200-Hour YTT in Little Rock, AR

Yoga Class

Overview

Take your personal yoga practice to the next level in this transformative 200-Hour registered yoga teacher training course in North Little Rock, Arkansas, at Comprehensive Wellness Clinic with expert international instructors. The course offers a balanced, quality curriculum, accredited with the Yoga Alliance, USA, and is intended for yoga aspirants who want to elevate their yoga practice.

We are excited to take you to this serene, healing waters and landscapes, breath-taking sunsets, vibrant food, and much much more. Mimi Adeogba, International Yoga Instructor, Founder of Swadhyaya Yoga School, Lifestyle Coach and Podcaster, will lead this transformative experience – one that will guide you to tap into the power of your deepest intuition and embodiment.
North Little Rock is a magical place, and will be your home for the next 22 days, where we will practice at Comprehensive Wellness Center, North Little Rock, AR, nestled in a private alcove with a private lake.
It’s easy to see beyond the hype as soon as you arrive and feel the warmth of this community. Spend each day close to the lake, watching the mesmerizing sunsets while cooling off in the pool. Commit to and explore self-inquiry, discipline and tradition through the union and mastery of breath, meditation and asana.

What's Included

22 Days Accommodation

Fresh Drinking Water and Herbal Teas

Course Materials & Student Playbook

Daily Meditation & Pranayama

2x Daily Yoga Classes

Excursions and Activities

RYT 200 Certificate

3 Delicious & Healthy Meals Daily

Lifetime Access to Digital Library

Airfare

Airport Transfer

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This private lakefront custom home sits on 1.63 acres. With gorgeous views of Willow Beach Lake year round. Meditate on the tranquility of the lake, while sitting on the dock, and enjoy the spectacle as the herons perch amongst the trees at dusk. You are sure to be inspired by the beauty of this rambler home, with its ranch-style, long, close-to-the-ground profile, and wide open layout. Or recharge poolside at our in-ground saltwater pool, all while basking in the luxurious rays of the delicate summer sun. You may also enjoy the hot tub at dusk as you relax and unwind following your asana classes in our spacious yoga shala. Or release toxins in the indoor sauna.

Hosts

MIMI ADEOGBA

Brianna Persall , Yoga Instructor

BRIANNA PERSALL

Deepa Lahkyani , Yoga Instructor

DEEPA LAKHYANI

Comprehensive Wellness Center, North Little Rock, Willow Beach Road

A private lakeside home nestled in North Little Rock

We are excited to welcome you to this oasis of southern charm, located on the northern shores of the Arkansas River. Mimi Adeogba, International Yoga Instructor, Founder of Swadhyaya Yoga School, Lifestyle Coach and Podcaster, will lead this transformative experience – one that will guide you to tap into the power of your deepest intuition and embodiment. North Little Rock is rich with down-by-the-river attractions, and will be your home for the next 22 days, where we will practice at Comprehensive Wellness Center, North Little Rock, AR, nestled in a private alcove with a private lake.
200-Hour YTT in Little Rock, AR

Accommodations

Comprehensive Wellness Center

North Little Rock
Willow Beach Road
200-Hour YTT in Little Rock, AR

Non-Residential

$2,597 – 2 spots

Shared Dorm

$3,697- 4 spots
200-Hour YTT in Little Rock, AR
200-Hour YTT in Little Rock, AR

Shared Queen

$3,897 – 2 spots

Private

$4,267 – 1 spot
200-Hour YTT in Little Rock, AR

Comprehensive Wellness Center

North Little Rock
Willow Beach Road
200-Hour YTT in Little Rock, AR

Private Room

(Queen bed – ensuite bathroom)
This peaceful and tranquil room is tucked away from the main living area, and has a queen bed, over looking a serene garden landscape. Includes a private en-suite bathroom with hot water shower/bathtub and toilet, ample closet space and drawers in room and bathroom. Queen-sized bed. A/C and WiFi included. Includes meals.
PRIVATE: $4,267 USD (1 spot – price is for 1 person)
COUPLE: $6,997 USD (1 spot – price is for 2 people)

Quantity: 1 room

Shared Queen

(Queen Bed)
This peaceful and tranquil room has a queen bed, garden views, shared bathroom complete with a hot water shower and toilet. Features ample closet space and wooden floors. Shared bathroom. Queen-sized bed. (Option to convert to 2 Twin Beds). A/C and WiFi included. Includes meals.
PRIVATE: $4,097 USD (1 spot – price is for 1 person)
COUPLE: $6,797 (1 spot – price is for 2 people)
SHARED: $3,897 (2 spots – price is for 1 person)

Quantity: 1 room

200-Hour YTT in Little Rock, AR
200-Hour YTT in Little Rock, AR

Shared Dorm

(2 Full/Twin Bunkbeds)

Comfortable and cozy shared room with two single beds. Shared bathroom with hot water shower and toilet. Features wooden floors. Maximum 4 guests per room. A/C and WiFi included. Includes meals.
$3,697 USD (4 spots)

Quantity: 1 room

Non-Residential

(No Meal Plan)
Ideal for those practitioners who live in the area and are able to commute. Access to hot showers and bathroom. Meal plan is extra.
$2,597 USD (Add $735 for meal plan)
Quantity: 2 slots
200-Hour YTT in Little Rock, AR

Plans

WEEK 1:

Upon arriving at the airport by your driver, order your Uber or Lyft — both of which are easily accessible at Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport (LIT) — you will be ferried off to the idyllic lake house just 15 minutes away at Comprehensive Wellness Center, North Little Rock.
You’ll kick off your yoga teacher training experience with traditional Indian ceremonies to begin an educational endeavor, followed by introductions to your classmates, your teachers, the staff, the facility, as well as the course material, philosophy, anatomy and Hatha Yoga asana foundations.
You will be welcomed into this secluded bubble of nature characterized by water features and a deep tranquility, beginning with a Pooja and yagya ceremony fit for the god/goddess in you.
Each evening enjoy delicious, healthy group dinners and begin building lifetime connections with other fellow seekers on the path of self-inquiry.
As the week unfolds, you will learn meditation practices, sanskrit and mantra chanting, cleansing practices, asana, pranayama. At the close of the week enjoy an optional cultural experience such as excursions to a local indigenous burial grounds, hiking, local temples, boat rides, or just hang back and relax poolside or in the sauna or jacuzzi.

WEEK 2:

Delve deeper into your studies of anatomy and physiology of yoga, philosophy, pscho-physiology of yoga and the Self. Each day begins with an herbal tea bar where you can create your own tea or, select from the prepared Ayurvedic tea, followed by your daily cleansing practices. As you deepen your awareness of Self, you will continue to be greeted with daily energizing Hatha yoga classes followed by wholesome and hearty breakfasts.
After theory class, unwind with sumptuous healthy daily lunches. Then, settle in to methodology and lifestyle practices with examples of how you can continue to bring yoga to life when you return home. End each day with Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow, or Restorative, Yin and a meditation practice (which could be anything from Kirtan, japa meditation, yoga Nidra, silent sitting to creating your own mandala). Wind down with delicious dinner and inviting, stimulating conversations each evening.
Enjoy a much lighter optional excursion at the close of this week, intended to ensure sufficient time to complete any homework or prepare for your final week — when you will take the reins and increase your teaching during asana classes. Spend your weekend on your own for lunch or join your classmates for some shopping and optional activities, such as temple visits or boat rides.

WEEK 3:

With your brief stay in paradise coming to a close, you will continue harnessing the power of your authentic teaching voice by leading your own 60-minute asana class, while receiving gentle, constructive feedback from your classmates and teachers to assist you in evolving your teaching practice and sequences. Conclude by having all the tools and being fully knowledgeable and confident in your self and teaching practices of postures, breath practice, mantras, meditation and more.
The training culminates in a special Closing Ceremony and a final tasty breakfast, where you’ll say your goodbyes and depart for your next destination.
The course offers a balanced, quality curriculum designed to transfer knowledge of authentic yogic practices, and challenges you to tap into your intuitive logic by increasing your self-awareness while promoting stillness of mind (dharana), body (asana) and breath (pranayama). Balanced with a curriculum that teaches brand-building strategies designed to manifest success following your yoga teacher certification — however you define success.
This basic, yet immersive course is intended for yoga aspirants who want to elevate their yoga practice. Even though the course is tailored towards practitioners who want to teach yoga and who need appropriate training and certification, everyone is welcome.
We combine traditional Indian teaching in the Hatha and Ashtanga Vinyasa lineage with immersion in a setting which promotes a yogic lifestyle. Vegan and vegetarian cuisines are sourced from local farms rich with fertile soils, so you experience nourishment of mind, body and soul during your training.

We combine traditional Indian teaching in the Hatha and Ashtanga Vinyasa lineage with immersion in a setting which promotes a yogic lifestyle. Vegan and vegetarian cuisines are sourced from local farms rich with fertile soils, so you experience nourishment of mind, body and soul during your training.

Schedule

Yoga Class

Grand Rising

06:30 – 07:00 AM: Herbal Tea and Kriyas (cleansing)

07:00 – 09:00 AM: Pranayama, Mantra Chanting and Asana

09:00 – 09:30 AM: BREAKFAST

09:30 – 10:45 AM: Human Anatomy, Physiology & Yoga

10:45 – 11:00 AM: Break

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Yoga Philosophy

Yoga Class

Afternoon

12:00 PM – 12:45 PM: LUNCH

12:45 PM – 01:45 PM: Library Time / Self Study

01:45 PM – 02:45 PM: Discussion, Teaching Methods, Adjustments

02:45 PM – 03:00 PM: Break

03:00 PM – 05:00 PM Pranayama and Asana

Yoga Class

Evening

05:15 PM – 06:15 PM: Meditation

07:00 PM: DINNER

The remainder of your evening can be used for self-study, rest and rejuvenation. On some nights we will be partaking in special ceremonies such as sound baths, Temezcal, cacao and moon ceremonies. 

* Schedule may vary slightly

FAQs

Swadhyaya Yoga School has designed courses in the most comprehensive and unique way, empowering you to stand apart as an inspired yoga teacher. The path of yoga is steeped in tradition, and has been evolving and cultivating awareness and mindfulness practices among spiritual aspirants for millennia.The 200-hour curriculum establishes the postures for the students and introduces Sanskrit terms for each asana (beginner to intermediate instruction). In addition, students are encouraged to understand and utilize Sanskrit terms, in addition to English terms, when referring to each posture. Prerequisite: Some exposure to yoga through public classes or videos, with a minimum of 2 years of practice. Practice need not be consistent (i.e., 1-3 days a week). No prior teacher training certificate required.
  • Yoga Philosophy: Introduction to Yogic Lifestyle in modern times, Historical Evolution of Yoga, Paths of Yoga, Patanjali Yoga Sutras, Introduction to Hatha Yoga Pradipika
  • Anatomy and Physiology of Yoga: Therapeutic benefits of Asana and Pranayama, precautions, and contraindications on 7 key organ systems of the human body
  • Asanas: Proper postural alignment, variations of different postures
  • Pranayama: Basic breathing practices
  • Yoga Teaching Methodology: Demonstration of Asanas and their variations
  • Classification, cueing and sequencing of Yoga Asana, per traditional understanding based on chakras
  • Adjustments of common misalignments, hands-on and verbal assistance techniques
  • Mantras, Chanting, Mudras, Kriyas, and Lesson Planning.
  • Yoga Nidra and Meditation
  • Teaching Practice: Testing and sharing your teaching skills with your co-teachers
  • Career: Business of yoga, communication skills and safety norms
Yes. You will be qualified to teach beginner to intermediate level practitioners upon completion of your 200-hour training. You will be qualified to teach all levels of practitioners after your 300- and/or 500-hour registered yoga teacher training course. Your ability to teach will be reinforced by your commitment to your personal practice and continued self-study.
The Yoga Alliance®️ is the largest non-profit association representing the yoga community. Their mission is to promote and support the integrity and diversity of the teaching of yoga through various initiatives. Swadhyaya Yoga School is a 200- and 300-hour Registered Yoga School with the Yoga Alliance.

Yoga Alliance is a non-profit membership organization representing the interests of the yoga community. To register as a member of the Yoga Alliance, click here to create a profile. Follow the steps provided to complete your registration. You will need to upload your Swadhyaya Yoga School School certificate and pay a fee. Check out the fee schedule here

Note: Yoga Alliance does not certify its members. Their credentialing system is a directory, not to be confused with other types of credentialing systems (such as certifications, accreditations, licensure, etc.).

To register as a Yoga Alliance Professional with the Yoga Alliance, UK, visit their website at http://www.yogaalliance.co.uk

No. There are classes on Saturdays and you will be immersed in training six days per week. However, students do have the option to relax on Sundays or join fellow classmates and staff on cultural excursions.

A 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training course is a comprehensive program designed to teach future yoga teachers practical hands-on and theoretical aspects of Yogic philosophy and lifestyle in a manner that allows yoga aspirants and instructors alike to elevate their practice and simultaneously conditions them to become knowledgeable, credible, and compassionate teachers. The curriculum is designed to deliver this training during 200 hours of experiential practice, written assignments and discourse.

“RYT 200” is an acronym that stands for Registered Yoga Teacher 200-Hour. “200-Hour” means you have studied and accumulated 200 hours of information and study time. Essentially, it means that the yoga aspirant has spent time actively learning about the principles which form the foundation of yoga: such as the moral and ethical codes, discipline, mindfulness, inner awareness.
Yes. You can join our course if you are completely new to yoga. We do ask, however, that you spend some time studying a little bit about what it is you are getting into. You can do this by reading books, attending yoga classes, or speaking to others who are practicing yoga regularly. Yoga is more than just exercise and being physically fit; it is a way of life. To practice yoga is to practice mindfulness and the purpose of the postures that have been popularized in the West is so that the student can remain in seated meditative postures for longer periods of time. Click here to see a recommended reading list that our highly qualified and skills yoga practitioners have compiled.
Yes. While your days are relatively full from sunup to sundown, the daily schedule allows plenty of free time for rest and self-study. Classes are six days a week and Sundays are a rest day, the perfect time to relax or take in the sights of the area. If you would like some assistance, one of our staff will be happy to make suggestions and assist with arranging activities of your choice.
Yes. Students come to learn with Swadhyaya Yoga School from all over the world from an array of cultures. To date, we have representation from students from over 120 countries around the globe.
Swadhyaya Yoga School advances expression, education and awareness of Hatha, Ashtanga, and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. While the focus will be on these practices, we will also introduce you to Restorative, Yin, and Iyengar yoga, with additional learning about modifications for children and elderly populations.Hatha yoga is a branch of yoga derived from one of the six schools of Hinduism. It is the science of yoga which purifies the whole physical body by means of shatkarma (six cleansing practices), asana (postures), pranayama (breathing practices), mudra (seals), bandha (locks) and concentration, as a prelude to raja (Kingly) yoga and samadhi (higher state of awareness commonly referred to as “bliss”). All of which are explored during your teacher training program.
Ashtanga Yoga is understood by the yogic scholar as the eight-limbs of Sage Patanjali: yama (moral code), niyama (self-restraints), asana (posture), pranayama (breathing practices), pratyahara (sense withdrawal), dharana (concentration), dhyana (meditation), samadhi (bliss). Ashtanga Yoga is often confused with the popularized vinyāsa style of yoga developed by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in 1948. Both the origin and sequences developed by Jois, as well as Patanjali’s teachings, will be explored during this yoga teacher training course.
  • Airfare
  • Visa
  • Travel Insurance
  • Juice and Smoothie Bar*
  • Airport Transfer*
  • Laundry Services*
  • COVID-19 Test

*Available for an additional fee

Final payments are due 30 days before the start date of the retreat.If cancellation takes place within 7 days of booking the training, 100% of the paid training price, minus your deposit, is refundable. Cancellation requests must always be submitted in writing.
If you submit a written cancellation request less than 60 days from the training start date, unfortunately we cannot issue a refund for your deposit or the training itself. However, we can transfer the booking to another training date of equal value, at no extra administrative cost.
If you submit a written cancellation request more than 60 days from the training start date, you can be refunded for the cost of the retreat, minus your deposit. However, we can transfer the booking to another training date of equal value, at no extra administrative cost.
We recommend participants purchase travel insurance when making travel plans; and, although health insurance is not a requirement for travel within the United States, it is highly recommended.Since each country offers different travel insurance plans, we suggest a policy that has both COVID-19 AND trip cancellation language, such as “cancel for any reason.” Terminology such as this will protect against the rare chance of cancellation. We encourage you to shop around.

North Little Rock, Arkansas, is currently open for all travelers without the use of masks.

In keeping with maintaining the safety and health of all participants, however, please ensure you obtain a negative COVID-19 test before joining your scheduled course.

Non-vaccinated are welcome to join the course.

Click the Arkansas Health Department link to learn more about steps you can take to minimize the risks of COVID-19.

Comprehensive Wellness Center, North Little Rock, Arkansas, the location of your 200-hour yoga teacher trainings, currently has no restrictions because we have had no COVID-19 cases. We are a secluded lake residence with a very relaxed and easy-going quality of life. In public places masks are recommended be not required. We also have hand sanitizers, gloves and masks available to participants who wish to minimize any additional risks.Comprehensive Wellness Center will supply disinfection liquids for yoga props that align with sustainability practices in operation at the facility, yet which ensure proper disinfection from COVID-19.We ask that students honor each other in this space during the first few days of acclimating to our new surroundings and new neighbors and respectfully maintain your distance 6 feet apart from others.More importantly, practice awareness, consideration, and compassion with each other. This includes washing and disinfecting your hands before and after meals, and according to best hygiene practices.

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Mimi Adeogba,Yoga Instructor

MIMI ADEOGBA

Mimi is an e-RYT 500-Hour certified Yoga Alliance, USA, Continuing Education Provider, who loves teaching yoga asana, anatomy and physiology and lifestyle. She received 200-Hour training in Hatha yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow in Guanacaste, Costa Rica; and 300-hour advanced yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, India. When in the US, Mimi teaches private, public yoga classes and workshops at studios and corporations in Atlanta, Georgia, and in Little Rock, AR.
Mimi teaches yoga teacher courses in Indonesia, Rishikesh, Italy, France and the British Virgin Islands. As a visiting teacher at Rishikesh Yogpeeth, Rishikesh Yog Sansthan, Adhiroha, YogaMea and Co.Inspire, she helped develop and enhance the yoga teacher training curriculum for the 200-, 300-, and 500-hour courses. Her love of yoga and of traveling inspired her to create destination teacher training courses in 2016, when she co-founded Swadhyaya Yoga School.
Mimi is trained in Ayurveda and holds two doctorates in Naturology, D.N. and Ph.D., from American Institute of Holistic Theology, Birmingham, Alabama. She studied various biological sciences at Yale University, Baylor College of Medicine, and New Mexico State University; and, hosts the podcast “SHIfT HAPPENS on the Path of Yoga.”
Brianna Persall , Yoga Instructor

Brianna Persall

Brianna is a Certified Nutritional Practitioner, 500-Hour certified yoga instructor and founder of Well Daily.

Brianna received her 200-Hour training in Hatha yoga, Vinyasa flow and Ashtanga yoga in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. She began teaching in Miami, Florida, USA, where she hosted integrated yoga events that combined yoga and movement with the healing vibration of sound and music through live DJs and performers.

She expanded her knowledge of the traditional roots of yoga while receiving her 300-Hour certification in Rishikesh, India. Her studies integrated the Hatha, Ashtanga and Iyengar along with the yogic lifestyle teachings. She combines her knowledge of anatomy to realign the body in various asanas while offering modifications for all body types and abilities.

Brianna holds a diploma in Applied Holistic Nutrition from the Institute of Holistic Nutrition in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, where she earned her Certified Nutritional Practitioner (CNP).

Deepa Lahkyani , Yoga Instructor

Deepa Kukreti

Deepa holds a master of arts in yoga and received her post graduate diploma from the prestigious Kaivalyadhama Lonvala, a college of experiential yoga where yoga tradition and yoga science meet. Deeply immersed in yoga tradition throughout her training, she has followed the yoga disciple’s path ever since.

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After graduating, Deepa immediately began guiding others on their yogic journeys as a teacher at the world renown Rishikesh Yogpeeth, where she teaches yoga asana, yoga philosophy, yoga anatomy and physiology and yoga asana methodology to thousands of students from all over the world who have pilgrimaged to Rishikesh, the birthplace of yoga.
Deepa served as teacher and counselor to other teaching staff members for six years, guiding them as teachers, at the Rishikesh YogPeeth teacher training courses, mentoring future yoga asana and anatomy and physiology teachers of the school. Because of her dedication and commitment in her personal practice, teaching and mentoring, she is sought after to teach at retreats and yoga schools throughout India and around the world.

Non-Residential

(No Meal Plan)
Ideal for those practitioners who live in the area and are able to commute. Access to hot showers and bathroom. Meal plan is extra.
$2,597 USD (Add $735 for meal plan)
Quantity: 2 slots

Shared Dorm

(2 Full/Twin Bunkbeds)

Comfortable and cozy shared room with two single beds. Shared bathroom with hot water shower and toilet. Features wooden floors. Maximum 4 guests per room. A/C and WiFi included. Includes meals.
$3,697 USD (4 spots)

Quantity: 1 room

Shared Queen

(Queen Bed)
This peaceful and tranquil room has a queen bed, garden views, shared bathroom complete with a hot water shower and toilet. Features ample closet space and wooden floors. Shared bathroom. Queen-sized bed. (Option to convert to 2 Twin Beds). A/C and WiFi included. Includes meals.
PRIVATE: $4,097 USD (1 spot – price is for 1 person)
COUPLE: $6,797 (1 spot – price is for 2 people)
SHARED: $3,897 (2 spots – price is for 1 person)

Quantity: 1 room

Private Room

(Queen bed – ensuite bathroom)
This peaceful and tranquil room is tucked away from the main living area, and has a queen bed, over looking a serene garden landscape. Includes a private en-suite bathroom with hot water shower/bathtub and toilet, ample closet space and drawers in room and bathroom. Queen-sized bed. A/C and WiFi included. Includes meals.
PRIVATE: $4,267 USD (1 spot – price is for 1 person)
COUPLE: $6,997 USD (1 spot – price is for 2 people)