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, Nov 15-17, 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 Derry, NH

This 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. The course is ideal for serious students and aspiring teachers. With thousands of hours of teaching experience, this teacher training program will provide an in-depth exploration into the practice, process and science of yoga.

The day consists of lecture time, meditation, posture clinics, self study, practice teaching and asana practice. Topics covered include: Detailed, alignment-based posture clinics, Multiple methods of sequencing a Vinyasa class, Meditation, Philosophy of yoga, Physical and energetic anatomy, Heat management, Daily physical practice

This training is designed to adequately prepare you to teach a dynamic and inspiring vinyasa yoga class.

You will have a vinyasa sequence that you are prepared to deliver in a safe and professional manner as well as be able to modify or intensify this sequence depending on your audience.

You will have the information to build your own sequences, understanding the how and why in creating a class.

You will understand yourself better and have a more informed personal practice.

You will have completed all of the requirements of a Yoga Alliance Recognized Teacher Training program and be qualified to request registration with Yoga Alliance.


$3500 ($500 deposit & one time payment of $3000)


$3700 on payment plan of $500 deposit and $400 per weekend

Non-refundable $500 deposit required upon registration.

We recognize that the $500 deposit is your good faith intention and commitment to paying for this training in full. Therefore, deposits and payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.


Paula Gilligan

Hampstead, NH and Newburyport, MA Studio Owner,

RYT 500 , Certified Yin Yoga Instructor, Hot Asana Online Instructor, Hot Asana Yoga University Faculty

This yoga journey has been quite an amazing ride for me. I started taking classes in 2006 because it was a good “workout.” I did not know what was in store for me. Yoga has woven its way into all aspects of my life, and I don’t know what I would do without it. Although the physical piece is what lured me into the hot room, it is the spiritual, mind, body connection that keeps me there. Since 2006 life has been a crazy roller coaster for me, as it is for everyone. The great thing about yoga is it gives you the tools to make it through those ups and downs a little more gracefully. Every time you practice you learn something about yourself that you take with you and use out in the world, in your life. Yoga guru BKS Iyengar said, “Yoga uses the body as a tool to touch the soul.” This, to me, is the bottom line of yoga. This is what drives me, what motivates me to teach. One of the biggest lessons I have learned through yoga is to trust the process, have faith in yourself, have faith in God, have faith in the Universe, breathe through the fear, trust your intuition, connect to your voice. These are not just words, or thoughts. They are actions that you have to have the courage to follow through with. Life is not easy. Do the work.

Opening the first studio in Hampstead could not have happened without the gracious assistance of my dear friend Virginia Gallagher, the creator of Hot Asana Yoga Studios. She has forged the path for studio owners to be successful. Hampstead was a great surprise to me. Newburyport is a dream come true for me. Derry is on the way, and is something I have been working on for YEARS!! Please join me and my dynamic teachers on this amazing journey. We never could have grown this much if it wasn’t for this amazing community! It is with a grateful heart that I thank you all, and look forward to what is to come!!

Chloe Groudas

Chloe is a 500hr RYT, Certified Hot Asana Assist, a Certified Massage Therapist, and Hot Asana Hampstead Manager.

I have been diligently practicing yoga since 2018, yoga found me when I needed it the most, and I truly cannot imagine my life without yoga in it. I have been working at Hot Asana since 2018, and this amazing studio has lovingly held me while I grew through many changes in life! From front desk worker, to teacher, to manager and massage therapist. I love the practice of yoga, it is a core part of who I am, and I LOVE sharing that with all of you. I believe we have an infinite power to heal ourselves, physically & mentally, and I am honored to be a part of that healing journey.

Sherry Harkins

CYT 200, Certified Yin Yoga Instructor, Certified Hot Asana Assist

It was over 25 years ago that I walked into my very first yoga class and fell in love. Since then, yoga has been a big part of my life. My practice has helped me through some of the most difficult and challenging times in my life. The thought of deepening my practice and then sharing that knowledge started to become a constant thought in my mind a few years ago but like most things it just never seemed to be the right time. I continued to practice and kept the dream of one day teaching with me.

In 2015 I decided I needed to make a change and I left the corporate world behind. I continued my yoga practice and in 2017 enrolled for my 200 hour teacher training in Hot Asana Yoga University and finally made my dream of one day teaching a reality. While at HAYU I trained with Virginia Gallagher and Angela Tsu. I also recently trained once again with Virginia Gallagher at HAYU and received my certification to teach Yin Yoga. Through my teaching, I hope to be able to give to others what Yoga has given to me.