Contemplative Yoga Teacher Training (CYTT)

Begins September 9, 2021
Applications due August 12th

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.

Typically offered once 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! 

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.

Space is limited, apply early. 

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, yoga 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.

2021 Schedule

The next training runs September 9, 2021 – June 23, 2022.
Classes meet weekly and also one weekend each month.

Please note: THE PROGRAM WILL MEET WEEKLY FROM 6 TO 9 PM, with the potential for an earlier start time if all participants agree.

Contact us with questions:

SUNDAY CLASSES MEET 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Proposed weekend dates:

September 11-12, 2021
October 9-10
November 13-14
December 11-12
January 8-9, 2022
February 12-13
March 12-13
April 9-10
May 14-15
June 11-12 

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