200 Hour Yoga Teacher TrainingDeepen your knowledge of yoga & build a strong foundation for teaching others
Sound about right?! Then read on for more information about our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training program!!
If you’ve opened this page you’ve already begun the inquiry process into becoming a Yoga Teacher. We understand what likely brought you here…you love the practice of yoga! Perhaps it’s been transformative in your life in the best possible way and you think you’d like to be able to offer what’s been so meaningful to you to others. Or perhaps taking classes and practicing on your own has made you want to delve deeper into the vast wealth of knowledge that yoga has to offer but you’re not entirely sure you want to teach. If any of this rings true for you, we offer The Yoga Loft of Bethlehem’s 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training and Certification Program as the perfect way to begin your journey.
The Yoga Loft has been known throughout the Lehigh Valley for graduating exceptional yoga teachers since 2007. Although our program has evolved and changed over time, one thing will always remain the same – our dedication to providing an excellent foundation in the art of teaching yoga. We honor yoga’s roots and the intent of the practice, while also teaching modern applications and addressing real-world experiences. We believe that a yoga and meditation practice can have a profound impact on someone’s life, and that it should be accessible to all. Our teacher training program reflects these values and will provide you with the tools you need to provide high quality yoga classes for any population!
NEW in 2021:
2 Tracks Available!
Our 2-track training program provides you with flexibility. Choose the option that works for your goals and schedule.
Unsure of which track is for you? Let us help you!
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get the conversation started!
What you will learn…
A full breakdown of yoga asana from a modern postural yoga approach in all categories of poses – seated, standing, backbends, inversions, twists.
How to verbally cue all categories of poses from the foundation up, including how to modify for all levels of experience and ableness, how to use props, and how to offer assists.
Functional and applied anatomy and biomechanics as it relates to yoga asana so you can instruct all students safely and effectively.
Pranayama from an anatomical and energetic perspective and how to incorporate breath work in your practice and your classes.
The deep history and philosophy of yoga, with an emphasis on honoring this ancient practice so you may feel confident offering themes and dharma talks, enriching your and your students’ experiences beyond the scope of physical asana if you choose.
How to create class sequences that work physically and energetically for all levels of practice.
Mantra, mudra, meditation, subtle body energetics and basic Sanskrit.
Language skills and how to develop your own personal voice through instruction in the Art of Teaching.
How to create a safe space in your yoga classes by incorporating trauma-informed languaging and approaches in your teachings.
The intersectionality of yoga & social justice and modern day applications of the ancient yogic philosophies and themes.
Fall 2021 Schedule & Details
Training will be held in-studio, with the option to attend up to 5 weekends virtually via Zoom for those in Track 2 (starred * weekends are required in-studio). All weekends will include physical practices, lectures, discussions, breakout groups, practice teaching, homework, and more!
Wednesdays 7:15 – 8:45pm
Saturdays/Sundays 9am – 5:30pm
September 18*, 19*, 22
October 2, 3, 6, 16, 17
November 6, 7, 10
December 4, 5, 8, 15
January 5, 15*, 16*, 26
February 5, 6, 16, 23
March 5, 6, 9, 19, 20, 23
April 2, 3
Choosing a Yoga Teacher Training Program, whether with an eye toward a career teaching yoga or for personal or professional enrichment is a big decision. We honor your process of careful scrutiny when exploring your options.
We at The Yoga Loft feel we are poised to offer you a truly rich and unique learning experience. We have been offering Teacher Trainings for 14 years and know the value of Lifelong Learning.
This is who we are: Students of Yoga. It is through our own ongoing studentship, that we recognize that the Teachings of Yoga must be available to all who seek it.
It is therefore our mission to train teachers and enrich practitioners who recognize the sanctity of all beings, honor the lineage from which the Teachings of Yoga have come to us in the modern world, and empower our students to unleash their own creativity to bring these teachings to life, on and off the mat.
Our Teacher Trainers
“My way “in” has always been through movement. Learning to align my movement with my breath centered me physically and emotionally in a way I hadn’t realized I was missing. I teach yoga to offer that same sense of peace, contentment, and mind/body alignment and acceptance to others that has so profoundly allowed me to feel at home in my own skin.”
– Miriam S.
“I practice yoga because I have learned so much about my mind through a deeper understanding of my body-mind-breath connection. I teach yoga because I want to help everyone else experience this freedom too.”
– Carrie M.
“Yoga has always been therapeutic place for me to land. By exploring the physicality of my body and the quality of my thoughts on the mat, I’ve been able to learn a great deal more about myself from a place of compassion and understanding. This has empowered me in all aspects of my life and this is what I want to share with others. This is why I teach yoga, to hold space for people to be curious about their thoughts, emotions, and physical sensations so that they too can feel more comfortable, curious, and empowered about their own lives, minds, and bodies.”
– Melanie S.
“Why do I teach yoga?
To tell the truth, because I got asked to. Seriously! Then there is the opportunity to practice my beginner’s mind with and through my students. And in the end, the joy I feel when looking into their faces during and after the practice.”
– Sandra K.
“I teach yoga because it’s so much more than just a physical practice – it’s a whole lifestyle — a mindful, accessible path that you can use to carry you through all the things that life throws at you to still feel connected, centered, calm and present to all that happens within us, around us, and among us.”
– Larissa N.
Ready to Apply?!
Please fill out and submit the application form below, or pick one up at the studio. In addition to your application, there is a $100 non-refundable application fee due at the time you apply (50% of this fee applies towards your tuition). Please email email@example.com with any questions! Use this link to submit your $100 application fee. Buy Now
This program is registered and approved by Yoga Alliance, and those who complete all components of Track 1 will be eligible to apply for RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) status at the 200-Hour level.
200-Hour Teacher Training
Class of 2020-2021