real life yoga immersion | 200-hour training

we meet you where you are

IN SESSION – March 26 – October 29, 2017  |  Sundays 12:45-6 pm  |  Speedway
ACCELERATED SESSION – August 17, 2017 – November 9  |  Tuesdays 11 am-4 pm/Thursdays Noon-5:45 pm  |  Danville
2018 SEMESTER – January 7 – July 1, 2018  |  Sundays 12:45-6 pm  |  Speedway

Peace through Yoga’s Real Life Yoga Immersion is an authentic, well-organized and comprehensive program to bring the ancient teachings of yoga to life in a contemporary world. We have crafted this immersion program to engage dedicated yogis, future teachers and healthcare workers in studies to embrace the practical and philosophical aspects of “living your yoga.” 

Our Immersion is a new approach to traditional teacher training. Whether you wish to bring yoga teachings and practices to your personal or professional life, or you seek training to become a yoga instructor, the 200 hours of our Real Life Yoga Immersion program will lay the foundation for a meaningful lifelong practice. Your studies will challenge you to ask questions of yourself. Our instructors will lead you into a deeper awareness of your body in time and space. Together, our teachers and your fellow students will join you on a path of self-discovery.

Satisfy your personal calling in one of our upcoming semesters beginning August 2017 or January 2018. 

The Peace through Yoga Real Life Yoga Immersion is certified at the 200-hour level by Yoga Alliance, the national credentialing organization for yoga schools and teachers.

Your director of the
real life yoga immersion

mindi epstein, owner & creative director

E-RYT 200, RYT-500

real life yoga immersion curriculum


Our Real Life Yoga Immersion is divided into 4 modules of weekly classes. Each class begins with an opening ritual and an asana practice relevant to the day’s studies. Lecture, discussion and experiential learning form the heart of the class, followed by an asana intensive focusing on a group of poses. This portion of the class includes Sanskrit terminology and a thorough examination of each of pose. Students will learn and practice alignment techniques, safe entry into and out of the poses, verbal cues, manual adjustments, use of props and energetic awareness. The end of class is marked by a closing ritual honoring the students and teachers.

    • Root Module: Laying the Foundation
      Origins and history of yoga. Introduction to the sacred texts of yoga. Yoga philosophy with concentration on the 8 Limbs of Yoga.
    • Identity Module: The Authentic Self
      Effective teaching through building, cueing and modifying the postures. Creative teaching through theming and sequencing. Exploration of the physical and subtle bodies (including the chakra system and breath work).  

    • Compassion Module: The Physical Body and Empathic Heart
      Understanding the mechanics of the body: functional anatomy and physiology. Identifying physical limitations, trauma and emotional dis-ease, and adjusting the practice accordingly. Includes Ayurveda and the body temple.

    • Wisdom Module: Integration of Body Mind and Spirit
      Meditation, deep relaxation and the yoga life. The ethics of being a teacher. Yoga as service.

Weekend Intensives (Saturdays)
Current Semester: April 8 | June 24 | July 29 | August 19 | September 16
ACCELERATED SESSION: August 19 | September 16 | October 7
2018 Semester: To be announced

No Class Dates
Current Semester: April 16 | May 14 and 28 | June 18 | September 3
ACCELERATED SESSION: None
2018 Semester: April 1 | May 13 | May 27 | June 17

Out-of-Class Hours
25 hours of yogasana instruction from a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) are required outside of our class time together. Peace through Yoga offers 25 hours of free classes + 2 workshops during your tenure in the program at all of our studios. Additionally, you may take classes at other locations to fulfill this requirement.

Weekly Preparation: 2–4 hours (includes reading and various exercises for individual classes)

  • Teaching Yoga Essential Foundations & Techniques, Mark Stephens
  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Swami Satchidananda/ or other version
  • Yoga Anatomy, 2nd Edition, Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews
  • Light on Life, B.K.S. Iyengar

Peace through Yoga will order students’ books as a package. Please let us know if we may order books for you.

Tuition includes 25 free yoga classes at our Peace Through Yoga studios to fulfill required hours, two workshops and discounted programs, our Immersion binder, Peace t-shirt and other relevant “surprises.”

Investment: ACCELERATED SESSION: $2,899 | Regular Semester [January 2018]: $3,099

Save $100 by registering and making a $200 deposit 2 months in advance of the semester.

Save $100 by paying in full with check or cash.

Payment plans available upon request – 6 monthly payments of $515 (cash or check).

Reservations: $200 non-refundable deposit (applies to tuition)

Tuition is due in full one week before the date of the first class.

Books and Materials:  Approximately $100

Karma Yoga is just one of the many aspects of our Real Life Yoga Immersion that is distinctive about our program. Peace through Yoga makes a donation to the Peace through Yoga Foundation or another select worthy organization for each student in the program. Additionally, Immersion students may participate in a project to serve the studio community.

Application Process

All potential students must complete a written application. Please download the application here and return it with your deposit to the address on the application.

Our Real Life Yoga Immersion program will lay the foundation for a meaningful lifelong practice. Your studies will challenge you to ask questions of yourself. We look forward to joining you on your path of self-discovery.

Your enthusiasm is contagious. Your knowledge and sincerity are amazing.

Anonymous

“Joining the 200-hour Real Life Yoga Immersion program has been one of the best decisions I’ve made!”

Sara N.

Thank you for bringing all of these amazing women together and for leading us on our journey. Thank you for everything you taught us.

Natalie D.

Thank you for encouraging me to take this amazing journey…I have learned so much. I have met some fantastic people. I have truly added years to my life through 7-month journey.

Sara N.

Thank you for helping me find myself.

Natalie D.

This has been amazing.

Beth I.