6-month 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training

6-Month, 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Yoga Alliance-Certified 240-Hour
Yoga Teacher Training & Advanced Yoga Studies


Welcome to Green Lotus's 6-Month 200-Hour Teacher Training, created to accommodate more of our students' lifestyle needs. Based on feedback from graduates and incoming students, we carefully crafted our 6-Month program, which combines Tuesday evenings and weekends.  You will study three independent, complementary modules, fulfilling the requirements of the Yoga Alliance 200-Hour RYT certification.

From January through May students attend training on Tuesday nights to complete Module One. Modules Two and Three are completed during six weekends, one per month, January through June. Students may elect to take just Module One on Tuesday evenings and finish the other two modules at a different time. You choose what serves your objective and when it best fits your busy schedule.

Green Lotus' teacher training guarantees that you will receive personalized attention in a small-group setting, where you will get to know the faculty well and form deep bonds with instructors and classmates alike.


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Green Lotus Teacher Training Program offers much more than the mechanics of teaching yoga. It is very much about the business of living abundantly and mindfully. The content is rich, practical, and thorough. My own practice has grown deeper and I am excited about my abilities to share this wonderful information with others. The teachers were very encouraging and inspirational. I appreciate all the time and effort they put into helping us understand yoga as a whole, not just asana.
~ 2008 Graduate



6-Month Training Modules

Module One - The Beginning Foundation

  • Basic evolution, history, and philosophy of yoga

  • Pranayama and the use of breath as a transformative tool

  • Yoga lifestyle

  • Art of meditation - developing deeper levels of awareness

Note: This module is available as a stand-alone course of study for $1,000.

Module Two- The Asanas

  • Knowledge of basic and advanced asanas (postures)

  • Basic human physical and energy-based anatomy and physiology

  • The asanas: alignment, healthy and safe movement patterns, benefits, contraindications

  • How to read bodies - physically and energetically

  • Verbal and physical adjustments

Module Three- The Teacher

  • Development of a safe and respectful community in your class

  • Teaching techniques and learning styles

  • Verbal and physical adjustments

  • Development and communication of a balanced and well-sequenced class that teaches and inspires

  • Ethics of the yoga teacher

  • The business of yoga

  • What does it mean to earn a living as a yoga teacher? Open your own studio? Invest in a studio? marketing tools and models to assist you?

  • Practice teaching

  • Apprenticeship - learn by watching and assisting certified teachers

  • Peer teaching - lots of teaching in a supportive environment


2019 Schedule

Module One – The Beginning Foundation

Location: Eden Prairie Studio
Dates: Tuesday evenings, July 9 - October 29
Times: 6:00 - 9:30 p.m.

Module Two – The Asanas

Location: Eden Prairie Studio
Dates: September 6 - 8, September 20 - 22, October 4 - 6
Times: Friday, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.; Sunday, 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Module Three – The Teacher

Location: Eden Prairie Studio
Dates: October 25 - 27, November 15 - 17, December 13 - 15
Times: Friday, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.; Sunday, 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

2020 Schedule

Module One – The Beginning Foundation

Location: Lakeville
Dates: Tuesday evenings, January 7 - May 12
Times: 6:00 - 9:30 p.m.

Module Two – The Asanas

Location: Lakeville
Dates: January 10 - 12, February 14 - 16, March 13 - 15
Times: Friday, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.; Sunday, 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Module Three – The Teacher

Location: Lakeville
Dates: April 10 - 12, May 8 - 10, June 12 - 14
Times: Friday, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.; Sunday, 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


Required Books and Materials

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  • Yoga and the Quest for the True Self by Stephen Cope

  • The Best Guide to Meditation by Victor N. Davich

  • Anatomy for Yoga by Paul Grilley (DVD)

Pricing and Payment Options*  **

A $300 deposit is required to save your spot in the training.


Complete Series Investment - $2900

Enroll early and save $200!
($2700 payment in full must be made by June 1 for 2019, December 1 for 2020 )

This price includes:

Modules One, Two & Three
20% discount on retail (10% books -during weekend training sessions only)
10% discount on continuing education credit (CEC) classes post graduation
Green Lotus Yoga Teacher Training Manual
CPR certification

Pay by Module - $300 deposit plus $866.67 per module, total: $2900
Automatic Monthly Payments - $300 deposit plus $433.33 per month, total: $2900
         Monthly payments are auto-paid on the first of the month, January through June.

*The price does not include required books other than provided manual.
** Training may qualify for state-funded worker-retraining programs - contact the Minnesota Department of Human Services or a state unemployment office for assistance.