6 Best Yoga Teacher Training in San Francisco

If you want to take your practice to a deeper level, understand more about yourself and your yoga or even go on to become a yoga teacher then it’s pretty convenient to do so in San Francisco where there are heaps of local studios and yogi communities.

Here are our top 6 yoga instructor certification courses in and around San Francisco and the Bay area for you to review, most offer hybrid versions where you can mix in-person training with online zooms and video lectures, or even complete the course entirely online. This flexibility makes it a lot easier to fit the requirements of a yoga teacher training around your living schedule.


1. HotSpot Yoga


Oakland, Bay Area, San Francisco

fun group integrated pose

Contact [email protected]

From USD 2,750

Over 4 months, November, to start of March, Friday evening and Saturday / Sunday afternoons 

Vinyasa and yin yoga focused, with all certification modules covered – Anatomy, Asana and Alignment, Sequencing, Pranayama, meditation, Teaching & Learning Techniques, Sacred Texts and Healing The World With Yoga.

Hotspot 200-hour yoga teacher training in San Francisco



2. Integral Yoga Institute


Mission District, Bay Area, San Francisco

positional alignment on mat

Contact [email protected]

Tel  (415) 821-1117

Non-profit Integral Yoga Teacher Training has been certifying students since 1981. They provide a strong foundation for personal and spiritual development, as well as the skills to become a confident Yoga instructor.

Integral Yoga uses an inward, spiritually-focused form of Haṭha Yoga. The Haṭha classes cover active Hatha flow practice and the subtle practices of Prāṇāyāma and meditation.

With dates for different in-person trainings throughout the year, often with a focus on a discipline such as meditation.

Integral Institute yoga teacher trainings, Bay Area in San Francisco



3. Yoga Flow SF


San Francisco locations – Ocean Avenue, Union Street, Noe Valley –  and Walnut Creek

training class

Contact [email protected]

Tel (415) 466-6576

Prices from USD 3,300

Offering a fall and spring 200hour yoga teacher training. Known for challenging, fun and dynamic fast-paced flow classes. This training will give you a foundational knowledge about yoga philosophy, sequencing, teaching methodology, and is designed to prepare you to confidently teach, adjust and sequence vinyasa classes. By the end of the program, you will be able to teach a 60minute, well-rounded, dynamic flow class. 

This Yoga Alliance Certified Program is taught in an intensive in-person 6-week format at the Ocean Avenue studio in San Fran. It runs on Tuesday and Friday evenings and both weekend days, to suit a flexible life.

YogaFlow Teacher Trainings in San Francisco



4. Yogakula


Downtown Berkeley, CA

assisted pose in studio


Tel (510) 486-0264

Contact through web enquiry form

1700 Shattuck Ave, 2nd Floor Berkeley, CA 94709

The school provides a solid foundation in the practices, methodologies, history and philosophy of yoga.

The comprehensive training focuses on the method of teaching alignment-based hatha and vinyasa yoga. During the course you will discover and refine your authentic voice for the practice of teaching yoga to others. 

TTCs 100-hour, 200-hour, 300-hour and meditation teacher trainings are run at different times of the year. Trainings are in person at the Berkeley studio although hybrid online option is available.

Upcoming Programs

Yogakula 200-hour yoga teacher training in Berkeley, CA

100-hour immersions

300-hour yoga teacher training




5. Yoga Garden SF


Nopa / Lower Haight, Bay Area, San Francisco


Tel 415-552-9644

Contact through web enquiry form

Touted as the best yoga teacher training in the bay area the school hosts world-class teachers to help students become powerful yoga teachers and transformative leaders.

Dates are in the fall and the summer, over 1-3 months dependent on the schedule you choose.

Over 1 month it’s an every day intensive in-person course at the Nopa studio. Over 3 months it is Tuesday and Friday evenings plus weekend afternoons. So you can pick the format that suits you best. They also have 300hour modules throughout the year which can be attended as and when you wish and completed over an extended time period.

Upcoming Programs

YogaGarden teacher training in San Francisco

300-hour course modules throughout the year 




6. Soma Yoga Institute


yoga alignment work

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Price from USD 1997

In addition to their in-person yoga training in San Francisco which is awaiting dates this well established school offers online courses for you to certify from your own home and at a flexible pace. They have starting dates throughout 2022 and 2023.

They have a 200-hour therapeutic yoga teacher training which offers you the skills to explore yoga as a vehicle for change, health and self transformation. The curriculum is a mix of alignment based vinyasa flow and a foundation in hatha yoga.

With busy schedules in mind the program can be completed across 8 weeks, 12 weeks, 6 months, or 8 months. So it offers more flexibility than you will find with most other schools.

Soma Yoga Institute Upcoming Yoga Teacher Trainings


Still looking around? you could check out the yoga schools in downtown Los Angeles if the location works for you. Wherever you choose to complete your certification course – have fun and enjoy this incredible journey, it is just as much one of personal development off the mat, as it is yoga skills on the mat. And for those who prefer the idea of attending a short term YTT retreat-style away from home, more like a yoga intensive holiday, then you can check out all of those and all others here. Be Well. Namaste.


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Rosie Clearwater

Rosie has been passionately engaged with the world of yoga for a long time. She is a yoga teacher, coach & psychologist. Rosie’s passion is in combining these skills to help people return to their centre and find joy – physically, emotionally and energetically.