Professional Yoga Trainer

We are pleased to introduce a second professional track we call the CYS Professional Yoga Trainer where you will learn to train and develop teachers in the CYS method. Once you complete this program, you will have the qualifications to teach in CYS trainings as paid faculty AND it will establish a foundation to eventually run your own CYS satellite school. 


Trainer of Teachers

The program is open to all CYS graduates.


Circle Yoga Shala is known for our development of actual authentic teachers able to interface in whatever type of marketplace they desire upon completion of our training. This requires more than understanding content and being able to speak and deliver material. It requires a method. We have developed that method and evolved it over 18 years of training teachers. Now we're ready to share that with you, our CYS graduate. 

The Yoga Trainer program will require you to attend two YTT200 trainings. During the first training, you will be given the methods being used to teach the material. There will be daily one-on-one interaction with your senior teacher, separate from the YTT200 for review and clarifications. In the second training, you will also assist in teaching parts of the YTT200 training, to apply what you have learned and receive further coaching from senior teachers.

You must attend two YTT200 programs to complete your trainer program, be it (1) year-long and (1) month-long OR (2) year-long programs.
Fast-Track: year-long YTT200 and month-long June YTT200
Slow-Track: year-long YTT200 (2018-2019) and year-long YTT200 (2019-2020)


Evolve, Serve, Lead

Advance your skills to develop practitioners into teachers of this great tradition


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Retreat One: April 4th - 7th, 2019
Retreat Two: July 11th - 14th, 2019
Retreat Three: October 3rd - 6th, 2019
Retreat Four: February 27th - March 1st, 2020 **(Inclement Weather Makeup Dates, March 12th - 15th, 2020)


2020 - 2021


Retreat One: April 9th - 12th, 2020
Retreat Two: August 6th - 9th, 2020
Retreat Three: November 11th - 15th, 2021
Retreat Four: March 11th - 14th, 2021


June 16th - July 9th, 2020


Fast Track (1 year-long program and summer immersion)
Tuition: $6,500
Room and Board: starting at $2,400

Slow Track (2 year-long programs)
Tuition: $6,100
Room and Board: starting at $1,920


Upon Completion

Be a leader in the CYS Lineage


Circle Yoga Shala Trainer

  • Be listed as faculty on the CYS website

  • Be able to teach upon invitation in CYS trainings as paid faculty

  • Develop advanced leadership skills

  • CEUs for E-RYT 200

  • Have access to the YTT200 private site for 3 years

  • Lay a foundation that can move you into owning and running your own CYS Satellite School.