Ocean Beach Yoga's 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training and Certification

Fall 2020: September 9th through November 15th
Wednesdays 7-10pm
Thursdays 7-10pm
Fridays 7-10pm
Sundays 4-9pm

Ocean Beach Yoga proudly offers a 200-hour Yoga Alliance certified teacher training program. Our curriculum is designed for dedicated yoga students looking to enrich their understanding of yoga with proper alignment, mindfulness, anatomy & physiology, and yogic philosophy while gaining the practical skills to teach a Mindful Vinyasa yoga class.
What you can expect in Ocean Beach Yoga's Teacher Training:
-Deepen your own yoga practice
-Learn the tools for creating and teaching a safe and thoughtful yoga class 
-In depth understanding of fundamental asana (yoga postures) 
-How to cue and use your authentic voice
-History of yoga and yogic philosophy and how it relates to your personal journey
-Lifestyle and self-care practices including pranayama, meditation, and ayurveda

-Upon completion of the program, you are eligible to practice your teaching through our Making Waves Program:

Saturday & Sunday Evenings 4:30-5:45pm, donation-based classes taught by the graduates of Ocean Beach Yoga's Teacher Training Program.
 Teacher Leads: Diana Oppenheim, with Nicole McCracken, Lindsey Weinstein, Charity Kahn, Tara Collins, and Amber Cook.

Upfront payment of $3000 is available online or in studio. Or, an initial payment of $500 secures your place in the training.

Payment plans are available, with the full payment to be made by the start of the training, September 9th 2020. Once your initial payment is made,

Christina will email you to discuss payment plans, and find a plan that works best for you.


Frequently Asked Questions:


How long do I need to have practiced yoga in order to sign up for the training?

We recommend that you've had a regular practice for at least one year, unless you have approval from our staff.


What styles of yoga will I learn to teach?

Our 200 hour training is a Mindful Vinyasa training with an emphasis on safe, smart movement in coordination with breath and alignment,

accessible for all bodies. We will cover traditional yoga styles, Vinyasa, Hatha, including a segment on Restorative and Yin Yoga.

What does earning my teaching certification really mean?

It means you will have met curriculum requirements as laid out by Yoga Alliance to earn a 200-hour teaching certificate.

From there, you can then register with Yoga Alliance and begin your path to teaching.


Am I required to take a certain amount of classes during the training weeks?

Yes, as a part of the training, you will be required to take 20 classes, at least 18 of these classes at Ocean Beach Yoga. These hours will

count toward your 200-hour requirement, and are included in the cost of the training. You can start logging your class requirements 1 month

prior to the start of your training.


What happens if I have to miss a session or two?

You'll be required to make up the hours missed, with attending yoga classes, workshops, take home assignments, scheduling studio time to

practice teach with your partner, or a combination of all three.


I'm not sure I want to teach yoga, is this program for me?

This program offers so much more than the sole purpose of teaching yoga. However, a large portion of the curriculum is learning how to teach a yoga class. You'll deepen your own understanding of the foundations of a yoga practice. By learning how to teach a class, it solidifies your understanding of the yoga practice, with a focus on proper alignment, breath, anatomy, sequencing and the true benefits of developing a regular practice. 

While some students are eager to begin teaching once they are certified, it is not a mandatory requirement.

We are here to offer support and encouragement with whatever path you choose!


How much does this training cost? How can I pay for this training? Is the payment due all at once?

The training costs $3000*. Once you pay the initial $500 payment to guarantee your space in the training, you can either pay the remaining balance or set up a payment plan with Christina. For example, you can choose to pay $500 increments until the balance is paid in full. The balance must be paid in full by the start of the training, September 9th, 2020.