Yoga Teacher Training


Body Language offers Yoga Teacher training in two segments, one in the fall and one in the spring. Take the required steps towards earning your Certification as a Yoga Teacher. Yoga Alliance 200 RYT certification is awarded upon completion of both the Better Backs Segment (Spring) and the Ashtanga/Vinyasa Segment (Fall).
Body Language Fitness and Yoga Center Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher Training Program

About Your Teacher

Yoga Alliance Teacher Training Certification   Andrea von Behren, R.D. is the owner of Body Language since 1997. She is an A.C.E. Certified Fitness Instructor, Registered Dietitian and Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher.  Andrea’s decision to bring yoga to Body Language was driven by her personal experience with the power of yoga in her own life. After seeking medical attention from 12 doctors to treat her fibromyalgia, Andrea discovered yoga in 1997.  With continuity of practice, all her symptoms of this debilitating muscular disease have been alleviated, helping her to see that yoga was able to provide the balance she needed to offset her busy life and active fitness regimen.  Motivated by the transformation in her life, she decided to bring yoga to Body Language. She is passionate in her attempt to encourage her students to balance their fitness programs and manage the stress in their lives with the practice of yoga.

Areas of Study

The areas of study will include (but are not limited) to the following:

Teaching Methodology
  • Principles of Adjustments-observing, verbal and hands-on 
  • Posture breakdowns and flow sequencing
  • Setting the class tone and building of class themes

Anatomy and Physiology
  • Human anatomy and physiology 
  • Alignment and contraindications
  • Energy Anatomy and physiology (Chakras and Nidras)

Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics
  • Study and application of yoga philosophies 
  • Yoga for depression and anxiety
  • Mind body awareness and fulfillment

Techniques, Training and Practice
  • Primary Series-asana, vinyasa, and half vinyasa
  • Short Form Ashtanga
  • diaphragmatic/Complete breathing
  • Class observation, adjustments and feedback classes


  • $1650 for Segment- Ashtanga/Vinyasa   100 hour Yoga Teacher Training
  • $1650 for Segment Better Backs            100 hour Yoga Teacher Training

*Certification:  Yoga Alliance 200 RYT certification awarded upon completion of both 100 hour Better Backs Segment and 100 hour Ashtanga/Vinyasa Segment
Price Includes
  • 2 months of unlimited classes
  • Training manual
  • 20% discount on yoga accessories and books
  • 20% discount on all Body Language Logo apparel and accessories

Complete the Teacher Training Form for more information



Early Registration Special!

                         Save $200

$1450 if registered and paid in full before                    September 1st, 2017

Interested in Yoga Teacher training?


Fall 2017
Yoga Teacher Training 

Ashtanga/Vinyasa Session


Starts September 17th, 2017

                      INTENDED SCHEDULE
Sunday        Sept 17th       1:00-4:00 PM
Saturday      Sept 23rd       1:00-4:00 PM
Sunday        Sept 24th       1:00-3:30 PM
                                     6:00-8:30 PM
Saturday      Sept 30th       1:00-3:00 PM
Sunday        Oct 1st            1:00-3:00 &
                                           6:30-8:30 PM
Saturday      Oct 7th         12:00-2:00 PM                  
Sunday        Oct 8th           2:00-4:30 &
                                           6:30-8:00 PM
Saturday      Oct 14th        1:00-3:00 PM
Sunday        Oct 15th         1:00-3:30 &
                                           6:30-8:00 PM
Saturday      Oct 21st         1:00-3:00 PM
Sunday        Oct 22nd         1:00-3:00 &
                                           6:30-8:00 PM
Saturday      Oct 28th         1:00-3:30 PM
Sunday        Oct 29th          1:00-3:00 &
                                           6:30-8:00 PM
Saturday      Nov 4th          1:00-4:00 PM
Sunday        Nov 5th           1:00-4:30  &
                                           6:30-8:00 PM
Saturday      Nov 11th        2:00-4:30 PM
Sunday        Nov 12th        2:00-4:30 PM
Saturday      Nov 18th        1:00-3:00 PM
Sunday        Nov 19th        1:00-4:00 PM

Required Reading


Power Yoga:                           Beryl Bender Birch
Ashtanga Yoga,:                     Larry Shulz
The Path to Holistic Health:  BKS Iyengar
Anatomy of Movement:        Blandine Calais-Germain
Anatomy of Yoga:                  Dr. Abigail Elsworth

Optional Reading:

Yoga for your
Spiritual Muscles:                R. Schaeffer
Living Your Yoga:                Judith Lasater**
Jiva Mutki                           Shron Gannon/David Life

**Books available at Body Language

Spring 2018 
Yoga Teacher Training

Better Backs Session


Starts March 2018

Schedule To Be Announced

Required Reading
Better Backs

Healing Back Pain:                   John Sarno**
Mind Body Prescription:           John Sarno**
Back Care Basics:                    Mary Pullig Schatz
Science of Breath:                   Yogi Ramacharaka
Heart of Yoga:                         TKV Desikachar
Spirit & Practice of Moving
into Stillness:                          Erich Schiffmann

**Books available at Body Language

Yoga Teacher Training at Body Language Yoga & Fitness Center
Yoga Teacher Training at Body Language Yoga & Fitness Center
Yoga Teacher Training at Body Language Yoga & Fitness Center





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