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Yoga Alliance certified 200-hour yoga teacher training at Hotbox led by Ava Samuel and Sarah Panetta with contributions from other Hotbox Yoga Teachers. 

OUR PROMISE: To leave the program with a dynamic foundation for your yoga practice, teaching, and life. You will emerge from this program with a new sense of leadership on and off of your mat. This training will give you the tools and confidence to teach a powerful vinyasa yoga class.

WHY HOTBOX: We have a team of experienced teachers with a vast knowledge of the history of yoga, traditional yoga principles, and a power yoga practice. Participants will walk away with a deeper understanding of the benefits of yoga beyond the physical. Throughout the program, participants will have the opportunity to work with members of our teaching team in a way that will support, challenge, and inspire leadership on and off of the mat. 

PROGRAM FACILITATORS: This training will be led by Hotbox Yoga manager, Ava Samuel and Hotbox Yoga assistant manager, Sarah Panetta. Modules within the training will be led by other HBY senior teachers according to their areas of expertise.

LOCATION: This training will be held at Goals Fit in Manayunk (right down the street from Hotbox).


Fridays 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Saturdays and Sundays 7am to 5pm


Weekend 1: 9/29, 9/30, 10/01
Weekend 2: 10/06, 10/07, 10/08
Weekend 3: 10/27, 10/28, 10/29
Weekend 4: 11/03, 11/04, 11/05
Weekend 5: 11/10, 11/11, 11/12
Weekend 6: 12/01, 12/02, 12/03
Graduation: 12/10 

CURRICULUM: The six weekends will include, and are not limited to:  

  • How to teach an inspired power yoga class based on the Journey Into Power sequence

  • Practice teaching, coaching, giving and receiving feedback

  • Co-teaching, team teaching, and practice teaching        

  • Sequencing & Playlisting

  • Teaching to all levels & groups in and outside of a yoga studio

  • Meditation   

  • Self Inquiry and Journaling

  • Yoga Philosophy, Yamas & Niyamas, 8 Limbs of Yoga

  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali       

  • Pranayama

  • Anatomy    

  • Art Of Assisting

  • Types/Lineages of Yoga Asana

  • Exposure to various types of yoga (Yin, trauma-informed & more!)

  • Teaching Virtually

  • Business of Yoga (Marketing & Social Media), Mind Body Online Training


  • Required reading from various texts and program manual

  • Attendance at (6) weekends of training

  • Daily meditation

  • At least (3) in-studio practices per week at Hotbox Yoga

  • Inquiry and journaling

  • Practice teaching

  • Community class co-taught with other YTT participants on December 10


  • Deposit: $500 non-refundable/non-transferable deposit upon application

  • Early Bird Price: $2,850 must be paid by August 1st

  • Price after 8/01: $3,000 (includes deposit)
    Structured payment plans available upon request. 




  • An unlimited membership to practice at Hotbox Yoga is included in your tuition for the duration of your training (9/29/23 to 12/10/23). If you have an annual membership already, it will be paused for this timeframe and will resume after graduation.

  • Hotbox Yoga Teacher Training Manual

  • 20% off all Hotbox retail during the training

  • Opportunities for additional training and development as a sub or teacher at Hotbox

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