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Our twenty week 200 hour Spring Teacher Training will start Saturday, January 11 and Sunday, February 1. We will meet for five hours every other Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Spring/Summer Teacher Training Schedule

Class time is 1pm-6 pm Saturday and Sunday.

Week #1 -January 31 & February 1
Week #2 - February 14 & 15
Week #3 - February 28 March 1
Week #4 - March 14 & 15
Week #5 - March 27, 28 & 29 (Weekend Retreat at Emrich Center)
Week #6 - April 11 & 12 (Easter is April 5)
Week #7 - April 25 & 26
Week #8 - May 9 & May 16 (Mother Day is May 10)
Week #9 - May 23 & 24
Week #10 -June 13 & 14
Week # 11 - June 20, 2015 (Graduation Ceremony Saturday @ 1:00 PM)

Join us for Orientation

2015 Spring/Summer Orientation Sunday, January 11 @ 1:00 PM

200 Hour Program

            The Yoga 4 Peace Teacher Training program is designed for the Yogi/Yogini to take their Yoga to the next level – both physically and spiritually.  The Program meets or exceeds all Yoga Alliance requirements at the 200 hour level.  Our program at Yoga 4 Peace started in 2002 and is the second longest running YA certified Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in the State of Michigan

            Interested persons can be assured they will find an exciting twenty (20) weeks filled with Yoga philosophy, anatomy, and physiology while learning methods and skills above and beyond just “teaching” Hatha Yoga.  You will be given tools to help others enjoy and enrich their own Yoga practice as you study the oldest system of personal development.  Explore the history and philosophy of Yoga through various ancient teachings passed down in the Vedas and Upanishads and reading Indian texts such as the Bhagavad Gita, Patanjali’s Sutras, and the Hatha Yoga Pradapika.  Learn the eight-limbed path (marga) and how it applies to the modern day Yogi/Yogini.

            Learn the importance of breath control and methods to practice that relate and improve our health both on and off the mat.  On the mat where they will be incorporated in the postures and off the mat as we use them to meet the challenges every day brings in our private and social lives.  Discuss the differences in “body types” and how they affect individuals in their practice…what to expect from them as students in your class.

            Learn how to be effective with your class by choosing the correct sequencing of poses  through our own demonstrations, observing RYT teachers in action, assisting them as they teach their own sessions, Team Teaching with other students, and learning “positioning by body type” as you participate in numerous posture clinics.

            Identify and refine various tools teachers use to lead a successful Hatha Yoga session:

Here is a partial list of textbooks we will use in this course include:

In addition, we will see several lectures given on tape by Paul Grilley on Anatomy and the relation an individual’s bone structure and body type has on that person’s capability to perform Asana.

We have a Meditation Workshop planned that will explore all facets of this “Yogic Limb”. 

Finally, we will hold a weekend Yoga retreat to experience the total “Yoga Lifestyle” at a nominal charge.  The weekend will include 4 -5 hours of Hatha Yoga with a RYT500 Instructor.  Time in the evening will be set aside for an extended Meditation session.  This will be balanced with entertainment, nourishing food, and rest and relaxation for the individual.


Cost for the training is $2,250 plus books.

A $350 deposit is required.

If you are interested in teacher training please fill out the form below.


For more information contact:

heathers@y4peace or