200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training


200-Hour Teacher Training

Has yoga been transformative in your life? Curious to deepen your understanding of the practice and, perhaps, share it with others? Our in-person, 200-hour yoga teacher training will root you deeply and provide you with the tools you need to lead others in practice, should you desire to teach.

Join YPY Owner Casi Summers and Seasson Vitiello in this dynamic, Yoga Alliance-registered training. The over-reaching goal of our yoga teacher training is for you to grow in understanding and excel in teaching yoga.

Upon completion, you will feel confident to teach powerful yoga classes that are artfully sequenced and authentically “You.” We believe yoga is for everybody, and when you graduate, you will have the skills to teach Vinyasa and Power Yoga so it benefits all students.

Our 200-Hour Course is designed for you, whether you want to learn more for your own personal practice or you wish to begin teaching yoga.  

You will learn:

  • key principles of teaching yoga to any level of student
  • the anatomical and physiological foundations for a safe yoga practice based on Western medical science and research
  • systems of chakras and meridians based on Eastern medical concepts of yoga
  • foundations of Eastern and Western philosophy of yoga and how to integrate yoga’s rich history with our modern life
  • asana training practices focus on safe and strong alignment
  • using all of your senses to understand your student’s needs and movements (we go far beyond scripted instructions)
  • the most effective assists and cuing methods to modulate the intensity of training

You will have many opportunities to practice teaching in the supportive, encouraging You Power Yoga environment. Upon completing our program, you will be eligible to be credentialed as a 200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance.

2023/24  Dates & Times 

August 25-27

September 22-24

October 27-29

November 17-19

December 15-17

January 19-21, 2024

February 16-18

March 8-10


Fridays 5:30 – 8:30pm

Saturdays 7:30am – 6:30pm

Sundays 8:00am – 12:00pm


About the Trainers

Casi Summers, YPY Owner/Teacher

I have enjoyed teaching this beautiful practice since 2014 and absolutely love sharing everything I have learned along the way! I did, however, come into yoga nervous and graceless, with mean thoughts toward a downward-facing dog. I now continue with gratitude for the entire practice. Yoga gave me a sense of freedom from the arthritis I had grown up with. Throughout my practice I have fallen in love with the strength I’ve gained – and continue to strive for, both physically and mentally – always surprising myself along the way. I received my 200-hour certification to deepen my understanding of yoga. While finding ways to deepen my yoga practice, I found Pilates and became certified as a mat Pilates teacher through Balanced Body. My goal is for yoga to aid in our everyday “human moments,” whether breathing through anxiety, waking up without an achy back, or simply living more active and healthy lifestyles. I firmly believe every class should include awareness of our amazing bodies and ear-to-ear smiles.

Seasson Vitiello, Ph.D., RYT 200 


I was a true beginner with no gymnastics experience when I took my first yoga class in 2001. My teachers taught me to approach the practice with tenacity and patience. (If you are a true beginner like I was, I SEE YOU!) Since then, I’ve explored a variety of yoga lineages, but I’m most drawn to the challenge of Baptiste power yoga. I completed my RYT 200-hour training from Better Together Yoga (Sioux Falls, South Dakota) in 2017 and taught a variety of classes at Santosha Hot Yoga, Kosha Yoga School, and Revolution Yoga and Cycle (Sioux Falls, South Dakota) until moving to Oklahoma in 2020. More recently, I trained to teach Yin yoga through 405 Yoga (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma). One of my goals is to achieve the RYT 500-hour certification.

My classes are focused on you, not me. They are accessible for different body types and experience levels because I use clear cues and inclusive pose variations. I juxtapose breath-guided moving meditation with still mindfulness so that you can develop powerful-peace to use both on and off the mat. In addition, as a molecular biologist and full-time science educator, I incorporate my expertise in teaching and the biology behind breathwork and neuroplasticity into my classes.

200-Hour Training Investment

Includes free unlimited yoga mat classes at YPY (excluding special events and aerial yoga) for the duration of the training.

Single payment: $3,000.

Extra Early bird discount: Pay in full by July 25th, 2023, and receive a $200 discount PLUS begin your unlimited membership. This is an incredible way to prepare your practice for Yoga Teacher Training.

Early bird discount: Pay in full by August 18th, 2023 to receive a $200 discount.

Payment Plan: $3,300. $200 non-refundable deposit at the time of enrollment (space is limited), 7 payments of $450 due on or before the first Friday of each training.

*All books and supplies are included in your non-refundable deposit.


Yoga teacher training pushes you in your practice to truly find your unique experience. I have always been a student of You Power Yoga, so I knew to make each practice my own and to always choose breath over poses. However, YTT provides the foundation, strength, and confidence to actually do that. I am so much more aware of my breath and my body now in a way that wouldn’t have happened without this experience. While I expected to improve at yoga, I didn’t know I would grow in so many other areas as well. I am more aware of my actions, words, and choices now. While it was challenging, I am incredibly thankful I completed it and wouldn’t trade my results for anything! Vicki Keller

The entire training was a positive experience for me. Beginning a meditation ritual is at the top of my list though. It expanded my practice and offered me space to go deeper than I ever thought I could. Stephanie Kern

I went from “What do I say?” my first YTT weekend to teaching a one-hour yoga class and 15 minute Pranayama practice my last YTT weekend. What an accomplishment! Sara Klemm

The experience allowed me to become content with my thoughts and my practice. The shared experience will always have a special place in my thoughts and heart. It’s an experience I will look back on with a smile. Tammy Watkins

I learned so much about the “whys” of how we move my body in space. It absolutely enriched my practice. Gaye Young

I absolutely loved my training with Kathy at Yoga Forte; she is so knowledgable, inspirational, and puts a fun twist on learning! I will forever consider her my mentor and always look up to her as a yoga teacher. Yoga Forte is a comfortable, non-judgmental program that works to help every yogi learn how to progress their own practice and spread the joy of yoga to others! Cait Gilmartin

I am proud to recommend Kathy Ross of Yoga Forte’s yoga teacher training. She possesses highly-developed skills and expertise in yoga training that she unselfishly passes along to her students. She is very knowledgeable and has proven herself invaluable in helping us [her students] receive the most benefits/education possible during our 200-hour program. I am very excited to pursue my new endeavor as a yoga instructor. I feel confident I have gained the knowledge necessary, including, but not limited to: anatomy, history, asanas, alignment, sequencing, assists, Vinyasa flow as well as the study of Yin and restorative poses.I feel I have a firm foundation on which I can build (due to Kathy’s expertise, kindness, and experience) and I look forward to my continuing education. Kathy’s character and mannerisms are calming, professional, and generous. I highly recommend those contemplating their 200 YTT or 300 YTT or continuing education courses to seek out and take advantage of Yoga Forte. Jennifer Conaway

Have questions about the training? Ready to get started? Please contact Casi Summers (casi@youpoweryoga.com).