Hatha Yoga Teacher Training

Congratulations to our graduating 2023 YTT students! Please check back here in Feb 2024 for dates for our 2024 YTT – we expect to start a new one in Fall 2024


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, meditation, and the energetic body
  • Intelligent sequencing, pose modifications for all bodies and creative class planning
  • Yoga philosophy and history
  • Practice teaching

Our next RYT-200 Hatha Teacher Training starts in January 2023. The training will be led by Tara Lemerise, who will be assisted by Machelle Lee and Rebecca Henry. 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!

Awaken Your Inner Spark: A Stress-Relief Yoga Retreat
June 28-30, 2024

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

Escape the daily grind and rediscover your vibrant energy and awaken your vitality at a weekend yoga retreat nestled amidst serene nature. Led by experienced teachers Nandi and Suzanne, this immersive experience combines Kundalini yoga, meditation, and playful exploration to help you navigate stress and cultivate lasting well-being. Imagine waking up to the scent of pine needles, practicing yoga under the open sky, and sharing laughter around a crackling bonfire.

We’ll explore self-care rituals, discover ways to nourish your body and mind, and learn techniques to manage stress with grace. Bring your journal or something to write down your thoughts. We will offer writing prompts throughout the weekend and plenty of time for reflection after major activities. Leave feeling lighter, empowered, and equipped with practical tools to face life’s challenges with a renewed sense of inner peace.

Ready to awaken your vitality? Learn more and book your spot here now!! Limited spots available!