Whether you want to dive deeper into your understanding of yoga for personal growth, or you plan to forge a new career or life purpose, the RYS-200 foundation program at Heartwood Yoga Institute is designed to open your heart and mind to the healing practice of yoga with comprehensive study of the 8 limbs. Sanctioned by Yoga Alliance and recognized worldwide, this program offers both a classical and contemporary understanding of yoga, setting the stage for an authentic yoga practice you can readily share as it enhances your own life. Graduates will become an RYT-200 upon joining Yoga Alliance.
Heartwood offers RYS-200 yoga instructor certification courses in different formats, providing ample opportunity for students to choose a schedule and time format that works best with their busy life. As a yoga Institute rather than a studio, our deep involvement in yoga teacher training means we not only have vast experience, but our training programs are highly developed and the primary focus of our school and purpose. With a multitude of programs offered each year, students can easily make up any work missed and we offer online review of portions of the training for students who feel those studies need revisiting after graduation. With a beautiful and intimate resort facility, a staff of experienced E-RYT-500 instructors, complimentary training in specialized areas (aerial yoga, Reiki, Chair yoga), and convenient financing options, Heartwood offers unparalleled value for an exemplary education.
RYS-200 immersion is a 16 day session allowing students an opportunity to dive deeply into yoga and receive their certification in a progressive, immersion format.
For students who live locally and can spread their yoga training over weeks or months, we offer a variety of yoga program formats, including RYS-200 on a weekday or on weekends.
This RYS-200 training at the Heartwood Yoga Center is designed for aspiring yoga instructors who are older, with an eye towards teaching students age 50 plus.
The 200 online program at Heartwood provides a chance for students to earn 200 hour certification at home, but still join us later in person if they want the enhanced experience or to join Yoga Alliance, and 100% of the online tuition can be applied to an in-person training later.
We go out of our way to make our students feel respected, safe, and a part of a dynamic learning collective. We believe everyone has something special to contribute to the learning environment, be it the wisdom of experience or some great questions that help us all dig deeper into a subject. Our student guidelines are defined to uphold the integrity of the school and keep the atmosphere positive, productive and progressive! Our hope is that by offering comprehensive information here, students will know up front if we will be a good fit for them and their goals and expectations. Check our guidelines to understand your educational commitment, learn about tuition payment plans and more. For information on financing see the bottom of the page.
To learn more about Yoga Alliance Standards and how Heartwood Yoga Institute covers all core competencies and training elements, check out this presentation. Links to examples of our teaching and online material are available at the end.
Visit our reviews from graduates on the Yoga Alliance National website to learn just how life altering this program is for so many individuals.
Worried about retaining all the information offered in a comprehensive 200 hour course? Heartwood provides all our graduates with an online training program that revisits all the core material you learn with us in person, providing a valuable ongoing resource to deepen your understanding and to support your education beyond your time with us. The online content includes introduction to Sanskrit lectures, philosophy, anatomy, posture and alignment, sequencing, modifications, chakra studies and more. With lifetime access, you can always revisit the teaching to refresh, deepen or inspire your studies.