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Teacher Training Information Sessions by Appointment

Peggy Campbell, YYC Director, is available during her weekly Phone Support Hours on Tuesdays from 11 am to 1 pm and Thursdays 4 to 6 pm for information sessions personalized for you. To set up this appointment during this time (or when it is more convenient for you), email her at or call her during her phone support hours at (989) 370-2958.

About Our 200 Hour Teacher Training Program

The 200-hour Teacher Training program explores the process and science of yoga. It is designed to transform passionate students into powerful teachers. It has two main intentions. The first is to teach the core principles of yoga and how to implement them into daily life, positively shifting the way we live and how we perceive our world. The second is to develop within each student the key attributes of a teacher. We’ve designed specific training drills that dramatically accelerate that learning process. Upon graduation, you’ll be able to confidently lead group classes through two systems, Niyata (Stability) and Vinyasa (Flow).

Class Composition and Teaching Tools

  • Understand the therapeutic vision – the reasoning behind sequencing
  • Gain awareness of the elements of a class that make it inspiring
  • Learn the Hot Yoga and Vinyasa systems.

Anatomy and Movement Principles

  • Gain knowledge of alignment principles to keep students safe
  • Understand the importance of the myofacial lines of the body
  • Learn about the anatomy of the body in relationship to movement

Philosophy and Psychology

  • Study The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali
  • Understand the System of Transformation – a path to liberation
  • Learn the Law of Attraction and Intention and how to apply it in our lives

Health Skills

Learn the connection between food, our bodies, and our environment

  • Learn the connection between food, our bodies, and our environment
  • Discover the true power of water
  • Learn the practices that our teachers use on a daily basis

Reading List

  • The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success- Deepak Chopra
  • The Untethered Soul- Michael Singer
  • The Inner Tradition of Yoga- Michael Stone
  • The Key Muscles of Yoga- Ray Long MD FRCSC
  • How Yoga Works- Geshe Michael Roach

Yoga 200-Level Teacher Training Information

Virginia Beach Weekend Format

200 Hour Certification

Dates: 2021 Hybrid: In-person and Online
200 Hour Teacher Training includes all of the following dates:

  • January 22-23
  • February 19-20
  • March 19-20
  • April 30-May 1
  • May 21-22
  • June 25-26
  • July 23-24
  • August 20-21


9:00 am – 5:30 pm Saturday and Sunday
Location for In-person training: Crowne Plaza Virginia Beach Town Center


  • Regular rate: $3997
  • Payment plans available.

For questions: 

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Teacher Training FAQ

For more information please contact Peggy at If you are a military dependent or military spouse please contact MYCAA to learn how you may qualify for free tuition. Yax Yoga Concepts is a registered MYCAA school.

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Are books and materials included in the price of the training?

Your training manual is included. All other books need to be purchased separately. We suggest

How many students are enrolled in each teacher training? What is the average age?

We average 15 to 30 people per training. Two E-RYT 500 teachers teach every session, and every student receives personal attention. The average age of participants ranges from 25 – 50.

What if I miss a weekend?

If a weekend is missed, make up work will be assigned. If more than two weekends are missed, it may affect the student’s ability to have enough contact hours to graduate.

Do you offer scholarships or work-exchange programs?

We do not have the ability to do work-exchange programs as we are not connected to any studio. Scholarships are granted on a case-by-case basis.

How much time should I expect to spend on homework?

Homework consists of reading certain chapters of the books, practicing asana, meditating, and practicing teaching. The amount of time it takes will vary, however it is manageable within one’s daily schedule. If you miss a session, then there will be more laborious writing assignments to help you catch up on missed information.

Do you help organize accommodations?

We can give recommendations and have worked out discounts at certain hotels. Most people connect with other students and work out unique accommodations.

Will I be qualified to teach yoga once I have completed the 200-hour teacher-training program?

Yes, Yax Yoga Concepts is a Registered Yoga School (RYS). After completing the training you may register with Yoga Alliance and be certified to teach anywhere in the world.

What if I want to teach at Hot House Yoga?

Hot House Yoga studios are Yax Yoga Concepts certified, and only hire teachers who have graduated from Yax Yoga Concepts teacher training programs. If you would like to teach at Hot House Yoga, contact the manager at the specific studio in which you’re looking to teach.

How is Yax Yoga Concepts training different from other teacher training programs?

Two high level E-RYT 500 teachers teach every session. We utilize attribute-training drills that prepare you to teach classes to students of all levels. Not only are students able to teach skillfully immediately after completing the training, but they learn wisdom teachings that create deep peace and happiness in their lives.

Why should I choose Yax Yoga Concepts?

Yax Yoga Concepts trainings are the most in-depth and complete trainings. They are the perfect balance of science and spirit.

How proficient in yoga do you have to be to do the program?

We ask that you have had a consistent practice for at least six months.

Who is the training for?

Our trainings are for anyone who wants to learn how to skillfully teach the science of yoga and/or anyone looking to transform their life through the practice of grounded wisdom teachings.

What will I learn?

See the website for a list of curriculum details.