200-hour

purple lotus yoga

online teacher certification

Become a confident, qualified + certified teacher with online training.

Have you…

  • Been hearing the whisper to teach and learn more about yoga, but when you see pictures, you look nothing like the insta-teachers?
  • Been researching yoga teacher training programs, but haven’t been able to commit because of scheduling conflicts or work and family obligations?
  • Finally gotten serious about committing to yoga teacher training, but COVID-19 has everything sideways?

Now Imagine. . .

  • When social distancing is eliminated, you’re already certified to teach and can lead yoga classes with confidence.
  • You gained skills to not only help others, but to also help yourself through challenging times.
  • You found a group of supportive individuals who share your passion for all things yoga, and enjoy life-long connections.

👉 If you’re looking for more information about the 300-HOUR YTT, CLICK HERE.

Become a certified yoga teacher online in 2021 and register with the Yoga Alliance.

This in-depth training program offers you a structured environment for transitioning into the rewarding role of teacher while continuing to live your life off the mat (work, kids, family).

You’ll learn the mechanics of hatha yoga (the most practiced form of yoga in the West) while developing the skills and confidence necessary to teach. This is an extensive program providing both instruction & practical experience.

Gain the skills, knowledge and confidence to impact your students on every level.

Purple Lotus Yoga is a Registered Yoga School (RYS) with Yoga Alliance. Due to COVID-19, in-person trainings have shifted to online for the foreseeable future. Complete your 200-hour or 300/500-hour certification requirements by the end of 2021 and register with the Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher.

Years Training Experience

Years Online Experience

how does it work for 200-hour ytt?

  • Our comprehensive training provides a strong foundation for teaching yoga (and deepening your own practice) through detailed videos, readings, workbooks, handouts, and lectures.
  • Lecture sessions have been recorded and follow the in-person format I’ve used for the last 18 years. The video lessons are available on the online learning platform Teachable.
  • Each month attend the three live Zoom sessions for lectures, Q&A, and practice teaching to maximize engagement, interaction, community, and accountability.
  • You’ll receive on-going support and mentorship throughout the training just as if you were attending in-person.
  • Online participants receive lifetime access to the Purple Lotus Yoga 200-hour teacher training course hosted on Teachable.
  • PLEASE SEE ONLINE COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS AND DEADLINES BELOW.

👉 If you’re looking for more information about the 300-HOUR YTT, CLICK HERE.

“The flexibility was the best – the online classes really helped me make teacher training a reality when, otherwise, it would never fit into my schedule with family and work, and it took away any possible anxiety about Covid-19 and social distancing issues.”

Rita B.

200-hour graduate

Topics covered in 200-hour ytt

Module 1 : Yoga Foundations

History and philosophy including classical forms, ancient texts, past and present influencers, styles of yoga, eight limbs, yamas and niyamas, basic Sanskrit, and ethics. Foundational poses.

Module 2 : Teaching Foundations

Sequencing, pacing, environment, verbal and physical cues, class management, creating an experience, and building your confidence, observing and mentoring. Sun salutation and symmetrical poses.

Module 3 : Breathing Foundations

How to, proper instruction for four main breathing techniques, anatomy of breathing, and pranayama. Diversity, inclusion, and equality. Cool-down and standing poses.

Module 4 : Meditation Foundations

How to, expectations, different practices, chanting, mudras, bandhas, how meditation affects nervous system, vagus nerve. Seated and balancing poses.

Module 5 : Anatomy Foundations

Ten major systems of the body, with special attention to muscles and bones, and how yoga impacts each one. Introduction into chakra system. Prone and supine poses.

 

Module 6 : Business Foundations

Registering with Yoga Alliance, insurance, pay expectations for private, corporate, studio, gym, and workshops. Arm balances and inversions. Practice teaching. Review for competency assessments.

 

Competency Assessments

Upon successful completion of the above six modules, you will be able to participate in the last components of teacher training certification: a practical (teach-back) and written exam.

 

BONUS MODULE

When you enroll in Purple Lotus Yoga 200-hour yoga teacher training, you’ll also receive access to the Teach Private Yoga Now bonus training. Get all the information you need to teach private yoga and build a full client schedule.

 

200-hour completion requirements + deadlines

  • Practice teaching: Throughout the training, you will practice teach different parts of a yoga class (centering, cuing postures, breathing, savasana, etc.). These assignments must be completed on a group Zoom call or recorded and shared with the director of yoga teacher training.
  • Required Books: These books will enhance your learning experience: Heart of Yoga by TKV Desikachar, Anatomy of a Spirit by Caroline Myss, Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz, and Key Muscles of Yoga by Ray Long.
  • Tracking Form: Complete and turn in a tracking form that shows completion of all of the above.
  • Teaching Demonstration: Participants will need to complete a final teaching demonstration. This can either be done during a designated Zoom session or a recorded video of you teaching.
  • Written Test: Participants need to complete and pass (with 70% or better) a written test.
  • Upon Completion: When you complete all of the assignments and turn in the tracking form, teaching demonstration, and written test, you will earn a certificate of completion emailed to you as a PDF. If completed before December 31, 2021, you may register with Yoga Alliance if you choose.
  • Enrollment open: Start anytime. The training is self-paced with live support Zoom sessions on a rotating schedule.

👉 If you’re looking for more information about the 300-HOUR YTT, CLICK HERE.

Zoom session details

You will be expected to attend as many of the live Zoom sessions as possible. The monthly calls follow the below schedule:

1st Thursday of the month 7:30-9:00 CST

Live lecture of one of the rotating module topics  ➡️

3rd Tuesday of the month 11:30 am -1:00 pm CST

Office hours, Q&A, Independent Study

4th Saturday of the month 10:30 am – 12:00 CST

Posture analyization and practice teaching

 

Module 1 | January, May, September

Module 2 | February, June, October

Module 3+4 | March, July, November

Module 5+6 | April, August, December

 

200-hour YTT options

Self-Paced Only

You have access to the online video lessons via the Teachable Platform. There is no time limit for completing the Self-Paced Only option. Also please note, at this level you will only earn a certificate of completion that is NOT eligible to register with the Yoga Alliance.

Self-Paced + Live Zoom Sessions

You have access to everything in the first option PLUS you’ll be able to participate in the live monthly Zoom sessions. In these 3x per month meetings, we’ll cover  in-depth discussion on a specific module topic, Q&A, postures, and practice teach.

Self-Paced + Live Zoom Sessions + 1:1 Calls with me

This tier includes everything from the first two tiers PLUS six (6) 1-hour 1:1 calls with me. Once you’ve enrolled in the course via Teachable, you’ll be able to schedule your 1:1 calls. You have one year from your date of enrollment to schedule your calls.

Frequently asked questions

can i take training if i have no desire to teach?

Absolutely! Many people participate in yoga teacher training to deepen their own knowledge and practice as well as connect with a community of other yoga-passionate individuals.

what materials come with the course?
You have lifetime access to the course lessons, quizzes, and videos, and training manual. You are responsible for purchasing the required text books: Heart of Yoga, Anatomy of a Spirit, The Four Agreements, and Anatomy of Yoga available through Amazon and other major book retailers.
why is there a deadline for online YTT?

Under a temporary provision from the Yoga Alliance, Registered Yoga Schools may conduct their yoga teacher training programs online to follow social distancing and COVID-19 protocols. The temporary provision extend through the end of 2021.

yoga alliance online exemption for 2021

Yoga Alliance COVID-19 Resource Page

How do I get started with online training?

In order to be considered enrolled for online training you will need to complete the REGISTRATION FORM. You will then be sent a confirmation email welcoming you to training. A few days prior to the meeting sessions you’ll also receive an email with details for joining the live online Zoom training and any materials you may need for that session.

What are the costs for the 200-hour online YTT?

There are three tiers for the 200-hour online training:

1. Self-Paced Only ($297)

You have access to the online video lessons via the Teachable Platform. There is no time limit for completing the Self-Paced Only option. Also please note, at this level you will only earn a certificate of completion that is NOT eligible to register with the Yoga Alliance.

2. Self-Paced + Live Zoom Sessions ($497)

You have access to everything in the first option + you’ll be able to participate in the live monthly Zoom sessions. In these twice monthly meetings, we’ll cover Q&A, in-depth discussion on a specific module topic, and practice teach.

3. Self-Paced + Live Zoom Sessions + 1:1 Calls with me ($1297)

This tier includes everything from the first two tiers + six (6) 1-hour 1:1 calls with me. Once you’ve enrolled in the course via Teachable, you’ll be able to schedule your 1:1 calls.

What are the costs for the 300-hour YTT?

The 300-hour YTT is exclusively conducted via live Zoom calls one weekend per month. Payments can be made via credit card, Venmo, or Paypal.

👉 If you’re looking for more information about the 300-HOUR YTT, CLICK HERE.

How do I join the meetings?

Online yoga teacher training is conducted through both the Teachable platform and Zoom. If you don’t have Zoom you will need to download it in order to use it. You can find the links to the appropriate meetings here on this page (they’re updated regularly) and the links are also posted in the group Facebook page.

You will also need to join Teachable in order to access all the assignments and materials.

What happens after social distancing?

Great question and one I don’t have a solid answer for yet. Right now there are too many unknowns to factor to be able to adequately answer.

However, please know and understand as you make a commitment to me, I make one to you too. If you start yoga teacher training with Purple Lotus Yoga, I will do everything in my power to help you finish training.