Devata 200 HR Teacher Training

A Yoga Training for the Adventurous at Heart!

Our foundational Yoga Teacher Training Program will help to enrich your yoga practice, expand your knowledge of yoga teachings and philosophy, and support you in discovering your unique voice and teaching style – all while experiencing a little adventure along the way!

Our modular training program provides you with a dedicated opportunity to immerse yourself into your yoga practice! The unique hybrid format of our program allows for personal transformation and growth on and off your mat. Get ready to dig deep, learn a lot, and experience new adventures while also working hard and having a lot of fun along the way! Your completion of our Yoga Alliance accredited 200-hour teacher training program gives you the valuable tools to transform your own life and deepen your personal yoga practice. You will develop the knowledge, skills and confidence you need to share your passion and inspire transformation in others through the expression of yoga.


Our Yoga Alliance Approved 200HR Teacher Training Program is designed with you in mind! Our modular format allows you to work around busy schedules, while still finding room for personal growth and travel. Whether you are a lifelong yoga practitioner or learned your first Sanskrit word yesterday, if you are curious and enthused by yoga and adventure then our Yoga Alliance certified 200HR Teacher Training is perfect for you.

The Devata Active 200HR Teacher Training Program is offered in multiple formats to accommodate the ranging needs of our students. The complete training is comprised of 3 Modules. Module 1 is the heart of the program, a 135+ HR deep dive into all things yoga. Module 2 brings is all home – literally. During this online-based distance learning module, you will have the opportunity to integrate and apply everything you learned during Module 2. The training community is available to support one another in advancing our learning and taking practical steps along your desired path. Lastly, Module 3 reunites us for the final part of our training where we wrap things up, reinforce our learning and set you out into the world a minted Yoga Teacher.



During training, receive 6-months of full access to the Devata Active membership library. Hundreds of class videos & tutorials to support your personal practice & ongoing learning.


Gain access to our exclusive Teacher Training Portal,  Manuals with over 300 information-packed, illustrated pages, and ongoing resources to support you as a burgeoning Yoga Teacher!


Stay connected to your community & enjoy a free 6-month membership in the Devata Yoga following graduation to support you as you move forward on your teaching path.


Melanie Cherney is a passionate Yoga Instructor, fitness lover, outdoor enthusiast and the Founder of Devata Active. She leads Yoga Teacher Trainings and Retreats around the world, in addition to her weekly classes and local workshops. Although primarily a Vinyasa instructor, Melanie is trained in Restorative Yoga (Judith Lasater) and Yin Yoga (Asheville Yoga Center) and completed her 500hr Yoga Teacher Training through YogaWorks. She continues to be a student of the practice, finding teachers to learn from wherever she goes.

In addition to her Yoga training, Melanie has a Master’s in Clinical Psychology and Art Therapy and is trained in a wide range of holistic healthcare practices.  During her time working as a psychotherapist, Melanie worked in a variety of treatment settings, including community mental health clinics, substance abuse and eating disorder treatment centers, within the public school system and private practice.

As a teacher, Melanie draws from her background in mindfulness, yoga, psychology, energy medicine practices, creative expression and healthful living. Melanie is inspired by the role that movement plays in personal growth and self-awareness. Her diverse background gives her a unique perspective on the mind-body connection and the value of an embodied practice to create a clearer vision of one’s path and greater empowerment to achieve it.


Our Teacher Training Program is set up in a modular format. We offer Immersion (Destination-Based) & Intensive (Non-Residential) formats.

Module 1: The Heart of It All [135 + Hours]

Module 1 is a focused, deep dive into all things yoga. You will experience long training days as we remove distractions in order to devote yourself to our practice and learning. During Module 1, we’ll delve into a mixture of personal practice, philosophy, functional anatomy, teaching principles and experiential learning!

Our Immersion Training is unlike many other destination-based trainings. We don’t want you to be sitting inside a yoga studio the entire time while the enticing culture whirls around you. Devata Active values experience-based learning. It is important that you are able to explore and experience the richness of your surroundings. In addition to our studio time, we’ve also include several opportunities to experience the unique not-to-be-missed cultural experiences.

Module 2: Online-Based Distance Learning 

After Module 1, we’ll stay connected through our distance learning online curriculum. This module will include home study such as reading assignments, online video trainings and live community calls to continue your studies. You will also develop a personal project and have yoga class attendance requirements, both as a student and to observe teachers in your local area. The intention of Module 2 is to have the opportunity to bring your learning back to “real life” and continue your studies in a manageable and customized manner. While there are ongoing assignments and requirements, this should fit into your busy at-home routine.

Module 3: Reunited, And It Feels So Good! [45 + Hours]

Module 3 reunites us back together for the completion of our Program, continuing our studies and showing off everything you’ve learned during our training. We’ll join together to dedicate time to your practice, your burgeoning skills as a teacher and allow for a beautiful integration of the material we’ve covered to come together.



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Would a payment plan help make this mo doable for you? Good news! We have a few payment plan options. Check out our Pricing & Policies page to learn more.


Did you know we offer discounts for those attendees paying in full? Visit our Pricing & Policies page for more info.


By placing your deposit, you agree to the following terms & conditions:


Your deposit reserves your space. We know things happen that sometimes interfere with your ability to attend the training. However, due to the nature of trainings all deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable. Thank you for your understanding


Upon registration, you may choose to pay in full or select a payment plan option. Registrants paying in full will receive a discounted rate.


Devata Active offers several payment options:

  1. Pay in full
  2. Pay deposit + remainder payment 60 days before start of training
  3. Pay deposit + 3-monthly automatic payments
  4. Pay deposit + 6-monthly automatic payments


All payment options require a $800 non-refundable non-transferable deposit. Payments MUST be made in full by due date stated in payment plan proposal or participants risk being dropped from the training without a refund.


Teacher trainees must be in good financial standing before receiving their diploma.


Cancellations by Attendee

We know things happen. However, due to the nature of retreats & training programs we are unable to offer refunds on deposits. While training deposits are nonrefundable, payments beyond the deposit will be returned if the cancellation is made more than 60 days in advance of the program start date. If cancellations are made within 60 dayswe are not able to offer a refund for any reason due to our responsibility towards the hosting facility. Thank you for your understanding.

If a registrant utilizing a payment plan cancels in advance of 60 days before training start date, all payments beyond the $800 deposit will be refunded. If a registrant is utilizing a payment plan option and makes a cancellation within 60 days of training start date, the registrant will forfeit all payments made. There will be no refund for payments made if cancelled within 60 days of the start date.

Cancellations by Devata

We try to avoid cancellations if at all possible. In the event that a retreat needs to be cancelled (due to inclement weather, low enrollments, or safety concerns, etc.) we offer a full refund to all registrants in good standing, including deposit. Registrants who have failed to pay on time risk losing their deposit. We encourage all participants to purchase travel insurance to cover unrecoverable expenses incurred as the result of a cancellation (such as flights), as well as for peace of mind while traveling. You understand that Devata will not be responsible for these expenses.


Training deposits are non-refundable, without exception.

For attendees:

PAYING IN FULL: If cancellation is made prior to 60 days before the start of training, all payments beyond the deposit will be returned

PAYING DEPOSIT + FULL PAYMENT: If cancellation is made prior to 60 days before the start of training, all payments beyond the deposit will be returned

3-MONTHLY PAYMENTS:  If cancellation is made prior to 60 days before the start of training, all payments beyond the deposit will be returned. Cancellations made within 60 days of start date will result in loss of deposit + any additional payment by registrant.

6-MONTHLY PAYMENTS: If cancellation is made prior to 60 days before the start of training, all payments beyond the deposit will be returned. Cancellations made within 60 days of start date will result in loss of deposit + any additional payment by registrant.


Deposits reserve your spot. When attending immersion trainings, rooms are available on a first come, first serve basis. Book early to make sure you get your first choice of accommodation. Payments include all applicable accommodations, meals, outings, course trainings & manuals, and Devata Active Online membership. Please read carefully to learn about each accommodation options and choose the one that fits you best!


If you would like to share a room with other attendees, please put in this request early. We will do our best to accommodate these requests whenever we are able. Please be aware that in the event we are not able to match you with a roommate, you will be charged at the single room rate.


We know sometimes single travelers desire to share a room. We will do everything we can to accommodate these requests and pair you with other guests seeking shared rooms, however cannot guarantee placement with another traveler. Roommate requests should be submitted as early as possible. In the event that we are unable to pair you with a roommate, you will be charged the single occupancy rate.


Devata Active reserves the right to make changes to our itinerary when necessary. Whenever possible, we will communicated these changes with registrants.


You must complete all 3 modules in order to receive your 200-HR certification from Devata Active and register as an RYT with the Yoga Alliance. To register with the Yoga Alliance, you must complete the Devata training in it’s entirety, register on the Yoga Alliance website and pay any associated fees and be approved by Devata as in full compliance with Devata training standards and in good financial standing.


Airfare, ground transportation, occasional meals on outings, supplemental coursebooks and other travel related expenses are not included. We try to be as transparent about these costs as possible. Have questions? Just ask!