Skip to main content


Expand Your Knowledge of Yoga

at Mount Madonna, California

Yoga Studies

In-Person Intensive

Yoga Teacher Training 200 Hours

Whether you are a serious student or certified yoga teacher, this program is designed to expand your knowledge of the theory and practices of Classical Ashtanga (eight-limbed) Yoga. Guided and supported by a faculty of over 30 teachers, the 200 hour level training serves to systematically develop and enhance your understanding of yoga.

You will develop skills for teaching a well-rounded beginners level yoga class. This course is ideal for those who want to immerse themselves in an intense discipline to begin or to deepen a personal practice. Advanced techniques and theories are explored in many of our specialty classes.

Our 200-hour Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training focuses primarily on the systems of Ashtanga Yoga and Hatha Yoga and the methods we teach include shat karma (purification methods), mudra (symbolic gestures), pranayama (breathing techniques), meditation, and asana (postures).

The foundational theory that supports these practices is taught in classes on Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, Samkhya Philosophy, basic principles of Ayurveda, subtle body theory, anatomy, and physiology. Teaching methodology, or how to share this ancient knowledge, is woven throughout the program.

The Summer Intensive is one of two formats in which we offer our YTT 200 course. The alternative is a modular online version consisting of one long weekend per month over six months, which results in a paced program that can be completed alongside work and family commitments.

Mount Madonna Institute has been a Registered Yoga School (RYS) with Yoga Alliance since 2002 and accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

yoga teacher training online
school of yoga and ayurveda
school of yoga california
school of yoga teacher training

What you will learn

Classical Ashtanga Yoga (eight-limbed path)

  • Beginning pranayama practices
  • Styles of meditation
  • Proper alignment and manual adjustments
  • Modifications and the use of props as needed
  • Health benefits and contraindications
  • Ayurveda basics and classification of practices according to the three doshas (constitutions)
  • Anatomy and physiology, gross and subtle
  • Teaching methodology
  • Designing a balanced class
  • Teaching beginners with varying abilities
  • Setting up classes in your community
  • Evolving a personal teaching style
  • Foundations for safe sequencing

2024 DATES

YTT 200 Summer Residential Intensive

June 20 – July 19

Catalog 2024


More Information

Contact the Admissions Counselor for questions and enrollment assistance via email or phone.

Summer Intensive Program

In-Person Training Sample Schedule

Opening Day
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Arrival and Registration
5:15 pm – 6:15 pm Dinner
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Opening Circle
Mondays - Saturdays
5:30 am – 6:30 am Shat Karma Practice
6:30 am – 8:30 pm Pranayama and Meditation
8:30 am – 9:30 am Breakfast
9:30 am – 11:00 am Theory Class
11:00 pm – 12:30 pm Asana
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Theory Class / Core Asana
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Theory Class / Core Asana
5:15 pm – 6:15 pm Dinner
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Theory Class
5:30 am – 6:30 am Shat Karma Practice
6:30 am – 8:30 am Pranayama and Meditation
Rest of the Day Free
8:30 am – 9:30 am Breakfast
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Dinner
Pacific Time Zone *Sample - Daily schedule may vary

Photo Gallery

Yoga Tuition & Fees

Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Estimated total does not include meals and lodging. Your meals and lodging cost is based upon your housing selection and length of stay.

in-person & Modular 200 hr yoga teacher training

Tuition Only (includes Book Fees)
Application Fee*
Total Estimated Academic Charges

YTT 200 tuition program includes a training manual and the Ashtanga Yoga Primer.

*Application fee is non-refundable

in-person ytt 200 hr summer intensive tuition & accommodations based on lodging options (28 nights)

Own tent or vehicle
Dormitory (4 per room)
Triple (3 per room)
Double (2 per room)

Lodging Options

  • The Summer Intensive YTT 200 program is held in the Seminar House.
  • Total Lodging cost is based on your housing selection in the Seminar House for 28 nights and includes tuition, fees, meals, and lodging for the entire program.

Studying Affordably

Financial Aid opportunities for your education

  • Scholarship: Check the scholarship box on your application.
  • Payment Plans: Available to all students. Talk to an admissions counselor for more information!
See Affordability Options

Yoga Faculty & Staff

anand brian darsie

Anand Brian Darsie
B.A., E-RYT 500

kathy paez

Kathy Páez
E-RYT 500

jen rand

M.A., RYT 500

mount madonna center icon
online yoga classes


Secure and Intuitive

Populi is a web-based learning management system (LMS). It covers academics, admissions, billing, people, reporting, library, integrated email and calendar. MMI uses Populi as its student information and learning management system, where all student and classroom activity is recorded. Application, enrollment, course work, lessons, assignments, quizzes, grades, transcripts, and financial balances are all located in Populi.



About Studying at The Source

Open House & Info Sessions

Join us for an In-Person Open House or an Online Information Session to learn about upcoming Yoga & Ayurveda Programs.


More Information

Schedule a Call

Schedule a conversation with us, plan a personalized visit, or call our Admissions Counselor directly at (408) 846-4095.

Schedule a Call

FAQs Yoga

Frequently asked questions about our Yoga programs.

Close Menu