Yoga Darshana: 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

The Science of Movement and the Art of Yoga

October 2019-March 2020

Please be in touch with Erin (yogakittery @ gmail . com) if you are interested in her upcoming 200 Hour Immersion and Training. She will accredit this program with the Yoga Alliance by this fall.

Erin recommends this program to: yoga students with at least 5 years of consistent yoga practice who are familiar with Erin’s classes; yoga teachers who are seeking to enhance their understanding of the art and science of yoga; and other movement, fitness and healthcare professionals who seek further education.

This program is not open to: students with less than 5 years of consistent practice; yogis who are unfamiliar with Erin’s classes; or those who cannot appreciate a scientifically informed asana practice.

A desire to teach is not required to attend this program, a desire to learn is required. If this program appeals to you, but you do not currently take classes with Erin, she recommends that you begin taking classes with her soon to be considered for this program.

Yoga Darshana: 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

The Science of Movement and the Art of Yoga

October 2019-March 2020

11 Weekends (including two 3-day weekends)


A $50 application fee is due upon submitting your application (Erin will send you an invoice). The cost of the course is $2600 if paid in full by September 15, $3000 if paid in 4 installments (payments of $750 on September 15, November 15, January 15, March 15).

All payments are non-refundable. There are absolutely no exceptions to this.

Additional costs 

Approximately $60 to take 3 classes at other studios, approximately $100 for required reading materials.


This program is designed in accordance with Yoga Alliance’s requirements for a 200 hour yoga teacher training. There will be 180 hours in the classroom  for learning, moving, talking, practicing, group activities, partner work, individual projects and more. Ten hours are for the practicum of teaching, observing, offering feedback and discussion related to the classes you teach. Ten more hours should be reserved for homework.

Schedule: 180 hours in the classroom (10am-6:30pm each date)

October 5 & 6

October 19 & 20

November 1, 2 & 3

November 23 & 24

December 7 & 8

January 4 & 5

January 18 & 19

February 8 & 9

February 22 & 23

March 6, 7 & 8

March 21 & 22

Schedule: 10 hours of practicum (schedule varies, many of these classes will be scheduled into the training dates)

2 hours teaching a public class (2 one-hour classes) with Erin observing

3 hours teaching in our training (3 one-hour classes) with Erin observing

3 classes observed in other studios, 2 hours for writing evaluations 

Schedule: 10 non-contact hours of homework

Please reserve time in your schedule for reading, watching and writing assignments.

In case of snow days, or other cancellations, we will meet on April 4 & 5, and/or April 18 & 19. Please reserve these dates.


You may miss up to 3 days (or, 22.5 hours) and still receive a certificate which will enable you to register with Yoga Alliance as a RYT-200. If you miss more than 3 days (or, 22.5 hours), you may still attend the training but you will not receive a certificate that enables you to register. There are absolutely no exceptions to this.

Self Care

You will be expected to arrive on time and ready to work. This training will be physically and mentally challenging. Your self care will be a major part of your training experience. Please do not arrive: under the influence of drugs or alcohol (including being hungover), hungry, dehydrated, fatigued, sick or otherwise unfit to practice yoga. 

Electronic Distractions

Please silence all phones, tablets and laptops in the studio. Use of devices and cameras to take notes is permitted, but texting and emailing is a distraction to your attention and disrespectful to your teacher and the class. Be prepared to be present for the training.


Each student participates in the classroom in their own way, but you will be expected to make your contribution to the class by answering questions, offering opinions, practice teaching and demonstrating. 

Home Practice

Part of the immersion into this training is cultivating a home practice. There will be no strict guideline to require this, but the expectation is that you take an independent interest in your own yoga. 

Open Communication

Erin is open to hearing any questions or concerns you may have at any point during the training. Please be in touch by email (, phone (207-752-6678) or in person.

To Apply

Apply online here, it’s short but requires some reflection. After you apply, Erin will send you an online invoice to pay the $50 application fee (or, you may pay in person at class). The deadline to apply is September 15, 2019.

Yoga Alliance Application

From Erin: I have submitted my application to Yoga Alliance to register this program on July 30, 2019. Until the program is confirmed by them, I cannot ethically promote this as a Yoga Alliance approved program. I have every confidence that it will pass their standards (as I have run several in the past), and will let you know when it is approved. It may take up to 8-10 weeks to hear back.