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-development as they realize their potential as teachers. Based on a manual developed by Citizen Yoga founder Kacee Must, we’ve evolved the 200-Hour program to be delivered fully virtually while still offering a highly engaging and transformative 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.
- 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
- Sanskrit overview
- Sequencing and timing for various class types
- Messaging while teaching
- Supportive assists
- Introduction to prenatal, yin, and restorative 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 online, in-studio + outdoor classes, and access to Citizen On-Demand during the program.
A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your spot. Founders rate is available for new and current members who commit to their membership for an additional 6 months after they put down a deposit
Members save $450!
Payment plans available
Citizen Yoga is proud to offer 3 BIPOC scholarships for our 200-hour teacher training to those 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. Inspired by the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement, we added to Inclusion to our value system so that we were constantly reminded to challenge our blindspots and remain inspired to make physical and mental health more accessible and available 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 Teacher Training program.
Due Date: Applications for Fall 2021 scholarships are due on Sunday October 3. Recipients will be selected the week before training begins.
Citizen’s upcoming 200-Hour Teacher Training will begin mid-October 2021. With a curriculum refresh, this new format will be a hybrid training with half online and half in-person instruction to allow for flexibility, while also enhancing your learning of specific sections.
Tuesdays from 7:00p – 9:45p EST OR Wednesdays from 6a – 8a EST
Every Saturday from 12:30p – 3:30p EST
Select Sundays from 12:30p – 3:30p EST
Excludes Thanksgiving weekend, Christmas, and New Years
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