200 Hour Yoga Certification

The Body Mind Being Institute is for those who want to use yoga in a field that helps people change themselves for the better and become empowered to live more authentic and meaningful lives. Our program is fully accredited by Yoga Alliance. Graduates will be required to complete an internship to demonstrate empowerment and embodiment.

The Body Mind Being Institute is more than just a certification or yoga class…it starts with a personal journey that begins a process from within one’s Self, without a prescription.  The wise, knowledgeable, authentic, guiding mentors and instructors, allow for the phenomenal connections and discernments between the individual, others, and the Divine Plan throughout the training.  Not only will you as a student or client discover higher plains unimaginable, but the alignment instilled along the way will bring one closer to a true essence in life.”  –Kelley

Our teacher training uniquely includes  Trauma-Informed and inclusive training.  This certification is not found at any other local yoga teacher training. These protocols are currently being utilized in private practices, hospitals, wellness centers, other health care facilities, prisons, addiction centers, and schools, both as stand-alone programs and as a complementary modality. 

2021 Immersion Participants.


The Body Mind Being’s modular training certification is designed with you in mind. Our Level-I certification is equivalent to a 200-RYT Teacher Training Programs accredited with Yoga Alliance. Our Level-I Body Mind Being 200 Hour Yoga Certification provides a comprehensive education in Hatha yoga teaching, which includes all eight limbs of yoga. This program will prepare you to offer a life-changing and deeply empowering instruction with skills to facilitate group sessions using our ten themes of transformation. Our program is for practitioners serious about initiating change in their life and in the world.

Starting in January of 2022 our Level-I and Level-II certifications will have two training tracts that a student can follow. One tract will offer a 2-day Michigan based weekend retreat. The price of the retreat is built into your registration for the Level I training. The second track is a Mexico Immersion at Pura Vida Eco Retreat Center where we spend 10-days immersed in nature and embodying the ancient yoga healing practices within yourself. With the nourishment your mind, body, and energy needs, you will find these practices easy to learn and become a part of you for lasting change.

What Makes Our Level I Program Unique
  1. We offer three levels of certification. Our modular program allows you to take classes at your own pace and when they fit into your busy life. Each Level allows for elective credits that allow you to customize your elective education to match your dharma. 
  2. Individual mentoring throughout your training. Our passionate instructors will be with your every step of your journey allowing space for you to grow, experience as well as providing leadership. Having a dedicated mentor allows for greater personal and educational growth during your training experience. 
  3. Immersion training opportunities. Starting in January of 2022 our Level I and Level II programs will have two training tracts that a student can follow. One tract will offer a 2-day Michigan based weekend retreat. The price of the retreat is built into your registration for the Level I training. The second track is a Yelapa Immersion program where you spend 10-days fully immersed in yoga training and does have an additional fee to join the immersion 10-day experience. 
  4. Registered yoga school with Yoga Alliance.  If you complete all of the core curriculum and elective hours to fulfill a Level I Body Mind Being 200 Hour Yoga Certification  you will be able to register with Yoga Alliance as a RYT-200. 
  5. Room to continue on in your education with The Body Mind Being Institute. Because our modular program allows for individual modulus to be completed at your own pace that means that you can fulfil requirements for our Level II and Level III program alongside fulfilling a Level I certification. This is what sets The Body Mind Being Institute apart from other yoga training schools. 

Who are our trainings geared towards: 

  1. Practitioners serious about initiating change in their life and in the world.
  2. Aspiring yoga teachers looking to add to their credentials or pursuing a RYT-200 designation from Yoga Alliance. 
  3. Existing RYT-200 seeking a RYT-500 via our Level II or Level III certifications. 
  4. Existing RYT’s who are seeking Continuing Education Credits. 
  5. Our program is for practitioners serious about initiating change in their life and in the world.

Foundations of Yoga for Transformation Section I
How to structure an intentional yoga class. Therapeutic yoga, kramas, The components of an intelligent yoga class. Themed class design. Teaching methodology, cueing, ethics, boundaries, orientation, finding your authentic voice, and empowerment, embodiment, invitation language.

Therapeutic yoga, kramas, The components of an intelligent yoga class. Themed class design. Teaching methodology, cueing, ethics, boundaries, orientation, finding your authentic voice, and empowerment, embodiment, invitation language. 

Embodiment/Transformational Process.

Learn about your own innate resiliency and embodiment. Learn how to facilitate a present moment experience and all the necessary competencies to help your students live a more authentic and meaningful life. Explore the transformational process to facilitate a system that a person holds as a basis for self-awareness, the interpretation of life, and overarching purpose in life. Going through and guiding one of our classes is like slowly peeling the onion. Alternatively, healing and moving through the many layers (koshas).


Holistic Anatomy 101 Movement & Subtle Body
Prana – our life force energy, is one of the most potent ways to reclaim and potentially bring a being into balance. This course covers the theory, structure, and in-depth practice of prāṇāyāma for health, healing, and meditation – the techniques and anatomy which utilize the breath for purification and energy cultivation. It also covers developing your own practice. Learn about the rhythm, flow and moving with the breath through kriya. How to utilize the 5 Vayus, the essential energetic flows in the body. as well as developing and maintaining a personal practice.


Yoga Philosophy/Mediation
Self-Care, Kriyas, Yamas, Nyamas, History of yoga, and Prakriti/Purusha.


The Esoteric Body (Chakras)
Learning Bodies (Posture, Body Assessment, Appreciating Uniqueness of Different Body Types). Energy medicine.

Kids Yoga
Get in touch with your inner child. This class will take your yoga knowledge and provide real life examples of how you can incorporate play, music and books to bring the benefits of yoga to children ages 5-18. We will explore the differences between, kids, tween and teen yoga classes as well as mindfulness activities appropriate for each age. You will get an opportunity to teach kids focused mindfulness activities and yoga. We will explore the P.E.A.C.E yoga method developed by instructor Rachel Crowther to promote peace and love in all your kids yoga classes.


101- Trauma & The Emotional Body, Trauma Informed Yoga Educator
The body speaks what the mind often cannot. Every experience we have in life is processed through our physical bodies. Experiences with trauma creates patterns of disconnection from the wisdom in our bodies. In this course, we will practice witnessing how our own experiences are manifesting in our bodies and our lives. Witnessing our own journey is ultimately what prepares us to witness and guide the journey of another. 

The layers from trauma can vary in complexity and needs. Taking into account the whole person, we teach an experiential process over a prescription. In this training, you will learn to facilitate an inquiry of presence and deep listening to the body. This inquiry allows the clients or students to explore the skills and abilities needed to find their own way to cope with trauma-related symptoms, and the supportive space to reclaim their bodies and their lives.

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