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.

SP TT 2020

200 Hour Intensive Teacher Training in The Pines

  • Dates: January 10-19, 2020 & March 6-15, 2020
  • 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 & Lisa Rischitelli
The Yoga Nook 200 Hr

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training at The Yoga Nook in Middlesboro, KY

student teacher training

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training for College Students (25 and under) in Durham

  • Dates/Times: Jan 3-6 - Opening Sessions 8am-8pm, Jan 17-20- Fri 5:30-9:30pm Sat-Mon 8am-8pm, Feb 7-9 - Fri 5:30–9:30pm Sat 8-8, Sun 8-4, Feb 28-March1-Fri 5:30–9:30pm Sat 8-8, Sun 8-4, March 20-22 - Fri 5:30–9:30pm Sat 8-8, Sun 8-4, April 3-5 - Fri 5:30–9:30pm Sat 8-8, Sun 8-4, April 6 - Exam & Graduation 5:30-9:30pm
  • Location: Hot Asana Durham
  • Teachers: Virginia Gallagher & Brady Gallagher

INSTRUCTORS

VIRGINIA GALLAGHER

Virginia Gallagher

Studio Founder/Owner, E-RYT 500, RCYT, YACAP, Certified Yin Yoga Instructor, Hot Asana Yoga University Founder/Owner

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 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, Yin Yoga training and Mindfulness Meditation Vipasana. 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

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

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.

CASEY BACKUS

Casey Backus

E-RYT 200, RYT 500, Prenatal Certified, Certified Hot Asana Assist, Hot Asana Yoga University Faculty, MPT, C/NDT and BS, Professor of Functional Anatomy

A former collegiate softball player, I found yoga 12 years ago in an attempt to calm my game day nerves. For the first time, my fear of failure and performance anxiety were replaced with a calm, steady awareness, and a deep rooted belief in myself. I learned to breathe and I knew the difference was yoga...

I wish I could say I've practiced every day since, however, in a foolish attempt to chase perfection in my 20's I allowed my work as a PT and other commitments to come before myself,...and yoga. My mat quickly gathered dust in the garage next to my softball glove. Fortunately, I re-committed to yoga in 2009 through LES MILLS Body Flow Certification. I'm eternally grateful for this experience because it brought me back to my mat and began my journey into teaching. It reminded me what I had learned a decade before: "the yoga me is the best me,...the real me." I loved to witness the same transformative experience in others,...to me it is truly remarkable what can happen to the mind body and soul in just 60 minutes.

On a whim, I purchased a Groupon to Hot Asana in 2011. I felt the transformation and once again, a re-commitment to yoga. It's as if YOGA FOUND ME when I truly needed it and for the first time in my life, I began to feel STRONG on the INSIDE. In addition to my regular practice, I have attended workshops/master classes with Seane Corn, Rolf Gates, The Yax Brothers, Tiffany Cruikshank, Grace Morales, Kelly Green and Paige Held. In January 2013 I began my 200hr RYT training with the amazing Grace Morales. The training has been a true gift to me and has inspired me to reclaim the life I always wanted for myself. Knowing now that life begins again many times over, I'm so grateful to Virginia and Grace for the privilege to share yoga with others. Namaste!

BRADY GALLAGHER

Brady Gallagher

Hot Asana Administrative Manager, Southern Pines Teacher Director, Hot Asana Certified Assist, E-RYT 500, YACEP, Reiki Certified, Aerial Yoga

"My torturer became my remedy.” –Beyonce

The mind is a powerful tool. We either allow the mind made self to become our torturer or we use our breath and practice of present moment awareness to be our remedy.

Yoga is for everyone and it will bring you to stillness. Yoga provides a safe haven for the soul and a sanctuary for the mind. Your heart will expand and your mind will open. Come flow with me and see where this practice can guide you!