200-Hour Teacher Training

YOHI’s 200-Hour Teacher Training Program is an in-depth program geared toward students who love yoga and want to dive deeper into the practice.

Whether you intend to teach yoga or are simply looking to better understand the vast subject of yoga, learn and study asana, anatomy, philosophy, meditation and pranayama. This is a life-changing program that will grow your personal practice, define your sense of purpose, and change the way you connect with yourself and the world.
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YOHI’s Program will provide you with the skills and knowledge to teach intelligently sequenced, safe, and well-rounded classes to a variety of students with confidence.


During our interactive teacher training program you will have plenty of hands-on opportunity and individualized attention as you work closely with our expert teachers to put your new skills to use, and find your voice as a teacher.

YOHI has graduated some of the top yoga teachers in Ohio. Join our vibrant community and become part of this well-respected and much-loved lineage.

Curriculum

In this training, you will learn how to skillfully:
  • Lead sun salutations, standing flows, static holds, seated and supine poses
  • Teach energetic actions and alignment of each pose
  • Learn the benefits and precautions of each pose
  • Understand general principles of anatomy and how to present those to students
  • Design intelligently sequenced classes
  • Analyze a pose and learn accessible variations to teach to your students
  • “Read” a student’s body and offer cues to make proper adjustments
    Teach simple breath practices
  • Teach simple restorative poses, guided relaxation and meditation
  • Incorporate general yoga philosophy into your classes and life
  • Be a leader in your communities

Curriculum

In this training, you will learn how to skillfully:
  • Lead sun salutations, standing flows, static holds, seated and supine poses
  • Teach energetic actions and alignment of each pose
  • Learn the benefits and precautions of each pose
  • Understand general principles of anatomy and how to present those to students
  • Design intelligently sequenced classes
  • Analyze a pose and learn accessible variations to teach to your students
  • “Read” a student’s body and offer cues to make proper adjustments
    Teach simple breath practices
  • Teach simple restorative poses, guided relaxation and meditation
  • Incorporate general yoga philosophy into your classes and life
  • Be a leader in your communities

Curriculum

In this training you will learn how to skillfully:
  • Lead sun salutations, standing flows, static holds, seated and supine poses
  • Teach energetic actions and alignment of each pose
  • Learn the benefits and precautions of each pose
  • Understand general principles of anatomy and how to present those to students
  • Design intelligently sequenced classes
  • Analyze a pose and learn accessible variations to teach to your students
  • “Read” a student’s body and offer cues to make proper adjustments
    Teach simple breath practices
  • Teach simple restorative poses, guided relaxation and meditation
  • Incorporate general yoga philosophy into your classes and life
  • Be a leader in your communities

Meet your Lead Teachers, Directors of Teacher Training

Tom and Anne are respected leaders with a broad range of experience teaching yoga to new students, advanced practitioners and teachers.

  • Nearly 30 combined years of teaching
  • Over 20 combined years of teaching in training programs

Tom Griffith

Three words/phrases to describe Tom’s teaching: anatomically-focused, quirky humor, introspective

Tom Griffith is the Co-Director of YOHI’s Teacher Training program. His goal as a teacher is to make the physicality and subtlety of yoga asana and breath work accessible to all students. Through story, metaphor and humor he encourages students to enjoy practice and have fun. Tom’s work and training as a licensed massage therapist is integral to how he approaches teaching just as his dedicated practice and teaching of yoga inform his work with massage clients. He has been teaching since 2005 the same year he became an LMT.

Immediately after becoming a Registered Yoga Teacher, Tom began assisting in teacher training programs and for over a decade he has spent 1300+ hours mentoring, teaching and guiding teachers at the 200- and 300-hour level. Additionally, Tom has designed and led Ashtanga teacher trainings as well as anatomy related workshops and trainings. Helping others as they heal from injury, advance their own practice or continue to practice as they age is central to his approach. Tom’s teaching lineage begins with the founders of Yoga on High: Martha Marcom, Linda Oshins and Marcia Miller. He has also completed teacher trainings with world-renowned Ashtanga yoga teachers Tim Miller, David Keil, Maty Ezraty, Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor. These master teachers have helped to guide Tom in his understanding of anatomy (both subtle and gross), pranayama and individualized student instruction as well as the history, philosophy and depth of the living yoga tradition.

Tom has 7700+ hours of Yoga Alliance registered teaching of asana, pranayama and meditation. He has a bachelor’s degree in Art History from The Ohio State University where he focused on Buddhist meditational art. He is an E-RYT500 teacher registered through Yoga Alliance and is a Yoga Alliance Education Provider (YACEP).

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Anne Weidinger

Three words/phrases to describe Anne’s teaching: Intentional, technique-driven, exploratory

Anne Weidinger is the Co-Director of YOHI’s Teacher Training program. She is an experienced and dynamic teacher, and believes yoga is a practice that is accessible to everyone. Anne’s students have described her as “authentic”, “inspiring” and “knowledgeable”. Her classes are creative, challenging, and smartly sequenced. Anne believes yoga provides the transformational tools to live your life ON PURPOSE. Her role as a teacher is to empower her students to live their life to their fullest potential.

Anne has 12+ years of teaching vinyasa yoga and 25+ years of practice. She has 9+ years of assisting and teaching in training programs. She is passionate about mentoring teachers as they refine their teaching voice. Anne draws on her dance and movement background and blends her knowledge of anatomy and biomechanics into her lectures. She coaches teachers how to observe and assist students and teach technique in a pose. Anne specializes in sequencing and guides teachers in crafting intelligent sequences in an approachable way. She is a respected leader and has inspired many other extraordinary teachers.

Anne’s experience includes 7500 + hours of Yoga Alliance registered teaching. Anne writes curriculum and teaches trainings and workshops- both in person and online. She leads retreats in the US, Central America and Europe. She has a BFA from The Ohio State University in Dance Performance. She is E-RYT500 Registered through Yoga Alliance and is a Yoga Alliance Education Provider (YACEP).

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Program Requirements

This is a 9-month program that begins with a kick off weekend in September and meets each Thursday from 6:00-9:00pm. The advantage of a long term program is being able to integrate what you are learning into your practice and life. It gives you an opportunity to absorb and practice the skills over time, while remaining an engaged member of the our vibrant community.

YOHI’s 200-Hour training is registered through Yoga Alliance and exceeds YA’s guidelines regarding hourly requirement in each study category.

Additional Program Requirements:

  • Attend teacher training sessions and follow make up requirements
  • Attend 40 YOHI classes
  • Assist 6 classes to gain real experience in the classroom
  • Complete 10 hrs of practice teach to develop your skills
  • Complete all written and online assignments and quizzes
  • Pass a final certification class
  • Open mind and a willingness to learn and grow

Deepen your practice and share the gift of yoga.

Start your journey

Why take the YOHI 200-Hour Teacher Training Program?

Get certified to teach yoga.

YOHI’s 200-Hour training is registered through Yoga Alliance and exceeds YA’s guidelines regarding hourly requirement in each study category.

Deepen your practice and your connection to yoga.

  • Learn the fundamentals of yoga and how to apply them to your practice.
  • Learn how to teach them and make them accessible for different populations.
  • Grow as a practitioner, a teacher and a person.

Make a commitment to yourself.

YOHI’s 200-Hour training is a 9 month program so you can integrate the teachings into your practice and life. At the end of the program you will accomplish something that is meaningful to you and make a positive difference to others!

Be a part of an amazing community!

  • Connect with other like-minded students and build lasting friendships in our welcoming and supportive community.
  • Receive mentorship and feedback throughout the training from the lead teachers.
  • Assist and learn from experienced and caring teachers and staff.

2023-2024 Schedule

This 9-month program takes place September 2023 to June 2024.

Kickoff Weekend:
Friday, September 15, 6:00pm-9:00pm
Saturday, September 16, 9:00am-5:00pm
Sunday, September 17, 9:00am-5:00pm

Thursday Night Schedule:
September 21, 2023 through June 27, 2024, 6:00-9:00pm

Investment

There is a one-time non-refundable deposit of $300 at the time of enrollment to register for the program. You may choose from one of the following payment plans:

Early Bird Pricing until August 21, 2023: $3,195
Paid in full: Deposit + one payment of $2,895 = $3,195
Monthly installments: Deposit + 9 payments of $321.67 = $3,195

Pricing after August 21, 2023: $3,495
Paid in full: Deposit + one payment of $3,195 = $3,495
Monthly installments: Deposit + 9 payments of $355 = $3495

Tuition includes all weekend trainings, mentorship and assisting fees, an unlimited class pass to YOHI for the length of the program and the 200-hour Teacher Training Program manual.

Tuition does not include books and additional resources.

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