HereNowYoga 2017 Teacher Training Programs in Birmingham, AL

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.  

Kim is an experienced and knowledgeable alignment teacher from Asheville, NC, trained by teachers of the Iyengar lineage. Becca is a Birmingham native and a licensed physical therapist who has been teaching yoga and therapeutic applications of yoga practices for 16 years .  This training will help you to cultivate awareness and compassion in order to enrich and enlighten all aspects of your life and gain the skills to teach others to do the same.  

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.  

Direct your journey, move well, live well.  Do it here, now.

Dates (2017) Program One March-October

  • March 10th-14th, Foundational Practices of Yoga 5-Day Immersion

  • March 31st-April 2nd

  • May 12th-14th

  • June 9th-11th

  • July 14th-16th

  • August 11th-13th

  • September 8th-10th

  • October 6th-9th, includes practicum and graduation celebration

Dates (2017) Program Two  April-November

  • April 21st-25th, Foundational Practices of Yoga 5-Day Immersion

  • May 19th-21st-

  • June 23rd-25th

  • July 28th-30th

  • August 25th-27th

  • Sept 29th-Oct 1st

  • October 20th-22nd

  • November 10th-13th, includes practicum and graduation celebration


March Weekend, Foundational Practices of Yoga 

Friday 6-9pm, Sat/Sun/Mon 8am-6pm, Tues 8am-4pm

April - September Weekends

 Friday 6-9pm, Saturday 8am-6pm, Sunday 8am-4pm

October Weekend, Practicum + Graduation (Location TBA)

Fri 6-9pm, Sat/Sun/Mon 8am-6pm


Total tuition: $2800, including $300  registration fee

An early registration discount of $300 if paid in full by January 15th for Program One, by February 15th for Program Two  ($2200 in addition to registration fee) 

Or take advantage of the payment plan: 

  • 1st installment, $1000 due by Jan 15th for Program One, Feb 15th for Program Two
  • 2nd installment,  $1000 due by March 15th for Program One, April 15th for Program Two
  • 3rd installment,  $500 due by May 15th for Program One, June 15th for Program Two

*Required reading materials are not included in cost.  A thorough and well-developed teacher training manual WILL be included in cost.

Prerequisites:  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.  

There will be a take home written exam due by the start of the final weekend. 

Required Reading: 

"You Are Here" by Thich Nhat Hanh

"Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life" by Jon Kabat-Zinn

"The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice" by T.K.V Desikachar

"Bhagavad Gita: A New Translation" by Stephen Mitchell

"Yoga the Iyengar Way" by Silva Mehta

"Anatomy and Asana: Preventing Yoga Injuries" by Susi Hatley

Location:  Embody Practice Center



  • -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 11th, 2017, all tuition is nonrefundable.