100% Online & Live | Yoga Alliance 200hr

Become a Certified Yoga Teacher,
Inspire Students, Change Lives …
Science-Based & Business-Positive | 23K+ Graduates Worldwide

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1 May – 9 June 2023

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93% of graduates are employed in yoga studios, fitness centers, or teaching online within three months of graduation.

Next Live Course: 1 May – 9 June 2023

Next Admission: 3 February 2023


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Top 5 Reasons to
Teach Yoga

  • Fulfillment – Do what you love for work.
  • Freedom – Live and work anywhere.
  • Income – Build and own your own business.
  • Independence – Live life on your own terms.
  • Support – Positive, growth-oriented peers.

Dear Future Yoga Teacher,

If you are a passionate yoga student frustrated with your current job and dreaming of a life filled with meaning, freedom, and adventure, then teaching might be the next step on your path.

At the YOGABODY Teachers College®, we transform students into job-ready professionals who create positive changes in their communities. Here is why now is a great time to teach…

  • Work that Matters. Forget about jobs where you are just a warm body at a desk. 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. As a yoga teacher, you can live life on your own terms. Online yoga teaching is booming, which means you can live and work 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, you have the freedom to choose your own path.

  • Exciting Career Opportunities. Teaching is so desirable right now that CNN ranked ‘Yoga Instructor’ as the #10 pick on list of top 100 jobs and reported that median teacher pay is currently $62K/year[1].There is more demand than supply of qualified instructors, so our graduates are launching exciting careers every day. We are the only school in the world that guarantees job placement, and online teaching has made it easier than ever to launch your own teaching business if you’d prefer to work for yourself.

  • Travel & Adventure. There is no better travel job than teaching yoga. Our graduates work online from anywhere, 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.

  • 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.

How it All Started…

In 2002, I worked for a New York City book publisher doing a job I hated. I drank seven nights a week, abused drugs, and smoked a pack of cigarettes a day. For food, it was pizza and takeout—anything quick and easy to keep me going.

No one consciously decides to destroy their health, but over the years, that’s exactly what happened. I was bloated and flabby, unable to sleep without alcohol. My eyes were red and puffy, and I couldn’t get excited about anything in life. I had so much potential, so many opportunities, but when you’re sick and numb to the world, everything feels impossible.

Enter yoga.

A friend dragged me to a yoga studio where I suffered through one of the most uncomfortable experiences of my life. I was sweating and dizzy, unable to do even the most basic of postures. I was the youngest person there, but I moved and felt like I was 90 years old. I couldn’t bend forward, sit cross-legged on the floor, or even balance in tree pose.

Looking at myself in the mirror, I remember thinking, “How did I let myself go?”

I hated that first class so much, yet I knew it was exactly what I needed, so I kept going. People assume yoga classes are meant to be wonderful, peaceful experience from day one—but that is not true. A good class should be the most challenging hour of your day. When you push yourself on the mat, real-life problems become lighter and more manageable.

Hard yoga = easy life.

For the next 380 days, I practiced every single day. While traveling, I used audio or video recordings. In new cities, I would go to any studio I could find. When my teacher told me to take a day off to rest, I ignored the advice and found another class across town. The same way I had previously obsessed over things that were destructive to my health—drugs and alcohol—I now found a positive obsession that fueled my growth.

Within the first six weeks, I lost 41 pounds (18 kg) and had to replace my entire wardrobe. I quit drinking and smoking altogether; and most importantly, I found a renewed passion for life. I remember walking around New York, still dripping with sweat from class, with a big, stupid grin on my face as if I unlocked a special secret.

My life was changing.

Within six months, I quit my job and moved to Thailand. Within a year, I was teaching full time to packed classes in Bangkok, and later, in Hong Kong. I opened my first studio in 2006 and began training teachers that same year. To date, I have taught more than 30,000 students and trained more than 13,400 teachers who work in 41 different countries. I love my life and my work, and I’m in better health mentally and physically than I was in my early 20s.

And now it’s your turn…

I’m not sure where you are in life right now, but I’m guessing you’re in a time of transition—or preparing for one. Maybe your job is unfulfilling, maybe you don’t like where you live, or maybe you need to follow your passion for once instead of following along with the rest of your peers.

What is your big idea?

Yoga can be your livelihood, your passion, and your ticket to freedom. I’m the quintessential yoga bum, and yoga has allowed me to live an incredible life around the world. I now have the good fortune to help thousands of my graduates do the same.

Our graduates are studio owners, published authors, social media influencers, trainers, health coaches, public speakers, and local leaders in their communities. They work in studios, gyms, and sports facilities. We have grads teaching in their homes, working with professional athletes, and so much more.

The YOGABODY Teachers College® was built on practice, sweat, and struggle. It’s the physical manifestation of everything I care about in life, and my greatest hope is that some of my passion for this practice and lifestyle rubs off on you when you join me in training.

Nothing worth doing in life is easy; movement is more powerful than meditation; and practice is everything.

Keep practicing

Lucas Rockwood
Founder & Director
YOGABODY Teachers College®

Double Certification

YOGABODY Teachers College® graduates can teach worldwide with unmatched credentials: Yoga Alliance, Yoga Alliance Professionals, Yoga Alliance International, American Council on Exercise, and American Council on Education (endorsed for university-level credits). We have certified teachers in 41 countries.

Our course exceeds every international requirement for teachers, so successful graduates receive a double certification: a 200hr certificate plus an additional 30hr continuing education certificate for your Applied Yoga Studies.

200hr Yoga Alliance Cert. & 30hr YACEP Applied Yoga Studies Cert.

Choosing the right yoga training school directly affect your skillset, your qualifications, your peer group, your career, and earning potential. We encourage all potential trainees research, talk to our graduates, and ensure that our approach aligns with your goals.

Real Science, Real Results

No incense, no chanting, no gurus. We focus on mind-body fitness for everyone. Founded in 2007, the YOGABODY 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

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 sessions, and most trainees have scheduled their first public classes before training even finishes.

How Much Money Can You Earn Teaching?

Use the calculator to get an idea of your earning potential. Many yoga instructors teach as a side gig, but we have 1000s of graduates who replace their fulltime income teaching yoga. With the explosion of online yoga teaching, instructors are earning higher salaries than ever.

“As a graduate, you walk away with the confidence, expertise, and experience needed to get paid like a professional and serve your clients at the highest level. This course is a springboard yoga teaching careers, and that’s why students choose the YOGABODY Teachers College®”

– Lucas Rockwood

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Our School is Different

With over 8,000 yoga teacher training programs in the world, how do you know if our course is right for you? Below are the most-commonly reported reasons why our graduates choose our school.

Our Vision. Science-based yoga in every school, hospital, and fitness center in the world. We turn passionate yoga students into qualified teaching professionals.

Year Founded. 2006 by Master Trainer, Lucas Rockwood

Accreditation. American Council on Education, Yoga Alliance, Yoga Alliance Professionals, Yoga Alliance International, American Council on Exercise (ACE).

International Certification. We are registered with every major yoga Yoga Alliance worldwide including Yoga Alliance North America, Yoga Alliance Professionals, 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.

Business-Positive. 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.

Science-Based (non-religious). No chanting, no chakras, no gurus, and no Oms. Forget all the clichés, we teach yoga for health and wellness and have no affiliations with any religion or dogma. We welcome people of all faiths—or none at all. We respect individuals as unique, and we welcome diversity.

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 the winter. Our alumni network includes over 7,400 teachers in 41 countries. From the USA to Mexico, Mauritius to Singapore, you’ll join a group of passionate yoga people.

Guaranteed Job Placement1. Ninety-three percent of our graduates are working professionally within three months of graduation. With online teaching booming, it’s easier than ever before to get started and even start your own teaching business.

With our help, you’ll land your first paying job within 3 months of graduation or you’ll receive a $500 rebate on your tuition. To date, not a single graduate has needed this guarantee. With a YOGABODY Teachers College® Diploma, you can teach in over 41 countries, get insurance quickly, and obtain work permits (if needed). In fact, 50 percent of trainees get their first paid teaching gig even before they graduate.

Comparison Chart (us vs. them)

Curriculum YB Other Courses
International Certification
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
Trainers YB Other Courses
Working Professionals
Mentorship & Coaching
Pre & Post-Course Coaching Available
Senior-Level Instructors
Personalized Help
Community YB Other Courses
Post-Graduation Support
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)
Home Study

Meet Your Trainers

Lucas Rockwood

Master Trainer & Director (E-RYT, YACEP)

Lucas Rockwood is an internationally-renowned yoga trainer, TEDx Speaker, podcaster, writer, and entrepreneur…


His early yoga and meditation teachers include Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, Paul Dallaghan, Alex Medin, Gabriel Cousens MD, and SN Goenka. 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 multicultural kids and remains as passionate about yoga as when he first began practicing in 2002.

Camilo Carreiro

Trainer (E-RYT, YACEP)

Camilo enrolled in his first yoga training course to deepen his practice, but he fell in love with teaching and made a quick career change…


Camilo joined the Barcelona YOGABODY team in 2015 and immediately became involved in the management of sequence development, course planning, and new teacher mentorship. Camilo teaches and leads and co-leads The YOGABODY Teachers College® 200hr program, the Trapeze Teacher Training, Science of Stretching Training and Breath Coach Training courses. His favorite after-class ritual is grabbing fresh fruit.

How Online Training Works

Important: most online training courses are simply a bunch of downloads – that doesn’t work. We’ve been training professional teachers since 2006, and it’s clear that community-based, date-specific, interactive courses are the ideal way to learn.

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 in any other course, and you get lifetime access!

6-Week Intensive Course (Mon-Fri)

2-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.

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

There are multiple requirements throughout the course to reinforce and demonstrate learning. Our quizzes and exams are fun, learning experiences that deepen your practice.

Bonus Materials

Our ever-growing resources include new student forms, copy/paste promotional forms, business card templates, and more are all included in the program. We make it fast and easy to get started—a big part of the reason our graduates are doing so well.

Tuition Investment

Investing in your own education is one of the best decisions you can make. Most graduates earn-back their tuition within 2-6 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. Once accepted, you can join the eLearning Platform and begin your at-home studies immediately.

1 May – 9 June 2023

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.


$195.00 /month x18


Save $500! Just $3,510 USD.
(approx. 3,555€ or 3,105 GBP)*


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Save $800! Just $3,195 USD
(approx. 3,235€ or 2,825 GBP)*

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Guaranteed Job Placement
With our help, you will secure your first paying job either in person or online within 3 months of graduation or you will receive a $500 rebate on your tuition. To date, not a single graduate has needed this guarantee.

Is Tuition Tax Deductible?

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.

Job Placement Guarantee

The YOGABODY Teachers College® will help you prepare your online professional profile, CV/resume, cover letter, and digital payment. With our help, you will secure your first paying job either in person or online within 3 months of graduation or you will receive a $500 rebate on your tuition. To date, not a single graduate has needed this guarantee.

Course Steps

Once registered, you can immediately connect with your fellow trainees via chat, begin joining classes, and working on your eLearning Modules. You should plan for 3-6 months in total to complete all your coursework, but we allow up to 1 year maximum if needed.

As soon as you register you will be given access to the eLearning center where you can find detailed information about the course such as: modules & quizzes, training manual, pose charts, yoga classes login platform and multiple business resources.

Studying from home is great but studying alone is not. At the YOGABODY Teachers College®, the 6-week, Live, Online Immersion serves as the backbone of the course.

Our course is unique in that we have a huge teaching team and a course structure that maximizes your practice teaching “air time”. By the end of the course, you’ll not only know how to teach, you’ll have spent the past 6 weeks teaching nearly every single day. This real-world style training approach is a huge part of our formula for success.

The official graduation date is set 1-month after the Live, Online Immersion, but you can graduate -before or after this date too, assuming your coursework is complete.

Once certified, you are fully-qualified to work professionally in over 41 countries internationally, obtain insurance, business licenses, and fulfill all the requirements for professional work.

FREE! Bonus Materials ($896 value)

Trainees get access to dozens of teaching and business resources.

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.

New Student Liability Form (100% online)
($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 & 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.

Facebook Business Page 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.

Freelance / Partnership Contract Template
($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.

Frequent Questions

No, no. Most online courses just email you a ton of videos to watch and expect you to figure things out on your own. This doesn’t work. Studying at home is great, studying alone is not. Our courses are all live, interactive, with direct feedback, and an amazing community. You can go at your own pace too, of course, but the live online immersion is irreplaceable.

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)

Everything is recorded and published daily, so if you’re at work or your time zone doesn’t match up well with us, simply catch the replay and you’ll be up-to-date.
No, not at all. You’ll be assigned a practice partner in your time zone, you’ll have access to all classes, and we’ll be in touch in real time in the group chat. In a typical course, about 50% of trainees are unable to join us in real-time, but they catch up before or after class.
We recommend you take at least 50 classes as a student (online or in person) before you join this course.

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.

Almost everyone has an injury, a physical limitation, or weight challenge. This is a normal part of life, and a great reason to come to yoga. In a typical course we’ll have students with knee problems, chronic lower back issues, extra weight, and hormonal challenges among other things. In all cases, assuming your doctor approves of your practice and training, we fully support you and you’ll find that your personal healing journey will make you a better teacher in the end.
If you are pregnant, suffering from a terminal illness, battling addiction, or suffering from severe mental health challenges, this course is not appropriate right now.
We have teachers in 41 countries. Our credentials are unmatched, and we have never had a single graduate that needed additional credentials to teach. The reason we offer so many accreditation and certifications is precisely to give you the most options in terms of geography, travel, and work.
Yes, absolutely. Most yoga schools simply sell certifications, but their credentials aren’t worth the paper they are printed on. At the YOGABODY Teachers College®, all certificates are earned, and you’ll be teaching anywhere from 2 to 30 students on a daily basis throughout the course. Our course is 98% practical, 2% theory.
We have a chat group for trainees and a chat channel for trainers. From the moment the course starts, the conversations, questions, and community are non-stop. Even after the course, this private network of peers stays active and becomes an amazing support network for you forever.
We use Zoom and Telegram, so you just need a phone, a computer, and a decent internet connection. Nothing else. We have students who join us from their back yard, their office, their basement and every other imaginable place around the world.
Yes! The online experience is just incredible, and it allow us to have a bigger training team, much more feedback, and give more personal attention to everyone. The shorter sessions over a longer period of time allow for more learning, more retention, and ultimately is producing better teachers.
Every single training day, you’ll get written and/or verbal feedback from the team on your teaching and practice. Last course, we had over 500 pages of notes given! There is no training like this in the world. The constant accountability accelerates growth because after class, you get your notes, you review the video recording, and immediately, you’ll make changes that affect your practice and teaching forever.

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Next Live Course: 1 May – 9 June 2023

Next Admission: 3 February 2023


START NOW! Access eLearning and join our
live Zoom Classes immediately after enrollment.

*Earnings Disclaimer: earning potential shared on this page is for reference only. Actual earnings may vary according to location, geography, and dozens of other factors. Pros and cons of online yoga teacher training.