Teacher Training

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"An amazing training with a well qualified teacher!"

Lindsey Argo



"I was so happy with my training and so thankful for the transformative process. I loved every minute of it!!

The first class I had with Beth Spindler I knew I had found "the one". The energy, charisma, and vitality that is emulated through her classes is second to none. I received a well-rounded education and bottom line: I was ready to teach the day I graduated. If you are questioning schools to attend for TT, be sure to make Teach to Inspire one of your top choices then take some classes. I guarantee you will be hard-pressed to find a program with the style, grace and knowledge you will gain from Beth at TTI."


Jade Davis


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Teacher Training Program

The teacher training program’s objective is to provide the community with well-trained, knowledgeable, safe yoga instructors who will inspire the individual student on the yogic path. The program is not a fitness training, but rather a comprehensive curriculum designed to engage the student in all aspects of the classical yoga tradition.

Teach to Inspire Yoga Education is an RYS® (Registered Yoga School) that offers yoga teacher training. The teacher training program is registered with and meets all requirements of Yoga Alliance®, which is the industry standard for yoga teachers and schools. For further information on requirements for registered teachers and schools, see www.yogaalliance.org.

Both RYT®200 and RYT®300 teaching training programs are offered. These registered programs are conducted under the direction of the Education Director, Beth Spindler, C-IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapist Certified), E-RYT®500 (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher).


Teach to Inspire Yoga Education began offering RYT® training from its inception on January 2, 2009.


200-hour Certification Candidate Requirement

1. The certification candidate must have one or more years of yoga background, an established home practice, express a sincere desire to study yoga in the classical tradition, AND be able to attend certification program offerings as described below.

2. The candidate must complete and sign the enrollment application and complete an interview with the Education Director.  

3. Upon acceptance into the program, the student must sign the Tuition and Refund Policy and are determined by the individual location.

4. ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY during the program. The practices and course modules build upon one another and are designed to provide the student a total immersion of the practice and an integrated course of study. IF A STUDENT CANNOT COMMIT TO THE NEAREST SESSION OFFERED, they should wait until the next session is offered in order to be able to fulfill this serious time commitment.

5. The student must complete 180 contact hours and 20 non-contact hours in the subjects outlined by the Yoga Alliance. They must exhibit proficiency and safety in the classroom as well as pass written and practicum examinations.  

6. A student may transfer credit from no more than one other Yoga Alliance (RYS®) training center.
   • Non-RYS credit may be transferred in anatomy only, and must be from medical or massage training or at the university level.
   • A student may be able to test out in Sanskrit proficiency for 6 hours of contact credit.

7. 180 contact hours and 20 non-contact hours:
        Classroom instruction                                          50%
        Laboratory - observing and assisting in classes      25%      
        Internship -  outreach and practicum                    15%           
        Independent study – reading, personal study        10%

STUDENTS ARE GRADED ON PROFICIENCY WITH A PASS/ FAIL SYSTEM.

ATTENDANCE IS REQUIRED AT WORKSHOPS AND LECTURES DURING THE COURSE OF STUDY Unless instructor is notified of inability to attend. Student will be required to compensate for missing credit hours. If a student is injured or ill they may attend active classes and take notes or attend another public class during the week.

A student must display the ability to teach a safe and well-rounded yoga class and have completed the appropriate hours of study as prescribed by the Yoga Alliance grid. THE EDUCATION DIRECTOR/ERYT500 MAY ASK FOR A RETEST IN ANY AREA LACKING PROFICIENCY.


Tuition for the 200-hour Program

Tuition varies depending on location. Contact Beth if you'd like to host a training.


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"Beth Spindler is a very thorough and amazing instructor. She provides students with the best information at the exact time that they are ready to receive it. She always gives the best encouraging push in the direction every student is seeking. Beth has an extreme passion for yoga and unwavering love and faith in the capabilities of every student that she passes through her course. This school is by far one of the best that I have researched across the country and has provided everything that I was originally searching for within the yoga community. If anyone has the chance to learn from her, take it. The experience is more than worth it."


Niki Harris


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Frequently Asked Questions

With what accrediting organization is your Certification Program aligned?

The Yoga Alliance, www.yogaalliance.com. Internationally recognized yoga accreditation.


How does your program work?

Students study with the Center's Education Director until they reach 180 contact hours and 20 non-contact hours (personal study and preparation).


How long does it take to complete the certification program?

The certification varies depending on location.


What kinds of people do the training?

All ages, all kinds, men, women - people from various walks of life and religious backgrounds.


How long have you been certifying people to teach yoga?

Beth Spindler became certified by the Yoga Alliance as an ERYT500 in 2003. The TEACH to Inspire certification program began in 2008. Beth has taught yoga since the 70's and studied most of her life.


What's the first step?

A personal interview with the Education Director. If the student is unavailable for a personal interview a detailed account of his/her yoga background and current life status should be submitted for application.


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300-hour Advanced Teacher Training

The 300 hour advanced program is treated as graduate study. A candidate having completed 200 hours begins refining their specialization or may choose more than one. A student may focus on Parkinson's, arthritis therapy, or diabetes related therapeutics, for instance. Their specialty could be breath practices or translation of the sutras if their passion was in that area.

The student will assist in workshops and present workshops of their own with a senior instructor evaluating. They are expected to attend and assist in teacher training programs and do additional research on class and workshop topics. 16 hours service work in their field(s) is required as practicum.

Weekday class attendance and assistance is encouraged and one on one time with primary ERYT is scheduled as needed. Some hours may be acquired through research papers, research studies, and video call if approved by the Education Director.


Tuition for the 300-hour Advanced Program

Tuition is varies depending on location.

Standards for 300-hour Advanced Certification

Curriculum must incorporate training hours in the following educational categories:


Techniques Training | Practice (150 hours)
100 contact hours with primary E-RYTs

Includes asanas, pranayamas, kriyas, chanting, mantra, meditation  and other traditional yoga techniques. These hours must be a mix between: 1) analytical training in how to teach and practice the techniques and 2) guided practice of the techniques themselves. Both areas must receive substantial emphasis.

Note: Contact Hours in this category must be in a dedicated yoga teacher training environment (into which others might occasionally be invited) rather than in classes intended for the general public. 


Teaching Methodology (30 hours)
20 contact hours with primary E-RYTs 

Includes principles of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting, instruction, teaching styles, qualities of a teacher, the student's process of learning and business aspects of teaching yoga.  Although your curriculum may include more than five hours on business aspects of teaching yoga, a maximum of five such hours can be counted.

Anatomy and Physiology (35 hours)
20 contact hours


Includes both human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) and energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, etc.). Includes both the study of the subject and application of its principles to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc).  A minimum of 15 hours must be spent applying anatomy and physiology principles to yoga.


Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers (60 hours)
45 contact hours

Includes the study of yoga philosophies, yoga lifestyle and ethics for yoga teachers. A minimum of two contact hours must be spent on ethics for yoga teachers.

Note: A minimum of 2 contact hours must be spent on ethics for yoga teachers.


Practicum (40 hours)
20 contact hours, 10 with primary E-RYTs

Includes practice teaching, receiving feedback, observing others teaching and hearing and giving feedback. Also includes assisting students while someone else is teaching. A minimum of 10 contact hours must be spent actively teaching (not assisting or observing others teach).

Note: A minimum of 10 contact hours must be spent actively teaching (not assisting or observing)

Electives (185 hours)

Elective hours to be distributed among educational categories according to the school’s chosen emphasis (may be contact or non-contact hours). 

245 Remaining Contact Hours

Contact hours to be distributed among educational categories according to the school’s chosen emphasis.


Total: 300 hours
Total Contact Hours: 300 (200 with E-RYTs, 100 with E-RYTs 500)




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