Our Fall Yoga Teacher Training Starts October 20th, 2018!
Our 2019 Winter Yoga Teacher Training starts Feb. 16th, 2019!
Our 2019 Spring Yoga Teacher Training starts May 5th, 2019!
The 200 Hour Yoga Certification is only $1500 & With FREE regular yoga classes the day you sign up!
Get Complimentary Free Classes At Our Studio
For More Than One Year!
- Learn To Teach Yoga Basics Flows & Advanced Yoga All Levels Flows
- Intensive Study Of Postures Including Sanskrit Names of Postures
- Learn The Fundamental Art Of Yoga Assisting And Advanced Yoga Assisting Techniques
- How to Powerfully Sequence Yoga Postures And Design Your Own Class
- Becoming An Empowering And Inspiring Yoga Teacher
- Learn The Modifications For Postures And Yoga Breathing Techniques
- Principles Of Demonstration, Observation, Assisting/Correcting and Instruction
- Real Time Practice Teaching And Assisting In Every Session
- Lifestyles, Philosophy, And Ethics For Yoga Teachers
- Discussion On The Business Of Yoga
- Unlimited Yoga Classes For One Year Or More If You Sign Up Early
- Continued Mentorship Until Graduation and Beyond
- We Guarantee That You Will be Able to Teach Yoga Once You Complete The Training!
We have a very high success rate of you teaching yoga after you complete our nationally recognized 200 Hour Power Yoga Teacher Certification Program. Also placement after graduation may be available at our Chester County location in Malvern PA and other local health facilities.
The weekend dates for the 2018 Fall Yoga Teacher Training are below. All sessions are held at our Chester County yoga studio in Malvern, PA.
- Saturday, October 20th & Sunday, October 21st
- Saturday, October 27th & Sunday, October 28th
- Saturday, November 3rd & Sunday, November 4th
- Saturday, November 10th & Sunday,November 11th
- Saturday, November 17th & Sunday, November 18th
The weekend dates for the 2019 Winter Yoga Teacher Training are below. All sessions are held at our Chester County yoga studio in Malvern.
- Saturday, February 16th & Sunday, February 17th
- Saturday, February 23rd & Sunday, February 24th
- Saturday, March 2nd & Sunday, March 3rd
- Saturday, March 9th & Sunday, March 10th
- Saturday, March 16th & Sunday, March 17th
The weekend dates for the 2019 Spring Yoga Teacher Training are below. All sessions are held at our Chester County yoga studio in Malvern.
- Saturday, May 4th & Sunday, May 5th
- Saturday, May 11th
- Saturday, May 18th & Sunday, May 16th
- Saturday, June 1st & Sunday, June 2nd
- Saturday, June 8th & Sunday, June 9th
- Saturday, June 15th
The typical training time will be 12:00 – 6 PM on Saturday afternoon and Sunday afternoon during the yoga teacher training weekends at our yoga Chester County studio located in Malvern, Pennsylvania. Remember if you can not make all of the sessions because of some conflicts in your schedule it can always be made up in the future.
“I had an incredible experience at Power Yoga Works in their yoga teacher training program in the Philadelphia area. All of the staff was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable. I feel that we achieved all of the objectives set forth for the training, and I left knowing that I could successfully lead multiple yoga classes.I would absolutely recommend this program to any one looking to go through teacher training. Not only did I receive my certificate but I really feel like Bill and his team were there all the way with their assistance and knowledge. It has been my experience that Power Yoga Works is one of the few true Chester County yoga studios in the Philadelphia area offering great teachers, an awesome teacher training and a transformational experience. I could not say enough about what a great experience it was. Bill and his instructors are extremely knowledgeable, qualified, and dedicated.”
– Chelsea Thomas, RYT200, 2015 Graduate From Chester County
“For me, the PYW 200-hour yoga teacher training program was a wonderful and empowering experience. Being naturally introverted, I was admittedly nervous to get up in front of the group and teach when I first started the program; however, Bill’s gentle encouragement and seemingly endless wealth of knowledge gave me the confidence I needed. Shortly after graduating from the program, I began teaching at several fitness centers in the Philadelphia area. I highly recommend the program for its emphasis on cultivating the skills necessary to be a safe, effective, and motivational yoga instructor and learned the benefits of yoga.” – Caitlin Baiduc, RYT200 from Philadelphia
“I completed my RYT teacher training at Power Yoga Works at their Chester County yoga studio because I wanted a program that was personalized, accredited by the Yoga Alliance, affordable, inspirational, and empowering. Participating in PYW’s teacher training at the Philadelphia area studio enabled me to deepen my own personal yoga practice and expand my leadership skills as a yoga teacher to better meet my students’, clients’, and community’s needs. Each class in Bill’s teacher training is inspirational and transformative, and grounded in a great mix of instruction and hands-on practice. As part of the program, Bill provided a comprehensive manual that detailed each pose; this manual is one of my go-to resources for designing classes. The quality of Bill’s individual and small group instruction was invaluable throughout the yoga training in Chester County and Philadelphia, and Bill and the PYW team continue to mentor and inspire me!” – Christine Galib, RYT200 & Founder of Plan My Plate from Montgomery County PA.
“As I recently completed the Power Yoga Works yoga teacher training in the Philadelphia area, I have learned so much more than I ever expected. Just the breathing alone has helped me control my balance and focus while calming my whole body at the same time. Inhaling and exhaling at a consistent pace has controlled my movements and kept me balanced throughout each sequence. The breathing exercises have helped me control my heart rate, learn more self-awareness and build a close connection with my body. Now, I am able to tune in with myself, get grounded and focus on building a more stable and positive connection. Learning the material in each section of the teacher training has expanded my horizon and opened my mind to a more focused and disciplined life. Specifically power yoga has toned my body and taught me that with the connection between my mind and body, I can oversee anything and achieve my goals in a more structured manner. Power Yoga Works in the Philadelphia suburbs is a one of kind training that you do not want to miss. I not only understand the positive aspects of yoga, but also enjoy teaching others ways to feel better about themselves both inside and out.”– Keri Meyer, RYT200 from Montgomery County
“I would recommend Power Yoga Works in Chester County to anyone looking for a thorough yoga education and challenging class. Since having moved out of the area, I’ve had a hard time finding a studio that was comparable! Power Yoga Works was an outstanding experience that made me feel confident about my teaching skills.” – Alyssa L., RYT200, 2015 Graduate from Chester County PA
“Bill is am amazing teacher. I look forward to continuing to learn from him, and would recommend his Chester County yoga studio and/or Philadelphia yoga teacher training certification to anyone. Honestly the best. I can tell that he really loves what he does and cares for his students.
– Katie H., RYT200, 2015 Graduate from Exton PA
“AMAZING! Power Yoga Works in Philadelphia was a warm and nurturing environment to learn how to be a mindful yoga instructor. Bill Raup was a wealth of knowledge who kept a watchful eye on his students. He provided us with an excellent manual that clearly spelled out proper alignment for yoga asanas. The manual also contained the Sanskrit names of all of the asanas covered in the training. In addition to the didactic learning Bill personally watched me as I “hands on” assisted other students into proper alignment for yoga asanas. After completing the training I immediately began teaching yoga in NJ and felt comfortable and confident. The schooling was not easy, it did challenge my body and mind. The training changed my life for the better and I am so very thankful! Namaste!” – Shari B., RYT200 from NJ
“Power Yoga Works LTD teacher training program was a wonderful place to get my yoga certification! Bill Raup’s thoughtful approach to engage students in a comfortable setting to explore ways to teach yoga effectively and safely for new and experienced yogis was an eye opening experience. Highly recommended as a teacher training program and as an individual transformational experience.”– Linda Y., RYT200, 2015 Graduate in Chester County, Pennsylvania
“I had an incredible experience at Power Yoga Works in the suburbs of Philadelphia in their yoga teacher training program. All of the staff was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable. I feel that we achieved all of the objectives set forth for the training, and I left knowing that I could successfully lead multiple yoga classes. I would absolutely recommend this program to any one looking to go through teacher training. Not only did I receive my certificate but I really feel like Bill and his team were there all the way with their assistance and knowledge.”– Chelsea T., RYT200, 2015 Graduate from Chester County
“I was able to start taking yoga classes at PYW before I started the yoga teacher training certification. Bill is one of the best and one of my favorite yoga instructors that I’ve ever taken a yoga class from. I knew that just from taking the best yoga class in Chester County, I would be able to listen to him and let him guide me through my journey on becoming an registered yoga teacher (RYT). I could email him any questions, any hour of the day and he would respond back to me within 24-hours. There were never stupid questions, and he made sure we knew that. You are taking on a huge responsibility when you’re guiding someone through a yoga practice, including assisting, which was one of the harder things to pick up, is putting your hands on others. He made sure that we practiced on each other so we could provide the safest assist possible. He also went over all different variations of poses to share with yogi’s that are less and more experienced than others. I will continue my education by attending his upcoming yoga teacher trainings in the Philadelphia suburbs just to keep my mind fresh, and to meet and enjoy the community of Power Yoga Works.” – Samantha C., RYT200, 2015 Graduate from Chester County, PA
“Power Yoga Works was a wonderful place to receive my yoga certification located in the Philadelphia burbs! As a college student looking for a yoga training program, it’s affordability and flexible schedule was what led me to the yoga certification program. When I started my training I realized there were so many other reasons PYW was a great choice. It was so hands on that I was able to come out of my shell and start teaching even before I completed my hours. It was a down to earth kind of training that makes everyone who comes out, a confident and skilled instructor.”– Hunter W., RYT200, 2015 Graduate from NJ
“Power Yoga Works Yoga Teacher Training located in the Philadelphia burbs was without a doubt the best decision I made this year! The training was well-put together and provided challenge. The environment was encouraging, welcoming and comfortable. Not once did I feel like I was a byproduct of a business transaction. Everyone in the training including myself received the utmost attention. If teacher training is something of interest to you, go to Power Yoga Works, you’ll have no regrets!”– Octavia P., RYT200, 2014 Graduate from Montgomery County PA
“The yoga teacher certification program at Power Yoga Works at the Chester County location, led by the incredible Bill Raup, was a life-enriching experience that I will never forget. Bill and his staff stay true to the foundations of power yoga while infusing passion and joy into every lesson. I would highly recommend this program to anyone!”– Jackie S., RYT200, from Chester County
“I loved Power Yoga Works located in Chester County! I learned and grew so much physically and mentally during my training. I highly recommend getting certified there!”– Jessica S., RYT200 from Philadelphia
“Bill is a great teacher, and teaches in a way that the next steps in becoming a yoga instructor are easily accomplished. The confidence I have in teaching my flow is defiantly attributed to the teachings at power yoga works malvern, and I know my relationship with the studio has not ended.”– Jackie C., RYT200 from Montgomery County
“Bill Raup is one fabulous yoga instructor and his yoga teacher training program at Power Yoga Works provided me with hands-on practical instruction under Bill’s watchful eye which ensured that I would be ready to teach immediately upon completing the program. Bill has a great rapport with his students, provides superior instruction in a relaxed, non-threatening atmosphere and is extremely welcoming, all of which enables his students to absorb his instruction easily while building the confidence needed to begin teaching immediately upon completion of the teacher training program.” – Jackie M., RYT200 from Montgomery County PA
“I had a great experience in Power Yoga Works 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, and I would highly recommend it to others thinking about obtaining their 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training. One of the (many) things I particularly appreciated was the experience that Bill brought to each class activity and the discussion around each asana– its benefits, its assists, and its place in the sequence. Bill’s genuine love of yoga, and sharing that love with others, is so apparent! When I think of Bill Raup’s Yoga Teacher Training program at Power Yoga Works located in Chester County and Philadelphia, two words immediately come to mind: “empowering” and “nurturing”. I felt inspired and challenged every single moment in yoga class, knowing that what I was learning, I was learning to connect more deeply with myself as a yoga teacher and my intentions for the training. Even as I learned the sequences, Bill provided the just the right mix of nurturing, structure, and freedom to let us explore our own intentions through experiencing the sequences– in a safe and effective manner. With this training, I felt very prepared to deepen my practice and my students’ practice.– Christine, RYT200 from Montgomery County
“Under the instruction of Bill Raup, Power Yoga Works provided me with the knowledge and techniques necessary to begin teaching yoga from the first day of training. The classroom environment was always warm and nurturing and I anxiously awaited to learn more each week. Upon completing the training I began teaching immediately, and I feel like each class that I teach is a gift given to me. Thank you PYW for guiding me on my new journey.”– Angela B., RYT200 from Montgomery County
“Bill was such a kind and helpful instructor and I had a great experience. I can’t wait to begin teaching.”– Melissa R., RYT200 from Philadelphia
“I am a recent graduate of Bill Raup’s 200 Hour Yoga Teaching Training Certification with Power Yoga Works in the Philadelphia suburbs. I couldn’t be happier with the program, Bill, and the studio. Both the Malvern and Philadelphia studios are wonderful. Bill’s program has a good reputation and being certified through Power Yoga Works comes in handy after graduation. Bill is knowledgeable, kind, and efficient. I always left more confident after every session. Bill was helpful in answering the real questions you have about becoming a yoga teacher such as salary and insurance. Most of all, the program was extremely flexible which worked for me. I signed up for training in 2011 and just completed my hours in 2014. Life got in the way for me, but Bill’s program allows you to gain your certification as fast or slow as you can. The environment is not intimidating and Bill and his staff go through all poses, alignments, modifications, and assists for the power yoga flow. The other students in the class were always great; they helped me grow as a teacher and student. Thank you Bill/Power Yoga Works!”-Lauren, RYT200 from Montgomery County PA
“Power Yoga Works in Chester County has an amazing teacher training program. Bill Raup is educated, thorough, and a great teacher. He teaches you modifications, encourages you to overcome your personal challenges, and focuses on the principles of yoga.” – Erica L., RYT200 from Philadelphia
“I have really enjoyed and appreciated all I learned during my instructor training at Power Yoga Works in Philadelphia. I would highly recommend this program to anyone! Bill Raup has a great sense of humor, is always available for questions and is a great instructor. The training is flexible if you have a busy life and future training sessions are available for teachers who have already completed their 200 hour training. Thanks Power Yoga Works!” – Melissa B., RYT200 from NJ
“Power Yoga Works Teacher Training Program is amazing! They are so flexible and willing to help you with anything that you could possibly need throughout your training!”– Alex H., RYT200 from NJ
“Power Yoga Works made the experience of becoming a yoga instructor amazing! I learn so much and now feel like I am extremely well prepared for the future ahead of me.”– Megan G., RYT200 from Chester County
“Teacher training at Power Yoga Works was an awesome experience. The hands-on curriculum allowed me to practice and get comfortable assisting and teaching in front of a class or one-on-one with a student. I left the program with a greater understanding of yoga and confidence that I could effectively and safely teach a yoga class.”– S.R., RYT200 from King of Prussia PA.
“I am so happy I chose Power Yoga Works for my RYT-200. I couldn’t be happier!!!”– Fawne S., RYT200 from Philadelphia PA
“I can’t say enough about the wonderful experience I had at Power Yoga Works! Bill Raup is an excellent teacher – open, straight forward and tough (with a bit of fun added to the mix). This program was high energy and very demanding as we focused on the skills and ethics required to be a top instructor. I gained the knowledge and confidence to perform at the highest level, thanks to Bill’s great knowledge and wisdom, and his ability to incorporate them into a five-star teacher training program.”– Betsi H., RYT200 From Chester County Yoga
“I have nothing but kind words and high recommendations for the PYW teacher-training program. Bill Raup is knowledgable, experienced and patient with his students. I completed my training feeling confident and comfortable with teaching and inspired to help others in a profound way.”– Ashley F., RYT200 from West Chester PA
“When it comes to knowledge and experience, the staff at Power Yoga Works can’t be beat. Along with this expertise, Bill Raup brings a no-nonsense approach and a great sense of humor to the teacher training program, making it both efficient and fun. The flexibility of scheduling offered make it accessible for those of us with busy lives and other commitments. I had a great experience and highly recommend this training program.” – Sarah M., RYT200 from Philadelphia
“It was a wonderful experience and also very challenging, I have practiced yoga for many years and this is something I always wanted to do. I visited many schools in the area and decided Power Yoga Works was the best fit for me, and never was disappointed in the program. Bill is a great teacher and cares about each student and very encouraging to help you meet your goals. He takes the time to explain to his students any questions they may ask him. Bill is a excellent instructor I learned so much from him, I highly recommend his school above all others in the area. I also enjoy his hot yoga classes as well as his staffs classes. Thank You for helping me meet one a life long goal.” Sandi R.,RYT200 from Exton PA
“This program is specifically designed to teach anyone to become a competent and safe yoga teacher. The students are given extensive training in pacing, cueing, alignment, assists and teaching challenging asanas. Bill really wants his students to become good yoga teachers and he works very hard to make sure that happens. He’s very flexible and generous with scheduling and pacing of the training.” – Amy, RYT200 from West Chester PA
“I am really happy with the teacher training that I received from Power Yoga Works. By the end of the program, I felt that my knowledge had been expanded and my practice deepened. The program provided flexibility to complete classes at my own pace and worked great around my already hectic schedule! Bill Raup is an excellent teacher, offering valuable insight and critique, in a kind and encouraging manner. I highly recommend the Power Yoga Works’ Teacher Training Program. “ – M. D, RYT200 from Exton PA
“Power Yoga Works prepared me with the skills and confidence to go out and teach yoga on my own. I am so grateful for the staff, Bill, and my fellow teachers in training for the patience and encouragement I received during training.” – M. K, RYT200 from Philadelphia
“Power Yoga Works has a great teacher training program. Bill Raup is an awesome instructor and when you’re finished his training program, you will know how to teach! PYW teacher training program is well known and respected within the industry and as a result, directly after completing my training, I was offered interviews and every teaching position I applied for!! Thank you Bill, I’m still learning from you!!” – Kathleen H., RYT200 from Philadelphia
“I loved the entire process of becoming a yoga teacher, in the Chester County as well as in the Philadelphia facilities. Bill and Joe are excellent teachers. Met only lovely people there. Highly recommend this program to anyone aspiring to become a yoga teacher. Namaste Andrea” – Andrea G., RYT200 from West Chester PA
“For me, this teacher training has been an experience unlike any other! Once I took my first class at Power Yoga Works, I found myself wanting to do more yoga, and know more about it. I was clearing out old tension within my body, I was becoming more grounded and flexible and I was witnessing a shift in my behaviors and perspectives. The Teacher Training program at Power Yoga Works was the perfect way for me to take my practice to the next level, to learn more about the asanas and the other limbs of yoga, and to consider in earnest the idea of teaching this yoga. The process of the teacher training course worked well with my life and schedule; there was no pressure, yet I felt there were a multitude of ways to complete the required hours. The content of the learning covered a vast array of subjects; the instruction on teaching asana was clear and allowed hands-on opportunities to practice-teach; when the yoga felt best learned through practice, that option was also there. The studio itself is comfortable and clean and is a pleasant place to be; the focus here is the practice of Power Yoga; the staff is knowledgeable and your classmates are there to learn and because they love yoga.This program taught me a lot about Power Yoga and about myself, and there is so much more to learn. I am deeply grateful to Power Yoga Works located in Chester County for guiding me on this part of my journey!” – Piera C. RYT200 from NJ
“Thank you so much for getting my yoga certification out to me so quickly. I am so pleased! Power Yoga Works has been a great experience all around. I plan on coming to some more of your teacher trainings, for continuing education but also because I just miss your classes! I’m also hoping to go for the new 500 hour training you’ve got going on at some point as well” – Natasha M. RYT200 from Montgomery County PA
“Thank You! What an awesome experience it has been.” – Brenda M. RYT200 from West Chester yoga
“Thank you for an amazing journey!” – Kristi B. RYT200 from NJ
“I am so grateful for the yoga teacher training ut Program provided by Bill Raup and Power Yoga Works. This program gave me the skills necessary to become a confident yoga teacher. Within two months of completing the program, I started teaching two times a week. Since then, I have continued to seek ways to deepen my own practice as well as to hone my skills as a teacher of this amazing style of yoga. One of the things I really loved about the Teacher Training Program was the convenience of the weekend schedule and the flexibility to complete the program by attending future trainings if necessary. I also felt the degree of practice teaching and the real time feedback provided by Bill and the other participants were a tremendous benefit. Not only did I obtain the technical knowledge needed to teach, including a greater understanding of the asanas and the principles of alignment, but I was also able to find my voice and teach with confidence. Completing this Chester County yoga Teacher Training Program has really opened the door for me to try something new, and I am now able to share this life changing practice with others. Much thanks and gratitude to Bill for sharing his passion and expertise and for helping to grow the yoga community! – Pauline Cunningham RYT200 From Chester County
“The teacher training program at PYW was one of the most positive experiences in my life. I have a better understanding of every aspect of what it means to be a “Yoga Teacher”. Bill Raup provided a comfortable, structured environment for learning that allowed me to take my teaching to a whole new level. And the support did not end when the classes ended, Bill as well as the rest of the staff at Power Yoga Works have been there to answer my questions and support my continued growth as a Yoga Teacher.” – Janice T. RYT200 from West Chester PA
“It has been a while since I’ve written and I wanted to email as you deserve a long overdue thank you. I really want to take this opportunity to recognize you for all the work you do and your commitment to creating an amazing studio and training program. I’ve since relocated to the Greater Boston area and I am so present to all the opportunities I have–yoga and otherwise–and I know I have you to thank for helping me change my perception and view life with a renewed confidence.” – Megan M. RYT200 From Exton PA
“The Chester County yoga teacher training at Power Yoga Works has been an amazing experience. Each week, Bill provides honest & supportive feedback in a positive environment. Not only did I deepen my practice & gain a better understanding of the flow, I have gained the confidence to share it with others. The weekend schedule was perfect since I have a full-time job during the week. It’s also good to know that even though I’ve completed this training session, I can always come back to future teacher training sessions to continue to grow. I’m forever grateful, thanks Bill!” – Kristine G. RYT200 from NJ
“Power Yoga Works in Philadelphia has helped me deepen my yoga practice. I just completed the Yoga Teacher Training program offered by Bill Raup and I am looking forward to starting my yoga teaching. The flexible weekend training program worked well with my busy family life. The studio is located close to University of Penn and Drexel’s campus and was a very accessible for travel to and from New Jersey. Parking was available. Even though we have attended the 7 weekend yoga training, Bill does not close the door to you as a student, he encourages you to come back and continue the learning process. He gives you all the tools to be a successful teacher and helps build the confidence to achieve that success. I left training yesterday knowing that Power Yoga Works is always there to help me refine my practice and teaching skills. Thank you Bill!” – Lisa D. RYT200 from NJ
“I came to Power Yoga Work’s teacher training with only one month of yoga practice. During the months that followed, Bill and his team empowered me with the knowledge, technical skills and passion necessary to start teaching. Immediately upon graduating from Bill’s training, I was offered a teaching opportunity at a top Manhattan yoga studio. I am now a registered yoga teacher, teaching power yoga 3x’s per week. Bill’s teacher training helped me jump start an awakened dream. His humor, technical skills, professionalism and compassion made my training a transformational experience. If you want to become an awakened, energized and inspiring teacher, then Power Yoga Work’s teacher training is a must.” – Isauro F. JD, RYT200 from NJ
“Being a yoga teacher is a huge responsibility so I looked for a program that offered the skills and resources needed to become a knowledgeable and compassionate teacher. The yoga certification program at this Chester County yoga studio provided me with a solid foundation that I can build on after yoga teacher training classes ended. By participating in this yoga certification, I experienced growth in terms of confidence, patience, and trust. Thanks so much for such a transforming experience.” – Lori B. RYT200 from West Chester PA
“The yoga teacher training program at Power Yoga Works has opened up endless number of doors for me. I have experienced a personal growth that I knew was possible, but didn’t know how to access it. I have found more comfort in myself as a student and as a teacher. I found in my yoga classes that my fears are only in my head and with time and patience I can overcome them. More importantly the yoga teacher training program has given me the ability to help others. I have always wanted find a way to make the world we live in a better place. By teaching yoga I am able to bring happiness, peace, and faith in oneself to my students. I was able to complete my yoga training knowing that I received the best possible yoga teaching in the Philadelphia area. I have confidence in myself and my teaching. These results are not a requirement for completing the training, they are the benefits of the training. Power Yoga Works is a second home to me. I will always feel welcomed and among loved ones when I walk thru the door.” – Tina S. RYT200 From Chester County
“The yoga teacher training at the PYW in Chester County has opened my world up to so many wonderful people and to myself as a yoga practioner, yoga teacher, and human being. Yoga teaching has given me so much more meaning to my life and has allowed me to love and touch life more deeply.” – Lisa Y. RYT200 from NJ
“Thank you for a wonderful Yoga Teacher Training program. You created an environment were it felt comfortable to go through the process of learning to teach. I remember when I first spoke with you about the yoga certification you said that when the course was completed I’d be able to teach yoga. I had never taught before and quite frankly I wasn’t sure I could really do it, but thanks to your yoga certification program I am teaching! I draw from the suggestions and ideas that I received from you, your staff and my fellow students. What a wonderful way to learn. You have a wealth of knowledge and experience and I appreciate your sharing that with all of us in the yoga class!” “I am a single working mother of two and I appreciate the flexibility your program allowed. It wasn’t always easy finding the time to fulfill the requirements, but you never made me feel pressured to finish.” “I had a lot of fun and met some of the nicest people. In fact many of my teaching opportunities have come about because of the connections made through PYW. We all keep each other in mind when we hear of openings. I am amazed at the number of teaching opportunities available! I am so glad I enrolled in the PYW Teacher Training Program. I not only learned how to teach but I also deepened my own practice! I have the confidence to teach anywhere! Thank You!” – Marianne C. RYT200 from Philadelphia
“The Yoga Teacher training was a great experience. I learned so much about my own practice as well as how to share my love of yoga with others. I’ve been teaching part time since we finished training, and it’s a great feeling to be able to see my students developing that same love. I’m very grateful for the experience!” – Emily S. RYT200 from Philadelphia
Power Yoga Works was the first power yoga teaching school in the Philadelphia area and has trained thousands of yoga teachers over the past two decades. Once you successfully complete the certification you will leave this training with the ability to teach yoga. We are committed to your success in teaching yoga in a powerful inspirational way! Many graduates have go on to open studios across the country and abroad. Because of our success and reputation in turning out powerful teachers, we have made the tuition of the training cost effective for our trainees. Check out our testimonials below and see what they say about our training.
Bill Raup, 500 ERYT, is the founder of Power Yoga Works opening multiple studios in the Philadelphia area including our flagship studio in Malvern,PA in the heart of Chester County and leads all the teacher training sessions. Bill has been a personal trainer/yoga teacher for over 25 years and brings his unique power yoga & yoga with weights experience to his classes and teacher trainings. He has been training yoga teachers and yoga students at the PYW for over two decades. Bill has been named one of the “Area’s Best Yoga Instructors” by Philadelphia Magazine. Bill’s studios also have been awarded “Best of Philly” for yoga by Philadelphia Magazine. Power Yoga Works is a Registered 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training School. If you like to choose to register at the Yoga Alliance registry, Yoga Alliance requires that you complete 180 contact hours and 20 non-contact hours with Yoga Alliance registered yoga school.
To meet the Yoga Alliance registry criteria and get the Power Yoga Works certification, you are required to complete at least 180 contact hours at our yoga school and 20 non-contact hours of which are home study assignments done outside our yoga school. If you miss any of these sessions; you may can come to any future teacher training sessions to accumulate hours at our school at no cost until you accumulate your necessary contact hours needed for the certification. There is no time limit on completing the certification.
How to Find The Best Yoga Teacher Training
By Bill Raup, Founder of Power Yoga Works, ERYT500
Becoming a yoga teacher is now easier than ever before. You can get any type of yoga teacher training or yoga certification you want you want, provided that you know where to look for the best classes. Even if you are a beginner, you can work your way to becoming a pro, as long as you are willing to put in the required level of effort. You can’t teach others if you don’t master your practice first, so you need to make it part of your daily routine. This is why absolute beginners can’t start teaching before they manage to improve their flexibility and their ability to execute most of the poses the correct way.
If you aren’t a beginner but you wish to push your skill one step further, you have to find a good yoga teacher training class which is going to provide you all elements you need to know in order to be able to guide your students through the secrets of this practice. The best class is the one that suits you most, so you should probably try a few of them before making up your mind. In addition, you need to take into consideration the yoga school you intend to follow. If you prefer Ashtanga or power yoga, you should find the best possible yoga teacher training school, even if you may need to travel to another state to study. Your investment is surely going to pay off if you find a Yoga Alliance Yoga School with trained certified teachers and good reviews from past yoga teacher trainings. If vinyasa yoga is your favorite style, this is what you should be looking for. If you are an absolute beginner, you should probably try out several styles and see which one works best for you.
Only after you’ve decided upon the style you want to teach, you can go ahead and start looking for certified yoga schools and yoga classes. Our Chester County yoga teacher training is top rated by Yoga Alliance. You may want to ask your current yoga teacher to provide you guidance, so that you can find your school a little faster. If you can’t travel to study yoga, you can search for a good yoga teaching school in your neighborhood. There are enough yoga experts who have studied with the best yoga gurus, so they are perfectly able to pass this knowledge to the next generations of teachers. When choosing your yoga school, you have to pay attention to the teachers. Ideally, you should find one you resonate with, so that you can use empathy and a common language that going to serve you both in the process. Also make sure it is a certified Yoga Alliance Yoga School and studio and they have lots of great reviews. In conclusion, almost anybody can teach yoga today. All you need is a strong determination to follow this career path and a great teacher to guide you through the secrets of this ancient art. In addition, you need to build a name for your school and start reaching out for students. This is actually going to be the most difficult part of the entire process, as branding isn’t that easy to do. Entering the top of mind of the consumers is your real challenge, and few are the ones that achieve it without investing a lot of money.
Bill Raup, founder of Power Yoga Works, has been certified hundreds of yoga teachers over the past two decades. Bill is a ERYT 500 which is the highest level of certification from Yoga Alliance. Power Yoga Works is a certified 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Yoga School and Baptiste Affiliate Yoga Studio and a top rated Chester County Yoga Teacher Training.