for a minimum of 6 months.

This means practicing physical yoga 3-6 times a week, either in public yoga classes and/or at home. Apply for the Savannah Yoga Center 200-Hour Weekend training online or via email. Please see details and deposit instructions on our Application page.

* If you are a military spouse, you may qualify for educational benefits of up to $4,000 with MyCAA, a career development and employment assistance program offered by the military for military personnel and their spouses. Learn more about MyCAA

See what graduating students say about our teacher training program.


Refund/Cancellation Policy
  • A full refund less $500 will be issued if cancellation occurs more than 10 days before program start date.
  • No refunds within 10 days of program start date.
  • If SYC cancels the training, a full refund (including deposit) will be issued or students will be offered a transfer to another program.


Training Dates

  • Oct 14, 2016 - May 14, 2017 

Weekend Hours

  • Fridays,
  • Saturdays, &
  • Sundays, &


200 hour program Curriculum

Yoga History & Philosophy

  •  Bhagavad Gita, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras
  • The 8-limbed Path
  • Sanskrit: Terms and Pronunciation
  • Chakras
  • Meditation, Pranayama, Chanting
  • Asanas: Yoga Styles, Postures & Anatomy
  • Intro to Hatha Styles: Lotus Flow, Jivamukti, Ashtanga, Integral, Restorative, Yin, Kundalini, Iyengar
  • Intro to Biomechanics
  • Alignment-based Principles
  • Anatomy and Physiology

Teaching Yoga & Wellness

  • Student Assists and Modifications
  • Conscious Communication
  • Techniques and Methodology
  • Observing, Sequencing and Planning
  • Women’s Issues, from Fertility to Menopause
  • Intro to Ayurveda
  • Nutrition


Building a Personal & Professional Practice

  • Intentions: Living Yoga On and Off the Mat
  • Addressing Burnout
  • Establishing a Home Practice
  • The Business of Teaching Yoga
  • Yoga Teacher Ethics




Required Reading

All titles are available for purchase at Savannah Yoga Center. If your local mom-n-pop bookstore carries these titles, please support your community and buy local.

  • Teaching Yoga, Mark Stevens
  • Functional Anatomy of Yoga, David Keil
  • Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving into Stillness, Erich Schiffmann
  • Light On Yoga, BKS Iyengar
  • Bhagavad Gita (Stephen Mitchell translation)
  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Swami Satchitananda
  • Heart of Yoga, Desikachar
  • The Breathing Book, Donna Fahri
  • The Miracle of Mindfulness, Thich Nhat Hanh



Coursework: Emphasis & Requirements

  • Commitment to the program in its entirety
  • Practice meditation/pranayama 15-20 minutes a day
  • Practice asana a minimum of 60 minutes a day, 6 days a week
  • Daily journal writing to record your home practice
  • One research paper of 5-10 pages (topics assigned 1st weekend; due on 8th weekend)
  • Several 1-2 page book reports and biographies
  • Attend and evaluate 2-3 different level yoga classes between each weekend session
  • Unsupervised student teaching hours totaling at least 15 hours 
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