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Learn To Teach Yoga Or Deepen Your Practice

230-Hour (RYT 200) Yoga Training
Registration now open!

New program starts Monday, June 10th, 2024!

The Yoga Center Retreat


The Yoga Center Retreat

To learn more about our 230-hour teacher training, please email Jennifer Gray.


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Emily Wright

The 230 hour yoga teacher training was a phenomenal experience for me! This is such a well-rounded program–it’s stacked with a wide array of incredible teachers, a strong set of core classes, and a large variety of technical sessions and workshops. At the beginning of the nine months, I had no intention to actually become a teacher. I just wanted to heal and deepen my practice. But at the end of the program, somehow, I could actually see myself as a yoga teacher. Jen Gray knew what she was doing when she created the curriculum. My classes were primarily taught via zoom, and I found the convenience of it all to be lovely. I thought I would miss out on the in-person aspect, but it worked quite well and they were still able to cultivate a wonderfully healing and supportive community. I would highly recommend this program to anyone! What a game changer.


I am getting amazing training with a great group of women and men and I am building more confidence as a teacher. The expectations of students is high, but so is the level of support.

Amy B.

This program has provided in-depth knowledge of yoga and yogic practices from all different view points. I cannot find another program that provides this type of information. All the teachers are kind, and supportive, wonderful mentors for someone looking to become a yoga teacher or just expand their knowledge. I would and have recommended this training to everyone I know or have met who is interested in a deeper understanding of yoga.

Briana H.

I’m 3/4 of the way through the Yoga Teacher Training Program and it’s been stellar. When I talk to my friends who have gone through other YTT programs in the cities, I can tell that the breadth and depth of this course (in addition to the super knowledgable instructors) is setting me up much better for success in expanding my own personal practice and as I start to teach classes. The only thing I would have done differently is take the course sooner.

Jordan N.

This isn’t just a yoga studio but an amazing community to be a part of. There is always a friendly face excited to see you when you walk through the doors. There is such a wide variety of yoga classes available and the teachers are amazing. I can’t recommend this studio enough for anyone looking for a true, authentic yoga studio and a wonderful community to go with it.

Jess S.

The Yoga Center Retreat feels like a second home to me. Jen Gray and the rest of the wonderful team have brought together a phenomenal yoga community. I am in the 230 hour yoga study program and am very pleased with my education and how it is enhancing my personal practice.

Bethany B.

A brand-spanking new beautiful studio – top notch instructors and extremely welcoming to all bodies and abilities. There is an amazing variety of classes and workshops for any interest in yoga you might have. The owner Jennifer Gray is always welcoming and super happy to see her students show up here. Lovely boutique with the best selection of wellness books, essential oils, mats and props. Tons of easy parking and a convenient location for those who travel in and around the Excelsior Blvd/St. Louis Park area.

Anastasia G.

I love the wide variety of instructors, backgrounds, and perspectives. It is such a calm and inviting space. I leave every time with a bit more calm and a little more wisdom.


The Yoga Center Retreat

Core Session Details

Core group sessions are once per week on a 9 month schedule.

Tech Session Details

Tech sessions are offered multiple times each week on a wide variety of topics. Spread these elective-style classes out over the course of your training however works best for your schedule. It’s up to you!

  • Thursdays: 6-7:30pm
  • Sundays: 4-5:30PM

Yoga Training Components

  • Training Core Sessions
    • Asana Technique
    • Yoga Anatomy
    • Chakras
    • Pranayama
    • Yamas and Niyamas
    • Sanskrit
    • Foundational Principles of Sequencing
    • Ayurveda
    • Yoga Sutras
  • 25 Technique Sessions
  • 3 Two-Hour Workshops
  • 9 hours of Practicum
  • Weekend Intensive Training
  • Karma Yoga Project
  • A special discounted rate on drop-in classes
The Yoga Center Retreat
The Yoga Center Retreat


The Yoga Center Retreat

To learn more about our 230-hour teacher training, please setup a free informational session.

The Yoga Center Retreat


The Yoga Center Retreat

Monday evening program starts June 10th

Programs are live in-person


The Yoga Center Retreat

Core sessions. Weekly or monthly experiential learning sessions with your yoga training cohort where you delve in to the yoga practices and principles that will become the foundation of your teaching.

Technique sessions. Tech sessions provide 25 opportunities to explore key yoga topics that interest you and customize your training experience.

Workshops.Three in-depth workshops where you can immerse yourself in a concept or topic for deeper learning.

Mentorship and Practicum. Bring everything you’ve lead becomes the culmination of learnings that allow for peer feedback, faculty input and lots of practice in teaching and embodying key ideas of yoga.

Karma Yoga Project. Bring yoga out into the world with your Karma Yoga Project. Focused on underserved populations, your yoga training cohort will choose a local community to partner with, bringing free yoga to its members as you take your teaching skills to students outside our learning community.

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Why has YCR been the best yoga
teacher training for over 25 years?

The Yoga Center Retreat
The Yoga Center Retreat

Industry-Leading Curriculum

The intentionality and depth of the 230-hour training curriculum builds from experiential to practical. You’ll graduate with a strong foundation in yoga history and philosophy, anatomy, and how to teach asana, pranayama and meditation. You’ll get the opportunity to explore a wide variety of yoga styles and lineages, giving you the broadest understanding of yoga as a whole.

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Experienced Teaching Faculty

Our knowledgeable teaching faculty are passionate about yoga and about supporting you through your yoga journey. With over 10,000 hours of combined teaching experience, you can be confident that you are learning from the most experienced teachers in Minnesota. Classes include experiential, hands-on, lecture and group learning opportunities, ensuring you get the information in the way you learn best.

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A Supportive Yoga Community

When you become part of our yoga training program, you also become part of our vibrant yoga community. Our faculty and staff will take time to get to know you and support you in your yoga journey. You’ll make connections with other 230-hour students that will extend far past your training. And you’ll always have a community to return to for continued learning
after graduation.

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