Anchored in a deep understanding and appreciation of yoga history and philosophy, Uttara Yoga Teacher Training (UYTT) draws upon the streams of Hatha Yoga, Kriya Yoga, and Ayurveda, offering students a sacred space in which to study the deeper teachings and art of yoga.
Whether you are looking to expand your own personal practice or spread the gift of yoga to others, our dynamic approach offers an experience that goes beyond the mat. No matter if you are beginning your journey or are a seasoned practitioner, this training program offers the opportunity to find your voice and cultivate your inner wisdom. With a focus on the complete system of yoga, you will learn ways to inspire others while receiving tools for personal growth. Our program emphasizes spiritual development and empowerment, offering a unique blend of history and philosophy, along with essential components of asana and pranayama (postures and breathwork).
Areas of study include:
- Techniques in Asana, Pranayama & Meditation
- Classical Yoga Philosophy & The Yoga Sutras
- Techniques for intelligent sequencing
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Introduction to Ayurveda
- Hands-On Adjusts, Assists & Body Observation
- Teaching Methodology, Skills & Communication
- The Ethics of Teaching Yoga
- The Business of Yoga
Uttara Yoga Teacher Training (UYTT) is a 200-hour training program approved through Yoga Alliance (YA).
Confirm your enrollment
To confirm your enrollment, please make your program deposit ($100 - to be applied to total fee). If you would like to pay for the entire program along with the deposit you may do so.
- Early Bird Pricing (by August 1st): $2850
- Regular Pricing (by September 1st): $3200
- Late Pricing (from September 1st - September 17th): $3450
- A payment plan is also available for those who may wish to split the cost into three monthly payments. Please reach out to inquire about this option.
Pricing does not include the cost of the retreat weekends or required books.
Preparing for Class
Each weekend will be a mix of lecture, discussion, demo and practice. A comprehensive manual will be provided to you along with a list of resources and references. It is strongly suggested that you have a notebook or journal that is just for this training. Please dress comfortably, bring a cushion or bolster if you like, and a water bottle/snacks if needed.
Fridays: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Saturdays: 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Sundays: 1:00 - 5:00 pm
- Sept. 23rd-Sept.25th
- Oct. 7th-Oct. 9th
- Oct. 21st-Oct. 23rd → retreat weekend (25 contact hours); for YTTs only
- Nov. 4th-Nov. 6th
- Nov. 18th-Nov. 20th
- Dec. 2nd-Dec. 4th
- Dec. 16th-Dec 18th
- Jan. 6th-Jan. 8th
- Jan. 20th-Jan. 22nd
- Feb. 3rd-Feb 5th
- Feb. 17th-Feb. 19th
- March 3rd-March 5th
- March 17th-March 19th
- March 31st-April 2nd → retreat weekend (25 contact hours); open to others and will include practice teaching
- April 14th-April 16th → final weekend to include practice teaching at Uttara; graduation
Additional teaching, observation, assisting, reading, and mentoring hours will be required.
Please note that any missed hours throughout the training must be made up at an agreed upon time and may require additional fees. Attendance is mandatory for the retreats.
2023 Training Modules
Laura began her journey on the yogic path over 15 years ago while living in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. She knew immediately that the practice of yoga would become a consistent thread weaving throughout the fabric of her life.
Sally found inspiration from her very first yoga class. She began a continuous quest for knowledge by completing over 500 hours of yoga teacher training at Uttara, and a 300 hour Ayurvedic Studies Program with Katie Silcox at Shakti School. Her goal was to deepen her understanding of health and wellness from a more holistic viewpoint.
"What can be said about giving yourself the gift of 200 hours of yoga teacher training? That you will deepen your yoga practice and understanding of yoga philosophy and learn simple practical ways of applying this philosophy to your every day life. That you will learn how to cherish yourself, you will arrive at a place where you want to cherish yourself, a place where you believe on a visceral level that you are with cherishing. That you will begin a journey of life long learning that may or may not lead to teaching yoga classes, but if your goal is to teach, you will have learned fundamentals of language, instruction, assisting, sequencing, demonstrating and progressing classes for all levels. YTT 200. Be the change."
"Before beginning my yoga teacher training with Uttara, I was in a transitional time in my life. I had recently moved to Roanoke and was a new mother. I was searching for meaning and purpose after deciding to leave my career to stay at home with my daughter. Uttara Yoga Studio completely fulfilled my high hopes and I couldn’t be happier with the great deal of knowledge I acquired throughout this training. The topics covered, including philosophy, Ayurveda, Sanskrit, asana, hands-on assisting, the Yoga Sutras, and much more, were so throughly and carefully taught it amazes me how much we were able to learn in 200 hours.I have a handful of friends who are yoga teachers and they were blown away how unique and elevated the topics covered during the training. I am extremely happy with this program and feel truly proud to be able to call myself a graduate. There is something so special when like-minded people come together and grow in every aspect of life. I feel so fortunate to have found Uttara, a safe and accepting place, and to have such wise teachers like Jill and Wendi. Thank you!"
"It changed my life ..the way I see the world and beyond. I made connections that I hope will last the rest of my days and beyond. It was more they I could every of thought or imagined….I humbly thank Jill and all the others that took the time to co-create that space for me…and so many others."
"I can’t say enough fabulous things about my teacher training at Uttara. I’m in my 50’s and had been wanting to take teacher training to delve deeper into the many aspects of Yoga (not just the asana practice) for many years. The teacher training was everything I had hoped for and even more. I looked into various local and international TT programs and am so very glad that I chose this program. Jill and Wendi are wonderful, knowledgeable, inspiring ladies who worked very hard to assist each of us, as individuals, to grow and get out of the program what we individually wanted. It’s obvious that they had to cover certain topics for Yoga Alliance, but I was super pleased when they adjusted topics based on student interest many times throughout our 6 months together. The classes in Anatomy and Physiology were excellent and easy to follow and apply, and the Ayurvedic training phenomenal. Equally wonderful was the diverse mix of TT students – each very different (age, practice level, education, experience, goals), but each aspiring to learn and grow. Participating in the UYTT Program was a gift that I gave myself. It was a “life changer,” and I am so happy that I did it. Peace and Love."