200 Hour Teacher Training

Our 200 hour yoga teacher training is designed to take your personal practice and understanding of yoga to a whole new level and provide you with the skillset to offer students an intelligent, dynamic and inspiring yoga class. Our courses are ideal for serious students and aspiring teachers. This teacher training program is designed to provide an in-depth exploration into the practice, process and science of yoga.

Topics covered include:

  • Detailed, alignment-based posture clinics of more than 50 postures
  • Multiple methods of sequencing a Vinyasa class
  • Meditation
  • Philosophy of yoga
  • Physical and energetic anatomy
  • Heat management
  • Daily physical practice in a heated room

Hot Asana Yoga University offers a wide range of formats and locations to make 200 hour training available to everyone.

Weekend Format

  • 8 weekends
  • Hours of each weekend: Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 8am-8pm & Sunday 8am-6pm
  • Locations: Hot Asana Yoga Studios

Intensive Format

  • 2 ten-day sessions
  • Hours of each session: First Friday 4-9pm , Saturday - Saturday 8am-8pm & Final Sunday of 8am-1pm
  • Locations: Hot Asana Yoga Studios

Immersion Format

  • 21 consecutive days
  • Locations: International destinations

Click on the individual training posters to see the upcoming trainings.

200 hr Teacher Training in Durham, NC

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Durham, NC

  • Dates: Sept 8-10, Oct 20-22, Dec 8-10, 2017 and Jan 5-7, Feb 16-18, March 2-4, March 23-25, & April 6-8, 2018.
  • Location: Hot Asana Durham
  • Teachers: Virginia Gallagher & Angela Hsu
New Hampshire 200 hour

200 hr Teacher Training in Hampstead, NH

200 hr Teacher Training in Southern Pines

200 Hour Teacher Training in Southern Pines

TULUM 200 hour

200 Hour Teacher Training in Tulum, Mexico

200 hr in Colorado Springs

200 Hour Teacher Training in Colorado Springs, CO

  • Dates: September 21-30 & November 9-18, 2018
  • Location: Hot Asana Yoga Studio Colorado Springs
  • Teachers: Lisa Rischitelli

INSTRUCTORS

VIRGINIA GALLAGHER

Virginia Gallagher

Studio Owner, Hot Asana Yoga University Faculty, E-RYT 200 , E-RYT 500, RCYT, YACAP, Yin Yoga Instructor

We are all on our own personal journey. I would like to share a little bit about my yoga journey with you…

I attended my first Hot Yoga Class in this very studio on August 12, 2007 and fell in love with the mental and physical connection I felt. I began practicing 3 – 6 times a week, shed 40 pounds in 4 months, and was able to discontinue the use of all of my prescription medications. I began to feel healthier and stronger than ever. Convinced of the benefits of yoga, I continued my daily practice and with the guidance of my teachers and mentors I began to deepen my dedication to and knowledge of yoga.

I began my teacher training in 2008 and since then have completed multiple 200 and 500 hour certifications as well as a Yin Yoga training. My trainings have been diverse but my teaching style has been primarily influenced by Grace and MyLinda Morales, Jimmy Barkan, Rolf Gates, Chris & John Yax , Deepak Chopra, Bryan Kest and Paul Grilley. I fundamentally believe that anyone can change their body and their life. I believe we can in fact, grow younger and stronger. I would love to show you how Hot Asana can be a part of that change. It doesn’t matter when or in what condition you start…JUST START. Your best YOU may very well be yet to come.

LISA RISCHITELLI

Lisa Rischitelli

Teacher Director, E-RYT 200, E-RYT 500, Certified Hot Asana Assist, Hot Asana Yoga University Faculty

After years of training in classical ballet and modern dance, Lisa first tried yoga in the hopes of finding a workout which balanced both strength and flexibility. She became hooked when she realized that she had also discovered a community which found beauty in so-called imperfections and encouraged compassion for others and oneself—plus yoga still kicked her butt on a regular basis.

Lisa completed her 200-hour certification with YogaWorks in New York in 2010 and her 500-hour certification with Grace Morales in North Carolina in 2014. She is registered with Yoga Alliance, with more than 1,000 teaching hours. Lisa’s classes emphasize alignment, playfulness, and inclusiveness. With a deep understanding of the body, Lisa gives students the opportunity to make the most out of their practice through accessible sequencing and concise cues.

When not on the mat, Lisa enjoys cooking vegetarian food, sharing a bottle of wine with friends, snuggling with her two cats and three dogs.

ANGELA HSU

Angela Hsu

Teacher Director, E-RYT 200, Hot Asana Yoga University Faculty, Certified Hot Asana Assist, Reiki Master

Angela began practicing yoga just as a means to increase her flexibility. She had taken up skydiving and gravitated toward the discipline of freestyle, which is like dancing and acrobatics in the sky. However, many years of competitive swimming had slowly tightened everything up. She knew immediately that increasing her flexibility would assist greatly in achieving her skydiving goals. However, yoga quickly became much more than that. In addition to the physicality of yoga - the mental and spiritual benefits came to light - and it has since become an integral part of not just her skydiving career, but as a result, her entire life.

If you asked me a few years ago, if I could ever see myself teaching yoga, I would’ve said no. I feel like a perpetual student, there is always still so much to learn. So how could I be a teacher? But since graduating from Yax Yoga Concepts 200hr Vinyasa and Hot Yoga Teacher Training in 2011, Angela has gone on to be a featured yogi in the documentary Why We Breathe, is a Lululemon Ambassador, and was also featured in ORIGIN Magazine as part of their “Women who eat impossible for breakfast” series.

She is currently pursuing her 500hr certification through Yoga Medicine with Tiffany Cruikshank - already completing specialty training in the areas of Chinese Medicine, Myofascial Release, Spine, Yin, and Meditation. Angela is also a certified Reiki Master. As a result, her teaching style is a unique combination of all her skills and education. She offers a wide range of classes accessible to everyone - from very challenging and dynamic, to healing and meditative - regardless if it’s your first yoga class or you’ve been practicing for years. To learn more about Angela, please visit www.AngelaTaraHsu.com.