Orbis Yoga Teacher Training Program


Orbis Yoga Teacher Training offers three options for those interested in becoming a certified yoga teacher. Our teaching and advanced level programs are based on Precision Alignment Yoga™ and are grounded in Classical Yoga study. Emphasis is on experiential, personal development in yogic technique, underlying principles of structure, movement and body mechanics, sound teaching methodology, a study of the history, evolution and philosophical tenets of yoga and supervised teaching. One need not aspire to teach yoga to participate in our programs, many students enter teacher training to enhance or deepen their own yoga practice and experience.

Basic Certification Level (Yoga Alliance 200 hour level): This program provides the knowledge base and necessary skills and in yogic technique, anatomy and physiology, history, philosophy and teaching methodology to begin a teaching journey. It meets/exceeds the requirement for registration with Yoga Alliance at the 200 hour level.

Advanced Program (Yoga Alliance 300 hour level): For those who have a 200 hour certification (and pursuing a 500 hour certification) this program will sharpen your personal yoga practice and expertise, fine tune and polish your teaching skills and deepen your understanding of yogic philosophy as it relates to your personal practice and teaching.

500 Hour Certification: Students may enroll in the Basic Certification Level and the Advanced Program concurrently to receive 500 hours of study.

All levels of study are dependent upon level of the student’s experience, intention, application and acceptance into the program. (See admission criteria).

All classes will be held in the Clifton Center: 2117 Payne St., Suite 301, Louisville, KY 40206.

For more information, contact Linda Smith (,

Basic Certification Level

Program Dates: October 4, 2013–June 28, 2014

Format: This course is nine months in length. Classes will meet two times a month from 6:00–9:30 PM on Friday evenings and from 12:00–6:00 PM on Saturdays, from October 2013 through June of 2014. Class attendance and participation is required. Two weekend workshops are an essential component of this program.

Basic Certification Program Goals:

Students who successfully complete the program will:


Costs for the Basic Level Certification program are:

300 Hour Advanced Program Study

This level of study is appropriate for yoga teachers who have completed a 200-hour teacher training program and/or students who wish to pursue in-depth study. Students who currently hold a 200 hour teaching certificate may apply these hours towards a 500 level Yoga Alliance Registration.

Advanced level study will deepen personal study and practice, hone and refine teaching skills with a solid foundation of physical and energetic anatomy and yogic philosophy. For teachers who have already earned a 200 hour level of certification, this program of study will build upon teaching skills and integration of yoga philosophy to offer well-rounded lessons and classes to meet a variety of students in a myriad of teaching situations.

Program Dates: October 6, 2013–October 19, 2014

Format: This course is one year in length. Classes will meets twice monthly on Sundays from 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM. Two weekend workshops are required. Additionally, six hours of class time each month with an approved instructor is required. The cost of this requirement is not included in the tuition.

300 Hour Program Goals

Students who successfully complete this program will:


Costs for the Advanced Level (300 hour) program are:

500 Level Program

This program is available to students who have completed a 200 hour level course with another program. Your acceptance into this program will be based upon your application, the course of study you have pursued and an interview with the primary teacher. Admission will be granted by the instructor.

New teachers/students pursing a 500 level certification: Admission will be based upon your application, your previous experience/study, your desire to become a yoga teacher and a personal interview with the primary instructor.


Costs for the 500 hour program are:

Application Requirements and Process

The applicant will be at least 18 years of age.

The applicant will have a minimum of one year of personal yoga experience. Personal yoga experience means taking classes and working with a certified yoga instructor.

The applicant will have a regular yoga practice.

The applicant will complete the Orbis Yoga Teacher Training Application, including:

The deadline for application is September 16, 2013. To receive the discounted prices, payment is made in full by October 1, 2013.

A $25 (non-refundable) application fee is required at the time the application is submitted.

Upon acceptance in the program, a remaining $225 deposit is due. This deposit is non-refundable and will secure the applicant’s place in the teacher training program.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

The application fee and the deposit is non-refundable.

Students who pay in full and need to withdraw for medical or family emergency situation may receive a refund for unused class time. Students will not be refunded for time spent in class.

Orbis Yoga Teacher Training Faculty

Director and Primary Teacher

Linda B. Smith


Betty Larsen

John Charping

Tuition, Fees and Costs

There is a $25 application fee for all programs. This fee is non-refundable.

200 hour level

300 hour level

500 hour level

*Note: Students pursuing the 300 and 500 hour level are required to attend ongoing classes (6 hours per month) with an OYTT approved instructor. This cost is not included in the tuition cost.

Textbooks: There are required texts at each level. The cost of textbooks is not included in the tuition cost.

If accepted into the program, there is a $250 fee to hold your space. This fee is non-refundable. This fee is deductible from your tuition cost.

Payment Plans

200 hour level: $241.00 per month (October 2013–May 2014)

300 hour level: $252 per month (October 2013–September 2014)

500 hour level: $59 per month (October 2013–September 2014).

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