top of page









yoga teacher training loyola marymount.p

200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training: 


Open to students in the U.S. and around the world.



Watch video testimonials about this program


Are you interested in learning Yoga lifestyle and leadership skills that you can teach both in-person and online? 

Celebrating its 12th year at Loyola Marymount University, the Yoga and the Healing Sciences professional certificate program is a unique, comprehensive, and in-depth inquiry into Yoga as a philosophy, an East-West system of health and wellness, and a spiritual practice. With the rise of telehealth, skillfully guiding participants through wellness practices — and effectively sharing via video — will become an even more essential skill. In this program, you will learn how to not only survive and sustain during challenging times, but to thrive and flourish.

Registered as a 200-hour teacher training with Yoga Alliance, the days are structured to provide a balanced mix between movement practices (like asanas), immersive experiences (like meditations, breathing techniques, and Bhakti practices), and formal lectures and training in the classical and modern approaches to Yoga.

This fall 2021 Yoga and the Healing Sciences Training Program is designed to be fully online with half (100 hours of it) pre-recorded for you to be viewing when it’s best timing for you each week, AND the other half (100 hours) is LIVE , fully interactive, and designed for personalized teaching and feedback between myself, all participants, and the assistant teachers joining me. 

The main topics that will be studied include* Yoga philosophy, Yoga asana, anatomy, energetics, meditation, pranayama, chanting, Sanskrit, Ayurveda, and nutrition. Other specialized aspects that will also be covered include Yoga and social justice, classical Yoga principles and ethics, Karma Yoga, prenatal Yoga, Yoga for children, Yoga for midlife (and beyond), trauma-informed Yoga practices, and Yoga therapy. Popular styles of Hatha Yoga practices will include: Chikitsa Vinyasa, Flow, Iyengar, Kundalini, and many therapeutic posture refinements.

Whether you’re already a Yoga teacher, have a desire to teach, or simply want to deepen your practice, the Yoga and the Healing Sciences offers an opportunity to train under the guidance of me as the co-founder of this program and the director for Fall 2021, along with world-class master guest teachers, supporting your personal development and professional growth. 

The guests, and some of the topics covered in Fall 2021, include the following:

(*note that all topics listed above that are not listed below will be covered by me)


Join me live for an info Session about this program on any of these following dates

Register Now

Glass Buildings

Session 1 

Jun 12, 2021 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada) 

Register in advance for this meeting:

Jun 12, 2021 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada) 

Session 2 

Jul 17, 2021 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada) 

Register in advance for this meeting:

Session 3

Aug 14, 2021 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada) 

Register in advance for this meeting:


Katharina Suhm

Casey Mauro


Ginevra Are Cappiello

Ernest Brown

Carla Schnurr

Joey Navarette-Medina

Talayeh Rezayat

Iyanna Newborn

and more....


Larry Payne, PhD— Prime of Life Yoga 

Urmila Patil, PhD— Sanskrit and Sacred Sound Training 

Chris Chapple, PhD— 5 Element Theory (Cross-Cultural Perspectives and Uses)

Guru Singh— Intro to Kundalini Yoga

Lorin Roche, PhD— Meditation and the Radiance Sutras

Olivia Barry, PT— Anatomy and Physiology

Surendra Mehta— Intro to Pranayama Practices 

Govindas— Bhakti Yoga 

Chinnamasta Stiles— Structural Yoga Therapy, Tantra and Ayurveda

Heather Lyle— Vocal Yoga Training 

Talayeh Rezayat, MD— Sleep, Stress, and Mindfulness

Casey Mauro— Pre/Post Natal Yoga, and Yoga for Kids; Neuroscience of Breathwork

Robert Birnberg— Yoga Philosophy, Trauma, Recovery, and Relationship Skills 

Paul Cabanis— Intro to Iyengar Yoga

Pawan Johar, MA— Evolution of Yoga (Ancient to Current)

Kali Malikah, MA— Yoga, Social Justice, and Respect

Maria Villella, L.Ac.— Ashtanga Yoga, Harmony, and Balance

Ricky Tran— Vinyasa Yoga: Evolution and Styles

Roberto Strongman, PhD— Yoga, Diversity and Culture

Barbara Foley, PhD— Presence Before Personality 

James Fox— Teaching to Marginalized Communities, Prison Yoga, and Prajna

Horacio Trujillo, MA— Ethics and Yoga

Ernest Brown— Yoga and Interpersonal Communications 

Desirae Hill— Intentional Marketing and Yoga

Katharina Suhm— Embodying the Sutras and Asanas

Ginevra Are— Gender & Sexuality in the Yoga Space

The program exceeded my expectations and I highly recommend it. I enjoyed the variety of speakers and my classmates were great, too. I would encourage all of my friends and students interested in expanding their knowledge of Yoga to take this course. It is a catalyst to broaden their knowledge and scope of teaching.” —Nicolle Lincir, former student


About the Program:


Graduates of Yoga and the Healing Sciences have praised the course for far exceeding their expectations. Described as “life-changing” by many graduates, other participant-based descriptions of what the course offers include:


  • Technically sound, safe, and appropriate personal Yoga practice/sadhana

  • Profound tools of self-care for physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual development

  • Yoga practices for leadership development and managing personal relationships

  • A deep understanding of how to share Yoga with populations in varied settings — from individuals to small groups to large groups, from corporate environments to studios, different social justice considerations, trauma awareness, and working with those who have varying physical capabilities 

  • A certificate of completion from Loyola Marymount University for the teacher training course that is recognized by Yoga Alliance at the 200-hr membership level.

  • Membership in the global community of LMU alumni and an ever-expanding network and community of like-minded Yoga practitioners and wellness educators, including course graduates, future students, and instructors through the Center for Religion and Spirituality and the Yoga Studies Department

The Yoga and the Healing Sciences Program offers participants from across the world the opportunity to participate in our live, online, one-of-a-kind course. Some of the greatest benefits of this Yoga teacher training and lifestyle and leadership course being offered are:


  • 20+ world-class master guest instructors, along with past students who will serve as assistants each weekend to support and inspire you and your educational journey

  • Take home value: You’ll receive recordings of each guest segment

  • 500+ page notebook of Yoga philosophy and practice resources from many sources and perspectives, to give you a well-rounded education in the Yoga and healing sciences traditions

  • Terra will host a live guest panel of experts in the field to support the curriculum integration 


Space is limited in order to maintain an intimate, immersive experience. We encourage you to apply for admission or contact us with questions early, as we expect the course to fill up quickly: being offered in this new format, available to participants worldwide. 

The break down is as follows for the requirements of the course:

Half of the program is designed to be taken in pre-recorded segments that are uploaded weekly. You can take this program simply to deepen your knowledge of yoga. Though the pre-recorded segments can be taken in your own timing, you will need to keep up with it weekly in order to keep up with the live segments of the program, and the assignments/requirements necessary for university credits, or for the sake of fulfilling the Yoga Alliance 200-teacher training for becoming a teacher. There will be weekly quizzes given to support the materials, some creative assignments, AND when we meet LIVE online there will be many small group/partnering exercises and feedback given for richer learning experiences. For anyone taking this course to become a teacher and receive university credits, you will also be required to attend and teach 3 segments live, for supportive integration of teaching essentials, in order to pass the course.






AUG 21-22  

Saturday INTRO TO PROGRAM 9-11am, SESSION 12-4pm

SUNDAY 12-4pm

WED AUG 25TH 6:30-8:30pm 

WED SEPT 1ST   6:30-8:30pm 


SEPT 4-5  SESSIONS 12-4pm both days 

WED, SEPT 8TH 6:30-8:30pm 

WED, SEPT 15TH 6:30-8:30pm


SEPT 18-19  SESSIONS 12-4pm both days 

WED, SEPT 22ND 6:30-8:30pm 

WED, SEPT 29TH 6:30-8:30pm 


OCT 2-3  SESSIONS 12-4pm both days 

WED, OCT 6TH 6:30-8:30pm 

WED, OCT 13TH 6:30-8:30pm 


OCT 16-17  SESSIONS 12-4pm both days 

WED, OCT 20TH 6:30-8:30pm 

WED, OCT 27TH 6:30-8:30pm


OCT 30-31 12-4pm both days 




WED, NOV 3RD 6:30-8:30pm 

WED, NOV 10TH 6:30-8:30pm 

NOV 13-14  12-4pm both days  

WED, NOV 17TH 6:30-8:30pm 

WED, NOV 24TH 6:30-8:30pm 


WED, DEC 1ST 6:30-8:30pm 

DEC 4-5 12-4pm both days 




Registration Begins: August 21, 2021


Enroll: Enrollment via the online course catalog, or call (310) 338-2799

  • Early Registration Discount. Register with a $995 deposit by 8am Wed. Aug 18th (US pacific time) to receive $150 off tuition (discount is applied to balance after payment deposit)

  • Full Payment Discount. Register with full payment before the start of the course to receive $150 off tuition. (If you have made your deposit by August 18 no later than 8am Wed. Aug 18th (US pacific time), completing your entire payment before the course starts will entitle you to this $150 discount as well, giving you up to a $300 discount.)


Course: YHSX 800

Tuition: $3,770 | A minimum payment of $995 is required to register. Tuition payment plans are available. Contact or call (310) 338-2799 to make arrangements.

General Information:

Course and program requirements, schedules and tuition are subject to change; and additional fees may be incurred for books and materials. Click here to review all policies prior to enrollment. For additional information, contact the Center at (310) 338-2799 or

Please Note: Because this is a fully online program, enrollment eligibility is dependent on place of residency. Similarly, COVID-19 provisions also impact this program. Please review these provisions in full before enrolling.

For more information about the fall program, Contact Terra directly here.

Commonly Asked Questions:

Q:  If this program is completely ONLINE, will I receive enough personal care, reflection, and feedback to make sure I’ll become a well-skilled Yoga teacher and practitioner? 


A:  As program director, it’s my job to provide individual attention to each participant to make sure he/she is advancing successfully and feeling supported in the program. Many of our guest faculty members are teachers who’ve been teaching and practicing Yoga for 30-50 years – and are even lineage-holders of certain Yoga traditions – so our collective experience still pops off the screen. We are continually fine-tuning the materials, teaching styles, and assignments to ensure that we can offer the thoughtfulness, care, and support that’s required to assist everyone in becoming a safe and skillful practitioner and teacher. 


We go on a deep and beautiful academic and soul journey together through this incredible course, and we even bring in past graduates and assistants throughout the program to help provide more opportunity for connection and to enrich our sense of being part of a community at LMU. Furthermore, observed teaching segments allow participants-in-training to teach classes for the first time and receive feedback and using Zoom – like breakout groups. We’ll use technology to our advantage and create an overall rewarding training for everyone.


Q: What if I have to miss certain weekends or get sick and can’t attend all of them?


A: The program allows you to miss up to a total of 8 segments and still graduate. Segments are defined as the 2 hour blocks that constitute the first half or second half of Saturdays and Sundays (2 hours each block) or the Wednesday evening segment (2 hours). Certain segments must be made up if they are missed (i.e. the teaching segments, when you receive supportive feedback on your teaching progress). Other sessions may have a recorded component that you can view on your own time. *Proof of review will be required through a small write-up if you are taking this program for university credits and Yoga Alliance membership at the 200-hour level. 


Q:  Since the program is offered in partnership with the Center for Religion and Spirituality at LMU, do I have to become a Buddhist or Hindu or Christian or Jesuit follower if I enter this program?


A:  Absolutely not. While LMU is a Jesuit University, the purpose of the Center for Religion and Spirituality is to educate students in the philosophies and practices of many diverse traditions from around the world. Innately, Yoga is a philosophy rather than a religion, and many people from a variety of faiths practice Yoga and maintain their faith in their particular spiritual tradition, using Yoga practices simply to enhance it all. Part of the beauty of Yoga is that it is complimentary of other traditions and does not require anyone to change their religious or spiritual views. It only asks that you remain open to its philosophy and way of life that can lead you to experience the best version of yourself.


Contact Me      

Learn More  About the Program

It’s truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join me and our esteemed guest instructors from wherever you are.  I look forward to meeting and collaborating with you!

bottom of page