200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training


8 Month Program Yoga Teacher Training

We offer our yoga teacher training every other year. Our next yoga teacher training will be offered in September 2019.

If you’re ready to take your yoga practice to the next level, learn how to teach yoga, and/or delve deeper into your own yoga journey, the Peace Yoga 200-hour Teacher Training program will meet and exceed your needs. Participants in our well-rounded yoga teacher training will explore the history and philosophy of yoga, establish a strong foundation in anatomical principles as they relate to asana (yoga postures), and explore pranayama (breathing) and meditation techniques. We will experience a variety of vinyasa-based asana practices with a focus on safety and alignment.

Our 200-hour Yoga Alliance approved training will prepare you to design and teach vinyasa-based yoga classes to a variety of yoga levels and learning styles. The eight-month training will focus on philosophy, anatomy, teaching methodology, ethics, and practical experience, enabling you to develop the skills and expertise necessary to become a successful yoga teacher.

Congratulations to our most recent group of Teacher Training graduates!

The Peace Yoga Teacher Training has been an amazing, transformative journey. Heather and Kerry are so knowledgeable. It is a true gift that they share with the group.

Laura B.

The thoughtful, careful consideration, and heart put into this program is top-notch. Heather and Kerry’s wealth of knowledge, the extremely well-crafted lessons, and the passion and generosity in which they teach makes me feel confident in my voice as a teacher. I will be forever grateful for their guidance on this journey.

Gemma C.

The teacher training offered at Peace Yoga is amazing! The instructors, Heather and Kerry, are extremely knowledgeable and passionate about yoga. You will receive a beautifully well-rounded yoga education that will leave you feeling inspired, empowered, and ready to get out there and teach. I am so glad that I decided to participate in this enlightening and transformative yoga experience. I highly recommend it to anyone looking to deepen their own personal practice or spread the power of yoga to others.

Cherie G.

Training Overview


Techniques, training, and practice of asana (yoga poses) with an emphasis on vinyasa (flow) and alignment-oriented yoga


Teaching methodology


Anatomy and physiology


Yoga philosophy and history


Ethics of teaching yoga


Practical teaching experiences


Prenatal yoga


Chair yoga


Restorative yoga






Yoga nidra




Pranayama (breathing techniques)


Pose break-down and modification


Adapt your instructions to a variety of learning styles


Develop effective and concise cues/language for physical and energetic focuses in poses


Create appropriately sequenced lesson plans for a variety of levels and students


The business of yoga

Our goal is for you to complete the Peace Yoga 200-hour Teacher Training with the tools you’ll need to become a confident and competent yoga teacher.  Upon successful completion of the Peace Yoga 200-hour Teacher Training Program, you will be able to apply to Yoga Alliance www.yogaalliance.org for certification as a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200).

Student Requirements

We recommend that you have at least one year of consistent yoga practice before applying to our training.

In addition to attending weekend trainings in their entirety and completing homework assignments, you will need to attend 18 yoga classes (not necessarily at Peace Yoga) and donate 8 hours of yoga teaching to a group that might otherwise not have the opportunity to experience yoga before the completion of the training.


Upon acceptance, a $500 non-refundable deposit will reserve your spot.
Program: $3,000 due the first day of the training (less the deposit)
Early bird: $2,800 if paid in full by July 1

During the eight-month training, you will be eligible to purchase 10 class passes at Peace Yoga for $100 (that’s just $10/class).


Contact Heather at Info@PeaceYogaMD.com to schedule a visit to our studio, if convenient, and to request an application, or you can download it at Peace Yoga YTT Application Form.


The eight-month program meets one weekend a month from September 2019 through April 2020.

  • September 13, 14, 15
  • October 12, 13
  • November 9, 10
  • December 14, 15
  • January 10, 11, 12
  • February 8, 9
  • March 13, 14, 15
  • April 3, 4, 5

Class times:

  • Fridays 5 pm – 9 pm (please note…we will only meet on the four Fridays listed above)
  • Saturdays 9 am – 6 pm
  • Sundays 9 am – 6 pm

Required Reading

Please plan to purchase the following books, which will be used throughout our training:

  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Sri Swami Satchidananda
  • The Heart of Yoga by T.K.V. Desikachar
  • Teaching Yoga: Essential Foundations and Techniques by Mark Stephens
  • Teaching Yoga by Donna Farhi
  • Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff (Second Edition)

Suggested reading, but not required:

  • The Key Muscles of Yoga, Volume 1 by Ray Long
  • The Yoga Anatomy Coloring Book by Kelly Solloway


Heather Gagnon


Kerry Martinez

ERYT 500


How large is the training?
We will have a minimum of 8 students and a maximum of 21.
What makes the Peace Yoga 200-Hour Teacher Training Program different?
We strive to create a curriculum/training program that will prepare you to teach yoga safely, effectively, and with an authentic voice, incorporating yoga philosophy and anatomy as well as utilizing effective teaching methodology for a variety of learning styles.
I don’t know if I want to teach yoga. Is this training appropriate for me?
Yes, it is…many people enroll in a yoga teacher training program with the intention of deepening their own personal yoga practice, learning more about yoga philosophy, history, and ethics, and/or taking part in a self-transformation experience.
What if I decide not to attend the training?
If you decide to withdraw from the training before it begins, you will forfeit the $500 non-refundable deposit. Should you decide to withdraw from the training after it has begun, you will receive a credit toward the next teacher training cycle.
Does completing the training guarantee graduation or registration with Yoga Alliance?
No, the teachers of the Peace Yoga Teacher Training reserve the right to refuse graduation to any individual that they determine does not meet the requirements of our program. Non-graduation after completion of the program will not result in a refund of any kind.
I cannot attend the training on a particular day or weekend. How can I make it up?
If you miss a day, you may pay ($100/hour) for a tutorial to cover the material you have missed. We’ll arrange these case-by-case. If you must miss multiple sessions, consider waiting for the next training.

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