Yoga Teacher Training

This training begins the first weekend of February and runs one weekend a month for five months every year.  Weekends are a combination of 8am-8pm Friday to Sunday + 3pm-8pm Friday, 8am-8pm Saturday + Sundays.

Interested?  Email us and receive our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher FAQ and a complimentary invite to our signature flow class.


Train with BPY


Unlimited yoga classes during your training at Balanced Planet Yoga (does not include workshops)

A gorgeous 300+ manual

A deep dive into the eight limb path of yoga

A unique chance to teach a full 60-minute class to the BPY community

In Depth Education

  • The History of Yoga + Philosophy
  • 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
  • Functional + Energetic Anatomy
  • 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 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
  • 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:

Cheryl Van Sciver - 500 E-RYT

200-hour vinyasa yoga , 300-hour elevating consciousness, 60-hour vipassana meditation, 50-hour Budokon yoga, Budokon Red Belt, 40-hour Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra, Reiki Level I + 2

Jenna Kelly - 200 E-RYT

200-hour vinyasa yoga, 300-hour candidate