Yoga Teacher Training Program - 200 Hour (TT200)

Organic Yoga Company, RYS 200, is proud to offer a Yoga Alliance* credentialed teacher training program. This teacher training program is designed for those who want to become yoga teachers or for those who simply want to deepen their practice and live life with more skill. As per Yoga Alliance requirements, students enrolled in the program will take courses in the following content areas: Techniques-Training/Practice, Teaching Methodology, Anatomy & Physiology, Philosophy/Lifestyle/Ethics, Practicum, and Electives. Upon completing all of the requirements of this program, including attending all 6 training weekends, the graduate will receive a certificate of completion. The graduate may then register with Yoga Alliance as a RYT, a registered yoga teacher. 

* (Yoga Alliance is the international governing body for yoga teachers and yoga schools. OYC is a Registered Yoga School--RYS--with Yoga Alliance. see for more information).

An Invitation from the Director of Training

Thank you for considering OYC's teacher training program. In this TT 200 program trainees will learn to sense and feel subtle layers of their mind, body, and spirit through the study of anatomy, the systems of the body, understanding the mechanics of the joints, by growing in your personal practice of poses, breath work & meditation as well as learning how to break those down in order to teach them safely, clearly & effectively.  Graduates of our program will also leave with an in-depth understanding of how to level yoga classes, how to give their students effective & helpful feedback, and how to create a lesson plan.  Practicum, or student teaching, begins the first weekend of training giving our students a substantial amount of time and experience practicing their teaching skills. Lastly, in this TT 200, students study and expand their knowledge of themselves through the study of the foundational yoga text by Patanjali, The Yoga Sutras, as well as other texts on the Yamas & Niyamas (ethics for yoga) along with other articles & journaling assignments pertaining to philosophy & lifestyle.  In other words, this program focuses on understanding the ancient practice of yoga from the inside out!  

If that sounds like a lot, it is!  This program will require a great deal of you: your energy, time, creativity, intellect, passion, stamina, understanding, critical thinking and patience to name just a few!  But in return, your practice and understanding of yoga and the teaching of it will greatly evolve and this program will help you move more deeply into your practice and into your life. 

Lastly, know that all of the OYC faculty are experts in their field and are preparing for your arrival, for your learning and for your deepest Self and all that you will bring to this program!

Namaste! - 

Nancy Hong, E-RYT 500


The teacher training program is offered once year. In order to complete the course and register as a Yoga Alliance teacher, students of the program must attend all six weekends of the course. The weekend schedule is Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for a total of 200 hours of contact and and non-contact hours of training. The upcoming teacher training schedule is listed below. For future training dates, check back right here!

2017 Summer - Fall Program Dates

Dates announced June 30, 2017:

August 11-13
September 8-10
October 6-7
October 27-29
November 17-19


 Know tha if you do have a scheduling conflict with one of these weekends, contact OYC to discuss ways to make up your hours missed!

Weekend Schedule 

Fridays: 11:00am - 8:00pm
Saturdays: 7:00am - 7:00pm
Sundays: 7:00am - 4:30pm

A Sample Schedule for the First TT 200 Weekend


10:30-11:00  Studio Open for Registration

11:00-2:00   Welcome & Program Overview – Jackie & Nancy (Philosophy, Lifestyle, & Ethics)

2:00-3:00    Eight Principles of Movement – Nancy (Techniques, Training, & Practice)

3:00-5:00    Principles 1 & 2 in Asana – Nancy (Techniques, Training, & Practice)

5:00-5:30     Dinner Break

5:30-8:00      Somatics & Therapeutic Yoga – Jackie (Techniques, Training, & Practice)


7:00-9:00      Morning Yoga – Nancy (Techniques, Training, & Practice)

9:00-9:30      Breakfast Break

9:30-12:30      Essential Teaching Strategies – Jackie (Teaching Methodology)

12:30-1:15        Lunch Break

1:15-2:00        Basic Sanskrit – Nancy (Techniques, Training, & Practice)

2:00-4:00     Hindrances to Essential Breath – Nancy (Techniques, Training, & Practice)

4:00-5:00     Creating a Yoga Class – Jackie (Teaching Methodology)

5:00-5:30      Dinner Break

5:30-7:00      Introduction to the Yoga Sutras – Nancy (Philosophy, Lifestyle, & Ethics)


7:00-8:30       Morning Yoga – Dana (Techniques, Training, & Practice)

8:30-9:30       Essential Breath & Intro to Meditation – Jackie (Techniques, Training, & Practice)

9:30-10:00      Breakfast Break

10:00-12:00    Practice Teaching: TT200 Students – Dr. Cate & Jackie (Teaching Methodology & Practicum)

12:00-12:45      Lunch Break

12:45-2:00      Review & Discussion of Practice Teaching – Dr. Cate & Jackie (Techniques, Training, & Practice)

2:00-4:00      Spine & Respiratory System – Dr. Jenny Miller (Anatomy)

4:00-4:30       Compassionate Self-Discipline – Jackie (Philosophy, Lifestyle, & Ethics)

Cost of Attendance

Regular Registration:   First submit your application and include the $65 application fee.  When notified of your acceptance into the program the first half of tuition, $1836.50, is due with the remaining half, $ 1836.50, due by registration at the first training weekend.   $65 fee + $3400 tuition + $208 tax = $3673 total due.

Early-Bird Registration:  First submit your application and include the $65 application fee.  When notified of your acceptance into the program the first half of tuition, $1677.50, is due with the remaining half, $ 1677.50, due by registration at the first training weekend.   $65 fee + $3100 tuition + $190 tax = $3355 total due. 

* A monthly payment plan can also be arranged.

Early-Bird registration ends July 31, 2017 (but please indicate your intentions as soon as possible).

Lodging, Travel, & Meals

Lodging, travel, and meals are not included in the total cost of tuition. However, if you would like to carpool with a fellow classmate, please contact Additionally, OYC encourages students to pack meals for the weekend due to the limited time for breaks. OYC has a pantry, refrigerator, and microwave for student use.


Books are not included in the total cost of tuition. A complete book list will be sent to those accepted into the program. 

What to Expect

Teacher training weekends are intense weekends of study, lecture, movement, meditation, reflection, discussion, yoga practice and practice teaching.  Students should expect to be challenged, to grow, and to reframe how they look at yoga. Each weekend is designed around a theme, and that theme will radiate throughout the weekend's classes!  You'll get to know both your fellow classmates as well as your yoga teachers and you'll learn from your fellow students as well as from the faculty and guest faculty.   The weekends are designed to approach the learning through a wide variety of teaching techniques so that although these weekends are concentrated they are also do-able, rich, deep, fun and satisfying!

What to Bring

A open heart and a curious mind are the main things, but additional items for the weekends would include: snacks and meals, books from the required readings, pens for note-taking, your personal yoga mat (all other props are provided), OYC binder and notebook (provided on the first weekend), layers of clothing, and a water bottle (maybe a big cup of coffee, too)!


Please complete the following application and mail with your $65 application fee to Organic Yoga Company 2401 S. 2nd Avenue - Sioux Falls, SD 57105

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 Blessings to you as you make the decision to go forward in your yoga journey. We leave you with the following OYC class closing:

May you go in peace

May you walk in love

May you know deep, and abiding joy

and may you be well

and happy


Organic Yoga Company - 2401 S. 2nd Avenue - Sioux Falls, SD 57105 - 605.366.9405 -