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200-hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training + 50 Hour Mentorship Track

Empower Yoga offers those teachers in the 200-hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training an additional opportunity for yoga teachers to develop their skills and deepen their knowledge of yoga through personal study and guidance and mentorship from Rose and Frank.

You will attend the regular weekend sessions of the 200-hour YTT Program but will have additional resources made available to you. The Mentorship Track will be a flexible schedule that we will work with you to create and you may begin at any time of your training. The program will include the following:

  •  Private mentorship sessions

  1. You will meet with Rose, Sondra or Frank for a total of 10 sessions. We will outline your goals and objectives and discuss your progress. You will also be given additional reading and writing assignments. (10 hours)

  •  Asana Practice

  1. You will be required to attend at least 2 yoga sessions per week with Frank or Rose during the duration of the YTT program.

  •  Observation/Assist

  1. Initially, you will observe your mentor’s class and have a brief discussion afterwards to answer any questions that may have arisen regarding sequencing, assists, etc.  If your mentor deems it appropriate, you may begin to offer assists within the class and, guided by your mentor, lead one or two poses in class. (10 hours)

  •  Practice Teaching - Pranayama & Meditation

  1. After a regularly scheduled Yoga class at Empower Yoga, you will be required to teach 10 classes that will be 30 minutes each. They will include breath work, meditation and a few restorative poses.  (5 hours)

  •  Practice Teaching - Community Yoga Classes

  1. Towards the end of the program you will teach 4 community yoga classes. (5 hours)

  •  Administration and Marketing Mentorship

  1. You will learn the ins and outs of running a yoga studio. We will provide assistance in helping you grow your social media platforms, how to grow your student contact list and how to become involved in the yoga community. (5 hours)

  •  Personal Study

  1. Your mentor will assign you reading and writing projects to complete, custom-tailored based on your personal intentions and what your mentor deems most appropriate for you. This can be exchanged with attending approved workshops. (15 hours minimum)

Empower Yoga’s next 200-hour Hatha Grounded & Aerial Yoga teacher training certification will be led by Program Director - Rose Batignani E-RYT 200 E-RYT 500; Sondra Thompson, RYT 200; and Frank de la Cruz E-RYT 200. The school is registered with the Yoga Alliance and will offer you a solid foundation to not only teach yoga to all levels, but will include a variety of styles, including hatha basics, vinyasa flow, ashtanga vinyasa, gentle restorative yoga, and yin yoga. In addition, we will dedicate 20-hours of the training to include Aerial Yoga. During yoga teacher training, you will develop, strengthen and build upon your own asana practice and meditation and understand the traditions behind yoga.

This program is designed for the Yogi who wishes to dive deeper into their Yogic study to deepen their own practice or to become a Yoga Teacher. Our studio provides a non-competitive environment for you to enhance your physical and spiritual yoga practice.

In addition, we now offer a 50-hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Mentorship Track Program. Click here for more info.

If interested please contact the Program Director - Rose Batignani at, 407.760.7930.

Yoga Teacher Training Course Outline
• History and Philosophy of Yoga
• Study and Practice of Asanas
• Aerial Yoga
• Meditation
• Pranayama
• Yoga Nidra
• Adjustments
• Ayurveda
• Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras
• Eight-Limb Path of Yoga
• Subtle Body Theory
• Chanting
• Mudras
• Bandhas
• Anatomy & Physiology
• The Business of Yoga
• Class Sequencing and Theming
• Practice Teaching


2018 Dates TBD 





Yoga Teacher Training Times
Fridays: 5:00 – 8:00pm
Saturdays: 8:45am – 5:30pm 
Sundays: 12:00 pm - 5:30pm

10 Yoga Teacher Training Weekends 
801 Woodbury Rd, Suite 101, Orlando, FL 32828

Yoga Teacher Training Sample Day
11:30 - 1:00 pm Center & Chant, Yoga Practice
1:00 - 3:00 pm Yoga Sutras
3:00 - 3:30 pm Break
3:30 - 5:30 pm Sequencing: Review & Discuss How to Create a Flow
5:30 - 7:30 pm Practice Teaching Lab: 30 min flow
7:30 pm Review, Closing Circle with Chant and Meditation

Required Textbooks for the YTT Program
Yoga Sutras by Patanjali by Sri Swami Satchidananda
Teaching Yoga Essential Foundations and Techniques by Mariel Hemingway
Yoga Anatomy 2nd Edition by Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthewsn

Discount if you pay in-full: $2200 ($350 discount)
Cost: $2550


This will be determined after first mentorship session.


There is no additional cost to this program. This program will be a collaborative effort. If you complete the program and become involved through social media, administration tasks and provide assistance during the mentorship program you will be guaranteed a teaching position at the yoga studio.


After completion, you will receive a 250-hour Certification. However, through Yoga Alliance, you will be registered as a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher.