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Yoga Alliance Registered
200 Hour Teacher Training and Certification

Yoga East is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization.
We have trained over 100 yoga  teachers since 1994. Our programs are nationally-recognized.

Meets Yoga Alliance 200 Hour standard. For yoga students who want to deepen their understanding and practice of yoga and for experienced yoga students who want to share their love of yoga by teaching others.  Fulfill your deepest dreams and highest aspirations by becoming a certified yoga teacher.

Who should apply?

The course is open to all yoga students who would like to deepen their practice and understanding of yoga. If you plan to teach yoga we recommend that you have two or more years of yoga class experience and a dedicated daily practice.
2013 Application Now Available (Click to Download)
Deadline to apply: June 15, 2013.
Payment links will be activated May 15.


Complete Course

$1850 due June 15, 2013

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Monthly Installment Plan:
$350 Deposit (due June 15, 2013)

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6 Monthly Payments $250
1st Payment due July 1

Course Components

Part A - Seminars (80 Hours Total)
Dates Time Subject


12:00-6:00 pm

Foundations of Yoga


12:00-6:00 pm

Taking the Seat of the Teacher

8/2/13 1:00-5:00, 6:30-8:30 pm Doug Keller's Workshop
8/3/13 9:00-12:00, 12:30-3:30 pm Doug Keller's Workshop


12:00-6:00 pm

Auspicious Responsibility


12:00-6:00 pm

Steady Wisdom


12:00-6:00 pm

Cultivating Patience


12:00-6:00 pm

Aligning with the Truth


12:00-6:00 pm

Opening the Lotus


12:00-6:00 pm

Centered and Serene


12:00-6:00 pm

Warriors of the Spirit


12:00-6:00 pm

Living My Dreams


12:00-6:00 pm

Floating on the Sea of Peace


12:00-6:00 pm

Living in Harmony


6:00-7:30 pm

Presentation of Certificates and Awards and Reception

Part B - Techniques Classes

You must attend a total of 90 Hours of yoga classes at Yoga East.

Part C - Additional Requirements for Certification (35 Hours)

Home practice assignments and journaling: 10 hours

Observing classes: 5 hours
Anatomy coloring assignments: 10 hours
Research project: 5 hours, write a short original research paper on a yoga-related topic
Practice teaching on your own: 5 hours

To turn in your application or get more information, contact:

2013 Application Now Available

Laura Spaulding, Director of Teacher Training.

Yoga East, Inc.
1232 E. Broadway
Louisville, KY 40204
502-585-9642 (my home office)
Please phone me for an appointment at one of the studios where I teach.
Call during the day - not at night or on weekends.

texts and materials

texts - available at Yoga East (20% off list price)

Yoga the Iyengar Way, Silva & Mira Mehta
Anatomy Coloring Book, 4th Edition, Kapit & Elson
The Value of Values, Swami Dayananda

refund and withdrawal policy

Refund/Withdrawal Policy

We have been training teachers since 1995, and many of our teachers are successfully pursuing a career teaching yoga. Our experience has shown that applicants who studied yoga in Yoga East classes for at least two years before entering teacher training are most likely to successfully complete the course. If you have not had two years of Yoga East class experience we urge you to consider postponing your training until you have more experience. You should also postpone the training if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, if you are starting a new business, or if you are enrolled in college or graduate school, as all of these circumstances in the past have caused students to have to withdraw from the training.


Before the Course begins: full refund. $100 administrative fee will be charged for deposit refunds.
After the Course begins: $250 administrative fee will be charged for refunds.
No refund will be given after two months from the start of the course (60 days).

No refunds will be given for parts of the course you have attended or commenced. No refunds will be given for book or materials purchased from Yoga East. Pro-rata refunds are allowed in the event of withdrawal for extraordinary reasons such as a medical or family emergency or job transfer out-of-state.

scholarships, financial aid and work-study

programs available

Rhonda Lawson Memorial Scholarship
awarded to a Yoga East student who has regularly attended classes with us for more than one year and shown steadfast commitment to Yoga East and our non-profit mission by volunteering at the studio.
Financial aid is based on financial need and takes the form of work-study opportunities. These opportunities include teaching yoga in supervised settings, assisting an experienced teacher, teaching yoga to seniors, cancer survivors, at-risk children and teens, shelter residents and other classes for individuals who may not normally have access to yoga classes.

Financial aid is only available to students with demonstrated financial need,
who have maintained a regular practice in classes at Yoga East
for a minimum of one year prior to taking teacher training-level classes. 


Rhonda Lawson Memorial Scholarship Fund

Named in honor of our teacher training student Rhonda Lawson.  The day before she was to have begun our teacher training program in 2004, Rhonda was seriously injured in an automobile accident and passed away a few days later.  This scholarship honors the memory of Rhonda, a dedicated student who wanted to bring the benefits of yoga to as many people as possible. The scholarship pays the total tuition for a student to complete our 200 Hour Foundation Yoga Teacher Training. Please note that there are prerequisites, the most important of which is that you have maintained regular class attendance for a significant period of time, a minimum of one year. If you do not currently attend classes at Yoga East, you need to establish a record of regular attendance before we will consider your application. The scholarship is awarded each year to the most deserving student with financial need.

2012 Scholarship Recipients

Patty Stark, Suzy Hatcher, Joe Autry, Rider Wathen


location of classes

Holiday Manor Studio
2226 Holiday Manor Center
Louisville, KY 40222|

Kentucky Street Studio 
1125 E Kentucky Street
Louisville, KY 40204

Frankfort Avenue Studio
2001 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206
502-895-1510 (voice mail only)

KP Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute
#235 8th Cross, 3rd Stage
Gokulam, Mysore 570002
Karnataka, India

Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students: 
Yoga East, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization and admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational/admissions policies, scholarships, and other school-administered programs.

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