Yoga Teacher

Yoga Teacher Program Certifications: 200- and 300-Hour (Offered Remotely - Fall 2020)

In order to obtain and be approved for the Registered Yoga School (RYS) Certifications, listed below, the following must be performed:

  • All program courses, students enroll and complete within the program, must be taught by an approved Registered Yoga Teacher (E -RYT) Instructor/Professor.

All San Diego Miramar College Instructors/Professors hold the RYT credential. This is a Yoga Alliance mandatory requirement.

200-Hour Yoga Teacher (RYS) Certification 

The Yoga Teacher 200-hour Certificate of Performance prepares students to meet the requirements to become a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance. The program is thorough and comprehensive, including a broad background of yoga’s essential elements.  This program includes history and philosophy, anatomy and physiology, proper sequencing, alignment principles, experience in a variety of yoga styles, and hands on practical experience. Our Yoga Program (200-hour) is completed in one semester. Please review the two documents below: Yoga Program Course Sequence and Step-by-Step Yoga Teacher Program for more information.

Yoga Teacher (RYS) 200 Hour Certification - Click Here for more information.


300-Hour Yoga Teacher (RYS) Certification 

The Yoga Teacher 300-hour Certificate of Achievement prepares students to meet the requirements to become a 500-hour registered yoga teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance. This advanced training is designed to build upon and deepen the trainee’s understanding of the fundamental concepts of teaching yoga obtained in the 200-hour Certificate of Performance. Specifically, this training will aid in enhancing one’s ability to cue alignment and anatomy, evaluate and analyze various levels of yoga classes, while obtaining essential and advanced yoga principles. Upon completing the 300-hour certification, one can combine this with his or her 200-hour certification to become a 500-hour RYT with Yoga Alliance.

Yoga Teacher (RYS) 300 Hour Certification - Click Here for more information.

Please contact one of the Directors if you have any specific questions.

In order to enroll in the 300-hour Certification of Achievement Yoga Program, the applicant must have obtained his or her 200-hour RYT Certification (or equivalent).


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Career/Transfer Options

The Yoga Teacher program prepares its graduates for the following careers:

·       Yoga studios

·       Self-employment settings

·       Hospitals

·       Health industry


Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the Yoga Teacher Program will be able to:

  • Design intelligently structured and sequenced yoga classes.
  • Demonstrate appropriate teaching methodologies and effective communication skills while leading a varied group of yoga participants.
  • Instruct appropriate progressions and regressions of yoga poses (asanas) to create a safe and effective multi-level class experience.



Catalog Pages

332 (EXSC)

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Degrees & Certificates

AA Degree AA or AS for Transfer AS Degree Certificate of Achievement Certificate of Performance Catalog Pages
        332 (EXSC)

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Program Faculty

Office Phone
Nicolas Gehler J-222E (619) 388-7715

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