GIVE Yoga’s 200-hour yoga teacher training is an opportunity unlike any other.

Rooted in the Baptiste Methodology ™, this all-encompassing regimen is designed with the spirit of GIVE in mind: unconditional sharing. We share without expectation, and ask nothing in return. When we give with our whole heart and without condition, we live our calling. To us, it’s the purest form of love. Through this mindset, we’ve created a place to belong where we support each other and our community. 

We’ve joined forces with Columbus’ most knowledgeable and impactful instructors to create a space for you to discover a profound embodiment of the yoga practice on and off the mat. You will awaken pathways to cultivate awareness, understanding, authenticity, confidence and freedom in all areas of your life. 

You’ll be empowered to tap into your fullest potential, and to lead and live as a natural expression of all that you are. Through asana, meditation, personal inquiry, group discussion, philosophical application, community-building, hands-on coaching, assisting, practice teaching and leadership coaching, you will develop the technical knowledge and personal skills needed to teach a powerful yoga class, to any population.

*This is a Yoga Alliance certified teacher training.*



Program Dates

November 15-17, 2019
November 22-24, 2019
December 6-8, 2019
January 3-5, 2020
January 17-19, 2020
January 31-February 2, 2020
February 21-23, 2020

Friday Nights | 5 - 9:30pm
Saturdays | 8am - 8pm
Sundays | 8am - 6pm
*Exact times are subject to change.

March 6-8, 2020
April 3-5, 2020
*Additional cost for 100 Yoga Alliance Continuing Ed Hours: $500 if registered by Feb 2 | $750 after Feb 2

Info Sessions

Tuesday, September 10 | 6:30-7:30pm | German Village
Monday, October 7 | 4:30-5:30pm | Clintonville
Sunday, November 3 | 12:30-1:30pm | Clintonville

Program Fee

Early Bird Tuition: $3,000 (must be paid in full by October 15, 2019)
Full Tuition: $3,500
Registration Fee: $300 (nonrefundable + applied to the cost of tuition)
Payment plans available

Tuition must be paid in full prior to graduation to receive certification.
Registration form will be emailed October 15, 2019.
For registrations made after, the form will be sent on a rolling basis.


Deadline to apply: October 1, 2019
Learn more about our scholarship program.

Perks of Being a Trainee

  • Unlimited yoga ($1 donation per class applies)

  • Free mat storage

  • 50% discount on workshops during training

  • 10% discount on merchandise (excludes food and drink)

  • 5 guest passes to give away!

  • Big hugs everyday

Food + Accommodations

You are responsible for your own food and accommodations. We can provide recommendations near the training prior to the start of program.

What to Bring

  • Journal and pen

  • Yoga mat

  • Refillable water bottle

  • Plenty of yoga clothes and towels for sweaty practices

  • Meals and snacks for each day

What to Expect

Be ready for anything, anytime! Immersion days typically consist of meditation, asana practices, group discussions, partner exercises, practice teaching, break work, journaling, and self-reflection.

Required Reading

Journey Into Power, Baron Baptiste
Being of Power, Baron Baptiste
How to Communicate Like a Buddhist, Cynthia Kane The Yamas & Niyamas: Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Practice, Deborah Adele

Recommended Reading

40 Days to a Personal Revolution, Baron Baptiste
The Living Gita: The Complete Bhagavad Gita, Sri Swami Satchidananda
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Sri Swami Satchidananda
Key Poses of Yoga, Ray Long
Key Muscles of Yoga, Ray Long

Attendance Policy

100% attendance is required. Students are expected to be on time, present and prepared. Any potential missed hours must be communicated prior to absence and completed before graduation. Missed hours can be completed in the form of specified workshops, or if an instructor is required to spend time with the student to cover missed information, a fee of $75/hour applies.




Lead E-RYT Trainers: Leah Westwater and Nicole Klasa
Program Coordinator: Alexa Rittichier
Certain modules will be supported by these specialized and experienced GIVE Yoga instructors: Parker Bean, Angela Bompiani, Greg Fisher, Corinne Reczek and Daniel Snider.

About your lead trainers:

Leah and Nicole lead weekly classes, private lessons, workshops and trainings. They have been trained as facilitators by the Baptiste Institute and have attended over 500 hours of Baptiste Institute programs and facilitated more than 600 hours of programming. In addition, they mentor yoga teachers in Africa through the Africa Yoga Project, volunteer their time in Columbus and passionately support community building efforts.