Yoga Teacher Training

Become a Yoga Instructor

Whether you want to teach, get into better shape or just deepen your yoga practice Hot 8 Yoga has a Teacher Training that is right for you. We offer a 200 hour, 10 week, Yoga Alliance approved training program in Power Yoga as well as a 4 week program in Yoga Barre, Yoga Sculpt, Yoga Vibe and Yin Yoga.

Hot 8 Yoga offers a nurturing team environment in which individuals at various levels of their respective yoga practice can grow and evolve as teachers and people. Many of our graduates have established new careers as yoga instructors and yoga studio owners. Our Teacher Training leaders are highly trained and certified and authentically passionate about yoga. Trainings are offered at various times of the year in each of our five locations. Please email teachertraining@hot8yoga.com to get further information on our next training dates.

Topics Covered

Hot 8 Yoga Teacher Training is designed to not only shed light on many aspects of yoga and your life, but to actually teach you how to lead a safe, effective and fun class!

The following are just some of the topics that we will cover in this 10 week program:

  • Alignment and how to avoid injuries
  • Learn to teach with your voice and your hands and to encourage and inspire people
  • Practice safe and effective hands-on adjustments
  • Familiarize yourself on how to sequence asanas in a fluid manner and unite breath with movement
  • Read bodies, physically and emotionally, as well as the energy of a group or individual
  • Learn basic physiology and anatomy
  • Ayurveda (the science of life), nutrition and philosophy lectures
  • Ability to market yourself and your studio to build a following
  • Delve into yoga ethics and peaceful conflict resolution
  • Explore the history of yoga
  • Learn the business side of running a yoga studio from the owner of Hot 8 Yoga

2017 Teacher Training Pricing

$3,900 (from the first training) and you have ONE calendar year to take any and all trainings that Hot 8 offers during that time

$3,200 for 10 week programs

$1,200 for 4 week programs (Each)

See what our graduates have to say!

“With humility, I can honestly say that I am a good teacher.  Not just good, but great.  And I owe this to you.  I lead students safely through a rigorous, fun and inspiring yoga practice.  I have been asked to infuse creativity into my sequencing and I do that well while keeping in mind that you need to build upon postures to prepare the body for more difficult postures.  Students often approach me after class and say they are grateful I warmed them up and how great they thought the class was!  It is an amazing, humbling, beautiful honor to be able to teach yoga and have that appreciation reflected back.  I know I so much more to learn and grow into as a teacher … I know I have only scratched the surface of yoga study.  It is a lifetime commitment." ~ Sarah H.
“Hot 8 Yoga Barre Teacher Training deepened my practice, increased awareness of my body, and provided a supportive environment to learn and grow. I would take this training over and over again.” ~ Valerie P.
“If you are ready to see and feel a change in your life there is a transformational quality to the Yoga Barre training that is unmatched.”~ Nina G.
"This program is rated A plus. Deanna Ainsworth has conceived and produced a curriculum that is comprehensive (in scope) and concise (in length)….” ~Cordell S.
"Hot Yoga Teacher training not only taught me how to teach yoga but also how to listen and communicate effectively. The teacher training is inspirational and makes everyone feel like they are part of a supportive community. I truly believe if everyone participated in a yoga teacher training the world would be a very different place."~ Patty P.
“Hot 8 Yoga teacher training has been one of the most inspiring and rewarding experiences. I've gained more knowledge and life lessons in 10 weeks than I have in years time. I am so incredibly grateful to have had this opportunity and will apply all I have learned into my everyday life.”~ Briana D.
“Hot 8 Yoga Teacher Training has made my lower back pain go away and my knee pain go away. If you put in the work and let the yoga do its job it will change your life.” ~ Alexis E.
 “Until this Teacher Training I had never in my life worked out on a consistent basis. This training toned my body, and my mind. I am able to focus easier. I came to this training wanting to help people heal. This training gave me the tools to do that.” ~ Gigi R.

Teacher Trainings

Check out these current and upcoming training events

Yoga Sculpt Teacher Training

2/11/2017 – 3/5/2017

With Milena / Manhattan Beach Studio

11:30AM – 5:30PM Sat/Sun

Join Hot 8 Yoga for our 4 week Sculpt Teacher Training. We strongly recommend you have your 200 hour certification, but it is not a requirement for this training, all are welcome!

Whether you aspire to teach, are an experienced teacher or simply want to deepen your practice, this training will empower you through our highly trained, certified and passionate instructors. Have fun with like-minded people and establish bonds that will last a life time. The Yoga Sculpt Teacher Training will give you tools to apply on and off the yoga mat! Start a rewarding new career as a yoga teacher, strengthen your relationships at home, learn effective tools for stress relief, and improve your health and vitality.

•Learn proper alignment and how to give safe and effective adjustments •Techniques on how to use your voice, music, body and hands to encourage and inspire students • Learn to teach the complete Yoga Sculpt sequence • Learn how to positively connect with all students and read bodies both physically and emotionally • Learn the benefits of yoga through basic physiology and anatomy • How to apply the principles of yoga in your daily life.

For more info:
teachertraining@hot8yoga.com
(310) 986-6420

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Yin Yoga Teacher Training Open House

2/18/2017

With Rebekah R / Santa Monica Studio

Please join us for our upcoming Yin Yoga Teacher Training Open House in Santa Monica.

Meet the trainer, Rebekah Rivera, who will guide you through a sample of what we do in a training. Discover how this training can transform your life and/or start a career in teaching!

Learn about what we will cover in the 4 week Teacher Training program.

RSVP online.

For more info:
teachertraining@hot8yoga.com
310-866-5280

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Yin Yoga Teacher Training Open House

2/22/2017

With Rebekah R / Santa Monica Studio

Please join us for our upcoming Yin Yoga Teacher Training Open House in Santa Monica.

Meet the trainer, Rebekah Rivera, who will guide you through a sample of what we do in a training. Discover how this training can transform your life and/or start a career in teaching!

Learn about what we will cover in the 4 week Teacher Training program.

RSVP online.

For more info:
teachertraining@hot8yoga.com
310-866-5280

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Yin Teacher Training

3/4/2017 – 3/26/2017

With Rebekah R / Santa Monica Studio


Yin Yoga is a practice to create equilibrium and open the body through supported postures. These long-hold postures with deep breathing are a doorway to stillness, insights and repair. In this 4 week training we will cover the purpose of Yin Yoga and how it can be an indispensable tool for balancing a busy life. This training is designed for Yoga Teachers and students to deepen your knowledge of Yin Yoga. We will study the fundamental Yin Yoga Postures and targeted benefits. Learn Basic Teaching Tools on how to sequence and teach Yin Yoga. Deepen your awareness with basic anatomy and the subtle body Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30-6:00 pm March 4th to March 26th, 2017 in Santa Monica.This program is for students that want a basic understanding of yin to deepen their practice or for current teachers with 200 or more hours. Registration $1200

All Teacher Trainings $3900
**When you sign up for the all teacher trainings you may take as many teacher trainings as you like for 1 year of your first purchase.

For more info:
teachertraining@hot8yoga.com
310-866-5280

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Yin Yoga Teacher Training

3/4/2017-3/26/2017

With Rebekah / Santa Monica Studio

11:30 am – 6:00 pm

Yin Yoga is a practice to create equilibrium and open the body through supported postures. These long-hold postures with deep breathing are a doorway to stillness, insights and repair. In this 4 week training we will cover the purpose of Yin Yoga and how it can be an indispensable tool for balancing a busy life. This training is designed for Yoga Teachers and students to deepen your knowledge of Yin Yoga. We will study the fundamental Yin Yoga Postures and targeted benefits. Learn Basic Teaching Tools on how to sequence and teach Yin Yoga. Deepen your awareness with basic anatomy and the subtle body.

Training Cost:
$1,200

Class Times:
Saturday 11:30am-6:00pm
Sunday 11:30am-6:00pm

For more info:
teachertraining@hot8yoga.com
(310) 866-5280

*space is limited

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Yoga Sculpt Teacher Training

9/23/2017 – 10/15/2017

With Cornelius Jones Jr / Beverly Hills Studio

Hot 8 Power Yoga Sculpt is a Vinyasa-style dynamic flow class, which uses breath to movement to integrate the mind/body connection and introducing weights. It is an intensified whole body strengthening practice that includes Sun Salutations, standing postures, arm balances, core strengthening, backbends, hip openers, inversions and restorative postures while Learn to incorporate multiple modalities in one class including strength training, cardio, stretching, yoga and unilateral training. Learn how to guide students on a new journey of body, mind & spirit.

Training cost $1,200
Saturdays 11:00am-5:00pm
Sundays 11:00am-5:00pm

For more info:
teachertraining@hot8yoga.com
(310) 986-6420

*space is limited

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Yoga Vibe Teacher Training

10/21/2017 – 11/12/2017

With Omar Lopez / Beverly Hills Studio


Led by the creator of Yoga Vibe, Omar Lopez, this 4 week Yoga Vibe Teacher Training will give you the tools to become a Hot 8 Yoga Vibe instructor.

Yoga Vibe is a class that links breath to movement and beat as we seamlessly practice the postures to soulful sounds. Candles and high volume music set the ambience of the room. The journey concludes with long stretches, deep hip openers and a guided meditation.
Training cost $1,200

Saturdays 11:00am-5:00pm
Sundays 11:00am-5:00pm

For more info:
teachertraining@hot8yoga.com
(310) 986-6420

*space is limited

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