Yoga teacher-trainer, Chris Chavez, is in high demand internationally. Chris is known for his personalized approach, his strong desire to nurture teachers, and his ability to build community.

Be a part of the magic!

The 200 Hour Chris Chavez Path to Teaching is open to anyone wanting to go deeper in their practice, their understanding of yoga, and the knowledge of their True-Self. The 200 Hour Path is offered in two separate and sequential stages and is the foundation for the Cihangir Yoga 300 Hour Transformative Yoga Path.


Stage 1 consists of a 100 hour Practice Intensive that is sub-divided into 3 modules. Stage 1 is designed to inspire the serious practitioner to new levels of being, both on and off the mat. These modules will radically expand your practice as you explore the art of yoga in a fun, safe, and informed environment. Stage 1 is a prerequisite to Stage 2 and is perfect for anyone looking to take their practice to the next level.


Stage 2 consists of a 100 hour Teaching Intensive that is sub-divided into 3 modules. Stage 2 is intended to skillfully guide and prepare the most dedicated and qualified students to take the seat of the teacher by offering effective language skills that will help even those not interested in teaching to better communicate their Truth! Stage 2 is perfect for existing teachers who are looking to take their practice and teaching to the next level or for anyone wanting to better communicate with themselves with more clarity and confidence! Completion of both Stage 1 and Stage 2 is a certifiable program that is Yoga Alliance Registered.

Chris is the lead teacher for the Cihangir Yoga 300 Hour Transformative Yoga Path, which is a complete certification program that meets the highest international yoga standards.

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Master Intensives with Chris are designed to take advanced students and teachers deeper in their practice and their studies. Chris uses these intensives to share whatever is currently inspiring him in his own practice and teaching as well as to share his knowledge and insights on some of his favorite yoga and life topics.

Chris’ Master Intensives are always changing and evolving, so it is possible to take the same intensive more than once.

Chris’ Master Intensives count towards the Cihangir Yoga 300 Hour Transformative Yoga Path. 

I realize that participating in a yoga training is a substantial investment of time and money, so picking the right training and teacher can be a bit stressful. Here are answers to the most common questions from students interested in training with me.

  • Q: I’m relatively new to yoga, but I love it and I want to go deeper. Is this training for me? A: Absolutely! The main requirements I have for someone to participate in my trainings are the desire to learn more about yoga and a willingness to have fun!!!
    Q: I don’t think I want to teach, but I would like to know more about yoga and expand my practice. Is this training for me?
    A: Perfect! I understand that not everyone desires to teach yoga, so just the desire to expand some boundaries and learn more about yourself is enough!
    Q: I can’t do all the poses, can I do this training?
    A: Yes. Like all the material in this training, the physical practice is also sequential. We will systematically build your practice from the ground up using your own understanding of the tools and methodology to guide you towards a stronger and more seasoned practice.
    Q: I don’t know much about yoga philosophy, should I study a bit more before doing this training?
    A: I assume that most trainees have little or no understanding of yoga history or philosophy in the beginning. My job will be to skillfully guide you through the wide range of topics that make up the yoga tradition. I try to make all of the teachings practical, accessible, and enjoyable – be prepared to laugh a lot!
    Q: Do I need to be teaching already before I take this training?
    A: No. Although many experienced teachers do take this training as a way of deepening their knowledge of teaching, I have designed this training with the understanding that the majority of teacher trainees have never taught before – I will assume that you have never taught and I will skillfully guide you forward from there.

  • Q: If I complete both Stage One and Stage Two, will I receive a certificate?
    A: Yes. Upon completion of both Stage One and Stage Two, you will receive a certificate that certifies you through the Chris Chavez Yoga school.
    Q: If I complete both Stage One and Stage Two, will I be eligible to register as an RYT-200 Teacher through Yoga Alliance?
    A: Yes. Since this training is a registered training with Yoga Alliance, upon completion of both Stage One and Stage Two, you can register with Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher at the 200 hour level.

  • Q: Do you offer this training in a format that does not take so long?
    A: No. I have designed the training with the understanding that a strong practice and great teaching takes time to cultivate. I have consciously spaced out each section of the training to allow you space and time to embody the teachings.
    Q: Is there a lot of physical practice during the training or is it primarily lecture based?
    A: You will have at least one full practice during each day of the training. I have done my best to make sure that the trainings are balanced in its presentation of material (lecture/practice). Everything that I teach will have a practical relevance in the body, which I will want you to experience – even with regards to philosophy!
    Q: I am a teacher with “X” years of experience and I’ve already done “X” number of teacher trainings, can I skip Stage 1 and start with Stage 2?
    For teacher’s who have already taking a 200 hour training and who want to train with me, I highly recommend taking Stage 1 before Stage 2. In specific cases and with my approval, I will allow a teacher to start with Stage 2 or take specific modules from both stages, depending on their needs.

  • Q: After completing both Stage One and Stage Two, will I be ready to teach?
    A: Absolutely! Upon completion, many of our trainees begin teaching in established yoga studios around the world, often times before they have even completed the training.
    Q: After completion of both Stage One and Stage Two, will I be able to teach Power, Flow, Vinyasa, or Hot classes?
    A: Absolutely. You will receive the tools necessary for great teaching, period! How you apply the tools will be up to you. I have spent many years developing this training so that upon completion of both Stage One and Stage Two, you will have the experience and confidence necessary to skillfully move a group of students no matter what kind of class it is.

  • Q: What language is the training taught in?
    A: All trainings are taught in English. In cities where English is not the main language and if there are a substantial amount of students needing translation, translation will be provided. Please check with the local host if you require translation.
    Q: Does translation slow the flow of information down?
    A: No. I have done many trainings with translation and have refined the process so that it does not disrupt the flow and energy of the training.

  • Q: I have a physical injury that may limit me from participating in the physical part of the training, can I still join?
    A: Yes. I realize that we all have times in our lives when we are not at our optimum physically. If for some reason you are not able to participate fully in the practice, just being in the room will expose you to a wealth of knowledge. All I ask from you, is that you do your best! And as long as you communicate with me, I will do my best to accommodate you.

  • Q: I am “X” months pregnant, can I still join the training?
    A: Yes. Even if your physical participation is limited, just being in the room will allow you to see and learn things that will elevate the entire experience for you. I do understand that as the pregnancy progresses you will have different physical needs, as long as you communicate with me, I will do my best to accommodate you.

  • Q: When the training is over, will you still be available to help guide me in my teaching?
    A: I am continuously mentoring hundreds of teachers world wide that have completed our trainings. When you finish this training, it’s just the beginning and I will be there to help guide you along the way!!

  • Q: Who do I contact with logistical questions?
    A: The local studio or host will have all the logistical information for the training.
    Q: How do I register for the training?
    A: Contact the local studio or host, they should be able to get you registered.
    Q: Are there any deadlines for registration?
    A: In general, yes. Due to the limited space of most yoga studios, spots will be granted on a first come first serve basis – do your best to register early! If you’ve got a question that isn’t answered here, please get in touch with the local studio.


Chris’ light and uplifting approach to yoga is at the heart of his teachings. Chris delivers a powerful spiritual message through sweat and humor! 

Experience Chris’ energy in person by attending one of his workshops or one his weekly public classes in Istanbul.

Chris loves to travel and to connect with yoga communities all over the world.

Through his offerings, Chris shares what is currently inspiring him, both on and off the mat.

Whether it be through his Master Practices or his All-Level workshops, Chris will embrace and support you wherever you are at on your Path and he will inspire and challenge you to new levels!


Chris is based in Istanbul where he offers two weekly classes at two of his own studios (Cihangir Yoga). Classes generally fill to capacity and are open to all levels. If you come, be prepared to work your ass off, sweat a LOT and laugh out-loud.

Chris’ public classes are not suitable for students with little or no yoga experience and who are not physically fit.