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 Hot Yoga and Power Yoga as well as a 50 hour, one month training program in Yoga Barre. We have 3 week module programs for Yoga Sculpt, Power Yoga, Hot Power Fusion 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 two locations. Please contact us 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:

  • Learn about alignment and how to avoid injuries
  • Learn how to teach with your voice and your hands and to encourage and inspire people
  • Learn how to give safe and effective hands-on adjustments
  • Learn how to sequence asanas in a fluid manner and unite breath with movement
  • Learn how to read bodies, physically and emotionally, as well as the energy of a group or individual
  • Learn basic physiology and anatomy
  • Learn supportive studies from the sister science of Ayurveda
  • Learn about nutrition
  • Learn how 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 himself

2017 Teacher Training Pricing

$1200 for 4 week programs (Each)

$3200 for 10 week programs

$3900 (from the first training) and you have ONE calendar year to take any and all trainings that Hot 8 offers during that time

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 Barre Teacher Training


September 17 – October 9, 2016

Location: Santa Monica Studio with Nancy Norby

Nancy is a pioneer in Barre training and has over 25 years of experience teaching Barre conditioning.
You will be given a certificate of completion at the end of the program and be eligible to teach at Hot 8 Yoga!


Hot Power Fusion Module 40 Hours


September 17 – October 2, 2016

Location: Beverly Hills Studio with Brit Middleton


Yin Yoga Module


October 8 – 23, 2016

Location: Beverly Hills Studio with Rebekah Rivera


Yoga Vibe with Omar Lopez


October 29 – November 20, 2016

Location: Beverly Hills Studio with Omar Lopez

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 Sculpt Teacher Training


October 29 – November 20, 2016

Location: Santa Monica Studio with Leigh Wakeford and Deanna Ainsworth

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.


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