200-hour Yoga Teacher Training
with Megan Schlobohm
October 2023 - April 2024
Join Anderson Yoga Center for this in-depth study of Yoga, from its ancient origins to its modern practice; the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual elements of Yoga; and how to safely and effectively teach yoga to others. This training is for anyone interested in diving deeper into the study of Yoga, whether or not you intend to become a teacher.
What You'll Learn
Anderson Yoga Center is a fully certified Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School at the 200-hour level (RYS200), and the AYC 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training program diligently upholds the Yoga Alliance Elevated Standards of Training, which includes:
Techniques, Training, and Practice - 75+ Hours
Asana (history; anatomical and subtle body details of more than 100 postures; complete sequencing; how to effectively cue each posture; safe assisting and adjusting; contraindications and how to safely teach to a variety of students; extensive practice opportunities)
Pranayama & Subtle Body (history; anatomy of the subtle body; subtle body effects of yoga, pranayama, and meditation; pranayama techniques, including Ujjayi, Nadi Shodhana, and Kapalabhati; sequencing pranayama (inside of and separate of asana); how to effectively and safely teach basic pranayama to students; Koshas, Kleshas, Chakras, Nadis, and Prana Vayus; extensive practice opportunities)
Meditation (history; methods of meditation; physiological effects; brainwave patterns; extensive practice opportunities; Chanting, Mantras, and Mudras)
Anatomy & Physiology - 30+ Hours
Anatomy (skeletal System; joints; muscular system; muscle contractions; connective tissue; anatomy in yoga)
Physiology (Nervous System; Stress Response; Vagal Theory; Mind-Body connection; Cardiovascular/Circulatory System; Endocrine System; Digestive System; Respiratory System; physiology in yoga)
Biomechanics (Directions of movement; Joint movement and stabilization; balancing, stretching, awareness, and physical limitations in yoga; contraindications, misalignments, and adaptations in yoga)
Yoga Humanities - 30+ Hours
History (what is yoga; lineages, styles, and methodologies of yoga; key dates and ideas)
Philosophy (definitions and terms in yoga; relationship between asana, pranayama, and meditation; major yogic texts, including Yoga Sutras, Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, and Hatha Yoga Pradipika; how philosophy of yoga relates to the practice and teaching)
Ethics (Yoga Sutras and similar Yogic ethical precepts; Yoga Alliance's Ethical Commitment, including Scope of Practice, Code of Conduct, and Equity Position Statement; comprehension of and responsibility to increase equity in yoga; accountability measures; how ethics are a part of yoga practice and teaching)
Professional Essentials - 50+ Hours
Teaching Methodology (Sequencing; Pace; Environment; Cueing, including verbal, visual, and physical; class management)
Professional Development (yoga-related professional organizations, including Yoga Alliance and its credentialling process; Ethical Commitments; Continuing Education as a lifetime commitment to learning; general professionalism, including timeliness, consistency, and cleanliness; marketing and promotion; liability insurance, waivers, and invoicing)
Practicum (Practice Teaching; demonstrating competencies across key components of the training; Mentoriship Program; Apprenticeship Program; self-feedback and group feedback)
Electives - 15+ Hours
Anatomy Trains - Myofascial Systems
Dates and Prices
In order to achieve certification, all weekend dates must be fully attended (8am to 6pm Saturdays, 8am to 4pm Sundays). There are other time requirements, such as check-in sessions between certain training weekends, teaching live in-studio classes, and other homework assignments. Students are required to maintain a regular in-studio practice, and included in tuition is a free unlimited yoga pass (begins September 1 or October 1, depending on Early Bird Discount of not; ending April 7, 2024). Students will also be paired with a mentor with substantial experience as a yoga teacher, and this mentor-mentee relationship will serve as a support system for any supplemental needs in between training sessions.
Weekend 1 : October 21 + 22
Weekend 2: November 4 + 5
Weekend 3: November 18 + 19
Weekend 4: December 16 + 17
Weekend 5: January 6 + 7
Weekend 6: January 20 + 21
Weekend 7: February 3 + 4
Weekend 8: February 17 + 18
Weekend 9: March 2 + 3
Weekend 10: March 23 + 24
Weekend 11: April 13 + 14
Investment: $3000 (Includes a FREE unlimited yoga pass, beginning October 1; does not include required books listed below; all fees must be paid in full by October 1)
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: TAKE $800 OFF!! Must be paid in full by September 1, includes free books, includes a free unlimited yoga pass that begins September 1.
All students will receive an Anderson Yoga Center 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training manual and asana workbook to accompany this training, and in addition, the following textbooks are required and can be purchased at the studio:
How to Apply
Begin reserving your space in this training by putting down your deposit ($500/person, non-refundable):
Once we have received your deposit, we will email you with a trainee Enrollment Form, to fill out via Google Forms.
About Megan Schlobohm
ERYT500 Lead Yoga Teacher Trainer
Megan Schlobohm (she/her) is the owner of Anderson Yoga Center, and a fellow Yoga Instructor at the studio. Megan has been practicing yoga since 2003, and earned her RYT200 certificate in September 2017. In January 2018, she purchased the studio and began shaping it into the vibrant, fun, life-enriching place it is today. In July 2020, Megan completed an additional 300 hours of advanced yoga teacher training with John's Creek Yoga in Atlanta, GA, upgrading her certification to ERYT500. She is the lead instructor for Anderson Yoga Center’s Registered Yoga School and its 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Program, and also leads local and international Yoga Retreats. Megan has a Master's of Science in Counseling from Mercer University, and previous to being a yoga instructor and studio owner, spent 9 years as a professional chef alongside her husband, Ernie, working on luxury yachts in the Caribbean.
Megan's main style of teaching is vinyasa-based, with a methodical pace; special focus on the breath; attention to safe alignment; and a positive message to take beyond the mat. Megan also teaches Gentle Flow, Yin Yoga, and Restorative Yoga, which are much slower and have a deeply relaxing, meditative vibe. Megan studies and teaches pranayama and meditation, offering guided pranayama and meditation classes and private lessons, as well as special pranayama and meditation events. Overall, she seeks to help students find a lifelong, fulfilling, sustainable practice, and greater quality of life.
Megan also teaches Kid’s Yoga; Goat Yoga; and Paddleboard Yoga on Lake Hartwell, sharing even more joy and laughter with the community! She holds her Usui Reiki Master certification, and is additionally trained and certified in Aromatherapy, Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra Meditation, Thai Yoga Massage, and Power Sculpt Yoga.