6-month 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training

6-Month, 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Yoga Alliance-Certified 200-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.

The six-month program provides the same deep content and experiences as the nine-month and three-week Summer Immersion programs. From January through March students attend training on Tuesday nights to complete Module One. They also attend the weekends associated with the nine-month program and then finish on weekends April through June, allowing them to complete Mods 2 and 3. Students may elect to take just Mod 1 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.


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

2017 Schedule

Module One – The Beginning Foundation

Location: Lakeville Studio
Dates: Tuesday Evenings, January 10 - March 28, 2017
Times: 5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Module Two – The Asanas

Location: Mendota Heights Studio
Dates: January 20-22, 2017, February 17-19, 2017, March 17-19, 2017
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: Mendota Heights Studio
Dates: April 21-23, 2017, May 19-21, 2017, June 16-18, 2017
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
  • Yoga Anatomy Edition 2 by Leslie Kaminoff
  • Journey Into Power by Baron Baptiste
  • The Best Guide to Meditation by Victor N. Davich
  • Anatomy for Yoga by Paul Grilley (DVD) (Optional)
  • 40 Days to Revolution by Baron Baptiste (Optional)


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 one month before the program start date).
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

Pay by Module - $300 deposit plus $866.67 per module, total: $2900
Automatic Monthly Payments - $300 deposit plus $433.33 per month, total: $2900

*The price does not include required books.
** Limited needs-based work scholarships are available. For more information, contact Green Lotus at wellness@greenlotusyogactr.com and enter "Advanced Studies Scholarship" in the email subject line.  In addition, training may qualify for state-funded worker retraining programs - contact the Minnesota Department of Human Services or a state unemployment office for assistance.