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Yoga Teacher Training 2019-2020 

Venturing into the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training is huge commitment and joyful journey! Enjoy it over the course of our 12 month program!

Join us every *2nd Weekend of each month for our
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification

YTT weekends are held the second full weekend of each month and topics are repeated year to year so feel free to jump in whenever you are ready! We know that “life happens” so we have also added 2 makeup weekends/year for students that miss along the way:

The first 12 month makeup weekends are July 27th and 28th (2019) and January 25th and 26th (2020).


2019 Weekend Schedules: 

Saturdays 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM 

Sundays 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM 

Beginning January 2020:

Saturdays 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Sundays 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM


Teacher Training at Threads includes a vast understanding of a variety of Hatha Yoga styles (such as Ashtanga Yoga, Yoga Flow, Yoga Basics) to Gentle, Restorative and Yin Yoga. Our faculty holds a collective 80+ years of expertise in private practices as well as through teaching yoga, Physiology and Anatomy, Meditation, Health and Wellness, Ethics and Philosophy. 

Per Yoga Alliance requirements, Yoga Teacher Training Students will receive 200 Hours of education in areas broken down into categories:

  1. Techniques, Training and Practice (100 Hours)

  2. Teaching Methodology (25 Hours)

  3. Anatomy & Physiology (20 Hours)

  4. Yoga Philosophy/Ethics/Lifestyle (30 Hours)

  5. Practicum (10 Hours)

Saturdays will begin with brief discussion and include all or a combination of:

  • Public Yoga Classes (for observation, participation, assisting and possibly leading)

  • Led Class Practice (basics, ashtanga, restorative, yin, gentle, yoga flow)

  • In Class Assignment 

  • Special Faculty Lectures

  • Workshops

Sundays provide ample time to reflect on the weekend's topics and will include all or a combination of:

  • YTTs demonstrating knowledge of previously covered material or postures

  • YTTs teaching, leading through cues and assisting one another

  • Special Faculty Lectures

  • Discussion/Lecture

  • Workshop

  • Take-home Assignments due by next YTT session attended

Students will learn how to practice, demonstrate and assist all mentioned yoga styles via workshops, lectures, discussion and class participation. Ample time is geared toward learning how to incorporate what we learn into creating, leading, assisting yoga classes as well as how to build your own business and network within your community.

YTTs will complete practicum at Threads of Wellness as well as have assistance or opportunities within the community to lead yoga classes when determined ready to do so by both the YTT and Threads of Wellness faculty. 

YTT 2019 Students Only: To complete the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training at Threads, students must complete an additional 45 Hours of classes led by Tanna or approved faculty. YTTs will receive a 45 class pass that must be used for a minimum of the following:

  • 21 Ashtanga Classes

  • 5 Yoga Basics Classes

  • 5 Restorative Classes

The remainder of the class pass can be used on classes of your choice. These sessions meet criteria outlined in the approved Yoga Teacher Training course and require completion to receive the 200 Hour Certification.


Faculty Includes: 

Gregory P. Brennan, D.C. Chiropractic Physician

Ginny Walters, E-RYT 500, YACEP

Christy Samms, PC Masters in Professional Counseling

Char Kennedy, Licensed Massage Therapist

Bethany Springer, Certified 200 Hr Yoga Teacher

Tanna Torkelson, RD, LD, E-RYT 200, YACEP


Our YTT program is certified by the Yoga Alliance. Completion of the full 200 Hr Yoga Teacher Training program provides eligibility for 200Hr RYT (200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher) with Yoga Alliance.

Payment in Full Receives 10% Off Full Price ($3000) = $2700 One Time Investment

An investment of $2700 can be made any time before attending your first session.

Early Bird Payment of $2400 for 2020 YTT Program is available until November 31, 2019

Pay-As-You-Go = $250 per YTT Weekend Attended

Make payment for each individual weekend you attend. Each payment is required prior to attendance. 

  • 12 Installments of $250, totalling $3000  



Please read:

  • Although life brings us many untimely struggles, students are expected to be on time at each scheduled session. To be tardy or absent for any session puts a burden on others.

  • There is one 14 hour weekend session (16 Hours for 2020 YTT’s) that will be scheduled for "make up" hours per every 6 months. This is a catch-all time frame for those that may have missed a chunk of a weekend, were late for a session or for those that wish to get in more time practicing with one another. These will be led by Tanna Torkelson, Lead Trainer for YTT at Threads of Wellness and will not include added faculty.

Getting the most out of each session:

  • Attending each scheduled session, consecutively and having any homework completed on time (such as reading, short writing assignments and/or typed/written sequences that may be assigned).

  • Arriving before start time for each session. Arriving before class time, well rested, well nourished and ready to be active and alert for the duration of each session will ensure the most pleasant experience. YTT weekends have been coined as "brutal" on the body as much work is done to learn postures individually and use our own bodies to demonstrate for other YTTs. This results in long held postures leading to fatigue, muscle soreness, etc. 

  • To the previously mentioned point: Bring snacks, drinks, pack a cooler of mini-meals, etc as sessions will not always break for a time to eat.


*REFUND DETAILS* By making your first or total payment, you reserve your space for YTT. Refunds are not granted to YTT Students once they have begun participation in YTT.

To set up a payment schedule or to pay with check, please reach out to Tanna Torkelson 440-839-6199.

YTT Students assume responsibility for tracking YTT Hours and making up any missed hours from YTT weekends to standards agreed upon by Threads of Wellness and the Yoga Alliance. Although this is NOT preferred and pushes off your 200 Hour Certification Completion and Certificate, this can be done within 6 months after the YTT program of your participation has ended. 


By making a payment below you are agreeing to the terms outlined above. To complete your enrollment into YTT you must fill out a form and sign the Threads of Wellness Yoga Teacher Training Contract in person. Reach Tanna via email or phone to schedule that meeting.