Rachel Coppola and Thomas Zwergel

Rachel Coppola and Thomas Zwergel

Lighthouse Teacher Training is an all-encompassing study of the Yoga practice and principles based in the Raja Yoga (Royal Path) tradition of Patanjali, with an emphasis on the truth of your spiritual nature and the enlightenment already within you. Through the study and practice of the Yogic texts, as well as physical and meditative methods, you will develop your abilities as a lifelong student and your voice as a teacher.

Why take this training?
You love Yoga and want to understand the postures, philosophy, and energetics in greater detail with like-minded individuals. You also hear the call to bring forth more healing and mindfulness into an increasingly turbulent and unpredictable world.

Who is this program for?
Lighthouse Teacher Training is designed for those individuals interested in developing tools for living a more balanced and peaceful life. It is for those who recognize there is much more to discover in themselves beyond the practice on the mat and are eager to learn and apply this knowledge by sharing it with others.


In this 200-hr, Yoga Alliance-accredited program, you will learn:

  • Physical and subtle anatomy

  • Tools and skills for navigating source texts (i.e., Yoga Sutra, Bhagavad Gita, etc.)

  • Benefits and application of Yoga for health and wellbeing

  • Sanskrit and language etymology

  • Ethical principles and Right Action

  • Clear communication techniques

  • Understanding group dynamics

  • Creating and maintaining sacred space

Requirements for teaching certification:

  • Consistent attendance

  • 30 studio classes with lead instructors

  • 15 observation classes with any studio instructor

  • Asana choreography presentation

  • Video class analysis

  • Final exam


Cost & Payment Options:

Program Tuition

  • $3100; includes $500 deposit

  • $500 deposit; non-refundable, included in the totals above

Payment plans available. Space limited to 15 participants.

Dates & Times

Teacher Training Weekend Dates
Sundays 2:00–7:00pm

October 6, 13, 20, and 27
November 3, 10, 17, and 24
December 1, 8, and 15
January 5, 12, 19, and 26

Participants are allowed to miss one weekend. Attendance at first two and final weekends is mandatory.

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Please fill out this form to apply to Lighthouse teacher training. $500 deposit (non-refundable after 9.28) required. Pay in studio.