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Teacher Training 2023

Dive deep into the world of yoga. Discover, evolve, and emerge as a certified Yoga Teacher in just 13 weeks with our Yoga Alliance approved 200-hour training program. Guided by the expert duo, John Jay & Abigail McHugh, this could be the transformative journey you’ve been waiting for.

About the Program

Have you ever felt the pull towards teaching and sharing the magic of yoga? This program is a unique blend of time-honored traditions and modern-day practices. Here, you won’t just learn; you’ll experience. From understanding the roots of yoga, mastering meditation and breathwork, to embracing the essentials of today’s yoga classroom, every module has been curated to ensure your evolution as both a practitioner and a teacher. Additionally, our community engagement and full moon sound bath ceremonies will give you a broader sense of purpose and connection.

What You’ll Learn

  • Build a strong personal practice and learn to share it with authenticity.
  • Delve into Yoga Philosophy and History, and discover how it’s more relevant today than ever.
  • Anatomy of Asana.
  • How to design and lead intelligently sequenced classes that not only teach but inspire.
  • Meditation and breathwork techniques.
  • The essentials of turning your passion for yoga into a rewarding career.

What’s Included

Earn a respected 200hr Yoga Alliance certification in Hatha/Vinyasa.
Engage in fulfilling community projects – making a difference while learning.
3-month membership at Indie Yoga, Ocean Beach’s first hot yoga studio.
Experiential sessions in areas like Healing Touch & Aromatherapy, meditation and breathwork education.
Full moon sound bath ceremony and self-reflective journaling and shadow work sessions.
Special guest teachers throughout the course and a comprehensive training manual.


Commit with a $500 deposit, securing your place on this journey.

Tier 1 pricing: $2,295 (for the first 10 participants)

Tier 2 pricing: $2,595

Need flexibility? Ask about our payment plans. Please note, full payment is expected by the end of training.


Duration: September 13 – December 10, 2023

Weekly Sessions on:

Wednesdays: 7:00-10:00 pm

Saturdays: 1:30-5:00 pm

Sundays: 1:30-5:00 pm

Meet Your Teachers

John Jay

John Jay discovered the benefits of a regular yoga practice while playing football at the University of San Diego. After completing trainings in both Hatha and Power Vinyasa styles, John Jay began instructing in 2010. Yoga’s vast array of traditions, schools and teachers allows each Yogi to blaze their own path organically; something that continues to excite him as both a student and teacher. As Lao Tzu said, “A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.” Currently, John Jay is helping both novice and experienced Yogis evolve their practice, as both Manager of Indie Yoga and co-leader of Indie’s Teacher Training Program. Look out for his Breathwork & Ice Bath Workshops, as well as Wellness Retreats and 1-on-1 training.

Abigail McHugh

Abigail is from New Jersey, where she grappled with anxiety and depression until yoga and meditation helped me gain control of my mind and overcome my battles. These practices empowered her to master her mind, prompting her athletic and leadership-driven spirit to share her revelations with others. Relocating to Ocean Beach (OB) in 2015, she deepened her commitment by undergoing transformative Yoga Teacher Training at Indie Yoga. Watching the transformation of the hearts, mind, and spirits while building a relationship with her students is what keeps bringing her back to teach.

Learn in the Heart of Ocean Beach

Welcome to Indie Yoga, the first hot yoga studio of the Ocean Beach community in San Diego. Proud of our roots and committed to our mission, we offer a serene sanctuary amidst the vibrant buzz of the neighborhood. Here, you’ll experience the unique benefits of hot yoga in a space designed to reflect the beautiful Californian coastline.

Heat transforms — and in our hot yoga studio, it becomes an integral part of your journey. It intensifies each asana, elevates your practice, and amplifies the sense of calm and release. Additionally, we’re not just about yoga; we’re about sustainability, community, and connection. At Indie Yoga, you’re not stepping into a mere studio, but a home where every individual is cherished, every class is a collective journey, and every session brings you closer to your authentic self.

Please note that all our sessions are in-person, ensuring real connection, authentic experiences, and a community that grows together.

“Certificate in hand, I left Indie Yoga with a bittersweet feeling in my heart. I was so proud of myself and my group for everything we had gone through over the past three months. What we created over the course of teacher training was magic and I have yet to find anything in the world quite like this.”

John Trupiano, YTT Alumni