Teacher Training


Yoga Loft 200 Hour Teacher Training

Now Accepting Applications for our new training!

The Yoga Loft’s 200 hr teacher training program is designed for those who would like to become teachers, as well as for those who would like to broaden their yoga knowledge and ability. This program offers a comprehensive training of Hatha yoga that includes teaching techniques, training and practice, meditation, breathing practices, western anatomy and physiology, energetic anatomy (chakras, nadis, bandhas, etc.), yoga philosophy and history, lifestyle and ethics,  Ayurveda, as well a great deal of teaching practice.

While we focus on alignment-based yoga and vinyasa flow yoga, we also introduce a variation of  yoga styles including: Restorative, Yin, Chair Yoga, and more. Our experiential learning process gives you plenty of room to explore and develop a style of teaching that resonates with you.  There will be ample focus throughout the practice on creating a safe, thoughtful and inclusive yoga practice for bodies of all shapes and abilities. It is our goal to help you feel knowledgeable, secure and confident in your ability to practice and teach yoga.

We recognize that every body is different and respect each person’s level and ability. You do not have to be an advanced yogi to take this program! This program is for those with a desire to learn and grow in their own practice, as well as a love for yoga that they would like to share with others.


Join our new 2021 Yoga Teacher Training Program starting October 15th!

Our new 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training is a combination of online and in-person training, with the option of being completed 100% online. With skilled and experienced trainers, amazing guest teachers, informative lectures, engaging workshops and videos filmed in high definition and 4K, we make sure that our training is of a high quality on all levels. If you would like to join us for this enriching experience please fill out the application below.

In-Person Schedule 

We are planning on offering in-person training at the studio during the dates and times listed below. These days may also be attended live via Zoom and will be recorded in order to watch later. These in person sessions take place during a 3 month period but you will have access to the recordings and online content for 1 year.


Module 1

Weekend 1

October 15th,16th & 17th

Weekend 2

October 29th, 30th & 31st

Module 2

Weekend 3

November 5th, 6th & 7th

Weekend 4

November 19th, 20th & 21st

Module 3

Weekend 5

December 3rd, 4th and 5th

Weekend 6 – Last Weekend of Training

December 17th, 18th and 19th

Here is the schedule for the dates listed above:

Friday Evenings 5:30pm-7:30pm
Saturdays- 11am-5pm
Sundays- 11:30am-4:30pm

Prerecorded Online Content

All other hours of this training will be from prerecorded videos and homework. With each module there will be designated online content that you can complete at your own pace. You will receive the online content for each Module on the first day that the module  starts (dates listed above.) You will have access to all online content for 1 year from the start of the training.

Zoom Meetings

There will be seven Zoom meetings offered throughout the training that you can either attend live or watch the recording of. These meetings will be about 2 hours long. Our first Zoom meeting will take place the week before training starts and will be an introduction to our program, tutorials on how to work through the online content and a Q & A, so that you can feel prepared and excited for your yoga journey!

Important Note

Offering a program that includes in-person training during the time of COVID does leave us with some uncertainty. In-person options may change depending on future restrictions that we cannot predict at this time. However, we are continuously filming online content and will be able to offer this training, with continued quality, 100% online if needed.




Early Bird Discount if paid in full before October 15th


Payment Plan

$1800 payment plan ($600 for 3 months)

There is a registration fee of $100 that will go towards your total payment of the training. This registration fee will hold your spot for the training and is non-refundable.

Refund Policy

With the exception of the registration fee, a full refund will be given before the start of the training, up to October 14th.

Oct. 15th-November 4th- 50% refund

October 5th- December 2nd- 25% refund

No refunds after December 2nd.

We do not offer refunds for the payment plan.

Teacher Training Application

We will start responding to applications on August 5th. We will respond to all applications received, although sometimes applications get missed or do not go through. If you do not hear back from us within a week after sending your application please contact us at sonorayogaloft@gmail.com.

Teacher Training Application


Do I have to attend all of the in-person dates listed?

No. Any in-person hours you are unable to attend will be made up with online content.. If you are unable to attend any weekends in-person then you may take the training 100% online.

If I attend the in-person weekends will I still have to complete online content?

Yes. There is still a designated amount of hours devoted to online content that will need to be completed.

Is the online content all Zoom meetings?

No. Some of the content is through Zoom but we do not feel that doing a whole training through Zoom is a beneficial learning experience. In order to keep our online content engaging, we use pre-recorded videos, podcasts, movies and interactive activities to allow for many variations of learning.

How long will I have to complete the online content?

You will have access to the online content for one year.

What is the schedule?

On our teacher training page we have listed all of the dates. Those dates fall on Fri, Sat, Sun, usually every other weekend.

What if I am new to yoga, “not flexible”, or not in “good enough shape.”

This is the most common fear I hear when talking to students about doing the training. However, once students started the training they realized they had nothing to worry about. This training aims to be inclusive to all bodies and all levels. This training starts with gentle yoga and the basics. Throughout the training you will be encouraged to only do poses that are right for you and will be shown many modifications for poses. You will never be forced or pressured to do anything that does not feel right for your body.

Why take this training 100% online when there are so many online options?
If you are wanting to become a yoga teacher the most important thing to have in a training program is teaching practice. Most online trainings are unable to give you the teaching experience you need to feel confident as a teacher. In our training we put a lot of focus on teaching practice, both for online classes and in-person classes. In addition, you will have opportunities to use our studio during and after the training in order to offer classes and get the teaching experience you need.
What past graduates are saying:
“I am so happy that I went through this training at the Yoga Loft in Sonora. It was awesome to have a local and affordable program! I came out of the training feeling confident in my understanding of yoga and how to teach safely. It also has affected how I view myself and and my capabilities. This program helped me realize what was within me all along! The teacher and my fellow students were amazing and I’m so grateful to have landed in Yoga Loft-Sonora teacher training!!”-Jennifer, 2017 Graduate
“Going to the Yoga Loft is like finding a little bit of heaven in our busy rural community. Having the opportunity to participate in a local Yoga Teacher Training program was awesome, affordable, and convenient. I am so grateful to have participated in this program. Yoga is truly a gift that keeps on giving. Many thanks!” – June, 2019 Graduation –

Instructors for this Training:

Lead Trainer: Jessica Katz is the owner of the Yoga Loft and started the teacher training program in 2016. She is a teacher at the 500hr level and has been teaching for over 10 years. Jessica’s teachings include pose modifications, sequencing, yoga philosophy, Ayurveda, business plus more.

Lead Trainer: Christa Rypins combines three decades as a yoga instructor with a mastery of Pilates and Franklin Method Imagery. Committed to moving and living without pain, Christa integrates the fundamentals of alignment in all of her teaching.

Lead Trainer: Dellamay Miller was trained in the classical Ashtanga system is skilled in teaching a multitude of subjects. Her teachings include Vinyasa Flow, Yoga Philosophy, Sanskrit and Mantra, and Inversions/Arm Balances, plus more.

Trainers: All of your favorite Yoga Loft teachers
Plus Special Guest Teachers