Mountain Yoga 200 Hour In-person

Yoga Teacher Training

Find your voice.
Get comfortable with power.
Lift others up.

Are you looking for tools and skills to launch you into finding your power to pursue a new aspect of your life purpose?

Mountain Yoga’s yoga teacher training will provide you an invaluable opportunity of personal growth that will expand your awareness and understanding of yoga, as well as give you insights on how you can make a difference in your life and share your powerful gifts with others. 

What you will gain from doing a Teacher Training at Mountain Yoga Sandy


Deep understanding of yoga asana, anatomy, history and philosophy

Teaching Skills

Fundamentals of teaching yoga


Yoga Alliance Registered Certification to teach

Other Reasons to take a
teacher training




Building Confidence


Finding Your Voice

What You Will Be Learning

This block will be the foundation to the training. You will gain a deeper understanding of how yoga works and the intricacies of building a strong and balanced personal practice. The Hatha series will provide an excellent opportunity for you to awaken your voice and build your teaching skills so that you feel confident leading others.

  • How yoga works
  • Fundamentals of Yoga
  • Principles of Alignment
  • Posture Fundamentals
  • Teaching Fundamentals
  • Teaching Practice
  • Online Yoga Anatomy Course
  • Live Online Yoga Philosophy
  • Live Online Yoga History

This block will be an opportunity for you to expand on your understanding of a yoga practice, to effectively create and lead a class with variations and intelligence sequencing.

  • Learn the Building Blocks of the Fusion Class
  • Posture Variations and Adjustments
  • Intelligent Sequences
  • Inversion Workshop
  • Cautions, Contraindications, and modifications
  • Creating Class Ambiance
  • Build a Fusion Class
  • Yoga Sutra workshop with D’ana Baptiste
  • Meditation Techniques
  • Professional Development and Ethics
  • Graduation

Dates & Details

Hatha Block – September 13-17

9-7 pm
9:15-6:15 pm
9 am-6 pm
8:30 am-5:30 pm

Fusion Block – October 18-22

8 am-6:30 pm
8:30 am-4:30 pm

Culmination Block – November 3-5

9-5 pm
8-6 pm

Pricing and payment options

Early bird

by June 1st
$ 2599
  • Includes 8 weeks of unlimited classes at Mountain Yoga
  • Payment plans available (see FAQs for more info)

After June 1

$ 2799
  • Includes 8 weeks of unlimited classes at Mountain Yoga
  • Payment plans available (see FAQs for more info)

If you talk about it, it’s a dream. If you envision it, it’s possible.
But if you schedule it, it’s real.

Meet Your instructors

Meet the dedicated practitioners that will take you deep into the roots of yoga, from its philosophy and its mindfulness to the practice of breath and movement.

Guest instructors from Mountain Yoga and the broader Salt Lake yoga community will be assisting in some portions of the training.

Jackie Wheeler

Founder and Instructor Mountain Yoga

Founder of Mountain Yoga Sandy since 2003, Jackie has been a dedicated yoga practitioner for over 25 years. She was originally certified by Bikram Choudhury in 2000. Jackie’s ambition to expand has led her to study with many teachers from various traditions. Her diversified background has provided the inspiration and foundation to create the 5 Elemental System that is unique to Mountain Yoga. This system enables one to utilize the various methods of yoga to build a more personalized and sustainable approach that is adapted to the needs and goals of the practitioner.

Emily Longfellow

Founder Vimana Yoga

Emily is the co-founder and author of Vimana Yoga, an in-depth guide for students and teachers. She is currently the owner of The Vimana House in Basalt, Colorado where she’s been teaching since 1997 after taking the fourth ever 500-hour yoga teacher training from the Yoga College of India in 1996.

She holds certificates in Craniosacral and Massage Therapy, and was certified in Synergy Partner Stretching in 2010. Emily is a E-RYT and holds a 500 hour certification with Yoga Alliance through Para Yoga. She’s taught at Wanderlust, One Fire Festival, and Lead with Love Yoga festival; as well as being featured in ORIGIN magazine, and is in the book a Pregnancy Guide to Yoga where she shares her journey through yoga to motherhood.

Emily retired from Yoga competition in 2013 after earning multiple medals nationally and Internationally as the time had come for her to put her focus into her children and teacher training. Her intention when teaching is to create space for you in your practice to have that same connection and make the necessary adjustments that will help you to realize your potential, on and off the mat. It is her honor to share her passion for all of the Vimana Yoga Styles with all of you.

A Few Words From Past Graduates

Frequently Asked Questions

If  your questions are not covered in our FAQ, don’t hesitate to reach out using the form below.

The Mountain Yoga Teacher Training was built from our combined 45+ years teaching yoga and owning yoga studios. We have real-life experience on what works for students, and what doesn’t. Our experience is drawn from a wide range of yoga traditions, eliminating the dogmatic approach, we are able to build a more comprehensive, balanced approach that makes yoga more accessible and sustainable. We find the physical aspects of asana is only part of the whole picture and, therefore, will explore the mental, emotional, and energetics of the practice as well.

No advanced asanas required. While some experience in practicing yoga is recommended, you’ll get a lot of practice time during the training. Doing a teacher training will provide a deep dive into understanding both the basics, as well as an introduction to the vast and more esoteric yoga concepts. We will gain insights on what is applicable to you now and be inspired to expand into other areas of self-awareness.  

This course is definitely geared towards the fundamentals of teaching yoga. However, if you are not particularly interested in teaching yoga, you will experience a transformation! Outcomes such as self-acceptance, finding your voice, building confidence in speaking in front of people. Regardless of your intention, this course will provide a wide range of skills to utilize on your path, as well as a deep understanding in yoga anatomy, philosophy, and history. AND, you may find you actually DO want to share the benefits and teach yoga to others!

In the 200hr training, you’ll focus on learning Hatha and Fusion styles of teaching (our version of a traditional hot yoga class, and a vinyasa-flow style class). We have found in the years of training teachers these two classes provide a strong foundation in learning and applying the fundamentals of teaching. And with the development of this foundation, you will have the base to expand with our 300 hour training!

If you have been a student of MYS and align with the classes and community this is definitely the training for you! If you are looking for a comprehensive, non-dogmatic approach to building and/or teaching a sustainable yoga practice, this is the training for you!

While we can’t guarantee employment after finishing the teacher training, many of our graduates end up teaching at Mountain Yoga! Regardless, you will find the right environment to share your teachings.

This 200 hr. training will prepare you to teach in a variety of environments including community-based offerings, yoga studios, or gyms. We will give you the fundamentals on how to teach a traditional hot yoga class, or a build a flow style class.

Yes! As long as you participate in all the classes and complete all the requirements you will be eligible for Yoga Alliance certifications.
You will be required to show up to all the hours of training and complete all the homework throughout the training. However, if there is an emergency situation, you will be able to make up the yoga classes and provide make-up work. If you miss something that requires time with us facilitators you can pay for a private class at $75/hour.

Required books:

  • Vimana Yoga by Emily Longfellow and Bel Carpenter
  • The Yoga Sutras by D’ana Baptiste
  • Yoga Anatomy – Leslie Kaminoff/Amy Matthews

Recommended Reading:

  • How Yoga Works by Christie McNally and Michael Roach

When you sign up for the teacher training all of the lectures and yoga classes will be included. Additionally, you will receive unlimited membership to Mountain Yoga from September 13-November 5 to continue your practice.
Not included: Yoga Alliance Certification Fees, Lodging (if needed), books

Again, the teacher training will meet you where you are at. However, a regular practice at Mountain Yoga Sandy and reviewing and/or reading the recommended books will provide you with a much more substantial foundation to our training.

Payment plan is only available through June 1st but would be for the regular price and not the early bird pricing (unless arrangements were made to have the full training paid for by June 1st). When signing up for the training you can either pay the full amount or choose Payment Plan Deposit which is $999. If you choose the payment plan option your card on file will be charged $999 on July 1st and $801 on August 1st.

Yes, this training is also highly recommended for ‘Bikram’ trained instructors who want to expand their knowledge of the original 26 and 2 practice. You will learn how to teach a more sustainable approach with more muscle activation and biomechanics.  You will also learn how to expand on the original 26 and 2 and learn how to build a fusion class, which is a combination of Hatha and Flow. 

Yes! There are two options for continuing education. Please email us using the form below to find out which option is best for you. 


1. 50 hours (either Hatha in August OR Fusion in September training) – including Wednesday evening practices and Yoga Sutra workshop with D’ana Baptise. $800

2. 100 hours (either Hatha in August OR Fusion in September training)- including Wednesday evening practices, 30-hour Yoga Anatomy, Yoga History Lecture, Yoga Philosophy Lecture, and Yoga Sutra workshop with D’ana Baptise. $1500

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the Next Level

Take advantage of Early Bird pricing by signing up before June 15.

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