200 Hour Yoga Studies & Teacher Training: "The Teacher Within"

This program is influential in San Diego for its integrated approach to training Yoga practitioners and certifying teachers. “The Teacher Within” supports spiritual development, skillful practice and embodying Yoga in all of life. We teach simple and profound practices that promote quality of life, healthy relationships, self-reliance and good laughs. Those who aim to teach receive expert guidance and tools for helping people balance their lives through Yoga. People helping people is what it’s all about!

January 5 - May 19, 2019

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858-336-3023  |  Susana@UrbanYogiSD.com


Urban Yogi is located inside DCompress Downtown, San Diego’s premier wellness studio, in Little Italy at the historic McClintock Warehouse building.


What draws you to Yoga?


About The Program

The Teacher Within is a 200 hour teacher training program for cultivating your personal Yoga practice, through which you can guide others through Yoga in a safe, inclusive and meaningful way. 

The Teacher Within follows a unique format that draws from the Eight Limbed Path of Yoga and the seven main energy centers of the subtle body.  Students learn to effectively integrate the physical, philosophical and practical aspects of classical Yogic science for self-healing and promoting quality of life for their students.

Created by Susana Jones, E-RYT 200/RYT 500, this program was built in accordance with Yoga Alliance’s 200 hour standards and is a Registered Yoga School since 2013.  

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2019 Schedule for 200 Hour Certification

Saturday January 5, 8:00-10:00am

Saturdays and Sundays
8:00am-5:00pm (Bi-weekly)

Training Dates:
January 12-13, 26-27
February 9-10, 23-24
March 9-10, 23-24
April 6-7, 20-21
May 4-5, 18-19

Practice Clinics:*  Thursdays, 6:00pm-8:00pm (Bi-Weekly) January 17, 31, February 14, 28, March 14, 28, April 11, 25, May 9.

* Practice Clinic hours may be substituted for approved Contact Hours of instruction received outside of our training schedule. Assignments must be submitted that link the credits received to our program objectives.


Only 3 Spaces Left

Contact us to get a New Year’s discount off advertised price!

Email, call, or text Susana to discuss your interests with Yoga, and get answers to your questions about Urban Yogi’s YTT Programs.

858-336-3023  |  Susana@UrbanYogiSD.com


Tuition, Discounts & Program Policies

Tuition: $2,750

Includes required texts, materials, and access to audio recordings. 

Special New Year's Pricing

Contact us to get a New Year’s discount off the advertised price above!

Buddy Discount

Sign up with a friend and you'll both receive $100 off - Both registration fees must be paid and buddies named in advance. Discount will be deducted from total balance due.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

The registration fee is non-refundable. In the event that you decide not to complete the full training, a pro-rated amount for length of training received will be retained, and the rest refunded, minus credit card processing fees.

Acts of God or any other circumstance that prevents the training from being offered as planned will warrant a full refund.


Continuing Education for Healthcare & Wellness Providers

Bridges are being formed between healthcare and Yoga, as evidenced by ample research into the benefits of Yoga for wide-ranging health conditions, and the rates at which doctors recommend Yoga for preventative health. Caretakers in health-related fields can greatly benefit from training in Yogic self-care methods and perspectives for their own wellbeing and longevity in their field. As an extension, one can care for others from a deep well of vitality and skillfulness in Yogic methods that complement their scope of practice. Contact Susana about earning CEUs for your field.

Because caring for others is not dependent on one's career path, individuals who do not work in the healthcare and wellness fields may also join these programs. Yoga training can bring greater skill and meaning to any person's vocation, relationships and general wellbeing.



Guest Lecturers & Yogic Experts


Katy Mae - Yogic Anatomy & Physiology 🦋

Credentials: Registered Nurse, 500 hour trained Yoga Teacher, IAYT Yoga Therapist in Training

Instagram: @kamala_mae 

Merry Trentadue - Marmas, Mudras and Kirtan ✨👌🏽

Credentials: RYT 500, IAYT Yoga Therapist in Training, Registered Nurse, Reiki Master, Divine Light Healer and Certified Metaphysician.

Instagram: @merryt32 


Rev. Dr. Kathy Hearn - Dharma Yoga: Principles and Practices for Living your Life’s True Purpose 🐬

Credentials: Local Spiritual Leader, Dean of the Holmes Institute at Centers for Spiritual Living

Website: KathyHearn.com


Sandhiya Ramaswamy - Ayurveda 🌼

Credentials: Ayurveda Health & Lifestyle Coach, Educator & Chef

Instagram: @alchemyayurveda 

Website: AlchemyAyurveda.com


Diandra Medina - Yoga and the Brain, Nervous and Endocrine Systems 🌻

Credentials: M.A., LMFT, Urban Yogi YTT 200, Usui Reiki 2 Practitioner

Instagram: @seibellatherapy 


Missy Lopez - Inversions in Personal Practice 🤸

Credentials: 200 hour certified Yoga Teacher

Instagram: @color_your_canvas


Sofie Slot Blicher - Yoga Sequencing & Physiology 🌈

Credentials: MA Exercise Physiology, MA Nutritional Science, 200 hour certified Yoga Teacher

Instagram: @supersofie86


Angelica Paz Barrera - Pre-Natal and Post-Natal Yoga 🌙

Credentials: Doula, 200 hour certified Yoga Teacher, Theta Healer, Reiki Practitioner

Instagram: @gelipaz

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Julie Quinn - Aromatherapy for the Chakras 🌿

Credentials: Certified Herbalist, 200 hour certified Yoga Teacher, Reiki Master Teacher

Instagram: @quinnsights & @quinntessentialsproducts


Topics Covered in "The Teacher Within"

Yogic Techniques, Training and Practice

  • Sadhna: personal daily practice

  • Hatha: the union of opposites in postural yoga

  • Sukham, sthiram, asanam: durability and ease in all postures

  • "Subtle Power Yoga" practices

  • Yoga Nidra: restful self-inquiry

  • Pranayama: Yogic breath

  • Mantra: personal sound healing

  • Mudra: energetic directives

  • Bandha: diaphragmatic core work

Anatomy and Physiology

  • Subtle energy anatomy

  • The role of breath in Yoga

  • Yoga and the brain

  • How Yoga affects our physiology

  • How Yoga transforms the body

  • Biomechanics of Yoga poses

  • Anatomy of Yoga injuries and prevention

  • Pre and post natal anatomy

  • Yoga as preventative health

  • The basis for adaptive, inclusive Yoga

History, Philosophy and Lifestyle

  • Samkhya: Yogic worldview

  • Yoga's evolution, from antiquity to modern times

  • Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

  • Ashtanga: the eight-limbs of Yoga

  • Teaching lineages in Yoga

  • Vedic roots of American spirituality and pop culture

  • Sanskrit language essence and usage

  • Ayurveda: the science of daily balance

  • Dharma Yoga: principles and practices for living your true purpose

Teaching Methodology

  • Embodying the positive archetypes of the 7 main chakras

  • Practicing the eight limbs of Yoga as a teacher

  • Professionalism and ethics

  • Stage presence

  • Self-care

  • Yoga and the voice

  • Sequencing Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga

  • Teaching breath-to-movement

  • Postural assists

  • Supporting pre and post-natal students

  • Guiding advanced asanas

  • Demonstrations

  • Injury prevention

  • Use of music in Yoga

  • Teaching with creative themes

  • Facilitating group classes

  • Supporting private clients

  • Navigating trends in Yoga

  • Your dharma, your business model

  • Starting up a Yoga business

  • Sustaining a Yoga business

  • Financial abundance practices

  • Empowering students' self-healing


  • Demonstrate understanding of learned concepts and vocabulary

  • Practice teaching Yoga

  • Identify and integrate constructive feedback

Graduation Retreat Day

  • Journey to Encinitas

  • Local sattvic lunch

  • Meditation in Self-Realization Fellowship gardens

  • Closing ceremony at Swami's beach


Any therapeutic yoga components of Urban Yogi Teacher Training are based on Susana Jones' status as an IAYT Yoga Therapist in Training, not derived from our RYS status with Yoga Alliance. Urban Yogi makes no attempt or claim to diagnose, treat or cure any medical or psychological condition.


Be the Change You Wish to See in the New Year!

Are you ready to bring the light and joy of yoga more fully into your life? Register today to reserve your spot in Urban Yogi’s 2019, 200hr Yoga Studies & Teacher Training program before it fills up.



Prospective students often wonder if they are at a level of experience in Yoga that's appropriate for enrolling in a teacher training program. This training is open to all who are willing to do the work that personal growth entails. It is important that the Yoga student creates time and space for their training. This entails shaping everyday life around Yoga training, rather than "fitting it in."

We use what we learn about ourselves as students to inform ourselves as teachers and leaders.  Many people choose to participate in this program to enrich their lives at large, more-so than to teach Yoga professionally.  The wisdom that one stands to gain through this program is relevant to every aspect of our lives, including our chosen vocation, and all our relations. Come as you are. 




"Susana is the consummate teacher. I couldn't have had a better experience in my YTT. She created a safe, nurturing space for us to learn, explore, and integrate the full spectrum of concepts discussed. With a solid foundation in safety, physiology, and teaching method, we also learned and tried on several core spiritual ideas and concepts. And to enhance our training even more, Susana employed a variety of talented guest teachers and put on several in-house workshops where we could fully immerse ourselves in the teachings. Awesome experience."

~ Sean Castro RYT, Class of 2014

“On the first night of training I knew I had made the right decision to enroll. It was an expansive and beautiful experience to grow and learn alongside other passionate yogis. By diving into the teachings of yoga, I not only grew in my physical practice but gained a deeper love and appreciation for the science and art that yoga is. Susana is a compassionate and enlightened teacher that gently pushed us all to be better than we were the day before. She offered a unique and special piece to the training by focusing some time on Reiki energy healing. All of us became Reiki healers and it has helped me to be more grateful, balanced and aware of my surroundings. Taking time to truly care for ourselves and those around us was an integral part of the training and something that I still practice. I am a better person than I was before embarking on this journey and I am so grateful for that.”

~ Jenny G., Class of 2013

“I met amazing people and have maintained connections with them since the training ended. I loved how unique the program was, especially because it including the Reiki attunement. The teachers and program guide went above and beyond to help their students. Thank you Susana! Even though I had a lot of other obligations such as school and work, the training was flexible and provided the students with worksheets to review what we missed. I loved Julie’s Meditations and learning about Chakras and Asana.

Having lots of guest speakers gave us more insight! Having self-care “omwork” helped me take care of myself and love myself. I left the training loving who I am. My self-esteem was amazing, and my friends and family noticed that. If I could do the training over again, I would do it in a heartbeat. There is soo much to learn and I continue to grow in yoga. This training helped me understand and accept myself and others. I love yoga a million times more than I did before I started the training. So thank you Urban Yogi for offering the Teacher Within!”

~ Denise E.


Apply to the Program!


Only 3 Spaces Left

Contact Us or Apply Below to get a New Year’s discount off advertised price!

Email, call, or text to meet me (Susana) to discuss Yoga, your practice, and your questions about Urban Yogi’s YTT Programs. I can’t wait to speak with you!

858-336-3023  |  Susana@UrbanYogiSD.com



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