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Our mantra and concept behind the training is "Light the path to live your truth". The intention of the Dou Yoga teacher trraining is to offer insight and shed light, so that each student can gain a little more clarity on which unique path and journey that each student decides to walk and ultimately live a life that is full, genuine and true to what is in their heart. 

At Dou Yoga, we offer a 200 hour yoga teacher training in our Clinton Hill, Brooklyn neighborhood yoga studio. Led by Yuuki Hirano and David Silverberg, along with our knowledgable, compassionate faculty of teachers at Dou, our 200 hour teacher training will move you deeply into your own sadhana (spiritual practice), while learning the skills to teach clear, wise, transformative yoga classes to students of all bodies and levels.

This multidimensional advanced studies program includes immersion into the principles of asana technique and alignment, logical class structure, anatomy, physiology, pranayama and the subtle energetic body. Philosophy and yoga's diverse and rich historical landscape will be explored and uncovered through various texts.

Beyond just learning yoga, the relationships you build and the experiences you have at the Dou Yoga teacher training will stay with you for the rest of your life.

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200 Hour Teacher Training Program 2018

March 2018 - February 2019

(Long Format)

Saturday     1:30 - 9:00

Sunday     12:45 - 5:00


March 17, 18

April 7, 8/21, 22

May 5, 6

June 2, 3

July 7, 8

August 4, 5

September 8, 9

October 6, 7

November 3, 4

December 1, 2

January 12, 13

February 3, 4/23, 24

Early Registration: $2,750 (February 1st, 2018)

Later Registration: $3,000 (March 1st, 2018)

Payment Plans can be arranged.

If interested please email us


5 Common Myths about Yoga Teacher Training


I am not a serious yogi, only serious yogis do teacher trainings. Right?

If you are curious, we encourage you to pursue that curiosity. You may not intend to spend the rest of your life in a loincloth, but there is a reason you are drawn to yoga training. You will also soon realize that we are not all that serious. We love to have fun as we learn. We bring a sense of lightness and play to all aspects of the training.


I need to be able to do a headstand in the middle of the room, full wheel, crow pose, etc. right? 

Poses are just poses, the thing that really matters is WHO is doing the pose. In this training you will learn how to safely and effectively embody these more athletic/acrobatic poses so you can make wise decisions for yourself and your students whether or not to include them in your practice.


I can only do the training if I am going to become a teacher. Right?

Most people that do a teacher training, first and foremost, do it for themselves. They don't necessarily intend to become a yoga teacher, but want to learn more about yoga and further their practice. You might find that you naturally want to start teaching. Or you will find that this work permeates whatever your life's work happens to be.


Everyone in the teacher training is vegan / vegetarian. Right?

This is just plain incorrect. We are people, we do yoga, we eat, some people eat meat, others don’t. (aren’t you glad I put a comma after “we eat”)


It’s too expensive. 

I have no idea what your financial situation is, but think of the training as an investment rather than a cost. You will come out of the training with new insights on how to make money, even if you choose not to teach yoga. The Business of Yoga lectures teach how to embrace what you love and make money doing it. Period. Also we offer payment plans so we'll make it work if you want in.


Workers of yoga magic. If you're looking for a teacher training and you don't work with them, you're an idiot. Not only will they look into your soul and smile lovingly at your inner demons, they will do so with care, intelligence and innapropriate jokes. Assuming you're a human being, the Dou Yoga Teacher Training is a party you don't want to miss

- Emily

Both well-learned yogis with true gifts for imparting their wisdom in skilled, warm ways. They were genuinely dedicated to us as students -- to the deepening of our personal practices, to helping us uncover greater personal truths, and to ensuring that we had the knowledge necessary to go into the world and teach yoga safely and effectively. They were supportive, insightful, attentive, funny, kind, firm, and joyful. Here is a quote from my journal, from only two months into the training: “I am so grateful to be in this teacher training. I don’t know if I really have the words to do it justice, but I have never committed to something extended like this and received such immediate, overwhelming rewards.”  

- Georgia

Dou Yoga's Teacher Training not only made me a better teacher, it made me a better person. The extensive curriculum (including asana, pranayama, anatomy, philosophy, history, business, and ethics) and the diverse list of guest lecturers exemplify the Dou Yoga Teacher Training's mantra "light the path to live your truth." It was an honor to learn from Yuuki and Ariel. Graduating from the Dou Yoga 200-hour Teacher Training will always be one of my life's greatest accomplishments.

- Jonathan


Our Teacher

Yuuki Hirano Co-Owner & Manager

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Yuuki is the proud owner of Dou Yoga as well as the co-founder of Suryaside Yoga and  Hosh Yoga. He is the Co-Director and Co-Lead teacher of the 200 hour teacher training program at Dou Yoga.

In addition to a decade of practice, Yuuki has been teaching since 2008. He completed his 500 hour training with ISHTA Yoga but his thirst for knowledge and passion for the subtle body and energetics has brought him to the Tri-State  College of Acupuncture where he received a Masters in Acupuncture and is now a practicing, Licensed Acupuncturist.

Yuuki believes in the importance of functional movement and using the breath as a foundation and progression of one’s yoga practice. With his understanding of anatomy, body mechanics, meditation, the breath and the energy that weaves all it together, Yuuki wishes to educate and create an environment of inquiry, healing and growth for his students.


David Silverberg

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I first came to yoga to help me with anxiety and depression. It worked. I started teaching full-time in 2010, and this is the only real job I've ever had. I did my 500 hour training at ISHTA Yoga, and will always be eternally grateful to Alan Finger and Jean Koerner for helping me find my passion. I mostly study now in the lineage of T.Krishnamacharya, widely considered one of the pillars of modern yoga, and his son TKV Desikachar. I firmly believe in helping students develop personal practices around their specific needs. Without a why, a how doesn't matter.

In 2015, after more than a decade of immersion as a practitioner, I began studying at Columbia University in order to learn Sanskrit and give myself a more panoramic view of physical and contemplative practices from the Indian subcontinent. I know I love Yoga, but I also didn't invent it. How did it get to me? My research interests focus on complicating linear narratives, and the interaction between traditions and cultures.

In 2015 I also began a pilot program with Fountain House, one of the nation's largest mental-health organizations, to study the effects of Yoga on managing symptoms of schizophrenia. I really like it.

I have been involved in the Dou Teacher Training since the beginning. In 2016 I became the co-director and co-lead trainer. I'm stoked.