200 hour Nova Yoga Teacher Training

Raleigh, NC, USA

6 reviews
Nov 5, 2021 - May 1, 2022
Group size: 1 - 12
200 hour Nova Yoga Teacher Training
Raleigh, NC, USA

6 reviews

Nov 5, 2021 - May 1, 2022
Group size: 1 - 12

About this trip


This certification is recognized all over the world and will allow you to teach locally and even globally. 

This will be a small group and there is limited space. 

Registration will open August 1st.

To be considered for this training fill out the form below.

This teacher training is for those who want to teach others and for those who wish to simply deepen their own practice.

During this training we will cover the principles of Hatha Yoga, philosophy & history of yoga, physical asana (postures), pranayama (breathing exercises), methodology (styles, sequencing, & assisting), meditation, mantras, chakras & more. You will be provided a professional manual. You will have at least 5 hours of lead teaching time before graduation, and virtual classes to support your continual education on weekends between sessions. If you miss a day or entire weekend we will have make up work and virtual offerings to make up for it. Note: you may only miss one weekend, and we encourage that is only if it is absolutely necessary.

Your teachers

Your primary instructors are North Carolina natives Diala Hamed and Jot Anant. These two met by coincidence in India while studying Akhanda Yoga under Yogrishi Vishvketu. 

They have spent hundreds of hours in the ashram learning together and earning their 500 E-RYT certificates. They share a passion for the practice that goes beyond the physical postures, yet deliver the ancient wisdom in very inspiring and different methods. 

Together, they have led international retreats and yoga teacher trainings. Now they are bringing

the wisdom of ancient India to NC, and can’t wait to share it with you in modern and intriguing ways.

There will be several other guest teachers over the course of the training.


Nov 5th-7th

Nov 19th-21st 

Dec 10th-12th

Jan 7th-9th

Jan 21st-23rd

Feb 11th-13th

March 4th-6th

March 25th-27th

April 15th-16th

May 6-8th (full weekend immersion/graduation)

What’s included

  • Professional Manual
  • Principles of Hatha Yoga
  • Philosophy & history
  • Physical asanas
  • Anatomy
  • Pranayama
    breathing exercises
  • Methodology
    styles, sequencing, & assisting
  • Meditation
  • Mantras
  • Chakras & more!
  • Weekend Retreat
    Graduation weekend
  • required readings
    book list will be sent at a later date.

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Nova Yoga & Retreats
6 reviews
Nova Yoga provides you an experience that transforms the way you see and feel the world around you. Through carefully planned retreats, classes and events, we give you the tools to experience the magic of the present moment and dive deeper into your unique natural bliss. This includes learning to be still and accepting yourself exactly as you are. We believe you don't need to add anything to your being, but rather take away the build-up of stress, expectations and limiting beliefs impressed on us throughout our lives. All are welcome!


This was such an amazing retreat, I was expecting mostly a lot of yoga but it was so much more. A lot of fun activities and relaxation mixed in, an ideal summer retreat at the top of the mountain with superb views, amazing teachers, and awesome people. This turned out to be the highlight of my summer. Thank you!
By Harry T for Deep Release Summer Mountain Yoga Retreat on 07 Aug, 2019
Fantastic location! The view over the mountains was breathtaking and we could see all the stars and the milky way during night. I loved the decor of the hangar. We were sleeping in the "hallway" and I slept like a baby. I think that some light sleepers had trouble sleeping but I didn't. The bed was super comfy and it was a very dark corner of the building. Diala provided us with ear plugs as well :-) I did bring my own pillow and duvet, and that might have helped. The food served during the weekend was very yummy and it was fun to try some new dishes and types of food that I would never have cooked myself. Everything was fresh and there were fruit and snacks available the whole time. We tried several different types of yoga and went paddleboarding and hiking, so it was an active weekend! Diala and Lauren are both very good and inspiring yoga teachers. The lake and the river where we went swimming were in such beautiful settings. I ran in the mornings, but the hangar is located on the mountain so unless you want to run downhill and then uphill, you have to run several rounds around the houses, which was ok since the view was amazing. It did get chilly, especially the first evening and morning, so bring enough layers. Our group was also really cool. People were very relaxed and friendly and we had loads of fun.
By Julia L for Deep Release Summer Mountain Yoga Retreat on 06 Aug, 2019
This retreat exceeded my expectations. It was clear that a lot of planning had gone into making this a special experience for the participants. The property is beautiful and unique. The food was amazing, the yoga was challenging and rejuvenating, the yoga instructors are highly-qualified and the participants were dedicated to learning and fun!
By Kay B for Deep Release Summer Mountain Yoga Retreat on 31 Jul, 2019
I had a great time. They provided some of the healthiest and delicious food I have ever had. The location, accommodations and hospitality were top notch. Forever grateful.
By PATRICK M for Deep Release Summer Mountain Yoga Retreat on 31 Jul, 2019
Everything about this retreat was so well organized, and the quality of care for everyone who went was exceptional. The location was simply magical, both with inviting hospitality and a peaceful stillness, nestled on the peak of a mountain with breathtaking views. The prepared food was delicious, while still remaining conscious of healthy eating and individual food preferences. One of the BEST retreat experiences I've had! Much gratitude to Diala and Nova Retreats. I look forward to the next one! :D
By Andrew L for Deep Release Summer Mountain Yoga Retreat on 30 Jul, 2019
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