Top Yoga Teacher Training in New York City

Yoga Teacher Training in New York City is among the top options in the world. The rich diversity of people, cultures and yoga teacher training courses in NYC will make any student's experience increadible, not to mention offer them a network and post-course support system.

If you're a New Yorker or are thinking to travel to New York City for a course, you'll be pleased to know there are plenty of great options below.

Three Sisters Yoga

Three Sisters Yoga in New York City is a Yoga Alliance Registered school based in NYC and offers 200 hour and 300 hour yoga teacher training courses plus a selection of continuing education workshops and classes. Unlike many other programs in New York, Three Sisters Yoga is a yoga teacher training school exclusively, they don't offer public yoga classes, meaning this is a highly specialized bunch of folks who have their minds set on training teachers.

The 200-hour program immerses you in the practice of yoga: asanas, history, philosophy, postures, anatomy as it relates to yoga, and physiology from a yogic perspective. You will learn how to find your authentic voice, develop vibrant and creative classes, teach private clients and build your yoga business.

Most schools require some degree of yoga background to join their 200-hour and Three Sisters Yoga is no exception requiring some experience but not a ton. "Experience" isn't about how well you perform asana rather it's more to do with your overall knowledge of the basic fundimenetals of yoga as a whole: asana, pranayama, history and philosophy.

Trainings are intimate (16 people per training maximum) so the level of personalization is higher than other schools yet these courses aren't small enough to truly be intimate in our opinion.

Three Sisters Yoga is registered with the Yoga Alliance and located between 36th and 37th and 8th avenue in Manhattan.

Integral Yoga Institute NYC

Integral Yoga Institute in New York City provides a comprehensive YTT program as a foundation for personal and spiritual development and for strengthening your own practice. You'll learn to become a knowledgeable and professional Yoga teacher. IYI is a safe environment where students feel free to realize their own potential, gaining respect for themselves and a capacity to be of service to others.

The program helps students achieve teacher status in Integral Yoga Level I which includes:

  • Hatha Yoga postures
  • Pranayama
  • Meditation and deep relaxation
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Yogic diet and nutrition
  • Raja Yoga (psychology of mind)
  • Karma Yoga (selfless service)
  • Bhakti Yoga (devotion)
  • Jnana Yoga (self-analysis)
  • Sanskrit language

The training includes a weekend at beautiful Ananda Ashram in Monroe, New York where you will be immersed in nature, yoga, meditation, and vegetarian.

Upon graduating you'll receive a certificate and Yoga Alliance status and you'll be able to teach Integral Yoga Level I classes either at the Institute or elsewhere.

Applicants are required to have at least six months? experience in Hatha Yoga and experience with the Integral Yoga Level I class.

Om Factory School of Yoga

Om Factory School of Yoga's Vinyasa 200-Hour Vinyasa Teacher Training in New York City is designed for yogis who want to deepening their practice and aspiring yoga teachers who want to live the yoga lifestyle. The course has a strong focus on anatomy and asana alignment where you'll be given instruction and tools to discover these in your own authentic way. Of course, other subject like pranayama, chanting, philosophy, anatomy and history are also taught.

This training is led by a team of two lead teachers with the support of guest teachers who are all experts in their respective fields and upon completion of the course you'll be certified as 200-Hour Vinyasa Yoga Teachers and are eligible for Yoga Alliance RYT-200 registration.

Om Factory School of Yoga also offers Aerial Yoga Teacher Training (AYTT) which is designed to give already certified yoga teachers the necessary tools to lead safe, intelligent and dynamic Aerial Yoga classes. Upon satisfying all graduation requirements, trainees are encouraged to continue study with an additional 50-Hour OFSY Aerial Apprenticeship. This program builds a bridge from training, towards actualizing skills and beginning to teach class.

Yoga Vida

This 200-hour teacher training program is designed for aspiring yoga teacher and yoga practicioner seeking to deepen into their practice. With a strong emphasis on alignment and teaching instruction, students exit the Yoga Vida course with a foundation in teaching safe yoga to a diverse set of yoga abilities.

Additional certification training programs are offered in Reiki and kids yoga. Reiki Certification Training is taught from a shamanic perspective with "oneness" being a central part of the course. The kids yoga teacher training course is one which is partnered with Sarah Herrington and Om Schooled Teacher Trainings, they'll be leading you in this course.

A mentorship program provides 200-hour graduates with a platform to continue their studies while in the supervision of a teacher trainer leader. Students gain experience conducting classes, refining teaching skills and develpoing confidence as a course leader.


The YogaWorks NYC 200-Hour curriculum blends the history and philosophical teachings of yoga with the essential components of asana, anatomy and sequencing. The intention is to provide a whole, immersive learning experience with as much hands-on and personalized instruction as possible while encouraging a well-rounded approach to developing both your personal practice and your teaching skills.

Specific concentrations of the Yogaworks 200-hour course are the indepth study of asana which includes proper alignment, benefits, and contraindications of the physical postures and incorporating the principles of anatomy and body mechanics into each posture. You'll learn a number of ways to sequence a class that'll encourage students to safely engage with you. Adjustments of all postures is taught which will help you build the confidence to know when (and when not) to adjust students and how to do so in different scenarios.

The prerequisite for this course is 6-12 months of a consistent yoga practice and students must be at least 16 years old.

Y7 Studio

Y7 Studio's 200-Hour Teacher Training adheres to the Yoga Alliance guidelines, while simultaneously going above and beyond the requirements by providing you with more contact hours, more hands-on experience and practical teaching than most other programs. Upon completion of the program, you will be able to register as a Registered Yoga Teacher 200 with the Yoga Alliance. Y7 is proud of offer a scholarship to one participant per training as a way to provide yoga and its benefits to those who are already involved in service within their community and will continue to share the practice through the skill of teaching yoga.

Sacred Sounds

The Sacred Sounds New York City 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training will demystify the art and science of teaching Yoga. You?ll gather the knowledge and practice to become an exceptional vinyasa teacher. What makes an exceptional teacher? It takes more than flowery language, some flow and a feel-good vibe. A true teacher can guide you to an indescribable experience of something more. Something more is what keeps you coming back to your mat, and draws you deeper every time. It?s an experience you?ll learn to create for you and for your students through the Sacred Sounds 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training. Something more isn?t a mystery, it?s the synergy of physical science and ancient wisdom, expressed through the presence of a passionate teacher. This is the science of exceptional Yoga teaching.

Laughing Lotus Yoga Center

Laughing Lotus Yoga Center has been an innovator in teacher training having graduated over 3,000 students over the past twenty years.

Laughing Lotus Yoga Center's teaching team will be your guide on this life-changing journey to uncover the meaning of yoga and transform your life. Through asana, self-inquiry, group discussion and sutra study you will develop teaching skills that enrich your personal practice and inspire you on your path toward spiritual progress.

Yoga is about relationships and our time together asks for your active participation in our community. You will be assigned a mentor and partnered up with another soul seeker for weekly reflections. Expect homework, personal projects, required weekly classes, in-class presentations and karma yoga that reflect our explorations and uphold our celebrated reputation. You must be able to fulfill ALL of the above requirements to complete your certification and receive your diploma. There are no missed/make-up sessions.

New York Yoga

The Teacher Training Program at New York Yoga is an immersion into the deeper aspects of Yoga. Whether you simply want to deepen your practice or you feel you want to become a teacher, this program will cover the material and practical applications to get you started on the journey into the next level of practice. New York Yoga is a Yoga Alliance Registered training facility. This YTT is a comprehensive introduction to the art and science of conducting a yoga class. The bulk of classroom time will be spent on techniques of practice, teaching and adjusting postures and breath. Intensives on anatomy, classroom safety and sequencing as well as the use of music and text will help to prepare aspiring teachers for real classroom situations. Students will be expected to complete reading and independent study assignments to begin the process of understanding the philosophy and literature of yoga and how it can be applied to living and teaching in 21st century America. Developing a strong and consistent personal practice will be emphasized as the basis for beginning to instruct others. Students who graduate this program will feel confident to begin teaching at a basic & intermediate level.