Hatha Yoga Teacher Training

Program details:

January 20 to June 18, 2023

Led by Tara Lemerise.
Assisted by Rebecca Henry and Machelle Lee.

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 musculoskeletal anatomy in order to sequence classes in a bio-mechanically sound way.
  • Articulate alignment principles and actions with clarity to effectively and safely lead students of all levels and needs through a practice.
  • 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.

Course requirements include:

  • Live attendance at 90% of 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 20 in-studio Hatha Yoga classes and 5 Kundalini Yoga classes*
  • Homework assignments between weekends
  • Completion of a minimum 12 hr Yoga related elective course approved by Tara (online or in-person at Lighthouse or elsewhere)
  • A teaching practicum
  • Successful completion of a final independent project.

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


Required Texts

  • Yoga: The Greater Tradition by David Frawley
  • 30 Essential Yoga Poses: For Beginning Students and Their Teachers by Judith Lasater
  • Lighthouse Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Binder (provided)

Recommended Texts

  • 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


Friday, January 20, 6-9 pm & Saturday, January 21, 1-7:30 pm – Online with replay available

Saturday, February 11, 1-7:30 pm- Online with replay available

Saturday, February 25 & Sunday, February 26, 1-7:30 pm each day – Online with replay available

*Please note – The above weekends are primarily lecture and discussion format and will be open to non-YTT students as well.

Saturday, March 11 & Sunday, March 12, 1-7:30 pm each day – In-person with Machelle Lee

Saturday, March 25, 1-7:30 pm  – Online with replay available

Friday, April 14, 6-9 pm and Saturday, April 15, 1-7:30 pm – Online with replay available

Friday, May 12, 6-9 pm – In-person with Rebecca Henry

Saturday, May 13, 1-7:30 pm – In-person with Rebecca Henry

Friday, May 19, 6-9 pm – Online with replay available Rebecca Henry

Saturday, May 20, 1-7:30 pmIn-person with Rebecca Henry

Friday, June 2, 6-9 pm – Online with replay available

Saturday, June 3, 1-7:30 pm – In-person

Friday, June 16, 6-9 pm – Online with replay available

Saturday, June 17, 1-5 pm – In-person 

Sunday, June 18, 5-7 pm – In-person

Wednesdays Online
From February 1, 2023 to June 13, 2023, 6-7 pm

Sundays Community Yoga Class Teaching Practicum
From April 23 to June 18 (no class May 28), 3-5 pm


Full cost is $3,185, which includes all class hours and printed handouts/binder.

Price excludes text books, membership at Lighthouse (required) and cost for the 12 hr elective course. 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 10%). Cost for the elective course can range anywhere from $200-500, depending on your choice.

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

Payment plan options:

Option 1:

$500 non-refundable deposit paid upon registration

$700 due on Weekend 1

$700 due on Weekend 2

$700 due on Weekend 3

$700 due on Weekend 4

Total due: $3,300

Option 2:

$500 non-refundable deposit paid upon registration

$480 due on Weekend 1

$480 due on Weekend 2

$480 due on Weekend 3

$480 due on Weekend 4

$480 due on Weekend 5

$480 due on Weekend 6

Total due: $3,380

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.