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Teacher Training

  • “Yoga is a light which once lit will never dim. The better the practice, the brighter the flame.”
  • –B.K.S.Iyengar–

200-Hour Teacher Training

Our traditional 200-hour teacher training is a Yoga Alliance-approved curriculum that focuses on all 8 limbs of the practice including adjustments, alignment, anatomy, philosophy and basic Sanksrit vocabulary to teach an all-level Power Yoga/Vinyasa Flow Class. While most students complete the training with a desire to teach, regardless of the outcome, the training is an empowering experience of self-discovery physically, emotionally and spiritually. Students are required to read several books and complete written homework.

  • *Please note, 500 hours are required to teach at Hilltop Yoga. During the 200-hour training, students may be invited to continue on to receive the additional hours needed. The cost of the additional hours is not included in the cost for the 200-Hour HYTTP.

  • Fall 2018 200-Hour Program through Hilltop Yoga at Muskegon Yoga Center September 8 – December 16, 2018 (8 weekends of training)

    Attendance required each of the weekends of training at all of the following times: bi-weekly Saturdays 7am-5pm with a lunch break and every Sunday 9-11am. *Training dates, schedule and times are subject to change at any time. Upon being accepted, a final schedule will be communicated to you.*


    $2,750 ($500 deposit plus $2,250 tuition). Additional costs may include books, workshop requirements, and private sessions. Requirements can be completed at your own pace.

    Click here to apply for the Fall 2018 200 hour program at Muskegon Yoga.

    Save $1,000 when you commit to training all 500 hours at once! Email Katy Joe at hilltop@hilltopyoga.com for details.

    • *Training dates, schedule and times are subject to change at any time. Upon being accepted, a final schedule will be communicated to you.*

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About Hilaire

After completing the Yoga Works teacher training with Maty Ezraty in Los Angeles in the 90s, Hilltop owner and founder Hilaire Lockwood moved back to Michigan to open Hilltop Yoga, where she has offered her traditional, holistic and alignment-based teacher training programs for over a decade. Celebrating 27 years of practicing yoga and meditation, Hilaire’s teachings empower students to dive deeper into their practice and discover the wisdom, beauty and strength that lies within.

The Hilltop Yoga Teacher Training Program (HYTTP) is registered with Yoga Alliance as a 200-, 300- and 500-hour Registered Yoga School (RYS) and as a Registered Prenatal Yoga School (RPYS). We are Michigan’s ONLY RYS 500 and one of only two Prenatal Yoga Schools in the state.

Learn more about Hilaire: http://www.hilltopyoga.com/about/staff/