top of page


Updated: Dec 8, 2020

Through Eastwest Somatics Institute, a Registered School with Yoga Alliance

Earn RYT 200, Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance

And Registered Shin Somatics Yoga Teacher

In our 8-month program with week-end and flexible hours

Our EWS and YA Yoga 200 Certification Program

200 hrs. total: Eight months to complete

100 hrs. each semester (four months):

30 hours instruction on Zoom each semester

(3 week-ends of yoga instruction discussions, and breaks)

8 hours of participation videos each semester (2 hrs. monthly)

60 hours independent home study each semester (15 hrs. monthly)

2 hours on Zoom with Primary Teacher/Mentor for the program TBA

20 hrs. of student teaching included in the total hours

Program Content

• Land to Water Yoga for all ages

• Adaptive Chair Yoga, for those with challenges

• Soma Flow Yoga for advanced practice

• Yoga Restore for healing

• Chakra Unwinding

• Experiential Yoga Maps in Nature

• Movement Patterning

• Fine-Touch Techniques

• Experiential Yoga Anatomy

• Stress-free Somatic Teaching Methods

• Supervised Independent Study Project

• Pedagogy of trust, curiosity and inclusion

• Principles of effective leadership

• Relationship building

• Effective communication

• Yoga philosophy, East and West

• Mindfulness Meditation, East and West

• Seva, the Yoga of work and selfless service

This concentrated program leads to RYT 200 with Eastwest Somatics and Yoga Alliance (Registered Yoga Teacher with at least 200 hours of training) The certificate for RYT 200 also qualifies students as - Shin Somatics Yoga Teacher.

One partial scholarship available of 1/3 discount. Apply with a paragraph describing your interest in studying yoga through a somatic path. Include any relevant background. Email application to Sondra Fraleigh:

Sondra Fraleigh, director of the yoga certification program, is E-RYT 2000,

Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance at the advanced level with a minimum 1000 hours of teaching before 2002 and a minimum of 1000 hours since then.

Catherine Schaeffer, co-director of our yoga program is E-RYT 500 and a yoga continuing education teacher through Yoga Alliance and Eastwest. All of our experienced teacher-trainers are dedicated to excellence and the personal and professional development of every student.

Eastwest Somatics offers two separate segments of yoga training, permitting trainees to receive certificates after the first 200 hours and again after 300 hours of advanced training. Trainees who complete both RYT 200 and RYT 300 programs can register as a RYT 500. Yoga 500 Certificate is described on our website: For Yoga Alliance, see: Inquire about earning RYT 300 through this somatic path. Taking the RYT 200 described here, earning extra credit through practicum hours and a somatic workshop with EWS.

The PDF below further defines the 200 program and tuition. See a month by month outline.

Yoga 200 Program Defined
Download PDF • 94KB

355 views0 comments


bottom of page