About This Program

The DYWM YTT is a 250-hour teacher training certification program that will equip you with the skills and techniques that you need to confidently teach public yoga classes in the hatha and vinyasa styles. Each course in the program - while it will inform your personal practice and can certainly be taken just for fun - is designed to support the DYWM YTT curriculum.

With registration you receive a free 6-month subscription to DoYogaWithMe.com if you sign up for one level and 12 months if you sign up for two!

By the end of this program, you will be able to:

  • skillfully and confidently teach a hatha or vinyasa style public yoga class.
  • practice and teach meditation and pranayama techniques such as ujjayi and nadi shodhana pranayama.
  • employ your knowledge of anatomy in order to cue asana safely and effectively.
  • create a safe and effective class sequence that leads to a peak pose.
  • describe the major eras of yoga history and their impact on modern day yoga.
  • apply an understanding of the yoga sutras to the yoga practice and daily life.
  • deepen your own practice and enrich your connection to the yoga tradition.
  • ... and much more!

How To Take This Teacher Training

Program Structure

The DYWM YTT is a robust, 250-hour yoga teacher training certification program composed of three levels. When you successfully complete all three levels of the program you will earn a 250-Hour DoYogaWithMe Yoga Teaching Certificate and be ready to teach public yoga classes.

  • Level 1 (online): about 90 hours*
  • Level 2 (online): about 90 hours*
  • Level 3 (in-person): about 60 hours. You must attend a designated 7-day Level 3 Teacher Training DoYogaWithMe Retreat. 


DYWM also runs recreational retreats. You must attend a Level 3 Teacher Training Retreat in order to become certified.

*Each online level is composed of about 65 online course hours plus 25 online class hours = about 90 hours.


Cohorts

Although you are able to take the courses at any time that you wish, we highly recommend that you participate in a training cohort. 

When you participate in a training cohort, you will begin each level on a designated start date with a group of your peers. Everyone who begins on that date is considered part of the same cohort.

Your peers in your cohort will be your classmates. We will move through each course in the level together (at the rate of about one course per week) in order to provide each other with support and feedback. Having a "study buddy" and "study community" does wonders to help us stay on track!

Benefits of being in a cohort:

  • stay on track with weekly goals
  • connect with a study community for support and feedback
  • participate in discussions and exercises with a study buddy in order to integrate your knowledge and practice learning your skills
  • faster access to faculty for questions
  • grow your yoga community


Ultimately, the program is self-paced, flexible, and performance driven. In other words, as long as you can complete your assessments successfully, you may learn the material as quickly or as slowly as you wish! If you need more time, you will simply complete your work with a subsequent cohort. However, we strongly recommend the cohort path, as research has shown that peer support is a vital component of successful learning. 

The course work is paced to fit into your busy life. 

Estimated course work per week: 5-7 hours (includes practice).

Join the Jan 13/20 Level 1 Cohort

Join the Jan13/20 Level 1 and Jul 6/20 Cohort

Faculty Interaction

There are many ways to connect with your faculty:

  • Submit a question to the individual course's Q&A Discussion Section
  • Email faculty directly
  • Contact faculty through your cohort
  • Receive personalized feedback at the end of each level when you submit your assessment
  • At the 7-day in person retreat (Level 3)


Certification Requirements

Here is what you need to do to earn your yoga teaching certification. 

Complete Each Individual Course Successfully

  • Take each course in the level according to the suggested order (see Syllabus).
  • "Successful" means that you pass the final quiz at the end of each course with a score of at least 85%. (Multiple attempts are allowed)
  • Certify that you have completed all the required work (academic honour).


Complete Your Level 1 & 2 Assessments Successfully

When you have taken all the other courses in a level, you will take the course called, "Assessment." The Assessment is an opportunity for us to personally connect with you on your journey, see how your skills are developing, review your work, and provide you with the individualized guidance and support you need on your teaching path. 

The Assessment will include:

  • Online Exam. You must pass with 85% (multiple tries will be okay)
  • Video submission of your teaching that demonstrates your ability to use the skills you have been taught.
  • Instructions to participate in a 1-hour coaching call with a DYWM faculty member to review your work. 


Level 3: Complete Your Retreat Successfully

The retreat will build upon the information that you have learned in Level 1 and Level 2 and will be a time to develop your practical skills. Through group practices, asana labs, and practice teaching sessions, you will grow your confidence in holding space as a teacher. You will receive personalized support from the DoYogaWithMe faculty to work trouble areas and build on your strengths. You will also get to meet fellow members of your DoYogaWithMe community and make new friends from around the world.

Your retreat includes a final practice teaching demonstration where you will demonstrate your teaching skills in a group setting. 

Although you may register for the retreat at any time, you must complete all the courses in Level 1 and Level 2 prior to the retreat start date. 


Get Certified To Teach!

Once you have successfully completed the requirements for Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3, you will be issued your DoYogaWithMe Teaching Certification. 

Cancellation/refund policy

After purchasing a certification package (Level 1, Level 2, or Level 1 and 2 Certification Packages), you can request a full refund within 14 days of your purchase, minus a $100 admin fee.

There is no refund on the purchase of individual courses.