Learning is essential in the healing process.

This Yoga Alliance 230-hour certification program is designed for students seeking profound transformation in themselves and the world. 

Whether your intention is to teach Yoga or deepen your personal practice, you will find your voice & empower your life through the practice of Yoga. Students of all shapes, sizes, backgrounds & experience levels are welcome. All that is required of you is the desire to learn and dive deep into the world of Yoga!

Curriculum includes Hatha Yoga alignment, anatomy, breathing, meditation, body energetics, and Tantra philosophy. Over the course of eight months, we meet monthly for one full weekend (Friday 7-9pm & Saturday-Sunday 9am-6pm). Upon completion, graduates receive a 230-hour certificate of training and are eligible to register as a 200-hour Yoga Teacher through internationally recognized Yoga Alliance. Led by Maria Borghoff (E-RYT, YACEP) alongside Vira Bhava Yoga School.


*2019 Training dates

January 4-6
February 1-3
March 1-3
April 5-7
May 3-5
June 7-9
July 5-7
August 2-4

*Attendance of all 8 weekends is required for graduation & certification. If a weekend must be missed, there is the option to make-up time by attending another Vira Bhava training in NC or VA.


+ Anatomy & Yoga Physiology

+ Asana Techniques & Methodology

+ Master Hatha Yoga Classes

+ Yoga History & Foundations

+ Assisting & Hands-On Adjustments

+ Tantra Philosophy

+ Sanskrit

+ Vinyasa Krama & Class Sequencing

+ Iyengar Yoga

+ Pranayama & Meditation

+ Bhakti Yoga & Elements of Puja

+ Karma Yoga & Seva Project

+  Restorative Yoga

+ Yoga Sutra of Patanjali

+ Energetics & Prana Vayus

+ Ayurveda

+ Common Ailments & Yoga for Special Populations

+ Chakra Systems

+ Business of Yoga

Reading List

Bringing Yoga to Life, Donna Farhi

The Heart of Yoga, T.K.V Desikachar

Yoga: The Spirit of Practice of Moving Into Stillness, Erich Schiffmann

The Bhagavad Gita, translation by Stephen Mitchell

The Breathing Book, Donna Farhi

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, translation by Sri Swami Satchidananada

Wheels of Life, Anodea Judith

Light on Yoga, B.K.S. Iyengar

Downward Dogs & Warriors, Zo Newell

Moving Inward: The Journey to Meditation, Rolf Sovik

The Key Muscles of Yoga, Ray Long

The Anatomy of Exercise & Movement for the Study of Dance, Pilates, Sports and Yoga, Jo Ann Staugaard-Jones

Yoga Mentor Program

Each training student is paired with a mentor for additional support and encouragement throughout the program. The mentor is a Yoga teacher who has an understanding of the training curriculum and has already begun the journey of teaching. As part of their homework, students connect with their mentor on a monthly basis to observe, attend and assist their classes. The Mentor Program is a unique opportunity that serves to:

+ Support teacher trainees and improve success and participation in the program

+ Encourage trainees to reach their full potential as students and aspiring teachers

+ Help trainees build confidence in their teaching ability and their own unique styles by providing teaching opportunities for teaching, guidance and feedback

+ Develop a sense of belonging and cooperation by connecting students and teachers with each other and the local community

+ Motivate mentors and trainees to grow in their own Yoga practice

+ Offer continuing education and leadership opportunity for current teachers/ professionals

Training Tuition

EARLY BIRD RATE: $2750 (Expires October 15, 2018)

STANDARD: $2995 (After October 15, 2018)

*A non-refundable registration fee of $225 will secure your spot in the training. (This fee is separate from the program tuition.)

PAYMENT PLANS: We offer a monthly payment plan over the 8-month course to make the tuition more affordable.

WORK-TRADE PARTIAL SCHOLARSHIP: We offer a limited number of Work-Trade Scholarships for a discount on the training. Please fill out a Work Trade Application to be considered for this Scholarship.

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