Gain indepth skills to explore yoga as a vehicle
for vibrant health, self transformation and personal empowermenT

Our Online Yoga Teacher training Curriculum includes A unique blend of alignment based vinyasa flow, a solid foundation in Hatha Yoga and 200 hours of instruction offered in a therapeutic framework.

Upon full completion of this program, you will receive a 200 hour yoga teacher training certification through Soma Yoga Institute and be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as an RYT-200. Our Yoga Alliance ratings of 9.5/10 rank us one of the best online yoga teacher training courses in the world. 

Our Therapeutic perspective explores Yoga as a vehicle for vibrant health, personal empowerment and total well being. We combine modern day biomechanics and research driven science with ancient teachings. In this online yoga teachetr training you will gain an understanding of anatomy, alignment and modifications to keep your body safe for a lifetime of practice.

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Therapeutic Approach

Our non-dogmatic approach explores Yoga philosophy as a practice of radical self-love uncovering perspectives that encourage body positivity, unconditional acceptance, personal empowerment and true mind-body-spirit health and wellness. Switch your view to see yourself and others from “eyes of love” and help the world heal one mindful breath at a time.


Personal Transformation

Step confidently into the role of the yoga teacher and share this powerful practice and help others. Not ready to teach? No problem. This course is a great immersion into yoga for those who wish to deepen their own practice. Already teaching? This course will significantly build your repertoire and boost your confidence.

Learn to Teach with Safety, Skill and Confidence

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Fit In World-Class Education When It Works For You

Soma Yoga Institute training is a comprehensive and holistic journey into yoga for mind-body health and healing. Our world-class faculty is comprised of master level Yoga teachers, Certified C-IAYT Yoga Therapists and those who have been teaching for over 25 years. We have trained thousands of people just like you to overcome their struggles with health, wellness, disconnection to themselves and others, and experience the transformation that therapeutic yoga offers. You will be transformed and ready to teach others on their Yoga journey.

Mind body health and Healing

interactive online learning & lifetime Access

Join us for life-changing, exciting, and accessible content with affordable, flexible, and self-paced delivery.

The program is flexible and designed so you can work at your own pace in a way that is harmonious with a yogic lifestyle (rather than rushing to meet deadlines that are not meaningful to you).

Recommended completion guidelines are established so you may complete the program in 8 weeks, 12 weeks, 16 weeks, 6 months, or 8 months.  

No more flipping through old textbooks or rushing to take notes. All of your content and your teachers are there for you - just a click away.

I would like to start by just saying, “WOW!”. There is so much content here that I look forward to going back again and again to learn and refresh. The teachers have such wisdom with yoga and anatomy. It was so great to have experienced and well-rounded instructors give instruction in a way that was not over my head nor was it too simple.

In my personal practice, I was able to gain a deeper understanding of how certain things felt in my own body. The verbal and physical cues taught are clear and concise which helped me with my language while teaching and made the anatomy something much easier to comprehend. The live calls were great, and most of all I really enjoyed all the video content.

Learning in person is incredible, but there is something so reassuring and worth while about being able to revisit the nuggets of knowledge over, and over again. I would recommend this program to others in a heartbeat. I have already told a bunch of people what I was doing and they were all really intrigued! Thank you again Soma Yoga Institute! This course has been 1000% worth the time and investment.- Crystal Faron, 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Graduate

- Crystal

personalized teacher contact& uplifting community

Yes, we meet the NEW Yoga Alliance requirements of 30 hour of Live Zoom Calls.

Our weekly LIVE calls, interactive group platform, and as-needed one-to-one support via text, whatsap, phone or zoom creates a personalized approach to on-line learning.

Joining a conscious loving community of support improves completion rates. Getting to know like-minded yogis just like you keeps you motivated, engaged and connected.

Choose the call time that works in your schedule. To meet the Yoga Alliance requirement 30 hours of live group calls are required, make-up hours are offered if needed. 

Calls are scheduled in 12-week sessions of 2.5 hours each call or 6-immersive days of 5 hours. Calls are dynamic and interactive. We have times for EVERY time zone. See Q & A below for specific date and time details

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Spending so much time daily in meditation and asana really allowed me to move through my emotions in a healthy way and positively impacted my life in ways I cannot fully express in words. My personal yoga practice has deepened and strengthened and will in turn impact the way in which I guide others. Learning more about balancing my chakras has helped me to ground into my body more and out of my head.

When I started this course I was at a challenging time in my life and often easily overwhelmed by emotions as a result. I am now more connected to my intuition, more grounded and able to flow through life with more ease and trust as a result of what I learned through this course.

The last thing I will say is that the 200 hour online YTT course has helped me to show up more authentically. Still a work in progress, but I have more patience and am more loving overall. I've been able to shed and release a lot of energy that no longer served me. -Dominiece Clifton, 200 Hour Online Yoga Teacher Training Graduate

-Dominiece

What you will learn in ONline Yoga Teacher training

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Complete at Your Own Pace

Asana Techniques

•Pose Study with Adaptations for ALL BODIES (includes standing poses, hip openers, forward bends, twists, backbends, inversions, and supine)
•Bio-mechanically Sound & Anatomy Informed Alignment
•Art of Vinyasa Yoga, Hatha, and Restorative Yoga Styles
•Adapting for Injuries and Common Conditions
•Yin Yoga and the Biomechanics of Stretching
• Exploration and Asana practice for the Lines of Fascia 

Yoga as a Path for Holistic Health & Radical Wellbeing

• Therapeutic Frameworks
• Energy Body Anatomy
• Exploration of the Chakras
• Pancha Maya Kosha Model for Holistic Wellbeing
• Applied Ayurveda

Pranayama & Meditation

Our online yoga teacher training will help you establish a consistent practice of meditation and teach you wonderful breath practices specifically crafted to increase vitality and wellbeing. We have helped 100s of students who say they “can't meditate” as well as those who report feeling “short of breath” when instructed to breathe in certain ways. We will help you adapt your approach, learn a variety of techniques, transform your inner dialog and establish your commitment to these transformative practices with ease and success. 

Experiential Anatomy & Fascia Exploration

Explore anatomy and biomechanics specifically relevant to the yoga practitioner and teacher. We know that you would like to avoid injury in your classroom, provide effective modifications. and address common musculoskeletal issues with confidence and tact. The mindfulness we create in our practice is a perfect opportunity to build our understanding of the amazing human form and learn how to keep the joints safe, avoid repetitive strain injuries, and teach with an informed perspective. Learn to help your students access poses with self-assurance and skill through our online yoga teacher training.

Yoga History, Philosophy & Mythology

Explore anatomy and biomechanics specifically relevant to the yoga practitioner and teacher. We know that you would like to avoid injury in your classroom, provide effective modifications. and address common musculoskeletal issues with confidence and tact. The mindfulness we create in our practice is a perfect opportunity to build our understanding of the amazing human form and learn how to keep the joints safe, avoid repetitive strain injuries, and teach with an informed perspective. Learn to help your students access poses with self-assurance and skill through our online yoga teacher training.

Art of teaching

• Intentional Sequencing
• Adapting Classes for Special Populations
• Finding your Unique Voice
• Teaching Beginners, Seniors, Level ½ Flow, Restorative, and Focused Therapeutic Classes
• Practice Teaching with Feedback from the Faculty

Increased levels of cortisol have been shown to be a leading cause of chronic conditions. Worry, fear, stress, and anxiety are common challenges many of us face. Learn practices of Yoga that down-regulate your nervous system and restore your whole being into a state of well-being, and homeostasis.

Our online yoga teacher training programs unite the findings from NEW evidence-based research with the ancient wisdom of yoga. Get educated on the true benefits of yoga. Make a real impact in your community and offer classes that help improve health for a lifetime of well-being. Stand out as an informed instructor and help your clients motivate to improve their well-being.

From your big vision to the tiny details, we will impart the inspiration and essential skills to get you started making money as a yoga teacher. In this online yoga teacher training you will gain invaluable teaching tips, tools, insights, and strategies to launch your career, generate students, get you out there teaching yoga, creating online content, and follow your dreams.

Restorative Yoga & Yoga Nidra

Current Research

Business of Yoga

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Liz Heffernan, E-RYT 500, is a recognized international yoga teacher with over two decades of personal practice and 22 years of teaching. She trained extensively in the Hatha systems of Kripalu, Ashtanga yoga, and Anusara and works as an Integrative Yoga Therapist.

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Liz Heffernan

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Peggy Profant, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT Yoga Therapist, and Certified Anusara Yoga Teacher, is a playful, passionate and adventurous spirit who is on a lifelong path of Yoga. She first discovered Kripalu yoga as a teenager and changed the course of her life in 1980. 

Peggy Profant

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E-RYT 500, C-IAYT

E-RYT 500, C-IAYT

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Samantha Akers began practicing yoga in 2000, after being diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia. She credits Restorative Yoga and meditation, to her healing.

Samantha Akers

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E-RYT 500, C-IAYT

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Innately perceptive and wildly passionate, Molly applies a level of determination and delight to her yoga instruction that’s truly one of a kind. Her approach is focused and intense; a union of effort and surrender that she believes is key to unlocking one’s deepest level of awareness and joy.

Molly Masaoka

E-RYT 500

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Soma Yoga Institute yoga teacher training online has a word class faculty team steeped in the traditions of Yoga. Their excellence has been cultivated through decades of enduring dedication to their own practice and in-depth study, often in a variety of lineages. Many of our faculty members are C-IAYT certified Yoga Therapists and recognized as “senior teachers”, having over twenty years of solid teaching experience combined with their long-term adhikara (studentship). Each faculty member in the online yoga school holds a role in their home community not only as a yoga instructor but as an innovator and influencer, inspiring radical change through Yoga and playing a profound role in the holistic wellness movement. As a collective vision, we offer you an unparalleled opportunity to deepen your own practice, connect into your innermost divine nature, develop your professional credentials and teach yoga from a place of authenticity.

Faculty Members for the 200 Hour YTT online include:

Liz Heffernan, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500
Peggy Profant, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500
Samantha Akers, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500
Molly Masaoka, E-RYT 500

Study with World's Leading C-IAYT Yoga Therapists and Senior Teachers

PAYMENT OPTIONS

Do I have to be able to do a handstand (or any pose for that matter, just fill in the blank) to do a yoga teacher training?


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FAQs

How are the live calls established, what if I cant make the call times?


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What do all these initials mean anyway? What is a RYT -200, E-RYT 500 and a C-IAYT Yoga Therapist?


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Will I able to teach Yoga in my community with your certification?


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I am not sure I want to teach yoga is it still ok for me to take this program?

Absolutely yes! The only requirement for enrollment in online yoga teacher training is a deep love of yoga and a desire to learn more. Many students attend this program to deepen their own practice and access the profound benefits that yoga offers personally. Others join because they know that they want to become a certified yoga teacher. We also have students who are already a certified yoga teacher who join, as they know they want more information and training to help their students in the best possible way and to make their yoga classes even more powerful.  

Do I have to be able to do a handstand (or any pose for that matter, just fill in the blank) to do a yoga teacher training?


I am not sure I want to teach yoga is it still ok for me to take this program?


When can I start the training?


How long will it take to complete the program?


FAQs

How are the live calls established, what if I cant make the call times?


How are the mentor meetings established?


What is your Happiness Guarantee?


Is it really possible to learn to teach yoga online?


Are there exams that I have to pass?


What do all these initials mean anyway? What is a RYT -200, E-RYT 500 and a C-IAYT Yoga Therapist?


What certification do I get at the end of the program?


Will I able to teach Yoga in my community with your certification?


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How long will it take to complete the program?

Everyone has different needs. We suggest following along with one of our established curriculum plans to keep you on track in your yoga teacher training. These are:

8 weeks (Approximately 25 hours per week of study and practice)

12 weeks (Approximately 16 hours of study and practice per week)

16 weeks (Approximately 12.5 hours of study and practice per week)

6 months (Approximately 8.5 hours per week of study and practice)

8 months (Approximately 6.5 hours per week of study and practice).

Upon enrollment in the online yoga teacher training, we will determine the best study plan for you so that you keep pace and motivate to the finish line.  All online yoga teacher training students have 8 months from their cohort start date to complete the yoga teacher program for certification through Soma Yoga Institute. While there is lifetime access to the online course materials, the window for yoga teacher certification expires after 8 months. If a student needs to extend beyond 8 months students may request one 2-month extension at no charge. Requests must be made in writing and sent via email.  If more time is still needed students may re-enroll in the 200 Hour Online Yoga Teacher Training certification process for an additional 6 months for a fee of $497 USD.

Do I have to be able to do a handstand (or any pose for that matter, just fill in the blank) to do a yoga teacher training?


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How long will it take to complete the program?


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How are the live calls established, what if I cant make the call times?


How are the mentor meetings established?


What is your Happiness Guarantee?


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Are there exams that I have to pass?


What do all these initials mean anyway? What is a RYT -200, E-RYT 500 and a C-IAYT Yoga Therapist?


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what ARE The FEBRUARY 1, 2024 CALL TIMES

30 Hours of Live Zooms are now required to meet the 2024 Yoga Alliance requirements.

We offer Yoga Alliance compliant options of: 12 sessions of 2.5 hours each = 30 hours   -OR-   6 sessions of 5 hours each = 30 hours

Choose the time option that fits your schedule the best. We have a flexible make-up policy.
Option 1: Tuesdays: February 6-April 23, 2024 from 9:30am-12:00pm Pacific (UTC -7 California) | 5:30pm-8:00pm (London) | 12:30pm-3:00pm (New York)

Option 2: Wednesdays: February 7-April 24, 2024 from 3:30-6:00pm Pacific (UTC -7 California) | 1:30pm-4:00pm (Hawaii) | 12:30pm-3:00pm (Auckland) | 8:30am-11:00am (Tokyo) | 6:30pm-9:00pm (New York)

Option 3: Saturdays: February 10, 24, March 9, 23, April 6, 20, 2024 from 8:00am -1:00pm Pacific (UTC -7 California) | 5:00pm-10:00pm (Paris) | 4;00pm-9:00pm (London) | 11:00am-4:00pm (New York)

Option 4: Sundays: February 4, 11, 18, 25 March 3, 17, 31, April 14 from 12:00 noon-5:00pm Pacific (UTC -7 California) | 10:00am-3:00pm (Hawaii) | 3:00pm-8:00pm (New York) | 9:00am-2:00pm (Aukland+1)

To locate the time in your time zone, here is an easy-to-use tool: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.

Do I have to be able to do a handstand (or any pose for that matter, just fill in the blank) to do a yoga teacher training?


I am not sure I want to teach yoga is it still ok for me to take this program?


When can I start the training?


How long will it take to complete the program?


FAQs

How are the live calls established, what if I cant make the call times?


How are the mentor meetings established?


What is your Happiness Guarantee?


Is it really possible to learn to teach yoga online?


Are there exams that I have to pass?


What do all these initials mean anyway? What is a RYT -200, E-RYT 500 and a C-IAYT Yoga Therapist?


What certification do I get at the end of the program?


Will I able to teach Yoga in my community with your certification?


I have more questions, how can I get in touch with you?


What ARE THE MARCH 15, 2024 COHORT CALL TIMES?

30 Hours of Live Zooms are now required to meet the 2024 Yoga Alliance requirements. We offer Yoga Alliance-compliant options of: 12 sessions of 2.5 hours each = 30 hours -OR- 6 sessions of 5 hours each = 30 hours

Choose the time option that fits your schedule the best. We have a flexible make-up policy.

Option 1: Tuesdays: March 19-June 4, 2024 from 3:30-6:00pm Pacific (UTC -7 California) | 1:30pm-4:00pm (Hawaii) | 12:30pm-3:00pm (Auckland+1) | 8:30am-11:00am (Tokyo) | 6:30pm-9:00pm (New York)

Option 2: Wednesdays: March 20-June 5, 2024 from 9:30am -12:00pm Pacific (UTC -7 California) | 5:30pm-8:00pm (London) | 6:30pm-9:00pm (Paris) | 12:30pm-3:00pm (New York)

Option 3: Saturdays: March 16, 30, April 13, 27, May 4, 11 from 8:00am -1:00pm Pacific (UTC -7 California) | 5:00pm-10:00pm (Paris) | 400pm-9:00pm (London) | 11:00am-4:00pm (New York)

Option 4: Sundays: March 17, 24, 31, April 28 May 5, May 19 from 12:00 noon-5:00pm Pacific (UTC -7 California) | 10:00am-3:00pm (Hawaii) | 3:00pm-8:00pm (New York)

Do I have to be able to do a handstand (or any pose for that matter, just fill in the blank) to do a yoga teacher training?


I am not sure I want to teach yoga is it still ok for me to take this program?


When can I start the training?


How long will it take to complete the program?


FAQs

How are the live calls established, what if I cant make the call times?


How are the mentor meetings established?


What is your Happiness Guarantee?


Is it really possible to learn to teach yoga online?


Are there exams that I have to pass?


What do all these initials mean anyway? What is a RYT -200, E-RYT 500 and a C-IAYT Yoga Therapist?


What certification do I get at the end of the program?


Will I able to teach Yoga in my community with your certification?


I have more questions, how can I get in touch with you?


What is your Happiness Guarantee?

We are so certain that you will love this Yoga Alliance approved online yoga teacher training that we are offering you a two-week risk-free guarantee. If you are not satisfied with the material after the first two weeks of the course, we will refund 100% of your money - just email us by 14 days after the start of the program cohort and complete an exit interview so we can learn how to improve our educational programs for the future. After this 14 day window the program is non-refundable. 

Do I have to be able to do a handstand (or any pose for that matter, just fill in the blank) to do a yoga teacher training?


I am not sure I want to teach yoga is it still ok for me to take this program?


When can I start the training?


How long will it take to complete the program?


FAQs

How are the live calls established, what if I cant make the call times?


How are the mentor meetings established?


What is your Happiness Guarantee?


Is it really possible to learn to teach yoga online?


Are there exams that I have to pass?


What do all these initials mean anyway? What is a RYT -200, E-RYT 500 and a C-IAYT Yoga Therapist?


What certification do I get at the end of the program?


Will I able to teach Yoga in my community with your certification?


I have more questions, how can I get in touch with you?


Is it really possible to learn to teach yoga online?

Yes, it is definitely possible to learn and to THRIVE through online yoga training from our qualified and Yoga Alliance registered online yoga school. Skeptical? We were too. However, the Soma Yoga Institute teaching team has been not only teaching yoga but leading yoga teacher trainings for over a decade. Our curriculum is well-developed, time-tested, and established. Our yoga teachers have taken our live program online as the content is of incredible, high value and will bring great benefit to those who wish to deepen their own practice, and/or teach others as well as those yoga teachers who already teach who wish to refine and enhance their offerings to better serve their students. Our anatomy-informed adaptive approach is not easily found in other yoga teacher training programs. Our teaching skill section is designed so that if you practice, and practice, and practice some more we are certain you will be ready, confident, and equally skilled as a new teacher as those who take the in-person yoga teacher trainings.

Do I have to be able to do a handstand (or any pose for that matter, just fill in the blank) to do a yoga teacher training?


I am not sure I want to teach yoga is it still ok for me to take this program?


When can I start the training?


How long will it take to complete the program?


FAQs

How are the live calls established, what if I cant make the call times?


How are the mentor meetings established?


What is your Happiness Guarantee?


Is it really possible to learn to teach yoga online?


Are there exams that I have to pass?


What do all these initials mean anyway? What is a RYT -200, E-RYT 500 and a C-IAYT Yoga Therapist?


What certification do I get at the end of the program?


Will I able to teach Yoga in my community with your certification?


I have more questions, how can I get in touch with you?


Are there exams that I have to pass? What is required to pass this program?

We do have empowerment reviews (quizzes), written reflections, relevant assignments, and practice teach elements woven into the curriculum throughout the online yoga teacher training. These are established for you to process the information, gain practical skills, and for us to help clarify any material that seems confusing. We understand that everyone has a different learning style and our online yoga teacher training curriculum is offered in a compassionate way. 

To receive authorization with Yoga Alliance as RYT-200, quizzes, and exams are a required part of your yoga teacher certification curriculum. You will find quizzes sprinkled throughout the videos to empower your learning. Quiz retakes are allowed if the first time through you do not receive a passing grade. Also, expect a “take home-open book” final exam as well as a final 30-minute teaching practicum via zoom. The written final exam is graded on a pass/re-do basis. There are short answers, an essay or a video substitution for the essay, and a pose study on the final. 

Out of the 200 hours of study required by Yoga Alliance to graduate yoga teacher training, approximately 120 hours are video lessons which include lectures as well as yoga practices, meditations, and deep relaxations. Approximately 80 hours is designated as follows: 30 hours of required online training group calls, required reading, practice teach exercises, quizzes, class assignments, practicum preparation and delivery, and the final exam. 


Please do not let the Yoga Alliance policy of "grading" stand in your way. We will prep you well (our promise to you), and you will all do just fine (trust in yourself).  We are here to support your success in completing your online training and becoming a certified yoga instructor.

Do I have to be able to do a handstand (or any pose for that matter, just fill in the blank) to do a yoga teacher training?


I am not sure I want to teach yoga is it still ok for me to take this program?


When can I start the training?


How long will it take to complete the program?


FAQs

How are the live calls established, what if I cant make the call times?


How are the mentor meetings established?


What is your Happiness Guarantee?


Is it really possible to learn to teach yoga online?


Are there exams that I have to pass?


What do all these initials mean anyway? What is a RYT -200, E-RYT 500 and a C-IAYT Yoga Therapist?


What certification do I get at the end of the program?


Will I able to teach Yoga in my community with your certification?


I have more questions, how can I get in touch with you?


What do all these initials mean anyway? What is a RYT -200, E-RYT 500 and a C-IAYT Yoga Therapist?

There are two primary organizations to become familiar with. Yoga Alliance https://www.yogaalliance.org/ and the International Association of Yoga Therapists https://www.iayt.org/.  

Yoga Alliance is a registry that registers Yoga Teachers with the following designations RYT 200, E-RYT 200, RYT 500, and E-RYT 500. The RYT stands for Registered Yoga Teacher. The 200 indicates that you have completed a 200 hour yoga training that meets the Yoga Alliance curriculum requirements. The E indicates that at the 200 hour level the teacher has instructed over 1000 hours of classes. The E-RYT 500 indicates that the registered yoga teacher has completed 200 + 300 hours of study in a program that meets their curriculum requirements and has instructed over 2000 hours. This is the highest designation for yoga teacher certification that Yoga Alliance recognizes. Please note that Yoga Alliance is not a certifying body but just a registration. All of Soma Yoga Institute's yoga teachers are E-RYT 500 registered with Yoga Alliance.

C-IAYT is a designation authorized by the International Association of Yoga Therapists. This organization is a certifying body for those who wish to practice yoga therapy. The path to becoming a Yoga Therapist is much more in-depth than online yoga training or even in-person training and requires 1000 hours of study as well as a mentored practicum. Many of the faculty at Soma Yoga Institute are C-IAYT certified in addition to having Yoga Alliance Yoga Teacher Certification. 


Do I have to be able to do a handstand (or any pose for that matter, just fill in the blank) to do a yoga teacher training?


I am not sure I want to teach yoga is it still ok for me to take this program?


When can I start the training?


How long will it take to complete the program?


FAQs

How are the live calls established, what if I cant make the call times?


How are the mentor meetings established?


What is your Happiness Guarantee?


Is it really possible to learn to teach yoga online?


Are there exams that I have to pass?


What do all these initials mean anyway? What is a RYT -200, E-RYT 500 and a C-IAYT Yoga Therapist?


What certification do I get at the end of the program?


Will I able to teach Yoga in my community with your certification?


I have more questions, how can I get in touch with you?


What certification do I get at the end of the program?

You will receive a 200 hour yoga teaching certificate through Soma Yoga Institute and be eligible to register for a yoga teacher certification with Yoga Alliance as an RYT-200 if the following timeline is met: 1) All students have 8 months from their online yoga teacher training program cohort start date to complete the program for certification through Soma Yoga Institute. While there is lifetime access to the online training materials, the window for online yoga teacher training certification expires after 8 months.  Online training students may apply for an additional 2-month extension if they were not able to meet the initial deadline. These are granted at no cost if there is evidence of extenuating circumstances. If an online training student needs to extend beyond this timeline (8 months+ 2 months) online training students may re-enroll in the 200 Hour Online YTT for an additional 6 months for a fee of $497USD. 

Please note: Soma Yoga Institute is registered with Yoga Alliance, ID #143150.  We have graduated over 500 students and we invite you to read their direct reviews on the Yoga Alliance directory site:https://www.yogaalliance.org/SchoolProfileReviews?sid=3952 

In addition, all of our faculty are registered as a yoga instructor with Yoga Alliance at their highest level, E-RYT 500. Many of our faculty are also C-IAYT Yoga Therapists recognized through the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Our school has been authorized to offer 200 hour and 300 hour yoga teacher trainings online through Yoga Alliance.

Our business yoga teaching section will give you all the tools you need to get started and build a career as a yoga teacher.

Do I have to be able to do a handstand (or any pose for that matter, just fill in the blank) to do a yoga teacher training?


I am not sure I want to teach yoga is it still ok for me to take this program?


When can I start the training?


How long will it take to complete the program?


FAQs

How are the live calls established, what if I cant make the call times?


How are the mentor meetings established?


What is your Happiness Guarantee?


Is it really possible to learn to teach yoga online?


Are there exams that I have to pass?


What do all these initials mean anyway? What is a RYT -200, E-RYT 500 and a C-IAYT Yoga Therapist?


What certification do I get at the end of the program?


Will I able to teach Yoga in my community with your certification?


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Will I able to teach Yoga in my community with your certification?

In most states and countries, there is no licensure program in place currently that requires you to get a certain certification or license to teach yoga or call yourself a yoga instructor. Some studios may ask for the Yoga Alliance RYT 200 designation and others will not. You can take up to eight months to complete the online yoga teacher training course for certification and if you don’t meet this deadline, you are eligible to request a two month extension free of charge, upon graduation you will be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as an RYT-200. You are also able to rent space in your community centers and lead your own classes as a private yoga instructor, independent of another organization. Our business yoga teaching section will give you all the tools you need to get started and build a career as a yoga teacher. Please check with your specific state about their regulations for Yoga Teachers as some may require a license to call yourself a yoga instructor.

I loved so many aspects of this Soma Yoga 200 hr Online Yoga Teacher Training. I found it so wonderful to be invited into such a supportive and open community, learning with everyone has been an honor and I look forward to continuing education through Soma Yoga! I have felt so much healing through this program and feel so grateful for the opportunity to continue sharing yoga with loved ones and others as I continue being in the teachers seat. It brings me peace knowing I have the continued guidance from this program so that I can continue to be informed as a yoga practitioner on best practices and feel a sense of community. I really loved and appreciated the flexibility of this program— I felt grateful to be able to bring the online YTT curriculum with me to the beach and the mountains! This has fostered a deeper beautiful relationship with myself as well. From my bottom of my heart, thank you! 

-Kathleen Kuhnly, 200 hour Online Yoga Teacher Training

This entire training program was a true delight. What I loved most of all is that each lesson was taught with authenticity, honesty, and a whole lot of heart. Throughout the entire delivery of the content, the history of Yoga became a guiding light that revealed deeper layers of meaning and nuance. I always felt that true Yogic tradition was honored in so much of the experience. Practically, I loved that there were 6 live calls as they provided such enriching and informative content. Additionally, I got paired with an amazing practice teach partner who helped me build my motivation and confidence as a new Yoga teacher. Most of all, I am eternally grateful for my mentorship pairing with Sam. Sam is a constant source of wisdom, inspiration, and passion for all things Yoga! To be able to learn from her is a gift and I know that our talks along the way helped me get to the finish line with ease and grace. This entire experience has been truly fulfilling and I am so appreciative of all of the time, effort, and energy put into the makings of this YTT. 

-Allison Morse 200 hour Online Yoga Teacher Training

Spending so much time daily in meditation and asana really allowed me to move through my emotions in a healthy way and positively impacted my life in ways I cannot fully express in words. My personal yoga practice has deepened and strengthened and will in turn impact the way in which I guide others. Learning more about balancing my chakras has helped me to ground into my body more and out of my head. When I started this course I was at a challenging time in my life and often easily overwhelmed by emotions as a result. I am now more connected to my intuition, more grounded and able to flow through life with more ease and trust as a result of what I learned through this course. The last thing I will say is that the 200 hour online YTT course has helped me to show up more authentically. Still a work in progress, but I have more patience and am more loving overall. I've been able to shed and release a lot of energy that no longer served me. 

-Dominiece Clifton, 200 Hour Online Yoga Teacher Training

Great course overall, great content, great teachers, great course format. I loved the self paced study format, love the teachers, made a friend for life in my class, forever grateful, long live Soma Yoga Institute!

-Faith Nyambura, Kenya - 200 Hour Online Yoga Teacher Training

If you are searching for a therapeutic teacher training program that is inclusive, well put together and nothing short of life changing... look no further. Soma Yoga Institute is amazing! As a disabled individual it hasn't always been easy finding accessible programs. I was pleasantly surprised to feel so well understood, that every single one of the faculty are proficient in adaptations and that they were patient with my "quirks" like intermittent vocabulary loss and debilitating fatigue. The instructors are passionate, skilled and supportive. The content is thorough, diverse and well thought out. They've also always got great content on social media, offer complimentary info sessions on an ever changing variety of subjects and are quick to respond to inquiries! I can't possibly thank Liz and the instructors at Soma enough. This program has changed me in so many ways and I can't wait to share my new skills with others! Thanks again, Soma! 

-Brittany, 200 Hour Online Yoga Teacher Training

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