If you need a more accessible version of this website, click this button on the right. Switch to Accessible Site


You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.

Close [x]


Exclusive Offer

New Patients
Receive 15% Off First Visit

Continue Your Yoga Education


Yoga certification at a San Diego yoga school or another qualifying yoga school is necessary for all yoga teachers. Yoga Alliance, the association that oversees professional yoga certification, requires 75 hours of continuing education every three years from its teachers. Continuing education in yoga benefits teachers and students alike. At Serenity Yoga, we believe in staying on top of current trends and techniques, and we hope that all yoga teachers employ the same attitude. Continued learning means that the instructor strengthens her knowledge and the student experiences a more enriching class as a result.

How Continuing Education in Yoga Benefits Teachers

Continuing education in yoga benefits teachers by deepening their knowledge and honing their teaching skills. An instructor is first and foremost a yogi, or practitioner of yoga, and continuing education at our San Diego yoga school helps the yogi strengthen his or her practice and ability to guide others on the yogic path. Conferences, classes and retreats offer yoga teachers a sense of community.

Continuing education gives beginning yoga teachers the opportunity to earn more advanced credentials. Basic yoga certification, or RYT 200, requires 200 hours of teacher training; the next level, RYT 500, requires 500 hours of training; the next level, E-RYT 200, requires 500 hours of training, two years and 1,000 hours of teaching experience; and the highest level, E-RYT 500, requires 500 hours, four years and 2,000 hours of teaching experience.

San Diego yoga teachers -- indeed, all yoga teachers -- must complete 75 hours of continuing education every three years to maintain their certification. Forty-five of them can be teaching hours -- the hours spent leading classes. The other 30 hours must be training hours.

Of the training hours, ten must be contact hours, meaning that they must take place in a class with another certified teacher. They must include instruction in anatomy, technique, teaching methodology, and yoga philosophy, as well as teaching practice. The other 20 hours can be non-contact, and can consist of correspondence courses, online courses, reading books, producing videos, speaking to a mentor over the phone, publishing yoga-related materials, and similar activities. A teacher must perform five real hours of these activities to log one non-contact credit hour.

How Continuing Education in Yoga Benefits Students

Continuing education for San Diego yoga teachers, and teachers throughout the country, ensures that students receive the best possible level of instruction from teachers who are constantly growing and evolving in their own yoga practices. The continuing education requirement means that our students don't have to worry about our teachers being rusty or out-of-practice.

When you come to Serenity Yoga, you will benefit from your instructor's years of personal experience as a yogi as well as their continued efforts to expand their knowledge. When you step through the doors at Serenity Yoga, you are entering the caring hands of instructors who are equipped with not only their own personal experiences, but also a continued education. Feel free to ask as many questions as you want to, and take advantage of the wealth of information that your instructor has to offer to you.


I have benefited tremendously from yoga sessions with Anderson.

John Doe / San Diego, CA

Office Hours

Monday8 - 112 - 5
Tuesday8 - 11Closed
Wednesday8 - 112 - 5
Thursday8 - 11Closed
Friday8 - 112 - 5
SaturdayBy Appt.Closed
Day Morning Afternoon
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
8 - 11 8 - 11 8 - 11 8 - 11 8 - 11 By Appt. Closed
2 - 5 Closed 2 - 5 Closed 2 - 5 Closed Closed
Skin Selector
Close Window

Select a Generation 4 iMatrix Yoga™ website skin by clicking on a thumbnail below.

Skin 24a Skin 24b Skin 24c Skin 24d Skin 24e Skin 24f Skin 23a Skin 23b Skin 23c Skin 23d Skin 23e Skin 23f Skin 22a Skin 22b Skin 22c Skin 22d Skin 22e Skin 21a Skin 21b Skin 21c Skin 21d Skin 21e Skin 21f Skin 20a Skin 20b Skin 20c Skin 20d Skin 20e Skin 19a Skin 19b Skin 19c Skin 19d Skin 19e Skin 18a Skin 18b Skin 18c Skin 18d Skin 18e Skin 18f Skin 18g Skin 18h Skin 18i Skin 18j Skin 16a Skin 16b Skin 16c Skin 16d Skin 16e Skin 16f Skin 16g Skin 16h Skin 16i Skin 16j Skin 16k Skin 15a Skin 15b Skin 15c Skin 15d Skin 15e Skin 15f Skin 15g Skin 15h Skin 15i Skin 15j Skin 15k