Yoga Teacher Training

Yoga Teacher Training
In 2016 Becca Impello collaborated with Kim Drye of HereNowYoga to offer Birmingham’s first alignment-based 200-hour yoga teacher training to capacity attendance. They will offer the training again in 2017.

In this Yoga Alliance certified RYS 200 hour training, you’re invited to immerse yourself in the foundational practices of yoga with lead teachers, Kim Drye and Becca Impello.

Heavily focused on alignment and anatomy, the asana training in this program will ensure you learn to move well– with purpose, intention and individualized progression. Together we will explore the depths of yogic philosophy, meditation and pranayama to reveal the many therapeutic benefits of regular yoga practice. By emphasizing safe alignment and pose modifications, this training will enable you to offer supportive and specific guidance to a wide variety of people.

2017 Dates:

March 10th-14th, foundational Practices of Yoga 5-Day Immersion
April 14th-16th
May 12th-14th
June 9th-11th
July 14th-16th
August 11th-13th
September 8th-10th
October 6th-9th, includes practicum and graduation celebration


March Weekend, Foundational Practices of Yoga: Friday 6-9pm, Sat/Sun/Mon 8am-6pm, Tuesday 8am-4pm
April – September Weekends: Friday 6-9pm, Saturday 8am-6pm, Sunday 8am-4pm
October Weekend, Practicum + Graduation (Location TBA): Sat/Sun/Mon 8am-6pm, Tues. 8-4pm


Total tuition: $2800, including $300 registration fee
An early registration discount of $300 if paid in full by January 15th. ($2200 in addition to registration fee)
Or take advantage of the payment plan:

1st installment, $1000 due by Jan 1st
2nd installment, $1000 due by March 1st
3rd installment, $500 due by May 1st

*Required reading materials are not included in cost. Click here to see required reading materials. A thorough and well-developed teacher training manual IS included in cost.


A curiosity and desire to learn about the use of yoga practices in health and wellness. At least 6 months general yoga experience recommended. Must be 18 years or older and able to commit fully to program dates and requirements.

Program Requirements:

Attendance at all training dates is mandatory. Missed contact hours can be made up individually with a lead trainer at $60/hr. In addition to the training dates, some non-contact hours will be required including observation of community classes/related events. Details to be given about non contact hours at the start of the program

A regular yoga/meditation practice is expected. Each student will maintain an individual practice journal.

Reading and short written assignments, as well as specific mindfulness practices, will be assigned at the start of the program. Each student will be expected to participate in group discussions and reflection during training weekends.

Throughout the program, individual and group assessments will be used to assure comprehension and retention of alignment and anatomical principles. The practicum will include a short demonstration of acquired teaching skills and knowledge related to asana, pranayama, and meditation.



Embody Practice Center
3918 Montclair Road, Suite 10
Birmingham, AL 3521


Primary hatha yoga styles: alignment based and viniyoga
Anatomy & Kinesiology
Neuropsychology & Neuroplasticity
Yogic Philosophy including the 8 limbs of yoga & the yoga sutras
Mindfulness Meditation
Restorative Yoga
Chair yoga
Yoga for Seniors
Therapeutic Benefits of yoga including the latest scientific research
Ethics of teaching yoga
Yoga for special conditions

Cancellation/Refund Policy:

Registration fee of $300 is nonrefundable. Withdrawal from the program before January 15th will result in a full refund of all tuition currently paid. Any withdrawal between January 15th and March 11th will be refunded only if the current spot can be filled (contingent upon a waitlist). After the start of the program, March 10th, 2017, all tuition is nonrefundable.


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