200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training (RYT 200)
+ 50 Hour Mentorship Program
Ready to deepen your personal practice, or have a calling to share yoga with others? We'd be honored to support you on your path to becoming a yoga teacher.
We believe in giving you as many hands-on learning opportunities as possible, and providing individualized support to help you reach your personal potential.
Our trainees step out into the world equipped with the knowledge and practical experience they need to work with real bodies and adapt the practice for students with various injuries and health concerns.
Questions? Feel free to contact me anytime.
Kindred Yoga Studio
North Wales, PA
Our program has been designed to uphold the sacred practices and principles of yoga and to offer you a full and well-rounded experience into all that yoga offers you as a student and a teacher.
Through the Kindred Yoga Teacher Training, you’ll expand your knowledge of the intended purposes, effects, and methodology of various yogic techniques – including yoga asana (poses), pranayama (breath work), meditation, and mantra.
How to teach and sequence various Hatha, Gentle, Vinyasa, and Restorative asanas (poses)
How to safely instruct poses and offer modifications for various mental and physical health conditions using verbal and physical adjustments
Poses and practices to favor and avoid for the most common musculoskeletal and physiological conditions
The keys to designing safe, effective sequences for your intended purposes
The history, philosophies, and sacred texts of yoga – and how they shape the practice
Public-speaking and presentation skills in the classroom
How to work with students of all skill levels
Meditation, pranayama (breathing), and mantra techniques – how they work, when and why to use each technique
Subtle body anatomy, including the chakras, why they're important for psycho-emotional health, and how to work with them in practice
How to embody the principles and philosophies of yoga in your daily life, and weave these principles into your teaching in an accessible and inspiring way
How Ayurveda, the sister science of yoga, can bring balance and health – and how to incorporate the principles of Ayurveda into your teaching and lifestyle
A whole lot about yourself! Through self-study and contemplation, you'll feel more connected and at home with yourself – and ready to share yoga in the most authentic, uplifting way
The 5 Pillars of Our Program
Self-Discovery and Embodiment through Personal Practice
Connecting with yourself and embodying the teachings of yoga in your own practice and life is the first step toward becoming an effective teacher. Our methods will help you gain a deeper understanding of how to apply the philosophy and principles of yoga to your own practice so that you can pass the teachings of yoga on in your own inspiring, authentic way.
Mentorship & Hands-On Experience
When you begin your teacher training, you want to know you'll come out on the other side with the confidence and experiential knowledge to teach safe, effective classes for students of all shapes, sizes and needs. That's why we dedicate over 60 training hours to personalized mentorship and hands-on practical learning – well above the industry standard.
Our training and teaching methods align with the philosophy and approach of the the Himalayan Tradition in which our program director was trained. The life-affirming wisdom of the Himalayan Institute is relevant and accessible while staying true to the original teachings of the tradition.
Adapting Yoga for the Individual
In any given class, students will show up with an array of physical and mental health concerns and injuries. We've dedicated a large portion of the training to helping you understand common injuries and health concerns, and how to give your students personalized support so you can teach in any setting with confidence.
Excellence in the Design and Delivery of the Training
To give you the best possible learning experience, we've assembled a team of knowledgable professionals in the fields of yoga, physical therapy, kinesiology, and functional medicine to serve as your faculty.
Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) Faculty
Christa is the owner of Kindred Yoga LLC, and the creator and director of the Kindred Yoga teacher training program.
After earning her 200-Hour certification in 2010, Christa went on to earn a Certificate in Anatomy and Physiology of Yoga from Yoga Synergy in Australia. After living in new Zealand for seven years, she returned to the US, where she earned her 500-Hour certification through the Himalayan Institute.
Julie is the owner of Epoch Physical Therapy for Women.
She has been practicing physical therapy in the Montgomery/Bucks County region for over 20 years. She is an orthopedic and pelvic floor physical therapist and certified personal trainer and is passionate about helping women overcome the physical challenges that can occur in life due to pregnancy, injury or surgery.
Jo Ann Staugaard-Jones
Jo Ann is an international movement educator and author, an advanced Pilates and E-RYT500 yoga teacher trainer, and a Kinesiology, Dance & Exercise Science professor.
She is a member of the International Association of Dance Medicine & Science and the Performing Arts Medicine Association, IDEA Fitness, the International Association of Yoga Therapists, and a senior trainer & Continuing Education provider through Yoga Alliance.
Dr. Tammy Portolese
Tammy is a chiropractor and is the owner of Portolese Family Chiropractic.
She has advanced training in posture correction and extremity adjusting. Her certifications include International Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, Chiropractic Sports & Rehabilitation, Kinesiology Taping, and Webster Turning Technique.
RYT-200 Training Schedule
September 20, 21, 22 (IMMERSION**)
October 11, 12, 13
November 15, 16, 17
December 6, 7, 8
January 3, 4, 5 (IMMERSION**)
February 7, 8, 9
March 13, 14, 15
April 17, 18, 19 (IMMERSION**)
May 15, 16, 17
The yoga teacher training runs one weekend a month with hours as follows:
Friday (6pm - 9pm)**
Saturday (10am - 6:30pm)
Sunday (12pm - 6pm)
**NOTE: There are three IMMERSION Weekends. We will meet for a full day on Friday - 8:30am to 5:30pm. No Friday evening session. Saturday and Sunday hours remain the same.**
The following mentorship hours will be scheduled based on the mutual availability of teacher trainees and mentors:
2x 2-hour mentored practice teaching sessions a month as part of a small group
Eventually observe, assist and/or teach in 2 public classes a month
Throughout the course, you will be assigned reading, assignments, and quizzes to be completed on your own. Completing assignments by the specified due dates is a requirement for certification.
In order to graduate from the training, all required hours must be completed, assignments handed in on time, and assessments must be passed.
If you can't make 100% of the training sessions... Trainees are encouraged to attend all sessions as scheduled. However, we understand that you may experience scheduling conflicts with other demands in your life. So if you are unable to attend a certain day, please talk to us about it, and we'll try our best to make arrangements for you to access any of the course segments you miss.
RYT-200 Tuition and Fees
A $300 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your place in the training, which is applied to the total amount due.
$3,150 when tuition is paid in full one month prior to training
$3,450 on the Monthly Plan (Deposit + 9 monthly payments of $350)