200 Hour HTTI (Hatha Teacher Training Intensive) will be offered in partnership with the Yoga Connection Studio in Tucson, AZ at Emerald Waves Healing, only 20+ minutes from Sedona, AZ, 45 minutes South of Flagstaff, AZ or 45 minutes from Prescott, AZ.

Starting soon…


Yoga Alliance®

The Yoga Connection is a Yoga Alliance® Registered Yoga School. Completion of the course makes you eligible to register with Yoga Alliance®. For more about Yoga Alliance® and what their criteria is, please visit their website.

Dear Seeker-

“To Teach Is To Learn” Make the rewarding transition from student to teacher. Our course provides extensive hands-on training and the necessary tools and techniques to teach a wide variety of  students.



If teaching yoga, deepening your practice and being of service speaks to you, we invite your to look more closely at our program.

The progression from Hatha Yoga student to Hatha Yoga teacher can be an important step in your path of personal growth. Become part of the sacred process of sharing this teaching with others.

Graduates will leave the training with the skills they need to teach public yoga classes. Graduates will also be eligible for immediate registration through Yoga Alliance® as RYT 200.



Who Can Attend?

All students interested in teaching yoga are invited to apply.  Proficiency of the postures is not a prerequisite.

What To Expect

A well-rounded curriculum with emphasis on: 



  •  Alignment and safety in asana
  • Methods for sequencing asanas and class planning
  • Adapting the asanas to the individual
  • Yoga for people with special needs
  • The Yoga Sutras & the Eight Stages of Yoga
  • An overview of the entire yoga system
  • Subtle Anatomy: understanding the chakras, nadis and energy
  • Pranayama and breathing practice
  • Meditation theory and practice
  • Effective stress management
  • Communication skills for yoga instructors

A very supportive program including:

  • Qualified and experienced instructors and mentors
  • Peer teaching and constructive feedback from peers and instructors
  • Assisting with skilled instructors in real classes
  • An extensive training manual
  • A teacher training website with access to additional materials and other useful tools

You will be able to complete the entire program, apprentice and have the opportunity, upon completion, to teach classes at Emerald Waves Healing Center, Rimrock, AZ (20+ minutes outside Sedona, AZ).

Welcome to Yoga!

In Sanskrit the word yoga means “union”. Think of the union occurring between the mind, body and spirit. When most people refer to “yoga”, they are not referring to the philosophy of yoga but rather the physical postures and poses of yoga. The physical aspect of yoga is also known as Hatha Yoga, or asana. 

We at the Emerald Waves Healing encourage a mindful yoga practice. Our classes are designed to accommodate students of varying levels within the same class. Yoga is different from other forms of exercise. It is not forced, not calisthenic and not competitive. Through stretching, strengthening, and breathing techniques, the practice of Hatha Yoga creates a more relaxed and resilient attitude on and off the mat. You take your cues from your body and knowledge of your body’s history. Our teachers are experienced, caring professionals who give directions and suggestions, but ultimately your body is its own teacher.

Please arrive 10-15 minutes early for your first class to fill out the New Student Form.
If you prefer you may download, print and complete our New Student Form and bring it in for your first class. Still plan on coming early to meet the instructor and orient yourself to our studio. download the form

Studio Etiquette

By entering the studio you give yourself permission to leave the  outside world at the door. 

The following guidelines will assist you and other students as you create your yoga experience.   

  • Arrive at least 5-10 minutes early for class. Give yourself time to create your practice space.
  • In studio space observe silence or speak softly.
  • If you come late or need to leave early, which may happen occasionally, please do so quietly.
  • Please take your shoes off and leave them in the bookstore or shoe cubbies.
  • Please turn off your cell phone/pager.
  • Try to come “scent free” as some people have allergies or breathing challenges.

Recommendations To Make Your Yoga Experience More Enjoyable

Before Your Yoga Practice

  • Practice yoga on a relatively empty stomach. Allow 1-2 hours after a snack or 3-4 hours after a meal.
  • Wear nonrestrictive clothing and bare feet. Socks are okay to start class with.
  • Let your instructor know of any injuries, illnesses or special concerns so they can ensure the safety and pleasure of your yoga practice.
  • If you don’t have a mat, that’s ok! We have plenty here for you to use as well as a variety of props to assist you in your practice. There is no rental charge for our gear. If you are interested in purchasing one, we always have them in stock in our bookstore!

During Your Yoga Practice

  • Find a place in each pose that works for you. Each time you practice yoga this place might be different. Attune each class to your body by practicing yoga with mindfulness.
  • Observe your body, don’t judge. Bring yourself to your edge and breathe there.
  • Give yourself permission to come out of a posture early, to back off or to not do it at all. This is how you personalize the practice of Hatha Yoga.
  • Most of our teachers do some “hands on” adjustments/suggestions. If you are not comfortable with this, or the extent to which it is done, please let your instructor know. They are here to help you get the most out of your class.
  • Breathing is a big part of Hatha Yoga. The main thing is to keep breathing, at least a natural breath, preferably through the nose. It is common to hold the breath during new, somewhat stressful situations. If a pose is challenging, try a modified, deeper breath.

After Your Yoga Practice

  • After yoga practice, drink plenty of water to replenish fluids and flush out toxins.
  • Pay attention to your body. You will be able to tell which poses you might have pushed too far and what poses you can take further based on how your body feels.
  • Come back and take other classes to explore more of what yoga has to offer.