FALL 2019 
October 6, 2019 - January 12, 2020

Become A Certified Yoga Instructor  This Fall! 

or Earn  RYT200/RYT500 
Continuing Education Credits

Teach The Change You Wish To See In The World
& Save Up To $500 with Early-Bird Enrollment!

UpDog School For Yoga can help you begin an open-hearted journey to becoming a Yoga Instructor as you learn how to share what you love with others - it's the best thing you'll ever do!

Our Fall RYT200 program begins Sunday, October 6, 2019 - January 12, 2020.  Sessions meet once per week on Sundays 7:30AM-4:00PM (excluding observed holidays) for a very manageable pace.  

The July 31 deadline for early bird registration is fast approaching to save $100 on Fall tuition with your $200 deposit.  An additional $400 discount is available if you pay your tuition in full by August 15.  Payment plans are also available.  

Upon enrolling, you will receive FREE Yoga at UpDog, f rom the date you enroll thru the end of training in January 2020 - over an $800 value in FREE Yoga!  FREE Yoga is included at UpDog-Rochester and UpDog-Sterling Heights.
Yoga Teacher Training is a wonderful experience that will enrich your life in so many positive ways, both during and after the training is complete.   Our program is open to yoga practitioners of ALL experience levels aspiring to learn, with no prerequisites.

People come to our training from all different walks of life, and all are encouraged to use this course to begin or continue a journey of personal exploration and acceptance.  Even if you don't plan on teaching professionally, the personal benefits of the program are profound.   

Not only will you learn the fundamentals of yoga and grow your own personal practice, but most importantly, teacher training is a  rite of passage that will help you grow as an individual to find more happiness and fulfillment of Mind, Body and Spirit. It is a very individualized and personal experience that pushes our limits, expands our horizons, and opens our heart and mind to shine brightly out into the world with love
and compassion to help and teach others.

If you are already looking within, you are
searching in the right place.  Let us help you on your journey with the experience of a lifetime.   We'd love to include you in our program!

If you've been considering deepening your yoga practice and learning how to teach others the amazing path of yoga, the time is now.  Teacher training truly is a life-changing experience.  Let us help you find your bliss!

Click Here to visit the Teacher Training page of our website to learn more.  

 Click Here to submit an Inquiry Form about any of our Teacher Training programs.

Feel free to give Jill a call any time to further discuss our program and determine if Teacher Training is right for you: 248.608.6668 

What You Will Learn
Training Curriculum
UpDog's  curriculum is both " heart " and " spirit " based, helping students learn the skills necessary to teach mindful yoga for every BODY.   We embrace multiple styles of Yoga at UpDog.  Your training will be well-rounded and cover several core styles of Yoga including:  Ashtanga, Basic Hatha, Viniyoga, Vinyasa, Slow Flow and Yin, as well as Meditation, Pranayama, Chakras & Subtle Energy and an introduction to Nutrition & Ayurveda.  

Training consists of weekly training modules covering all teacher training core curriculum in accordance with Yoga Alliance standards.  Students will become immersed in and learn:
  • Yoga History & Philosophy:  
    Foundations of teaching Yoga, an cient teachings of the Yoga Sutra, Eight Limbs of
    Yoga, ethic codes of Yoga, living the Yamas
    & Niyamas in a modern world, essential Sanskrit
  • Asanas:  Teaching safely in the styles of Ashtanga, Basic, Slow Flow, Vinyasa and Yin including benefits, precautions, principles of
    and modifications 
  • Ashtanga Yoga Intensive: 
    A deep 
    dive into understanding practicing and instructing in the primary poses of this noble practice which forms the foundation for many other styles of Yoga 
  • Foundations of Basic & Yin: Basic Yoga and
    Yin Yoga practices, 
    developing class formats, utilizing therapeutic adjustments 
  • Foundations of Slow Flow & Vinyasa: 
    Linking postures, breath and movement
    into a more vigorous flow, developing class formats and class pacing
  • Anatomy & Physiology:  Learning the basics of the body's musculoskeletal, facia,  glandular, respiratory and nervous systems
  • The Art of Adjustment:   Understanding
    techniques and benefits of mindful,
    supported and therapeutic adjustments specific to various styles of Yoga
  • Meditation & Pranayama:  Varied breathing techniques, moving the mind beyond limitations and experiencing stillness; learning how to bring this gift to others 
  • Chakras & Subtle Energy:  Learning about prana and the subtle energy body, koshas, our chakra energy centers and how to balance them     
  • Nutrition & Ayurveda:  An introduction to Nutrition, Doshas and Ayurvedic principles
    for a healthy lifestyle
  • Training Methodology:  Discovering what it is to be a Yoga instructor:  class construct,  sequencing, music mixing, finding your
    personal teaching style 
    and expression. 
  • Teaching Practicum: In-depth practice
    teaching sessions with feedbacks, gradually
    building to a 60-minute class.

Teacher Trainer Perks

Included with your tuition, from the day you enroll thru the end of training in  June:

  • FREE Unlimited Yoga Classes at UpDog Rochester and Sterling Heights  to  complement and enhance your practice  (over $800 value). 
  • FREE or discount admission to all Workshops
    offered at UpDog during the training


  • 15% discount on Massage, Reiki Energy Healing Therapy, and Vibroacoustic Sound Healing Therapy (individual sessions by appt.)


  • 10%-15% discount on Merchandise from our
    in-studio  Retail  Boutique 
    • Yoga Gear & Apparel
    • Crystals & Gemstones
    • Jewelry
    • Singing Bowls
    • Salt Lamps
    • Smudging Supplies... and so much more!

Need To Know Info
Fast Facts

Fall 2019 RYT200 Yoga Teacher Training 
Upon program completion you will receive a certificate of completion and qualify 
for RYT200 certification from Yoga Alliance
Classes meet weekly at UpDog Yoga-Rochester
210  W.  University, Rochester, MI 48307

October 6, 2019 - January 12, 2019  
(13 weeks excluding observed holidays for
Thanksgiving and Christmas weekends)

Sessions meet weekly on Sundays 
(Meet & Greet Welcome Session, Friday, October 4th)

Whether you want to share what you love by 
teaching others, deepen your own practice, or 
simply learn more about Yoga - UpDog Yoga 
Teacher Training takes you through the amazing  path of Yoga and all its magic!  
Click Here   to visit the  Teacher Training page
of our website to learn more.

Fall RYT200 regular price is $2,800 but you can save up to $500 with early bird enrollment
and full tuition payment. Your tuition includes
expert instruction and mentorship from top  professionals in their field, all course
materials, handouts, and Teacher Trainer
Manual.   Plus, FREE Yoga, and  other free/discount  teacher trainer perks as  detailed.  
  • S ave $100 by submitting your $200 deposit for enrollment by July 31, 2019. 
  • Save an additional $400 if you pay
    your tuition in full by August 15, 2019.
  • Payment plans are available, if not paying
    full prior to training start.  Contact us 
    discuss your payment plan needs
    ($400 discount does not apply to payment plans).
Complete an  Enrollment Application and
submit with your $200 deposit.   Click Here  to download Application.   Contact Jill with questions and to make your deposit:  248.608.6668 or jill@updogyoga.com

Learn More:
 Click Here to submit an Inquiry Form with
your questions. 

Student Feedback
What Past Teacher Trainers  Say  About UpDog

"I feel as though I learned so much!  Free  practice ... great workshops ... helpful, professional
binder and materials - it was 
worth every penny!  The program is wonderfu l - you can practice at
UpDog the whole time, you meet GREAT people, the payment plan was very helpful.  The program touches on a variety of aspects of becoming a Yoga teacher.  UPDOG REALLY PREPARES YOU!"  
N. Bommarito, RYT® Spring 2011

"I learned so much in this training program.  
I definitely see a difference in my body and
mental state and meditation is now an important 
part of my life after this training.  
I enjoyed the 
variety of teaching styles from the different teachers involved in the program and each of them showed a great deal of passion for what they do.  I loved  coming to the studio,
such a 
warm and inviting environment.  I learned so much that I feel as if I have won the  lottery -
it enriched my life in many ways, and 
I'm so
happy to be where I am at today."  
R. Sidhu, RYT® Fall 2017

"This experience gave me so much more confidence and helped my anxiety.  It gave me the power to pursue my dream job!  I met so
many great people that opened up opportunities.  
I really felt like everyone cared and supported me.  The uniqueness of each teacher involved in the program made me realize there is no 'cookie cutter' Yoga teacher or style, and I can just be ME.  
I can't wait to do the 500hr. training down the road."  M. Mc
Carthy, RYT® Fall 2017 

"I really appreciated  the variety of teachers -
great exp erience and techniques.  The studio
was clean and the atmosphere was great.  I loved all the extras, the materials, the knowledge
of the staff.  The enthusiasm of each and every teacher, and the heart and thought that was put
into all as pects of the program make UpDog a 
great learning experience.  It provides you with
the knowledge you can take out into the world
of teaching.  THANK YOU ALL!"  
C. Lyons, RYT® Spring 2013,RYT® 500 Spring 2015

"I was very happy with everyone, the friendly and welcoming feel I have here at UpDog.  I had the ability to contact any teacher whenever I
wanted, and every single member of the team
was willing to help.  The retreat and free Yoga
classes were 
awesome!   C. Beaton, RYT® Fall 2012

"Program was organized, great teachers and
studio environment.  All the teachers were so
helpful and I love all the friends and family I've
made through this experience." 

V. Hodges, RYT® Spring 2018

"I loved everything and it was an amazing
experience!  I learned so much, not just ab
Yoga but about myself.  You learn a lot about  yourself on all those early Sunday mornings!  
The program definitely gave me more confidence
and helped me let go of any fears that hinder me
from doing what makes me happy.  I now think
more positive and give gratitude.  I love this
studio and all the workshops and classes it offers."
S. Butty, RYT® Fall 2017 

"The training has helped me incorporate Yoga
more fully into my lifestyle and 
inspired me to include it in my career path.  I learned so much
teaching and my own 
persona l practice.  I gained a great understanding of all types of Yoga
d the energetic body.  I had an all around
Amazing experience!"  
A. Ward, RYT® Fall 2017

"Quality of instruction, materials, readi ngs, value 
for the money  - all a perfect 'ten.'  If you were a friend of mine and considering this training, I
would say 'do it' and keep practicing - all really IS  coming!  Z. Ahlstrom, RYT® Fall 2011

"To me the competence as well as the passion of a  teacher (or the student) makes the difference.  
I felt that there was an effort made to comprehend  each student and take him or her
from where they 
were to where they wanted to go.  Real passion to  bring Yoga to the world, and to live
it.  Lots and lots of 
heart - not just business as usual.  Every single session  was great, class sequencing
was great, practicing 
call-outs was great.  It was a fabulous, mature, very- well developed program - organized and professional.   It equips you with the tools you need to   successfully teach Yoga." 
C. Vogel, RYT® Fall 2012

"I loved all the teachers and being  surrounded by amazing people devoted to self growth and helping    me find a deeper confidence in myself.  It
was a great 
experience  and I'm excited to take
everything I learned 
  with me in both my teaching 
and personal practice." J. Toland, RYT® Spring 2018

"Great overview of so many aspects of Yoga!  We
were introduced to a lot and given all the resources
to guide our self study.  I plan to teach what I have
learned not only in the classroom but to those
around me."  
L. Kayser, RYT® Fall 2017

"The program made me more serious and committed to my Yoga practice.  I feel like Yoga is a permanent part of my life now.  I had already done some reading about Yoga, but the training brought 
me more in touch with my spiritual and metaphysical side.  
I also really enjoyed the variety of instructors involved in the program.  It was good to get different perspectives, teaching styles and methods in both
the classroom and in the workshops."  
S. Wulbrec
ht, RYT® Spring 2018
"My entire RYT200 experience at UpDog was more
than I ever expected!  I went into the training with 
minimal knowledge and ended with more than
I ever 
expected to gain.  Teachers are incredibly
helpful and wonderful!  I will be continuing my
Yoga teacher  training at the 500 level with UpDog."  
J. Sharrow, RYT® Fall 2016

"The balance between tec hnical understanding and
practical information needed for teaching... the 
weekly handouts ... the retreat, and in-studio   teaching 
  made it an amazing experience - thank  you so much!"   T. Benziger, RYT® Spring 2011

"I really like UpDog!  The study groups ... practicing
call-outs during actual classes ...teacher feedbacks
were all grea
t.  I also loved  how well our group
bonded and supported 
each other."  
C. Below, RYT® Spring 2012

"I really loved anatomy, the observations and all
the hand-outs!  I found the adjustment weekend,
practicing callouts and anatomy the most 
beneficial - along with learn ing how to build a class 
from the ground up
.  My  educational  experience at
UpDog was amazing - the instructors 
helped me 
with all my questions, and were here to 
me in all aspects of the training.  Ask 
anyone, and
they'll tell you that UpDog is known 
for their
in-depth training - especially their 
Many other studios don't really 
'teach' - my
at UpDog is that this is 
REAL Yoga!"  
A. Nido,  RYT® Spring 2013

"Compared to other studios, this was an incredible
value for the money, especially 
considering the
retreat, free Yoga, workshops, 
and  food.  I thought
e quality of material/hand-outs, the opportunities
to practice Yoga, to learn 
new techniques of 
instruction and the pace/
timing  of training was excellent.  The quali ty of instruction, the commitment of  the staff and teachers and the ability to practice throughout the  training were my favorite parts.  If you're thinking about it,  just do it!  It will give you a greater sense of  confidence, empowermen t and will deepen  your own commitment and interest in the  process.   You won't regret it!"  
S. Sarver, RYT® Fall 2014

Module Drop-In & 
Continuing  Education Credits
Maintain Your RYT200 or RYT500 Certification with CEC

Continuing Education is a big part of your annual re-certification with Yoga Alliance as  a Registered Yoga Teacher, at both the 200-hour and 500-hour levels.  This Spring earning your Continuing Education Credits (CEC) is as easy as saying, Namaste!

For those considering teacher training but can't make the time c ommitment for a full 200-hour  training program, you can choose from one or more of our Spring training modules at a drop-in rate.  This is a great way to learn more, enhance your practice and experience a portion of the teacher training experience for one or more sessions to see if a full training program may be part of your future.  

Or perhaps you are already a registered RYT200 or RYT500, who would like to further hone your skills and earn continuing education credits to maintain your Yoga Alliance certification while focusing on specific areas that simply need polishing.  This is especially helpful if you have not taught for any length of time or feel adequate time was not spent on certain areas of your prior training, such as class flow construct, adjustments, anatomy, practice teaching time in a studio setting, etc.  

You can submit the hours you complete as Continuing Education Contact Hours toward your Yoga Alliance CE requirements.

Cost to attend a full day and earn CEC is $175 per day.  Attend multiple days and save at only $125 per day for two or more days.  Prior graduates of UpDog training programs receive additional discounts. 

Contact us for more information about specific session topics by date and to discuss your needs.  Call Jill at 248.608.6668 or Click Here to submit an Inquiry Form and specify CEC. 

Sample modules include:
  • Ashtanga Immersion
  • Yin & Therapeutic Yoga 
  • Basic Yoga Immersion
  • Slow Flow & Vinyasa Yoga
  • Yoga Anatomy 
  • Art of Yoga Adjustments
  • Class Construct & Music Mixing 
  • Pranayama Breathing Techniques
  • Chakras & Subtle Energy
  • Nutrition, Ayurveda & Doshas

About Us
One of Southeast Michigan's Only  200-hr & 500-hr 
Yoga Alliance Certified Schools

Over the past 17 years, UpDog has trained and certified hundreds of our areas best and brightest Yoga Teachers and Studio O wners.  You will learn from the best and receive personalized attention as part of our Teacher Training  program:
  • UpDog  teachers and staff are some of the most experienced in the industry, many with the highest certifications available from Yoga Alliance, including E-RYT500 and C-IAYT.
  • Our staff's de dication to their students and the sense of community and positive energy at UpDog is readily apparent from  your first visit.  
  • UpDog is one of the only 200 and 500 hour Yoga Alliance certified schools in Southeast Michigan. Our school also offers Yoga Continuing Education (CE) credits endorsed by Yoga Alliance as part of training modules and specialized workshops.
  • Based on Yoga Alliance post-graduate surveys:  98% are "very satisfied" with their training and an amazing 99% recommend UpDog Teacher Training to a friend. 

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UpDog Yoga Studio, Rochester, MI

UpDog Yoga, Rochester, MI
210 W. University Drive

UpDog Yoga Sterling Hgts.

UpDog Yoga, Sterling Heights, MI
13911 19-Mile Road

UpDog Voted "Best Yoga Studio
In Metro-Detroit" by WDIV ClickOnDetroit.com
Visit our beautiful space, warm Yoga community and gifted instructors to see why!