MODULE Option RYT-200 Yoga Teacher Training Nashville, TN

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 25 customer ratings
(25 customer reviews)

MODULE Option RYT-200 Yoga Teacher Training Nashville, TN

We now offer our RYT-200 program in a modular format. The exact same curriculum is taught, but it is now offered in modules so that students have more flexibility with scheduling and financial commitments.

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  • Earn your RYT 200 by taking Modules
  • Modules work like a College Degree - Read more here
  • Must take 180 hours of modules plus homework
  • Some modules are required; others are optional (same as if you pursued a degree program!)
  • List of Modules Here
  • Flexible Times! Take as long as you need to complete RYT.


  • Lead Instructors are E-RYT 200 and above
  • See bio's on our home page


  • Nashville Area School - 15 mins from downtown!
  • Find us via our Location Page


  • Courses are ongoing
  • See our next set of module dates here
  • See our calendar for all workshops.
  • Join program anytime!
  • Weekend, evening, daytime classes forming
How Do I Graduate?

  • Register for and complete each required module
  • Need help? Email or call us at 615-482-0100
  • Keep Completion Certs from Each Module
  • Turn in ALL Completed Certs after last Module


  • Modules priced depending upon modules selected
  • Pay as you go. Not due all at once.

Yoga Alliance

  • Complete all modules for RYT-200 eligibility

Who Should Attend?

  • Yogis who want to deepen their knowledge and personal practice
  • Yoga Teachers desiring a different training
  • Future Yoga Teachers


  • Anyone with a desire to share yoga can join
  • Very few modules have pre-reqs

Module Categories

More Details

  • Module and Pre-Req FAQ

Benefits of Modules

  • Start almost anytime (few pre-reqs)
  • Easier schedule and financial control
  • Take your time - No time limit for RYT completion
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25 reviews for MODULE Option RYT-200 Yoga Teacher Training Nashville, TN

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Cynthia Beers

    Mary’s RYT training is the most thorough training I’ve ever experienced in my lifetime. Not only do you get the “nuts and bolts” of yoga but you walk away with more an arsenal of things you didn’t even expect; this includes a deeper spirituality, asana awareness, and a thirst for more. I know I will be coming back again and again to get training from Mary. She’s the real deal and is one amazing woman.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Teresa Sawyer

    I researched exhaustively to find the right yoga school for me to obtain my RYT 200. Since Western medicine and culture has finally caught onto the power in the ancient healing of yoga, everywhere I turn it seems, a yoga studio or school is popping up to train teachers.

    For me, my training with Mary Irby’s White Crow yoga was specific; she provided the rudiments of the ancient practice but gave me very targeted instruction based on my interests and strengths as someone who was already a certified yoga instructor. To me, my experience was very individualized. She cared about the populations I would be teaching and helped me develop specific skills to address those students. I compare it to the difference between shopping at Home Depot-where one is a number and personalized attention and individual time is limited-to shopping at an independent hardware store. Mary invested in me with great care, unsurpassed expertise and experience, and a passion and love for yoga that is contagious.

    As an aquatic fitness instructor, an added benefit for me was to train with Mary because she too is an aquatics instructor and knows how to make aqua yoga available to populations who want to practice in the pool. In this medium, yoga opens up to those who love water and who cannot get up and down readily from the mat. I know of no other yoga school where the yoga instructor knows both yoga and water the way Mary does.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5


    Mary’s training was exactly what I was looking for. We delved into the physical aspects of poses as well as yoga philosophy and how to live the 8 limb path. Mary has to be one of the kindest people I’ve ever met, and she made the training fun and entertaining by her sense of humor, as well as turning some of the activities into games. I feel knowledgeable and confident in what I have learned and feel prepared to be a yoga teacher!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5


    I searched for a year to find the right yoga program because I wanted a school that focused on all eight limbs of yoga, not just the asanas. Within five minutes of talking with Mary, I knew White Crow Yoga was the program for me. Her knowledge and level of expertise is extraordinary and she is the sweetest, most supportive person you will ever meet. In this program, you will have fun and work very hard, but it’s worth it because you will gain a wealth of knowledge, not just a certificate. I feel so fortunate to have spent the last three months learning from Mary and I will definitely take more training courses from her in the future. If you are looking for a teacher training program or just wanting to deepen your own personal practice, I would whole-heartedly recommend Mary Irby and White Crow Yoga.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Susan tutino

    Mary is a wonderful teacher. She is knowledgeable, kind and makes learning fun. She has a positive attitude and great sense of humor.
    A lot of the activities were creative and enjoyable. Her passion for yoga shines through in her lessons.
    I also appreciated the small, intimate class size. I was free to ask as many questions as I needed and was truly seen in my process of learning.
    This was a great training and experience!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Delia Parker

    Where do I even begin? My experience with Mary was above and beyond what I could have ever expected. I knew I wanted to find a yoga training program but was not ready to commit to a program until I found Mary and White Crow Yoga. During our first conversation I knew I had found where I needed to be. Mary’s approach to teaching is compassionate, deeply knowledgable, and challenging. I appreciated her desire to dig deep and answer any and all questions. There was no question too small or too big, Mary was going to help! The work outside of training kept me accountable and was extremely meaningful and went a long way in helping me gain a greater understanding of the material covered in training; it kept me motivated and learning!

    The small class size was important to me. We were really able to hear each other and develop beautiful friendships as well. It provided a space for individuality which I loved! The conversations and sharing and learning will stay with me forever.

    This was truly a beautiful experience and Mary is a beautiful teacher!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5


    I am eternally grateful that I found Mary and White Crow Yoga. I was originally enrolled at a different teacher training program that was not the right fit for me, and by luck (and a google search) I found this program, and it seemed too good to be true.

    Now that I have completed the course, I can say that it was everything I hoped for, and more. The program is designed so well and so efficiently, that you will learn a tremendous amount of information without being overwhelmed. The amount of thought and care put into the curriculum was evident after the first day.

    I was nervous going into this, and I will say that after the first weekend, I was still a little nervous because I had no idea how I would absorb all of this new information. The way that each subject is taught continuously over each weekend, though, ensures that you will understand and retain everything. It wasn’t long before I was feeling very confident and supported from everyone in the group. Which was a GREAT group of women, by the way. I think that this type of inclusive program attracts people that are interested in learning how to teach for all the right reasons. Those that want to incorporate all 8 limbs of yoga into their teachings, and provide a judgment free place for ALL people to learn yoga.

    I could go on and on about why White Crow Yoga is so great, but I would end up writing a novel. I am a better person after taking this training, and It helped me to access a part of me I always knew was there, but didn’t know how to reach.. I know that with my education gained here, I will be able to help and teach others most effectively, and with all the teaching practice we get, I already feel at ease in front of a class.

    Thank you thank you thank you, Mary and White Crow Yoga!!

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jessica Meyer

    This training was everything I thought and hoped it would be. Making this type of investment can be a big leap of faith and I knew from the moment I met Mary that this is where I wanted to take that leap. I walked away with a strong, solid understanding and confidence in my ability to each all the styles of Yoga listed in the program description: (Multi-Level Hatha Yoga Class, Restorative Yoga, Gentle Yoga (appropriate for all levels, including seniors and those with certain health conditions), Vinyasa Flow, Prenatal and more.) Despite everyone’s panic, Mary had us teaching after the first few sessions and from that point on, the collective growth of this amazing group of women was really something special. I can’t speak highly enough of Mary’s approach and technique to teaching. She is truly a teacher for teachers. My favorite part of the program, and I know I speak for all the women in the program when I say, was the emphasis on the 8 limbs and not just asana. We spent a lot of time working through what it means and looks like to really live yoga off the mat and that is what made this such a transformational experience. I would recommend this program to absolutely everyone and anyone considering doing an RYT.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5


    I highly recommend this YTT program or any program taught by Mary Irby! The amount of information and knowledge/experience that was shared was incredible! Not only was Mary extremely knowledgeable, but she made everyone in my group (of all ages and skill levels) feel welcome and just as important as the next person…no easy feat! I’ve made lifelong friends with these gals and I know it’s because Mary was quick to create a community from weekend #1! Each weekend’s lesson plans were well organized and the schedule adhered to. We covered an amazing amount of material! I’ve emerged from this YTT program feeling extremely confident in being able to teach about all eight limbs of yoga as well as being able to offer many different yoga styles to others…and to teach to any skill level as well as those with physical limitations! I’m so glad that I discovered White Crow Yoga!

  10. Rated 5 out of 5


    I had searched both in and out of town for a RYT 200 hour training. When I found White Crow Yoga and read the description of the training, I knew imediately this was the type of in depth training I wanted. I had been practicing yoga already and was looking for much more than a piece of paper stating I could teach.
    The curriculum outline was so exciting to me. Each month I looked forward to our training weekend. As others have said, we did start teaching that first weekend. The safety and support she provided literally broke the ice for all of us to get over our apprehension. It also was the catalyst for the bond we (students) would develop throughout the training.
    The materials covered exceeded my expectations of a 200 hour TT. Mary provided teaching skills to cover a wide array of classes we would teach.
    One thing that was exciting to me as a teacher, was the accessibility of the poses I would give my students through modifications, regardless of skill level. (One of the reasons I chose this training)
    I am currently teaching and MOST of the students I have come in are beginners who need modifications and encouragment.
    Mary’s compassionate style of teaching armed with safe modifications and transitions have been invaluable to me as I teach.
    We were presented with yoga philosophy and how to live our yoga ‘off the mat’. Our study of anatomy was so fun (hard to do) and thorough, especially for a 200 hour training.

    Finally, Mary’s gift as a teacher and educator and facilitator, is what made this training so amazing. She incorporated so many fun ways to teach the material to us, as well as guide us to connect with ourselves and what we can offer as teachers and to our own lives.

    Finally, finally but surely not last. I’ve never been surrounded by so many beautiful, safe, and encouraging women (there were no men in this particular training). They are also what made this training so amazing. Without a doubt to me, Mary seems to attract really special people and I am grateful for that.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5


    After researching my options for becoming a registered yoga instructor I chose the RYT200 class at White Crow Yoga with Mary Irby . After our first conversation, I felt so comfortable and encouraged to begin the journey. The approach and concentration of detail that Mary puts in to studying the 8 limb path program is amazing. She kept the program interesting with guest speakers, special meditations, videos and activities. Mary is such an accomplished teacher and such a deep well of knowledge. She is so dedicated to every individual and ensuring their success in her program.

    The tools that she gave to me are invaluable and will be used for the rest of my life on and off the mat. We are blessed to have an expert resource like Mary so close. I was so impressed that I am sending my daughter through her program!

    Thank you Mary Irby for your passion and love for yoga and for sharing that with us in a unique and inspiring way. You are the best! Namaste

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth (verified owner)

    I had wanted to be a Yoga Teacher since I first learned about Yoga in college. Life happened and I never did anything about it. I went to Yoga classes, but felt that I had something to offer as a teacher, especially once I started my second career after my children were born as a Massage Therapist.

    I began looking around at different Yoga studios probably 9 months before White Crow Yoga showed up on a search “seemingly out of nowhere.” After reading about the program there was no question where I would get my RYT200 Yoga Certification. Mary Irby, owner of White Crow Yoga,
    is not only an AMAZING and through teacher, but she has had so much experience with not only Yoga as a practice of postures, but also in living the principles of Yoga.

    None of the other Yoga Studios I had looked at even mentioned the 8 limbs of Yoga and what it means to really LIVE Yoga. Mary lives what she teaches and it is obvious as soon as you meet her. She also was the only studio that didn’t make you pay the tuition in 3 big payments.
    She allows her students to pay on a monthly basis so that a single mother like myself was able to finally become a Yoga Teacher.

    I can not recommend this program enough!! Every aspect of Yoga is discussed and covered through her incredible program. You come away from her training 100% ready to teach a class and be the best person you can possibly be in this one life we all have.

    Thank you Mary for creating White Crow Yoga and sharing not only your extensive knowledge of Yoga, but also sharing what it looks like to LIVE yoga.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Carrie Dunn

    Jill provided a comfortable, open-minded, and creative learning environment for our RYT200 class. She was diligent in her teaching style and great at keeping us on track and answering any questions we had! Her email reminders were always thorough and it made it very easy for us to stay connected to the group.

    Bette was such a great assistant. Always prepared and thinking ahead on how she could help and add to the group. Class would not have been the same without her.

  14. Rated 5 out of 5


    I have so many good things to say, I don’t know where to begin! Jill and Bette were wonderful teachers! So kind and caring! Taking this class was one of the best decisions I have ever made! This was just what I needed in my life.

    It got a little rough through the middle, with all the learning and a little overwhelming, but I hung in there and made it! I feel as though our group became very close and all the friends I made as a result are very dear to my heart. I believe we will stay in contact for years to come!

    Now I am so happy that I will have my teaching certificate and be able to teach yoga. I would highly recommend the yoga teacher training at White Crow Yoga!

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Bree (verified owner)

    I LOVED my training with White Crow Yoga, loved the teachers, the materials provided were awesome, and I feel I had the best training in Nashville.

    Jill and Bette were awesome teachers and are very sweet people. I have a great respect for them and their knowledge and love for yoga.

    Over the course of 9 months (Feb. 2016-Oct. 2016) you get the opportunity to know each other very well and Jill and Bette’s love for yoga is inspiring! This is definitely not just a job to them! They are very real and down to earth people, and I loved having them as my teachers and getting to know them.

    I don’t have any way of comparing White Crow Yoga’s RYT Training to anyone else, but I feel that it was absolutely the perfect fit for me!!! I would highly recommend White Crow Yoga to everyone!!!

    With Gratitude,

    Bree Jewell

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Savannah (verified owner)

    I had a very pleasant time throughout the process of obtaining my ryt200 with White Crow Yoga. The lead instructors were very patient and answered all my many questions without any judgment. They made me feel safe and shared their own personal stories, tips and experiences.

  17. Rated 5 out of 5


    I have to say I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this program. I was a beginner in yoga and hadn’t put very many hours into the practice, so I was nervous that it would be too difficult for me. Thankfully, it was the complete opposite!

    Mary did a wonderful job starting with the basics and working her way up with information. I felt like the program was geared toward everyone and it didn’t matter if you were advanced or a beginner. She did a very good job teaching us the history, so we knew where yoga originated from and how we can apply that information into our classes.

    Mary also put a lot of emphasis on anatomy and how the body moves to accommodate specific poses. I loved getting to know the girls I was in class with and am so thankful that the environment was comfortable enough to allow us to get connected.

    I feel very prepared to go out and start teaching or to simply better my daily practice. I plan to complete my next trainings with Mary and can’t wait to continue to learn all the information she gives. I would absolutely recommend this program to anyone who is considering it!

  18. Rated 5 out of 5


    When searching for a yoga training, it is important to understand what you are looking to achieve. As a practicing yogi for over 10 years, I already had a deep understanding of the asanas so I wanted to know the deeper meaning, the philosophy, the spiritual connection of the mind, body and soul.

    Thru a current teacher, I learned there was so much more to the class than just the postures and this lead me to seek a yoga training that could answer those questions. Mary’s program guided me to the answers that I sought and even gave me answers to questions I didn’t know I had.

    Her understanding of yoga runs deep and her experienced helped me to reach my goals. I highly recommend her school and her programs. I will encourage students to attend all sessions and to complete all assignments over the duration of the course. The more effort and time you put it into it, the more value you will obtain from it. It is designed to bring you closer to your practice and help you teach others about the physical, mental and spiritual benefits of yoga.

  19. Rated 5 out of 5


    I chose to pursue my RYT training with White Crow Yoga because I wanted to find a program that was both professional and accessible, and Mary and her team exceeded every expectation! They poured their vast knowledge and incredible passion for yoga into each lesson in a way that kept classes fun and engaging, and they created a warm, safe learning atmosphere that allowed me to take the chances I needed to grow and make the most of this opportunity.

    I am so glad that I chose this program. It has given me the skills and confidence to share yoga in a way that will honor students coming to sessions for a variety of reasons, and it has enriched my own practice with lessons that extends beyond the mat.

  20. Rated 5 out of 5


    White Crow Yoga was the perfect program for me. In my heart, I felt that yoga was much more than just a physical practice. I wanted the whole package and that’s exactly what I got! I learned how our physical being is only a component of the whole person. It’s also about our emotional and spiritual wellness.

    Mary Irby has developed such a well-rounded teacher training. She truly cares for her students and wants them to excel and understand all aspects of yoga – from yoga anatomy to the chakras to a variety of meditation styles. After completing my RYT-200, I feel assured that I am prepared for whatever path I chose to take on my yoga journey. Thank you Mary and White Crow Yoga for believing in me and equipping me with the tools I will need to move forward confidently!

    Suzy Hopkins, RTY-200

  21. Rated 5 out of 5


    Summer of 2016 I began looking into yoga instructor schools and after examining options in my area I chose White Crow. My primary motivation was that I needed the 200 hour certification to offer yoga as an adjunct service to the trauma survivors who form the base of my psychotherapy practice. After the first weekend I discovered that yoga is so much more than the synchronization of breathe and movement. I discovered that yoga is a lifestyle that is lived off the mat. I discovered that yoga is not just a complementary therapy to traditional talk therapy, it is my passion. For the first time in my life I found a reason to want to learn about bone structure, muscles and joints. I found my people.

    The teaching style and learning environment were always based on respect and compassion for one another and self. During the training I broke my foot requiring surgery which resulted in missing one weekend. When I returned to class I was still limited in my mobility but the instructors and fellow students quickly responded with modifications and assistance. On a five star scale, WHITE CROW earns 5 STARS !!!

  22. Rated 5 out of 5


    I would whole heartedly recommend Mary Irby and White Crow Yoga if you are looking for a teacher and school to further your understanding of what Yoga is no matter what your goal is- if its teaching, or if it is just because you have heard some fancy terms used in a yoga class and you want to know more about what they are saying.

    Mary’s school is the perfect fit in my opinion for anyone- from the experienced yogi, to the new/beginner yogi. Not only does she give you the information you need to be a great yoga teacher, but I think you’ll find that through her teaching, the philosophy, and the overall curriculum, that not only will you have what you need to teach, but it will make you grow in ways you cannot imagine.

    Overall the experience was a life changing experience, I believe that going through this training will not only make my relationships with others grow, but also my relationship with myself. Words cannot express how truly grateful I am for the experience and how life altering it was!

  23. Rated 5 out of 5


    Over the past 10 months, I had the opportunity to train for my RYT200 under the direction of Mary Irby with White Crow Yoga. I am so very grateful for this experience and would highly recommend Mary and White Crow Yoga to anyone seeking a thorough training covering the “Eight Limbs of Yoga” and much, much more. Mary is a true teacher with a servant heart who takes the time to prepare her students to teach.

    Julie Norton
    Spring Hill, TN

  24. Rated 5 out of 5


    I picked White Crow Yoga for my RYT200 program for several reasons – –
    • Taken from Mary once before for a weight loss for yoga program CEC
    • Schedule/flexibility/value of the program based on others I looked at
    • Location

    These items are easy to research and look at and base your decision on – – – but what I didn’t realize after taking the RYT200 was how prepared I was to actually teach and the knowledge I gained. I am certified in a lot of different areas and many are a one day or a weekend program and you get what you pay for. Obviously this is 200 hours….but I feel like I got 400 hours worth of knowledge and always more to grow on and learn from.

    Many of my continuing hours will be through White Crow…I know I will be getting a great value and a basket full of knowledge to actually use in my classes and in life. Thank You

    Ginna French DuRard
    Personal Trainer ISSA
    Master Personal Trainer NGA
    Spinning, TRX, RIPPED, Kettlebell Certified
    Silver Sneakers (Yoga, Circuit, Classic)

  25. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jaime Zito

    This was the exact perfect experience I could have asked for. White Crow yoga is where I found my yoga tribe and the connections and knowledge that I gained in this program are irreplaceable. I truly feel like I am in a community of amazing teachers and learners who I will always be able to turn to for advice or guidance. The 200 hour program curriculum itself was also incredible. Mary was able to balance an intense focus on the 8 limbs and the spiritual/philosophical aspects of yoga while also giving us a top notch understanding of anatomy and asana to be able to be truly holistic teachers. After studying Indian religion in college then spending time in Chennai, one of my greatest complaints about the Western yoga tradition is that it has appropriated an ancient way of life into a fitness routine and a commodity; so many teachers do not have the ability or knowledge themselves to impart to their students the long history of connectedness and tradition that makes the practice of yoga what it is. White Crow Yoga is actively working against this problem, in my opinion. They are able to perfectly blend and teach a deep respect and knowledge for the tradition and lifestyle of yoga with the technical and physical knowledge to be successful as a teacher in a Western context. I would highly recommend this program to anyone, but particularly to those who embrace yoga in its fullness, as a way of life, and who hope to have the skills and knowledge to teach that approach to others. Hands-on assists and modifications were also central to our learning and for the reasons stated above, this was incredibly important and valuable to me. Yoga is not supposed to be about the youngest, most nimble person in the room who can do the best impression of a pretzel and that is what it is becoming in our context: an exclusionary and elitist club for the young and fit (and I say this as a relatively fit 24 year old). Being taught hands on assists, modifications, and an enormous amount of prop work allows me to teach to all of my students, regardless of their ability, strengths, or weaknesses, and include them in an asana practice that is just one avenue by which they can practice the expansion of their breath and mind. Again, not enough praise for this company, curriculum, those who dedicate their lives and work to running it, and to all the beautiful souls who have found this place because of a shared desire to delve into the fullness of all that yoga

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