200hr Essential Yoga Teacher Training Intensive Program:

4 months, 8 Weekends

A Sacred and Compact Program for Modern Lifestyles

Are you ready for the most rewarding work of your life? Do you think you have what it takes to learn and share yoga? 

You will learn to build a strong yoga practice and learn how to teach an inspiring, safe and fun class for yoga beginners. Your teachers will be the southeast's most knowledgeable teachers as well as well known and highly respected guest teachers. You will be introduced to many styles of yoga to begin to create our own unique and authentic way of sequencing and sharing yoga. Along this journey you will build a support network of lifelong friends who, like you are searching and longing to uncover their life's purpose through yoga. And, through the support and encouragement of a network of senior knowledgeable teachers you will uncover the truth and beauty of who you truly are as well as uncover & harness your gifts to share with your family, friends, community and the world!

You will have the time of your life, learning, growing, transforming and creating new friendships and strong bonds with your fellow peers in the program. The work will be rewarding, hard and fun! You’ll be paired up with one of our amazing teachers as your mentor and be required to observe, evaluate and assist in yoga classes. The program is 8 weekends over 4 months. Plan on 1-2 hours of engaging and exciting daily studies outside of the program hours. The 11 required YTT books will be the start of or additions to a wonderful yoga library. 


  BONUS! All 4 month YTT students will receive 50% off unlimited yoga classes at SYC during the program.  



Feb - May 2019, 8 weekends over 4 months
Fri 5:30pm-9:00pm, Sat 7:30am-6pm, Sun 8am-6pm
168 hours total, 21 hours each weekend

Feb 8-10 & Feb 22-24
Mar 8-10 & March 29-31
Apr 12-14 & Apr 26-28
May 3-5 & May 17-19 Graduation

Join YTT facilitators and past graduates for an opportunity to learn more and ask questions!

Info sessions for our Essential Yoga Teacher Training February 2019 four month Intensive:

Saturday December 8, 1pm

Here's what you can expect from our 4 Month, 8 weekends Intensive program...

You will learn:
  • How to teach a class for beginners
  • Concise verbal teaching skills
  • The art of hands on assisting
  • Intelligent posture sequencing (vinyasa krama)
  • Basic anatomy & physiology
  • Biomechanics of the body as related to yoga
  • Yoga philosophy
  • Basic Ayurveda, the sister science of yoga
  • Essential Oils and How to use them to deepen the yoga/meditation practice
  • Chakra Essentials
  • Basic Crystal Essentials usage
  • Ethics and guidelines of a yoga teacher
  • Yoga's rich heritage and origins
  • Multiple yoga styles to craft your own unique way of teaching
  • Bhakti Yoga, the yoga of devotion
  • Intro to the chakras
  • Meditation skills
  • Sacred mantras and mudras (chanting & hand gestures)
  • The business of teaching yoga
  • Socially responsible social media skills
  • Marketing skills
You will build:
  • A strong home practice
  • Confidence to share Yoga if you choose to teach
  • Support network
  • Lifelong friendships
  • A Strong Connection to Self



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 Yoga Styles: Lotus Flow, Jivamukti, Ashtanga, Integral, Restorative, Yin, Kundalini, Iyengar
  • Introduction 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
  • 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


YTT Fees & Applications 

*Tuition: $2600 - Save $600 on *tuition (regularly $3200) when paid in full before December 31, 2018

APPLY NOW! A deposit of $450 is required to hold your place in the program and will be deducted from the total.
Application deadline December 31, 2018

Payment Plan Available! 

Applicants must have an established physical yoga practice for a minimum of 12 months. 

This means practicing physical yoga 4–6 times a week, either in public yoga classes and/or at home. Apply for the Savannah Yoga Center 200-Hour 4 Month YTT program online or via email. Please see details and deposit instructions on our Application page.

* If you are a military spouse, you may qualify to have your YTT program paid for in full with 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


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.
  • No refunds within 30 days of YTT program start date.
  • No refunds if a student withdraws after the program begins.
  • 12 students minimum are required in order for this program to be offered. If SYC cancels the YTT training, a full refund (including deposit) will be issued or students will be offered a transfer to another program.

Questions? Contact us now at YTT@savannahyoga.com

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