Heart of the Village Yoga

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200 Hour TT

200 Hour TT

Breathing in I calm my body. Breathing out I smile. Dwelling in the present moment, I know this is a wonderful moment.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Yoga Alliance Certified
Advanced Studies 200 Hour
Yoga Teacher Training

Directed by Jo Kirsch, E-RYT 500 and Bob Speck, E-RYT 500 with guest teachers Biff Mithoefer, Sean Johnson and the Wild Lotus Band and Manoj Chalam.

Heart of the Village Yoga conducts annual Teacher Training and Advanced Studies programs accredited by Yoga Alliance. Our programs are built upon a strong foundation of classical yoga postures, alignment, integrated breathing and mindfulness. Our students learn to teach Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Yin and  Restorative Yoga. We  integrate  Bhakti Yoga – the Yoga of Loving Devotion; Karma Yoga – the Yoga of Selfless Service; and Jnana Yoga – the Yoga of  Wisdom and Knowledge, into our teacher training programs.

At HOTV Yoga, our programs are ultimately about YOU and the community we build together! We study the centuries-old traditions of yoga and honor the lineage of our yoga teachers, while also respecting the evolution of yoga practice as it evolves with our modern society. Our programs are experiential in nature: we build connections and community, take advantage of the strengths and interests of each participant, and focus on creating life-enhancing practices, continual-learning perspectives, and joyful-living experiences.

Our participants immerse themselves into the life-changing practices of yoga within our accepting and supportive community. Our graduates become highly-capable, student-centered, compassionate and authentic yoga teachers… and inspired leaders!

Join us! Get ready to Look Far; Dive Deep; Stand Present; and Love Life! Together!

Flow, Restorative and Yin Yoga
Intensive Asana Study and Sequencing
Alignment of Every Body
Anatomy and Physiology
Teaching Special Populations
Yoga for Emotional Well Being
Yoga and Nature
The Art of Teaching Yoga

Each Core Weekend will embrace multiple aspects of our curriculum including flow, yin and gentle yoga, teaching methodology, practice teaching, posture modifications and sequencing, philosophy, anatomy and physiology, meditation, breath work, nature focus, and chanting.

Core Weekend Schedule
6pm – 9pm Friday Evening
9am – 6pm Saturday
8am – 5pm Sunday


200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program

Mandatory Core Weekends for 200 Hour Teacher Training Students.
August 24-26, 2018
September 21-23, 2018
October 19-21, 2018
November 16-18, 2018
December 14-16, 2018
January 4-6, 2019
February1-3, 2019
March 1-3, 2019

200 Hour Advanced Studies and Teacher Training: $3,000
Sign Up Early and Save:
$2,500 by May 1, 2018; $2750 by July 1, 2018
$3300: Pay Deposit of $300 and $375 monthly August, 2018 through March, 2019.
Click here to download application.

Click here to apply for a Non-Degree Grant through Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC)


What our Graduates have to say:

“The Heart of the Village Yoga teacher training program was an incredible journey that I will carry with me for the rest of my life. I am forever grateful for the knowledge gained and the guidance I received. I would highly recommend this program to anyone looking to enhance their yoga practice, both on and off the mat, with a well-rounded and informative teacher training program.” – Lela Hughes, RYT 200


“Jo and Bob provided one of the most enriching experiences of my life.
I feel equipped with the tools, support, and confidence to start my yoga teaching career.”
– Kelli Ettori, RYT 200


“The Heart of the Village Yoga 200 hour teacher training was a was a wonderful and supportive learning experience. Our teachers created a safe, supportive environment of learning and helped us grow as yogis and teachers. Jo and her fellow instructors epitomized the philosophy and practice of yoga on and off the mat. I went into this training thinking I just wanted to improve my practice, but came away with the desire to share my love and deep respect for yoga practice and inspired to become a yoga teacher.  It was a transformational experience for me.
– Pat Meredith, RYT 200


“The HOTV TT was life changing. I will be forever grateful to my teachers.”
– Dayna Mazzolla, RYT 200


“ The teachers at Heart of the Village Yoga are amazing. As a testament to their knowledge, skill, professionalism and compassion, they have built up a fabulous community. I have moved out of the area since my 200 hour training. While I feel blessed to be part of another growing community of Yogis in my new home, I really miss everyone there.”
– Paul Elsholz, RYT 200


Click here to download application.
Questions? Email or call 802.362.9004 to schedule an interview for the program.

Saturday, April 21: 10:30-11:30am’
Thursday, May 17, 7:30-8:30pm
Thursday, June 14, 7:30-8:30pm
Saturday, July 14, 10:30-11:30am

Our 200 and 300 Hour Courses have a standard of excellence and are in compliance with the standards of the nationally recognized Yoga Alliance. Heart of the Village Yoga is a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance



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