200-Hour

Yoga Teacher Training

Embark on the next phase of your yoga journey with VIDA’s 200-hour Yoga Alliance Registered Teacher Training. This transformative program is taught by some of the finest instructors in the DMV, helping you deepen your practice both personally and professionally. By the end of the course, you’ll confidently lead individuals and classes in yoga, breathwork, and meditation, ready to teach structured sequences and design your own classes.

The curriculum, centered on the yogic philosophy’s five layers of being (the pancamayakosha model), fosters a deeper connection to one’s inner self and the ultimate internal teacher.

Offered annually at VIDA Yards and VIDA Reston, the program is ideal for aspiring teachers and those seeking to enhance their yoga knowledge.

Program Dates
  • November
    9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24
    *Yards only
  • December
    7, 8, 14, 15
    *Yards only
  • January
    4, 5, 11, 12, 25, 26
  • February
    8, 9, 22, 23
  • March
    8, 9, 22, 23
    *Reston only
  • April
    5, 6, 12, 13, 26, 27
    *Reston only

Early Bird Deadline

October 18th –  Yards
December 13th – Reston

Regular Deadline

November 8th – Yards
January 3rd – Reston

Our Instructors
  • Chris Parkison
    Chris Parkison
    Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200, RYT 500

    Chris practices and teaches many different types of yoga (asana, meditation, pranayama, kriya, mantra) and has studied yogic/vedic wisdom and philosophy at Sattva Yoga Academy in Rishikesh India. Chris believes in yoga as a practical way to strengthen and tone the muscles of both the body and mind. Chris is creator and host of the DC Yoga Podcast (iTunes | soundcloud)

    He teaches Yoga, Pilates, and Group Fitness full time and is the Group Fitness Manager at VIDA Yards.

  • Caroline Obeng
    Caroline Obeng
    Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200 | Studio Programs Manager

    Caroline, a dedicated fitness enthusiast, wife, and mother, delved deeper into her yoga journey almost a decade ago. Enrolling in Yoga Teacher Training was profoundly transformative for her. Now, she’s excited to extend the invitation to others, sharing the joy of yoga and fostering inclusive environments where everyone feels they belong.

  • Julia Romano
    Julia Romano
    Yoga Alliance RYT 500

    Julia is the founder of EmPower Yoga and Wellness, a Washington, DC based yoga, meditation, and yoga-as-therapy practice, and leader of yoga and meditation retreats around the world. A Masters level Certified Yoga Therapist, Julia believes in yoga as therapy for mind, body and Spirit. Yoga is a process of continual refinement: poses are not achieved, but rather infinite opportunities, joyfully explored.

  • Christine Kontra
    Christine Kontra
    Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200 | Certified Personal Trainer

    Christine Kontra is a yoga teacher, personal trainer, health coach, and martial artist in Washington, DC. Since completing her yoga teacher training in 2012, she has taught classes, led workshops and trainings, and incorporated yoga into programs for her personal training clients. Christine is also a Master Trainer at VIDA Fitness U Street, where she is passionate about helping each client reach their potential, while prioritizing mental fitness as an essential part of building physical fitness and overall wellbeing.

  • Adrianne Du’sauzay
    Adrianne Du’sauzay
    Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200

    Adrianne Du’sauzay embarked on her yoga journey over 20 years ago, balancing her practice with graduate studies in Exercise Science & Nutrition at George Washington University while working as a personal trainer. Her deepening commitment to yoga led her to complete a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training with CorePower Yoga in 2015. She subsequently took on roles in teaching, management, and as a Master Trainer, enhancing yoga quality and training programs globally. With a record of teaching over 1,000 classes and leading numerous training sessions, Adrianne continues to evolve her practice and teaching in the DC area, exploring advanced studies in Pranayama, Meditation, and Integrative Yoga. Committed to the lifelong journey of yoga, she inspires others to discover their authentic selves through its practice.

Program Dates
  • November
    9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24
    *Yards only
  • December
    7, 8, 14, 15
    *Yards only
  • January
    4, 5, 11, 12, 25, 26
  • February
    8, 9, 22, 23
  • March
    8, 9, 22, 23
    *Reston only
  • April
    5, 6, 12, 13, 26, 27
    *Reston only

Early Bird Deadline

October 18th –  Yards
December 13th – Reston

Regular Deadline

November 8th – Yards
January 3rd – Reston

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