230-hour Yoga Teacher Training

New Training Series Starts in September 2023 Reserve Your Spot Now!

Scheduled Dates for Upcoming Training:

  • September 9/10
  • October 7/8
  • November 11/12
  • December 9/10
  • January 13/14
  • February 10/11
  • March 9/10
  • April 13/14
  • May 4/5
  • June 1/2

Whether you aspire to teach or are pursuing yoga as a path of development, The Breathing Room’s 230-hour Yoga Teacher Training is for you.

Just as our studio provides a diverse array of approaches to arts, yoga, and wellness, our teacher training program is both broad and deep.

We feel strongly about the impact of learning together so our training is offered fully in-person.

The training will help you experience all of the major styles of yoga, as practiced in modern America, while giving you a thorough grounding in yoga philosophy, as shared through the ages. As we learn and grow together, we will have fun exploring asana, movement, music, meditation, breathing practices, and more.

Our approach to yoga is inclusive – we value equity, social justice and believe yoga is for everyone. To this end, our instructors and students are diverse and reflect the communities we work with. At the completion of the training, you will be well-equipped, confident, and excited about the opportunity to share your knowledge with others.

Hear what recent graduates say about why you should complete your training at The Breathing Room

About The Breathing Room

Suzy McCalley, lead instructor and 500HR-RYT, founded The Breathing Room, a creative yoga community in 2013. In 2015, she established Breathing Access 501(c)3 to deliver trauma-informed yoga and healing arts to Title 1 schools in Winston-Salem. Suzy incorporates a range of holistic practices into her work, including many styles of yoga, meditation practices and breathing techniques. She is also a Reiki Master and a certified EFT (Emotional Freedom Tapping) Practitioner. In July 2020, she completed a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree from Goddard College; connecting her social justice and equity work with spiritual and creative practice for individual and collective healing.

The Breathing Room instructors are experienced in working in diverse populations; from beginners and children to older adults, students with physical and mental health challenges and individuals living in incarceration through a trauma informed approach.

Guest instructors in our Yoga Teacher Training include

Shakira Bethea:  500hr-RYT Certified Yoga Instructor teaches the basics of building strength and flexibility through Power Yoga.

Christine Bloomfeld: 200hr-RYT Certified Yoga Instructor will teach fun, creative, and effective ways to share yoga with children.

Amanda DePaiva: 200hr-RYT Certified Yoga Instructor and Registered Nurse who will address the anatomy and physiology of potential injuries resulting from poor alignment in yoga practice.

Anna Higgins: 200hr-RYT CeAnna Higgins Yoga Instructor Yoga Teacher Training The Breathing Roomrtified Prenatal Yoga Instructor will address safe practices and positions for childbearing women.

Karen Hoglund: EYRT-500 Certified Yoga Instructor and ECYT-815 who offers assessments, instruction, and intensive yoga therapy to clients with diverse needs and abilities.  She teaches our students about Senior Yoga, Yoga as Therapy, and how to integrate props and hands-on assists.

Shannah Holbrook: ERYT-500 hour Certified Yoga and Pilates Instructor who teaches the correct technique and alignment for all poses working with the shoulders and strengthening the core

Cathy Howe: ERYT-500 Certified Yoga Instructor teaches fundamentals such as the history and philosophy of yoga, asanas, breathwork, and specific yoga styles such as Ashtanga and Iyengar.

Abbey Lefko: ERYT-500 Certified Yoga Instructor leads students through the development of a comprehensive asana practice, including technique, scripting, and sequencing.

Wendy Perrell: Dr. Wendy has over a decade of experience as a life and soul coach, teacher, celestial shaman, and energy healer. She guides students in the practice of deep meditation and awakening.

Ryan Price: 200hr-RYT Certified Yoga Instructor will teach the technique and alignment of inversions, as well as the benefits of acro and partner yoga.

Cheryl Schirillo: 600hr Certified Ayurvedic Health Counselor and Body/Mind/Spirit Wellness Coach will teach about Ayurveda, the Mother Science of Yoga. You’ll learn about how to optimize your digestion, boost your immune system, live in harmony with Nature, and how to eat and cook in harmony with the seasons.

Latisa Tatum: 200hr-RYT Certified Yoga Instructor will lead class on sequencing, creating purpose and flow with breathwork, meditation, and asanas through instruction of Yin yoga.

Don’t Thomas: 200hr-RYT Certified Yoga instructor and certified naturopathic nutrition specialist presents strategies for integrating healthy foods and supplements into a regular yoga practice. 

Bre Winston: 200hr-RYT Certified Yoga Instructor will lead class on mindfulness and meditation for race-based stress and trauma.

Yoga Alliance Certification:

Our training is registered with and supported by the Yoga Alliance, which will proudly certify you as a 200-RYT, after completion of our dynamic and comprehensive curriculum.

Yoga Teacher Training includes:

Complete philosophy and history of yoga. We will explore the depths of yoga techniques and their safe practice – asana, pranayama, meditation, and mindfulness.

Our anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology sections will address both the Western and Eastern perspectives.  We will also cover the ethics of yoga and best business practices.

You will develop knowledge and comfort in teaching skills such as language and sequencing, position assists, modifications, and props.



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