Teacher Training

 2017-2018 Align & Flow Teacher Training

With Cat McCarthy, E-RYT500

Note:  Our current Align & Flow Teacher Training is in progress

and will end June 2018.  

We plan to start our next one in September of 2018.  Tuition: $3500

Monthly Payment plans are available.

Call 936-271-1485 for more information.





The Woodlands Yoga Studio offers both RYT-200 and RYT-300 training programs and is sanctioned by Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga School.  Our RYT 200 Teacher Training program consists of 2 parts.

1) The Immersion is where you deeply explore Level 1 – Level 3 poses, learn about the history of Yoga and body bio mechanics and experience the art of meditation.  The course is open to any student who wants to deepen their practice even if they do not plan to continue with Teacher Training.  This is a requirement however, for those who are looking to move forward and earn their Teacher Training Certificate.

2) The Teaching Curriculum.  Here you will learn how to plan effective sequencing, how to give clear and concise cues, helpful modifications and strong guidance to students and so much more.

What’s an Immersion? 

The Immersion  is a 60 hour program designed to take you deeper into your yoga practice, exploring yoga history, philosophy, and anatomy in an intensive format that allows you to truly steep in the teachings of yoga.  The program consists of 4 weekends over 4 months starting in April of 2017.

Who can participate?

Anyone who loves yoga! and has some experience with it (at least 20 classes) and wants to know more.  We suggest that you begin to prepare yourself for the Immersion by taking one or two classes per week in the months leading up to the start of the course.

Though The Immersion is a pre-requisite to the Teacher Training Program, it is open to the public and therefore there is no obligation to continue on to The Teacher Training program when you are finished with the Immersion.

What is Covered in The Immersion?

During these 4 weekends you will cover:

Asana: Foundations of basic yoga poses.

Anatomy: General anatomy and an overview of body bio mechanics.

Yoga History: A general overview of how, when, and where yoga was started and how it has evolved over time including the 3 major currents.

Pranayama:  Basics Breath Work Practices and Meditation.

Benefits of The Immersion:

  • A deeper understanding of yoga and how it relates to today’s practice
  • A greater sense of empowerment and self connection within the supportive community
  • New tools of refinement to apply to your asana practice and to your life

For more information, call our business office at 936-271-1485 and speak with Sue


The RYT-200 Teacher Training Program consists of 2 parts.

  • The Immersion to explore in depth your yoga practice, bio mechanics, anatomy and history
  • The Teacher Training Curriculum

In the Teacher Training Curriculum you will learn how to…

  • Teach Yoga!
  • Cultivate and occupy a sacred space.
  • Create an environment that is conducive to transformation and supports your teaching
  • Take the seat of the teacher.  Cultivating confidence and authenticity in your teaching
  • Plan sequences for a variety of levels and types of classes
  • Instruct according to healthy bio mechanical alignment principles
  • Set a context for your class.  Conceive, develop and skillfully deliver themes that inspire your students
  • Introduce Pranayama and meditation
  • Observe common misalignments and what must be done to adjust
  • How to make adjustments, physical and verbal enhancements to poses
  • Assist a yoga class (shadowing and full assisting)
  • How to pronounce Sanskrit
  • Understand yoga history, learn its origin and how to share it with your classes in a meaningful way
  • Gain knowledge from key yogic texts and philosophies in yoga history


About The Woodlands Yoga Studio

We are the first and currently the only school in The Woodlands to be certified by Yoga Alliance for RYT-200 and RYT-300 programs.  We employ Cat McCarthy, E-RYT-500 from New York as our lead trainer for these programs thus providing you with one of the top teachers in the country.


Our Teacher Trainer: Cat McCarthy, E-RYT-500

What do The Three Stooges, four-leaf clover hunting, and wine tasting have in common?    Yoga!  according to Cat McCarthy.  Whether telling a story on the silver screen or during class, Cat makes connections between everyday details and the big picture, weaving it all into a fun, poignant narrative.

A dedicated yoga practitioner since 1993, and innovative teacher/trainer since 2002, Cat holds teaching certifications in Anusara Yoga, Kripalu Yoga, and The Barnes Method Prenatal Yoga and has studied extensively within the philosophical tradition of Rajanka Yoga.  Cat’s facilitation in NVC (Non-Violent Communication) has helped bridge her conflict resolution skills to her yoga practice both on and off the mat.  

Mixing dynamic alignment and re-patterning tools with a playful approach,Cat’s guidance is information and entertaining.  When not traversing the globe to teach yoga, this Emmy nominated filmmaker directs/produces non-fiction projects.

For more info, please visit www.catmccarthyyoga.com.


Required Reading List

Immersion 2016


  1. Bhagavad Gita – Eknath Easwaran translation
  2. The Breathing Book by Donna Farhi
  3. Key Muscles of Yoga by Ray Long Volume 1


 Teacher Training 2017


  1. Theme Weaver by Michelle Berman Marchildon
  2. Concise Dictionary of Indian Philosophy by John Grimes
  3. Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Mathews

Not Required but Highly Recommended

  1. Light on Yoga by BKS Iyengar
  2. Living Your Yoga by Judith Lasater
  3. Yoga Sequencing by Mark Stephens
  4. Teaching Yoga by Donna Farhi