Massage Therapy & School of Traditional Yoga

200 Hour Teacher Training and Mentor Program ~

To Apply online for consideration into this program please click here. (there is no fee to apply)

We are honored and excited to offer a 200 hour Yoga Alliance Certification Program.  Our program is small and very in-depth, we are currently accepting just 4 students for this coming Yoga Teacher Training & Mentor program. We dive deeply into the material, giving you a solid understanding of Yoga through the ages through to its modern standing. This is a school for students who want to explore "self inquiry" and want a strong knowledge of the philosophical, historical an theological realm of Yoga along with feeling confident to safely work with and adjust their students before they embark on a teaching journey.  Finding a 200 hour certification program is easy if you are looking for minimum requirements that any "Yoga Alliance School" is educationally required to give you.  We cover all of the required Yoga Alliance topics but go in further depth with many of the historical & philosophical aspects and give you hands on experience. In addition to your primary instructor, we are honored to be able to offer "live" streaming interviews with Yoga Philosophy and Yoga History experts and guest speakers who's goals are to provide true wisdom in the study of Yoga.  We offer a 6 to 12 month program, based upon your ability to cover the material and get your contact hours in,  keeping in mind that all of the non-contact time requirements, reading and homework need to be completed prior to being eligible to receive certification and to apply for Yoga Alliance Registration. Though this program is very in depth. it is not exhaustive and you will find there is so much more material to cover as you learn. Want to be an exceptional teacher? This program is for you. 2018/2019 Training starts March 10th 2018. Students choose the weekend hours they want to commit to during the application and interview process. Students will be expected to finish the schedule they set without change unless life circumstances require it. The schedule for contact hour options for 2018/2019 are below (students must attend 10 weekends or 20 weekend days to complete the contact hours requirements:

  • 2018
  • March 10th & 11th
  • April 7th & 8th
  • May 5th & 6th
  • May 19th & 20th
  • June 23rd & 24th
  • July 14th & 15th
  • July 28th & 29th
  • August 11th & 12th
  • September 8th & 9th
  • September 22nd & 23rd
  • October 6th & 7th
  • October 20th & 21st
  • November 10th & 11th
  • December 8th & 9th
  • 2019
  • January 12th & 13th
  • February 9th & 10th

200 Hour (250 total hours) Teacher Training Curriculum Consists Of:

  • Techniques 105 Hours
  • Anatomy & Physiology 30 Hours
  • Yoga Philosophy/Life Style/Ethics 60 Hours
  • Teaching Methodology 35 Hours
  • Practicum 10 Hours
  • Additional Training 10 Hours

Additional non-contact hour assignments and readings are required.

After we review your application for consideration into this program you will be contacted to set up an in person interview to discuss your goals, our expectations, your contact hour weekend needs and whether this school is the best fit for you. Upon acceptance in the program and receiving your deposit you will receive your full schedule, non-contact hours expectations, home work requirements, your books, manuals and access to our student resources section of this website.  All homework instructions, reading materials and manuals are provided by Grace  ~ School of Traditional Yoga. 

 Tuition payment options are as follows:

  • $2,700.00 paid in full upon acceptance into the program.
  • $500.00 non-refundable deposit upon acceptance with remaining tuition ($2,200.00) paid by March 10th  2018.
  • $300.00 non-refundable deposit upon acceptance with $200.00 paid prior to March 10th and $220.00 paid on each contact hour weekend. (students are required to have 10 (2 day) weekends to fulfill the required contact hours.)
  • We firmly believe that finances should not get in the way of your education.  Because of this, we do offer a $500.00 scholarship for any student needing assistance in this area. There is a section in the application that will address this request. Should your situation require a different payment plan or option please don't hesitate to advise us of  your needs. 

We will expose you to guest speakers and teachers who will enhance this program and give you different perspectives and teaching styles to consider as you start your teaching journey.  Students who are interested in furthering their education beyond this program are eligible for discounts at one of the for-most exceptional schools offering in depth learning on Yogic Philosophy and History at Traditional Yoga Studies.  

To Apply for Consideration into this program please click here.

There is no application fee.

Your Primary Instructor


Laura Wheeler, LMT, E-RYT 200

As a Maine Licensed Massage Therapist and a Yoga Alliance Registered Teacher and Continuing Education Provider I offer Clinical Massage Therapy, Traditional and Ashtanga Yoga Instruction and Yogic Lifestyle Support. The most important thing to me is to have a direct, open and honest approach with both my clients and students.  I strongly believe that when we are living a Yogic lifestyle we become better versions of ourselves. It is my passion to support and to guide you in your journey. 

Education & Teachers



My yoga practice started as a basic Hatha practice over 10 years ago but in 2012 I tried Ashtanga and that became my primary practice. Prior to establishing Grace Studio,  I worked for several years with clients at Hoyt Chiropractic Center assisting them with Massage Therapy and Yoga postures that would help reduce pain and increase mobility for injuries and chronic pain. This led me to earn my 200 hour certification in Yoga and then to further my studies with the 800 hour program at the "Traditional Yoga Studies" in Southern Saskatchewan, Canada. In addition to the work I do at Grace Studio, I also teach Ashtanga Yoga Asana at The Big White Barn in Readfield, ME, The Silo Workshop in Mount Vernon, ME and Chill Yoga in Lewiston, ME.