Bend Yoga Teacher Training RYT-200


BEND Yoga Teacher Training is a Yoga Alliance registered 200-hour program. You might choose this training to deepen your personal practice or to be inspired to teach! Drawing from the best of yoga traditions, this training blends east with west. We offer an in-depth study of alignment-based Vinyasa flow practice, built on the principles of anatomy and the philosophical roots of yoga. By providing a safe and supportive educational space, students will be guided in their journey towards clarifying their unique personal vision.



“I participated in the Bend YTT class of 2019. During our year together, we covered yoga philosophy, meditation, breath work, anatomy, connecting with students, hands-on adjustments and queuing off the mat. In spite of teaching group fitness classes for seven years, this program has hands-down provided the greatest guidance for me as a teacher.
The quality of this program was well worth the investment of time and money due to the organized curriculum and mentorship Christina and Tina provided (and continue to provide!) As a working mother of two kiddos, the structure of our weekends made the training feasible, and provided me time to implement the skills we would learn.
I have been teaching yoga classes regularly since we completed the program, and I am so grateful for the foundation of skill, community and confidence that the Bend Yoga Teacher training has provided. I recommend wholeheartedly!”

SaTara Brown, LMFT, RYT200


  • Advanced study of asana (proper alignment, benefits and potential risks)

  • Principles of anatomy as they relate to yoga

  • Methodology of yoga sequencing and hands-on adjustments

  • Yoga history and philosophy

  • Effective and precise cuing techniques

  • Appropriate use of props and modifications

  • Practical teaching experience in small groups and community yoga

  • Ethics associated with teaching yoga

  • The business of yoga


Thank you for your interest in BEND Yoga Teacher Training. Below is more detailed information about the upcoming program. If you have additional questions or concerns after reading through the course details below, please contact us at:


This 10-month training program consists of one weekend module each month. Class times each month are: Friday’s 6-9PM, Saturday’s 10:30AM-6:30PM, and Sunday’s 9:AM-6PM

  • April 3-5

  • May 1-3

  • June 5-7

  • July 10-12

  • August 7-9

  • Sept 11-13

  • Oct 2-4

  • Nov 6-8

  • Dec 4-6

  • Jan 2021 8-10 Community yoga (times TBD)

  • Jan 2021 22-24 Community yoga, final discussion, closing ceremony, and graduation (times TBD)

    BEND 200 hour, Yoga Alliance registered teacher training program is an alignment-based Vinyasa training program which focuses on the fluidity and mindfulness of breath in conjunction with movement.


Available on Amazon and please purchase prior to the start of training.

Meditation for Beginners
By Jack Kornfield Ph.D.

Optional purchase: “Living Your Yoga: Finding the Spiritual in Everyday Life.” A helpful companion book to “A Year of Living Your Yoga: Daily Practices to Shape Your Life.”



Expect to spend between 1-2 hours per week on homework in addition to your established asana practice. The homework is designed to support the material covered in class and help you integrate what is presented into your own practice and teaching. If you are not planning on teaching after this course, you may choose not to complete all of the homework assignments and take the course for non-credit. However, if you wish to receive your Diploma and Letter of Completion to be submitted to Yoga Alliance, you must attend all the sessions (see make-up policy) and complete all the homework assignments


The BEND Yoga Teacher Training is a 200-hour program over a span of 10 months, and is in accordance with Yoga Alliance guidelines.  All 200 hours (180 hours in class with additional 20 + hours outside of class, i.e. observations, participation, homework and in class assisting) must be completed to fulfill the requirements of the program and to receive the certification that allows a student to register with Yoga Alliance. We understand that sometimes conflicts may come up and students may miss portions of or sometimes the whole session, and we have established a make-up policy to deal with those situations. When appropriate the lead trainers may either assign extra written assignments, class observations, participation and/or analysis with a RYT or additional assignments related to missed coursework to make up the material and time missed. If any additional time with lead trainers is required students will have the option to schedule a private session with a lead trainer at an additional cost.  

PRIVATE SESSION: Schedule a private session with your trainer at some point during the program. The cost of a private session ranges from $150 per hour.


“Through Bend Yoga’s 12-month training program, we didn’t just learn information for completion; we learned and experienced a transformation. While Directors Tina and Christina are completely opposite in personality and the types of classes they personally teach, their synergy served us students well by creating a richer learning environment with both breadth and depth. Also, the way in which they thoughtfully curated the curriculum enabled each of us to discover, develop, and exercise our own teaching voice throughout the course of the program. ”

— Tessa Valle


What is Yoga Alliance

Yoga Alliance is an organization that was started in 1999 as a way to create nationally recognized standards for yoga teachers and yoga teacher trainings in the US. Although there are no legal certification requirements to be a yoga teacher most facilities are requiring instructors to have completed an accredited Yoga Alliance school with a minimum of 200 training hours. Bend Teacher Training is an approved registered Yoga Alliance 200-Hour school. Upon successful completion of all the requirements of the program, including contact hours, homework, and exam, you will receive your Letter of Completion and Diploma evidencing your training at the 200-Hour Level and can register with. Yoga Alliance ( at the RYT-200 level (Registered Yoga Teacher 200).


Application opens November 11, 2019

If you wish to contact us prior to the opening of registration please fill out the message form on the Contact page.

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“After completing this training, I walked away feeling confident that all of the learning and tools I had been given prepared me to teach right away. The structure of the program was well thought out and the schedule of training one full weekend a month for a year was perfect for life balance and being able to practice what we learned each month. It was a benefit to have two teachers with different strengths and personalities, this allowed students to find their own authentic voice. Tina and Christina are more than teachers, they truly mentored students in this program.”

Sydney del Rosario

Yoga Training Mentor Call

Join Christina or Tina on the first Thursday of each month at 8:00 pm for a mentor call to discuss topics, and questions related to being a yoga teacher. Maybe you have questions about specific poses, or how to handle a student issue that came up in class, or you are looking for thematic ideas to use in your class. This is the forum where you may discuss your questions and concerns with an experienced mentor and peer group. There is no monthly commitment, join the call whenever you want, and stay on the call for the full time or for a portion of the call. This service is being offered to support yoga teachers and to create a community resource. Please offer a donation using the link below for the call. 100% of the money collected will go back to participants through a lottery to support continuing yoga education.

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