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Yoga Baum Yoga School, 200-Hour Teacher Training


200-Hour Teacher Training Overview:

This training is both for students who want to immerse themselves in yoga and deepen their practice, as well as students who want to become confident and competent teachers of yoga. Laurie LeCompte (E-RYT 500) is the lead trainer and brings her in-depth knowledge of vinyasa yoga as well as her extensive experience as a teacher to this training. Laurie is a dedicated teacher of both German and Yoga, and her expertise in working with students in a variety of settings provides an invaluable insight into the learner's mind. "Baum" is the German word for "tree" and the Germans' respect for nature and the forest is strikingly similar to Laurie's perspective on yoga. Yoga, like the forest, offers a place of contemplation, a path to the true Self which is both rejuvenating and somewhat magical.  

Yoga Baum Yoga School is a Registered Yoga School at the 200-hour level with the Yoga Alliance.


Yoga Baum’s Mission:

Yoga Baum Yoga School is committed to guiding students to develop into competent and thoughtful yoga teachers. 


Course Content:

The focus of the 200-hour training is vinyasa yoga, based in the Ashtanga Vinyasa tradition.  Students will learn to sequence an intentional vinyasa yoga class, and will learn the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga foundational poses as the basis for sequencing. Attention will be given to the Primary Series of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, as well as some Intermediate Series poses. Students will be trained in working with special communities, such as pre- and post-natal, previously sedentary students, seniors, and injured students. Although the main focus of the training will be vinyasa yoga, students will also learn how to meaningfully incorporate yin and restorative elements into a vinaysa yoga class.


Learning Objectives:

Upon graduation, students will be able to

·      teach a creative and well structured vinyasa yoga class

·      describe the traditional lineage of vinyasa yoga

·      modify a vinyasa sequence for special groups

·      create a safe and welcoming space for practice

·      build a career in yoga


Training Curriculum:

Techniques, Training and Practice, 101 hours

Teaching Methodology, 40 hours

Anatomy and Physiology, 21 hours

(10.5 contact hours, *10.5 non-contact hours)

Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers, 32 hours

(21.5 contact hours, *10.5 non-contact hours)

Practicum, 18 hours

(8 contact hours, *10 non-contact hours)

Total Hours, 212 hours

*when “non-contact hours” are mentioned, those hours are fulfilled through outside study, including homework such as readings, report submission, and webinars


Required Reading:

Functional Anatomy of Yoga: A Guide for Practitioners and Teachers by David Keil

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (any translation)

The Hatha Yoga Pradipika (any translation)

The Bhagavad Gita (any translation)

No Mud, No Lotus: The Art of Transforming Suffering by Thich Nhat Hanh



Trainees must attend all training days in order to meet the requirement for Yoga Alliance accreditation to become a RYT 200. Most years, the 200-hour training is offered twice (Spring and Summer [in an intensive format also during weekdays]). It is possible to do make up work (if a trainee is absent) when the training is offered again, or to make alternative arrangements to make up content. Make-ups will be arranged with the lead trainer, Laurie LeCompte.

Click here to apply and reserve your spot!


Spring Schedule 2020

Thursday, February 20th 5:00pm-9:00pm

Friday, February 21st 5:00pm-9:00pm

Saturday, February 22nd 8:00am-5:00pm

Sunday, February 23rd 8:00am-5:00pm

Thursday, February 27th 5:00pm-9:00pm

Friday, February 28th 5:00pm-9:00pm

Saturday, February 29th 8:00am-5:00pm

Sunday, March 1st 8:00am-5:00pm

Thursday, March 5th 5:00pm-9:00pm

Friday, March 6th 5:00pm-9:00pm

Saturday, March 7th 8:00am-5:00pm

Sunday, March 8th 8:00am-5:00pm

Thursday, March 12th 5:00pm-9:00pm

Friday, March 13th 5:00pm-9:00pm

Saturday, March 14th 8:00am-5:00pm

Sunday, March 15th 8:00am-5:00pm 

Thursday, March 19th 5:00pm-9:00pm

Friday, March 20th 5:00pm-9:00pm

Saturday, March 21st 8:00am-5:00pm

Sunday, March 22nd 8:00am-5:00pm

Thursday, March 26th 5:00pm-9:00pm

Friday, March 27th 5:00pm-9:00pm

Saturday, March 28th 8:00am-5:00pm

Sunday, March 29th 8:00am-5:00pm

Thursday, April 2nd 5:00pm-9:00pm

Friday, April 3rd 5:00pm-9:00pm

Saturday, April 4th 8:00am-5:00pm

Sunday, April 5th 8:00am-5:00pm


For Spring 2020

If application is received on or before January 3rd 2020: $2,700

If application is received after January 3rd 2020: $3000

These prices include enrollment in teacher training, application deposit, online anatomy training and webinar by Jules Mitchell (MS, CMT, RYT), and the teacher training manual.  

A $500 non-refundable deposit is required with the application to reserve your space in the training. The remaining balance ($2,200 or $2,500) must be paid before the course begins. Payment plans available upon request. 

This training is capped at 12 people

Click here to apply and reserve your spot!


Other Upcoming 200-Hour Teacher Trainings:

Spring 2021 

  • late February to early April

  • Thursday and Friday evenings, full day Saturday and Sundays

  • Prices: $2700 for early bird application, $3000 for regular application

  • Capped at 12 trainees

Summer 2021

  • mid-July to mid-August

  • 24 day intensive format with 2 days off in the middle, meets everyday (training spans over 26 days)

  • Prices: $3500 for early bird application, $4000 for regular application

  • Capped at 8 trainees

For more information, contact Yoga Baum by filling out the form below.

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