Teaching Yoga

Yoga instructor leads a class of students

Professor Christopher Key Chapple, Ph.D., author, scholar, and founding director of Yoga Studies at LMU, invites you to formation as a yoga teacher.

One of the greatest gifts you can give the world is passing along the knowledge and wisdom you have learned to another. We are able to practice yoga today thanks to the generations of teachers who have passed on this art of living since antiquity.

As a Yoga Alliance registered school (RYS®), the LMU Center for Religion and Spirituality is pleased to provide a variety of learning opportunities for those who feel called to serve as yoga teachers.

Teaching Trainings

Our core teacher trainings offer prospective and current teachers the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the concepts the yoga tradition, teaching business and methodologies:

200-hour Teacher Training
Our foundational 200-hour teacher training program, The Yoga Journey, is designed for anyone looking to deepen their yoga practice and knowledge, as well as those beginning their journey as yoga teachers. Participants are eligible for the RYT® 200 credential upon successful completion of this program. Learn more »

300-hour Teacher Training
Our 300-hour teacher training program, Yoga Therapy Rx, is designed for those who have already completed a 200-hour program and are now looking to advance their teaching practice with a focus on the therapeutic applications of yoga. Participants with a RYT® 200 credential are eligible for the RYT® 500 credential upon successful completion of this program. Learn more »

Continuing Education

A number of courses are offered year-round for current teachers interested in continuing education, or in need of CEUs for credential renewal. Following Yoga Alliance continuing education guidelines, upcoming offerings our listed below:

Please let us know if you have any questions, continuing education needs, or how we can support your teaching formation. Contact the Center at (310) 338-2799 or email yoga@lmu.edu.

Certificate Programs. In addition to teacher trainings, the Center offers a number of professional certificate programs that also qualify for continuing education credit: