College To Offer Registered Yoga Teacher and Advanced Yoga Training

Registration is now open for Chesapeake College’s accredited Registered Yoga Teacher Training program. This program, offered partnership with the Every Body Yoga Studio, is currently the only registered yoga school on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. This training is for community members who would like to become accredited Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT) or for anyone who would like to study advanced yoga techniques for their own personal enrichment.

The accreditation is through the Yoga Alliance®, the national education and support organization for yoga in the United States and is based on extensive experience, thorough understanding of all 8 limbs of yoga, safety and the dedication to serve others. The goal of developing standards for yoga teacher training is to ensure that yoga teacher training is conducted by well-qualified and professionally trained teachers who understand the benefits of yoga, value its history and traditions and provide consistent quality instruction while ensuring safety.

The next Registered Yoga Teacher Training program begins in April 2012. Participants meet one weekend per month for nine months to complete the required 200 hours of training. In addition, reading, homework, observation of other teachers and student teaching is required. Class size is limited to allow for individualized instruction.

The program instructor, Phyllis Johnston, M. Ed., E-RYT, has been studying yoga for more than 24 years and teaching on the mid-shore for 12 years. Her extensive experience earned her the distinguished “experienced registered yoga teacher” designation by the Yoga Alliance® for practitioners who can train other teachers.

For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach by calling 410-827-5833 or email to

In photo: Inaugural graduating class …Left to right, front row: Deanna McLaughlin, Paul Gerhardt, Phyllis Johnston Back Row: Phyllis Emerson and Valerie Coslop.