Hatha Yoga Teacher Training

September 2020 to June 2021

Deepen your practice and learn to to take your seat as a yoga teacher in a confident and authentic way Tara and special guest teachers in Lighthouse Yoga Center’s  in-depth 9-month Hatha Yoga Teacher Training.

In this program, you will:

  • Increase your knowledge of the elements of a well-rounded yoga practice including yoga poses, fundamental yoga philosophy, basic pranayama and meditation techniques.
  • Explore the subtler energies, which inform asana, pranayama and meditation, as well as how to use those to deepen your experiences and teach those practices effectively.
  • Study musculoskeletal anatomy in order to sequence classes in a bio-mechanically sound way.
  • Articulate alignment principles and actions with clarity to effectively and safely lead students of all levels and needs through a practice.
  • Plan creative, authentic classes that inspire, empower, and educate your students.
  • Discover your ability to take the seat of the teacher with confidence and integrity.
  • Learn in a community-based studio with passionate teachers and fellow students who are invested in your success.

Why Lighthouse Yoga Center?

The goal of Lighthouse’s Hatha Yoga Teacher Trainings is to train quality teachers with an understanding of yoga philosophy, anatomy and asana.

Our small group focus allows us to set rigorous standards, which include plenty of time for practice teaching.

Lighthouse teachers are among the most capable in the region, and we are committed to upholding this standard.

Lighthouse has a commitment to social and racial justice and incorporates those values into our teacher trainings.


I learned more than I expected to – not only about the practice of yoga, its roots and principles – but also new ways (to me) of being in my life. Learning to do yoga poses and to lead classes are just a couple pieces of a much bigger, richer and life-changing pie… If you are drawn to the deeper concepts and offerings of yoga, and you also appreciate learning to make yoga relevant in our contemporary American lives, this program is for you!
Yoga Teacher Training not only prepared me to lead others in the practice of yoga, but it also opened my mind to new ways of seeing – and my heart to new ways of experiencing – virtually everything else in my life.

I deeply appreciate the unique nature and personality of this yoga studio and was clear from the beginning that these are the teachers I wanted to train with. They are not only experienced and knowledgeable, but – more importantly – they make the practice of yoga relevant in our fast-paced contemporary lives through their thoughtful, creative and supportive application of yoga principles.

Susan Silver 2017 graduate

Tara’s focused approach to teaching with honesty, compassion, variety… With a keen eye for seeing how each pose can be adapted to different body types and suggesting various versions of a pose, Tara has a unique ability to impart her vast knowledge and passion for yoga to her students.

Charles Gravitz2018 graduate

Participating in Yoga Teacher Training was one of the most incredible experiences. Tara expertly shared her wisdom and as a result, my knowledge and appreciation of this ancient practice has deepened exponentially. The community of yogis we created will remain with me forever. I know that I have become a part of an important and lasting connection to myself, the practice of yoga, and an amazing group of people associated with this way of being… There is so much more to learn, but I know that I am walking away not only with a thirst for this learning but also something to now begin offering to others.

Lori Wilen2018 graduate