Nirvana School of Classical Yoga
YTT 200 hour

Nirvana is offering it's 200 hour yoga training in an all virtual format! We have 14 years of experience and love helping teachers find their authentic practice and voice. Limited space for the 2021 training.


Dates for 2021

First weekend / Orientation: April 22-24
May 13-15
June 3-5
June 17-19
July 8-10
July 22-24
August 5-7
August 19-21
September 2-4

Students in training will also be participating in a 4 week course with Siha Collins for 4 Tuesday evenings in June from 7:30-9pm called Mindful Allyship 

Weekend schedule
Thursday 6:30-9:30pm
Friday 6:30-9:30pm
Saturday 10am-12pm and 1-4pm
Attendance is required for all Saturday sessions. Some absence is permissible due to the nature of virtual learning platforms and recording scenarios. We look to Yoga Alliance for these parameters so that we can remain in integrity with our certifications.

Some of the main topics of this training:
Yoga as a Lifestyle (Yama and Niyama)
Anatomy and Alignment of Asanas
Chakras or Energy
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
The History of Yoga
The Types of Yoga


Tuition: $2000
Early Bird pricing: $1800 before Sunday March 28th
Super Saver Price: $1500 full tuition for first 4 people to sign up
Deposit due with application: $250 (refunded if applicant not accepted to program/otherwise non-refundable)

The deposit of $250 is in addition to the tuition cost. So if you pay the regular cost of $2000 for tuition, your total cost is $2250 with the deposit.

Students can choose to pay the early pricing or tuition cost before training begins or the pay by weekend option. 

Pay by weekend option: $225 per weekend

Training Staff
The director of the training is Leigh Anne Neal, E-RYT 500/YACEP and most weekend content will be with her teaching. Awilda Rivera and Bethany Farmer are senior instructors for this program. Ian Boccio will be appearing as a training guest star with a lesson in Sanskrit and chanting. Another honored guest star is Siha Collins, offering her course, {RE}parations: Race, Power, and Privilege, through a Trauma Informed Lens. More updates to come. 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 $250 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 

  • $250 deposit

  • Two completed essays before April 16, 2021

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

  • Attend a classes with Leigh Anne at Nirvana Yoga Studios 

  • 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 Saturday training sessions (some absence is permissible due to the virtual format) 

  • 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

  • Arriving at least 5 minutes early for all training sessions

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

  • 8 Homework Assignments

  • Seva (community service)

  • Bi-monthly meeting with Nirvana Yoga Mentor

  • 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 16, 2021

  1. The Tree of Yoga by BKS Iyengar

  2. Miracle of Mindfulness by Thich Nhat Hanh

Please 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 16, 2021 (the earlier the better!).

You can answer the application questions in the Google form below. Please submit with a deposit of $250.  If you are accepted in 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 in the training.

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