The Triad Yoga 200 Hour Teacher Certification Program Information

The next 200 Hour Teacher Certification Program will begin September 13-15, 2019.  The dates for the next training session for the 2019-2020 class are posted below.

Join Terry Brown and Triad Yoga for a free sample class.  The date will be announced later. 

This class offers an opportunity to sample what a teacher training class will be like.  Participants in our program  learn to teach yoga postures to students safely, effectively, and how to adapt poses for students with various challenges.  Experience firsthand the art of developing teaching skills such as observing and adjusting students.  This experiential class will offer you an opportunity to ask questions and find out why Triad Yoga's 200 Hour Teacher Certification Program has successfully trained teachers for our communities over 15 years.

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The Certification Program
The Triad Yoga Teacher Certification Program is designed to help teachers, future teachers, and enthusiastic students inspire and deepen their understanding and practice of Hatha Yoga. It is the Institute's intention to help develop the kind of teacher who is excited and passionate about sharing the joy and transformational powers of yoga.

Yoga's increasing popularity brings with it the need for instructors confident and qualified to bring forth its teachings in our communities. This comprehensive course of study is designed to help students and teachers systematically build knowledge and develop teaching skills. Students of this program may wish to simply deepen their own practice, or develop an understanding of the principles needed to lead safe, instructional, and inspirational classes.

The Program Curriculum
The program curriculum is designed to explore many of the traditional components of yoga, including the asanas, pranayama, meditation, the energetic body, and applied yogic philosophy. You will also be introduced to anatomy and principles of alignment so you can adapt yoga postures to suit different needs.

This in-depth curriculum includes:

Non-contact hours include home study, practice, class room observations and assisting with the faculty, and teaching hours.

The goal of this program is to help you learn to teach safe and effective yoga classes. You will also learn to deepen your own practice leading to a healthier body, a clearer mind and a greater sense of peace and joy in your life.

Registration Information
To apply and reserve your space, complete the application and mail the office of Triad Yoga with a $50.00 application fee.  The application can be printed off from this site and is due by August 20, 2019.  

Tuition for the program is $2150.00.  A $200.00 discount is available if full payment is made by August 20, 2019. 

Program Schedule

The 2019/2020 class dates are:

September 13-15, 2019

October 18-20, 2019

November 1-3, 2019

December 6-8, 2019

January 10-12, 2020

February 7-9, 2020

March 6-8, 2020

April 3-5, 2020



The schedule for all weekends but the last is:
Friday, 1:00PM - 7:00PM
Saturday, 8:00AM - 7:00PM
Sunday, 8:00AM - 3:30PM

The schedule for the final weekend is:
Friday, 1:00PM - 7:00PM
Saturday, 8:00AM - 7:00PM
Sunday, 9:00AM - 1:30PM
Meal breaks are included.

Students accepted into the program are expected to attend all sessions.

All classes are held at:

The Triad Yoga Institute

3940 W. Market St

Greensboro, NC                                             

Student-Teacher Requirements
To become an effective teacher, we must first experience being the student. The Triad Yoga 200 Hour Teacher Certification Program is designed for the yoga student with a minimum of two years continuous study and who is now ready to deepen their own practice while learning to teach.

Students of Extended Studies
The Triad Yoga Institute recognizes and accepts that some students may desire to take this training program as an opportunity to deepen their personal yoga experiences and gain new insight on the effect yoga can have in one's life. These students may opt to not participate in the teaching skills portions of the program and may receive a letter of completion.

Terry Brown, ERYT 500, co-director of the Triad Yoga Institute, has been a student of yoga and meditation since 1984. Terry's extensive journey in the study of yoga has led him to study with a variety of teachers and traditions, however he now considers Aadil Palkhivala, founder of Purna Yoga, his main teacher and influence. Terry is a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant, holds an Advanced Yoga Teacher Certificate and is a Certified Purna Yoga Teacher.  He teaches alignment-based asana to enhance the connection of the energetic and physical bodies, thereby enhancing the yoga poses' benefits and healing effects. Terry also combines his knowledge of the human anatomy and experience in working with physical limitations into his teaching.

Martha Garrett, ERYT 500, has been teaching Yoga since 1995. Martha received her certification in the teaching of yoga from Lillah Schwartz of Lighten Up! Yoga Center in Asheville, NC. Her studies with Lillah influenced her understanding of alignment techniques and attention to detail. She is also strongly inspired by teachers Donna Farhi and Eric Schiffman, both of whom she feels embody the spiritual teachings of Yoga. Martha believes the yoga teachers of our communities need to develop the tools useful to tailor classes to meet the variety of physical abilities and limitations with focus on proper alignment, use of breath, and the creation of a light heart. An artist and teacher of art, she understands how to encourage students uniquely in their practice while creating an area of challenge and support.

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