Sukha Yoga 200 hour Teacher Training

Accredited Yoga Alliance School

The 2017 teacher training is almost full~ please reach out to us to confirm a spot before it fills!


This 200 hour course will be an in depth study of Hatha Yoga under the Tantric Tradition.  Students will learn how to teach and practice asana (yoga postures), pranayama (specific breathing techniques), bandhas, mudras, mantra, and meditation.You will learn how to effectively teach a yoga class, but this course is also recommended for those who wish to deepen their personal practice of yoga. 



Our 200 hour teacher program includes:

2 day immersions on philosophy, Ayurveda, and the Gita w/ world-renowned teacher, Raghunath. Also includes his Master Class and Flight School workshops.

Full day meditation module and therapy ball rolling w/ the highly accredited and trained traveling yogi, Dawn Mauricio.

Modifying your class for pregnancy w/ Beth Kruger, experienced yoga teacher and founder of The Women's Room in Winooski, VT.

Anatomy and Asana with Lena Cannizzaro, Experienced Physical Therapist and Pilates Instructor.


Areas of Study:


Learn how to instruct a class:

verbal cues




sequencing: for the physical body

and for the energetic body

the arch of a class







Anatomy and Physiology-

Learning the physical body and it’s systems as well as energetic anatomy (exploring nadis and chakras)

Qualities of a Yoga Teacher

Ethics, lifestyle, professionalism, presence, energy and personality, attention to detail, love of yoga

Philosophy- Concepts of Yoga

We will discuss the six major types of yoga:

Raja, Jnana, Bhakti, Karma, Tantra and Hatha

The fundamental principals of Yoga

History of Yoga

Vedas and Upanishads

The 5 sheaths

Intro to Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra


We will learn about the softer side of yoga using these slower more relaxing techniques.  Students will experience all of these practices multiple times through out the training.  You will learn specific techniques to affectively teach restorative yoga- more experience may be necessary to teach Yin or Yoga Nidra depending on the individuals background.  


Intro to Ayurveda

the elements

learn the doshas: Vata, Pitta, Kapha and how to identify dominance and imbalance in yourself and students.

Learn how to bring harmony and balance to yourself and your students through ayurvedic yogic practices.

Intro to Aromatherapy: Learn the healing qualities of essential oils and how to use them in your life and your classes.

Business and Marketing:  learn marketing techniques to grow a student base.  Discovering a niche- exploring ways to stand out in this constantly growing industry.  Explore business ventures that will allow you to expand your career as a Yoga Teacher.


We will break down this classical Indian Language in terms of asana and key concepts,  and learn how to pronounce and apply it to our teaching.

At Sukha we truly believe in the lifestyle and practice of yoga and it's philosophy.  One of the most important aspects of being a good teacher is dedication to the practice and deep self study.  We recommend anyone enrolled in the program practice as much as possible before the training begins- to make this more affordable anyone enrolled in the training can come to classes for $5 a class leading up to the training and then come to as many classes as one can for free during the training.  The physical practice can at times be strenuous, and although we welcome all levels of ability, trusting in the process and experiencing transformation can take time.  Students should expect to come out of this training with a deeper knowledge of the self,  yoga philosophy, anatomy, yoga ethics and lifestyle, and the ability to guide a safe and effective yoga class.  You will receive a certificate from the school, which will allow you to register through Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT).



October 20-22nd, 2017

November 3-5th

Saturday 8-10:15am practice 1-4pm Anatomy w/ Lena Goglia, PT

Sunday 10-12pm Flight school with Raghunath , 1:15-5:15pm Philosophy w/ Raghunath

November 17th-19th 2017
Friday 6-8pm
Saturday 8-10am / 1-6pm
Sunday  8-4pm

December 8-10th
Friday 6-8pm
Sat 8-10am
Sunday 8-11:45am Morning Practice and Lecture 1-4pm

December 15-17th
Friday 6-8pm
Sat 8-10am / 12-4pm Philosophy and Bhagavad Ghita w/ Raghunath 4:30-6:30pm  Master Class w/ Raghunath **Sunday  Dawn Mauricio Meditation and Lecture 

JANUARY OFF - Cilla and Noah train in India- classes still offered at the studio for TT’s to practice

February 9-11th - Beth Kruger from Women's Room teaches modifications for pregnancy

February 16-18th

**SUKHA YOGA RETREAT Feb 26th-March3rd in Puerto Rico**

March 16-18th

Friday Evenings 6pm-8pm (hatha flow & asana breakdown)

Saturdays 8-10am morning practice (break) 1pm-6pm lecture, practice and workshops

Sundays 8am-4pm (with a 90 minute brunch break)  Practice, lecture, workshops and practice teaching

Hours that are group classes- (friday nights, Sat, Sun mornings, some afternoons) can be made up if you need to miss them. You can come to other classes on the schedule to make these up. 

We accept non-degree grants from VSAC to help cover the cost of tuition.  Yoga Alliance also offers a scholarship to cover the cost of the training but it is much more competitive than VSAC.  Tuition includes free classes for the duration of the training and several workshops and weekend immersions.  We are willing to work with those who have a strong interest and commitment but may need a payment plan so please feel free to reach out.

If you think you would be a good fit please email us at or call 802-777-7940.

Deposits and tuition are non-refundable.

Early Bird Tuition $2,500. This includes free classes during the duration of the training (6 months) and discounts on workshops. Included in the training are day immersions with Raghunath and Dawn Mauricio. We also have some local teachers and practitioners coming in to teach some anatomy and modifications for pregnancy. The cost of required books is around $180 (if you're applying for a grant, VSAC will help cover this cost). The deposit is $500 and once you're enrolled you can come to any weekly classes for $5 cash and will receive discounts on select workshops.

Click here after talking to Cilla to make deposit.


Please note that in order to receive a certificate from the school all hours must be completed, any unexcused missed hours must be made up, all homework assignments completed, the student must demonstrate an understanding of the course content, and pass the practice teaching exam.  Once all these guidelines are met we will issue a certificate.

Required reading for 200 hour TT

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Sri Swami Satchidananda

Teaching Yoga- Essential Foundations and Techniques by Mark Stephens

The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice by T.K.V. Desikachar

Bhagavad Gita: A New Translation by Stephan Mitchell

The Yoga Tradition 3rd Edition-  Georg Fuerstein

Yoga and Ayurveda - David Frawley

Trail Guide to the Body and work book- Andrew Biel

The Yamas & Niyamas: Exploring  Yoga's Ethical Practice -Deborah Adele

 Highly recommended:

Anatomy of Movement by Blandine Calais-Germain

The Lost Teachings of Yoga- Georg Feurstein ***on Audible

Light on Yoga- BKS Iyengar

Haha Yoga Pradipika by Swami MuktibodhanandaAsana Pranayam Mudra Bandha- 4th revised edition by Swami Satyananda Saraswati