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Thrive Yoga is offering a Self-Paced Hybrid Summer Blast Teacher Training. This is our most accessible training yet! Be certified in 30 days! Transform your practice and learn to teach yoga with a combination of online content + 2 weeks in person in the studio. Training includes interaction and mentorship with Thrive’s experienced teachers. Great for teachers* and parents of students going to camp! *Teachers & staff of MCPS are eligible for a discount (more info below)!

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200 Hour Summer Blast Info Sesison

Thursday, May 18. 2023 | 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Can’t make the info session? Contact us to schedule a virtual individualized teacher training interview where you’ll learn more about the program and get answers to any questions you might have.


    Hybrid Summer Blast 2023 Training

    Completed in 30 days!

    In-Studio Dates:

    Monday – Friday
    9:30 am – 5:00 pm
    July 10th – July 21st
    (days/times subject to change)



    Work at your pace/schedule;
    Completed no later than July 29th
    Registration deadline is June 25th.

    Why Thrive?

    • Great Reputation-  Some of your favorite local yoga teachers are Thrive Training Graduates.  For over a decade, Thrive Yoga Teacher Trainings have graduated competent and confident Yoga Professionals. A large percentage of our graduates have gone on to not only teach yoga professionally, but open up yoga studios and started wellness, yoga, and yoga-related trainings of their own locally and internationally. This could be you! In addition, venues across Maryland seek Thrive Certified Teachers.
    • Epic Legacy From over 30 years of yoga study, practice and personal transformation, Susan Mondi Bowen and the Thrive Training Team have developed a yoga training that weaves together timeless practices with focused and playful yoga methods that have you become your true self- courageous, spontaneous and free. Thrive has excelled in the art of training individuals in the potential yoga awards to the willing student.  You have experienced yoga’s benefits, now you are ready to go deeper with teacher trainers who can lead you there.
    • Mentorship Are you seeking mentorship from experienced yoga teachers that live to inspire you? Our seasoned trainers are E-RYT500  and specialize in several yoga and wellness modalities. We mentor you as a student, teacher and professional and through a strong alumni teacher network, introduce you to opportunities
    • Lots of Fun- We’re not your everyday yoga teacher training. Expect to enjoy your experience, forge new connections, take on challenges while laughing out loud!
    • Depth- Looking to take yoga beyond the mat and weave it into your everyday life and the world? We blend age-old wisdom with cutting-edge scientific research and new yogic modalities to create a deeply profound training that has positively impacted the lives of over 500 worldwide graduates.
    • Bonuses & Surprises – We go beyond Yoga Alliance Accreditation requirements for a 200 Hour Teacher Training as proven by the high percentage of successful professionals who’ve graduated from our trainings.  Void of scripts and linear learning, our training instead is experiential with peer support.  One of the favorite activities on the schedule is the “Friends & Family Class” taught by trainees and the joint practice and assisting sessions with the 500 Hour Training class allowing trainee-to- trainee mentorship. We offer Virtual Training modules to supplement In-Studio training and to make up missed lectures.

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    BIPOC Scholarship

    In an effort to bring yoga to underserved communities, Thrive has launched its BIPOC  (Black, Indigenous, Person of Color) Scholarship program to our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program.  Below are our application requirements:

    • Applicants in financial need must be a Person of Color who  has practiced yoga for a minimum of one year and has never previously participated in any of our 200 Hour Teacher Training Programs
    • Applicant must send a cover letter to ugonma@thriveyoga.com that includes why you’d be a great fit for the scholarship and teacher training
    • Applicants must attend a 200 Hour Info Session and note on their application that they are applying for the BIPOC scholarship. Thrive Yoga will contact you on next steps after receiving your application.
    • Applicants must not have any schedule conflicts with the Teacher Training syllabus and must retain 100% attendance to maintain scholarship status. 

    MCPS Discount

    We are awarding $500 off our Early Bird Rate to the first 5 MCPS teachers (or staff members) who apply and pay in full by May 15, 2022. Please notate that you are an MCPS teacher or staff member on your application.

    200–Hour Teacher Training Application


    • Asana: Learn the physical and energetic qualities of postures and how to apply them in teaching students of all different physical abilities and experiences. Learn to teach to the “whole” student. Expand your practice by deepening your understanding of the structure of the asana as it “lands” in your body
    • Pranayama: Experience and practice pranayama techniques. Learn how to weave pranayama through an asana class. Love to breathe
    • Meditation: Introduction to several styles of meditation. Learn how a meditation practice is key to being more conscious. Learn to teach others to meditate
    • Pratayahara: Practice techniques to manage a highly stimulating world

    Teaching Methodology

    Train in tested methods of teaching yoga. Learn the important components of becoming a successful yoga and wellness professional.

    Teaching Specialities:

    • Vinyasa Yoga
    • Power Yoga
    • Hatha Yoga
    • Alignment Yoga
    • Yin Yoga (introduction)
    • Restorative Yoga
    • Beginners Yoga
    • Chakra Yoga
    • Prenatal Yoga
    • Meditation
    • Pranayama

    Practice Teaching

    Practice Teaching Course Study Includes:

    • Class observations
    • Demonstration
    • Practice teaching to peers and novices
    • Teaching the complete class (component parts of keeping a class fresh)
    • Teaching to beginners
    • Cueing and assisting
    • Mentor feedback and written assessments

    Anatomy & Physiology

    Anatomy & Physiology

    • Train in the anatomy and physiology of the human body and movement
    • Recognize biomechanics, structure and fluid movement in yourself and your students
    • Teach individualized students based upon their anatomical structure and range of motion
    • Anatomy-based sequencing

    Philosophy & Specialty Lectures

    • The History of Yoga and Lineages – Learn the history of yoga and the philosophy behind the styles practiced in the world
    • Yoga Sutra Study – Explore yoga philosophy as studied by the ancients while delving into modern interpretation and application of sutra study in life today
    • The Science and Mystery of Yoga – Learn where fact and science meet philosophy and experience. Explore tools that will help you to integrate yoga into your life
    • The Brain on Yoga – Learn the latest research on consciousness, and techniques to train the brain for the life you desire
    • Chakra Yoga and Energetic Body – Explore chakras and the vibrational body. Understand how to determine what your frequency is and how your chakras affect your physical and energetic bodies


    Summer 2023 Fees

    Early Bird Pricing by

    May 18th, 2023


    All Fees Non-Refundable.

    Regular Pricing


    All Fees Non-Refundable.

    Payment Plan Option

    $350 non-refundable deposit PLUS Three (3) non-refundable payments of $875

    An application must be submitted.

    We will charge your payment after acceptance into the training.

    Summer Blast Refresh

    200Hour Teacher Training Review and Skill Development for Certified Yoga Teachers

    Are you a certified yoga teacher?  Do you feel like now is the time to be back in community with fellow yogis and refresh yourself in the knowledge that you learned in your teacher training?

    Join the Thrive Yoga Summer Blast, a hybrid training that offers you live in-studio 10-days of training in asana, pranayama, meditation, sequencing, practice teaching, and all the most popular topics in Thrive Yoga Teacher Training. Continue Education credits available upon request.

    Registration deadline is June 25th.

    Summer Refresh 2023 Fees

    Five Day Immersion

    Monday – Friday
    July 10 – July 14
    9:30 am – 5:00 pm


    All Fees Non-Refundable.

    Ten Day Immersion

    Monday – Friday
    July 10 – July 21
    9:30 am – 5:00 pm


    All Fees Non-Refundable.

    Immersion Add-On
    30 Days of Thrive Yoga Video-On-Demand Training


    All Fees Non-Refundable.