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The M3Yoga Center’s 200 hour yoga teacher training is certified by Yoga Alliance and held one weekend a month for eight months. After completing our training, you will be able to teach vinyasa flow classes and be trained in some M3 signature classes. You also will come away with a well-rounded skillset that sets you up for success.

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.

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!!
Enrollees 6-10 get $250 off too.

All remaining spots are at full price.
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Frequently Asked Questions

When is the 200 hour yoga teacher training held?
Our Spring 2020 cohort will be held at Serenbe Yoga:
May 30-31
June 27-28
July 25-26
Aug 22-23
Sept 12-13
Oct 10-11
Nov 7-8
Dec 5-6

Held on Saturday & Sunday 8am-5pm with a once per month Zoom call.
How much does training cost?
Total Investment: $2,659 (Be one of the first 5 to sign up to save $500!)

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 training materials (minus books), 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. We can work with you to make it a more manageable amount each month. 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.
Lodging at Serenbe and transportation are not provided, but we are taking names for a carpool and for splitting the cost of a place each weekend.
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.
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 the 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!)
What if I need to drop out?
Our deposit is non-refundable since that means you've asked us to reserve a spot for you and thus not allow in others who may be interested. Beyond that, payments you make are refundable to a degree depending on how close the training is.
If you cancel 4-8 months before the training, you will receive 90% of any payments back. You will receive 70% of your payments back if you cancel 3 months before training. Canceling 2 months before the training or less will result in a 50% refund. If you drop out after the training has started, there is no refund.