Root to Rise

Teacher Training

“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” – Albert Einstein

Come train with us and learn to be the teacher you were always meant to be. Whether you want to teach in a studio or outdoors, to groups or individuals or even just to deepen your own practice, we are dedicated to helping you find your most authentic voice. Train in an open, warm space with instructors and staff that are passionate and teach from the heart.

Learning Objectives

To learn how to safely, effectively, and creatively lead yoga classes.
To connect with and grow your own yoga practice.
To expand your knowledge base of yoga, health and wellness, etc.
To express and share your passion for the practice in the most authentic ways.


Attend (or make up as instructed) all 200 hours in the program
Attend x 2 classes a week
Read required text for book discussions and report
Submit 10 observations
Commit to a home practice (Sadhana) x 3 a week
Daily meditation 5-10 minutes daily
Complete a final “chakra” project
Teach 2 community classes/assist 2


Aspects of Teaching
Becoming a Teacher
The Art of Adjusting
Intro to Finding your Niche
Specialty Classes: Kids Yoga, Prenatal/Postnatal, Restorative, Yoga Nidra and Seniors/Chair Yoga
Business of Yoga
Principles of Vinyasa Flow
Anatomy as it relates to Yoga
Intro to the 8 limbs
The Origins of Yoga
Study of Traditional Texts
Code of Ethics for Teachers
Holistic Health
Outdoor Yoga
Creative Movement
Community Service
And so much more …


Kristin Ritter (RYT 500)
Jacob Ellis (RYT 200)
Alissa Morris-Alexander (RYT 200)
Rebecca Operacz (RYT 200)
Dan Duggan (RYT 200)
Nancy Pickwell (RYT 200)
Mindy Cassidy (RYT 200)
Nikki Savage (Licensed Massage Therapist)
And more Special Guest Instructors


Yoga Alliance accredited

We are a Registered Yoga School (RYS) with Yoga Alliance, which designates this teacher training program as one which follows Yoga Alliance’s standards. Students who complete this approved training with us may be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance.

Virtual Info Session:

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 Fall 2022- Spring 2023 Schedule:

September 2022-March 2023

(Fri 6:30-9pm; Sat + Sun 12-6pm)

Weekend dates coming soon!

We are now accepting 12 students in our Fall Training in Studio. We have options to join virtually as well!

For FAQ’s:

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Nourishing Storm’s yoga teaching training invokes the true nature of yoga. The instructors are genuine, knowledgeable, and trustworthy guides to this journey and honor the uniqueness each yogi brings to the course and community. The change and transformation experienced during this program was magical and unfathomable; best decision and experience of my life to date! Extremely grateful to Nourishing Storm and its members for holding space, offering this course, and being an inspiration in the yoga world!


Graduated Fall 2020

Teacher training has not only brought me yoga, but it has brought me a close niche community, life long friends, and healing. This training has opened my heart and opened my mind, allowing me to find my truth. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone, even if you do not see teaching in your future! After teacher training, I am now an instructor at both Nourishing Storm and Inspiring Storm, as well as teach for a drug and alcohol recovery center. I absolutely love sharing this love and light with those around me!

Dana M

Graduated Fall 2020

I appreciated Nourishing Storm’s ability to adapt and think creatively, and safely, in order to ensure the training could continue during a pandemic. I completed the training with confidence and knowledge that will guide me as I continue to strengthen my practice and share it with others. Life changing!


Graduated Fall 2020

Online Flex Training

Need more flexibility?! We are developing an online Teacher Training where you can start anytime and progress through the training at your own pace. We will be including all the great curriculum that we have been offering in our live teacher trainings with additional ways to learn and share. 

Book a session to discuss program details.

About your Lead Trainer

Kristin Ritter set out on her wellness path in 2002 to find ways to help others heal and find wellness through movement and nutrition. After being certified as an AFAA Group Fitness Instructor, Kristin found Yoga and completely fell in love with the peace it brought her as well the connection she felt with every living being. She continued studying Yoga, earning her 200 RYT in Vinyasa Flow which ignited the fire to light her path for growth and much deeper understanding as she opened up Nourishing Storm Wellness Company located in Hatboro, PA. Read more …



Teacher training at Nourishing Storm was life-changing to say the least. Not only did I meet some of my best friends through the deep connections made each weekend, but it set me up to open my own yoga studio! I loved that the training covered everything from the eight limbs of yoga to anatomy. I would recommend it to anyone looking to become a teacher or anyone looking to deepen their knowledge and understanding of yoga.


Graduated Spring 2017

Yoga Teacher Training at Nourishing Storm was the biggest step forward in my adult life. It gave me confidence in my abilities, taught me how to love myself, and showed me I can truly succeed at anything I put my mind to. Not to mention, I gained a group of amazing best friends who I still talk to frequently that fully support me/I support.

I now teach yoga flow classes & meditations every week at NS! If you are unsure about whether it’s the right time to commit, I am positive you will never regret this opportunity & it will only help you grow.


Graduated Spring 2020

One word – Inspiring. Taking yoga teacher training was a life-changing experience for me. It was one of the most incredible awakening of my spirit, my heart and my understanding of yoga. I loved learning and reading about ancient yogic texts, the foundations of asanas , yoga philosophy, Ayurvedic nutrition and so much more. This course not only taught me how to teach, but how to deepen my own practice and live my yoga. One of my favorite parts of the training was teaching as lead in class and then teaching community classes

Kristin is an inspiring teacher, and the staff at Nourishing Storm is wonderful, caring and helpful. After completing Yoga Teachers training I felt that I had been given a wonderful foundation to go out and teach live yoga. This program helped me find my voice.


Graduated Fall 2020



Pay in Full

$2975 (if paid in full by the start of the training)

Additional Benefits

Students have access to unlimited classes for 6 months during the training at no additional cost and will receive NS training materials including printed manuals and access to an online learning platform upon signing up. A few additional books will be required during the training. Events during the training will be 10% off.

Pay as you go

$3450 (paid by graduation)

$500 Deposit required to hold a space.

Custom payment plans offered + option to become a Storm Ambassador to pay some of your tutition.

300 hour Training & Continuing Education Weekends

Coming soon!

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