Yoga Teacher Training and Certification


Train with the best

Learn from the best and ignite your passion for self discovery and service to others. Yoga Garden San Francisco offers the premier yoga teacher training in the Bay Area. Our basic, advanced and specialty trainings are Yoga Alliance® registered and enable you to start teaching upon graduation.

Authentic instruction, state-of-the-art resources, a cadre of senior teachers, and small classes all work to empower you to deepen and share your personal practice. Our graduates aren’t just yoga teachers–they are great yoga teachers!


Transform your practice, transform your life

Yoga Garden SF is the San Francisco Bay Area’s leading professional training center for yoga teacher certifications, offering  Basic 200-hour yoga teacher training* and Advanced 500-hour yoga teacher training*. In addition we offer certification for prenatal yoga teacher training*, Children’s Yoga Teacher Training*, Restorative Yoga teacher training, and BoxingYoga™ teacher training. Customize your training, or enhance your existing credentials with Continuing Education workshops, retreats, and specialty training.

Yoga Garden SF  yoga education programs are based on authentic yoga traditions, building on the teachings of yoga masters and inspiring innovation in our field. Yoga Garden SF uses the latest instructional technology in dedicated classrooms to deliver the highest quality instruction available. Small groups are the center of each training, enabling unparalleled access to senior faculty and fellow students.

*Yoga Garden SF is a Yoga Alliance Registered School, allowing graduates to register as RYT200, RYT500, RPYT, and/or RCYT.


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Meet a few of our Graduates

Teacher training is a transformative process. Yes, they learn about yoga philosophy and anatomy of movement. They break down yoga postures and sequences, and they practice breath control, and meditation. And they teach–a lot. When they chant their final “Om” together, they are ready to lead their own yoga classes, to serve their communities, and to share the benefits and joy of yoga with others. Some go back to their small town, or back to their neighborhood. Others start their own yoga studio, and others travel and work in another country. The seeds of their desire to share this practice have sprouted, taken root, and they are now the community we call the Garden.

Lindsey Gillette

Yoga Instructor in Cave Junction, Oregon
"An amazing, door opening experience. I felt fully prepared and confident to teach my first class only a few weeks after the training. We learned a bit about all sides of yoga–history, anatomy, meditation, and of course, how to structure a class…practice teaching every day was helpful to boost confidence"

Yoga Garden SF 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Mariah Frye

Owner of Stone Turtle Yoga
"The more time that passes, and the more teacher trainings I see cropping up everywhere, the more grateful I feel for my experience at YGSF. It was a transformational time, and has directed my life time and again. So, thank you!"

Sonya Genel

Yoga Teacher San Francisco
I have been teaching yoga for almost 10 years. I found the 300 Hour program with Jean was tremendously beneficial for review and refinement as well as introducing new tools for my teaching. It was an opportunity to deepen my own practice and I am really grateful for the wonderful community here.

Maren Zweifler

Yoga Teacher Austin, TX
The program felt both formative and co-creative, a unique and deeply reflective time when I learned about the subtler aspects of yoga, became more at ease with teaching and learned about the history and philosophy of yoga in an organic, naturally evolving way.

Cynthia Koch

Yoga Teacher San Francisco
This program taught me the science of this practice. This program offered me a formula to understand how to heal myself and bring this power, this gift of connection and awareness through my words, actions and teaching. I am forever grateful.

Paulina Julian

Yoga Teacher, Guadalajara Mexico
The program allowed each of us to take our own personal routes of study, to be supported individually in honing our own talents and refining our particular skills as teachers. The studio and community environment make it easy to focus and create a retreat like atmosphere in the midst of our everyday lives.

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These are just a few of our graduates. Click here to read more.

Shannon Handa

Traveling Yoga Teacher
I can’t thank my teachers enough, for being so generous with their knowledge, and supporting me in becoming the teacher I am today. Yoga Garden will always be like a second home to me.