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 inspired leaders 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 a community. Through community engagement, they have developed strong relationships with students and in the Columbus area, making Mat Happy a second home for their clients — their “happy place.”

Guest Instructor Mary Coleman

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 yoga community. Learn more about Mary Ellen Coleman.

“Mat Happy Yoga created and delivered a well-planned and robust curriculum. Lectures were insightful and each training weekend included numerous hands-on practice labs that helped connect concepts. This program provided a solid foundation on yoga philosophy, technique, anatomy, asana, pranayama, and teaching methodology. Instructors were extremely knowledgeable and made class fun! I feel prepared to begin teaching, but more importantly, I formed a bond with my kula and gained a group of amazing yogi friends!”

Amy

“I loved this journey. It has really helped to start the process of loving myself and putting myself first for once. Everything that I have learned has helped me to start being confident in myself and who I am and is only the beginning — the start of a new life for me and my family.”

Tanya

“The yoga teacher training at Mat Happy is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Kelly and Rhiannon are kind and knowledgeable when it comes to their teaching style and are always willing to help if you have any questions or concerns. I will always recommend their studio and their YTT program to anyone and everyone who is interested.”

Ashley

“Mat Happy is a place of community and love. Sisters Kelly and Rhiannon have created a great place for the beauty of Yoga to truly thrive in each yogi that practices here. Their YTT school is an excellent complement to their existing business and the next progression on a Yogis path to teaching. I feel blessed to have this foundation and education as my toolkit to be a great teacher. They complement each other in their teaching, and they bring in excellent subject matter experts to complete the program. This was a 5 star experience in education.”

Shakila

“I had the most amazing teacher training experience with Mat Happy! The teachers are so knowledgeable, organized, and caring. The curriculum is robust and well-rounded, and I completed my training feeling prepared and energized to teach. I am so glad I chose Mat Happy to complete my teacher training!”

Melinda

An Enriching Experience: What Sets Our Training Apart?

Most importantly, we want you to discover the program and teachers that light your fire. Yoga is a path of service, and you cannot serve from an empty or even half-full cup. All too often, a new teacher experiences burn out or lacks the skills required to fulfill this role despite making a significant emotional, physical and monetary investment in a YTT program.

Through your Mat Happy Yoga Teacher Training 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. How? Our approach begins with YOU.

In this training, we offer you an opportunity to cultivate whole person health (body, mind, spirit) beginning with simple, sustainable practices of Ayurveda.

Why Ayurveda in Yoga Teacher Training?

The practice of yoga is about transformation. It is about whole person transformation. We use the physical practice of yoga to cultivate strength, flexibility and balance in the body and mind. We integrate those practices with Ayurveda to bring about balance in the gross and subtle aspects of the human body. As yoga teachers, we need to cultivate strength, flexibility and balance so that we can guide our students with love, patience and faith to their own transformation.
We do this through the 'laboratory' of our own experience.

Each trainee will establish a daily ritual (dinacharya) of Self-care which includes healthy diet supporting our unique body constitution, practices to help the physical body operate optimally (stay healthy, improve immunity, manage energy) and practices that will guide us inward to a deeper understanding of Self. The Self is the source of our inner wisdom. This wisdom is so often overlooked in our daily life. As a yoga teacher, this wisdom is what will guide you to serve your students at your best.

  • 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 Creative Sequencing for Various Class Levels
  • Vinyasa Yoga Tradition: The Roots of Ashtanga and Variations on the Traditional Series
  • An Introduction to Restorative Yoga
  • 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 creative 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, Colleen Cain ERYT 200, Natalie Bitton ERYT 200 and Kitty Maer, CYT.

How To Apply

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

Tuition Fees

Four Installments of $850
Total Program fees: $3,400

*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 six month program convenes over eight weekends June—November 2019
(Friday evenings/Saturday & Sunday full day)
Weekend 1: June 28, 29 & 30
Weekend 2: July 13 & 14
Weekend 3: July 27 & 28
Weekend 4: August 10 & 11
Weekend 5: August 24 & 25
Weekend 6: September 20, 21 & 22
Weekend 7: October 18, 19 & 20
Weekend 8: November 15, 16 & 17