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This 200 Hour RYT training is held In Salt Lake City, Utah and is assisted by Mary Cain with special guest instructors. This course of study is certified by Yoga Alliance and completion will result in earning a RYT 200 HR certification.


Yogic Approach

This training is born of deep study with Rod Stryker and ParaYoga, Yoga Therapy and Principles of Alignment. The focus is to empower students with the knowledge of all eight limbs of yoga and the study of  yoga philosophy in combination with modern mind/body science.

With a concentration on the importance of breath and its relationship to physical and energetic movement,  a central theme will be functional alignment paired with intelligent sequencing. The course aims to lay the foundation for integrating asana with pranayama and meditation to create more powerful effects from practice, and ultimately help students begin to understand the  full transformative potential of yoga practice.


About This Training

If you are looking to begin the journey of being a yoga teacher, deepen your personal practice, or discover tools for healthy, productive self-inquiry, this training will give you  a rich foundation of information and experience  in which to continue to grow. 

We aim to guide yoga students into becoming exceptional yoga teachers with an ability to safely and effectively lead people of all kinds into a meaningful and authentic yoga practice. Students will learn how to practice and teach a wide range of asana, pranayama and meditation techniques with intelligent sequencing. Participants will learn techniques to address different levels of practitioners,  individual bodies, and integrate valuable yogic wisdom into their teaching.

This is a rigorous and thorough program. There will be regular assignments outside of the training including observation, partner teaching, and a seva (service) project. Upon completion, participants will be certified and eligible for 200 Hour RYT registration with Yoga Alliance.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Safely and systematically practice and instruct asana, pranayama, meditation.
  • Become skillful at teaching a variety of levels of yoga practitioners and making hands on adjustments.
  • Create intelligent  sequences based on theme, apex pose, energetics and more.
  • Modify and adapt asana for a variety of students.
  •  Integrate authentic yoga philosophy into group classes and private lessons.

Training Topics Include:

  • Yoga Philosophy & Sacred Text Study
  • Alignment, Sequencing, Hands on Adjustments
  • Assessing Student Needs, Using Props and Making Modifications
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Yamas & Niyamas
  • Subtle Anatomy: Prana, Chakras, Nadis, Koshas, Kundalini
  • Pranayama & Meditation 
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Principles of Ayurveda: Doshas & Gunas
  • Business & Ethics

This may change your life! 

Many students enter this program with a focus on becoming a yoga teacher, and are surprised to experience a profound transformation. Other students begin with no plan to teach, but find themselves drawn into teaching once they have developed those skills. The process of going deep and developing a dedicated personal practice in conjunction with study and self-inquiry invites personal growth.  As inner capacity is expanded, students are empowered to become a vital force in their own lives and communities. 

Interested in Joining the next 200 HR RYT training?

The next session begins in January of 2019 in SLC. It occurs over 9 weekends between January and May.  For details, contact Mary:

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