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200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Training is one weekend a month from September-June
Because of the closing of our physical space, we currently do not have training scheduled.  Our plan is to offer YTT200 in September of 2021 at a location yet to be determined.

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Yoga by the Ocean
Hummingbird Yoga and Massage is a Registered Yoga School (RYS) with Yoga Alliance, which designates this teacher-training program as one that aligns with Yoga Alliance's standards.  Students who complete this training at Hummingbird are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYTs).
In addition, Hummingbird's NECTAR® (Nurturing Energy Cultivates Trauma/Addiction Recovery) Training is incorporated into the curriculum, along with Reiki Level 1 Certification! Each graduate of the 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training (YTT200) will receive certification for these trainings. Click here to learn more about NECTAR.


What to Expect



Hummingbird Yoga and Massage is a special place where people come to connect with their inner stillness, while being nurtured by a loving and accepting community.  The training offerings at Hummingbird are designed to embrace the individual where they are, whether a beginner or a person who has practiced yoga for many years. You will be guided through your 200-Hour teacher training with a caring and straightforward approach.  The group of trainees will meet monthly and through discussion, observation, and practice will flourish within the community and as individual teachers. 


Upon completion of the 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training at Hummingbird, you will be not only be a certified yoga instructor, qualified for membership with The Yoga Alliance, but will have been transformed in body, mind, and spirit.  In addition, you will be a part of a family for we pride ourselves at Hummingbird on being a nurturing space of acceptance of all.  From the moment you join our sangha (community), you will be home.  We look forward to growing with you. May your light shine bright!


For those interested in Hummingbird's 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training, please contact Linda Geraghty:


Here are some of the subjects covered in YTT 200:



  • Yoga Philosophy and History: Deep study of Sutras and Gita and History of Asanas

  • Eight Limbs of Yoga

  • Ethical Practices of Yoga (Yamas and Niyamas)

  • Mantras

  • Pranayama and Meditation

  • Anatomy and Physiology

  • Class Themes, Pose Sequencing, and Modifications

  • CueingAssisting, and Adjustments

  • Finding your Teaching Voice

  • Working with Special Populations (this training will focus 
    specifically on addiction/trauma recovery and each graduate
    will earn NECTAR certification)


  • Many Styles of Yoga: from Restorative to Vinyasa and many in between

  • Sanskrit, Ayurveda, Nadis, Koshas, Gunas

  • Business of Yoga, How to Market Yourself, and Specialty Workshops

  • Journaling 

  • Chakras (Reiki Level 1 Certification)   

  • Student/Teacher Relationship




(This includes unlimited yoga classes at Hummingbird during the ten months of Yoga Teacher Training and all the required books, including the Hummingbird YTT200 Training manual and the NECTAR manual).

You may pay the tuition in one payment or in the following three installments;


$1000.00 non-refundable deposit due with application

$975.00 second installment

$975.00 third installment


To pay the tuition in installments, you must register in person
at Hummingbird Yoga and Massage or call the studio at 610-955-3328

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