Yoga Teacher Training

200 hours


The next yoga teacher training session begins on Feb. 24, 2024. Join our FREE info sessions on Feb. 5, 2024 at 7:30pm at the studio and on Zoom

This brochure highlights this life changing course.

Now accepting applications!

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General Information

Lynn Cheng and Mind Body Zone are proud to offer a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training / In-Depth Yoga Studies Program with the option and ability to take this training entirely online. Whether your intention is to deepen your personal practice or obtain the skills and knowledge to become an effective instructor, this program is diverse and non-denominational, covering all aspects of Hatha Yoga. Upon successful completion of the program, one is eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200). It includes:

Techniques-100+ hours

• In-depth study of asana/yoga postures
• Styles of yoga
• Meditation
• Pranayama
• Chanting
• Prenatal Yoga

Teaching Methods-35 hours
• Asana modification and use of props
• Demonstration and cueing principles
• Designing and sequencing a class
• Hands-on and verbal adjustments
• Business aspects of teaching yoga
• Students’ process of learning
• Yoga Therapy
• Public Speaking-communicating with your voice and body
• Teaching Beginners and Mixed level classes
• Partner Yoga

Anatomy & Physiology- 20 hours
• Musculoskeletal
• Respiration and Breath
• Joint Mobility
• Preventing Yoga injuries
• Working with student injuries
• Chakras
• Chi and Meridians

Philosophy, Lifestyle & Ethics-30 hours
• 8 Limbs of Yoga
• Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
• Yoga history
• Cultural appropriation in Yoga
• Sanskrit
• Ayurveda 
• Ethics

Practicum-15 hours
• Practice Teaching
• Assist senior teachers in his/her class
• Receive feedback from senior teachers


One weekend a month 
Saturdays 11:00am-6:00pm
Sundays 11:30am-5:45pm

(*Dates subject to change)

o February 24-25, 2024
o March 16-17, 2024
o April 20-21, 2024
o May 18-19, 2024
o June 22-23, 2024
o July 20-21, 2024
o August 24-25, 2024
o September 21-22, 2024
o October 19-20, 2024

o November 16-17, 2024

In addition, 48 hours of Hatha Yoga practice are required. These dates and times will be determined by the trainees.


• A non-refundable application fee of $200 is due upon acceptance to the program.
• Early Bird tuition: $2,100 paid in full by Dec. 24, 2023 (total $2,300)
• Regular tuition: $2,300 paid in full by Feb. 240, 2024 (total $2,500)
• Payment schedule: $2,500 (total $2,700). Three $833 payments due 2/24/24, 5/18/24 and 8/24/24
• Tuition Refunds-10% service charge, no refunds after Feb. 24, 2024

Tuition does not cover the cost of a small number of books that are required reading or teaching practicum fees (if any) but does include all listed training sessions, handouts and 48 free yoga classes at Mind Body Zone during teacher training.

Online Option

We will hold sessions in-person at the studio and also held simultaneously on Zoom. Therefore, this training can be done entirely online, should one choose to do so.

Prerequisites for Application and Certification

• Minimum of 2 years personal practice of Hatha Yoga or approval from Director of Teacher Training
• Commitment to continuing practice and spiritual growth
• Completed Teacher Training Application
• On-time payment of tuition and application fee
• Attendance of all Teacher Training Meetings
• Successful and on-time completion of assignments, quizzes, and exams

To Apply

To apply, please fill out this application and mail it to Mind Body Zone.

Here is a printable version of this program .

If you have any questions, please email


Lynn Cheng, L.Ac, Dipl. OM, E-RYT, Director of Yoga Teacher Training
Topics Taught: Techniques, Teaching Methodology, Anatomy, Practicum
Lynn proudly holds an impressive legacy of over 28 years as a dedicated yoga instructor, having taught more than 15,000 dynamic group classes. Recognized as an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance (E-RYT), Lynn assumes the pivotal role of Director of Teacher Training. As the primary faculty member, she imparts her extensive knowledge, teaching approximately half of the 200-hour program. When conceptualizing the curriculum for this teacher training, Lynn delved into introspection, pondering, “What insights do I wish I had possessed when embarking on my teaching journey? What holds paramount significance?” The culmination of her reflections birthed a program devoted to instilling the principles of safe and confident yoga instruction and practice. Drawing inspiration from her rich background, Lynn’s yogic journey includes the study of various styles under the guidance of senior teachers, with a pronounced influence from the Iyengar, Ashtanga, and Kripalu traditions. Her classes are a harmonious blend of eclecticism, seamlessly weaving elements from her diverse mentors, intuitive insights, and personal studies.

Kavita Patel, E-RYT
Topics Taught: Philosophy, Sanskrit, Yogic Lifestyle, Ethics 
Kavita teaches yoga classes for all ages: adults, teens, and kids. Her classes play with both finding structure and freedom in movement. Compassion, laughter, and a lightness of heart guide her instruction. Her practice is also rooted in the fundamental principles of yoga. Asana, or poses, is one branch of the yogic system. The word yoga is used first by Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita. Patanjali wrote the Yoga Sutras to expand on Krishna’s teachings of yoga. She firmly believes we must honor the roots of these sacred teachings. You can find out more about her at her website,

Linea McPherson 
Topics Taught: Techniques, Teaching Methodology, Anatomy
Linea has always had a passion for health and fitness; she began her journey into Yoga and Pilates after a skiing accident left her with very little use of her leg. Surgery and physical therapy left her feeling hopeless about her recovery; until she began taking Yoga and Pilates classes. After many months and countless classes, she regained full use of her leg and also found that her arthritic pain was no longer an issue. She began taking workshops and even more classes realizing that this was the path for her. She completed a certification through Yoga Fit and two different 200-hour yoga teacher training programs. She knows the importance of proper alignment and the difference it can make in one’s overall health. She creates classes that are motivating using breath and mindful movement. She encourages her students to challenge themselves and move through self-imposed limitations; creating a life of balance and without pain. 

Setareh Moafi, L.Ac
Topics Taught: Chakras, Qi, Meridians, Yin/Yang Yoga
Setareh completed yoga teacher training certifications with It’s Yoga San Francisco and Erich Schiffmann and founded Yoga of Los Altos.  She received her Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2007. Setareh interweaves the practices of Yoga and Chinese Medicine in a unique method. Her Yoga classes blend Yin, a series of long-held poses designed to increase flexibility and open the meridians, and Yang, a flow-based series that increases strength and endurance.  Setareh focuses on restoring classical approaches to Chinese Medicine, and specializes in Sports Medicine, Women’s Health and Facial Rejuvenation at clinics in San Francisco and Santa Clara, CA.  Visit for more information. 

lynn cheng, experienced yoga teacher, looking over the shoulders of several yoga teacher trainees as they study their yoga flash cards