top of page
banners INCL YTT (6).png

Training for Practitioners and Teachers

How it works:
Square One Yoga's teacher training program is offered over the course of two intensive modules which, taken together, certify students to teach yoga in a variety of settings.


Taken separately, each program serves a unique purpose.


At 300 hours, our teacher training program greatly exceeds Yoga Alliance standards. 


Because after years of teaching shorter programs, we understand that teaching yoga is a skill that takes time, practice, and dedication to develop. It's our mission to offer you the most 
thorough and
well-rounded yoga education in the field.

Module One

200-hour Yoga Training Program for Practitioners

  • ​Learn in the broader context of history and tradition 
  • Practice principles for a lifelong practice
  • Go beyond the poses with yogic breath work and meditation

Module Two

100-hour Professional

Program for Yoga Teachers

  • Learn to teach safe, effective, accessible classes 
  • Craft skills to work knowledgeably with a wide range of bodies 
  • Create a path to teach yoga in a way that is sustainable for you and your students

"I wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude for putting together such a well-rounded and beautiful training. It’s not only stayed in my heart and opened me up as a person - it has been a great example for the kind of space I hope to create one day myself as a meditation teacher."

-Brigitte Binder

Who is it for?
Students looking for a structured yoga education given by expert teachers
Practitioners who want to learn and practice a broad range of yogic techniques,
including breath work and meditation​
Future and current yoga teachers who are ready to begin a path of study that sets the foundation for skillful and informed teaching
Anyone who loves what yoga does for them and is curious to know the how and why of it


"After going through this program, I feel like yoga has permanently become a big part of my life, and I'm grateful that I can live this way."
Mina Choe 2020

In the Practitioner Program you will:

Study in a body positive, trauma-informed, socially aware studio that is respectful of the culture that brought us this practice

Develop a deeper understanding of your entire, interconnected self

Learn alignment principles and  how to tailor then for your unique body

Strengthen your asana practice with intelligence and care

Learn why is yoga so effective at improving physical and emotional well-being

Practice techniques to take you beyond the poses

Study and discuss the philosophical underpinnings of yoga 

Be challenged in a way that fosters growth and insight​

Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credits are available for this course.
banners INCL YTT.png

“If you want to learn something, read about it.

If you want to understand something, write about it.

If you want to master something, teach it."

-Yogi Bhajan

Who is it for?
Current and prospective teachers who want to share yoga in an accessible way

Practitioners who feel that learning to teach will deepen their own practice

Yogis who want to learn the nuts and bolts of being a professional yoga teacher 

Prospective teachers who value a thorough and rigorous professional education
"I feel infinitely grateful for having done my yoga teacher training with Square One! It is led by amazing teachers who are down-to-earth with such a passion for sharing the transformative gift of yoga. They helped create a safe and empowering place to explore and deepen my own practice and equipped me with the tools to help others do the same. "

-Ashley Benetorri
Over the course of the Professional Program you will:

Learn how to offer yoga that is inviting to a wide range of bodies

Practice teaching in a collaborative, friendly environment

Study college level anatomy and physiology

Become familiar with creating emotionally and physically safe spaces for yoga 

​Receive mentoring from experienced yoga teachers

Learn the ins and outs of teaching both in-person and online classes

Develop the skills and mindset to build a sustainable career teaching yoga

Graduating students will be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance. Yoga Alliance CE Credits are available for this course if it is taken as a stand-alone program.

"All of our lovely teachers gave us so many tools to become well rounded teachers by the end of training. I would encourage those who have open minds and hearts about their practice to join the Square One Yoga Teacher Training. You won't regret it!" 

-Ashley Brown

Untitled design.png
Both programs will be offered in a hybrid format, with most weekends spend in-studio at the El Cerrito location and one evening a week we will meet live online. Weekday sessions will be recorded.
Students may take the Practioner Program and the Professional program independently or sign up for them together. The Professional Program requires graduation from a 200-hour yoga teacher training program.

Practitioner Program

This program meets Saturdays and Sundays September 2 through December 17 as well as Wednesdays from 6 - 7.

We will break for holidays on October 8, November 11, and Thanksgiving week.

Cost: $3180

Add a Title

This program meets Saturdays and Sundays September 2 through December 17 as well as Wednesdays from 6 - 7.

We will break for holidays on October 8, November 11, and Thanksgiving week.

Cost: $3180

Who is on the faculty of the training?


I worried that my chronic health issues would interfere with my progress in training and that it would drain me. But it did exactly the opposite. The training nourished me a in a way I never thought possible. I came out of the training in awe of what my body could do and loving myself more than ever.

Josephine Kelly

Even seeing the curriculum ahead of time, knowing the range of topics and teachers didn’t prepare me for the variety and depth of study subjects. Talking with other friends who took trainings, I felt grateful for the thoughtful and thorough curriculum I was a part of.

Hope Amico

Throughout the program, I noticed that I just started to feel happier and more centered as a result of doing yoga/thinking about yoga for two days straight. This helped provide me with the mental clarity I needed to refocus my job search. By the end of the program I got a promotion within the company that I'm working at!

Tiffany Leung

The program will give you all the necessary tools to get into that headstand *and* find your own path to a fuller and more wholesome self. Thank you Square One!

Darlene Cruz

Even though you can read and practice all of the yoga before Teacher Training there is something safe and familiar with the Teacher Training at Square One. All of my colleagues and I felt our ideas and beliefs  were validated. We found our space to become the women we have been wanting to be.

Ashley Brown

The YTT at Square one was the highlight of my week. Every weekend was another chance to be with beautiful people, deepen my practice and get answers to long time questions. I didn’t want it to end. Worth every penny!

Rebecca Reedy

bottom of page