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The Best 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Retreats in the US

by Alyx Sariol  |  Published March 9, 2021

Throughout the United States, yoga studios and retreat centers host 200-hour yoga teacher training retreats to prepare prospective teachers or help students deepen their practice.

Yoga teacher training retreats are popular across the United States (Photo: BookYogaTeacherTrainings)

You may wonder if you can teach yoga with a 200-hour certification, and the answer is yes! Yoga Alliance-certified yoga teacher trainings provide the information and opportunity for prospective teachers to find their own voice, while keeping students safe. Those who successfully complete a 200-hour program will be eligible to apply for Yoga Alliance’s Registered Yoga Teacher certificate and be on their way to teaching. Below, we’ve reviewed the 10 best 200-hour yoga teacher training retreats in the United States.

17 Day 200-Hour Yoga Alliance Yoga Teacher Training Immersion Mission Beach in San Diego, California

Retreats to Go offers a comprehensive, immersive 200-hour yoga teacher training in Mission Beach, San Diego. Over the course of 17 days, prospective yoga teachers will learn about the physical practice of yoga, anatomy, physiology and more. Throughout this destination yoga training, participants can take meditative walks on the beach and stand up paddleboard during down time. Retreats to Go’s program includes access to Mission Beach Yoga’s full class schedule, as well as the materials needed to complete the course and receive Yoga Alliance’s RYT-200 certification. From $2,995 per person

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Retreats to Go in Mission Beach (Photo: BookYogaTeacherTrainings)

15 Day 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Walk to Beach with Holistic Chef in Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Harmony Yoga School’s 15-day retreat is fully accredited by Yoga Alliance, and was recognized as a “life-changing yoga teacher training” two years in a row. This program covers all of the required Yoga Alliance material, including asana and breath work. Students will walk away with the confidence to be effective yoga teachers. Students have the option to stay at Cape Cod Beach Retreat, a boutique luxurious villa on Nauset Beach, in a private or shared room. A private holistic chef prepares nourishing meals using local, organic produce. From $3,997 per person

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Harmony Yoga School is Yoga Alliance certified (Photo: BookYogaTeacherTrainings)

22 Day 200hr Yoga Teacher Training in Island Falls, Maine

Tucked away in rural Maine, Sewall House Retreat Center is an intimate, historic home that hosts retreats year round. Aspiring yoga teachers will be fully immersed in Sewall House’s 200-hour program, covering subjects like Yamas and Niyamas, philosophy and anatomy. Sewall’s training covers Kundalini and Hatha yoga styles, as well as opportunities to learn about the benefits of yogic eating. This program is best suited for intermediate to advanced practitioners; however, beginners are accepted on a case-by-case basis. The yoga teacher training is limited to five people. From $4,500 per person

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Learn at the historic Sewall House (Photo: BookYogaTeacherTrainings)

20 Day Hatha and Vinyasa 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Maui, Hawaii

The Maui Yoga Shala has led yoga teacher trainings for over 20 years. The Shala offers a comprehensive 200-hour Yoga Alliance certified training and those who successfully complete the program would be eligible to apply for a Registered Yoga Teacher certification. Students will learn about yoga postures, philosophy and how to teach a yoga class with clear language and appropriate adjustments. Anatomy and yogic philosophy are also reviewed. Trainees stay in historical Paia town, just a short walk from the Shala and Maui’s North Shore beaches. Meals are not included, but a meal plan is available for purchase. From $4,200 per person

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Train in beautiful Maui at the Maui Yoga Shala (Photo: BookYogaTeacherTrainings)

17 Day 200hr In Person Yoga Alliance Approved Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in The Dalles, Oregon

With over 25 years of teaching experience, Pure Yoga Retreats will prepare students to become teachers. Their training meets Yoga Alliance standards and is suitable for all skill levels. Highlights of the program’s material include the history of yoga, the business of yoga and daily yoga classes. Accommodations are on a serene 40 acres in The Dalles with a view of Mount Hood. An initial three days of meals are provided and then students will have access to a full kitchen to prepare individual meals moving forward. Airport transfer from Portland International Airport is included. From $3,000 per person

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Pure Yoga Retreats in the Dalles, Oregon (Photo: BookYogaTeacherTrainings)

15 Day Immersion 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Dana Point, California

The Yoga Teacher Academy in Dana Point wants to take aspiring teachers out of their comfort zone. YTA’s program is Yoga Alliance-certified and covers the required material to be eligible for a Registered Yoga Teacher designation upon completion. Unlike other trainings, YTA and 11Exhale Yoga put an emphasis on students finding their unique voice and style as a teacher so they can teach more authentically. Students will stay at the Dana Point Marina Inn and instruction will be conducted outside on the beach or park. Meals are not included. From $3,000 per person

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Yoga Teacher Academy in Dana Point (Photo: BookYogaTeacherTrainings)

25 Day 200-Hour Passion to Purpose Yoga Teacher Training in Maryville, Tennessee

Join Kula Collective for a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. The Yoga Alliance-certified instruction is held in an open-air yoga pavilion and highlights include review of pranayama, bandhas and kriyas. There are also opportunities to participate in transformational experiences, like healing circles and kirtan. The training is held at Seven Springs Holistic Retreats, which offers yurt and glamping accommodations, a community kitchen and a labyrinth for walking meditations. Students will rise with the sun and follow the natural rhythm of the day. From $4,200 per person

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Learn at the foothills of Tennessee’s mountains (Photo: BookYogaTeacherTrainings)

15 Day Wild & Rooted 200-Hour Outdoor Yoga Teacher Training in New York

If you are looking to deepen your yoga practice while connecting with nature, this 15-day training in New York is for you. Weather permitting, the majority of the Yoga Alliance-certified instruction will be taught outside. This program is suited for all skill levels and will cover the basics of designing and teaching a yoga class, as well as hands on adjustments. The retreat is hosted at Stable Gate Farm, a 20-acre farm just outside of Albany. Students can stay in a tent, Airstream or tiny house! Three daily meals are included. From $3,610 per person

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Weather permitting, enjoy an outdoor yoga training experience (Photo: BookYogaTeacherTrainings)

19 Day Adventure Yoga Teachers Training in Prescott, Arizona

Located in the Granite Dells, the Heaven on Earth Retreat is a dramatic backdrop for an intensive yoga teacher training. Prospective teachers of all levels will have a packed schedule of meditation, yoga and review of the Yoga Alliance-approved course material. Additionally, students can take excursions to some of Sedona’s most sacred and beautiful places, like Granite Basin Lake. Students will have access to Heaven on Earth’s gardens, pool, hammocks and more. Accommodations range from luxury glamping tents to a cozy tree house. Daily meals are included, as is transportation for excursions. From $3,995 per person

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The mystical Heaven on Earth retreat in Arizona (Photo: BookYogaTeacherTrainings)

22 Day 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Maui, Hawaii

Truly Helpful will be just that as they lead students through a 200-hour yoga teacher training on Maui. The main focus of this training is Vinyasa style yoga, though students are encouraged to find and explore the style that most resonates with them. The program will cover a range of topics, from Sanskrit for yoga teachers to the ethics of yoga. Students will stay at the Spirit of Aloha Temple and Botanical Garden in provided tents. Those who successfully complete the training, coursework and homework will be eligible to apply for a Registered Yoga Teacher certification from Yoga Alliance. From $3,600 per person

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Stay at the Spirit of Aloha Temple in Maui (Photo: BookYogaTeacherTrainings)