The Whole Yogi: 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training at VIDA Fitness

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Welcome to the next step in your yoga journey. VIDA’s 200 Hour Yoga teacher training through Yoga Alliance will enrich and enliven your life.

Structured around the 5 layers of being central to yogic philosophy (the pancamayakosha model) and practice, we will explore how the practices of yoga – from posture, to breath, to meditation, among others – connect you to an integrated sense of self, and ultimately, your most natural teacher, within.

Join the company of DC’s finest teachers in this eight week exploration of your personal practice of yoga on and off the mat. By the end of training, you’ll feel confident leading students one on one, or in a group class in physical practice, breathwork, and meditation. You’ll graduate ready to teach a set sequence, as well as able to design your own intelligent, well-rounded classes.

2017 Yoga Teacher Training Graduates!

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Early bird Deadline December 15th, 2017
Regular Deadline January 19th, 2018

Winter Program Dates

Starts January 27th and ends May 13th, 2018

Training will be held two weekends a month, Saturdays and Sundays from 9am-6pm; we will meet once a month at the VIDA U street location, and once a month at the VIDA Yards location.

  • Annamayakosha: Physical Body
    January 27, 28
    February 3, 4
  • Pranamayakosha: Breath/Energetic Body
    February 17, 18
    March 3,4
  • Manomayakosha: Psycho-emotional Body
    March 17, 18
    April 7,8
  • Vijnamayakosha: Wisdom Body
    April 21, 22
  • Anandamayakosha: Bliss Body
    April 28, 29
  • Final Exam Weekend
    May 12, 13

Monthly payment plans are available.

Chris Parkison

Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200

Chris has been teaching yoga for four years and full time for 3 years.  He teaches and practices many different styles of yoga from the external (Power Yoga, Yin, Vinyasa, Restorative, and Rocket) to the internal (Karma, Bhakti, Jnana, and Raja).  Chris believes in yoga as a practical way to strengthen and tone the muscles of both the body and mind.

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

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, the owner of Yoga NoMa (, 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.