California’s Best Yoga Teacher Training Programs

California's Best Yoga Teacher Training Programs
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California’s Best Yoga Teacher Training Programs

The Sunshine State’s greatest, most innovative, and most revolutionary pieces of Yoga training.

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California is home to a wide range of yoga schools and teacher training programs, and it might not be easy to discover your perfect fit among the many and varied alternatives available. Whether you choose an intensive four-week program at a gorgeous retreat location or a more extended, more leisurely program at your local studio, California offers it all. Here is a list of our favorites, with every variation you want.

Yoga Teacher Training by “Expanding Light”

The Expanding Light Retreat is a non-profit organization that provides spiritual growth retreats and Yoga Teacher pieces of training based on the global teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, the world-famous author of ‘Autobiography of a Yogi.’ This retreat center, located just outside of Nevada City, California, has been welcoming guests from all over the world, with a variety of spiritual perspectives, for nearly 50 years to learn more about the path of Kriya Yoga meditation, Ananda Yoga for physical and spiritual healing, and the contemporary application of Yogananda’s teachings to help people realize their true potential.

Expanding Light Retreat’s Ananda Yoga Teacher Training is a life-changing event that promotes spiritual growth and overall well-being. This curriculum delves deeper into the world of Yoga than just physical practice. You will get completely immersed in Yoga as a way of life. This California residential yoga teacher training is about much more than just practices. You will be a full-time member of Ananda Village, one of the significant ashrams in the United States. As you experiment with new ways to live your Yoga, you’ll be aided by the magnetism of an entire community of seasoned yogis.

The price ranges from $2,856 to $7,616 USD.

Time Commitment: The course lasts four weeks.

Ananda Yoga Yoga style.


Ratna-Ling Retreats

Ratna Ling Yoga Center Certification

Ratna Ling Retreat Center’s aim and sole intention are to help everyone. Ratna Ling, which means “Jewel Place” in Tibetan Buddhism, is the name of the retreat center, which was inspired by the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. It is a sanctuary for healing, knowledge, and expansion. The Center’s timber-frame lodge, yoga studio, and meditation temple have a spiritual design. Massage and healing treatments will be available daily.

This 200-hour Yoga Alliance-accredited Y.T.T. program gives a large, complete toolkit for teaching physical postures, breathing methods, alignment, adjustments, mantra, meditation, and more. This 18-day immersion transforms into a dynamic growth of both knowledge and practice — a genuine understanding of what it means to practice Yoga properly. In addition to studying yoga anatomy and physiology, you will learn and engage in meditation, ritual, council, and selfless service, and you will investigate what these practices and teachings mean for us as individuals and for our community as a whole. Join this course to discover your true Self.

The cost is $4,750 USD. Tuition in full

Time Commitment: Three weeks of rigorous training

Ratnaling’s website is

Yoga Style: Various styles


Shasta Yoga

Teacher Training at the Shasta Yoga Institute

The Shasta Yoga Center, located in Mt. Shasta, is inspired by the practice of waking and engaging the authentic Self. It is dedicated to building community and assisting individuals in being their true expansive nature. The Shasta Yoga Center’s mission is to provide high-quality yoga education by qualified yoga instructors who are committed to human integration.

Join Amy Cooper’s 200-hour Shasta Yoga Teacher Training to strengthen your dedication and apply your studies, both inner and outward, in the spirit of service to others. The training program provides a complete and rewarding authentic basis for VajraPani Yoga practice and teaching. This curriculum focuses yoga instruction on integrating Hatha Yoga’s physical health-generating practices with the compassion and wisdom developed from essential Yogic and Buddhist teachings. The Vajrayana principle is a Bodhisattva, a person dedicated to the enlightenment of the mind/heart.

This Yoga Alliance-certified program is a skilled training with an emphasis on expanding one’s yoga practice as a source of informed, creative teaching and lifelong learning and preparing each prospective teacher/student to become an effective and genuine vehicle for yoga teachings. Alignment concepts and vinyasa sequencing, Pranayama, and Meditation will be used to help you improve your practice and skill. You will learn the fundamental meaning of yoga posture, balanced sequencing, functional alignment, presence cultivation, and more freedom.

Early Bird: $2,700 / Full Tuition: $3,100

Time commitment: 7 weekends between September and December.

Hatha / Vinyasa Yoga Style


Online Yoga Teacher Training Workshops California Prenatal Yoga

Yoga Studio in Long Beach

Long Beach School of Yoga was founded to bring traditional yoga teachings to the yoga community in Southern California. Through yoga courses, yoga teacher training, seminars, and special events, this yoga school will bring you calm and pleasure. Ram Bhakt, the principal trainer, teaches or supervises every yoga class (E-RYT 500). This yoga school offers conventional yoga concepts as well as Ayurvedic self-healing.

Long Beach School of Yoga created a 200-hour Yoga Teacher training for people who want to become a more robust version of themselves and are ready to share their passion for Yoga with others while also deepening their knowledge and practice. Guest teachers with extensive experience and field excursions will encourage you to create your voice and become a yoga teacher. In this three-month course, you will find your particular yoga teaching style, practice advanced parts of Yoga with like-minded individuals, learn to conquer mental stress with Yoga and help others do the same, and comprehend the human body from both physical and subtle anatomy. Join this course to undergo a mental and emotional shift that will result in a stronger sense of self and connection with others.

Early Bird: $2,200 USD / Full Tuition: $2,500 USD

Time Commitment: 3 months, three times a week

Yoga Style: Various


Best Yoga Studio in SF Bay-Area Beginner Advanced Yoga Classes Yoga Teacher Training Yoga Garden San Francisco

Teacher Training at Yoga Garden S.F.

Yoga Garden San Francisco is a yoga studio with a varied community, inviting students and world-class yoga experts. Yoga Garden S.F.’s founders and teachers have investigated the link between real yoga styles—precisely, Iyengar, Ashtanga, and vinyasa—to successfully offer the promise of Yoga to you, the modern practitioner.

The Yoga Garden provides the best grade teaching, whether you are searching for a calm session, a rigorous workout, or a new career as a teacher. In this yoga class, you will be surrounded by individuals who care about your personal development, physical health, and overall well-being.

Yoga Garden has one of San Francisco’s premier Yoga Teacher Training programs. The alignment-based Vinyasa yoga teacher training of 200 hours provides you with a firm foundation of technical excellence paired with philosophical depth, allowing you to teach your practice. You have the option of a 1-month intensive immersion or a 12-week program, both of which are intended to alter your life and assist your personal growth. Physical practice, yogic philosophy, meditation, and pranayama exercises, embodied anatomy, and the development of leadership and teaching abilities provide a solid basis for a deeper yoga practice.

Early Bird: $2,950 USD / Full Tuition: $3,150 USD

Intensive for one month

yoga style: Vinyasa .


Dancing Spirit Ranch

Teacher Certification at Dancing Spirit Ranch

Dancing Spirit Ranch is a tranquil yet vibrant conscious co-creation location, the ideal setting for your transformation and Yoga Teacher training with Yogakoh.

The 200-hour level 1 residential Yoga Teacher Training program is an internationally acclaimed immersion program designed for interested practitioners ready to teach or who want to deepen and expand their practice.

The program is based on the Vinyasa sequencing system, although it relies heavily on traditional Ashtanga and Hatha lineages.

You will really enjoy the one-of-a-kind setting of Dancing Spirit Ranch while studying, meditating, and eating excellent vegan meals.

Price: $3,600 without lodging / $5,400 for a double room / $6,300 for a single room

Time Commitment: 21-day intensive

Yoga style: Vinyasa.


Yoga Studio in San Francisco CA Yoga Flow SF

Teacher Training at Yoga Flow S.F.

Yoga Flow San Francisco, which has two locations – the Ocean Studio and the Union Studio – offers daily yoga lessons to students of all abilities, with a concentration on Vinyasa Yoga. Yoga Flow has created a few Yoga Teacher Training programs for both students and teachers. Join one of Yoga Flow’s programs if you want to take your practice further and are ready to delve into your first training or if you’ve been teaching for a while and are ready to refine and revitalize.

The Yoga Alliance-certified 200-hour Yoga Flow San Francisco Teacher Training promotes a life-changing experience. This course will provide you with a solid foundation in Yoga and will equip you to successfully teach, cue, adapt, and sequence vinyasa sessions. The training will take place at both the Ocean and Union Studios during a 13-week period.

This course is intended to assist you in modifying, elevating, and deepening your practice by teaching you correct form, posture details, and how to sequence dynamic flow sessions. You’ll learn how to make hands-on tweaks and modifications to the positions. You will get a fundamental grasp of anatomy, including physical, glandular, and energetic anatomy. This curriculum will teach you a thorough understanding of yoga literature and philosophy, as well as mantra and chanting, and will prepare you to lead well-rounded, dynamic flow sessions.

Early Bird: $2,950 USD / Full Tuition: $3,150 USD

Duration: four times every week for three months

YogaFlowSF’s website is

Yoga style: Vinyasa.


Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco IYISF

YTT at Iyengar Yoga Institute in San Francisco

Since 1974, the Iyengar Yoga Institute San Francisco, known for its heritage of excellence, has taught students and teachers from all over the world. As the first Iyengar yoga organization in the United States, the Iyengar Yoga Association of Northern California (IYANC) was a committed and motivated community of instructors and practitioners. IYANC is a non-profit membership organization committed to the research, practice, and teaching of Iyengar Yoga. The Iyengar Yoga Institute San Francisco increased its offerings, including introductory yoga sessions and other teacher education programs for the general public.

The Teacher Education program is accessible to Iyengar Yoga students who are mature in their practice, curious to learn, and eager to impart B.K.S. Iyengar’s teachings. Students must have a solid dedication to the Iyengar method, several years of study, stability and maturity in Intermediate courses, and personal practice.

The Iyengar Yoga Institute San Francisco’s Teacher Education Program will assist you in developing the ability to transmit the art, science, and philosophy of Yoga in the Iyengar tradition. All of the programs are pretty lucrative. The Art of Teaching curriculum leads to certification as a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher (CIYT) and opens the door to lifelong learning and exploration. The Art of Teaching curriculum will provide you with a solid foundation in the art, science, and philosophy of yoga teaching in the legacy of Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar and his family. Throughout the nine-session program, you will study in a step-by-step manner. Within a supportive community of practitioners, you will be expanding and improving your practice, experiential knowledge, and teaching.

$2,500 (USD)

11-month time commitment


Iyengar Yoga Style


The Mindful Body

Mindful Body Teacher Education

The Mindful Body was founded in 1994 as one of San Francisco’s first wellness clinics. The Mindful Body is a pleasant, community-based yoga studio with small class numbers. It

‘s mission is to provide something profound and genuine. Massages, yoga lessons, workshops, acupuncture treatments, and yoga teacher training programs are all available at this health facility.

The Mindful Body’s 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training is a traditional yoga course based on Patanjali’s eightfold path. It is appropriate for advanced students who want to enhance their practice and aspiring instructors who wish to learn how to teach wisely and confidently. You will learn how to teach alignment-focused and philosophically-inspired Hatha and Vinyasa courses in this Yoga Alliance-certified curriculum. This encompasses Ashtanga Vinyasa principles, Restorative Yoga, Pre, and Postnatal foundations, and the therapeutic benefits of yoga asana and pranayama. Training is provided in small groups of 10 to 20 individuals to create a vibrant group dynamic and ensure that everyone receives customized coaching and ongoing support after the training.

Early Bird: $3,350 USD / Full Tuition: $3,150 USD

Six months is the time commitment.

Yoga Style: Various styles


Kundalini Yoga Great Divine Flow Yoga Meditation Sound Healing

Divine Flow Yoga Certification is excellent.

Discover Kundalini Yoga and the secrets to happiness and fulfillment at the Great Divine Flow Yoga studio and meditation center in the heart of Vista, California. It might be your ticket to tremendous energy, success, happiness, riches, and inner peace! Kundalini Yoga is an old, time-tested technique that is all about power. It is the Technology of Happiness.

This studio, in addition to Kundalini Yoga, provides sound healings using crystal bowls and gong baths, various types of meditation, pranic healing and Reiki, numerology readings, and other services.

This yoga teacher training and coaching curriculum reveals ancient knowledge that works quickly and is aimed at what yogis refer to as “householders’ yoga.” It was made for everyone in order to awaken your ultimate potential and provide you with total access to your soul’s untapped power. You will be able to experience deep listening, create inner quiet, wealth, and provide excellence in all that you do once any dualism is removed.

Even if you have no prior experience with Kundalini Yoga or possess several qualifications, certifications, and expertise but lack the self-confidence to demonstrate it, this yoga course is for you. This course will provide you access to the secrets of long-term self-mastery, complete knowledge, and tools to help you make a lasting transformation.

Price: $2500 USD for early bird registration or $6800 USD for full tuition.

Time Commitment: 14 days of rigorous training


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Kundalini Integral Yoga Institute Teacher Training – San Francisco.

The Integral Yoga Institute is a non-profit organization in San Francisco devoted to serving the community by living and sharing the traditional teachings of Yoga. This Institute was founded on the belief that anybody of any background, age, or capacity, may come practice in community with others, discover peace within themselves, and bring that peace and light into their life.

The Integral Yoga Institute provides students with Integral Yoga lessons, workshops, and a yoga teacher training program. Sri Swami Satchidananda’s Integral Yoga is a synthesis of six disciplines of traditional Yoga: Hatha, Raja, Japa, Karma, Bhakti, and Jnana Yoga. Its goal is to cleanse and quiet the body and mind so that we can feel the serenity and pleasure that are our real nature.

Since 1981, Integral Yoga’s 200-hour Yoga Teacher Developing program has been training teachers and transforming lives. Integral Yoga is a spiritually-focused type of Hatha Yoga that helps trainees discover their actual Self. This curriculum combines theory and practice on a wide range of themes, including Hatha Yoga postures, food and nutrition lessons, anatomy and physiology, Raja Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation, and seminars to develop your practice. This course will guide you on a tried-and-true path to deeper self-awareness with the help of a thriving and well-respected spiritual community. Graduates of the Integral Yoga Institute are also provided with mentoring and continued training.

Early Bird: $3,050; Full Tuition: $3,200

Time Commitment: February to May (Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays)

Integralyogasf’s website is

Hatha: yoga style.

California’s Best Yoga Teacher Training


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