Teach Yoga  

Teach Yoga

Our teacher training course is an unforgettable experience of a lifetime.  Grounded By Yoga’s mission is to assist you in becoming a highly inspiring  and spiritually evolved yoga guide. Our dedication to will provide you with the ability to be of service to individuals from all walks of life and who teach the practices with an open heart facilitating deep physical emotional and spiritual healing within yourself and your students. Based on the first principle of yoga, compassion, you will learn, develop and teach from the Heart.

By training’s end, expect to  skillfully guide others into the sacred landscape of  of their bodies minds and hearts and teach uplifting and intelligent classes infused with compassion and joy. Our courses are of outstanding quality marked by excellence and attention to detail and authenticity allowing you to be free  to experiment with self inquiry in your own mind body and spirit. Expect an adventurous journey into your inner being. This school is accredited by the Yoga Alliance international and is above and beyond the standards.

Are you ready to take your yoga practice to the next level?…….Do you want to deepen your understanding of yoga?………Have you been practicing yoga and wish to learn how to teach yoga responsibly?………Are you already a yoga instructor but wish to gain more confidence with Interdisciplinary teachings?….Not wanting to be a “cookie cutter” teacher? …..Seeking the true authentic wisdom of Yoga?……Our programs are spiritual and transformational

Directed by Sandy Hicks RYS, ERYT, RCYT, RPYT. Over 40 years experience. A deep dive into the wisdom of the sages, learning just the physical aspect of Yoga, is not Yoga.


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Teacher Training

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A School of Self Inquiry & the Multi Dimensional Self

FREE INFO SESSION: Join us with your questions on October 10th at 5pm. Learn about our upcoming programs. Registration is required for the info session. Please call 585-703-4676 or compete this form . We have just a few  spaces left. Enroll early and save !!!!!!. 

(Interested in the 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in 2015? Email the Director to be put on the notify list and receive up to  $500 off enrollment for early bird sign up).

Hi Sandy – I wanted to email and just let you know that the teacher training has been such a great experience for me. Every time we have a training weekend I learn something more about myself – in addition to all we are learning about yoga. And I am honored to be in the company of such a great group of human beings–teacher and fellow students included. I try every day to be more peaceful – it is hard to break old habits but I am making a conscious effort.

I enrolled to deepen my understanding of yoga – and found out early on that there is so much for me to learn – I’d barely scratched the surface! My primary purpose was for personal learning and teaching yoga was not the main goal. I have to share that as we progress I become more interested in entertaining the idea of teaching in some capacity.

Why Interdisciplinary Yoga®?

tt8-312x180A broad and rich understanding that includes not only poses and breathing, but philosophy, yoga therapeutics, yoga anatomy and energetics, as well as starting your own business, Yoga therapy, and more. The staff at Grounded By Yoga honors all Yoga lineages. Each tradition (Iyengar, Ashtanga, Kundalini, Sivananda, etc.) has something profound to offer.

An Interdisciplinary Yoga® teacher can pull tools needed from many lineages to accommodate students of all levels and abilities. Your lead director, Sandy Hicks has 40 years experience in Meditation & Yoga and continues to deepen her knowledge nationally and internationally with renowned teachers.

“Teacher training was AMAZING! ……Changed my LIFE…helped me HEAL.”

I don’t want to teach yoga, is this the right program for me?

tt3-213x111Many yoga practitioners enter yoga trainings with no intention of teaching, for it is an opportunity to deepen and broaden your knowledge and experience yoga in a way you simply cannot do in regular classes.

Do I physically need to be able to….

Forget that concern, this program is open to non-yoga students as well. The yoga teacher training modules serve to educate health professionals, yoga instructors, yoga students or anyone with an interest in the science of yoga. (However, to become a registered teacher with the Yoga Alliance, a regular yoga practice is required prior to your training)

Teaacher Training YogaWhat lineages, paths and styles will I be able to learn about and explore?

Iyengar, Ashtanga, Sivananda, Vinyasa, Yin Yoga, Kundalini. Raja, Bhakti and Jnanu.  Certified professionals dedicated to each lineage will be part of your training faculty, bringing you authentic delivery and integrity to your curriculum.

Can u explain some of the specifics we will all be learning?

What we learn can differ from person to person. Not only is this academically beneficial, you can expect your own transformation. Click here for general & specific syllabus details.

Are there any per-requisites?

tt9-310x168A high degree of self-motivation is required for all aspects of the course. Training to be a yoga teacher requires dedication and faith in the process of yoga. If you do not have a current asana practice, but are simply interested in deepening your knowledge, you may apply as well and will receive a special certificate. The practice and teaching of yoga demand a high degree of self-discipline and purity. To ensure the success of the program, participants are required to attend all spiritual activities, meditation sessions, lectures and asana classes.

Our staff are professionally certified and recognized teachers and are highly skilled and experienced in the field of yoga education: Sandy Hicks, E-RYT, Wendy Stoddard CYT, Luc Watelet RYT 200, Ted D. Barnett, M.D.; Carol Barnett, Ph.D., J.D.


Below is our projected schedule, 2 Fridays and the rest are Saturdays and Sundays.

RYT200 - January 2015 - June 2015

  FridaySaturday Sunday
January Flex Time. Students will study Philosophy Immersion at their own pace and time
February 13, 14,15 5:30 - 9:00pm11:30-8:00pm11:00-7:30pm
March 7,811:30-8:00pm11:00-7:30pm
March 28,2911:30-8:00pm11:00-7:30pm
April 11,1211:30-8:00pm11:00-7:30pm
May 2,311:30-8:00pm11:00-7:30pm
May 16,1711:30-8:00pm11:00-7:30pm
May 30,3111:30-8:00pm11:00-7:30pm
June 5,6,75:30 - 9:00pm8:00-5:30pmGraduation!
10:00 - 7:30pm

In the early stages of the  formation of the TT group, we can alter some of the times, or weekend dates. Early birds – let me know if something doesn’t suit your schedule. Generally alterations can be changed. The entire enrolled group needs to agree, and usually no later than 2 months to start time. The above does not include homework time.  Above schedule is in accordance to Yoga Alliance requirements. All hours must be completed. Make up time is available at student’s expense.

Teacher trainingTuition: (payment plans available. Please contact Sandy)

FULL TUITION – $3150. Take advantage of early registration discounts. (see below)!

$75 non-refundable Application Fee.

Before December 15th $2950  (Application and deposit must be postmark by December 15th)

After December 15th $3150

(above does not include $35 Certificate Fee. This is due May 1st 2015)

 Payment plans available but under the tuition cost of $3150. $350 deposit required to hold your space. GBY limits registration. Through my 40 years of trainings, I discovered smaller groups are much more successful. Above tuition includes Syllabus and Journals. Does not include books/readings (approximately $100 depending on your resourcefulness in shopping – this price  can be lower or higher)

No Refunds after 30 days of payment towards tuition.