200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Grass Roots will be hosting its first Yoga Teacher Training this summer! This 200 Hour Program (RYT 200) is registered through Yoga Alliance and prepares students to begin the yoga teaching journey.

The program is rooted in Vinyasa yoga, but also includes Yin, Restorative, Shamata meditation, and some Viniyoga teachings. A 200-Hour program is necessary for anyone wanting to teach, but also highly recommended for students with a desire to deepen their own personal practice. It’s truly a life-changing experience for those willing to take the plunge.

Basic yoga experience and general fitness level is recommended to best receive and participate in the training.

When many of us think of yoga we picture mats, poses and physical transitions. And for most, the physicality of the practice is the gateway…we begin in our bodies, and if we keep coming back there enough, we discover another world that lives beneath the physical. The practice on the mat begins the journey to the self, where stillness and pure love abide. This training will be exactly what you need and exactly what you’ve been looking for, you’ll feel it and you’ll know this is for you. Together, we will awaken your mind and body to its highest potential, and create pathways for exploration and growth- pathways for the practice of yoga off the mat every day. Vinyasa flow, as well as yin and restorative work, creates the framework to live in the body and the breath, and the Grass Roots Sangha, or spiritual community, builds the foundation from which to grow. 

It’s an honor to offer our space in this way, and expertise as guides on the trek towards your highest self. 

2020 Training Schedule

  • 3 Day Kick-off Weekend
    Fri, June 26 – Sun, Jun 28
  • 10 Day Immersion
    Fri, July 10 – Sun, July 19
  • 3 Day Weekend
    Fri, July 24 – Sun, July 26
  • 3 Day Weekend
    Fri, July 31 – Sun, Aug 2
  • 3 Day Weekend
    Fri, Aug 14 – Sun, Aug 16
  • 3 Day Closing Weekend
    Fri, Aug 28 – Sun, Aug 30

Most days run 6AM to 6PM, with breaks for tea/coffee/snacks and lunch

**Teaching assignments, assisting, additional classes and homework assigned outside of these dates as well.

100% of the modules and assignments must be attended and completed. If one of the instructors is available to do a privately scheduled make-up lab, discussion or practice the cost per make-up session is $75

Lead Instructor

Portrait of Rachel Matz
Rachel Matz | ERYT 200, RYT 500

Rachel is the owner and operator of Grass Roots Studio. She’s an RYT 500 hour instructor and completed her training over a two year period with Awakened Life School of Yoga, traveling to Bali twice and Costa Rica from 2014-2016. She’s trained in Active and Slow Flow Vinyasa, Restorative yoga, Yoga Nidra and Shamata meditation, and has over 1300 Hours of teaching experience. 

Learn More About Rachel

Course Facilitators

Weekend modules and a few lab classes led by these highly qualified and experienced instructors:

Rae Helsel

Elizabeth Miller

Heather Church
EYRT 200


Early Bird Pricing
(must be paid in full by May 1)

Regular Pricing
(paid in full by July 1)

Payment Plan Pricing
(paid in full by Sept 1)

Registration Cost
(goes toward total pricing and is non-refundable)

Trainee Rewards

  • Free weekly classes during the training (trainees and GR instructors are the first to “get the boot” if the class is full) 
  • 10% off Grass Roots apparel
  • 5 free guest passes