Y7 Studio’s 200-Hour Teacher Training adheres to the Yoga Alliance guidelines, while simultaneously going above and beyond the requirements by providing you with more contact hours, more hands-on experience and more practical teaching than any other program.

Upon completion of the program, you will be able to register as a Registered Yoga Teacher-200 with the Yoga Alliance.

Y7 is proud of offer a scholarship to one participant per training as a way to provide yoga and its benefits to those who are already involved in service within their community and will continue to share the practice through the skill of teaching yoga.



June 1 – June 26
Mondays through Fridays
10:00am – 5:30pm EST

3 Sessions Daily
Morning Session: 10am – 12pm EST
Afternoon Session: 1pm – 3pm EST
Evening Session: 3:30pm – 5:30pm EST

Online via Zoom
Lead Teacher: Molly Elizabeth Rice
Supporting Teachers: Hillary Wright, Michelle Martini, Amanda Valdes, Lindsay Pirozzi, Stephanie Wallace

Program includes a complimentary month of Y7 Online + 20% off all Y7 merch.


  • A thorough exploration of over 100 asanas, including sanskrit names, proper alignment, energetic properties, modifications, contraindications and benefits
  • Extensive study of intelligent and proper sequencing
  • Introduction to anatomy and teaching to injuries
  • Safe and effective hands-on adjustments
  • Finding your unique and authentic teaching voice
  • Introduction to meditation and pranayama
  • History of Yoga and Yogic Philosophy
  • Practical Teaching Experience
  • Opportunity to Give Back To Your Community Through Yoga
  • The Business of Yoga


Y7 has a strict attendance policy and attendance is required at all Teacher Training sessions. For every 1-4 hours missed you will need to schedule a 1 hour private, at a rate of $150. For every 4-8 hours missed, you will need to schedule a 2 hour private, at a rate of $250. We’re happy to work with you on this to ensure that you can get all of the information that is missed. The maximum amount of days missed can be no more than 2 days.


Minimum 1 year consistent yoga practice


Payment plan available upon request following acceptance
$500 non-refundable and non-transferrable deposit due within 72 hours of acceptance

Total Tuition: $3,300


Y7 is proud of offer a partial scholarship to one participant per training as a way to provide yoga and its benefits to those who are already involved in service within their community and will continue to share the practice through the skill of teaching yoga.

Scholarship applications closed.

This was a truly amazing program, studio and set of teachers. The gold standard in teacher training!


Hillary Wright is a yoga and meditation teacher and has been for over a decade.  Hillary has been teaching and leading teacher trainings and retreats for the past seven years and holds a 500 ERYT with the Yoga Alliance. She holds a Master’s Degree in Applied Physiology from Columbia University. She has an extensive training background studying with many world-renowned teachers in the lineages of Ashtanga, Sivananda, and Vinyasa, and has taught thousands of hours in these lineages. Her extensive background studying the Ashtanga Vinyasa system brings a solid foundation to her trainings while her deep understanding of Vinyasa Yoga makes her trainings accessible and well-rounded. Hillary has spent the past 15 years studying all aspects of yoga and teaching. She has spent time living in an ashram in India, teaching in packed studios across New York City, and everything in-between. Hillary is a direct and compassionate teacher who loves to share the art of practicing and teaching yoga.

Kristen Nichols is a Vinyasa and Restorative yoga teacher and teacher trainer that holds a 500 ERYT with the Yoga Alliance.  In 2010 Kristen began her teaching journey in Colorado where she taught and eventually co-owned a yoga studio. She has studied and holds a deep knowledge of a variety of styles that inspire her teachings including Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Yin and more. Pulling from 15 years of classical ballet training her classes have an essence of fluidity and physical intuition combined with an emphasis on strength and foundation. Kristen is a playful instructor who provides an energetic and intelligent practice for her students.

Casey Layne Anderson is a yoga instructor, meditation teacher, lululemon ambassador, and yoga teacher trainer currently residing and teaching in New York City. With a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from Carnegie Mellon University, Casey’s passion for acting and singing is directly related to her passion for teaching yoga. Both art forms require presence, connection (to self and others), surrender, and intention. Because of Casey’s sensitivity to connection and creating a meaningful experience, her classes defy the usual and provide a special space for students to move through any perceived limitations, mentally and physically. Casey has extensive experience teaching yoga as well as leading yoga teacher trainings in Denver, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, and New York City. From professional athletes to yogis with extreme physical and mental disabilities, Casey is honored to pass along a practice that has been so meaningful in her life.

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Molly Elizabeth Rice has been teaching a variety of yoga styles for the past six years and practicing yoga for the past ten. With a background in classical dance and a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre, Molly has always been fascinated with movement and the mind body connection. Molly has trained in Vinyasa, Traditional Hot, Hatha, and Thai Yoga Massage. She has studied under master teachers both nationally and internationally in a variety of lineages and loves to practice and teach yoga abroad. A forever student, Molly is constantly deepening her personal practice and continually studying philosophy, psychology, and various yoga related healing modalities. She is humbled and honored to teach both students and teachers alike and intends to continue exploring and sharing yoga around the world indefinitely. 

Joanna Cohen is a yoga teacher (RYT500) and health coach based in NYC. Since 2012 she’s studied vinyasa yoga, hatha yoga and trauma informed yoga among other practices. Her most formative training experiences have been through the Sivananda lineage in South India where she lived, worked and studied. Joanna is passionate about teaching students to build their yoga practice on the mat and take it into their lives.

Michelle Martini is a reiki-attuned yoga teacher and meditation guide, certified in over 2,000 hours of yoga trainings. Her unique style of teaching is inspired by the diverse dimensions of yoga she has studied, including: hatha and vinyasa yoga, meditation, Thai yoga massage, aromatherapy, prenatal yoga, and the art of sequencing. She has received initiations from several master teachers, most notably: restorative yoga with Judith Hanson Lassater (the founder of restorative yoga) and yoga nidra with Yogi Charu, under the Satyananda Saraswati lineage. In addition to her classes and workshops at Y7, Michelle facilitates international teacher trainings and retreats. She is the creator of Y7’s Heavily Meditated workshops and author of the book Guiding Yoga Nidra.

Darby Rae is a yoga teacher and avid lover of all things that cultivate a deeper understanding and appreciation of the human experience. She holds a 500 ERYT with the Yoga Alliance, and has been teaching Vinyasa, Hatha, and Trauma Informed Yoga for 5 years. She has extensive training in trauma informed yoga, and yoga as a tool to engage in social justice. She believes that this practice has unlimited potential to create pivotal change within the individual and their community. Whether her students are simply interested in deepening their practice or becoming teachers themselves, it is her intention that she equips them with information and inspiration to prepare them to make their unique mark on the world.