Moksha Teacher Training
& In-Depth Studies

A 200-hour certification program approved by Yoga Alliance for teacher trainees and students wishing to deepen their practice and understanding of yoga.

Certification Requirements

Moksha Yoga Center is an officially recognized and approved yoga teacher training school of Yoga Alliance since 2002. Our standards exceed those standards set by The first number of hours listed for each category below indicates those required for the 200-hour foundation program and the 500-hour foundation program's hourly requirements are listed next (e.g. "Techniques 100/150 hours" means that 100 hours are required for the 200-hour program while 150 hours are required for the 500-hour program). The information below applies to the 200-hour foundational course.

I. Techniques: Asana, Pranayama, Kriyas, Chanting/Mantras, and Meditation

Yoga Alliance Standard: These hours must be a mix between a) analytical training in how to teach and practice the techniques and b) guided practice of the techniques themselves - both areas must receive substantial emphasis. 100/150 hours (50 with E-RYT)

II. Teaching Methodology

Yoga Alliance Standard: These hours include principles of demonstration, observation, assisting/correcting, instruction, teaching styles, qualities of a teacher, the student's process of learning, and business aspects of teaching yoga. 25/30 hours (10 with E-RYT)

III. Anatomy & Physiology

Yoga Alliance Standard: These hours include principles of both human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) and energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, etc). Includes both the study of the subject and application of its principles to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc). 20/35 hours

IV. Yoga Philosophy/Lifestyle

Yoga Alliance Standard: Includes the study of yoga philosophies, yoga lifestyle, and ethics for yoga teachers.
30/60 hours

The remainder of required hours are covered in training classes of Section 1 above.

V. Practicum

Yoga Alliance Standard: includes practice teaching, receiving feedback, observing others teaching and hearing/giving feedback. Also includes assisting students while someone else is teaching. 10/40 hours

VI. Electives*

Yoga Alliance Standard: Hours to be distributed among the categories above according to the school's chosen emphasis. 15/185 hours

* Important Note: Workshops, special events, and elective requirements are not included in the Moksha Yoga Center tuition and require a separate fee due at the time of registration. Please check for more information regarding dates, times, and fees.

VII. Non-Contact Hours

Yoga Alliance Standard: 20/50 hours