COVID-19: 100% Online Program Approved by Yoga Alliance

Become a Certified Yoga Teacher,
Inspire Students & Change Lives…

7 Sep - 30 Oct 2020 | Start for Just $195/Month!


93% of graduates are employed in yoga studios, fitness centers,
or teaching privately within three months of graduation.

  • Guaranteed Job Placement1
  • International Certification (23+ countries)
  • Business-Positive
  • Science-Based
  • Non-Religious, No Gurus
  • Amazing Alumni Network
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Next Start Date: This Friday

Dear Future Yoga Teacher,

If you’re frustrated by your current job and lifestyle; if you’re looking for meaning, freedom, and adventure; and if your yoga practice is your source for strength and purpose; then perhaps it’s time to do what you love and become a certified teacher.

Here’s Why it’s a Great Time to Teach:

  • Work that Matters. Forget about jobs where you’re justa warm body at a desk.Yoga teaching offers a deeper level of meaning and purpose.On a typical day, you’ll help studentsachieve strength and balance, relieve stress, and restore their health using the amazing power of yoga. You’ll play a huge role in their lives and become a leader in your local community.

  • Exciting Career Opportunities. Teaching is so desirable right now that CNN ranked ‘Yoga Instructor’ as the #10 pick on list of top 100 jobs and reported that median teacher pay is currently $62K/year.1 Since there is more demand than supply of qualified instructors right now, our graduates are launching exciting careers and we can even guarantee job placement.2

  • Freedom. As a yoga teacher, you can live life on your own terms. Locally, you can work in studios, gyms, and fitness centers.There are also opportunities in schools, medical facilities, and sports clubs. Many teachers choose to work for themselves by setting up their own classes, workshops, retreats, and opening studios. The yoga market is booming, and the best part is, you’ll have the freedom to choose your own path.

  • Travel & Adventure. There is no better travel job than teaching yoga. Our graduates work on cruise ships and yachts, in health resorts, and 5-start hotels. Many teachers book seasonal work in resort towns and use their teaching gigs as an excuse to see the world.

  • Positive Peer Group. It’s hard to live a life of purpose when your friends and family are on a different path. As a yoga teacher, you’ll have new peer group that is health-oriented, adventurous, and passionate about learning. This new network will bring out the best parts of you that might have been lying dormant for years.


Here’s My Story…

In 2002, I worked for a New York City book publisher doing a job I hated. I drank seven nights a week, abused drugs, and smoked a pack of cigarettes a day. For food, it was pizza and takeout—anything quick and easy to keep me going.

No one consciously decides to destroy their health, but over the years, that’s exactly what happened. I was bloated and flabby, unable to sleep without alcohol. My eyes were red and puffy, and I couldn’t get excited about anything in life. I had so much potential, so many opportunities, but when you’re sick and numb to the world, everything feels impossible.

Enter yoga. A friend dragged me to a yoga studio where I suffered through one of the most uncomfortable experiences of my life. In that first class, I was sweating and dizzy, unable to do even the most basic of postures. I was the youngest person there, but I moved and felt like I was 90 years old. I couldn’t bend forward, sit cross-legged on the floor, or even balance in tree pose.

Looking at myself in the mirror, I remember thinking, “How did I let myself go?”

I hated that first class so much, yet I knew it was exactly what I needed, so I kept going. People assume yoga classes are meant to be wonderful, peaceful experience from day one--butthat’s not true. A good class should be the most challenging hour of your entire day. When you push yourself on the mat, real-life problems become lighter and more manageable.

Hard yoga = easy life.

For the next 380 days, I practiced every single day. While traveling, I used audio or video recordings. In new cities, I’d go to any studio I could find. When my teacher told me to take a day off to rest, I’d ignore the advice and find another class across town. The same way I’d obsessed over things that were destructive to my health—drugs and alcohol—I’d now found a positive obsession that was fueling my growth.

Within the first six weeks, I lost 41 pounds (18 kg) and had to replace my entire wardrobe. I quit drinking and smoking altogether; and most importantly, I found a renewed passion for life. I remember walking around New York, still dripping with sweat from class, with a big, stupid grin on my face as if I’d unlocked a special secret.

My life was changing.

Within six months, I quit my job and moved to Thailand. Within a year, I was teaching full time to packed classes in Bangkok, and later, in Hong Kong. I opened my first studio in 2006 and began training teachers that same year. To date, I’ve taught more than 30,000 students and trained more than 4,000 teachers who work in 41 different countries. I love my life and my work, and I’m in better health mentally and physically than I was in my early 20s.

And now it’s your turn.

I’m not sure where you are in life right now, but I’m guessing you’re in a time of transition—or preparing for one. Maybe your job is unfulfilling, maybe you don’t like where you live, or maybe you need to follow your passion for once instead of following along with the rest of your peers.

What’s your big idea?

Yoga can be your livelihood, your passion, and your ticket to freedom. I’m the quintessential yoga bum, and yoga has allowed me to live an incredible life around the world. I now have the good fortune to help thousands of my graduates do the same.

Our graduates are studio owners, published authors, social media influencers, trainers, health coaches, public speakers, and local leaders in their communities. They work in studios, gyms, and sports facilities. We have grads teaching in their homes, working with professional athletes, and so much more.

The Yoga Teachers College was built on practice, sweat, and struggle. It’s the physical manifestation of everything I care about in life, and my greatest hope is that some of my passion for this practice and lifestyle rubs off on you when you walk through these doors. Nothing worth doing in life is easy. Movement is more powerful than meditation. And practice is everything.

Keep practicing,

Lucas Rockwood
Founder / YOGABODY


Our School is Different

There are 8,000 yoga teacher training programs in the world, so how do you know if our course is right for you? Below, I’ve listed some of the most-common reasons our trainees tell us where deciding factors in choosing our school.

International Certification. We combine online and in-person learning with the best of both new technology and old-school mentorship. We have three professional yoga studios, and all our trainers are all working professionals. Our support, collaborative learning, and real-world experience is unparalleled.

We are one of the few courses in the world endorsed by the American Council on Education making your studies eligible for college-level credit. We are registered with Yoga Alliance, Yoga Alliance Professionals, Yoga Alliance International, and the American Council on Exercise (ACE).

Your certification is valid in over 41 countries, and studios often recruit from our graduating classes (and so do we!). Our standards are extremely high, and our results speak for themselves. Learn more about certification

Business-Positive. If you’re like most of our trainees, you want to earn a good living doing something you love. Whether you want to teach locally, start your own business, or travel and teach workshops, we’re here to support you every step of the way.To spark ideas, I’d encourage you to check out the stories from our graduates. See real stories from graduates

Science-Based (non-religious). No chanting, no chakras, no gurus, and no Oms. Forget all the clichés, we teach yoga for health and wellness and have no affiliations with any religion or dogma. We welcome people of all faiths—or none at all. We respect individuals as unique, and we welcome diversity.

Amazing Alumni Network. Are you traveling through Los Angeles or London? We’ve got dozens of teachers there. Thinking of Costa Rica next year? One of our grads hosts retreats there in the winter. Our alumni network includes over 4,000 teachers in 41 countries. From the USA to Mexico, Mauritius to Singapore, you’ll join a group of passionate yoga people.

Guaranteed Job Placement1. Ninety-three percent of our graduates are working professionally within three months of graduation. Our goal is for you to leave the course job-ready, and better yet, employed!

Together, we’ll prepare your CV/resume, cover letter, professional photos and video. We’ll help you find prospective employers in your local area and strategically contact them. With our help, you’ll land your first paying job within 3 months of graduation or you’ll receive a $500 rebate on your tuition. To date, not a single graduate has needed this guarantee. With a Yoga Teachers College Diploma, you can teach in over 41 countries, get insurance quickly, and obtain work permits (if needed). In fact, fifty percent of trainees get their first paid teaching gig even before they graduate.

Our Vision. Science-based yoga in every school, hospital, and fitness center in the world. We turn passionate yoga students into qualified teaching professionals.

Year Founded. 2007 by Master Trainer, Lucas Rockwood (bio)

Accreditation. American Council on Education (endorsed for university-level credits), Yoga Alliance, Yoga Alliance Professionals, Yoga Alliance International, American Council on Exercise (ACE). Learn more about certification


Comparison Chart (us vs. them)

CURRICULUM
OTHER COURSES
International Certification
Trainees Teach and Assist in Public Classes
Physical Adjustments Taught
100% Practical, Focused Training
Highly-Acclaimed eLearning Center
Diverse Sequences & Styles
Hindu, Buddhist or Other Religious Affiliation
Dogma, Rules & Rigid System
Incense, Chakras, Chanting, Gurus
TRAINERS    
Working Professionals
Mentorship & Coaching
Pre & Post-Course Coaching Available
Senior-Level Instructors
Personalized Help
COMMUNITY    
Post-Graduation Support
Business & Marketing Support
Free Post-Graduate Education
Diverse & Body-Positive Group
Competitive & Exclusive
BUSINESS & TEACHING OPPORTUNITIES    
Real Business Opportunities
Business Positive Community
Retail Product Line for Teachers
Guaranteed Job Placement Assistance
Strong Ownership Opportunities
Business Opportunities Training
Done-for-You Marketing Options
TUITION & SCHEDULES    
Affordable Payment Plans
Flexible, Part-Time Study Options
Your Own Pace (4-12 Month Program)
Home Study

Your Training Journey Overview

The at-home portion of the course is designed to be completed in 6 months with 3-4 yoga classes and 1-2 hours of yoga studies per week. Some students prefer to go at a faster pace and complete it in as little as 2-3 months. Other students have work or family obligations that require longer, so we can allow up to 12 months.

The in-person portion of the course is three weeks long and takes place in Barcelona, Spain. We have immersions every 2-3 months, so it can be scheduled anytime that fits your schedule. NOTE: you do not need to complete your home studies before you join the Barcelona Immersion.

Step 1: Application & Acceptance

Complete your online registration, make your first payment, and we’ll mail out your practice journal so you can start logging classes. You’ll get instant access to the eLearning Center to begin your Applied Yoga Studies, and once registered, we’ll introduce you to the team and to your fellow trainees.

Step 2: eLearning Home Study

Our blended online/offline course format allows you to dive deep with classes focused on anatomy, physiology, teaching techniques, and business. Every Friday, we have a live lecture in the Facebook Group as well as mentorship days where you can ask questions, get answers, connect with your fellow trainees, and deepen your yoga practice. As part of your home studies, you’ll also take 100 public classes (gym or yoga studio classes) and log them in your practice journal.

Step 3: Barcelona Immersion COVID-19 UPDATE - 100% Online Course Option

YOGABODY headquarters are in beautiful, Barcelona, Spain. When you join us here for training, the focus is on 100% practical, real-world skills. You’ll learn public speaking, sequencing, teaching techniques, applied anatomy, and sequencing. We’ll take professional photos and videos with you, you’ll assist public classes in our studios, and you’ll walk away with an incredible set of skills, experiences, and tools to launch your career.

NOTE: We offer in-person immersions in Barcelona every 2-3 months so it’s easy to find a date that will fit your schedule. For those with schedule limitations, it’s possible to split your Barcelona Immersion into two trips of one week for the first visit and two weeks for the second.

Step 4: Graduation

Upon successfully completing the course, you’ll receive a 30hr Applied Yoga Studies Certificate and a Yoga Teachers College Diploma. These certifications allow you to work professionally in over 41 countries internationally, obtain insurance, business licenses, and fulfill all the requirements for professional work.


eLearning & Home Study

Deep dive into the world of yoga with eLearning modules that cover everything from anatomy and physiology to nutrition and business.

  • 24 academic modules
  • 24 posture clinics video tutorials
  • 8 reading assignments (select chapters from books)
  • 100 yoga classes logged in your Practice Journal

eLearning Modules - What You'll Learn!
Join our live classes on Fridays in the Facebook Group as we move module-by-module through the course, or else go at your own pace with on-demand classes available anytime.

  • Anatomical Terms of Movement
  • Applied Anatomy
  • Spinal Anatomy
  • Back Pain Basics
  • The Knee Joint
  • Knee Joint Dysfunction
  • Shoulder Anatomy
  • Pelvis Anatomy
  • Breathing & Nervous System
  • Yoga Philosophy Demystified
  • History of Modern Yoga Asana
  • YOGABODY Diet
  • Food & Flexibility
  • Yoga & Weight Loss
  • Themes in Class
  • New Student Experience
  • Adjustments
  • Ethics of Teaching
  • How to Avoid Injuries
  • How to Write a Yoga CV/Resume
  • Zero Budget Marketing
  • Private Yoga Business Model

Reading Assignments (see books)
Your reading list is designed to give you a deep understanding of the history of yoga asana, but more importantly, to help you understand modern movement, breath, and nutrition. The reading assignments are a highlight of the course for many students, but don’t be intimidated, you don’t need to read them cover-to-cover, you’ll have select required chapters—the rest is up to you. Each book includes a short quiz to reinforce key learning, and we have “book club” session in the Facebook Group to share our takeaways from the books.

Practice Journal
As part of your home studies, you’ll complete 100 classes at any local yoga studio, fitness center, or gym. This is an amazing way to grow personally and professionally, and most of our trainees land their first jobs through the connections made during this process. NOTE: this physical journal will be mailed to you after registration


Barcelona Immersion Experience
COVID-19 UPDATE: 100% Online Experience

Our yoga immersions take place in beautiful Barcelona, Spain, at our YOGABODY headquarter studios. Meet our experienced training team—Lucas, Camilo, and Pere— and join other passionate peers for three intensive weeks full of hands-on training.

This immersion is 80 percent practical hands-on learning, and the remaining 20 percent of the experience includes posture clinics, conferences with your trainers, and assistant teaching.

Your day starts with a morning yoga class, initially led by your trainers and later taught by you and your peers. Some days, classes are longer and workshop-style; other days, you'll practice two back-to-back classes to ensure maximum practice and teaching time.

There are three daily workshops to give you pose-specific knowledge, experience in physical adjustments, and to break down each pose one at a time. From day one, you'll begin co-teaching with your peers, and before the end of your week, you'll lead an entire class on your own. Evenings are all about adjustments, and you'll assist our full-time teachers in our regularly scheduled, public classes (with real students!).

Sample Schedule

  • 07:30-09:30 Group Class & Exercises
  • 09:30-11:30 Break
  • 11:30-13:30 Posture Clinic
  • 13:30-15:30 Break
  • 15:30-17:30 Teaching Methodology
  • 17:30-18:00 Break
  • 18:00-19:30 Lecture & Gathering

*Subject to changes, for example only.

Week 1. In your first week, we focus our learning the Standing and Finishing Series, foundational adjustments, public speaking, and leadership. Your week culminates with a 30-minute peer class, a sunrise excursion, and a celebratory dinner.

Weeks 2 & 3. During your second and third week in Barcelona, you refine your skills, learn the business side of yoga, and gain more real-world experience. You’ll learn three different class sequences and create your own custom sequence as well. You’ll teach classes every day including a public class in our studio with real students.

You’ll create a professional employment pack that includes a CV/resume, cover letter, and your photos and videos. You’ll walk away with the skills, confidence, experience, and support needed to start working professionally right away.


Our Core Values

Do what you love…
And you’ll never work another day in your life.

Build it, own it…
Create a career on your own terms.

Student for life…
Never stop learning, never stop growing.

Serve your community…
Share the powerful practices of yoga with as many people as possible.

Practice is everything…
Your personal practice is your greatest teaching asset.


Double Certification

Our curriculum exceeds every standard set by yoga registries, accrediting bodies, and trade organizations internationally. Simply put, it’s the most-comprehensive course available for career-minded teachers.

Teaching Diploma | 200hr Yoga Alliance, Yoga Alliance Professionals, Yoga Alliance International,
American Council on Exercise, American Council on Education
Applied Yoga Studies | 30hr YACEP Certificate

REQUIREMENTS: complete eLearning, complete 100 classes in your Practice Journal, complete and pass the three-week Immersion in Barcelona.

CREDENTIALS: American Council on Education (endorsed for university-level credits), Yoga Alliance (200hrs), Yoga Alliance Professionals (200hrs), Yoga Alliance International (250hrs), American Council on Exercise


Meet Your Trainers

LUCAS ROCKWOOD - Master Trainer & Director (E-RYT, YACEP)

Lucas is an internationally-renowned yoga trainer, TEDx Speaker, podcaster, writer, and entrepreneur. His early yoga and meditation teachers include Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, Paul Dallaghan, Alex Medin, Gabriel Cousens MD, and SN Goenka. Lucas left the USA in 2003 and traveled and taught extensively before making Barcelona, Spain his home base. In a previous life, he worked in theater, publishing, and as a vegan chef and nutritional coach. He's the father of three multicultural kids and remains as passionate about yoga as when he first began practicing in 2002.

YOGA STUDIOS (learn more). Lucas opened his first studio (and restaurant) in Koh Samui, Thailand in 2006 and franchised a second location in 2011 in Amsterdam. His newest studio group, YOGABODY Fitness, launched in 2012 and is the largest and most influential in Spain with daily classes, workshops, and international training programs.

YOGA PROPS & PRODUCTS (learn more). From the back of his first yoga studio, Lucas launched a yoga props and nutritional supplement division that has grown into a large, international company in its own right. YOGABODY now distributes yoga props and products in 81 countries including the Yoga Trapeze®, Wonder Wheel®, and Hurts So Good® Massage Balls.

TEACHER TRAINING. Lucas founded Absolute Yoga Academy (2006-2018), one of the top 10 yoga teacher training schools in the world in its time with 2,000 certified teachers (and counting) and courses in Thailand, Holland, the United Kingdom, and the Philippines. In 2016, he founded The Yoga Teachers College, a cutting-edge new approach to professional yoga education and one of the only college-credit recommended courses in the world offering diploma courses for mind-body fitness professionals.

Find Lucas online: Instagram | Facebook | Linkedin | Podcast


CAMILO CARREIRO - Trainer (E-RYT, YACEP)

Camilo enrolled in his first yoga training course to deepen his practice, but he fell in love with teaching and made a quick career change. Camilo joined the Barcelona YOGABODY team in 2015 and immediately became involved in the management of sequence development, course planning, and new teacher mentorship. Camilo teaches and co-teaches The Yoga Teachers College Diploma program, the Trapeze Teacher Training, and Yoga Wheel. His favorite after-class ritual is grabbing fresh fruit.

CREDENTIALS: E-RYT Registered Trainer / YACEP Provider, Yoga Teachers College® Diploma (YTD), Hatha Vinyasa Yoga Cert (200hr), Yoga Trapeze® Cert (50hr), Yoga Barre Cert (20hr)

Find Camilo online: Instagram | Facebook | Linkedin


PERE IBÁÑEZ - Trainer

Pere Ibáñez started to practice yoga in the UK while working on the investigation of the skeletal morphology and functional anatomy. His interest for yoga grew so much that decided to quit his career as a scientist and started teaching yoga full time. He did his 200h Vinyasa Flow course at Yoga Teachers College and immediately started teaching in our YOGABODY studios in Barcelona. He currently teaches yoga online at YOGABODY en casa. Pere brings his personal dynamic and strong yoga style to his classes and put lots of attention to alignment and to the anatomical functionality of the postures..

CREDENTIALS: Yoga Teachers College® Diploma (YTD), Yoga Trapeze® Cert (50hr), Teacher refresher training (20hr)

Find Pere online: Instagram | Facebook


Tuition Investment

Once accepted, you can join the eLearning program immediately after registration. For your in-person immersion, you can book your course dates now if you’re ready or simply start with your at-home studies and decide later based on your schedule when to come to Barcelona.

eLearning Applied Yoga Studies

  • 24-module academic training
  • Weekly live classes in the Facebook Group
  • Mentorship and assistance throughout the course
  • Training Manual
  • Practice Journal (mailed to your home)
  • 30hr YACEP Certification

Practical Training – Barcelona Immersion

  • Three weeks of in-person training (Mon-Friday)
  • Real-world, studio experience
  • Four sequences: Flow, Strength, Yin-Yang & Custom
  • Applied anatomy presentations
  • Professional photos and videos
  • Live exams: practice, teaching, applied anatomy
  • Guaranteed job placement

PAYMENT PLAN (0% APR)

195 USD/month x18

$4,000 Save $500! Just $3,510 USD
(approx. 3,225€ or 2695 GBP*)

STANDARD TUITION

Save $800

$4,000 Save $800! Just $3,195 USD
(approx. 2,955€ or 2,455 GBP*)

*All tuition charged in USD only. Conversion rates are estimates only.

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Other Expenses (not included)

  • Travel, food & accommodation for Barcelona Immersion
    (average budget $60-$90/day)
  • Yoga classes/membership at your local studio(s) for your 100-class requirement
  • Required reading materials (see full list here)

Is Tuition Tax Deductible? The Yoga Teachers College is a registered trade/professional school, and in most tax jurisdictions, some (or all) of your tuition is tax-deductible. Please consult with a qualified tax advisor. USA residents, please refer to tax codes §1.162-5(a)(1) & §1.162-5(b)(2). All other countries, please ask your advisor for relevant tax codes, and email our support team for a formal tax receipt for your records.



Job Placement Guarantee - The Yoga Teachers College will help you prepare your CV/resume, cover letter, and prospects for work in your local area. With our help, you’ll land your first paying job within 3 months of graduation or you’ll receive a $500 rebate on your tuition. To date, not a single graduate has needed this guarantee.

TERMS OF GUARANTEE: you must successfully graduate from the course to be eligible, must be available for conference calls with our Alumni Manager to work on your job placement plan, and must make yourself available for both test classes and in-person interviews in your local area during the 12-week placement period. This is not complex or difficult. It's a fun and exciting process. Your success is our success, we're here to help.


FREE! Bonus Materials ($2,895 value)

When you train with the Yoga Teachers College, you get access to dozens of resources and ever-expanding bonus materials to support you in your teaching career.


Practice Journal ($24.95 value - FREE!)
You’ll use this book to log your training journey, connect and network with local studios, and ultimately to mark your successful practice completion requirements for the course.

Professional Video ($1095 value - FREE!)
We'll feature you in a short promotional video that you can then use to help you land job interviews, get hired abroad, and easily stand out from the competition in your area. watch examples here.

Professional Photos ($740 value - FREE!)
During Immersion II, we’ll take professional photos of you that you’ll own the rights to and can use for marketing yourself and your classes. see examples here.


Framed Certificate* ($50 value - FREE!)
Your teaching diploma is a symbol of your hard work, dedication, and certification to teach internationally. We frame it nicely so you can display it with pride.

*Free framed certificates are given during in-person graduation. If you graduate later, a digital certificate is sent, or you can order a printed version from our online store.

Dinner Celebrations x2 ($100 value - FREE!)
We dine out in style at the end of both week 1 and week 3 of our immersions. Join your trainers and peers and let's celebrate all the hard work you've done.

All-Access Yoga Membership x 3 Weeks ($39 value - FREE!)
During your Immersions in Barcelona, you’ll have unlimited access to our public classes so you can experience our studios first hand, try new classes, and connect with our instructors.

Business Card & Postcard Templates ($125 value - FREE!)
Save time and money by using our done-for-you designs. Simply customize with your contact information, and you can get printing done for pennies per card.

Facebook Business Page Cover Art ($25 value - FREE!)
We try to check as many things off your to-do list as possible, so before you leave Immersion II, we’ll produce a Facebook-ready cover image you can use for your Facebook Business page.

New Student Form / Liability Waiver ($49 value - FREE!)
For insurance and data privacy reasons, it’s essential that you have a new student form with a liability waiver for your classes. We’ll give you our template that you can adapt and use immediately.

PDF Pose Charts x5 ($49 value - FREE!)
We'll send you five PDF pose charts that we recommend you print out, laminate, and use with your students or for your own quick reference.

Yoga Playlists on Spotify x20+ Lists ($299 value - FREE!)
If you’ve ever tried to make a yoga playlist, you know how challenging it can be. In our studios we release new lists every 3 months, and all our trainees get access.


Frequently Asked Questions

3-6 months. We know you have a busy life, so the program offers a flexible schedule.
Immersion 1 (one week) and Immersion 2 (two weeks). Many students do them at separate times of the year, but you can also do both immersions in one visit, in other words, three weeks of training—it’s up to you.
Our tuition is extremely affordable. Our 0% APR financing program is designed to make the program access to nearly all budgets. You’ll need to budget for your books and travel expenses, but everything else is included.
You'll join us for three weeks of in-person training where we'll work hands-on in our professional studios to learn all the practical skills needed to work professionally. Barcelona is amazing, of course, and this immersion is an unforgettable experience. If you have schedule limitations, it is possible break up your in-person course into two trips, one week (Immersion 1) and then two weeks (Immersion 2) at a later date.
This is the Home Study portion of the course with video-based learning, live weekly classes in our Facebook group, and one-on-one with your mentor.
Most of those short courses are just for fun. Their graduates don’t go on to teach. Students who come to our course come with a plan to do big things, start a new career, and really help people transform. When you stand up in front of 25 students to lead a class, you can’t fake it. The skills you need to be successful take time to develop.
Yes. Our training exceeds every international standard for instructors, and we’re one of the only courses in the world endorsed for university-level credit by the American Council on Education. We’re also registered with Yoga Alliance, Yoga Alliance Professionals, Yoga Alliance International, and the American Council on Exercise.
Your diploma allows you to work in any facility type, get insurance, and travel and teach internationally. Fifty-one percent of our trainees are hired professionally before graduating, and 98 percent are working within six weeks of graduation.
No. No chanting, no chakras, no gurus or religion. Forget all the clichés about yoga. We teach science-based yoga for health and wellness and have no affiliations with any religion or dogma. We welcome people of all faiths (or none at all), and our focus is on serving our clients’ health and wellness needs.
No, the franchise model has never worked for yoga studios. Instead, we offer an extremely low cost, high value program where you can become a YOGABODY Affiliate and act as a licensed teacher or studio in your area. It’s 100% optional, we also support you creating your own brand.
If you can use a computer, write an email, and have Facebook, you'll do just fine. We leverage new technology for learning, but the technology we use is simple by design.
Like any job, salaries vary. CNN Money reported that the average senior teacher (teaching 7+ years) was making $67K/year, and some teachers were earning more than $100K/year. Teaching yoga does not put you on the fast track to wealth, but it can be lucrative and surprisingly profitable if you are business-minded. We find most starting teachers earn $20K-$30K/year in traditional teaching gigs, and as much as double that in non-traditional settings, such as schools, hospitals, and corporate programs.
That all depends on you. There are so many different ways to design your life. We have YOGABODY teachers that teach 15 classes per week, have a regular work schedule, and take two days off just like a 'normal' job. We have teachers that teach one or two weekend workshops per month around the world. And we have other teachers (like Lucas) who spend most of their time creating platforms for other teachers to shine. Each person is unique, and as time goes on, your interests and focus will change. What's best for you is what's best for you. We're here to open doors and create opportunities.
We recommend three to six months for the training period. Some can complete it faster, and you could take up to 12 months (max) to complete the course. At the recommended pace of one module per week, six months is a good target length. If you're concerned about going more quickly or slowly, simply talk with your teaching mentor to see if that is an option.
If you want to be a great teacher, you have to be a dedicated student. Your 100 classes need to be logged during your training period. As you transition from a student to a teacher, you'll experience classes in a whole new way. Many of our trainees are hired by the studios they practice at, many before they even complete the course. Your Practice Journal will become a huge source of pride and also help you land great jobs.
Everyone struggles with self-motivation, that's normal. We've structured this program so that you have at-home assignments coupled with personal mentorship and group accountability. If you slack off for more than a couple weeks, your phone will start ringing. We're here to support you, motivate you, and help everyone graduate together.
Our typical student is atypical. We currently have trainees ages 19-73. We have working mothers, retired executives, teachers, therapists, and medical doctors. A typical course will have at least 13 different nationalities, and you'll hear five different languages on breaks (we teach in English, of course). Our students are global thinkers, smart, and ambitious. They’re also friendly and non-judgmental.
Welcome to the real world. We all have challenges we have to deal with. Some of us are strong, some of us are weak. Some of us have too much weight, some of us are too skinny and lack strength. At YOGABODY, we define a “yoga body” as a body that does yoga. You need to commit to practice and growth, but your only competition is yourself. You’ll find our trainees come in all sizes, shapes, colors, and abilities. We’re not here to judge you, we’re here to support you on your journey.

 

Student Reviews

Below is a small selection of the hundreds of reviews we've collected as well as third-party verified testimonials. If you’re considering one of our programs, we encourage you to connect with our past trainees for first-hand feedback and advice.

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"This was a life-changing experience. The instructors and the rest of the team were welcoming and supportive. Everything was extremely well-organized with beautiful yoga facilities. Thank you all, I can't wait to go back!"

- Selda Tahrir Guy


"Amazing instructors, an exceptional value, a highly organized program that delivers far more than expected. I walked away from my training with the knowledge and confidence to teach, as well as the ability to run a business."

- Ana Cadena


"Before the course, I felt anxious, but now I feel really good about my future. It's nice that all the students have the same mentality; we all want to better ourselves through our practice and turn our practice from a lifestyle into a livelihood."

- Jasmine Mensen


"I think that Lucas is bringing together a system that is accessible to a lot of people, but is still strong and challenging. Also, no one can complain about being in Barcelona for a week doing interesting stuff with interesting people. What I also liked about the Yoga Teachers College was that from day one we were up in front of our classmates teaching. It's a good way to get rid of any lingering discomfort, stage fright, or problems quickly."

- Donal Quirke


"Personally, this was the right course for me because of its strong foundation in Vinyasa Yoga. Once you start the course, you come to realize that no matter how long you've been practicing yoga, you still have so much to learn—not only asanas and movements, but also the deeper biometrics and physiology behind yoga. Another aspect I enjoyed was meeting a range of people from really different yoga backgrounds with different experiences."

- Nicola Ross


"The online content is very easy to watch, and because it's not only about yoga, it's also interesting. I am learning a lot and am super happy."

- Suzanne Hoyos

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[1] Job Placement Guarantee - The Yoga Teachers College will help you prepare your CV/resume, cover letter, and contact prospects for work in your local area. With our help, you’ll land your first paying job within 3 months of graduation or you’ll receive a 100% refund on your tuition. To date, not a single graduate has needed this guarantee, our teachers are working professionals.

TERMS OF GUARANTEE: you must successfully graduate from the course to be eligible, must be available for conference calls with our Alumni Manager to work on your job placement plan, and must make yourself available for both test classes and in-person interviews in your local area during the 12-week placement period. This is not complex or difficult. It's a fun and exciting process. Your success is our success, we're here to help.