200 Hour



Since Covid we realize that some people still may not want to be in groups of people so we are bringing back our individual teacher training certification. We get you certified on your schedule. We can go as quickly or slowly as you prefer and one on one sessions with Christa and/or Samantha. You still will be required to attend 2-3 yoga classes per week but the teacher training portion of the program can be modified on an individual basis.

If you choose to do a group session, our next session starts Thursday, June 3rd and goes for roughly 24 weeks. Classes meet every Thursday evenings from 5:30- 9:30 PM. If one of these options sounds something for you, please email us at simplyyogafortwayne@gmail.com.



Our 200 hour teacher training has been around for over nine years now!  It is led by Christa Smith, 500 E-RYT and Sam Kosowski-Beck 500 E-RYT.  Our program focuses on the required Yoga Alliance standards with an emphasis on actually teaching yoga classes. Many times students walk away from a program without feeling comfortable to teach in a classroom so this is our priority. We want to make sure every student is 100% ready to teach once graduating.

When we launched Simply Yoga, we were on a mission to create a friendly, un-intimidating, inspiring community where anyone from any walk of life could learn yoga and fit in. We take the impact of the practice seriously but we take ourselves and our community very lightly. This same warm energy pervades our studio’s teaching certification program. You’ll  be surrounded by a lighthearted, non-judgmental, energetic community that very often leads to the cultivation of lifelong friendships. A consistent practice is recommended before enrolling in the program.

Training Includes:

Our  200-hour teacher training is a Yoga Alliance-approved curriculum that focuses on all 8 limbs of the practice including adjustments, alignment, anatomy, philosophy and basic Sanskrit vocabulary to teach an all-level Vinyasa Flow Class.  Students are required to read several books and complete written homework. Weekly Asana classes are required.

Simply Yoga has been running this program now for 9 years. Most of our instructors have gone on to get their advanced 300 hour teacher training for a total of over 500 hours of in-depth yoga practices. We pride ourselves on teaching a well rounded program that focuses on the 8 limbs of yoga.

  • Alignment-based yoga asana practice and study.
  • Yoga specific anatomy and physiology.
  • Principles of “Vinyasa Flow” (creating intelligent flow sequences which link movement with breath).
  • Principles and practice of Pranayama and Meditation.
  • Yoga philosophy and ancient texts and teachings to include Yoga Sutras.
  • The art of teaching yoga, including practice teaching (teaching methodology & practicum).
  • Hands-on adjustments (effective communication through hands-on adjustments and clear verbal cues) and so much more!


  • Cost of the program if paid in full is $2800. Payment plans are available.
  • $400.00 required deposit to hold your space (goes towards tuition). This is non-refundable.


Teacher training is led by Christa Smith, E-RYT 500 and Sam Kosowski-Beck, E-RYT500.

Please email us at simplyyogafortwayne@gmail.com for more information.

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