Karuna 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training 2020

The 200-hour course meets on the weekend: 10 am – 6 pm on Saturdays and 9 am – 5 pm on Sundays. Anatomy classes are held from 4 pm – 6 pm on Saturday afternoons. In addition, you are required to attend at least 50 classes with Paul Menard, the Restorative Yoga Workshop, and the Intro to Yoga Course (or teacher development classes or workshops, to be specified at first meeting).  You must also assist six classes throughout the training.


  • January 25-26, 2020
  • February 22-23
  • March 28-29
  • April 25-26
  • May 30-31
  • June 27-28
  • July 25-26
  • August 29-30
  • September 12-13
  • October 24-25

Additional Mandatory Certification Requirements:

  • Students are required to take 50 of Paul Menard’s classes at Karuna (outside of training weekends and week-long intensives) by the end of training. The cost of classes is not included in the tuition price, but an $800 discounted unlimited card is available for the duration of the training (10 months).
  • Students are required to assist 6 classes total. Assisting in classes counts towards the 50-class requirement.
  • Students are required to attend the Restorative Workshop (at no additional charge).
  • Teacher Trainees are also required to take 10-hours of elective training at Karuna:
    • Karuna’s Intro to Yoga Course
      (Fridays, 4:00pm – 5:15pm free of charge)
    • Pranayama Classes (in addition to class requirements)
    • Guest Teacher Workshops
    • Karuna Workshops (including teacher conferences)
    • Gita Study (Mondays, 7:00 PM – 8:00pm)
    • Teacher Coaching (free of charge)
      (Specific dates TBA.)

Tuition and Payment

Application Fee: $300 (non-refundable – due January 1st; if registering after January 1st, deposit is due immediately upon registration)
Tuition: $2,400
Total: $2,700
Payment-in-full Early-bird Price:  $2,500 (payment in full due by December 1, 2019)
Textbooks / Props
are also required. All the texts in total can generally be acquired for under $100 if you purchase the non-newest edition (newest editions are not required). Prop costs vary depending on the quality you desire.

The cost of the 200-hour course is $2,400 plus an application fee of $300 (non-refundable). Students may pay in full or in four installments. There is a $200 reduction in tuition for those who pay the full tuition by December 1, 2019. THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS IF YOU DROP OUT OF THE TRAINING.


Installment Plan

Installments will be automatically deducted from your credit card on file by 5pm on the due date.

Deposit = $300 (Due upon registration)
1st Installment =   $600 Due: 01/07/20 or upon registration after that date
2nd Installment = $600 Due: 03/01/20
3rd Installment = $600 Due: 05/01/20
4th Installment = $600 Due: 07/01/20

How to Pay:

  1. Payments can be made by cash/check/credit/debit.
  2. Make your $300 application fee to join the training.
  3. Remaining payment can be made in full or made in four installments of $600
  4. Price Reduction / Early-bird: There is a $200 reduction in tuition for those who pay the full tuition by December 1st, 2019 (totaling $2,500).

Reduced Price Class Card for Students:

Cost: $800
Duration: 10 months of unlimited classes

Students in the 200-hour yoga teacher training are eligible to receive an 10-month unlimited yoga class card at this reduced price.  Please contact the studio at info@karunayoga.com or 413-584-5054 to purchase.