Teacher Training Overview

SoundYoga offers Certified 250 Hour and 500 Hour Teacher Trainings.
Interested in becoming a teacher?

 To find out what the next step is:
Call (206) 938-8195 or email us at info@soundyoga.com.






SoundYoga’s Teacher Training program is both challenging and richly rewarding. You will experience the joy of learning in an environment that has been designed to help you achieve a sense of fulfillment and prepare you to teach beginning yoga to groups and to individuals. While many teacher training programs offer a variety of perspectives from different traditions and styles, this comprehensive training program is taught in the tradition of Krishnamacharya to best provide the participant a firm foundation from which to grow. (*Krishnamacharya was an innovator who saw the potential of adapting Yoga to each individual, he separated Yoga from religion and he was one of the first Yoga teachers to teach Yoga to women.)

Why take Soundyoga’s Teacher Training?


Balance effort and ease in a class that combines the meditative flow of breath-coordinated movement with the strength and stability of longer held postures. Heat-building sequences based on the fluid movements of sun salutations will purify the body and mind.

  • This training fulfills all the requirements for a SoundYoga Teacher Certification.
  • You will have the personal attention of a mentor throughout the training.
  • You will experience the rewards of practicing the teaching techniques you learn.
  • We treat the mind, body and spirit as a whole, and each person as an individual.
  • We adapt the yoga to each of our students.
  • Only ten applicants are accepted ensuring that you will benefit from our holistic methods and a rich, personal learning environment.

This program offers the highest standards of Yoga teacher training. Upon completion of course requirements, participants will receive a SoundYoga Teacher Training Diploma and will have all the necessary tools and confidence to teach group or private Yoga classes.

Our Certified 250 hour and 500 hour are registered with the Yoga Alliance.

READ MORE about SoundYoga’s 250 Hour Certified Yoga Teacher Training Curriculum
READ MORE about SoundYoga’s 500 Hour Certified Yoga Teacher Training Curriculum

The total 250-hour course will take 12 months to complete. Weekend training is scheduled on Saturdays 10am to 6pm and Sundays 11am to 6pm, and is held in West Seattle.

“I participated in the Sound Yoga teacher training in 2012-13. I was very impressed with the way the Chris organized the program. It is laid out so that you have time to absorb all the Yoga Therapy concepts in a sequential manner. This process gives meaning to the topics and helps connect them so that they make sense. This process also gives you confidence so by the end of the training you feel prepared to be a Yoga teacher and therapist. If you have learning differences Chris is very sensitive to this and uses multiple modalities to teach all the topics. I recommend this training to anyone who wants to better understand the 8 limbs of Yoga and become a caring and knowledgeable Yoga Teacher.”

Milo Minnis

M.ED,. RYT 500

“It was a breath of fresh air attending Sound Yoga’s teacher’s training program with Chris Dormaier after experiencing other (larger) yoga teacher training programs. Sound Yoga’s classes are held in a small, intimate and beautiful yoga studio. The smaller class size and personalized interaction with the instructors promotes a deeper level of understanding of the yoga philosophy, kinesiology and asana practices, which I greatly appreciated. I look forward to future learning opportunities at Sound Yoga as I continue my journey of teaching the joy (and many health benefits!) yoga has to offer!”

Shelly Aaron

RYT 500