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Namaste Yoga Studio Yoga Teacher Training Program

200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training

The Namaste Yoga Studio Yoga Teacher Training Program is a 200-hour Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher Training, newly developed in 2016. This program is organized as a journey through the chakras, beginning with the Root Chakra, Muladhara, in September. All anatomy, philosophy, journaling, and teaching experience will be guided through these 7 wheels. It includes:

  • Practice and analysis of yoga asanas, including standing poses, balance poses, hip-opening poses, backbends, forward bends, twists, arm balances, and inversions
  • Yoga anatomy, physiology, and alignment, taught by physical therapist, Ruth Zito, RYT 500
  • A variety of pranayama, mudra, and meditation practices and techniques instructed by all three staff members
  • Sanskrit terms for poses and terms related to the Yoga Sutras and Bhagavad Gita as well as the poses learned each month
  • Yogic philosophy, specifically using texts such as Deborah Adele’s Yamas & Niyamas, Jack Kornfield’s A Path with Heart, Anodea Judith’s Chakra Balancing, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, and Steven Mitchell’s translation of the Bhagavad Gita
  • Teaching methodology, planning and sequencing yoga classes and workshops, teacher demonstrations and assists, and more using Hatha Yoga Illustrated as well as Michelle Marchildon’s Themeweaver text
  • The use of language in a yoga class and how to use verbal cues to move students
  • Using class theming to create a mind/body experience for students
  • Professional ethics taught by Namaste staff
  • Students will receive mentoring by our staff of three Yoga Alliance certified RYT 500 instructors, a deep connection with their yoga kula, a personal journey with guided journaling passages using the book Just One Thing by Rick Hanson, meditation, teaching, and practice time, as well as silent retreat requirements, written assignments and personal and small group reflection time.

Yoga Teacher Training Program Owner/Instructor Jolynn McFerren, RYT 500 Yoga Teacher Training Program Instructor Ruth Zito, 500RYT Yoga Teacher Training Program Instructor Anvia Sheldon, 500RYT

Join Jolynn McFerren, Namaste Yoga owner and 500RYT, Ruth Zito 500RYT, Anvia Sheldon 500RYT, and other guest teachers for a rich and transformational Yoga Teacher Training experience. This 9 month, Yoga Alliance Registered, yoga teacher training program meets one weekend a month 8AM-4:30PM Saturday and Sunday. Attendance is required at all sessions for graduation. We know that exceptions will occur, and make-up hours will be offered. Class size is limited. For more information and an application, call Namaste Yoga Studio (330-908-0700) or email us with your contact information at

200-Hour Namaste Yoga Teacher Training

Our next 200-hour YTT begins in September 2020.

2020-21 Namaste Yoga Studio Teacher Training Brochure

200 hour Namaste Yoga Studio Teacher Training Application

Your YTT Faculty

Jolynn McFerren, Owner, Namaste Yoga Studio & Director of YTT
Ruth Zito, Anatomy instructor, Physical Therapist, & YTT Co-leader
Anvia Sheldon, Yoga Nidra Certified, Reiki Master, Reflexologist,
YTT Co-leader