The Tula Institute of Yoga 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training – Overview

This program is a comprehensive 200-hour level training, perfect for students wishing to deepen their study and practice of yoga, those aspiring to become Certified Yoga Teachers, and helping professionals who would like to incorporate the benefits of yoga into their profession.

Upcoming Trainings:

Rockport / Rockland, Maine: September 2024 – May 2025

This training is being offered in collaboration with the Penobscot YMCA. In-person sessions will be split between the Rockport and Rockland Harbor Y locations. 

This yoga intensive teacher training is a Vinyasa yoga-based training focusing on making yoga attainable and sustainable for a broad spectrum of individuals. The curriculum includes an in-depth study of yogic techniques, including asana (yoga poses), pranayama (breathwork), and meditation; anatomy and physiology; yoga philosophy; teaching methodology & professional essentials; as well as supported self-inquiry.

Whether your intention is to deepen your own practice or to share yoga with others you will gain an understanding of proper technique, alignment, and sequencing of asana and the role of the eight limbs of yoga in finding greater ease in your life and supporting others in doing the same. You will be guided in developing a well-balanced understanding of yoga for health and healing at all levels of the being.

Through this program, you will have the opportunity to deepen your connection to self and others as you increase strength and suppleness in your physical body. You will experience greater calm and equanimity of your thoughts and emotions and connect with a sense of greater ease and joy of the spirit.

Get the scoop!

Join lead trainer, Katey Hawes, for an informal meet and greet session to learn more about this training, ask questions, and meet other prospective students.

 No need  to pre-register, just drop in anytime during the scheduled times.

Thursday January 11, 5:30 – 6:30PM, Penbay Y – 116 Union St, Rockport

Saturday April 27, 10:45 – 11:45AM, Rockland Harbor Y – 12 Water St, Rockland

Saturday July 13, 12:00 noon – 1:00PM, Penbay Y – 116 Union St, Rockport

Can’t make it to a scheduled informational session? No worries! Contact Katey to schedule a phone or online session to chat and get your questions answered. 


The Tula Institute’s 200-hour training includes 150 hours of in-person training and 50 hours of online training.

In-person training sessions are offered on weekends to allow you to continue to work and participate in your week-to-week life while completing the training. Weekend in-person sessions are spaced out every 3-5 weeks over 9 months, allowing you time to integrate what you learn into your regular yoga practice and day-to-day life.

The online training portion of this program is a blend of self-paced pre-recorded presentations and short live online meetings that are equally spaced throughout the training for ongoing support and inquiry between in-person weekends.

Throughout this training, you will be expected to maintain a regular yoga practice and may anticipate 2-4 hours per month of OMwork assignments. Upon completing this 200-hour training, you will receive your Tula Institute of Yoga Teacher Certification and be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as an RYT-200 (Registered Yoga Teacher). Tula Institute of Yoga is a Registered Yoga School (RYS) with Yoga Alliance.

Tula Institute and Penobscot Bay Y Collaboration – The Penobscot Bay Y will be providing the facilities, managing registration for this training once you are accepted, and provide practice teaching opportunities. Tula Institute is solely responsible for the curriculum and content of this training and the Tula Institute training manual guaranteeing you the same great learning experience that Tula students have been receiving for years.    

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The 200hr-YTT program with Tula Institute, has been a place of support, personal growth and a deeper understanding of what Yoga is. The level of training and attention to detail provided by Katey was lovingly presented and thorough. I feel not only ready to teach others, more importantly, I feel like a better person connected to who I really am, who I want to be, and how I want to show up in the world. Her understanding and teaching of anatomy and physiology make her an expert on how to move the body in safe and beneficial ways, and that level of teaching is not typical in other YTT programs. – Rose H.

My 200-hour yoga teacher training at the Tula Institute of Yoga was more than I could have anticipated. Katey is a wonderful person and extremely knowledgeable teacher. Her vast knowledge in many areas has made a huge difference in the level of confidence I have as a new teacher. She made us trainees feel very supported and created an extremely supportive atmosphere in which we could so easily learn and grow. Our group deeply bonded from the get-go, and I believe that was thanks to the environment Katey created.” – Ree C.