YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
March 1 - June 7, 2020
Become A Certified Yoga Instructor
Continuing Education Credits
Teach The Change You Wish To See In The World
& Save Up To $400 with Early-Bird Enrollment In January!
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 Spring RYT200 program begins Sunday, March 1 - June 7, 2020. Sessions meet once per week on Sundays 7:30AM-4:00PM (excluding observed holidays) in our Rochester studio for a very manageable pace.
The January 15 deadline for early bird registration is fast approaching to save $100 on Spring tuition with your $200 deposit. An additional $300 discount is available if you pay your tuition in full by January 31. 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 June 2020 - over an $800 value in FREE Yoga! FREE Yoga is included at both UpDog-Rochester and UpDog-Sterling Heights locations.
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!
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 contact 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
curriculum is both "
" and "
" based, helping
learn the skills necessary to teach mindful yoga for every
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
- 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
- Slow Flow & Vinyasa Immersion: Linking postures, breath and movement into a more vigorous flow, developing class formats and class pacing
- Chair Yoga: Introduction to the practice and practical application of Chair Yoga
- Anatomy & Physiology: Learning the basics of the body's musculoskeletal, facia, glandular, respiratory and nervous systems
- 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
- 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
Unlimited Yoga Classes at two studios,
UpDog Rochester and UpDog Sterling Heights,
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
- Yoga Gear & Apparel
- Crystals & Gemstones
- Singing Bowls
- Salt Lamps
- Smudging Supplies... and so much more!
Need To Know Info
Spring 2020 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
University, Rochester, MI 48307
March 1 - June 7, 2020
(13 weeks excluding observed holidays for
Easter and Memorial Day weekends)
Sessions meet weekly on Sundays
(Meet & Greet Welcome Session, Friday, Feb. 28)
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!
to visit the
Teacher Training page
of our website to learn more.
Spring RYT200 regular price is $2,900 but you can save up to $400 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
Plus, FREE Yoga, and
teacher trainer perks as
submit with your $200 deposit.
to download Application.
Contact Jill with questions and to make your deposit: 248.608.6668 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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What Past Teacher Trainers
R. Sidhu, RYT® Fall 2017
"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
"The comprehensive material covered was rich
and offered an excellent variety of topics to study.
I chose UpDog for my training because it covered
aspects of teaching not provided elsewhere.
The instructors are amazing. I hardly recognize
the person I was before beginning the program.
I feel as though I have discovered more of myself
- physically, emotionally and spiritually."
G. Gatzke, RYT® Spring 2019
"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
about teaching and my own personal practice.
I gained a great understanding of all types of
and the energetic body. I had an all
A. Ward, RYT® Fall 2017
"Great instructors with a diversity of experience.
The training program was enhanced by the
opportunity to participate in everything offered
the studio - workshops and practicing at
throughout the week complemented and reinforced
the lessons we learned in the
classroom. I thoroughly
enjoyed immersing myself in this Yoga community.
So rewarding to connect with others while learning
from and supporting each other."
K. Turner, RYT® Spring 2019
"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
my life after this training. I enjoyed the
teaching styles from the different
in the program and each of
showed a great
deal of passion for what
the studio, such a
I learned so
h that I
feel as if I have won the lottery - it
life in many ways, and
to be where
am at today."
"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.
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.
wait to do the 500hr. training."
M. McCarthy, RYT® Fall 2017
"I really appreciated
the variety of teachers -
erience and techniques. The studiowas clean and the atmosphere was great.
I loved all the extras, the materials, the knowled
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
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
it in my career pa
th. I learned so much
about teaching and my own
I gained a great understanding of all types of
d the energetic body. I had an all around
A. Ward, RYT® Fall 2017
"Quality of instruction, materials, readi
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
heart - not just business as usual. Every single
as great, class sequencing
call-outs was great. It was a fabulous,
well developed program - organized
It equips you with the tools you
successfully teach Yoga."
C. Vogel, RYT® Fall 2
"I loved all the teachers and being
amazing people devoted to self growth and helping
me find a deeper confidence in myself. It was a
and I'm excited to take everything
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
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."
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
expected to gain. Teachers are incredibly helpful
wonderful! I will be continuing my
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
made it an amazing experience - thank
T. Benziger, RYT® Sp
C. Below, RYT® Spring 2012
"I really like UpDog! The study groups,
call-outs during a
ctual classes, teacher feedbacks were
t. I also loved how well our group bonded and
"I really loved anatomy, the observations and all
the hand-outs! I found the adjustment weekend,
practicing callouts and anatomy the most
along with learn
ing how to build a class from the
mazing - the instructors
helped me with all my
questions, and w
ere here to
support me in all
aspects of the training. Ask
you that UpDog is known
for their in-depth training -
Many other studios
don't really 'teach' - my
experience at UpDog is that
this is REAL Yoga!"
RYT® Spring 2013
"Compared to other studios, this was an incredible
for the money, especially considering the free
Yoga, workshops and food. I thought the quality of material/handouts, the opportunities to practice Yoga,
to learn new techniques of instruction, and the pace/
timing of the training was excellent. The quality of
instruction, the commitment of the staff 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, empowerment and will deepen your own commitment and interest in the process. You won't regret it!"
S. Sarver, RYT® Fall 2014
"Great program! Enjoyed the access to the variety of
Yoga styles, lineages, classes and instructors as part of
the UpDog training. Appreciate the opportunity to
learn from people who are truly passionate about what
they do. I came to UpDog already knowing I find peace
of mind in my Yoga practice, but now I have a wealth
of knowledge behind the practice. I'm leaving with
confidence and a greater sense of self. Thank you!"
, RYT® Spring 2019
Module Drop-In &
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
- Pranayama Breathing Techniques
- Chakras & Subtle Energy
- Nutrition, Ayurveda & Doshas
One of Southeast Michigan's Only
200-hr & 500-hr
Yoga Alliance Certified Schools
has trained and certified hundreds of our areas best and brightest Yoga Teachers and Studio O
will learn from the best and receive personalized attention as part of our Teacher Training
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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