Teacher Training with Florida Yoga Academy



  Become a 200-hour Certified Yoga Instructor through a combination of practical application and Yoga Study. The Intensive Programs are structured in tiers that may begin as ‘stand alone’ certifications or foundations to be built upon as interest and need develops.

tt 2The program is under the direction of Virginia Williamson, CYT 2200 and Inga Balciuniene, CYT 1540.
It reflects a classical teaching approach, firmly rooted in the teachings of Patanjali as specified in the Yoga Sutras and is strongly connected to the teachings of Sri T. Krishnamacharya, the source of many of the contemporary methods of Yoga practice.

Each Intensive covers these topics in level-appropriate depth: Philosophy, Physical and Subtle Anatomy, Self-Practice, Asana, Teaching Methods, Pranayama, Meditation, Ayurveda and Miscellaneous topics required for entering the field at a professional level.


Hatha Yoga 1 plus Hatha Yoga 2 equals 200 hours of Yoga Teacher Training.
$1900 for the combination of Hatha 1 and 2 courses – a savings of $250


  • Hatha Yoga 1 : $950
  • Hatha 2 : $1200
  • Hatha Yoga 1 + Hatha Yoga 2 : $1900

Register for these together and save $250 in tuition costs!


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  • Raja Yoga tuition is $1000.
  • Yoga Therapy tuition to be determined.

Each Intensive includes certification, supervision, evaluations of homework assignments, observation & assessment of classes taught by you. Students are also entitled to attend Inga’s and Virginia’s classes free of charge for the entire training period. The tuition fee does not include workshops or cost of books on required reading list. Required titles must be purchased or borrowed by you prior to commencement of the Training Intensive.

Study & Certification opportunities may be taken by current teachers, potential teachers and students who have no intention of teaching, yet wish to deepen their understanding & practice of Yoga.



Certification Levels:

  • Hatha Yoga Level 1
  • Hatha Yoga Level 2
  • Raja Yoga
  • Yoga Therapy

Each training level consists of contact hours and non-contact hours. Additional contact hours are earned through the Observation and Assisting opportunities, being Mentored and by attending ongoing classes and continuing education workshops throughout the year(s).
Non-contact hours consist of homework, self-study, self-practice and teaching practicum. Upon completion of each level, a certificate is awarded. All levels will receive constructive evaluations of Practice Teaching. Taking the Hatha Yoga 1 and 2 courses equals 200 hours of training. However, it is likely that most trainees will exceed this number.

We look forward to training you in the Krishnamacharya tradition so that you may share authentic Yoga practices with your future students. Sri T. Krishnamacharya is regarded as the grandfather of modern Yoga. Through his teachings, Krishnamacharya emphasized that techniques should evolve to meet the needs of the individual at the given moment, rather than insisting on one particular technique. He lived for over 100 years and taught until the last few days of his life. Today, his teachings have become popular through many of his students, especially TKV Desikachar, BKS Iyengar, Pattabhi Jois and Indra Devi.

Job Opportunities will be offered to trainees who successfully complete our courses and meet our standards!We are pleased to be able to offer teaching jobs to our graduates – at the studio and around the area.