SaKula Yoga Teacher Training

200-Hour Teacher Training

Sakula Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) is a 200-hour teacher training program that meets Yoga Alliance’s requirement and starts in mid to late September and ends early March. This program is for anyone seeking to deepen their yoga practice in understanding the alignment of the poses for traditional and modifications, contraindications, benefits, teaching methodology, sequencing, philosophy, pranayama, meditation, and history of yoga.  This foundation training introduces trainees to the Chakra system, Ayurveda, anatomy, physiology, hands-on-assist, and specialty classes – kids’ yoga, prenatal, partner yoga, chair- that can aid in teaching to others or strengthen your understanding of yoga.


  • Applicant must be 18 years or older
  • Applicant must have a consistent yoga practice with a teacher in a classroom setting is preferred (min. 6 months)
  • Applicant is ready to open your heart to a deeper understanding of the philosophy and yoga practice.
  • Meet with the Lead Trainer to review curriculum and expectations.
  • Complete and submit a Sakula Yoga YTT application, payment plan, and include deposit
  • If non-Sakula student, provide two references: personal and yoga reference

YTT student will complete:

  • Class participation of designated YTT dates. (Make-up dates if necessary with limitations)
  • Reading assignments, 3 homework assignments and final project
  • Complete midterm and final
  • 10 Sakula yoga practice classes
  • 9 Observation/assists for Sakula mentoring with Sakula Teacher or Lead Trainer (1 required Sakula prenatal observation)
  • Teach 60-minute master class to classmates and Sakula staff. This is your own unique Hatha style.

Upon completion, you will have

  • Deeper yoga practice and knowledge of yoga in body-mind-spirit.
  • Evaluation of practice teaching segments leading to 60-minute master class
  • Tools to guide as an emerging yoga teacher
  • 200-hour yoga certification

Students are required to purchase books prior to training  (we suggest from

  • Bringing Yoga to Life: the everyday practice of enlightened living – by Donna Farhi
  • Anatomy of Movement by Blandine Calais-Germain (Dec 2, 2007 edition)
  • Any version of the Bhagavad Gita or
The Living Gita – Translation by Sri Swami Satchidananda
  • The Secrets of Meditation – by Davidji (Aug 4, 2012 edition)

Your tuition includes the primary training manual, hand-outs, 10 class cards, and observation/assists (mentoring)

If you are interested in this program, please fill out the YTT application, $150 deposit, YTT, and payment schedule form by September 1.  Check deposit payable to Sharon Hong at Sakula Yoga Studio address.  This is to secure your spot. Paid in full tuition is $3000.00 (Optional payment schedule is available.  Please contact Sharon for the Payment Schedule Application) Click to download the SaKula Yoga YTT Application Email for further information regarding the payment form and payment options.

Meet the Trainer

About the Director and Lead trainer for Sakula Yoga Teacher training Sharon Hong has been teaching at SaKula Yoga Studio since it opened in 2010. She received her 200-hour teaching training in 2006 and completed her advance studies 2015 in Asheville, NC. Sharon is always looking to improve her teaching and received her Vinyasa Certification in 2011 with Seane Corn and is a Relax and Renew Advanced Trainer with Judith Hanson Lasater.  She also has other holistic energy background as Thai Yoga practitioner, Reiki III, and crystals.  She recently completed over 3,000 hours of yoga teaching, advancing her to be qualified as a Yoga Alliance® Teacher Trainer E-RYT500.   She also received grandparent C-IAYT in 2017.  Sharon will bring her creative ability in teaching our next teacher training program, allowing the students to play, be aware of their energy while allowing them to be creative in their individuality, as well as learning the use of proper adjustments when necessary.


"I feel that I am a part of a family at Sakula and am happy that I decided to do the Teacher Training at Sakula. Sharon made herself available throughout the entire teacher training program. She is truly a wonderful and knowledgeable teacher, and I am so happy that I decided to take the next step in my own journey. Bringing in the special guest teachers brought something extra." - Teresa - 2013

"The program has been fun, and I have learned a lot of things, both from a spiritual perspective and hands on asana knowledge. The studio is very supportive and friendly. Sharon is very easy to approach, and my classmates were easy to get along with. I love all of the guest teachers and I wish that we could have had more guest teachers. It helped a lot in opening different perspective for us and learning different opinions and teaching styles. Sakula teachers and students have been really supportive, too! They were all very kind and generous accepting us into the classroom to help us to learn from them. Love this friendly atmosphere! :)" - Inmi – 2014

"YTT at Sakula was a beautiful experience. The curriculum offered a well-rounded education in the most important aspects of yoga, and throughout our studies we were encouraged to apply a yogic mentality to our whole lives. The program was well-paced to instill confidence in the teacher trainees and allowed us to attain the necessary knowledge to help share the healing practice of yoga with others. I loved being taught by a variety of teachers each bringing something special and personal to the class. The sincere care for our progress shown by Sharon, Ro and Bonnie, our mentors, and the guest teachers was remarkable and so appreciated. Sakula feels like home thanks to the love and support of those running the program, as well as the truly wonderful students who shared the experience and grew together as a team. Thank you deeply for this experience". - Love, Nettie – 2015

" I'm so happy that I completed my 200-hour teacher training at Sakula Yoga Studio. Sharon is a fantastic instructor and the Sakula community is incredibly warm and welcoming. Sakula Yoga Studio is an amazing place to begin or continue your yoga journey!" - Nicole - 2018

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Training Schedule

Teacher Training Dates and Times 2019 - 2020 - coming soon

 Saturday and Sunday: 22 & 23 at 12:30pm-7pm

Tuesday: 25 at 7pm-9:30pm*

Saturday and Sunday : 13 & 14 at 12:30pm-7pm

Every Tuesday at 7pm-9:30pm*

Saturday and Sunday 3 & 4 at 12:30pm-7pm

Tuesday 6, 13 & 27 at 7pm-9:30pm*

Saturday and Sunday: 1, 2 & 16 at 12:30pm-7pm

Tuesday: 4, 11 & 18 at 7pm-9:30pm*

Saturday and Sunday: 5 & 6 at 12:30pm-7pm

Tuesday: 8, 15, 22 & 29 at 7pm-9:30pm*

Saturday and Sunday: 2, 3 & 17 at 12:30pm-7pm

Every Tuesday at 7pm-9:30pm*

Hold for Student teaching 60 minutes dates

Friday: 1 & 8 at 6:30 – 9:30pm*

Saturday: 2 & 9  at 12:30-3:30pm*

Sunday: 3 & 10 at 12:30-2:30pm*

Bold dates represent required training dates

Click to download Sakula Yoga YTT Schedule 2018-2019 PDF file. *Dates and Times may be adjusted depending on class size, mentoring and Sakula regular class schedule.