200 hour Essential Yoga Teacher Training Program:

9 weekends over 8 months

Your Path to Becoming a Phenomenal Yoga Teacher & Practitioner

The Southeast's most studied teachers will be your humble and strong guides through out the program. 8 months of unlimited yoga at 1/2 price are included in this program giving you complete access to all of our many talented, knowledgeable and diverse teachers.


Since 2007 we have offered 200 hour programs in two convenient formats to fit into any lifestyle and budget and in 2013 we added a 300 hour Advanced Training program for those of you with a 200hr YTT program (from any studio) already under your belt. Our YTT School has been a Registered Yoga Alliance School. Both the 200hr and 300hr programs are taught by an expert faculty with over 10,000 hours of combined 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. The programs are outlined below for your convenience. Questions? Please see our teacher training FAQs, email us info@savannahyoga.com or sign up for one of our upcoming free info sessions now (dates/times listed below).

Your 8-month journey takes place in October and is a total of 9 weekends over 8 months. You’ll work in a time frame 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.

Upon graduation you will be in the company of more than 300 graduates 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.



YTT Program Information/Q & A Session:

Join us for a yoga class followed by a info session about SYC's Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) programs.


This is a great opportunity to learn more about our professional and well experienced YTT programs (offering YTT programs since 2007) and discover if this is the right program for you! Come with questions and leave with answers and a few new friends!

Info sessions for our 200hr Essential Yoga Teacher Training

Saturday December 8, 1pm


Upcoming Essential Yoga Teacher Training Program Dates

October 2019- May 2020

(9 weekends over 8 months)

Fri 5:30pm-9pm, Sat 7:30am-6pm, Sun 8am-4pm

Application deadline: October 1

October 11-13

November 15-17

December 13-15

January 10-12, 2020

February 7-9

February 28-March 1

March 27-29

April 17-19

May 15-17: Graduation

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: Vinyasa, Forrest Yoga, Power, Lotus Flow, Ashtanga, Integral, Restorative, Yin, Kundalini, Iyengar, Children's Yoga
  • Intro to Biomechanics
  • Alignment-based Principles
  • Anatomy and Physiology
Teaching Yoga & Wellness+
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
  • Intro to Essential Oils and the Healing Power of Stones
  • Intro to the Chakra System
  • Create lifelong support with others in the program
  • 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 and 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


Fees & Applications

*Tuition: $2800
Save $400 on *tuition (regularly $3200) when paid in full before August 1, 2019.


Payment Plan available:

5 payments of $550, due the first five program weekends. A deposit of $450 is required to hold your place in the program and will be deducted from the total.

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


Read what graduating students say about our teacher training program.

Refund/Cancellation Policy
  • Please make sure you’re making a wise decision for yourself and your life before you commit to the program. 
  • A full refund less $450 will be issued if cancellation occurs more than 30 days before the YTT program start date.
  • A full refund of the $450 deposit will be issued if not accepted in the 200hr program.
  • A full refund of any tuition paid will be issued should Savannah Yoga Center decide to cancel the 200hr YTT program.
  • No refunds within 30 days of YTT program start date.
  • No refunds if a student withdraws after the program begins.

Questions? Contact us now at YTT@savannahyoga.com

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