200-Hour Training

Train. Transform. Teach.

The 200-Hour RYT teacher certification program will give you the tools, hands-on experience and confidence needed to teach a dynamic and challenging Power Yoga class based upon the teachings of Baron Baptiste. This program is for new and experienced teachers who are ready to tap into their own inner power. This is a unique opportunity to learn how to skillfully meld technical knowledge with authentic radiance into your style of teaching. This program will focus on all aspects of teaching and living the principles of yoga within a contemporary context and language. This is a rare and exclusive opportunity to contribute to your own growth as a teacher and as a person. We invite you to experience learning how to teach Power Yoga at a whole different level.

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The 200-Hour RYT teacher certification program will give you the tools, hands-on experience and confidence needed to teach a dynamic and challenging Power Yoga class based upon the teachings of Baron Baptiste. This program is for new and experienced teachers who are ready to tap into their own inner power. This is a unique opportunity to learn how to skillfully meld technical knowledge with authentic radiance into your style of teaching. This program will focus on all aspects of teaching and living the principles of yoga within a contemporary context and language. This is a rare and exclusive opportunity to contribute to your own growth as a teacher and as a person. We invite you to experience learning how to teach Power Yoga at a whole different level.

Applications for our teacher training programs are individually reviewed. Due to the structure and intensity of our teacher training programs, enrollment is very limited. We accept last-minute applications if there is space in the program. The above form will trigger an automated email that sends you your application and redirects you to the full application so you may continue it now if you like. Submitting your application indicates that you have read, understand and agree to all of the requirements for the training. You will hear back from us within two weeks. If you have not heard from us after two weeks, please call (904) 565-1005.

Upon acceptance to the program, we will contact you via email. Please note: Applications will not be reviewed without an application payment. If you are not accepted to the program, your application fee will be refunded in full.

How do I sign up for the program?

For our 200-Hour program, all you have to do is start and complete the application process. The form to start your application is located on this page (above this section). We will review your application and get back to you with our response. The application review process normally takes between 1-2 weeks. There is a $500.00 application fee required in order for us to review your application. It is non-refundable if you are accepted into the program. It is refundable, if you are not.

What style of Yoga is the MBody Yoga Academy 200–HR Teacher Training?

Our 200-Hour program is a Vinyasa-based school that teaches a method that balances precise instruction, detailed alignment, breath and fluid movement based upon the teachings of Baron Baptiste. Classes based upon the style of Baptiste Yoga are carefully designed to deepen the students’ experience of Yoga. Postures are skillfully sequenced, and modifications and props are used to individualize the practice for each student. The 200-Hour Teacher Training Program is based on this clear and effective style of practice. Our style of classes can be paced moderately to vigorously depending on the level of the class.

At MBody Academy, we have been leading teacher trainings for over 10 years and have trained some of the most celebrated Yogis and Studio Owners all over North America and Europe. Our program is considered one of the most respected programs in Teacher Training with over 600 graduates and a 4.5 out of 5-star rating with Yoga Alliance.

How proficient in Yoga do I have to be to do the 200-Hour Program?

You don’t need to be proficient in Yoga to do our Teacher Training Programs. You are ready now irrespective of your experience. We believe you get experience from practicing the experience.

What will I learn in the 200-Hour MBody Yoga Academy Teacher Training?

In addition to making lifelong friends and deepening your experience of yoga, you will study the following topics in depth:

• Asana – learn the safe and intelligent way to perform poses
• Alignment – with modifications, variations and the proper use of props
• Sequencing – how to design dynamic, effective and intelligent sequences for all levels
• Working with different kinds of bodies/students
• How to observe bodies in practice
• Working with injuries and limitations
• Hands on adjustments
• Practice teaching
• Anatomy
• Pranayama – breathing techniques
• Sanskrit translations
• The History and Philosophy of Yoga (Yoga Sutras of Patanjali)
• The business of Yoga and how to be successful as a teacher

What If I don’t want to be a teacher?

No problem! Our 200-Hour training is ideal for those who want to delve deeper into personal growth and to improve their own practice. It’s also great for students who simply want to have a transformational experience and to be a part of our thriving Yoga Community.

I have an injury/special condition – can I take this course?

We recommend that you check with your physician first and must sign a waiver stating that you are able to take the class. With your doctor’s permission and release, minor physical limitations can also serve as helpful demonstrations to learn to work with students with similar limitations.

Can I take this Training if I’m pregnant?

We have had many pregnant students in our programs. It all depends on how you are feeling. All students should first check with their doctor to make sure they are clear to take this training.

What is Your Teacher Training Cancellation and Refund Policy?

Students will receive a full refund (less deposit) if cancellation occurs within (7) days of the start of the training program. Deposit may be applied to a future program. No refunds will be made after program start date. If registering and paying via a payment plan, you agree to pay for the training in full and in accordance to the payment plan terms and contract.  If you miss a training session, you are responsible for the installment payment. If you miss a payment, you will not be allowed to participate in the following weekend until payment has been made.

What are the 200-Hour graduation requirements?

In order to graduate the program you must be paid in full and fulfill the following requirements:

• Attendance of in-class teacher training sessions
• Successful completion of homework, quizzes, in-class and take-home final exams (don’t worry, you will be will prepared!)
• Participation in a final in-class practice teaching practicum

What is the cost for yoga classes and workshops while I am enrolled in teacher training?

Students enrolled in any of our 200-Hour programs can purchase a 1 or 3 month unlimited package for 50% off, starting the first day of your training. Additionally, those enrolled in our 200-Hour program will receive our member discounted pricing for all 2-3 hour workshops. 40 Days to Your Personal Revolution, a program that is required as part of your 200-Hour program, is included in your tuition (a $249 value).

Is there a minimum age requirement to take the training?

You must be at least 16 years old to take the teacher training. If you are between 16 and 18 years old it is required that we receive approval from the trainer and written consent from your legal guardian 30 days before the start of the training?

Do you help organize accommodations for travelling students?

We do not organize accommodations for our Studio Teacher Trainings, but Craigslist and Air BnB are great sources for finding short-term housing. You can also see our Resources tab above for hotel accommodations in the local Jacksonville, FL area.

Are any books and materials included in the price of the trainings?

All MBody Academy Teacher Training Manuals are included, but you will need to purchase additional required books. Please see the Materials tab above for further information.

How many students are enrolled in each Teacher Training at one time?

We typically have 15-25 individuals in our trainings but some classes can be even larger.

What is the 200-Hour Attendance and Class Make-Up Policy?

Please see our Catalog tab above for this policy.

How much time should I expect to spend on 200-Hour homework?

Expect to spend between 2-4 hours a week on homework (including practice teaching). The homework is designed to support the material covered in class and help you integrate what is presented into your own practice and teaching. If you wish to receive your Diploma and Letter of Completion for the course, you must attend all the sessions and complete all the homework assignments.

What is the Yoga Alliance?

Yoga Alliance is an organization that was started in 1999 as a way to create nationally recognized standards for yoga teachers and yoga teacher trainings in the US. More and more yoga studios across the country are requiring their teachers to register with the Yoga Alliance, either at the 200-Hour or 500-Hour level. Yoga Alliance registration, however, is not a legal requirement for teaching yoga. Currently, there are no legal certification requirements to be a yoga teacher. The MBody Yoga Academy Trainings are approved at the Yoga Alliance 200-Hour and 300-Hour level in the United States. MBody Yoga Academy trainings have a 4.5 out of 5-star Yoga Alliance rating based on past training participants.

Is the MBody Yoga Academy Teacher Training qualification recognized around the world?

Yes! The MBody Yoga Academy Teacher Training and School is globally recognized and respected which is why we have over 600 graduates. Our students come from all over the U.S. to take our training and to bring the knowledge back home to their own communities.

Will I be qualified to teach yoga once I complete the 200-Hour Teacher Training Program?

Yes! With the successful completion of all the requirements of the program, including contact hours, homework, and exam, you will receive your Letter of Completion and Diploma evidencing your training at the 200-Hour Level. You may also register with the Yoga Alliance (www.yogaalliance.org) at the RYT-200 level (Registered Yoga Teacher 200). Graduates of the 200-Hour program usually begin teaching in small studios, gyms, with private clientele (friends and family), etc. Many new teachers decide to continue their Teacher Training education and participate in our 300-Hour Professional Program as a way to further solidify their knowledge, skills, and abilities as a yoga instructor. The MBody Yoga Academy 300-Hour Professional Program offers a curriculum that builds on the material presented in the MBody Yoga Academy 200-Hour training. This training is a thorough, professional training for becoming a highly skilled yoga teacher. It rounds out and solidifies a teacher’s complete education.

What is the process for teaching at an MBody Yoga studio?

MBody Yoga Academy seeks a diverse, committed, and well-trained faculty who uphold our high standard of quality for safe, effective, and accessible teaching in the field of yoga. The process to teach at MBody Yoga starts with joining our Teacher Mentorship Program. This program is available to you at no charge. In these sessions you will receive coaching and support from a Mentor (senior MBody teacher) as well as give feedback and support to your fellow participants. Once your Mentor believes you are ready to move on, you will audition with other MBody Yoga Teachers and Managers. Once you complete our audition process and are approved to teach, you will be placed on our schedule to teach a Community Class. You will join our Community Class rotation which is held on Saturdays at 4:00p and is open to the public. A Mentor will join you at each class. You will also be eligible to substitute classes until a class becomes available for you. Please note that being brought on as a teacher at MBody Yoga, or at any institution, is not only a matter of completing a training, but of the right teaching fit for that studio as well as the availability of openings on the schedule. It is never guaranteed.

  • How to design and teach a challenging power vinyasa yoga class.
  • basic anatomy and physiology.
  • The breakdown, alignment, modifications and sequencing of postures.
  • How to assist, evaluate bodies physically and emotionally and prevent injuries.
  • Ujayii and Pranayama breathing techniques to incorporate into your class.
  • Yoga’s roots or beginnings and compare/contrast Eastern and Western practices.
  • The lifestyles and ethics for yoga teachers.
  • Effective presentation and communication skills to teach to different levels.
  • The business of yoga and how to run your own studio.

Saturday 8:00am – 8:00pm
Sunday 7:30am – 5:30pm


200 Hour Dates 2019

September 21-22
October 19-20
November 16-17
December 14-15
January 18-19
February 22-23
*March 14-15
 *March 21-22 Graduation weekend
  • Leah Green

    Owner, RYT-500, MBody Yoga Teacher Certification Program , YACEP, FMS Level 1 & 2, TPI certified


          

  • Frank Markowski

    Certified Baptiste Yoga Teacher
    Lead Trainer, MBody Academy, E-RYT 500


          

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Southside Studio
3807-A Southside Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32266
(904) 565-1005
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Tuition: $3,200.00 USD

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  • Save $500.00 USD if paid in full by September 14, 2019
  • Save $250.00 USD if half of the tuition is paid by September 14, 2019

Application Fee (deposit):
$500.00 USD  (applied towards tuition, non-refundable)

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MBody Yoga Payment Plan Available:
Payment plan available through studio with 10% financing fee ($320.00). Payment plan must be paid in full by April 1, 2019

*no refunds will be issued after the start of the program.
*all payment plans must be honored after the start of the program.

  • Scientific Keys Volume I: The Key Muscles of Yoga by Ray Long MD FRCSC
  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Sri Swami Satchidananda
  • The Bhagavad Gita: A Walkthrough For Westerners by Jack Hawley
  • 40 Days To Personal Revolution by Baron Baptiste
  • Journey Into Power by Baron Baptiste

*All materials are subject to change

  • Application Deadline for Registration: September 14, 2019.
  • Full payment before: September 21, 2019.
  • You will be contacted once your application is approved with payment details.
  • To confirm your space, full payment must be made.
  • All fees are payable by cash, personal check or credit card (AMEX, VISA & MC).
  • Payment plans are available. All payment plans will be scheduled and auto drafted.
  • No refunds will be issued after the start of the program.
  • All payment plans must be honored after the start of the program.

Student will receive a full refund (less deposit) if cancellation occurs within (7) days of the start of the training program. Deposit may be applied to a future program. No refunds will be made after program start date. If registering and paying via a payment plan, you agree to pay for the training in full and in accordance to the payment plan terms. If you miss a training session, you are responsible for the installment payment. If you miss a payment, you will not be allowed to participate in the following weekend until payment has been made.

Yoga Alliance Accredited School

MBody Yoga is a registered school with Yoga Alliance. Our teacher training programs for MBody Yoga have exclusive recognition and qualify for the 200 hour and 300 hour Yoga Alliance Certifications.

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