200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Intensive Certificate

yoga teacher training

This hands-on certificate satisfies the Yoga Alliance education requirements for the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Designation.

  • The University of Utah is a Yoga Alliance approved program school.
  • The certificate is designed for those desiring to improve personal awareness on behalf of their mental health, understand how to structure an effective personal yoga practice, and/or take steps to become a certified yoga instructor through Yoga Alliance, if they desire.
  • Classes meet on weekends with workshops on Wednesday nights. The program also includes one-on-one mentoring.
  • The curriculum includes the following topics: history and purpose of yoga study, energies and philosophies of yoga study, anatomy and physical practice of yoga, yoga as a business and the teaching of yoga.
  • Intensive program format allows students to complete the program in 3 months.

Registration Information Coming Soon

Class Schedule
  • Welcome Workshop
    • 8/20 | 9-12 pm | Sandy Center
  • Weekend Intensive Blocks
    • 8/26 (Canvas 6-8 pm)
    • 8/27 (Sandy 9- 2 pm)
    • 8/28 (Sandy 9-12 pm)
    • 9/23 (Canvas 6-8pm)
    • 9/24 (Sandy 9- 2 pm)
    • 9/25 (Sandy 9-12 pm)
    • 10/01 (Sandy 9- 2 pm)
    • 11/18 (Canvas 6-8 pm)
    • 11/19 (Sandy 9- 2 pm)
    • 11/20 (Sandy 9-12 pm)
    • 12/2 (Canvas 6-8 pm)
    • 12/3 (Sandy 9- 2 pm)
    • 12/4 (Sandy 9-12 pm)
  • Week Long Intensive Block
    • October 24-28 | M-F 8am – 4 pm
  • One-on-one Clinics
    • Students will schedule these with the mentor teacher at a time that suits both, throughout the semester.

Total weekend hours: 90 (excludes 30 min break times on Saturdays) F/S/Su classes meet at U of U main campus in HPER West 105

Workshop dates will also be held mid-week beginning June and July for 2 to 3 hours in the evening. Final schedule will be announced.

One-on-One Mentoring

Program includes four (4) 90 minute mentoring sessions with lead/master teacher; time/days determined between student and lead teacher.

Total mentoring hours: 6

Grand total contact hours: 114

*Remaining 86 non-contact hours done out of class; includes take home assignments, teaching, observing, assisting hours, etc.

Following is a brief description of the types of classroom experiences in this certificate program:

  • Wednesdays: An introduction to a variety of yoga styles from different guest lecturers will be feature during these dates.
  • Fridays: Class practice, followed by lectures/discussions on reading materials.
  • Saturdays: Class practices, alignment, adjustments, verbal cueing, anatomy, etc.
  • Sundays: Class practices, round robin student led teaching, cultivating personal yoga practices, yoga logistics, etc.

Rebecca Davenport
801 200 3077

Brent HansenRebecca Davenport has been an active instructor of asana yoga for thirteen years, and a practitioner for over fifteen years. She received her first 200 RYT certificate in Salt Lake City in 2007, then completed a 500-hour E-RYT in New York City in 2010. Her yoga studies include, but are not limited to, Vinyasa, Hatha, Iyengar, Anusara, and Restorative yoga practices. In addition to teaching yoga, Ms. Davenport also instructs a variety of other fitness disciplines such as Pilates, barre fitness, TRX suspension and prop-based workouts. Rebecca has successfully been training students to become certified yoga instructors through the College of Health’s Kinesiology department since January 2016.

Forever a student herself, Ms. Davenport is currently studying to become a licensed Ayurvedic Therapist and working alongside the Institute of Human Anatomy for the continued benefit of the U’s Professional Education department. She is looking forward to enhancing the University’s dedication to an individual’s personal yoga practice and the yoga teacher trainings it continues to offer.

Tuition - $2,500

  • Tuition is due at the beginning of the certificate program. Tuition listed above is for the 2019-2020 academic year and subject to change without advance notice.
  • Financial aid is not available for this noncredit certificate. Students are encouraged to inquire with their employers to determine if tuition assistance is available.
  • For this certificate, installment plans and deferral payment plans are available for noncredit students. Visit Tuition Payment Options for more information.

I don't have much yoga experience...is it necessary to have some if I enroll in a teacher training?

Although a basic understanding of a yoga class is helpful, being an advanced practitioner of yoga is not needed. This training is designed to give the general student all the skills he/she needs to understand the premise of yoga and how to lead a class on their own by its end, and is also a great program for personal enrichment.

What requirements for enrolling in your YTT program are most important to know?

Attendance is the biggest requirement. This is a program after all, not a typical yoga class. The syllabus goes into more specific detail about this, but 100% attendance should be your goal! If you know beforehand you may be out of town for more than a few weekends, recognize your work schedule may consistently interfere with arriving to class on time (or at all), have extenuating circumstances such as pressing family needs or severe health issues, please consider enrolling when you know you can fully participate.

What should I expect of your program?

The YTT intensive will offer a variety of workshops covering different yoga styles, anatomy intensives and series, one on one mentoring scheduled with your instructor, alignment/cueing/adjustment trainings, on-the-spot posture sequencing, training in teaching yoga flows and sequencing unique to the program, history, philosophies, energies of yoga, student round robin teaching dynamics, and much, much more.

I’m not a U of U matriculated / admitted student. Can I still register for your YTT program?

Yes! In fact this program is designed primarily for non-matriculated students. Space is limited. Please visit https://continue.utah.edu/proed/academy/certificate/yoga-teacher-training-intensive to register.

What is the difference between enrollment of the YTT Intensive Certificate vs. the non-credit Yoga Teacher Training Certificate?

The primary difference is day/time. This Intensive program has been specifically designed for those who may have a 9-5 Monday-Friday job, the individual who can’t quite commit to consistent weekly classes for one reason or another, or someone who wants to have a more immersive style of training. Secondary (but no less important) differences will include the one on one mentoring a student will receive from their program instructor, something that is unique to this YTT Intensive.

Can I use my Financial Aid/GI Bill to pay for this training?

Unfortunately, not at this time. You can email proed@utah.edu or call 801-585-1780 with questions regarding this and Veterans/Military programs.

Do I need to enroll in the whole course to receive my 200-hours verification and certificate?

Yes. Should in-class make-ups be needed, this will be considered for being allowed/denied at the discretion of the instructor and the Director of the Professional Education department due to the needs of the student(s) and availability of the instructor.

What if I don't finish all the required out-of-class hours the training requires during the semester I am enrolled in?

As per Yoga Alliance standards of a 200-hour training, contact hours (instruction with a master teacher) and non-contact hours (out-of-class hours) are how you receive a yoga teaching certificate. A student has up to a year after the semester of their enrollment to complete the out-of-class hours needed to qualify receiving their YTT certification. We want to make sure a student feels confident and comfortable teaching a yoga class on their own, before they receive their certificate.

Is this a Yoga Alliance approved school of training?

Yes, it is. Upon completion, should you choose to register your training through the YA, an alert will be sent to us indicating your interest in registration. A confirmation will then be initiated to complete your registering being a RYT. Your instructor will explain this process in more detail during the program.

Professional Education Student Services
Phone: 801-585-1780
E-mail: proed@utah.edu
Online Contact Form