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200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Thank you for considering the Yoga Parkside Foundation (YPF) 200-hour Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher training (YTT) program. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be eligible to register with the Yoga Alliance as a 200-HR RYT. 

The Yoga Parkside Foundation is a not-for-profit studio run by a volunteer board of directors in North Buffalo and prioritizes making yoga accessible to all.  Our mission is to foster inclusivity and accessibility to wellness offerings by way of welcoming spaces for all, especially those from historically underserved populations.  Participation in YPF’s yoga teacher training directly supports this mission.


This program is perfect for those looking to dive into their passion, as well as those who wish to teach.  The Yoga Parkside Foundation YTT is geared toward any level of practitioner.  Your personal practice will deepen at the pace that works for you.


The faculty are specialists in their fields and come from a range of yoga traditions. Training sessions will be in-person over the course of 10-months at our studio located at 2 Wallace Avenue in Buffalo, NY.

Format of the program

The program will be delivered one weekend each month for 10 months from September 2024 to June 2024.  With the exception of the welcoming and orientation session on Friday evening from 6-9 pm, all  sessions will be held Saturdays 8 AM-7 PM, and Sundays 8 AM- 7 PM. The program will meet the following weekends:

2024 -2025 Yoga Teacher Training Dates:


September 13/14/15

October 12/13

November 9/10

December. 7/8

January 11/12

February 8/9

March 8/9

April 5/6

May 3/4

June 7/8


Typical Daily Schedule


8:00-8:30: Morning meditation

8:30-10:30: Anatomy and physiology

9:30-11:30: Practice

11:30-12:30: Lunch

12:30-2:00: Practice review and sequencing

2:00-3:30: Asana Lab exploration

3:30-5:00: Practice teaching skills and lab

5:00-6:30: Yoga philosophy

6:30-7:00: Q&A and Closing

Cost of the program

Tuition is $3,300.  A $300 deposit will be required upon selection into the program.  The remaining tuition can either be paid in-full, or split between 2 payments of $1,500 or 4 payments of $750.  


Tuition dollars go directly to YPF programs and YPF YTT scholarships, as YPF is not-for-profit.  

Program Commitment and Sustainability

Yoga Parkside Foundation’s YTT program is a 10-month formal program with various homework assignments, readings, and papers that must be completed outside of the classroom setting.  The program will be delivered in 10-weekend long training sessions, once each month from September of 2024 through June of 2025. 


Each weekend will consist of 22 hours of time spent at the Yoga Parkside Foundation’s studio located within Parkside Lutheran Church in North Buffalo.  20 hours will be dedicated to programming, with one hour long lunch break each day.

You will be required to attend each of the weekend sessions in order to successfully complete the program.  We are looking for students who will be ready to learn and eager to contribute to the community.  If you are not sure you can make this commitment at this time, please wait and apply for the training in a future year.  


If selected, you will be asked to provide a statement about your commitment to the program, the support you will have that will make your commitment possible, and your self-care practices that will help you to maintain present and constructive engagement in the community over the length of the 10-month long program.

To download an application in PDF format, please click here.  

If you are ready to submit an application, please click on the "apply" button below.


The Yoga Parkside Foundation offers scholarships for BIPOC individuals.  If you are interested in applying, please follow the link below to complete our Yoga Teacher Training Scholarship Application.

Please note, you must still fill out the YTT application linked above.

Applications coming soon!

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