200-HR Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training

Featuring Stephanie Snyder and Faculty

Training Overview

This training was created, written, and designed by Stephanie Snyder to super charge your own practice and spiritual development, and prepare you to intelligently and confidently guide others. Completing this teacher training will qualify you for a 200-hour Yoga Alliance certification as long as you each day of the training.

Program Overview

This comprehensive training includes daily practice and meditation, practical anatomy, philosophy, strategic sequencing, finding your voice, practice teaching, interpersonal work, and technical alignment principles.

You will dive into asana; learn basic Pranayama breathing techniques; explore sacred texts, develop your authentic teaching voice and technique; learn the anatomy of the subtle body; and discover, understand, and apply the sacred mantras.

The training will be taught by Stephanie Snyder, Nacera Mekki, and guest faculty.

Designed for those looking to complete all 200 hours in a deep-dive format, this training will take place at Love Story Yoga in San Francisco over the course of two 10-day sessions: January 22 through January 31 and February 5 through February 14. We will meet from 8am to 5pm Monday through Saturday, and from 8am to 4pm on Sundays.

The key topics covered in this 200-hour Yoga Alliance-Certified Teacher Training are:


The physical poses that reflect the inner world to the outer eye, including physical and energetic alignment; verbal and physical assists and adjusting; dynamic, efficient, and intelligent sequencing; and Sanskrit names and meanings.


Pranayama is the formal practice of controlling the breath, which is the source of our prana, or vital life force. We will focus on: teaching basic Pranayama to your students, developing your home Pranayama practice, and understanding when and why you would teach different Pranayama techniques.


Learn the how and why of meditation practice. Develop a daily practice that will stay with you for a lifetime.

Sacred Texts

We will dive into study and application of the Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, and the Bhagavad Gita.

Teaching Technique

Teach what you’ve learned in this training in your own authentic voice. In addition, we will focus on the seat of the teacher: how to hold the seat with integrity, honesty, and grace. You will develop the tools to teach to all levels, with the ability to introduce modifications (beginner) and variations (advanced) of the asana. Lastly, you will learn how to weave accessible philosophy teaching into your class.

Subtle Body

Anatomy of the Chakras, Nadis, Koshas, and Vayus.


Chanting alone and with a group. Learn the sacred mantras, what they mean, and how to use them.


Once you’ve signed up for the training, we will send you a link to the Teacher Training Application. Please complete this application as soon as possible.


Completing this teacher training will qualify you for a 200-hour Yoga Alliance certification. In order to be eligible for this qualification, you must:

  1. Complete a minimum of 90% of offered training hours; arriving late to more than two sessions will be considered an absence;
  2. Submit all assigned homework, which will be drawn from a provided reading list;
  3. Complete relevant sadhanas (personal practices) that will be given as supplemental practicum hours;
  4. Complete the test that will be given at the completion of the 200 hours.

Training Dates

  • Jan 22 - Jan 31
  • Feb 5 - Feb 14



  • $3,950  [$3,700 if registered and paid by 10/1/2020]. This includes all sessions and a 200-pg teaching manual.
  • $25 for unlimited mat and shower/sweat towel rentals during the training. $10 for unlimited yogitoes mat towel rentals. Please inquire in-studio.


Stephanie Snyder

Stephanie is the founder of Love Story Yoga, the creator of the Yoga Journal DVD, Yoga for Strength and Toning, and she is known for her inspirational teaching style. Students appreciate Stephanie’s unique ability to infuse her Vinyasa classes with yoga philosophy, conscientious alignment, and heart-felt humor. Her commitment to breath, movement, happiness, and prayer make Stephanie one of the country’s most sought after teachers.

Stephanie teaches workshops and retreats internationally, is an industry festival and conference presenter, and has been interviewed and profiled by Yoga Journal magazine, YogiTimes magazine, Fox News, Redbook, Spirituality & Health, and InStyle Magazine who named Stephanie as San Francisco’s most sought after yoga teacher. She presents at colleges and universities as an expert on the subject of yoga and has written numerous articles for industry leading publications.

Stephanie resides in San Francisco where she has been teaching yoga since 2000. She is indebted to her beloved teacher Sri Dharma Mittra for sharing with her the real heart of the practice. She has also been deeply influenced by Richard Rosen, Tias Little, Nicolai Bachman, and Ramanand Patel.

Nacera Mekki

Nacera has been practicing yoga for over 15 years and teaching for 9 years. She has completed 500 Hours of Vinyasa training with Les Leventhal and Stephanie Snyder, and 200 Hours of Kundalini with Gurmukh.

She is highly committed to translating yoga into an accessible and relevant practice both on and off the mat. Her class provides challenging sequences to allow students to explore their boundaries and to find their potential to overcome difficulties.

She encourages students to look within to find their own wisdom and strength to guide them through their practice. Her class is for everyone at any level, as she offers modifications and emphasizes the importance of proper alignment. She provides an enriching and meaningful experience each time you join her class.