Yoga 200-Hour Teacher Training Certificate

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Bela, Ameya

  • Become a Registered Yoga Teacher and share your love of yoga.
  • Learn to teach with skill, confidence and authenticity.
  • Deepen your own personal yoga practice and knowledge.

The Yoga 200-Hour Teacher Training certificate program at Santa Rosa Junior College prepares students to teach Hatha yoga classes in yoga studios, health clubs, gyms, spas, tourism and recreation destinations, community and senior centers, and corporate and medical settings. Students may also choose to take this program for personal development and a deeper understanding of yoga, an ancient system for personal transformation and skillful living.

Classes are offered at the Petaluma Campus Wednesday evenings and one weekend a month for two semesters. Upon completion of this 10-unit program, students will meet the eligibility requirements to register with Yoga Alliance as a 200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200), an internationally recognized credential for yoga teachers. Topics of study in this skills certificate include: yoga techniques including asana, pranayama and meditation; teaching methodology, anatomy and physiology, the business of yoga, and yoga philosophy, lifestyle and ethics.

Students will also develop their teaching skills through a 50-hour teaching practicum that can be completed at the College or in an internship with an industry partner. All classes emphasize hands-on, practical, experiential activities and are facilitated by faculty with professional and academic credentials in both yoga and kinesiology. 


Tuition and fees for 10 units ($46/unit as of 2021), textbooks, and costs associated with attending weekly yoga classes by enrolling in an SRJC yoga class or taking classes in the community.

Required Courses

  • KINES 70 Yoga Techniques, Training, and Practice I (3 Units)
  • KINES 71 Yoga Techniques, Training, and Practice II (2 Units)
  • KINES 72 Yoga Teaching Methodology (1 Unit)
  • KINES 73 Anatomy and Physiology for Yoga Teachers (1 Unit)
  • KINES 74 Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle, and Ethics (1.5 Units)
  • KINES 50 Teaching Aide or WEOC 991 Occupational Work Experience Internship (1.5 Units)


Claire Ameya Bela, M.A., E-RYT 500

Yoga 200-hour Teacher Training Program Coordinator

Ameya Bela arrived to SRJC as tenure track Kinesiology Professor to help head up the SRJC 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Program and also to guide students through the Certificate Program in Fitness, Nutrition, and Health. Ameya earned her Master’s degree in Kinesiology from Fresno State University, where she competed on the Track & Field team as a multi-event athlete in the heptathlon. She then went on to coach University and College Track & Field, and has been a Kinesiology instructor at the College and University levels for 20 years. Ameya is an experienced 500-hour advanced yoga teacher trainer (E-RYT 500) who trained in both San Diego and Bali. Although she loves all styles of yoga, she has come to really appreciate active styles of yoga like Anusara and Ashaya which empower students to bring awareness into every part of the body and move with grace and control. Ameya is available for questions! Simply email Ameya at

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