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 2019 MCVL Yoga-Alliance Approved 200-hour YTT program:

When: One weekend a month, for 10 months.

Time/Days: 8am-6pm, Saturday & Sunday

Contact/Non-Contact Hours: 180 hours of contact, 20 hours non-contact.

Location: Dragonfly Tai Chi Studio, 222 St. John Street, Portland Maine. 


May 2019-February 2020 MCVL 200 Hr YTT Training Dates:

May 18-19, 2019 (this weekend will be at Lotus Family Practice 66 Leighton Rd, Falmouth, ME) 

June 22-23, 2019

July 6-7, 2019

August 17-18, 2019

September 14-15, 2019

October 26-27, 2019

November 9-10, 2019

December 7-8, 2019

January 11-12, 2020 (this weekend will be at Lotus Family Practice 66 Leighton Rd, Falmouth, ME) 

February 1-2, 2020 - Graduation weekend, location and times to be announced. 

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, Asthma, 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.  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: $2750 pd in full with application no later than April 1, 2019. 

  2. Regular Tuition: $1000 pd with application and balance of $1900 paid by April 20, 2019.

  3. Payment Plan Option: $1000 pd with application by April 1, 2019. $1000 pd by July 18, 2019,  and $1000 pd by Oct 17, 2019,  (A $100 fee is assessed to utilize the payment plan).

We will be accepting YTT applications for review until April 20, 2019. Checks can be made out to Maine Center for Vital Living, a service fee will be assessed if paying by credit card.  

  • For those applying for consideration of payment plans or payment in full discounts, your applications must be received no later than April 1, 2019.  

Cancellation Policy:

Notice of cancellation must be made in writing. Cancellations made before April 20, 2019 will receive a refund minus a $250 processing fee. NO REFUNDS OR CANCELLATIONS AFTER April 20, 2019.



Instructor contact information:.

Kimberly: Kimberly@mainecenterforvitalliving.com Phone/text: 207-590-0082

Heidi: heidi@mainecenterforvitalliving.com  Phone/text: 207-240-0760.





An application for the program is available upon request.