2017 200-Hour Teacher Training

Our 2017 program is now in session.
Our next 200-hour program will be offered in 2019.

We will be offering a 300- hour program in 2018!
Please check the 300-hour tab periodically for news.


Republic of Yoga’s vinyasa based teacher training is a Yoga Alliance 200-Hour Registered program that merges the ABC’s of traditional Hatha Yoga techniques and philosophy with Tibetan Buddhist principles. It is not only for those who aspire to be tomorrow’s great yoga teachers, but for those who aspire to deepen their knowledge and learn the what, how, and why of Hatha Yoga beyond the physical practice, and those who aspire to lead happy, balanced and integrated lives. In this comprehensive program, taught by Nicole Nichols and guest faculty, we’ll study:

Techniques, Training & Practice

The Art of Yoga Assists
The Art of Vinyasa
Intelligent and Inspired Sequencing
Guided Asana Practice
Restorative Yoga
Bhakti Yoga & The Art of Kirtan
Introduction to Sanskrit

Teaching Methodology

How to deconstruct asanas & teach basics
How to teach a multi-level class with different learning modalities
Alignment principles & posture clinics
Use of Language and Voice
Two Unique Yoga Sequences

Teaching Practicum

Practice and refine your teaching techniques and communication styles
Assist classes

Anatomy & Physiology with Julee Snyder

Anatomical Language
Upper & Lower Extremeties
The Nervous System and Restoratives
Anatomy of the Breath

Yoga Philosophy

Hatha Yoga Pradipika
The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali
Karma & Emptiness
Ethics for the Yoga Teacher
Map of the Subtle Body / How Yoga Works: the Chakras, Nadis and Vayus


Sessions will begin  on the fourth Friday of every month
with the exception of Memorial Day weekend. See dates below:
Jan. 27, Feb. 24, March 24, April 28, May 20, June 23, July 28, Aug. 25, Sept. 22 & Oct. 27.
Graduation will be on Sunday, October 29.

Fridays -  6:15 – 9:30 pm
Saturdays & Sundays -  9:00 am – 6:00 pm
(1 hour break on full days)

*All sessions are mandatory. Certificates will be awarded only to those who have  completed 100% of the sessions. Make up sessions may be completed at a cost of $100/per hour, but are discouraged due to loss of continuity within the course. You may also make up missed classes
during the following year’s teacher training, however, there may be a difference in price.

Required Reading

Jivamukti Yoga by S. Gannon & D. Life
Eastern Body Western Mind by Anodea Judith
Eyes Wide Open by Mariana Caplan
Hatha Yoga Pradipika (Bihar School translation)
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (Swami Satchitananda commentary)

Suggested Reading

Light on Yoga by B.K.S Iyengar
Yoga Assists by S. Gannon & D. Life
Trail Guide to the Body by Andrew Biel

 Suggested Preparation

Take classes at Republic of Yoga!

Additional Requirements

Tuition includes 20 prepaid classes, which you are required to
take over the course of the program. You are strongly encouraged
to take additional classes, which you may purchase at $10/class
or $136 for 30-day unlimited packages, throughout the course.


$2900 if paid in full by August 1, 2016
$3000 if paid in full by September 15, 2016
$3100 if paid in full by November 1, 2016
$3200 if paid in full by December 1, 2016
$3300 if paid in full by January 1, 2017

Installment Plan – $3300 full price
4 installments of $825 via CC auto-pay or bank auto-draft
due 10/1 , 11/1 & 12/1, 2016 and 1/1/2017.
Or, contact us to discuss a custom payment plan.

*2.5% discount for payments by check or cash.

A $200 non-refundable and non-transferable deposit with your application secures your spot and will be applied to the program cost (deposit will be returned if application is not accepted).

Prior to Applying

Before applying to our 200-Hr Teacher Training program, we strongly encourage you to take a class with the school founder, Nicole Nichols, and either attend one of our free Q&A sessions or meet with her to determine whether this program is a good fit for you. Applications will not be considered unless these steps have been taken.

How to Apply


Email any questions to nicole@republicofyoga.com .
Enrollment is subject to acceptance of application.

Dates of Free Q&A Information Sessions

Sunday, July 17 at 1:30 PM
Saturday, August 20 at 1:30 PM
Tuesday, October 18 at 8:15 PM
Tuesday, November 15 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, December 3 at 4:30 PM
Tuesday, December 13 at 8:00 PM
Tuesday, January 3 at 8:00 PM
Meet the faculty, discuss the curriculum and ask specific questions.
Approximately 1 hour in length.

Also available by appointment as schedule permits.

Visit the Frequently asked Questions & Answers page for additional information.