Etowah Valley Yoga is the premier 200 Hr Teacher Training program in North Georgia!
The 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program in Cartersville, Georgia was approved by the Yoga Alliance in 2007. Encompassing nine weekend sessions, in our state-of-the-art facility students delve into the deeper dimensions of yoga. Etowah Valley Yoga has hosted hundreds of graduates who go on to become well-educated, passionate and articulate yoga teachers.
Our 2024 200 Hour Teacher Training program begins January 12, 2024.
2024 Weekend Training Schedule
January 12, 13, 14
February 16, 17, 18
March 15, 16, 17
April 19, 20, 21
May 17, 18, 19
June 21, 22, 23
July 19, 20, 21
August 16, 17, 18
September 20, 21
Hours are Fridays 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Saturdays 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sundays 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.
*Graduation weekend we end on Saturday at lunch.
During training we learn how to teach poses with proper alignment and modifications for those who need to adjust, and progressions for those who wish to take their practice farther. We learn anatomy as it applies to the yoga practice. We study yoga philosophy and history of yoga. We will practice pranayama (breathing) and meditation. We will have focused subjects including Sanskrit, Ayurveda practices, Mudras, The Yoga Sutras and much, much more. The first few weekends we focus on each classification of yoga poses, breaking down the poses to teach and then move on from there to the other subjects.
The price is $2,797.00 with a $150.00 deposit (required). The nonrefundable deposit secures your spot and is required prior to training to cover the cost of all printed materials including the Teacher Training Manual as well as workshop handouts for some of our focused subjects. We offer a 10% discount from the $2,797 if paid in full prior to start of training. Payments may be made incrementally or all at one time. There are reports to be written and reading along the way as well as students writing 6 sequences for classes with a specific focus. Certificates will be presented to those who complete all the required elements of the training program.
Hear From Former Students
Etowah Valley Yoga teacher training is the best program in the area.Etowah Valley Yoga teacher training is the best program in the area. That is why it has people coming from different states to receive training here. I'm very honored and blessed to have received all my training there.Chandra S. – Training Program held Jan 2019—Sep 2019
Left us in a place where we as students have become even more curious and want to learn even more about YogaIt is a privilege to learn under Sue Hopkins and her team at Etowah Valley Yoga. Sue is a very patient and learned teacher who is willing and open to share her experience and knowledge of the Yoga way of living with all her students. She exceeded my expectations on the 200 RYT program. When we finished with her, Sue left us in a place where we as students have become even more curious and want to learn even more about Yoga- a great place to be after 200 RYT I wish Etowah, Sue and her team the best of luck for the future! Thank you...Vandana R. – Training Program held Jan 2018—Sep 2018
Was sad when it finishedI loved the 200 hour YTT at Etowah Valley Yoga and was sad when it finished. Sue Hopkins provided a wealth of knowledge on all things yoga, including yoga asana, philosophy, and history. She was generous with her time and encouraging of all students. She was assisted at times by two other teachers who were also friendly, knowledgeable, and passionate about yoga. I would highly recommend this course to anyone, and especially if you have an interest in alignment-based hatha.Bridget S. – Training Program held Jan 2017—Sep 2017
The 200 hour YTT at Etowah Valley Yoga gave me the tools and confidence I neededThe 200 hour YTT at Etowah Valley Yoga gave me the tools and confidence I needed to begin the journey of sharing yoga with others. I highly recommend program to anyone wanting to teach or take their practice to another level.Mike W. – Training Program held Jan 2018—Sep 2018
My training was personal & superior.My training was personal & superior. All instructors were very thorough. We covered a very broad range of material presented in a way that made learning and understanding comfortable and accessible. We left with very strong foundations from which to grow as teachers.Toni N. – Training Program held Jan 2018—Sep 2018
EVY's 200 hr Teacher Training is a complete, reliable, and thorough classI feel lucky to have found such a dedicated, knowledgeable, and motivated instructor and mentor, Sue's experience shows in every class I take from her. Through the years, I've learned to love Yoga guided by Sue's expertise, and the EVY 200 hr Teacher Training is a complete, reliable, and thorough class for anyone interested in moving forward in this field! Thank you Sue, you made the difference!Anabel B. – Training Program held Jan 2018—Sep 2018
Quality teachers of a broad range of topics to the studio for teacher training.Etowah Valley Yoga brings quality teachers of a broad range of topics to the studio for teacher training. The weekend workshops give students both theory and practical knowledge and we get the opportunity to apply what we've learned during the weekend. The Chakra Retreat Susan puts together is a wonderful experience. Daily lectures, meditations and asana in a beautiful setting with like-minded people, truly a retreat to savor and repeat! I highly recommend Etowah Valley Yoga for 200-hr and 300-hr students, and those who desire to move beyond 500-hr certification.Sharon E. – Training Program held Jan 2018—Sep 2018
Etowah Valley Yoga is where my passion for yoga found direction and focus.Etowah Valley Yoga is where my passion for yoga found direction and focus. I have learned so much more than I could have ever imagined. The instructors are skilled and passionate in their fields but even rarer is that they are great teachers. I have never once had a question be "too much" or never once have i felt like I couldn't ask for clarifications. This school and it's teachers are truly a gem and I am proud to have learned here and will be proud to continue to do so for as long as I can.Tatiana C. – Training Program held Jan 2018—Sep 2018
Whether it is becoming a teacher or expanding your own personal practice, Etowah Valley Yoga is the place to be.Etowah Valley Yoga is a warm and friendly environment, that welcomes people of all backgrounds to the lifestyle of yoga. All of the teachers are encouraging and supportive of anyone's goals. Whether it is becoming a teacher or expanding your own personal practice, Etowah Valley Yoga is the place to be.Margot H. – Training Program held Jan 2019—Sep 2019
Great program staffed with a depth of instructorsGreat program staffed with a depth of instructors with different backgrounds and areas of expertise to optimize learning and application of advanced teaching skills.Lisa H. – Training Program held Jan 2019—Sep 2019
I learned so much about yoga and myselfI love the ladies at this school, they are very open and knowledgeable. I learned so much about yoga and myself in the presence of these beautiful souls!!!Anastasia P. – Training Program held Jan 2019—Sep 2019
I really enjoyed my experienceI really enjoyed my experience in Yoga Teacher Training at Etowah Valley Yoga. I liked the scheduling with the training spread out over 9 months. I felt it gave me time to absorb the material and integrate it into my practice.Lisa L. – Training Program held Jan 2022—Sep 2022
A very knowledgeable and supportive instructorI had a great experience at Etowah Valley Yoga! I really appreciated the opportunity to learn in a relaxed, nonjudgmental, yet challenging environment, with a very knowledgeable and supportive instructor (Lisa Siniard).Melissa G. – Training Program held Jan 2020—Sep 2020
Comprehensive program that gives you a taste for everythingWonderful yoga family that welcomes you with open arms. All comprehensive program that gives you a taste for everything and teaches alignment based yoga that can make any student feel comfortable. Can take free classes during training and you learn so much from all the different teachers.Ashten G. – Training Program held Jan 2020—Sep 2020
Loved my experienceExcellent well detailed program. Loved my experience.Reanna L. – Training Program held Jan 2020—Sep 2020
A wealth of knowledge and guidance during the processWonderful teacher training program, made even more wonderful by Lisa. She was a wealth of knowledge and guidance during the process. highly recommend their teacher training program!Marie P. – Training Program held Jan 2020—Sep 2020
Caring, knowledgeable, professional instructorI feel extremely lucky to have been trained by such caring, knowledgeable, professional instructor.Anabel B. – Training Program held Jan 2020—Sep 2020
...the support & encouragement you receive from other teachers and students...is simply amazing!I knew the EVY teacher training program would be an exceptional experience but the support & encouragement you receive from other teachers and students as you go thru the program is simply amazing! I would highly recommend EVY.Tina H. – Training Program held Jan 2021—Sep 2021
I highly recommend EVY!Etowah Valley Yoga is an excellent training facility. I completed all of my training at EVY and now I teach there as well as attend classes and workshops. I highly recommend EVY!Angela M. – Training Program held Jan 2021—Sep 2021
Amazing StudioAmazing studio with well educated and passionate instructors.Aimee C. – Training Program held Jan 2022—Sep 2022
I learned so much from LisaI highly recommend this program to anyone who is interested in learning more about yoga, even if they do not plan to teach. Going into the program, I wasn't sure if I would like to teach, but the training and support I received from the teachers and my fellow classmates convinced me that I would. I learned so much from Lisa and from attending classes with other Etowah Valley Yoga teachers throughout the months of training. The teacher training program at EVY is amazing.Kathleen L. – Training Program held Jan 2021—Sep 2021
I am so grateful to have started my teaching journey hereEtowah Valley Yoga helped me build a quality foundation in teaching alignment based yoga. Lisa Siniard was our Yoga Mama. Her experience and passion for yoga shine! She made many resources available to scratch all the surfaces of yoga. I experienced not only learning asanas, pranayama, and meditation techniques, but also opportunities to dive into philosophy, anatomy, how to keep students safe, and create a space where yoga is accessible to everyone with the use of props and careful attention to cues. We participated in fun workshops such as Sanskrit, Mudras, and Ayurvedic Studies. Juicy stuff! The staff here is always learning and supportive in aiding new students to be their best. The studio is warm, lovely, and inviting (smells divine - take a big inhale!), offering a variety of classes at various times. With 2 studios, one average temperature and the other hot, there is something for everyone here. It was so wonderful to experience so many classes from different teachers. There is a family atmosphere in Cartersville, GA. I am so grateful to have started my teaching journey here and hope to continue learning from all of the staff and students here.Apryl P. – Training Program held Jan 2022—Sep 2022
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Payment Plans are available.
Our programs meet all Yoga Alliance standards.
Students will be eligible to register with the Yoga Alliance at the 200 Hour Level.