200-Hour Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training Om Shala Yoga Arcata and the Marsh Commons, CA

Event Highlights

  • Includes Vinyasa Flow, Therapeutic Alignment Principles & The Path of Yoga as a Framework for Holistic Health


Arrival day
15:00 Check-in
15:00 Welcome Meeting

Typical daily schedule
08:00 Morning meditation and pranayama
08:30 Yoga asana practice, alignment and anatomy, plus techniques or teaching methodology
12:30 Break for lunch
13:30 Restorative, therapeutic, or yoga nidra practice
14:30 Practice teach, skill-building. yoga philosophy, lifestyle, and ethics
17:30 Break for dinner
Occasional evening sessions as needed

Departure Day
8:30 Closing Session
Travel Day

About This Event

This teacher training offers students in-depth skills to explore Yoga as a vehicle for vibrant health, self-transformation, and personal empowerment. Our curriculum includes a unique blend of alignment-based vinyasa flow, a solid foundation in Hatha Yoga and 200 hours of instruction offered within a therapeutic framework.

The instruction will cover a wide range of Yoga techniques including Yoga postures, anatomy, relaxation, breath awareness, pranayama, meditations to calm the mind, contemplations to transform limiting tendencies into life-affirming thought patterns, and the application of clear, anatomy-informed principles of alignment to create safety, balance, and freedom in poses. Students explore concepts from Ayurveda, the Upanishads, Patanjali and the Chakra System as frameworks for the application of Yoga as a journey towards radiant health and wellbeing.

The asana emphasis includes both level one/two alignment-based vinyasa flow sequencing as well as gentler and restorative variations. Expect to practice asana from all category of poses including standing poses, hip openers, forward bends, backward bends, twists, inversions, balancing, supine, seated and prone. Modifications for all levels of practitioners are provided and all levels of abilities are welcome to attend.

Rather than offer standard sequencing or rigid methodologies, students are exposed to frameworks that inspire each teacher to adopt the practices, awaken their creativity and find their own authentic voice as a teacher.

Graduates of this program feel empowered to teach a variety of Yoga class types, including all levels of vinyasa yoga, alignment-based classes, Yoga foundations, senior, gentle, and restorative.

Our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Curriculum Guide & Course Prospectus has complete program information including full course descriptions with learning objectives and a frequently asked question list. Please request a copy via the form at the bottom of this page. ​​

Please note: This teacher training program is approved with Yoga Alliance (Y.A.) and graduates are eligible to register with Y.A. as a Registered Yoga Teacher at the 200-hour level (RYT-200). The therapeutic perspective & curricular components of this program are based on the faculty's registration as a Certified Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (C-IAYT) and is not derived from their status as an E-RYT 500 with the Y.A. Registry as the Y.A. Registry does not certify therapists, solely yoga teachers.

What's Included

  • Please note there are two options for this program, one does not include housing and the other includes a housing selection of your choice.
  • Tuition ONLY option (No Housing Included)
  • Housing and Tuition Option includes yoga teacher training tuition, a 200 page yoga teacher training manual and housing for 17 nights.

What's Not Included

For the tuition only program option, housing is not included.

Meals, spa treatments, excursions, and airfare are not included.

Venue Highlights

This program will be held at Om Shala Yoga, a beautiful studio in Arcata, California located at 858 10th Street in Arcata, CA 95521.

OmShala Studio is located right in downtown, making it an ideal location to explore and soak in all the community has to offer. There are a variety of locally-owned restaurants, many of which cater to various dietary restrictions, such as Wildflower Vegetarian Cafe and Bakery, as well as two natural and organic grocery stores, Arcata Natural Foods, and Wildberries Marketplace, which both serve ready-made food. Wildberries marketplace also features a community "box office" which sells tickets to local events and festivals. There are also many locally-owned artisan stores and on Saturdays, Arcata holds a local agricultural farmers market, drawing members of the surrounding community, for fresh, organic goods, music and community.


Soma Yoga Institute has partnered with the Marsh Commons Co-housing Community to bring a variety of affordable housing options for program participants. The Marsh Commons facility is in downtown Arcata and a short 10 minute walk to the Om Shala Yoga Studio. It also sits adjacent to the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary, home to over 300 bird species with 5 miles of walking & jogging paths amongst fresh and saltwater marshes. The buildings of the Marsh Commons feature sustainable materials and a bright modern design. The Marsh Common's boasts a full kitchen, two full baths, large living room, and a few game rooms.


  • A/C in Rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Tour Assistance
  • Coffee/Tea


Food is not served at the Marsh Commons, though it is located within walking distance from the local grocery and health food stores as well as a number of delicious and diverse local restaurants.


You will be sent directions to the Marsh Commons upon registering for a program with housing hosted here and booking a stay here.

Cancellation Policy

100% deposit refund for cancellation 60+ days before event.
50% deposit refund for cancellation 30-59 days before event.
0% deposit refund for cancellation 0-29 days before event.
The remaining balance (total price minus deposit) is due upon arrival.
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