February 8, 2019


A Hopeful Balance, New Bern, NC | Become a yoga teacher in this 7-weekend immersion course. Led by Valerie Baltzer, ERYT-500, and Laura Howard, RYT-500. A Yoga Alliance Registered Course (RYS 200).



This 200-Hour Foundations Program is a dynamic and comprehensive training experience designed to empower individuals with essential tools to authentically teach yoga, inspire others, and be of service.

In this course, you will explore:

  • Alignment & Hatha Yoga Technique

  • Functional Anatomy

  • Meditation

  • Hands-On Assisting

  • Sequencing | Alignment-Based Vinyasa

  • History and Philosophy

  • Effective Teaching Methods

  • Career Building

Students get to experience and apply what they learn and know in a safe and sacred learning environment with the guidance and feedback of teachers with years of experience.


  1. Feb 8-10, 2019

  2. Mar 1-3, 2019

  3. Mar 22-24, 2019

  4. Apr 12-14, 2019

  5. May 3-5, 2019

  6. May 24-26, 2019

  7. Jun 7-9, 2019


In order to the graduate, students must commit to a path of service and complete the following requirements:

  • Pre-requisite: Some prior experience with hatha yoga.  Interview with Lead Trainer required before acceptance.

  • Core Modules with Lead Trainer (Minimum of 120 Hours)

  • Daily Personal Practice 

  • Observe Classes & Assist

  • Keep a Practice Journal 

  • Assignments: Approximately 20 minutes of homework per instruction hour

  • Assessments (Quizzes, Tests, and Practice Teaching with Live Feedback)

  • Teach a live donation-based class to the public as part of Final Exam

Commitment: We ask student to be 100% committed to growth… as an individual, as a group, and as a community.  Attendance, participation, collaboration, contribution, and readiness are essential to the process of learning, growth, and therefore transformation!

Homework will include observation, reading, writing, research, independant practice, group collaboration, and various projects and presentations. 


Application Fee (Non-Refundable): $75
Deposit (Non-Refundable): $200 Reserves Enrollment in Course 

NEW EARLY BIRD: $1800 Paid in Full by December 31, 2018 (previously $2500)

NEW REGULAR TUITION: $2300 by February 1, 2019 (previously $2800)

Due to the widespread hardship in our area following Hurricane Florence, Transcending Yoga and A Hopeful Balance made the collective decision to dramatically reduce tuition cost and make the program more accessible.  

Financial Aid

  • MyCAA Scholarship for Active Duty Military Spouses (E1-E5, W1-W2, and O1-O2)

    • Read the MyCAA Fact Sheet

    • Create an account and apply for approval at least 45 days before start date

    • Register for Transcending Yoga Teacher Training and MyCAA Education Plan (No application fee due at time of submission. Will be billed after account approved.)

    • Request Financial Assistance for your course of study with a MyCAA Counselor

    • Submit for funding authorization no less than 15 days, no more than 60

  • National Military Family Association

  • 6-Month Payment Plan: $383/Month + $20 Admin Fee = $403/Month | First Payment Due January 1, 2019

  • Active Duty & Veterans

    • Active Duty & Veterans (Must provide valid Military ID​ or DD-214) receive the Early Bird Discounted Tuition rate regardless of the time of registration.

    • The Semper Fi Fund has provided scholarships for Post 9/11 combat wounded, critically ill and catastrophically injured members of all branches.

    • Thank you for your service!


As with any educational curriculum, attendance is essential for success in the Transcending Yoga Lifestyle and Teacher Training Program.  According Yoga Alliance Standards for 200 hour certification, students are required to participate in no less than 180 contact hours with the Transcending Yoga Faculty (a minimum of 65 contact hours with the designated Lead Trainer for the Program). For 300-hour certification, students are required to participate in no less than 270 contact hours with approved faculty (a minimum of 135 contact hours with the designated Lead Trainer for the Program). Transcending Yoga has elected that students must maintain an attendance rate of at least 75% in order to graduate.  Students who are absent from training sessions are responsible for independently making up content and contact hours at their own expense with an approved RYT. Documentation and additional assignments apply.

200 Hour Program | Minimum of 150 Hours (50 Hours Missed)

300 Hour Program | Minimum of 225 Hours (75 Hours Missed)

Application fees, deposit, and early bird tuition are non-refundable.  Regular tuition cancellation will be refunded at 50% up to 30 days before program start date.  Tuition is non-refundable less than 30 days before program start date or after.  Early Bird and Super Early Bird Tuition is Non-Refundable. In rare circumstance that a family emergency (injury, loss, or deployment) should occur during the program, credit will be issued for applicant to transfer to another program within 18 months of original program start date.  In the event of a permanent change of station (PCS), director will work to create a plan to help student  successfully complete certification.


The nature of yoga (union of body, mind and spirit), on or off the mat, is to open the body and psyche through which profound transformation can occur.  As teachers of yoga, we are stewards of the trust our students place in us.  It is our responsibility to uphold and foster a safe and sacred environment in which to allow this work to happen.  It is essential that anyone teaching yoga have a high degree of personal integrity and maintain clear boundaries in the role of serving the students.

Holding ourselves as teachers places us in a position of power over our students, however subtle or obvious.  We become their mentors, facilitators and helpers.  Some students may idealize us or project that we are wiser or more evolved than they are.

As professionals, we must remain aware of this power dynamic and never exploit the vulnerability of a student for personal gain or gratification. Students need to have a place to come where they can safely open their hearts, observe their own deeper dynamics and be free from sexual distractions and conditioned behaviors. Because of this, we ask that yoga teachers adhere to the code of conduct:

  1. Uphold the integrity of my vocation by conducting myself in a professional and conscientious manner. 

  2. Acknowledge the limitations of my skills and scope of practice and where appropriate, refer students to seek alternative instruction, advice, treatment, or direction. 

  3. Create and maintain a safe, clean, and comfortable environment for the practice of yoga. 

  4. Encourage diversity actively by respecting all students regardless of age, physical limitations, race, creed, gender, ethnicity, religion affiliation, or sexual orientation. 

  5. Respect the rights, dignity, and privacy of all students. 

  6. Avoid words and actions that constitute sexual harassment. 

  7. Adhere to the traditional yoga principles as written in the Yamas and Niyamas. 

  8. Follow all local government and national laws that pertain to my yoga teaching and business. 

  9. Speak honestly and listen generously, always with compassion.

  10. Commit to being of service to others, my peers, classmates, family, students, and community.

I have read and understand the terms and conditions as outlined in this document, and agree to be bound by these conditions.

I understand that I must abide by the above criteria to in order receive certification.  I understand that, if I step out of the integrity of this agreement, I may be dropped from the program and tuition will not be refunded. I agree to honor this code of ethics.



Let us know if you have any questions!