Blue Heron Wellness Yoga Teacher Training

RYT 200 Hour Program

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Questions? Final 2015 YTT Information Session: 

January 31st, 3-4pm

I think Blue Heron is a wonderful place. The yoga teachers are enthusiastic and kind. It’s amazing how much I’ve learned in the last year.” — Nancy K.

Mission Statement:

Blue Heron Wellness’ program offers a balanced education providing students with the knowledge and technical skills required to lead transformational classes. Instruction is provided in a supportive, community-oriented environment by dedicated and experienced teachers. Upon completion, our students will have deepened their relationship with and understanding of yoga.

Program Overview:

Our yoga teacher training program promotes and preserves the ancient wisdom and traditions of yoga while honoring and cultivating the individual journey of the modern yoga teacher. The program encourages students to build their practice and use yoga to transform mind, body and spirit. The program provides a foundation in the following areas:

*Teaching Techniques and Methodology
*Anatomy and Physiology
*Asana, Pranayama and Meditation
*Yoga Philosophy
*Class Sequencing
*Assisting and Adjusting
Blue Heron’s 14-week program also includes practice teaching, observations, assisting, required reading, tests and a community-service project.  Included in the training is a weekend retreat to deepen study, connection within the group and offer time to focus specifically on the YTT curriculum.
A minimum of one year of regular yoga practice is recommended before beginning this program. Whether you are looking to deepen your practice or begin teaching yoga, Blue Heron’s program will transform and empower you.

Upon completion, students will have completed the requirements to become a 200-hour RYT (registered yoga teacher) through Yoga Alliance.

At least one year of regular yoga practice is recommended before beginning this course.  We welcome those of all fitness levels and body types to join this program.  This experience will be one that will expand and challenge the body and mind in ways that will strengthen you as a teacher and practitioner of yoga.

Blue Heron’s Yoga Teacher Training Program is co-directed by Lauren Richardson and Carrie Ganz. Our entire faculty is drawn from a community of teachers with vast experience in various yogic methods, styles and traditions. This year’s program will include additional instruction from Naomi Gottlieb-Miller, Hannah Leatherbury, Peter Mosher , Shira Oz-Sinai and Tara Lemerise.

Carrie Ganz

Carrie Ganz, E-RYT 200

Carrie loves to share her delight for the practice of yoga with her students. She finished her 350 hour teacher training program at Willow Street Yoga in 2006 and continues to deepen her own practice by studying yoga and therapeutics. Carrie firmly believes that yoga is for everyone; every body, every age and stage of life. There are few things she enjoys more than helping a student into a new pose for the first time. Her classes emphasize empowerment and joy and are imbued with a sense of creativity, play and freedom.

Lauren Ricunnamedhardson, E-RYT 200

Lauren discovered yoga over twenty years ago as a way to balance her athletic pursuits, passionate heart and overall curiosity of being. After practicing a variety of styles, she trained with Jonny Kest in the Ashtanga tradition. She teaches a dynamic series of sequenced postures that flow together to promote mobility and healing in the body, focus and ease in the mind and awareness and connection with the breath. She enjoys working with all ages and abilities and believes that yoga meets you where you are, as it is both therapeutic and invigorating. In addition to working in studios, Lauren has had the opportunity to share the benefits of yoga with children in camps, schools and as a training element of many athletic teams. She has directed yoga teacher training programs for the past 5 years at multiple centers and continues to learn and grow from her inspiring student trainees.

2015 Program Dates


Interested in sharing your love of yoga with others? Ready to make the change to a more satisfying career? Eager to deepen your understanding of yoga philosophy and practice? Come to our free Yoga Teacher Training information session and learn more about our comprehensive 14 weekend program, held over a 7 month time period, a training that will lead you towards Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT200) eligibility. During this informational session you will get an overview of the program and get the opportunity to meet some of the core teaching staff. Bring your questions and shared enthusiasm for yoga and find out if our Yoga Teacher Training Program is right for you!

The 2 informational session are Sunday January 11th, 2-3pm and Saturday January 31st, 3-4pm.  Click here to register.

At the end of this program, students are eligible to become Registered Yoga Teachers at the 200 hour level (RYT200) with Yoga Alliance.


Cost of the Program: $3150; $3000, early bird cost if paid in full by January 12th.

Classes Start February, 2015 *

2015 Yoga Teacher Training Program Schedule

Module 1 Module 2
 Feb 7/8  May 30/31
 Feb 21/22  June 13/14
 March 7/8  June 27/28
 March 21/22  July 11/12
 April 11/12  July 25/26
 April 25/26  August 8/9
 May 16/17  August 15/16

* Subject to change.

For questions related to the program, please contact Naomi Gottlieb-Miller or Jill Grospierre, Yoga Director and Assistant Yoga Director at

Call (301) 754-3730 or click here for more information.