Communities Rizing 200-Hour ONLINE LIVE Hatha Yoga & Meditation Teacher Training Program with Rolf Gates and Nikki Myers

Communities Rizing 200-Hour ONLINE LIVE Hatha Yoga & Meditation Teacher Training Program with Rolf Gates and Nikki Myers

Communities Rizing 200-Hour ONLINE LIVE Hatha Yoga & Meditation Teacher Training Program with Rolf Gates and Nikki Myers

Communities Rizing is a next generation 200-hour mindfulness based, trauma-informed hatha yoga and meditation Yoga Teacher training built upon a social justice framework.

This training focuses on the values, methods, and skills needed to go into the world and create more experiential laboratories that supportively guide people back into our natural human tendency toward health and wholeness.

Master teachers, Nikki Myers and Rolf Gates lead this training who between the two of them, comprise more than 60 years of yoga/meditation teaching and training experience.
Nikki Myers is an MBA, Yoga Alliance E-RYT500, C-IAYT Yoga Therapist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Certified Addictions Recovery Specialist, Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist, and Founder of the international program Y12SR: The Yoga of 12-Step Recovery. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Yoga Journal, Black Enterprise, Huffington Post, Origin Magazine and She is a cofounder of the Yoga, Meditation, and Recovery Conference held at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and Esalen Institute.
Rolf Gates, author of Daily Reflections on Addiction, Yoga, and Getting Well—as well as the best-selling Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga and Meditations on Intention and Being: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga, Mindfulness, and Compassion — is a leading voice in contemporary yoga. His work is used as a resource for yoga students and teachers worldwide. He conducts vinyasa intensives and 200/300-hour teacher trainings internationally. A former US Army Ranger and social worker specializing in addiction, Rolf brings his eclectic background to his teaching and life.

Communities Rizing 200-hour YTT provides a direct experience and focused reflection in order to increase knowledge, develop skills, clarify values, and develop people’s capacity to contribute to their communities.

CURRICULUM: How to Design and Lead a Vinyasa Yoga Class


Our curriculum is focused on learning to lead and design a Vinyasa yoga class. You will gain a thorough understanding of the foundation and principles to design a class appropriate for all ages and body types. This will include a specific sequence and more importantly, the methods for adapting this sequence to create infinite opportunities implied by the word “Yoga.” These methods cultivate awareness and foster growth for both the teacher and the student.

One of the joys of teaching is a consistent Yoga practice. All YTT sessions will include asana, meditation and pranayama instruction with opportunities for practice.

  • You will learn to teach the therapeutic principles that will allow your students to practice safely with intensity.
  • You will learn to sit comfortably in meditation for 45 minutes; learning what it means to “rest in stillness.”
  • You will become proficient in many breathing techniques that prepare the mind/body for asana AND meditation.

Your “on mat” practice will begin to feel dynamic as you apply the therapeutic principles you have been learning. You will experience a vibrant “aliveness.” 

There is no going back!

Training Structure:

February 18-20, 2022
March 18-20, 2022
April 15-17, 2022
May 20-22, 2022
June 17-19, 2022
August 19-21, 2022
September 16-18, 2022
October 14-16, 2022
November 18-20, 2022 (graduation)

There will be breaks for meals and integration during the training weekends
(all times are Eastern Standard Time)

| 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Saturdays & Sundays | 10:00am - 12:00pm and 2:00pm - 5:30pm

This course is eligible for Yoga Alliance CE Credits.


Pay in full by Jan 16th- $2150 after $2350


Pay the $500 deposit, with a payment plan of 5 consecutive monthly installments of $400
Full deposit payment of $500 is needed to secure your placement.


Refund/Non-Refund Policy: All cancellations are subject to a $250 administration fee. 
Cancellations must be made 60 days before the start of the Teacher Training. We can not offer any refunds for cancellations within 60 days of the event.