Charlotte Yoga Teacher Training with Terrie Reeves and Suzanne Bergen


CY legacy yoga teachers, Terrie and Suzanne team up to co-facilitate Charlotte Yoga’s 2023 Teacher Training. Together they have over 4 decades of experience and are dedicated to helping you grow on and off your mat.


The Charlotte Yoga 200-Hour Teacher Training is a great way to invest in yourself and your personal development and growth.

Our holistic approach to Teacher Training is designed to help you strengthen your asana practice, expand your knowledge and understanding of yoga, and integrate yogic principles that align with yours into your life. Whether you are a yoga teacher, an aspiring teacher or a student, this experience will be transformative.

Personal growth requires work, but Suzanne and Terrie believe in experiential learning and are committed to making your teacher training experience empowering and fun. Our training program will not overburden you with heavy reading or busy work.

What you can expect is to practice plenty of asana, pranayama and meditation so you feel more confident in your own practice and your ability to teach others.

You will leave our teacher training program with a:

  • Holistic formula* and process to guide your practice and teaching style
  • Comprehensive understanding of the practice of yoga
  • Greater level of personal awareness and stronger asana practice

  • Deeper level of personal confidence on and off your mat
  • Robust set of skills to teach yoga, if desired
  • New tribe of like-minded people

We hope participants leave TT with a mindset of abundance, a full heart, the skills to teach and a desire to make a difference in the world.
Terrie Elizabeth Reeves and Suzanne Bergen.


Terrie and Suzanne have created a Holistic Teaching Method™ that integrates 9 fundamental class elements which are important to the class structure and reflects their teaching philosophy and approach. This teaching method will provide you with a comprehensive teaching framework that will ensure you have the skills and confidence to teach, if desired.

The Holistic Teaching Method™ will be introduced the first weekend and will provide you the perfect framework to kick off your teacher training experience.

Whether your goal is to grow your yoga practice, become a teacher or connect with yourself and others on a deeper level, the Charlotte Yoga 200-Hour Teacher Training will help get you there! If you want to teach, you will walk away from this program with the ability to sequence and powerful yoga class and confidently deliver it to others in an engaging and authentic way.


Our training is held eight weekends over the course of four months. Participation in all eight weekends is required for graduation. However, make-up work is available should you miss an afternoon, a day or an entire weekend for a planned absence or unforeseen emergency.


Jan 27-29Feb 10-12Feb 24-26
March 3-5March 24-26April 14-16
April 28-30May 12-14


Fridays: 7:00PM - 9:45PMSaturdays: 8:00AM - 6:00PMSundays: 8:00AM - 6:30PM

Each training day will include several short breaks and one long meal break.


The Charlotte Yoga 200-hour teacher training emphasizes teaching early and often with additional requirements to assist in live classes at our studio. Trainees will teach in small groups and with partners throughout training and lead a community class prior to graduation.

Topics covered in our curriculum include but are not limited to:

Holistic Teaching Method™

  • Asana and pranayama
  • Mindfulness, neuroscience and meditation techniques
  • Yoga history
  • The eight-limb path
  • Yoga Sutras
  • Sanskrit
  • Yoga ethics
  • The business of yoga

  • Creating your yoga brand
  • Personal awareness and emotional intelligence (assessments will be used)
  • Anatomy and alignment principles
  • Assisting and adjustment philosophy and training
  • Asana modifications for beginners and/or physical limitations

  • Classroom observation and hands-on assisting
  • CYFlow
  • Deep stretch and relaxation
  • CY26
  • Class cueing, sequencing and music
  • Voice and classroom presence
  • Class messaging and theming

  • Receiving guidance and feedback
  • Providing guidance and feedback to others
  • Engaging and empowering students
  • Mind-body integration techniques
  • Ayurveda
  • Chakras
  • Community project


Anyone who is looking to deepen their practice and knowledge of yoga. The biggest barrier that many yogis face is the “teaching” part of teacher training. This training is for those of you who want to teach AND those of you who just have a desire to deepen your practice. Yoga teacher training is about personal awareness and development and expanding your knowledge of yoga, so your practice is enhanced and so is your life. Please note: All skill levels are invited to enroll in yoga teacher training, so don’t stress if you don’t have yoga experience.

Terrie and Suzanne are committed to helping you succeed based on what is important to you and will support your growth every step of your yoga teacher training journey.


Our methodology will prepare you to teach CYFlow and CY26 classes. The fundamentals of other styles such as Ashtanga and Restorative Yoga are also covered. You will be provided a CYFlow and CY26 sequence to learn and teach but you will also be empowered to create your own. This training is designed to give you teaching framework, but importantly to help you develop your own unique voice and teaching style.

We are a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School and our curriculum meets the guidelines set forth by Yoga Alliance for 200-hour yoga teacher training. Upon the completion of your training, you can register with Yoga Alliance as a RYT-200. This designation will allow you to seek teaching positions at yoga studios, gyms and other facilities that offer yoga classes.


You are strongly encouraged to regularly attend yoga classes and to try different teachers. There will be some required reading, so all articles and books will be posted by mid-January. You can best prepare for training by purchasing the required books and getting familiar with them prior to the start of teacher training.

Prior to the start of training you will receive a full onboarding email which will include:

  • Training schedule
  • List of books and articles to read:

    1. Untethered Soul
    2. Four Agreements
    3. Ashtanga Yoga "The Primary Manual" – David Swenson
  • Miscellaneous information designed to enhance your teacher training experience



Full Tuition: $3,400.00

Early Bird Tuition: $3,000.00 (if paid in full by 11/30/22)

  • Includes unlimited complimentary yoga during the program.
  • Payment plans are available. Contact to coordinate.

There is no “perfect time” to start teacher training, so don’t keep waiting for it. Sign-up today and begin this amazing journey. You will not regret it.

Space is limited. Reserve your spot today!


Talk with Terrie or Suzanne at Charlotte Yoga or you can contact them directly:

Terrie Reeves –

Suzanne Bergen -

CY Teacher Training 2023 Deposit

CY Teacher Training 2023 Deposit


(Counts Towards Tuition)

  • $500 nonrefundable deposit due upon registration.
  • Upon payment of deposit, we will follow up with you directly with next steps!


Lead Trainer: Suzanne Bergen


Lead Trainer: Suzanne Bergen - Yoga Instructor - E-RYT 200

One of Charlotte Yoga’s founding teachers, Suzanne Bergen (E-RYT® 200) creates a safe space for healing for her students through the practice of yoga. It is her goal for her students to feel a sense of empowerment that translates both on and off the mat.

Since beginning her yoga journey in 1993, she’s been recognized as “Charlotte’s Most Moving Instructor” by ClassPass and has completed an impressive number of trainings, including:

  • 200-hour Power Yoga Teacher Training, Grace Morales
  • Hot 26TM Yoga Teacher Training, Grace Morales
  • 40-hour Power Yoga Training & Immersion, Bryan Kest
  • 40-hour Spirit Speaks, Seane Corn

Giving back is important to Suzanne. For five years, she has been the race director of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation Stair Climb in Charlotte, held at the Duke Energy Building each April. Participation in the climb has increased by 400% since 2016 under her leadership. An avid stair climber herself, Suzanne is ranked top 10 nationally for the sport.

In a previous life, Suzanne was a Director of Sales and Marketing at a midtown Manhattan hotel. She met her husband Joe in the northeast and they, together with their triplet sons, moved to Charlotte in 1997.

Suzanne welcomes newcomers and seasoned yogis alike to her classes.

Lead Trainer: Terrie Reeves


Lead Trainer: Terrie Reeves

Terrie has personally trained athletes of all types for over 20 years and believes yoga is one of the most powerful and healing forms of movement. She is Yoga Alliance Certified with over 3,000 teaching hours, is a three-time National Aerobics Champion, was invited to the White House to launch the inaugural National Physical Fitness Day with Arnold Schwarzenegger, and has produced over 7 National Fitness videos, one with legendary boxer, Sugar Ray Leonard.

Experience Highlights:

  • Creator of the Train For Life® Assessment, The Train for Life® Method, Ideal Being® Model and supporting Train For Life® Empowerment Programs
  • Creator of the Rising Stronger Empowerment Program designed to help cancer survivors not just cope, but thrive
  • Active Board Member of Carolina Breast Friends – Marketing and Volunteer Engagement
  • 2018 winner of Dancing with the Stars, part of a collaborative effort raising awareness and over $700,000 dollars for Carolina Breast Friends
  • Host of 2 Scoops of Inspiration Podcast
  • Hosted an on-air health franchise, Train for Life on News 14 reaching over 2.8 million viewers weekly; a weekly fitness segment for News 14 called Turn Back the Clock; and a wellness-focused segment called Wellness Wednesdays
  • Search Inside Yourself Training with Google
  • Whil Mindfulness Leadership Training
  • WorkPlace Big Five certified
  • Actualized Leadership certified (ALP)
  • Intrinsic Coach certified
  • Developed, facilitated and secured grant funding for a youth program titled, Operation Jump-Start Slam Dunk Wellness which focused on childhood obesity
  • Behavioral health and well-being writer with over 200 published articles
  • Facilitator of over 10,000 hours of yoga, meditation, mindfulness, martial arts teaching and training
  • Miss Fitness competitor and National fitness presenter – featured in Shape Magazine
  • Represented fitness products on QVC and helped develop the in-home boxing product, Slam Man with Sugar Ray Leonard

Keynote speaker for over 200 corporate events, non-profit organizations, youth groups, professional associations, health and wellness summits and State and National SHRM conferences.

Terrie is the Founder of Empower Health America (EHA), an evidence-based change management company that launched in November 2014. She works with individual, teams and organizations and provides the following services:

Organization Development Consulting | Personal Development Coaching | Empowerment Programs | Workshops and Retreats | Mindfulness and Resiliency Training | Proprietary Train For Life® Assessment | Customized Empowerment Campaigns and Online Educational Programs and Resources

Terrie’s yoga journey began in 1999, thanks to Grace Morales, one of Charlotte’s first yoga teachers and the Founder of Charlotte Yoga. She started practicing Ashtanga in a tiny heated room while listening to David Swenson on tape and in 2000 she started teaching Hot 26 classes for Grace at Charlotte Yoga. From that moment on, she knew she had found a new passion…teaching yoga. Terrie has a smashup fitness background including, dance, gymnastics, competitive aerobics, martial arts, and has taught about every type of organized exercise class possible, to include providing over two decades of personal training.

Terrie shares her love for yoga in this statement. “Yoga is moving meditation to me and I feel grateful every time I get to guide one person or 100 people through a yoga practice. Yoga is a journey of the heart, mind and body. There is no end…just new possibilities every time you roll out your mat.”

Terrie reflects on her yoga journey and gives credit to all the yogis who have influenced her along the way. “I am blessed to be a teacher but value the importance of being a student as well, so I respectfully give credit to the many wonderful teachers that have inspired and influenced me over the years. Grace Morales, Johnna Smith, Suzanne Bergen, Tanner Bazemore, Baron Baptiste, Brian Kest, Shiva Rea and (Kancho) Cameron Shayne and the teacher that lives inside of me.”

“The desire to grow requires an open heart and an open mind.”


Instagram: @TerrieEReeves

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Instagram: 2scoopsofinspiration


Train For Life Facebook:

2 Scoops of Inspiration Facebook: 2 Scoops of Inspiration Podcast


Work Wisely and Live Abundantly Blog:

Youtube: 2 Scoops of Inspiration Podcast

We are excited to announce that Dr. Laura Watterson and Dr. Marcy Goldstein will be joining our team for several weekends of TT.

Laura is a Sports Therapist and owner of Charlotte Sports Performance and Rebab and will cover anatomy, physiology, biomechanics of movement, and injury prevention. Dr. Watterson works with amateur and professional athletes and incorporates Yoga Therapy into many of her treatment plans. She also holds her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification, which helps her translate her knowledge and skills in a way that makes it easier to integrate the information into practical application

Dr. Marcy Goldstein will be joining our team for several weekends of TT. She will be covering Sanskrit and Roots & Branches of Yoga. Marcy's goal is to deepen people's knowledge and inspire personal growth so that everyone is moved to repair our world. Check out her page at Sanskrit Revolution - Illuminating the Language, Culture & History of Yoga. Drawing from her background and twenty-five years of yoga practice, she designs and teaches classes about Sanskrit, history, ethical/yogic speech, and philosophy at studios, festivals, and universities, etc. nationally.

They are both lifelong learning, which is why these dynamic and talented women are so effective at what they do. We are thrilled to have both of them on our team.


Please feel free to reach out to us if you have additional questions. We are happy to chat! You can email