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.

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 four levels. After completing the first three levels, you will earn your 200-Hour Basic Teaching Certification and will be able to teach. During Level 4 (our in-person retreat), you will practice your in-person teaching skills. Upon completion of Level 4, you will earn a 250-Hour DoYogaWithMe Yoga Teaching Certificate.

  • Level 1 (online): 80 hours*
  • Level 2 (online): 80 hours*
  • Level 3 (live, online): 40 hours (after this level, you will earn your 200-hour Basic Yoga Teaching Certification)
  • Level 4 (in-person retreat): 50 hour, 7-day YTT DoYogaWithMe Retreat (after this level, you will earn your 250-hour Do Yoga With Me Teaching Certificate and be considered a full graduate).


*Level 1 and Level 2 are composed of 55 online course hours plus 25 online class hours to total 80 hours. 


"In-Person" Requirements

  • Most of Level 1 and Level 2 can be taken at your own pace and time. However, we do have a few times where we require in-person attendance at a live Zoom meeting. During each Level, students must attend three (of the five) Zoom cohort meetings and three livestream practices with faculty. 
  • Level 3 is live online.
  • Level 4 is live in person.


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. 

In a cohort, you begin on a designated start date with a group of your peers, or classmates. You move through the courses together (typically one course per week) with the support of the group. Having a "study buddy" and "study community" will do wonders to help you stay on track!

Benefits of being in a cohort:

  • Monthly zoom chats with peers and faculty
  • Bimonthly livestream classes led by faculty to deepen your practice
  • Weekly goals to help you stay on track
  • A study community for support and feedback
  • Discussions and exercises that help you integrate your knowledge 
  • Study buddies to help you practice your new skills
  • Faster access to faculty for questions
  • The opportunity to 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 can learn the material as quickly or as slowly as you wish! Cohorts give you the  peer support that is a vital component of successful learning. 

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

Check out all Level 1 Packages

Check out all Level 1 & 2 Packages

Faculty Interaction

There are many ways to connect with your faculty:

  • Submit a question to the individual course's Q&A Discussion of Reflection Section
  • Email faculty directly
  • Contact faculty through your cohort
  • Set up a free 1:1 Zoom with the Program Director, anytime
  • Receive personalized feedback at the end of each level when you submit your assessment (each session is about 45 minutes to an hour)
  • During the Level 3 online, live program
  • During the Level 4 in-person retreat


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 practice.
  • Video submission of your teaching that demonstrates your ability to use the skills you have been taught.
  • Submission of Cohort and Class Reflections where you share your insights on your cohort meetings and practices.
  • Instructions to participate in a 45-minute coaching call with a DYWM faculty member to review your work. 


Level 3: Complete Your Retreat Successfully

The livestream 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. 

At the end of this Level, you will earn your Basic 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification and be certified to teach.

Level 4: In Person Retreat

Your retreat is an opportunity to take your teaching to the next level and learn the in-person teaching skills necessary for studio classes. You'll learn practical skills such as demonstrations, teaching presence, and hands on assists. We'll also explore professional skill building in marketing, social media, and business planning in order to support your professional career development. 

At the end of Level 4, you will earn your Advanced 250-Hour 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.