The 500-hr YA-certified YogaStream training is designed for yoga teachers who want to elevate their knowledge, teaching and personal practice. The mission is to provide an experiential and educational platform rich with diverse offerings that raises the bar for yoga teaching.

This training focuses on a deeper understanding of functional anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics and their application to traditional yoga poses and concepts. The importance of alignment is infused in all the modules with an integrated approach and philosophy- aligning your body makes it easier to align your values with life choices. 

Our teacher trainees are trained to apply their enhanced knowledge of the body to any style or level of practice, personalizing their teaching to meet the needs of all students. 

Each module includes a daily intensive practice and experiential learning in some or all of the following: anatomy, physiology, movement biomechanics, yoga therapeutics, sequencing, assisting/adjusting, advanced postures, restorative, bandhas, breathing, manual therapy, meditation and practicum.

All graduates from a 200-hour yoga teacher training are welcome to join the 500-hour YogaStream teacher training program. The 300 hours of training to complete your 500-hr YA certification are formatted in a module based setup designed with the freedom to go at your own pace. You can take whichever modules appeal to you and there is no time limit for completing the training. Each module provides enough enhanced knowledge to integrate into your teaching and practice; the choice is yours to spread the modules out or go at a faster pace and take them consecutively.

Developed by Lara Heimann, MS, PT, RYT 500, this training will immerse you in the study of anatomy, alignment, creative movement, and ancient philosophy in a modern day context.  Lara's teaching draws from her knowledge of physical therapy, and her holistic approach will help you grow and advance your personal practice. All modules, taught by Lara and others, align with this integrated concept. 

COST: no registration fee 

25 hour modules =$475

15-20 hour modules =$400-420. 

All classes are held at the YogaStream Studio in Princeton, NJ unless otherwise listed.

* there is no time limit for completing the hours for your certification 

 REQUIRED: To earn your 300 hour TT for Yoga Alliance 500 hour certification, you must complete at least 270 contact hours with Lara Heimann.



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200 and 500 Hour Registered Yoga School

"YogaStream is a yoga revolution in the yoga world. It combines classical yoga with kinesiology and anatomy. The intense yet intelligent sequences always help me to enter the meditative state of mind quickly. With the knowledge that I have learned from the teacher training, I am able to help people with their posture, alignment and to design an appropriate exercise to reduce their physical pain and improve their overall well-being. I feel so strong and capable that I can change the whole world."


"Your class was invigorating. Surprised to learn with proper alignment, I could do a lot more poses with ease - testament to what a great teacher you are! Studio is nice, lots of unique classes such as stretch and melt. Love the stuff from contemplate. Looking forward to my next class to continue to deepen my practice."

-Recent Newcomer, December 2017

"I am stronger both physically and mentally. I have faced my fear of talking and teaching in front of multiple people. I find myself being able to express myself more clearly both on and off the mat. The only thing I wish was that I could do it all over again-I didn’t want it to end."

-Debra H.

"This training went way above and beyond my expectationsI expected to learn about yoga, but in reality I also learned about myself and about  challenge and compassion as well.  Not to mention meeting all the amazing people in our group.  It was a once in a lifetime experience. It truly changed my life."

-Katie S