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The 200HR Yoga Teacher Training is a profound way to deepen your experience with yoga in a safe, approachable and supportive environment. Led by Experience Alaya Co-Founders, Meg McCraken and Ashleigh Sergeant, this foundational training provides students with a well-rounded education of the physical and non-physical practices of Tantrik Yoga. As a result, the way you live, love, teach, guide and share your gifts with the world will forever be empowered and embodied.
Our 200HR Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher training has been attended by students from around the world, all of whom help us to create this heart-based community. With a modular format, the structure of our 200HR training allows for greater integration and flexibility with life obligations. New for 2020 is a mentorship program exclusive for our 200HR students and led by our hand-selected Alaya Apprentices who will help with personalized integration.
This training will support and encourage you to live the philosophies of yoga in unique and powerful ways, so you may step into your individual power.
2022 200HR Teacher Trainings/Immersions
200 HR Immersion/Teacher Training with Alaya Co-Founder Meg McCraken & Faculty Teacher Lauri Glenn
Location: Palisades, Olympic Valley, CA
Dates: September 2022 - January 2023
200 HR Immersion/Teacher Training with Faculty Teacher Crystal Bailey
Location: True North Yoga, Paducah, KY
Dates: April - August 2022
WHO IS THIS FOR?
The 200HR Yoga Teacher Training is an experience for:
- Anyone who is ready to experience deep trust in their life & live a life of aligned action,
- Aspiring yoga teachers that want to provide effective, safe and potent classes in individual and/or group settings,
- Those ready to feel fully alive and purposeful,
- Men and women of any age and background who are ready to share their gifts, stories, and wisdom within a heart-centered community,
- Anyone who would like to feel more at ease in their body and more connected body, mind, and soul,
- The yogi who is ready to deepen their relationship with and experience of yoga on their personal and/or professional journey.
WHAT TO EXPECT?
We will meet four times over the course of seven months from Thursdays through Mondays from 9 am - 6 pm. This modular format allows for greater flexibility when making arrangements with work, school and/or family, as well as the opportunity to integrate the teachings into your daily life.
The daily schedule includes a mix of lecture, asana, pranayama, meditation, group work, reflection and student teaching. We will break for 1.5 hours for lunch and have shorter breaks throughout the day. When the weather is nice, we will do our best to get outside and take advantage of the incredible mountain scenery, the Truckee River and the lush gardens.
You must be present for the entire training to receive the certification of completion for the 200HR yoga teacher training. If traveling from elsewhere, book your flights to allow time before and after class. See the FAQ for detailed guidance on travel.
We believe that community, consistency and engagement are the winning ingredients for an impactful yoga teacher training. One of the most amazing aspects of this training is the online support that students will receive in the time between modules. This allows for personalized attention to help you digest the information received as well as integrate the practices into your daily life.
This extra support is invaluable as you understand, deepen, digest and integrate the experiences of the teachings and practices.
The requirements to complete the 200HR certification includes:
- At least beginner-intermediate experience with yoga (of any style) to begin (note: you do not need to be an expert, know complex poses, Sanskrit or even plan to teach to join)
- Attend all 4 modules in their entirety
We carefully select our students so that we can work closely with those who are committed to our community values. Please fill out and submit your application online.
Accreditation & Certification
At the completion of your 200HR yoga teacher training, you will receive an Experience Alaya Teacher Training Certification at the 200-Hour Level. If you choose you can then register your certification with Yoga Alliance for your 200-Hour Registration.
The Physical Practice
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Application of Anatomy to Yoga
- Neurology of Pain
- Therapeutic Yoga
- Functional Movement
- Pranayama (breath practices)
- Power of Each Pose
The Inner Practice
- The Power of Intention
- Authentic Voice and Living
- 8 Limbs of Yoga
- Science of Habits and Change
- Community Building
- Anatomy of the Subtle Body (including Chakras, Koshas, Gunas, etc.)
- Philosophies of Yoga
- Creating a Safe and Sacred Container
- Business & Ethics
Each module, one hand-selected guest scholar will join us to share their professional gifts. We have worked with these scholars for years and they all bring a wealth of knowledge in their respective fields as well as to the practice of yoga. Learning from them has always been a highlight for our students!
Pricing & Policies
See the registration page for the training you are interested in for specific dates.
$2500 Super Early-Bird
$3000 Regular Rate
$3,200 with Payment Plan
From Our Students
"To say that my 200HR yoga teacher training was amazing would be selling it short. I can honestly say that the experience was life-changing and I am forever grateful for our guides, the guest scholars and my peers. What delighted me the most was the bonds that our group forged and the new family that emerged from the laughter, the tears, the talks and the movement. I feel prepared to go and teach, expand my personal home practice and navigate this complex world through the lens of the yogi. Thank you all so much!" - Kelly Benson, 200-RYT
“I signed up for Meg’s 200 hr YTT not having a single clue as to “why”. I just felt a calling at that time of my life to take a deeper dive into something that I was curious about learning more of. What an incredible decision it turned out to be! Meg has an innate teaching ability to make the training feel that it is entirely catered exactly to what YOU need in your life. I learned things that I didn’t know I needed to learn, felt things deeply that I didn’t know could be felt, and rejoiced in the overall experience at the end of each of the 4 beautifully unique but cohesive modules. Whatever you are looking to get out of this training, you’ll get it….but you’ll also receive SO much more." - Bridget Brown, 200-RYT
"Before I walked into Meg’s teacher training I was just searching for something to round out my wellness coaching business. I had been to a handful of yoga classes in my life, some meditation and I certainly don’t have the body type of the participants one might see in yoga ads. Not only did I feel like I was completely accepted when I walked into Meg’s container, but I was celebrated. Every step was mind-blowing, raw and inspiring. After 200 amazing hours with Meg, her teacher assistant, Shari, and my classmates, not only do I feel ready to teach and empowered to share my gifts with the world but I found my tribe, my framily. And I am eternally grateful!!" - Kachina K'ang, 200-RYT & Women's Empowerment Coach
I got the blessing of working with Meg in my 200 hr yoga training and I value that period of one of the most pivotal growth investments of my life so far. I learned so much more than just the physical practice and yoga and it was at that point of my life that I started to lean into the power of mindfulness and meditation. I now teach yoga regularly and love to share the practices with others. - Coral Lee, 200-RYT