Yoga Alliance Teacher Training


Yoga Alliance 200 Hour Teacher Training, 2021 Schedule:

Yoga Alliance 200 Hour Teacher Training 2021


May 14th, 2021

8 Month Program, Graduates December 2021

Now Expanding in South Texas (Rio Grand Valley/ Harlingen, Texas area)

Yoga Alliance 500 Hour Teacher Training Schedule, 2021

Contact Michelle for next Yoga Alliance Teacher Training application!  361-779-0183




Why Choose the Yoga Studio of Corpus Christi?


The Yoga Studio of Corpus Christi has been operating since January of 2005. It has been the premier teaching institution of South Texas. We have offered many teacher trainings throughout the years at the studio. We are excited to share our years of experience with new and experienced teachers. The training offers a look at many different lineages and techniques. We have formed an alliance with two of the most respected studios in South Texas.  Join Michelle Acebo and Gretchen Weber for this unique opportunity to be mentored on your journey. The purpose of this Teacher Training course is to educate the Yoga Teacher in different areas that will awaken their inner knowledge and teach them to be able to tap into their own power and self-confidence so that they may be of the greatest service to the community which they serve.  We start your teaching journey early into your training in order for you to develop the skills to be a successful and confident teacher after completion of this training.  

In order for a teacher to be skilled, they must have a foundational understanding of yoga philosophy, yoga history, understanding the science of asana practice (which includes but is not limited to asana alignment, biomechanics of the body, when and where modifications are needed, when to use verbal cues and when to use hands on adjustments, understanding the importance of breath, understanding the importance of sequencing, and working with injuries) understanding the importance of having a personal practice, understanding the importance of being a good and respectful student yourself. The aim is being authentic and always having the purest and highest intentions to embrace and empower all students. A great teacher meets the students where they are and encourages them from that point. The teachers who are trained in this program will learn to guide the student to recognize and walk their edge while respecting their boundaries. The teacher will be authentic. They will say what they mean and mean what they say. The only way that we can teach others is to get into alignment is by personally experiencing alignment. Alignment may be in the body form but it is also being aligned in the way we live. It is from personal knowledge that the teacher teaches. Teacher training is a transformational experience where you develop a deeper understanding of your body, mind and heart through yoga.

The teacher training fees do not include suggested books or outside classes. We have several copies of the books suggested and will be happy to loan these to the students enrolled in the course. Each student is required to teach 10 karma hours representing the Yoga Studio of Corpus Christi training, to the general public, prior to graduation and if necessary, after graduation. 

As co-teacher of the training, Gretchen Weber (co-founder of Crossroads Yoga) will share her rich lineage from the Iyengar Tradition. She has studied extensively in the Anusara Tradition as well as studying with Christina Sell since 2008. She shares her extensive study in Sanskrit Studies under Manorama D’Alvia. Gretchen and Michelle have studied under the guidance of Manorama for many years. Manorama is the founder of both the Sanskrit Studies Method™ and the Luminous Soul Method™.


As co-teacher of the training, Rio Grande Valley Area, Pyarvin Abbasova, MD, RYT-500


 Pyarvin was trained as a psychiatrist in her home Russia. While in medical school she started practicing yoga and soon took her first yoga teacher training in Siberia. She is trained in various schools of yoga such as: Hatha yoga, Iyengar Yoga, Ahtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Tri Yoga, Yoga-therapy and got her 500RYT training from Yoga Studio of Corpus Christi.

She has more than 10 years of teaching experience she has taught group and private classes ranging from strong vinyasa flow yoga to restorative and prenatal. 

Throughout her career she organized numerous yoga, meditation an spiritual retreats in both Russia and upstate New York and is passionate about sharing her love for teachings of yoga and helping people to find balance and harmony in their mind and body. 

 Pyarvin lives in Rio-Grande Valley with her family where she teaches yoga classes and workshops, cooks plant-based meals for friends and family and serves in her community by volunteering in free clinic. 

As the facilitator of the training, Michelle Acebo (Founder and C.E.O. of the Yoga Studio of Corpus Christi and the School of Yoga) will be sharing her rich lineage from Jivamukti Yoga and various other styles from which she has had the privilege to study. The Jivamukti Yoga lineage is a physical, ethical, and spiritual practice. As a Jivamukti Yoga Teacher we operate through 5 tenants of yoga philosophy which include: Ahimsa (non-harming), Bhakti (devotion), Nada (music and/or sound), dhyana (meditation) and shastra (study of ancient scriptures). The teacher trainee will learn to teach from the heart with reverence to tradition. We always honor our teachers and those who came before them. We honor those who have helped us on our path.  You will also receive information on trauma sensitive teaching.  Michelle and Gretchen have completed Trauma Sensitive Yoga Trainings.  Michelle also facilitates mindfulness teaching to at risk youth.  You will be introduced to this concept in the 200 hour training and will dive much deeper into this subject during the 500 hour advanced yoga teacher trainings. 

We will happily share the names and numbers of the numerous students which have been through this program. We believe that references are extremely important. You are encouraged to reach out to our past students as well as checking out our reviews on Yoga Alliance Website.

This is a unique opportunity to study with two of the largest and first yoga studio owners in South Texas. We can offer a unique insight into creating a community of support, friendship, networking, and growth.

The 200 hour program is a one-weekend per month training. It is 9 months long. The 500 hour program is also a one-weekend (includes Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday) per month, training.  It is 12 months long. We feel that it is important to introduce topics, allow the students to work with the new information and support their questions as they develop their teaching skills. Meeting once a month has been the student’s favorite method of training so far!

Yoga Alliance Teacher Training 200 Hour Dates 2021

***Please note that the 2021 program will be 8 months long with two trainings in December, 2021***

Fridays: 5:00pm-9:00pm
Saturdays and Sundays: 9am-6pm

#1 May 14-16, 2021

#2 June 11-13, 2021

#3 July 9-11, 2021

#4 August 12-15, 2021


#5 September 17-19, 2021


#6 October 8-10, 2021


#7 November 5-7, 2021


#8 December 3-5, 2021


#9 December 17-19, 2021  200 Hour level Graduation Weekend

Yoga Alliance Teacher Training 500 Hour Program Dates

Yoga Alliance Teacher Training 500 Hour Dates 2021

Thursdays: 5:00pm-9:00pm

Fridays: 5:00pm-9:00pm

Saturdays and Sundays: 9am-6pm


#1 May 13-16, 2021

#2 June 10-13, 2021

#3 July 8-11, 2021

#4 August 11-15, 2021

#5 September 16-19, 2021

#6 October 7-10, 2021

#7 November 4-7, 2021

#8 December 2-5, 2021

#9 December 16-19, 2021

2022 Dates TBA  *This is a 12 month program which requires a 200 Hour Certification.*  


Investment: $3,100.00.  The tuition for the Summer Intensive is $3,300.00.  Tuition for the 500 Hour Program is $5,000.00.  Students who have graduated from past 200 Hour Teacher Training Programs through the Yoga Studio of Corpus Christi will be offered a special discount ($2,000.00 credit).  This program is non-refundable for any reason.  The program must be paid in full prior to commencement. 

If not now, then when?

Registration now open.  For more information please call 361-779-0183 or e-mail us at

There is an application process before admission to training.  Please submit the application with $500 non-refundable deposit ASAP for consideration.


Investment: 500 hour training is $5,000. The 200 hour training is $3,100 (Save $100 if paid prior to April 1, 2021~ Cash Price $3,000).  Applications require $500 non-refundable deposit. 


Dates for the 500 Hour TT are available upon request.

Graduates of the Yoga Studio of Corpus Christi’s 200 Hour Program get a significant discount toward the 500 hour program, if taken separately.  


Limited enrollment.  Applications must be approved prior to registration.

Teacher Training Staff: 

Gretchen Weber, RYT 500 Co-Teacher Trainer- Owner of Crossroads Yoga, Corpus Christi

Pyarvin Abbasova, MD, RYT-500, Co-Teacher Trainer- Rio Grande Valley/Harlingen Area

Corena Hammer, E-RYT 500Co-Teacher Trainer-National Region


Om Shantih,

Michelle Acebo, Lead Trainer, Director, E-RYT 500, Registered Jivamukti Teacher 300 Hours

Director Yoga Studio of Corpus Christi Teacher Training

Corpus Christi, Texas


***Yoga Studio of Corpus Christi

Update 2021:***


Yoga Alliance 200 Hour Teacher Training Scholarship!!!

Applications now being accepted for the May, 2021 session

E-mail to get application ($3,100 Value)

Yoga Studio of Corpus Christi’s Teacher Training leverages yoga for social impact and fosters an expansive, accessible, and equitable yoga community.

Requirements: There are no real requirements, just be prepared to answer a questionnaire  

Eligibility: Yoga Studio of Corpus Christi’s Teacher Training scholarships ask you to have a couple of years of personal yoga practice and the intention of finishing a 200-hour yoga teacher training program.

There is zero standardized testing and minimal requirements for this yoga scholarship. Just fill out a short questionnaire style application and agree to the terms and conditions of the program.


Note, that travel, accommodations, and meals aren’t included and should be budgeted for appropriately.

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