Mantra Yoga Teacher Training

Next training: June 26th, 2019 – August 28th 2019.

We offer 200 hour Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher Training Programs twice a year in Carlsbad, California. We strive to provide not only a solid foundational training, but the experience of a lifetime. Along with traditional instruction methods, we include fun and character building activities and field trips to create a one-of-a-kind experience. Our trainees come out not only ready to teach an effective yoga class, but truly transformed. We know that in order to be great teacher of yoga, you must also live your yoga. As such we place strong focus on the Path of Yoga: the journey of the self, through the self, to the self. Join us at our next training for a truly unique and life-changing experience.

Time Commitment:
Wednesdays – 6:00 – 9:15 pm
Every other Friday – 11:00 am – 4 pm
Saturdays – 12:00 – 6:00 pm
Sundays – 12:00 – 6:00 pm

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Here is what some of our previous graduates had to say about Mantra Teacher Training:

I am forever grateful for the Mantra Yoga & Juice Bar Teacher Training experience. I was able to focus on building strength and balance within myself, as well as develop relationships with my fellow trainees and the Mantra community which has become part of my family. My “day” job provides a living, and yoga provides a life – and a wonderful one at that. I would highly recommend Mantra yoga teacher training to anyone who wants to transform their life, find strength within their self, and share the wonderful power of yoga with others. It is an experience that has transformed my life in more ways than I could have imagined. My journey of growth through yoga has just begun, and teacher training was the first step. – Jenn Brennecke, Fall 2014


Going through Mantra Teacher Training is definitely one of the best things I have done for myself. Through the training I learned how to teach a great yoga class, but that was definitely not my only take away. It offered a space to completely be me, no hiding, no faking, just the utmost authentic Mary Ellen. It helped me to shine light onto some of the darker places of my life and bringing new life and healing to those areas. Since the training I have had some pretty awesome experiences with healing in my body, mind, and spirit through my yoga practice. I would encourage anyone to go through a teacher training. Set no expectations and enjoy the ride! – Mary Ellen Jones, Fall 2014


I was a part of Mantra’s teacher training program in the spring of 2015. Our training was rightfully themed The Heroes Journey. For me, the heroes journey fully embodies the immense transformation I experienced during TT. I opened up. I blossomed. I became the truest version of myself, a person I had not been familiar with prior to this journey. Yes, I learned how to teach yoga in this program. But for me, it was so much more than that. It was about the wisdom I found, the friendships I gained and the immense amount of love I experienced from each and every person that was a part of my journey with me. I wouldn’t trade my teacher training experience for the world. It is one of my dearest memories, a magical time in my life. If you’re thinking of joining teacher training at Mantra, do it. I promise, you won’t be disappointed. – Alex McGinness, Spring 2015


Mantra’s 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Program promised to be a transformational experience, and it has more than delivered for me. Melissa Smith and her team of instructors have covered everything from the practical to the near-mystical: from anatomy, breakdowns of poses, and teaching methodology to yoga philosophy, Sanskrit, the Chakras and much more. I’ve already seen my life change for the better, on and off my yoga mat … gotten to know some wonderful kindred spirits … and I still have a few weeks more of YTT to go! So if you’re planning to become a yoga teacher … or wanting to go deeper into your own practice … or just go on a fascinating journey of learning and self-discovery, I highly recommend Mantra’s Teacher Training to you. – Chuck Vadun, Summer 2017