200 Hr – Weekends

200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training: 9 Weekends Over 8 Months

Now accepting applications for October 2015

“I am forever changed because of the program. I view myself, my loved ones and the world differently. I think before I react. I am more open-minded, accepting and kind. I feel that all of this shows through in my teaching.” ~ PC

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Your Path to Becoming a Phenomenal Yoga Teacher & Practitioner

The Savannah Yoga Center 200-Hour 8-month journey 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.


200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training 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 Therapeutic Yoga
– 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
Anatomy and Asana: Preventing Yoga Injuries, Susie Hately Aldous
Back Care Basics, Mary Pullig Schatz
Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving into Stillness, Erich Schiffmann
Light On Yoga, BKS Iyengar
The Concise Book of Muscles, Chris Jarmey
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 5-20 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 12 hours

200-Hour Weekend Program: Fees & Applications*

Tuition: $2395. A deposit of $450 is required to hold your place in the program.

Applications: 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.

Session Dates & Questions

oct 9-11
nov 6-8
dec 4-6
jan8-10, 2016 – David Keil Anatomy workshop
feb 5-7 & 26-29
mar 25-27
apr 15-17
may 13-15 graduation

Fridays, 5:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Saturdays, 7:30 – 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Sundays, 8:00 -12:00 pm and 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Questions? Please see our teacher training FAQs. Email us at any time with additional questions. We hope to see you in one of our trainings soon!

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