Triad Yoga Institute’s
200hr Teacher Certification
The next 200 Hour Teacher Certification Program will begin SEPTEMBER 24th -26th, 2021. The dates for the next training session for the 2021/2022 class are posted below.
Participants in our program learn to teach yoga postures to students safely, effectively, and how to adapt poses for students with various challenges. Experience firsthand the art of developing teaching skills such as observing and adjusting students. Triad Yoga’s 200 Hour Teacher Certification Program has successfully trained teachers for our communities over 19 years.
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Curriculum, Expectations & Schedule
The Certification Program
The Triad Yoga Teacher Certification Program is designed to help teachers, future teachers, and enthusiastic students inspire and deepen their understanding and practice of Hatha Yoga. It is the Institute’s intention to help develop the kind of teacher who is excited and passionate about sharing the joy and transformational powers of yoga.
Yoga’s increasing popularity brings with it the need for instructors confident and qualified to bring forth its teachings in our communities. This comprehensive course of study is designed to help students and teachers systematically build knowledge and develop teaching skills. Students of this program may wish to simply deepen their own practice, or develop an understanding of the principles needed to lead safe, instructional, and inspirational classes.
To become an effective teacher, we must first experience being the student. The Triad Yoga 200 Hour Teacher Certification Program is designed for the yoga student with a minimum of two years continuous study and who is now ready to deepen their own practice while learning to teach.
Students of Extended Studies
The Triad Yoga Institute recognizes and accepts that some students may desire to take this training program as an opportunity to deepen their personal yoga experiences and gain new insight on the effect yoga can have in one’s life. These students may opt to not participate in the teaching skills portions of the program and may receive a letter of completion.
The Program Curriculum
The program curriculum is designed to explore many of the traditional components of yoga, including the asanas, pranayama, meditation, the energetic body, and applied yogic philosophy. You will also be introduced to anatomy and principles of alignment so you can adapt yoga postures to suit different needs.
This in-depth curriculum includes:
- How to observe and understand your students’ bodies
- Principles of adjusting and modifying yoga postures
- How to plan and sequence a yoga class
- How to teach specialized classes like restoratives, prenatal, physically challenged, or classes for the elderly
- The history of yoga philosophy, its foundations, and how yoga philosophy can inspire your teaching
- Ethical guidelines for teaching and lifestyle
- Guidelines for the business of yoga
- Nutrition for healthier living
Non-contact hours include home study, practice, class room observations and assisting with the faculty, and teaching hours. Due to COVID-19 and state restrictions, class observations and assisting in local classes may be adjusted to a different format.
The goal of this program is to help you learn to teach safe and effective yoga classes. You will also learn to deepen your own practice leading to a healthier body, a clearer mind and a greater sense of peace and joy in your life.
The 2021/2022 class dates are:
September 24-26, 2021
October 15-17, 2021
November 12-14, 2021
December 3-5, 2021
January 7-9, 2022
February 4-6, 2022
March 11-13, 2022
April 1-3, 2022
The schedule for all weekends but the last is:
Friday, 1:00PM – 7:00PM
Saturday, 8:00AM – 7:00PM
Sunday, 8:00AM – 3:30PM
The schedule for the final weekend is:
Friday, 1:00PM – 7:00PM
Saturday, 8:00AM – 7:00PM
Sunday, 9:00AM – 1:30PM
Meal breaks are included.
Students accepted into the program are expected to attend all sessions.
All classes are held at:
The Triad Yoga Institute
3940 W. Market St
Application & Registration
To apply and reserve your space, complete the application and mail to the office of Triad Yoga with a $50.00 application fee. The application can be printed off from this site and is due by August 27, 2021.
Tuition for the program is $2250.00. A $200.00 discount is available if full payment is made by September 3, 2021, making the payment $2050.00.
To apply and reserve your space, download and complete the application and mail the office of Triad Yoga with a $50.00 application fee. The application can be printed off from this site and is due by August 18, 2020.
200hr Teaching Faculty
Terry, co-director of the Triad Yoga Institute, has been a student of yoga and meditation since 1984. Terry’s extensive journey in the study of yoga has led him to study with a variety of teachers and traditions, however he now considers Aadil Palkhivala, founder of Purna Yoga, his main teacher and influence. Terry is a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant, holds an Advanced Yoga Teacher Certificate and is a Certified Purna Yoga Teacher. He teaches alignment-based asana to enhance the connection of the energetic and physical bodies, thereby enhancing the yoga poses’ benefits and healing effects. Terry also combines his knowledge of the human anatomy and experience in working with physical limitations into his teaching.
Martha has been teaching Yoga since 1995. Martha received her certification in the teaching of yoga from Lillah Schwartz of Lighten Up! Yoga Center in Asheville, NC. Her studies with Lillah influenced her understanding of alignment techniques and attention to detail. She is also strongly inspired by teachers Donna Farhi and Eric Schiffman, both of whom she feels embody the spiritual teachings of Yoga. Martha believes the yoga teachers of our communities need to develop the tools useful to tailor classes to meet the variety of physical abilities and limitations with focus on proper alignment, use of breath, and the creation of a light heart. An artist and teacher of art, she understands how to encourage students uniquely in their practice while creating an area of challenge and support.
Guest staff includes
Jerry, co-director and co-owner of Triad Yoga. Jerry is a graduate of Lillah Schwartz’s 200 Hour Teacher Certification Program, and Triad Yoga’s 300 Hour Teacher Certification Program.
ERYT 200, RYT 500
Sheila, graduate of Asheville Yoga Center’s 200 Hour Teacher Training Program and Triad Yoga’s 300 Hour Teacher Certification Program. She is also a member of the teaching staff at Triad Yoga.