Interested in becoming a Yoga Professional?
If 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 that exceeds the industry standard and minimum requirements set by Yoga Alliance, enhancing your own wellness experience.
April 2023 – October 2023
April 1, 2023 Independent Study Begins
April 28, 2023 5:00pm-9:00pm
April 29-30, 2023 8:30am-6:00pm
May 13 – 14, 2023 8:30am-6:00pm
June 17 – 18, 2023. 8:30am-6:00pm
July 15 – 16, 2023 8:30am-6:00pm
August 12 – 13, 2023 8:30am-6:00pm
September 9 – 10, 2023 8:30am-6:00pm
September 30 – October 1, 2023 8:30am-6:00pm
October 2023 – March 2024
October 1, 2023 Independent Study Begins
October 20, 2023 5:00pm-9:00pm
October 21-22, 2023 8:30am-6:30pm
November 4-5, 2023 8:30am-6:00pm
December 2-3, 2023 8:30am-6:00pm
January 6-7, 2024 8:30am-6:00pm
February 3-4, 2024 8:30am-6:00pm
March 2-3, 2024 8:30am-6:00pm
March 30-31, 2024 8:30am-6:00pm
Regular Tuition: $4,000.00
*May 2023 Session Registration Deadline is April 1, 2023
*October 2023 Session Registration Deadline is October 1, 2023
*All applicants must complete the registration form here to begin the enrollment process
*WAE Trained & Certified Applicants Receive a $500 Discount
*GWI Yoga and Optimal Wellness Members receive a 5% Discount off Training
*Seasonal promotions that include training discounts may apply.
*Special Funding available through MyCAA for those who qualify, MyCAA tuition is $4,000.00. An $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
- 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
- Qigong and Energy Medicine
- Mindfulness: Application to Yoga, History, and Practice
- Sacred Commerce and Karma Yoga
Ayurveda and the Chakra Modality
- 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
- The Business of Yoga
- Assessing the best business framework for achieving your personal career goals
- The Be Well Way
Registration Closed for October 2022 Dates
October 1, 2022 Independent Study Begins
October 21, 2022 5:00pm-9:00pm
October 22-23, 2022 8:30am-6:30pm
November 5-6, 2022 8:30am-6:00pm
December 3-4, 2022 8:30am-6:00pm
January 7 – 8, 2023 8:30am-6:00pm
February 11-12, 2023 8:30am-6:00pm
March 11-12, 2023 8:30am-6:00pm
April 1-2, 2023 8:30am-6:00pm
Yoga Teacher Training Instructors
E-RYT 500, YACEP, iRest ® Level 1, RYS Owner/Director Guiding Wellness Institute, Inc.
Kelsy Timas is a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, Author, Therapist, Educator, and Speaker/Coach assisting the world in discovering and recovering a life in balance. A lifelong yoga practitioner with a professional background in Quality/Risk Management and Emergency Medicine, Kelsy is on a mission to serve humanity in their journey and return to holism through evidence based mind body practices that support effective performance, resilience and recovery in a life well lived.
Recognized as an industry leader and sought after as a subject matter expert, Kelsy invests her time and talents in people, organizations and communities looking for wellness solutions that move us toward a more productive and integrative world. Her 20+ years of clinical practice and teaching experience, evidence based holistic strategies and research experience, and network of over 300 students worldwide delivering the art of yoga and meditation are just a few of the accomplishments that testify Kelsy’s lifelong devotion to this powerful work. Kelsy’s drive and success can be
attributed to her deep desire and commitment to creating accessible and sustainable solutions that serve performance, resilience and recovery; pillars of support that allow people to create and live their best life. A natural entrepreneur and pioneering spirit that has never been afraid to create solutions needed in order to find “a better way”, and the sincere belief that she is in service of her life’s calling, Kelsy has blazed a trail that will support many generations to discover, recover and maintain their balance in an ever changing world.
Kelsy serves as the Program/QM Director and Lead Faculty for Warriors at Ease (WAE), was awarded the Outstanding Entrepreneur of the Year by Reeves Business school in 2019, the Owner and Director of GWI’s Registered Yoga School (RYS) and the Author of LIVE WELL Magazine and BE WELL Podcast.
Devoted to her role as a military spouse and her military family, Kelsy serves, directs and advises many non-profit organizations serving those who serve and their families that sacrifice so much. When she is not teaching or at work running her national operation, Kelsy spends time with her six dogs, her family and close friends, living the message of “Be well” she shares with the world. She is a connoisseur of coffee and french wine, loves cooking from her home potager and taking time for regular sunshine in nature and the outdoors, her favorite people call her “naynay”. Kelsy also enjoys reading, writing, pottery and house projects along with her deepest passions of yoga, meditation and mindfulness.
E- RYT 200, RYT 500, YACEP, Warriors at Ease Faculty & Level I iRest
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.
Additional Accredited Programs
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.
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.
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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Registration is open!
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.