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200-Hour Advanced Studies - 2018 - 2019


FALL SESSION (100+ Hours) – 09/08/18 – 01/10/18


The total program, which includes both a Fall and a Spring session, comprises over 250 total hours of instruction in training, teaching methodology, yoga techniques, yogic philosophy and anatomy. Continue reading here for more program details.

The FALL session begins September 9th, 2017 and ends on January 4th, 2018.


The SPRING session begins on February 9, 2019 and ends on May 30, 2019.


Downtown Yoga is a Yoga Alliance Registered Teacher Training School. The Advanced Studies program has been specifically designed to exceed the 200-hour Teacher Training program standards for registration with the Yoga Alliance.


This will be our 14th year of the Advanced Studies Program at Downtown Yoga.


All interested parties should contact Kate Coughlin, Director - for further information at 925-819-9983 or email at 

2009/2010 Advanced Studies Graduates

Fall 2009 Class
Back Row - Jim Coughlin, Kanta Sud, Danielle Perry, Susan Hart, Elizabeth Simmons. 

Front Row - Aurora Mathias, Stefanie Koenig, Shiraz Eaton, Kalpana Prashar, Patricia Maruko, Nicole Keltsch and Kate Coughlin

Spring 2010 Class

Back Row - Melissa Graycar, Danielle Perry, Kate Coughlin, Elizabeth Simmons, Susan Hart.  

Front Row - Aurora Mathias, Patricia Maruko,
Himanie Limaye
2008/2009 Advanced Studies Graduates


On June 4, 2009 the following students completed the 2008/2009 Advanced Studies Program. 

Pictured - Back Row: Irene Hodge, Rick Kerndt, Casey Schrodetzki, Shiraz Eaton (continuing 2009/2010), Karen Baker. 
Front Row: Praveena Chinthaluri, Arleen Law, Kate Coughlin, Kanta Sud (continuing 2009/2010, Kalpana Prashar (continuing 2009/2010). 

Not pictured: Vivian Shafer.

2007/2008 Advanced Studies Graduates


On June 5, 2008 the following students completed the 2007/2008 Advanced Yoga Studies Program. 

Pictured back row: Sharon Turner, Marilyn Steppe, Kan T., Suzi Potts, Kate MacKinnon, Kate Anderson. Pictured front row: Crystal Bogni, Arlene, Wu, Toni Gabriel, Kate Coughlin, Jim Coughlin and Robert Garrett. 


Not Pictured: Linda Woolsey

2006/2007 Advanced Studies Graduates


On June 7, 2007 the following students completed the 2006/2007 Advanced Yoga Studies Program:

Robert Garrett, Stacy McGinty, Stacey Ristow, Lynn Kozma, Melony Bravmann and Lori Pirri.  Congratulations to all!


2005/2006 Advanced Studies Graduates


On June 1, 2006 the following students completed the 2005/2006 200-hour Advanced Studies Program:

Marie Beauchemin, Connie Chow, Jim Coughlin, Dominque DeLaRocha, Geraldine Dunphy, Bruce Gordon, Angela Hinz, Stuart Mensinger, Michelle Mole, Kate Moore, Jane Murphy, Holly Pelissier, Mary Riordan, Patricia Roberts, Mollie Schrodi, Lucy Smith, Suzann Sylvester, Linda Tacy and Taisha Weber.