Yoga Teacher Training

Yoga Teacher Training in the Red River Gorge

Are you ready to take the next step in your yoga practice and expand your understanding and experience of the subject? If you answered yes, then you should join our yoga teacher training program in the Red River Gorge of Kentucky. Our 200-hour course will allow you to advance your physical practice by deeply exploring the use of asana and breathwork through anatomy, proper sequencing, alignment and safe adjustments.  At the same time, we will be exploring the history and philosophy of yoga to create a well-rounded comprehension of the subject.

Our Yoga Teacher training does not strictly adhere to a specific lineage. Instead, we approach the study of yoga with a free and inquisitive mind; evolving from the ideas of the past and integrating them with the knowledge of today. By doing this, we are able to utilize current research to have a better understanding of body mechanics and how that pertains to the physiology of a Hatha based yoga practice.

Upon completion of this course, you will have a strong foundation in human anatomy and how it relates to yoga. You will feel confident in teaching a safe yoga class to the public, as many hours of the training will be spent on breaking down the practice to observe how it affects specific structures of the body.


Session 1 - May 18 through 22

Session 2 - June 15 through 19

Session 3 - July 13 through 17

Session 4 - August 3 through 7

Session 5 - Practicum - TBD

(You pick a day that works for your schedule.)

Why Should You Join Us For Our 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training?

Compassionate & Experienced Instructors

Our instructors are certified as experienced yoga teachers through Yoga Alliance. They are committed to making sure you graduate with a strong foundation in anatomy and teaching yoga.

Surrounded by Nature
The The RRGNHC facilities are located on 86 acres of private property in the heart of the Red River Gorge of Kentucky. Enjoy the natural beauty of the area while expanding your personal practice.
Registered with Yoga Alliance
RRGNHC is a Registered Yoga School through Yoga Alliance, which means that upon successful completion of our program you can become a registered yoga teacher (RYT). Click on the icon above to view our school profile and view our syllabus.

“Yoga is a light, which once lit, will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter the flame.” - B.K.S. Iyengar

Our Learning Objectives

Develop the skill, strength and stamina for a strong, self-disciplined personal practice as a foundation for further study.
Explore the relationship between movement and breath, and the effect it has on the natural alignment of the physical body.
Receive an in-depth education on human anatomy and understand how it pertains to the practice of yoga.
Learn how to confidently teach yoga asana through observation, demonstration and discussion.
Understand the ethics of becoming a yoga teacher and how you can translate that into daily life.
Explore the history and philosophy of yoga, while embracing the evolving nature of the practice in modern times.
Gain the confidence to effectively use verbal cues, props and other aides to teach a safe and enjoyable class to the public.
Learn about how to modify a yoga class for different circumstances, such as pregnancy, children, PTSD and common injuries.
Dive into recent research that explores the practice of yoga and learn how to identify reliable research for the purpose of continuing education.
Learn how to overcome the business hurdles of becoming a yoga teacher professionally.


Integrating Yoga With The Great Outdoors

We will not only discuss different ways in which yoga can improve sports performance, but we will also take excursions into the Red River Gorge to participate in different activities to get a thorough understanding of the subject. We have teamed up with Red River Outdoors, the oldest established guiding service in The Red, to create opportunities for our students to get out and explore the beauty of the gorge, while at the same time learn how to incorporate the knowledge into their practice and teaching. 



Tuition and Fees


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Tuition does not include books, materials, make-up costs, food or lodging. 

Credit Card Fees:  Secure processing fees of 3% will apply.  

Administrative Fee/Deposit:  Enrollment is limited.  A non-refundable $200 deposit secures a spot in the program and is due when accepted into the program. 

Take the Next Step in Your Yoga Training

Meet Our Amazing Instructors

Wendy Middleton Bentley

Wendy started her studies of internal medicine and natural health in 1999 with a class in T'ai Chi Ch'uan.  Since then, she has traveled the world studying multiple forms of internal medicine and natural healing.  From Chang Mai, Thailand to Boone, North Carolina, Wendy sought out individuals who were considered exceptional in their field, to gain experience and knowledge, and to further her pursuit in understanding the art and science of natural health. She graduated from UNCA in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science, concentrating in pollution control, with distinctions in undergraduate research.  She approaches all forms of natural health and healing with an inquisitive mind. Wendy was always the yoga student who stayed behind after class to ask questions and seek evidence from published research. She completed her Masters Degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine at Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine and is currently a licensed acupuncturist in the state of Kentucky. In her treatments, as well as her teachings, she likes to integrate different healing techniques that are practiced around the globe. Wendy finished her YTT at LHAA under the tutelage of Amanda McMaine. She continued her 500 HR training with Michaelle Edwards studying the YogAlign method.  

Susan Ashley Hunt

Susan Ashley teaches teacher trainings, national workshops and international yoga retreats. Ashley has her Bachelor's of Arts in Hinduism and Buddhism from Trinity College, CT. She continued her graduate studies in an Individualized Masters of Arts program with a concentration in Consciousness Studies and Transpersonal Psychology. In 2009 Susan Ashley completed a 1, 500 hour Yoga Development Course, immersed in the teachings of Swami Sivanada Radha at Yashodhara Ashram. Susan has also studied yoga therapy at Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram, Chennai India, with the Lila Yoga 500 HR. Susan is a minimalist and Buddhist. Sue, her husband Dan and wolf dog call Taos, New Mexico home and own and operate a desktop carbon filament winder company together. They are avid rock climbers, skiers and mountain bikers. They spend as much time in nature as life allows. 

Layla Gilman Reed

Layla came to her yoga mat over 15 years ago stressed out, overwhelmed and completely detached from her body. She was never an athletic child and although she loved to run around and play outdoors, once she hit her teenage years she had no connection to regular physical movement. Her first experience in a yoga class changed all that! The class was in a church basement. The instructor was kind, thoughtful and patient. After one hour of movement Layla already felt more connected to her body than she ever had. Yoga literally inspired her to befriend her body, calm her mind, and connect to her spirit almost immediately. She practiced weekly for years and knew that she wanted to teach. In 2009 Layla completed a 200 hour teacher training program at YogahOMe. She started teaching immediately upon graduation. In 2013 she decided to further her studies with a 500 hour teacher training. In 2015 she became a certified Ayurveda Yoga Specialist through the Himalayan Institute. Among her most influential teachers are Lilias Folan, Richard Rosen, Rod Stryker, Ed Dailey, Katy Knowles and S.Ashley Hunt. She owes her deepest gratitude to her dedicated and inspirational students, her greatest teachers of all. 

Joshua Saxton

Josh first experienced yoga during his training at the Cayce Reilly school of Massage Therapy at Virginia Beach in 1995. He has been practicing yoga since and sharing it with others in a class setting since 1997. He began his journey at 20, unable to bend over past his knees to touch his toes. 2 years later, he could touch the tops of his feet. His teacher, Terri Concetelli at the Lexington Wellness Center asked him to lead her class in 1997. Josh has shared yoga in a variety of settings in Lexington weekly since then. He has been the instructor of Sports Massage/ Integrative Massage/ Chair Massage/ Kinesiology/ Pathology/ Myology for 2 local massage therapy programs. He facilitated meditation for stress management classes with the Fayette County Drug court program for 10 years and has led a variety of workshops on health and wellness techniques over the years. Josh and his partner opened up Centered, Lexington's first holistic wellness center in 2013 and his happy to be sharing his passion for Special Needs Yoga to our Teacher Training this summer. 

Lauren Higdon

Lauren will be teaching the yoga for pregnancy section of our teacher training. Her skills and experience of the subject come from over a 15 years of being a Birth Doula and massage therapist, specializing in pregnancy. She has supported her community by providing high quality, safe and integrative holistic care for groups and individuals through education, practice and conscious sharing. She is a yoga teacher/ massage therapist/ Reiki practitioner/ and co-owner of Centered in Lexington…just to name a few of her accomplishments. She is excited to share her knowledge on yoga and pregnancy this year in our YTT and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have her.

Please contact us with any questions you may have about the program.

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