extendYoga Teacher Training Program


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12106 Wilkins Avenue

North Bethesda, MD, United States

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extendYoga Teacher Training Program
12106 Wilkins Avenue
North Bethesda, MD, USA

About extendYoga Teacher Training Program

We Offer Both 200HR and 300HR Teacher Training Programs! Please check our website for up to date info and to register: 200-HOUR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM Whether you are interested in learning about the...

We Offer Both 200HR and 300HR Teacher Training Programs! Please check our website for up to date info and to register: 200-HOUR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM

Whether you are interested in learning about the art of teaching yoga or would like to deepen your own practice, our Yoga Teacher Training Program will prepare you to empower yourself and others on the path of self-transformation. As we explore the history of yoga, yoga philosophy, and the anatomical and energetic aspects of the human body, you will have the unique opportunity to study the ancient practice of yoga asana, pranayama and meditation and discover a deeper understanding of yoga and its relevance in modern day life.

You will be given all the tools needed to successfully take the seat of the teacher with confidence and enthusiasm. Outside of scheduled training hours, you will expand your self-awareness and knowledge of yoga through self-study, group projects, selected readings and assignments, class observation, practice-teaching, and individual seva (community service) projects. Be prepared to work hard and extend beyond your comfort zone so that you can reach your full potential as a teacher and student. Most importantly, be prepared to discover your own unique gifts and learn how to share them with others. 200-HR TRAINING TOPICS INCLUDE:

*History and Philosophy of Yoga *Physiological, psychological and spiritual aspects of asana, pranayama, and meditation *Basic anatomy and physiology of the physical body and subtle energetic body *Intensives including: ethics, Ayurveda, Sanskrit, mythology, sequencing, theming, marketing & the business of yoga, teaching online/virtually *How to support DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) within the yoga and wellness industry *Vinyasa yoga along with other Hatha yoga traditions and methods: Ashtangha, Prana *Flow inspired yoga, Jivamukti, Power *Yoga for special populations, restorative, therapeutic elements, prenatal, babies, kids & teens 300-HOUR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM extendYoga’s 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program is a one-of-a kind program designed to offer a creative and advanced curriculum that elevates one’s yoga practice and teaching. This training is for yoga teachers AND practitioners curious about expanding their teaching styles and personal practices. Trainees explore a wide variety of topics (listed below) and have the opportunity to dive deeper into their study through consistent and connected practice and teaching.  Our gifted and experienced teachers lead with a range of teaching modalities and deliver a well rounded and flexible program. We consider each dedicated student and where they are in their yoga teaching journey. This is a 9-month program that meets one weeknight evening from 6pm-9:00pm as well as one weekend a month (Fri evening, and all day Sat and Sun). 300-HR TRAINING TOPICS INCLUDE: Techniques, Training and Practice: *Physiological, psychological, and spiritual aspects of asana, pranayama, meditation, and other traditional yoga techniques. *Analytical training (how to teach and practice techniques) as well guided practice of the techniques themselves. *Styles and Methods: Vinyasa, Power, Restorative, Yin, Ashtanga, therapeutic elements, Pre/Postnatal, babies, kids & teens.
Teaching Methodology: *Communication skills. *Addressing special populations, including: injuries, differently abled, mature adults, etc. *Principles of teaching, qualities of a teacher, and finding your unique teaching style. *Advanced Sequencing & Theming. *Business of yoga, including marketing and legal. *Teaching online/virtually.
Anatomy and Physiology *Intermediate-Advanced level exploration of anatomy and physiology of the physical body. *Subtle energetic body, including chakras, nadis, etc.
Philosophy & History, Lifestyle and Ethics *Further and deeper study of yoga philosophies and traditional texts. *Intensives including: Ethics, Ayurveda, Sanskrit, Mythology Mentorship, Independent and Group Projects *Mentorship: Every trainee will be required to work with a mentor to further the training experience. *Case Study and Final Project, including developing a project in a chosen field. *Group Seva (Service) Project; which will be determined by the group.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) *Several Intensives on how to support DEI within your classes/offerings, and the yoga and wellness industry.


Our program leaders are highly trained, experienced, certified and passionate about yoga. Their knowledge and enthusiasm across a variety of yoga disciplines is one of the many reasons why this training program is like no other.


Our training is rated at 4.95/5. 

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First Registered November 2014


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  • 5 out of 5
    By: INA HERRERA Mar 13, 2023

    I had an amazing experience with the YTT program at Extend Yoga. Love Arlet and her studio.

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      I had an amazing experience with the YTT program at Extend Yoga. Love Arlet and her studio.
First Registered November 2014

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Total Reviews: 54


Mar 13, 2023

I had an amazing experience with the YTT program at Extend Yoga. Love Arlet and her studio. Full Review

By Katie Fife Schuster RYT® 200

Feb 10, 2023

I am so glad I found the YTT program at extendYoga! I was drawn to this program and studio because the curriculum is comprehensive, their teachers are experienced, knowledgeable, and supportive, and their community is welcoming. The fact that DEI training is included in the curriculum, along with history, philosophy, styles of yoga, meditation, anatomy, and teaching techniques, was also a huge draw. They had us practice teaching the first weekend, which was a little intimidating, but also so very effective in our training. I would choose extendYoga all over again and again to do my yoga teacher training! Full Review

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Teaching Staff

Lauren Richardson Lauren Richardson

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

Zahra Abbassi

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

Janet Cokinos

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

Donna Martin

RYT® 500

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