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Interested in becoming a Yoga Professional?

ryt-logoIf you are interested in entering the profession of teaching yoga and are ready to grow your personal practice to the next level, this is your opportunity! Join this growing network of national wellness professionals bringing the holistic practice of yoga and mindfulness into the community, one breath at a time! Enter your information below for more information on the Guiding Wellness Institute 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training program.

The 200 Hour Guiding Wellness Institute Yoga Teacher Training! This comprehensive program was designed to inform, equip and inspire you while offering a therapeutic and transformational experience which exceeds the industry standard and minimum requirements set by Yoga Alliance, enhancing your own wellness experience.


2020 Killeen, TX Yoga Teacher Training Schedule:

July 10, 5pm-9pm
July 11-12, 8:30am-6pm
July 24, 5pm-9pm
July 25-26, 8:30am-6pm
August 14, 5pm-9pm
August 15-16, 8:30am-6pm
September 11, 5pm-9pm
September 12-13, 8:30am-6pm
October 2, 5pm-9pm
October 3-4, 8:30am-6pm
October 23, 5pm-9pm
October 24-25, 8:30am-6pm
November 13, 5pm-9pm
November 14-15, 8:30am-6pm
December 4, 5pm-9pm
December 5-6, 8:30am-6pm

*Regular Tuition: $4,000.00
*A $800 non-refundable deposit is required with all non-MyCAA registrations.
*Payment plans available for up to 5 consecutive monthly payments with no additional fee. Payment plan may not have a gap month in succession.
*All applicants must complete the registration form online to begin enrollment the process.
*Applications for scholarships are available after participants complete the registration form, take a class at the studio and complete the phone interview with Assistant Programs Director, Rachel.
*Special Funding available through MyCAA for those who qualify, MyCAA tuition is $4,000.00.

2020 Fayetteville, NC Yoga Teacher Training Schedule:


New-trainee introduction—via online classroom April 3, 6-8 pm
April 25-26, 8:30am-6pm
May 16-17, 8:30am-6pm
June 6-7, 8:30am-6pm
June 27-28, 8:30am-6pm
July 25-26, 8:30am-6pm
Aug 8-9, 8:30am-6pm
Aug 29-30, 8:30am-6pm

Regular Tuition: $4,000.00

*Registration Deadline is April 17, 2020
*All applicants must complete the registration form below to begin the enrollment process
*WAE Certified Applicants Receive a 20% Discount
*GWI Members receive a 10% Discount off Training
*Seasonal promotions the include training discounts may apply.
*Special Funding available through MyCAA for those who qualify, MyCAA tuition is $4,000.00. A $800 deposit is required with all non-MyCAA registrations and payment plans available (fees may apply). Please complete the registration form online and then contact our admissions office directly at (910) 864-6257

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Curriculum

Introduction to Training and Therapeutic Yoga

    • 8 Limbs of Yoga and Intention Setting
    • Vision and Potential of Yoga in America and Healthcare
    • The Subtle Body
    • Asana Introduction: Five Categories of Asana
    • Asana Activities and Implementation
    • Sun Salutation Sequencing
    • Application and Student Teaching of Asanas
    • Teaching Meditation
    • Teaching Pranayama
    • Prana
    • Chanting and Kirtan

The Art of Sequencing

    • Transitioning, Counter Poses, Verbal Instruction
    • The Art of Sequencing  
    • Restorative Yoga
    • Modifications and Adjustments
    • Chair Yoga
    • Structural Integration and Pilates Integration

Anatomy and Physiology

    • Yoga and  Anatomy Introduction
    • Muscular System and Movement
    • Yoga Anatomy Integration: Inside the Asanas
    • Structural Alignment
    • Anatomy Application

Holism and Philosophy

    • The Eight Limbs of Yoga and Application
    • Yoga History, Yoga Sutras, and Ancient Texts
    • Holism and Tradition
    • Sanskrit and Philosophy Adaption into Asanas  
    • Chinese Medicine
    • Nutrition
    • Qigong and Energy Medicine
    • Mindfulness: Application to Yoga, History, and Practice
    • Sacred Commerce and Karma Yoga

Ayurveda and the Chakra Modality

    • Ayurveda
    • Learning Dosha Imbalances in Clients and Practical Application
    • Tailoring Ayurvedic Yoga Classes
    • Chakra Yoga Practice
    • Chakras and Science
    • Yoga Nidra
    • Chakras and Yoga
    • Public Health Conditions

Functional and Adaptive Yoga

    • Holistic Yoga Practice
    • Yoga Foundations for Performance, Prevention and Recovery
    • Constructing Private Yoga Sessions
    • Chronic Pain
    • Yoga Diagnostics: Tailoring Sequences for Students
    • Yoga Poses for Injury/ Ailment
    • Yoga in Behavioral Health; Anxiety & Depression
    • Yoga and Neuroscience
    • Yoga for Addiction and Trauma Recovery

A Be Well Weekend

    • Post-Traumatic Stress & The Mind Body Connection
    • Yoga and Veterans Integration
    • Yoga as a Complementary Therapy: Counseling, Mental Health, Coaching
    • The First Yoga Sutra
    • Are We Ready to Heal? Meditation and Self Development Application
    • The Importance of Creating and Holding Space as Teachers
    • Benefits of a Yoga Family and Community
    • Recovery, Maintenance, and the Power of Continuity
    • Affirmation, Mantra, & Motivation

Teaching Styles for Specialized Demographics

    • Finding Your Signature Teaching Style
    • Yin Yoga Lesson, Class, & Application
    • Ashtanga Yoga Lesson, Class, & Application
    • Women’s Health
    • Prenatal Yoga Lesson, Class, & Application
    • Kid’s Yoga Lesson, Class, & Application
    • Condition & Pose Teaching Activity
    • Yoga for Insomnia
    • Yoga for Seniors  
    • Teaching and Practicing Self Care

Yoga Ethics

    • The Business of Yoga
    • Assessing the best business framework for achieving your personal career goals
    • The Be Well Way

Yoga Teacher Training Instructors

Kelsy Timas

Kelsy Timas

ERYT200, RYT500, YACEP, Certified Warriors at Ease Trainer & Level I iRest Teacher

As a California native, Kelsy was raised by principles reflected in the eight limb path and naturally discovered the asana practice at a very young age. Her passion for the yoga lifestyle was sealed while in college where she studied with her very first “Teacher” rooted in the Hatha traditions. Yoga provided her a profound recovery after a major surgery and mindfulness and meditation opened her eyes to the amazing ability to heal using the mind-body connection. Kelsy’s teaching platform draws from over 20 years of study and experience in Medical Management, Holistic Health, Energy Medicine, Classical Yoga, MBSR and Meditation, Health Coaching and a multitude of Bodyways. Her passion remains focused on serving the members of our military, veterans, providers/caregivers and the severely underserved populations. Kelsy is the Founding Director of the Guiding Wellness Institute, Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, and Holistic Life Coach. A proud member of the American Holistic Health Association, International Association of Yoga Therapists and Yoga Alliance.

Beth Funk

Beth Funk

ERYT200, RYT500, YACEP, Certified Warriors at Ease Trainer & Level I iRest Teacher

After being a professional educator for over two decades, Beth decided to unite her love of teaching with her passion for the ancient and life changing practice of yoga. Drawn to yoga by a debilitating and chronic back condition Beth discovered, first hand, the healing power of yoga. Beth is an experienced, registered yoga teacher and is also a Warriors at Ease trained yoga and meditation teacher, dedicated to bringing the healing power of trauma sensitive yoga and meditation to our military community. Beth is a dedicated practitioner and teacher and she continues to expand and cultivate her own practice by studying with teachers and mentors around the country. She enjoys a variety of yoga disciplines but is particularly drawn to Vinyasa, enjoying the strengthening, empowering, and centering aspects of linking breath to movement. Beth teaches a wide variety of breath and alignment focused classes that are mindfully designed to meet the unique needs of all of her students. Beth hopes to share the life enhancing power of yoga with as many people as possible, helping them find the strength and the light that already exists inside them.  Beth is the founder and director of Life Moves Yoga, LLC.

Amanda Brown

Amanda Brown

RYT500, YACEP, Certified Warriors at Ease Teacher

Amanda is a 500 Hour, YogaWorks and Guiding Wellness Institute trained, Certified and Registered Yoga teacher (RYT500). She is also the lead teacher and studio manager at Life Moves Yoga and is a Level 2 Warriors at Ease teachers, trained in trauma sensitive, therapeutic, and adaptive yoga. Her love of travel and yoga has inspired her to practice with some of the most interesting and influential yoga teachers in the country. In Amanda’s flow classes, you can expect smart, alignment based sequences, good music and light hearted fun.

Lisa Lofthouse

Lisa Lofthouse


Suffering from debilitating migraines Lisa discovered yoga in her early forties and consistent practice greatly reduced her migraine attacks,

Yoga helped her deal with the hectic life of running to framing stores. She feels she truly stepped onto a path of bliss when she began teacher training at the The Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Lenox, MA.

In 2001 she completed the 500-hour professional level teacher training program. Ashe she likes to say, “That is when my dharma met my karma. I knew this was my calling and I have to share it with everyone I meet.” Since selling her framing business, Lisa balances her days teaching yoga at her studio, Breathing Space, in Fayetteville, NC, playing in her art room and laughing with her friends.

She leads retreats as often as she can. Her inner joy brings smiles to anyone who meets her. Lisa lives a blissful existence with her fabulously understanding husband, Dean.

Charla Suggs

Charla Suggs


Charla Suggs is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Yoga Teacher in North Carolina with over 10 years of specialized experience in group work. Charla completed her yoga training through Subtle Yoga TM for Behavioral Health Professionals in 2014 and incorporates tailored yogic interventions in her practice with individuals and groups. Charla’s specialty is using Yoga to address anxiety, depression, stress modulation, and trauma recovery. A native of this area and a law enforcement wife of 18 years, Charla is passionate about our community and currently lives in Cumberland County with her husband, a retired police sergeant, and their 2 children.

Additional Accredited Programs

Warriors at Ease Certification

Warriors at Ease brings the healing power of yoga and meditation to military communities around the world, especially those affected by combat-stress, PTSD, and trauma. We do this by training and deploying certified mind-body professionals to settings where they can enhance the health and well-being of service members, veterans, families, and healthcare staff.

Become A Wellness Ambassador

Guiding Wellness Ambassadors are a collective of individuals who understand wellness into its deepest capacity; understanding the message, living the mission, seeing the vision, and aligning with the seven pillars of wellness. These individuals see their work as a ministry to inspire their communities with the intention of living well and living on purpose while giving a wholehearted effort to share the abundance of the holistic, creative art that grounds and heals world in which we live.

Level I: Basic iRest® Training

iRest Yoga Nidra has been developed over the past twenty-six years by Richard Miller, PhD, a clinical psychologist, author, researcher and yogic scholar, and is uniquely suitable for a Western audience. Extensive research has shown that iRest effectively supports the healing process across a broad range of populations. Currently, there are iRest programs in military hospitals across the U.S., as well as in correctional facilities, hospices, clinics, schools, and organizations supporting personal growth and well-being. In June of 2010, iRest was endorsed by the US Army Surgeon General and Defense Centers of Excellence as a complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).

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Our 200 Hour RYT Yoga Teacher Training is a comprehensive program designed to inform, equip and inspire you while offering a therapeutic and transformational experience which exceeds the industry standard and minimum requirements set by Yoga Alliance. Our national program is highly accredited and supported by our affiliate partner, Warriors at Ease.

Guiding Wellness Institute is a nationally Registered Yoga School and member of Yoga Alliance, Member of the American Holistic Health Association and a Member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners.