Yama Yoga
Teacher Training Program


Teacher training at Yama Yoga is an immersive personal experience and foundation for a part-time or full-time career as a yoga teacher.  Our goal is to offer you the tools, training and support to teach high-quality hatha yoga classes with confidence. 
This 8-month teacher training program combines over 200 hours of in-person weekend training sessions with online learning and individual mentoring to offer a challenging and unique teacher training experience. 

Program Includes:
• Study and application of principles of alignment and exercise science for asana and tools for leading safe and effective group classes and adapting to individual needs. 
• Extensive training and practice developing practical teaching skills including: structuring a yoga class, using your eyes, voice and hands to enhance student experiences, teaching to a diversity of learning styles and personalities, building rapport, managing yourself as a professional and maintaining your personal practice.
• Overview of the form (anatomy) and function (physiology) of the physical structure and energetic framework of the body as applied to asana, pranayama and meditation.
• Introduction to history, primary philosophies and traditions of yoga through study of important texts, models and rituals.


Yama Yoga's teacher training program meets in person ten times and includes pose breakdowns, alignment principles,
guest lecturers, one-on-one mentoring and practice sessions.

In addition to regular, committed study and practice time and mentoring, in-person sessions will take place on
Saturdays and Sundays from 9am - 6pm during 2019 - 2020.


Program runs:

Sept. 21, 2019 - April 26, 2020

In Person Training dates:

Sept 21-22 Feb 1-2

Oct 19-20 Feb 29-Mar 1

Nov 16-17 Mar 21-22

Dec 14-15 April 4-5

Jan 11-12 April 25-26


Ready To Take the First Step?


Included in Your Tuition:

  • Unlimited yoga classes at Yama Yoga for the 8 months of the program

  • In-person training weekends, guest lecturers

  • Online learning sessions

  • Handouts and program binder

  • At the end of the program, students who successfully complete required training hours, homework and assessment will receive a certificate of completion and be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher at the 200-hour level (RYT-200).

Additional texts and materials are required.


Additional details, pricing, payment options and policies listed on the application. 

Applications accepted beginning June 1, 2019

If you would like more information or have questions about the program,
please contact Marietta Pucillo and we will be happy to help!


Review, Refresh and Renew Your Teaching


If you have already completed a 200-hour teacher training program, but would like to review and refresh your knowledge and skills, join the 200-hour teacher training program described above as a "retrain." 

Why consider retraining at the 200-hour level?

  • Review: Hearing and seeing information a second time after starting teaching allow you to catch things missed the first time and work with material at a deeper level.

  • Refresh: Test your knowledge and skills again and learn new techniques - there are numerous teaching methods and techniques that keep evolving. Add onto your existing foundation of teaching tools.

  • Renew: There is always a benefit to reconnecting with ourselves as students and engaging our beginner's mind.

Retraining is open to anyone who has participated in any 200-hour teacher training.  Retraining is a great option if you feel like your first 200-hour program went too fast or you want to increase your depth of understanding and confidence leading classes.  Retraining teachers participate in and benefit from everything included in the 200-hour program described above - at a reduced tuition rate.

Contact me for details on the "retrain" option and rate.

If you would like more information or have any additional questions about the program,
please contact Marietta Pucillo and we will be happy to help!


Your Leaders


Yama Yoga Teacher Training is led by Marietta Pucillo, ERYT-200 and guest faculty including

Laura Rooney, PhD, ERYT-500

Shayne Broadwell, ERYT-500

Jason Cummings, ERYT-200

and more. (Full faculty list available late May 2019)

If you haven't taken one of our classes yet, please do, we would love to meet you!
If you have... you can imagine what a treat 200 hours of training time will be!
See you on your mat ...

Marietta Pucillo, ERYT-200

Marietta Pucillo, ERYT-200

Laura Rooney, PhD, ERYT-500

Laura Rooney, PhD, ERYT-500

Shayne Broadwell, ERT-500

Shayne Broadwell, ERT-500


Previous Trainings


See photos from previous semesters.

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