Teacher Training

Welcome to Hot Asana Yoga University!

Hot Asana Yoga University hosts a comprehensive curriculum for both 200 and 300 hour trainings. This school was designed to provide world-class teacher training courses, workshops, and certification support. A five-star Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School as well as a MYCAA approved school, our courses are offered in a variety of formats and locations year-round to suit your needs and convenience. Scroll through below to learn more about upcoming offerings.

Teacher Training Programs

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Upcoming Trainings

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5 Hours | VIRTUAL Navigating the Business of Yoga

5 Hours | VIRTUAL Navigating the Business of Yoga as an Independent Contractor

Saturday, November 6, 2021

12:00-5:00pm Eastern

With Lisa Rischitelli

Online via Zoom (with recording available one week after training concludes!)

Tuition: $150

12 Hours | Healing Your Life: Lessons on the Path of Ayurveda

12 Hours | Healing Your Life: Lessons on the Path of Ayurveda

Six Week Series: Tuesdays | September 28-November 2

Hours (in Eastern): 2-4pm

With Caroline Fowler Allen, Clinical Ayurveda Specialist

Online via Zoom (recordings & slides to be made available if you cannot attend live!)

$190 Tuition

200 Hour YTT

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Southern Pines, NC

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Two 10 Day Sessions: Jan 21-30 & Mar 18-27, 2022

Hours: The First Friday of Training is 4-9pm, Saturday-Saturday 8am-8pm, Final Sunday 8am-1pm

With Virginia Gallagher at Hot Asana Yoga Studio Southern Pines

25 Hours | Yoga & Meditation Techniques for Trauma & Chronic Stress

25 Hours | Yoga & Meditation Techniques for Trauma & Chronic Stress

October 1-3, 2021

Hours (all in Eastern): Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 8am-8pm, Sunday 8am-5pm

With Annie Okerlin

At Hot Asana Yoga Studio (10 Camelia Way in downtown Southern Pines)

25 Hours | Reiki Master

25 Hours | Reiki Master Level

January 14-16, 2022

Hours (all in Eastern): Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 8am-8pm, Sunday 8am-5pm

With Mercedes Ani

Hot Asana Yoga Studio (10 Camelia Way in downtown Southern Pines)

25 Hours | Meditation Teacher Training

25 Hours | Meditation Teacher Training

October 24-27, 2021

With Virginia Gallagher

Ocracoke Island, North Carolina

25 Hours | Yin Yoga

25 Hours | Yin Yoga & Lower Body Anatomy

September 10-12, 2021

Hours (all in Eastern): Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 8am-8pm, Sunday 8am-5pm

With Virginia Gallagher

At Hot Asana Yoga Studio (10 Camelia Way in downtown Southern Pines)

25 Hours | Virtual Yoga Nidra

25 Hours | Virtual Yoga Nidra

  • Dates: August 20-22, 2021
  • Hours: Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 8am-8pm, Sunday 8am-5pm
  • Location: Hot Asana Southern Pines
  • Teachers: Annie Okerlin
Virtual Myofascial Release (MFR) II

25 Hours | Myofascial Release (MFR) II: Lower Trunk, Hip/Pelvis & Lower Extremity - Online Advanced Studies

  • Dates: May 21-23, 2021
  • Hours: Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 8am-8pm, Sunday 8am-5pm Eastern
  • Location: Virtual via Zoom
  • Teachers: Casey Backus. Physical Therapist & E-RYT 500
Myofascial Release (MFR) I

25 Hours | Myofascial Release (MFR) I: Head/Neck, Shoulders, Upper Trunk - Online Advanced Studies

  • Dates:April 9-11, 2021
  • Hours:Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 8am-8pm, Sunday 8am-5pm Eastern
  • Location: Virtual via Zoom
  • Teachers: Casey Backus. Physical Therapist & E-RYT 500
PreNatal Modifications

10 Hours | Prenatal Modifications for the Drop-In Class-Online Advanced Studies

  • Dates:Saturday, February 27, 2021
  • Hours: 8am-6pm Eastern
  • Location: Virtual via Zoom
  • Teachers: Casey Backus. Physical Therapist & E-RYT 500
Neuroscience of Yoga

5 Hours | Neuroscience of Yoga - Online Advanced Studies

  • Dates: Sunday, January 24, 2021
  • Hours: 12-5pm Eastern
  • Location: Virtual via Zoom
  • Teachers: Casey Backus. Physical Therapist & E-RYT 500
Evidence Based Yoga

5 Hours | Evidence Based Yoga - Online Advanced Studies

  • Dates: Saturday, January 23, 2021
  • Hours: 12-5pm Eastern
  • Location: Virtual via Zoom
  • Teachers: Casey Backus. Physical Therapist & E-RYT 500
25 Hour Advanced Sequencing - Standing & Seated Hip Postures

25 Hour Advanced Sequencing - Standing & Seated Hip Postures

  • Dates: Dec 4-6, 2020.
  • Hours: Fri 4-9, Sat 9-9, Sun 9-7 all EST
  • Location: Virtual via Zoom
  • Teachers: Lisa Rischitelli
25 Hours | Thai & Fly

25 Hours | Thai & Fly

March 4-6, 2022

Hours (all in Eastern): Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 8am-8pm, Sunday 8am-5pm

With Mercedes Ani

Hot Asana Yoga Studio (10 Camelia Way in downtown Southern Pines)

25 Hours | Partner Yoga Level 2

25 Hours | Partner Yoga Level 2

November 12-14, 2021

Hours (all in Eastern): Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 8am-8pm, Sunday 8am-5pm

With Mercedes Ani

Hot Asana Yoga Studio (10 Camelia Way in downtown Southern Pines)

25 Hours | VIRTUAL Hot Holds

10 Hours | VIRTUAL Hot Holds Teacher Training

  • Dates: Saturday & Sunday, October 9 & 10, 2021
  • Hours: 11am-4pm each day
  • Location: Online via Zoom (with recording available one week after training concludes!)
  • Teacher: Lisa Youngclaus
shoulder module

10 hour Advanced Functional Shoulder Module

  • Date: June 14, 2020.
  • Hours: 8am - 6pm
  • Location: Virtual Training on Zoom Platform
  • Teachers: Casey Backus
YTT Online Hot Asana

200 hour Yoga Teacher Training 8 Weekends Online

  • Dates: Jan 1-3 and 29-31, Feb 19-21 and 26-28, March 26-28, April 9-11 and 23-25 and May 21-23, 2021
  • Times: Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 8am-8pm, Sunday 8am-4pm
  • Location: Hot Asana Yoga University Zoom Channel
  • Teachers: Virginia Gallagher, Lisa Rischitelli & HAYU faculty
SUP training Ocracoke

25 Hour Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga (SUP) Teacher Training Retreat in Ocracoke

  • Dates: Aug 27-30, 2020.
  • Hours: arrive August 27, Train 8am-7pm on August 28, 8am-6pm on August 29th & 8am-12pm on August 30th
  • Location: Ocracoke Island, NC
  • Teachers: Darcy Denney
find your voice in The Pines

25 hour Find Your Voice- The Art of Theming in The Pines

  • Dates: April 24-26, 2020.
  • Hours: Fri 4-9, Sat 8-8, Sun 8-5
  • Location: In The Pines
  • Teachers: Casey Backus
yoga for athletes-july

25 hour Virtual Yoga for Athletes In The Pines July 17-19

  • Dates: July 17-19, 2020.
  • Hours: Fri 4-9, Sat 8-8, Sun 8-5
  • Location: Zoom Virtual Platform
  • Teachers: Casey Backus
yoga for athletes in The Pines- SOLD OUT

25 hour Yoga for Athletes Module in The Pines Feb 28-March 1- SOLD OUT

  • Dates: Feb 28-March1, 2020.
  • Hours: Fri 4-9, Sat 8-8, Sun 8-5
  • Location: In The Pines
  • Teachers: Casey Backus
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in New Hampshire

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Hampstead, NH

  • 8 Weekend Sessions: Aug 20-22, Sept 24-26, Oct 22-24, Nov 12-14, Dec 10-12 in 2021 and Jan 14-16, Feb 18-20, Mar 11-13 in 2022
  • Hours:
  • Fridays 5-9pm
  • Saturdays 8am-8pm
  • Sundays 8am-4pm
  • With Virginia Gallagher & Paula Gilligan
  • At Hot Asana Yoga Studio Hampstead
200 Hour - Weekend Style

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in 8 weekends In Person

25 Hours | Partner Yoga 1

25 Hours | Partner Yoga One

hips arm balances

25 Hour Advanced Sequencing: Hips & Arm Balances Module

  • Dates: Nov 15-17, 2019.
  • Hours: Fri 4-9, Sat 8-8, Sun 8-5
  • Location: In The Pines
  • Teachers: Lisa Rischitelli
20 Hours | Kids Yoga

20 Hours | Kids Yoga Training

  • Dates: Oct 15-17, 2021
  • Hours: (all in Eastern) Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 8am-12pm & 1-5pm, Sunday 8am-12pm & 1-5pm
  • Location: Hot Asana Yoga Studio (10 Camelia Way in downtown Southern Pines)
  • Teacher: Jen Davis, E-RYT 500 and Jen Fisher, E-RYT 500, RCYT
Reiki 2 COS

25 hour Reiki Level 2 Certification in COS

  • Dates: Dec 6-8, 2019
  • Hours: Fri 4-9pm, Sat 8am-8pm, Sun 8am-6pm
  • Location: Hot Asana COS
  • Teacher: Erica Monroe
25 Hours | Reiki Level 2

25 Hours | Reiki Level 2

  • October 22-24, 2021

  • Hours (all in Eastern): Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 8am-8pm, Sunday 8am-5pm

  • With Mercedes Ani

  • At Hot Asana Yoga Studio (10 Camelia Way in downtown Southern Pines)

Reiki Level 1 in COS

25 hour Reiki Level One module & Certification in COS

  • Dates: Dec 7-9, 2019
  • Hours: Fri 4-9pm, Sat 8am-8pm, Sun 8am-6pm
  • Location: Hot Asana COS
  • Teacher: Erica Monroe
Advanced Cueing

25 hour Functional Anatomy for Advanced Cueing

  • Dates: August 23-25, 2019
  • Times: Fri 4-9pm, Sat 8am-8pm & Sunday 8am-5pm
  • Location: Hot Asana In The Pines
  • Teacher: Casey Backus
  • Cost: $400
sequencing module

25 Hour Advanced Sequencing-Structure & Patterning Module

  • Dates: Aug 7-9, 2020.
  • Hours: Fri 5-9, Sat 9-8, Sun 9-7
  • Location: Zoom
  • Teachers: Lisa Rischitelli
Waitlist Only - 25 Hours | Yin Yoga

25 hour Advanced Lower Body Anatomy and Yin Yoga Certification

  • Dates: July 23-25, 2021
  • Hours: Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 8am-8pm, Sunday 8am-5pm
  • Location: Hot Asana Southern Pines
  • Teacher: Virginia Gallagher
  • Cost: $400 per person
25 hour PreNatal Module in The Pines

25 hour PreNatal/Postpartum Teacher Training in The Pines

  • Dates: May 4-6, 2018 - FRI 4-9PM • SAT 8AM-8PM • SUN 8AM-6PM
  • Location: Hot Asana In The Pines
  • Teacher: Casey Backus
25 Hours | Hands On Assisting *in Colorado Springs*

25 Hours | Hands-On Assisting *in Colorado Springs*

  • September 10-12, 2021
  • Hours (all in Mountain time): Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 8am-8pm, Sunday 8am-5pm

    With Lisa Rischitelli & Julie Myers

    At Hot Asana Yoga Studio Colorado Springs

5 hour Patterning and Pacing for  Hot Holds Classes

5 hour Patterning and Pacing for Hot Holds Classes

  • Dates: Dec 9th, 2018
  • Times: 12-5pm
  • Location: Hot Asana Southern Pines
  • Teacher: Lisa Rischitelli
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training at Firefly Yoga in Danville, VA

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training at Firefly Yoga in Danville, VA

  • 5 Weekend Sessions: Nov 11-14; Dec 9-12; Jan 13-16; Feb 24-27; Mar 31-Apr 3
  • With: Virginia Gallagher, Lauren Mathena & Casey Molloy Davis
  • Hours: Thursdays 5-9pm, Fridays 8am-8pm, Saturdays 8am-8pm, Sundays 8am-4pm
  • At: Firefly Yoga Studio in Danville, VA
200 Hour Teacher Training in Colorado Springs, CO

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Colorado Springs, CO

  • Dates: 8 Weekend Sessions: Oct 8-10, Oct 22-24, Nov 12-14, Dec 3-5 in 2021 & Jan 7-9, Jan 21-23, Feb 11-13, Feb 25-27 in 2022
  • Hours (all in Mountain time): Fridays 5-9pm, Saturdays 8am-8pm, Sundays 8am-4pm
  • Location: Hot Asana Yoga Studio Colorado Springs
  • Teachers: Lisa Rischitelli, Liza Anderson, Sarah Martin, Julie Myers
50 hr beyond the drop in class sequencing & assisting module in COS

50 hour Beyond the Drop-In Class: Sequencing and Assisting Module in Colorado Springs

50 hr mexico module 2018

50 hour Restorative Yoga & Meditation Module in Tulum

50 hour Inversion module in Southern PInes

50 hour Inversion Module in Southern Pines, NC

200 Hour Intensive In The Pines in Person Training

200 Hour Intensive Teacher Training in The Pines

  • Dates: January 15-24, 2021 & March 12-21, 2021
  • Times: First Friday of each 10 day session is 4pm-9pm, Sat-Sat 8am-8pm, The final Sunday of each 10 day session is 8am-1pm
  • Location: Hot Asana Yoga Studio
  • Teachers: Virginia Gallagher &. Hot Asana Yoga University
One Day Assist Training in Southern Pines

One Day Assist Training

yin module

50 hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training on Zoom

25 Hours | Reiki 1

25 Hours | Reiki Level One

50 hr Hip module in Costa Rica

50 Hips/Arm Balance Module in Costa Rica

50 hour Hip Module in Tulum

50 hr Hip Module in Tulum, Mexico

Twists & Backbends in COS

25 hr Advanced Sequencing: Twists & Backbends Module in COS, CO

  • Dates: February 21-23, 2020
  • Location: Hot Asana Yoga Studio Colorado Springs
  • Teachers: Lisa Rischitelli
NH  200 hr TT

200 hr Teacher Training in Hampstead, NH

200 hr  Teacher Training in Greece

200 hour Teacher Training in Greece

sp 200 hr 2020 weekends

200 Hour Weekends of Yoga Teacher Training in The Pines, NC

Mexico 200 hour  2019

200 Hour Teacher Training in Tulum, Mexico

Scholarships

Hot Asana Yoga University welcomes scholarship students through MyCAA, The OM'erica scholarship through American Yogi, and The Compass Rising Scholarship.

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