200HR Teacher Training

200HR / 2020 Teacher Training

Eight weekends • March 20 – October 4, 2020 • Shepherdstown / Harmony Room

Expand your practice and teach what you love! Join a supportive community that nurtures inquiry and investigation. Gain the knowledge, skills, presence and confidence necessary to allow you to become an exceptional and thoughtful teacher of yoga. Deepen your practice by exploring yoga postures, breathing exercises, anatomy and philosophy. Lead others on this path as you connect deeply with yourself, your community, and the world at large.

Starting March 20 and concluding October 4, 2020, this is Jala Yoga’s ninth offering of 200HR Yoga Alliance recognized Teacher Training taught by Christa Mastrangelo Joyce, along with advanced guest and assistant teachers.

Dates (8 Weekends):

  • March 20-22
  • April 17-19
  • May 15-17
  • June 26-28
  • July 24-26
  • August 21-23 (Retreat Center Weekend)
  • September 18-20
  • October 2-4


  • Fridays: 6:30pm-9:30pm
  • Saturdays: 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Sundays: 9:00am-4:00pm

Benefits to You as a Yoga Student

The Jala Yoga 200-Hour Teacher Training is for all serious students of yoga who want to deepen their practice and learn how to share it with others. We are a school of presence, peace, and community. To us, the heart of the yoga practice is connection–to self, community, gratitude, and to the deeper world around us. Every student invested in living into the philosophy of yoga becomes a teacher of the practice. Whether you choose to teach the practice in a traditional yoga studio or to grow your ability to connect with others in all your current roles, as you transform through the deep inquiry of this work, you’ll create ripples that can change the world around you.

In this training, you will learn to teach not only asana (postures), but also all eight limbs of yoga, including Yamas, Niyamas, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana, and Samadhi. You will learn to teach classes that are a dynamic expression of your personal relationship to the practice, while exploring and honoring the long lineages of the yoga practice. Your life and teaching will become an example that inspires others to live in accordance with the yoga tradition of peace and contentment.

Topics explored in the program:

  • The dialogue and hands-on training to assist, teach and provide modifications for 45 Asanas
  • At least six Pranayama techniques
  • Practicing and teaching meditation
  • Anatomy including exploration of the skeletal, muscular, respiratory, digestive, and nervous systems
  • Basic physiology including respiratory, circulatory, and digestive systems
  • Principles of sequencing: the order of poses used in the different styles of yoga and with thematic considerations
  • A particular attention to the three broad lineages of Hatha, Ayurveda, and Tantra
  • Readings on mindful eating practices, anatomy and philosophy,subtle body, meditation, classic texts, including the Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, the Bhagavad Gita, and modern books by teachers such as Donna Farhi and Matthew Sanford
  • Use of gratitude practices to grow our relationship with presence, connection, and to reduce stress and detrimental stress responses
  • Introduction to the subtle body- Areas of study include the Ida, Pingala, Shushumna, Vayus, and the Seven Chakras
  • Considerations for trauma sensitive yoga
  • Using touch and voice as a teaching tool
  • Embracing your personal yoga and teaching from your center