THE ART OF TEACHING | 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification

Join our 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Berkeley, CA to become a certified, registered Yoga Alliance 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 with precision and clarity, skillfully observe and safely adjust our students’ postures, develop and weave relevant class themes, learn therapeutic alignment principles, and inspire each other to share our hearts’ authentic 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-Hour Yoga Teacher Training is appropriate for experienced yogis who wish to pursue teaching and current teachers wishing to expand and fine-tune their skills. Passionate students who simply wish to deepen their knowledge of yoga are also welcome! Our 200 hours of training consist of 100 hours of our Yoga Immersion, followed by 100 hours dedicated to the art and science of teaching. Trainees who successfully complete a written and oral exam are eligible to register as Anusara Elements™ yoga teachers with the Anusara School of Hatha Yoga.

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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 insight and observation skills

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

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

  • Explore the dynamic and psychology of teacher and student

  • Discover sound business practices in the yoga industry

  • Deepen understanding of subtle body anatomy including Chakras, Koshas and Prana Vayus

  • Deepen 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


MODULE 1: 100hr (2020)

March 14-15
April 18-19
May 2-3
June 13-14
July 11-12
August 8-9



One Module :
$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 December 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.

Program Director


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.


Guest Teachers

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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.


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Chase Bossart

Director of the Yoga Well Institute, Chase has been studying Yoga, Sanskrit, eastern philosophy and religion for nearly 30 years. In 1991, as part of a study abroad program in Chennai, India, Chase took a semester long course on Yoga Theory with Mr. TKV Desikachar that essentially set the direction for the rest of his life. He became a private student of Mr. Desikachar's and spent a total of four and a half years in Chennai (from 1991-2012) studying with him, his family and his senior teachers including serving as a teacher at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram. He served as Director of Therapy and Education at the non-profit Healing Yoga Foundation in San Francisco from 2006-2012. His depth of knowledge on yoga and meditation are shared through practical, humorous anecdotes that translate to everyday life.

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Deane Juhan

Originally trained in-residence at Esalen Institute from 1974 to 1993, Deane Juhan has been a professional bodyworker for 40 years. He is a Trager practitioner and instructor, with a private practice in the Berkeley area. The author of "Job's Body: A Handbook for bodywork," and "Touched by the Goddess: The Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Dimensions of Bodywork," he has long had a passion for understanding the relations between mind, body and spirit and the creative forces at work in all self-development, healing and artistic expression. His workshops have been presented all across the US, Canada, Europe and Japan. Their content is focused on both cutting edge research into many aspects of the body-mind and his years of experience as a practitioner.


Anodea Judith, E-RYT

Anodea Judith, Ph.D. has been called “a prophet for our time.” A groundbreaking thought leader who is the founder and director of Sacred Centers, and a writer, therapist, and spiritual teacher. Her passion for the realization of human potential matches her concern for humanity’s impending crises—her fervent wish is that we “wake up in time.” She holds Masters and Doctoral degrees in Psychology and Human Health, is a 500 hour registered yoga teacher (E-RYT), with lifelong studies of psychology, mythology, sociology, history, systems theory, and mystic spirituality. She is considered one of the country’s foremost experts on the combination of chakras and therapeutic issues and on the interpretation of the Chakra System for the Western lifestyle. She teaches across the U.S., as well as in Canada, Europe, Ireland, Asia, and South and Central America.



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