200 Hour Teacher Training & Advanced Studies

Now is the time to Become a Yoga Teacher!

Become a Yoga Teacher! Learn from the most experienced training staff in the valley! Teach anywhere and any style in just 11 weeks.

Spring 2021 Training Dates 

January 14th – March 28th, 2021 (11 Weeks)

Register and pay in full before Monday, January 4th and get an EXTRA $300 off the early registration price!  That is $600 off the regular tuition price! This is an outstanding deal on one of the best teacher training programs in the state.  To get this deal, please enter the code at checkout: IVYTTChangesLives

BONUS FOR PAID TUITION: Also Pay in full before December 31st, 2020 and receive 6 months of Live Stream and On Demand classes FREE starting the first day of class!!!

Class Times:

**Classes will be live in person, social distancing restrictions and mask requirements permitting. Select classes may be conducted online if mandated by the government.**

  • Thursdays: 6:30 – 9:30pm TEMPE
  • Fridays: 6:30 – 9:30pm CHANDLER
  • Saturdays: 12:30 – 5:30pm TEMPE
  • 5 Sundays in AHWATUKEE

Sign up and pay in full by January 4th, 2021 and pay just $2600 for your teacher training!  That’s $300 off the early price and $600 off the regular tuition price! After Jan 4th, pay $3200 if paid in full by Oct 1st, 2020.

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Why This Program?

Inner Vision Yoga offers the time, topics and experience necessary to embark on an incredible journey into the heart of learning and deepening your practice and experience of yoga on a personal level or for those who wish to prepare themselves for the opportunity to teach at the highest level integrating the ancient practice of yoga with the most current approaches to alignment, attitude and sacred action… Inner Vision Yoga far exceeded any expectations I had prior to going into the program. The instructors were all exceptional practitioners and even more skilled teachers. The content of each class and personalized experience that we gained as students was particularly outstanding. I now feel very grounded and confident to take what I know in my personal practice and share it with others. I am forever grateful for the community and knowledge I’ve gained through this beautiful program. – J.T. When searching for Teacher Training, how do you choose?

How do other yoga teacher training programs measure up?  Discover the Inner Vision Yoga Teacher Training Difference! Inner Vision Yoga Studio X Studio Y  Studio Z
Trains you in all major types of Hatha yoga to teach in any environment, not just one style for one studio    ? ?  ?
Smaller class sizes give you caring individual support before, during and after graduation    ? ?  ?
Life-changing multi-disciplinary curriculum training you in many different styles and approaches   ?  ?  ?
Three Valley Locations Established since 2002    ?  ?  ?
Teachers and Guest teachers that are industry masters in their curriculum area    ? ?  ?
 Director training Teachers since 1996  ?  ? ?
Graduates highly sought out by other studios ?  ?
 Three Different Modules: Learning, Practicing and Teaching to ensure you KNOW how to teach in almost any class or setting    ? ?  ?
Yoga Alliance registered since 2002 ? ?


Jeff Martens (Current Director of the 200 hour and Healing Emphasis Yoga Therapy Master Training programs) is a Master Yoga teacher and a Certified Yoga Therapist who has been training yoga teachers/designing curriculum since 1996.

Additional Core Faculty

Aaron Goldberg and Michele Dante bring years of studio ownership, curriculum development and therapeutic arts to your teacher training. They are Master Teachers and long-time yoga practitioners with combined decades of experience teaching classes, leading workshops for teachers, directing studios and running national yoga conferences. Maredith Estrada-Schroeder is a Master Teacher that facilitates, administrators and assists in the Teacher Training program.

Guest Faculty

Regular Guest teachers offer unique opportunities to experience specialized topics including trauma recovery and prevention and Pre-natal yoga. Guest faculty include nationally known and respected leaders in their chosen field.


The class topics will provide a broad base of core experience to draw on in many different learning situations and may be integrated into your current job and personal life.


The period of four months or our one month immersions will allow you to absorb your experience with the integration and insight necessary to become an accomplished and confident yoga practitioner in any situation or setting.

Yoga Alliance Registered.

Completion of the Inner Vision Yoga Teacher Training program makes you eligible to become a nationally Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with the Yoga Alliance in addition to your certification.

How Long Does it Take?

The coursework for your 200 hour program takes approximately 4-7 months to complete depending upon the particular training you choose and the days per week that are offered. Your ultimate use of this program can be for personal growth or the full-fledged teaching of yoga to make a living and as a way of life. You will have up to two years to complete all requirements of your program to register with the Yoga Alliance.


Each 200 hour training has three modules incuded with your tuition.

Module I: Foundations of a Yoga Practice

Introduction to many aspects of Yoga, including asana, meditation, pranayama and mudra, philosophy and history. In this module you will also be introduced to the teaching path, including the art of adjustment and the practice teaching of sun salutations.

Module II: Deepening Your Practice

Emphasis on refining and broadening your own practice, so that you will be prepared to teach others. Includes in-depth asana work, more anatomy and physiology, therapeutic aspects of yoga, popular styles of yoga, and a deeper exploration of the literature of Yoga.

Module III: The Teaching Path

Revisits many of the subjects covered in Module II from the perspective of a teacher; the focus is on how to teach various types of asana, meditation, chanting, and pranayama. Includes many opportunities for practice teaching.

Techniques: Training and Practice

The basis of your teaching is your own practice! Students learn and practice specific asana and other techniques, deepening their own practice and learning how to teach them. Specific techniques and subjects covered in this component of the training include:

  • Asana, including sessions focusing on vinyasa and on various kinds of postures such as standing postures, twists and forward bends, back bends, and inversions
  • Popular styles of yoga, including Kundalini, Yin, Ashtanga, Anusara, Iyengar, and Restorative
  • Pranayama
  • Mudra
  • Chanting
  • Meditation

Teaching Methodology

Teaching is both an art and a science. Students learn specific methods of teaching Yoga, and have the opportunity to practice the teaching and obtain feedback from the master teachers as well as their fellow teacher trainers. In a Sequencing Project they use their skills to develop three full-length classes that can become the basis for their own teaching. Specific techniques covered in this component of the training include:

  • Adjusting and assisting students
  • Class sequencing
  • Utilizing class themes
  • Meeting the needs of special populations, including beginners, seniors, kids, and pre and post-natal
  • Developing confidence as a teacher
  • Projection of voice and use of sound in class
  • Business aspects of Yoga

Anatomy and Physiology

Students learn the fundamentals of both physical and energetic anatomy, and their application to Yoga. In a Yoga Anatomy Application Project you explore one of these topics, and its relation to a Yoga practice, in more depth. Specific subjects covered in this component of the training include:

  • The skeletal and muscular systems
  • The nervous, digestive, respiratory, and endocrine systems
  • The chakras, bandhas, and koshas
  • Stress, dis-ease and Yoga therapy

Philosophy, Ethics, Lifestyle

Students learn about the ancient and contemporary teachings of Yoga, including application to everyday life and teaching. Specific classes cover ethical philosophy (the Yamas and Niyamas) and the practical issues of ethics in teaching Yoga. Specific subjects covered in this component of the training include:

  • Yoga Sutras
  • Bhagavad Gita
  • Upanishads
  • Ethics of teaching Yoga
  • Yoga and everyday life


Students learn about the practice of teaching first hand, in a three part process. They first observe master-level teachers in class (seven classes) and then assist master level teachers in class (seven classes). Finally, students have an opportunity to practice teaching (7 hours) at Inner Vision Yoga and other locations. Students provide a summary of each observing, assisting, and teaching experience to be reviewed by the master teachers.

Independent Project and Terms

It is sometimes said that the true practice of Yoga begins when you roll up your mat. The Independent Project gives students an opportunity to expand upon what they have learned in classes. In consultation with master-level teachers, they design and carry out a project to explore one of the topics listed above in more depth and as it relates to their life off the mat. Students present the results of their project to their peers and teachers at the conclusion of their training. Finally, to supplement and solidify training in all areas, students are given a list of terms related to various aspects of Yoga. During the course of the training, they work to define, explore, and discuss these terms, turning the completed list in as part of the final graduation packet.


Your 200 hour teacher training at Inner Vision Yoga will provide you with more than 200 hours (180+ direct contact) of training in Yoga Techniques; Teaching Methodology; Anatomy and Physiology; Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle, and Ethics; all of which will be solidified by a Practicum. These categories, detailed below, are in accord with the newly revised standards set by the Yoga Alliance, and your training will qualify you to become a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with the Yoga Alliance. View Yoga Alliance Standards


All required for the training unless otherwise indicated.

  • Heart of Yoga by TKV Desikachar
  • Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar
  • Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff
  • The Bhagavad Gita, translated by Juan Mascaro
  • Ashtanga Yoga: The Practice Manual by David Swenson
  • The Dhammapada, translated by Juan Mascaro (optional but highly recommended)
  • The Upanishads, translated by Juan Mascaro (optional but highly recommended)
  • Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse (optional but highly recommended)
  • The Muscle Book by Paul Blakey (optional, but recommended for students who have little anatomy background and want clear simple descriptions of muscles)

IVYTT (200 hour) includes more than 180 contact hours spent working with master-level teachers, supplemented by 20 hours of independent work. This program meets Yoga Alliance standards and is registered with Arizona Department of Education. This training is fully licensed by the Arizona State Board for Private Post-Secondary Education and is registered with Yoga Alliance.