500 hour Yoga Teacher Training Certfication

Certification is completed through modules either in WORKSHOP form, or on retreat (once COVID-19 allows us to travel again). Upcoming online workshops:

Meditation Practice for the Holidays

December 19 10:00-12:00pm



Yoga Sutras: Purusha & Prakriti

January 3 10:00-12:00pm



200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Career Course

January 23 – May 2

Meets: Saturdays and Sundays 9:00am-2:00pm for 14 weeks $2000


Yin Yoga Intensive Training

February 5-7



Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Intensive (for certified yoga teachers)

February 19-21


For more information or to register:  jainaportwood@gmail.com or 612-845-8175

Each week-long educational retreat in 50hrs of training and certification (modules) which can go towards your 200 or 500 hr certification. Two week retreats receive 100 hours of contact study. We are a Yoga Alliance Certified School. Discounts will always apply for subsequent retreats after your first.

500 hour Yoga Teaching Certification Track

3-4 week-long retreats of your choice (pre-requisite is a 200 hour certification)

Topics include

  • Asana Alignment
  • Teaching Methodology
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Physical Adjustments & Assists
  • Yogic Nutrition
  • Business + Marketing + Social Media Navigation
  • Pranayama
  • Mudras
  • Bandhas
  • Meditation Guidance
  • Ancient & Classic Texts
  • Life Coaching
  • Herbalism
  • Prenatal Yoga
  • Yin Yoga
  • Hatha Yoga Specialty Classes
  • Advanced Vinyasa Sequencing
  • Energy Healing

Have additional questions about non-contact hours for Yoga Alliance requirements? (aka how to study in-between retreats to accumulate your hours for certification?) Send an email to jaina@belovedretreats for details.