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 , MYCAA approved school, Air Force COOL Credentialing, Army COOL Credentialing for active duty, reserve & guard, 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

25 Hours | Advanced Patterning & Creative Sequencing | at Love More  Movement Studio

25 Hours | Advanced Patterning & Creative Sequencing | at Love More Movement Studio

  • Dates: July 12-14, 2024
  • Hours: Fri 5-9pm, Sat 8am-8pm and Sun 8am-5pm
  • Location: Love More Movement Studio, Covington , LA
  • Teacher: JoEllen Luke
  • Cost: $400 per person
25 Hours | Tone & Flow Teacher Training | Southern Pines, NC

25 Hours | Tone & Flow Teacher Training | Southern Pines, NC

  • Dates: June 28-30, 2024
  • Times: Fri 5-9pm, Sat 8am-8pm & Sun 8am-5pm
  • Location: Hot Asana Yoga Studio Southern Pines
  • Teachers: Becka Rodriguez
25 Hours | The Production of a Yoga Class | Southern Pines

25 Hours | The Production of a Yoga Class | Southern Pines

25 Hours | Advanced Chakra Theory | COS

25 Hours | Advanced Chakra Theory | COS

Dates: Nov 15-17, 2024

Hours: Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 8am-8pm, Sunday 8am-5pm

With Sarah Spence & Julie Myers

Hot Asana Yoga Studio COS

Pricing: $400 per person

20 Hours | Reiki Level 3 (Master) Training | COS

20 Hours | Reiki Level 3 (Master) Training | COS

Dates: Sept 21-22, 2024

Hours: Saturday 8am-8pm, Sunday 8am-4pm

With Sarah Spence

Hot Asana Yoga Studio COS

25 hours | Advanced Fascia Studies & Myofascial Release | Derry, NH

25 hours | Advanced Fascia Studies & Myofascial Release | Derry, NH

With Chloe Groudas, LMT & RYT 500

At Hot Asana Derry, NH

Dates: May 17-19, 2024

Times: Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 9am-8pm, Sunday 8am-5pm

10 Hour Hot Yoga Training in COS

10 Hours | Hot Yoga Training | Colorado Springs

25 Hours | Yoga & Meditation Techniques for Trauma & Chronic Stress | Hampstead, NH

25 Hours | Yoga & Meditation Techniques for Trauma & Chronic Stress | Hampstead, NH

25 Hours | Sequencing & Cueing for Arm Balance Transitions | Southern Pines

25 Hours | Sequencing & Cueing for Arm Balance Transitions | Southern Pines

25 hours | kids yoga teacher training | Hampstead, NH

25 hours | kids yoga teacher training | Hampstead, NH

25 Hours | Hands-On Assisting in Colorado Springs, CO

25 Hours | Hands-On Assisting in Colorado Springs, CO

25 hr | Advanced Sequencing: Pattern & Structure | in Southern Pines

25 hr | Advanced Sequencing: Pattern & Structure | in Southern Pines

  • Dates: April 12-14, 2024
  • Hours: Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 8am-8pm, Sunday 8am-5pm
  • Location: Hot Asana Southern Pines
  • Teacher: Kai Salang
  • Cost: $450 per person
50 hr | Advanced Sequencing and Patterning with Intentional Cueing

50 hr | Advanced Sequencing and Patterning with Intentional Cueing

25 hours | Tone & Flow Teacher Training | Derry, NH

25 hours | Tone & Flow Teacher Training | Derry, NH

  • Dates: March 1-3, 2024
  • Hours: Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 9am-8pm, Sunday 8am-5pm
  • Location: Hot Asana Derry, NH
  • Teacher: Paula Gilligan
  • Cost: $400 per person
25 hours | Advanced Anatomy Shoulder Intensive | in Hampstead, NH

25 hours | Advanced Anatomy Shoulder Intensive | in Hampstead, NH

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 27-29, 2023
  • 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 |  LSD (long, slow, deep) Hips Module RECORDINGS

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

Location: Zoom Virtual Platform

Teacher: Virginia Gallagher

  • Cost: $220 per person
25 hours | The 8 Limb Path of Yoga | Derry, NH

25 hours | The 8 Limb Path of Yoga | Derry, NH

  • Dates: April 5-7, 2024
  • Hours: Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 9am-8pm, Sunday 8am-5pm
  • Location: Hot Asana Derry, NH
  • Teacher: Sherry Harkins
  • Cost: $400 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 | RECORDINGS | The 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

RECORDINGS  of 25 Hours |  Advanced Chakra Theory 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 |  Navigating the Business of Yoga as an Independent Contractor

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

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

Sunday, October 6, 2024

9am-2pm

With Sarah Spence & Julie Myers

At Hot Asana COS

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

Two 10 day Sessions - 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Southern Pines, NC

Two 10 day Sessions - 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Southern Pines, NC

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Two 10 Day Sessions: Jan 24 - Feb 2 & March 14-23, 2025

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

With Virginia Gallagher, Brittney Brady-Gallagher & Kai Salang at Hot Asana Yoga Studio Southern Pines

20 Hours | Reiki Master Level | Southern Pines

20 Hours | Reiki Master Level | Southern Pines

May 18 & 19, 2024

Hours: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 | Derry, NH

25 Hours | Meditation Teacher Training | Derry, NH

June 21-23, 2024 in Derry, NH

With Virginia Gallagher

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 |  Hot Yoga Teacher Training | Southern Pines

25 Hours | Hot Yoga Teacher Training | Southern Pines

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: May 31-June 2, June 14-16, July 12-14, July 19-21, Aug 2-4, Aug 16-18, Aug 30-Sept 1 & Sept 13-15

    Hours: Fridays 5-9 pm; Saturdays 9 am-9 pm; Sundays 9 am-4 pm (all in Eastern)

    With: Virginia Gallagher & Hot Asna Yoga University Faculty

    Online via Zoom

25 Hour Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga (SUP) Teacher Training on Ocracoke Island

25 Hour Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga (SUP) Teacher Training on Ocracoke Island

  • Dates: April 28th -May 2nd, 2023.
  • Location: Ocracoke Island, NC
  • Teachers: Savana Harwood
25 hour Find Your Voice- The Art of Theming | in Hampstead, NH

25 hour Find Your Voice- The Art of Theming | in Hampstead, NH

  • Dates: Oct 13-15, 2023
  • Hours: Fri 5-9, Sat 8-8, Sun 8-5
  • Location: Hot Asana Hampstead
  • Teachers: Virginia Gallagher
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 Derry, NH

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Derry, NH

  • 8 Weekend Sessions: Sept 27-29, Oct 11-13, Nov 1-3, Dec 6-8, 2024 & Jan 10-12, Jan 24-26, Feb 7-9, 2025
  • Hours:
  • Fridays 5-9pm
  • Saturdays 9am-8pm
  • Sundays 8am-4pm
  • With Paula Gilligan & Chloe Groudas & Sherry Harkins
  • At Hot Asana Yoga Studio Hampstead
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in 8 weekends | Southern Pines

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in 8 weekends in Southern Pines

  • Dates: Sept 6-8, Oct 18-20, Nov 15-17, Dec 13-15, 2024 & Jan 17-19, Feb 7-9, March 7-9 & April 11-13 2025
  • Times: Fri 5-9pm, Sat 8am-8pm & Sun 8am-4pm
  • Location: Hot Asana Southern Pines - 10 Camelia Way
  • Teachers: Virginia Gallagher, Brittney Brady-Gallagher & Kai Salang
25 Hours | Partner Yoga

25 Hours | Partner Yoga

25 Hour Advanced Sequencing: Hips & Arm Balances Module in COS

25 Hour Advanced Sequencing: Hips & Arm Balances Module in COS

20 Hours | Kids Yoga Teacher Training | Yoga & Mindfulness for pre school - 5th grade

20 Hours | Kids Yoga Teacher Training | Yoga & Mindfulness for pre school - 5th grade

20 hour | Reiki Level 2 Certification | COS

20 hour | Reiki Level 2 Certification | COS

  • Dates: May 4 & 5, 2024
  • Hours: Sat 8am-8pm, Sun 8am-4pm
  • Location: Hot Asana COS
  • Teacher: Sarah Spence
20 Hours | Reiki Level 2 | Southern Pines

20 Hours | Reiki Level 2 | Southern Pines

  • 20 Hours | Reiki 2 | Southern Pines

    March 9 & 10, 2024

  • 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: Sept 23 & 24, 2023
  • 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
25 hr | Advanced Patterning & Creative Sequencing | Derry, NH

25 hr | Advanced Patterning & Creative Sequencing | Derry, NH

  • Dates: June 14-16, 2024
  • Times: Fri 5-9pm, Sat 9am-8pm & Sun 8am-5pm
  • Location: Hot Asana Derry, NH
  • Teachers: Chloe Groudas & Sherry Harkins
25 hour Advanced Lower Body Anatomy and Yin Yoga Certification

25 hour Advanced Lower Body Anatomy and Yin Yoga Certification

  • Dates: Aug 23-25, 2024
  • Hours: Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 8am-8pm, Sunday 8am-5pm
  • Location: Love More Movement Studio
  • Teacher: Virginia Gallagher
  • Cost: $450 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  | Derry NH

25 Hours | Hands-On Assisting | Derry 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

  • 7 Weekend Sessions: Six weekend sessions and 3 Saturdays make up this training: Aug 11-13, Sat Aug 26, Sept 1-3, Sept 15-17, Sat Sept 23rd, Oct 20-22, Nov 3-5, Sat Nov 11th, Nov 17-19, 2023.
  • With: Virginia Gallagher, Dominic Luke & Jo Ellen 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: Jan 12-14 & 26-28, Feb 9-11 & 23-25, March 8-10 & 22-24, April 5-7 & 19-21, 2024
  • 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
25 hour In Person Hands On Assisting Module in Southern Pines

25 hour In Person Hands On Assisting Module in Southern Pines

  • Dates: July 12-14, 2023
  • Times: Fr 5-9pm, Sat 8am-8pm & Sun 8am-5pm
  • Location: Hot Asana Yoga Studio Southern Pines
  • Teachers: Kai Salang & Brady Gallagher
50 hr mexico module 2018

50 hour Restorative Yoga & Meditation Module in Tulum

25-hour | Shoulder & Inversion Module | Southern Pines, NC

25-hour | Shoulder & Inversion Module | Southern Pines, NC

  • Dates: January 24-28, 2018
  • Times: Fri 5-9pm, Sat 8am-8pm, Sun 8am-5pm
  • Location: Hot Asana Southern Pines
  • Teacher: Brittney-Brady Gallagher
200 hour Intensive (2 ten day sessions) Teacher Training in Southern Pines

200 hour Intensive (2 ten day sessions) Teacher Training in Southern Pines

  • Dates: Jan 19-28 & March 15-24, 2023
  • 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  Advanced Lower Body Anatomy & Yin Yoga Certification in COS

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

  • Oct 22-24, 2023
  • Hours (all in Eastern): Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 8am-8pm, Sunday 8am-5pm
  • With Virginia Gallagher
  • at Hot Asana Colorado Springs, CO
20 Hours | Reiki Level One in Southern Pines

20 Hours | Reiki Level One in Southern Pines

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

25 hr Advanced Sequencing: Twists & Backbends | Southern Pines

25 hr Advanced Sequencing: Twists & Backbends | Southern Pines

  • Dates: Oct 11-13, 2024
  • Times: Fri 5-9pm, Sat 8am-8pm & Sun 8am-5pm
  • Location: Hot Asana Yoga Studio Southern Pines
  • Teachers: Becka Rodriguez
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, Army & Air Force Tuition Assistance , The OM'erica scholarship through American Yogi, and The Compass Rising Scholarship.

University Faculty