Hatha Yoga Teacher Training

Program details:

September 21, 2024- March 23, 2025

Co-Led by Rebecca Henry and Tara Lemerise.
Assisted by Brandel France DeBravo, Machelle Lee and Manju Sadarangani

For inquiries and to sign up, please email Rebecca, rebecca@lighthouseyogacenter.com


Deepen your practice and learn to take your seat as a yoga teacher in a confident and authentic way with our in-depth 6-month Hatha Yoga Teacher Training.

In this program, you will:

  • Increase your knowledge of the elements of a well-rounded yoga practice including yoga poses, fundamental yoga philosophy, basic pranayama and meditation techniques.
  • Explore the subtler energies, which inform asana, pranayama and meditation, as well as how to use those to deepen your experiences and teach those practices effectively.
  • Study anatomy in order to sequence classes in a bio-mechanically sound and wholistic way.
  • Articulate alignment principles and actions with clarity to effectively and safely lead students of all levels and needs through a practice.
  • Explore a wide range of meditation and Yoga styles to help inform your overall practice and teaching
  • Plan creative, authentic classes that inspire, empower, and educate your students.
  • Discover your ability to take the seat of the teacher with confidence and integrity.
  • Learn in a community-based studio with passionate teachers and fellow students who are invested in your success.

Scroll down for dates and pricing info!

Course requirements include:

  • Live attendance at group training sessions (missed hours will need to be made up either through replays or one on one with teachers)*
  • A regular Hatha yoga practice both at home and a minimum of 25 in-studio Yoga classes*
  • Weekly classes taken with Tara or Rebecca*
  • Homework/reading assignments
  • A teaching practicum
  • Successful completion of a final independent project.

*We are committed to making this training flexible for your schedule – we will work with you to make sure necessary hours and assignments are made up and completed. Please just communicate conflicts with us when you register or as they come up. 

While these dates are confirmed with all teachers, there may be some adjustment to days or hours as we enter the course and need to work around unexpected conflicts with either a bulk of students or teachers.  In such cases we will work with all to find an optimal substitute date or teacher.

Studio classes must be at Lighthouse (trainees are eligible for a discounted membership pass)

Required Texts

  • 30 Essential Yoga Poses: For Beginning Students and Their Teachers by Judith Lasater
  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (Sacred Teachings) by Alistair Shearer
  • Bhagavad Gita: A New Translation by Stephen Mitchell
  • The Radiance Sutras: 112 Gateways to the Yoga of Wonder and Delight by Lorin Roche
  • Lighthouse Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Binder (provided)

Recommended Texts

  • Yoga: The Greater Tradition by David Frawley
  • Light on the Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali by B.K.S. Iyengar
  • Yamas & Niyamas by Deborah Adele
  • The Bhagavad Gita: The Song of God Retold in Simplified English by Edward Viljoen
  • The Upanishads translation and commentary by Eknath Easwaran
  • The Hatha Yoga Pradipika by Svatmarama, translated by Brian Dana Akers
  • Science of Yoga: Understand Anatomy and Physiology to Perfect Your Practice by Ann Swanson
  • The Shiva Samhita: A Critical Edition and English Translation by James Mallinson
  • The Gheranda Samhita: The Original Sanskrit and English Translation by James Mallinson



    Weekend 1:

    Saturday & Sunday, September 21-22, 1-7:30pm, in-person with Rebecca & Tara

    Weekend 2:

    Friday, October 4, 6-9pm in-person with Rebecca

    Saturday, October 5, 1-7:30pm, in-person with Rebecca

    Weekend 3:

    Saturday & Sunday, October 19-20, 1-7:30pm, in-person with Rebecca 

    Weekend 4:

    Saturday & Sunday November 2-3, 1-7:30pm, in-person with Tara

    Weekend 5:

    Friday, November 16, 6-9pm, in-person with Rebecca

    Saturday, November 17, 1-7:30pm, in-person with Rebecca

    Weekend 6:

    Saturday & Sunday, December 14-15, 1-7:30pm in-person with Machelle

    Weekend 7:

    Saturday & Sunday, January 11-12, 1-7:30pm, in-person with Machelle

    Weekend 8:

    Saturday, February 8, 1-7:30pm, online and recorded, with Manju

    Sunday February 9, 1-3pm, in-person, with Tara 

    Weekend 9:

    Saturday, March 1, 1-7:30pm in-person with Rebecca

    Sunday, March 2, 1-5pm, in-person with Rebecca & Tara

    Weekend 10:

    Saturday, March 22, 1-6pm, in-person with Rebecca

    Sunday, March 23 1-7 pm, in-person with Rebecca &Tara 

    Community Yoga Class Teaching Practicum Weekly starting January 19 thru March 23, Sundays 3-4, with feedback session 4-5pm


    Weekly Practices –  Weekly class with either Tara (7:30am Mondays or Wednesdays) or Rebecca (Fridays, 9:30am, Saturdays 10:15am), online, in-person, or on record.  September 23-March 22

    Book Clubs – Weekly 1 hr book discussion studying the major texts of Yoga, let by Tara, online or on record, Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30pm. 

    • Bhagavad Gita, October 16 – November 13
    • Yoga Sutras, January 8 – February 5
    • Radiance Sutras, February 26 – March 26 

    Compassion Cultivation Training –  Weekly class, Brandel France DeBravo, October 28-December 16, Mondays, 7-9pm, online and recorded



    Full cost is $3,348 which includes all class hours and printed handouts/binder.

    Price excludes text books, membership at Lighthouse (required).  Textbooks are estimated at between $70 and $100 for the course. Monthly membership at Lighthouse for YTT students is $80 per month for the year commitment (a discount of 20%).

    Payment plans are available. We request that payments be made by check or Venmo (non-purchase); a small service charge will be added to credit card payments.

    Payment plan options:

    Option 1:

    $500 non-refundable deposit paid upon registration

    $725 due on Weekend 1

    $725 due on Weekend 2

    $725 due on Weekend 3

    $725 due on Weekend 4

    Total due: $3,400

    Option 2:

    $500 non-refundable deposit paid upon registration

    $500 due on Weekend 1

    $500 due on Weekend 2

    $500 due on Weekend 3

    $500 due on Weekend 4

    $500 due on Weekend 5

    $500 due on Weekend 6

    Total due: $3,500

    Refund requests made prior to week 1 of the training may be granted in part, excluding the non-refundable $500 deposit.

    No refunds after the course starts.

    Work-Study Opportunities:

    Lighthouse provides a limited number of work-study opportunities, to help our community members with less cash flow fully participate in the trainings. Work study applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and will be allocated based on need.

    Please inquire about need based scholarships.