200 Hour Teacher Training


200-Hour Sept 2017-Jun 2018
Saturdays and Sundays 10:45am-5:30pm + 25 Yoga Classes at Thrive

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Apr 7-8| Apr 21-22| May 5-6| May 19-20| Jun 2-3

Weekend Format: Mar-Dec 2018
Saturdays and Sundays  10:45-5:30 +25 Classes 
Dates Posted Soon!

Monthly Intensive: Summer 2018
Mondays-Fridays 8:30am-5:30pm + 25 Classes 
Dates Posted Soon!

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Trainees are required to attend each training dayin order to receive a 200-hour certification. If you cannot be in attendance for any part of the training, you are required to make-up the missed training hours. Thrive is very flexible in our make-up policy. You must make-up the missed hours within one-year of the training graduation date in one of these three (3) ways:
  • In a future 200-hour training at no cost.
  • In a comparable workshop or training with an E-RYT200 teacher at your expense.
  • In a private lesson with one of the Thrive Trainers at your expense or shared expense with other trainees.

Check out this video of Susan and some of our current teacher training students!

200 of DC area yoga teachers have graduated from Thrive Trainings

"I teach yoga in a poetic way! The Training at Thrive has helped me in many aspects of my journey in this world. It was an out of the box experience for me as a new immigrant." -Amir

"Changed my life!" JF 

"I miss being able to ask a thousand questions...I miss the constant stretching of my brain!" -Christina

"The Teacher Training is a bunch of people hugging you for who you are" Zeynap

"I had no idea how I would transform and grow." Viv


 200 Hour Teacher Training Fee:

Weekend Format:

Early bird Fee: $350 nonrefundable deposit with application PLUS $1950 due July 31, 2017

Regular Fee: $350 nonrefundable deposit with application PLUS $2250 due August 31, 2017

Payment Plan Options:                                                                                                                                                     
$350 nonrefundable deposit PLUS Three (3) payments of $775 due: Sept. 15, Nov 15, and Jan 15, 2018



An Application must be submitted with the deposit. We will charge your deposit after acceptance into the training ONLY.

One 50% scholarship and one 50% work-trade positions are available. For more information, email susan@thriveyoga.com and include your resume and details about your yoga experience. 

Make a Teacher Training payment by calling the studio at 301-294-9642.


What 200 Hour Teacher Trainees Need To Know

"I know of no better way to laugh out loud and become more alive than the Thrive Yoga Teacher Training.  I am all in!"
Susan Mondi Bowen

This training is great for you if you are looking to deepen your practice or become a confident and knowledgeable yoga teacher.  The Thrive Yoga Trainers encourage trainees to see their potential as a yogi and as a calm and vital human being. The Thrive training curriculum is modern but rooted in the ancient teachings of yoga. Thrive training programs were first introduced 8 years ago and have graduated nearly 300 unique teachers and inquisitive yoga students. Our faculty is several highly trained instructors and lecturers with broad experience in their fields. You will make connections and build friendships and mentors that last a lifetime. In the training, you will learn through lecture, experiences and practice to graduate prepared to teach yoga.   

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Lectures, practice, experiential learning and group discussion in the topics below.  We are known to have field trips and parties.  Expect YOUR practice to change with one-on-one attention to you on your mat. The Thrive Teacher Training is transformational.

  • Asana: Learn the physical and energetic qualities of postures and how to apply them in teaching students of all different physical abilities and experiences. Learn to teach to the "whole" student.  Deepen your practice by deepening your understanding of the structure of the asana as it "lands" in your body.
  • Pranayama:  Learn and practice pranayama techniques for beginning-advanced students and how to weave pranayama through an asana class. Love to breathe!
  • Meditation:  Introduction to several styles of meditation. Learn how a meditation practice is key to being more conscious.
  • Pratayahara:  Learn techniques in managing a highly stimulating world.
Teaching Methodology

Train in tested methods of teaching yoga and how to sequence hatha and vinyasa yoga,pranayama and meditation.  You will be prepared to teach several styles of yoga.  Most trainees resonate with one or two styles.  Your mentor will guide you to the best matched career path or yoga journey.

Teaching Specialties
  • Vinyasa Yoga
  • Hatha Yoga
  • Restorative Yoga
  • Prenatal Yoga
  • Hot Yoga
  • Beginners Yoga
  • Introduction to Therapeutics
Practice Teaching

Thrive Yoga’s training is specially designed for you to graduate as an experienced yoga teacher.  Gain experience teaching poses and sequences that are interesting and effective.

Practice Teaching course study includes:
  • Class Observations
  • Demonstration and Mirroring
  • Practice Teaching to Peers and Novices
  • Teaching Prep Poses
  • Teaching to Beginners
  • Cueing & Assisting
  • Mentor feedback and written assessments
Anatomy & Physiology

Training in the anatomy and physiology of the human body and movement.  Learn to recognize biomechanics, structure and fluid movement in yourself and your students.

Philosophy & Specialty Lectures
  • The History of Yoga and Lineages-Learn the history of yoga and the philosophy behind the styles practiced in the world.
  • Yoga Sutra Study-Yoga philosophy as studied by the ancients and modern interpretation and application in life today.
  • The Science and Mystery of Yoga-Learn where fact and science meet philosophy and experience.  Lear the how weave yoga into your life.
  • Sanskrit Study-Learn basic Sanskrit, the original language of experience
  • Introduction to Ayurveda
  • Energetic Body-How is the human body energy? Chakras and vibrational body.
  • Chakra Yoga