Recent Graduates Reviews
Read what these recent graduates have to say about these training programs.
Mark Stephens is an extremely knowledgeable and compassionate teacher. I chose his teacher training because of his philosophy of sustainability and his focus on sthira sukam asanam (steadiness, ease, presence of mind). The amount of knowledge of yoga anatomy, history, asana alignment and sequencing that I gained through the training was astounding. I left speaking a new language, living a new culture. Once I completed my certification, I was hired by a local yoga studio just one month later.
Mark Stephens’ Yoga Teacher Training provided a thorough foundation for me as a teacher and a practitioner to deepen my understanding and experience not only in asana specifics, but in the multi-faceted traditions and philosophy that we call Yoga. Being able to learn so much from one well regarded and respected person as opposed to a faculty of teachers helped me grow quickly as a teacher and a student. I am forever grateful to my Teacher and highly recommend his training.
Mark Stephens’ teacher training gave me an excellent foundation and tools for taking my teachings into actual practice, covering all the fields that are so important for a teacher to know. Mark is an exceptional teacher who incorporates seamlessly the beauty of tradition with the wisdom of our times. He is passionate about what he teaches and it shows in every aspect of his teachings. His detailed explanation of poses and alignment is blended seamlessly into the practice of flow.
Mark Stephens literally wrote the book on yoga teacher training. I practiced with him for four years before enrolling in his 200-hour training program. This training enriched my own practice and enabled me to begin teaching public classes in several locations in Santa Cruz County.
As both a student and a teacher of yoga, this thought passes through my mind on a regular basis: I am so glad I did my teacher training with Mark Stephens! My understanding of anatomy, sequencing, modifications, exploration, prenatal yoga, working with injuries and the history of yoga is beyond what I ever thought I could glean from a teacher training. My own practice has become deeper, more rewarding and just plain feels better. My confidence as a teacher is ten-fold what I expected it would be this early in my teaching experience.
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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.