Yoga Teacher

Crane Yoga School


200 HRS of Private Mentorship

  Crane Yoga School Curriculum:

1. Techniques, Training and Practice: 100 hours

      a. Asana – 60 Hours

      b. Pranayama Techniques – 5 hours

      c. Basic Sanskrit/Mantras – 5 hours

      d. Ayurveda and the Subtle Body – 10 hours

      e. Meditation – 5 hours

2. Teaching Methodology: 25 hours

        a. Intelligent, safe, and clear sequencing – 5 hours

        b. Effective and mindful adjustments – 5 hours

        c. Teaching ALL students- Prenatal, Basics, Injured, Elderly, Children, “High-risk”, Sensation seekers – 7 hours

        d. Teaching Restorative/Yin Yoga -5 hours

3. Anatomy and Physiology: 30 hours

4. Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers: 30 hours

5. Practicum: 15 hours

TOTAL HOURS: 200 hours


Crane Yoga School is a RYS 200 hour private yoga teacher training with an emphasis on apprenticeship and mentorship. You will receive a 200 hour teacher training certificate from Yoga Alliance upon completion of all requirements. Through mentorship, observation, and discussion, Crane Yoga School trainees develop into strong, humble, and healing teachers.  

Crane Yoga School was developed for a dear friend with a busy schedule. She wanted to get her 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training through a Yoga Alliance registered school; but with two kids and a busy life she could not commit to training at a studio with a rigid schedule. She asked me if I could create a customized yoga training for her that was flexible enough to meet her scheduling needs. She wanted more personalized attention and more time to teach. Thus, Crane Yoga School was born.

We train people in small groups for very personalized and customizable instruction. The sessions can take place in your home for convenience, in the Crane Yoga School in Brooklyn, or in rented studio space.  Because the training groups are so small (up to 5), it has the feel of an apprenticeship. The modules in anatomy, philosophy, meditation, ayurveda, and sanskrit are taught by experts in the field. We are a registered 200 Hour YTT school  with Yoga Alliance.

Most participants go through the Crane Yoga School in about 5 months but it is customizable based on each student's schedule. For questions relating to scheduling, rates, curriculum, or for any other details, please email



Rebecca Ketchum: Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, Sequencing

Ali Cramer: Ayurveda

Erin Dudley: Mantra, Chakras, & Sanskrit

Nikki Villela: Adjustments

Lauren Haythe: Anatomy

Lindsay Ashmun: Inversions

Margherita Tisato: Philosophy

Hira Lesea: Prenatal & Restorative

Melanie Parker: Teaching Kids