This program is not offered currently.
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200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate Program

Our Year-Long Program Offers Two Paths to Deepen Your Relationship with Yoga
200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program
  • For avid practitioners who want to become certified yoga teachers
  • Receive a year of detailed instruction and ongoing support so you graduate with the skills and confidence to begin teaching students of your own immediately upon graduation
    • Training to teach the yoga class you want to teach, with personalized support and teaching aids.
    • Intensive yoga teaching practicums available only to participants in the yoga teacher training program
Year-Long Yoga Immersion Program
  • For avid practitioners who desire a deep immersion in yoga.
  • Spend a year strengthening your relationship with yoga, crafting a unique personal retreat that supports you in expanding your personal practice.
    • Personalized guidance and tools to advance your yoga practice.
    • Opportunity to expand your abilities by attending segments of the yoga teacher training program.

What Makes Hits the Spot Yoga Different?


Do you ever wonder: Am I doing this pose right? Is there even a “right” way?

  • Our program is designed to increase your sense of ease and confidence in practicing and–for those who wish to teach–instructing others.
  • Delve deeply into workshop intensives on poses, teaching methodologies, and more–all designed to help you feel more grounded in your abilities and strengths so you can enjoy your relationship with yoga more fully.
  • Completion of the yoga teacher training program fully prepares you to teach beginning and beginning/intermediate yoga classes.


Do you ever wonder: Is this yoga program right for me? Do I need to look a certain way or have a specific background to participate?

  • We invite students of all shapes, sizes, ages and degrees of flexibility to join us.
  • Anyone who has practiced and studied yoga for two or more years and feels passionate about practicing and teaching yoga is welcome.
  • You will become part of a community of yoga practitioners and student teachers dedicated to learning how to live and teach yoga to the best of their abilities.

Hits the Spot Yoga Year-Long Program Overview

Our goal is to provide a framework for you to be the best teacher you can be. We encourage you to be yourself and to remain creative and authentic so you can bring your unique abilities and strengths to the fore in your yoga teaching practice.

Immerse Yourself in Study and Practice

  • Nearly 100 yoga poses, including slow-flow yin asanas
  • Breathwork techniques
  • Meditation and chanting
  • Yoga psychology, philosophy, and history
  • Emphasis on gratitude, lovingkindness, forgiveness, and Radiance Sutra practices

Master the Fundamentals of Teaching

  • Lead a yoga class
  • Do posture demonstrations
  • Assist students in poses
  • Develop a curriculum
  • “Create the container” for students to get the most out of your class

Focus Intensively on Poses

Our goal is to help you develop a foundational understanding of yoga poses as well as the anatomy and physiology behind them so that you can practice and teach with ease and confidence. Because poses are an integral part of practicing yoga–and teaching a yoga class–we focus on getting the poses “into your bones.” You will learn to back up your variations with an understanding of the anatomy and physiology behind each pose to better support students when you teach.

Transform Your Personal Practice

We will guide you through an in-depth journey into major aspects of yoga practice and study by focusing on the nine mat practices of Hits the Spot Yoga. These practices go beyond typical poses to help you broaden your understanding of yoga and more deeply immerse yourself in your practice and ability to teach.

Learn From Diverse Teachers

As the primary instructor for the program, Director Scott Willis works closely with everyone involved over the course of the year. In addition, he brings in experts to provide insight into specific topics. This includes an experienced physical therapist as well as gifted yoga teachers who share their perspectives and talents to help you achieve your goals.

Nurture Your Personal Yoga Style

Our focus is on experiential learning in small and large groups. We provide master classes, posture clinics, teaching methodology workshops, and more. You will receive extensive coaching from Program Director Scott Willis as you learn to incorporate your own style and interests into a teaching practice of your own.

Practice Teaching Throughout the Program

We help you begin teaching quickly, enabling you to apply the techniques you’re learning in one-on-one settings as well as in groups. Over the course of the program, you will develop the skills–both academic and applied–to begin teaching your own students as soon as you graduate.

Advance at a Steady Pace

We emphasize gradual introduction to topics so that you can become thoroughly familliar with each one before moving on to the next. This practice will help you assimilate the information so you can share it fully with your own students at the end of the training program.

Understand the Business and Ethics of Teaching Yoga

We will discuss the business of developing and sustaining a yoga teaching practice. Our intention is to equip you with the information and skills you need to create your own teaching practice, including business tools to give your teaching practice “real-world functionality.” We will balance our business discussions with a focus on ethics and intentions behind teaching yoga.

Become a Registered Yoga Teacher

 The Hits the Spot Yoga Teacher Training 200-Hour Certification Program is certified and registered with with Yoga Alliance. Upon graduation, you will qualify to apply for Registered Yoga Teacher status with Yoga Alliance.

Unfamiliar with Hits the Spot Yoga Trainings?

We are now in our 10th year of offering yoga teacher training programs.

Hear what graduates are saying:

I have had the privilege of studying and practicing yoga with Scott Willis since 1992. Scott’s knowledge of yoga practice and philosophy is vast, and he is deeply committed to sharing it with others.

S.J., Educator, Brattleboro VT

In leading the Yoga Teacher Training, Scott’s love of teaching, clear and thorough presentations, and humane approach to yogic studies are always evident. As a result, he has a special ability to empower his students to become more than they imagine they can be, not only as yoga teachers but as human beings.

J.L., Therapist, Long Island, NY (Graduate, Hits the Spot Yoga Teacher Training)

To enroll in the Hits the Spot Yoga Teacher Training is to embark on an incredible, wondrous journey of self-discovery and personal transformation. Training weekends are educational, enlightening and restorative. And fun!

K.E., Editor, Williamsburg, MA (Graduate, Hits the Spot Yoga Teacher Training)