Teacher Training


Yoga Loft 200 Hour Teacher Training

“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

“I am so grateful for this experience! The content, the practical application of skills learned, and the thoughtfulness put into this course was phenomenal. It was a very special experience. I found the pacing of the course to be just right-and always interesting and engaging. Even working full time and having other family and personal commitments, the course was very do-able for me.  I recommend it highly to anyone!”- Megan, 2017 Graduate

2020 New 200 hr Teacher Training: February 8th-July 26th

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. Rather than focusing on one specific style, we offer a variety, allowing you to have a range of teaching ability and experience. While we center on alignment-based yoga and vinyasa flow yoga, we introduce a variation of  yoga styles including: Restorative, Yin, Kundalini, and more. There will be ample focus throughout the practice on creating a safe, thoughtful and inclusive yoga practice for bodies of all shapes and abilities.

Our experiential learning process gives you plenty of room to explore and develop a style of teaching that resonates with you. This is an active learning process for students involved, offering the experience of teaching from the very first day. By the end of the training you will have fully sequenced and taught a 60 minute class, in addition to the many hours of teaching practice you will do throughout the training. It is our goal to help you feel knowledgeable, secure and confident in your ability to practice and teach yoga.

You will have the opportunity to study with your favorite Yoga Loft teachers that you have known and trusted throughout the years. 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!

Enrollment is now closed for our Feb.-Jul. Training. If you would like to be on our list to receive information about upcoming trainings please fill out the application form below.

Schedule: February-July
Training will take place on Saturdays and Sundays, every other weekend, and will amount to 12 hours per weekend.  We understand that there may be some days missed throughout the training. Please discuss with me any dates you know you will not be able to attend so we can plan accordingly for make-up hours. You will need 200 hours completed before you are able receive a certificate.

Saturdays- 11:30am-5:00pm

Sundays- 9:30am-4:00pm

13 weekends

Feb- 8,9 & 22,23

Mar-7,8, & 21,22

Apr.-  4,5, & 18,19

May-2,3 & 16,17 & 30,31

Jun- 13,14 & 27,28

July- 11,12 & 25,26

Additional Hours

You will need to attend 20 (or approximately 24 hrs worth) of additional yoga classes throughout the training with an approved Yoga Loft trainer. Approved trainers are Jessica Katz, Cherie Newman, Hoyt Cory and Christian Damek. Guidelines around these classes will be explained in your interview and more detailed throughout your training.

All classes taken with lead instructor, Jessica Katz are free during the training and count towards your 20 hours. These classes include Tuesday evenings, Saturday mornings and Sunday mornings and additional specialized workshops. (Note: Saturday & Sunday morning classes scheduled already in the training weekends do not count towards the additional hours needed.)

All other classes offered at the Yoga Loft will be $5 during the length of your training.

You will also have 20 hours of of homework, study and projects that you will work on outside of training weekends.


To officially register for the training-

  1.  Fill out and submit an application form below.
  2. If you get an acceptance letter then you will need to set up a time to either have a short phone interview or in person interview with the lead trainer, Jessica. If you do not hear back from us within a week  regarding your application then it is possible your application was not received. You may contact us at sonorayogaloft@gmail.com to inquire about your application. If we do not hear from you within 2 weeks after the acceptance letter we will assume you are no longer interested and remove you from our list.
  3. After the interview, you will need to put down a $100 deposit to officially hold your spot. We cannot guarantee you a spot if the training fills up and you did not put down a deposit. You will be able to make this deposit online through our store page, in person, or by mail depending on which you prefer. You will also need to let us know which payment option you are making. * Please note that the deposit is non-refundable.
  4. Once you have put down a deposit you are officially enrolled and will receive our reading list and other important information leading up to the training.


We do require that to join the training you have had some previous yoga experience. If you have only had limited yoga experience then you may be required to take yoga classes with the lead trainer before the start of the training. This will be discussed during your interview.


A $100 deposit is required to reserve your space in the training. This $100 goes towards the total cost of the training and is non-refundable. Please be confident that you are committed to completing this training before putting down a deposit, as we only allow 12 students into a training.

$1500 (early bird) if paid in full by January 1st

$1600 if paid in full by start date

$1800 payment plan ($300 per month)

$1800 if doing the payment plan- First payment is due on February 8th. The $100 deposit goes towards your last month of payment (July) and will be subtracted from it.

Student Discount for Columbia College Students– $1250 ($208/month payment plan) You must have proof of current enrollment and must have taken, or be currently enrolled in a college yoga class.

*These prices do not include the books needed for this training. The books used for this program are reasonably priced and are usually available new and used on Amazon.com. You will receive the required book list after being accepted into the program.

Refund Policy for 2020 training program

We do not offer refunds for the monthly payment plan.

For those who paid in full:

Before training starts or by February 7th- Full refund except $100 deposit

February 8th- March 8th-70% refund

March 9th- April 5th-50% refund

April 6th – May 15th- 25% refund

After May 15th no refunds will be given.

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