200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Heidi L. Audet, E-500 RYT, AHC, YACEP and Kimberly Allen, MS, E-200 RYT, YACEP offer a  200-hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Program from the Himalayan Tradition.

YTT students will learn traditional practices of Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, Foundations of Ayurveda, Yoga Philosophy through Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, Bhagavad Gita and History of Yoga;  Anatomy & Physiology, Yoga for Special Populations, and more.  

Prerequisites for Teacher Training Program:

  • Minimum of 2-4 years of personal yoga practice (consistent 2 or more days per week)

  • 2 letters of recommendation (1 personal, and one from a yoga teacher with whom you have studied).

For those looking to take the program for personal enrichment only and not intending to teach, the requirement is a consistent weekly practice for a minimum of 2 years.


Training details for the 2020 MCVL Yoga-Alliance Approved 200-hour YTT program  at Chill Yoga:

When: One weekend a month, for 10 months.

Time/Days: Fridays 6-8 pm / Saturday & Sundays 8am - 5pm 

Contact/Non-Contact Hours: 200 hours of contact hours with lead instructors. 

Location: Chill Yoga Studio, 182 Lisbon St. Lewiston Maine


April 2020 - January 2021 MCVL 200 Hr YTT Training Dates:

April 17-19, 2020 

May 15-17, 2020

June 12-14, 2020

July 17-19, 2020

August 14-16, 2020

September 11-13, 2020

October 16-18, 2020

November 13-15, 2020

December 11-13, 2020

January 8-10, 2021 - Graduation Weekend! 

Yoga styles covered during training:

Hatha, Yin, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Kundalini, and Chair


Special Populations Discussed: 

Prenatal/Postnatal,  Seniors, Children, Breast Cancer & Recovery, Fibromyalgia & Arthritis, Hip/Knee Replacement, Scoliosis, Pulmonary, Heart Disease & Stroke


Students are required to obtain 5 elective credits in addition to their weekend YTT attendance. Elective classes or experiences are those that help you understand the aspects of wellness practices and deepen your anatomy and physiology understanding. Acceptable elective studies/experiences include:

  • Acupuncture

  • Rolfing

  • Massage Therapy

  • Deprivation Tank or Float Tank Therapy

  • Ayurvedic Consultation

  • Reiki

  • Thai Bodywork

  • Yoga immersion weekends

  • Yoga/Ayurveda/Meditation Retreats

Note: Each event counts as 1 elective, not the number of hours attended.


Practice and Elective Logs (provided for students in their YTT Manual).

During the 10 months of the 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training, students are required to keep a journal of their daily personal yoga practice along with weekly homework assignments.  In addition to the home practice, students are required  to attend studio classes with a certified yoga teacher.


Yoga teacher training, students are REQUIRED to attend a minimum of 1 yoga class a week with a certified yoga teacher for the first 6 months of training. Students are required to attend yoga classes with a certified yoga teacher 2 times per week for the second half of the program, months 7-10. Journal/Log of classes taken with a certified yoga teacher should be initialed by the instructor.


Elective logs and Practice logs will be reviewed by the instructors periodically throughout the program to assess the progress of the students, and will be turned in for review at the completion of the program.



Each YTT student will teach 10 free community yoga classes under the observation of his or her YTT instructors from the program, or otherwise designated and approved.  These classes will take place during the last 3 months of the program, before graduation.

Required book list:

Yoga Anatomy for Practitioners Volume 1, by Ray Long

The Bhagavad Gita, by Eknath Easwaran

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, by Sri Swami Satchidananda

The Heart of Yoga, by T.K.V. Desikachar


Recommended/suggested books:

Language of Yoga, by Nicholai Bachman


Note: Books are not included in the tuition and must be purchased by the student once he or she has received confirmation of acceptance into the program. (Book list subject to change. Students will be updated about any changes once they have been accepted to the program.)



Cost: $2900

  1. Early Bird Tuition: $2800 pd in full with application no later than February 1, 2020

  2. Regular Tuition: $1000 pd with application and balance of $1900 paid by March 18, 2020.

  3. Payment Plan Option (includes $50 fee): $500 pd with application by March 18, 2020: $850 due April 17; $800 due by May 15; $800 due by June 12. 

We will be accepting YTT applications for review until March 18, 2020. Checks can be made out to Maine Center for Vital Living, a service fee will be assessed if paying by credit card.  

Cancellation Policy:

Notice of cancellation must be made in writing. Cancellations made before March 18, 2020 will receive a refund minus a $250 processing fee. NO REFUNDS OR CANCELLATIONS AFTER March 18, 2020.


Instructor contact information:.

Kimberly Allen: Kimberlyharnal@gmail.com  Phone/text: 207-590-0082

Heidi Audet: heidiAudet@gmail.com  Phone/text: 207-240-0760


Program Info Sheet:  

Chill Yoga (MCVL) YTT 200 hr 2020_2021 info sheet.docx (1).pdf 

Program Application: 

Maine Center for Vital Living 200 hour Application at Chill Yoga.docx.pdf