200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training (YTT)
Our 200 Hour program has 250 hours of training.
200 hours of the HGYS Yoga Teacher Training Program are made up of elements required by Yoga Alliance. The remaining 50 hours are supplemental topics in Depth Psychology and Sustainable Practices. In graduating from the HGYS 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program, you will be certified at the 200 Hour level, and will be able to register with Yoga Alliance as an RYT200.
new in 2020: dual certificate 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!
Being trauma informed and trauma conscious is increasingly important in today's world. For those living with the symptoms of trauma such as anxiety, depression, or post traumatic stress, the world may seem difficult and unsafe, adversely impacting their health, behavior, mental health, and relationships.
The good news is that if we assume most people experience trauma, it’s easier to understand their behavior. Compassion generates empathy and skillfulness, rather than judgement. Simple acts of compassion can provide relief from trauma because kindness generates change. And Trauma conscious interventions can assist in enlightening people and systems--this includes in yoga classes, yoga studios, and in teacher training programs.
HGYS is honored to have trauma conscious yogi extraordinaire, teacher Kyle Heyesen, leading the way, helping us to inform our curriculum through a trauma conscious perspective.
Yoga teacher training can give us tools to deepen our practice & then share it with others.
What makes THIS program so unique is: the emphasis on classical yogic thought and meditation, learning to practice and teach yoga through a trauma conscious lens (dual certificate program), supplemental coursework in Depth Psychology, the Classroom Without Walls philosophy, field trips to farms and urban homesteads to learn about sustainable agriculture and herbalism, and more. These aspects deepen the learning experience and thereby the practice, aiding in answering big questions that YOU may ask in the context of your practice and personal spiritual journey.
Time is also spent learning postures, anatomy, yoga philosophy, and more. Students will be able to teach foundational techniques, including cueing, adjustments, modifications and variations. Students will leave the program with the foundational knowledge required to begin to teach yoga on their own with confidence and awareness. Students will also leave the program with an array of tools to supplement and deepen their own personal practice and spiritual journey, in support of assisting them in living their values.
The Curriculum: Taking Yoga off the Mat and into Daily life
The HGYS curriculum combines classical yoga, seated meditation practice, trauma conscious yoga, the richness of depth psychology, and sustainable practices to create a holistic and balanced training program that serves the whole person -- body, mind, psyche, spirit, and soul.
Students in the HGYS YTT program can expect small class sizes and one on one attention while learning in community. Students will gain knowledge of the yoga tradition, explore what yoga means within the context of modern life in the west, and explore sustainable practices such as gardening, composting, food sourcing, sustainable agriculture, urban homesteading, herbalism, and more.
testimonials from past students:
“The House of Gathering Yoga School exceeded my expectations in preparing me to guide and teach a yoga class. They gave me the tools, resources and awareness of how to better nurture others while at the same time caring for myself. I will carry these values and lesson with me throughout my lifetime and bring them into my teachings! Thank you for such a wonderful experience and I highly recommend this school to anyone with aspirations of becoming a yoga teacher!” -S.L.
“I had great expectations for my YTT journey but I've been blown away by my experience. While we've covered the history of yoga, ayurveda, depth psychology, and anatomy, among countless other things, I've also gotten to know myself so much better along the way. To say it's been an incredibly journey would be putting it lightly. I can't thank the teachers and my fellow cohort enough.” -M.H.
"It is difficult, perhaps impossible, to convey how HGYS has changed the fibers of my being. I went in a loose set of strands splaying in every direction and came out a carefully woven rope with the tensile strength and flexibility of a tried and true halyard equipped on a seaward vessel, destined to sail on for eternity. From the lessons on herbalism, discussions of the Hero's Journey, dream tending sessions, to the silent retreat and everything in between; there wasn't a moment that wasn't impactful. Everyday I find a sense of gratitude for the knowledge, experience and support I've been given, as well as the sincere community I have found in my fellow cohort members and instructors alike." -R.R.
“Honoring an impulse to “not overthink,” I enrolled with House of the Gathering and became a member of the school’s first cohort. My YTT experience was profound, challenging, and beautiful. I grew during those seven months in ways that could only have happened because of HGYS’s training and the support from its faculty and the support from my cohort. I could not have known what I was signing up for, and I’m so grateful and happy that I did.” -D.C.
YTT program application
Registration for the 2020 training will open on September 15.
Visit the link below for your Teacher Training application. Please print it off, fill it out, and mail it to the address listed within.
YTT tuition sliding scale-200 Hour PRogram
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 is anywhere between $2550-$3550.
HGYS will continue to offer flexible payment plans based on the individual student’s financial needs.
What makes this YTT Program Unique
• Focus on traditional yoga & seated meditation
• Supplemental coursework in depth psychology
• Rotating indoor/outdoor spaces for learning
• Sustainable Practices and Farm Tours
• Trauma Conscious Dual Certificate Program
YTT Weekend Schedule
Need to know more? See below for a sample of our Yoga Teacher Training weekend schedule. You will see there are three full days of training (per month), and a thoughtful balance of asana practice, lecture, meditation, rest/meals, and workshopping.