200-Hour Yoga Teacher Teaching

Living Soul is a Yoga Alliance registered yoga school and a Christ-centered, embodied leadership development program.

What’s our mission?

  1. Inspire yoga teachers to walk in the fullness of their unique design.
  2. Equip yoga teachers to serve wholeheartedly and lead with excellence.

Who is the training for?

  • New teachers
  • Already certified teachers seeking:
    • Yoga Alliance accredited certification​ (contact us for special pricing)
    • Christ-centered approach to yoga

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Why Choose Living Soul?

Common Questions about 200-hour YTT

What is the scope of work each week?

Attend weekly LIVE trainings. All Zoom sessions are recorded & posted in Google Classroom. If you need to miss a live training, please discuss with Kristin.

Yoga Practice – (self-paced) 4 hours per week for yoga practice, meditation, journaling, practice teaching

Yoganatomy – you will complete a self-paced 20-hour anatomy course. It is recommended that you start this as soon as possible (getting as much completed prior to training is ideal).

Meditation – each week you will practice and learn teaching tools for different styles of meditation including: Lectio Divina, centering prayer, welcoming prayer, examen, body scan, yoga nidra, contemplative walk with guided meditation, and silent practices.

Reading: You will be expected to read 1-2 chapters from Embodied Posture by Stacey Dockins each week in preparation for your weekly class. In addition, you will read one chapter of Yamas and Niyamas by Deborah Adele each week in preparation for the Unity Study.

Posture Breakdown: Each week you will have a posture family focus. First, you will read about each pose family, then watch a 30-45 min. to embody the postures, and finally refine & practice teach in small groups.

To keep you on track, you will complete a weekly quiz that may take up to 30 min to an hour to complete. Quizzes are open book.

Teaching Practicum- you will choose a Living Soul sequence to memorize in preparation for your 4-week Seva Yoga Project, where you will teach a group of students (online or in-person) in preparation for your final test-out with your lead trainer. You will be expected to show teaching proficiency, weave a theme throughout a 4-week series, and illuminate your unique teaching voice.

  • See curriculum below:

    THE UNITY STUDY​, a biblical journey through the ethical practices of yoga featured in Deborah Adele’s book Yamas and Niyamas

    The History of Modern Yoga and Sanskrit 101

    Yoga Sutras and the 8-limb Path

    Finding Your Teacher Voice

    Meditation and the Art of Teaching Contemplation

    Pranayama & Life Applications of the Nervous System

    Mantras, Mudras & Spiritual Disciplines

    The Energy Body (Koshas and Chakras from a Christian worldview)

    Art of Giving and Receiving Feedback

    Ayurveda 101 and Somatic Practices

    Sequencing for Student Success & Weaving the Word

    Trauma Resiliency

    Up-leveling Cueing for Longevity and Sustainability

    Yin & Restorative Yoga

    Soul Care for the Yoga Teacher

    The Art of Touch and Assists

    Yoga and Injury Management

    Business and Ethics of Yoga

    How to Grow a Yoga Ministry

  • Option 1: In addition to the online training, trainees are encouraged to attend an amazing, 3-day, in-person training immersion (September 26-29th in the Colorado mountains). Tuition for 200-hr. training with in-person immersion and retreat experience is $2,950 (excluding travel expenses to get to retreat destination – you’ll be able to connect with other trainee’s through our private Facebook group to share rides from the Denver or Colorado Springs airports).
  • Option 2: With the temporary provision from Yoga Alliance, trainees can complete their training fully online through 2021 with an extended 4-week ONLINE mentorship practicum for those unable to travel. Cost for online training only is $2750.

Living Soul will ship you our very comprehensive and robust 200-hr.Training Manual a week prior to training.

You will need to purchase the following materials prior to the training start date (you are welcome to complete Yoganatomy in the months prior to training):


Email kristin@livingsoulinstitute.com

Register for YTT

What are graduates of Living Soul saying about the training?

The Living Soul 200 hr. Yoga TT was better than I could have imagined! It was completely engaging . Kristin is a truly gifted teacher, and an encourager. This experience has equipped me to begin teaching with confidence. As a student, I was introduced to much more than philosophy and practical knowledge as various teachers taught about specialized areas. It was extremely helpful to have personal input from Kristin throughout the process. She has a hands & heart on approach, and really cares about everyone’s success. This training will be with me for life as a great foundation for practicing and teaching.


What I loved most about 200 training was the immersion training, getting to actually practice and learn from someone who is very qualified in her teaching, being able to make some great friends, and doing what I thought could not be done. I also loved how Kristin helped/trained us in our speciality areas to be able to go out and fulfill our dreams.