Level I

200-hour Yoga Teacher Training


The IIYT Level I program is a 200-contact hour yoga teacher training program registered with Yoga Alliance. Hours of curriculum focus on preparing the learner interested in teaching group and private yoga classroom environments. IIYT is committed to and responsible for educational environments that support and demonstrate inclusivity of all gender, race, ethnicity and psychosocial demographics at all times and will not tolerate, by overt or by implication, actions or speech from staff, faculty or students for any reason indicating otherwise.


IIYT Level I sessions are conducted via ZOOM on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 7:00PM-9:30PM EST and on selected Saturday and Sunday dates between 8:00AM-5:00PM EST.  Students will be required to document practice teaching hours outside of the classroom setting. Practice teaching hours may be conducted via ZOOM or in-person.


As an International Institute of Yoga Therapy program, the curriculum is designed with an emphasis on the therapeutic aspects of yoga. Graduates of the IIYT Level I program are eligible for registration with Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher at the 200 Level (RYT-200). Level I program is led and taught by IIYT Resident Faculty Presenters. 


Curriculum highlights include:

  • Introduction to the foundational aspects of yoga philosophy.

  • Introduction to yoga anatomy and progressive variations of yoga asana.

  • Effective, sensitive and meaningful language skills and communication.

  • A focus on understanding the rationales, objectives and implementation involved in the design and delivery of safe, effective yoga classroom lesson plans.

  • Instruction and practice in how to select appropriate movement, breathing and meditation techniques within the general yoga teaching environments.

  • Professional/business considerations for the emerging yoga teacher.

  • Exposure to clinical applications of yoga therapy.

  • Participation in the Level III One-on-One Yoga Therapy Free Clinic.

  • Mentored, supervised student teaching including supportive feedback and constructive review.

  • Attendance at selected Level II lectures.

  • Participation in the IIYT Clinical Extern Research Seminar.

Please contact us for more information or visit the APPLY PAGE to submit your application.