Annual 200-hour Advance Yoga Training


NWYW 200-hour Advanced Yoga Training

At NW Yoga & Wellness our mission is to create an active learning environment that is supportive, inclusive, and non-competitive so that students can learn, grow and discover.  The NWYW 200-hour Advanced Yoga Training program is just one of the many programs that are offered whether you are an aspiring yoga teacher or serious student looking to advance your practice.

In this comprehensive, 200-hour training, you’ll gain the knowledge, confidence and awareness that is essential for becoming an alignment-based yoga teacher should you choose.  You will learn Asanas (yoga postures) based on the Iyengar method, with great emphasis on structural alignment, anatomy, and basic yoga therapeutics.  This program was created and follows the eight constituents of Patanjali’s Ashtanga-Yoga in his text, The Yoga Sutra.

Based on the curriculum provided by Yoga Alliance plus the self-study that is requires by the student, you will gain the tools needed to continue to grow with much awareness and confidence in your personal practice or lead group classes.  NWYW is an accredited yoga school (RYS), offering RYT programs which qualify participants for certification as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) through Yoga Alliance when you pass the exam after the training. The 200-hour training consists of an initial 5 day intensive followed by 6, three day weekends (Fri, Sat, & Sun).  In addition to the training that is outlined, additional weekly mentorship is provided with Debra Wolfe during her scheduled weekly classes.

Below is an outline of everything you need to know about the program, as well as an application should you choose to take the training. 

For questions about the training or to take a complementary class with Debra Wolfe contact her at


Who Takes A Teacher Training Program?

This course is open to yoga practitioners with a minimum of one year of yoga experience, who are interested in immersing themselves into their own personal yoga practice or becoming a yoga instructor.


What Can You Expect To Learn?

You will gain the knowledge, confidence and awareness that is essential for becoming an alignment-based yoga teacher. This training covers alignment-based asana and pranayama, meditation, and yogic philosophy.

Curriculum Overview

 Techniques Training/Practice.........100 hours
Includes asanas, pranayamas, meditation and other traditional yoga techniques.

  • Teaching Methodology......................25 hours
    Includes principles of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting, instruction, teaching styles, and qualities of a teacher, the student's process of learning and business aspects of teaching yoga. 

    Anatomy and Physiology...................20 hours
    Includes both human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) and energy anatomy and physiology. Includes both the study of the subject and application of its principles to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc).

    Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers..................................30 hours
    Includes the study of yoga philosophies, yoga lifestyle and ethics for yoga teachers.

    Practicum...........................................10 hours
    Includes practice teaching, receiving feedback, observing others teaching and hearing and giving feedback. Also includes assisting students while someone else is teaching.

    Electives- Basic Therapeutics............15 hours
    Includes learning basic yoga therapeutics for common injuries with tools such as The Great Yoga Wall™, prop use (block, strap, bolster, blankets and chairs) and set series for injuries. 

  • Lead Instructor:

        Debra Wolfe, certified Yoga Therapist, C-IAYT & E-RYT 500

  • Instructor of Anatomy & Physiology:                                          Dr. Patti Shelton, MD & E-RYT 
  • Instructor of Meditation & Pranyama: Kym Detwiler-O'Reilly C-IAYT, E-RYT


How To Get Started

 Application requirements

  • Please submit a completed application form with a $500 deposit.  It is strongly encourage that you submit your application as soon as possible, there will only be 12 students taken per training.  Your deposit will be applied towards your tuition upon acceptance.

  • Applications can be mailed to NW Yoga & Wellness 5821 Hill Street, Port Townsend, WA. 98368.

Acceptance and Yoga Alliance Registration

  • We are accepting students on a rolling basis.  When you are accepted into the program, we will let you know within two weeks of your application submission. 

  • At the end of the training, you will receive a diploma and Letter of Completion which you may use to register with Yoga Alliance at the RYT-200 level.

Tuition Investment & Refunds
There is a $500 deposit to be submitted with your application. This deposit is applied towards your tuition payment. 

The 200-hour Advance Yoga Training program is an investment of;

  • Early bird special - $2700 ($500 savings), if paid in full 3 month before the training begins. 


  • Full Tuition - $3200, due 1 month before the training begins.  

Print out APPLICATION and submit to 5821 Hill Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368  

Training dates;

5 Day Intensive (38 Hours) TBT 

5 Day Intensive Schedule Time 

Wednesday 1pm-7pm

Thursday 2pm-7pm

Friday 12:30-7:30pm

Saturday 9am-7pm

Sunday 9am-7pm

Weekend 1 – (27 Hours) TBT   

Weekend 2 – (27 Hours) TBT        

Weekend 3 – (27 Hours)  TBT  

 Weekend 4  – (27 Hours) TBT       

 Weekend 5  – (34 Hours) TBT

Weekend Schedule Time

Friday 12:30-7:30pm

Saturday 9am-7pm

Sunday 9am-7pm

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