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

Recordings of the 25 Hours | VIRTUAL Functional Anatomy for Advanced Cueing  With Casey Backus

Recordings of the 25 Hours | VIRTUAL Functional Anatomy for Advanced Cueing With Casey Backus

These are the recordings of the 25 Hours | VIRTUAL Functional Anatomy for Advanced Cueing that took place With Casey Backus January 14-16, 2022

Tuition: $400

RECORDINGS of 15 Hours | VIRTUAL Restorative Yoga With Virginia Gallagher

RECORDINGS of 15 Hours | VIRTUAL Restorative Yoga With Virginia Gallagher

RECORDINGS of 15 Hours | VIRTUAL Restorative Yoga With Virginia Gallagher from February 11-13, 2022

Tuition: $300

Payments are non-transferable and non-refundable.

25 Hours | In Person Yoga Nidra | Southern Pines

25 Hours | In Person Yoga Nidra | Southern Pines

  • Dates: October 21-23, 2022
  • Hours: Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 8am-8pm, Sunday 8am-5pm
  • Location: Hot Asana Southern Pines
  • Teachers: Annie Okerlin , C-IAYT, Certified iRest® teacher, E-RYT 500, YACEP
Ocracoke 21 day

200 Hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in Ocracoke NC

  • Dates: June 25 -July 15, 2022
  • Location: Soul Rest Retreat House on Ocracoke, NC
  • Teachers: Virginia Gallagher
10 hour | Virtual LSD (long, slow, deep) Hips Module

10 hour | Virtual LSD (long, slow, deep) Hips Module

  • Dates: August 13 & 14
  • Hours: Saturday & Sunday - 10 AM to 3 PM (EST) each day
  • Location: Zoom Virtual Platform
  • Teacher: Virginia Gallagher
  • Cost: $220 per person
50 Hours | VIRTUAL Meditation Teacher Training RECORDINGS

50 Hours | VIRTUAL Meditation Teacher Training RECORDINGS

Online via Zoom Recordings With Virginia Gallagher

25 Hours | RECORDINGSThe Eight Fold Path of Wise Living

25 Hours | RECORDINGSThe Eight Fold Path of Wise Living

With Virginia Gallagher

Online via Zoom Recordings

15 Hours | VIRTUAL Restorative Yoga

15 Hours | VIRTUAL Restorative Yoga

February 11 - 13, 2022

Hours (all in Eastern time): Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 12-4pm

With Virginia Gallagher

Online via Zoom with recordings available for one week after the conclusion of training

Chakras module

25 Hours | In Depth Chakra Theory (Pre-Recorded)

With Virginia Gallagher

Online via Zoom - recordings

10 Hours | VIRTUAL Smarter Sequencing: Refined Preparation and Delivery

10 Hours | VIRTUAL Smarter Sequencing: Refined Preparation and Delivery

December 4 & 5, 2021

Hours (in Eastern): 12-5pm both days

With Lisa Rischitelli & Casey Backus

Online via Zoom with recordings available for one week after the conclusion of training

Tuition: $220 (Tuition payments are non-transferable and non-refundable.)

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: Saturdays | 7/23, 7/30, 8/6, 8/13, 8/20, 8/27

Hours (in MST): 3-5pm

With Julie Myers | Ayurvedic Health Counselor

Location: Hot Asana Colorado Springs

$150 Tuition

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Southern Pines, NC

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

Assisted by: Kai Salang & Tali Sessions

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

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

September 30 - October 2, 2022

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

With Annie Okerlin

At Hot Asana Yoga Studio Colorado Springs

20 Hours | Reiki Master Level

20 Hours | Reiki Master Level

Sept 10 & 11, 2022

Hours (all in Eastern):Saturday 9am-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

Recordings of | 25 Hours | Yin Yoga Teacher Training & Lower Body Anatomy

RECORDINGS OF | 25 Hours | Yin Yoga Teacher Training & Advanced Lower Body Anatomy

RECORDINGS of 25 Hours | 25 Hours | Yin Yoga Teacher Training & Advanced Lower Body Anatomy With Virginia Gallagher

Tuition: $400

Payments are non-transferable and non-refundable.

25 Hours | in Person Yoga Nidra | COS

25 Hours | in Person Yoga Nidra | COS

  • Dates: September 23-25, 2022
  • Hours: Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 8am-8pm, Sunday 8am-5pm
  • Location: Hot Asana COS
  • 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
VIRTUAL 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

VIRTUAL 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

  • VIRTUAL 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

    Eight Weekend Sessions: February 4-6, February 18-20, March 4-6, March 18-20, April 8-10, April 22-24, April 29-May 1, May 13-15 in 2022

    Hours: Fridays 5-9 pm; Saturdays 9 am-9 pm; Sundays 9 am-5 pm (all in Eastern)

    With: Lisa Rischitelli & Casey Backus

    Online via Zoom

Sup Training

25 Hour Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga (SUP) Teacher Training

  • Dates: Sept 23-25, 2022.
  • Hours: Friday, 8am-8pm on Saturday & 8am-5pm on Sunday
  • Location: Southern Pines, 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 Hampstead, NH

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Hampstead, NH

  • 8 Weekend Sessions: Jan 13-15, Feb 10-12, March 9-12, April 7-9, May 5-7, June 2-4, July 14-16, & Aug 4-6, 2023
  • Hours:
  • Fridays 5-9pm
  • Saturdays 8am-8pm
  • Sundays 8am-4pm
  • With Virginia Gallagher & Paula Gilligan
  • At Hot Asana Yoga Studio Hampstead
SP  8 weekends 200 hr

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in 8 weekends In Person

  • Dates: Aug 5-7, Sept 2-4, Oct 7-9, Nov 11-13, & Dec 2-4 of 2022, and Jan 6-8, Feb 3-5, & March 3-5 of 2023.
  • Location: Hot Asana Southern Pines - 10 Camelia Way
  • Teachers: Virginia Gallagher
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
25 Hours | Kids Yoga Teacher Training | Foundations of Youth Yoga & Mindfulness

25 Hours | Kids Yoga Teacher Training | Foundations of Youth Yoga & Mindfulness

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
20 Hours | Reiki Level 2

20 Hours | Reiki Level 2

  • July 9 & 10, 2022

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

  • With Mercedes Ani

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

20  hour Reiki Level One module & Certification in COS

20 hour Reiki Level One module & Certification in COS

  • Dates: June 4 & 5, 2022
  • Hours: Sat 8am-8pm, Sun 8am-4pm
  • Location: Hot Asana COS
  • Teacher: Sarah Spence Certified Reiki Master Teacher
25 Hours | VIRTUAL Functional Anatomy for Advanced Cueing

25 Hours | VIRTUAL Functional Anatomy for Advanced Cueing

  • January 14-16, 2022
  • Hours (all in Eastern): Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 8am-8pm, Sunday 8am-5pm
  • With Casey Backus
  • Online via Zoom with recordings available for one week after the conclusion of training
Recordings of the 25 hour | Advanced Sequencing Module

Recordings of the 25 Hour Virtual - Advanced Sequencing-Structure & Patterning Module

  • Dates: Recordings available for purchase only until 5/22/22
  • 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 Hampstead NH*

25 Hours | Hands-On Assisting *in Hampstead NH*

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 Love More Hot  Yoga in Covington, LA

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training at Love More Hot Yoga in Covington, LA

  • 8 Weekend Sessions: Sept 30-Oct 2 & Oct 14-16, Nov 4-6 & 18-20, Dec 9-11 of 2022, & Jan13-15, Feb 10-12 & 24-26 of 2023.
  • With: Virginia Gallagher, Dominic Luke & Jo Luke
  • Hours:Fridays 5-9pm, , Saturdays 8am-8pm, Sundays 8am-4pm
  • At: Love More Hot Yoga in Covington, LA
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Colorado Springs, CO

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Colorado Springs, CO

  • Dates: 8 Weekend Sessions: Oct 7-9 & 21-23, Nov 4-6 & 18-20, Dec 9-11, 2022 and Jan 6 -8 & 20-22 & Feb 3-5, 2023
  • Hours (all in Mountain time): Fridays 5-9pm, Saturdays 8am-8pm, Sundays 8am-4pm
  • Location: Hot Asana Yoga Studio Colorado Springs
  • Teachers: Julie Myers, Sarah Spence, Liza Anderson, Sarah Martin
25 hour | Hand on Assisting  Southern Pines

25 hour In Person Hands On Assisting Module in Southern Pines

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

25 Hours | In Person Yin in NH

25 Hours | IN PERSON Advanced Lower Body Anatomy & Yin Yoga Certification in NH

  • April 8-10, 2022
  • Hours (all in Eastern): Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 8am-8pm, Sunday 8am-5pm
  • With Virginia Gallagher
  • at Hot Asana Hampstead, New Hampshire
20 Hours | Reiki Level One

20 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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