Why the name “House of the Gathering Yoga School?”

The name of our school is based on a quote by Carl Jung, the Psychoanalyst who created Depth Psychology. The quote is a call to turn inward, to look within at the unconscious processes that keep us from greater awareness and consciousness. Shadow work is a large part of the curriculum at HGYS.

If you imagine someone who is brave enough to withdraw all his projections, then you get an individual who is conscious of a pretty thick shadow. Such a man has saddled himself with new problems and conflicts. He has become a serious problem to himself, as he is now unable to say that they do this or that, they are wrong, and they must be fought against. He lives in the “House of the Gathering.” Such a man knows that whatever is wrong in the world is in himself, and if he only learns to deal with his own shadow he has done something real for the world. He has succeeded in shouldering at least an infinitesimal part of the gigantic, unsolved social problems of our day.

Where are you located?

Classes and workshops are held in various locations around Duluth, including at the Janette Pollay Girl Scout Camp and the Gnesen Community Center. When you register for a workshop or teacher training you will be given more details. Our retreats are held in the northwoods just outside of Duluth.

Does HGYS offer weekly yoga classes?

We do not currently offer weekly yoga classes. Many of our instructors are teaching yoga classes locally and we would be happy to connect you with one of them based on your interests. Contact us to get connected!

What is the cost of the HGYS 250 hour Yoga Teacher Training Program (YTT)?

The cost for the 2019 Yoga Teacher Training Program is $3,950. A deposit of $350 is required to hold  your space in the program once your application has been approved. The $350 deposit is non-refundable and will be subtracted from the total cost of tuition. 

Early Bird Registration Discount: $3,750 if you register before January 1, 2019. 

HGYS recognizes the financial burden that taking a teacher training can incur. That is why we offer payment plans and scholarship opportunities. Each year HGYS awards 1-3 partial scholarships to eligible participants based on financial need and merit. The scholarship amount varies based on individual needs. See our website for the application. Contact us to set up a payment plan and to discuss how to make teacher training possible for you.

What is included in the cost of the HGYS Yoga Teacher Training Program?

  • All required books

  • TT250 Training Manual

  • Guest Instructors

  • 2 retreat weekends in the northwoods that include accommodations and breakfast

  • 2 dinners: Indian food + Ayurvedic dinner

  • Access to amazing, well trained and knowledgeable instructors

  • Tea and fresh fruit each training weekend

  • Access to yoga props, meditation cushions, mats

HGYS also pays its instructors a living wage which is unique in today’s world of yoga business. By taking a HGYS teacher training you are supporting our yoga teachers in doing what they love and in feeling valued for their time and commitment.

When does the next YTT program start?

The next 250 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program begins in April 2019. Registration is now open until March 1, 2019. Apply today!

What are the dates of the next HGYS YTT Program?

The YTT program meets one weekend per month for seven months, April - October. The dates for the 2019 training are as follows:

April 26, 27, 28

May 17, 18, 19

June 28, 29, 30

July 12, 13, 14

August 23, 24, 25

September 13, 14, 15

October 11, 12, 13



I live out of town. Are their accommodations available during the training weekends?


Duluth has AirBnB options, and many hotels and resorts that offer accommodations. If you need assistance with this, please contact us at info@houseofthegatheringduluth.com

I don’t think I can afford the HGYS yoga teacher training program (YTT). What can I do?

Each year HGYS awards 1-3 partial scholarships of varying amounts based on financial need in order to make this training opportunity accessible. Apply for one of our scholarships and contact us to talk about creative solutions and payment plans.

What are some of the reasons people take yoga teacher training?

Each person is unique, and has their own reasons for signing up for a training like this one. Here are some common motivators: 

  • Personal growth

  • Deeper exploration of yoga and meditation

  • To become a teacher

  • Curiosity

  • Feeling “called”

What is the HGYS Cancellation /Refund Policy? 

Here is the House of the Gathering Yoga School’s Cancellation and Refund Policy.

Workshops:  When you register for a HGYS workshop a space is held for you. If you cancel your attendance at a workshop, you may receive a full refund until 7 days before the event. If you cancel during the week before the event, you will be issued a HGYS credit to use towards a future workshop or retreat.

Retreats:  When you register for a HGYS retreat a space is held for you. If you need to cancel your attendance at a retreat, you may receive a full refund until 7 days before the event. If you cancel the week before the event, you will be issued a HGYS credit to use towards a future workshop or retreat.

Teacher Training:  $55 application fee is non-refundable. $350 deposit required to hold your place in the program will be subtracted from the total tuition cost. This $350 deposit is non-refundable. HGYS accepts a limited number of students each year. By submitting the $350 deposit, you are committing to the HGYS 250 hour yoga teacher training program. Tuition less the $350 deposit is due in full 30 days before the start of the teacher training program. Payment plans are considered on an individual basis and must be approved by HGYS staff.

  • Cancellation 0-30 days before start date of TT program--0% refund.

  • Cancellation 31-60 days before start date of TT program--25% refund.

  • Cancellation 61 or more days before start date of TT program--50% refund.

A full refund of tuition will be issued if the YTT program is cancelled for any reason that is of no fault or not related to the students applying (i.e. minimal attendance, or unforeseen issues).

 In case of a student’s medical emergency any time prior to the start of the YTT program, a full in-house credit will be issued to the student’s account be used in a future YTT, only with a note from a medical doctor.

 If a student must leave the YTT program due to a medical emergency during the course of the program and is not able to stay with their cohort due to prolonged illness or severity of injury, a credit for tuition will be granted to the student’s account with a note from a medical doctor. This credit can only be used to continue on with the YTT program during another HGYS YTT scheduled training. If the student is on a payment plan, payments will discontinue until the student resumes their training in an upcoming HGYS YTT program.

 If the student has a medical emergency during the course of the program, but is able to rejoin their cohort no in-house credit will be issued. The student can complete make up hours to stay on track with their cohort to complete the YTT program. See attached “HGYS Attendance and Class Make-Up Policy” for details on making up missed class hours. If the student is on a payment plan, payments will continue as scheduled to keep the student on track for completing the YTT program.

What is the HGYS Teacher Training Attendance / Class Make-Up Policy?

Yoga Alliance requires that students complete all 200 hours of the Yoga Alliance requirements for  teacher training. HGYS has added 50 additional hours to complete, making it a 250 hour teacher training program that results in a 200 hour certification that is accredited through Yoga Alliance.

We understand that sometimes conflicts come up. Please note that HGYS YTT students may miss a maximum of 25 training hours, and will have one year from the last day of their program to complete attendance requirements. If a student misses more than 25 hours or does not complete make up hours within one year, they receive a not-passing-status and will be required to pay in full to retake the training. More details on options for make-up are listed in the HGYS Teacher Training Student Handbook which students receive prior to the beginning of their scheduled training.