We are committed to creating a transformative journey that goes beyond the physical postures. Our intention is to cultivate a supportive and inclusive community where each participant feels a strong sense of belonging. We believe that yoga is a path of self-discovery and empowerment, and our program is designed to help you connect with your authentic self.
We recognize the profound wisdom of Ayurveda, the sister science of yoga, and integrate its principles to honor the unique constitution of each individual. Through Ayurveda, we guide you in understanding the balance between mind, body, and spirit, fostering holistic well-being that extends far beyond the mat.
Meditation is at the heart of our teachings, enabling you to develop a deeper awareness and connection to the present moment. Through mindfulness practices, we empower you to quiet the mind, cultivate inner peace, and tap into your inner wisdom. Meditation becomes a tool for self-care and self-discovery, supporting your personal growth journey.
Autonomy is a cornerstone of our program. We believe in empowering you to be the author of your own yoga journey. While we provide a strong foundation of knowledge and techniques, we encourage you to explore, question, and adapt the teachings to suit your unique teaching style and personal evolution. Your voice, creativity, and intuition are valued as essential aspects of your growth as a yoga teacher.
By joining our training, you're not only deepening your understanding of yoga,
you're also joining a tribe of like-minded individuals who are dedicated
to personal growth, self-care and the shared exploration of the ancient practices.
Our mission is to guide you on a transformative journey that leads to self-discovery, a sense of belonging, and the tools to inspire and empower others on their paths.
Join us ONLINE with local option for in-person Guest Teacher modules at New Moon Yoga in Traverse City, Michigan.
Sessions are Livestreamed and recorded.
January 2024 ~ Welcome to your Heart Coherence Experience
Weekend 1: January 13-14: Intro to Divine Feminine Form Yoga Philosophy, Foundation, Yamas & Niyamas
Weekend 2: January 27-28: Flow, Creativity & Human Relations, Kundalini & HeartMath, Guest Teacher: Jessica
February 2024 ~ Meditation & Plant Wisdom
Weekend 3: February 10-11: Nourish, Ayurveda, Pranayama and Meditation, Guest Teacher: Rodasi
Weekend 4: February 24-25: Issues in the tissues, Yoga Anatomy and Sequencing & Plant Allies, Guest Teacher: Rodasi
March 2024 ~ Strength & Faith
Weekend 5: March 9-10: Balancing sun & moon, Clarity of Purpose & Core Strength, Guest Teacher: Crystal
Weekend 6: March 23-24: See & Be, Teaching Methodology, Spine in Mind, Rituals & Faith, Guest Teacher: Crystal
April 2024 ~ Moon Cycles & Womb Wisdom
Weekend 7: April 6-7: Holding Space, Yoga for Special Populations, Moon Cycles, Guest Teacher: Naomi
Weekend 8: April 27-28: One's Truth, Me to We, Practicum, Womb Wisdom, Guest Teacher: Naomi
May 2024 ~ Sound and Sharing your Voice
Weekend 9: May 4-5: Koshas, Energy management, Advanced Asanas and Sequencing, Sound Healing, Guest Teacher: Kellie
Weekend 10: May 18-19: Power of Word, Chanting, Authentic Voice and Business of Yoga, Guest Teacher: Kellie
June 2024 ~ Share the LIGHT
Weekend 11: June 1- June 2: Yin Yoga, Final Assessments and Graduation, Guest Teacher: Aleks
*Please note for your planning purposes, schedule will have Asana Lab options added as well as plan on reading, homework and Seva (service) hours.
SATURDAY: 9:00am-5:30pm (lecture, yoga, meditation, practicum)
(If you are in the area, in person optional at New Moon Yoga in Traverse City, MI for *guest teacher sessions)
SUNDAY: 9:00am-5:30 pm (lecture, yoga, meditation, practicum)
(If you are in the area, in person optional at New Moon Yoga in Traverse City, MI for *guest teacher sessions)
Core Modules: 160 hours
Specialty Path: 20 hours
Asana Labs: 10 hours
The core module trainings will be recorded and available for replay within our private community. We intend to post replays within 48 hours of the live class. Access to the recordings will be available for 12 months after the training is complete.
YOU WILL SELECT ONE AREA TO DIVE DEEPER AS PART OF YOUR 200- HOUR PROGRAM.
(See 4 options below)
These Specialty Path sessions are also open as workshops to those not taking the 200-hour training. You can do one class or the whole 20-hour path as a package. Send an email to inquire about signing up individually or independent of the YTT.
1.) Sound Healing, Voice & Geometry of the Voice with Kellie Schneider (Link)
Plus 2 one-on-one mentorship sessions with Kellie to support you in your journey (2 sessions, 1.5hr each), option for online or in person. Home study practices and coursework (7-10 hrs)
2.) Kundalini Yoga with Jessica Merwin
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. - Basic Spinal Series + Sa Ta Na Ma mantra
11:15 – 12:15 – Lecture/Conversation – Basics introductions to Kundalini Yoga (Known as the Yoga of
Awareness). Harnessing, directing and stabilizing the energy within the body. Tapping into the energy
of our fullest potential. Chakra overview.
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. – Kriya for the lower energy centers + Pranayama
11:15 – 12:15 – Lecture/Conversation – Using breath as an agent of transformation
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. – Kriya for the Solar Plexus – Nahbi Kriya
11:15 – 12:15 – Lecture/Conversation – The value & purpose of igniting our inner fire
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. – Kriya for the Heart Center
11:15 – 12:15 – Lecture/Conversation – “Vibrational alignment means your being is in alignment with
what you want and also who you truly are. Our true natural state is one of alignment. One of allowing.
a state of nonresistance. Its where we can naturally allow our desires to manifest in our lives with
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. – Kriya for the Upper Energy Centers 3 rd eye & Crown /Kundalini Meditation
11:15 – 12:15 – Lecture/Conversation - Using our bodies as instruments of consciousness.
3.) Plant Wisdom & Meditation with Rodasi Campbell
Plant Wisdom Series
Jan 20 10am-12pm Intro to the Green Nation Relatives, Ancestral Wisdom, The Elements & The Wise Woman Tradition of Plants & Resources
Feb 3 10am-12pm Animal Medicines, Color Wheel, Doctrine of Signatures & Astro-Herbalism + Plant Journey & Resources
Mar 16 10am-12pm Body/Mind Types, Energetics, Global Herbalism + Herbal Medicine levels and Medicine-Making & Resources
Apr 13 10am-12 pm Folklore, Classifications, Myth & Archetype, Deepening your Relationship with the Spirit of the Plants & Resources
May 25 10am-12pm Shamanic Weed Walks, Continuing the Exploration Finale & Resources
Jan 20 1-3pm Human Consciousness & Yogic Science Intro, Practice & Resources
Feb 3 1-3pm Developing States of Consciousness, the Power of Pratyahara, Practice & Resources
Mar 16 1-3pm Mantra, Bija Mantras, Eyes Open Practice & Rewiring/Healing, Practice & Resources
Apr 13 1-3pm Common Pitfalls, Tricks and the use of the Yamas & Niyamas, Practice & Resources
May 25 1-3pm A Long Sit + Sharing Meditation with Others Finale
4.) Ayurveda Specialty Path with Heidi Grace
Jan. 20 - 1:30pm-3:30pm
Wellbeing Rituals & Ayurveda: Morning Routine: Abhyanga (Self-Massage), Tongue Scraping, Oil Pulling, Midday Practices: Mindful Eating, Hydration, Evening Rituals: Relaxation Techniques, Sleep Hygiene
Feb. 3 - 1:30pm-3:30pm
Food Rituals: Dietary Guidelines for Each Dosha, Incorporating Ayurvedic Herbs and Spices, Elements & Gunas
Mar. 2 - 1:30pm-3:30pm
Sleep, Yoga & Mind: Brief Overview of Yoga Asanas for Each Dosha, Mind-Body Connection in Ayurveda
May 11 - 1:30pm-3:30pm
Sex & Ojas: Ojas is linked to spiritual growth and higher consciousness. It is believed that as Ojas increases, an individual experiences a deeper connection with their inner self.
Zoom sessions, self-study, one-on-one check ins & practices.
Yoga teacher training is not exclusive to people who want to become certified yoga teachers. Nature Yoga Teacher Training is suitable for any individual who yearns to learn more about the emotional, physical, spiritual and technical aspects of yoga.
Our 200-Hour training covers the history and philosophy of yoga with an emphasis on Feminine Form Yoga and Ayurveda. The specialty modules allow you do dive deeper into what you are most passionate about.
We explore yoga through the lens of Tantra Yoga, meditation, dharma and karma, anatomy and physiology, sequencing and cueing, chakras, energetics and traditional practices to elevate consciousness, as well as introductions to Yoga Nidra, Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga, Mudras and the Business of Yoga.
Learning from multiple teachers invites the recognition that is is no one way to teach and that instead we are each Divinely unique. We invite you to find your authentic voice and support you in living your Dharma.
One of the most beautiful aspects of yoga teacher training is the personal growth that you will achieve throughout the process. Through a yoga teacher training, you will learn to accept yourself — mind, body, and spirit — just as you are. The trainings provide you with the resources to identify what does not serve you and focus on what does.
Join Heidi Grace for a free virtual information session about the upcoming 200-Hr Online Teacher Training. This will be an opportunity to meet Heidi Grace, learn more about the training and her teaching methods, and ask your questions.
Here’s what you can expect from a teacher training.
You will: • Learn to be present. • Experience incredible personal growth. • Create lifelong bonds with your fellow students. • Overcome fears and perceived shortcomings. • Develop a strong love and appreciation for yourself. • Learn to better manage stress. • Sleep better. • Be more relaxed when you’re off the mat. • Become more confident. • Develop healthier habits. • Find increased compassion toward others. • Learn to communicate more effectively. • You will release and forgive more quickly and effortlessly, and embrace making highly conscious decisions.
By breaking down postures, identifying optimal alignment, and working with variations on each pose, you’ll discover new corners of your body and experiences in your practice that you wouldn’t necessarily tap into on your own. Trying yoga in a new way gives you an opportunity to observe your mind’s reaction to a new practice, and learn how to quiet your mind from there. By the end of the training course, you will find that your mind and body are revitalized and stronger than they were when you entered.
Our 200-Hour Curriculum uniquely blends the history and philosophical teachings of yoga with the essential components of asana, anatomy and sequencing, encouraging a well-rounded approach to developing both your personal practice and your teaching skills.
The training is specifically designed to help you:
Additional optional texts:
12 months of a consistent yoga practice.
Female identified beings only.
$500 deposit to hold your spot
Balance by January 31 or payment plan
Payment Plans Available
$555/Month for 6 months
(Ask about our 12-month payment plan)
All payments and deposits are non refundable.
$500 deposit to hold your spot.
Balance due January 31
to hold students spot must be
paid by January 1st.
paid in full by June 30, 2024.
All payments and
deposits are non-refundable.
*Inquire about 12-month payment plans
As a Registered Yoga School (RYS) with Yoga Alliance, our certification holds true to the highest standards of the yoga community.
Join us today and experience the difference of our renowned program, graduate as a certified yoga instructor, and make a profound impact within your community of students.
HEIDI DIETRICH, ERYT 500, YACEP
As a yogini and an artist, Heidi Grace inspires us to explore yoga as an applied lifestyle, making art with our lives and relaxing into our Divine Self.
Through the dance of balancing the elements, she guides us toward harmonizing our inner truth with our actions and experiences. Heidi Grace's approach to the yoga practice incorporates Ayurveda and Yoga Nidra. It is Heidi Grace's intention to share the layers of yoga that will help individuals to
exist in total freedom.
Heidi Grace received her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training certification from Marianne Wells Yoga School in Costa Rica in 2009. She completed 108 hours of Anusara training in Boulder, Colorado and in 2013, she completed her 500-hour Yoga Teacher Training with Brenna Geehan and Jean Mazzei of
SriYoga in San Francisco.
Heidi Grace has been certifying Yoga Teachers since 2012 with Yen Yoga & Fitness in Michigan as well as through her own Yoga Alliance approved school, Nature Yoga in Costa Rica, India and more recently online.
Heidi Grace is the founder of Dharma & Grace Yoga Retreats, Nature Yoga and Charlevoix Yoga.
During the Pandemic, she continued her studies and completed trainings in:
Heidi Grace is a a special advisor on human-centered initiatives to help accelerate the future of human health and wellbeing.
In addition to yoga, international yoga retreats, trainings and Ayurvedic Wellness Coaching, Heidi Grace is part of a Design Consulting Business in Encinitas, California offering guidance on creating Conscious Destinations and sustainable Real Estate.
I highly recommend Heidi Graces's Nature Teacher Training to all that want to teach yoga or just expand their yoga practice.
We were able to explore deeply into many areas of yoga, allowing us to not only expand our teaching skills, but expand on our personal practice as well. Breathing techniques, mundras, ayurveda, subtle bodies, along with physical yoga was much explored and enjoyed.
Heidi Grace of Nature Yoga is a phenomenal instructor and guide. I feel deeply immersed in the expansive language of yoga, and also completely confident and ready to teach. I highly recommend this 200hr training—it is comprehensive, wildly creative, supportive and genuinely transformational. Heidi Grace leads with her heart. She teaches yoga because she loves yoga, and it really shows in her trainings and classes. Magical in every way.