We have specialized in training Yoga Teachers since 1999.
Our humble beginnings started in Redondo Beach, California and since then, Cloud Nine Yoga has developed an incredibly diverse, holistic, and accessible 200-hour and 300-hour Yoga Teacher Certification Courses, as well as Pre/Post Natal Yoga and Children’s Yoga Certification programs. Our curriculum extends into Trauma-Sensitive practices, Yoga for Mental Health, Ayurveda Routines, and Yin/Restorative Yoga for Recovery.
We have been Registered with Yoga Alliance since 2002 and have the professionalism, longevity, and accountability that make us a highly respected and credible community organization. Every trainer has an E-RYT 500 teaching designation and a minimum of 10 years of experience in the field of Yoga. The founder and lead educator, Erika Faith Calig, has taught for 28+ years. She built the School with an emphasis on recognizing diverse learning styles so every student can feel supported and empowered. The curriculum for all courses blends academics with intuition, playfulness with methodology, and practicum with heartfelt encouragement. We have over 300 5-star reviews!
The trainers and support staff take pride in bringing high-quality education to our students. With a focus on Yoga for Mental Health, we teach ‘permission-based’ Yoga — meaning: all practitioners are initiated into movement through alignment cues and invitational language. Practitioners are given tools and various options to adapt the practice to their own bodies, moods, and conditions. We bring the practice of Yoga down to earth and help weave the teachings into all aspects of life.
We teach Hatha Yoga, an umbrella term for ALL Yoga styles that link Asana, Pranayama, and Dhyana (postures, breath, meditation). We don’t want to live in a box, so we call it “the fun kind of yoga” – the type of Yoga where people laugh, learn, integrate, and grow.
What matters most to us? Authenticity, peace, and kindness. We strive to find bliss, joy, and meaning in all we do. We care about people more than poses. We honor the Earth and all her creatures. We know that we are in collaborative creation with all Life. So, we promote sharing and caring in every way. Our students become family and we offer ample opportunities for spiritual development and a conscious lifestyle combined with promoting healthy respect for our planet’s resources.
Our School is in-person and virtual, hybrid and traditional. We flex our creativity by providing students with a wide range of learning environments. You can come for immersion in Hawaii or Colorado, find a school in a location near you, or acquire certification through a powerful self-paced course on our savvy Online platform. No matter what you choose, we are with you, every step of the way.
OUR NEXT LIVE COURSES:
October 30 – November 9, 2023: Advanced Yoga Training Retreat Immersion, Big Island, HI
January 11 – 25, 2024: Basic Yoga Teacher Training & Certification Immersion, Napa, CA
If you are interested in attending a course at Cloud Nine Yoga School, please start by filling out our Google Form. You will be contacted by our Director of Training to set up a call or video conference for your enrollment interview.
ONLINE TRAINING IS ON-GOING. START ANYTIME! The Self-Paced Yoga Training Courses are an affordable and time-honored way to get certified when you can’t travel or don’t have a Cloud Nine Yoga School near you. Our Mentor Teachers are available to support your journey every step of the way. Please visit us at: online.cloudnineyoga.com to sign up, add courses, pay, and start your training today!
200 RYT – Yoga Teacher Certification Option 1
Attend a 2 – 6 month residential course at one of our locations. This option is paced for those living in the area of one of our faculty and/or locations. It is best to contact us directly to find the right course for you. Contact our main administrative office at 310-989-0878 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
At the conclusion of a 200 RYT course, when all hours and requirements are met, official certification is granted and you can begin teaching basic yoga classes – see 200-hr Basic In-Depth Studies. Cloud Nine Yoga is a Registered Yoga School, that qualifies for the ‘RYT 200’ designation with the Yoga Alliance, the national registry for Yoga Teachers!
The plus side to this option is: a) having plenty of time to integrate and apply these powerful teachings to your life; b) a sweet circle of community is created through meeting regularly (at least once per week); c) the ability to keep your normal routines (job, family, etc) without any major interference; d) a convenient payment plan is in place to space out tuition fees. All our branch teams and locations offer special incentives for paying in advance or turning in your application before the start date.
200 RYT – Yoga Teacher Certification Option 2
We know not everyone lives near one of our faculty trainers. This is why we created Immersion Programs and Online Yoga Study & Certification Courses. Our Edu-vacation Immersions are held in beautiful locations: Hilo, Hawaii or Kauai’s North Shore, the wine region of Napa, California, or the small Rocky Mountain hot springs town of Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Participants complete a 200-hour program in a much shorter time frame, with the same curriculum. Each day begins around 9:00 am and wraps up around 5:00 pm. It is intensive, yet wonderfully rewarding and playful to be together for 2 weeks of dedicated Yoga time. Plus, after the Immersion Program is complete, you will be certified! This type of study course has many benefits: a) allows you to dive in for a shorter amount of time; b) gives you the experience of being on a holiday, while you are learning; c) offers an enhanced, immersive community experience; d) a single, up-front payment includes tuition and excursions (all you need to do is book your flight and find the perfect place to stay). All meals are on your own, yet we always have healthy snacks and drinks to share with you each day.
The Next Step: Advanced Yoga Training & Certification
After your foundational 200 hours of yoga training are complete, you can Register with Yoga Alliance. We are also here if you want to continue with the highest level of educational training in yoga with our 300 RYT ADVANCED YOGA TRAINING. This life-transforming 300-hr Master Yoga Program provides Advanced Studies in Yoga, Health, and Well-Being Methods. It is absolutely one of a kind. Expert instructors, along with the Cloud Nine Yoga “core” curriculum, will take you on an enlightening journey through yourself, fortifying your teaching abilities along the way. We reinforce what was taught at the basic level and boost knowledge by amplifying the focus to that of the Subtle Body, Insight Yoga, and the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra in Modules 1 – 3 with The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Acupressure & Yoga, Mudras, Functional Anatomy, and Vedic Wisdom in Modules 4 – 6. This program can be done virtually, in a self-paced course, or in person during two 10-day retreats in Kauai.
200-hr In-Depth Yoga Training and Teacher Certification: $2999 (self-paced online training in 2023 is $1495)
300-hr Advanced Yoga Teacher Certification: $3899 (online training is $2900; ie. 2 x $1450 per 3 module course)
* Prices are for tuition only and do not include books, transportation, or food/lodging.
If you are interested in a deeply healing experience of Hatha, Yin, Vinyasa flow, Yoga Philosophy, Ayurveda, and more… you have found the right place! We provide Yoga Teacher Certification Courses, online workshops, recorded practice classes, in-depth Yoga study courses, and Yoga Training Immersion Retreats.
Check Out Our 5-star Reviews
***** By: Melissa Bryson Dec 08, 2022
“I am so thankful that I found Cloud Nine — it was meant to be. Erika is so well rounded. Technical, kind and very knowledgeable. This training program changed my practice and I think anyone can benefit from it. I highly, highly recommend and look forward to many more classes and trainings with them.”
Training with Erika Calig at Cloud Nine Yoga was everything I hoped for and more. I learned a wealth of information from her and highly recommend anyone pursuing their Yoga Teacher Training to consider training with Erika. She is a wonderful mentor, and I am thankful to have learned from her. This training goes beyond the surface and is extremely holistic in every way. I’m excited to continue my 300 hour training with her in the future!
***** By: Lauren Walser Dec 27, 2021
Training with Cloud Nine Yoga was a completely transformative experience. The curriculum is really well-rounded, the instructors are so knowledgable and kind, and the entire environment is welcoming, inclusive, and supportive. I had a wonderful time. I highly recommend.***** By: Jolie Sheppick Sep 15, 2021
Cloud Nine Yoga teacher training changed my body, heart, mind and soul for the better. It opened a whole new world and perspective on the meaning and practice of yoga. It has allowed me to expand my capacity both physically and mentally so that I can help make all the 8 limbs of yoga more accessible for others. Erika Faith is a true inspiration on how to care for oneself and others through the lens of permissive and tolerant yoga styles and practices.***** By: Jennifer Swenson Jun 30, 2021
I am so impressed by Erika’s ability to communicate, connect, & inspire with her accumulated knowledge & experiences. She has opened my eyes brightly to yoga traditions that I had not been so thoroughly exposed to in my previous gym & studio practices. I carry this inspiration with me as I embark on further journeys, with excitement to learn, grow, & discover how I may find my unique service!