Contemplative Yoga Teacher Training

Taught annually in the fall each year, this is a 265-hour program taught one 3-hour session each week and one weekend each month for ten months. This training is for people who have a love of yoga and want to learn more about it! See our upcoming schedule for 2020-2021 below.

Our Contemplative Yoga Teacher Training, fondly called CYTT, was developed to allow the student time for deep integration of the course content and practices, while the unique schedule merges well into a busy life. Based on Kripalu tradition, the focus is classical yoga drawn from the ancient texts. We go above and beyond most basic trainings of 200 hours by offering an additional 65 hours to hone your teaching skills and develop a deep personal practice, transforming your life in the process.

This training prepares you for further advanced yoga training. If you are interested in our Yoga Therapist training, completion of this program offers a potential exemption from the advanced yoga training requirements.

Our training is uniquely developed to support you in deepening your practice of

yoga, likely the reason you have considered training in the first place. It offers the

opportunity to immerse yourself into the philosophy and yogic way of life, while

also learning the necessary skills to carry your passion for yoga into a professional

pursuit or to share responsibly with others. 

What you will learn:

  • Asana, pranayama, meditation and chanting; including benefits, adaptations, and alignment specifics
  • Methodology tools of demonstration, language, body reading, sequencing and assisting
  • Yoga philosophy through the revered texts of Patanjali Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita
  • Physical anatomy of the systems of the body and integrating a yoga focus
  • Esoteric Anatomy through exploring Ayurveda, chakra, pranavayu, kosha and subtle anatomy
  • Fundamentals of running a yoga business
  • Ample opportunity to practice your teaching skills and find your voice

Class size is limited to TEN people to provide personal attention in an intimate atmosphere. This promotes an encouraging and supportive class setting.

Join the Yoga Teacher Training that will transform your life 

Taught by Sandy Kline, CPYT500+ and Mary-Ann Plocher, CPYT500+ with other teachers assisting

along the way. Curriculum by Hansa Knox C-IAYT, LMT, KCYT instructor since 1998.

Get ready to be introduced to the depth and breadth of yoga as a stepping stone for life-long learning!
This program prepares you for further Advanced Training,
including a possible exemption of requirements to advance to our Yoga Therapist Training.

You will be required to visit five outside classes, attend eight classes taught by school-approved teachers, complete a theme paper and homework assignments throughout the program including a midterm and a final paper.

The 2020 – 2021 Schedule

The next training begins September 3, 2020, and goes through June 2021. During this time, we meet weekly and also one weekend each month.

We will observe the following Holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years.


Contact us directly if you prefer the evening session:

Proposed weekend dates:

2020: September 12 – 13
October 10 – 11
November 14 – 15
December 12 – 13
2021: January 16 – 17
February 13 – 14
March 13 – 14
April 17 – 18
May 8 – 9
June 12 – 13

You must apply through the application link and also follow the registration link to submit your payment. 

Please Contact Us if you prefer a hardcopy application.


Your Investment includes:

$250: Non-refundable fee due when you apply

$3700: Tuition for which you can set your own payment plan

Approx. $315: additional costs will include a training manual, text books, and required class visitations