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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 11th, 7:15-8:15pm
  • Wednesday, Aug 15th, 7:15-8:15pm
  • Wednesday, September 12th, 7:15-8:15pm
UNLIMITED YOGA & ALL INCLUSIVE RETREAT INCLUDED! Retreat is within a 2 hour drive 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 - To Be Announced
  • 2 Yoga or Meditation classes per week
  • 1 hour Home Study each week
  • 30 day Seva
  • 30 day Sadhana
  • Attend an unfamiliar spiritual event
  • Mentorship
  • 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
  • Dancing with 10,000 Things - Tom Balles
  • Medicine Words: Language of Love for The Treatment Room of Life - Dianne Connelly


Dates & Times

2018 Fall/Winter dates

Wednesday's 7p-10p;  1 weekend/month Saturday & Sunday 12p-9p

  • September 19, 22, 23, 26
  • October 3, 10, 17, 20*, 21*, 24                            *Retreat Weekend
  • November 7, 14, 17, 18, 28
  • December 5, 12, 15, 16, 19
  • January 2, 9, 16, 19, 20, 23, 30
  • February 6, 13, 16, 17, 20


The Yoga Teacher Training is unique to other courses in that it includes 6 months 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.



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!

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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. 

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Daniel Kemp

M.Ac., L.A.c

YTT Educator, Acupuncturist, Massage Therapist, Travelor

Integrating the insights of both Chinese medicine and Ayurveda, Daniel uses acupuncture, diet, yoga, bodywork and other methodologies to bring about a comprehensive healing approach. Setting off at a young age he embarked on a near seven year journey that brought him into contact with a diverse array of cultures and characters. After teaching and studying several years in Taiwan he journeyed to the South Pacific where he lived for some years in the Kingdom of Tonga. Here he was privileged to live with a medicine woman and her family who, through chanting, prayers, and the use of herbs, was able to bring much healing to Daniel as well as to countless others who sought her care. Through his travels and teachers he met along the way he was inspired to return to university, to acquire a bachelor’s degree in Culture, Science, and Healing after-wards attending a year of massage school. In 2010 he graduated from Tai Sophia with a Master’s in Acupuncture and has been trained in India to teach Hatha Yoga as well as other principles of Yoga and Ayurveda including Shirodhara and Abhyanga massage. He has been practicing Shiatsu and Thai Yoga massage and teaching yoga for over 8 years now.

Meet your Guest Speakers!

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

Dianne Connelly - Ph.D, M.Ac, L.Ac. - Acupuncturist, Published Author, Wordily Public Speaker, Founder of Tai Sophia Institute now MUIH

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


Have more questions? 

Free Info Sessions:

  • Wednesday, July 11th, 7:15-8:15pm
  • Wednesday, Aug 15th, 7:15-8:15pm
  • Wednesday, September 12th, 7:15-8:15pm