THE ART OF TEACHING | 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification

Join our 200 Hour Anusara Yoga Teacher Training in Berkeley, CA to become a certified, registered yoga teacher. You’ll receive comprehensive training in teaching alignment-based hatha and vinyasa yoga classes and cultivate the knowledge and confidence to teach a safe and engaging yoga class to a wide variety of students.

In yoga we teach to learn and learn to teach simultaneously! Together we’ll learn how to articulate instructions clearly and succinctly, skillfully observe and safely adjust our students, develop and weave relevant class themes, learn therapeutic alignment principles, and  inspire each other to share our hearts’ offerings. In a safe and nurturing environment you will discover, cultivate, and refine your unique voice and step courageously into the PRACTICE of teaching yoga to others.

Our teacher trainees benefit from individualized attention, ample opportunities for practice and feedback, immersion into the healing practices of yoga and deeper integration into a community of like-hearted souls. This 200 HR Anusara Yoga Teacher Training is appropriate for experienced yogis who wish to pursue teaching and current teachers wishing to expand and fine tune their skills and abilities. Passionate students who simply wish to deepen their knowledge of yoga are also welcome! Our 200 hours of training consist of 100 hours of Yoga Immersion, followed by 100 hours dedicated to the art and science of teaching. Trainees who successfully completely a written and oral exam are eligible to register as Anusara Elements™ yoga teachers with the Anusara School of Hatha Yoga. For more information please contact YogaKula at


Teacher Trainees will gain a knowledge of

  • Learn how to teach all the different categories of asanas

  • How to teach with a theme

  • How to teach for beginners

  • Yoga therapeutics and injury prevention

  • How to teach for students with injuries

  • Effective communication: word choice; active and passive instruction, vocal quality, tone and projection

  • Understanding and addressing common misalignments

  • The art of adjustments and assists

  • Methodology for teaching pranayama and meditation

  • Applying principles of alignment to each pose

  • How to teach with UPA’s

  • How to assist and adjust students

  • Develop your observation skills

  • Learn how to create sequences for the physical and subtle bodies

  • Learn how to create sequences for a wide variety of students

  • Learn about the psychology of teacher and student

  • Sound business practices in the yoga industry

  • Subtle body anatomy including Chakras, Koshas and Prana Vayus

  • Deeper understanding of tantric philosophy


Upon completion of our 200 and 300-Hour Training, students are eligible to register with both Yoga Alliance and hours can go towards Anusara Yoga certification. 



Saturdays & Sundays

11:30am – 6pm



September 28-29, 2019
October 19-20, 2019
November 16-17, 2019
December 7-8, 2019
January 18-19, 2020
February 15-16, 2020


March 7-8
April 4-5
May 2-3
June 13-14
July 11-12
August 8-9


Module 1:
$1400 before July 1
$1575 before August 1
$1675 after August 1

Module 2:
$1400 before Dec 1, 2019
$1575 before February 1, 2020
$1675 after February 1, 2020

Payment plans available. $500 deposit required. 

200 Hr Teacher Training Program
$2700 paid in full by June 1, 2019


Trainings are non-refundable once the program begins.  YogaKula and its teachers reserve the right to cancel workshops. If YogaKula cancels a Training, a full credit or refund will be issued.


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F A C U L T Y 

Our renowned faculty consists of certified advanced yoga teachers. Each one brings their own passion and love for yoga to the classroom, as well as, extensive training in anatomy, yoga philosophy, breathing techniques and asana. Their collective insights will open your mind, expand your awareness and provide you with the knowledge and encouragement to be the best teacher that you can be.


Saraswati Clere, E-RYT 500

San Francisco Bay Area filmmaker Saraswati Clere is the founder of Yogakula Productions and owns Yogakula Wellness Center in Berkeley, which attracts thousands of students each year. For the past 20 years Saraswati has trained in the Iyengar and Anusara Yoga method. She has been teaching yoga for 10 years and currently offers teacher training programs. Saraswati has produced a line of educational CDs and DVDs in collaboration with some of the world’s most prominent yoga teachers and scholars. She is the director of the Kula Coworking Hub and offers monthly workshops designed to empower and support entrepreneurs to be successful in business and in life.

In 2011, Saraswati produced Yogawoman, an award-winning documentary narrated by Annette Bening, that features 50 of the world’s leading experts – doctors, researchers, renowned yoga instructors – all empowered, compassionate, inspiring- all women. Since its release yoga woman has screened in 12 countries and has won five film awards.


Chrissy Graham, E-RYT 500

Lighthearted, fun, and passionate, Chrissy radiates positivity. She teaches her classes using her wide-range of life experiences and the extensive knowledge she gained in her 21 years of yoga study. She is well versed in various systems of yoga and was a Certified Anusara Yoga teacher for 15 years. As a Certified E-RYT 500 Yoga Instructor, Chrissy enthusiastically teaches public classes, workshops, Immersions, restorative yoga, kids' yoga, private lessons, and Teacher Trainings throughout the Bay area and abroad.

Chrissy's varied classes focus on alignment based movement with an emphasis on weight baring poses and dynamic movement so students are able to develop a greater sense of their bodies' bio-mechanics, to practice safely, and to strengthen while stretching. Having traveled to Holland, Hawaii and across the continental United States to teach yoga and to study Hinduism, Buddhism, and Bon-po, she blends philosophy, therapeutics, and a complete knowledge of nutrition and dietary wellness to create complete and lively classes.

Chrissy's appreciation of nature and enthusiasm for life, emanate from her soul in everything she does. Since yoga is her first love, these qualities fill her classroom and inspire her students.

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Suzanne Zuber, RYT 500 

Suzanne, European-American yogini and international yoga instructor, has been fortunate to study in-depth asana, anatomy, therapeutics, and the various Yogic traditions and philosophies with world-renowned Hatha and Vinyasa teachers. With Noah Mazé, she earned her 300-hour Yogamazé teaching certificate during a year-long course of study in Berlin, focusing on Iyengar-based alignment Hatha and Vinyasa yoga. She is a graduate of the 200-hour Anusara-based yoga teacher training with Siri Peterson, Chrissy and Kenny Graham, and has further studied with Abby Tucker, Jim Bernaert, and Sianna Sherman. She has taught at various studios in Stockholm, Munich, and the Bay Area, and currently runs a yoga-program for students and teachers at the German International School of Silicon Valley (Berkeley campus).

Yoga classes with Suzanne are upbeat and humorous, challenging and reflective. She likes to interweave ancient myths (with a grain of salt), tapping into timeless universal truths as we explore asanas, pranayama, and meditation on the mat. Suzanne is happiest when her students come out of her class feeling balanced and energized, strong to the core, and well-aligned in body, mind, and spirit.



Siri Peterson, E-RYT 500

Siri is a proud wife and mama, certified Anusara® yoga instructor, E-RYT 500, and a practitioner of yoga for over 25 years. A New York Times recognized dancer and choreographer, Siri’s classes explore the unique relationship between yoga, artistic self-expression and mindful movement. Having healed her own physical injuries through yoga, she loves helping students access their innate healing capacities through optimal alignment. She offers public and private yoga lessons, meditation instruction, coaching, retreats, and yoga teacher trainings in Oakland, Berkeley, and the greater Bay Area. In 2016 she was named one of 100 Trailblazers in Yoga and Ayurveda by Spirituality and Health magazine.