200 Hour Yoga and Meditation Teacher Training in Cleveland, OH

Cleveland, OH, USA

Sara Syed
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Oct 1, 2022 - Feb 25, 2023
Group size: 8 - 25
200 Hour Yoga and Meditation Teacher Training in Cleveland, OH
Cleveland, OH, USA

Sara Syed
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Oct 1, 2022 - Feb 25, 2023
Group size: 8 - 25

About this trip



This 200-Hour yoga and meditation teacher training is designed for the dedicated, curious, and open-minded yogi who is willing to do the work to dive deeper into their own personal practice, learn about the depths of yoga as an ancient science, and for those wishing to become registered and certified yoga instructors upon completion through the Yoga Alliance.  This program doubles as both a teacher certification course, as well as an in-depth personal development, self-healing and quantum growth course. 

This 200 hour yoga and meditation teacher training heavily emphasizes the practice and teaching of meditation, which, according to is the ancient yogi sages, such as Patanjali, is the ultimate goal and practice to develop on the spiritual path.  

The Satya Meditation and Yoga Teacher Training goes above and beyond to ensure that each student has a working understanding and knowledge of the ancient sciences of both meditation and yoga in practical and applicable ways.  

This teacher training program offers some of the most inclusive, accessible, extensive and authentic information available on this side of the globe.  Inspiration from this course has been taken from the lineages of Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Vipassana Meditation, with content brought directly from India and Costa Rica.  This course heavily focuses on the yin and yang aspects of the yogic practices, as well as philosophy and the unraveling of the spiritual journey in our modern society.   

This training will provide its students with proper foundation for teaching yoga and meditation safely, confidently and knowledgeably with its comprehensive and hands-on curriculum.   You will gain the tools and experiences needed to carry the torch of yoga into the world.  

This course is equally appropriate for this who wish to teach yoga as well as for those who just want to deepen their practice and understanding of yoga and meditation. 

Upon completion of the training, you will earn a 200-hour certificate and you will be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance, the international yoga accreditation board for yoga teachers, in the traditions of Hatha/Vinyasa yoga.  This program will also prepare you for future study within a 300- or 500-hour advanced yoga teacher training.  Participants of this teacher training program will receive unlimited access to yoga classes at The Studio Cleveland for the duration of the program.  Students will receive life-long mentoring and guidance from Sara Syed, E-RYT 700, lead teacher of this teacher training program.  

Read on to learn more about Satya Meditation and Yoga School's 200 hour curriculum and requirements for registration.

Course Dates

200-Hour Yoga and Meditation Teacher Training in Cleveland, Ohio  

Fall/Winter 2022-2023 Course Dates:

Classes meet on Saturdays from 8am - 5pm on the following days:

October 1, 15, 22, 29 

November 5, 12, 19 

December 3, 10, 17 

January 14, 21, 28 

February 4, 18, 25  

Lunch break from 10:45-12:30pm 

Yoga Alliance Approved Curriculum

Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Lifestyle and Ethics 

  • In-depth study of the Yamas & Niyamas, the ethical guidelines for living a healthy and more peaceful life
  • Study and learn how to incorporate the philosophy of India's medical system, Ayurveda, into your life and teaching
  • Create a diet and lifestyle that will create optimal health in your life based on the gunas and Ayurveda 
  • Study the Yoga Sutras by Patanjali, the founder of modern yoga (2,500 BC)  
  • Discuss ethics of being a yoga teacher, including the teacher's role as a community leader, the value of selfless service, and practicing honesty and non-harm
  • Learn how to live a healthy, vibrant, and spiritually-aligned life that benefits yourself and the relationship in your life 

Techniques, Training, & Practice

  • Safely practice and teach yoga postures (asanas)
  • Learn the therapeutic and healing benefits of the various asanas 
  • Explore modifications for poses and the use of props to make yoga safe & accessible to all students 
  • Identify and cue proper alignment
  • Offer safe and consentual hands-on adjustments and assistance
  • Practice and teach various breathing exercises (pranayama) and meditation 
  • Create balanced, safe, fun and meaningful class sequences that emphasize your talents 

Teaching Methods & Styles

  • Experience various styles of yogic practices through experience: Hatha, Ashtanga Primary Series, Kundalini, Yin, Restorative, Pranayama, Yoga Nidra, and Meditation
  • Teaching yoga for children, pre / post natal students.
  • Find your voice; practice articulation, word choice, and mindful communication  
  • Customize your teaching to serve special niches or population of choice 
  • Practice savasana massage 
  • Hold space for a class and others; learn how to be the best teacher you can be

Anatomy & Physiology

  • Explore the subtle body energy systems in-depth including the chakra systems, nadis, masculine/feminine energy and more
  • Study anatomy and physiology of the physical body 
  • Learn how to be enhance your teaching with an understanding of the unseen body and how it works 
  • Therapeutics of yoga: learn how to work with pain, injuries, and many health conditions


  • Practice structuring, sequencing, and teaching yoga classes
  • Give and receive constructive feedback to and from peers (in the program and outside of program) to enhance your teaching awareness and ability 
  • Receive personalized feedback from lead instructor on how to teach your best class 
  • Plenty of practice teaching! 

The Spiritual Entrepreneur - The Business of Yoga

  • Legal requirements as a yoga teacher 
  • Basic tax information related to yoga teaching income 
  • Learn marketing techniques, business exploration and more to help start a spiritually-focused and conscientious business model  
  • Learn about the Yoga Alliance registry and membership 

Beyond the Yoga Alliance - Additional Areas of Study: 

  • Teaching silent and guided meditation (Anapana)
  • Basics of Sanskrit & Sanskrit names of asanas
  • Astrology 101 and how to incorporate moon cycles, retrogrades and eclipses into your teaching
  • Sound Healing Mini-Course 
  • Seva - Selfless Service 
  • Create a sadhana that supports your life and practice

Tuition Options

  1. $2,950 - Early Bird - Register and pay in-full before June 15, 2022
  2. $3,200 - Normal Rate - Register and pay in-full before October 1, 2022
  3. $3,500 - Payment Plan - Register and pay in-full before February 23, 2023:
  • $500 Deposit (non-refundable; goes towards balance) 
  • Six payments of $500 
  • To be paid in-full prior to graduation (Feb 25, 2023) 
  • You may be removed from course if monthly payments are not received.

***You can register directly on this website****

Requirements for Participation

It is important to realize the responsibility each student takes on upon completing a yoga teacher training.  Being a yoga teacher is a full-time lifestyle choice; the yoga teacher does not simply "clock-out" and live a "regular" life and then "clock in" to teach yoga.  Identifying as a yoga teacher is a commitment to living the yogi lifestyle (with best effort).  It's a commitment to continuous learning, practicing daily healthy habits, increasing your awareness and consciousness, practicing seva and so much more.  It's a commitment to a life of continual practice so you have experiential knowledge to pass down to the people you will one day call your students.  If you are inspired and guided to take this course, please be mindful of our requirements for serious students:

  • You have experienced the healing and transformative benefits of yoga and meditation first-hand in your own life.
  • You can work diligently and be self-directed.  Although you will be guided throughout this program, it is up to each individual student to show up and do the work.  You will get out of this program what you put into this program.  It is an investment in yourself.
  • Make sure this is the right program for you! Read about our yoga teacher training and see if it resonates with you.  Read about the lead teacher, Sara Syed; meet and speak with Sara.  Make sure everything fits with you, including the time commitment to yourself and this program.  
  • Be open-minded.  If we are lucky, not everything will go according to plan throughout this yoga teacher training!  Our human plan can not compare to the Divine plan in store for us.
  • You can communicate effectively.  As the old adage goes, "ask and you shall receive."  It is only when we communicate our needs, challenges, and intent that change and transformation can occur.  The teacher can help you along your journey, but you must meet the teacher halfway.  
  • Read as many of the books from the text list as you can.  Take as many yoga classes as you can (at least 100 throughout the program), with as many different instructors and varieties as possible.  This will help you on your journey of becoming a yoga teacher. 

Book List

Required Books:

  • The Yamas & Niyamas - Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Practice - Deborah Adele 
  • Yoga Sutras of Patanjali – Swami Satchidananda
  • Yoga Sequencing - Designing Transformative Yoga Classes - Mark Stephens
  • Teaching Yoga - Mark Stephens 
  • The Key Muscles of Yoga - Ray Long 

Books available for purchase at The Studio Cleveland.  You may also access these books from the library or elsewhere 

Recommended Books:
(To be read during this lifetime)

  • Yoga Body - Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.D., P.T. 
  • Light on Yoga - BKS Iyengar 
  • The Yogi Entrepreneur: A Guide to Earning a Mindful Living through Yoga - Darren Main
  • The Subtle Body Coloring Book - Cyndi Dale & Richard Wehrman
  • The Bhagavad Gita - Introduction and Translated - Eknath Easwaran
  • The Art and Business of Teaching Yoga - Amy Ippoliti & Taro Smith  
  • Jivamukti Yoga: Practices for Liberating Body and Soul - Sharon Gannon & David Life
  • Yogi Assignment - Kino Macgregor 
  • You Can Heal Your Life - Louise Hay
  • The Alchemist - Paulo Coehlo
  • The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success - Deepak Chopra 
  • The Celestine Prophecy - James Redfield 
  • Myths of the Asanas - Alanna Kaivalya & Arjuna van Der Kooji 
  • Ayurveda The Science of Self Healing - Dr. Vasant Lad 
  • Yoga & Ayurveda - Dr. David Frawley 
  • Eatern Mind, Western Body - Anodea Judith 
  • A Course in Miracles

Attendance & Participation

Students are required to attend 100% of scheduled class meeting times**.  Students are expected to not use their phones throughout the training.  Students are expected to remain present and attentive.  Students will arrive on-time for classes.  This is an interactive course and students are expected to participate in discussions.  Homework assignments and a volunteer project will be assigned during the course; the volunteer project will be completed during a scheduled class meeting time and homework is expected to be completed outside of the course.  Homework will be periodic.  Students will be required to track and record 100 practice hours (any style of yoga, including asana, meditation, seva, kirtan, jnana, pranayama, etc.). 100 Practice hours can be completed at our studio free of cost, or at a studio of your choice (you would be responsible for paying for out-of-studio costs), or at home.  The 100 practice hours requirement will be discussed more in person.  Students will also be required to practice teach for 50 hours outside of the course. 

**(Although 100% attendance is strongly recommended, we understand that life is real and things happen;  If there are any scheduling conflicts that arise during the course, discuss with the lead instructor, Sara Syed, as soon as possible to discuss modifications.  If you are running late, you are expected to inform Sara as soon as possible).   


To qualify for graduation, students will: 

  • Attend all classes (unless when there is a permitted, excused absence)
  • Be punctual for classes (unless when there is a permitted, excused tardy)
  • Complete the final exam, final paper and presentation 
  • Teach a yoga class 
  • Balance paid in full prior to graduation

Cancellation Policy

We can refund your payment 100% up to one month prior to the course start date.  One month prior to the scheduled course start date, there will be no refunds issued.  

If for some reason you cannot complete the course, we can roll your payment over to be used for a future teaching training course at The Studio Cleveland 

**Please email info@thestudiocleveland.com with any questions and inquiries or call/text Sara at 440-429-6914

What’s included

  • Comprehensive Curriculum
    200 Hour Yoga and Meditation Teacher Training Education
  • 200 Hour Certificate
    200-Hour Yoga Alliance Certification
  • Unlimited Yoga Classes
    Unlimited Access to Yoga Classes at The Studio Cleveland for the Duration of the Course
  • Teacher Training Manual
    350+ page 200-Hour Yoga and Meditation Teacher Training Manual
  • T-Shirt
  • Lifelong Memories
    Create Unforgettable Memories and make Lifelong Friendships with Like-Minded People.
  • Healing
    You will leave this program feeling lighter than when you started due to all of the meditation, chakra study, yoga asana practice and spiritual self-exploration we practice throughout the course.
  • Mentorship
    Sara Syed, E-RYT 700, lead teacher of this program, will be available for your professional and spiritual guidance for as long as you need her post-graduation.
  • Books
    See required books listed above

Available Packages

Early Bird (Pay-in-Full by June 30)
Available until June 30, 202220 left

Register and pay in-full before June 30, 2022 for our best tuition rate available - $2,950

Standard (Pay-in-Full before Oct 1)
Available until September 30, 202220 left

Register and pay in-full before October 1, 2022 and save - $3,200 

Deposit: $500
Payment Plan (Pay-in-Full by Feb 25)
Available until September 30, 202220 left

Utilize our payment plan to make this training more accessible:

Register and pay in-full before February 23, 2023 - $3,500

  • $500 Deposit (non-refundable; goes towards balance) 
  • Six payments of $500 
  • To be paid in-full prior to graduation (Feb 25, 2023) 
  • You may be removed from course if monthly payments are not received.
Deposit: $500
Pre-paid Student
Available until September 30, 202219 left

This option is for students that have paid elsewhere or via cash/check/Venmo. 


Your Organizer

Sara Syed
9 reviews
Sara is the owner of The Studio Cleveland, a holistic wellness center. She is an experienced Vipassana meditator with 5 years of intensive meditation practice. She has attended 10-day silent meditation retreats almost every year since 2017 to deepen her own, personal meditation practice. She is an experienced and registered yoga instructor (700-ERYT) and hosts her own Yoga and Meditation Teacher Trainings. Sara started practicing yoga in 2007 at the age or 17 and has learned from teachers such as Kino Macgregor and Saraswathi Jois.


Life Changing experience
By Conor A for 200hr Yoga and Meditation Teacher Training April 23-May 7, 2022 on 26 Jun, 2022
I recommend this YTT. 10/10. This training offers a full immersion in the jungle. It’s the ideal place for studying yoga philosophy and disconnecting from the daily stressors, which might inhibit one from furthering their yoga practice. The instructors are genuine kind spirited people. I’m thankful to have studied under Sara and Shannon. From Kids Yoga to Trauma Informed teaching, I learned so much! During this training I learned more about myself, the yoga philosophy, and community. I also gained confidence, mental strength, and clarity improved from daily meditations. ImpeI have a solid practice and I can knowledge teach others. This immersion will have you surrounded by sounds of the rainforest, eating healthy vegetarian meals. Wonderful views of the Caribe and opportunities for excursions. Costa Rica is a great country to release and be present. Satya Meditation and Yoga school offers the alignment that you need. Pura Vida!!
By Buni D for 200hr Yoga and Meditation Teacher Training April 23-May 7, 2022 on 25 May, 2022
* * * * * Cradled in the vibrant, alive (sometimes loud) rainforest was a constant-peacefully strong- reminder of our connection & responsibility to the earth and all living beings. The schedule was challenging but flexible when necessary. Sara (and Shannon) shares her knowledge and experience in a simple, down-to-earth manner. Her presence is inspiring. She provides a welcoming, nonjudgemental, supportive space rich for self exploration and growth. You walk away pleasantly noticing areas of darkness- now illuminated. Sara and Shannon are powerful leaders !! Marcel, Jackie and all of the staff of The Goddess Garden are top notch. Knowledgeable of surrounding area, accommodating, generous, absolutely delicious vegetarian/vegan/ GF meals !! Such a peaceful, safe, clean environment. If you are interested in self development and enjoy yoga and/or meditation (atleast a little bit) this course is for you! The experience is an opportunity to gain a fountain of knowledge, love and inspiration to use throughout your life journey.
By Suzanne I for 200hr Yoga and Meditation Teacher Training April 23-May 7, 2022 on 18 May, 2022
This trip was phenomenal. The food, the people, the education, the training, the yoga, the atmosphere...the entire experience was wonderful. Sara and Shannon are highly skilled and generous with their knowledge. They prepared a comprehensive program that included everything from teaching yoga philosophy to how to manage and build a successful yoga practice. When you are done, you feel competent and ready to take the next step in developing a yoga business! Highly recommend.
By Dvora N for 200hr Yoga and Meditation Teacher Training April 23-May 7, 2022 on 16 May, 2022
Cool retreat! Jam packed with lots of incredible content! Sara is an exceptional teacher! She really cares about her students and was great at communicating trip plans and excursions. Eco Goddess was a wonderful place to stay, best vegetarian food I ever had and the owners were very helpful! The grounds were beautiful too!
By Tina C for 200hr Yoga and Meditation Teacher Training April 23-May 7, 2022 on 12 May, 2022
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