Hatha Yoga Teacher Training

January 20, 2023-June 18, 2023

What Makes this 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!


And check out this free video to get your questions answered!




Going Deeper: A Hatha Yoga Immersion

January 21-April 15 2023

Led by Tara Lemerise, assisted by Rebecca Henry

Are you looking to go deeper into your yoga practice? Are you a yoga teacher interested in broadening your understanding of yoga history, philosophy, and spiritual teachings? This immersion program is designed to take you under the asana (poses) to the deep and wide foundations of yoga. Join the 2023 class of Hatha Yoga teachers-in-training for select weekends of the program for an illuminating exploration of the philosophy and history of yoga.

The sessions in this program are primarily lecture, discussion, and reflection with little to no asana (posture) practice. We will do pranayama (breathwork) and meditation.

The program will include:

– All workshops/YTT weekend trainings listed below

– Access to recordings of all weekends for the duration of the training

– A total of 34 Yoga Alliance Continuing education credits and/or a training completion certificate

-Access to Tara and Rebecca for questions, and further discussion

– A discount on additional YTT associated workshops

-A binder and all handouts associated with each section

-And, as a bonus, copies of required texts!

Email Rebecca for with any questions at rebeccca@lighthouseyogacenter.com

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:

12 Hour Foundations of Yin Yoga: Theory and Science of Joint and Fascia Tending with Machelle Lee, MA, E-RYT 500, CMT, YACEP

January 14-15pm, 1-7pm

Yin Yoga utilizes muscularly relaxed poses, practiced on the floor, that are held for 3-5 minutes in order to safely and systematically stimulate chemical regenerative responses in tissues, particularly of fascia, ligaments, and within joint capsules. Through modest traction and compression, one trains the structural tissues to reduce the process of contracture that shortens tissues and can cause degeneration, adhesions, pain, and decreased range of motion. Yin Yoga’s methodical and subtle approach provides lubrication, mobility, and a sense of lightness to the body’s structure, energetics, and thus to the nervous system, the mind and emotions.

This 12 hour training/personal enrichment program is a valuable introductory exploration for those who wish to deepen their understanding of the Yin Yoga practice for their own self-care, for teachers wanting to incorporate the basics of Yin Yoga wisely and safely into their class offerings, and for wellness practitioners looking to integrate Yin Yoga practices into their sessions.

Please note that this is not a Yin Yoga certification but rather an immersion into the foundations of Yin Yoga. Registered yoga teachers with Yoga Alliance will earn 12 contact hours of continuing education credit (CEUS).


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!

While we are currently not offering any retreats through Lighthouse Yoga center, check out this retreat offered by our friends and teachers at Roots & River and Tara Lemerise Yoga are offering in May!