Deepen your practice with

Yoga Teacher Training

Would you like to deepen your yoga knowledge and practice?

Coming in 2022, join Crystal and Ginny and guest scholars for a deep dive into yoga!  This course will deepen your practice and connection with yourself, the yoga community and your world.   You will learn anatomy through the lens of yoga, the art of assisting, and yoga class sequencing.  You will take a deep dive into the ancient philosophy that yoga embodies, and gain an experiential understanding of the energetic layers of the body.  If you desire to become a yoga alliance registered yoga teacher and find your authentic teaching voice, this course is for you!  However, if you want a deep dive into yoga that is not available in regular yoga classes and desire to find your authentic voice in the world, this class is for you also!

Learn More Below With Our Frequently Asked Questions

Is the training registered with Yoga Alliance?

Yes it is.  The Alaya Yoga School , part of Experience Alaya, constitutes a Yoga Alliance registered yoga school offering  in-depth, world-class yoga teacher trainings at both the 200-HR and 500-HR levels.  Rooted in the tradition of non-dual Tantric Hatha philosophy, Alaya Yoga School honors the ancient lineage of traditional yoga practices.  At the same time Alaya offers innovative teachings that are relevant and practical today.  For more information, you can find us at 

Is the training offered virtually?

No, we are dedicated to offering this training in person.  We will have outdoor areas available for use if needed and are prepared to pivot if needed due to unforeseen restrictions.  

What precautions are being taken to keep the training safe?

All trainees will be required to either be vaccinated or have a negative Covid 19 test prior to attending each session.  This will be a very intimate group.  We will be partnering up with each other and assisting one another.  This setting will require that everyone is making an effort to keep our community healthy.  Should you become sick before or during the training, please contact us.  You are also welcome to wear a mask during the training.  

What can I expect to learn during the training?

The daily schedule includes a mix of lecture, asana (movement), pranayama (breathwork), meditation, group work, reflection and student teaching. We will break for 1.5 hours for lunch and have shorter breaks throughout the day. When the weather is nice, we will do our best to get outside!

What are the dates of trainings?

Training dates begin with a  welcome ceremony on Thursday April 21, from 5-8.  After this welcome ceremony, all other dates will meet five times over the course of five months from Friday through Mondays from 8 am – 6 pm. This modular format allows for greater flexibility when making arrangements with work, school and/or family, as well as the opportunity to integrate the teachings into your daily life.  Dates include April 22-25, May 13-16, June 10-13, July 15-18, and August 5-8.  Your certificate will be given to you after you have completed all modules. 

Do I have to be present for the entire training?

You must be present for the entire training to receive the certification for the 200HR yoga teacher training.  

What is required for me to apply?

The requirements to complete the 200HR certification includes:

  • At least beginner-intermediate experience with yoga (of any style) to begin (note: you do not need to be an expert, know complex poses, Sanskrit or even plan to teach to join)
  • Attend all 5 modules in their entirety

What Accreditation & Certification will I receive upon completion?

At the completion of your 200HR yoga teacher training, you will receive an Experience Alaya Teacher Training Certification at the 200-Hour Level. If you choose you can then register your certification with Yoga Alliance for your 200-Hour Registration.

Who will be facilitating the training?

This training is happening at True North Yoga studio, but will be presented by Experience Alaya.  Crystal Bailey, a faculty member at Experience Alaya, will be the main presenter.  She will be joined by Ginny Garner of True North Yoga.  Additional scholars from Experience Alaya who will present for the training will be Meg McCraken, co-founder of Experience Alaya, and Dr. Mike Lane, DC.

What are the payment options for the training?

All students are required to pay a $200 nonrefundable deposit to hold their spot in the training if not paying in full.  Early bird pricing is in effect until November 30, 2021.  If you pay in full prior to November 30, the cost is $2500.00.  After the early bird window is over, the cost of the training will be $2,750.  There is a payment plan option for $3000.00.  This payment plan will require a $200 nonrefundable deposit, a $935 payment prior to February 15, a $935 payment prior to April 15 and a $930 payment due prior to June 15.  Only 20 students will be accepted.  You can be added to the waitlist if the training is full.  

What are the required reading materials for the training?

The following books will be required reading:

  • The Secret Power of Yoga, by Nischala Joy Devi
  • Meditation for the Love of It, by Sally Kempton
  • Heart of Yoga, by T. K. V. Desikachar
  • 30 Essential Poses, by Judith Lasater, PHD., P.T.
  • AnatomySense, by Dr. Mike Lane, DC

Yoga Toolbox for Teachers and Students, by Joseph Le Page and Lilian Aboim is also recommended.  

What if I do not plan to teach yoga?

This training will give you a deep understanding of the practices, traditions and spiritual teachings of yoga.  You do not have to want to be a yoga teacher to do the training!  It is a great way to find your authentic voice in the world if teaching in a yoga setting is not for you.  You will experience the vastness of yoga that is difficult to obtain in traditional yoga classes.  

About Alaya Yoga School

The sanskrit word ‘alaya’ means: the unfolding of the human spirit and abode.  Steeped in the rich, ancient Tantrik traditions, their mission is to provide practical and powerful tools for skilled and compassionate leadership that are relevant in today’s world. 

Through a wide variety of yogic teachings and models, we strive to help you cultivate greater presence, clarity and authenticity in order to create lasting, positive shifts for yourself and your life. Learn more at