Yoga Teacher Training

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Interested in becoming a yoga teacher or deepening your practice?

Soma Cura’s Yoga Teacher Training will change your understanding of yoga and yourself. Through practice, group discussions and self-assessment you will learn how to find your voice to lead a yoga class and have a deeper understanding of yoga.

This training is accessible to anyone, you don’t need to be able to do all the poses to teach yoga.


EACH MEETING IS MANDATORY We will meet one weekend a month with required homework and readings to be accomplished during and between each module. Please schedule accordingly.

Yoga alliance requires 200 hrs. of training to qualify as a Registered yoga teacher. Each class session is built on top of the last, so missing any portions of class could have you missing important information!

6:30-9pm Friday

9-7:30p Saturday

9:30-7:30p Sunday

Dates to be determined.

Dates are subject to change in the event of weather or other unforeseen circumstance. In this case we will make every possible effort to accommodate a new date that can fit into everyone’s schedule.

Classes will continue, even during the COVID pandemic. Classes will be held at the studio (or outside, if needed), taking all necessary precautions to remain safe and healthy. If in person classes cannot be accomplished, classes will be held virtually, using various methods to optimally convey the material.


The following is the credentials Yoga Alliance requires for a 200-RYT certification:

Techniques, Training and Practice 100 hours

Teaching Methodology 25 hours

Anatomy and Physiology 20 hours

Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics 30 hours

Practicum 10 hours

Soma Cura is a Yoga Alliance approved school and will cover all the topics to qualify for 200-RYT certification. After completion of the program and the assignments, trainees will be able to apply for Yoga Alliance registration.


Price: $3,300

$500 deposit to reserve your place

$200 discount if paid in full by August 1st

Full tuition due prior to first class


Informational open houses will be held at the studio to meet some of the lead instructors and answer any questions you have. You can also stop in or call the studio at 716-773-1369 or email to find out more information.


What is YTT?
YTT stands for Yoga Teacher Training. By the end of the training, after passing the final exam, you’ll be a registered yoga teacher.
I’m not flexible, does that mean I can’t become a yoga teacher?
This training is accessible to anyone, you don’t need to be able to do any of the poses perfectly to teach yoga.
What are we going to learn?
Everything about Yoga! You’ll learn about anatomy & pose alignment, yoga history & philosophy, teaching methods & sequencing, how to develop your own practice, the different techniques and classes plus so much more! Just think everything yoga!
What kind of yoga will we learn how to teach?
You’ll learn how to teach an all level flow yoga class. You will also learn the beginning foundations to teach yin, chair, yoga nidra and restorative yoga.
Is there homework?
There will be homework to help you retain everything you’ve learned from class. It won’t be every day, but there will be coursework and reading to deepen your learning.
How often is the training?
It is one specified weekend (Friday-Sunday) September through April. 6:30pm-9pm Friday 9am-7:30p Saturday 9:30am-7:30p Sunday
What happens if it snows one weekend?
If this happens, we will make every possible effort to accommodate a new date that can fit into everyone’s schedule.
What if I miss some of the training?
In order to qualify for the 200hr certification, you must be present for all 200hrs. You are not expected to miss any of the sessions. The teaching in this program comes from both the teachers and your fellow students. If you know you will have a problem with one of the dates, you should fix the problem or consider coming back in a future year. Any missed time will need to be made up in full at the time discretion of Soma Cura. Any one on one contact hours needed, will be charged a $50 per hour.
Are there any additional costs?
After the 200hr training you will be fully certified to teach. If you choose to register with Yoga Alliance, it will be an additional $120. When you begin to teach, we highly recommended for you to have liability insurance, that cost is approximately $100 per year.
What else is included in the training?
Yoga, of course! Unlimited classes at Soma Cura during your 8-month training period to try out all our classes and learn from teachers in real life situations. You will also be assigned a mentor to help you out through your first year of teaching.
Do I have to teach yoga to take yoga teacher training?
Although the goal of the training is to become comfortable and knowledgeable enough to teach a yoga class, it is not necessary. This course is also a great way to understand and deepen your own practice.
Is there anything else that is required?
You will be given a list of 5-6 books that will be required reading during the course. Most will be available for less $10-15 each. You will also need to have access to the Google Classroom app (can be on a computer, tablet or mobile device) for discussions, materials and assignments.
I’m not good with technology, do I need to be?
Our communication and homework assignments are primarily distributed through google classroom. It is available on any computer or mobile device. A meeting will be held approximately a week or two prior to the first class to help anyone who needs help getting set up.
What if the studio is forced to shut down due to the pandemic?
We will still hold yoga teacher training! We will follow the security precautions mandated and continue to hold yoga teacher training. Depending on the rules, we may meet in smaller groups, in larger, more open areas, outside or hold virtual classes. In any event, we will continue to give you all the content and material needed for you to successfully graduate from the course