The 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training is a comprehensive program, purpose-built for aspiring teachers and serious students who wish to take their understanding of yoga to a new level. This is your opportunity to join a spiritual journey that will transform your life.
DISCOVER the proper alignment and architecture of all major poses.
CREATE a sacred space with an open Heart.
SEQUENCE an inspiring and intelligent yoga class.
FIND your voice as you analyze and practice cueing.
ASSESS injuries, modify for multiple levels and practice hands-on assists.
DEMYSTIFY ancient texts, the subtle body and learn to articulate yoga philosophy.
COMMUNICATE effectively and manage your classroom.
NAVIGATE the business of yoga to attract abundance of heart.
EXAMINE different lineages, explore the modern & traditional paths.
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"Sometime prior to my yoga teacher training with Sandy at Grounded by Yoga, I had tremendously high expectations. I know yoga teachers and through their advice concerning their own trainings, and my own research and practice, I knew this was the place to be. You have completely fulfilled my high hopes and I couldn’t be happier with the great deal of knowledge I acquired throughout this training. The width of topics covered including philosophy, anatomy, Sanskrit, asana, assisting, history, business, and much more, were so thoroughly and carefully taught that it actually amazes me how did you effectively be able to do all that to us?? What I came away with most is the wisdom and resources I need to continue to read, learn, and grow, into an experienced yoga teacher. I am extremely happy with this program and feel truly proud to be able to call myself a graduate of this fine school." ~ Jennifer
Saturdays are 11:30-8:00pm, Sundays are 11:00 – 7:30pm
(Note: 3 of these days may require an extra hour or 2 before or after for required & fun workshops)
2-3 Fridays, 5:30-9:00pm
Last Weekend: Extended time required
Note from the Director: While early in registration, we can shift dates if you have a conflict. Must be agreed with all other registrants. I have personally been in small group trainings (6-12) and large ones (18+). The ability to learn productively, manifest spiritually and deeply bond arrives within a smaller group. Personalized care is key at Grounded by Yoga. Each student grows at their own pace, and this allows for individual attention as needed. I never felt ready to teach from the heart until I experienced a more intimate setting, so this is what we deliver.
Above schedule not include required flexible practice time, and homework assignments You choose the hours offsite). Our program is fully approved by the Yoga Alliance and is equivalent to 210 hours.
“Grounded by Yoga, created by Sandy Hicks, is a sacred and special space where the practice of authentic yoga is valued and encouraged. I would encourage people to take the program for personal growth to live a balanced, healthy and holistic life or to become someone passionate about maintaining the integrity of a full yoga practice that includes spiritual growth and meditation. Sandy Hicks guides her teacher trainees to teach from the heart and her students to focus internally with love and compassion. For this, and many other reason, the teacher training program at Grounded by Yoga is exceptional. Sandy, thank you from the bottom of my heart. Namaste.” ~ Kathy
“WOW where do I begin? Sandy, you really go above and beyond what I think is expected and it shows! Each one of us experienced a transformation and bond that is just amazing!!! LOVED all the workshops and guest teachers, please tell them how grateful I am to have been in their presence as well as yours and my fellow ‘kulas’! I will be moving out west soon, and what a feeling and joy to know have incredible vast of tools to use to create extraordinary class experiences for people. i can’t thank you enough….I just can’t. ~ Mary
“Dear Sandy, my whole world is brighter, my life is clear, and I feel so complete for the first time in 38 years. I have enjoyed knowing you and the fact that you give mentorship for free indefinitely is a blessing and a generous gift. I may never need it, but the support you offer is a good feeling. Thank you for EVERYTHING, you deserve so much Sandy. Will miss this group and YOU!!!!” ~ Kathy
Below is a very general outline of our Yoga Teacher Training. (note: This is not inclusive. Our program includes many experiential components as well. Should you have any questions, please call 585-861-YOGA or sign up for one of our info sessions)
Quizzes are delivered to allow me to help in your growth and understanding.
"As the year comes to a close, I've been reflecting a lot. I am grateful to have completed my training this year and to be teaching (I love it so much). The experience has been life changing. But I am so very grateful to have met you. Your spirit, kindness, generosity and love has inspired me in so many ways. Thank you for being such an amazing person in my life"
"Wonderful experience. I learned more than I ever expected to and I feel fully prepared and excited to teach."
"After the training, I felt very close with everybody in different ways. I think everyone shared bonds with each other. We cried, laughed, and worked hard together.I would recommend this teacher training to anyone who is looking to teach yoga, or just learn and gain experience. Sandy’s training was life changing!"
"Sandy went above and beyond with the training she gives. She takes pride in everything she presents and hands to her students. Everything was well planned and thoroughly explained. Her love for the true wisdom of yoga shines through and I couldn’t have been happier with my choice to complete my training with her. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!"
"Grounded by Yoga, created by Sandy Hicks, is a sacred and special space where the practice of authentic yoga is valued and encouraged. I would encourage people to take the program for personal growth to live a balanced, healthy and holistic life or to become someone passionate about maintaining the integrity of a full yoga practice that includes spiritual growth and meditation. Sandy Hicks guides her teacher trainees to teach from the heart and her students to focus internally with love and compassion. For this, and many other reason, the teacher training program at Grounded by Yoga is exceptional. Sandy, thank you from the bottom of my heart. Namaste."
"This was an absolutely awakening and transforming experience. I didn’t necessarily enter this program intending to teach, I thought that I might, but it was more for a deepening of my own practice. I walked away feeling confident in my ability to share this practice with others. Sandy was an amazing teacher and spiritual guide, and I uncovered and learned so much about myself through this process."
“Teacher training was AMAZING! ……Changed my LIFE…helped me HEAL.”
“Thank you Sandy. You have created not only an amazing space to learn knowledge but a space in which to “come home” to reunite as one which we truly are. You are amazing. We are so privileged to be on this journey with you.“
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. II am honored to be in the company of such a great group of human b 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.
"I wanted to just thank you for all the love and peace that you have shared with me through Yoga Teacher Training. I honestly do not know how I would have made it through living here with no family without the family you provided me with. I never knew that yoga would have changed my life like this, nor that I would have found what I had always been looking for: a way to love myself, and find the Divine that I have been searching for. Thank you does not cover the depth of gratitude I have for you, your sacred space, and this life I’ve found." ~ Jessica
Modern day yoga: Iyengar, Ashtanga/Vinyasa, Sivananda, Yin Yoga, Kundalini, Traditional Yoga: Karma, Raja, Bhakti and Jnanu.
Additionally, you’ll have the foundations for Gentle, Prenatal, Mixed Levels, Workshops & “Special Interest” & more. We offer a unique process from a vast 40 years of experience. Trust in the process and you” receive just perfectly.
Certified professionals dedicated to each will be part of your training faculty, bringing you authentic delivery and integrity to your curriculum.
A 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 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.
Let’s remember, hatha yoga was created for the injured body, not the perfect body. In this hatha yoga laced program, we welcome all bodies, ages, and so on.
We’ll figure it out together. Many 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 all. The yoga teacher training modules serve to educate health professionals, yoga instructors, yoga students or anyone with an interest in the wisdom of yoga. However, to become a registered teacher with the Yoga Alliance, a regular practice is required. You can decide later, the answer will come to you when it’s ready.
"I have been silent because I am in awe. I cannot bring forward the words to explain how your training has risen mountains above a previous one I did somewhere. I only wish I found you sooner. I owe my peace to you and all of the group. What a journey, my life is changed." ~ NG
$2775 December 20, 2017
$2875 January 20, 2018
$2975 February 20, 2018
$3075 March 20, 2018
$3175 April 20, 2018
$3275 May 20, 2018
$3375 June 20, 2018
$3475 After June 20
Payment Plans: At full tuition price of $3475. Flexible options.
At the time of application, $500 deposit and $95 application fee required. If by chance is application is not approved, your $500 deposit will be refunded. Feel free to call if you have any pre-application concerns!
Student additional costs: Some books (approx 175), Workshops (approx $25 total), Yoga Alliance certificate (45, if desired and is payable 6 weeks prior to graduation) Syllabus workbook (almost 300 pages, $25 B&W or $100 in Color. Payable by August 31st, 2018)
Seeking to compliment a previous training you may have had or qualify for a scholarship? Please contact us after May 20th for details. One each will be distributed and based on a first come first serve approval basis. Note: misused scholarships will be voided and collectible. All applications will be responded to within 48 hours. Thank you trusting your new beginnings with us, we look forward to guiding you.
This training is limited to 12 students. This enables personal guidance, a warm welcoming experience and no one getting lost in the shuffle
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You may submit online or mail to:
Grounded by Yoga
8901 Belcher Rd.
Bloomfield, NY 14469
Timely refunds have a $450 admin fee. No refunds within 30 days of program start or 30 days after Application & Deposit.