Nirvana School of Classical Yoga
Yoga Teacher Training
200 hour

Applications are accepted until March 27, 2022

Nirvana Yoga is delighted to offer our 2022 yoga training course in-person at a private yoga studio in Atlanta. With 15 years of experience in this field of study, we love helping teachers find their authentic practice and voice. There are 4 open spaces for the upcoming training.

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NYTT 2022 Schedule 
April 8-9 Orientation 
April 22-23 
May 6-7 Earth Day: Service weekend outside 
May 27-30 Meditation Retreat Weekend at Heartwood Retreat Center in Blue Ridge, GA
June 10-11
June 24-25 
July 8-9 
July 22-23 
August 5-6 
August 19-20 Graduation 

Weekend schedule
Friday 6:30-9:30pm
Saturday 8 am-4 pm (30-minute on-site lunch break)

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 January 15, 2022) 

  • Early Bird pricing: $2500 (Prior to January 15, 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 $230 per weekend. 

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

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

  • Books: Estimated $125 (most of the texts can be found at low prices if you don't mind a used copy)


Training Staff
The director of the training is Leigh Anne Neal, E-RYT 500/YACEP and 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. 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 April 1, 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 

  • Attend {RE}parations: Mindful Allyship with Siha Collins 

  • 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)

  • 9 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 April 1, 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 April 1, 2022 (the earlier the better!).

You can answer the application questions in the Google form below. 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