Yoga East 200 Hr Teacher Training Course: August 1-December, 2017
Yoga East has been offering yoga teacher training since 1974.  Yoga East is the only yoga school in Kentucky that offers 200 Hour, 300 Hour and 500 Hour teacher training courses that are registered with Yoga Alliance.  Since 1994 we have offered 23 teacher training courses and have trained 169 teachers.  Our graduates teach in their own studios, in YMCA's, fitness centers, hospitals, corporate settings, and in their own yoga studios.

Our expertise is recognized in India by the K Pattabhis Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, India.  When you train with Yoga East, you form an alliance with an established yoga organization that has been training teachers for over 40 years.  More than that, you become part of a dedicated yoga community. 

Yoga Alliance is a non-profit organization that has established uniform standards and credentialing for yoga schools. Go to the Yoga Alliance website for a description applicable standards.

The Yoga Alliance 200 Hour Standards Webpage (click)

200 Hour Course Application
The 2017 Course has now started and we are not accepting any more applications. The next Course begins January 27, 2018. The Application will be available online September 1, 2017.
Complete Course Details are on the Online Schedule
Dates, times, locations, descriptions and class fees are found on our online schedule. 
Teacher Training cannot be accessed from the Mindbody phone app. Phone Laura Spaulding if you are having trouble registering online.

Orientation - July 29, 2017, 2:30-5:00 pm..
Classes begin  August 4, 2017.
Classes end December 16, 2017. 

Commencement is December 30, 2017.
Classes are shown on the online schedule on the Teacher Training Tab.
2017 August-December Course Fees
Register online in advance for each class or workshop. Fees are shown on the online schedule.

Friday Philosophy classes are $10 per class, $160 for the series of 16 classes.

Saturday Foundations of Yoga, $25 per class, $400 for the series of 16 classes.
Saturday Anatomy, $25 per class, $400 for the series of 16 classes.
Saturday Art of Teaching, $50 per class, $400 for the series of 8 classes.
Internship series of 12 classes, $400 for the series.

Unlimited yoga classes from August through December, $400 (pay $80 per month, register at Orientation).

You are required to take Doug Keller's (Aug 11-12) and Ramanand Patel's (Nov 10-12) workshops. If you miss these workshops your graduation will be delayed until you can make up the hours.
200 hr Module (RYT 200) Certification Requirements  
Frequently-Asked Questions  
Q: What if I miss classes? Can I make up my hours?
A: It's easy to make-up missed classes.

Q: What if I don't want to teach yoga? Is it okay for me to take the course to deepen my own practice and experience?
A: Yes! 

Q: I'm afraid that everyone in the course will be more advanced than me. What if I'm not ready?
A: We are not expecting a certain level of ability except that you should be established in a daily practice. 

Q: What if I have work or family obligations that prevent me from taking enough Mysore hours with Laura? 
A: You need to talk to Laura when you submit your application.

Q: Can I pay for the course in one payment?
A: Yes, see Laura Spaulding if you want to pay for the entire Course. 

Q: I would like to be certified to teach Ashtanga Yoga. Can I do that through Yoga East?
A: Ask Laura about this in person.
Make Up Policy

You can make up missed classes. See Laura on how to do this.

Requirements for Admission

We recommend that you have two years of yoga class experience.  Having a daily practice of yoga is the best preparation.  


If you need more information or have questions about your readiness to enroll, phone Laura Spaulding or see her in one of her classes.
Phone  502-585-9642 Monday-Friday during business hours.  Leave a message if she is not in and she will promptly call you back.
Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy As To Students
Yoga East, Inc. Is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization and admits students without discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, age, religion or sexual orientation. Donations to Yoga East are tax-deductible charitable donations and support our scholarships and community programs.

Yoga East, Inc. admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.