Teacher Training

“ A teacher affects eternity; she can never tell where her influence stops.” ~ Henry Adams 

200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Mia Oramous
Weekday Trainings begin in September (schedule below)
Weekend Trainings begin in January 2018 (schedule TBA)

This program is a 200-hour Vinyasa Teacher Training.*  Whether you want to want to become a yoga teacher or deepen your practice, you will experience personal growth and hone in on your true purpose. This training is a mentally, physically and emotionally challenging process designed to enable serious students to take their yoga off the mat and into the world and/or become inspired teachers. You will practice asana, meditation, and pranayama to the point of proficiency and beyond. Your knowledge of yoga theory will deepen to the point that it becomes a core aspect of the fabric of your life – and of everything you do and say as a yoga teacher. You will learn to teach classes that combine a consistent vision with the inspired spontaneity that is the hallmark of Vinyasa Yoga. You will develop a thorough understanding of the elements of the principles of yoga and be able to design a class or teach a pose in such a manner that your students will immediately embody those principles. (Are you ready for yoga teacher training?)
From Rolf Gates: "A quote from the composer, Claude Debussey, is 'Music is the space between the notes.' Vinyasa Yoga expresses that part of us that celebrates the space between the notes. A typical class will move from simple to complex poses, from standing poses and balancing poses, to back-bends, inversions, and hip openers. The teacher and students take this simple formula and make it their own day by day. No two classes are ever alike yet the intention behind the class is always the same. The genius of Vinyasa Yoga is not found in its approach to alignment or sequencing, but rather in the rhythm with which alignment and sequencing unfold. Anchored in the unseen aspects of an asana class, Vinyasa Yoga is uniquely accommodating to the evolution of a teacher; allowing her to bring all that she has learned and all that she is into her classroom. The result is a class that is at once consistent and inspired."
Mia Oramous (E-RYT 500) leads this training and has extensive experience in Rolf Gates' teachings and teaching methods. She received her 200-hour training from him in 2008; hosted and attended a 200-hour training in 2010; and completed a 500-hour training with him in 2011. These will be her seventh and eighth trainings as lead instructor. Here's more info about Mia.

* Please note that Transform NOLA is a Yoga Alliance certified school. If you complete the requirements for this training with us, you can apply to become a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200) with Yoga Alliance.

Transform NOLA, 8422 Oak St., New Orleans, LA 70118.
Please contact Mia at 985-640-2648 or by email with any questions you may have regarding your readiness for this course.

September 2017 weekday training: Classes meet on Monday through Thursday from 10am to 2pm the first four sessions, then Monday through Friday from 10am-2pm the last four sessions with small breaks for snacks and integration. Your training includes unlimited yoga classes at Transform NOLA from September 11, 2017 through April 20, 2018. Sessions are during the following eight weeks:
  • September 11-14, 2017
  • October 16-19, 2017
  • November 13-16, 2017
  • December 11-14, 2017
  • January 15-19, 2018
  • February 19-23, 2018
  • March 19-23, 2018
  • April 16-20, 2018 (graduation!)
ATTENDANCE: This is a 200-hour Certification process. Transform NOLA is held to all of the rules of the Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga School (RYS). All of the sessions and assignments are to that purpose and are therefore required in order to successfully complete this program. What is asked of you is to be seriously committed to this process and to do your very best. Over and above that is to apply yourself to this process in the way you would want your students to apply themselves when under your tutelage. If you have physical limitations, this training is not off limits to you. I do request that you be able to stay with the asana sessions in their entirety even if some of that time is in child’s pose or seated. Often, it is when we come up against our own limitations (frustrations, fears, etc.) that we learn best how to help someone with theirs. You will not be practicing while you teach, so physical limitations will not interfere with that.

Tuition is $3200; application and a $500 non-refundable deposit is due August 31, 2017. Spots are limited; first come, first served.
FAST ACTION OFFER: First three students to submit their application with $500 deposit will receive $200 off the tuition. 
Payment Plan: Remaining $2700 (after $500 deposit) can be paid in nine installments of $300 each with a credit card on file from September through April 2017 on the 1st of each month. Payments must be completed by final graduation weekend.
I understand that this is a big commitment, both of your time and of money. Please don't let finances or other circumstances get in the way of your dreams. If you have any questions, please contact Mia.

REFUND/NON-REFUND POLICY: Deposits are non-refundable unless training is cancelled by Transform NOLA. Cancellations must be made 60 days before the start of the Teacher Training. We cannot offer any refunds for cancellations within 60 days of the event. If you do not complete the program for any reason other than cancellation of the program by Transform NOLA, you will not be entitled to any refund but any payments can be applied to a future yoga teacher training – make-up opportunities are available.


Get stronger, calmer and more flexible at Transform NOLA, a yoga and functional movement studio located at 8422 Oak Street in uptown New Orleans. Private or group sessions are offered at the studio or in the privacy or your home or place of business. Also available for movement, stress management and motivational activities at company retreats and conventions.  Request a free initial consultation for private sessions or life coaching by clicking here. To learn how you can benefit from Transform NOLA's services, please call 985-640-2648, email  mia@transformnola.com or fill out the online inquiry form

Transform NOLA • 8422 Oak Street • New Orleans, LA 70118

985.640.2648 • mia@TransformNOLA.com