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Highland Yoga Teacher Training

Yoga Teacher Training

Highland Yoga’s comprehensive 200-hour teacher training programs are designed to help you deepen your practice and learn how to confidently teach a yoga class. Learn more about in-person training programs in Atlanta, GA.

Ready to Embark on a Transformative Journey?

Consider earning your 200-hour certification through Highland Yoga's immersive training program. Through our comprehensive program, you will deepen your understanding of yoga, connect with a supportive community, and learn how to confidently lead an hour-long vinyasa class.

 

Our course covers the following topics, among others:

  • Yoga history and philosophy

  • How to safely and intelligently sequence a Vinyasa yoga class

  • Finding your voice as a yoga teacher

  • Anatomy

  • Inspiring your students

  • Meditation and mindfulness

  • The business of yoga

  • Prenatal yoga

  • Advanced teaching techniques

  • And much, much more!

See what we cover each week in our Teacher Training program.

Sample Syllabus

    • The History of Yoga

    • Introduction to Yoga Philosophy

    • Introduction to Breath Cues

    • Sun Salutations A and B

    • Pranayama Sequencing

    • Macro & Micro Sequencing

    • Introduction to Alignment

    • Standing Poses

    • Cues Discussion

    • Sequencing - Additional Topics

    • Standing Poses - Alignment and Practice

    • Advanced Breath Cueing

    • Transitional Cues and Transitions

    • Backbends - Alignment and Practice

    • Seated Poses - Alignment and Practice

    • The Chakras

    • Breath Cues - Continued

    • Seated Poses - Alignment and Practice

    • Closing Poses - Alignment and Practice

    • Inversion Workshop

    • Meditation Workshop

    • Advanced Teaching Techniques

    • Incorporating Music into Your Class

    • Arm Balance Workshop

    • Anatomy Deep Dive

    • Permissive Language

    • Blocks to Listening

    • Holding Space

    • Advanced Sequencing Workshop

    • Strategies for Using Your Voice - Workshop

    • Diversity & Inclusion in Yoga

    • Theming for Yoga Classes

    • Prenatal Yoga Workshop

    • Showcase Classes

    • Graduation Party

Teacher Training Leadership Team

Freya Locklair
She/Her

Freya started practicing yoga in 2005 when a childhood friend's mom invited her to class. What started as a modality to support Freya's other fitness endeavors ultimately became a practice of deep healing and connection to Self and community. In 2019, Freya left her corporate job to pursue fitness full-time - she taught indoor cycling, strength, HIIT, and yoga. Freya earned her RYT-200 in 2019 and RYT-500 in 2021. She then earned her RYT-500 in the Original Hot Yoga method shortly after. Freya is deeply passionate about alignment, sequencing, and incorporating philosophy into the postural practice of yoga. Yoga has always been a safe space for Freya, so she aims to give this experience back to students and support future teachers in doing the same. 

Lisa Wolff
They/Them

Lisa aspires to create spaces where people can safely express themselves fully and flow in the current of love and abundance.  They started practicing yoga in 2015 when working as lawyer for those facing the death penalty throughout Georgia and working towards some significant personal healing.  A forever student, Lisa was hungry to learn more about the practice that helped deeply transform their life and attended their first teacher training in 2019.  Having since participated in many teacher training programs as a student and facilitator, Lisa is grateful to support others hone their own inner teacher.

Ally Laforrest
She/Her

Ally's yoga journey began in 2015 when she became one of Highland Yoga's first students. She practiced at Highland Yoga for two years before earning her Yoga Teacher Training Certification in 2017. After Teacher Training, Ally undertook deep inner work  to prepare herself to teach Deep Stretch in 2019 and HY Power Flow in 2021. Ally knows that her inner work and self-study are the secret gems she offers in guiding others through teacher training. She really want to hone in on what lights people up about yoga and help them share that authentically!

Shannon Jackson
She/Her

Shannon has been a student and teacher of yoga for over a decade. She brings her passion for this practice into each class and training. Shannon is so grateful that teaching yoga provides an opportunity for her to be of service. Teaching yoga gets her out of her mind and focused on other people. Being a yoga teacher forces her to be present and show up as her best self. There’s no greater gift other than sharing that knowledge.

Meet the teachers who lead our programs. Each training programs includes 1-2 Lead Teachers plus several guest teachers who present specialized workshops and presentations. 

Atlanta

Summer Immersion
June 3-7 + July 8-12

Atlanta

Fall Semester
August 3-December 14

Athens

Fall Semester
August 3-December 14

Nashville

Coming Soon

Coming Soon

Upcoming Programs & Investment

Pricing

$3100

Payment must be made in full prior to the start of training. All payments are nonrefundable and nontransferable. 

Highland Yoga offers a limited number of scholarship opportunities to students who are personally invested in becoming a yoga teacher and committed to bringing a diverse perspective and representation into their work as a teacher.

How to apply:

Submit an inquiry below and we will send application materials. 

Deadline to Apply:

Summer YTT - April 15

Fall YTT - July 1

Spring YTT - November 1

Scholarship Opportunities

I cannot express how grateful I am for this teacher training program. Each instructor is kind and genuinely wants to help you learn by sharing their extensive knowledge of the practice. This program will provide you with the foundation of teaching a yoga class, of course, but it will also give you a safe space to explore your personal strengths and learning styles. Along with all of the details about poses, breath, and alignment, they gave us the opportunity to hear from specialists regarding prenatal yoga, anatomy and preventing injuries, chakras, meditation, etc.
 
I truly believe that Highland Yoga’s YTT is one of the best, most well-rounded certifications around. While I might still not love public speaking, YTT taught be so much about sitting in the heat of being uncomfortable, exploring my truth, and focusing my energy. The entire experience was nothing short of life-changing and something I would pick again and again.

Heather S.

After over 4 years of practicing yoga as a student, I decided to take Highland Yoga’s training to become a teacher. The training gave me invaluable knowledge about alignment, breath, and how to effectively and safely guide students through a yoga class. In addition, I learned lots of bonus content in anatomy, prenatal yoga, meditation, and many other interesting and relevant topics.
 
Highland Yoga’s teacher training taught this perfectionist to embrace imperfections, be comfortable in the discomfort, and to shift my focus towards the present moment. On top of it all, I made connections with people with whom I’ll be lifelong friends. The instructors take a genuine interest in developing the trainees into the best yoga teachers they can be and I feel so fortunate to have gone through this training through Highland Yoga with them.

Grace H.

Testimonials from Recent Graduates

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