200HR Yoga teacher training

Want to deepen your practice and/or be a yoga teacher?

Join us at Thrive Yoga Fruita, Colorado and Academy of Yoga for our 9 weekend Yoga Teacher Training Course with certified E-RYT 500HR instructor, Monica Cullinane and 200HR instructor, and founder of Prana-Preneurs, Brittany Phelps.

Why become a teacher?

Teaching any technique or knowledge that uplifts mankind is the most rewarding work possible. Teaching yoga with a clear and systematic approach is exciting because it allows you to help people improve their lives. The Hatha Yoga system is dynamic and scientific, based on precision and alignment of the human skeleton in order to bring harmony and balance to the body, breath and mind. Academy of Yoga training puts you at the forefront of the revolution now taking place in the health industry. Yoga is becoming more popular than aerobics, and the demand for quality, trained teachers has never been higher. Our system is based on the ethical and moral principles of Classical Yoga and is the most practiced style worldwide.

In this entry-level course, you will learn:

  • Posture and breathing practices  • Structuring class and content  • Presenting classes  • How to adjust students  • Use of props  • Dealing with student injuries  • Yogic philosophy  • Basic Sanskrit

Course Content:

Weekend 1: Setting the Stage 

Weekend 2: Standing Poses 

Weekend 3: Sitting Poses 

Weekend 4: Twisting Poses 

Weekend 5: Supine and Prone Poses

 Weekend 6: Inversions 

Weekend 7: Balancing Poses 

Weekend 8: Back-bending / Business of Yoga

Weekend 9: Jumping/Summary

You will be required to assist in 18 classes (2 per month) in addition to the training weekends.

Two Ways to Study:

Teacher trainees who successfully complete the course may register with the Yoga Alliance and use the registry mark (200 hour) in addition to the letters RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) after their name. They will also be awarded a teaching “Certificate of Attainment” from the Academy of Yoga. 

If you are unable to commit to the full training or would like to focus on personal practice and yogic philosophy by attending one or more individual classes, you are welcome to join us. Your study will accumulate towards a certificate at Academy of Yoga and you’ll receive a “Certificate of Attendance.

Entry Standard:

Participants must have at least one and preferably two years of yoga experience. This is a practical, hands-on course, and you need to be fit, experienced and motivated to complete it. 


A $500 deposit is required to secure your place. The total course fee is $3,750. If paid in full by first week of July, a discount of $500 will be given, making the total cost only $3,250. 

Bring a friend and receive 10% off the second full priced tuition when paid in full prior to the first week of July.  Payment plans are available!

Required Books 

1. Yoga the Iyengar Way, Silva, Mira & Mehta 

2. Light on Yoga, BKS Iyengar 

3. Light on Pranayama, BKS Iyengar 

4. Light on Life, BKS Iyengar 

5. Cool Yoga Tricks, Miriam Austin 

6. Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (any translation) 

7. Chakra Balancing, Anodea Judith

8. Anatomy & Asana, Susi H. Aldous


Weekend Training Dates

August 16-18 

September 13-15

October 18-20 

November 15-17 

December 6-8 

January 10-12 

February 7-9 

February 21-23 

March 13-15 

Poses, Breathing & Meditation: 100 Hours

Teaching Methodology: 25 Hours

Anatomy & Physiology: 20 Hours

Philosophy & Ethics: 30 Hors

Practicum: 20 Hours


To become a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher takes decisive action. Please join our training today by completing the online registration form and making your deposit.

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