200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training

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This Yoga Alliance RYS 200 registered program, is offered as a series of eight modules. This means you can take each of the modules individually or as a whole. These modules are open for anyone to attend, but ALL modules and assignments must be completed for Yoga Alliance registration as an RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher).

In order to enhance the learning experience there will be self-study, project practicum and workshops required outside of scheduled workshop hours to help solidify topics covered. After you complete ALL 200 hours of training (all eight modules), you are eligible to apply with Yoga Alliance should you choose to become registered yoga teacher. Upon completion of the coursework, and depending on your own practice, you will be prepared to share the gift of yoga with others.

Non-refundable registration fee of $150.00 is required to hold your spot for upcoming 200 Hour In- Depth Studies and Teacher Training Program.

2017 batch is full. Registration is now open for 2018 (see dates below)

Program Includes:

  • Study of the seminal philosophical texts of Yoga: The Bhagavad Gita and The Yoga Sutra
  • A working knowledge of the yogic body, from both the Western (anatomical) and Eastern (energetic) perspectives.
  • Pranayama: breath work and the subtle body
  • Principles and practices of Meditation, Mantra, and chanting
  • Correct alignment, modifications, and adjustments for the yoga postures
  • Vinyasa Krama: The art of sequencing
  • Methods of teaching to develop an integrated, safe and uplifting class plan
  • Understanding and role of each chakra, its effect on life, and its relation to other chakras
  • Yoga therapy
  • Basic concepts of Ayurveda, including its philosophical origins, the five elements
  • Ethics and business of teaching Yoga
  • Practice teaching sessions with feedback

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Arpita by filling out contact form on this page.

Book List:

Click here to get complete book list for this program.

Training Location:

Divine Center of Yoga, 3280 W Southlake Blvd, Southlake, TX 76092

2017 Batch 2 Program Dates & Time:

We will meet one weekend per month at following dates at Divine Center of Yoga
Friday: 5.00pm to 9.00pm
Saturday: 11.00am to 6.00pm
Sunday: 9.00am to 5 pm

  •     Module 1: Aug. 11th – Aug. 13th, 2017
  •     Module 2: Sept. 8th – Sept. 10th, 2017
  •     Module 3: Oct. 13th – Oct. 15th, 2017
  •     Module 4: Nov. 3rd – Nov. 5th, 2017
  •     Module 5: Dec. 1st – Dec. 3rd, 2017
  •     Module 6: Jan. 5th – Jan. 7th, 2018
  •     Module 7: Feb. 2nd – Feb 4th, 2018
  •     Module 8: March 2nd – March 4th , 2018

2017 batch is full. Registration is now open for 2018 (see dates below)

Option 1 – 2017 Payment in Full

Upfront payment for all eight modules is $2200.00 plus $150 registration fee.

Option 2 – 2017 Pay as you go

Payment per individual module for is $300.00 plus $150 registration fee.
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash/Check/MO/PayPal


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2018 Program Dates & Time:

We will meet one weekend per month at following dates at Divine Center of Yoga
Friday: 5.00pm to 9.00pm
Saturday: 11.00am to 6.00pm
Sunday: 9.00am to 5 pm

Batch 2 Dates:

  • Module 1: Feb 9-11, 2018
  • Module 2: March 9-11, 2018
  • Module 3: April 6-8, 2018
  • Module 4: May 4-6, 2018
  • Module 5: June 1-3,2018
  • Module 6: July 20-22, 2018
  • Module 7: August 3-5, 2018
  • Module 8: Sep 7-9, 2018 (Graduation)

Option 1 – 2018 Payment in Full

Upfront payment for all eight modules is $2400.00 plus $150 registration fee.

Option 2 – 2018 Pay as you go

Payment per individual module for is $325.00 plus $150 registration fee.
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash/Check/MO/PayPal

Testimonials:

As a recent graduate of OYJ’s 200 hour yoga teacher training, I cannot recommend this training highly enough! Arpita creates a very supportive and engaging environment to learn, connect, and teach. You can see Arpita’s knowledge and passion for yoga and ayurveda every step of the way. This training is a truly transformative experience; you learn so much about the yoga tradition, philosophy, postures, and YOURSELF! The physical practice of yoga is where so many of us get hooked, but Arpita delves into the deeper aspects and the many layers of the true self. You’ll become much more mindful of why you are the way you are and learn to look at yourself and others through this lens of compassion. My daily practice has become much deeper and richer with Arpita’s training and has truly changed my life for the better. Not to mention, Arpita is a wonderful teacher, kind-hearted, and FUN! I’m already signed up and looking forward to another one of her trainings
– Jen T., 2017 Yoga Teacher Training Graduate

I cannot say enough wonderful things about Om Yoga Journey and Arpita Shah. Doing the 200 hours yoga teacher training has definitely changed my life. I had only been practicing yoga for a year before I decided to do this training and was intrigued to learn more about yoga. After the first month I thought “What have I gotten myself into”, but as the months went on and I learned more all the pieces began to fall into place. Arpita is an amazing person and a wonderful teacher, her knowledge and passion for yoga shines through her teaching and makes you hungry to learn more. Not only do you come away from this training with all this magnificent knowledge and wisdom, but you will grow within yourself and look at things differently. You make new friendships and bond with a group of fantastic people who are on the same journey as you. You may even build those extra special friendships that you know will last a lifetime. So what are you waiting for, register today and get ready to be on an unbelievable journey with Arpita for the next 8 months. I promise you it’s undeniably worth it.
– Alison T., 2017 Yoga Teacher Training Graduate

This was a well organized and enlightening Hatha yoga training. I would recommend it to anyone interesting in learning yogic philosophy and safe teaching techniques for most class type- – Allison C., 2017 Yoga Teacher Training Graduate

Om Yoga Journey is an amazing and transformative program. I am so grateful to have such a knowledgeable, experienced, and kind teacher. She truly emulates all that I aspire to be as a teacher and I have ben profoundly impacted by her wisdom.
– Jen T., 2017 Yoga Teacher Training Graduate

After reviewing several yoga teacher training options, I chose this one with Arpita Shah because it was simply the longest, and, I thought, would give me the best and most comprehensive training. I had no idea! These past 8 months of bonding, learning, loving, and appreciating yoga for so much more than what I thought, have been invaluable. Arpita’s knowledge and passion and true understanding of yoga have completely changed my mind and my practice, which I thought were already very strong. Her knowledge and patient teachings have given me so much courage and confidence to lead others though a strong yoga practice as well. There is infinitely more I want to learn since she opened my eyes to so many more aspects of this beautiful practice but she started my lifelong passion and I am forever grateful. This training truly changed my life. My only regret is that it had to come to an end.
– Caroline M., 2016 Yoga Teacher Training Graduate

The most comprehensive teacher training around. You will graduate feeling completely prepared. And what a life changing experience to study this beautiful ancient art from such a respected expert
– Alice P.,2016 Yoga Teacher Training Graduate

I would highly recommend this Yoga teacher training course to anyone who really wants to deepen his or her practice. This training has not only changed the way I physically practice the asana branch of yoga, but it’s also changed the way I look at everything in life. Yes, you will learn the philosophy, the history, the alignment of yoga, but there’s so much more included in this teaching certification. You’ll learn how to bring the whole practice of yoga into your daily life and routines. This training teaches you so much about the many layers of your true self. It teaches you to critically think about why you are the way you are (your physical composition); Why you react to things a certain way, how to pay attention to the imbalances in your life and how to bring balance back to your mind and body so that you are able to be your TRUE self…the person that you were born to be. You will learn why it’s important to push the pause button on your life on a regular basis and how to take care of yourself so you are able to care for and teach others. Through the journey of this course, you will become passionate about sharing the true heart of yoga with others. Taking the leap and signing up for this course was hands down, the best thing I have ever done for myself.
-Jenny K., 2016 Yoga Teacher Training Graduate

I can’t say enough about Arpita’s 200 hour yoga teacher training. I had only been practicing yoga for a little over a year, but felt the desire to dive deeper in my practice to explore the reasons why yoga was having such a positive effect on my life. The training did exactly that. I actually feel fortunate to have this training from Arpita so early in my practice because I learned the foundations in alignment from the best teacher I can imagine and didn’t have to “unlearn” so many bad habits. I recommend this training to anyone regardless of their experience with yoga and regardless of whether they want to teach afterwards or simply learn more to help guide their own practice. My mind is still swimming with the amount of knowledge Arpita instilled in each of us and I look forward to sharing that knowledge with others.
-Kathy N., 2016 Yoga Teacher Training Graduate

This yoga teacher training has changed my life. I started this journey because I wanted to deepen my own personal practice of yoga. I had no intention of becoming a yoga teacher. Arpita’s knowledge, heart, and passion are layered through every aspect of this training. She may not know it, but all of those things helped me see a light in myself that I didn’t know was there. That light was calling me to teach yoga. At the beginning you feel overwhelmed with the philosophy, poses, breathing, Ayurveda, anatomy, teaching methodology, the actual teaching, and the business part of yoga. But through each module you become more knowledgeable, more confident and that overwhelming feeling fades away. Arpita gives you the tools to be successful not just in your own personal practice but to also be able to share yoga with others. You will make beautiful and lifelong friendships with your classmates. You encourage each other, work together, learn together, and teach together. I am so proud that I went on this eight-month journey and I am so sad that it is ending. I will cherish every single moment spent with Arpita and the amazingly talented women in this class. I am honored to have gone through this journey with each and every one of them.
-Denise B., 2016 Yoga Teacher Training Graduate

This is my first yoga teacher training and I had the tremendous advantage to do it at Om Yoga Journey with Arpita Shah. It has been a transformative experience, to say the least. Our 200 Hours Teacher Training offered a nurturing and supporting environment that allowed me to explore and expand my knowledge. This training was challenging, intense, and demanding but definitely rewarding bringing me to a whole new level on and off my yoga mat.
During the 8 months of training I gained a solid foundation that, without doubt, prepared me as a yoga teacher. We learned methods of teaching to develop an integrated, safe and uplifting class plan, yoga postures and their correct alignments, the art of sequencing, human anatomy, modifications, and adjustments for the yoga postures, pranayama techniques, basic concepts of Ayurveda, ethics and business of teaching yoga, and more, much more.
Whether you want to teach, or just learn more about yoga, I recommend you consider the OM Yoga Journey Teacher Training. Arpita Shah is an inspiring, knowledgeable and experienced teacher. You cannot ask for better.
-Anyel G., 2016 Yoga Teacher Training Graduate

Om Yoga Journey will always have a special place in my heart! The amount of love Arpita puts into not only the training, but to each individual student is truly amazing. Not only do you leave feeling confident in your knowledge of yoga, but you also leave with an understanding of ayurveda, life, and yourself. Each module was like another adventure I was able to go on with a group of amazing people and the best teacher of all, Arpita!
-Alexandra B.,2015 Yoga Teacher Training Graduate

My teacher training experience with OM Yoga Journey was awesome! It far exceeded my expectations! Thanks so much Arpita!!
– Sharon G., 2015 Yoga Teacher Training Graduate

I am so blessed to have been taught by Arpita. She is an amazing teacher! You will learn so much more than how to teach poses. Her instruction in Aruveyda was a super plus! If you like to laugh and learn, this is the class for you. I had so much fun.
– Suzy S., 2015 Yoga Teacher Training Graduate

Arpita has been a fantastic teacher. I have a very strong background in anatomy and her teaching was very complementary! The knowledge I learned about Ayruveda is fascinating.
– Pam K., 2015 Yoga Teacher Training Graduate

Arpita’s training has found the delicate balance between Eastern and Western philosophy and methodology. Om Yoga Journey has a wonderful focus on the foundational, ancient practice of yoga while still providing the practical knowledge needed to be successful in the modern teaching world! Highly recommended for anyone wanting to expand their practice.
– Sarah S., 2015 Yoga Teacher Training Graduate

Om Yoga Journey is just that; a journey. Arpita’s passion for yoga becomes contagious as she shares her knowledge, encouragment and patience with her students. I am so thankful that our paths crossed
– Liz G., 2015 Yoga Teacher Training Graduate

Om Yoga Journey will always have a special place in my heart! The amount of love Arpita puts into not only the training, but to each individual student is truly amazing. Not only do you leave feeling confident in your knowledge of yoga, but you also leave with an understanding of ayurveda, life, and yourself. Each module was like another adventure I was able to go on with a group of amazing people and the best teacher of all, Arpita!
-Alexandra B., 2015 Yoga Teacher Training Graduate

Amazing program, very thorough. Material covered in program: Yoga postures, Vinyasa Krama, Integrated class plans, Pranayama, study of philosophical texts of Yoga, basic concepts of Ayurveda and multiple practice teaching sessions. Plus sessions on anatomy and physiology. Comprehensive program, definitely deepened my knowledge and understanding of yoga! I am now very prepared to start my yoga teacher journey!
– Mary R.,2015 Yoga Teacher Training Graduate

I have just completed this training with Arpita and cannot say enough good things about it! I came into this basic 200 hr TT with probably over 1000 hrs of trainings already.  As an avid yoga practitioner I’ve been studying pretty much exclusively with ParaYoga and Rod Stryker under the ParaYoga Master Training Program for almost 3 years, and was nervous about which basic TT program to choose once I decided to go ahead and get my certification.  I did not want to waste my time on a training program that did not seriously consider the entire yoga system… I wanted more than just an asana anatomy and alignment training.  I wanted the WHOLE package!  Knowing that Arpita has also studied with Rod, as well as with many other master teachers (Judith Lasater, Doug Keller, Dr. Vasant Lad, etc.), plus the fact that she is from India and could add so much more authenticity and personal experience/history to my learning experience, the choice to go with the Om Yoga Journey TT was an easy one.  If you are just starting out, or if you have been a practitioner for many years…either way…this training is your best bet for authenticity. Not to mention, Arpita is just a really sweet person, completely dedicated to providing a truly top notch educational experience, and is always ready to help out her students in any way she can.  Thank you Arpita. You ROCK! Hari Om!
– Julie R., 2014 Yoga Teacher Training Graduate

If you are looking to take that next step and deepen your yoga knowledge and looking to teach, Arpita Shah and Om Yoga Journey 200 hours teacher training is the path for you! Having gone through the program this year I can say Arpita has thoughtfully organized the course to develop each of her students and brings out their best. I can say my own practice in asanas, pranayam and meditation has deepened and I feel confident in leading others in practice. Thank you Arpita!!!
– Amy B., 2014 Yoga Teacher Training Graduate

Choosing a Yoga Teacher Training program may be daunting. It might be your path to instruct, but you need to find the right match of teacher and trainee. Om Yoga Journey Teacher Training will give you the resources you need to develop/deepen a personal practice and confidently begin teaching. Arpita is a wealth of knowledge, presenting information in an organized and attainable form. From day one she supported and guided each student to their personal goals. The OYJ 200hr training is life changing.
– June Z., 2014 Yoga Teacher Training Graduate

I cannot say enough great things about Arpita’s 200 hr teacher training program with Om Yoga Journey. I got so much more out of this program than any other I could have picked. I feel incredibly fortunate to have gotten this training from such an inspiring teacher. I am coming out of it with new friends, the confidence to begin teaching and unforgettable experiences. I am so grateful for Arpita and Om Yoga Journey!!!
– Erin P., 2014 Yoga Teacher Training Graduate

If you are looking for an in depth and extremely well balanced 200 hour yoga teacher training, look no further than Arpita Shah and Om Yoga Journey. I just completed my 200 hour certification in August 2014 and I can honestly say that Arpita not only enhanced my yoga practice, but so many other aspects of my life.
I took this training hoping to gain a little more understanding of yoga and deepen my practice. I not only have a better understanding of yoga, but also have built a strong base in the philosophy of yoga, anatomy and physiology, ayurveda, meditation, pranayama…the list goes on and on.
Om Yoga Journey will not only make you a well-rounded teacher, but make you a better yogi and a better you.
– Katie V., 2014 Yoga Teacher Training Graduate

I highly recommend Om Yoga Journey. I just completed my 200 hr teacher training and I can honestly say it was an amazing experience. I signed up for the training hoping to gain a deeper understanding of what yoga is, in the end I received that and so much more. I will be forever grateful for all of the knowledge Arpita has shared with me. Om Yoga Journey is the best!!
– Roberta S., 2014 Yoga Teacher Training Graduate