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200 HR Yoga & Ayurveda Teacher Training & Group Mentoring Program 2022

1/8/2022 - 6/26/2022

Early Bird Special Until 12/19/2021 $2,800

Sign Up today! This is a HYBRID PROGRAM...all sessions will be taught online and in-person so you can choose which is best for you!

INFO MEETING: Wednesday, November 10 @ 7 PM & Saturday, December 4 @ 10:30 AM 

The Beloved Yoga School offers a unique 200HR Yoga and Ayurvedic Teacher Training program that provides a safe, nurturing, and creative environment in which to grow and deepen your practice. It is from this place of deep personal practice that you become a teacher. Our 200HR TT program offers a comprehensive experience combining our excellence in teaching methodology and an inclusive mentoring program. 

We are including 40 hours of online programming by Yoga International: 20-hour History/Philosophy with Doug Keller,  20-hour Anatomy with Tiffany Cruikshank and Yamas/Niyamas program with Deborah Adele. 

Participants can opt to do just Session 1 or the full program. To obtain a 200HR RYT, one must complete both sessions and fulfill the requirements of the program from reflective homework to mentorship. 

Module 1: 100 Hours - Immersion into Yoga Lifestyle

The first 100 hours of the program are open to all yoga practitioners interested in learning more about yoga.

In this module, you will: 

  • Establish a daily meditation and asana practice
  • Find your own personal alignment in the most common yoga postures and understand their benefits
  • Dive into the foundational philosophy behind the practice of yoga, including the Yoga Sutras and Bhagavad Gita
  • Learn about the history of yoga and its various paths
  • Cultivate deeper levels of awareness in your mind and body
  • Explore energetic and subtle body anatomy
  • Learn functional biomechanical anatomy
  • Dive into the fundamentals of Ayurveda and daily lifestyle habits
  • Meet a supportive community of like-minded practitioners

Module 2: 100 Hours - The Seat of the Teacher

If interested in becoming a certified yoga teacher, you will continue on for an additional 100 hours where you will learn:

  • How to incorporate the Ayurvedic lens into teaching methodology: elemental body
  • How to incorporate the energetic framework of chakras and gunas into teaching methodology
  • Teaching methodology (learning to teach online and in-person classes)
  • How to sequence a well-rounded yoga class that can be adapted for multiple populations
  • Discuss considerations for trauma sensitivity in group yoga classes
  • Professional development
  • Ethics and how to expand your path as a teacher


In addition to our daily scheduled classes, lecture and practicum, the Beloved Yoga School offers a unique mentoring model for those interested in cultivating their seat as a teacher. The program includes up to 20 hours of one-on-one mentorship with your assigned mentor.  Each trainee will also receive one mentoring session with Ileana Gonzalez, Board Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner. 

Upon completion of the second half of the program, final class, self-examination and mentorship, you will be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as a 200HR yoga teacher.

Trauma-Informed Training

Beloved Yoga School recognizes the necessity for sensitivity in creating safe and accessible spaces in a group setting. Intrinsic to our teacher training program is the Beloved Yoga Trauma-Informed Toolkit. You will develop skills in languaging, cultivating safe spaces, assisting, and learn the tools to respect individual exploration and expression.

Teaching Team

Maryam Ovissi, E-RYT 500, RPYT, RCYT, C-IAYT

Ileana Gonzalez, Board Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, 200 YT, https://apurvawellness.com/

Teaching & Mentoring Team:  Alyson Maclatchy, Doug Keller, Jamilee Wagenseil, Joelle Van Over, Heather Hagaman, Susan Knoblauch & Susan Muir


Weekend hours (in-person/online Eastern standard time):  10 am - 1 pm & 2-5 pm

Module 1

January 8  &  9

January 19  (Wednesday night zoom 6-8 pm)

January 22 & 23

February 5 & 6 

February 16  (Wednesday night zoom 6-8 pm)

February 26 & 27

March 2  (Wednesday night zoom 6-8 pm)

Module 2

March 12 & 13

March 26 & 27

April 6  (Wednesday night zoom 6-8 pm)

April 23 & 24

May 14 & 15

May 25 (Wednesday night zoom 6-8 pm)

June 4 & 5

June 15  (Wednesday night zoom 6-8 pm)

June 25 & 26 (Graduation) 


Full Program (modules 1 and 2): $3200*

Early bird discount: $2800 if paid in full by December 19, 2021

Module 1 only: $1600

Payment plans are available.

Scholarships are available. Kindly fill out this form to speak about why participation in this training is important to you. We will follow up to connect. 

We also partner with Awakened Yoga Space, which offers yoga training stipends for BIPOC and Indigenous People. Click here to apply.

* includes a manual, mentoring, online courses access through Yoga International, a 30-class pass (online/virtual classes) and 6-month access to our on-demand library.

How to Apply

Fill out the online application and pay the non-refundable $30 application fee. The fee will be applied to your balance. We will follow up within 2 days to set up a time to connect and discuss the training.  Feel free to reach out to Maryam@belovedyoga.com with further questions.

Required Reading

The following three books are required reading as part of the Beloved Yoga 200HR Teacher Training program:

  •  The Yamas and Niyamas by Deborah Adele
  • The Key Muscles of Yoga by Ray Long
  • The Bhagavad Gita by Stephen Mitchell