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Teacher Certification - 200 Hour


At One Tree Yoga, we celebrate the many styles that have evolved from the ancient practice of yoga. Whether your passion is for a rigorous vinyasa or restorative yin practice, our teacher certification program provides you with the tools to bring your passion to others.  We believe that yoga is about so much more than doing triangle pose.  Our program reflects the many aspects to what makes up the path of yoga. Whether your dream is to teach yoga or just deepen your understanding and experience of it, this program will grow your understanding of yoga beyond what you might ever learn in years of classes.


Our program is led by Alison King Tigges ERYT-500 and Gabe Hopp, RYT-500. These wonderfully skilled teachers each have their own area of expertise, but share similar, compatible teaching styles that allow them to work seamlessly as a team. Alison and Gabe have been practicing yoga side-by-side for over 15 years, each teaching for almost 10 years, and co-leading trainings for 5 years together.  They have crafted a curriculum that draws on their many years of study with esteemed yoga teachers around the world: Theresa Murphy, Tias and Surya Little, Noah Maze, Christina Sell, Rocky Heron, Rod Stryker, Dean Sluyter, Amy Matthews, and the Mohans.  Needless to say, they know some stuff!  They are passionate about yoga in its entirety and it shows in their clear and comprehensive delivery to others.


We pride ourselves on the holistic nature of our program and we know there is not another like it. It is an in-depth course in asana, anatomy, philosophy, and the subtle body that will deepen and transform your personal practice and give you foundational tools to teach with confidence. Our studies are a detailed exploration of the practice and traditions from the outer sheath to the inner core. We utilize an experiential classroom framework to address all styles of learning so that you feel confident in your knowledge and leading others in the practice. We also believe this program is a an excellent way to expand your knowledge and dive deeper into the art of yoga. Even if you’re not sure that you want to teach, but have a desire to learn more, this program will fit your needs.


We are dedicated to offering the most comprehensive teacher training program in Omaha, and keeping it fresh every year. It is a transformational program with world-class curriculum offered by our dedicated, local instructors in our state-of-the-art studio.





This program exceeds the requirements for the Yoga Alliance RYT-200 Certification. Students who complete the program will receive a 200-hour certification from One Tree Yoga, a registered yoga school since 2003. Graduates of our program feel confident in their knowledge and ability to share it with others.



Program Requirements


  1. Establish a consistent yoga practice prior to the program.

  2. Attend 10 classes per month with Alison King Tigges or Gabe Hopp at OTY for the duration of the program. Students should try to average 5 classes per month with each teacher over the 8-month period. Over the course of 8 months (September through May), this equals a total of 80 classes with Alison and Gabe. Regular class attendance is integral to the practice & technique component of the curriculum. The cost is included in tuition.

  3. Complete a yoga tour at OTY: attend classes with at least 10 different teachers and 5 different styles.

  4. Observe 10 classes at OTY with Alison & Gabe.

  5. Keep a journal of your classes, tour, and observations.

  6. Complete all reading, writing, and teaching assignments.

  7. Complete final exam.

  8. Complete all requirements within 3 months of the end of the program.



Required Reading


Bringing Yoga to Life, Donna Farhi

Meditations from the Mat, Rolfe Gates

Natural Meditation, Dean Sluyter

Yoga of The Subtle Body, Tias Little

Light on Yoga, B.K.S. Iyengar



Additional Recommended Reading


The Yoga Sutras, Nicolai Bachman

Light on Life, B.K.S. Iyengar

Yoga Anatomy, Leslie Kaminoff & Amy Matthews

Awake in the World, Michael Stone



























Scheduled Meeting Times


Saturdays 10:30am-5:00pm at the West Studio, Sundays 12:30am-5:00pm at the East Studio.


As stated above in program requirements, attendance is mandatory at all sessions. If you are unable to attend one of the sessions, you must make up the time at workshops and other events. Independent study opportunities can be arranged through private sessions with Gabe and Alison at your expense.


Asana, Anatomy, and Philosophy Foundations

September 8-9

October 13-14

November 3-4

Technique, Practice, and Teaching Methodology
December 1-2

January 5-6


Practicing the 8 Limbs

February 2-3


Subtle Yoga

March 2-3

Different Bodies, Many Practices

April 6-7

Wrap Up & Graduation
May 4



Our Teachers


Alison King Tigges, E-RYT-500 


Alison started practicing yoga in 2002.  As an athlete and dancer, it seemed like a smart progression and way to heal from years of injuries. Under the direction of Theresa Murphy, Alison started teaching in 2008 at One Tree Yoga in Omaha NE.  Alison has been teaching a variety of styles there since: hot, hatha, vinyasa, yin, restorative…to name a few.  Since 2013, Alison began to co-lead the studio’s 200-hour teacher training program.  Alison has gone on to study with Tias Little and Prajna Yoga out of Santa Fe NM, where she received her 500-hour certification in 2014. Currently Alison is studying regularly with Noah Maze and YogaMaze, out of Los Angeles, CA.  Alison’s commitment to training, learning and practicing all types of yoga is evident in her teaching.  All of her classes include smart sequencing, strong cues on form, anatomy and alignment, as well as weaving in various aspects of yogic philosophy.  While Alison’s teaching style is rooted in traditional yoga, she also brings an element of fun and light-heartedness to her classes.  She believes yoga is truly for everyone, and her goal is to help as many people incorporate it into their lives as possible.



Gabe Hopp, RYT-500


Gabe Hopp, RYT-500 started practicing yoga in the early 2000s while pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in music therapy from the University of Evansville. She continued that study in Omaha, under Theresa Murphy at One Tree Yoga while she completed her Master’s degree in musicology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Gabe took her 200-hour yoga teacher training in Prague, Czech Republic in 2010. Since then, she has trained extensively with master teachers throughout the United States including Tias and Surya Little, Linda Spackman, Nicholai Bachman, Rod Stryker, Ben Vincent, Christina Sell, Noah Maze and Amy Matthews.


In 2012-2013, Gabe twice traveled to India to study yoga therapy with Svastha yoga teachers the Mohan’s. In the fall of 2017, Gabe finished her 500-hour certification to become a Prajna Yoga teacher.


Gabe’s philosophy is that yoga is a life practice. One should view yoga practice with a broad scope to include meditation, prayer, chanting, singing, compassion in action, and breathing, as well as physical postures. Through a practice of yoga, we have the opportunity to discover our true nature and our purpose for being here (dharma). Most recently, Gabe has been honing the practice of acceptance.



Program Pricing


Tuition includes unlimited yoga at One Tree Yoga for the duration of the program.
We have 3 payment options:


Early Bird One-Time Payment:
One payment of $2,499 by August 15, includes a $159 non-refundable deposit.

2-Payment Plan:
Two payments of $1,349 by September 1 & February 1, for a total of $2,698, includes a $159 non-refundable deposit.


Monthly Payment Plan:
8 monthly payments of $350, plus a non-refundable deposit of $159 due by September 1, for a total of $2,959.

Monthly payments to commence September 5.


Prorated refunds for tuition can be given through the end of Session 1 in October.

No refunds are given after that date.


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Download Forms


You can download PDF versions of both our program details and an application to enroll below:


2018-2019 One Tree Yoga200 Hour Teacher CertificationProgram Details (PDF)2018-2019 One Tree Yoga200 Hour Teacher CertificationApplication (PDF)



West Studio

14606 West Center Road

Omaha, NE 68130


East Studio

5020 Dodge Street

Omaha, NE 68132



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