Really Real Yoga®

100 Hour
Yoga Teacher Training

100 HR Foundation Overview Yoga Teacher Training Retreat

Become a more confident teacher!

There is a difference between instructing and teaching. Marianne Wells has been leading yoga teacher training for 20+ years. Her background as a “teacher for the teachers” is unmatched by most other trainings. 

Along with Marianne’s passion for preserving yoga’s great traditions, she brings lightness and ease to both learning and life. Let her show you the way to becoming more abundantly clear about your purpose in your life and as a yoga teacher.

This training retreat is perfect for anyone who is interested in yoga study but does not want to commit to 200 hours of study, those who received their 200 on line and now realize they do not know how to teach real people in a real setting, and for those who are fitness professionals and now want to include yoga in their offerings.

This is a very special offering that will be a growing collaboration between Marianne Wells Yoga School and Fit Bodies Inc. Join us and build on your experience, gaining more understanding of who you are in life and all that you can bring to teaching yoga.

Read on to learn more about Marianne Wells Yoga School 100 hour curriculum and requirements for registering, or visit our Testimonials and FAQ page to hear from past students and to find out if MWYS is right for you.

Space is limited, these training retreats do fill up quickly, so register now to join us! Where you will awaken inner peace, reconnect with your divine being, deepen your yoga practice, and learn how to bring these sacred teachings to others.

100 HR Foundation Overview

Most frequent questions and answers for our 100hr YTT Certification


Gain a deeper appreciation for how the body moves by understanding its structure, what makes it both soft and stable – and how to apply this with grace and ease while teaching real people in group settings.

Learn what the top / major asanas are, and why these are important for harmonious health. Increase your understanding of alignment through all the layers of the physical body, the energetics, and benefits within each pose.


Marianne will take you through the ancient wisdom and traditions, as they apply to modern life. Develop knowledge of philosophical teachings, and how these apply to a happy healthy lifestyle.


As you develop your voice, you’ll move beyond typical cookie-cutter approach instruction. Learn how to see the diversity in the wide array of minds and bodies in each class. Lead with confidence, knowing how to work with common injuries and unique conditions.


Learn how to plan classes as a framework to build upon. Create sequences of poses where every participant truly feels a part of the experience. By integration of focused cues, you will bring class participation to a whole new level, with your students feeling wonderful in their bodies, calm and clarity in their minds, and sparks of joy in their hearts.

Marianne will teach you how to see the bodies you are teaching by observing their subtle movements. Variations of postures and modification cueing will flow gracefully as your words inspire everyone to live their best life.


Life is a process of refinement, and those who are visionaries thrive at all times. Marianne has taught at fancy yoga studios, gyms, church basements, rec centers, community centers, senior centers, schools, businesses, medical centers, hospitals, federal prisons, eating disorder clinics, and many resorts throughout the Caribbean. Together we’ll explore the path that will broaden your opportunities for teaching and becoming who you are meant to be!

Requirements for Signing up for Marianne’s Teacher Training are simple:

1. Read this website. Explore Marianne’s Blog, read about Marianne’s background and teaching philosophy, and read our student testimonials. It is important that every person who chooses Marianne Wells Yoga School yoga teacher training understands who Marianne is and the why behind what she lives and teaches with her teacher trainings.

2. Be open-minded. The more expectations and preconceived notions you have about what your yoga teacher training will or should include, the less you focus on the experience you are having. The students who arrive with a willing heart and the desire to move toward the life of a yogi have the most rewarding experiences. Again, explore this website and truly contemplate whether signing up for Marianne’s teacher training is the best choice for you. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about signing up for Marianne’s 200 or 300 hour teacher training.

3. Arrive healthy and well-rested. The best thing you can do for yourself is to arrive ready to learn. Being a yoga student with Marianne means everyday is packed with lessons where you must be fully present in body, mind, and spirit. Don’t start your yoga teacher training journey overly fatigued or with a body that is not well prepared for the long (albeit extremely rewarding!) days. Coming with a rested body and a focused mind will start you on your path to fulfillment as a yoga teacher. We live the yoga lifestyle during our time together.

4. We will have five pre attendance anatomy Zoom sessions. Sessions will be scheduled according to everyone’s vote on which day and time works best for them. All sessions will be recorded for those who cannot attend.

In addition to these 4 requirements, Marianne’s advice to prospective students is the same:
Read as much as you can about yoga philosophy and history, the anatomy of yoga, and the various styles of yoga. Take as many different classes from a variety of instructors in different venues as possible. A broad experience base and an open mind will serve you well in this training course.

  • Ground transportation to and from the airport to resort.
  • Lodging accommodations in comfortable and restful rooms, comfortable beds, air conditioning, en suite bathrooms, daily maid service, linens.
  • This training retreat is offered exclusively at all-inclusive resorts in the Fit Bodies network. We will enjoy an abundance of delicious foods and fresh juices.
  • Comprehensive training with Marianne Wells – E-RYT 500 and her support staff.
  • 100 hours of accredited study – upon successful completion students receive their professional certification from Marianne Wells Yoga School – a Yoga Alliance registered school. They will be eligible to register with Fit Bodies as a Yoga Pro, and apply these hours as CEC’s with Yoga Alliance.
  • Ongoing professional mentoring from Marianne Wells after successful completion of the studies.

Not Included in Your Tuition

  • Airfare
  • Travel Insurance
  • Yoga books for studies
What is the difference between your 200 & 300 programs?
Our foundational 200 hour yoga teacher training is a wonderful introduction to the rich history of  yoga.  You will learn why the ancient teachings are relevant today and how to apply them to your everyday life and in teaching others.  Teaching techniques, study of energetic systems (chakras and doshas), study of anatomy that is most relevant for a yoga teacher to know are hallmarks of our 200 hour training.
Our 300 hour yoga teacher training retreats are divided into three 100 hour modules. Each designed to bring you much deeper into your study of yoga, both in teaching and in personal lifestyle practice. Advance your understaning, personal practice, and teaching technique with these three deeper dives into yoga.
Can I take the modules in any order?
Yes! Marianne specifically design this advanced training to be extremely flexible. Each module stands on its own.  The advanced modular program is designed to fit the needs and interests – in the time allotted to each retreat, the period of study in preparation, the application of each module into your personal practice and teaching, and the approach to each of the distinctive modules.
Can I attend the advanced training modules if my 200 hour training is from another school?
Yes you can! If you did not attend Marianne Wells Yoga School for your 200 hour YTT,  we request that you speak to Marianne in advance of registration. We want to confirm that your prior school 200 hour training  taught yoga philosophy and applied anatomy, and created a sequence and taught it as part of your prior curriculum guidelines. If your prior training did not cover these topics in depth, it may simply mean that you may need to work a bit more in preparation for these advanced modules.
Can I take one of your modules for 100 hours credit?
Yes. At the end of each module you will receive a 100 hour certificate from Marianne Wells Yoga school. However know that there is no such thing under the Yoga Alliance guidelines as a 400-RYT. The Yoga Alliance has “200-RYT” and “300-RYT” and + “500 E-RYT” That is all. So if you take just one module you can use those hours as continuing education credits.
What else, other than take your modules, is required to complete my 300?
For each module there are pre attendance assignments. They are not complicated. They are designed to help shift your mind into the modules teachings. There is nothing you need to do after you take a modular training retreat.
What kind of support do I have before and after the training modules?
Each training forms a kula of like-minded people from around the world. We use Facebook and Insta gram, and LinkedIn to stay connected, both in personal and professional settings.  Many students meet through our training,  and forge personal and business relationships. We also offer lifelong professional mentoring to our students.  With students in over 60 countries around the world, it is getting easier each year to meet a teacher that attended Marianne Wells Yoga School.  It’s a beautiful thing!
How much time do I have to complete the three modules to earn my 300?
Five years is recommended. The best thing you can do for yourself is to commit with dedication to this process. Ideally, if you could take one module each year, and process of the teachings from that module, you will have absorbed and implement the teachings into your life.

If you want to become an RYT with Yoga Alliance, or just better your knowledge with a Yoga Training Retreat, we can help.

100 hr YTT Instructor Retreat Package

Double room with en suite bathroom. Includes air conditioning.

100hr lux instructor retreat Package

Get our deluxe single lodging with private room and en suite bathroom. Includes air conditioning. 

Yoga Alliance RYS 200

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Our 100 hour Yoga Teacher Training Retreats fill up months in advance. Register today to ensure your space in our class.

Meet Marianne – Your E-RYT Instructor

A leader in the yoga community, I have been teaching yoga for more than 30 years, drawing on the traditions of Bhakti, Tantra, Hatha and Vinyasa to help bring the ancient universal wisdom of yoga to modern seekers. What the Ancients called the sacred path has become a way of life for me. It’s about learning how to experience and promote a peaceful connection between the physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual bodies, and discovering who we are and why we are here. My multidimensional yoga trainings will inspire you to live from your heart, to find your peaceful inner strength and to see the unity within our diversity – that we are all One.
Marianne Wells
E-RYT 500 Certified instructor


“Marianne’s yoga training has connected me with my cultural heritage from Indian again.

Sarasvati (Australia)

“It was more than a training- it was almost a therapy. So many people opened up, opening their hearts and their minds. This experience is supporting me and my self-development. I loved learning every day and I learned about myself, human behavior, overcoming challenges, and how to really live in the now.”

Mike (London)

“I’ve taken yoga classes at Kripalu, Omega, and I’ve been to India. Never have I gone so deep as in Marianne’s yoga classes. Thank you  Marianne!”

Christina (USA)

“I was amazed by how much the morning practices helped me connect with myself and inspire me to practice yoga daily. I had never even heard of Sutras or yoga philosophy before this experience, but it opened my eyes to the connection between mind and body and how much our bodies can affect our minds.”

Karen (Canada)

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