Bright From The Heart Wellness

Committed to Helping Others Through Compassionate Connections
Teacher Training Program 2018 & 2019 
(next years program open for enrollment, follow the link below to secure your spot)  
About the Program
The Bright From The Heart Wellness Yoga Teacher Training program is an in depth 200-hour training program that is grounded in a holistic and experiential approach.  There are several options available at this time - Private one-on-one or Private small group - both of these options allow the student and lead teacher to create a schedule that works for everyone, instead of a set schedule. Also, beginning 2019, we will be hosting a TT program on the property of Uplands PEAK Sanctuary, with a portion going directly to PEAK for the care of the animals, property and buildings, how amazing would that be to be helping yourself AND the animals at the same time?!!

I have been hard at work, and have restructured the program for 2018 and 2019.  While the program is in-depth for a reason, I realized that by allowing some flexibility in the schedule through some online instruction, with shorter in person weekends, I would be able to offer more opportunity for the community to further their wellness journey.  The best part is it's still in compliance under Yoga Alliance, so those wanting to teach can still register with them!  

The program is open to all individuals who are interested in deepening their personal yoga practice, and while many take the course for their own knowledge, some students want to share their knowledge by teaching others.  This program will give each student the necessary education and background needed to share with others in a safe and confident manner.  

Graduates of the program will be able to register with globally recognized Yoga Alliance. This certifies that the graduates of Bright From The Heart Wellness Yoga Teacher Training have met, and exceeded, the standards set by Yoga Alliance. Graduates will be able to design and share yoga asana sequences for healthy adults, there will also be an introduction to specific yoga populations such as yoga for kids, teens, seniors, pregnancy, depression. 

This is an amazing experience for everyone! You will learn so much through teacher instruction, guest teachers/leaders with expertise in specific areas (some examples may include - Kirtan, prenatal, crystal bowl meditation, essential oils, and an Ayurvedic diet), and participation in positive, life-changing, field trips which may include the Fair Trade Store, Louisville Salt Cave and a nonprofit to practice Karma Yoga (the act of selfless service).  All of this is included in your tuition investment.    

This program is definitely a worthwhile invest in your wellness journey!

The following areas are covered:
Yoga History and Philosophy
Asana – Form, Benefits and Contraindications
Pranayama & Meditation 
Kriyas, Chanting, Mantra,
Practice Teaching
Various Teaching Styles
Qualities of a Teacher
Business Aspects of Teaching Yoga
Anatomy & Physiology
Physical and Subtle Bodies
Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers
Language and Voice
Class Sequencing
Practicum - which includes practice teaching, receiving feedback, observing others teaching and hearing/giving feedback. Additionally, the practicum includes assisting students while someone else is teaching.

$2600.00, with a discount of $200.00 for those who pay in full prior to beginning the program. 
  • 300.00 non-refundable deposit must be paid to reserve your spot in the training.  
  • Due to one-on-one training, there are a limited number of spots per year. 
  • Application and deposit of $300.00 must be received to be considered for the upcoming program.

Pay $300 deposit here -                      ,     *specify which program you are signing up for in the notes section.  To pay in full, please contact 502-851-7021, or After review of application you will be invoiced via PayPal.    

Payment plans
After the $300 deposit, an 8 Month payment schedule is available for those who would like to pay on a monthly basis. Full payment of the course is required in order to receive your certificate. 

*One local company has this program on their list of reimbursable school programs.  See if your company or business will do the same!  

The training costs include, but are not limited to:

Application fee
Testing fees
Material fees (paper, handouts) / Online module maintenance and instruction
Contact hours associated with the training and lead teacher
Yogic food preparation and cooking class
• Studio maintenance fees 
Guest speakers, teachers, field trips (one of which includes Karma Yoga service)
A 200-hour certificate recognized by Yoga Alliance (this does NOT include registering with Yoga Alliance, that is a separate fee paid directly to Yoga Alliance if the student wishes to be registered with them).  

Required Materials (not included in your tuition)
The Yoga Sutras of Pantanjali – Sri Swami Satchindanada
Living Your Yoga – Judith Lasater
Yoga Anatomy 2nd Edition – Leslie Kaminoff & Amy Matthews
Chakra Workbook – Pauline Wills
The Complete Guide of Yin Yoga – Bernie Clark & Sarah Powers
Jivamukti Yoga, Practices for Liberating Body & Soul – Sharon Gannon & David Life
Yoga: The Iyengar Way – Silva, Mira & Shyam Mehta
The Power Of Breath - Swami Saradananda

Recommended Materials (not necessary, but beneficial to the learning process)
Yoga Postures Adjustments & Assisting – Stephanie Pappas
Mastering The Secrets of Yoga Flow – Doug Swenson
Yoga For a World Out of Balance – Michael Stone
The Power of Now – Eckhart Tolle
Mantra For Healing – Deva Prema (Music)
Pick Your Yoga Practice – Megan McCrary
Baby Om: Yoga For Mothers and Babies – Laura Staton & Sarah Perron
Ashtanga Yoga The Practice Manual – David Sweson
Peace Is Every Step – Thich Nhat Hanh
The Ayurvedic Vegan Kitchen – Tayla Lutzker
Healing Mantras – Thomas Ashley-Farrand

Refund Policy
If for some reason your application is denied, your deposit will be returned in full. Due to this program being limited to a set number of students the following policy regarding refunds is in place: a.) If the program has NOT begun, and you decide not to continue with the program, you forfeit your deposit, and are eligible for a refund on any other payments beyond the deposit. b.) If you decide not to complete the program once the program has begun, you forfeit the deposit and you will be billed for 50% of the total program cost ($1150).  

The Teacher Training Program requires attendance and participation to ALL in person sessions. Attendance is mandatory, instances of an emergency will require approval from the lead instructor. There will be NO make up weekends scheduled, so in order to make up any hours missed that were not approved will be done at a time convenient to the lead instructor, and at a rate of $50 per hour (as you can respect that this would be beyond the scope of the TT program and investment) . 

Graduation Requirements For Certification
185 class hours
Completion of yoga posture worksheets (59 required in all for this program)
Completion of Chakra workbook and Chakra worksheet
All reading assignments and other homework assignments per syllabus complete
Quizzes and essay’s complete (7 quizzes, 1 in-depth essay)
• 65 Hours outside of the contact hours which require tracking through log sheets (includes 45 hours of yoga practice log, 15 hours observing other yoga teachers log and 5 hours related to yoga education and/or discussion log).
2 Tests both of which include written, essay, vocal and physical asana + practicum 
Program paid in full

*Those not having met all requirements by their last session will have an additional 6 months to turn in all course work in order to still be eligible for certification.

Teacher Training Open Enrollment Dates 2019 for Uplands PEAK (All in person dates are Friday, Saturday, Sunday)  - 20% of each students tuition goes directly to PEAK. 
​All in person hours would be as follows unless otherwise stated...
(Note - options available = 1. onsite course only  2. onsite course with overnight accommodations - meal are NOT included and space is limited so it is first to sign up gets preference.  Overnight accommodations is an additional fee of $525 - which is only $37.50 per night, great deal we'd say!  100% (minus PayPal processing fees) of overnight cost goes directly towards PEAK). 

Friday's 6:00 - 9:30pm
Saturday's 8:30am - 5:30pm
Sunday's 8:30am - 3:00pm

February 22-24
March 22-24
April - online modules
May 17-19
June 21-23
July - online modules
August 16-18
September 13-15
October 11-13 

(There is one additional date for a two hour gradation that students will vote and agree on during their program)

Extended Program (for private programs only)= 

12 in person mini weekends OR weekdays (only meet one weekend per month, how doable is that!?) + 4 online modules.  The student and I go over which weekends specifically will be their in person weekends per the below schedule...  
  • August, 2018 - in person weekend/weekdays
  • September, 2018 - in person weekend/weekdays
  • October, 2018 - in person weekend/weekdays
  • November, 2018 - in person weekend/weekdays
  • December, 2018 via 2 online modules w/ a required live check in call on specified date
  • January, 2019 - in person weekend/weekdays
  • February, 2019 - in person weekend/weekdays
  • March, 2019 - in person weekend/weekdays
  • April, 2019 via 2 online modules w/ a required live check in call on specified date
  • May, 2019 - in person weekend/weekdays
  • June, 2019 - in person weekend/weekdays
  • July, 2019 - no classes
  • August, 2019 - in person weekend/weekdays
  • September, 2019 - in person weekend/weekdays
  • October, 2019 - in person weekend/weekdays

Fast Track Program (for private programs only) = 

12 in person mini weekends OR weekdays (only meet two weekends per month, still pretty doable!) + 4 online modules.  The student and I go over which weekends will be their in person weekends per the below schedule... 
  • August, 2018 - 2 in person weekends/weekdays
  • September, 2018 - 2 in person weekends/weekdays
  • October, 2018 - 2 in person weekends/weekdays
  • November & December, 2018 via online modules w/ each month having a required live check in call on specified date
  • January, 2019 - 2 in person weekends/weekdays
  • February & March, 2019 via online modules w/ each month having a required live check in call on specified date
  • April, 2019 - 2 in person weekends/weekdays
  • May, 2019 - 2 in person weekends/weekdays

*Additional informal pot luck and official graduating ceremony for those completing all requirements and payments (friends and family are welcome to attend.  This is subject to change depending on student and teacher decision and availability.  Often the students opt for a graduation after the allotted 6 additional months of time to complete all assignments). 

Application - download, sign and return via mail or email *(please specify which program you are signing up for - private one-on-one, private small group, and if creating a small private group, include the other members names, or Uplands PEAK Sanctuary).