“Yoga serves the individual,
and does so through inviting transformation,
rather than by giving information.”
– T.K.V. Desikachar 

Since 1996, we at High Desert Yoga have been offering and expanding our school of yoga. The High Desert Yoga teacher trainings are inspiring, transformational, and some of the most comprehensive in the country, featuring an integrated curriculum taught by teachers with decades of experience. Our high-quality program includes experiential sessions, highly structured student teaching, an overview of yoga therapeutics, and training in many specialty areas in order to deepen and diversify your education.


Many optional specialty trainings are available to supplement our 200- and 300-hour programs. We also host trainings and workshops regularly with world-renowned master teachers such as Francois Raoult, Ramanand Patel, Judith Lasater, Angela Farmer, Donna Farhi, Rama Joyti Vernon, Elise Browning Miller, and Laura Antelmi.



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Students in the 200-hour teacher training program embark on a journey deeper into their practice and themselves. For many, the decision to join the program marks the first time they accept a more rigorous schedule of study and a more comprehensive definition and experience of the practice. By experiencing the system of yoga as a whole, students have the opportunity to discover more subtle dimensions of themselves inside and out. Students will be given a classical yogic framework with which to re-evaluate habits and patterns in mind and body. With these insights, the practitioner may more easily examine the relevance of these habits in the present. This course is relevant to anyone wishing a deeper understanding and practice of the system of yoga, even if teaching is not a goal.

The next 200-hour program begins January 10, 2020.

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Students of the 300-hour teacher training program refine their practice of asana while beginning or continuing the process of becoming teachers. This training presents and fosters integration of more subtle movement and energy concepts, as well as introducing new skills that are unique to teaching. The 300-hour training begins with a brief review of the information from the 200-hour course and then expands on communication skills, class sequences, adjustments, therapeutic applications, and philosophy.


If a 200-hour certificate has already been acquired, this training also qualifies the practitioner for the 500-hour registration with Yoga Alliance. For those who have not previously completed a 200-hour training, this training meets the Yoga Alliance 200-hour requirement; after this training this student needs 200 additional hours to be eligible for the Yoga Alliance 500-hour registration.

Please email or call us at 505.232.9642 to be notified once dates for the next 300-Hour program are determined.

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This 15-hour highly-interactive weekend intensive is for anyone seeking to understand the needs of senior yoga students. Through group activity and inquiry, students will explore methods for practicing and teaching yogasana (poses) to minimize current symptoms, prevent further complications, and improve quality of life. Much of the content of this workshop is applicable to other populations who require modification of traditional yoga poses.

In addition, upon completion of this training, qualified yoga teachers may enroll in the 12-week home study program to receive the HDY Senior Yoga Teacher Certification.

The next Senior Yoga Teacher Training: March 27–29, 2020.

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Awaken your potential to self-mastery through the science of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. This program will take you on a journey of self-development and deep self-awareness to generate profound and lasting change in your life. It is designed for everyone—whether you would like to become a certified teacher or deepen your experience of Kundalini Yoga and expand your consciousness. Using these ancient, yet timely teachings you will move beyond subconscious limitations and gain a more authentic sense of your life’s purpose and meaning.

The next 220-hour Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training: November 15, 2019–June 5, 2020.

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Our prenatal yoga teacher training program is infused with the wisdom of childbirth education and yoga. Get the skills to help women understand pregnancy and better prepare for labor and birth. Learn to guide women in making informed decisions for their care, improving birth outcomes.

This program provides a complete basic foundation in prenatal and early postnatal yoga instruction. You do not need to be a yoga teacher or have a certification to attend.  This training is designed for healthcare providers, yoga teachers, childbirth educators or individuals interested in learning how to help pregnant women enhance their pregnancy.

Please click the button below and fill out the contact form, so that we may notify you when a date is set for the next Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training. Be sure to include "notify me about Prenatal Yoga TT" in your message. Thank you.

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At High Desert Yoga, we offer multi-age and multi-faceted yoga trainings offered by many visiting teachers! These trainings are open to yoga teachers, students, family members, educators and professionals who work with children, tweens and teens.  They provide you with fun-filled, engaging ideas through the use of yoga that will encourage healthful living and be beneficial to kids of all ages.

Please click the button below and fill out the contact form, so that we may notify you when a date is set for the next Kids, Tween and Teen Yoga Teacher Training. Be sure to include "notify me about Kids Yoga TT" in your message. Thank you.

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RYT 200 and RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance

High Desert Yoga’s teacher training programs are registered with Yoga Alliance. The Yoga Alliance 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 500) is the most widely recognized credential for teaching yoga in the U.S.


Those who have completed both a 200- and a 300-hour registered yoga teacher training program are eligible to enroll with Yoga Alliance as  RYT 500. Those who have completed a qualifying 200-hour program at another school can fulfill their 500-hour requirement by completing the High Desert Yoga 300-hour teacher training. 

In order to learn more about Yoga Alliance, please visit the Yoga Alliance website.

High Desert Yoga

4600 Copper Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108, USA

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