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Science-Based & Business-Positive | 23K+ Graduates
4.7 of 5 Star Rating
Exceptional Yoga Alliance School
Trusted by 23K+ Graduates Worldwide
Next Start Date: 20 March 2023
Start for Just: $195 / month
Are you interested in teaching yoga to inspire students, to change lives, and to embrace a healthy lifestyle? Would you like to earn a great living, work from anywhere, and share the benefits of yoga with your community? Here are three important questions to ask yourself before you go any further:
- Personal or profession? Are you interested in yoga teacher training for personal growth only, or is professional growth also important to you?
- Religion or science? Are you interested in Hinduism and New Age spirituality, or are you are more interested in science-based yoga, focused on mind-body fitness, biomechanics, the nervous system, and endocrine system?
- Hobby or career? Are you interested in teaching yoga as a hobby, or are you interested in the business side of things, too? Meaning, do you plan to earn a living as a teacher?
At YOGABODY, we’ve trained over 23,000 teaching professionals since 2006, and we take a unique approach. We’re profession-focused service providers, and we use yoga as lifestyle fitness tool with our clients. We’re science-based, and business-positive, so our graduates enter the job market experienced and qualified to find success quickly.
Benefits of Teaching Yoga
Work That Matters. Have you ever suffered in a job where you felt like a warm body at a desk, but not much more? The wrong job can be soul-sucking, while the right one can fuel your fire. Yoga teaching offers a deep level of meaning and purpose. On a typical day, you will help students achieve strength and balance, relieve stress, and restore their health using the amazing power of yoga. You will play a huge role in their lives and become a leader in your local community.
Freedom and Independence. As a yoga teacher, you can live life on your own terms. Online yoga teaching is booming, which means you can even live and work from anywhere. Prefer to teach in person? There continues to be more and more opportunities at studios, gyms, or fitness centers. Prefer something non-traditional? There are great opportunities in schools, medical facilities, and sports clubs. The best part is that you have the freedom to choose your own path and you can always change your mind.
Exciting Career Opportunities. CNN ranked ‘yoga instructor’ as the #10 pick on a list of the top 100 jobs. It reported that median teacher pay is currently $62K per year for part time work. There is more demand than supply of qualified instructors, so our graduates are launching exciting careers every day.
Travel and Adventure. There is no better travel job than teaching yoga. Our graduates work online from anywhere, and also teach on cruise ships and yachts, in health resorts, and 5-star hotels. Many teachers book seasonal work in resort towns and use their teaching gigs as an excuse to see the world.
A Positive Peer Group. It can be difficult to live a life of purpose when your friends and family are on different paths. As a yoga teacher, your peer group will be health-oriented, adventurous, and passionate about learning – just like you. This new network will bring out the best parts of you that may have been lying dormant for years.
Download the Course Syllabus
YB Teachers College curriculum is science-based and focused on providing you with the real-world skills needed to work as a professional teacher. We’re one of the few courses in the world that has undergone university-level curriculum review by American Council on Education (ACE). Find out more by downloading our course syllabus.
Step 1 – Register
Step 2 – Orientation Call.
One of our trainers will schedule a 10-min orientation call to get you started (email option also available).
Step 3 – Your Books Arrive
Practice Journal – this is where you’ll log your 100 classes.
Science of Yoga – a beautiful, simple, and practical resource.
Yoga Business Mastery – learn to create a teaching life on your own terms.
Step 4 – Join Online Classes and Community.
We host live classes every week and have a resource library of over 100 different classes. As a trainee, you get ongoing access immediately. Better still, our supportive group of both past and present students share and collaborate in real time in the group.
Step 5 – Six-Week Immersion.
We have live sessions, Monday through Friday from 6 pm to 8 pm CEST (check your timezone). About half our attendees join live, about half join the replays the same day. We have bonus sessions, private tutoring, and partner work, so even if your busy schedule doesn’t allow you to join live, you’ll be fully engaged and supported every step of the way. Our first hour is workshop-style learning, our second hour is practice and practice teaching. Our trainees start as students and, over the course of six weeks, they transform into job-ready professionals. It’s an amazing journey.
Step 6 – Graduation and Teaching
We host live classes every week and have a resource library of over 100 different classes. As a trainee, you get ongoing access immediately. Better still, our supportive group of both past and present students share and collaborate in real time in the group. Watch dozens of success stories here
YB Teachers College is accredited by Yoga Alliance, American Council on Exercise, and American Council on Education. For you, this means you can teach professionally internationally in all venues. 93% of our graduates are employed in yoga studios, fitness centers, or are teaching online within three months of graduation.
- School achieved 4.7 of 5 stars on Trust Pilot
- Rated 4.71 of 5 stars on YogaAlliance.com
- 1000s of reviews
Freedom to Work Anywhere
We turn passionate yoga students into professional (paid) teachers. All our training courses include step-by-step business and marketing training modules so you can land your first classes and first clients quickly.
Together, we’ll setup your online profile, email list, scheduler, online payments, and everything you need to be a modern teacher. Sound complicated? It’s not. We’ll do all this in just one training session, and most trainees have scheduled their first public classes before training even finishes.
My name is Lucas. I’m the founder of YOGABODY Teachers College. I left New York City in 2003 with a plan to travel and teach yoga for six months. Back then I thought yoga was a dropout summer job, something I could do to enable my adventures in the short term, but I had no idea what would happen next.
Yoga was already popular when I began teaching, but in the decades since, the demand for classes and teachers has far-outpaced the supply of good instructors. What that means is that for last 20 years, I’ve lived in four countries, I’ve taught yoga in eight countries, and my work today is more challenging, important, and exciting than ever.
Today, my work involves research, writing, public speaking, and teaching classes. When I first started, I thought of a yoga teacher as just one thing—the person leading my 7 pm class. Today, I now have a very challenging and rewarding career that provides more growth and opportunities than I could ever imagine. We have thousands of graduates on the same path.
About YOGABODY Teachers College
We turn passionate yoga students into qualified teachers. We aim to make science-based yoga accessible to everyone and to empower teachers like you, so you can enjoy meaningful work sharing the amazing benefits of yoga with your community.
We are registered with every major yoga Yoga Alliance worldwide including Yoga Alliance North America, Yoga Alliance International, and the American Council on Exercise (ACE). Additionally, we are one of the few courses endorsed by the American Council on Education making your studies eligible for university-level credit. Your certification is valid in over 41 countries, and studios often recruit from our graduating classes (and so do we!). Our standards are extremely high, and our results speak for themselves.
If you’re like most of our trainees, you want to earn a good living doing something you love. Whether you want to teach online, teach locally, start your own business, or travel and teach workshops, we are here to support you every step of the way. To spark ideas, I’d encourage you to check out the stories from our graduates on this site.
No chanting, no chakras, no gurus, and no Oms. Forget the stereotypes, we teach yoga without religion or dogma. We welcome people of all faiths—or none at all. We respect individuals as unique and we welcome diversity.
An Amazing Alumni Network
Are you traveling through Los Angeles or London? We have dozens of teachers there. Thinking of Costa Rica next year? One of our grads hosts retreats there in winter. Our alumni network includes over 7,400 teachers in 41 countries. From the USA to Mexico, Mauritius to Singapore, you’ll be joining a group of passionate yoga people.
Real Science, Real Results
No incense, no chanting, no gurus. We focus on mind-body fitness for everyone. Founded in 2007, the Yoga Teachers College welcomes students of all backgrounds and is committed to democratizing yoga so everyone has access.
Our curriculum has been reviewed by a university-level accreditation board and is designed to empower teachers with empirical data that informs their teaching.
- Alignment and smart sequencing for healthy joints
- Skill-based, progressive fitness style to maximize motivation and results
- Flexibility techniques informed by leading exercise physiology research
- Stress management, mood balance, sleep optimization
- Nervous system entrainment through science-based breathwork
- Nutrition (without diets) simplified for all bodies, all cultures
Comparison Chart (us vs. them)
|Trainees Teach and Assist in Public Classes|
|Physical Adjustments Taught|
|100% Practical, Focused Training|
|Highly-Acclaimed eLearning Center|
|Diverse Sequences & Styles|
|Hindu, Buddhist or Other Religious Affiliation|
|Dogma, Rules & Rigid System|
|Incense, Chakras, Chanting, Gurus|
|Mentorship & Coaching|
|Pre & Post-Course Coaching Available|
|Business & Marketing Support|
|Free Post-Graduate Education|
|Diverse & Body-Positive Group|
|Competitive & Exclusive|
|Business & Teaching Opportunities||YB||Other Courses|
|Custom eCommerce Web Page|
|Online New Student Form|
|Real Business Opportunities|
|Business Positive Community|
|Retail Product Line for Teachers|
|Guaranteed Job Placement Assistance|
|Strong Ownership Opportunities|
|Business Opportunities Training|
|Done-for-You Marketing Options|
|Tuition & Schedules||YB||Other Courses|
|Affordable Payment Plans|
|Flexible, Part-Time Study Options|
|Your Own Pace (4-12 Month Program)|
Online Training: How it Works
Most online schools simply send you a bunch of videos and wish you luck. There is an overwhelming abundance of evidence to show that this type of learning, particularly for yoga, just doesn’t work. At YOGABODY, we take the opposite approach.
We’ve been training professionally since 2006 and are fully trained in the best teaching methodologies to get results. Our course is live, interactive, engaging, and social. For six full weeks, your phone will be a constant stream of videos, live sessions, Q&As, social chats, and tutoring sessions all designed to make you a more effective teacher. The success of our graduates speaks for itself.
Phone App and eLearning Platform. You’ll be issued a login and password for our official eLearning platform where you’ll find pose-by-pose tutorials, checklists, flashcards, and more. This new and updated platform has five times the number of resources offered on any other course, and you get lifetime access.
6-Week Intensive Course (Mon-Fri). A daily two-hour live class. 60 min yoga class + 60 min posture clinic, lecture & practice teaching + 30 minutes self-scheduled practice with a partner. Can’t make live class? No problem. The replay is available the same day, and every single question is answered each day by your trainers. Plus, you’ll have real-time, ongoing discussions in our Telegram Chat group, so you’ll be able to follow along perfectly. We have weekly bonus sessions and semi-private tutoring sessions for trainees unable to attend our daily live sessions.
- Written feedback daily on both practice and teaching
- Real world teaching experience in almost every session
- A supportive peer group
- Mix-media, hands-on approach for a “never boring” and fast-paced learning environment
Class Discussions. Our private Telegram group and Chat is where most of the discussions happen. We’ll share photos and videos of our practices, answer questions, and explore opportunities together. We are active in the group every single day.
100 Yoga Classes Logged. You can start logging classes immediately after you register on the eLearning platform. Take classes with our graduates online, with local teachers, or with your favorite only instructors.
Course Requirements. You’ll submit a total of three quizzes (online, multiple choice) and three practice teaching videos. All assignments are designed to reinforce and demonstrate learning, and we’ll guide you every step of the way. If for some reason you’re struggling with an assignment, an instructor will work one-on-one with you to ensure your success.
- Foundations Quiz & Teaching Exam (due week 4)
- Applied Anatomy Quiz & Teaching Exam (due week 5)
- Final Quiz & Teaching Exam (due week 6)
Meet Your Trainers
Master Trainer & Director (E-RYT, YACEP)
Lucas Rockwood is an internationally-renowned yoga trainer, TEDx Speaker, author, podcaster, writer, and entrepreneur.
Lucas’ corporate training clients include Facebook and Noom. His early yoga and meditation teachers include Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (deceased), Paul Dallaghan, Alex Medin, Gabriel Cousens MD, and SN Goenka (deceased).
Lucas left the USA in 2003 and traveled and taught extensively before making Barcelona, Spain, his home base. In a previous life, he worked in theater, publishing, and as a plant-based chef and nutritional coach. He’s the father of three international kids and remains as passionate about yoga as when he first began practicing in 2002.
Lucas is the founder and managing director of YOGABODY®, YB Teachers College®, The Lucas Rockwood Show (podcast), and author of Yoga Business Mastery: Earn a Great Living Doing What You Love.
Trainer (E-RYT, YACEP)
Camilo began practicing yoga in 2010 and enrolled in his first yoga training course to deepen his practice. However, he quickly fell in love with teaching and decided to make a career change from political scientist to become a full-time yoga teacher. Camilo joined the Barcelona YOGABODY team in 2015 and immediately became involved in sequence development, course planning, and new teacher mentorship.
Camilo leads workshops and classes to all levels and has mentored and taught hundreds of trainees around the world. He teaches the YOGABODY 200hr Teacher Training program, Trapeze Teacher Training, Stretching Coach Training and Breath Coach Training courses. Alongside course leadership, Camilo maintains a busy teaching schedule – and loves every minute!
Camilo’s Yoga Certifications includes Yoga Alliance E-RYT Registered Trainer / YACEP Provider, YOGABODY Teaching Diploma (YTD) & Applied Yoga Studies Diploma, Hatha Vinyasa Yoga Certification, Yoga Trapeze™ Cert, Stretching Coach & Breath Coach.
Investing in your own education is one of the best decisions you can make. Most graduates earn back their tuition within two to six months of completion, and in many cases, your tuition is tax deductible (details below). We offer easy monthly payment plans, and we’re the only school in the world that guarantees job placement.
Next Intake: 20 March 2023
Onboarding call, books arrive, join online live classes, meet the team and alumni.
Next Immersion Dates: 1 May – 9 June 2023
Classes 6 – 8 pm* Mon-Friday Barcelona Time (check your timezone)
Can’t join us live? Don’t worry, we record and publish every session the same day.
Tuition Fees Include:
- Books: Practice Journal, Yoga Business Mastery, Science of Yoga
- eLearning Lifetime Access: phone app + online portal, live classes, online resources center
- Immersion: six weeks, live/online training
Save $800! Just $3,195 USD
(approx. 2,995€ or 2,625 GBP)*
PAYMENT PLAN (0% APR)
Save $500! Just $3,510 USD
(approx. 3,290€ or 2,882 GBP)*
*All tuition charged in USD only. Conversion rates are estimates only.
Tax Deductible Tuition
The YOGABODY Teachers College® is a registered trade/professional school, and in most tax jurisdictions, some (or all) of your tuition is tax-deductible. Please consult with a qualified tax advisor. USA residents, please refer to tax codes §1.162-5(a)(1) & §1.162-5(b)(2). All other countries, please ask your advisor for relevant tax codes, and email our support team for a formal tax receipt for your records.
FREE! Bonus Materials
Our ever-growing resource list includes new student forms, copy/paste promotional forms, business card templates, and are all included in the program. We make it fast and easy to get started and this is a big part of the reason our graduates are doing so well.
Live Class Pass!
$249 value – FREE!)
Once accepted into the course, you’ll be invited to our private Community Class group where graduates teach and take classes with each other. This is a commercial-free zone where you’ll not only get access to live classes each week, you’ll also join our most active graduates all around the world for professional networking. This is an amazing way to make connections, gain practice and teaching experience.
Online Business Web Page
$249 value – FREE!)
You’ll get a custom web page where you can take online payments, stream or sell video classes, schedule and setup Zoom classes, and create a 100% personalized online web presence. Best of all, it takes about 10 minutes to set it all up. No cost for life for all graduates.
Online New Student Liability Form
$149 value – FREE!)
No more paperwork or clunky software. We have created a simple system where your students can register online, use their thumb or mouse to sign the contract, and a copy is automatically emailed to both you and your client. For insurance and data privacy reasons, it’s essential that you have a new student form with a liability waiver for your classes. Software companies charge $100-180 / year for this. We give all our graduates lifetime access including custom URLs for free.
PDF Pose Charts x55
$99 value – FREE!)
We’ll send you our studio master file PDF of pose charts we developed after years in our studios. This is a very place to get ideas, copy/paste sequences, and find structures for your classes.
Music Playlists x20
$99 value – FREE!)
If you have ever tried to make a yoga playlist, you know how challenging it can be. In our studios we release new lists every three months, and all our trainees get access.
Business Card and Postcard Templates
$125 value – FREE!)
Save time and money by using our done-for-you designs. Simply customize with your contact information, and you can get printing done for pennies per card.
Social Media Cover Art
$25 value – FREE!)
We try to check as many things off your to-do list as possible, so once you graduate, we’ll produce a Facebook-ready cover image you can use for your Facebook Business page.
$99 value – FREE!)
When you teach a class or workshop at a fitness center, corporate office, or festival, you will need a contract. Don’t waste time and money, simply fill in the blanks with this form and you’ll be ready to go.
Verify on Trust Pilot or Facebook or Yoga Alliance.
“You still have so much to learn…”
Personally, this was the right course for me because of its strong foundation in Vinyasa Yoga. Once you start the course, you come to realize that no matter how long you’ve been practicing yoga, you still have so much to learn.
– Nicola Ross
“Amazing instructors, an exceptional value…”
Amazing instructors, an exceptional value, a highly organized program that delivers far more than expected. I walked away from my training with the knowledge and confidence to teach, as well as the ability to run a business.
– Ana Cadena
Talks the talk and walk the walk without pretence
What I like most about Lucas and YOGABODY is that he knows his stuff inside out, he can talk the talk and walk the walk, but he is not a pretentious so and so like most “yoga” practitioners I’ve come across.
– Iain Stanley
Excellent! I really see progress.
I found Lucas through a facebook ad which I am usually leery of. However, I enjoyed the hip challenge so much that I purchased the stretching videos (At Home Flexibility Course).
Highly recommend all YOGABODY programs!
I appreciate the quality of the courses. The necessary info is clear, concise, and often repeated. Lucas and the team have you instructing from the very beginning in a way that helps you defeat your uncertainties and gain confidence. The access to the online modules is for forever.
– Rachel Fletcher
“YOGABODY Teachers College is so educational & fun”
Studying with YB Teachers College is a supportive experience and the online learning platform is super informative. Lucas and his team of teachers are excellent at sharing knowledge and encouraging your growth. I highly recommend!
– Jadielocks Stott
“I am learning a lot and I am super happy..”
The online content is very easy to watch, and because it’s not only about yoga, it’s also interisting. I am learning a lot and I am super happy.
– Suzanne Hoyos
Lucas is a great teacher and leader.
I’ve been using these for years and love how soft they are. My first ones held up a very long time but I ordered a fresh set a few months back and one already busted.
Always a wortwhile experience with YogaBody team
I signed up for a 200 hr yoga instructor course and graduated feeling at the tio of the world, Challange however many come afterwards to continue at the same intensity.
Frequently Asked Questions
Class times during the Online Immersion are as follows:
Monday to Friday: 6-8 pm Central Europe Time, 5-7 pm London, 12-2 pm NYC, 9-11 am PST
(check your time zone)
Yes and no. We have one of the most diverse yoga communities in the world in terms of age, ethnicity, and body type. In a typical course, we have students ranging in age from early 20s all the way up into their 60s and beyond. We have people from at least 16 different countries and of every size, shape, and ethnicity you can think of.
It’s almost certain you’ll meet people just like you, but you’ll also meet an amazing group of people who are completely different than you – and yet, you’ll find we’re all so similar when united through yoga. The collective energy of our courses are exceptional.
Next Start Date: 20 March 2023
Start for Just: $195 / month