Yoga Journey 250-hour Teacher Training

Yoga teacher leading students in practice

Our foundational, 250-hour teacher training is designed for anyone looking to deepen their yoga practice and knowledge, as well as those beginning their journey as yoga teachers. Students will learn all the essentials of Yoga: practice techniques, anatomy and physiology, the humanities of Yoga through philosophical texts, and the essentials needed to become a professional Yoga teacher.

In addition to becoming eligible for the Yoga Alliance 200-hour teacher registry, students will receive a transcript from Loyola Marymount University and complete 50 hours of philosophical training.

Professor Zoë Slatoff (M.A., Columbia, Ph.D., Lancaster) will provide depth instruction in Yoga philosophy, with 20 hours on the Yoga Sūtra in the fall and ten hours each on the Bhagavad Gītā (January and February), the Sāṃkhya Kārikā (February and March) and the Upaniṣads (March and April). Classes will be live streamed on Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. and accessible via recorded videos for the duration of each course. Professor Slatoff will meet students live one weekend per month to answer questions, particularly for students who view the videos asynchronously.

This course will blend online instruction provided by Loyola Marymount University with face-to-face training at partner studios with close LMU affiliation in three counties: Los Angeles (Center for Yoga), Ventura (Breathe Ojai), and Orange (Be the Change Yoga). Consult the schedule for each location below.

Who Should Participate

This program is designed for individuals who wish to expand, deepen and broaden their knowledge of Yoga, as well as those who are interested in beginning their training as a Yoga teacher.

Program Benefits

Upon successful completion of the program, students will:

  • Know the foundational principles, philosophy, and practices of the Yoga tradition
  • Be able to shape their own Yoga practice and teach Yoga to others
  • Value Yoga as a practice that unites mind, body, and spirit

Following the guidelines outlined by Yoga Alliance® for registered 200-hour teacher training programs, this program qualifies participants to register for the 200-hour credential and 50-hour continuing education credits, as verified by the instructors.

General Information

Course and program requirements, schedules and tuition are subject to change; and additional fees may be incurred for books and materials. Click here to review all policies prior to enrollment. For additional information, contact BCLA Yoga Studies at (310) 258-5435 or

  • Be the Change Yoga

    Be The Change is Orange County’s center for higher education and advanced Yoga training. All of our training programs focus on safety and adapting the practices to the needs of the individuals, while integrating all of the tools Yoga has to offer.

    This 16-week program is offered twice a year and open to curious and dedicated Yoga students regardless of physical ability, although familiarity with the poses is required. Students who complete this program will receive the RYT 200 certification.

    Directors: Alison Prince & Katie Allen
    January 2024
    Location: Irvine, CA

    Breathe Ojai - True North Yoga School

    Breathe Ojai offers immersive training designed specifically for the person who wants to approach yoga and/or yoga teaching from a therapeutic perspective with an emphasis on embodied self-knowledge. Blending traditional wisdom with modern knowledge based practices, this 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training offers students an intimate journey of self-discovery. Using the growing field of yoga studies academia, students are guided to uncover their unique teaching voice through the exploration of a yoga practice. This training is for the brave, curious innovator who wants to find their authentic voice immersed in the many modalities of Yoga.

    Directors: Francesca Michelle Gold & Bari Gratton
    February 2024
    Location: Ojai, CA

    Center for Yoga LA

    The Center for Yoga has developed a unique perspective on teacher training that stands on the shoulders of tradition. First, deepen your practice. Then, refine your practice. Finally, work with a teacher to develop the skills to share your love of yoga with others. From the intimate wisdom born through practice good teachers are born.

    Thinking of becoming a yoga teacher? Each module builds upon the other. Complete all three courses and earn eligibility for registration through Yoga Alliance.

    Module 1: Deepen Your Practice (51 hours)
    Module 2: Refine Your Practice (51 hours)
    Module 3: Teacher Training Immersion (100 hours)

    Director: Lisa Walford
    September 15, 2024
    Location: Los Angeles, CA

  • 50-hr Yoga Philosophy: Start Date October 19, 2023

    200-hr Teacher Training: Start dates vary

    Enroll: Enrollment online via the course catalog or call (310) 258-5435
    Course: YGJX 810

    50-hr Yoga Philosophy module: $850 | A minimum payment $250 is required to register for this program. Tuition payment plans are available. Please contact Katie Davidson at to make arrangements.

    200-hr Teacher Training: Students will pay tuition costs stipulated by the studio they choose to study with. Please inquire with each studio about early bird discount pricing and potential scholarships.

    Be the Change Yoga: $3100
    Breathe Ojai: $3200
    Center for Yoga LA: $3500