Your Yoga Teacher Training Journey!

Namaste, thank you for your interest in our popular 200 Hour Certified Long Beach Yoga Teacher Training course in its new location at California State University Long Beach!

Become established as a healthy yoga practitioner and learn the art and science of sharing with compassion and real knowledge.

*Limited seats available
  • LBSOY 200 hour Yoga teacher training
    Fall and Spring Sessions

What we will explore

We will be learning many techniques, theories and principles but the most important lessons come from observing great teachers and by practicing with each other. After consistent guided practice and feedback you will develop your own style and become comfortable teaching in various modern settings including:

We  cover all of the Yoga Alliance Requirements for certification. There will be a mixture of theory and application/practice as well as lots of time for questions and answers with the lead trainers.

Techniques Training/Practice – 100 hours

Teaching Methodology – 25 hours

Anatomy and Physiology – 20 hours

Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics – 30 hours

Practicum – 10 hours

Additional hours of training in special topics:
Senior Yoga, Pre/Post Natal Yoga & Ayurvedic self-care included.

Your tuition includes:

All special workshops

Course handouts and all books

Weekend yoga retreat

This is a 3 month Intensive Immersion Program
Program dates:
September 6 - December 10, 2017

Wednesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Saturdays 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sundays 10:00am - 4:00pm


California State University Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd Long Beach, CA
Liberal Arts Building 4 LA4-100, LA5-153 (Wed)

Weekend Retreat: included - location TBA

Free info session: August 30, 2017 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm (see event page)

Fill the form on this page or email us for a detailed schedule PDF (including days off)  

The California State Long Beach environment brings out the best in all of us! Every class is taught by or supervised by the primary trainer Ram Bhakt (E-RYT 500).

Find out more about our primary trainer Ram Bhakt in the article published about him in Yoga Teacher Magazine.

We have many other experienced guest teachers as part of the program as well to inspire you to find your own unique voice to find the populations you would like to serve.

This training is also a great addition to the skills of nurses, chiropractors, physical therapists, psychologist, social workers, kinesiologists and anyone seeking to gain a deeper understanding of the connection between body, mind and spirit.

COURSE FEE: $2,300 (Paid in FULL on first day) {cash/check/cc}

(By August 9th $500 non-refundable deposit)

Payment Plan Option: $2500
$1000 down payment 1st day ($500 every 21 days)

Student/Faculty/Staff discount * take $200 off full price or payment plan

Choose option;

Be inspired by our graduates

This yoga training has been a wonderful, life-changing experience. My time spent at LBSOY brought a zen to my life outside of classes along with a life-long yogi tribe. Ram is extremely knowledgable on the history, theory, philosophy, and psychology of yoga, and the best part is how eager he is to share it with you. He has a true love and passion for the art and lifestyle of yoga, and it transfers to us students. I love that Ram's training is not the typical training you would get from a yoga studio chain. You learn from a more traditional approach with Integral Yoga, Ayurveda, Yoga Sutras, and Meditation, but are also trained in Vinyasa Flow, Ashtanga, and etc. You also get to go on a stellar retreat where you eat, breathe, and sleep yoga for a weekend! My knowledge, practice, passion, and love of yoga has deepened tremendously thanks to Ram's training course. It was a welcoming, safe, and healing experience that I wouldn't have gotten anywhere else!

Ashlee B.

This course changed the course and direction of my life before I even signed up for the first class. A friend of mine took the same course in the Fall of last year and introduced me to Integral yoga. I loved the practice and knew this was exactly what I was looking for. Ram teaches his students about yoga philosophy and I found that the philosophy of yoga is just as important, if not more so, than the asanas. For me, these ideals rang true with the essence of what, I believe, is in all of the hearts of man and the truth. The teachings are very helpful in navigating through a world filled with different personalities, ego's, differences and disagreements by instilling a sense of calm, peace and unity that is available inside of you that you can tap into in every situation.

I took Ram's class to learn how to teach yoga and increase my own yoga practice. I had no idea how much it would physically change me. I knew it would improve me physically, but I did not know how much it would transform my body. I would highly recommend this course if you are interested in transforming your life into a healthier, happier you!

-Erica C.

As a recent graduate of the Long Beach School of Yoga RYT 200hr Teacher Training program, I can confidently say that I am forever changed. Under the professional and loving direction of Ram Bhakt, my yoga practice has deepened in ways that I could never have imagined. I now have a deeper understanding of not only the roots and lineage of this sacred practice, but also of the critical importance of my conscious connection to my breath. Through the beautifully tailored yoga and meditation practices, I was able to seamlessly implement mindfulness into every aspect of my life, not just when on the mat. My self-awareness and ability to be fully present have increased in a way that will surely guide me as I continue to grow and expand in this life. After completing this course, I feel confident and excited to share my knowledge of yoga, meditation and Ayurveda with others as a certified yoga instructor. I hold such gratitude in my heart for Ram and for his guidance on this part of my journey. I am honored to have been a student at the LBSOY and would highly recommend this course to all. If you are seeking a deeper understanding of yoga or, more importantly, a deeper connection to your most sacred self, look no further. Come, find your tribe, find your voice, find yourself.

Christine F.

Ram Bhakt is THE teacher to learn from. If you are looking for a yoga school, look no further than the Long Beach School of Yoga. I chose Ram Bhakt's teacher training because I knew it was not your typical yoga school. You not only learn classical yoga techniques and practices, you learn the history, theory, philosophy, and psychology of yoga. You get an intensive study of the Yoga Sutras, as well as, Ayurveda and meditation. Ram is serious and very knowledgeable, without being intimidating. The classes are safe and fun. My practice and knowledge of yoga has truly deepened. Thank you Ram!

Sonia H.

I completed my RYT-200 with Long Beach School of Yoga. Ram is a very knowledgeable teacher. Ram stays true to the ancient yoga philosophies and his yoga is authentic. I not only learned so much about all things yoga, but throughout these three months I saw a personal transformation within myself. To me, his training is not only about the yoga asanas (postures), but on how to change your life in a positive way based on the yogic and Ayurvedic philosophies. I recommend his training for anyone who is interested in becoming a teacher or even deepening their own understanding of yoga and of themselves.

Om shanti!
Sarah A.

Ram's teacher training course at LBSOY opened my world. The yoga he teaches is true and traditional, straight from the yoga sutras, a lineage handed down from master to student for generations. We learned about the great philosophers, understanding the human mind, and caring for it through a comprehensive review of aryuveda. There are so many possibilities of what you can do with a training like this, from yoga therapy to meditation instruction, teaching Seniors and kids, or simply gaining a deeper understanding of your own body, mind, and the journey you're on inside and out. I recommend this course for anyone seeking real yoga, ready to be challenged and transformed.

Proud to be a LBSOY GRAD!
Kelly M

Hi friends! If anyone has been thinking about taking their yoga practice to the next level, I'd love to recommend Ram Bhakt 's RYTT200 Teacher Training course. As a recent Spring 2016 graduate, I can attest to his expansive knowledge and understanding of more than just the poses but also the philosophy of yoga. He brings a full heart to everything he does and is committed to his own students' success both as a budding teachers and as students of life themselves. His cheery disposition and incredible devotion to loving and mentoring others is why I am so confident that his class will reshape your life, too!!!

Maddie G.

Ram is knowledgeable and very passionate about yoga. He shared his experiences and create a positive, peaceful space for us to learn about ancient yoga, mantras, Ayurveda, philosophy behind the yoga, pranayama and meditation. Ram is very patient with my English and trying to explain in easier/better way when he notice I don't understand. By taking this course, I cope my insomnia, learn a lot of breathing skills and corrected my reverse breathing, and also help me to make life decisions! I appreciate the experience I have at lbsoy, enjoy the space that Ram create for me and my classmates, and also want to thank Ram inspired me a lot to be a better me! I highly recommend to take course or class at Long Beach School of Yoga to explore your yoga journey!

Waiyee H.

Ram, thank you so so much for the knowledge, wisdom, love, and teachings you have provided to us as your students. I enjoyed everything throughout the Yoga Teacher Training. The best thing that I take from your teachings is to find myself in silence. I've mentioned this before too, but these 3 months have been totally transformational for me. I've learnt so much about yoga: its meaning, its depth and the overall experience that I wish to spread in the best way I can. Thank you for showing us the light, that we can now take with us anywhere we go.

Love & Respect,
Samana B

Ram provided a small, intimate setting with personalized attention. Ram brings his knowledge and life experience of yogic culture and lifestyle to his students. I appreciate his focus on the spiritual practice of yoga devoting equal parts time to meditation and asana. If you are looking for a training that focuses on the heart of yoga, connecting to your soul, and the soul of the world...give this gift to yourself.

Cary C.

My Yoga Teacher Trainings have been fully supported by the education, wisdom and talents Ram has brought to our circles.
He is a friendly, down-to-earth teacher with an endless source of knowledge from both study and experience. An authentic Yogi who practices the Yogic lifestyle, Ram Bhakt can share with clarity. He steps up easily as a group leader/facilitator and connects the community with ease.

Cloud Nine Yoga is grateful to recommend Ram for lecture and yoga teacher positions.

Erika Faith
Founder of Cloud Nine Yoga

My experience was life changing, especially because I joined the course mainly to further my own knowledge and practice with yoga and not specifically to teach. As the old saying goes, "If you want to learn about something, teach it!" And as I embarked on this journey, I was blown away by how it transforms you on every level: mentally, spiritually, emotionally and physically in a matter of months. And as life changing as it is, Ram, was the perfect instructor for me during my training, being ever so patient and supportive as I "processed" breaking out of old patterns and letting go to make room for the "new & unexpected" as a Yoga Teacher! With his support, I can genuinely say, he reignited a spark of why I wanted to teach yoga in the first place, for the "healing & transformation" that is not only "taught" in his class, but also felt wholeheartedly. I highly recommend this training course with Ram, he is straight to the point, no sugar coating, gives you to the fundamentals and provides all the resources, the rest is up to you to stay committed to your soul's purpose!

Maria R

Great experience, never did I think Yoga was such a fundamental practice. Ram has planted the seed to continue growing as a Yogi, with great knowledge, apply Integral Yoga with students of all ages, size and shapes. Also, learning how Ayurveda comes hand in hand with Yoga Practice and your state of mind and health.

Om Shanti everyone
Laura T

Ram Bhakt is a extremely knowledgeable teacher! Even after all the great experience Ram has he is completely approachable and relatable! The best part is learning from a instructor that is still learning and growing himself! If your looking for a safe environment to learn and grow this program is perfect for you!

-Tamika B.

The Long Beach School of Yoga was an outstanding course. I feel confident and well prepared to move forward on my journey to share the yoga experience. Under the direction of master instructor Ram Bhakt we learned the Hatha Yoga practice, the Yoga philosophy and history, self care and Ayurvedic Yoga, the anatomy-physiology of Yoga, and the business of establishing a business with Yoga. Master instructor Ram Bhakt is very knowledgeable and very passionate about Yoga and teaching Yoga. Throughout the course he was always approachable, welcoming and provided additional instruction when requested. He created a great environment for learning, teaching, bonding and life long friendships. This course was an amazing journey. I recommend this course to anyone looking to find their place as a Yoga teacher.

Lydia L.

What an amazing and transformative experience it was doing my yoga teacher training at Long Beach School of Yoga. Apart from the fact that it's a very accessible program, it worked perfectly for me since I have my full time career to still tend to. Ram Bhakt is well organized, well rounded and highly knowledgeable in all areas of yoga. Best thing is getting that additional training in Ayurveda! What a beautiful little tribe we have created Spring Class '17! Thank you Ram!

I highly recommend taking Ram Bhakt's yoga teacher training even if your goal is to simply deepen your practice. He will not only bring awareness to your practice but plant the seed to become a well balanced and meaningful yoga practitioner.

Cece G.

Ram is an amazing teacher!

I had the honor of going through his Teacher Training program and it changed my entire life.
I have been practicing Yoga for many years but it was not until this course, did the impact really effect every aspect of my life.
Ram teaches a very authentic yoga and the knowledge he has to offer can be learned in no book.

I recommend his classes, retreats, workshops, and teacher training to any one and everyone.

Om Shanti
Shanel B

After Graduation:

Register with Yoga Alliance as a certified 200 Hour Yoga Teacher (RYT-200)

Become a life-long, healthy yoga practitioner and inspire others

Apply Yoga and Ayurveda lifestyle principles including culture, ethics, diet and service

Transform into a knowledgeable instructor on the practical and spiritual aspects of Yoga

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