Hatha Yoga Teacher Training



What Makes our Training Different?

The goal of Lighthouse’s Hatha Yoga Teacher Trainings is to train quality teachers with an understanding of yoga philosophy, anatomy and asana.

Our small group focus allows us to set rigorous standards, which include plenty of time for practice teaching and one on one in-person mentorship.

Lighthouse teachers are among the most capable in the region, and we are committed to upholding this standard – you will come away from this training being able to teach yoga right away, if you want.  We are so committed to that that all of our teacher trainees get added to our sub list right after graduation, if they want!

Our sessions are built around a busy family and work life – many sessions are online and recorded, and we work with you to make up weekends or sessions you might have to miss.

We are a diverse, inclusive community filled with supportive students and teachers well beyond the trainers.

No headstands required!  We teach a lot more than just asana in this training, and encourage our trainees to teach what is in their practice and to the students that show up.

Lighthouse has a commitment to social and racial justice and incorporates those values into our teacher trainings.

Our program is registered with Yoga Alliance as an RYT-200 level program.


Lighthouse Yoga Center’s Hatha Yoga Teacher Training focuses on:

  • Constructing and deconstructing fundamental asanas
  • Understanding alignment in asana
  • Physical anatomy
  • Pranayama, a wide variety of meditation styles, and the energetic body
  • Exploring other styles of Yoga and how they affect our teaching of Hatha Yoga
  • Intelligent sequencing and creative class planning
  • Trauma informed teaching and pose modifications for all bodies
  • Yoga philosophy and history
  • Practice teaching and leaning how to find teaching opportunities

Our next RYT-200 Hatha Teacher Training starts in September 2024. The training will be co-led by Rebecca Henry and Tara Lemerise, and will be assisted by Machelle Lee, Brandel France DeBravo and Manju Sadrangani. The training meets over 6 months online and in-person at our Kennedy Street address.  Follow the link below below for our syllabus, schedule and more! Email Rebecca at rebecca@lighthouseyogacenter.com with inquiries and to sign up!




Continuing Education

At Lighthouse, we are committed to the idea that you are never finished being a student of Yoga.  With so many different areas to explore, from history, philosophy, texts, religion and spirituality, to anatomy, physiology, body acceptance and social justice, we are continuously adding workshops and workshop series for you, our students and teachers. Many of our teachers and guest teachers are able to offer continuing education credits through Yoga Alliance (YACEP) – check back here and our workshop page (and follow us on social media) for links to trainings that offer CEUs!

Coming up:

We currently do not have any CEU opportunities, but more will be added soon for the winter/spring of 2024! Check back here for updates!


Don’t you just want to get away?  From time to time our studio, and teachers offer weekend and even week-long (or more!) yoga retreats to restful local retreat centers and sometimes even exotic locales!

Coming up in June!

Rest & Release: A Summer Solstice & Full Moon Retreat
June 28-30, 2024

Blue Mountain Retreat Center, 1032 Hoffmaster Road, Knoxville, MD

 “Thus, many forms of worship may lead to freedom, Arjuna. All these are born of action. When you know this, you will be free” – The Bhagavad Gita, verse 4.32, translated by Steven Mitchell

“Rest and laughter are the most spiritual and subversive acts of all. Laugh, rest, slow down.” – Anne Lamott

At the midpoint of the year, join us as we reclaim our most precious resource – time – to honor our greatest teacher: ourselves.

Just as crops, creatures, and celestial bodies learn to evolve in harmony with their environment, in the yogic tradition, we embrace Tantra – many tools, many paths, woven together in harmony.

Yoga extends beyond our physical Asana practice. It invites us to explore various tools to connect with our ever-evolving selves in profound ways. At different junctures in life, we may find resonance in energetic movement practices, while at other times, slow movement and meditation may speak to us. Some of us find solace in drawing, journaling, music, or chanting, avenues that help us tap into the stillness within. Our preferred practices shift with the seasons or the energies of the day.

In celebration of the Summer Solstice and the June Full Moon, join Rebecca and Manju for an exploration of diverse Yoga practices. Nestled in the Shenandoah Mountains, we’ll engage all our senses – taste, sound, touch – and delve into both novel and familiar methods to release, recharge, and renew. This weekend welcomes both seasoned yogis and newcomers alike, offering a space to explore a many modalities for rest and release.

Learn more and book your spot here now!! Limited spots available!