Dharamsala TC

200 Hour

Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training

Our Teacher Training program is designed for those who wish to become a yoga teacher as well as those who wish to deepen and advance their practice. We will cover alignment, yoga philosophy, anatomy and physiology, sequencing and cueing, and the business and ethics of yoga. Our intent is to create a truly transformational experience that helps you meet your goals but also contributes positively to your lifestyle and relationships.

Yoga teacher training class at Dharamsala TC

What is the schedule for the 2024 Teacher Training?

This teacher training is designed to be woven into your life. We will meet roughly a few weekends per month (Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday) with intermittent sessions on Monday evenings. 

Mondays and Fridays will always meet from 5:30-9:00p at the Robinwood location. Saturdays and Sundays will meet 10a-5p at the Front St location. In addition to these training dates, 32 classes will need to be taken during the three months of training and several practice teaching sessions and community teaching opportunities will be scheduled based on group availability. The dates and times can be found on page three.


• Alignment
• Philosophy
• Anatomy + Physiology
• Sequencing + Cueing
• Business + Ethics of Yoga

yoga teacher giving adjustments
Girl doing side angle pose in yoga class

How much does the program cost?

The early bird rate is $2950 until July 31, 2024.

The regular tuition rate is $3200 from August 1-August 31.

Your application and $250 nonrefundable deposit (which is applied toward tuition) must be received by August 31, 2024 to participate.

Payment plans are available and can be tailored to each individual so long as tuition is paid in full by the end of the program, November 24, 2024. Please contact the studio to set this up: info@dharamsalatc.com.

Meet your Facilitators

Jenna Morris

Jenna Morris

Jenna knew from a young age that she wanted her career to be driven by her passions. After art school in Chicago and a brief stint in advertising, she left graphic design to pursue yoga and fitness and never looked back. Since 2007, she has been leading private and group yoga and fitness classes, facilitating yoga teacher trainings, managing yoga studios, mentoring instructors, and holding retreats.

Jenna’s classes are safe yet challenging, fun yet introspective, balanced yet adventurous. She is dedicated to teaching the practice of yoga as a gateway to living life in its most expressive form. Jenna has a friendly and approachable demeanor that aids her students in the more challenging moments of class. Her intention is to continuously invite her students to explore the depths of their bodies and the layers of their souls.

Jenna currently resides in Traverse City after spending 18 years in Chicago and Southern California. While her full time job is in the corporate side of boutique fitness, her heart will always be guided by her love for yoga and undying pursuit to live life to its fullest. When not teaching, you can find her on the trails, cooking or baking, paddleboarding, and soaking up the NoMi life.

Tina Metropoulis

Tina Metropoulis

Tina is an osteopathic physician and yoga teacher from Michigan. She found yoga when searching for a way to balance running and teaching group fitness classes. As for many others, her primary interest was the physical application of yoga. However, she soon realized the profound impact yoga had on her overall sense of well-being and peace. Her initial exposure was in an ashtanga and power vinyasa studio. Vigorous practices are still enjoyed, but has grown to deeply appreciate restorative and gentle classes as well.

Tina has taught movement for twenty years and yoga for twelve, after completing her teacher training at Hilltop Yoga in Lansing. At the time, she also had begun her medical residency. Her yoga practice taught her the importance of mindfulness in finding stillness and reducing stress.

Seeing the role yoga played in her own life, Tina is grateful to share this practice with others. Her background as a family physician and neuromusculoskeletal specialist lends itself to a unique perspective in the yoga studio.

Classes with Tina build of sense of community, and she fosters a nurturing and welcoming environment. Connecting to your strength, finding stillness, and increasing your self-care practices are goals of her practice.

Rebecca Rankin

Rebecca Rankin

Rebecca Rankin brings to our training her extensive experience, compassionate spirit, and profound dedication to the art and science of yoga. She is an E-RYT 500 yoga teacher and has been teaching yoga full-time since 2006.  Rebecca has had the privilege to co-lead teacher trainings throughout the country and central America.

Rebecca Rankin’s role as a facilitator extends beyond her extensive knowledge of yoga postures; she offers a holistic perspective that integrates physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. Within a supportive and transformative learning environment, Rebecca’s approach is deeply experiential, encouraging self-inquiry and personal reflection. Through guided discussions, contemplative practices, and interactive sessions, she creates a nurturing space for you to explore the philosophical dimensions of yoga, fostering a deeper understanding of the mind-body connection and 

the holistic nature of yoga.

Throughout the training, Rebecca’s engaging and insightful sessions will unravel some of the profound principles of yoga, helping you connect with the essence of this ancient practice and integrate its wisdom into your life and teaching. Drawing on her experience in various yoga traditions, Rebecca will help you develop a well-rounded and adaptable approach to teaching, empowering you to guide diverse groups with confidence

Join Rebecca Rankin on this transformative journey as you delve into the heart of yoga teaching. Let her guidance inspire you to explore your full potential as a yoga teacher, and emerge from this training with a greater understanding of yoga’s transformative power both on and off the mat. This training is not just about becoming a teacher but about embracing a lifestyle that reflects the true essence of yoga.

What you get with 200HR  Yoga Teacher training

Frequently Asked Questions

What level of yoga experience do I need to participate in Dharamsala TC’s 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training?

We require students to have a minimum of one year of consistent yoga practice. All skill levels of yoga capability are welcome.

Is it OK to participate in Teacher Training if I don’t want to teach in the future?

Absolutely! Many students take Teacher Training as a way to deepen and enhance their relationship to yoga and to themselves. All paths are welcome.

What if I can’t attend some of the sessions?

We will allow a small amount of days to be made up while still being able to receive the certificate.

How do I register for Yoga Alliance after the training?

We are an accredited yoga school through Yoga Alliance. Once you complete all 200 hours and pass the test out, you will receive a 200hr Dharamsala TC certificate, which will be eligible to register for a Yoga Alliance 200 RYT credential.

Is membership included throughout the duration of training?

Yes! An unlimited membership is included for September, October, and November so you can be an avid student and complete your ancillary hours.

Are there any additional costs to participate in Teacher Training?

Books from the required reading list and student insurance are not included in the cost of training.

What style of yoga does the training cover?

The Dharamsala TC 200hr Teacher Training is a vinyasa-based all-levels training that will educate you in leading safe, effective, and fun group and private yoga classes.

Who is leading the Teacher Training?

Jenna Morris, Tina Metropoulos, and Rebecca Rankin are the lead facilitators for this program. Guest facilitators will be peppered in throughout the course.

Is this program online at all?

There will be a handful of sessions that occur on Zoom based on the location of particular guest instructors.

How do I apply for the Teacher Training program?

Fill out the online application (below) and submit your non refundable $250 deposit (which is deducted from your overall tuition). We will be in touch within a week to confirm your enrollment and look forward to welcoming you as a student!

Additional questions can be directed to info@dharamsalatc.com

Yoga Teacher Training Traverse City

How to Apply

Fill out the online application (below) and submit your non refundable $250 deposit (which is deducted from your overall tuition). We will be in touch within a week to confirm your enrollment and look forward to welcoming you as a student!

Teacher Training Application

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We are a Yoga Alliance Accredited yoga school.


Two Traverse City Locations!

869 Robinwood Court

319 Front Street

Traverse City, MI 49686


(231) 421-3808

Open Hours

Monday        6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday        5:30 am – 7:00 pm
Wednesday    6:00 am – 7:00 pm
Thursday       5:30 am – 7:00 pm
Friday            6:30 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday        8:00 am – 11:00 am
Sunday          8:30 am –12:00 pm

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