200 RYT Certification

200 RYT Certification

Yoga Immersion and 200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher Certification

“Seventeen years experience training Cincinnati’s best yoga teachers.”

It’s Yoga of Cincinnati’s 200-hour RYT program focuses on training yoga students who have an established practice experience with any yoga style or a recommendation from their yoga instructor. Upon completion of the Yoga Teacher Training program, trainees receive a 200-hour It’s Yoga Cincinnati Certification, enabling them to become Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT 200) with the National Yoga Alliance.

This training program teaches students how to teach the traditional styles of Ashtanga/Vinyasa using a Modified Primary Series, as well as how to teach a classical Hatha style. Our program of study focuses on:

  •  Anatomical postural alignment
  • Kinesiology – study of muscles relative to  body & joint mobility
  • Effects of postural deformities
  • Facilitated stretching to prevent muscle injury
  •  Verbal & physical body adjustment techniques
  • Raja Yoga – philosophy, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, & Sanskrit terminology
  • Asana pronunciation in Sanskrit & correct English translations
  • Pranayama techniques, Ujjayi breathing, Drishti & Bandhas
  • Yoga Tradition – history, lifestyle, gunas, meditation, chakras, mantra etc.
  •  Class assisting, practice teaching & class observation
  • Psychology of teaching, ethics & marketing

Other program highlights include the study of different meditation and pranayama  techniques along with yoga philosophy and Sanskrit terminology with an experienced traditional teacher trained in an unbroken yoga lineage. Kinesiology is studied to understand the range of movement for specific joints and muscles in order to perceive the differences between compression, tension and muscular imbalance. A comparative study of alignment and postural deformities teaches prospective yoga teachers how to help their students prevent injuries while balancing muscle flexibility with strength.  Class observation, assisting and teaching public classes gives new teachers experience and confidence in their teaching skills.

All of It’s Yoga’s classes during the RYT 200 program are free for trainees.  We encourage class participation to expose trainees to a variety of yoga class styles and teachers. Students are guided by two detailed workbooks presenting yoga theory and technique. The theory book covers the history of yoga, postural theory, technique of stretching, subtle anatomy, meditation, and pranayama, etc. The technique book provides an in-depth examination of the key yoga postures, outlining for each one its alignment, benefits, counter-indications, modifications and Sanskrit/English names. Both manuals were written by Indubala Bhardwaj, the founder of the program. In addition to these workbooks, the first two chapters of The Yoga Sutras by Patanjali are explained with reference to the original Sanskrit. Study of the book Moola Bandha: The Master Key adds a discussion of the primary energy locks and the five prana vayus, the key to asana energy pattern awareness.  Textbooks are included in the price of tuition.

The 200-Hour RYT Training program is held twice a year. The annual 9-month program starts on the second weekend of September and continues meeting monthly on the second weekend up through May. The Summer Intensive begins in mid June and ends in late July. This intensive program meets approximately six days per week.

2017/2018 RYT 200 Teacher Training Dates

Six Month Weekend Program

Cost:$3,000 for 200 hour RYT program. Eight training weekends over six months, Includes unlimited yoga pass.

A $500 deposit will hold your spot. Balance due the first day of training. Payment Plans Available

 It’s Yoga Cincinnati Teacher Training Dates

Sept. 15 – 17, 2017 Oct. 6 – 8, 2017 Oct. 27 – 29, 2017
Nov. 17 – 19, 2017 Dec. 8 – 10, 2017 Jan. 12 – 14, 2018
Jan. 26 – 28, 2018 Feb. 9 – 11, 2018

*Please Note : The first weekend is all day Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The remaining weekends are Friday night and all day on Saturday and Sunday.


Contact Us or Call  513-324-4654 to request an application packet for our yoga teacher training program.  Or you can download it here: 200 hr Teacher Training Application Packet 2017

Suggested Reading for RYT 200

  • Dynamic Yoga – by Godfrey Devereux
  • Yoga, The Spirit & Practice of Moving into Stillness – by Erich Sciffmann
  • The Heart of Yoga Developing a Personal Practice – by T.K.V. Desikachar
  • The Breathing Book, Good Health & Vitality Through Essential Breath Work – by Donna Farhi
  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali – by Sri Swami Satchidananda
  • The Yoga of Light – by Hans-Ulrich Reiker
  • Moola Bandha The Master Key – by Swami Buddhananada
  • Beyond The Mind – by David Frawley
  • Conquest of Mind – by Swami Sivananda
  • Science of Yoga (volume 6) – by Sri Swami Sivananda
  • Yoga, Immortality & Freedom – by Mircea Eliade
  • Yoga The Iyengar Way – by Silva, Mira & Shyam Mehta
  • Teaching Yoga,  Exploring The Student Teacher Relationship – by Donna Farhi
  • Trail Guide To The Body, How to Locate Muscles Bones and More – by Andrew Biel
  • Anatomy of Movement – by Blandine Calais-Germain & Andree Lamotte

It’s Yoga Teacher Training Graduates

Amy Centers Theresa Kuttner
Lynn Dellefield Sarvani Prasad
John Farmer Inga Rubikiene
Diane Goodney Tami Singer
Heidi Joffe Matt Eshleman
Shashank Lakhia Denyse Carrie
T. Lynn Molitor Nandini Kallapur
Andrea Pronko Julie Hegge
Lennessa Trent Elizabeth Race
Elizabeth Silas Danielle Ondayko
April White Glenetta Blair
Paul Badowski Vanessa Hunt
Joe Barnett Allison Kemphaus
Terry Breadon Tonya Butler
Anna Ferguson Wendy Pomeraning
Lori Gebell Dana Amber Murphy
Nicole Hamilton Christine Celesti
Monica Hoyer Jill Korach
Aaron\Rajeev Kahn Jen Cooper
Kathleen Kandelson Leah Gates
Shari Watts Anele Woodham
Jessi Mcguire Suganthi Giridharan
Sara McNerney Jessica Chavez
Shelby Newhouse Ottaviani Ruth
Kirana Rao Bethany Keen
Jon Reid Elizabeth Vandenberg
Stephanie Rich Gina Fennell
Melissa Williams Alex Ferm
Christy Ashcraft Laura DeRonde
Lori Young Meg McKinney Larsen
Amy Myers Molly Bischoft
Martha Polinsky Cassandra Bussard
Erica Collins-Heiser Mariette Bucalo
Mandy Stallings Rachel Dalsing
Sarah Riseling Bridget David
Meghan Arata Mary Ann Montgomery
Charlene Lamb Susie Saltarelli
Andrew McAusland Claire Slemmer
Laura Ginocchio Corrine Schultz
Jennifer Lawson Rachel Johanson
Christy Lichtendahl Graci Carli
Meredith McGinty Sheila North
Lisa Nacrelli Cindy Bowling
Anastasia Bender Savithri Chinta
Kyungsuk Lee Douglas Conley
Jennifer Painter Peter Cunningham
Pamela Jean Schaffer Stacy Fischer-Samano
Grace Denny Ramesh Gambheera
Laura Haehl Angela Mirus
Jacqueline Segura Jessie Muni
Janice Wulf Maja Varner
Christiane Haberl Geraldine Wu
Victor Rodriquez Tracy Baer
Jill Ward Kim Bertke Chavez
Susan Amis Kushlani DeSoyza
Stephen Anderson Bryan Gabbard
Alena Cianchetti Isa Gutierrez
Nancy Duran Justin Shawver
Linda Goodhew Janette Trapp
Loree Hollander Tina Walter
Christine MacConnell Agustin Caceres
Judy Zeff Kristen Keen
Christina Arthur Solrun Klein
Jennifer Seitzer Victoria Marletta
Coleen Richards Ani Nayar
Majida Al-Husaam Andrew Nelson
Krissy Dyas Sabitha Pandit
Rini Golechha Melanie Smith
Alexis McMillen Jennifer Fitzwater
Michelle Ward Donna Fragapani
Victoria Zyp Daniel Snider
Katy Hess Marta Streit
Emily Balf Julia Patterson
Alexandra MacPherson Merideth Blackmore
Bryce Ruff Rachel Johanson
Lisa Ensminger Graci Carli
Alison Vodnoy Sheila North
Jane Buckingham Cindy  Bowling
Rhea Castrucci Kate McKenzie
Emily Davies Allison Cohen
Doug King Jeff Bentle
Eric Peguero Amy Schuster
Marty Bradner Jessica Fawcett
Padma Murthy Nick Pollitt
Chelsea Pflum Marlena Toben
Kim Henslee Jeff Weingartner
Logan Martini Cindy Mastin
Detra McCollum Marianne Lang
Melody Martini Jordan Hager
Savanah Goins Joe Kluener
Toelke Englemon Cathy Ramsteter
Anna Fedorova Marissa French
Katie Harten Ashley Finke
Martha Hendricks Francesca Dantzler
Jennifer Luongo Kathleen Armstrong
Christine Mouch Megan Sheehan
Mercedeh Namei Tanya Hibbard
Robert Simmang Logan Mather
McKenzie Dunlap Drue Larkin
Charlene Tu Marissa French
Kim Weinfurtner Ashley Finke
Liz Bangs Francesca Dantzler
Alyona  Sokol