Grateful Yoga is pleased to offer a registered teacher training program in accordance with the 200 and 300 hour Yoga Alliance standards.

The Grateful Yoga registered teacher training program is designed with the utmost flexibility in mind. Admission to the program is rolling and will remain open until full. Students are encouraged to come as often as their schedule allows, and are not required to attend every session. Individuals will complete the training at their own pace depending on their availability. Students may gain hours observing, assisting, journaling, teaching, and practicing in and around the studio in Montpelier or in the Dominican Republic. Whether your schedule allows you to come daily, monthly, or seasonally, this training is designed to be accessible to many lifestyles. 

To register with Yoga Alliance, students are required to complete 200 hours of training, 180 of these hours must be with Chrissy Lefavour or Sorsha Anderson. The training revolves around a very simple and authentic set of core values which are discussed during each session. While the location, form, and method of the training may change, the fundamental learning objectives are always the same.  Hours are divided into five main categories of learning;

  • Teach, practice, technique

  • Teaching methodology

  • Anatomy and physiology

  • Ethics & lifestyle

  • The Grateful Yogi

Grateful Yoga offers three different formats to earn teacher training hours. Students are encouraged to do any combination of the following:

  1. Attend regular scheduled classes, workshops, events, and monthly weekend sessions at the Grateful Yoga Montpelier studio. This format is ideal for those living locally, and students will earn hours at their own pace. View the weekend schedule here. Dates are posted through 2019, expect 2020 dates to drop sometime this Fall!

  2. Join Grateful Yoga for up to 3 weeks in the Fall (September 1-21, 2019) at the Yoga Loft in the Dominican Republic or (October 4-26, 2019) in Alicante, Spain. Students will gain 60 hours towards their teacher training per week (you can now receive your 200 hr certification in 3 weeks with this option!!).  View details here. 

  3. Join Grateful Yoga for our 3-week summer intensive at Milldale Farm in Fairlee, VT July 15-August 5, 2019. Students will average 55 hours of training per week with one full weekend (Aug 2-4) in collaboration with the VTBT Yoga Fest. The entire 200 hour training can be completed session and there are continuing ed + 300 hour training options available. View details here. 

Tuition for the program is $2600, and payment plans are available! Call 802.224.6183 or email Chrissy with any questions or to register for the Grateful Yoga teacher training. Please note that travel and accommodations when applicable are not included in the cost of the training. 


For more info about Yoga Alliance and their requirements visit:

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The Grateful Yoga teacher training program is now eligible for the VSAC Non-Degree Grant. Learn more and apply now.