JOIN US IN PERSON OR TUNE IN LIVE FOR OUR first Info Session, July 10TH AT 7:15!!!

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
You can also dial in using your phone. United States: +1 (571) 317-3122. Access Code: 797-272-957.
First GoToMeeting? Let's do a quick system check: 



School of

Philosophy &



200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

This transformative 200 hour Yoga teacher training will take you on a journey from the ancient east to the conventional west. We will Explore the way we look at our Human experience and learn new ways to engage it. Discover where your symptoms have become your teachers of how to move, how to rest, & how to live. Through self study and discovery, you will be learning how to help others do the same. Free from dogma, we will pull from many different schools of thought and help you find your own unique teaching voice. This program is appropriate for any and all human beings interested in embarking on a deep study of mindfulness in all aspects of life. From novices to practitioners we are all beginners and all are welcome!


Graduate from this 6 month program with the confidence to teach and the opportunities to do so!

Free Info Sessions with Lead Teachers

  • Wednesday, July 10th, 7:15-8pm

  • Wednesday, Aug 14th, 7:15-8pm

  • Wednesday, Sept 11th, 7:15-8pm

50% off UNLIMITED YOGA & ALL INCLUSIVE RETREAT INCLUDED! Retreat is in Berkeley Springs, VA for your convenience!

Branda Norris Teaching at The Olney Farmers and Artisan Market

Branda Norris Teaching at The Olney Farmers and Artisan Market

Course Curriculum

"Be your own Guru" - Taylor

"Be your own Guru" - Taylor

  • Historic & Conventional Eastern Traditions

  • Western Interpretations & Connection

  • Patanjali’s 8 Limbs of Yoga

  • Chinese 5 Elements

  • Anatomy & Physiology

  • Functional Movement

  • Technique & Training Practices

  • Learning & Teaching Styles

  • Teaching Methodologies

  • Philosophy, Life Style, & Ethics

  • Breath Technique (Pranayama)

  • Skilled Listening

  • Cultivating a Healing Presence

  • Honoring the Body's Language

  • Symptomology & Pathology

  • Observation of the Body in Action

  • Kirtan (Chanting) & Mantra

  • Sanskrit & Language Choices

  • Special Topics (Yin, Nidra, Qi Gong)

  • Special Populations

  • Vocal and Physical Adjustments

  • The Business of Yoga




Course Work & Practices  

  • 22 Weeks

  • 20 Wednesdays (Available Online)

  • 5 Weekends

  • 1 Retreat - October 19, 20

  • 2 Yoga or Meditation classes per week

  • 1 hour Home Study each week

  • 30 day Seva

  • 30 day Sadhana

  • Attend an unfamiliar spiritual event

  • Mentor-ship

  • Case Studies

  • Written Exam & Practicum



Required Literature

  • The Spring 200 Hour Training Handbook - Included in Training

  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali - Any Author

  • The Dhamapada - Any Author

  • The Bhagavad Gita - Eknath Easwaran

  • Yoga Anatomy - Leslie Kaminoff

  • Becoming A Healing Presence - Tom Balles

  • Medicine Words: Language of Love for The Treatment Room of Life - Dianne Connelly


Dates & Times

2019 Fall/Winter dates

Wednesday's 7p-9:30p;  1 weekend/month Saturday & Sunday 12p-9p

  • September 18, 21, 22, 25

  • October 2, 9, 16, 19*, 20*, 23, 30 *Retreat Weekend

  • November 6, 13, 16, 17, 27

  • December 4, 11, 14, 15, 18

  • January 8, 15, 18, 19, 22, 29

  • February 5, 12, 15, 16, 19


The Yoga Teacher Training is unique to other courses in that it includes 50% off of UNLIMITED YOGA at The Spring during the teacher training for those trainees who intend to become certified!

Early Bird Pricing! Sign up before July 11th & Save $300! $350 nonrefundable deposit PLUS one payment of $2,149 

Yoga On Tap at The Brookeville Beer Farm

Yoga On Tap at The Brookeville Beer Farm

Option 1: $350 nonrefundable deposit PLUS 1 Payment of $2,449

Option 2:$350 nonrefundable deposit PLUS 3 Payments of $916

Option 3: for students who do not wish to receive a RYT-200 certificate:  $350 nonrefundable deposit PLUS 1 Payment of $1949

Deposit: to reserve your space a deposit of $350 is due upon being accepted to the program.

Apply for a $500 scholarship!

Send us an essay explaining why you want to join our program, how you intend to use your certification upon graduating, and what unique qualities you will bring to the group! Email us your essay to The scholarship will be awarded on August 15!



Meet your Teachers!


Taylor Fury


Program Director, Owner of The Spring, Licensed Integrative Nutritionist, Yoga Instructor Educator, Culinary Explorer

Taylor found yoga in 2010 and earned her first of three teaching certification in 2011. She realized almost immediately, how a balanced practice could connect the mind, body, and spirit in a way that supported her own body's innate ability to heal. Since beginning her journey in the world of natural health, Taylor has acquired a Master of Science in Nutrition and Integrative Health, gone through 2 additional yoga teacher training's, and is currently in the process of obtaining her Herbalist Guild Certificate. She now teaches a wide range of classes including all levels of Vinyasa, Yin, Gentle, Yoga Nidra, Meditation and Nutrition classes that help everyone find the practices that are right for them. Taylor is committed to teaching future teachers how learn from their own experience to guide them in supporting their future students!

bio pic.jpg

Kevin Platt

YTT Educator, Yoga Instructor, Thai Massage, Acro Yogi

Yoga found Kevin just after being diagnosed with a spinal infection in 2009 as he was searching for ways to heal and move mindfully. His background and interest in Exercise Science, Massage Therapy, Art Exploration, and Men's Group Work (Mankind Project) have helped him to heal and integrate lessons within his own body as well as provide a path of sharing these lessons through teaching. Kevin’s classes are a soulful, energetic expressions of life and yoga. He allows space and intention for creative expression and development of ones own yogic practice, while celebrating the connection we each bring as individuals into one community. His connection to intention and meditation is clear and allows each yogi to know themselves on a deeper level. Kevin delights in all kinds of movement, play, and stillness and it definitely shows through his teachings embedded in the program.


Christa Sperry


YTT Educator, Teacher, Registered Massage Therapist, Yoga Instructor, Fire Spinner

Christa has been practicing yoga for over 15 years and incorporates Yogic, Buddhist, Taoist, and Western thought alongside asana, meditation, and humor to create a well-rounded yoga experience in the classroom and in the treatment room. She believes everyone, regardless of ability, age, or circumstance, can benefit from a multifaceted yoga practice. Yoga has so much more to offer than simply touching one's toes - it is a fully integrated mind-body science and art. Yoga is a gift and she is forever grateful for it. "It is in that spirit I come to my mat as teacher and student." -Christa. Christa is committed to guiding future teachers on an exploration of the body, mind, and spirit through multiple schools of thought. 

Meet your Guest Speakers!

Smita Patel, R.Ph - Ayurvedic Practitioner, Pharmacist, Owner of Smeeta's Wellness Center in Highland, MD

Tom Balles, MAc, LAc, Dipl Ac, CH - Acupuncturist, Author of Becoming A Healing Presence

Karuna Kristjanson, LCSW, MAC- Clinical Social Worker, Kundalini Yoga Teacher, Reiki Master

Clark Mollenhoff, MAc, LAc - Acupuncturist, Owner of The Spring Yoga & Natural Health Center


Have more questions? 

Free Info Sessions:

  • Wednesday, July 10th, 7:15-8pm

  • Wednesday, Aug 14th, 7:15-8pm

  • Wednesday, Sept 11th, 7:15-8pm


Read what some of our graduates have to say!

Working with the Spring has been a tremendous experience. I’d definitely recommend their teacher training program to anyone who is looking to have a deeper relationship with yoga, themselves and the world.” -W

“The teachers at The Spring created an environment where every student felt supported. I learned so much from each of the teachers, and it was an experience that I will treasure and honor for the rest of my life. I walked away from the training feeling inspired, and wanting to learn so much more, while also feeling like The Spring helped me to build a strong foundation.” -H

“This RYT-200 was a well-rounded introduction to all aspects of Yoga and asana. The teachers all brought the best of themselves to share with the group and this made it really special.” -M