Teacher Training

Yoga Vermont Instructor Course

200, 300, 500 & 1000 Hour Level Certificates

Yoga Vermont offers a rotating enrollment Yoga Teacher Training.  Students begin the program when it is convenient, attend when able & graduate when specific hour requirements have been met.  For a 200 hour certificate 180 contact hours with Kathy are required.  Some participants are taking years to complete the course and a couple of people, who moved to town specifically for the Instructor Course, finished in a few months. There are many ways to participate and accumulate hours, with Saturday's being larger time blocks.

The cost for a 200 hour certificate is $2,500.

The cost for a 300 hour certificate is $3,750.

The 200 & 300 hour certificates are recognized by Yoga Alliance.

If 500 hours are completed exclusively at Yoga Vermont a 500 hour certificate will be awarded for personal use.

We start Saturday Studio sessions with pranayama, history, philosophy or mantra practice.  Morning asana practice lasts one to two hours and can be anything from vigorous to gentle.   We practice a lot of Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Self Directed Yoga.  We practice a bit of  Iyengar, Sivinanda, Yin & Restorative.  Teaching, observing & assisting are worked into the program as individuals become comfortable.   We study philosophy, history, lineage, influential religions & concepts of universe/self.  

There is a  half hour break, usually at Noon or 12:30, for eating, resting and catching up with friends.  

The afternoon is spent on topic exploration, considering comprehensive concepts of Yoga, pranayama, chanting, participant presentations, assists & exploring current interests of the group.  Posture names & key philosophical sanskrit names will be committed to memory through call & response repetition, repetition, repetition.  Natural Alignment & assists are explored in the morning asana practices & broken down in the  afternoon sessions.   Our take on anatomy & physiology is practical, based on reading bodies doing Yoga and knowing students.  I do love the ten chakra system. 

Each participant will have opportunities to teach/lead/share asana, pranayama, chanting, philosophy and topics incorporating Yoga into our daily lives.   There is a final presentation requirement for completion of each 200 & 300 hour level course.  The presentations will be 20 - 30 minutes for lecture format & a maximum of 60 minutes if the information presented is a sample class.

Yoga Vermont is a registered school with Yoga Alliance; we adhere to their standards of comprehensive education.

VSAC has been very generous with their non-degree grant program for tuition assistance.  If you would like to fill out an online application remember that this course will help your future employment options, or employability.  VSAC non- degree grant application

Yoga Vermont Instructor 2017 Saturday Course Dates:

9:00 am – 2:00 pm  with a half hour break for lunch

January 7, 14, 21, 28

January 14   Vermantra Kirtan, Noon to 11:00 pm, by donation, hours count

January 28 & 29  Bill Barry Mantra Workshop, separate charge, hours count

February 4, 11, 18, 25

March 4, 11, 18, 25

April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

May 5, 12, 19, 26

June  3, 10, 17

July 22 & 23  David Swenson & Shelley Washington Weekend Workshop, separate charge,hours count

July 24 - 30   David Swenson & Shelley Washington Teacher Training, separate charge, hours count

August 5, 12, 19, 26

September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

October 7, 14, 21, 28

November 4, 11, 18

December 2, 9, 16, 30




Non Degree Grants 

Non Degree Grants