Yoga Teacher Training Open House - TBA




ABT Yoga's 2017  

200 Hour Boutique Yoga Teacher Training Program





Program starts Thursday, September 14th.
Spaces still available.

Contact  978.551.6699 to register interest or ask questions.








Welcome to the ABT Yoga community, a vibrant, yoga centered space with over 200 regular members; a community where everyone is supported.



ABT Yoga is a working studio with over 30 yoga classes per week and over 15 weekly private sessions, open since 2007.



The cost of the program is $3,600, which entitles the student to:

•    All books and materials.

•    Weekly office hours with instructors for mentoring and guidance.

•    40 weeknight classes and 4 weekend intensives.

•    Limited class size to ensure individualized attention.

•    Opportunities to practice teaching, beginning early in the program.

•    Yoga Alliance Membership (ABT Yoga's Teacher Training Program is Yoga Alliance approved.)



Our aim is to support our students as they become confident and well-informed yoga teachers, able to work with a variety of students, across all ages and body types.



Our teachers work closely with physicians, physical therapists, chiropractors, and

body workers. Together, they have over 26,000 plus hours of teaching experience since










  o You will explore the physical, emotional and spiritual side of yoga
  We will delve deeply into the eight limbs of yoga and learn how to live our yoga every day

o Together, we’ll explore the effectiveness of yoga as an element of healing
o  You will learn to teach asanas with a mind for safe and effective practices for students of all body 

              types and limitations







o Program begins Thursday, September 14th, 2017 at 5:30PM


o Weekly classes begin at 5:30PM each Thursday and run until 9:30PM


o Weekend intensives: Saturday 9AM to 5:00PM and Sundays from 11AM to 5PM


§    November 18th & 19th, 2017


§    February 3rd, 2018 and February 4th, 2018


§    April 13th, 2018 and April 14th, 2018


§    June 30th, 2018 and July 1st, 2018


   No Class Thursday, November 23rd

No Class Thursday, December 28th, 2018

o All programs held at ABT Yoga. 22 South Main Street, Topsfield, MA 01983







o Books will be handed out on the first day of class


o Other materials to be provided throughout the course







o Attendance in full: 40 weekly Thursday night classes


o Attendance in full: 4 weekend intensives


o  Completion of ten written (typed) journal assignments on yamas and niyamas


o Completion of a home practice journal


o  Develop and teach a free community class plan and prepare two additional classes


o Weekly reading assignments







o Program cost: $3,600


§    $300 discount if $3,300 paid in full by first class


§   Payment plan: Six $600 payments


              •   First $600 due by September 1st, 2017


                          •    Each additional payment due monthly, by the first day of the month

                                  •   $3,150 if paid in full by August 1st




o  For first class: A yoga mat, meditation cushion if you have one, notebook and pen/electronic note taking device


o  Going forward: Yoga mat, books, notebook and pen/electronic note taking device


o Read the assigned pages/chapters prior to class


o Wear comfortable clothing that provides for easy movement







o This is a 200 hour yoga teacher training certification, approved by Yoga Alliance


o Techniques, Training and Practice:     100 hours


§    This topic includes but is not limited to: asanas, pranayamas, chanting, mudras, mantra, meditation and other techniques.


o Teaching Methodology: 25 hours


§    This topic includes but is not limited to:   communication skills, group dynamics, time management, maintaining boundaries, addressing specific needs of individual and groups, teaching styles, principles of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting.


o Anatomy and Physiology: 20 hours


§    This topic includes but is not limited to: human physical anatomy, energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, etc.). We will apply what we learn to our yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc.).


o Philosophy, lifestyle, & ethics: 30 hours


§    This topic includes but is not limited to: study of yoga philosophy, traditional texts (yamas, niyamas, sutras, etc.) and ethics for yoga teachers.


o Practicum: 10 hours


§    This topic includes but is not limited to: practice teaching as the lead instructor, receiving and giving feedback, observing others teach.


o Other: 15 hours


§    Ayurveda. Restorative Yoga. Yin Yoga. Pre Natal.







o All assignments handed in on due date given.


o  A certificate of completion will be provided at completion of assignments and course hours.






o Phone/Text/Email: (Texting is preferable)


§    Ken Lidden:


•   Phone: 978-551-6699


•   Email:


§    Karen Johnston:


•   Phone: 617-548-1502


•   Email:


o Designated office hours: to be arranged as the program proceeds.







o  Weekly attendance at the Thursday night yoga class is required as this is part of the 200 hour curriculum. As part of the program, you are allotted three missed classes which can be made up during office hours. Once your allotment of three classes has been used, you can make up the class at a cost of $105 per hour.


o  If  a weekend intensive is missed, it can be made up in a single day session at an extra cost of $500



ABT Yoga

22 South Main Street

Topsfield, MA 01983