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Nirvana School of Classical Yoga
Yoga Teacher Training
200 hour

Applications are accepted until August 15, 2022

Nirvana Yoga is delighted to offer our 2022 yoga training course in-person, hosted by Decatur Healing Arts. With 15 years of experience in this field of study, we love helping teachers find their authentic practice and voice.

Nirvana School of Classical Yoga is a Yoga Alliance certified school. 

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NYTT 2022 Schedule 

August 26-27 Orientation 
Sept 9-10 Service weekend
Sept 23-24
October 7-10 (meditation retreat at Heartwood in Blue Ridge, GA)
Oct 21-22
Nov 4-5 
Nov 11-12
Dec 2-3 
Dec 16-18 (includes Sunday for a 3-hour graduation ceremony) 

Weekend Schedule:

Friday 6:30-9:30 pm 
Saturday 11:30 am-7 pm 
Sunday (graduation day 1-3 pm/ December 18) 

Some of the main topics of this training:

  • Yoga as a Lifestyle (Yama and Niyama)

  • Anatomy and Alignment of Asanas

  • Meditation

  • Teaching Yoga from your personal practice

  • How to structure a class

  • Yoga as Therapy

  • Yoga as Activism

  • Cultural Appropriation

  • Creating inclusive space

  • Yoga Sutras

  • Trauma-Informed Teaching and Practice

  • Practice teaching

  • The Business of Yoga

  • Ayurveda

  • The History of Yoga

  • The Types of Yoga

  • Chakras


  • Tuition: $2800 (After June 30, 2022) 

  • Early Bird pricing: $2500 (paid in full prior to June 30, 2022)

  • It is not required to pay tuition in full. Nirvana is offering a pay-by-the-weekend option for the 2022 yoga training. The cost is $260 per weekend. 

  • Deposit due with the application: $500 (This amount is deducted from the total tuition cost) 

  • Meditation Retreat: $500 (Due September 1, 2022) 

  • Books and supplies: Estimated $150 (most of the texts can be found at low prices if you don't mind a used copy/a yoga mat and bolster are recommended)


Training Staff
The director of the training is Leigh Anne Neal, E-RYT 500/YACEP. Most weekend content will be with her teaching. Ian Boccio will be appearing as a training guest star with a lesson in Sanskrit and chanting. We look forward to working with you!

How to apply
To apply, fill out the application questions in the provided link below and submit to Leigh Anne via email and pay the $500 deposit online. 


***If you are considering this training, we highly recommend that you visit our virtual studio. Most of our teachers were trained in this program, so you can get a feeling for our style and make sure it's a good fit for you. Reach out to Leigh Anne by phone or email to request a free class pass.***

Contact Leigh Anne
(404) 420-0999


The following is a list of what is expected of you BEFORE the training begins:

  • Completed application 

  • $500 deposit

  • Two completed essays before August 12, 2022

  • Regular yoga practice (at least 2-3 classes weekly or an equivalent home practice)

  • Attend classes with Leigh Anne at Nirvana Yoga Studios (minimum of 3) 

  • Interview with Leigh Anne before the training begins

  • An intense curiosity and passion for yoga


The following is a list of what will be expected of you DURING teacher training:

  • Regular attendance of all training sessions 

  • Sobriety and vegetarian diet during all training weekends

  • A willingness to explore a more healthy way of life

  • Arrive early for all training sessions

  • 2 classes weekly at Nirvana Yoga Studios (classes included in tuition price)

  • 8 Homework Assignments

  • Seva (community service)

  • Monthly meeting with Nirvana Yoga Mentor (in-person or virtual) 

  • Discipline, zest, courage, open hearts and minds, and a burning desire to learn

Books for Essay: (This is part of the requirements to enter the course, but not part of the application process)

Due on or before August 12, 2022

  1. The Tree of Yoga by BKS Iyengar

  2. Miracle of Mindfulness by Thich Nhat Hanh

Read these books for the completion of two essays.  The topic can be of your choosing.  Maybe an overview of the entire book or perhaps one or two things that stood out.  Each essay should be 500 words or more.  Turn in no later than August 12, 2022 (the earlier the better!).

Follow the application button to complete and return. Please submit with a deposit of $500. If you are accepted into the training you will receive an email confirmation with a teacher training information packet.  The deposit will be returned to you promptly if you are not accepted.

We are so excited about the upcoming training!  We are honored and grateful that you are interested in our program.

Peace to you all

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