“I feel stronger, more awake, present
and encouraged to follow my heart.”

Yoga Teacher Training is one of the most fulfilling experiences of a lifetime. Whether your aim is to deepen your knowledge of the philosophy, root more firmly into your own practice, or begin a path of teaching, the ancient wisdom, knowledge and self-awareness gained are irreplaceable.

It is the beginning of a lifelong journey. It is a transformation of your inner and outer worlds. It awakens you to your life, and your ability to create it, in a profound way.

Our programs are experiential and interactive. We will give you the skills you need to safely, confidently and compassionately guide yourself and a variety of students through their own yoga practice.

We offer two unique pathways to serve you, and both programs will be scheduled on weekends to best accommodate those with families and other responsibilities. Each includes 220+ hours of training which meets and exceeds Yoga Alliance standards for their 200-hour certification – putting our students on the path toward a 500-hour certification

Led by beloved local instructor Anne Howard, our Yoga Alliance certified program is an eclectic, inter-disciplinary approach to Yoga with a broad focus on various asana techniques, pranayama and yoga philosophy. We appreciate Yoga in all its forms and intend to give students an understanding of the primary traditions and theories while encouraging them to find their own comfort and voice. .


“Anne Howard is a true gift to the Outer Banks. She lives what she teaches. It’s amazing that this level of teaching is right here in our own community.” 

– Craig Honeycutt






So often, the limitations we place on ourselves are of our own creation, and we are here to help you move beyond ideas you may have of who can pursue teacher training. This gentle yoga training is designed for…

  • Those who may have no interest in teaching, but are very interested in deepening their understanding of yoga teachings and philosophy.

  • Those who due to age or ability think they can’t do Yoga Teacher Training. You can!

  • Those who think they aren’t strong enough or flexible enough. You are.

  • Those who say to themselves “I’m too old.” You’re not.

We expect and encourage a diverse group, and you might find yourself in here:

  • Those seeking a gentle, more slowly moving asana practice and style of teaching while still engaging completely in the theory, methodology and philosophy.

  • Students who identify as being older or senior, or those with injuries, challenges or disabilities.

  • Those seeking to transform their lifestyle.

  • Those of any age for whom Gentle & Level I classes are your favorites.

  • Those with a desire to learn and share more of the wisdom and philosophy of yoga teachings.

  • Those interested in meditation and quieter practices.

Interested in Joining our Gentle Yoga Teacher Training?


Oct 19-20-21, 2018
Nov 16-17-18, 2018
Dec 14-15-16, 2018
Jan 18-19-20, 2019
Feb 8-9-10, 2019
Feb 22-23-24, 2019
March 1-2-3, 2019
March 8-9-10, 2019

Make up weekend: March 15-16-17, 2019

Ready to Register?




Vinyasa Yoga is a popular yoga style defined by a linkage of the breath and movement while inhabiting a meditative space…a moving meditation. This interdisciplinary vinyasa training is designed for…

  • Those who think they can not master or practice advanced asanas. You can.

  • Those who wish to explore more challenging flow and postures, arm-balances, inversions, etc.

  • Those who think they aren’t strong enough or flexible enough. You are.

  • Those who may have no desire to teach, but are interested in deepening their own practice.

Our Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training students have ranged in age from 19-68 and we encourage a diverse group of students. Does this sound like you?

  • Those seeking a more challenging asana practice and style of teaching while still engaging completely in the theory, methodology and philosophy.

  • Students who identify as either chronologically young, or those of any age who are young at heart, and physically active (with or without injuries or challenges – we can help you learn modifications).

  • Those seeking to transform their lifestyle.

  • Those for whom our multi-level and more advanced classes are your favorite.

  • Those with a desire to learn and share more of the wisdom and philosophy of yoga teachings.

  • Those interested in meditation.

Interested in Joining our Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training?


Contact us for training dates!

Ready to Register?

More questions? Feel free to email or call!

We are very much looking forward to sharing this experience with you!

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“I feel so much more confident in my own practice and I definitely feel ready to begin teaching and sharing my knowledge with others.” – Carly Osmon


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Anne Howard
Director of Yoga Teacher Training

“My experience at the Amalam School of Yoga at Outer Banks Yoga was truly a unique one, a comprehensive interdisciplinary teacher training in Kitty Hawk North Carolina. Studio manager and teacher training director Anne Follenbach Howard, quickly became the instructor I naturally gravitated towards as a student, as I was eager and diligent to deepen my practice and Anne immediately became so obvious, as a passionate and endless source of yoga knowledge and direction.

My practice became a lifestyle, sometimes taking multiple classes a day and the benefits became hard to ignore. My thirst for more knowledge of myself and yoga seemed endless and it was Anne who was always there with an answer about the asanas, insight to the lineage, and sincere encouragement, even sometimes a maternal nudge of discipline. After several invitations to partake in the teacher training, I apprehensively agreed and with all due sincerity it quite possibly could have been one of the greatest decisions of my adult life.

I now teach at four yoga studios and co-own one of them I teach a multitude of classes weekly and have manifested a loyal following of people who seek of themselves and great health, relationships and friendships that have now so obviously become priceless. Yoga, as a student and now an instructor, has given to me happiness that is immeasurable. It’s truly an honor to be a graduate of the Amalam School, and the confidence and pride in my teaching is direct result of being under the tutelage of Anne Howard, I’m a teacher to hundreds now but I’ll always be her student, some teachers are too special to equal.  So, in review, after speaking, visiting, attending classes at just about everywhere, it’s not presumptuous to say I feel like I’m a graduate of Harvard for yoga. I know that with the knowledge I’ve acquired with Anne, at the Amalam School, I could teach anywhere with confidence providing a safe and beneficial environment for all my students.

So if it is paramount that you’re calling is to teach yoga or just to deepen your practice, please, please, please treat yourself to perhaps the greatest 220 hour gift one could give. I sat with Anne  for 200-plus hours and the woman never once was redundant in her instruction, solely because of the honesty in her teaching. Anne truly lives yoga, and thanks to her I too live yoga.” - Scott Lawlor

"In some ways yoga teacher training was everything that I expected.  I knew i would grow from the experience. The fear and uncertainty I felt while contemplating the training signaled to me that growth would certainly take place. I just did not know how or in what ways.  I did not expect to be so moved, inspired and more awakened after just one day of training.  The training gave me the knowledge, practice, and confidence to begin teaching and to assist fellow yogis on the path, but it also strengthened my foundation personally, encouraging my heart to open and compassion to flow freely.  I am so grateful to Anne and my fellow trainees for what has been and still very much is a beautiful learning experience." - Amy Landes

"YTT at Outer Banks Yoga is absolutely amazing! The organized, caring and commitment of Anne is so special! She "cooks" each student in a motherly way, making sure we are ready. Students can continue to grow/ learn even after the 240 hours are complete.  Anne and fellow classmates keep their door open for comments and questions, always!  It is truly an honor and privilege to be part of the Outer Banks Yoga kula. You should do it!  - Linnea Woodson

“Having Anne as my yoga teacher has been healing and inspirational. There is so much wisdom and compassion that radiates from her. I can’t really explain in words how I have been touched emotionally and spiritually just by being her student, but she’s able to speak to my heart through her teaching.” – Dominique Sprouse

“I am thankful for the physical mental and spiritual gifts you gave from your heart during the Yoga Teacher Training Class. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.” – Sue Reynolds

“As a yoga teacher, I want to help others realize the divine light that they have inside of them, the same way Anne has encouraged and supported me. I am so thankful for her guidance, kind words, and knowledge she has shared with me. She really pours her heart into this training!” – Sarah Lucento