200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training



200 – Hour teacher training

at the mindful body

This is a classical yoga course, rooted in Patanjali’s eightfold path. The curriculum is intended for advancing students who wish to deepen their practice and for aspiring teachers who are looking for a course that provides the tools with which to teach intelligently and confidently. This rich program will certify students to teach alignment-focused and philosophically-inspired Hatha and Vinyasa classes. This includes the principles of Ashtanga Vinyasa, Restorative Yoga, Pre and Postnatal foundations, as well as the therapeutic benefits of yoga asana and pranayama.

This will be an intimate training offered by dedicated and supportive teachers. We offer a small group size of 10 to 20 people to ensure there is a vibrant group dynamic and everyone receives personalized guidance and continued support after the training.

This is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT200) course, certified by the Yoga Alliance.



Meets 1 – 6:15pm Saturdays and Sundays


SEPTEMBER 2019: 21, 22, 28, 29


OCTOBER 2019: 5, 6, 12, 13, 26, & 27


 NOVEMBER 2019: 2, 3, 9, 10*, 16, 17


DECEMBER 2019: 7, 8, 14, 15*


JANUARY 2020: 4, 5, 11, 12, 25, 26


FEBRUARY 2020: 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16

*We will have two retreat days on November 10th and December 15th at Point Bonita in the Marin Headlands during the course.  This is dedicated time for nature, tranquility, and being in community in deep practice experience.


We haven't finalized our 2020 dates yet. Submit your name to be the first to find out!

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Caroline Kelley will be your lead teacher in this course. She considers renowned Ashtangi’s Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor be her most influential teachers. An emphasis on healthy alignment, balancing strength with flexibility, the use of props, modifications, breath awareness and yoga philosophy are key features in her teaching style. Caroline has studied extensively in India and deeply appreciates the traditions of yoga. She is also a specialized Massage Therapist and has mentored with Physical Therapists. Caroline’s teaching emphasizes yoga as a therapy, which shows up in her workshops, anatomy intensives and local and international yoga retreats. Caroline has been a director on this course since 2012. Learn more about Caroline Kelley online here.


Matt Champoux

Matt’s most influential teachers are Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor. In Mysore he has studied extensively with Sharath and Pattabhi Jois. He also has a huge appreciation for Iyengar Yoga and other therapeutic yoga methods. Matt will teach the history of yoga, philosophy, sequencing and teaching skills. 

Cora Wen

Cora is a follower of the BKS Iyenagar approach, she has studied and apprenticed with many renowned teachers including Erich Schiffman, Rodney Yee and Judith Hanson Lasater. Cora will teach restorative yoga.

Priya Glikman
Priya is the originator of The MindSet Method, which enables individuals and groups to define what is possible in their lives.  She is a longtime Zen Buddhist practitioner. Priya will teach meditation and grounding techniques in this program. 

Kari Marble 

Kari specializes in Pre and Postnatal Yoga, she has helped thousands of women on the physical, emotional and spiritual journey into motherhood. Kari will offer an introduction to Pre and Postnatal Yoga so that you will feel welcoming and supporting pregnant women in your regular classes and teach about the pelvic floor.   

Jessica Archer Nuzzo

Jessica teaches alignment-focused Vinyasa classes.  She is a Site Director for The Art of Yoga Project, which offers yoga to high risk teen girls at juvenile halls, group homes and alternative high schools.  Jessica will teach trauma-informed yoga teaching skills and self-care rituals for yoga teachers.


  • Asana Practice and Skilled Teaching
  • Practical Yoga Anatomy
  • Intelligent Sequencing
  • Philosophy: Yoga Sutras & Bhagavad Gita
  • Pranayama, Mudra & Bandha
  • Meditation & Chanting
  • Adjusting and Modifications
  • Yoga Therapeutics and Injury Care
  • The Art of Teaching Vinyasa
  • Foundations of Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga
  • Principles of Restorative Yoga
  • Principles of Ashtanga Vinyasa 
  • Introduction to Ayurveda
  • Introduction to Buddhism
  • The Business of Yoga
  • Trauma-Informed Yoga Teaching & Approach to Adjustments
  • Grounding & Self-Care for Everyday Life and Yoga Teaching


$500 deposit secures your space.

Payment plans available. 

Email: training@themindfulbody.com to discuss a payment plans.

Tuition includes unlimited yoga classes at The Mindful Body for the duration of the training and two retreat days!
Required books are an additional fee.

In the event that you need to withdraw your application before the training begins, The Mindful Body will credit the balance paid minus $500 deposit until 30 days before the course begins. After that, teacher training tuition is non-transferable and non-refundable. 


These are the requirements to receive a Yoga Alliance 200-Hour Certificate.

  • Full attendance and participation in the program.
  • You can miss a maximum of 2 days of the course. If you do miss a day you will be required to do make up work equivalent to the hours missed (additional fees may apply if you miss a guest teacher).
  • Completion of all reading and homework assignments.
  • Attendance of a minimum of two additional asana classes at The Mindful Body per week (this is included in your tuition).
  • Keeping a journal over the course of the program.
  • Practice teaching and giving/receiving feedback is a fundamental aspect of this course.


Please have at least 6-12 months of regular yoga practice before applying for the training. We welcome yoga practitioners from all backgrounds and disciplines of yoga.  With a few exceptions, injuries and physical conditions will be accommodated.


Fill out the below application form.  We will contact you within a week of receiving your application. Upon acceptance you may register for the course. If registration is full, you may register for the waiting list.

PROGRAM ASSISTANT – Yoga Teacher Julie Newbold will be the Fall 2019 Program Assistant!

We are seeking one program assistant.  This is someone who has already completed a 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training and would like to assist Caroline in logistical and educational support of the program.  In exchange you can attend the program and receive mentoring support from Caroline.  This is a great opportunity for someone to deepen their knowledge and skills after they have had time to digest and practice their original training.  

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San Francisco, CA 94115
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