YTT @ Soma Cura

Yoga Teacher Training

Buffalo Niagara’s Yoga Teacher Training Begins September 2019.  We are now a registered yoga school for 200 hour certification.


The following are frequently asked questions.  I’m sure we have missed a lot of questions so if you think of something please do not hesitate to contact us.  You can stop in or call the studio at 716-773-1369 or email

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 to teach yoga.

What are we going to learn?

Everything about Yoga!  You’ll learn about anatomy & pose alignmet, 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 kids 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.

I want to do this but I know one weekend I won’t be able to make it!  What if I get sick and miss a weekend? What happens?

Time missed will need to be made up. We will work with the individual student to help with the content missed. If one on one contact hours are needed, there will be a $50 per hour charge.

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 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. After training, we want you to succeed so we will pair up a student with a teacher after you successfully finish our YTT program to look after and help you through the first year at no extra charge.

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.