200-Hour
Yoga Teacher Training

Welcome to the next step in your yoga journey. VIDA’s 200-hour Yoga Alliance Registered Teacher Training will enrich and enliven your life.

Join the company of DC’s finest teachers in this exploration of your personal practice of yoga on and off the mat. By the end of the 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 be able to design your own intelligent, well-rounded classes.

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.

VIDA’s Yoga Teacher Training is led by Chris Parkison, Julia Romano, and Christine Kontra. It is designed for both the aspiring teacher and those just looking to deepen their knowledge of yoga.

Program Dates
  • November
    12, 13, 19, 20
  • December
    3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18
  • January
    7, 8, 21, 22
  • February
    4, 5, 11, 12, 25, 26

Early Bird Deadline
October 15th

Regular Deadline
November 11th

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.

  • 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.

Program Dates
  • November
    12, 13, 19, 20
  • December
    3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18
  • January
    7, 8, 21, 22
  • February
    4, 5, 11, 12, 25, 26

Early Bird Deadline
October 15th

Regular Deadline
November 11th

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