Dec 2016 – May 2017 for Teacher Training with

“Addiction & Trauma Recovery Module”

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Teacher Training Brochure

Our teacher training course is an unforgettable experience of a lifetime.  Grounded By Yoga’s mission is to assist you in becoming a highly inspiring  and spiritually evolved yoga guide. Our dedication to will provide you with the ability to be of service to individuals from all walks of life and who teach the practices with an open heart facilitating deep physical emotional and spiritual healing within yourself and your students. Based on the first principle of yoga, compassion, you will learn, develop and teach from the Heart. By training’s end, expect to  skillfully guide others into the sacred landscape of  of their bodies minds and hearts and teach uplifting and intelligent classes infused with compassion and joy. Our courses are of outstanding quality marked by excellence and attention to detail and authenticity allowing you to be free  to experiment with self inquiry in your own mind body and spirit. Expect an adventurous journey into your inner being. This school is accredited by the Yoga Alliance international and is above and beyond the standards. Are you ready to take your yoga practice to the next level?…….Do you want to deepen your understanding of yoga?………Have you been practicing yoga and wish to learn how to teach yoga responsibly?………Are you already a yoga instructor but wish to gain more confidence with Interdisciplinary teachings?….Not wanting to be a “cookie cutter” teacher? …..Seeking the true authentic wisdom of Yoga?……Our programs are spiritual and transformational Directed by Sandy Hicks RYS, ERYT, RCYT, RPYT. Over 40 years experience. A deep dive into the wisdom of the sages. Learning just the physical aspect of Yoga, is not Yoga. Expect a full, well rounded program.   A School of Self Inquiry & the Multi Dimensional Self.

Next 200 RYT Instructor Training STARTS Winter 2017.

“Teaching From and Within Our Sacred Heart” 

Special Focus: Addiction Recovery & Trauma Sensitivity

Yoga Alliance Interdisciplinary Yoga®

Hi Sandy – I wanted to email and just let you know that the teacher training has been such a great experience for me. Every time we have a training weekend I learn something more about myself – in addition to all we are learning about yoga. And I am honored to be in the company of such a great group of human beings–teacher and fellow students included. I try every day to be more peaceful – it is hard to break old habits but I am making a conscious effort. I enrolled to deepen my understanding of yoga – and found out early on that there is so much for me to learn – I’d barely scratched the surface! My primary purpose was for personal learning and teaching yoga was not the main goal. I have to share that as we progress I become more interested in entertaining the idea of teaching in some capacity.

Why Interdisciplinary Yoga®?

tt8-312x180A broad and rich understanding that includes not only poses and breathing. The staff at Grounded By Yoga honors all Yoga lineages. Each tradition (Iyengar, Ashtanga/Vinyasa, Kundalini, Sivananda, Yin etc.) has something profound to offer. An Interdisciplinary Yoga® teacher can pull tools needed from many lineages to accommodate students of all levels and abilities. Your lead director, Sandy Hicks has 40 years experience in Meditation & Yoga and continues to deepen her knowledge nationally and internationally with renowned teachers.

“Teacher training was AMAZING! ……Changed my LIFE…helped me HEAL.“Thank you Sandy. You have created not only an amazing space to learn knowledge but a space in which to “come home” to reunite as one which we truly are.
You are amazing. We are so privileged to be on this journey with you.

I don’t want to teach yoga, is this the right program for me?

tt3-213x111Many yoga practitioners enter yoga trainings with no intention of teaching, for it is an opportunity to deepen and broaden your knowledge and experience yoga in a way you simply cannot do in regular classes. Do I physically need to be able to…. Forget that concern, this program is open to non-yoga students as well. The yoga teacher training modules serve to educate health professionals, yoga instructors, yoga students or anyone with an interest in the science of yoga. (However, to become a registered teacher with the Yoga Alliance, a regular yoga practice is required prior to your training)

Teaacher Training YogaWhat lineages, paths and styles will I be able to learn about and explore?

Iyengar, Ashtanga/Vinyasa, Sivananda, Yin Yoga, Kundalini, Karma, Raja, Bhakti and Jnanu.  Certified professionals dedicated to each lineage will be part of your training faculty, bringing you authentic delivery and integrity to your curriculum.

Can you explain some more of the specifics we will all be learning?

What we learn can differ from person to person. Not only is this academically beneficial, you can expect your own transformation. Click here for general  syllabus details.

Are there any pre-requisites?

tt9-310x168A high degree of self-motivation is required for all aspects of the course. Training to be a yoga teacher requires dedication and faith in the process of yoga. If you do not have a current asana practice, but are simply interested in deepening your knowledge, you may apply as well and will receive a special certificate. The practice and teaching of yoga demand a high degree of self-discipline and purity. To ensure the success of the program, participants are required to attend all spiritual activities, meditation sessions, lectures and asana classes. Our staff are professionally certified and recognized teachers and are highly skilled and experienced in the field of yoga education: Sandy Hicks, E-RYT, Wendy Stoddard CYT, Luc Watelet RYT 200, Domadar Das, Ted D. Barnett, M.D.; Carol Barnett, Ph.D., J.D. You will be required to complete 40 classes with GBYTT faculty within 6 months.

This was an absolutely awakening and transforming experience. I didn’t necessarily enter this program intending to teach, I thought that I might, but it was more for a deepening of my own practice. I walked away feeling confident in my ability to share this practice with others. Sandy was an amazing teacher and spiritual guide, and I uncovered and learned so much about myself through this process. Danielle

Dec 2016 - May 2017 200RYT Schedule

  FridaySaturday Sunday
Dec 2016Flexible Time. Students will choose
January 13,14 &155:30 - 9:00pm11:30-8:00pm11:00-7:30pm
February 11 & 1211:30-8:00pm11:00-7:30pm
March 11 & 1211:30-8:00pm11:00-7:30pm
March 25 & 2611:30-8:00pm11:00-7:30pm
April 1 & 211:30-8:00pm11:00-7:30pm
April 22 & 2311:30-8:00pm11:00-7:30pm
May 6 & 711:30-8:00pm11:00-7:30pm
May 19,20,21
(These times are approximate - extra hours required. Exact times determined one week before)2:30 - 9:00pm8:00-7:30pmGraduation!
8 - 7:30pm
NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR: While early in registration, we can shift dates if you have a conflict. Must be agreed with all other registrants.  I have personally been in small group trainings and large ones. the above doesn’t include additional one on one session time and (additional flex time) The ability to learn productively, manifest spiritually and deeply bond is only within a smaller group. Personalized care is key at Grounded By Yoga. Each student grows at their own pace, and this allows for individual attention as needed. Our small groups are very bonding, which is difficult to access in large groups. I never felt ready to teach from the heart until I experienced a more intimate setting. 


TuitionIf paid in Full by (One lump payment please)plus $95 Non-refundable Application Fee
Payment PlansFull Tuition $3375. $500 deposit, You choose what to pay each month. plus $95 Non-refundable Application Fee
3175If paid in Full by November 10plus $95 Non-refundable Application Fee
3375November 10 - December 1plus $95 Non-refundable Application Fee
3475After December 1. No applications accepted after December 15th.plus $95 Non-Refundable Application fee
Discounts available for alumni or those already holding a 200RYT
PAYMENT PLANS:$500 Down Secures space. By start date of December 15, a Second $500 payment is required.

Payment plans available under the full  tuition cost.  $500 deposit required to hold your space. GBY limits registration. For those that have previously taken their training at another facility, as per request – we now can offer a discount to you (copy of 200 RYT cert required) . Contact Sandy directly one month before start of training  (acceptance can only be limited to one student). No Refunds after 30 days of payment towards tuition or after 30 days of start of program. Applications fees are non-refundable. Refunds subject to admin fees. 


Grounded by Yoga, created by Sandy Hicks, is a sacred and special space where the practice of authentic yoga is valued and encouraged. I would encourage people to take the program for personal growth to live a balanced, healthy and holistic life or to become someone passionate about maintaining the integrity of a full yoga practice that includes spiritual growth and meditation. Sandy Hicks guides her teacher trainees to teach from the heart and her students to focus internally with love and compassion. For this, and many other reason, the teacher training program at Grounded by Yoga is exceptional. Sandy, thank you from the bottom of my heart. Namaste. Kathy


After the training, I felt very close with everybody in different ways. I think everyone shared bonds with each other. We cried, laughed, and worked hard together.I would recommend this teacher training to anyone who is looking to teach yoga, or just learn and gain experience. Sandy’s training was life changing!  JA

Sandy went above and beyond with the training she gives. She takes pride in everything she presents and hands to her students. Everything was well planned and thoroughly explained. Her love for the true wisdom of yoga shines through and I couldn’t have been happier with my choice to complete my training with her. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Cassie


Wonderful experience. I learned more than I ever expected to and I feel fully prepared and excited to teach. Lynette