Whether your goal is to become a yoga teacher – or simply uncover new depths in your practice – our teacher training program will be a valuable first step! In partnership with Yoga Alliance, we are honored to offer 200-Hour & 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training at The Om Joyful School of Yoga.

Yoga Alliance is the largest nonprofit association representing the yoga community, with over 7,000 Registered Yoga Schools (RYS) and more than 100,000 Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT) as of April 2020. They foster and support the high quality, safe, accessible, and equitable teaching of yoga.

The Om Joyful School of Yoga

 The profound study into the foundational areas of Yogic Philosophy and the Mind/Body Connection from a deep personal transformative stance will enhance all areas of your life – personal, professional, and beyond. Once you can maximize your full potential by increasing the awareness of your inner world, the possibilities of sharing love, joy, and peace for self and others are endless. If you are looking to take your personal practice to the next level, this training will completely renew your life.

The central teaching of Yoga is that man’s true nature is divine, perfect, and infinite. There are many schools of Yoga and one common thread: Yoga leads you from the unreal to the real, from the darkness to the light.

The Om Joyful School of Yoga offers a unique understanding of  the history and philosophies of Yoga. You will learn the principles of Jana, Bhkati, Karma, and Raja Yoga as well as the physical applications of Hatha Yoga including Ashtanga Vinyasa, Sivananda, Kundalini, Yin, Restorative, Partner/Thai, and Children’s Yoga. You will obtain knowledge on what each practice has to offer physically, mentally, and spiritually.

During this training you will be required to:

  • Keep a daily journal
  • Volunteer in the Sanctuary (Seva)
  • Complete homework assignments
  • Get Involved in a Community Karma Project
  • Commit to a home Yoga and Meditation Practice (Sadhana)

During your enrollment in this program you will be required to take 2 yoga classes per week at the studio. All regular scheduled yoga classes with Lydia are included in this tuition. You will be required to keep a signed log and journal your class experience. There will be review open book tests and a final exam.

“There is no doubt that the foundation of being a great yoga teacher is being a great yoga student.”

For more information, contact Lydia.

The Instructor

Lydia Lizano, LMFT, RYT 500 is the owner of Om Joyful Yoga and leads The Om Joyful School of Yoga, a Yoga Alliance 200 Hour Approved Program.

Lydia is a licensed Psychotherapist and Yoga/Meditation Instructor. After training extensively for over two decades in the fields of Psychology and Yoga Philosophies, Lydia created a curriculum that is unique and life transforming integrating both schools of thought into her trainings. She is humbled to have an incredible team of teachers to share in this journey.

Learn more about the Om Joyful School of Yoga 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program

The Immersion

Your Teacher Training Immersion will consist of:

History and Philosophy of Yoga Including:

A general understanding of Sanskrit, the exquisite language of Yoga
The Bhagavad Gita
The Yoga Sutras
The Vedas
The Upanishads
The 8 Limbs of Yoga
The symbolic meaning of the Deities and Sacred Symbols




Yoga Postures

Meditation – various techniques of giving and receiving:

Physical and Esoteric Anatomy

The Laws

The Laws of Physics, Times, Gravity, Attraction, and Intuition

  • Ayurveda – The Science of Life
  • Ethics – Morals & Integrity
  • Sustainable Living – Healthy Habits
  • Business – Money as Energy, Opening & Supporting A Yoga Business
  • Ayurveda – The Science of Life
  • Ethics – Morals & Integrity
  • Sustainable Living – Healthy Habits
  • Business – Money as Energy, Opening & Supporting A Yoga Business

Required & Recommended Books

Required Books:

  • Bhagavad Gita by Stephen Mitchell 
  • The Hatha Yoga Pradipika by Swami Muktibodhananda
  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Sri Swami Satchidananda
  • The Key Poses of Yoga: Scientific Key Volume 2 by Ray Long
  • Chakra Healing by Liz Simpson

(not included in tuition)

Recommend Reading:

  • The Untethered Soul by Michael A Singer
  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  • Power vs Force by David R. Hawking
  • A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle
  • As A Man Thinketh by James Allen