Citizen Yoga’s 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training is a Yoga Alliance-certified program designed around the physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual principles of the yoga practice. Throughout the program, trainees will be guided on a journey of self-transformation as they begin to internalize, live, and teach Citizen alignment yoga. Based on a manual developed by Citizen Yoga founder Kacee Must, Citizen’s 200-Hour program is delivered in a hybrid format that combines the convenience of virtual learning with valuable in-person teaching to offer a highly engaging and educational experience.
Citizen Yoga’s training team combines decades of yoga teaching and training experience to offer a comprehensive, foundational yoga education that prepares trainees to be able to teach multiple types of yoga classes upon graduation. Graduates from our program are eligible to register as a Registered Yoga Teacher-200 with the Yoga Alliance.
Citizen Yoga teaches alignment yoga as a tool for physical and mental transformation. Rooted in tradition, our 200-Hour training blends concepts from Ashtanga, Hatha, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and sacred geometry to empower trainees to teach a safe and sustainable practice that brings body, breath, and mind into alignment.
- Introduction to pranayama, drishti, and bandhas
- Pose breakdown for over 80 asanas, including Sanskrit and English names, standard and advanced alignment cues, prop usage, modifications, and contraindications
- Anatomy and physiology
- Yogic philosophy, including the 8 limbs, koshas, chakras, and Vedanta
- Messaging while teaching
- Sequencing and timing for various class types
- Supportive assists
- Introduction to prenatal, yin, and restorative yoga
- Chinese Medicine’s seasonal approach to yoga
- Exploration of trauma-informed yoga
- Inclusive teaching
- Developing your voice
- Your career as a yoga teacher
Citizen Yoga teacher trainees receive Citizen Yoga’s 200+ page Teacher Training Manual, a dedicated teacher mentor for weekly mentorship group meetings, unlimited in-studio + online classes, and access to Citizen On-Demand during the program.
A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your spot. A discounted rate is available for new and current Founders who commit to their membership for an additional 6 months after they put down a deposit.
Payment Plans Available
Members save $480!
Citizen Yoga is proud to offer BIPOC scholarships for our 200-Hour Teacher Training to 3 individuals who strive to share the practice and learnings of yoga through teaching.
Every action and decision that we make at Citizen Yoga is guided by our 5 core values: Alignment, Integrity, Community, Support, and Inclusion. As part of our ongoing effort to diversify the demographics of students who practice, train, and teach at Citizen, the BIPOC scholarships were introduced in 2020. We continue to seek creative ways to challenge our blindspots and make physical and mental health more accessible and approachable to everyone.
“In order to effect social change, we have to approach the task of educating ourselves and of healing our internal wounds with courage, dedication, and devotion.” – Dr. Gail Parker
Amount: 1 full scholarship and 2 partial scholarships are available for Citizen Yoga’s Fall 2021 200-Hour Teacher Training.
Due Date: Applications for Fall 2021 scholarships are due on Sunday, October 3, 2021. Recipients will be selected the week before training begins.
Citizen’s next 200-Hour Teacher Training will begin mid-October 2021. With a curriculum refresh, the training will follow a new hybrid approach, with half of the instruction taking place online (live through Zoom) and have in person at the Citizen Yoga Royal Oak studio. This model allows for flexibility while also enhancing students’ learning of specific sections.
Virtual Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 5:30p – 7:30p EST
In-Studio Every Saturday from 12:30p – 3:30p EST
In-Studio Select Sundays from 12:30p – 3:30p EST
Excludes Thanksgiving weekend, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day
Are you interested in this program but live outside of Michigan? Talk to our team.
Citizen Yoga maintains an attendance policy to ensure all students get the most out of the program. The maximum amount of missed Zoom sessions is 3. Any missed live sessions must be made up by reviewing the Zoom recording. We’re happy to work with students to ensure that any missed information is captured.
As part of Teacher Training, students are required to practice with Citizen Yoga at least 3 times a week, attend weekly mentor group check-ins, complete at least 25 hours of practice teaching, and complete assigned homework.
The flexibility of Citizen’s Online Teacher Training allowed me to commit to deepening my expertise of yoga in a way that worked for my schedule. The transformative nature of teacher training isn’t lost because of the online format. I can actually say I graduated Citizen’s program surrounded by a community of curious new teachers, and I felt completely prepared to teach multiple types of yoga classes in a safe, creative way.
Teacher Training was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made in my life! Kacee and her curriculum prepare you to become a teacher, and play the lead role in your life. The foundations that you learn through her training will help you become more grounded in both alignment and philosophy. Teacher Training was a powerful experience everyone should have to deepen their practice.
Citizen Yoga’s 200-Hour Teacher Training encompasses all aspects of what yoga means. We learned so much more than proper pose alignment and how to create good messaging for a class. We explored the philosophical underpinnings that make yoga more than just a workout, enriching movement with meaning. It was truly a journey of personal transformation that anchors my teaching and my practice.
It sounds cliché, but it’s absolutely true; the Citizen Yoga 200-Hour Teacher Training was absolutely life changing for me. The training itself gives students an in-depth education on the power of a philosophy-based and alignment-focused practice. The teachers are well-trained, your peers become your greatest resources, and the manual your greatest treasure. I have never felt more connected to myself.
Citizen Yoga offers a Teacher Training that invites you to explore what drives you in life and the ways in which integrity, authenticity, and purpose can invigorate and guide your teaching style. You will learn the mechanics of yoga by exploring anatomy and pose sequencing that support alignment-based yoga. You will learn the overt differences between Slow Burn, Blend, and Vinyasa classes, as well as the nuances and subtleties that you can offer your students. Philosophy is woven into all aspects of the training; you will enjoy the metaphors between the practice of yoga and the world you live in — and, just as Citizen Yoga studios are community-oriented, your peers will influence your experience as you co-create with others to learn, grow, and teach.
— Kara Minnehan
Kacee, and everyone who teaches at Citizen, has the utmost respect for the practice. With the team’s expertise in alignment, and background in philosophy, the CY 200-Hour Teacher Training is truly unmatched. It’s the best way to deepen your practice in both mind and body. I am a different and better person because of it.
— Ari Anusbigian