Yoga Teacher Training


Enrollment for our 2021 Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training is now OPEN.  Email us for more information on training + how to register.  

Whether your goal is to teach or simply discover new depths + pathways within your practice, Balanced Planet Yoga 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training is both a training program and powerful personal development course. Enter the program with curiosity, and an open mind and heart, and graduate feeling confident, connected and changed for the better. 

We are first and foremost a vinyasa-based studio + school that teaches the pivotal power of a balanced mind with linked breath + movement. Our program is designed to deepen your understanding of teaching and taking a vinyasa class, while also exploring other complimentary branches of the yoga tree. BPY’s “ YTT” lovingly exposes it’s trainees to styles such as Yin, Kundalini, Pranayama, Meditation, Thai Yoga Massage, Yoga Nidra, and more. It is our belief that the eclectic knowledge from these various styles will create a well-rounded, full-bodied practice that will take you beyond the edges of your yoga mat and into “the real world” where real changes happens. 

Program Structure

This training begins with a 3-day immersion followed by a series of weekends. Our program is set to meet one weekend a month for five months.


February 5-7

March 5-7

April 9-11

May 7-9

June 4-6

A Training Packed with Perks

  • 5 Months unlimited yoga classes during your training at Balanced Planet Yoga (does not include workshops)
  • A BPY-branded “Teacher in Training” t-shirt
  • A gorgeous 300+ manual
  • A special sensory deprivation float experience + cacao ceremony
  • A unique chance to teach a full 60-minute class to the BPY community

In Depth Education

Yoga Philosophy and Foundations

  • The History of Yoga
  • 8 Limbs of Yoga
  • Yoga Sutras
  • Yamas and Niyamas
  • Introduction to Sanskrit
  • Chakras
  • Meditation
  • Bandhas
  • Gunas
  • Koshas
  • Nadis
  • Ayurvedic Cleansing Techniques

Anatomy and Physiology

  • Understanding of anatomy and physiology
  • Correct alignment of Asanas
  • How to teach safely
  • Nutrition

How to Instruct

  • Sequencing poses / lesson planning
  • Safely instructing all populations
  • Breathing + meditation techniques
  • An understanding of the energetic components of yoga
  • Hands on adjustments
  • Dharma Talks and Theming Classes

What You Will You Need Before You Apply

  • We suggest a minimum of 6 months of a consistent yoga practice
  • An openness to learn, grow, + transform your life

Books to Purchase Before You Begin Training Required:


  • The Sacred Science of Yoga and the 5 Koshas – Christopher Sartain
  • The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga by Bernie Clark
  • Key Poses of Yoga by Ray Long, MD
  • Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff
  • The Anatomy Coloring Book by Wynn Kapit and Lawrence Elson
  • The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
  • Untethered Soul – Michael Singer
  • Myths of the Asanas by Alanna Kaivalya and Arjuna van der Kooij
  • 2100 Asanas by Daniel Lacerda

What You Will Need to do to Complete Your Training

  • Attend all in-studio teacher training weekends
  • Attend a specific number of classes in-between sessions
  • Complete all at home readings and assignments
  • Complete all homework, tests, and quizzes
  • Teach 1-2 classes to the BPY Community

Lead Teachers

Our program has been created by the owners of Balanced Planet Yoga:

Kate Moats – 300-hour uplifted yoga, 200-hour vinyasa yoga , 200-hour advanced vinyasa yoga , 200-hour kundalini yoga, 50-hour yin yoga, 50-hour budokon yoga, 40-hour divine sleep yoga nidra, 40-hour self myofascial release, Reiki Level I

Cheryl Van Sciver – 200-hour vinyasa yoga , 60-hour vipassana meditation, 50-hour Budokon yoga, Budokon Red Belt, 40-hour Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra, Reiki Level I


  • Chakras & Energy Healing – Kelly Elizabeth
  • Nutrition – Chrissy Oakley Frascella
  • Thai Yoga Massage Module – Wendy Berrevoets
  • Mala Making – Holly Horner
  • Bhagavad Gita + Kirtan – Damodar



At the end of each training we partner with Float SNJ for an evening of infrared saunas, sensory deprivation floats, cold plunges and plant medicine.