Cloud Nine Yoga Advanced Teacher Certification and
RYT 300/Yoga Alliance 500

Offered as an Immersion Program or in a long-term weekly/bi-weekly/monthly course structure, our 300-hr Advanced 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:

  • Graduate from a 200-hr RYT Program
  • Take our 300-hr RYT Advanced Yoga Course (offered at several locations each year – including Iowa, California, and Hawaii)
  • Complete 100 hours teaching your own classes
  • If you take a long-term course, you are also required to attend a 5-day Retreat with your favorite Cloud Nine Yoga teachers. (If you take the Immersion course, these retreat hours are included)
  • 180 hours +++ (CONTACT) of workshops and lectures with CNY E-R.Y.T. 500 trainers, amazing teachers, and guest faculty from all over the world.
  • 60 hours +++ (CONTACT) of retreating with CNY teachers/faculty. This retreat cost is not included in your tuition for the program and must be handled separately. A five day minimum on retreat with a Cloud Nine Yoga Teacher Trainer is required for 500 RYT certification with us.
  • 20 hours +++ (CONTACT) of internships in your area with a CNY teacher of your choice. We can either allow you to work with a class at the studio or you can ask someone to be your mentor for these hours. This teacher must be a Teacher Trainer (E-RYT or equivalent). You may also complete your internship in a Cloud Nine Yoga 200 hr Teacher Training with one of our affiliated branches.
  • 40 hours +++ (CONTACT) of taking regular studio or gym classes as a student. This includes all the time you spend practicing in the presence of a Cloud Nine Yoga Teacher of your choice. We would like to add that any style yoga classes that support your being the most marvelous and authentic YOU will count here, as long as you are in the light of another marvelous and authentic teacher. This amounts to one practice class per week.

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!


300-hr Teacher Training Enrollment: $600 deposit/enrollment link)

Advanced Yoga Teacher Training & Certification: $4000 (tuition only)

Special Kauai resident rate for immersion programs! Call Erika 310-989-0878

22-Day Immersion/Edu-vacation Program:  $5000 – $6500 (depending on accommodation choice)

We offer discounts when you Pay In Full before the program start date.


Cloud Nine Yoga Edu-vacation Trainings and Certifications offer a variety of experiences and workshops that build into the 300 hr requirements. Imagine what 22-days in the islands can do for you! These retreat-style immersions, held annually in June, can include ground transportation, meals, and housing — or you can stay offsite at your own arranged accommodations and commute to our training location. Room and board with us available on a first come-first served basis. Register early to get the best rates and choices!

“I’ve been doing yoga off and on for many years until I found a studio with teachers that were truly amazing; then I started going twice a day, daily. I wondered what made these teachers so enticing for me to become a yoga regular.  I discovered that what they had in common was Cloud Nine Yoga training. At the time I discovered this studio, I had no intention on becoming yoga certified. I’ve been a Certified Personal Trainer for 20 years and I’m certified in NASM, Pilates, Gyrotonic, Spin, Adventure Bootcamp, Reiki, and now Cloud Nine Yoga. When I found the teachers that I loved, they just had a way of teaching that I have never experienced before. The teachers have an organized class with a beginning and end and a principle weaved throughout the class. I decided I wanted to teach yoga like that… so I looked at the Cloud Nine Website and found Erika who runs a training in Kauai.


Life works in amazing ways because I happened to be taking my family vacation in Kauai at the same time the training was starting. So, I stayed a month. My daughter and I did the training together which was a life changing experience in itself.  Cloud Nine training is a brilliant training created by Erika Faith with structure, philosophy, asana, meditation, and much more. We are taught the little things that make clients want to keep coming back to you. But what it did for me is brought out my passion and filled our hearts. That is what makes Cloud Nine training one of a kind.”


– Kristi Goldstein, 2019

Kauai is a magical, mystical backdrop for our transformational Yoga Training and Teacher Certification OMmersion courses. We call these Edu-vacations because they are educational but feel more like vacations! Blessed by azure blue waters, majestic mountain ranges haloed in mist, miles of sandy beaches, and powerful hikes to waterfalls… Kauai truly has it all. Along with amazing guest teachers and outdoor classrooms, Erika brings 20+ years of teaching experience. Her approach is born out of a passion for bringing Yoga down to Earth while still keeping the traditions intact.

Contact her for further info: 310-989-0878.