Yoga Teacher Training

Native Yoga Immersion Teacher Training Program
RYS Yoga Alliance 200 ~ 300 & 500 hr Certification Programs

Join our next 200hr & 300hr Native Yoga Teacher Training!
Participate either In Studio and/or via Livestream
200hr ~ January 3rd through April 24th, 2024
300hr ~ January 3rd through June 19th, 2024

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We are currently accepting applications now.

Todd and Tamara will be conducting a 200hr & 300hr training that begins January 3rd, 2024. See the specific weekend dates below. This training is available both In Studio and via Livestream. You can join if you are local or from anywhere across the globe. Yoga Alliance has approved our program's “2022-2023 Online Teaching Exemption,” which means that you will be able to register with Yoga Alliance if you enroll prior to December 31, 2023.

Reviews from past Native Yoga Teacher Training graduates:

"This is the most professional amazing yoga studio ever. I cannot speak highly enough about Todd and Tamara McLaughlin, their instruction and studio during this unprecedented time." ~ Kathleen Walter

"Native Yoga has a welcoming and warm environment. The team is extremely knowledgeable and accommodating." ~ Sarah Casperson

'"This training program delivers powerful experience and transformational knowledge. The curriculum is deeply embedded in the authentic roots of traditional Yoga philosophy, history and practices. The leading teachers are remarkable yoga practitioners and educators, as well as wonderful, generous and trustworthy mentors who have cultivated a strong and supportive community. I genuinely recommend the Teachers Training Program at Native Yoga Center to anyone who is serious about acquiring and sharing the knowledge of Yoga. THANK YOU, NYC!" ~ Nona Mileva

Please read all of the info below and if you have any questions call us at 561-296-7996. When your application is submitted you are eligible to begin logging your Observation Classes. In addition to attending the Immersion Sessions you are required to complete 44 Observation Classes for the 200hr program and 64 Observation Classes to become a graduate. (See Immersion Session dates and Observation Class details below.)

Taught by Todd and Tamara McLaughlin, ERYT 500, the Native Yoga Immersion Teacher Training Program registration is NOW OPEN.  This is a unique program that allows participants to work toward completing a 200 and/or 300 hour program by fulfilling Immersion weekend requirements along with Observation Classes. 

Native Yoga 2024 Immersion dates:

200hr Program (Completion of Immersion dates below with 44 Observation Classes)

Wednesday, January 3rd 6-9pm
Wednesday, January 10th 6-9pm
Wednesday, January 17th 6-9pm
Friday - Sunday, January 19th-21st Monthly Immersion Weekend (Friday 6-9pm, Saturday 12pm-7pm & Sunday 12pm - 7pm)
Wednesday, January 24th 6-9pm
Wednesday, January 31st 6-9pm

Wednesday, February 7th 6-9pm
Friday - Sunday, February 9th-11th Monthly Immersion Weekend (Friday 6-9pm, Saturday 12pm-7pm & Sunday 12pm - 7pm)
Wednesday, February 14th 6-9pm
Wednesday, February 21st 6-9pm
Wednesday, February 28th 6-9pm

Wednesday, March 6th 6-9pm
Friday - Sunday, March 8th-10th Monthly Immersion Weekend (Friday 6-9pm, Saturday 12pm-7pm & Sunday 12pm - 7pm)
Wednesday, March 13th 6-9pm
No Wednesday Training on March 20th for Spring Break
Wednesday, March 27th 6-9pm

Wednesday, April 3rd 6-9pm
Wednesday, April 10th 6-9pm
Wednesday, April 17th 6-9pm
Friday - Sunday, April 19th-21st Monthly Immersion Weekend (Friday 6-9pm, Saturday 12pm-7pm & Sunday 12pm - 7pm)
Wednesday, April 24th 6-9pm  200HR GRADUATION DAY!


300hr Program (Completion of above dates with 64 Observation classes and Immersion dates below)

Wednesday, May 1st 6-9pm
Wednesday, May 8th 6-9pm
Wednesday, May 15th 6-9pm
Friday - Sunday, May 17th-19th Monthly Immersion Weekend (Friday 6-9pm, Saturday 12pm-7pm & Sunday 12pm - 7pm)
Wednesday, May 22nd 6-9pm
Wednesday, May 29th 6-9pm

Wednesday, June 5th 6-9pm
Friday - Sunday, June 7th-9th Monthly Immersion Weekend (Friday 6-9pm, Saturday 12pm-7pm & Sunday 12pm - 7pm)
Wednesday, June 12th 6-9pm
Wednesday, June 19th 6-9pm  300HR GRADUATION DAY!

Do you have any questions? We would love to hear from you. Call us today at 561-296-7996 and we will be happy to answer any questions you do have. You can also send us an email here

Native Yoga Teacher Training Immersions
Weekends and Observation Class Requirements

200hrs = Completion of ALL Immersion Sessions Jan 3rd - April 24th, 2024 + 44 observation classes 
300hrs = Completion of ALL Immersion Sessions Jan 3rd - June 19th, 2024 + 64 observation classes 

What constitutes an Observation Class?
Observation classes entail participating in any public class either In Studio, via Livestream or through the Recorded Class and filling out an observation form detailing your experience. All observation classes must be completed through Native Yoga Center and the Observation classes are included in your tuition for the training. This process serves as integral part of the program.

More reviews from past Native Yoga Teacher Training graduates:
"Todd and Tamara, It has been my great fortune to have you as my teachers, we are so very blessed here at Native Yoga Center to have such devoted, dedicated and knowledgeable teachers.  My deepest gratitude to both of you for all that you have taught me about this beautiful art and science of Yoga.  Thank you for being so patient and understanding of me and for always encouraging me to persevere.  I found your Teacher Training amazing, very detailed, organized and professional. I received so much more that I ever expected and I am forever grateful.  With all of my love and good wishes to both of you." ~Neldy Diaz

"Native Yoga owners, Todd and Tamara are incredible teachers, encouraging, kind and filled with knowledge they truly enjoy sharing." ~ Jamie Spritzer

"Todd and Tamara McLaughlin, owners of Native Yoga Center, are knowledgeable, kind, compassionate, and wise teachers. I have practiced with them for eleven years, and it is a privilege to have completed teacher training with them. Not only do they provide a complete and solid foundation in sequencing, hands-on assists, modifications, history, philosophy, and anatomy, but they also create a nurturing, challenging, and encouraging environment for learning to teach and grow your own practice." ~ Amy Stauber

Program Overview
The purpose of the Native Yoga Immersion Teacher Training Program is to provide an education platform to serve future yoga instructors and students in learning yoga technique and theory at a practical pace. This program emphasizes the personal practice of the yoga practitioner as the foundation of the training program. In addition, the program focuses on the theoretical understanding of the philosophy and science of Yoga and the practical application of this knowledge to personal practice and the art of teaching. The purpose of each Immersion session is to explore yoga practice and philosophy in an in depth fashion. This allows each participant to explore the many dimensions of yoga practice to help deepen one's own practice.

The NYC Native Yoga Immersion Teacher Training Program is an opportunity for practitioners and teachers of all levels of experience to learn the Native Yoga, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Gentle, Yin & Hot approach to Yoga. During the program, students immerse themselves in the study and practice of asana, pranayama, meditation and theory. An emphasis is placed on the personal practice of the teacher as the foundation of the learning process. Active public class participation and observation in between training sessions helps students apply concepts from each training session to their personal practice and teaching. A Native Yoga Training Manual is provided to students at the first session who are enrolled in the full 200, 300 or 500 hour program. Each 200hr or greater enrolled student will receive a Yoga: Philosophy and History Manual by Georg Feuerstein, PH.D.. 

A Native Yoga Immersion Teacher Training Program 200hr graduate is qualified to teach the Native Yoga sequences. Adaptations for each posture in the sequences are learned to be able to apply options for individual needs while teaching. Through training and practice of teaching these sequences the opportunity to create unique sequencing specific to the needs of individuals or groups is developed. The NYC Native Yoga Immersion Teacher Training Program graduate possess the tools and skills necessary to lead individuals of all levels to discover the incredible benefits of Yoga practice.

Those enrolled in either the 300 or 500 hr program are taken deeper into the history and philosophy of yoga and are instructed in leading the Native Hour, Ashtanga Primary Series and Mysore classes as offered at Native Yoga Center. If a 300hr participant has completed a 200hr training elsewhere they will be included in a combination of the Native Yoga 200 and 300hr curriculum.  The first goal is to become comfortable teaching the Native Yoga classes. Once this is achieved we are able to direct the student toward learning different sequences and in improving sequential forms.
The Native Yoga Immersion and Intensive Teacher Training Program is registered with the Yoga Alliance at the 200 & 300 hour level allowing one to become RYT 500.

Program Faculty
The primary teachers and directors are Todd and Tamara McLaughlin, E-RYT 500, founders of Native Yoga, assisted by an experienced team of certified NYC Yoga teachers. 

Program Content
Through out each of the weekend Immersion training sessions the following content area will be emphasized:
  1. The foundation of the Native Yoga practice
  2. Anatomy and physiology of asana and pranayama
  3. The vinyasa technique of breath and movement synchronicity
  4. Observation of individuals and groups
  5. Verbalization of accurate terminology for leading class
  6. How to see and understand bodies, and give hands-on adjustments
  7. The art of sequencing
  8. Meditation, the energetics of centering your mind and awakening your intuition
  9. Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
  10. Yoga philosophy
  11. Actual practice of teaching
  12. Pranayama, theory and practice
  13. How to deal with students╩╝ injuries and health conditions
  14. Delivery, presentation and class control, especially in teaching beginners
  15. Ethics, business, and the professional and energetic boundaries of teaching
  16. Bhakti yoga, yoga through devotional song and chanting

Program Cost
RYT 200 Immersion Sessions and 44 Observation classes = $2940 (paid in full)
RYT 300 Immersion Sessions and 64 Observation classes = $4200 (paid in full)

Payment Plans Available for Native Yoga Immersions 
RYT 200 ~ $785 per month for 4 months consecutively. (Auto-pay only)
RYT 300 ~ $750 per month for 6 months consecutively. (Auto-pay only)

YACEP - Native Yoga Center is certified to offer Continuing Education for Yoga Teachers.
Each 3 hour Immersion Session = $60
Tuition does not include lodging, food, books and materials, or travel expenses.

Payment options are available as per the individual. Please inquire!
Application, Payment Options and Schedules Form

Applicants must have an established asana practice (at least one year of 2-3 classes a week in alignment based yoga - any yoga system that emphasizes the alignment of the body in asana, such as Native Yoga, Ashtanga or 84 Classic Asana traditions) prior to the beginning of the program. The strength of this foundation will support the entirety of the Native Yoga Immersion Teacher Training program. The Immersion sessions are open to the general public.  Please be aware that these sessions can be quite challenging and fun.

How to Apply
Please download the Application and complete in full. You may also call us at Native Yoga Center and we will gladly mail an Application to you. Mail your completed application, along with your payment for either full tuition or designated payment plan option:
Native Yoga Center
833 Donald Ross Rd
Juno Beach, FL 33408
Applications are accepted anytime space allows. However, because space is limited and courses do fill, we recommend you submit your interest to us as soon as possible.  We will contact you by email within three weeks of receiving your Application to confirm your acceptance. 

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More reviews from past Native Yoga Teacher Training graduates:
"Teacher training at Native Yoga was an amazing experience. Led by owners, Todd and Tamara, the curriculum was comprehensive yet deep. Todd and Tamara are authentic yogis with years of experience. I learned so much and will continue to practice at Native Yoga and participate in workshops and training when offered." ~ Sheila Griffin

"I am grateful for having the opportunity to receive my yoga teacher training certification from Native Yoga Center. Todd and Tamara, the owners of Native Yoga, are not only amazing people, they are a fountain of knowledge and wisdom regarding all aspects of yoga. Their yoga teacher training is vastly comprehensive and so much fun. Thanks to them, my personal yoga practice has improved and I feel completely prepared to begin teaching yoga. Such an amazing experience!" ~ Rebecca Berman

"Native Yoga has one of the most thorough training programs I have ever done and come across. I take regular workshops and continue my education with Native because their teaching programs are well organized and rich of information. I have become a strong and confident teacher thanks to Native Yoga." ~ Michel Quintana

"Todd and Tamara McLaughlin are amazing teachers. I feel so grateful to have had the opportunity to train under them. Through my training at Native Yoga, I was able to deepen my understanding of yoga in several areas including yogic philosophy, human anatomy, pranayama, and asana (to name a few). I loved the fact that they made it easy for me to participate since I was working full time. Thanks to them, I was able to do the training without needing to take time off from work. I highly recommend Native Yoga Immersion Teacher training. You will not regret it! I will never forget how much they have impacted my life. Thank you." ~ Christina Tangredi