Root to Rise Yoga Teacher Training 2020/2021

September 20th 2020 - May 16th 2021

Looking for a path to deepening your existing yoga practice? 

Interested in a community and wellness oriented part time career? 

Already a professional therapeutic body worker, and ready to add to your tool box? 

Intrigued? But overwhelmed by the thought of rearranging your life (or using vacation time) to fit in a yoga teacher training? 

Benefits of the ROOT TO RISE yoga immersion teacher training:  

  • Deepen your understanding of yoga: in practice and philosophy.
  • Enjoy the accessible alternating Sunday course schedule, covering 16 sessions.
  • Open a door to heart-centered part time employment.
  • Experience the therapeutic nature of yoga.
  • Enjoy 6 months unlimited free yoga classes at TWO local yoga studios.
  • Complete your 200 hour YA approved certification in the course of a school year..
  • Experience sacred community space and intimate class size.
  • Affordable tuition with payment options.

Teacher Training scheduled September through May 2020/2021


  • $2700  (INCLUDES student manuals AND 6 months free yoga classes at healix and Putney Moves.
  • EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS: $500 OFF (by 4/30) FREE COURSE  BOOKS (by 7/12) , 2 WEEKS FREE CLASSES (by 8/14)
  • Interested in seeking a grant? See VSAC website for information and non-degree grant application.   

Information Sessions:

March 16, 5:30-6:30pm 


Enroll in the YTT by 4/30 and get $500 off tuition!

April 17, 7:00pm at Putney Moves

Enroll in the YTT by 4/30 and Receive $500 Off Tuition!
Drop-In for a Free Class Before the Information Session: 5:30-6:45pm.

June 28, 2:30pm at HealixYoga

Enroll in the YTT by 7/12 and Receive FREE Course Books!
Drop-In for a Free Class Before the Information Session: 5:30-6:45pm.

August 15, 12:00pm at Putney Moves

Enroll in the YTT by 8/15 and Receive an Additional 2 Weeks of Free Yoga at Both Studios!

Lead teacher for training is Emily Wiadro, E-RYT. Emily's been teaching consistently since 2002 and, in addition to her 200 hour yoga teaching certification in 2006, has attended many week long intensives studying integrative yoga therapy.  Her practice has evolved from opportunities to work with hundreds of students over the decade since she moved to Brattleboro in 2007.    Emily's experience with yoga as a therapeutic practice is present in her teaching. 

Collaborating teachers include Heather Kulikowsky and Amanda Upton of Putney Moves.


“The yoga therapy components of our Root to Rise Yoga Immersion are based on our certification through IYT Integrative Yoga Therapy, not derived from our RYS status with Yoga Alliance."

Root to Rise Yoga Teacher Training curriculum includes:

  • yogic philosophy
  • anatomy
  • chakra system
  • asana alignment
  • therapeutic use of props
  • pranayama (breath practices)
  • integrating mudra (hand seals)
  • chair yoga techniques
  • yoga techniques for kids
  • safe teaching practices
  • student teaching opportunities
  • 200 hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Certification

Beyond the Classroom:

  • Daily meditation and journaling
  • 2 online yoga session a week
  • 2 community sessions taught
  • 1 private session taught