Teacher Training

200-Hour Teacher Training


Become a yoga teacher at the original Yoga Center with an experienced​, well-trained​ faculty. Serving South Florida since 1968, the Yoga Center is proud and excited to offer Teacher Training complying with the 200-hour national Yoga Alliance certification requirements: Philosophy, asana, anatomy, pranayama, physiology, meditation, history, Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads, Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, Sanskrit terminology, Ashtanga (8 Limbs), practice teaching, sequencing, and specialized techniques.


In-person with an optional online component (via Zoom). Fridays (time TBD), Saturdays, 8:30 am - 6:00 pm; Sundays, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm. All classes will be recorded for easy make-up and review. Click here for a video clip of a past teacher training. Call Louise at 954.427.2353 for more information. Monthly payment plans are available at no extra cost. To make full payment or a deposit you can use Zelle: Louise.yogacenter@gmail.com


Starting 2024 - October 11, 12 & 13

This comprehensive 200-hour course offers in-depth training by certified teachers, textbooks and instructional materials, individual guidance, and exploration of all aspects of Yoga. Deepen your understanding of the practice and teaching of Yoga.

  • Beyond the hours, the information, and the training, this course provides an opportunity for spiritual enrichment.
  • This holistic and comprehensive course is characterized by an intensity of experience that yields moments of epiphany.
  • Breathe the winds of change. Be prepared to transform your life.

Teaching Yoga is a Dharma, a calling. Discover your destiny. Bring calm into the world. 

      Teacher Training faculty:

  • Louise Goldberg, MA, ERYT500, C-IAYT
  • Christine Apter, PhD, ERYT500
  • Joy Weissman, ERYT500
  • Melissa D'Errico, ERYT500
  • Audrey Abramson, RYT 200
  • Kate Brescia, ERYT200
  • Judy Weaver, C-IAYT, E-RYT500, YACEP, CEMLC
  • and more........



The Course

This course offers the opportunity to deepen your understanding of the practice and teaching of Yoga. The course includes all aspects of Yoga teaching: asana, pranayama, meditation, philosophy, anatomy, and physiology. It encompasses the historical background of Yoga, the study of the Vedas, Bhagavad Gita, Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, and Sanskrit terminology. The eight limbs of Yoga - Ashtanga - are studied extensively, with emphasis on Asana, Pranayama, and Meditation.

We cover 101 primary asanas in the various categories: standing, balancing, inverted, forward and back bending, lateral flexion, and rotation. You will learn to help your students find the proper alignment, ways to use language for precise instruction, how to string asanas together in a flow - Vinyasa - and how to use the breath in asanas. 

Special emphasis will be placed on the therapeutic application of asana for pain relief and structural alignment and the mechanics of the various joints of the body and the spine. Explore the physiology of relaxation and how to challenge as well as support your students in class. 

You will learn anatomical terminology, the skeletal bones and muscles, how muscles work, the process of respiration, the role of the nervous system, and energetic anatomy, including the Chakras. Energetic anatomy will deepen your understanding of how the cosmic force manifests in the chakras system and is expressed through personality and behavior. You will learn how the various sheaths are connected and the role of pranayama in asana and meditation, with emphasis on the principle pranayamas: Kapalabhati, Nadi Shodhana, and Ujjayi.

2019 TT class

Alumni Quotes: 

“I’m so grateful to have learned from these wonderful teachers! Life changing!” -- Kate Brescia

“You embody the highest yogic principles...” – Luli Hazelcarn

“Be prepared for a life changing experience, one that will put you in touch with your true self...” – Brett Northrop

“...wisdom passed down from spiritual, knowledgeable teachers...a joy and a blessing.”  – Ann Rosenbaum

“You learn how much more there is to yoga than the physical practices….an amazing experience by teachers with in-depth knowledge of the body and the history and philosophy of yoga. Highly recommended!” -Cheryl Thatcher

Course Fees

The total fee is $2,900, including five textbooks, resource notebooks, study aids, two complimentary Hatha classes per week at the Yoga Center, extensive teaching practice, and placement referrals. Please make a $500 deposit to guarantee your place. Send deposit via Zelle to: Louise.Yogacenter@gmail.com

Monthly payment plan available at no extra fee.

Click HERE to fill out the registration form.

For information and registration, please contact the Yoga Center at 954-427-2353 or e-mail info@yogacenterdb.com.

Creative Relaxation® Yoga for Autism & Related Disabilities - In Class & Online

With Loyola Marymount University | Graduate Yoga Studies University Hall, Room 3328 | 1 LMU Drive |Los Angeles, CA 90045-2649

Level 1 - (15 hours) $300 

Register for In-Studio & Online by e-mailing info@yogacenterdb.com

Designed to meet the requirements towards Yoga Alliance 500-hour level or CEU’s

Visit CreativeRelaxation.net for more details or click here for the flier click HERE.

Click HERE to register for this training.


Level 2 - check back for future dates (13 hours)



500 Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training

Facilitated by Christine Apter, PhD, ERYT 500

Workshops for teachers and advanced students are held once a month. Explore techniques and philosophy and deepen your understanding and practice of the vast and treasured teachings of yoga. These workshops are intended to advance yoga teachers and serious practitioners by providing deeper explorations into asana, pranayama, meditation, anatomy, and philosophy in a well-planned, experiential atmosphere. They are designed to meet the curricular requirements of Yoga Alliance for continuing education and expansion toward advanced teacher status. Ample materials, notes and resources are provided.

Each workshop applies toward 500 HR Advanced Teacher Training or Yoga Alliance CEU’s.

Sunday, January 8, 2023 - 9am - 5pm: Shiva | Shakti

With Christine Apter, PhD., ERYT500. In person and on Zoom - $100 prepaid

Register for In-Studio or Online or by e-mailing info@yogacenterdb.com
Enjoy the union of stillness and movement
Explore the literature of beautiful Shiva Sutras
Discover the anatomy of approachable inversions
Look at the mind and fear
Practice and teaching methods

Designed to meet the requirements towards Yoga Alliance 500 hour level or 8 CEU’s


Sunday, March 26, 2023 - 9am - 5pm: ROOTS

With Christine Apter, PhD., ERYT500 In person and on Zoom - $100 prepaid

Register for In-Studio or Online or by e-mailing info@yogacenterdb.com
Discover foundations of yoga in Rig Veda
Enjoy a glimpse of Kali, the earth Goddess
Explore pelvic alignment
Discussion and practice
Designed to meet the requirements towards Yoga Alliance 500 hour level or 8 CEU’s

Sunday, April 23, 2023 - 9am - 5pm: GATES OF THE HEART

With Christine Apter, PhD., ERYT500 In person and on Zoom - $100 prepaid

Register for In-studio or Online or by e-mailing info@yogacenterdb.com
Discover post classical yoga philosophy
Explore shoulder function and mechanics
Enjoy Shiva as Naturaj
Experience the heart center as the unstruck sound of a bell
Designed to meet the requirements towards Yoga Alliance 500 hour level or 8 CEU’s

95-Hour Children's Yoga Teacher's Training

To be announced

An advanced Yoga Alliance Teacher Training, Louise Goldberg, Program Director, MA, ERYT 500, YACEP, C-IAYT

Download the program flier HERE

Children are natural yogis. They love to move, play, stretch their bodies and minds, and feel strong, in a safe, relaxing environment. Teaching children requires knowledge, patience, and a big bag of tricks. It’s not easy to keep their attention and interest, all while maintaining control.

Let us fill your toolbox with techniques for addressing varied needs, ages, and levels of skill, in school, group or private classes, or at home.

Research shows that yoga improves:

  • Self-awareness and self-regulation
  • Symptoms of trauma and stress
  • Social/emotional learning and empathy
  • Executive function, learning readiness, and critical thinking

About the Program

The Yoga Center of Deerfield Beach is offering a unique opportunity to complete 95 hours of advanced  teacher training with highly experienced yoga educators in 8 weekends. Hours apply toward RYT500 or RCYT with Yoga Alliance for RYT200 teachers. Participants will receive a 95-hour Children’s Yoga Teacher certificate upon completion of the training.

Total Program cost: $1745. Register for the entire series for the discounted rate of $1500, including 2 textbooks, video, CD, all course manuals, and guaranteed enrollment in every class. Click HERE to make a $500 deposit OR to pay in full click HERE. $1500

Or, you may pick and choose the courses that interest you and use the hours toward RYT500 (for those with RYT200) or as CEU’s.


| Creative Relaxation® Yoga for Autism and Special Needs Level 1 $295 (includes book and video). Click HERE for details

| Early Childhood Yoga with Veronica Aguirre $225. Click HERE for details and to register. 

| Mindful Yoga for Children with Beth Johnson $225. Click HERE for details and to register. 

| Classroom Yoga Breaks Module A-B with Louise Goldberg $165 (includes book) Click HERE to register. Click HERE for details

| YoMu: Musical Yoga - including songs in English and Spanish with Mireia Canudas $225. Click HERE for details and to register.

| ONLINE - Creative Relaxation®Yoga for Autism and Special Needs Level 2 with Louise Goldberg $225 - NOW $195. Click HERE to register. Click HERE for the flier.

| Yoga for Teens and Young Adults with Christine Apter $225. Click HERE for details and to register.

| ONLINE - Classroom Yoga Breaks Module C-D with Louise Goldberg $150 Early Registration Discount $120. Click HERE to register. Click HERE for the flier.

PLUS 7 hours of non-contact hours, assistant teaching, or mentoring with one of the faculty. Credit for past Creative Relaxation® trainings is available.

Courses from this series that were completed previously may be used toward certification. Mentoring hours are arranged individually. There may be additional costs depending on the nature of mentor, teacher agreements.


Louise Goldberg, MA, E-RYT 500, RCYT, C-IATY, Program Director

Christine Apter, PhD, E-RYT 500

Beth Johnson E-RYT200

Veronica Aguirre, RYT500

Mireia Canudas, RYT 500

For more information e-mail Louise at info@yogacenterdb.com

Program Reviews

“The 95-Hour training has given me the tools to better serve my students. The courses gave me so much insight into what children need and have made me a better educator. A life changing 6 months!    ~ Stephanie Trew, elementary school teacher

“Louise is a gifted yoga instructor with a passion for all children. The unique and comprehensive training will inspire you to go out and make a difference with the children in your life. You will be prepared, ready, and energized to teach!” ~ Gigi McIntire, School Counselor, Registered Yoga Teacher 200

“The Training with Louise and the other creators of inner peace improved my practice as a yogini and as an educator. I loved going in depth into the physiology and psychology of children, and learning how to support them in a fun and meaningful way. The connections made with like-minded practitioners was very special.” ~ Claudia Fortoul Lander, Special Program Educator, Registered Yoga Teacher 200


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