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 Wednesdays & Thursdays for 8 weeks from 9:30am-3pm starting 1/17/18 and ending 3/8/18


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 & Pricing Options

  • Our next Belize training is June 9-16, 2018.  Plan to arrive on Saturday June 9th to the resort by 6 p.m. (allow for up to 2 hours of transfer time from the BZE airport to Ambergris Caye).  Plan to leave anytime Saturday June 18th.


  • Pricing includes 7 night stay, taxes, 3 meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet), drinks (water, juice and tea daily), training tuition and training materials. Prices do not include airfare, airport transfers, tips and any extra food, beverages or activities (massage, snorkeling, etc). We will compile travel information for all participants to try to group travelers together to minimize transfer expenses.


  •  A $300 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration.  Remaining balance is charged 4/30/2018.  Save $200 when registered by 2/28/18!  Monthly payment plans are available for those registered by 2/28.  Email Molly at molly.goyoga@gmail.com for more information.


  • Room Options:
    Single Sea Front Cabana – $2600
    Single Garden Cabana: $2400
    Single Village Room – $1950
    Double Village Room – $1700


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 Local Program: Expression (100 Hours)

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 Level 2 Destination Training will be held 11/3-11/10/18.
Pricing includes 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.


Pricing Options:
Double: $1850 if registered by 6/30/18; $2150 after

Single: $2850 if registered by 6/30/18; $3150 after

-$300 Non-Refundable Deposit due at sign up to hold your spot, remainder charged 8/31/17


Payment plans are available for doubles only: $300 deposit must be paid by 4/30/18 and then a total of 6 subsequent payments of $280 each, charged on the following dates on 5/31, 6/30, 7/31, 8/31, 9/30 and 10/31



  • 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 Local Program: Expansion (300 Hours)

Learn, Lead & Radiate


Grow your skillset as a teacher beyond the classroom, become a passionate and purposeful leader in your community and earn your certification as a 500 Hour Certified Yoga Teacher with GoYoga’s 300 Hour Teacher Training Program!


You’ve got your 200 hour training under your belt and you are out there teaching…so what’s next? Join us on an amazing journey as we work together to take your teaching to the next level and ignite in you the ability to step into the powerful leader and human being that you are! GoYoga’s 300 hour program provides you with a powerful opportunity to build upon the material introduced in your 200 hour program and what you’ve integrated through practical application in the classroom. Through a combination of classroom sessions, workshops and mentorship hours with experienced teachers and leaders, we will work together to cultivate your authentic leadership, teaching and awareness skills to enable you to grow in the direction you choose. You will step into the world of mastery and ownership in your teaching through expanding your knowledge, elevating your effectiveness, and cultivating your unique expression. You will emerge as a leader, fulfilling on the legacy and impact you want to leave. Together we will explore and integrate a variety of topics such as yoga philosophy, sequencing, meditation, pranayama, physical and energetic anatomy, leading powerful inquiry and cultivating community and service. With the guidance of your mentor, you will develop a personalized path to dig even further into the areas that interest you the most, gaining practical experience and creating an impactful final project that brings together your work, your wisdom, your intention and your passion. The training team has spent hours carefully crafting a powerful and well-rounded program that brings together impactful teachers and industry leaders and offers you different styles and backgrounds to give you a strong platform for growth and expansion. This 300-Hour program consists of 300 hours of Yoga Alliance-approved content that, when combined with your 200-hour training, delivers a comprehensive 500-hour Yoga Teacher certification.


This Training Will Focus On 3 Key Areas for Expansion…
Leadership Skills:
• Become a leader people want to follow through deepening your understanding of the yoga tradition and learning to more effectively teach and more powerfully live the practice
• Skill development for empowering communication and enhancing relationships
• Learn to be led and lead through mentoring and compassionate and purposeful feedback
• Discover tools for leading enlightening self-inquiry
• Learn the framework for creating and leading successful programs, events and trainings and create a meaningful event of your own


Technical Skills:
• Uncover new possibilities for your classes through deepening your knowledge of the actions, progressions, modifications and sequencing of postures
• Fine tune your verbal teaching skills through authentic, meaningful and precise cueing
• Increase your effectiveness through expanding your toolbox of assisting and adaptation techniques
• Develop skills for working with special population yoga students and working with students on-on-one
• Deepen your knowledge of the physical body and how it moves and works through specialized workshops taught by passionate experts
• Become in tune with the subtle body and how to work with and shift energy personally, one-on-one and in a group setting
• Expand from your foundation as a teacher through practical teaching experience and in the moment coaching


Living Your Yoga:
• Cultivate a greater understanding of yogic philosophy and how to apply it to your teaching and life
• Dive deeper through specialized workshops taught by content experts in philosophy
• Learn practical tools for overcoming fears and perceived limitations and living an empowered life
• Build a meditation practice and learn to teach meditation and breath work

*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.


What can you expect?
The required elements of the program are 10 months in duration and consist of a combination of required weekend sessions and trainings spanning February 2018–November 2018 and approximately 40 hours of mentorship, 40 hours of electives and 30 hours of various outside projects and assignments. You have up to 18 months to complete the mentorship and elective hours. You will be paired with a mentor who will guide you through this program from start to finish. All mentors are certified at the 500 hour level (and have been in your shoes!) and are mindfully selected based upon your personal goals and intentions for your 300 hour experience. All required elective hours taken through GoYoga are included in the program pricing.


Required Session Dates & Times:
Weekends meet on Fri 4:30pm-8:30pm & Sat 8am-6pm
–300 Hour Local Dedicated Weekends: 3/2-3/3, 4/20-4/21, 6/29-6/30, 7/13-7/14, 8/10-8/11, 9/21-9/22
–David Regelin 30 Hour Sequencing Training: 2/16-2/19; 9am-6pm each day
–Bryan Kest Power Weekend: 3/23-3/25; Fri 4:30pm-9:30pm, Sat 10:30am-7pm, Sun 9:30am-noon
–Deborah Adele Philosophy Weekend: 5/5-5/6; 9am-6pm both days
–Travis Eliot Meditation & Pranayama Training: 10/19-10/21; 9:30am-7:30pm each day
–Graduation Weekend in Hocking Hills 11/17-11/18; plan to leave around 9am Saturday and return by 7pm on Sunday (cost of accommodations included in tuition)


–Prior to our first sessions together in February, we will also set up an individual meeting with you lasting approximately 1-2 hours to map out your personalized journey for your 300 hour program. We will also provide you with pre-work assignments at this time.


Our weekends together are packed full from start to finish and they are both fun and challenging. We will meditate, practice, assist, learn, engage in group discussions, journal and more. Be open for anything and expect the unexpected. We will have an hour break for lunch and there are several lunch options around the training space (including a Whole Foods). We also encourage you to bring snacks and plenty of hydration.



What is expected of you?
We ask that you come fully prepared for the training and show up 100% for yourself, the training, other participants, and the training team and guest instructors. You must attend every session uninterrupted unless otherwise communicated in advance to your lead trainer. Each weekend we are together, we are building off the previous weekend and therefore we need everyone there and prepared with all required readings and assignments complete. We encourage you to communicate clearly with family and friends during our required weekends that you are immersed in training and unavailable during the designated session hours. What you will learn in this training will help you develop a greater understanding of yourself and how to better interact with the world around you, so everyone in your life benefits from the gift of your 300 hour program.


Program Leadership Team:
This program is facilitated by Alissa Rodgers, eRYT500 and Michelle Bailey, eRYT500, featuring programs led by experienced and passionate GoYoga instructors trained at the 500-hour level and visiting instructors including David Regelin, Bryan Kest, Deborah Adele and Travis Eliot.


$3500 early bird if paid in full by 11/30/17; $4000 thereafter ($500 deposit at time of registration and remaining balance charged 1/7/18). Registration deadline is 1/6/18. There is a non-refundable $500 deposit required to hold your space upon registering for the program. If you wish to pay via a payment plan, you must register and pay your $500 deposit by 1/6/18 and then 10 subsequent payments of $365 are charged on the last day of each month from January-October 2018. Tuition a 12 months of membership at GoYoga running from 1/1/18-12/31/18.


Be a Yes!  Click here to secure your spot and get ready to learn, lead and radiate!

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!




Bayou Yoga Studio

Mandeville, Louisiana

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


Studio You

Greenwood, Indiana

200 Hour Power Yoga Teacher Training: 10/5/17-1/14/18


Stay tuned for future dates!




Interested in hosting a GoYoga Teacher Training program at your studio?  Email Amy at yoga@goyogausa.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