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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 (RYT 500 and E-RYT 200) 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


Course Schedule:

Both Course A and Course B must be completed in order to meet the requirement for Yoga Alliance accreditation to become a RYT 200. Course A and B will be offered two times in the year (Spring and Summer [in an intensive format also during weekdays]). Course A and B may be taken in any order, although unless you have previous teaching experience, it is recommended that you start with Course A. Note: The spring offering of Course B is made up of fewer contact hours, and includes the online anatomy course and webinar.

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Spring Schedule 2019


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

Friday, February 22nd 5:00pm-9:00pm

Sunday, February 24th 7:00am-5:00pm


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

Friday, March 1st 5:00pm-9:00pm

Saturday, March 2nd 8:00am-5:30pm

Sunday, March 3rd 7:00am-4:30pm


Thursday, March 14th 5:00pm-9:00pm

Friday, March 15th 5:00pm-9:00pm

Saturday, March 16th 8:00am-5:30pm

Sunday, March 17th 7:00am-4:30pm


Thursday, March 21st 5:00pm-9:00pm

Friday, March 22nd 5:00pm-9:00pm

Saturday, March 23rd 8:00am-5:30pm

Sunday, March 24th 7:00am-4:30pm



Thursday, March 28th 5:00pm-9:00pm

Friday, March 29th 5:00pm-9:00pm

Saturday, March 30th 8:00am-5:30pm

Sunday, March 31st 7:00am-4:30pm


Thursday, April 4th 5:00pm-9:00pm

Friday, April 5th 5:00pm-9:00pm

Saturday, April 6th 8:00am-5:30pm

Sunday, April 7th 7:00am-4:30pm


Thursday, April 11th 5:00pm-9:00pm

Friday, April 12th 5:00pm-9:00pm

Saturday, April 13th 8:00am-5:30pm

Sunday, April 14th 7:00am-4:30pm

Summer Schedule 2019


Monday, July 15th 12:00pm-4:00pm

Tuesday, July 16th 7:00am-4:30pm

Wednesday, July 17th 7:00am-4:30pm

Thursday, July 18th 7:00am-4:30pm

Friday, July 19th 7:00am-4:30pm

Saturday, July 20th 9:00am-4:30pm

Sunday, July 21st 7:00am-4:30pm

Monday, July 22nd 7:00am-4:30pm

Tuesday, July 23rd 7:00am-4:30pm

Wednesday, July 24th 7:00am-4:30pm

Thursday, July 25th 7:00am-4:30pm

Friday, July 26th 7:00am-4:30pm



Monday, July 29th 12:00pm-4:00pm

Tuesday, July 30th 7:00am-4:30pm

Wednesday, July 31st 7:00am-4:30pm

Thursday, August 1st 7:00am-4:30pm

Friday, August 2nd 7:00am-4:30pm

Saturday, August 3rd 9:00am-4:30pm

Sunday, August 4th 7:00am-4:30pm

Monday, August 5th 7:00am-4:30pm

Tuesday, August 6th 7:00am-4:30pm

Wednesday, August 7th 7:00am-4:30pm

Thursday, August 8th 7:00am-4:30pm

Friday, August 9th 7:00am-4:30pm


The price of the full 200-hour summer Teacher Training is $2,700 if application is received before the early bird deadline (January 15, 2019 for the spring training or May 15, 2019 for the summer training). If application is received after the early bird deadline, the price for the full training is $3,000. These prices include enrollment in Course A and Course B, 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 for the 200-hour training, or $1,000 for an individual course) must be paid before the course begins. Payment plans available upon request. 

Course A and Course B may be taken individually for $1,500. (*note that the online anatomy training and webinar are included only in Course B if the courses are taken individually)

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