Recent Graduates Reviews
Read what these recent graduates have to say about these training programs.
Mark Stephens’ yoga teacher training provided for me what I've come to recognize as the indispensable trinity of anatomical knowledge, yogic philosophy and hands on experience. The training helped me tremendously with finding my own personal voice and approach as a teacher, in addition to teaching me how to safely guide my students (and myself) in and out of postures.
Yoga teacher training with Mark Stephens not only deepened my personal yoga practice, but it revealed the wisdom and richness of yoga in a unique way. The biggest compliments I get on my teaching comes from the heart of the training: intelligent, progressive sequencing, safe alignment, and knowledgeable assists. This training taught me to lovingly assist students in exploring their yoga practice with safety, awareness, and creativity.
Mark Stephens' teacher training beautifully blends his wealth of experiential and factual knowledge with the wisdom of his many years of practice. The result is a challenging and deeply informative training which he infuses with lightheartedness and fun!
I highly recommend it!!
The teacher training experience offered by Mark provides such a well-rounded and thorough approach to truly teaching yoga that I highly recommend it to all who want to learn more about yoga regardless of teaching aspirations. Many teacher training programs turn out sufficient yoga class leaders, but Mark's program crafts you into a true teacher blessed with the knowledge to both begin a new path, and to also blossom down the road.
Mark Stephens' yoga teacher training was amazing. He has what seems like an encycolpedic knowledge of yoga philosophy, history, anatomy, methodology, technique and practice, yet he shares it with a humility that supports what he often says: there is no end to what you can learn as a yoga teacher, so there's no such things as mastery, and therefore no such thing as a master. This speaks volumes about Mark's commitment to learning and to guiding his students in their learning.
I first became familiar with Mark Stephens through taking his yoga classes in studios around my local neighborhood. As my own personal yoga practice grew, along with being a healthcare provider, I knew I had to become a yoga instructor. I researched local yoga teacher training programs and none compared to Mark's. If you're looking for a training program that comes with an extremely knowledgeable teacher, hands on training, prepares you to be out on your own and is affordable, I highly recommend Mark's yoga teacher training.
The yoga teacher training I did with Mark Stephens was an amazing overall experience. The course followed an arch that gave a clear and comprehensive assessment of yoga. Mark gave us the tools to understand the foundations of yoga and the encouragement to explore more deeply our individual interests. That summer, myself and the other students became each other’s unique support group that trickles over even today. Mark's passion, not just for yoga, but for teaching its meaning and potential to eager students, was a contagious and powerful experience.
Mark Stephens' yoga teacher training program was a life changing experience. Mark skillfully offers a full spectrum program that full prepares the aspirant to begin teaching or advanced study. Not only did my personal practice flower; my spiritual journey boomed. I offer gratitude to my teacher, Mark, and encourage any seeker to explore this YTT program as a safe and sustainable entry point.
I graduated from Mark Stephens’ Yoga Teacher Training in 2006. It was an excellent experience that gave me a true balance of essentials, combining philosophy, community, anatomy and asanas. I gained the skills I need to sustain a strong personal practice, and have felt confident as a teacher. The yoga Mark taught me flows into all aspects of my life, career and family.
I enrolled in Mark Stephens' 200-hour teacher training program just 8 months after my initial interest in yoga. I did not realize how much knowledge I would gain and how much of this knowledge I would transfer to my own practice as well as to the practice of teaching others. This teacher training experience was truly a gift - a once in a lifetime opportunity that I thank myself for participating in on a daily basis!
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200-Hour Yoga Teacher Certification Program
The 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training can be completed in either:
- A weekend format (one weekend per month for nine months), or
- An intensive format (21 consecutive days).
The content of each format is the same.
The tuition fee is $2,750.
+300/500-Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Certification
Fulfilled by completing the 300 hours of advanced yoga studies (if you have a prior 200-hour certification). You are welcome to apply based on prior completion of another Yoga Alliance 200-Hour program. The tuition fee is $3,250.