200-Hour Teacher Training Program

The Next 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program Begins September 11, 2020. The program may be in-person and/or online depending on the circumstances at the time of the training dates.

The first step in every yoga teacher's training.

Open to everyone! You do not have to be able to do specific poses.

Not planning to teach? No problem! Teacher training is perfect for anyone who simply wants to deepen their study of yoga.

Meets general yoga teacher training requirement for Yoga Alliance registration as RYT 200.

200-hour certification qualifies you to enroll in our 300-hour teacher training program.

Free Information Session

Held virtually - sign up on schedule to receive Zoom link.

  • Tuesday, July 14 at 6:45 pm

If you decide to apply to our teacher training program, these sessions fulfill the personal interview requirement.


Three reasons to choose Sunrise Yoga Teacher Training

Absolutely outstanding faculty

Led by Valerie Kiser and taught by selected teacher training faculty members, including Wake Forest University professor Dr. Jarrod Whitaker and nationally-recognized yoga instructor Cindy Dollar.

Supportive, non-competitive peers.

You're among friends here: people who share a common dedication to  enriching their lives and those of others through yoga and yoga's values: compassion, integrity, loving-kindness and more.

Convenient schedule & affordably priced

Finish within just one year.

Check your program's handbook for prices, early bird discounts and payment plans, plus information about homework, makeup classes and more.

Curriculum Overview

Weekend sessions blend lectures, discussion, reading, homework, and deeper development of your own yoga practice.

Yoga Anatomy & Physiology

Safe and effective application of alignment & biomechanics for the yoga instructor

Health/injury-related contraindications & modifications for each pose

Yoga Philosophy & History

Essential principles from yoga's ancient & modern texts, spanning the continuum from Patanjali's Yoga Sutras to Iyengar's Light on Yoga

The role of ayurveda & chakras in yoga practice

Principles & Practice of Alignment-Based Yoga

Asana practice, the study of yoga's physical poses

Pranayama, breathing techniques

Mudras and mantras, meditation & chanting

Effective use of yoga props to make yoga postures accessible to all body types & experience levels

Professional Teacher Skills

Principles of class management & effective instruction

Teacher/student communication & pose adjustment techniques

Lesson-planning & practice-teaching

Common student medical concerns

Explore Program Details

Prices, Curriculum, Schedule & Policies

The 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Handbook provides all the details:

  • Complete price details, including early bird discounts & payment options
  • Schedule and curriculum specifics
  • Program policies including class makeup options

Frequently-Asked Questions

Get answers to the most common teacher training questions:

  • Eligibility & prerequisites
  • Program details
  • Enrollment, book costs, missed classes, refunds & other policies

200-Hour Teacher Training Application Process

  • 1

    Complete online application + non-refundable $25 application fee

  • 2

    Attend Teacher Training Open House or Level 2 or above yoga class led by Valerie Kiser

  • 3

    Complete personal interview with Program Director Valerie Kiser

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