The success of Yoga does not lie in the ability to perform postures but in how it positively changes the way we live our life and our relationships.
- T.K.V Desikachar
Directed by Jo Kirsch, E-RYT 500 and Bob Speck, RYT 500 with guest teachers Biff Mithoefer, Manoj Chalam and more TBA.
Building community by integrating Karma, Raja, Jnana and Bhakti Yoga. These programs are intended to build community by providing opportunities for yoga teachers and dedicated yoga practitioners to deepen their practice, expand their heart, and raise their knowledge. They are suitable for dedicated practitioners with an open heart and a willing mind. Together, we will study and practice the yoga of action, intention, knowledge and devotion.
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.
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
March 1-3, 2019
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
“ 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
Complete 300 Hours attending a combination HOTV Yoga Teaching Training Core Weekends and Electives.
Upcoming Core Weekends for 300 Hour Teacher Training Students*
May 11-13, 2018: Yin Yoga and Storytelling with Biff Mithoefer
June 1-3, 2018: Change Your Perspective! Inversions and Hand Balancing Intensive
April 7, 2018: Spring Detox Yoga Workshop
April 21, 2018: Rock Solid – Cultivating Mala Meditations & Positive Affirmations
April 28-June 16, 2018: Warrior Workshops
April 28-June 16, 2018: Walking the Way
April 29, 2018: Yin Yoga to Yoga Nidra Workshop
May 4, 2019: The Magic of Mantra
May 5, 2018: Intro to Power (Astanga) Yoga
“The training I received at Heart of the Village Yoga surpassed all my expectations. There was a wonderful balance and ease with the style of teaching used. I would highly recommend it to anyone searching for more than just a physical Asana training course. The Teachers were some of the best I have had the pleasure to know and work with. There is a true community feeling and the studio feels like a second home.”
– Lisa Brand, E-RYT 500
“The Heart of The Village Yoga 300 hour teacher training was a wonderfullyenriching experience for my body, mind and heart. Jo and Bob lovingly cultivate a supportive community where students can deepen their knowledge and experience while making meaningful connections with others.
The training was thoughtfully organized and presented to support integration of the teachings of yoga.The program is ideal for teachers wishing to enhance nuances of teaching such as integrating yogic philosophy and sequencing and for students interested deepening a yogic life style though exploring Karma, Raja, Jnana, and Bhakti Yoga.” – Laurae Coburn, PhD, RYT 500
“The 300 hour yoga Teacher Training experience at Heart of the Village Yoga is like adding a tube and mirrors to a small collection of favorite beads and trinkets. Each bead and trinket represents lessons learned from my 200 hour training such as anatomy, Sutra study and sequencing. The tube, the community, studio, environment, is a comfortable, solid, safe space to look over my knickknacks. Teachers, colleagues, guests, written assignments and discussions are all mirrors that encouraged reflection, magnification and expansion. The program supports and promotes going beyond the What and When. Understanding the Why and How enables us to create a limitless kaleidoscope of action, intention, knowledge and devotion.
Jo and Bob understand how people learn best and have developed a professional, balanced and inclusive program. I highly recommend bringing in your own baubles and witness the transformation to an ever changing, beautiful practice.” – Alexandra Langstaff, RYT 500
“It is my absolute pleasure to recommend Heart of the Village Yoga for your teacher training whether you are a 200 hour candidate, a 300 hour candidate or combined, like me. I came to know Jo Kirsch and Bob Speck as the most wonderful teaching team. They are both incredibly hard working and their combined knowledge inspired everyone at both levels to intertwine learning, mentor each other, teach with confidence and share deeply in yoga philosophy and asana. The TT program is outstanding for anyone at any level, that is interested in delving deeper into the art and science of yoga with like minded wonderful people.”
– Barbara Lowes, RYT 500, Reiki Master
Click here to download an application.
Questions? Email or call 802.362.9004 to schedule an interview for the program.
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.