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 that exceeds the industry standard and minimum requirements set by Yoga Alliance, enhancing your own wellness experience.

Enrollment opens January 1, 2024!

July – December 2024

July 1, 2024  Independent Study Begins

July 19, 2024 5:00pm-9:00pm

July 20-21, 2024  8:30am-6:00pm

August 3, 2024. LAB  10:30am-12:30pm

August 10-11, 2024  8:30am-6:00pm

August 24-25, 2024  8:30am-6:00pm

September 21-22, 2024  8:30am-6:00pm

October 5, 2024  LAB  10:30am-12:30pm

October 19-20, 2024  8:30am-6:00pm

October 26, 2024 LAB 10:30am-12:30pm

November 16-17, 2024  8:30am-6:00pm

November 23, 2024 LAB 10:30am-12:30pm

December 14-15, 2024  8:30am-6:00pm

Regular Tuition: $4,000.00 

*July 2024 Session Registration Deadlin is July 1, 2024

*All applicants must complete the registration form here to begin the enrollment process

*Registration Tuition Includes a Be Well Online Membership 

*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
    • 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

Enrollment Closed

August 2023 – February 2024

Yoga Teacher Training Instructors

Kelsy Timas

Kelsy Timas

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 served as the Program/QM Director and Lead Faculty for Warriors at Ease (WAE) for six years, 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.

Additional Accredited Programs

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).

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.