200 Hour Yoga

Teacher Training

at Aluma 


Our 200-Hour Program, led by co-owners Melody Kleeman and Lisa Shealey, is designed to reveal the yoga teacher that already resides within you. By providing both teacher-led immersed yoga training AND the space to develop the skills and tools to deepen your practice individually, you will be primed to both teach AND live your yoga practice.

Why YOU?

This is for the Yoga Student who:

  • is prepared to fulfill their calling as a teacher

  • has a growth mindset

  • is ready to create experiences that heal, transform and connect with students

  • desires a community of like-minded seekers

During our weekend immersions, you will:

  • Advance your study of asana: how to practice, cue and assist

  • Learn the principles of anatomy and body mechanics

  • Build confidence in guiding students with Props & Verbal Assists 

  • Explore the Chakra System

  • Gain an understanding of Ayurveda  

  • Learn components of The Aluma Method

  • Learn to live in alignment with yoga's ten ethical guidelines, The Yamas & Niyamas 

  • Cultivate your voice, both as a teacher and as an individual

  • Build confidence through practice teaching (from day one!)

  • Gain a broader understanding of yoga history and philosophy

  • Understand the practices of Pranayama, Mantra, Mudra & Meditation 


Through SELF STUDY, you will: 

  • Absorb and interpret required readings

  • Journal your reflections 

  • Complete take home quizzes and tests

  • Prepare for Practice Teaching 

  • Practice with Aluma Instructors twice per week (additional cost)


Upon completion of this program, you will:

  • be able to confidently teach a 60 minute vinyasa yoga class 

  • have completed 200 hours of training for certification with Yoga Alliance 

  • be trained in the exclusive Aluma Method

"The best experience ever. Melody Clark is a gifted, spiritual yogi, an amazing teacher, and I would highly recommend her teacher training to anyone, whether they plan to teach or want to increase their knowledge of yoga." - Liz



Aluma Yoga

10151 York Road

Cockeysville, MD 21030
unless otherwise arranged


We will meet on the following dates.  Attendance is mandatory.


Dates & times:

  • March 12, 13, 14

  • April 17, 18

  • May 15, 16

  • June 12, 13

  • July 17, 18

  • August 14, 15 

  • September 11, 12

  • October 15, 16, 17

Friday 6-10 pm (first & last weekend only)

Saturday 9:30-4:00 pm

Sunday 10:00-4:00 pm

See Fine Print for Additional Requirements



$500 non-refundable deposit

No refunds are available.

Early Bird pricing of $2400 due by Jan 31st (Save $200)

*Cost does not include books, weekly classes, or make-up sessions*



  • Prerequisites
    Be at least 18 years of age
    Have received a high school diploma or GED
    Exhibit the ability to contribute to a safe and cohesive learning environment
    Demonstrate physical, mental, and emotional preparedness to fully participate in all required aspects of the program.
    This program has an intensive schedule and curriculum that is physically, mentally, and emotionally rigorous. You must demonstrate medical, mental, and physical readiness to fully participate in the demands of the program through completing our application process. 
    Minimum of 2 years' experience practicing yoga.
    Regular yoga practice 2-3 times per week. 
    Letter of recommendation from a yoga teacher or someone who can speak about your ability to become a yoga teacher. 

  • Certification Criteria 
    100 percent attendance
    Active class participation
    Develop a daily yoga practice through the eight limbs of yoga
    Maintain safe space for teaching and practicing yoga
    Demonstrate teaching competency and proficiency
    Exercises professional behavior and ethical conduct
    At-home assignments completed on time
    Pass quizzes and tests

  • Two classes per week are required outside of the training.  The classes must be at Aluma Yoga. If you are traveling or ill, classes must be made up. 

  • Three observations of classes taught by different teachers at Aluma are expected to be completed prior to end of training.

  • Three co-teaching experiences with Lisa and/or Melody will be scheduled with you outside of training weekends, and follow-up coaching will be scheduled, as needed.

What graduates have said about teacher training with Aluma Yoga

The Aluma Yoga RYT200 program was perfect for me. I work from home with small children and was not able to take part in an accelerated program with long hours over a short time span, but completing a training was a life goal of mine. This location was convenient and the hours doable. I was already a proud member of this studio and knew that the program would align with my values, the style of yoga that I enjoy practicing and how I hoped to someday teach. I began teaching here shortly after becoming certified and could not be happier to be a part of this community!


Melody has an excellent fund of knowledge and did a fantastic job of instructing on the fundamentals of yoga. She has allowed me to gain a foundation upon which I can add further training. I feel comfortable teaching others the skills I have acquired, which was the goal of the program.


Melody Clark is a gifted teacher and yogi. She shares from her heart and spirit, which is why so many yogis follow her and find themselves flocking to her classes. I can not recommend her teacher training or her classes highly enough. She is outstanding.

~ Cynthia

Melody Clark is a uniquely gifted yoga teacher and teacher trainer. I chose her teacher training program because her yoga classes attend equally to the body, mind and spirit. I aspire to help my students feel the way I feel after I take Melody's class and having finished her teacher training program I feel well on my way to accomplishing that.

~ Karen

Yoga teacher training was so much more that I anticipated with Melody Clark Yoga. Yoga has always made me more grounded, but my study of yoga in this program has helped me to incorporate yogic concepts throughout my day and not just during practice. Melody's guidance through this journey was supportive, challenging, and compassionate. I enrolled in the program to enhance my personal yoga practice, not being sure if I would teach in the future. After completing the program, I feel confident in my ability to teach and found that I really enjoyed my student teaching experiences. I'm looking forward to teaching in the future.  


I enjoyed the structure and timing of Aluma's training as it was held on weekends and allowed time in between sessions for practice, reading, journaling and reflection. Melody and Lisa are seasoned instructors who are knowledgeable and passionate about yoga. I also enjoyed the smaller group size which felt intimate and safe and allowed for frequent, personalized feedback. ~Stephanie

Wonderful training. Melody is a dedicated and caring teacher who takes great interest in each of her students. She encourages students to be themselves and share their own personality while developing teaching skills. I highly recommend this training program!

~ Jen

I am so grateful that I embarked on this life-altering experience with Melody Clark. She created such an amazing community and curriculum. I am coming out of her program feeling prepared to teach, more confident, more comfortable in my own skin, and surrounded by a supportive group of friends. I highly recommend working with Melody.

~ Mary



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