A minimum of 1.5yrs of a consistent yoga practice (minimum 3-5 days per week.)
You must have a 200-hour certification from SmartFLOW Yoga, or from another certified school. If your 200-hour training is from another school, you have TWO options: 1) you will need to complete Abhyasa, Part I of the SmartFLOW training program. In this case the 100 hours from Abhyasa will be credited towards your 300-hour SmartFLOW Yoga certification. OR 2) If you received your RYS 200-hour TT certificate from a school other than SmartFLOW Yoga, we respectively request that you complete our Online Training, The Heart of SmartFLOW Yoga. It is a 15-hour course on YogaGlo; these 15-hours are non-contact hours in the RYS curriculum. Those hours and any other SmartFLOW trainings can be used towards your Advanced Certification at SmartFLOW or serve as CEUs.
No problem! Our 200-hr training is ideal for those who love yoga, teachers and future teachers! If you want to delve deeper into the study of yoga, and take your practice to the next level, the 200-hr for foundation is a great place to start.
All our trainings begin with a morning practice, the heart of Yoga. For our 200-hr trainings, afternoon labs are spent with a philosophy discussion, lessons on functional anatomy, introduction to hands on assists, basic pranayama practices, foundational exercises on the art of intelligent sequencing and practice teaching. In the advanced 300-hr modules, afternoon labs are designed to further your understanding in the specific topic of that module; for example SamKrama afternoons will be spent dissecting the arc of a well-made sequence, building creative themes, etc., while Pranify will delve into breathing practices.
The 200-hour Training is foundational: for anyone who wants to take their practice to a new level: teachers, future teachers, and lovers of yoga. Part 1, Abhyasa, will establish you in the classical practices of yoga, informed with a modern and in-depth understanding of the anatomy of the body. Part 2, Vairagya, invites you into the philosophical underpinnings of Yoga, and gives you the tools to sequence and instruct a SmartFLOW Yoga class with confidence and grace. You will fall in love with your practice (again!) and inspire others to do the same.

The 300-hour Advanced Training is designed to bring your teaching to a deeper and more refined level. Your practice will catapult forward in its subtlety and power; your teaching will advance in your ability to assess, instruct and adjust, as well build creative and transformational sequences, classes and workshops. In addition to training with Annie, you will also have the opportunity to study with many world-class teachers–friends and colleagues of Annie’s that supplement the specialty modules.
The Advanced Training is offered in modules or varying lengths, and in specific and specialty topics, from as short as a 10-hour 2-day, to 100-hour 11-day module. In addition you may accrue hours from many of Annie’s workshops at conferences and festivals around the world. Online courses at Glo offer non-contact YA hours as well.
Completing your 200-hour with SmartFLOW (or another RYS 200) along with our 300-hour Advanced Training, will make you eligible to register as an RYT 500.

If your 200-hour training is from another school, you have TWO options: 1) you will need to complete Abhyasa, Part I of the SmartFLOW training program. In this case the 100 hours from Abhyasa will be credited towards your 300-hour SmartFLOW Yoga certification. OR 2) If you received your RYS 200-hour TT certificate from a school other than SmartFLOW Yoga, we respectively request that you complete our Online Training, The Heart of SmartFLOW Yoga. It is a 15-hour course on YogaGlo; these 15-hours are non-contact hours according to the RYS curriculum. Those hours and any other SmartFLOW trainings can be used towards your Advanced Certification at SmartFLOW or serve as CEUs..
Completing your 200-hour with SmartFLOW (or another RYS 200) along with our 300-hour Advanced Training, will make you eligible to register as an RYT 500.
As soon as you know you are ready, reach out! To register for your 200-hr teacher training, please contact the hosting studio. To register for your 300-hr teacher training, please email us at annie@annicarpenter.com and let us know you are ready to begin your advanced training w SmartFLOW and we will connect you w the office to help get you started on the best plan for you..
Not just yet. You have received your training under the SmartFLOW school, so your style of teaching will reflect that. You can register with Yoga Alliance to become a RYT. Once you have completed your 300-hour of SmartFLOW teacher training, you can then apply to become a certified SmartFLOW teacher.
Depending upon your travel flexibility and where you live, the 200-hour program could be completed in as little two 11-day intensives, or you may choose weekend formats over the span of 3 months. You may also do Abhyasa Part 1, in one calendar year (in either format) and Vairagya, Part 2, in the next year.
All of our 200-hr formats cover the same content and meet the required Yoga Alliance standards.
The 300-hour program consists of 15hr weekend modules, 5-7 day 35/50hr intensives & 10-12 day 100hr intensives. You can create a program that works with your life calendar, and choose special topics to pursue based on your interests. The Advanced Training program could be completed in as little as 3 11-day intensives or in up to 3 years, depending on your life rhythm.
We require that you complete the 200-hour program in a maximum of 2 years and the 300-hour program in a maximum of 3 years. All modules must be completed to meet both the RYS 200 & RYS 300 curriculum requirements. Of course, special circumstances may arise; please contact us directly if you need an extension.
In order to graduate the program you must be paid in full and fulfill the following requirements:

• Attendance of in-class teacher training sessions

• Successful completion of homework, quizzes, in-class and take-home final exams

• Participation in a final in-class practice teaching practicum

Yes, we are a Yoga Alliance Registered School at the 200 and 300 hour level. Once you receive our certificate of completion, you can submit your SmartFLOW Yoga certificate to Yoga Alliance for registration. Completing your 200-hour with SmartFLOW (or another RYS 200) along with our 300-hr Advanced Training, will make you eligible to register as an RYT 500.
Yes, all of our modules can be applied to our current program. We will ask that you complete the required homework assignment for that module in order to receive credit for the hours.
Yes, the 200-hour training is lead by Annie or her lead trainers.
For the Advanced Training, in addition to training with Annie, you will also have the opportunity to study with many world-class teachers – Annie’s colleagues and friends – that are Trainers in Annie’s RYS program.
Yes, we offer one partial scholarship per training to prospective students. The scholarship is to 25% discount off the full tuition. The position is an In-Training Assistant (ITA), whom will report directly to the lead assistant and be responsible for attendance and have other support duties for the training. To apply for a scholarship, please contact us directly to apply.
The SmartFLOW Teacher Training manual is included in the price plus a temporary membership to Glo for online content with Annie.
You will need to purchase additional reference books.
200-Hour Required Reading:
The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, Chip Hartranft
The Key Muscles Of Yoga (Volume 1), Ray Long

300-Hour Required Reading:
Varies per module and will be announced with the studio welcome letter.

To obtain a certificate of completion, you must attend 100% of the classes to comply with the Yoga Alliance requirements. We do understand that sometimes there are unforeseen conflicts. We have options:
1) either a private session at an additional cost (only two sessions of private instruction, regardless of hours, are allowable and are subject to trainer availability)
*1 hour private = 1-4 hours of missed time,
*1.5 hour private = 5-6 hours of missed time
*2 hour private = 7-8 hours of missed time
and/or
2) online sessions plus any additional writing assignments designed specifically to make up what you have missed, as needed. A maximum of 20% of your contact hours from any training may be made up in this way.