300 Hour Teacher Training Program

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Sunrise Yoga is pleased to offer a 300-Hour Teacher Training certification program accredited by Yoga Alliance. Here’s how it works:

Once you have successfully completed a Yoga Alliance approved 200-Hour Teacher Training Program, either at Sunrise Yoga or elsewhere, you can continue your studies in the 300-Hour Program at Sunrise Yoga. Upon successful completion of that, graduates can then register as a 500-Hour RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) with Yoga Alliance.

You can enroll in the 300-Hour Teacher Training program right away. The 300-Hour curriculum is designed like a wheel – you can jump on at any time. Just complete ten distinct weekend study sessions at Sunrise Yoga within a maximum six-year period. Each of the ten-weekend sessions covers a unique, required topic and is repeated every other year, allowing students flexibility in completing the program. The minimum amount of time to complete the program, and the most popular approach, is two years.

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Pertinent info & well-balanced

I am very happy with the 300 hour YTT program at Sunrise Yoga Studio! Valerie Kiser takes the responsibility of proper instruction/training of her students seriously. She delivers pertinent, accurate, constructive and relate-able information in a genuine, clear and applicable way. The modules are well-balanced and fairly priced. I have gained a great deal of knowledge from this program and definitely recommend to students and teachers.

Shannah Sarwas


I have been practicing Yoga for a few years and have reached a place where I felt a need to go deeper, develop my practice further not only physically, but also spiritually and philosophically. The 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Program at Sunrise Yoga has provided the perfect environment to achieve just that. Since enrolling in the program my practice has matured and has become more rich and fulfilling. I have gained a great understanding of each pose studied and its effects on human anatomy, physiology and mind. I feel that I will be exceptionally prepared to teach Yoga confidently and safely. Valerie has created very open and welcoming environment at Sunrise Yoga which attracted students from various walks of life. This unique setting promotes deep and inspiring discussions and allows for self-reflection and self-study. After every weekend spent at the studio I leave an enriched person and feel that I can offer so much more to my community and my future students. The weekends always pass so fast and at the end of each one I always wish Sunrise Yoga was an Ashram where I could study for weeks at a time.

Anna Misior , RYT500


Valerie’s breadth of knowledge is exemplary. She has broadened my awareness of so many aspects of yoga. I feel very inspired to continue to experience yoga more deeply and fully.

Gwendolyn McLaughlin , RYT500


The 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training program at Sunrise Yoga Studio is a tremendous opportunity to delve deeper into the practice of yoga. Whether you want to teach or become more serious about your practice, the teacher training program offers exposure to many aspects of yoga. It’s an invaluable journey!

Cindy Wald , 500 Hour Certified Yoga Teacher

More Fulfilling Life

The 200-Hour Teacher Training program has enriched my yoga practice both on and off the mat. For years my practice was strictly physical. Learning the history and philosophy of yoga has expanded my practice in ways I had not intended. I find myself incorporating the non-physical practices in my everyday life. I am more centered, more present, even when I am not practicing yoga postures. Valerie is extremely knowledgeable and presents the material in this program in an organized, orderly fashion. Her patience with and attentiveness to her students is evidence of her deep understanding and personal practice of yoga. The guest instructors are also very knowledgeable in their respective fields. Anyone who is interested in learning more about their yoga practice should consider the Enrichment Program or the Teacher Training Programs.

Yoga has changed me by bringing to light how much more fulfilling life is when lived with awareness. I am more grateful, mindful, compassionate, loving, happy, patient, energetic, motivated, centered, content, honest, grounded… I am just more.

Jessica Rymarchyk , RYT500


I began the teacher training program hoping that I would become a better teacher. While that has occurred, I have also become a better person in the process. The discovery that takes place during this program goes so much further than postures and alignment. Valerie is an amazing teacher. Her knowledge is wide and deep. Her style is compassionate. Each month one finds oneself wishing that teacher training was every weekend and not just one weekend per month. I encourage anyone interested in self-growth and development to participate in this program. And, by the way… it’s a lot of fun!

Diana James , 500-hour Certified Yoga Teacher


I think the 200-Hour Teacher Training Program at Sunrise Yoga is wonderful! Only after completing the course do you get an idea of how much thought, time and preparation must have gone into creating such a thorough program (and I still probably have no idea).

The amount of information Valerie successfully conveyed to the students could have been overwhelming, but it wasn’t at all. I really feel like I got so much more than I could have hoped for out of this class. I absolutely would recommend (and have to three people so far) the Teacher Training Program at Sunrise Yoga Studio. I hope I can recommend the 300-Hour Teacher Training Program one day as well!

Thanks for sharing your time, energy, and knowledge.

April Liner , 200 Hour Graduate

In addition to ten-weekend sessions at Sunrise Yoga, students are required to attend outside workshops, offered locally, by nationally renowned instructors Elise Browning-Miller (Yoga for Scoliosis), Nicolai Bachman (Sanskrit as the Language of Yoga), Julie Gudmestad and others. A teaching practicum is also required for graduation.

  • What You'll Learn

The 300-Hour Teacher Training Program is an opportunity to expand your knowledge of Hatha Yoga traditions and yogic lifestyle and practices. Students take an in-depth look at a wide variety of topics, including:

  • Yoga asana – from the basics to the more challenging postures
  • Pranayama, meditation and mudras as part of the practice of yoga
  • The evolution of yoga in the modern western world – from ancient texts to contemporary writings
  • The anatomical basis for the practice of yoga
  • The history and philosophy of yoga
  • Ayurveda and chakras and their role in the yoga lifestyle
  • Modifications for keeping your students safe and promoting optimal health

At Sunrise Yoga Studio, we offer 300-hour yoga teacher training to residents of Winston Salem, Lewisville, and Clemmons, North Carolina.