Online 200 Hour Teacher Training Program

Led by

Lindsay Hilscher

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA   Yoga teacher training: Yoga Vida   Favorite vice: Almond milk latte prepared by an expert barista    Flow class style: Moderate pace, athletic, Ashtanga influenced

Jeffrey Villanueva

I moved to New York in 2009 and began practicing at Jivamukti Yoga School.  In 2011 I completed the 300hr Jivamukti Yoga Certification, respectfully thanking Sharon Gannon and David Life for making that possible ...

Nathan Lowry

Yoga + Meditation Teacher

Erica Chen

Erica Chen has always had a passion for movement - a lifelong dancer from Florida turned NYC based yoga instructor, she received her 200hr RYT as well as her mentorship through Yoga Vida NYC. She has since comple...

Online 200 Hour Teacher Training Program

Ready to enroll?
Join Yoga Vida digitally this Fall for our Yoga Alliance certified Online 200 Hour Teacher Training program. Whether you want to become a yoga teacher or simply deepen your home practice, this foundational training program will transform your understanding of yoga. 
Over the 8 weeks of training, students will work at their own pace to complete weekly assignments, such as watching prerecorded training content. Each weekend, students will then meet live with senior Yoga Vida teachers for interactive training sessions that will reinforce key concepts and skills.
Yoga Vida has run an established 200 Hour program over the past 9 years, which has graduated more than 830 students. Our digital training format may be new, but this program will run on the same foundation of community and accessibility. Whether you have practiced yoga for 6 months or 16 years, if you are ready to learn, then this 200 Hour Teacher Training Program is for you! 
Training Dates: 10/4/20 – 12/6/20*
(*off weekend 11/28-11/29)
Throughout the program, we will study:
-Yoga Asana
-Anatomy and Alignment
-Philosophy and Yoga History
-Intelligent Sequencing
-Effective communication through clear verbal cues
-Working with special populations including pregnant women and those with injuries
-Other topics including: Pranayama & Meditation, OM & Dharma Talks, Teaching Privates, Digital Teaching, Chakras, the Business of Yoga, Inclusivity workshops and more! 
Training will include:
-An Opening Ceremony on Sunday 10/4 from 11:00am-1:30pm EST. 
-Watching prerecorded training content each week with senior Yoga Vida teachers (15 hours per week)
-Completing other weekly assignments, such as answering homework questions.
-Attending interactive weekend sessions via Zoom:
            Saturday 11:00am-1:30pm EST
            Sunday 11:00am-1:30pm EST
Suggested Preparation:
Practice yoga!
Yoga Vida Teaching Staff:
Adam Vitolo, Cat Acquaviva, Eileen Goddard, Erica Chen, Jeffrey Villanueva, Lindsay Hilscher, Nathan Lowry, Tracy Maltz & Andrea Russell
Required Text:
“The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali” translation by Edwin F. Bryant
Suggested Texts:
“Light on Yoga” by B.K.S. Iyengar
“Yoga Anatomy” by Leslie Kaminoff
“Bhagavad Gita” translation by Winthrop Sargeant
“Hatha Yoga Pradipika” translation by the Bihar School
Self Investment: $2.000
Early Bird Rate: $1,500
Early Bird Deadline – Sunday September 13, 2020 
All students will receive unlimited yoga on Union for the duration of this program, beginning the day you sign up!

We are offering a BIPOC scholarship for this training. Please submit a 1 page essay explaining why you hope to join our Online 200 Hour Teacher Training Program this Fall, and how this scholarship would be personally and professionally helpful to you. Please submit your essay to [email protected] by September 6, 2020. 


Is this program Yoga Alliance certified?
Yes! You will be able to register with Yoga Alliance as an RYT-200 after completing this program and receiving your teaching certificate.
What does one week of training look like?
You should plan to spend about 25 hours per week on Teacher Training. You will plan your own schedule of watching about 15 hours of prerecorded training content each week. You should plan to spend about 5 hours per week on other assignments (homework, digital class observations, practice teaching, and watching the Yoga Vida Sequence). You will also spend 5 hours per week attending our weekend interactive sessions via Zoom on Saturday and Sunday from 11:00am-1:30pm EST.
What if I have to miss an interactive weekend session?
You are allowed to miss up to 4 interactive weekend sessions, as long as you watch recordings of those sessions for attendance credit.
Will I have one on one time with teachers?
This is a group training, so all time with teachers will be conducted in a group format via our interactive weekend sessions. There will be time to ask questions during each weekend session. You will also have the opportunity to interact with our Staff regularly on Google Classroom.
Please contact with any further questions about this program.