Teacher Training 200HR Info

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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! That's a $300 savings there!
  • 2 Student Manuals
  • ECY Tank or Tee
  • Learn to teach and adjust REAL clients during training
  • Learn the basics of teaching Kids Yoga!
  • Tons of Workshops including Chakras, Ayurveda, Sutras, Astrology, Sound Healing, Reiki, Thai Yoga Massage and MORE!
  • Student Clinics in the summer for HANDS ON TRAINING with REAL CLIENTS!


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!! 


  • ​How to use breath to calm, energize, heat and cool our bodies and minds

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) -  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
  • Group Quizzes

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

The Yoga Anatomy Coloring Book - Kelly Solloway ----------- NEWLY ADDED BOOK TO ORDER!!!!!

A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle

The Bhagavad-Gita

Awake - The Life of Yogananda (movie) - Suggested




9 Month Program

1-2 weekends a month 12 modules, each during 1 weekend Saturday and Sunday at the Studio.

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


2020 200HR Training Schedule

Saturday Hours: 1p-7p

Sunday Hours: 10:30a-5p


2020 TBD - I'm leaving 2019 up so those interested can see what last year was like.

Module 1 - Jan. 12 & 13 2019 - Philosophy

Module 2 - Jan. 26 & 27 2019 - Chakras & Ayurveda part 1

Module 3 - Feb. 9 & 10 2019 - Mudras, Mantras & Sanskrit - Diversity Training

Module 4 - Feb. 16 & 17 2019 -  8 Limbs

Module 5 - Mar. 16 & 17 2019 - Chair Yoga

Module 6 - Mar. 30 & 31 2019 - Thai Yoga Massage

Module 7 - April 7 2019 - Yin Workshop and Bhagavad Gita - 11a-7p day

Module 8 - April 27 & 28 2019 -

Module 9 - May 18 & 19 2019 -

Module 10 - June 9 & 10 2019 - Kids Yoga

Module 11 - July 13 & 14 2019  - Hour Clinics & Business and Taxes

Module 12 - August 2019 - TBD - Hour Clinics

Graduation - September - TBD


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



Full Tuition: $2400

EMAIL LORI TO GET ON THE YTT EMAIL LIST! eastcincyoga@gmail.com

RIght now we are in the last stage of our Super Early Bird Pricing!

If paid in full, total pricing is:

$1600 - TAKEN

$1700 - TAKEN


The price continues to go up until January so don't wait! Save $$$$ by planning ahead!



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 2 manuals that go with training. Please note that if you miss a module you can 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 a registered school with Yoga Alliance but our curriculum is!  There are MANY studios that have also chosen this path.... 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 fabulous yoga school (Cincinnati Yoga School) and received my certification from them as well as learning a GREAT deal and went on to become a knowledgeable instructor.

If you run into an issue with studios you are wanting to be hired, requiring the Registered credential instead of the Certified credential, I can always give them a letter stating they were trained under a Yoga Alliance registered curriculum. This has never been a problem.

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 insightful 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
64 East Main Street, Amelia, OH, USA
Phone: (513) 331-9525

Frequently Asked Questions

Where are you located? -


Our Amelia Studio is off the Beechmont Exit going toward Bethel - You can't miss the BIG blue building on the right! - Parking is behind the building but is limited so for larger events use the parking lot next door as well as the local park parking lot just down the street. 64 East Main St Amelia oh 45102


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.