extendYoga Teacher Training Program


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12106 Wilkins Avenue

North Bethesda, MD, USA

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Flow Yoga

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extendYoga Teacher Training Program
12106 Wilkins Avenue
North Bethesda, MD, United States

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...

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.


*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:
• Asana, pranayama, meditation, and other traditional yoga techniques
• Physiological and spiritual aspects of various styles and methods

Teaching Methodology:
• Addressing special populations
• Principles of teaching
• Advanced Sequencing & Theming
• Business of yoga, including marketing & legal
• Teaching virtually

Anatomy and Physiology

• Advanced Anatomy and Physiology
• Energetics

Philosophy, History & Lifestyle
• Traditional and modern texts
• Ethics, Ayurveda, Sanskrit, Mythology

Mentorship, Independent and Group Projects
• Case Study and Final Project
• Group Seva (Service) Project

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI)
• How to support DEI within your teaching


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. 

Learn from the area’s most talented team & from the best local yoga studio. See for yourself:

5-⭐️ Yoga Alliance Reviews

5-⭐Yelp Reviews

5-⭐Google Reviews

💯 Voted Bethesda’s Best Yoga Studio: 2017-2023

First Registered November 2014

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Financial Assistance


QTBIPOC SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE: extendYoga is committed to making our studio and the greater yoga community welcoming and inclusive for all beings. Encouraging a diverse range of teaching voices is an essential step in creating safe spaces where all students can feel represented. To help facilitate this progress, we are offering donation-based scholarships for QTBIPOC; (Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) and other groups that are systematically marginalized and underserved in the wellness industry. We feel this will offer more opportunities for accessible self-care, redistribute wealth and opportunity to groups that are often unseen and underserved, and welcome more diversity and inclusivity in the yoga room. This scholarship is intended for those who: 1) Self-identify as QTBIPOC 2) Have a consistent practice and commitment to yoga 3) Are able to attend all training dates.

Work Exchange Programs

We do offer reduced rate tuition/discounts in exchange to volunteer at the studio. Space is limited and based on training enrollment.

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First Registered November 2014

School Reviews

Total Reviews: 65

By Belen Bhatti RYT® 200

Apr 21, 2024

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Teaching Staff

Lauren Richardson Lauren Richardson

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

Zahra Abbassi

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

Janet Cokinos Janet Cokinos

E-RYT® 500

Donna Martin

RYT® 500

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