Teacher Training 200HR Info

February Tax Return Special

$250 OFF Yoga Teacher Training - Regular Price $2400

Pay only $2150 for 1 Year of Training!

Call Lori at 513-331-9525



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What Makes East Cincy Yoga Teacher Training Unique?

Learn to truly teach - Whether or not you go through training to be an instructor or just for yourself, our program isn't about memorizing and reciting sequences. Instead, an emphasis is placed on teaching principles for clearly instructing students bodies into alignment. Also, if you prefer more 1 on 1 training that is more personable, in a small group setting, then this is the training for you. We have a maximum of 10 students during training in order to maintain that personal and intimate setting.


  • 30 Free yoga classes at East Cincy Yoga throughout the duration of the training is included with your tuition!
  • 2 Student Manuals
  • ECY Tank or Tee
  • Learn to teach and adjust REAL clients during training
  • Learn the basics of teaching Kids Yoga!


Course Overview


Yoga History and Philosophy

  • Western vs Classical
  •  What are the 8 Limbs of Yoga

Asana - The study of the poses (over 100 poses)

  • What makes up a pose
  • Adjustments
  • Cueing
  • Contraindications
  • Category of poses 
  • Sanskrit names of poses
  • Principles of anatomy


  • We will learn and practice meditation
  • Learn various styles- it’s not just a blank mind!! 


  • ​What is the Darth Vader Breath?
  • ​How do yogis make their stomach move in a wave???!!

Fundamentals of Teaching

  • ​How to develop a class
  • ​Sequencing concepts-so important!
  • ​How to create a style that is an expression of you?
  • ​What, there is a logic to the sequence of a class??
  • ​How do I create a level 1 versus level 2 class?
  • ​How do you build a class to a “peak pose”?
  • ​How do you prepare the class for more challenging poses?
  • ​Excite your class by creating theme classes
  • Confidence building through practice teaching
  • Hands-on adjustments
  • How to observe bodies
  • Informed use of props to improve or modify a posture
  • Cultivating your voice

Qualities of a Yoga Teacher

  • ​Boundaries in the classroom
  • ​Ethics
  • ​Teacher/Student Relationship
  • ​Your role as teacher

Business Aspects

  • Create a business plan
  • Marketing and Promoting

Intro to:

  • Ayurveda
  • Chakras
  • Thai Yoga Massage
  • Reiki
  • Kids Yoga


  • 30 yoga classes  - various styles (included with training fee)
  • 10 Self Lead Classes (Sunday Mornings 10:30-12p)
  • 2  - 20 min.Teacher Trainings in class with peers
  • 1 Karma Yoga Class  - 1 hour
  • 10 Karma Hours - (volunteer hours) - not yoga related, anything to help another living being along with a Reflective Paper - nothing big, just telling how it impacted the other as well as yourself
  • Attend all Modules for Certification - Any module missed you can make it up in the next year training session. It is required that all Modules be taken within 2 years time from when you first begin training.
  • Out of class Homework and Reading
  • Quizzes
  • Final Test

Required Reading

The Heart of Yoga - T.K.V Desikachar

Light on Yoga - B.K.S. Iyengar edition with white cover, orange sun

Power Yoga - Beryl Birch Bender (not Beyond Power Yoga)

Yoga: Spirit and Practice of Moving Into Stillness - Erich Schiffman

Teaching Yoga - Donna Farhi

Anatomy Coloring Book (4th ed.) - Wynn Kapit and Lawrence Elson

A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle

The Bhagavad-Gita

Awake - The Life of Yogananda (movie) - Suggested




12 Month Program

1 weekend a month, 12 modules, each during 1 weekend  Saturday and Sunday at the Studio.

Module Dates - (Remember, you can begin at any time!)

Module 1  - November 11 and 12 2017

Module 2  - December 9 and 10 2017

Module 3 - January 20 and 21 2018

Module 4 - February 24 and 25 2018

Modules 5 - March 24 and 25 2018

Module 6 - April 21 and 22 2018

Module 7 - 12 TBD



Saturdays  1:00p - 7p
Sundays  10:30a - 5p



Full Tuition: $2400


Payment Plans

Pay as you go - If a payment plan is a bit easier, each module is $200 plus a one time fee of $300 for the 3 manuals that goes with training. Please note that if you miss a module you have to make it up in the next year in order to receive certification.


At this time, please email Lori Kirsch at eastcincyoga@gmail.com for an application to the 200hr Teacher Training Program.



Can I join at any time, even if the training has begun?

Yes, you can join at any point - for example, if you begin at Module 9, that's fine - you can complete the other modules when the next training session begins. You just have to complete all modules within a 1 year time frame. However, Early Bird Specials are ONLY at the beginning of training.

What if I miss a Module during training?

Again, no problem if you miss a module as you can make it up in the next training.

Is East Cincy Yoga registered with the Yoga Alliance?

ECY is NOT registered with Yoga Alliance. After careful consideration and research we have decided not to go this route. In my entire history of teaching, no one has ever asked or cared if was "registered" with Yoga Alliance. What has mattered is that I attended a great yoga school (Cincinnati Yoga School) and received my certification from them as well as learning a LOT and becoming a knowledgeable instructor.

If your run into an issue with studios you are wanting to be hired at, requiring the Registered credential instead of the Certified credential, I can always give them a letter stating they were trained under a YA registered curriculum.

Unfortunately I thought I HAD to be an E-RYT in order to move forward with the school but when signing up our school I felt overwhelmed with this feeling of it just being WRONG to JUST to have "YA" associated with my school when they do nothing to actually SEE what we are teaching!

To make a long story short - another yoga school that has been around longer than East Cincy Yoga and is very successful and graduated many instructors, Yoga Detour, has an excellent blog that I have been granted permission to use on this page for further information about NOT being affliated with Yoga Alliance. I encourage the read - It is extremely insighful and will help you to understand more on this topic.

For more information on this decision, click here.

Additionally, GOOGLE this phrase for even further info - "yoga schools NOT affliated with Yoga Alliance"






Contact Info

East Cincy Yoga
503 W Main St, Batavia, OH 45103, USA
Phone: (513) 331-9525

Working hours

  • Monday: 5:00PM - 9:00PM
  • Tuesday: 5:00PM - 8:00PM
  • Wednesday: 5:00PM - 8:30PM
  • Thursday: 5:00PM - 8:30PM
  • Friday: 5:00PM - 7:30PM
  • Saturday: 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Sunday: 08:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Please check our Facebook page for more info about other events that come up from time to time. Example - Belly Dancing, Tarot Card Reading, Henna Body Art, etc... If you would like to be added to the email list - send an email to Lori at eastcincyoga@gmail.com

Frequently Asked Questions

Where are you located? -

Located on the East side of Cincinnati, Ohio - Take the Eastgate exit and travel east on Hwy 32 until it turns into Main Street Batavia - Go past UC Clermont College and East Cincy Yoga is on the right - next to Dominos Pizza and Dollar General. 503 West main Street Batavia Oh 45103

 Parking - There are many spots in this crazy parking lot, they are just moved around a bit! Parking is up front facing the Main Street, along side of the building where the dentist office is and also on the side where the studio is located.

Turn right on Clough - take the first street - Meadowbrook - that will take you on the side of the building.

What do I wear? - You should wear comfy clothes, something you can move easily in. Try to wear a shirt that is a little longer so you have some room to move freely while stretching.

What do I bring? -  Bring an open mind, this will be most beneficial. If you have a mat you should bring it, but we have mats you can borrow if you are just starting out. When you are ready we have mats for purchase. Water - always bring a water bottle with you, it is important to stay hydrated as well as flushing out any toxins that will be released through the practice.

How do I pay? - Your first class is FREE. If you decide to buy a pass after taking your free class then you get 10% off any pass you'd like. It is our House Newbie Special for everyone when they join. However, the offer is only good that day only and IN the studio. After that, you can purchase a pass in the studio or online. We accept Cash, Check or Credit Cards.