RYS-200 Programs for Local Students

 All RYS-200 programs involve 200 hour of study time and encompass the same competencies as defined by Yoga Alliance, which means the program must focus a predetermined number of hours devoted to anatomy, philosophy, alignment and posture focus, methodology, history etc. For students who live locally, Heartwood offers RYS-200 programs that break up the course of studies over a longer stretch of time than an immersion or intensive, allowing students to balance the commitment of yoga training with other life commitments. Students can continue working, caring for families, and enjoy the process as savored "me time" bringing them closer to their interests and personal dreams.  Local programs do not include meals or lodging, so can be a very affordable path to getting yoga certified and for those who feel processing information in smaller bites, where they can practice, journal, and contemplate the teachings between lessons, for a slow and steady learning dynamic, these programs are often powerful.

Heartwood offers two special programs designed for local students to make Yoga Certification possible even for the busiest individual, a daytime program that meets once a week for 6 hours, and an evening program that meets two evenings a week for 3 hours each session. Both programs include one or more weekends where we focus on material that would not be as dynamic broken down into shorter sessions. The weekend units also keep the program progressing and completed within a few months.

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 Since local students no doubt live a drive-able distance, making it possible attend a program that is not a residency, potential students are invited to set up an appointment to tour Heartwood and meet with the director to learn about the program and discuss their personal goals. Our hope is that a bit of research upfront will help you make a good decision about whether or not Heartwood is the best place for you at this stage of your yoga path.     

Evening Program: Monday & Thursdays from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Sept. 21, 2020-Feb. 25, 2021

This program is designed for working individuals wishing to participate in yoga training yet needing a schedule that will work in harmony with work and family obligations and not full weekends and/or long sessions.  The program meets on Monday and Thursday nights, a great way to de-stress and feel in tune with your heart and mind after a busy day. The anatomy portion of this course includes some online lessons so participants can complete these studies at their own pace. Reiki one is included and students meet for one weekend elective and can chose between Chair yoga or Aerial Yoga. They have flexible options to choose whatever weekend works best for them.  Students are given 20 classes to take at their convenience as part of their practicum. No class on Nov. 26 or Dec. 24, 28 or 31 in respect to the holidays.

Course Fee: 2,800.00

Daytime Program: Wednesdays, 9:00 am-3:00 pm


Jan. 22- April 22 

This course is perfect for anyone who longs to study yoga in depth, yet has conflicts with devoting long weekends to the process. The course meets every Wednesday afternoon for approximately 20 weeks, making this format a perfect fit for parents who want to study while their children are in school, or for anyone who finds it easier to devote one day a week (in shorter sessions) to yoga studies rather than longer weekend sessions.  Students meet for one elective weekend and can chose between Chair yoga or Aerial Yoga. They have flexible options to choose whatever weekend works best for them.  Students are given 20 classes to take at their convenience as part of their practicum.  Students bring lunch each day.  No Class on March 18 for Spring Break

Course Fee - 2,600.00

RYS-200 for 50 plus: Tuesdays 9:00am-3:00 pm


Oct. 20 2020 - March 9, 2021 

​This course meets each Tuesday from 9:00-3:00 and 4 Saturdays from 9am-5pm. The weekly meeting helps everyone keep their practice progressing and makes it easy to digest the material and the weekends help us complete in a reasonable time frame (for those who travel). We also meet one weekend for Chair Yoga Certification.  Saturday meetings include, Nov. 7, Dec. 5 & Jan. 9, & Feb. 20.   We do not meet on Tuesday, Nov. 24 or Dec. 22 or 29 for holiday breaks.  

Since there is no food plan with this training, students bring their own lunch each day.

Course Fee: 2,500.00 (AARP discount)