200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Information...Grand Rapids

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OmBodies Yoga Studio and Boutique LLC is a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance.

OmBodies Yoga Studio 200-Hour Teacher Training Program is Led by Heather Otterbine, double 500 hour certified E-RYT 500, Yoga Medicine Registered Therapeutics Specialist, & YACEP

200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Program 
In Partnership with Heights Yoga Project
744 Leonard St. NW Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Are you ready to take your yoga practice to a deeper, more meaningful level? Are you interested in sharing your passion for yoga with others by becoming a teacher? Are you already a teacher who is interested in widening your range of skills?

Our teacher training program was developed for the student who is interested in becoming a teacher, as well as, the dedicated student interested in deepening their knowledge and practice, and the teacher interested in widening their range of teaching skills. The OmBodies Yoga Teacher Training Program will provide you with the information and the tools to become a teacher, as well as, the "space" to hone your skills and deepen your practice. This program has been developed with the intention of training inspiring and knowledgeable yoga practitioners and teachers that are excited about sharing their passion for this beautiful practice.

The OmBodies Yoga Teacher Training Program is a 200-hour Registered Yoga Alliance Yoga Certification Program. This program nurtures your potential for growth, both as a student and as a teacher. That being said, the dynamic vinyasa style of yoga is physical and requires practice.

Our program hours exceed the curriculum hours and standards required by Yoga Alliance. Our comprehensive program covers such topics as:

  • Applied Anatomy & Physiology

  • Anatomical Alignment Principles

  • Asana Benefits & Contraindications 

  • Pranayama, Meditation, and The Bandha’s

  • The Chakra System

  • The Business & Ethics of Teaching Yoga 

  • Yoga Philosophy

  • The Subtle Energetic Body

  • The Karma Yoga Project

  • Observing & Assisting Yoga Classes

  • Introduction to Prenatal Yoga

  • Introduction to Restorative Yoga

  • Introduction to Yin Yoga

  • Practical Teaching Experience

  • The Art of Sequencing 

  • Hands-On Adjustments & Assists

  • Modifying the Yoga Practice

  • Developing Your Voice

  • Study of The Bhagavad Gita 

  • Asana Labs

Fall 2022 200-Hour Teacher Training Schedule The next OmBodies Yoga Teacher Training begins September 16th, 2022 and will follow our new hybrid format. We’ve updated our amazing Yoga Alliance registered 200-hour yoga teacher training, refreshed the curriculum, added some brand new content, and created a recorded online content library. This unique, blended format combines the convenience of online learning with valuable in-person teaching to offer a highly engaging and educational experience.  

Teacher Training Times:   

Fridays 6:30 – 9:30 pm

Saturdays and Sundays 12:00 – 6:30 pm

For Application and Information Catalog Please E-Mail:

In-Person Teacher Training Dates:     

  • ​September           16th through 18th

  • October               14th through 16th

  • November           11th through 13th

  • December            9th through 11th

  • January                13th through 15th (Finals & Certification)

OmBodies Yoga Teacher Training Testimonials


I wanted a teacher training program which has a solid foundation in the science behind yoga. OmBodies gave me that and so much more. Heather goes well beyond the requirements of Yoga Alliance by bringing many years of experience as a yoga practitioner and teacher to give the student a thorough understanding of the traditions, science, and trends of yoga and so much more! I've heard many students of other teacher training programs complain of not coming out truly prepared to teach, but the extensive training on alignment, modifications and sequencing taught at Ombodies has definitely given me a strong foundation to put together thoughtfully designed classes to a variety of populations. 11 out of 10!

~Pete O.