new student offer - 30 days for $30

Level One Teacher Training


In just 5 short months, become a Yoga Flow and Yoga Alliance Certified teacher. Yoga Flow has one of the best reputations for helping aspiring teachers gain the knowledge to be successful, safe, and well-respected. Yoga Flow is the only studio in the Pittsburgh area that has a community class training program that allows our trainees to teach actual yoga classes for an entire year as part of their training.

Yoga Flow Teacher Training has certified over 300 teachers in the Pittsburgh area. Our training program walks you through learning the foundation of the asanas supported by the history of yoga as well as tuning into the spiritual energy within the yoga room. Yoga Flow has a unique Ujjayi Vinyasa sequencing created by Dominique Ponko. Our program led by Dominique and co-director Michelle Planert will prepare you to design a well-balanced yoga class and help you to pursue your dream of becoming an instructor by giving you the tools to share with others what Yoga has given you.

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what to expect

six week intensive
saturdays & sundays

ASPINWALL 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM

january 2025 dates
  • January 11th + 12th
  • January 18th + 19th
  • January 25th + 26th
february 2025 dates
  • February 1st + 2nd
  • February 8th + 9th
  • February 15th + 16th
*24th if needed due to any weather cancellations

once a month meetings
for four months on sundays

ASPINWALL 11:15 aM - 3:15 PM

2025 meeting dates
  • March 16th
  • April 13th
  • May 18th
  • June 15th
  • Graduation Day

additional requirements


You will then be required to assist a Yoga Flow teacher for 2 classes a month.

You have the option of sitting in the back of the room taking notes on the teachers cues or walking around and adjusting the students (or a little of both).

Each class you assist will be counted as 2 hours.

*These hours can be completed at the Yoga Flow studio or studios most convenient to you.
*20 hours total = 10 classes


Each 'teacher in training' is required to take 40 Yoga Flow classes within the 5 months. This equals roughly 2 classes per week during the 5 month training. You may take as many or as little classes a week to compliment your work schedule.

It is required, however, that you have all 40 classes completed before you can receive your certificate. We have noticed that the trainees with the most success practiced twice a week or more. And we suggest the more, the better.

All 40 classes over the 5 months course are included in the cost of tuition. Each of the 40 classes will be counted as 2 hours.

*These hours can be completed at the Yoga Flow studio or studios most convenient to you.
*80 hours total = 20 classes


The training totals 200 hours of a Yoga Flow Level 1 Teacher Training.

You will be certified through Yoga Flow as well as Yoga Alliance, enabling you to teach anywhere in the world.

5 months unlimited yoga included in the tuition. Teacher Trainee will be responsible for regular Yoga Flow membership after the 5 month program has ended.

Yoga Flow will provide the Training Workbook.


Trainees are responsible for purchasing these required books: 

Quantum Yoga by Laura Baumann: the new expanded edition printed in Spring of 2013.

Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff: second edition

pricing details

booking before
december 1st

If $200 deposits are paid before December 1, 2024
Tuition grand total is $2,600

*$200 training deposit is non-refundable

booking after
december 1st

If $200 deposits are paid after December 1, 2024
Tuition grand total is $2,800

*$200 training deposit is non-refundable

monthly payments

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If a trainee withdraws from the 2025 program after January 26th, they are responsible for the full tuition. Once trainees pay the remaining tuition they will be eligibile to complete training in 2026.

Tuition must be completed as of June 15, 2025
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Attending the Yoga Flow training program was life altering. The amount of knowledge and experience the instructors shared was amazing. I would never have felt comfortable teaching others without the deep knowledge and understanding gained from this program. Most importantly, I learned that you never stop learning and that a teaching certificate is just the beginning. I strongly recommend this immersive experience!

Lia Rodenburg Ahonen

In Studio Training

Dominique and Michelle lead a very comprehensive, thorough, and fun program in Pittsburgh! I am so happy I learned their approach to yoga to always lead with the breath. I feel ready to teach based on their instruction and I feel ready to lead classes of multiple levels. One of the stand out features of their program is their attention to detail and form. I feel there is a huge emphasis on safety and properly executed postures. I have rarely observed this type of attention and care in other studios :)There is something really special about YogaFlow Pittsburgh that is rarely replicated at other studios and I'm proud to be a part of their crew.

Stephanie Gerebinoski

Virtual Training

My experience completing teacher training with Yoga Flow far exceeded my expectations! It was an amazing program because it was well organized, supported the students, and covered so many yoga topics. Yoga Flow's teacher training provides teacher trainees the opportunity to build their confidence teaching yoga with a strong foundation and emphasis on keeping their students safe and growing in their own practice. The program was wonderful and I would highly recommend the Yoga Flow Pittsburgh teacher training program!!

Mary Ann Carney

In Studio Training
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