strengthening & transforming the community through art 

The Dharma House School of Yoga
200 hour Teacher Training Program
2019 Application


The Dharma House School of Yoga is provided by the Atchison Art Association, a non-profit organization. Our mission is to cultivate and develop yoga teachers educated in the deeper traditions of yoga with an interdisciplinary approach that transforms individuals and communities through the light of yoga.

 It is important to understand the Dharma House objectives, as they contain a strong inner work component.  Each of these objectives is first developed in you and from that point, you are able to bring them to your future students.  It is through direct experience that we transform ourselves and become equipped to guide and teach others.

  • Have the knowledge of anatomy, proper alignment, and breath, to read physical and emotional limitations to the body, understand your students and safely serve them.
  • Learn the skills needed to teach all levels of yoga through heartfelt teachings that create a total mind-body experience, using clear concise verbal cues and directions that allow the students to fully engage in their practice.
  • Understand the ancient yogic text and the deeper practices of yoga to build awareness deepen personal practice and become anchored in the yogic path by illuminating the inner nature with yoga wisdom.
  • Become a shining light in the yoga community through exemplary ethics and public service. 

 Our instructors, Christy Harris, E-RYT200, RYT500, YACEP, AYS, and Deborah Geiger, RYT 500, CYT are both Yoga Alliance registered RYT500 yoga instructors with additional training in Ayurveda and yoga therapeutics. We are committed to your education and personal growth and offer our guidance, instruction, and the personal attention needed for you to successfully complete your training.

 Dharma House School of Yoga session 
are held at LifePoint Yoga Center at 2020 Raccoon Road in Robinson, Kansas.  Located on a working organic farm in rural Kansas, LifePoint offers the opportunity for students to leave daily life and immerse themselves in a pastoral rural setting to absorb the teachings presented.  Generally, students bring their lunch during teacher training.  LifePoint has a small kitchen equipped with a stove, microwave, and refrigerator for your convince.  Lodging is available through the Country Cabins or Best Western, approximately 12 minutes away, in Hiawatha, Kansas. 

While those new to yoga are not excluded from applying, we highly recommend applicants have at least two years of practice. If your yoga practice doesn’t meet this requirement, please contact us directly.  Dharma House serves many areas without access to yoga, in these cases, we can be very flexible while preparing you for success in this program.

  • Each applicant will be evaluated on an individual basis.
  • Basic knowledge of yoga and average physical stamina are expected.
  • Two years of yoga practice unless otherwise discussed.
  • It is not required that you become a certified teacher to join this program.
  • You must attend two yoga classes or the equivalent (approved by the lead trainer) per week on your own.
  • You must attend all dates and trainings; all absences must be pre-arranged with instructors.
  • Two additional approved workshops of your choice during the year (LifePoint will provide at least two workshop opportunities bringing in outside teachers that you may choose to take). 
  • Two letters of recommendation, one yoga related and one personal.

Required texts for this course (many students find used books on Amazon).

  • Teaching Yoga by Mark Stephens
  • Key Muscles of Yoga by Ray Long
  • Yoga the Iyengar Way by Silva, Mira & Shyam Mehta
  • Yogi’s Roadmap by
  • Anatomy for Standing Poses and Vinyasa Flow by Ray Long

Our weekend training intensives are designed for students to take the yearlong training while living their normal life by minimizing overnight stays and expenses.  We begin each weekend promptly at 8 am Saturday morning and release by 5 pm each Sunday.

Saturday Schedule:     

Morning session 8am-12pm

Lunch Break 12-1 pm
Afternoon session 1-6:30 pm

Sunday Schedule:

Morning session 8 am -12 pm
Lunch Break 12-1 pm
Afternoon session 1-5 pm

 2019 Dates: March 9/10, April 6/7, May 4/5, June 1/2, June 29/30, July 27/28, Aug 24/25, Sept 28/29, Oct 19/20, Nov 16/17, Dec 14/15 (graduation)

The Dharma House of Yoga provides an exemplary education in the yoga arts. One of the trademarks of the Dharma House education is the personal attention and commitment of our teachers to each individual student. Due to this high standard of this training, space is limited. Your application along with a $200 application fee holds a seat while we process your application. Once your application is approved the first payment is due no later than February 1, 2019.  Should all available seats be full at the time of inquiry, you will be placed on a waiting list in order of submission. The $200 Application/Administration fee is refundable only to those not admitted into the program.

TUITION   *totals do not include the cost of two classes per week, required texts, 2 workshops or travel/hotel cost.

  1 Installment Plan:  $2,200 Tuition to be paid by 2/1/19

  2  Installment Plan:  $1,250 due by   2/1/19
                                                $1,250 due by   3/1/19
                                                Total: $2500 if paid by 3/1/2019

  3  Installment Plan:   $635 due by   2/1/19
                                                 $635 due by  3/1/19
                                                 $635 due by  4/1/19
                                                 $635 due by  5/1/19
                                                 Total: $2540 if paid by 5/1/2019

 4  Installment Plan:     $480 due by  2/1/19
                                                  $265 due by  3/1/19
                                                  $265 due by  4/1/19
                                                  $265 due by  5/1/19
                                                  $265 due by  6/1/19
                                                  $265 due by  7/1/19
                                                  $265 due by  8/1/19
                                                  $265 due by  9/1/19

                                                  $265 due by  10/1/19
                                                 Total: $2600 if paid by 10/1/2019