Yoga Teacher Training

February 21, 2024 - April 13, 2024

Change starts with you.

If you're looking to accelerate your evolution, then our Yoga Teacher Training was designed for you.

There are many reasons to join this program. Are you seeking community? Are you dreaming of feeling more inspired and hopeful about life? Are you ready to take your yoga practice to the next level? Are you searching for a sense of purpose and meaning?

Join us for our upcoming in-person 8-week Yoga Alliance Certified 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training. Our modern approach to yoga teacher training brings knowledge, deeper practice, and a positive connection with a like-minded community. You will experience both in-person facilitated sessions as well as on-demand modules, which can be completed on your own time.

Spring 2024 Semester Schedule

A typical weekly schedule will include the following commitment. Please note that these are simply recommendations to meet your requirements. Our program is uniquely flexible to your life and schedule.

Classroom Sessions - mandatory 10.5 hours/week

Training will begin on Wednesday, February 21st. From there, meetings will take place every Thursday from 6:00pm - 9:30pm MST and Saturday from 9:00am - 5:00pm (one hour break for lunch) in-person 

  • No classroom sessions March 28-30 for DPS Spring Break. All content will be on-demand
Self Study - recommended 7 hours/week
  • On-demand video content and assignments to complete at your own pace and convenience
Readings and Homework - recommended 6 hours/week
  • A holistic understanding of the history of yoga and the infinite knowledge of its lineage in order to deepen our class conversation
Yoga Practice - recommended 5 hours/week
  • Expand your personal practice with access to our unlimited Ohana Online catalog of over +2000 hours of on-demand and livestream classes, PLUS access to our in-person studio.

Choose yourself first.

One Payment of $2,588

This one time payments allows you entry into our 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training. This decision means you have invested in yourself, your growth, and your future.
*We cannot accommodate refunds after payment is made.

Our Yoga Alliance YTT Program Also Includes

An Ohana membership, with unlimited access to our virtual library of +2000 hours of on-demand yoga, barre, and meditation content, PLUS in-studio classes
Access to private members-only events and workshops
Specialty sessions taught by world-renowed master guest instructors
Access to our online community via Discord for build conscious connection

Throughout this life-changing experience, you will explore yoga philosophy, take an illuminating dive into anatomy, complete interactive homework assignments, deepen your physical practice, and find a community.

We have curated a one-of-a-kind experience that we believe will satisfy your expectations, and exceed them in surprising ways. It is our hope that the inspiration and community of this 8-week, 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training provide the support you need both personally and professionally. Join us for a training experience unlike any other, both in-person and from the comfort of your own home.

All training materials are provided digitally. You will need to purchase two affordable books and an additional subscription to Gaia.com to complete several videos and worksheets. The subscription includes a free trial and a minimal charge thereafter.

Your one individual payment of $2,588 will secure your unique spot in this training.

After completing the 8-week program and all requirements, you'll receive an 'Ohana Yoga 200-hour certificate, recognized by the Yoga Alliance.

200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training In Denver

From start to finish, this interactive program will equip you with everything you need to be a successful yoga teacher. As you journey through the content of this course, you can expect to experience personal transformation, expand your personal yoga practice, and become an important part of our 'Ohana community, with lifelong friends.

Program Curriculum + Modules

Required Readings:


Suggested Readings:

A Program Built on Integrity, Inspiration, and Leadership

Our Yoga Alliance Certified 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training program is designed to illuminate the many doors of the yoga universe. Once you’re finished with the program, you’ll have significant clarity regarding which door you’d like to open next. You're probably searching other teacher training yoga programs right now, which is great! Here's what makes our program so different:


'Ohana's 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training program is Yoga Alliance Certified, distinguished, highly intentional, and led by two women who whole-heartedly believe in the lifetime practice. We are not here just to talk the talk, but to also walk the walk.


There is a creative spark inside each of us, waiting to be inspired. This yoga teacher training program is designed to stir what inspires you uniquely. As the program illuminates the many doors of the yoga practice, you will get to know what interests you most. Through this self-exploration, you are able to step closer to your purpose and what gives you meaning.


Leadership is so much more than standing in front of others and sharing your vision. Leadership is the embodiment of energy through example. We believe yoga is more than just a physical practice, but a conscious lifestyle that allows you to access your deeper layers of awareness through the direct experience of doing it and feeling it — every. single. day.

We’ve planned incredible industry collaborations that give us goosebumps just to think about. the leads who are a part of this program are incredibly knowledgeable, experienced, and exemplary in living out their passion.

Past Guest Teachers

Our trainings value collaboration. We will never operate as though we have all of the answers. In fact, we embrace our status as forever-students. Because of that, we believe it is integral to incorporate other voices, teachers, and perspectives.

Ali Duncan Urban Sanctuary

Ali Duncan

Is the only Black yoga studio owner in the state of Colorado with her amazing downtown studio, Urban Sanctuary. She comes to this training to teach  Kemetic yoga and the history of yoga which will simply blow you away!
Raquel Alexandra

Raquel Alexandra

Raquel Alexandra leads us through hard the conversations around inclusivity and diversity. For the past 9 years, she has created the container for others to ignite their connection with the self, their community, and their relationships through breath, movement, & joyful curiosity. 
Dameda Finney Empower Black Project

Dameda Finney

Dameda of the Empower Black Project joins this training with a module on Yoga in Modernity: Race and Cultural Appropriation. Learn about racism in America and how we can change the way yoga is taught and lead.
Rodney Yee

Rodney Yee + Colleen Saidman Yee

Both are known around the world for their intense passion for the healing power of yoga. They have 72 years of experience combined and are ready to help you transform.

Kyle Weiger

Kyle is an international Handstand Coach who is determined to show you that you're much stronger than you think. His approach to teaching is super simple: Work hard and have fun...the rest will figure itself out.
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Tiffany Cruikshank

Join Tiffany Cruikshank's breakdown of the human body in this Yoga International Yoga Anatomy course. This featured course is a $350 value added to your training at no extra cost.
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Michelle Marchildon

Denver's own, Michelle Marchildon, known as the Yogi Muse, shows you with wit and wisdom how to connect on an authentic level and create a unique experience for your students.

Meet Your Resident Ohana Leaders

Alyssa Manny 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Instructor

Alyssa Manny

Founder, CEO, BA - Kinesiology (CU - Boulder), M-ARCH (CU - Denver), 200 E-RYT, Vedic Meditation Padawan
Alyssa founded Ohana Yoga + Barre just over 4 years ago. She has lead a vast amount of yoga teacher trainings since then and has found each experience to be even greater than the last. "To me, training students to become teachers is all about opening doors... doors of perception, doors of awareness and doors of intuition as there is no 'one way' to do anything. Commit to the process of embodying the intersection between logic, morality, intellect and heart. And do it in a supportive environment that doesn't require your perfection, but encourages your curiosity."
Devon Barrow 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Instructor

Devon Barrow

Social Media Manager, 200 E-RYT, Vedic Meditation Padawan, Soon to be published poet
Devon is an E-RYT certified yoga instructor at Ohana Yoga + Barre, specializing in Vinyasa yoga and guided meditation for many years. She has been teaching yoga and meditation since 2012. Devon has led countless yoga teacher trainings, taught at festivals and events, and continues to contribute to the yoga community through teaching and writing. Her love of poetry is embodied in her purpose, practice and leadership style.

What People Are Saying About Our 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training

"I signed up for YTT not to teach but to deepen my yoga practice and reconnect with my spirituality. These 8-weeks were an amazing journey shared with newfound friends that I'll stay in touch with for years to come. If you're looking for something more in life, YTT might just be what you've been searching for. Make the commitment, you'll be glad you did!"
- Katie J.

"My YTT experience at Ohana informed me so much more than my yoga practice. It helped me continue to point my trajectory towards a more intentional and personalized lifestyle and career path. I've made deep connections that have lasted for years and found a wonderful sense of community with the other teachers I trained with. If you are considering the program - go for it. It will be one of the best investments in yourself that you could make."

- Kelly B.

"Ohana means home and the moment you walk into the studio- you feel at home. Alyssa and team have created a studio with amazing yoga and barre classes- fabulous instructors and an environment that is welcoming. I completed the 200-hour yoga teaching training last year- and the experience was transformative. Ohana is one of the finest studios in the country."

- Colette T.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any prerequisites or prior yoga experience needed?

While this training is completely accessible for anyone with active curiosity, those who have personal experiences with the practice of yoga (meditation and/or a physical practice) will have a stable foundation from which to learn. We encourage you to dive into any conscious content (blogs, social media accounts curated with intentionality, books, online yoga classes, etc) before training begins to create an open heart and open mind. 

Do I have to finish all of the requirements by the time the training is over?

No, you do not. You can complete the on-demand curriculum on your own time. We have had students complete their requirements on the last day of training, and students finish over two years after their training. Just keep in mind that your motivation to complete the requirements will be highest right now with the support of your fellow trainees and regular sessions.

What does the schedule look like?

We'll meet for our in-person classroom sessions on  Wednesdays from 6 - 9:30pm + Saturdays from 8:30am - 4:30pm MST (1-hour break for lunch). 

What if I can't make a session?

Life happens. If you can't attend a session, please send an email or text to Alyssa or Devon as soon as possible, you'll be assigned makeup homework.

What are the practice teaching sessions about? Do I have to teach on a student?

As a part of graduating from this training, you are required to complete five hours of practice teaching. You will upload these videos to Google Classroom under the respective assignment. A recording on your smart phone is perfect. In an optimal world, you would choose to practice teach with a "student" (like a partner, friend, etc.) so that you can receive real-time feedback. Second choice would be to simply teach yourself (ie. you're teaching out loud and moving at the same time). You will learn more by having an actual student present.

Do I need to take a certain number of yoga classes during this training?

Yes, we'll designate 5 on-demand classes each week that you'll need to make space for within your own schedule. With another 10 classes of your choice to be practiced online or in person. 

All classes will be logged in your "Course On-Demand Yoga Class Practicum" sheet. You do not need to take all 50 classes over this 8-week program, though that option is available to you. Take care of your body, your mind, and simply do your best.

How long do I have complimentary access to the 'Ohana Yoga + Barre studio and 'Ohana Online?

You will have complimentary access to in-person classes at the studio during the 8-week training. You will have complimentary access to 'Ohana Online for 4-months, starting on the day you sign up for the program.

It is important that you prioritize your physical asana practice during the 8-weeks of training if you don't plan on continuing to be an ALL-ACCESS member of the studio thereafter so that you can complete those specific requirements.

Is this training Yoga Alliance certified?

Yes! Once you have completed all program requirements, you will receive a custom 200-hour Teacher Training certificate from Ohana Yoga + Barre mailed to your home.

Upon finishing this training you can register with Yoga Alliance as a 200-hour certified teacher.

How is this training organized?

We use Google classroom to house all assignments and conversations. We'll also come together in-person 2x a week to learn. You can have access to Zoom links for our weekly live sessions if you can't make it in person. You'll also get links on Union for all other classes and trainings.

What are the on-demand modules for?

A unique aspect of Ohana's Yoga Teacher Training Program is that many of your modules are on-demand. This means that you can watch them when and where you want. Each module will belong to the week's theme, and all modules will build on top of each other. You can watch these modules on your own time, but we recommend keeping up with them and watching them with a linear approach.

Are there more classes than the 2 weekly sessions?

Yes. Along with the 2 weekly classroom sessions, we'll have online videos for you to engage with according to your own unique schedule.

What is the assigned reading?

We will read two books throughout this program. The assigned reading for this program is distributed throughout each week through Google Classroom. To determine which reading you need to do, simply refer to the week's assignments, where you'll find the reading clearly assigned and broken down into pages, chapters, etc.

Do I have to do the homework on time?

As we open each week on Google Classroom, you will see a list of assignments that generally correspond with the week's content. When you turn your homework in is completely up to you. That being said, we recommend keeping up with the homework to the best of your ability. A) Because there's a lot of it. B) Because it's easier to do the homework in tandem with the week's lectures as the content is relevant.

What is the final test?

To complete this program, you will be required to pass two tests: a final teach test, and a final written test. For the teaching test, you will record yourself teaching Ohana Sequence 1 to an actual student and upload it. The written test will go live on Google Classroom at the end of the program.

Please note that the Google Test will give you inaccurate test results due to the nature of grading by case sensitivity — please wait for your program leader to notify you of your final test results.

What is on the written test?

The written test is meant to encompass all of the subjects covered in this training, which includes: yoga philosophy, anatomy, chakras, postures. For a complete list of what you may expect on the final written test, please refer to the Study Guide in your manual. Please note that you will need to study the manual content in order to do well on the final written test.

The Google Test will give you inaccurate test results due to the nature of grading by case sensitivity — please wait for your program leader to notify you of your final test results.

How long do I have access to Google Classroom?

We do not close the Google Classroom after your training, so you can access it whenever you'd like.

The Google Test will give you inaccurate test results due to the nature of grading by case sensitivity — please wait for your program leader to notify you of your final test results.

Are there any 1:1 mentoring opportunities or private time to connect with teachers?

Yes! Your Ohana leaders are available by email to schedule individual time to connect to help support the journey and your yoga training experience.

What will I need for each class?

You'll receive a digital manual after enrollment.

You will need to purchase the two required readings (details to come; less than $50 investment) as well as an additional subscription to Gaia.com to complete several videos and worksheets. The subscription includes a free trial and a minimal charge thereafter.

You'll definitely want a trustworthy device and a great internet connection for access to our Google Classroom and if you choose to do our classroom time via Zoom.

For class practice, we suggest a yoga mat, 2 blocks, a bolster or blanket, and a strap. All can be found on our Ohana Online Boutique for purchase (10% discount given after enrollment!)

Is the payment refundable?

We will not issue any refunds due to the inherent value of education contained within this course, no exceptions. However, you may join our next round of Ohana Yoga Online 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training for free to complete the virtual sessions in real-time in order to complete your certification.

Additional questions? We want to hear from you!