Mat Happy Yoga in Hilliard, Ohio | Yoga Studio

Mat Happy Yoga 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Purposeful Collaboration. Self-Discovery. A Multidisciplinary Approach.

When the timing is right and intentions are purposeful and from the heart, the path will appear.

Purposeful Collaboration

Our program came to be through a purposeful collaboration of four women who yearn to nurture talent and creativity.

Our Story

Imagine meeting your future business partner before you started kindergarten, wore braces or had your first crush. You shared a room, clothes and secrets with this person and they know you inside and out. One of the best things about the partnership between sisters Kelly and Rhiannon is they foster one another’s strengths, develop ideas and grow together.

A shared passion for well-being, love of Yoga and desire to create something big was too strong to ignore. Having backgrounds in business, accounting, human resources, marketing, communications, writing and program management, the sisters’ combined skills are a powerhouse for running the studio smoothly — and even more importantly — building an engaging community. Through this engagement, they have developed strong relationships with students and in the Columbus community making Mat Happy a second home for their clients — their “happy place.” Learn more about Kelly Mehring and Rhiannon Mehring

Kelly Mehring and Rhiannon Mehring

What is meant to be will always find its way! Serendipity doesn’t happen often, which is why it is so special. It’s that feeling you get inside when you’ve unexpectedly met someone and you just know it’s going to be exceptional. Our “blind date” with Colleen was meant to discuss all-things-yoga with this superstar who recently moved to Columbus. It quickly turned into feeling like we were catching up with an old girlfriend discussing our love, or rather obsessions of coffee, food, animals, and of course Yoga. Colleen has this way of using words, touch and simply her presence to awaken your spirit and lighten your mood. This lady knows her stuff, too, with over a decade of experience teaching in multiple markets throughout the U.S. and Canada. Learn more about Colleen O’Brien McFall

Long before we left our previous careers to follow our passion, Mary Ellen Coleman was on the receiving end of a phone call that would set into motion the birth of Mat Happy. Talking with her feels like the warm spot illuminated by the sun or the familiar comfy blanket you seek to embrace. Once you’ve experienced her knowledge, her depth and wisdom — not to mention her kindness, you find yourself seeking her presence time and time again. You grow a little stronger, a little happier, and a little wiser after each workshop, class or encounter with this pioneer in the Columbus yoga community. Learn more about Mary Ellen Coleman

An Enriching Experience

Through this experience, you’ll delve deep to access the highest teachings of this great tradition and unveil the teacher within, unleashing your individuality, creativity and brilliance.

  • Our 200-hour Yoga Alliance Registered Vinyasa Based, multi-disciplinary Yoga Teacher Training program helps you gain a deeper understanding of the roots and foundations of Yoga and prepares you to become a professional Yoga teacher capable of using your intuition to develop and deliver meaningful, quality classes.
  • A Vinyasa-based, multi-disciplinary approach means you’ll learn how to structure and create cohesive, well-rounded classes for a wide variety of skill levels.
  • Purposeful collaboration among some of Columbus’ most highly-skilled and sought after teachers ensures wide access to multiple methodologies and original content.

200-Hour Teacher Training Curriculum

Self – Discovery

  • Cultivating a Steady Asana Practice
  • Pranayama and Meditation
  • Exploring and Contemplating Yoga Texts and Teachings
  • Establishing an Ayurvedic Lifestyle
  • A Modern Vinyasa Approach: Set Sequence and Intelligent Sequencing for Various Class Levels
  • Vinyasa Yoga Tradition: The Roots of Ashtanga and Variations on the Traditional Series
  • The Six Yogic Paths
  • Yoga and Hinduism
  • Six Darshanas
  • Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras
  • Tantric and Classical Yoga Concepts
  • A Modern Approach: The Yamas and The Niyamas
  • A Practical Guide to Human Anatomy for Yoga Teachers
  • Introduction to Anatomy of Movement
  • The “Other” Feels: An Introduction to Subtle Body Anatomy

A Multi-Disciplinary Approach

  • Our comprehensive program honoring the ancient yoga teachings melds with contemporary practices to ensure a balanced approach to learning and teaching for a wide-range of students of varying levels and interests.
  • Learn how to teach multiple categories of poses safely and effectively, including standing poses, seated poses, backbends, forward bends, twists, and inversions.
  • Discover the art of sequencing with overviews of both set sequencing and intelligent sequencing.
  • Instruction on verbal and manual adjustments and practice peer teaching with valuable feedback.
  • Theme Weaving: How to teach a meaningful, contextualized yoga class.
  • Yoga as a Profession: Where do I go from here? Learn directly from the owners how to establish a professional yoga career and other options for teaching/sharing your passion.

Why Study with Us?

Our 200-hour Yoga Alliance Registered Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training program helps you access a deeper understanding of Yoga and prepares you to become a professional Yoga teacher capable of using your intuition to create and deliver meaningful, quality classes. Our faculty comprises Mat Happy Owners Rhiannon Mehring, ERYT 200 and Kelly Mehring, RYT 200 with special guest instructors Mary Ellen Coleman, ERYT 500 and Colleen O’Brien McFall, ERYT 500.

How To Apply

Fill out and submit your application here.
We will contact you to set up a phone interview.

Tuition Fees

TBA Early 2019

*All students enrolled in YTT receive a three-month unlimited pass during the duration of training to attend classes.

Refund/Cancellation Policy

Applicants must send a written notice of cancellation 30 days prior to the start of training to receive a full refund less $100. No refunds will be offered 30 days prior to the start date, and the entire amount is the responsibility of the participant. If students must withdraw due to unforeseen circumstances, arrangements will be made to allow the student to participate in training the following year. However, the student will incur any additional cost increases that may occur.

Prerequisites

  • At least one year of a personal practice (in a studio setting, home setting, or combination of both).
  • A love of yoga and desire to be a life-long student.
  • Clarity about your schedule, capacities and commitments to ensure your dedication to the program for the duration.
  • Completion of application and interview, and acceptance into the program.

Dates & Times

Our next program begins Summer 2019. Please email hello@mathappy.com to be among the first to receive information.
Thank you!