Begins August 28 th 2021
with Sandy

 Registration Closes August 15th - Reserve Your Spot Today

This immersive training is designed for the serious student and aspiring teachers. Are you seeking a training experience that will challenge you to create discipline and dive deep into your own personal yoga practice, equip you with the required tools if you desire to become a yoga teacher, and develop a solid structure upon which to build a strong foundation of understanding to apply the yoga practice on and off of your mat? This training is for you!

Submit your application today! 



Found within this training is the FUNCTIONALITYoga™ methodology, designed exclusively by Sandy Raper. This method and approach was developed after almost two decades of success and sustainability Sandy has cultivated as a yoga teacher, understanding the body and how to effectively lead others through the yoga practice safely from a strong adaptive perspective.


The FUNCTIONALITYoga™ approach equips teachers with a specific, solid structure and confident skillset embued with anatomy and alignment knowledge, powerful language that leads, supports, and empowers others, and the understanding of how to read, adapt and teach a practice experience that meets the needs of the student right in front of them.  

  • Layered-learning approach to offer a comprehensive 200-hour yoga teacher training experience.

  • This program is designed to support and equip trainees with the teaching tools required to equip and develop confidence in leading others through the practice safely and effectively.

  • This course supports trainees with a strong foundational knowledge to cultivate a personal practice that supports the teaching of others through self-application of techniques, personal practice, and service through sharing the practice with others.

  • Sandy continually refines her teacher training program to reflect an ongoing mindset of growth, research, and development within the role of being and becoming a yoga teacher. Sandy has learned how to pivot and adapt to a variety of teaching environments, including the virtual realm, and this knowledge will be shared to support you in creating a teaching career after the training.

If you are ready to dive deep into the study of your personal practice and connect with others along this pathway of knowledge and understanding, then this training is for you! Yoga Teacher Training is a wonderful opportunity to pursue this deep study. The pre-requisite is not that you become a yoga teacher. The requirement is the willingness to begin to know the practice more fully for yourself. It is your decision as to whether you want to pursue teaching after the training and if you do I'll be right there to support you along the way. 

Now is the time to begin, to step out to become, and expand beyond within your yoga practice!

Yoga Mat and Straps


  • 200-Hour Yoga Alliance Approved Training

  • 140 In-person Training Hours with Sandy 

  • Comprehensive Manual, including Sandy's FUNCTIONALITYoga™ Narrative and pre-recorded class FUNCTIONALITYoga™ class sequence 

  • 30 hours of online application, techniques, lectures, and assignments with access to the learning platform

  • Engage and form connections with others in the training  

  • 30 Hour SEVA Service Case-Study Project


  • A journey of a lifetime!




Tuition Payment Plans Available:


Paid in Full

One time payment of 


($250 savings)

Due at the time of registration.


Payment Plan

An initial deposit of


is due at the time of full registration to secure your spot.

*3 Additional payments of $750 are due monthly from the initial date of your first payment.  

SPACE IS LIMITED. Submit your application today. Upon acceptance into the training program, full registration, including full tuition payment OR $750 deposit is due within 5 days of notification acceptance to secure your spot. 


Accepted forms of payment: Credit cards or

contact Sandy for Zelle or Venmo options

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140 hours in-person instruction with Sandy 

7 Weekend In-person Training Sessions:


August 28-29

September 25-26

October 9-10

October 23-24

November 13-14


January 8-9

January 29-30

Saturday & Sunday 7:30am-5:30pm

LocationSoFul Yoga & Wellness, 325 North Lee Street, Salisbury NC 

*Requirement: In order to receive 200-Hour YTT Certification, the participant is responsible for completing all training hours comprised of in-person and online training hours, assignments, and SEVA Case Study project. 

**Make-up Hours: Contact Sandy to arrange and schedule any hours that will be missed prior to the start of training. Participants will only be able to miss one of the weekend in-person training sessions. Makeup sessions/hours available for an additional $250.

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30 Hours Online Instruction & Assignments 

  • Supervised Practicum with feedback and teaching development plan. One-on-one advising session with Sandy. 

  • Assignments: journal entries, written assignments, reading, quizzes, final exam, and final teaching submission 

30 Hours

  • SEVA Project - Independent Case Study, Documentation and Presentation


Upon completion of the following requirements listed below, you will be eligible to receive certificate of completion from Sandy Raper Yoga and become eligible for registration, should you choose, with Yoga Alliance at the RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) 200-hour designation.


  • All training hours 

  • All assignment submissions

  • Final teaching practicum


  • SEVA case study project

Be mindful that the 200-Hour training program is a foundational course. In order to find success as a yoga teacher, you will need to develop a mindset as a life-long learner and build upon the strong foundation that will be set throughout this course as you step out onto the teaching pathway beyond the training. This course is a wonderful opportunity for you to explore and develop a strong integration of yoga within your personal practice so that you will be well-equipped to share from your personal practice and the knowledge gained through this course.


  • Foundations of the FUNCTIONALITYoga™ methodology - a specific, yet adaptive approach to the yoga practice.

  • How to skillfully sequence a Vinyasa yoga class using the FUNCTIONALITYoga™ approach (beginners, mixed-level, and power). How to teach privates and virtual classes.

  • Use of tempo, class composition, and empowering language to lead others skillfully and effectively within yoga classes

  • Principles of action and therapeutic alignment breakdown within yoga postures, sequences, and transitional movements.


  •  Proficiency in basic pranayama and meditation practices

  • Anatomy & Physiology, Myofascial Release

  • How to support and create safe and sustainable class experiences for all students

  • Application of subtle energy and chakras within the yoga practice

  • Yin Yoga - A compliment to Vinyasa

  • Restorative Yoga & the Nervous System

  • Use of modifications and props for accessibility to a variety of student levels

  • Yoga philosophy: Patanjali’s 8 limb path of yoga

  • Guide to skillful living and how to "live your yoga”.

  • Ethics of yoga, yoga in action within our community

  • The business of yoga, including how to teach in non-traditional yoga studio settings and the development of an entrepreneurial mindset. 




*not included:

  • How Yoga Works by Michael Roach and Christi McNally

  • The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepok Chopra

  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: A New Translation with Commentary by Chip Hartranft

  • Anatomy of the Spirit by Caroline Myss

  • Living Your Yoga: Finding the Spiritual in Everyday Life, 2nd Edition, by Judith Lasater


Complete and submit an application to begin. Upon receipt and careful consideration of your application, you will be notified of your acceptance into the training program within 72 hours.


Upon receipt of acceptance notification, you will then be prompted to complete your registration by submitting tuition payment within 48 hours to secure your spot. There are a limited amount of training spots available so it is important that you submit payment promptly to secure your spot. If registration, including tuition payment, is not received within 48 hours of acceptance notice then you risk forfeiting your training spot. 



Thank you for choosing to dive deeper into the study of yoga with Sandy Raper Yoga.
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