Yoga Teacher Training

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

Join our next 200hr Native Yoga Teacher Training!
Participate either In Studio and/or via Livestream
January 21st - April 24th, 2022

We are currently accepting applications now.

Todd and Tamara will be conducting a 200hr training that begins January 21st, 2022 and concluding April 24th, 2022. See the weekend dates below. This training is available both In Studio and via Livestream. You can join if you are local or from anywhere in the world. 

Jan 21st-23rd
Feb 4th-6th
Feb 18th-20th
March 4th-6th
April 1st-3rd
April 8th-10th
April 22nd-24th

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. You are required to complete 44 Observation Classes in addition to the training weekends to graduate.

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, 300 or 500 hour program by fulfilling Immersion weekend requirements. These Immersion weekends allow the enthusiastic student to join for individual Immersion sessions along with those who are committed to completing the full 200, 300 or 500 program. Each student is allowed to participate in one or all of the weekend segments and for the 200hr training complete between 7 to 9 months. The 300hr training can be completed within 10 to 13 months.

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

Immersions: Each Immersion training session will begin on a Friday evening from 6pm-9pm, continue Saturday 12pm-7pm and Sunday 12pm-7pm.
Fridays 6-9pm
Saturdays 12-7pm
Sundays 12-7pm

Native Yoga Teacher Training Immersions
Weekends and Observation Class Requirements

200hrs = 7 weekends + 44 observation classes 
300hrs = 10 weekends + 64 observation classes 
500hrs = 17 weekends + 108 observation classes

Observation classes entail participating in or observing a regular public class and filling out an observation form detailing the experience.  We recommend that you complete all observation classes at Native Yoga Center however you can complete these classes at any willing studio provided the instructor signs the form post class completion. This process serves integral to the program and many students have expressed having received tremendous benefit from this exercise.

Read what a recent graduate wrote:
"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." ~N. Diaz

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 and Intensive Program is an opportunity for practitioners and teachers of all levels of experience to learn the Native Yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa 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 sequence. Adaptations for each posture in the sequence are learned to be able to apply options for individual needs while teaching. Through training and practice of teaching this sequence 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 class. 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 under the 2017 guidelines 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 studentsʼ 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 Format
Immersions: Each Immersion training session will begin on a Friday evening from 6pm-9pm, continue Saturday 12pm-7pm and Sunday 12pm-7pm.
Intensives: Thursdays 6-9pm, Fridays 6-9pm, Saturdays 12-7pm, Sundays 12-7pm (*no Intensives are currently scheduled at this time)

In addition to these group training sessions each student will be required to practice and complete the required amount of written observation forms signed by the teacher of the class they participated in.
Traveling students will be given priority to observe their classes on the weekends of the actual training sessions.
The program format includes lecture, practice of dialog for Native Yoga sequence, group study of mechanics of asana, question and answer sessions and small group processes. 
NYC Native Yoga Immersion Teacher Training Program Certification Requirements
The following requirements must be met in order to receive NYC Yoga Teacher Certification:
Weekends and Observation Class Requirements
200hrs = 7 weekends + 44 observation classes 
300hrs = 10 weekends + 64 observation classes 
500hrs = 17 weekends + 108 observation classes
  1. Each weekend consists of 5 - (3 hour) sessions. It is possible for each student to complete these weekend sessions at their own pace! Weekend sessions can be combined to be completed.
  2. Complete and turn in required public class observation forms.
  3. Teaching Demonstration - Each student completes a Teaching Demonstration to peers during a training session. Program faculty observes and provides feedback about teaching skills.
Program Cost
RYT 200 (7 weekends) w/ 44 classes = $2940 (paid in full)
RYT 300 (10 weekends) w/ 64 classes = $4200 (paid in full)
RYT 500 (17 weekends) w/ 108 classes = $7140 (paid in full)

Non TT rates ~ Sessions are open to general public 
Single Immersion Session = $60

Payment Plans Available
RYT 200 ~ $420 per month for 7 months consecutively. (Auto-pay only)  *This plan is for our monthly Immersions only.
RYT 300 ~ $420 per month for 10 months consecutively. (Auto-pay only)
RYT 500 ~ $420 per month for 17 months consecutively. (Auto-pay only)

*For the next 200hr training set to begin January 21st through April 24th you can make installments in 4 payments of $735 on January 21st, Feb 21st, March 21st & April 21st, 2022.

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. 

Would you like to condense your training time over a shorter period of time. Native Yoga center is pleased to announce the Native Yoga Teacher Training Intensive!

Native Yoga Teacher Training Intensives (offered periodically, we will post the next Intensive date soon)
RYT 200 & RYT 300 
Would you like to become a Registered Yoga Teacher through Native Yoga and Yoga Alliance? Are you interested in working very diligently over a one month period (200 hr) to achieve this goal? Then Native Yoga Teacher Training Intensive is for you!

200hr Teacher Training Intensive
Stay posted for our next Intensive dates.
200hr = 35 x 3hr sessions = 200hr + 44 Observation Classes + Bhagavad Gita Essay(5hrs)

Thursdays 6-9pm
Fridays 6-9pm
Saturdays 12-7pm
Sundays 12-7pm

RYT 200 w/ 44 classes = $2940
RYT 300 w/ 64 classes = $4200

If you are in need of financial assistance payment plans can be made available.
Please call 561-296-7996 to register today!

Required Reading- Book List
Code of Ethics