We have been a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance since 2002!
Cloud Nine Yoga is a 200/300 Yoga Alliance Registered School since 2002. We have been training yoga teachers and offering certification courses since 1999.
Our school prides itself in being a community-based, non-dogmatic Yoga Education entity with a history of facilitating the awakening of many hearts and teaching freedom of mind and body. Each training group works together to promote and inspire growth, healing and transformation for each individual participant. Our teachers consistently enjoy giving encouraging, one-on-one consultations during the course of our program to keep each person evolving toward the best they can be. Our playfulness, gentle guidance and spiritually-focused approach provide a welcome and loving atmosphere for all ages and levels of students. See the SCHOOLS PAGE to find a Cloud Nine Yoga location near you!
Yoga Anatomy and Physiology, Applied Teaching Methodology and Practice, Sequencing, Yoga History & Philosophy, Yogic Living/Nutrition, Ethical Guidelines, Sanskrit, Asana Benefits & Contraindications, Cuing, Vocal & Hands-on Adjustments, Partner Work, Thai Yoga Massage, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita, Dieties & Avatars, Understanding the Importance of the Guru, The Schools of Yoga, Chakras & Psychology of Yoga, Mudra & Mantra, Bandhas & Kriyas, Ayurveda, Professional Info for the Yoga Teacher, Yoga for Seniors & Motion Restriction (Chair Yoga), Intro to Pre Natal Yoga, Yoga for Kids, The Seven Moving Principles AND all the Asana Breakdowns for teaching all levels of students (Sun Salutations, Forward Bends, Back Bends, Inversions, Core Strengthening, Balancing & Standing Postures, Hip & Heart Openers).
Cost of training:
Enrollment fee: $400.00
The initial enrollment fee is payable to Cloud Nine Yoga and is due with your application. Tuition costs are payable directly to your instructors or individual school. ALL schools are open to sliding scales and payment plans. All you need to do is ask!
Retreat ~ $444 – $1111
Reading materials/supplies ~ $60 – $100
Please note: The retreat costs vary due to a variety of options throughout the year, depending on dates and locations. You choose your own Cloud Nine Yoga adventure.
To find a training in your area, see branch areas to the right, or simply GO TO OUR SCHOOLS LINK. Thank you for your interest, we look forward to facilitating your next level of yoga evolution!
Advanced Yoga Teacher Certification and RYT 300
Cloud Nine Yoga is Registered with the Yoga Alliance at both the 200 and 300 Levels.
Offered in Hawaii as an Immersion Program or in California in a 4-5 month course structure, our 300-hr Master Yoga Training is designed to bring you to “Master Your Practice, Advance Your Teaching.”
Pre-requisite: Completion of any 200 level yoga training program.
We are honored to host some of the most respected and influential teachers as esteemed faculty and guest teachers.
To learn more, or to register, click on the location links below. Call us for further details or questions at the numbers listed. Feel free to download the most current applications, schedules, and detailed information on our SCHOOLS page.
To complete your R.Y.T. 500 with Cloud Nine Yoga:
We Are Currently Taking 300-hr Registrations for the following locations:
Temecula, CALIFORNIA ~ contact head trainer: Erika (310) 989-0878
Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA ~ contact head trainer: Trinity (626) 222-4315
Cypress, CALIFORNIA ~ contact head trainer: Stella (714) 906-3083
Long Beach, CALIFORNIA ~ contact head trainer: Crystal (562) 637-3763
In addition, Yoga Alliance requires the following for RYT 500 designation:
100 hours +++ (NON-CONTACT) of teaching. We can oversee your teaching hours by helping you find classes if you don’t already have one. There are always opportunities to find work teaching and subbing with other Cloud Nine Yoga staff and teachers.
50 hours +++ (NON-CONTACT) of personal studies and volunteering. Personal studies include: reading our required book assignments, internet research, writing homework, etc. and all other time you spend outside the class environment in support of what you are learning in the program. Seva (service) or volunteering is also an option here, which you can share your special talents with the world in some way.
Ayurveda, Kundalini Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Chakra Anatomy, Energy Body Psychology, Partner/Acro Yoga, Reiki Practitioner & Master Training, Thai Yoga Massage, Planning a Retreat, Designing a Workshop, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras Study, Radiance Sutras (Vijnana Bhairava Tantra), Ashtanga Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Yin Yoga & Meditation, The Power of Teaching, YogaPlay for Kids, Mantra/Kirtan, Pre/Post Natal Yoga, Art Meditations, and much MORE!
Advanced Teacher Training Tuition:
$3799 ($600 deposit/enrollment to Cloud Nine Yoga and the remainder to your trainers)
We offer discounts when you Pay In Full before the program start date.
Payment Plans Available! Just ask!!
Drop-in method: Pay as you attend, $88 – 111 per workshop
APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED ALL YEAR
EDU-VACATIONS in KAUAI & PUERTO RICO*
Cloud Nine Yoga Edu-vacation Retreats offer a variety of experiences and workshops that build into the 300 hr requirements. Depending on location and teachers, these courses provide approximately 12-14 hours of training per day. For example, in Bali we focus more on Meditation, Yin Yoga, Kundalini Yoga and Mantra. In Hawaii, we stick to the above topics listed as modules, but condense them to fit into a 16-22 day program timeline. Some programs may be shorter and offer a 100-hr model. Contact founder and Director of Trainings, Erika Faith, for further info: 310-989-0878. * We supply room, board, excursions and often other additions. Costs for these trips vary and do not include transportation. Prices are vary based on occupancy, location, and duration of each trip.
*INDEPENDENT STUDIES PROGRAM*
Independent Study programs are no longer accepted by the Yoga Alliance
Please contact us for more information and an application. Please include your name, address, telephone number and email.
One of the original offerings of Cloud Nine Yoga, a tradition we continue to carry on today, is the Yoga Training Retreat Immersion. Participants in our programs are strongly encouraged to step out beyond the daily experience of our life at home and take an ‘edu-vacation’ over the course of a 3 – 5 day weekend. Getting away from our everyday responsibilities with work/family/home and placing ourselves with other yoga students and teachers provide a special integration of our practice into community life. These weekends offer all food, board, outdoor activities, classes and specialty trainings in a peaceful and restorative atmosphere. Networking, sharing experiences and continuing to learn yoga together become a highlight of this weekend. Not to be missed!
Traditionally, Yoga aspirants went to an “Ashram” to study in-depth and retreat from the everyday distractions to fully focus on the spiritual path. An ashram is very much like a hermitage in nature, providing a natural setting for meditation, self-study, and seva (volunteer work). To encourage our training participants to take time away from daily life, we maintain this requirement to offer a taste of the full yogic lifestyle, including daily practice, healthy living, and communing with the earth and all her creatures. Cloud Nine Yoga Schools often provide a celebratory, festival atmosphere on retreat, as well as peaceful reflective time to enjoy the quiet of sacred spiritual and personal space.
50-hr Yoga Training Retreat Immersions are open to all students of yoga, even those not enrolled in our courses.
Approximate costs range from $450 for camping retreats, $650 for rustic cabin retreats and $850 for resort retreats.
See our Retreats page for most current offerings!
In-Depth Yoga Studies (200hr – Basic Teacher Certification)
Master Yoga Program (300hr – Advanced Teacher Certification)
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR ALL STUDENTS OF CLOUD NINE YOGA TRAININGS:
1. Teaching Yoga: Essential Foundations and Techniques (by Mark Stephens)
2. Anatomy: The Mat Companion Collection (4 books in all, by Ray Long)