Teacher Training

The Twisted Monkey is proud to offer a 200-hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Program, in accordance with the Yoga Alliance standards and requirements.


Our next Teacher Training Session will run from October 2017 – May 2018.  

All classes take place on weekends, primarily on Sundays (approx. 11am-6pm) and Fridays (6pm-9pm) with occasional Saturdays (11am-6pm). Tentative Training Dates through Jan. can be found below. Official first day of training will take place on Sun., Oct. 8th at 1pm.

Application is due before Labor Day 2017. A short interview will be scheduled as well. Upon written approval, deposit will be due by Sept. 15th. Please read all information below carefully: 


At least one year of a consistent and current yoga practice in a group class setting is required.  Additionally, at least 5 classes (within 3 months) must be taken at The Twisted Monkey prior to being accepted into the program. We will also ask for 2 personal references. Please include the names, phone numbers and emails on your application. Lastly, a short interview will take place with the program director before final approval is given.

Program Details and Hours:

You will participate in 180 scheduled classroom hours as part of the Yoga Alliance 200 hour requirement, along with 20 hours of independent study, through a variety of assignments, including: readings, book reports, quizzes, workshops, yoga classes, etc. This program will focus on Hatha, the foundation of all physical yoga, with special exploration into two modern styles it has influenced: Vinyasa Flow and Power Yoga. We will also study the relationship of Kundalini Yoga and the Chakra system.

In the event of an absence, make-up days and/or additional homework assignments will be assigned to ensure you do not miss any part of the curriculum. Should you miss more than 2 sessions, we reserve the right to withhold certification until you are able to make-up class time during our next Teacher Training session. Such situations will be evaluated on an individual case basis. We ask that you carefully consider the time commitment required to participate in our program and obtain certification. Thank you in advance.

Tuition and Fees
Includes 10 free yoga classes at our studio during the length of the training. Does NOT include required books (approximately 6-8) or 3 additional yoga classes/workshops which will be taken at different studios (average $15-$40 per class or workshop).

$2000 (includes monthly payments)

$1900 (includes bi-weekly payments)

$1800 (Paid in Full! Must be paid by the first day of training.)

*Registration Fee: $250 (non-refundable and applied toward tuition – due upon approval)

*Payment Plan may be adjusted as needed and agreed upon with our studio.

*Graduation Day (Certificates will not be released unless tuition balance is paid in full and all assignments are completed.)

*Refund Policy
If you sign up for this course, please be prepared to honor the commitment.  Should it become necessary to leave before the end of our time together, the following is our refund policy:
1-3 weeks – 70% refund
4-6 weeks – 40%
7+ weeks – 0

Registration Steps
Please reserve your spot by sending your completed application form via email to TwistedMonkeyYoga@gmail.com. You will be notified of dates, as soon as they are available. Approvals will not be sent out until after Labor Day. Once approved, deposit of $250 will be due by Sept. 15th.

Acceptance into the program will be based on availability and experience. Please note: we are now offering a discounted price for applicants looking to deepen their practice and forego the Yoga Alliance Teacher certification. For additional information or questions, please e-mail us at twistedmonkeyyoga@gmail.com. 

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Our Hatha Yoga program has been divided into weekend sessions. (Below are tentative dates through Jan.) Most classes will take place on Saturdays and Sundays (11am-6pm) with some Fridays (6pm-9pm) as needed. Minor adjustments may be made along the way to accommodate any weather, illness or other special circumstances.

The following is a sample breakdown of the weekend topics covered in our program:

Weeks 1 – 3: Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle, Ethics (10/8, 10/15, 10/21)

Weeks 3 – 5: Anatomy & Physiology (10/29, 11/5, 11/19)

Weeks 5 – 8: Teaching Methodology (12/3, 12/10, 1/7, 1/14)

Weeks 8-11 Techniques, Training & Practice (including Student Teaching and Assisting on Friday evenings beginning in January.)

Week 12: Final Teach and Graduation! (Weekend before Memorial Day)

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