In-Person 200 Hour Yoga Training 



"This program was more than I could've dreamed of for beginning my yoga teacher journey. Melissa teaches you the practical side of leading people through different yoga experiences while also holding space for adding the cozy and finding and leaning into your authentic voice. She embodies what she teaches and makes everything she shares potent. You are worth this investment and this journey. Thank you for being you and showing up authentically. You embody what you teach and speak so much wisdom because you live it. Thank you for being lighthearted, seeing and honoring the light in people and calling them up, meeting them in their fullness and reminding them. You truly are a beautiful soul." -Shannon, 200 Hour Graduate

ENROLLMENT OPEN FOR SPRING 2024 In-Person Group Training  



Learn to teach yoga that is inclusive, adaptive, and meaningful...

Yoga that is anatomically sound and therapeutically grounded. By participating in this profound learning experience, you will experience a transformational endeavor within while enhancing your capabilities as a well being practitioner that prepares you in serving others, professional innovation, and showing up in your authentic alignment. Our unique philosophy integrated within our programs guide our community in Vedic Foundations of knowing your nature and teaching through your soul signature style.

Perfect for both aspiring teachers and curious practitioners, our 200 hour program is open to those looking to enhance and expand the way they show up for themselves and for others. With a basis in the holistic application of yoga, this training incorporates innovative research in biomechanics and neuroscience while emphasizing the skill in creatively adapting sequences to the student population that you feel called to serve. 

This program is designed to compliment approaches already being used in client and patient centered professions with a focus on mind body medicine, mindfulness and yogic interventions. (The integrative components of this training are based on the program being authored and led by a certified Yoga Therapist through the International Association of Yoga Therapists with speciality training in functional yoga and the holistic application of yoga as a complimentary medicine; not derived from our status as a RYS with Yoga Alliance Registry.) With over  100 5-Star reviews on Yoga Alliance, MelMarie Yoga's Adaptive Trainings are devoted to career success, integrative nourishment and professional development of student trainees and teachers. This 200 Hour Adaptive Teacher Training is a comprehensive and inspirational program that will transform your practice while deepening your understanding of yoga.

Training Details

Over the past few years, we are so excited to see the efficacy and impact that we originally worried would be lost online in 2020 but evolved into an powerful training experience making this work more accessible and personalized for students going through the programs. Those with unpredictable schedules or looking for flexibility were now able to enjoy a personalized training experience and attain their certification. With feedback from our community we wanted to blend the best of both worlds: In Person AND the Module Format. We intend this hybrid program to be a way to continue making this work more accessible AND providing the highest quality of person-centered training where students receive ample 1:1 support and spaciousness to grow in a schedule that works for them in addition to our in person weekend dates.



Training at House of Healing

Times: Saturday 1-9pm 


May 11

June 8

August 3

September 7

September 21

October 5

November 2

December 7

January 4,5


EARLY BIRD: $3450 (payment plans) 

Payment Plan Option: Pay $500 to Reserve Spot 

EARLY BIRD PAY IN FULL: $3250 (save)

Full Tuition After 4/15: $3650 

15% Military Discount | MYCAA Scholarships Apply

Email or call 7049620771 for more information and to receive the welcome packet. Spaces are limited. First come, first reserve. 

Through the journey you will receive: 

Residential + Hybrid Training Experience, Manual, 1:1 Mentoring with Mel, full access to the virtual studio on demand classes, access to our graduate benefits group, and more. Find Your Cozy with Mel and learn to live like you practice, expand range of motion for both mind and body while deepening into your self care and personal transformation.


Training at House of Healing

Times: Saturday 1-9pm 


November 11

December 9

January 13

February 10

March 2

April 13

May 4

June 15

July 13, 14


Through the journey you will receive: 

Residential + Hybrid Training Experience, Manual, 1:1 Mentoring with Mel, full access to the virtual studio on demand classes, access to our graduate benefits group, and more. Find Your Cozy with Mel and learn to live like you practice, expand range of motion for both mind and body while deepening into your self care and personal transformation.

Love Notes

"I was drawn to MelMarie Yoga Academy due to her training as a Yoga Therapist and her engagement in integrative modalities (holistic services for healing). At the time I was in my master's program for Integrative Medicine and wanted to delve deeper into mind-body practices to support my future clients holistically. Evidence-based practices and science is important to me and aids how I help my clients heal chronic illness. Melissa was able to provide sound practices from research. 

Most importantly, I joined a journey of personal growth, built both physical and spiritual confidence, joined a community of women that shard my values, and curated discernment in my own career on how I serve others. I graduated with my 200RYT in August of 2019 and fully recommend her Academy and services for those seeking healing opportunities outside of the traditional realm of health care. 

And Melissa is a gem! I have had the opportunity to have her both as a mentor and to work beside her on projects to support our community. Her programs are genuine and approachable! She inspires more within you then you will ever expect to gain."  - Donnelle, Integrative Medicine Provider

"Teacher training has been more than acquiring skills and knowledge. The benefits that transcend skill makes sense—as Melissa says, “yoga does what yoga does,” but I was not fully prepared to receive the changes that would come to me personally in terms of my lens. How I see my clinical work, others, and myself is different. This is my favorite part. I’m willing to bet that most teacher training is transformative in many positive ways, but I am grateful to have had this experience with Melissa." -Maria, PHD, LPC

"MelMarie Yoga Academy has been the biggest blessing in my life to date. I have been wanting to earn my RYT for quite some time, but, since I am Active Duty military, I could not attend a standard school with a set schedule. Melissa, a military spouse, understood my job and equally my passion and worked with me to accomplish my goals. Not only was her understanding a blessing, but the content of her course was as well. Since adaptive yoga is different from a traditional practice, so is Melissa's course material. Yes, of course you will learn yogic history, poses, ect., but the scientific, evidence based information on the benefits of yoga and meditation was invaluable to me as a health practitioner. Melissa knows her stuff and is more than willing to not only share, but engage in intellectual discussions that I will cherish for years to come. Her passion for yoga and investment in the wellness of others is unequaled in my experience and I look forward to learning more from her." - Megan Brown

"This experience has been so positive all around. It taught me to look inside, check within myself more. I have learned to teach to a wide variety of people and am not scared to do so! I have grown so much of the last nine months. From learning more about accepting myself and others for who they are. To learn how to use yoga as a healing tool and a way to move through my emotions, feelings, pain. This has been so incredible and I am so happy I made this spontaneous decision. This was worth everything." -Kathryn, RYT 200

"I knew that going into this yoga training would help me learn a lot about myself but I didn't realize how much. I thought I was going into it to learn to give to other people to help them heal their mind body and spirit but the insight this class & melissa has given me personally has no price tag. If you truly have a yearning to explore meditation and healing the mind and body through yoga, whether you want to be a teacher or you just want to learn for yourself, i definitely recommend Melissa Aguirre. Her wisdom, patience, and love for the practice and people is far beyond her years and I can't wait to continue learning from her." -Natasha, RYT 200

"I loved the way it was set up over nine months. It really allowed for me to dive into the experience. It never felt rushed, or forced. It truly allowed for all the information to sink in and resonate into my life. I loved this experience and the knowledge that was shared and am forever grateful for that." - Ariel, RYT 200

MelMarie Yoga Academy's Adaptive Flow Training Program is a Registered School with Yoga Alliance. Graduates of this training will become certified yoga teachers and will be eligible to register at the RYT-200 Level with Yoga Alliance.

Why Train With Us?


Our training programs provide access to 1:1 mentoring throughout the training calendar to ensure students receive relevant application, transformational tools, therapeutic process, and empowered career development that edifies the trainee from within. All of our training  provides self reflection, inquiry and awareness into elevating how students can stand in their authentic voice as a teacher while sourcing wisdom directly from the ancient wisdom teachings of India.


Our program provides a flexible learning environment that can be adaptable with the trainee's personal schedules and needs. Our courses are available also through live stream on zoom making accessibility available. 


Our programs are designed to equip you in applying adaptive yoga into career fields or as adjunct into many professions including medical, military, corporate, mental health, education, hospitality and more.


Our programs provide access to resources and communities around the world to inspire, nourish and support your personal and professional goals. MelMarie Yoga is partnered with non-profit Trinity Healing Foundation aiding in connecting teachers into deeper ways to serve communities and opportunities that provide our graduates unique ways to apply their training. We also offer post-graduate communities and resources and prioritize our graduates in filling community requests and jobs. 


Students training from out of state have the opportunity to train through our livestream and virtual access. We especially serve military spouse communities and are able to support those going through PCSs, moves and transitions that may make normal training formats difficult to access. If you are a military spouse, you may be eligible for a full scholarship for tuition. Email for more information. 

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