yoga teacher training



Please email us for all program locations and dates

Open Studio currently runs trainings across the country at various approved campus locations!



The world today is in the midst of monumental changes.  There are gems from the past that can help us navigate the way, but we need an approach that is fully suited to the present. Open Studio’s contemporary, practical, and non-dogmatic format helps illuminate the path. We continually strive to discover and distill the essential truths and principals from the mire of superstition and ideology.

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Join the RYT staff from Open Studio, and visiting specialty instructors to deepen your personal practice and embark on the a path of service by taking the seat of teacher. Open Studio’s 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher Trainings is available to anyone sincerely interested in expanding his or her practice and knowledge with or without the desire for certification.

  • Teaching Methodology
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle, Ethics
  • Business of Yoga
  • Foundations of cadence
  • Teaching to all levels
  • Practicum
  • Feedback and coaching through Community Classes that offer our training graduates a safe, supportive stage on which find their voice.


Minimum of 10  students accepted- sign up in advance to reserve a spot.

Candidates must have at least 1 year of dedicated practice experience.

$500 due with application for the teacher-training program. Funds will be applied to tuition.





200 & 300 HOUR


the only rolling admission, individualized teacher training around!

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Deepen your yoga practice and  embrace your calling, and become a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) certified at the 200-hour level through the most affordable and intimate Teacher Training program in Wilmington. Open Studio’s Teacher Training schedule is designed around normal work and school hours, so that you do not have to give up what you already do to pursue your dreams.

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About Open Studio Concierge Teacher Training

Open Studio’s concierge teacher training has been created to fill the need for a return to the ancient tradition of transmitting physical, mental, and spiritual yogic knowledge from teacher to student in an intimate setting. Yoga training, like so many other things in our society today, has become a corporate enterprise, a big and popular money-making business. This often means that authenticity and individualized attention are traded for more students and more profit. Because Open Studio accepts only a few students at one time, each student is viewed and guided on a personal, one-on-one basis.

Teaching philosophy & approach

Open Studio was founded under the assumption that there is more than one right answer. Therefore, various styles of yoga including but not limited to Vinyasa Flow, Iyengar, Anusara, Ashtanga, Viniyoga, and Yin will be discussed and practiced. Students will be encouraged to see Truth in all its forms and to practice and teach in the way that most genuinely moves them.

In this non-dogmatic training, a broad overview of yoga’s many layers will be revealed. Students will be encouraged to pick and choose only that which rings true from this tremendous wealth of knowledge. Finally, they will use this wisdom to make their yoga practice and teaching their own.

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Delve deeper into your practice

Although this training is ideal for someone who wishes to teach yoga, it is not solely for that purpose. Many people who have been practicing yoga for a while begin to see the countless benefits of their yoga and desire to delve deeper. They realize that there is a limit to how much they can learn from a led group yoga class. Reading about yoga and talking to others about it is a great start, but it is no replacement for the traditional individual teacher-student relationship. There is no college course or community class where you will learn all that you learn in a yoga teacher training program. It will change your life and the way that you view your place in it.


What you will learn

Open Studio meets the requirements to certify its graduates as Registered Yoga Teachers at the 200 & 300 hour level (RYT-200/300) through National Yoga Alliance, the only nationally recognized board of yoga training standards.

In the 200* hour training students will learn:

  • Technique
    • Sanskrit and English names, benefits, contraindications, and proper alignment for over 100 yoga asanas (poses)
    • Pranayama (breath exercises)
    • Vinyasas (sequences of breath and movement)
    • Kriyas (cleansing techniques)
    • Mantra/chanting
    • Meditation
  • Teaching Methodology
    • Principles of demonstration, observation, instruction, and assisting/correcting
  • Anatomy/Physiology
    • Western anatomy and physiology as it relates to yoga
    • Eastern energy anatomy and physiology (chakra/nadi system)
  • Philosophy, Ethics, and Lifestyle
    • History of yoga
    • Ethics for a yoga teacher
    • Yoga Sutras
  • Art of Yoga
    • Music
    • Sequencing
    • Setting themes and intentions
  • Business of Yoga
    • Resumes and applying for a job
    • Promoting yourself (website, business cards, flyers)
  • Practicum
    • Designing and teaching your own classes
    • Observing other classes and giving feedback

*For 300 hour concierge topics please refer to the 300 hour info below


Open Studio’s hope and goal is that every graduating yogi leaves the program with a profound knowledge of and reverence for yogic history and philosophy and, even more importantly, a deep awareness and gratitude for their own individual, divine beauty.

FEES: 200 hour: $2,800.00   300 hour $3,800


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Open Studio 300 Hour Teacher Training

The 300-hour teacher training program from Open meets advanced standards of study.

  • A 300-hour advanced training is designed to build upon and deepen the trainee’s understanding of the fundamental concepts of teaching yoga that are generally taught at the 200-hour level. A 300-hour advanced training prepares its trainees to teach principles and techniques of yoga that are more advanced, more detailed, and/or more subtle, and the training enables them to teach with greater skill than could reasonably be expected of a RYT 200. This advanced-Level Program is based on a three-fold investigation of yoga: exploring the practice through the body, mind, and heart.

This program is designed for:

  • Trainees who have already completed the 200-hours.
  • Trainees who complete the 300-hour training in addition to completing RYS 200 training AND teach for 100 hours upon completion of the 200-hour training to become RYT 500s.
  • Students with substantial qualified practice hours with our lead instructors.


Concentrating on self-development and finding the student’s right alignment in both body and life, this advanced-level program is designed to help teachers enhance their teaching skills as well as develop their own personal understanding of yoga. It is equally appropriate for the serious student of yoga who does not plan to teach, but wants to delve deeper into a yoga practice.

In this comprehensive training, our key topics will include:

• Yoga Philosophy

• Advanced Anatomy & Physiology

• Teaching Themes & Sequencing

• Asana Review

• Adjustment Techniques

• Sanskrit

• Teaching Targeted Audiences

• Advanced Pranayama

• Hands on Assisting

• Therapeutics -Working with Injury & Common Ailments

• Independent Study

To view our curriculum please visit and search Open Studio NC

Our 300-hour training is designed to provide a deeper understanding of a broad spectrum of yoga practices.  It also supports the students’ investigation into specialty areas of interest to them. Students will be taught how to more effectively communicate and teach the ideas and practices of yoga, and will also have the opportunity for ongoing mentorship and study with our faculty.

Our base curriculum covers a broad spectrum of the practice of yoga, emphasizing both practice and teaching skills. Trainees deepen their knowledge and refine their skills by participating in elective workshops and intensives. Trainees will work with a mentor who they will have regular discussion and private tutorial sessions.

General Pre-requisites 

Applicants wishing to teach after completing our 300-hour advanced teacher training are required to have successfully completed a 200-hour Yoga Alliance certified teacher training course, and are required to have been teaching for at least one year.

Those wishing to take the training purely to advance their own practice must have been practicing for at least 3 years and should provide a letter of recommendation from their primary teacher.

Further Certification and Yoga Alliance Registration

Students who complete the course successfully will receive certification of graduation from Open Studio.

To qualify for an RYT 500 registration, students must previously have completed a Yoga Alliance-approved RYT 200-hour training program.

Tuition: $3,500



For all TT programs please email to set up your processing interview


As part of our ongoing commitment to diversity in the yoga community, Open Studio does offer scholarship opportunities. Full or partial scholarships are potentially available to students of low income, those who may be living with disabilities, identify as transgender/genderqueer, or are from any other under-represented group. Please contact us for more information.

Reading list and additional curriculum  information to follow upon acceptance in to the program.


100 Hour Yoga Immersion

For those students with a committed practice who would like to deepen their study without becoming a teacher. If there are certain poses that even after all this time are still illusive, or  practice is starting to feel more like a routine or habit than a passion.  Advance your practice and discover new inspiration on the mat. Experience a personal growth and transformation. Participate in a program with a supportive, like minded community. Rediscover why you fell in love with yoga in the first place and how you can bring your practice to an all new level.

Tuition: $1,500



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Open Studio Continuing Education Emersion Weekends



Inspiring Your Teaching and Your Practice

Yoga is a practice that is constantly evolving, which is why we offer opportunities to continue exploring the 8 limbs from various approaches. Whether you set out to understand a less familiar facet or gain an alternative perspective on something you’ve already been exposed to, continuing to learn is crucial to the realization of your yoga.

Every three years Yoga Alliance Registered Teachers must complete 30 hours of Continuing Education (CE) to maintain certification credentials. 10 of those hours must be contact hours provided by a qualified CE instructor. This applies to all levels of Teacher Training Certifications. As an authorized CE provider, the lead teachers at Open Studio are pleased to provide qualifying opportunities to you that meet Yoga Alliance standards. *

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Simplify, reset, and reconnect with yourself.

Our Weekend Emersion Program is designed to provide authentic relaxation and rejuvenation for the body, mind, and soul. Find your way back to balance in an optimal environment for spiritual growth, knowledge, and connection. Depart from the stressors and distractions of everyday life and get back to noticing a healthier, happier you. There is no place better than Wrightsville Beach North Carolina to dive deeply in to your beloved practice.

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Immerse yourself in a yogic lifestyle
Increase your vitality, positivity, and ease of being daily with asana practices, 3 healthy meals, meditation sessions, mindfulness exercises, and thoughtful dharma talks.

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Connect to nature’s healing
Enjoy the restorative power of the natural world as you take in the fresh sea air, 
the sounds of the waves, and the beauty of the local botanical gardens. (Weather permitting)

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Explore your imagination and find inspiration

Experience a new side of the real you with self-expression. Painting, drawing, sculpting, and creative writing are just a few of the options available to you.

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Please contact us or call 910 665-YOGA for rates and availability

Weekend Immersion programs are limited to 3 participants, single occupancy.  Participation must be attended by 3 for selected weekend to run. 






10 + contact hours of continuing education curriculum

2 nights lodging with private bedroom, bath (shared) and wifi

Daily, mindfully prepared meals with dietary restrictions and /or allergies taken into consideration

Local transportation to offsite activities

Transportation from airport if needed

Use of yoga mats & props and basic art/writing supplies if needed

Handouts and links to covered materials


Not Included:

Travel and expenses to our location or ILM International Airport

Food and beverage consumed outside of our designated spaces

Art supplies or writing materials beyond a basic level (heavy canvas, oil paint, computers, tablets…) 

Additional reading materials (if desired)

* Certificates will be issued to participants with the level of RYT 200 or above upon completion of weekend emersion. Contact hours will range from 10-16 hours depending on chosen curriculum.

To see all of Yoga Alliances’ CE requirements please visit: