Online Teacher Training/200 Hour

Upcoming Teacher Training

200 Hour Program -  Online Format

July 15th- August 31th


Mon, Wed and Sun 6pm - 9pm

Saturdays 8am to 1:00pm 



In recognition of the times we’re in, now anyone anywhere can take this Yoga Alliance accredited 200-hour Teacher Training from Lightrail Yoga

Upon completion, you will be ready to teach Yoga both in person and online.

Can a Yoga Teacher Training online actually work? The current pandemic has shown that a lot of human activity can really be shifted to the online realm. And as much as we crave direct contact of a shared experience with our students, after testing a variety of online solutions for a month, we have adapted the curriculum we teach on-site to the online reality. We were inspired by what technology offers and we created an equally comprehensive course that is as thorough and rewarding a journey of studying and practicing Yoga.

Our 200h Online Yoga Teacher Training is a balanced blend of theory and practice. We teach and practice together in our live sessions over Zoom to maintain the levels of support and motivation. To keep the learning process interactive and more in-depth, we have created engaging assignments you work on at your own pace, while the feedback sessions give a chance to clarify and verify any doubts or questions.

Here are some key features of our Teacher Training.

  • Live Streaming


  • Engaging Assignment


  • Personalised feedback & Support


The 200-hour Lightrail Yoga Teacher Training program in classical Hatha-Vinyasa Yoga is designed to provide the training, practice and teaching experience for yoga students to gain the skills and confidence necessary to become effective yoga instructors and practitioners. Graduates of this program will be eligible to register with the YOGA ALLIANCE and use the registry mark, RYT (registered yoga teacher).

The training includes instruction and practice in the hatha-vinyasa yoga techniques of centering, warm-ups, postures, sequences. breathing exercises, deep relaxation, meditation and integration. In addition, the philosophy of yoga, history, anatomy, physiology and many other topics will be covered. Trainees will learn effective methods for teaching and designing classes, introducing new postures, modifications, variations, assists, adjustments and detailed alignment. They will learn to guide students into a deep, integrated yoga experience and practice, balancing a challenging physical practice with an understanding of the mental and spiritual benefits of Yoga.

This training is ideal for students who aspire to become teachers or those who would just like to simply deepen their practice and understanding of yoga.

You will study over 50 asanas along with restorative movements using hands-on assists, optimal alignment principles, and dynamic sequencing. You will also be provided with energetic and physical alignment principles and modifications that help students find their full potential within their practice.

This teacher training has a limited class size in order to facilitate personal learning objectives. Our small class sizes ensures that our graduates fully understand the subtleties of physical alignment, emotional connection, and spiritual well-being that are crucial components to their teaching path. The commitment to our students’ individual attention, questions and priorities helps to make our program unique.


Dates and Hours


July: 20, 27

August: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31


July: 15, 22,29

August: 5, 12, 19, 26


July: 18, 25

August: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Sundays 6-9pm 

July: 19, 26

August: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30


Live calls ensure we connect as a supportive and motivating group, review the material in-person, and enable me to answer each of your questions personally.

These live calls happen on Zoom – an online, interactive video-sharing platform. We request that YTT students do their best to be live at one of the  live calls offered, even though replays are always provided.

In these live lessons, we’ll be supporting one another in reviewing poses. This enhances our understanding of yoga’s alignment and builds our community.


Weekly Sample of Time Commitment


  • One-on-One with your mentor 30-minutes


  • Read and Review materials for 45-minutes


  • Participate in the Live Group calls 6-9pm/ Mon, Wed and Sun and Sat 8am-1pm


  • Practice and Upload 5 poses for asana review 45-minutes


  • Meditation and Pranayama Practice 30-minutes


  • Attend 4 yoga class of your choice at Lightrail Yoga.

Full schedule at:


Overview of Curriculum

  • Advanced study of asana (proper alignment, benefits and variations)

  • Meditation and Pranayama

  • Principles of anatomy

  • Hands-on adjustments

  • How to evaluate alignment

  • The science and art of sequencing

  • Cultivating your voice

  • Confidence-building through practice (you will practice teaching)

  • Intro to Sanskrit - terms and names of postures

  • The origin of yoga and yoga philosophy

  • Sacred mantra chanting

  • Bhakti Immersion: Inspirational stories from the Yoga tradition that teach us how to live a life of Yoga.

  • Study of Sacred Text: Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads

  • The Business of Yoga

  • Kirtan Workshops

  • Marketing

  • The Chakras, Nadis and the Subtle Body

Upon completion students become qualified to register with Yoga Alliance at the 200 level and be eligible to further their training with our 300hr program and other advanced workshops.


Program Price

Full Program Teacher Training:

Paid Full: $1.900

Payment Plan: $2250 /  3 parcels of $750, July/Aug/Sep 5th


Tuition Includes :

A comprehensive teacher training manual

3 months yoga membership to Lightrail Yoga Studio. *Starts on 7/15/2020

and ends 9/30/2020. If they currently have a membership, we will freeze it.


The Lead Teachers Radha-Krishna Lila and Benjamin Smielowitz are supported by the combined experience and tenure of guest teachers who are experts in their field to create a well-rounded training program that introduces trainees to different aspects of yoga. Each teacher has many years of experience and extensive knowledge in their particular style.


Program Directors



Radha Krishna Lila from Rio De Janeiro, Brazil and Benjamin Smielowitz from New York met in a yoga studio at South Beach, Miami where they bumped into each other after a yoga class they were both taking. Always aware that the other was teaching at the same studio but never met beforehand, soon after they started sharing their knowledge of yoga, dance, fitness and life together. Benjamin was trained in Classical Hatha Raja Yoga by Sri Dharma Mittra at the Dharma Yoga Center in NYC. Radha has trained with Sri Dharma at the Dharma Yoga Center in NY as well, Radha has been a professional dancer for more than 20 years. They now teach various classes, workshops and training's together and individually. Benjamin and Radha are also musicians and singers and have produced three albums together with mantras and healing songs.

Pre Requisites:

You have a desire to deepen your yoga practice and broaden your understanding of yoga philosophy.

You’re ready to open your heart and learn all you need to know to become a yoga teacher.

You’ve been practicing yoga for at least 6 months.

You are 18 or older.

Fill out an application.


Attend 4 yoga class of your choice at Lightrail Yoga. Full schedule at:

You must be capable (and comfortable) taking photos of yourself in all basic yoga poses and posting them within our private YTT group.

Participate on group live calls

Final written online exam and practicum, after which you’ll earn your certification

Assigned reading and written homework fuel your understanding of the principles we cover.

Self-practice (asana; journaling; meditation)

Observing 3 classes

Assisting 3 classes

Teaching 3 community classes


Apply now to begin this transformative experience!

Submit an email to to receive application form.

We look forward to welcoming you in our new group and join us in this life-changing journey!

If you have any questions or concerns, call Radha at 786 294-1264.