Yoga Teacher Training

Change Your Life 
Are you seeking a deeper understanding of yoga or have a desire to share yoga with others?  Experience the transformative power of yoga, immerse yourself in Breathing Time Yoga’s 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training. 

Deepen your Personal Practice
Personal practice is the beginning of the path of the yogi, and a pre-requisite for teaching others from a sincere and heart felt place. Discover your bhavana, or heart's desire, and learn how to move toward it through the blueprint of yoga. Ground yourself in the ancient text of Patañjali’s Yoga Sutra which is stunningly relevant to the contemporary world crisis and will offer you the tools that you need for the 21st century.

Authentic Teachings from an Honored Lineage
Dive deeply into the lineage of Viniyoga as taught by the luminaries Krishnamacharya, Desikachar, and Kraftsow. Viniyoga is based on the principle that the yoga should be adapted to the student, as each student is unique in both their starting point and goals. This is yoga that addresses each student exactly where they are with practices that will take them in the direction they wish to go.

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Comprehensive Training
Learn how to move from your breath as you study the biomechanics of asana; how to adapt asana to your unique physical structure and needs; and observe how asana is adapted to the differing needs of your fellow students. Each yogi is unique! Beyond asana you will learn the foundational techniques of inner yoga to build an integrated practice including pranayama, meditation, the use of sound, visualizations and ritual. You will also study a anatomy, yoga philosophy, and how to teach.

About Teaching Yoga
Take progressive steps to develop your skillfulness as a teacher, culminating in practicum teaching experience.  The program recognizes that practicing yoga and teaching yoga are two different but interdependent skills sets. Our program includes units on teaching with an eye to inclusivity, so you'll be prepared to welcome students of all backgrounds to your classes. Some students may prefer to take the program for self-development only, but are encouraged to develop their teaching skills as a way of deepening their internal understanding.

Methodology of the Program
Learn through interactive lectures with visual aides, guided experiences, small group interactions and yoga classes. You will find the experience easy to digest and integrate, bringing you to a deeper and broader understanding of yoga. The thirteen weekends of the program are spread out over 9 months, so you have time to integrate the material with structured personal study. 

Selected Studio Classes Included the Program
Delve into the practice, by taking any Viniyoga class on our studio’s regular class schedule at no additional charge. We want you to take as many Viniyoga classes as possible, so you can  from the inside out. 

Saturdays & Sundays 8:00 am – 5:00 pm with a lunch break from 11:30 - 1:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday mornings start with a yoga asana class. After a short break we will delve into studying the topic of the morning with lecture, Q&A, and experiential exercises. A ninety minute lunch break will allow for rest as well as physical and mental digestion. The program includes study of technique, anatomy, the methodology of teaching, and the heart of yoga -- Patañjali's Yoga Sutras the original source text for the meaning, practice, and path of yoga, with lively discussion and self-reflection. Afternoons will mirror the morning schedule. 
Dates of the Program
  • September 15 - 16, 2018
  • September 29 - 30, 2018
  • October 13 - 14, 2018
  • October 27 - 28, 2018
  • November 17 - 18, 2018
  • December 1 - 2, 2018
  • December 15 - 16, 2018
  • January 5 - 6, 2019
  • January 26 - 27, 2019
  • February 23 - 24, 2019
  • March 23 - 24, 2019
  • April 13 - 14, 2019
  • May 4 - 5, 2019


Your Teachers 
The program teachers have decades of experience practicing and teaching yoga. 
Karen Lee: Program Director           Katie Lieberman: Lead teacher           Mimi Budnick: Teacher

Karen Lee Katie Lieberman Mimi Budnick

$500 non-refundable deposit to reserve your spot. Space is limited to 20 participants. 
$2750 paid in full by August 15, 2018; $2900 with payment plan.
Scholarships of 25% available based on financial need and availability.  

Yoga Alliance Accredited: Registered Yoga Teacher 200 hour level

Please fill out the information request form on the right hand column of this page, or call 401-722-9876. 
You may also contact the program director directly at to request your application.

Prerequisites include at least one year of consistent yoga practice, and a minimum of five Viniyoga classes,
If you are interested in the program we will ask you fill out an application, as well as provide an endorsement from your yoga teacher.
Program Dates

The program will run from September 2018 - May 2019 and consist of 13 weekend sessions.


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Some of our 2017 Graduates







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One Final Testimonial

"THIS PROGRAM GREATLY EXCEEDED MY EXPECTATIONS. On every level - philosophy, physical practice, community-building, critical inquiry - I can't imagine anything better. I have seriously had to rack my brains to come up with even the couple of constructive suggestions that I've written so far because overall it was so amazing and wonderful.

I have a hard time imagining the last year without this program, and there's no telling what would've been different without it, though I imagine I would feel more stressed out, more exhausted, and less anchored in this increasingly bizarre political and environmental landscape. It definitely helped me to fit some metaphorical puzzle pieces together that had been floating at the edge of the table because I couldn't discern how their patterns matched up with the part of the puzzle that was already assembled."


- K.K. College Professor and social justice activist using the tools of yoga to help her students face life's challenges.


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Testimonials From Our 2017 Graduates 

"I grew my personal practice and think daily about the sutras and embodying them. I am also opening up to the possibilities of where I can bring yoga in the greater community."

- J.M., Civil Engineer and yogini now teaching yoga in a dance studio.



"Rocked me world, change the way I see myself."

- C.L., Yoga Studio Manager, yogini now teaching Community Yoga on our schedule.



"The Friday night gatherings were the best part of the the weekend. So essential — set the tone for the weekend and created a bond to carry me through the program."

- Anonymous



"Katie’s teaching style is relatable and clear. Every activity lent itself to the next and I really felt l like I was given the necessary tools to be effective and safe as a teacher and practitioner."

- A.G., Mother of two young children teaching yoga at a local high school.



"I strengthened my yoga practice; had an amazing life experience, met wonderful people, now connected for a lifetime and I am a better person."

- S.M., Family Practice Doctor and yogi who has on the spot taught classes when called upon in challenging circumstances.



"Learning about the depths of yoga philosophy with Karen was helpful and related to another area of my life. It has helped me learn about how to deal with the outside world better."

- Anonymous



"Overall a strength of the program was authenticity of the teachers and their ability to ch heck with the students and do their best to meet student needs."

- N.T., Waitress, yogini now teaching Community Yoga classes on our schedule.




"The Viniyoga techniques were excellent and this stimulated my interest to pursue this approach to yoga more deeply."

- P.P., Retired Nurse Practitioner, yogini who has alleviated chronic back pain with regular practice.





Breathing Time Yoga is a community where people are nourished physically and spiritually.

We offer yoga as affordable health care, with a diversity of classes for a diversity of individuals.

We teach yoga as a path to equanimity and grace.

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