200 hour Yoga Teacher Training

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Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Begin your yoga teacher training today! We are a Yoga Alliance 200 Hour Registered Yoga School. We offer the latest (Yoga Alliance) standards in yoga teacher certification. Your 200 Hour certification is where your yoga teacher training journey begins.  You set the foundation of your practice and your teaching here.  Our adaptive & modular designed yoga teacher training course has been a big success! Find out why our students love it. Now with 40 hours of online classes!

Your course includes 160 hours In-Person classes & 40 hours Online classes.
  • The  online classes focus on Yoga Anatomy and Yoga Humanites.  Classes include, videos, pictures, lectures, quizzes & essays. See our online course here.
  • Our In Person classess focus on Yoga teaching and Yoga practice. These classes are held at our studio and include; practice teaching, discussion groups,lectures, workshops, group outings and more!

Our YTT offers open enrollement, affordable payment options, adaptive learning & modular classes designed to make you the best yoga instructor you can be! You can expect to learn in large & small group classes & even 1 on 1. Adaptive learning for your yoga teacher training journey! Scroll down & Get started now!

Learn From Experience

Lead Yoga Instructors

Lead Yoga Instructors

James & Joyce Atherton, E-RYT, YACEP & Owners at Modern Yoga

Our Yoga teacher training will be lead by James & Joyce, owners of Modern Yoga. Both lifelong athletes, Joyce a competitive figure skater and James a runner, yoga made sense in their bodies first and then opened their minds and then started to change their lives.

James and Joyce have over 5000 combined hours teaching yoga and are Experienced Registered Yoga Teachers (ERYT) with the  Yoga Alliance.  Modern Yoga is a Registered Yoga School (RYS) with the Yoga Alliance.

With backgrounds in corporate America and small business, coupled with the entrepreneurial spirit, James and Joyce first discussed the idea of opening a studio in the fall of 2014. After months of research and planning, James Joyce LLC was formed in March of 2015 with the intention of opening a Power Vinyasa Yoga studio in Strongsville, Ohio.

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Over the last 4 years we have seen our small Yoga community at Modern Yoga grow and grow! We want to grow the teachers in our community as well and teach more of what we have learned.  Our most important goal is to share the Gift of Yoga. Our Yoga teacher training is our vehicle to share that gift even more.

James & Joyce trained through Live Love Teach & The Yoga Project. LLT & YP focuses on vinyasa yoga with a strong emphasis on connecting breath and movement. During our training, we experienced some of the most powerful, transformative classes we’ve ever taken. We feel both honored and proud to have studied with Live Love Teach & the Yoga Project.  We now want to bring the teaching style to Cleveland in a bigger way with our Yoga teacher training courses.  We would love for you to join us!

Check out our YTT Online learning center!

Online Classes, course management, track your YTT progress and much more!

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The Teacher Training experience at modern yoga was great! I have learned a tremendous amount about yogic philosophy and practical teaching methodology while enrolled in the program. I would highly recommend Modern Yoga as a teaching school to anyone interested in deepening their practice.


My experience with Modern Yoga’s RYT 200 training program was excellent. The instructors are truly invested in every students journey and do their best to tailor the schedule around our busy lives. The principles, safety, anatomy and philosophy were all relayed very clearly. With my completion of this program, I feel confident in my new role as a yoga teacher.


I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to learn ay Modern Yoga. It’s been one of the best things I’ve ever done for myself. I feel very prepared to teach yoga to anyone. I would recommend Modern Yoga Teacher Training to anyone.


My experience with Modern Yoga was extremely insightful. My teachers were very open and accepting, and they helped us develop our own style of teaching.


Modern Yoga offers a phenomenal program that meets the needs of a busy schedule and balance. I chose them because of their modular approach. The environment is so welcoming and they meet every student where they are. I’d definitely recommend to both beginners and seasoned students who are looking to complete YTT.


I felt very prepared to begin teaching upon completing this program. I needed a training program that offered flexible hours & could not have asked for a better fit than Modern Yoga’s teacher training. I also felt that the instructors truly wanted me to feel prepared & succeed. Highly recommend this RYS 200 program.


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More About Our Training

RYS 200 Hour YTT Course Hours Description
Online Humanities 20 Includes online lessons, topics and quizzes. Online classroom hours Yoga Humanities per Yoga Alliance latest standards.
Online A&P 20 Includes online lessons, topics and quizzes.Online classroom hours Anatomy & Physiology per Yoga Alliance latest standards.
Teach Yoga -In person / Classroom 90 Includes practice teaching, discussion groups, A&P workshops, lectures, special classes & speakers. PE/TPP/AP/Humanities & Ethics classroom requirements for the Yoga Alliance latest standards.
Practice Yoga / In person / Classroom 70 Class observation and participation. PE/TPP/AP/Yoga Humanities classroom requirements for the Yoga Alliance latest standards.

The curriculum for Modern Yoga’s 200 Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) focuses on 4 main areas of study:

  • Practice : In person Yoga Classes. Observation and participation. 70 Hours offered in 1 hour classes.
  • Teach: In person practice teaching, lectures, discussion groups & much more! 90 hours offered in 2 hour workshops.
  • Online Yoga Humanitiies: Online classes,lessons & quizzes. 20 hours.
  • Online Yoga A&P: Online classes, lessons & quizzes. 20 hours.

Adaptive Learning & Modular Class Design

Our adaptive learning & modular class design is made to make your yoga teacher training easy by combining open enrollment, a flexible schedule and affordable payment options. Join us and earn your RYT 20yoga teacher training0 (Registered Yoga Teacher) Certification with Modern Yoga.

Study at the pace that suits your life. You can complete your training in less than 4 months or stretch it out as long as you need.

How does it work? Our modular design is simple, giving your yoga teacher training the ultimate in flexibility!

  • Your 200 Hour certified training includes 160 in person teacher training hours & 40 Online hours on the subjects of yoga Anatomy & Philosophy.
  • Teach Yoga Limbs/ Lessons are offered in 2 hour classes. You must complete 90 hours of study (or 45 two hour classes).
  • Practice Yoga Limbs / Lessons are offered in 1 hour classes, you will be assigned classes on our weekly yoga schedule as you progress through your training.
  • Our Online course allows you to take classes online, track you progress, sign up for in person classes, take quizzes and much more.  Check it out here.

Simple & Easy Pricing

Our Yoga Teacher Training Passes make it easy to pay for training!  Pay as you go, or save by paying in bulk! No expiration dates or rigid schedules.  
Flexibility was key when we designed this program. Life happens. Purchase with confidence. Get started today!


No expiration Dates!

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Check out our YTT Online learning center!

Online Classes, course management, track your YTT progress and much more!


How long do most students take to finish the training?
Our quickest student finished in under 4 months! Most students take 8-12 months to complete. Want to accelerate your training? Let us know!
Do Yoga teacher training passes expire?
No!  100% No Expiration dates!


How often do you offer teacher training classes?

Everyday! Except some holidays! The beauty of our training is the flexibility.  Our yoga teacher training is modular and enrollment is open – the ulitimate in flexiblility.

*Yoga Practice classes offered daily, Teach yoga classes offered 4-6 times a week, check our our schedule for details.

How does the modular class design and open enrollment work?

Our modular class design is made to make your yoga teacher training easy by combining open enrollment, a flexible schedule and affordable payment options. Join us and earn your RYT 200 (Registered Yoga Teacher) Certification with Modern Yoga.

Study at the pace that suits your life. You can complete your training in less than 4 months or stretch it out as long as you need.

How does it work? Our modular design is simple, giving your yoga teacher training the ultimate in flexibility!

  • 40 Hours of online classes on Yoga Anatomy & Yoga Humanities.
  • 160 hours of in person classroom training.  This is further broken down into practice and teach yoga sections.
  • Practice Yoga section(limb) includes 70 hours of in person yoga classes at Modern Yoga. Classes offered daily.
  • Teach Yoga section (limb) incudes 90 hours of in person classes at Modern Yoga.  These classes are offered in 2 hour modules and include practice teaching, discussion groups, A&P workshops, lectures, special classes, group outings & speakers. Classes offered 4-6 times per week, weekdays and weekend classes available. 
What is your refund policy?
All purchases are non-refundable, however passes never expire and are transferable in most cases.
How do I sign up?

Choose the payment package that best works for you! We will send you a confirmation email within 24 hours.

Have more questions? Contact us

I'm new to Yoga - can I do Teacher Training?
Yes!  At Modern Yoga, we believe that all levels of parctitioners can benefit from our Teacher Training. Our training is designed to take you on a journey of self-discovery as well as teach yoga.  All it takes is an open mind and an open heart!
How old do I need to be to participate in Teacher Training?

All participants must be 13 years or older. If you are a student under the age of 18, you can enroll in Teacher Training with consent and a signed waiver from your legal guardian.

What is Yoga Alliance and why does it matter?

Yoga Alliance is the largest nonprofit association representing the yoga community. Their mission is to promote and support the integrity and diversity of the teaching of yoga. They do this through:

  • Celebrating the diversity of yoga styles, traditions and lineages;
  • Advocating for self-regulation in the yoga industry and universal access to safe yoga practices;
  • Upholding the worldwide growth of yoga through education and community;
  • Educating the public on the value and credibility of voluntary registration with Yoga Alliance;
  • Encouraging safe yoga instruction by promoting adoption of Yoga Alliance’s quantitative Standards;
  • Inspiring members to foster an informal yoga community by providing fair and full feedback to Registered Yoga Schools, which fosters accountability and continual improvement;
  • Advocating to protect the yoga community from unfair or unnecessarily burdensome patents, taxation or government regulation;
  • Guiding yoga teachers and schools in achieving success with conscious and effective business practices; and
  • Serving the member community by supporting scholarship programs, providing benefits, and developing strategic alliances.

Currently, they have over 90,400 Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®) and more than 6,200 Registered Yoga Schools (RYS®).

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