200 Hour Teacher Training


200HR Teacher Training
June 2014 -Jan 2015


Yoga Alliance Certified, YogaHome’s 200-Hour Foundation Certification program is for aspiring teachers, as well as those who wish to deepen their practice. The program presents a well-rounded foundation in the principles of asana, pranayama, meditation, and yoga philosophy. Basic anatomy, wise sequencing (vinyasa krama) will also be explored. Graduates will also acquire the skills to structure a class that meets students’ varying needs. YogaHome invites you to experience a 200-hour immersion into the timeless art and healing of of yoga. Course work will include: Yoga Philosophy, Principles of Asana Energetics , Vinyasa Krama & Dynamic Flow, Restorative and Modified Asanas, History of Hatha Yoga, 8 Limbs of Yoga, Meditation, Pranayama, Anatomy/Physiology, Developing a contemplative lifestyle, Energy systems Chakras and Prana Vayus.

Summer Intensives:

May 17th- Morning Practice and Opening Ceremony


June- 4 day Intensive- 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th

Philosophical Frame work of Modern Hatha Yoga/Vinyasa/Ashtangha/Iyengar Yoga

~ Yoga in the West: Context of Yoga in America: Kundalini: Yoga for the West

~  Asana- Functionality and Form, subtle energy pathways, healing qualities of Asana

Bandhas, Kriyas and Energetic Intelligence-(first 5 limbs)

Discussion of the 8 limbs- partial study of Yoga Sutras


July Self- Care, Sva Sadana, Taking your practice off the mat

July 14th-18th- Juice and kitchari Cleanse (Monday-Friday) Establishing intentions and rituals to clean and purify the body/mind- MINDFUL CONSUMPTION


July Weekend Intensive: 18th, 19th, 20th

Anatomy and Energetic Adjustments

Pranayama: energetics of the breath, Breath Awareness, Pranayama set-ups and daily pranayama practices 

Effective use of props and the subjectivity of Anatomy

Restorative Asana (Iyengar Methodology) 


August Weekend: 15th, 16th, 17th 

Meditation: Various approaches from several yogic/Buddhist systems. Study of Swami Radha Sivanada meditation techniques

Subtle Body and the Inner world: Chakras-Nadis-Prana in relationship to Asana, Pranayama and Meditation


October Weekend: 3rd – 5th


Bio: Richard Rosen

Began his study of yoga in 1980 and is a graduate of the B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga Institute in San Francisco. In 1987, he cofounded the Piedmont Yoga Studio in Oakland, California, where he still teaches today and serves as its director. He also serves on the boards of the California Yoga Teachers Association and the Yoga Dana Foundation, which supports Northern California teachers bringing yoga to under-served populations, such as at-risk and incarcerated youth and disabled students.

Rosen teaches with New York City’s Urban Zen Integrative Therapy program, in which trains yoga practitioners to work in health-care settings to teach patients in-bed yoga postures and movements, restorative poses, breath awareness, and meditation to address common patient symptoms of pain, anxiety, nausea, insomnia.

A prolific author, Richard Rosen is contributing editor for Yoga Journal, where he publishes feature articles, book reviews, and a variety of columns. Since 1990, he has been the magazine’s audio/video review columnist, reviewing more than 300 yoga videos to date. He is also author of The Yoga of Breath, a beginners’ guide to pranayama; Yoga for 50+, a manual for older beginners, and Pranayama Beyond the Fundamentals, an intermediate guide to yogic breathing. His most recent book is Original Yoga, which explores the original practices of hatha yoga.


Vow of Mauna (Silence): Date TBD

One Day the group will take a Vow of Mauna

- Living Mindfully with Layla and Ashley


November: 14th, 15th, 16th 

Connecting the Dots, Listening to the Inner Voice, Linking the head and the heart

January 16th, 17th, 18th -

Closing weekend, teaching practicums, and ceremonial group practice

Graduation Ceremony January 11th


200 Training Requirements: 

*** 2 classes a week @ YogaHome with Ashley Hunt,  Karen Johns,  Layla Gilman

*** Assisting/adjusting/observing open public classes

*** Mandatory attendance to all 200HR weekends, one weekend can be missed. Extra time will need to be spent in the studios.

*** Book reviews and Discussions

*** Transcriptions of class recordings

*** Final project/classes taught/blog writings/testimonials/sharing experiences/performance art piece/planning a workshop- taking your yoga into the world…


Required Reading:

Moving Toward Balance By: Rodney Yee

The Devi of Speech By: Swami Radha

Living Your Yoga By: Judith Lasater

Be Free Where You Are: Thich Naht Han

Shambhala Encyclopedia of Yoga: G. Feuerstein

Light on Yoga: B.K.S Iyengar

YogaHome 200Hr Workbook/Manual By: Ashley Hunt

Perks: Unlimited classes at YogaHome and Drishtiq | You are eligible for unlimited free classes at all YogaHome studios from the first day of teacher training through the day of graduation.


$ 3,200.00 – Full Tuition

$250.00  non-refudiable Deposit due by April 15th (please drop off @ YogaHome Oakley Location)

Payment Options:

- Early Bird Discount of $200 off Full tuition if paid by April 30th 

- Full Tuition due by May 17, no discount

PLEASE EMAIL: ashley@yogahome.net for application, and more information.

Primary Teachers: 


_MG_5335S. Ashley Hunt- Director of YogaHome Teacher Training

Owner of YogahOMe, E-RYT-500, Urban Zen Integrative Therapist, Reiki 

Ashley has her Bachelors of Arts in Hinduism and Buddhism from Trinity College, CT. She continues her graduate studies at The Goddard College in the Individualized Masters of Arts program with a concentration in Consciousness Studies and Transpersonal Psychology. Ashley has been teaching yoga, in yoga studios and within academia. In 2010  Ashley taught her own Yoga Philosophy curriculum to Trinity College undergraduates. A class formatted to the setting of a liberal arts New England college where the academic study of yogic ideology is coupled with the practice of yogic techniques. Ashley is also an Urban Zen Integrative Therapist and has contributed to UZIT programs over seas. Urban Zen is a movement founded by Donna Karen headed by Rodney and Colleen Yee that brings  therapeutic healing modalities into medical spheres. In 2009 she completed a 1,500 hour Yoga Development Course, immersed in the teachings of Swami Sivanada Radha at Yashodhara Ashram. Ashley has also studied yoga therapy at KYM while studying with Erica Kaufman, in Chennai, India. Ashley is a Reiki practitioner and continues to deepen her own understanding through her work with essential oils. She has taken many a master training with Para Yoga-Rod Styker, and deeply respects the authenticity and clarity of Rodney Yee, Colleen Yee, Roshi Joan Halifax, Richard Freeman and Richard Rosen’s teachings through her work with Urban Zen Integrative Therapy. Blessings and love to Turner Hunt, Tracy Hunt and Ducky Hunt, Ashley’s family will forever be in her heart.

“Bringing about radical change in the human being, brings about radical change in the structure of humanity, and the world.”- J. Krishnamurti

layla bio picLayla Gilman RYT-500 YogaHome

Layla completed her  200HR YogaHome Teacher Training in 2009, and her 500HR YogaHome Teacher Training in May of 2014. Layla has been guiding students in the sacred space of YogaHome since 2009. For nearly a decade prior she practiced yoga throughout Cincinnati before finally finding her community at YogaHome. Layla loves creating community and connecting with people and her gentle flow classes reflect her welcoming, inclusive, laid-back style. Striving for balance in her own life, Layla’s yoga practice brings profound peace and grace to an often hectic and sometimes overwhelming life. For Layla a great class means sharing breath and laughter, a little sweat, and sometimes even a few tears. She is passionate about creating an open, non-threatening environment in her classes and welcomes everyone to come to the mat and explore all yoga has to offer.


Guest Teachers: 

Felix Lopez:

Felix started to learn and practice Vipassana meditation at Wat Buddharangsi (Miami Buddhist Temple) under the guidance of the senior monk Ajarn Surachett.

He continued practicing meditation for some time with the teacher NIm Chaichana at Synergy yoga and healing center, in Miami Beach, Florida.

Felix experienced a series of transformative spiritual awakenings in his journeys through Asia (Thailand, India, and Nepal.) During these trips, he devoted himself to learning the Meditations and Healing Techniques that are at the heart of his work today as a Prajnic Healer and Spiritual Teacher.

While in India, Felix dedicated himself to the study of Pranic Healing, Pranic Psychotherapy, Pranic Crystal Healing, Arhatic Yoga and became certified as a Pranic Healer by the Pranic Healing Home in Chennai, India. Felix was also initiated as an Abhyasi at the Ram Chandra Mission in Calcutta, India where he learned The Sahaj Marg system.

During his trip to Thailand, He was trained at one of Thailand’s most famous Buddhist Temples, the 16 Floors High Dragon Tower Buddhist temple (also known as The Sampran Temple or Wat Sampran) and had the opportunity to travel to the northernmost provinces of Thailand, Chiang Rai, and lived among the native hill tribe people, cultivating and refining his skills as a healer.

In other trips to India, he also received training in Vipassana Meditation, Anapanasati Meditation, Metta Bhavana Meditation, at Urgyen Sangharakshita Meditation Center in Warakwadi, Dist Nanded, India with Dhammachari Chandrabodhi Kondiba Kunte.

He just returned from Thailand were he was trained as a Samanera Monk under the guidance of Phra Chuntawongso and Phra Piyadhammo at the Wat Sri Boen Ruang Temple in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand.

From his travels Felix had gathered a vast diversity of knowledge from which a completely unique healing art sprung forth called Prajnic Healing.