Our 200 hour teacher training provides a broad introduction to the fundamentals of teaching vinyasa yoga with intelligence, joy, and wisdom. The program is certified by the nationally recognized Yoga Alliance.

Trainees explore full abilities in both body and spirit.  Each student discovers his or her own voice, collects wisdom from a wide range of teachers and guest teachers, and learns to teach with clarity, confidence, intelligence and joy.   Our training is led by knowledgeable teachers who present a wide range of topics that develop growth in spirit, strength, authenticity and purpose.

Read our full Breathing Room Yoga Teacher Training FAQ by clicking here.

Topics Covered

Our studies will range from asana, pranayama, and meditation; ancient yogic texts; basic anatomy and physiology of the physical body and subtle energy body; history and philosophy of yoga; Ayurveda; various styles and lineages of yoga; Yin Yoga; mantra, ethics, restorative yoga, pre-natal, hands-on assisting, observing, teaching and assisting cOMmunity classes, and more.

In every session, students will learn in a large group as well as in smaller groups.


Our teacher training is led by Breathing Room senior teachers Lily Dougher (owner, teacher & RN,YACEP, ERYT) directs the training with Margo Rosingana (ERYT 500)  In addition, our training is unique in that we host nationally and locally recognized guest teachers who bring years of wisdom, clarity, and richness to the subjects we study.  Past and current guest faculty includes Grace Jull, Coral Brown, Sue Jones, Nicole Clark, Jennifer Morrison, Mo Bankey, and Sandra Lavangeles.

Schedule & Dates- Please refer under our Teacher Training Tab

In addition to attendance on these dates, trainees are required to:

  • Take 7 Classes at Breathing Room.  An unlimited pass is included in tuition for the entirety of the training.
  • Take one Iyengar Yoga class and one Ashtanga Yoga class at a studio outside Breathing Room
  • Complete weekly OMwork Assignments which include reading and some reflection questions/journaling.
  • Teach two cOMmunity classes at Breathing Room; assist two cOMmunity classes at Breathing Room.

Tuition- Please refer under our Teacher Training Tab

Installment Schedule:
Deposit to Hold Your Space: $500, the remainder must be paid in three installments

We are flexible – if you desire to take the training but would like to discuss another payment arrangement, please reach out and we can discuss confidentially!

Tuition includes: an unlimited class pass to Breathing Room for the duration of the training as well as a comprehensive training manual.  It does not include the purchase of text books or the fee required to take Iyengar Yoga and Ashtanga Yoga elsewhere.


To apply, please answer the questions on the TT page in full via email to

Hear what some of our past teacher-trainees have to say about our training program:

“My journey through the Breathing Room Yoga Teacher Training was truly transformational.  I entered the training unsure if I wanted to actually be a yoga teacher, but left with a strong desire to share the practice of yoga with others.  I couldn’t keep all I had learned to myself.  I feel blessed to have the opportunity to now teach at the Breathing Room and to continually learn and grow alongside those in my classes.”

~Susy Hawes

“This teacher training has made me fall in love with yoga all over again. I have been immersed in all the richness that yoga offers, not only the asana practice but also the other teachings and practices. Carissa offers so much passion and knowledge of yoga that not only am I learning so much, but it is also impossible not to be inspired by the amount of heart put into her practice. There has been a wonderful stream of very knowledgeable experts that have been guest teachers for us that have so much wisdom and knowledge to offer, making this teacher training experience very rich and well rounded. It is clear that Carissa has intended this teacher training to provide us with as many tools, practices, and concepts as possible so that not only we can have a thorough understanding of yoga and be able to teach yoga with confidence and wisdom, but also so that we will be able to craft our own style and voice as yoga teachers.”

~Ethan Kauffman

“This training went above and beyond my expectations and preconceived ideas.  I feel confident and well-versed not only with the poses, but also with the philosophies of yoga as a whole.  I always felt safe and comfortable in the nurturing and friendly environment that formed with my fellow trainees, and the schedule of the training fit into my life perfectly.  I was also impressed by the wide array of experts in different fields that were brought into the classroom.  Well-rounded, thorough, and simply amazing, this training was definitely one of the best decisions I have made for myself.  I can’t wait to share what I have learned with the community!”

~Lauren Norster