A Fresh Approach to Yoga Teacher Trainings

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Learn all about our 200- and 300-hour teacher training programs below.

At Mojave Yoga Collective, we offer a meaningful, experienced-based, and approachable take on teacher training. Here, it's not about what's fastest, cheapest, or trendiest—it's about what's most effective and what will truly benefit you for a lifetime after you leave our school.

You don’t have to be fluent in Sanskrit. You don’t need to nail a flawless scorpion forearm stand. You simply need an open mind, a willingness to be human, and the desire to roll out your mat, get down, and dig in with us. If ours sounds like an approach that's speaking straight to your soul—you're officially in the right place (hey, look at you go).

You deserve better than an experience that feels like a teacher-training factory (so, so much better).

— becca holmes

"I came across Mojave Yoga Collective from Google searching 200 hour YTT in Las Vegas! Then I spied on them via social media for about a year ha! I finally reached out, and both Kelsey and Nicki met me for coffee to discuss their training, and talk all things yoga. That personal touch is rare, and I appreciated it so much! I have completed two 200-hour trainings with them, as well as a workshop, and I'd recommend MYC to anyone, whether you are looking to teach yoga yourself, or just learn more about the tradition for your own personal life and practice." 

Alright—this is where it gets good. We can't wait to have you join us.

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Starting at $3200
Early-bird discounts available

200-Hour Teacher Training Investment

Posture Breakdowns: Here we’ll deep dive into 55 different yoga postures (or ‘asanas’) from child’s pose to savasana. We’re not here to get you to memorize a script—instead, we want you to have a foundational understanding of each posture so you can feel comfortable creating sequences that suit your students.

The History of Yoga: If you’ve ever wanted someone to connect the dots and explain the history of yoga—complete with all the people, places, yoga texts, and fascinating stories—this portion of our yoga teacher training program is all you.

The Yoga Sutras: Patanjali's Yoga Sutras are often referred to as the Yoga Bible, and rightfully so, as it contains the backbone of the philosophy we know and love and called yoga. Here, we’ll explore the first two books of Patanjali’s writings and attempt to understand and digest what he was really trying to tell us, how we can teach it to our students, and how we can implement it in our own lives.

The Eight Limbs: The Eight-Limb path is not only the foundation of our teacher training—but it also happens to be “the thing” that the entire yoga philosophy is built upon. We’ll spend time exploring each of the eight limbs and diving into how we can use the pivotal eight-limb path to add guidance, meaning, and purpose to both our yoga practice and our lives off the mat.

Pranayama: Pranayama typically translates as ‘breath control’, and though this is true at a fundamental level, like almost every other aspect of yoga, there is so much more to it. Expect to explore the anatomy of breathing as well as a variety of breathing techniques to incorporate into your daily practice.

200-hour teacher training curriculum

Our first teacher trainings experiences were...let's just say, less than ideal. Sure, we're grateful for the experience - but we've also spent the last eight years molding and tweaking a program that instead checks all the boxes: from anatomy to philosophy, and everything in between.
Parooz the details below. 

All of the important things—made simple, meaningful, and fun

200-Hour Teacher Training Curriculum

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Vancouver, WA
September 12 - November 13
Mon/Wed/Fri 5:30pm-9pm
Saturdays 11am-7pm

Las Vegas, NV
January 3 - March 11
Tuesday/Thursday 5:30-9pm
Saturdays 10am-6pm

200-Hour Teacher Training schedule

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Practical Anatomy: In addition to exploring the anatomy of breathing, we'll dive deep into six major structures in the human body: the shoulder, hip, back, core, arms, and legs. We care less about your ability to memorize the names of bones and muscles and instead want you to walk away from our yoga teacher training with an actionable understanding of how each muscle group is both stretched and strengthened throughout our physical yoga practice. 

Sequencing: We’ve said it already but it’s worth repeating: we hate scripts, and we’re not here to make you memorize ours. We want you to understand both the similarities and differences between each posture and internalize one fundamental and game-changing understanding when it comes to sequencing: it’s not about what's right and wrong—it’s about what makes sense. Once you understand this, you can sequence anything!

The Business of Yoga: Like we’ve said, ours is a practical yoga teacher training—and part of that practicality means talking about the business of yoga. Basically, while we’re so excited you want to become a yoga teacher, don’t quit your day job just yet. Let’s first talk about what it’s like to be a teacher these days, what kind of money you can make, what getting into a studio takes, the pros and cons of pursuing this profession, and all of the other taboo things you probably thought you weren’t supposed to ask or talk about.

And…Tons of Practice Teaching : We don’t think practice makes perfect (believe us, we still mess up words all the time) but we do believe practice makes better. That’s why we try to give you as much opportunity to practice-teach as possible throughout our yoga teacher training. Because the more you practice, mess up, forget, freeze up, and laugh with us—the more confident and comfortable you’ll feel when you leave.

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The Art of Vinyasa Sequencing: How to guide students through a safe, appropriate, and logical progression of asanas. We’ll show you how to sequence a new class in under ten minutes, so you can keep your classes fresh and keep your students engaged.

Workshop Creation: You'll have the exciting opportunity to design, create, and market a specific workshop or posture intensive as your final assignment for graduation. (It's the most fun!)

Teaching Advanced Practitioners: We'll zero in on all of those advanced postures experienced students are seeking (and the sequences you can teach to get them there)—ensuring your approach is rooted in a strong understanding of the foundational principles of the poses, refined awareness of breath, and a balance of strength and softness.

Meditation & Pranayama: Dive deep into encouraging students to experience the transformational power of a regular asana, pranayama, and meditation practice.

Yin: This is all about understanding the differences between Yin yoga and Restorative yoga—and learning how to teach Yin effectively and confidently with and without props and adjustments. 

Yoga Basics: Learn how to teach beginners in a more effective way—with an emphasis on simplifying anatomy, sequences, and the language we use. 


Foundations of the Yoga Sutras: A true discussion and study of the first two chapters of the yoga sutras, with an emphasis on how we can incorporate or interpret the sutras in a modern-day environment.

Dissecting the Bhagavad Gita: A close examination of the Bhagavad Gita with relation to enlightenment, liberation, and awakening. We will systematically study the Gita chapter by chapter.

Comparative Yogic Philosophy: This three-part conversation will weave together comparative wisdom from Classical, Vedantic, and Buddhist traditions on topics like karma, maya, and dharma—as well as examine traditional commentators’ understandings of the text.

Sanskrit & Chanting: Sanskrit can be tough, but once you understand the basic building blocks, everything just falls into place. With the basic Sanskrit pronunciations under your belt, you’ll be more confident in your chanting—both in and out of the yoga room. 


The Yoga Of Relationships: Looking at asanas in detail with respective families or groupings, including major injuries and joints.

Yoga Anatomy In-Depth: We’ll examine three essential areas of the body: the hips, spine, and shoulders. You can expect to gain a deeper understanding of how these systems work independently as well as together as a whole system. 


300-Hour Teacher Training Curriculum:

After you've completed your 200-hour teacher training program, our Yoga Alliance-certified Vinyasa +300-hour yoga teacher training is the perfect next step to help you refine your existing skills, learn new ones, and develop a richer and more fulfilling practice. Keep in mind: If you’d like to register with Yoga Alliance as an RYT-500 after completing this course, you must have completed your 200-hour training with a Yoga Alliance-approved school.

Our goal was to develop a program that allows you to reach yours (and get yourself to that 500 RYT level) without breaking the bank or wreaking havoc on your daily schedule and routine. We've designed this as a hybrid program, with half of your hours taking place from the comfort of your living-room. 

300-Hour Teacher Training

Pay up-front, in full: $4,200
Early Bird Discounts available

Pay for each 95-hour segment as you take it: $1,500

300-Hour Teacher Training Investment

April 6th-30th 2023 Core Philosophy
Thursdays: 5:30-9pm & Sundays: 9am - 6pm (in studio)
Fridays: 5:30-9pm & Saturdays: 9am-6pm (online)

June 1st-25th 2023 Core Practicum
Thursdays: 5:30-9pm & Sundays: 9am - 6pm (in studio)
Fridays: 5:30-9pm & Saturdays: 9am-6pm (online)

August 3rd-27th 2023 Core Anatomy 
Thursdays: 5:30-9pm & Sundays: 9am - 6pm (in studio)
Fridays: 5:30-9pm & Saturdays: 9am-6pm (online)

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We know a 300-hour program is a major time commitment, so we tailored a schedule to be most accessible to working day yogis. Below you'll find our hybrid schedule, taking place every other month for six months. And yes you're reading that right - you get a month off after each module. 

300-Hour Teacher training schedule 

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