200-hour Teacher Training

200-Hour Program Overview:

“Such a beautiful studio and such a beautiful community of kind-hearted people! I travelled overseas to do my YTT with them and I’m so grateful I did. They’re unbelievably wise, encouraging, and inspiring. Can’t recommend Yoga One enough!” ~ BV

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“I feel so enlivened and inspired by this course! I gained so much more than I expected. Some of the most valuable aspects to me: seeing each student as an individual on a journey, the warm supportive sense of community, the dedication and diligence of the Yoga One YTT teachers, the spirit of a growth mindset infused in the studio.” ~ LM


Amy Caldwell, E-RYT 500 – lead

Michael Caldwell – support

Missy DiDonato – support

Yoga One is honored to offer each student a deep understanding of yoga with our in-person, comprehensive 200-hour Yoga Alliance Affiliated Teacher Training certification courses. Our highly experienced teachers are professional, inspiring, supportive, and embody a full range of yogic knowledge: posture practice (asana), breathing (pranayama), philosophy/history and mindfulness.

We limit the class size so every student receives personalized attention and our course curriculum has been time tested, providing proven results and benefits on and beyond the mat. We offer tools and building blocks so each student can grow and evolve in their own unique way both as teachers and as individuals. In addition to helping students refine their personal practice and understanding of yoga, we empower students to create and lead safe, well-balanced, thoughtfully designed and inspiring classes – much more than memorizing scripts or following a set format.

Yoga One has been training instructors to teach yoga since 2007. Our graduates have gone on to own or manage their own yoga studios (four right here in San Diego), lead yoga teacher trainings and retreats, as well as teaching in top yoga studios, gyms, corporations and private practice. We have had students come from as far away as London and Japan to train with us. We are excited to get to know you and grateful to share the joys and benefits of yoga practice and teaching! Scroll down to for more Course Details.

All of Yoga One’s Teacher Trainings are affiliated with Yoga Alliance (read more here) and MyCAA. 

Your Investment: $2,950. Early registration discounts may apply (see above). No Refunds, thank you.

We hope you will join us! Click here to complete our online application.

Course topics include:

Asanas (postures): 

Gain skill and understanding of five alignment steps, which are applicable to all yoga poses. Learn key details, benefits, hands-on assistance, pose progressions including prop usage and an introduction to accessibility for approximately 50 foundational postures and 3 types of sun salutations.  Grow confidence in how to safely, creatively and effectively practice, sequence, and teach classes for different levels and styles.

Introduction to Functional Anatomy, Accessibility and Inclusion:

Learn practical anatomical knowledge and how this translates into a deeper understanding of skillful, sustainable yoga practice.  Explore how to adapt the practice to a variety of students increasing accessibility/inclusivity, benefits and enjoyment.

Philosophy and history: 

Experience a well-rounded and thorough overview, including but not limited to the Yoga Sutras (which contain the 8-limbs). We will discuss and read about the history of yoga as well as the integration of yoga philosophies / mindfulness into practice, class sequencing and daily life.

Teaching methodology and practicum: 

We prepare and empower you to teach the style of yoga that suits you! Flow, Vinyasa, Gentle, etc. Coursework covers class safety, ethics, ample practice teaching, including but not limited to: giving clear, safe and inclusive verbal instructions, teaching to what you see rather than memorizing set scripts, development of your unique, personal, confident voice and communication skills, effective and inspiring class preparation and management. Introduction to the “business” of yoga including mission statements, job application processes and marketing.

Pranayama (breath) and mindfulness: 

Introduction to techniques and benefits including but not limited to natural breath, Ujjayi, 3-part breath and restorative/relaxation practices.

Classes at Yoga One:

Enjoy attending and evaluating 32-40 classes as part of your tuition (classes expire on last day of course). Existing memberships can be frozen.

200 Hour Certificate:

Upon successful course completion, students will receive a 200 Hour Certificate which they can share with prospective employers and/or utilize to register with Yoga Alliance at the RYT-200 level.


Opportunities to teach free community classes at Yoga One following successful completion of the course.  And, we are here to support you long after the course ends!

“Yoga One makes me feel so welcome to explore and ask questions as I figure out my place in the yoga world. Everyone I’ve met at the studio has been incredibly supportive and helpful on my journey. I would highly highly highly recommend for people to take training at Yoga One! There’s a great balance between the technical aspects of teaching and learning about the philosophical roots of the practice. Plus, Amy, Michael, and Missy just offer so much warmth and knowledge whenever you come to them for help or questions.” ~ AL

Enroll now and begin the adventure!