Teacher Training

Teacher Training

Level 1 Local Program: Foundations (100 Hours)

GoYoga’s Level 1 Foundations of Teaching Training, led by GoYoga founder and owner, Alissa Rodgers, and a team of experienced GoYoga teachers,  offers an empowering, effective and efficient approach to help you gain a solid understanding of the yoga tradition and cultivate the inner teacher that exists inside of you.   Our Level 1 Foundational program is the entry to point to all of our teaching programs and will prepare you to teach as well as supply you with a solid base from which to grow and expand ongoing as a student, teacher and human being!


Whether your journey into Teacher Training is rooted in a commitment to caring for yourself, diving deeper into the life-changing benefits of yoga or your future as a teacher, in this training you will find increased clarity and confidence in your practice, a deeper connection to caring for your body and mind, and an empowering way to share this knowledge through sharing it with others.  Experience firsthand the transformational power of the tools of yoga through immersion in the practice, self-exploration, group discussion, activities and plenty of real time teaching opportunities…we start practice teaching on the very first day! 



Level 1 Curriculum

Our goal: to give you the knowledge and tools you need to begin teaching a foundational yoga class immediately after Level 1 training. You will learn:

  • The deeper meaning of yoga and the roots of the practice
  • Principles of a complete yoga practice
  • Breath work and meditation practices
  • Basic anatomy terminology and concepts as they apply to the physical practice
  • Cueing, alignment, modifications and benefits for 50 yoga postures
  • Verbal and physical assisting
  • Tips for creating an empowering experience for students
  • Strategies for teaching to different populations
  • The business of yoga and ethical guidelines
  • How to let your authentic voice shine
  • Daily practice teaching, yoga classes and meditation practice
  • Reading and independent study (note: you will need to complete approximately 20 hours of outside class work, including reading, taking classes and self study)


Our next Level 1 Teacher Training Programs start in January 2018, with two program options to meet your scheduling needs!


Evening & Weekend Program Required Training Dates & Times
1/25-1/28/18; Thurs & Fri 5pm-9pm, Sat & Sun 9am-7pm
2/8-2/11/18; Thurs & Fri 5pm-9pm, Sat & Sun 9am-7pm
2/23-2/25/18 Fri 5pm-9pm; Sat & Sun 9am-7pm


Daytime Program Required Training Dates & Times
Meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays for 5 weeks from 9:30am-3pm starting 1/16/18 and ending 2/15/18


Investment Options:
$1100 when you register and pay in full by 10/31/17 ($300 off full price)

$1400 when you register and pay in full after 10/31/17

Payment Plan – Please email Molly at molly.goyoga@gmail.com to opt into the payment plan option of an initial payment of $300 made by 10/31/17 and 3 additional payments of $300 charged on 11/30/17, 12/31/17 & 1/31/18.

**Note: All tuition options include a $300 non-refundable deposit. Also, as part of your tuition, you receive 3 months of yoga at any of the GoYoga studios beginning on 12/1/17.


To register, click here

For questions, email Molly at goyogau@gmail.com



Your Trainers

Level 1 training is facilitated by Alissa Rodgers, eRYT500 and a team of experienced GoYoga teachers who come with a strong passion for the practice as well as varying backgrounds and experiences.  We offer a 6:1 student to teacher ratio to ensure a great and personalized experience for all of our trainees.  Collectively, the GoYoga training team has taught over 10,000 hours of classes and has trained over 250 yoga teachers. We believe in a relevant, fun and empowering approach to teaching that remains true to the essence of yoga and we love to share our passion with others in the hopes that those we train go and somehow pay it forward. This ripple effect of yoga is changing lives and communities and we are grateful to be part of this powerful movement!



Level 1 Program: 100 Hours Belize

Our Level 1 Power Yoga Belize Teacher Training Program combines our transformative Level 1 teacher training curriculum with a breath-taking location. Take a one week pause from your busy life and go all in to your yoga practice and a healthy lifestyle!


We will begin each day with a morning meditation beach walk followed by a healthy breakfast of local and fresh prepared foods and juices. From there, we will practice in a palapa over the Caribbean Sea and then dive deep into the art and science of teaching yoga. Lunch is served beachfront, again freshly prepared using local ingredients that will energize our bodies. Each afternoon there will be down time to relax and soak in the scenery. We will meet again over the sea for a beautiful afternoon practice followed by fun and inspiring group activities. Dinner is served in a rooftop dining area overlooking the sunset at sea. After dinner, we meet again in our special palapa to reflect and wrap up our evening. Then we nestle in for the night and start each day refreshed and renewed! There will be one longer afternoon break to take advantage of the sights and beautiful offerings of Belize…choose to swim with the sharks, explore downtown San Pedro or just to relax quietly at the resort.



Our destination program is specifically designed to provide you with not only an efficient and proven way to build a strong yoga foundation that you can use for teaching, but also an incredible experience to recharge your body, mind and soul. This program does count toward a 200 hour yoga teacher training (one of our Level 2 programs is required to complete the full 200 hours).



Belize Level 1 Details

We stay at Ak’Bol Yoga Retreat & Eco Resort. Located on Ambergris Caye, Belize’s largest island, the resort offers a gorgeous beachfront location and all of the amenities you need to have a great week in paradise!


Accomodation Options

  • Thatched Cabanas – island chic cabanas that offer private outdoor showers and front porches
  • Village Rooms – group living with shared bathrooms and common areas

Training Dates

  • Our next Belize training begins June 2018…stay tuned for registration details!


Your Trainers

Belize Level 1 training is led by Alissa Rodgers, eRYT500 and Amy Farahay, eRYT200, RYT500.  Collectively, this team has taught over 6000 hours of yoga and has trained over 200 yoga teachers. We believe in a relevant, fun and inspiring approach to teaching and love to share our passion with others in the hopes that those we train go and somehow pay it forward. This ripple effect of yoga is changing lives and communities and we are grateful to be part of this powerful movement!

Questions on our Level 1 Belize Program? Email Molly at goyogau@gmail.com.


Level 2 Programs: 200 Hours Local

GoYoga’s Level 2 Teacher Training Program is a follow-up to our Level 1 Program, giving you the opportunity to earn your 200 hour teaching certification and register as a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance if you desire.  This additional 100 hours of training is geared toward helping you discover and become confident in your unique purpose as a teacher, learning new tools to create well-rounded classes that inspire and empower students, learning how to create the yoga career of your dreams and working toward greater personal growth in an effort to help others do the same.


Level 2 Training Options

Pre-Requisite: completion of a GoYoga Level 1 teacher training program

In order to fulfill the requirements of your 200 hour teaching certification, you only need to complete 1 of the Level 2 programs listed below.


Power Level 2 Program: Next start date is 10/6/17

Vinyasa Level 2 Program: Next start date is 10/18/17

Integrative Level 2 Program: Next start date is 10/11/17

In our Level 2 programs, we dive deeper into:
-The power of purpose to create classes, workshops and a meaningful career and life
-Yoga as science, philosophy and tradition
-Your body on yoga: physical and energetic anatomy concepts aligned with the style of your choice
-Sequencing & assisting conducive to your preferred style to elevate your teaching

In addition, we will continue our daily physical, meditation and breath work practices.




Our Level 2 programs require a non-refundable registration fee of $299 to hold your spot, with a total investment of $1299.  Payment plans are available.

If you have any questions on our Level 2 Program, please email Molly at goyogau@goyogausa.com


Your Trainers

The Level 2 Programs are facilitated by an amazing team of experienced and inspiring teachers who are passionate about helping others live their dream of sharing and teaching yoga.

Power Trainers: Amy Farahay, eRYT200, RYT500 & Chelsea Bragg, eRYT200, RYT500

Integrative Trainers: Michelle Bailey, eRYT200, eRYT500 & Cindy Lilly, RYT200

Vinyasa Trainers: Addie Mehling, eRYT200, eRYT500 & Anne Harding eRYT200, eRYT500

Click here to register upcoming Level 2 dates.

Level 2 Program: 200 Hours Mexico

Graduates of any of our Level 1 Teacher Training Programs are invited to join us on the beautiful beaches of Tulum, Mexico for our destination Level 2 Teacher Training Program! Our potent purpose-driven, multi-discipline Level 2 program becomes even more powerful when done in a full immersion format among the incredible energies and beauty of Tulum…take this amazing escape from the hectic-ness of life to join us!




Upon completion of all required elements of the program, participants will receive 200 Hour Certification. This allows those who are interested to register with Yoga Alliance as a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher as well as go on to complete a 500 Hour Program and start earning teaching hours to qualify as an e-RYT.

A Day in the Life at Level 2…

We will begin each day with a morning meditation walk along the white sand beach and the turquoise waters of the sea.  From there, we meet in the group dining area along the beach for a fresh, organic and vegetarian breakfast. This is followed by a powerful and fun morning practice taught by participants in our group. Our morning session ends with time spent digging deeper into teaching styles, methodologies and philosophies. We leave for lunch energized from the morning and ready to feast on the nutritious and delicious locally grown lunch options. In the afternoon, we have time to chill, perhaps by the pool, exploring the sites and sounds on the resort or popping into rustic downtown Tulum for some exploring. We meet again in the afternoon for practice taught by your trainers followed by inspiring group discussions and activities that inspire and open up your mind to the possibilities of your teaching and your life. We dine together for dinner, which consists of fresh vegetarian fare as well as fish some nights and will wrap up the night with our special evening sessions, which will vary in topic and activity, but leave you feeling fulfilled as you nestle in for a good nights sleep. There will be one longer afternoon break to take advantage of some of the sights in and around Tulum.



Tulum Level 2 Details

We stay at Shambala Petit Hotel in South Tulum. The resort has single and double room options that provide relaxing and comfortable accommodations for your stay.

Training Dates & Investment

Our 2018 Tulum training is still in planning stages…stay tuned for registration information!

Pricing includes your 7 night stay, taxes, 3 meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet; there is one free afternoon/evening and dinner that evening is not included), drinks (water, juice and tea daily), training tuition and training materials. Prices do not include airfare, transportation from the airport, tips, and any extra food, beverages or activities.




  • Reflect, reconnect and refocus your teaching through a feedback rich environment
  • Get clear on the purpose behind your teaching and learn verbal, hands on and specialty techniques that align with your intention as a teacher
  • Create workshops that wow through learning how to select great topics, collect information, market to maximize earnings and deliver in a way that is exciting and impactful
  • Gain a deeper understanding of yoga as a science, philosophy and the history behind it
  • Dive further into anatomy concepts that tie directly into your teaching, including targeted sequencing, counter posing, skeletal variations, energy lines and so much more
  • Learn the concept behind “edge”, the different types of “edge” and how to use these concepts to create space for your students to step into their greatness

Your Trainers

Tulum Level 2 training is led by Alissa Rodgers, eRYT500, Amy Farahay, eRYT200, RYT500 & Ryan Rodgers eRYT200.   Collectively, this team has taught over 10,000 hours of classes and has trained over 200 yoga teachers. We believe in a relevant, fun and inspiring approach to teaching that still maintains the true essence of yoga and we love to share our passion with others in the hopes that those we train go and somehow pay it forward. This ripple effect of yoga is changing lives and communities and we are grateful to be part of this powerful movement!

Questions on our Level 2 Tulum Program? Email Molly at goyogau@gmail.com.


Level 3 Program: 500 Hours Local

GoYoga has teamed up with Transcending Yoga as well as a handful of world class teachers to offer a dynamic, relevant and inspiring 500 hour teacher training program. Transcending Yoga is a Yoga Alliance Registered® Teacher Training School committed to making a positive difference in the lives of others through the transformative power of yoga, meditation, and service.

The 300-Hour Advanced Yoga Studies, Leadership, and Professional Development Program is a dynamic and transformational training designed to empower yoga teachers with advanced tools, wisdom and courage to ignite their yoga practice and career in the yoga and wellness industry.  Students get to experience what they learn and know in a safe and sacred learning environment with the guidance and feedback of teachers with years of experience.  In this course you will further explore:

  • Alignment & Technique
  • Experiential Anatomy
  • Functional Psychology
  • Philosophy & Self-Inquiry
  • Leadership & Communication
  • Dynamic Sequencing
  • High Impact Teaching Methodology
  • Artful Feedback
  • Program & Business Leadership

*Note: you must have completed a 200 hour program with a Registered Yoga School by the start date of the first required weekend to participate in this program and earn the additional 300 hours required to receive RYT500 certification.

Most core modules will be led by Transcending Yoga founder, Valerie Baltzer, eRYT500. Val has been teaching yoga since 2005 and continues to explore many styles of yoga inviting an open and playful approach to the practice. She has been greatly influenced and inspired by world-renowned teachers like Seane Corn, Sarah Powers, Judith Lasater, and Baron Baptiste. Val has completed both Level One and Level 2 Teacher Trainings with Baron Baptiste and continues her studies with the Baptiste Power Yoga Team. She is an active Off the Mat, Into the World™ Leader and facilitates leadership programs about yoga and activism. She also works with special needs children in DoD schools. To learn more about Valerie and her work with Transcending Yoga, visit www.transcendingyoga.com.


Our 2015-2016 Level 3 500 Hour Teacher Training just wrapped up!  Stay tuned for our 2016-2017 dates!

Local Information for Out of Town Participants

Unless otherwise noted, all local trainings are held at GoYoga’s Training Facility located at 2242 West Dublin Granville Road, Worthington, Ohio 43085.
We have arranged for a discounted rate at a nearby hotel. It is approximately 5 miles west of the training facility and there are lots of food options surrounding both the studio and the hotel, including a Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s. The hotel has a kitchenette so you are able to store and cook food. Mention you are with GoYoga when calling to book in order to receive the discounted room rate.

Cloverleaf Suites
4130 Tuller Road
Dublin, OH 43017
(614) 766-7762

Find a Teacher Training Program Near You

We are thrilled to be sharing our teacher training programs across the country!  Due to the success and excitement our programs have generated in our local community, we have partnered with studios across the country to inspire and share this experience with other communities.  Check out our upcoming programs on the road and if you don’t yet see one near you, stay tuned as we are regularly adding more!


Agoura Power of Yoga

Agoura Hills, California

200 Hour Power Yoga Teacher Training; 6/8 – 9/10/17

Click here for more information and to register!


Raw Power Yoga

Overland Park, Kansas

200 Hour Power Yoga Teacher Training: 9/14 – 12/10/17

Click here for more information and to register!


Bayou Yoga Studio

Mandeville, Louisiana

200 Hour Power Yoga Teacher Training: 8/24 – 11/19/17

Click here for more information and to register!




Interested in hosting a GoYoga Teacher Training program at your studio?  Email Amy at goyogau@gmail.com and ask for more information about our Yoga Teacher Training Partnership Program!





Host a GoYoga Teacher Training

The success of our teacher training programs has taken us on the road to share our efficient, effective and affordable approach with studios and students all across the country!  If you are a studio looking to bring a teacher training in house, we’d love to work with you to customize a program geared toward your studio and clients.  Contact Amy goyogau@gmail.com and ask for more details on our Teacher Training Partnership Program!




“GoYoga resonates honesty, integrity, and a genuine approach to yoga.  Their students establish a deeper connection with themselves and develop a sense of empowerment.  They are truly committed to each of their student’s personal growth as well as inspiring the communities they visit.”

-Audrey Burns, Studio Manager at Stafford House of Yoga