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Chakra Flow University

BIPOC Yoga Studies Program | 200HR YTT


Community | Transformation | Freedom

BIPOC Yoga Studies Program &  200HR Teacher Training

BIPOC Teachers for BIPOC Students

January 28 – April 30 2023


Study Yoga with BIPOC (Black Indigenous People of Color) teachers who celebrate and uplift the unique voices and perspectives of BIPOC people. Progress on the yoga journey requires honesty, deep listening, and an open heart. This only happens when we are in an environment where others understand us and we can freely be ourselves. Most yoga studios and yoga training centers around the “White” experience. Taking these trainings leaves many BIPOC folks feeling alone, misunderstood, and constantly having to explain their point of view.  Many BIPOC people, “code-switch” during their training, change their behavior to make White people feel more comfortable. Your teachers at Chakra Flow University understand how tiring, stressful, and toxic these environments can be so we created a space just for us.  

Whether your goal is to become a certified yoga teacher or a well-versed yogi, Chakra Flow University will give you the tools to take the next step on your yoga journey.  Take a deep dive into yoga poses, philosophies and practices. This program is in person at the beautiful ALC Mosaic Campus in Charlotte, NC. Your teachers will be with you every step of the way and you will be assigned mentors and homework buddies to lock arms with you during this sacred journey. Your teachers will be available for private sessions and mentorship during and after the program.   


This 200-hour training program is registered by Yoga Alliance and meets or exceeds Yoga Alliance standards. It will prepare participants to instruct classes typically offered to the general adult population. The full program must be completed in order to receive your 200-hour Yoga Teacher Certification. Students who complete this training will be eligible to register as RYT 200 with Yoga Alliance.


This training combines powerful yogic practices & the study of the yogic texts with training on bias, inclusivity, gender, and accessibility. Your dedication to this exploration of yourself and the yogic lifestyle will give you the tools to live a life of awareness and freedom in mind, body, and spirit. The training on inclusivity, bias, and gender will give you the language to navigate difficult conversations and open your eyes to your own bias. Our accessibility training will help you teach to all bodies and customize your practice to fit your unique needs. 

In this program, you will begin practice teaching within the first few days. Our teachers will guide you and you will receive valuable feedback that will help you continue to grow as a student and teacher. We believe that diving in right away will give you the tools needed to begin teaching upon graduation. You will also be required to observe and take classes outside of our weekends together. Chakra Flow University is committed to training high-quality teachers. 



  • The FULL program must be completed in order to receive your 200 hr yoga teacher certification.

  • You must pass all exams, written and practical, to receive your 200 hr yoga training certificate.

  • Maintain a daily practice. You cannot teach what you have not experienced. 

  • You must show proficiency in sequencing and cueing, have a basic understanding of the asanas presented in the training, and demonstrate a passion for continual learning.


Includes but is not limited to:

  • Art of Vinyasa Flow Sequencing

  • Practice Teaching

  • Asana Alignment 

  • Anatomy

  • Pranayama 

  • Meditation

  • Yoga Philosophy

  • Stories of the Gods & Goddess

  • Mantra

  • Ayurveda

  • The Chakra System

  • Sanskrit

  • Yoga History

  • Race, Bias & Gender

  • Social Justice

  • Restorative Yoga

  • Accessible Yoga



Tuesdays via zoom - 630-930pm

Sat & Sun in person- 9am-6pm

Session 1: Jan 28-29

Session 2: Feb 11-12

Session 3: Feb 25-26

Session 4: Mar 11-12

Session 5: Apr 1-2

Session 6: Apr 15-16

Session 7: Apr 29-30

Session 8: May 6-7


victoria martinez

Victoria Martinez

YTT Director

shanna small

Shanna Small

Lead Teacher


Pranayama House

421 Penman St. 1st Floor 

Charlotte, NC 28203

Door code: *1000


$2108 (Discounted for BIPOC students from $2800)


Payment plans available:

• Make deposit of $508 and remainder of tuition will be divided into monthly payments. All payments due by January 21, 2023. 


Click here to read the BIPOC 200 HR YTT MANIFESTO before registering and filling out your application.

*Chakra Flow University reserves the right to refund your registration fee or downpayment in the unlikely event your application is not accepted. 



  • A comprehensive training workbook

  • A Facebook group page for community building and continued togetherness way beyond YTT

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