Teacher Training


200-Hour Yoga Teacher Certification from Raja Yoga

Our Teacher Training fulfills the Yoga Alliance RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) 200-hour requirement. 

Passing the Torch

Training yoga teachers and yoga therapists is my way of passing on the knowledge I have gained from integrating yoga into my medical practice for over 40 years. For decades, I have witnessed the transformational and healing power of yoga help people with both mental and physical health problems. The knowledge of how to heal one’s self is inherent in the practice of yoga. It's always been my goal to see this knowledge integrated into both our health care system and our educational system.

– Kari Rollins, D.O.

In 2020, Raja Yoga Fort Worth’s 200-Hour Teacher Training will be taking a journey into the heart of an ancient tradition grounded in the light of modern scientific advancements. Dr. Rollins draws on her background in many yogic traditions and her 40 years as a physician to distill a unique style focused on wellness of mind, body and spirit. We will explore and learn to teach a variety of techniques including asana, pranayama, mudra, bandha, kriya, mantra and meditation. 

Dr. Rollins has a deep relationship with the transformational power of Kundalini yoga, which is the core of our training, but she has also integrated aspects of the Hatha, Restorative and Trauma Sensitive yoga traditions. 

As a student you will be invited to join us in a powerful group experience through which you will learn invaluable life skills, deeply explore and integrate your own mind and body, connect with community and have a direct experience of Sat Nam, your true nondual nature. Raja Yoga Fort Worth will support you with an opportunity to expand, elevate and transform in a safe and nurturing container as you explore the inner transformation of becoming a teacher. 

This training is open to students at all levels of experience who wish to create a positive change in themselves and in their relationship to the world. Learn to ground yourself with powerful practical tools and time-tested sacred technologies. Come to a new level of learning and enter the path of mastery as a teacher. Learn how to shift into a heart centered life of mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health, meaning and true abundance. 

Teacher Training Curriculum

This course forms the foundation for you to grow into a self-actualized, self-aware and self-realized human through the exploration of yogic practices and lifestyle to awaken to your true potential.

A comprehensive introductory course in the theory and practice of yoga and meditation including the skills of a teacher. Training consists of: 180 hours of classroom instruction and 20 hours of independent study, seva (service projects), a 40-day meditation to be completed during the course, an experience of early morning sadhana and an all-day Transformational Karmic Release meditation experience. 

“If you are quiet enough, you will hear the flow of the universe. You will feel its rhythm. Go with this flow. Happiness lies ahead. Meditation is key.”     – Buddha 


Core Components of the Raja Yoga Teacher Training

The Eight Limbs of Yoga as taught by Patanjali including:

Asana, the body postures and proper alignment. Pranayama, the control and expression of life force with the breath. Bandha, the locking of the physical and non-physical body and energies. Mudra, yogic gestures. Mantra and Naad, mind protection and sound current to regain control of and elevate the mind. Kundalini Kriya and Meditation, combining all the limbs for specific and reliable outcomes.

Yogic Philosophy and Lifestyle
An overview of the history, philosophy and practices of the yoga tradition and practice. An introduction to how this sacred technology can be harnessed for personal healing and how it might be used by a yoga therapist. A chance to embrace a yogic lifestyle (living the practice: in relationships, with diet and nutrition, cleansing and a code of ethical conduct, yamas and niyamas).

Essential Anatomy and Function
Anatomy of the physical body, its purpose and function taught by a physician: the respiratory, nervous, immune, musculoskeletal, circulatory, endocrine, and digestive systems as they relate to the practice and teaching of yoga. Esoteric anatomy of yoga: the energetic and spiritual matrices of the energetic body and the etheric systems of the body including the chakras, nadis, the energies that flow within (pranas and vayus) and the ten bodies.

Becoming a Teacher
The skills and techniques to become an effective instructor, ethical guidelines, class structure, practical strategies for teaching beginners from many populations, curriculum development, and the role of the teacher in facilitating successful student outcomes. Connecting to the line of teachers stretching back into antiquity.

Practical experience teaching yoga in a relaxed, welcoming environment under the supervision of Dr. Rollins and staff, receiving written evaluation and student feedback. 

Weekend Dates & Schedule

February 14-16  |  March 20-22  |  April 17-19  |  May 15-17  |  June 19-21  |  July 17-19

August 14-16  |  September 18-20 


Friday  6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 

Saturday  8:30 am - 4:30 pm 

Sunday  8:30 am - 4:30 pm 

Course Tuition

Alternative payment options may be arranged. Please contact Kevin Sapp, at 682-710-2225 for details.

Teacher Training Information Sessions

Join Dr. Kari Rollins and John Stockberger for our 

2020 Raja Yoga Fort Worth Teacher Training Information Sessions

Get all your questions answered!

Next Session is on Sunday, December 22, 2019 at 11:30am

Be our guest and attend the 10am class beforehand.