Now accepting applications for our 2024-2025 training

Truly Yoga 200-Hour Freedom Flow Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training

Accepting applications for 2024-2025

September 2024- April 2025

Inspire others, become a yoga teacher or deepen your own practice:

Find your freedom in flow. This program is designed for those who want to teach yoga or deepen their practice through a deliberate training, which can enhance more than just one’s experience on the mat. Learn to teach with confidence, freedom of expression, and creative connection to one’s own body and mind. This is a progressive approach to vinyasa yoga, asana, and mindfulness.

Program Includes:

–       How to teach a Vinyasa Yoga Sequence

–       Anatomy/Movement; Energetic body

–       Pranayama and Meditation

–       Teaching and assisting all levels

–       Business of yoga

–       Exploration of self

–       Finding your true voice

Upon completion, students will be able to submit certification with Yoga Alliance.

This training is lead by Sarah Simkins E-RYT-500, Truly Yoga founder, Maureen Reardon E-RYT 200,

and Caitlin Reilly RYT 500, E-RYT 200.

Location and Dates:

Truly Yoga Studio in Newark, Delaware:

Starting September – Students will meet on Thursday’s from 7pm – 10 pm with two weekend intensives.

(No training on Thanksgiving/ 2 week holiday break at the end of December)

First Weekend Intensive- End of September (One of the last two Saturdays…TBD)

Final Weekend Intensive- TBD (April 2025)


Attend all weekly meetings and two weekend intensives

Maintain a daily journal and yoga/meditation practice log

Practice a minimum of 25 studio classes (in addition to the training)

Complete all required homework and volunteer teaching hours

Program Curriculum 200- hour

Techniques: 100 hours

Teaching Methodology: 25 hours

Anatomy and Physiology: 20 hours

Philosophy/Ethics/Lifestyle: 30 hours

Practicum: 10 hours

Elective: 15 hours

Contact hours include: Weekly sessions and weekend intensives

Non-Contact hours include: Attending yoga classes; reading, written exercises; journaling; practice teaching

• Techniques: Asanas, Pranayama, and meditation. (Training and practice of the techniques)

• Teaching Methodology: principles of demonstration, observation, assisting, instruction, teaching styles, qualities of a teacher and the student’s process of learning.

• Anatomy and Physiology: includes both physical anatomy and physiology and the energetic physiology (chakras, nadis, etc.)

• Philosophy/Ethics/Lifestyle: study of yoga sutras (including an emphasis on the yamas and niyamas); ethics for yoga teachers

• Practicum: The students will co-teach, assist and practice each week.

Required Books:

Book titles will be emailed to all students prior to the start of the training.

Tuition, Fees and Refunds

Tuition is $2,800 ($2,400 if paid in full by July 1st), this does not include books. Payment plans are available by request. An Application registration is required along with a $500 deposit to hold your spot for our Teacher Training. Please email: [email protected] with filled out application/questionnaire (located below).

Tuition includes manual and training (books are not included)

Payment Plans for Tuition: $2,800

Paid in full by June 1st: $2,200 (Early Sign up deal)

Paid in full by July 1st: $2,400 (Early Sign up deal)

Payment plans available:

($500 deposit due at least 2 weeks before the start of the program; this deposit is non-refundable)

(Preferred: Cash/Check- Truly Yoga, LLC)

Cancellation Policy

A full refund will be made to any student who cancels the enrollment contract within two weeks prior to the start of the training. The deposit/ deposit amount from paid in full payment is non-refundable. After the start of the training, there will be no refunds. Depending on the circumstance, participation in the following year’s training may be honored.

Application/Questionnaire Form to be filled out:

200 Hour Pricing: Waiver

Freedom Flow Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training Application Form

Email the waiver and application form above to [email protected] or call (302) 547-7905 for more questions. The deposit (cash or check preferred) and application/waiver can also be sent/ dropped off:

Sarah Simkins
Truly Yoga Studio
7 Polly Drummond Shopping Center
Newark, DE 19711

Frequently Asked Questions

I’ve only been doing yoga for 6 months. Can I do teacher training?

Yes, YTT is for "everyone" - every level of student.
Some of our trainees will have only 3-12 months of yoga practice; others will have many years of experience. Yoga is a journey; it’s a process. We encourage each student to start where they are, and consciously progress their practice, deepening their understanding of yoga. We’ll start where we are, together.

It’s for people who want to become 200-hr registered yoga teachers (RYT). With successful completion of the training and its requirements, you’ll receive a certification of completion, with which you can register as an RYT 200 with Yoga Alliance. AND, it’s also for enthusiastic students who want to enhance their studies of this amazing, transformative practice. Students who want to learn about yoga history and philosophy.
Whether you're interested in becoming a teacher or growing your personal practice - this program is for you!

When does the training begin? How does it work?

It will begin in September 2024. Specific start date TBD.

The training – including practice, lectures, class observations/assisting, journalling, weekly homework, practice teaching & more .

Who is leading the training?

Lead instructors:
Sarah Simkins E-RYT 500/ Truly Yoga founder
Sarah has been practicing yoga ever since discovering its physical and psychological benefits in 2007. She graduated from the University of Delaware in 2011 with a Bachelors degree in Psychology and a minor in Anthropology. Sarah then became a 200-hour certified yoga teacher in 2012 after completing her teacher training with One Yoga. Sarah teaches vinyasa style based yoga, which connects a dynamic flow of postures with breath. In 2015, Sarah opened Truly Yoga Studio in Newark, DE, where she continues to teach today. In 2017, Sarah became a Bulletproof Human Potential Coach and offers wellness coaching in conjunction with yoga. She also has been a lead trainer for Serenity Yoga’s Karma Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training. Sarah’s classes focus on developing awareness of one’s body and mind, in order to guide students on a journey back to their true selves.
Caitlin Reilly E-RYT 200 & RYT 500
Maureen Reardon E-RYT 200, Prenatal Certified, BodyWorker

How much does it cost? Is there a payment plan?

The tuition fee is $2,800 ($2,200 before June 1st/ $2,400 before July 1st paid in full). A $500 non- refundable deposit (included in tuition) is required to reserve your spot in the training, as space is limited. Payment plans are available by request (Information on payment plans is listed above).

What should I do to prepare?

This teacher training does not require - nor does it expect - students to be "advanced” yogis. The important thing is to become very engaged in your current study of yoga.

We recommend that students be in good health and optimal physical condition.

We recommend that you maintain a regular, consistent, dedicated yoga practice here at the studio. What does that mean? It means you make a commitment to practice yoga (of any kind) at least 3 times a week. Not only will you learn a lot about the practice and yourself!

Can I still do it even if I’m absolutely certain I don’t want to be a teacher?

Yes. We know that many who enroll in YTT may not be seeking teaching positions upon completion of the training. Some participants have no other purpose than to grow. This training is open to all willing to put in the effort to learn!

I want to teach. Will this program enable me to become a yoga teacher? Do I need any other credentials or licenses?

Upon successful completion of the program requirements, you will be able to register with Yoga Alliance – the governing board providing credentialing to yoga teachers and schools – to become an 200 hr RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher). This is the first step toward becoming a yoga teacher.

Most yoga studios require teachers to have their 200 hr RYT to teach yoga classes. Specialized instruction (such as yoga therapeutics, Yin, pre- & post-natal, for example) usually requires specialized training (usually an additional 25-40 hours).

How do I sign up?

Email the application/ waiver forms above to [email protected] or call (302) 547-7905 for more questions. The deposit (checks made payable to Truly Yoga, LLC) and application can also be sent/ dropped off together:
Truly Yoga Studio
7 Polly Drummond Shopping Center
Newark, DE 19711

Once received we will contact you via email!