Teacher Training

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Participants will explore methods of cultivating their personal practice, and from that space, experience the gift of sharing yoga with others. You do not have to be a teacher, nor even desire to become a teacher to attend NYTT. This training will set up a foundation of inquiry and support your personal evolution by giving you the tools to live yoga as a creative, authentic, moment-by-moment lifelong practice. Through tradition, reflection, experiential learning and intention, we will help you find your own authentic voice, and path on this journey. Through self-inquiry and group discussion, we uncover together the meaning of traditional yoga texts, and how this timeless philosophy relates to daily living.

NYTT is a 9-month program meeting one weekend a month (20 hours) September 2019 through May 2020. With an emphasis on Vinyasa or Flow Yoga, we will also explore many styles of yoga which support the foundation of a vinyasa practice, including, Iynegar, Ashtanga, and Anusara, as well as introduce the principles of yoga for special populations.


Roots of Yoga
(History and Foundations)
Yoga Philosophy
Yoga Asana Techniques and Methodology
Anatomy and Physiology of Yoga Asana
Alignment Principles, Adjustments and Modifications
Teaching Methodology (Sequencing, Theming, and Asana as metaphor)
Energetics (Bandhas, Prana Vayus, Chakras, Nadis)
Mantra, Chanting, Kirtan
Intentional Living
Ethics and Lifestyle
Conscious Communication
Introduction to Ayurveda Wellness
Yoga for special populations
Seva (Karma Yoga)
Business of Yoga
Continuing Education


There are nine weekend sessions.

(2019) Sep 20-22, Oct 25-27, Nov 15-17, Dec 13-15
(2020) Jan 17-19, Feb 14-16, March 20-22, April 17-19, May 15-17

Applications and deposits are due no later than August 1, 2019. After that date, applications are accepted based on availability.

Early bird deadline is June 15, 2019.


Full attendance for all weekends is essential to understanding the progressive manner of the material. It is strongly advised that you make arrangements to attend ALL sessions. Make up hours  are both difficult and expensive. If you need to miss a weekend or a day, arrangements should be made prior to that date. It is your responsibility to obtain any missed material, through additional workshops, classes, or private sessions. Options for making up missed material will be discussed on an individual basis. Financial responsibility for make up hours is the responsibility of the participant, which may require the hourly rate for private sessions. We strongly encourage you to read and understand this attendance policy. Yoga Alliance requires completion of 180 contact hours with primary faculty from the training program.


Neighborhood Yoga Teacher Training
240-Hour Yoga Alliance
Certification Program

Yoga Alliance Accreditation

Neighborhood Yoga Teacher Training program is a 200 hour Yoga Alliance certified program. Participants meeting all requirements will receive a certificate from Neighborhood Yoga, and be eligible to apply for registration through Yoga Alliance.

Techniques Training/Practice:  100 hours
Teaching Methodology: 25 hours
Anatomy & Physiology: 20 hours
Yoga Philosophy/Lifestyle and Ethics:  30 hours
Practicum:  10 hours

Electives: 15 hours
Non-contact (readings, assignments, service, assisting, unpervisied teaching): 40 hours

Total Hours: 240

Weekend Hours



(Sat and Sun include some working lunches)


Payment in full is $2450 if application is received by June 30 (early registration). A $250 deposit is due with your application by that date. $200 of this deposit goes toward your balance, and the remaining $50 is to cover the cost of the required asana study guide. The balance of the deposit is due September 20, 2019. A monthly payment option (Sept-May) may be arranged as autopay (with a credit/debit card), and includes a $10 monthly finance charge.

After June 15 regular tuition is $2650. Application deadline for the 2019-2020 program is August 1, 2019. Applications will only be accepted after this date if space is available. Scholarship and work/trade applications are also due on by August 1.

Tuition does not include accommodations or any other required books. We accept cash or checks made out to Neighborhood Yoga. A list of required texts will be provided following registration, but an estimated cost for these is $150. It may be possible to borrow some of these from previous students, or acquire used editions on line at a reduced rate.

Cancellation Policy

Withdrawing from the program must be made in writing or e-mail. If you withdraw before June 15, $100 is non-refundable, after June 15, the $200 deposit is non-refundable. Tuition is non-refundable after the program has begun, and you are responsible for full payment of the program. We typically have a waiting list, and it would be impossible to replace anyone once the program has begun.


A minimum of one year of yoga practice and a dedicated home practice is required. NYTT is open to those that want to teach and those that want to deepen their practice and knowledge of Self. There is no particular level of asana required, only a deep commitment to the discipline and practice of yoga, and an openness to new ideas. To ensure the program and community will resonate with your needs, we do require that each applicant has attended a minimum of 4 classes at Neighborhood Yoga by the August 1st deadline (you can submit your application prior to that), and at least one of those with the director of NYTT, Valerie Midgett. If you’re commuting from a distance, it may be possible to make other arrangements upon request.

Non Teaching Option

Neighborhood Yoga is offering this training to individuals who wish to deepen their practice of asana, philosophy, energetics, pranayama and meditation, as well as study some of the classic yogic texts, but may not necessarily be interested in teaching yoga. Attendance is still mandatory and some of of class assignments required for continuity and understanding of the material on a deeper level. There is a cost reduction of $150 and a certificate of completion will be awarded at the end of the program for the number of hours dedicated to advanced studies and training in yoga.

Scholarship and Work Study Application

Neighborhood Yoga offers a limited number of partial scholarships based on both need and potential. Work/Study opportunities are also available. Applications for these will be due by August 1, 2019. Download Scholarship Application.

(participants will be limited to 20 students)

Applications for NYTT will be available on line www.neighborhoodyoga.net or at the studio.
Click HERE to download application.

Click HERE to make your $250 deposit.