Yogahour® is an accessible, affordable, expertly-taught flow/form class that offers clear and specific alignment instructions. It is both a technology and a style that is the perfect blend of form (alignment) and flow (movement
with the breath). This method maximizes safety and promotes longevity of practice. It's for all levels of practitioners,
from beginners to experienced students without major injuries. Yogahour aims to be the most doable yet difficult
one-hour flow/form class offered anywhere.

Our 200 Hour Teacher Training training will immerse you in the study and practice of yoga philosophy and teachings and equip you with tools and practices that will empower you to deliver an expertly-taught flow class that emphasizes form via shape, safety, and refinement (SSR) instructions for each pose. This training is for you if you have the desire to dive deeper into your yoga practice, expand your understanding of asana, alignment, and philosophy, and share your love of yoga with others. This 200 Hour program is beneficial for new teachers seeking a foundation for their teaching career and experienced teachers looking for expert teaching technologies to bring clarity and precision to their instruction.

Tough Love Yoga is a 200 Hour Registered Yoga School through Yoga Alliance. Upon completion of the program, you will be eligible to become a 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200). All graduates also have the option to become a yogahour certified teacher, which includes yogahour specific testing. Whether your aim is to teach or to polish your personal practice, this process will provide you with the necessary tools to achieve your goals.

Training will be taught by TLY founder and yogahour Teacher Trainer Neda Honarvar and Carly Brown.

This course covers:

  • The practice and thorough exploration of over 200 poses, including warm-ups, standing poses, arm balances, back bends, hip openers, thigh stretches, twists, forward folds, seated and supine poses. The goal is to help you deepen your own personal understanding of these asanas and for you to learn how to effectively teach the classical forms and modifications of these poses.

  • Meditation and Pranayama techniques and approaches for home practice and teaching

  • An deep dive into yoga philosophy, from lineage-based teachings to key yogic texts

  • Detailed study and application of anatomy derived from the teachings of Martin Kirk

  • The use of props for modifying, supporting, and enhancing postures

  • Teaching Methodology and Language Skills, including use of the yogahour script to encourage efficiency, clarity, precision in your language

  • yogahour Sequencing Strategies

  • Verbal and Hands-On Adjustments

  • How to craft and integrate a theme into your class

  • Teaching ethics and taking the seat of the teacher

  • The Business of Yoga from an individual and studio perspective

Dates & Times

We will meet over the course of these 10 weekends in 2020:

February  7-9
February 28-March 1
March 27-29
May 1-3
May 29-31

June 26-28
July 17-19
August 7-9
August 28-30
September 18-20

Fridays, 6pm-9pm
Saturdays, 9am-5:30pm
Sundays, 9am-5:30pm

Each weekend’s schedule:


*Please note: In addition to the listed weekends, trainees are required to attend a minimum of 28 total classes at Tough Love Yoga to graduate (special arrangements will be made for students traveling from out of town for this training). Tuition does not include the price of these classes. Trainees can drop into these classes using our regular pricing options, or by taking advantage of our $90 per month teacher trainee unlimited special.


• 100% attendance of all scheduled YHTT weekends

• Complete all homework, reading, and journal assignments

• Attend at least 28 classes at Tough Love Yoga throughout the duration of the training (cost not included in the price of the training)

• Complete and pass yogahour script testing, written test, and sequencing assignment


Paid in Full: $2500 cash/$2575 credit card
$500 non-refundable deposit with application
$2000 balance due by February 7, 2020.
Pay the balance with cash, check or credit card with a 3% fee.

*Early Bird Special* Paid in Full: $2400 cash/$2472 credit card
Submit your application by November 1st, 2019 and pay only $400 for your deposit.
Your $2000 balance will be due by February 7, 2020.
Pay the balance with cash, check or credit card with a 3% fee.

Payment Plan: $2900 total
$500 non-refundable deposit with application.
$240 due at the beginning of each teacher training weekend.

*Early Bird Special* Payment Plan: $2800 total
Submit your application by November 1st, 2019 and pay only $400 for your deposit.
$240 due at the beginning of each teacher training weekend.

*Please note that deposits and tuition are non-refundable, and that tuition does not include the price of required manuals, reading materials, or the cost of the 28 required group classes.*


Applications are accepted on a case by case basis.  
All applicants are required to attend at least one Tough Love Yoga class with Neda prior to acceptance.

A $500 deposit is required with all applications. Please submit your deposit either in cash or check made out to Tough Love Yoga. If for some reason your application is not accepted, your deposit will be refunded in full. 

Contact to make arrangements if you would like to pay by credit card, as additional fees apply. Otherwise, you may either drop your deposit off at our studio or mail your application and check to:

Tough Love Yoga
1530 Dekalb Ave. NE, Suite D
Atlanta, GA 30307

Successful completion of all assignments and scheduled teacher training hours (as detailed above) is required in order to graduate and receive your certification. Exceptions may be made for special circumstances  and emergencies at the discretion of our program director; however, any missed hours must be made up and will incur additional fees.

Please email with any questions or concerns.


You can find all of the following books in our retail area at the studio. You can purchase your books before or on the first day of training.

Inform Your Flow - Darren Rhodes: $29.99
Yogahour Teacher Training Manual - Darren Rhodes: $33
Yogahour Syllabus & Sequence, Volume 1: $24.95
Yogahour Syllabus & Sequence, Volume 2: $24.95

The following books are also required reading for this training and can be purchased at most local bookstores or from the Amazon link provided:

Light on Yoga - BKS Iyengar
11 Karmic Spaces - Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati
The Bhagavad Gita: A New Translation - Stephen Mitchell
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali - Sri Swami Satchidananda