200-Hour Teacher Training Program

  • Bija Retreats & The Yoga Bar Bija Retreats & The Yoga Bar
  • 701 Park Ave, Newport KY 41071
  • Sep 19, 2019 - Feb 9, 2020 (144 days)
  • $2,950.00 - Certification - Full course paid in full by September 15, 2019 $2,250.00 - Module Workshops / Personal Development (no certification) $500.00 - Monthly Payment Option - Deposit + 5 Monthly payments of $500 $2,500.00 - Monthly Payment Plan B

About This Event

Founded in 2010 Bija Yoga School at The Yoga Bar has graduated many of the area’s most respected and knowledgeable yoga teachers. 

We practice so that we might be healthy in body, calm in mind, useful in daily life, and then, we long to inspire the same in others.

Take the seat of the teacher.

The Yoga Bar/ Bija’s 200-Hour Yoga Certification is a comprehensive yoga teacher training program with ten years of experience certifying some of the Midwest’s most beloved teachers. Through our practical curriculum, we create a foundation for teaching yoga skillfully and effectively.

At Bija we embrace a holistic approach to yoga, combining the wisdom of traditional yoga practices with contemporary understandings of the body. The yoga taught is not another ‘style’ of Yoga but draws from the healing traditions of the Sri T Krishnamacharya lineage.

Our Yoga Alliance Certified RYT-200 hour training qualifies you to teach in the U.S. and all over the world.

Bija’s teachers possess deep knowledge offered in the tradition of parampara, and their passion for teaching means that they teach from the heart. Students and teachers create an accepting environment for learning and transformation.

Is this the course for me?

This fulfilling and life-changing journey is for both those who wish to teach yoga and those who feel drawn to embark on a personal journey of self-inquiry and personal-development.

Each of our trainings has a blend of students with the desire to become yoga teachers and gain our internationally recognized RYT-200 Yoga Teaching qualification, and students who do not wish to be yoga teachers but have a sincere desire to deepen their own knowledge and understanding of Yoga and Self

If your desire is to teach, the training will provide you with the knowledge and confidence to lead classes and private lessons. You will gain the skills to teach safe and engaging classes to share your love of yoga with the world.

For all students, this training provides an incredible opportunity to connect to your true nature, embrace new relationships and acquire tools to empower you to move through life with greater joy, passion, and ease, all while being fully supported by a like-minded group of yogis and new friends.

The entire experience was beautiful and powerful! I came here looking for some downtime and to have an adventure. I left feeling very centered and grateful for the gift of this week. - Angie, USA

Venue Highlights

Bija Retreats has been guiding yogis around the world for more than a decade. We specialize in leading mindfulness excursions in some of the most spiritual, beautiful, and auspicious places in the world. We never host a retreat somewhere our founder Rachel Roberts has not already been to and explored. Guests can rest assured that we have done all the leg work to find the best excursions, the most immersive rituals and the finest locations available. When you book a Bija retreat you are freed of the burden of planning and decision making and completely open to resting, renewing and rejuvenating while experiencing the culture and uniqueness of the places we visit.

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  • David Levy   November 04, 2019

      Newbie falls in love (with yoga)

    The location and time of year paired to make everything extremely pleasant. The grounds had a lovely location for us to do our twice-daily practice and then had so much more to offer in terms of delicious food, lovely pools, natural thermal waters, tubing and zip-lining opportunities, a spa, and a delightful staff. The weather cooperated the entire time and the wildlife was abundant. If anything could be improved with the facilities, it would be the addition of ceiling fans as a little air movement could go a long way at times. As for the yoga practice itself... I have participated in yoga one or two other times in my life. I went on this retreat more to take a trip with my "better half" and originally did not intend to do the practices (or maybe just check out the meditations), but finally decided to give it a go and I'm very glad I did! While I might have benefited from a primer with some yoga 101 poses (child's pose, warrior 2, etc.), nothing was so difficult that I couldn't grasp from sneaking a peak at Rachel, our instructor, when I had a question. Speaking of our instructor, she was incredibly attentive to anyone's needs during the practice. If she saw me looking confused or struggling with a pose/movement, she would provide more clarity and/or offer alternative methods to accomplish some of the same things. I felt very well cared for! I definitely plan to pursue some more yoga and meditation, thanks to how accessible I now realize it is. It will be a shame to do it in a studio instead of the jungles of Costa Rica, but I'm game!

  • Michelle Reynolds   November 04, 2019

      Rio Perdido - Costa Rican retreat

    I had an absolutely amazing experience with Rachel and Bija Retreats in Costa Rica. The location and venue was simply beautiful. It's clear that Rachel spends the time to curate the retreat experience prior to our arrival. Yoga practice and meditation are themed for the week for the group, but also individually tailored as needed. The retreat was the perfect balance of yoga practice, meditation, self care, and fun. This is my second retreat with Bija Retreats and I recommend them to everyone!

  • Lorraine Ragni Horine   April 16, 2019

      Wonderful Retreat!

    LOVED this retreat. We did different practices each day that were all really nice. The meditative hike around Rose Lake and the firepit forgiveness exercise was great too. ALL meals were fantastic!

  • Shauna Kruse   October 30, 2017

      Yoga Retreat - Hocking Hills

    What an amazing weekend! The Cedar Falls Inn and Spa was a great place to stay. They have cabins, yurts and rooms at the Inn. The restaurant had great food and a good wine list. Lots of hiking in the area and the owners and staff are a pleasure to work with. The Yoga retreat was fantastic!!! Jessica was our instructor and led us through a fabulous weekend of yoga, mediation and discussion. We also had lots of free time to explore the area or hang out in your room under a blanket reading a book. I will definitely be back.

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We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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