MH Yoga 200-Hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training
MH Yoga is a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School (RYS) located in Dothan, AL. We offer a 200-hour (RYS) teacher training yearly, beginning in the fall. Our teacher training is focused on Vinyasa yoga. It is completed over the course of 10 weekends over a 9-month period. Training weekends take place 8am -5p.m. on Saturday and Sunday with working lunch. In order to graduate, attendance is required for the entirety of each weekend. Absences planned in advanced will be excused but make-up assignments must be completed prior to graduation. Classroom observation and assist time is required in addition to a Seva service project.
2019-2020 Schedule for 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training
Weekend 1: August 24-25
Weekend 2: September 28-29
Weekend 3: October 26-27
Weekend 4: November 23-24
Weekend 5: December 14-15
Weekend 6: January 11-12
Weekend 7: February 1-2
Weekend 8: February 29-March 1
Weekend 9: March 28-29
Weekend 10: April 25-26
Yoga Teacher Training Tuition
1) Full Tuition – $2,899, Requires a $500 non-refundable deposit due at time of registration to secure your spot.
2) Early Bird – $2,599, Requires a $500 non-refundable deposit due at time of registration to secure your spot. Save $300 if you register by June 1, 2019.
– Early Bird rate only applies if deposit is paid in full by June 1, 2019.
– Payment plans are available for students in four payment installments. 100% of tuition payment must be received in full prior to graduation on April 26, 2020.
Top 5 Reasons to do MH Yoga Teacher Training in 2019
1) Challenge yourself and deepen your practice.
2) Learn the roots of Vinyasa yoga strengthening your knowledge of yoga should you wish to teach.
If you already did a 200-hour teacher training somewhere else, no problem! We'll give you a $500 discount.
3) 20% off retail and workshops while in teacher training.
4) Radical personal transformation that you never even dreamed possible.
5) Meet a yoga family that will be a part of your life forever.
About our Teacher Training Leaders
Mary Helen Richards is the owner of MH Yoga Health Studio and known for her athletic & playful style of vinyasa flow infused with yoga philosophy.
Her 25 year background in the health and fitness industry includes experience as a personal trainer, marathon runner and physique athlete. She is now also a certified health coach with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
Mary Helen is E-RYT® 200, RYT® 500, YACEP® with Yoga Alliance.She completed both her 200-Hour and 500-Hour with Kelli Precourt of Balance Health Studio in Santa Rosa Beach, FL.
Danny Richards is the General Manager of MH Yoga Health Studio. He became 200hr and 500hr RYT with Kelli Precourt of Balance Health Studio. Danny is also a certified Spin® and Spin Power® instructor and the creator of the unique Spin® Program at MH Yoga Health Studio.
Danny's knowledge of anatomy, history and business is demonstrated in his enthusiastic style of teaching. He and Mary Helen compliment each other with their individual strengths and personalities. Danny has a gift for adding comedic relief at just the right time which will definitely enhance your experience at our teacher training.
Common obstacles and why they shouldn't hold you back
“I’m not ready.”
If you desire to deepen your personal practice and learn more about yoga, you are ready for teacher training. There is no set amount of experience required or a certain number of years of practice. You may have as little as six months of yoga experience all the way to 20+ years of practice under your belt. It’s about your love for the practice and desire to deepen your understanding of yourself and the world around you.
“My practice isn’t advanced enough.”
Doesn’t matter. For real. You don’t have to be able to do headstands or handstands on command (or at all) to enroll in teacher training. There is no requirement on arm balancing skills. We will not pick apart your asana practice. It will grow through teacher training as you learn more about vinyasa yoga and spend time on anatomy and assisting but teacher training is about so much more than your physical practice.
“I’m too old or too young.”
The beautiful thing about teacher training is that it brings together people from all walks of life. It’s so amazing to see people from 17-60+ come together with seemingly little in common other than their love of yoga and realize that they actually have so many similar life experiences and so much to learn from each other.
“Now isn’t the right time.”
There is never a perfect time. You will figure it out. The one constant about life is that it’s always changing. If you feel ready now, figure out a way to make it happen now.
“I have to miss a weekend.”
Almost everyone enrolled will have to miss an evening or afternoon or entire weekend. We totally get that life is busy and we will work with you on makeup work to complete the hours you missed.
“I don’t want to teach yoga. Or, I want to teach a different style of yoga than vinyasa.”
First, you do not have to want to teach yoga to enroll in teacher training. Many do it for their own personal development and to deepen their practice. That said, almost everyone who graduates from our program will end up teaching in some capacity whether it be privates with friends and family, teaching yoga to kids or in schools, teaching at local gyms or teaching in a studio. Our program will prepare you to take yoga to many different audiences.
“The financial investment is worrisome.”
We will happily work with you on a payment plan that works for your current financial situation.