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If you are interested in entering the profession of teaching yoga and are ready to grow your personal practice to the next level, this is your opportunity! Join this growing network of national wellness professionals bringing the holistic practice of yoga and mindfulness into the community, one breath at a time! Enter your information below for more information on the Guiding Wellness Institute 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training program.

This comprehensive program offered in-person, live webinar or virtually on demand is designed to inform, equip, and inspire you while offering a therapeutic and transformational experience that exceeds the industry standard and minimum requirements set by Yoga Alliance, enhancing your own wellness experience.


Do you offer online Yoga Teacher Training?

YES! We offer in-person yoga teacher training at our campus in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and online: both live webinar and on-demand training to best suit your needs!

What is the difference between the 200 Hour and 300 Hour Program?

Anyone looking to become a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) must complete a 200 Hour RYT program. If you have already completed a 200 Hour RYT program and would like to become a RYT 500, then you can advance your study and register for our 300 Hour RYT program.

Scholarships and Special Funding: Guiding Wellness Institute is an approved school for MyCAA, Warriors at Ease and Integrative Restoration Institute (IRI). If you are looking for tuition support, please make a note on your online registration form and we will contact you to discuss the options.

How do I sign up with MYCAA? Create an account online by visiting the website provided and select Guiding Wellness Institute. Once completed, notify our office to process your payment and confirm your enrollment in the program. Create an account at once you’ve done that and have been approved you will look up our school Guiding Wellness Institute in the school portal and send us an email at For any questions or further instructions please contact our office at 910-864-6257.

What is a RYS?

A Registered Yoga School (RYS) is a designation given by Yoga Alliance to schools approved to offer 200 and 300 RYT programs. Graduates from an RYS are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT).

What is the difference between a CYT and an RYT? A CYT is a certified yoga teacher, a RYT is a registered yoga teacher. To become an RYT, you would have to complete a YTT Program approved by Yoga Alliance and then register with Yoga Alliance to practice as a registered yoga teacher. All 500 hour RYT designations require successful completion of a 200 Hour RYT program, followed by a 300 Hour RYT program.

How do I register as a Yoga Therapist? In 2016, Yoga Alliance decided that it would no longer recognize Yoga Therapy; so, if you are interested in registering as a Yoga Therapist, you will need to contact The International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) at . For all questions about Yoga Therapy, please refer to IAYT.

Do you have financial aid for your program?

Guiding Wellness Institute offers a variety of payment plans for certification programs. Contact our office directly at 910-864-6257 for more information.

How do I become a Guiding Wellness Ambassador? Wellness Ambassadors are wellness professionals who meet a set criteria and live and teach “The Be Well Way”. Complete the application online at and you will be contacted to discuss the program in detail.

What is the Guiding Wellness Network?

A national health and wellness network of professionals offering education and services through our programs to the local community. These practitioners and providers are committed to maintaining the highest level of industry standards and care offered to their community.

Where can I find a mentor?

Guiding Wellness Institute offers a Holistic Coaching and Practice/ Mentor program to all of its members and others interested in working one-on-one to deepen their experience of wellness and the art of living well. More information about this amazing opportunity can be found on our website at or by contacting our office directly at 910-864-6257.

How many hours of yoga do I have to teach before I can graduate?

You will graduate with a Certificate of Completion when all of the requirements of the program are met however, Yoga Alliance will not grant you a 500RYT designation until you have taught a specific amount of hours AND registered as a 200 hour RYT. Please visit for more details about credentialing.

Do I need to be teaching yoga in order to participate in the 300 hour training?

Many of our students choose to continue training right after completing their 200 hour program; so, it is not a requirement to be actively teaching; however, there will be a teaching requirement. So, we recommend you have a demographic to apply the tools you are learning.

Please be aware for the Certification Requirements set by Yoga Alliance as you need to teach a specific amount of hours in addition to completing this course in order to receive your 500 RYT designation. Please visit for more information about credentialing.


The Guiding Wellness Institute (GWI) offers a number of continuing education opportunities facilitated by approved Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Providers (YACEPs). In continued support of the military and first responder communities, all continuing education (CEU) offerings remain focused on serving those populations. All GWI CEU courses are required to maintain curriculums that are above industry standard, evidence-based, and accessible.