2019-2020 Yoga Teacher Training

hand200-Hour Certification

This training offers an in-depth experience of the art and science of yoga. Process-based learning is the setting; through study, practice, self-reflection, and personal growth we will examine, embody, and harvest the fruits of the practice to assist your development as a yoga student and teacher.

This training is inclusive. You do not need to be flexible to be a potent yoga teacher. You do not need to be injury-free to take this training. You do not need prior teaching experience.


  • Steep yourself in yoga philosophy and yogic practices beyond the yoga class.
  • Articulate therapeutic alignment technique and theory.
  • Study functional movement science for the most up to date posture integration.
  • Skillfully teach asana to beginners as well as long-time students of yoga.
  • Cultivate language skills for clear and effective verbal cues.
  • Confidently lead meditation, relaxation, and the art of letting go.
  • Instruct pranayama clearly.
  • Learn how postures relate to one another and how to build powerful class sequences.
  • Execute demonstrations with ease.
  • Practice verbal, manual, and therapeutic adjustments.
  • Engage with and create meaningful themes for yoga classes.
  • Learn about the business side of yoga.
  • Hold the Seat of the Teacher.
  • Cultivate what lights you up and calls you to step into a deeper experience of yoga.


This training takes place over 9 months at Yoga for Mankind in Orcutt, CA. We meet one weekend a month.

The Yoga Studio is a Yoga Alliance registered school. You will be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as an RYT200 upon graduating from this yoga teacher training.



  • Friday from 4pm - 8pm
  • Saturday from 9am - 5pm
  • Sunday from 9am - 5pm



  • August 30, 31, September 1
  • September 20, 21, 22
  • October 25, 26, 27
  • November 15, 16, 17
  • December 6, 7, 8
  • January 24, 25, 26
  • February 28, 29, March 1
  • March 27, 28, 29
  • April 17, 18, 19

Attendance at each module is mandatory. Contemplations, Study, & Home Practices are assigned between each module.


Application Due Date:

August 2nd, 2019



The Teacher Training program is an investment of $2,900 if you are paid in full by August 30, 2019.

Tuition is $3,200 if a payment plan is in place by August 30, 2019.

Deposit: A $500 non-refundable deposit is due upon acceptance into the program to hold your place. Your deposit counts toward the total cost of tuition.

  • Tuition does not include lodging or meals.
  • Tuition can be paid by cash, check, venmo, or credit card.
  • Tuition includes membership (unlimited yoga classes) at Yoga for Mankind for the duration of the training.

Military spouses can use MyCAA toward tuition.


Here's what a few of my YTT graduates have said:

"I took Staci's teacher training in 2017 and it literally changed my life. I had been looking into training for a couple of years, and nothing seemed to be the right fit. I happened to be taking yoga classes from Staci when she announced that she would be doing a training, and I jumped at the chance.

From day one, it was obvious that, above all, she wanted nothing more than for her students to succeed. Every single piece of information she gave us was obviously well-researched and came from a place of passion. She is a yoga nerd in every sense, and the depths of love and appreciation for the practice come across clearly in every word, every handout, every breath.

You will come out of your training with the skills you need to be able to teach a well-rounded class at every skill level, but, most of all, you will come out of it with deeper depths and appreciation for the practice that become entrenched in you forever. Even if you never teach a yoga class going forward, your own relationship with yoga will be deeper and more fulfilling. Just sign up already. You won't regret it." - S.T.


"Taking my 200 hour yoga teacher training with Staci was one of my most significant life experiences, ever. Staci is a wealth of yoga knowledge wrapped in pure joy. Her ability to distill 20 years of yoga teaching skils, into a fun, challenging, and approachable learning experience, was simply incredible. Im so thankful I had the opportunity to learn from such an amazing teacher. Our yoga trainiing weekends were awesome. I miss them!" - C.S.


"Let me start by saying that my yoga teacher training with Staci was AMAZING. AMAZING. AMAZING. I had already learned so much from studying with her for ten years. But I had no idea how much more I would learn from her training! And I had no idea how thirsty it would make me to continue to learn!

Staci lovingly and thoughtfully prepared for each session. We not only learned about yoga poses, including their history and meaning, but we learned about anatomy, yoga history, The Yoga Sutras, Chakras, how to sequence a class , modifications (chair yoga, pregnancy yoga), theming, chanting, deities, mudras, mantras, pranayama, meditation......are you getting the idea?! We learned such a wonderful and vast amount of information making me feel more well rounded, not only as a yoga teacher, but as a person.

Staci had high expectations for each of us and created the space for us to feel well supported and prepared. Our yoga weekends are something that I hold dear in my heart.

I will never be able to adequately say enough about how much this training meant to me and how it changed my life. Staci is truly a gem in the yoga community." - G.D.


"I truly feel blessed to have had the opportunity to learn and complete my 200 hr yoga teacher training with Staci Curry!!! It truly has changed my life and I will forever be grateful for the experience!

Staci was encouraging, supportive, and a teaching superstar every step of the way!!! She challenged us and pushed us past our comfort zones to help us become the best new teachers possible.

I was hesitant when I started, not knowing if I actually wanted to learn more for my own personal practice or to eventually teach. After completing the training, I can confidently say that I accomplished both. I learned so much that has helped me grow personally and am now also teaching classes. If you are on the fence, but interested....I say dive in!!! Chaturanga...and lead with your heart!!!" - S.S


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