200 RYT Certification

200 RYT Certification

Yoga Immersion and 200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher Certification

“19 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, theory of karma, 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.

The 200-Hour RYT Training program starts March 1, 2019.

2019 RYT-200 Teacher Training Dates

Six Month Weekend Program

Cost:$3,000 for 200 hour RYT program. Nine training weekends over six months, includes unlimited yoga pass until May 1, 2019.

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

 It’s Yoga Cincinnati Teacher Training Dates

March 1 – 3, 2019 April 26 – 28, 2019 June 21 – 23, 2019
March 15 – 17, 2019 May 24 – 26, 2019 July 12 – 14, 2019
April 5 – 7, 2019 June 7 – 9, 2019 July 26 – 28, 2019

*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 513-300-5586 to request an application packet for our yoga teacher training program.  Or you can download it here: 200 hr Teacher Training Application Updated Packet 2018-19

    • It’s Yoga Teacher Training Workbook & Technique Manual (included with tuition)
    • Functional Anatomy of Yoga, a guide for practitioners and teachers  by David Kiel
    • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali – by Sri Swami Satchidananda  (optional)
    • The Concise Book of Muscles – by Chris Jarmey (optional)


    Recommended reading for yoga students and teachers

    • Functional Anatomy of Yoga, a guide for practitioners and teachers  by David Kiel
    • The Endless Web, Fascial Anatomy and Physical Reality – by R. Louis Schultz, PHD & Rosemary Feitis
    • The Breathing Book, Good Health & Vitality Through Essential Breath Work – by Donna Farhi
    • Teaching Yoga,  Exploring The Student Teacher Relationship – by Donna Farhi
    • Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit, a return to wholeness –  by Donna Farhi
    • Yoga Fascia Anatomy and Movement – by Joanne Sarah Avision
    • Beyond The Mind – by David Frawley
    • Bhagavad Gita, Sanskrit & English (any translation)
    • Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Light on Hatha Yoga (English & Sanskrit) Translated by Bihar School of Yoga
    • Yoga Yajnavalkya – by A.G. Mohan with Ganesh Mohan
    • Krishnamacharya, His Life and Teachings – by A.G. Mohan with Ganesh Mohan
    • Pranayama – by Swami Kuvalayaananda
    • The Art of Vinyasa, Awakening the Body & Mind through the practice of Ashtanga – by Richard Freeman & Mary Taylor