Yoga Teacher Training

200 Hour Accredited Course by Spira Yoga School

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We are pleased to host a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training from Spira Yoga School, Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School. Coursework commences in February and finalizes in August 2019, meeting a total of 14 training weekends. Yoga and meditation are practiced each weekend and reputable, local teachers are featured throughout the course. Each trainee has ample support as they develop their teaching skills and yoga sequences, and plenty of opportunity to teach to peers, and even to the public at the Yoga Center of Chico. Learn more about Spira Yoga School by visiting their website or by reading testimonials from their alumni.


Course Schedule

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Weekend 1 | February 16th – 17th

Weekend 2 | March 2nd – 3rd

Weekend 3 | March 9th – 10th

Weekend 4 | March 23rd – 24th

Weekend 5 | April 6th – 7th

Weekend 6 | April 20th – 21st

Weekend 7 | April 27th – 28th

Weekend 8 | May 18th – 19th

Weekend 9 | June 1st – June 2nd

Weekend 10 | June 29th – 30th

Weekend 11 | July 13th – 14th

Weekend 12 | July 20th – 21st

Weekend 13 | August 3rd – 4th

Weekend 14 | August 10th – 11th


11:30 AM – 12:45 PM Practice

2 – 5:15 PM  Rotating Subjects*

5:30 – 7:30 PM  Techniques Lab


11:30 AM – 12:45 PM  Practice

2 – 5:15 PM  Rotating Subjects*

5:30 – 7:30 PM  Techniques Lab


*Rotating Subjects include Anatomy & Physiology, Yoga Philosophy and Teaching Methodology, as designated by Yoga Alliance.


Course Topics & Content

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Our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training curriculum follows the guidelines and requirements set forth by Yoga Alliance. The foundation of our course is Vinyasa Yoga and trainees will gain ample knowledge of a variety of postures as well as learn how to sequence and teach Vinyasa, Hatha Flow, and/or Gentle Yoga.

A total of 200 hours will be accumulated by the trainee where 180 hours are earned in the classroom with lead trainer and Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher, Amanda Correa, as well as a variety of other trainers with diverse educational backgrounds and yoga experience. The remaining 20 hours of our 200 hour course will be obtained outside of the classroom by the trainee through various homework assignments and by teaching a 60 minute public yoga class.


Included in our 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training:

  • Yoga and meditation led each training weekend with emphasis on technique and practice

  • Over 130 postures explored in depth, including their variations, modifications, benefits and contraindications

  • Extensive study of anatomy, alignment maps, and how to move bodies in space safely

  • Study of Sanskrit terminology and Sanskrit posture names

  • Read and analyze key components from Patanjali's Yoga Sutras; Examine and discuss yoga philosophy

  • Emphasis on Vinyasa yoga with an overview of Hatha yoga and Gentle yoga

  • Learn how to assess your students to create customized classes appropriate for their level

  • Review and discuss ethics as they apply to a yoga teacher as well as the business aspects of teaching yoga


About the Lead Trainers


Lead Trainer

Amanda Correa

Founder of Spira Yoga & Wellness (RYS), Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher, Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher

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Over the last ten years, Amanda has attended multiple yoga training courses, studying Hatha, Vinyasa,

Ashtanga, Kundalini, Restorative and Yoga Nidra, while accumulating more than 4,000 hours of teaching experience at yoga studios in Texas and California. In 2014, she founded Spira Yoga School, a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School, and to date has graduated five successful 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training courses. As a teacher trainer, Amanda has a natural ability to articulate and relate material to the point of understanding and embodiment. She is focused on assisting others in finding their individual voice and unique talents as a yoga teacher. To read more about Amanda, visit her bio webpage on Spira Yoga School’s website.


Additional Trainers

Teaching alongside Amanda there will also be multiple guest yoga teachers and professionals throughout the course, including:

  • Rex Stromness, Ashtanga Based Vinyasa & Meditation Teacher

  • Tom Hess, Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher

  • Tiffany Chen, Ayurvedic Health Counselor & Chef

  • Katie Robinson, Intuitive Empath & Meditation Teacher

  • Cheri Neal, Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher

To see a full list of the trainers contributing to this course, please visit the 2019 Trainers webpage on Spira Yoga School’s website.


Cost, Requirements & Deadlines

Course tuition is $2,500. A $500 non-refundable deposit is due at course enrollment and is the only way to reserve a trainee’s place in the training. Please note the following deadlines:

Deposit:  $500 Non-Refundable Deposit DUE upon enrollment

Info Session $100 Tuition Discount: If you enroll at the Information Session, receive $100 off your tuition

Early Bird $250 Tuition Discount: If you pay your tuition in full by December 31st, 2018, receive $250 off your tuition

Tuition Deadline: The full, remaining tuition is due on the first day of the course; for those who cannot pay the tuition in full by February 9th, 2019, a payment plan is created, with an initial installment fee, to pay the tuition over the length of the course

Payment Plans: 7 Payments Over the Length of the Course

 1st Payment - $290 + $50 Installment Fee due on 2/9/19

 2nd Payment - $285 due on 3/9/19

 3rd Payment - $285 due on 4/9/19

 4th Payment - $285 due on 5/9/19

 5th Payment - $285 due on 6/9/19

 6th Payment - $285 due on 7/9/19

 7th Payment - $285 due on 8/9/19

Additional payment plans are available upon request for those who cannot meet this schedule. Please contact Spira Yoga School at 530-487-0750 or email

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Required Course Materials

*not included in the course tuition

  • Yoga Sequencing by Mark Stephens

  • The Key Muscles of Yoga, Volume 1 by Ray Long

  • Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, any translator

  • 8 GB USB or SD Card


Application & Enrollment

Below you can find our online application as well as a printable paper application for our 2019 Local Weekend Course. If you have any inquiries before applying or would like to attend a yoga class taught by the lead trainer of our course, please contact Spira Yoga School at 530-487-0750 or email We can’t wait to receive your application, meet you, and work with you in our training!

1. You may either complete the application online or you may download, print and complete a paper copy of the application, both of which are available below.

2. If you print your application, you may:

a. Fax your completed application to 530-487-0750 

b. Scan and email your completed application to

3. Once we have received and reviewed your application (this may take a few business days), we will contact you to schedule an interview, either in person or over the phone. During the interview we will also review course information and answer any questions.


Scholarship & Work Trade

Spira is a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School based out of Northern California offering high quality courses. We understand expense can limit one from making their dream of teaching yoga a reality. We encourage prospective trainees in need of financial assistance to apply for our partial scholarships. Partial scholarships are awarded based on financial need; only a limited amount of scholarships and work trade can be awarded per training course.

Our 2019 Local Weekend Course Scholarship & Work Trade Application deadline is Wednesday, December 26th, 2018. Applicants who are awarded scholarships will be notified of their exact scholarship amount on Friday, December 28th, 2018. To secure their scholarship, applicants must confirm their acceptance of the scholarship amount by enrolling in the course and paying their $250 non-refundable deposit by Monday, December 31st, 2018. Please note, we will continue to receive scholarship applications and award scholarship applicants until our scholarship fund is depleted.

The 2019 Local Weekend Course Scholarship & Work Trade Application can be found below. Click to download, print, and complete the application, then submit it along with the 2019 Abroad Immersion Application, found above. If you have any questions about our scholarship application process, please contact Spira Yoga School at 530-487-0750 or email

*Applications are due Wednesday, December 26th, 2018*


Course Policies

Details about course policies are listed in our information packet, given to each prospective trainee after they apply for and before they enroll in the course. Our course policies are also published online at the bottom of Spira’s webpage About Weekend Training.