Earn Your Yoga Teacher Training Certificate 

In collaboration with Yoga studios in San Diego, Yoga educators can now earn a certificate for their 200 and 300 hour training courses. 

The Yoga Teacher Training Certificate is an amazing opportunity to do more of what you love while also developing the skills to become an exceptional yoga teacher. During these multi-disciplinary courses, you will learn about flow, alignment, and breath-based practices, as well as yoga philosophy, history and functional anatomy. You will have the opportunity to practice teaching in guided one-on-one and group sessions, receive supportive and constructive feedback to help you build confidence and clarity in your communication skills for teaching and in all areas of your life. In addition, you will gain the necessary skills to lead and support students in developing tools for mindfulness, healthy movement, communication skills, and much more.

Certificate Requirements

To earn the USD professional development certificate in Yoga Teacher Training, students are required to successfully enroll and complete a total of 8-units from one of the studios listed in the course sections. All participants must be registered with their Yoga studio prior to enrolling for credit through the University.  Only those who enroll for a total of 8 units in either the 200 or 300 hour programs, or a combination of 8 units, are eligible for the certificate from the University. If you opt for less than 8 units in either the 200 or 300 hour programs, a certificate will not be issued.

To ensure you apply for the certificate, make sure you add it to your cart and check the box for the one time $45 certificate fee before making payment. A certificate will be issued once you have successfully completed all 8 units. 

Schedule & Fees

Courses – enroll in one course (choosing 8 units) OR take both courses for a total of 8 units

Course Date Units Price
Level 1 Yoga Teacher Training – 200 hour [EDC-X773V] See Course Options 1-8 $79-$632
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Earn a yoga teacher training certificate and deepen your yoga practice.

Level 2 Yoga Teacher Training – 300 Hour [EDC-X774V] 09 Sep 202328 Jan 2024 1-8 $79-$632
09 Sep 202328 Jan 2024
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Expand your yoga teaching practice with this 300 hour course.

Audience: Yoga One Studio — 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Participants

Refund Policy: All Credit Validation enrollments are refundable, less a $25 fee, if requested within 30 days of enrollment date. There will be no refunds for Credit Validation after the allotted 30 days.

Enrollment Open Through: December 31, 2023 (11:59pm PT)

Total Cost not Currently Available

Learning Method Information

Credit Validation

The University of San Diego’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education offers graduate-level extension credit for work completed in trainings, workshops, conferences, induction, credentials, and other professional development programs not offered directly by USD. Complete one of the above and a member of our division will help you earn credit for your hard work and dedication to continuing your education.


Curriculum will vary based on the studio you choose for your training. However generally, your Yoga Teacher Training will include: 

What You’ll Learn

Specific learning outcomes will be linked to the studio you choose to complete your certificate with. In general, participants of both the 200 and 300 hour courses can expect to learn: 

Who Should Attend

This certificate course is open to all committed students of yoga. It is beneficial to all professions as we lead and support students in developing tools for mindfulness, healthy movement, communication skills and much more!


Yoga teachers with a Teacher Training Certificate can apply to any yoga instructor position, open their own studio, and teach yoga in gyms, colleges, and universities. The certificate and accompanying units can be used when applying to teaching positions, used in salary negotiations, and applied to higher education where accepted. Participants will complete the course with a deep understanding of teaching, the confidence to excel, and the skills for a clear and confident practice. 


Professional development courses offered by the University of San Diego’s Division of Professional & Continuing Education are taught by faculty that possess a depth and breadth of academic and real-world professional experience.

Careers Outlook

Employment opportunities in the education field are expected to grow by almost 1 million new jobs by 2030 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). With so many new and emerging opportunities, schools are going to have to compete heavily to attract and retain the most talented educators.

This makes furthering your education and diversifying your business skillset all the more important. With expertise in a wide variety of business concepts, you will not only be well suited for many job roles, you will also be in demand by the employer of your choosing.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the requirements for completing a certificate program?

Requirements for completing a certificate can be found on the certificate page.

Are the continuing education courses transferable to a master degree program?

Professional and Continuing Education courses that are transferrable to a USD master degree will be stated on the course or certificate page. If you wish to transfer credit, it is your responsibility to confer with the receiving institution before enrolling, as each
individual academic institution decides whether or not to accept USD Professional and Continuing Education credit.

How long do I have to complete the Certificate?

You have five years to complete the certificate.

What are your registration/drop/refund policies?

Click here for complete details regarding our refund, drop and transfer policies

What if I can’t get into a course because it is full?

Prospective students can request to be placed on a waitlist. Should a space open up in a course, those on the waitlist will be notified. We encourage you to register early for courses.

Why USD?

PCE nurtures key partnerships on the local, national and international level to better serve working professionals who seek to enhance or build their careers, as well as with their employers to help achieve their highest value and potential. Contact us today to learn more.

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