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

The name of our school is based on a quote by C.G. Jung, Psychoanalyst and creator of 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 at Yara Yoga, It Takes a Village Healing Collective, Runa Yoga, JEM Yoga, and more. We’d would be happy to connect you with one of them based on your interests. Contact us to get connected!

How much does a HGYS Yoga Teacher Training Program cost? Does HGYS offer payment plans?

YTT tuition sliding scale

HGYS recognizes the financial burden that taking a teacher training can incur and we want to create a space where the teachings of yoga and meditation are more accessible. In that spirit, House of the Gathering Yoga School has implemented a sliding scale system for tuition which will begin in 2020.

When you apply, you will be prompted to select an appropriate program cost* for you. If you generously choose the high end of the scale, those additional funds will allow us to assist those of lesser means:

*Acceptable range for the 200 Hour YTT Program is anywhere between $2550-$3550.

HGYS will also continue to offer payment plans suited to individual financial needs.

What is included in the cost of the YTT?

  • Training Manual and Hand Outs

  • Guest Instructors

  • Two retreat weekends in the north woods that include accommodations and breakfast (May and October)

  • Special dinners including Indian food

  • Access to amazing, well trained and knowledgeable instructors

  • Tea and fresh fruit each training weekend

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? What are the dates of the program?

Our next YTT begins in April 2020. Training will be held one weekend a month (all day Fri, Sat, Sun) for seven months April-October.

2020 Training Dates:

April 24-26, 2020

May 29-31, 2020

June 26-28, 2020

July 24-26, 2020

August 28-30, 2020

September 25-27, 2020

October 23-25, 2020

What is the “Dual Certificate” YTT Program?

Did you know that House of the Gathering Yoga School is Duluth's only trauma conscious yoga school?

Beginning in 2020, our 250 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program will be a "Dual Certificate" program, meaning that graduates of our 250 HR YTT will be certified at the 200 Hour level as yoga instructors AND will also be certified in trauma conscious yoga!

This is what we call, “Feeding two birds with one biscuit.”



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?

In 2020 we will be implementing a sliding scale tuition option in order to make our trainings more affordable and accessible. We also offer payment plans based on each individual student’s unique financial situation. Email us at: info@houseofthegatheringduluth.com with inquiries.

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. We no longer offer refunds for retreat weekends. If you are unable to attend, you may gift your space to another person.

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.

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

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.