Yoga Teacher Training

The Thousand Petals Yoga Teacher Training Program With Sommer and Paul Sobin is for students who are dedicated to the study and practice of yoga and who wish to share the love of the practice with others.

The journey to becoming a teacher involves a powerful transformation of self. This program will offer the participant the skills and tools necessary to become a well-rounded yoga teacher. It is our greatest intention to support each person on the path in finding one’s own authentic teaching voice. Students will be guided, supported, and mentored each step of the way in becoming well-trained and highly-skilled yoga teachers. It is with much excitement that we offer this program to the yoga community!

This program is registered with Yoga Alliance RYT-200. Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive a Certificate of Completion from the Thousand Petals Yoga School and will be able to apply to be a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance.


Creating an Authentic Teaching Style

Teaching with a Heart-Oriented Theme

Bringing Yoga Philosophy into the Classroom

Leading an Effective Centering

Effective Sequencing Techniques

Art of Verbal & Hands-on Adjustments

Practice Teaching in a Supportive Environment

Ethics & the Yogic Lifestyle

Teaching Pranayama & Meditation

Teaching Effective Demonstrations

Modifications & the Use of Props

Anatomy for Teaching Yoga

Introduction to Therapeutic Yoga Techniques

Teaching Special Groups & Populations

The Business of Yoga

Creating Community

*Unlimited Classes with Sommer and Paul during the Winter series (1/7/20 – 4/4/20)

PROGRAM Pre-requisites

Minimum regular yoga practice of one hour, 2-3 times per week for at least one year

Desire to share the love of the practice with students

It is recommended that students complete a ‘Yoga Basics Series’ with Sommer or Paul but is not a requirement.

2019 Schedule

Friday 5pm - 8pm
Saturday 10am - 6pm
Sunday 10am - 5:30pm


Tuition & Location

Sfeer Studio 200 Britton Dr Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Tuition is $2450, due by first weekend of program (includes deposit)

Early Registration Discount is $2300 if paid in full by October 1st, 2019

Payment Plan Option: $2600 with $500 deposit due upon acceptance into program + $525 payment due at each of the first 4 weekends

How to Register

Please submit application. Upon acceptance into the program students will receive a welcome letter. A $500 deposit is required within two weeks of acceptance into the program to hold your space.