200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher Training
12-Month Course / 200 Hour RYT
Next 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Cohort Begins Friday, January 12th, 2024
This year-long immersion into the study of Yoga features a staff of 7+ experienced and compassionate instructors. This program offers a chance to care for yourself deeply, while learning to share something that can benefit others and the planet as well.
Reduce stress & anxiety, naturally
Deepen your knowledge of the ancient wisdom of Yoga
Develop your personal Yoga practice & self-care toolkit
Cultivate a lifestyle that fosters inner peace & physical vitality
Learn about Yogic psychology, mindfulness, meditation, and introspection
Connect with like-minded others in a Spiritual Community
Connect with Nature and your innermost Self
Expand your creative expression (our studios heavily support the arts!)
Course Lead Instructors:
Rhonda Kuster (E-RYT500) has a deep passion for, and dedication to, the art of yoga. She began her yoga journey in 1997 and continues to study with many of the finest yoga teachers in the country. Some of her principal influences have been Rodney Yee, Richard Rosen, Doug Keller, Donna Farhi, Richard Freeman, Tias Little, Tim Miller, Laurie Blakeney, and Karen Allgire.
In 2011, she completed the first accelerated training in NY as an Urban Zen Integrative Therapist (UZIT) She teaches classes and workshops that integrate several modalities which include simple yoga movements, Reiki, essential oil therapy, breath awareness, restorative poses, and meditation. Rhonda is one of the Urban Zen Master Trainers for UZIT teacher trainings.
Rhonda took her first Sanskrit workshop in 1998 and fell in love with this beautiful language. She offers ‘Intro to Sanskrit' workshops which make it fun and accessible to learn proper pronunciation of yoga poses and various yoga terms such as the yamas and niyamas, as well as traditional yoga chants.
Mike Curtis (E-RYT500) founded The Yoga Place in 1995, and it was among the first Yoga studios in Ohio. Mike has attended many yoga teacher trainings as a student, has supervised many yoga teacher trainings as a teacher, and has practiced yoga in many countries. In fact, he has trained many of the teachers who now own their own studios in the area and have gone on to train teachers themselves. He believes that yoga is an incredible tool for anyone’s spiritual journey, and that a regular yoga practice is an enormous asset in self development. For Mike, learning is one of the greatest excitements, and learning together is even better. He is also a gifted musician.
Paisley Devi (RYT-500) is new to the YTT team in 2024. They graduated from this training themselves in 2017, and have since gone on to study Yoga with the Mount Madonna Institute in CA, along with pursuing certification as an Ayurvedic Health Counselor. Today, Paisley serves as the Executive Director of The Yoga Place & Yoga Central. Paisley is passionate about creating safe spaces for folks to explore their authentic self-expression without judgement while connecting with body, breath and spirit. As a queer nonbinary person with a very unconventional approach to life, Paisley brings a unique progressive flair to this training program.
The Requirements For The Course Are: At Least Two Years Of Experience With Yoga.
This is a very community-oriented studio and training program. We like to accept people who put a high value on learning, exploring, respect, and cooperation. This is not a program that only emphasizes the physical part of yoga—we offer a broader approach and a deeper education that shows how multi-faceted yoga really can be.
A Typical Weekend Of Our Course Will Look Something Like This:
We will meet for three hours on Friday night from 6 to 9 pm. This will include two hours of asana practice followed by a documentary and discussion (light and healthy refreshments included, since we encourage you not to have dinner before class).
On Sundays we will begin quietly at 8:30 am with meditation and somatic yoga. During the course of the day we will focus on the study of proper alignment as well as practice teaching, and workshops on a variety of content. We will conclude Sundays with anatomy and philosophy.
Yoga Teacher Training Class of 2022
Throughout the course, we will have special presenters and topics, including…
Amy Whitman teaching Anatomy
Mike Curtis teaching Sequencing, Hands-on Assisting, Backbends, Partner Yoga, Alignment, Wall Yoga, and Therapeutic Yoga
Rhonda Kuster teaching Inversions, Ayurveda, and Sanskrit
Paisley Devi teaching Philosophy & Subtle Body Theory
Silent Retreat with Swami Sankarananda
Unlimited access to ongoing Yoga classes: everything from Restorative & Gentle Yoga to Yogalates, Power Yoga, and Barre
and so much more!
The cost of the course is $2500, which includes all course instruction and materials, and access to unlimited ongoing Yoga classes at both of our locations.
Once your application process has been approved, a $500 deposit is required to reserve your space, and then we offer multiple payment plan options for your tuition remaining balance.
Pay tuition in full before January 1st, 2024, and receive a $250 discount (bringing total tuition fees to $2250)!
Ready to Get Started? We Hope to Meet You Soon!
The first step is to fill out the interest form below.
Then we will contact you to discuss next steps!