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The M3Yoga Center’s 200 hour yoga teacher training is certified by Yoga Alliance and held in Athens, Georgia one weekend a month for nine months. Students will be able to teach vinyasa flow classes upon completion. They also will come away with a well-rounded skillset that set them up for success as teachers or simply yogis and yoginis.

Teaching track

This track is for you if you think you might ever teach and want to receive official certification. It’s for those who have a strong passion for yoga and want to share that love of the practice with others. Completing this track will give you a Yoga Alliance certification to teach vinyasa flow classes.

Enrichment track

This is for you if you want to deepen your understanding of yoga and take a spiritual plunge but don’t forsee yourself teaching and/or do not want to teach. Those taking this track will not be required to attend the Friday practicums, but will need to attend all other dates to complete the program.

Core Training Topics

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Smart Sequencing & Intelligent Cueing

Learn how to structure a class and how to effectively take students through it using verbal cueing and intentional space holding.
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Teaching Voice & Styles

Discover how to hold space. This is the M3Yoga Center difference. You will be able to create an experience for your students as opposed to “just another class.“ Get exposed to different styles of yoga like Rocket, vinyasa, yin, therapeutic, etc.
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Human Anatomy & Safe Modifications

Explore how to modify and adjust based on different bodies and physical limitations and learn WHY you are doing it.
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Pranayama & Meditation

Find out how to teach pranayama on its own and also how to incorporate pranayama into your classes.
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Yoga History & Philosophy 

Dive into the history of yoga through studying texts like the Bhagavad Gita, The Yoga Sutras and the different philosophical approaches, i.e. vedanta, sankhya, etc.
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Asana & Pose Breakdowns

Learn anatomical and pose type (twists, standing, forward folds, etc) as they’re broken down into terms you can understand and how to use them to safely guide students.

Other topics covered

Yoga ethics
Marketing yourself as a teacher
Yoga as a business/career
Student retention
Clear communication skills
Receiving and giving useful feedback
And more!

Earn bird specials

Sign up early (spots 1-5) and get $500 off the teacher track!!
Enrollees 6-10 get $250 off too.

All remaining spots are at full price. The early discount resets for each training cohort!
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Frequently Asked Questions

When is the 200 hour yoga teacher training held?
Our 2019 Spring/Summer Track dates are:

March 22-24
April 12-14
May 3-5
May 31 – June 2
July 12-14
August 2-4
August 30 – September 1
September 20-22

Training sessions are held:

Fridays 6-9 pm
Saturdays 8am – 6pm
Sundays 8am – 4:30 pm
How much does training cost?
Teacher track: $2,569 (Be one of the first 5 to sign up to save $500!)

Enrichment track: $2,069 (Be one of the first 5 to sign up to save $300!)

Payment can be made over time, but must be complete prior to the training. An initial, nonrefundable $500 deposit secures your spot.

The cost of the training covers materials, refreshments, venue costs and instructor time.
Do I have to pay it all at once?
No! You certainly can pay all at once, but we also let you split up the payments in the months leading up to the training. This allows you to still sign up for the training without the stress of paying for it immediately upfront.

Have a specific payment plan question? Email us at team@m3yoga.com
Are there any other expenses besides the training cost?
Our trainees have a list of readings that will help deepen their training and practices. These books can be purchased or you can borrow them using the library system to request copies.
What makes this training different from others?
On top of our weekend module format making the training accessible to students, those who work, or those with families, the 200 hour training also was designed and is led by a registered nurse and yoga teacher. That means you're taught the body by someone who professionally healed it.

Our training encompasses the whole yoga teacher experience: from teaching to marketing yourself to human anatomy to history and philosophy.

On top of the wide topics covered, the training is also designed to get you teaching fast and often. Some trainings wait days or weeks for you to start practice teaching, which doesn't give you as much time to hone your skills. We start in weekend 1 cueing poses and learning to command a room. Your abilities on blossom further from there.
Who teaches the training?
Nick Combs, founder of M3Yoga and M3Yoga Center, is the main instructor for the 200 hour yoga teacher training. Nick has an extensive anatomy background from his 11 years as a nurse. He trained at Johns Hopkins, working in Open Heart ICU and understands the body and movement.

Kate Guthrie will be a lead instructor as well. Kate trained in the Pranakriya tradition and is finishing her doctorate in Educational Psychology, in other words she knows how to teach people to teach.

The two of them offer unique yoga perspectives and experiences and will give you the best foundation around, ensuring you are a safe, knowledgeable, and effective teacher.

Read more about all our instructors here.
Do I have to practice at M3 to take the training or during it?
There is no requirement to practice at the M3Yoga studio before, during or after your training, but our trainees are expected to have a regular practice during the training (It can be at your home studio or even at home!).

Practicing regularly during your training will help deepen your experience and prompt questions for you to ask during training days.

Trainees who want to practice at M3 will receive a reduced membership rate during and after the training.
Are there any perks for doing the training?
Definitely! We honor our teacher trainees by allowing them to sign up for a discounted unlimited membership at M3Yoga indefinitely (as long as you complete the training).

You’ll also get some special M3 swag and other goodies during your training.
Is this 200 hour yoga teacher training right for me?
Our yoga training is right for you if:

-You are 18 or older.
-You have a deep desire to deepen your yoga practice and/or a desire to share your love of yoga with others.
-You are ready to accept the challenge and deepen your life with an in-depth study of yoga.
-You appreciate or want to know more about the anatomy and philosophy of yoga
-You like to laugh (not required, but it helps!)