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1204 Frankford Avenue
North Philadelphia, PA, 19125
United States

(267) 928 3176

Amrita Yoga & Wellness offers a variety of Yoga traditions, Pilates Mat, Pilates Group Reformer, Tai Chi, and Massage services in a beautiful space. Our studio is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

250 Hour Teacher Training | Amrita Yoga & Wellness | Philadelphia, PA

Join Amrita Yoga & Wellness as you immerse yourself in our 250 Hour Yoga Teacher Training to gain everything you need to fulfill your desires to further implement the system of yoga in your life. This Yoga Alliance approved training is based mostly in Philadelphia, PA, with an 8-day stay at the Himalayan Institute.


200 Hour Teacher Training

Awaken your practice with Amrita

Awakening Wisdom: Yoga for Transformation

summer/fall 2020: 250 Hour Teacher Training Immersion

Do you have a burning desire to learn more about the ancient, healing system of Yoga? Want to gain in-depth knowledge within Asana and the 8 other limbs of Yoga? Ready to deepen your understanding and practice of Yoga & Ayurveda? Inspired to one day be able to share the knowledge of Yoga with others? Have a burning desire to share your love of Yoga with others through teaching?

The path to transforming others begins with yourself. Immerse yourself in a 10 month long training to gain everything you need to fulfill your desires to further implement the system of yoga in your life!

You will be led by experienced teachers of Amrita Yoga. Heather Rice and Meg Townsend, whose partnership provides a multidimensional education based in both Classical and Tantric Yoga. The principles of Ayurveda, Hatha and Vinyasa yoga will be woven throughout the training as we believe that there is more than one path to realizing your highest potential. Deepen your teaching skills and knowledge base with specialized weekends curated by: Jill Jones, Johnathan Raiss, and Erin Zuccaro. Join us on this journey to awaken your own inner wisdom and infinite power!

This immersion will provide you with thorough understanding of:

  • History of Yoga

  • Yoga Sutras

  • Ayurveda 101

  • Subtle Body 101

  • Ayurvedic Cooking & Nutrition

  • Chakras

  • Meditation and the Mind

  • Yin Yoga for Self-Care

  • Anatomy & Physiology

  • Subtle Body Energetics

  • Divine Sequencing for Both Hatha & Vinyasa

  • Study of the ancient texts

  • Mantra

  • The Art of Leading a Class (lots of practice teaching!)

  • Assisting & Adjusting

  • Business & Ethics of Yoga

  • Free Group Yoga Classes for duration of training dates at both of our locations



We will meet on 15 weekends in Philadelphia and dive deep into our learning and practices with an 6 day retreat at the Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, PA! Please see specific dates below:


2020 Weekends in Philadelphia:

January 25th & 26th, 12-7pm

February 8th & 9th, 12-7pm

February 22nd & 23rd, 12-7pm

March 7th & 8th, 12-7pm

March 21st & 22nd, 12-7pm

April 4th & 5th, 12-7pm

April 18th & 19th, 12-7pm

May 2nd & 3rd, 12-7pm

June 27th & 28th, 12-8pm

July 11th & 12th, 12-8pm

July 18th & 19th, 12-8pm

September 12th & 13th, 12-8pm

September 26th & 27th, 12-8pm

October 3rd & 4th, 12-8pm

October 17th & 18th, 12-8pm

Retreat at Himalayan Institute:

July 31st-August 5th 2020 (retreat, shared accommodations and 3 meals per day included in program cost. Transportation to and from center not provided.)


  • At least 6 months of dedicated Yoga practice

  • Submit a short essay to that includes: your practice experience, why you are interested in taking a teacher training, and why you wish to take our training

  • 12 class observations with Heather & Meg

  • 25 karma hours at Amrita Yoga

  • 12 hours documented practice teaching to friends/family

  • 20 classes completed at various, other studios

  • Reading List Books (not included in cost of tuition)

Pricing (includes retreat!):

$500 non-refundable deposit
$3, 294 total cost including $500 deposit if enrolled and paid in full no later than 1/1/2020
$3,994 total cost including $500 deposit if enrolled and paid in full after 1/1/2020 or with Payment Plan



“The Amrita Yoga Teacher Training has been transformative for me. Meg and Heather are both so knowledgeable, and each brings such different strengths and skills to the table. I gained some incredible new perspectives with which to look at myself and the world. If you’re ready for that and also might want to begin your path to teaching, definitely sign up! Oh and not to mention the 5-day retreat, which is a great opportunity to take all of the teachings to the next level. ” - H. Goldberg

“I can’t speak highly enough about my YTT experience with Heather and Meg and the beautiful Amrita Yoga studio. My own practice has deepened tremendously as has my appreciation for the tradition of yoga. The blending of Heather and Meg’s respective areas of expertise means that you get exposure to a vast wealth of knowledge in all aspects of yoga. Not only have I learned so much about the intricate details of anatomy, asana and sequencing, but I’ve learned to pair that with a deep understanding of energetics, Ayurveda, yoga philosophy, mantra and meditation. The time spent at the peaceful and beautiful Himalayan Institute gave us the opportunity to study without distraction and to connect to our YTT community and the amazing programming that HI has to offer. It was such a special week. Heather and Meg provide a professional, but also safe and welcoming environment in which I have felt such transformation. I’m so grateful! “ - K. Mallon

"I am extremely grateful to have studied with Heather, Meg, and all of our guest teachers at the Amrita Yoga Teacher Training (including Indie, Heather's dog). Heather and Meg make a fun team, and they complement each other well. I appreciated learning yoga through both the Classical and Tantric lenses, and I feel my knowledge is now twice as deep. I know I will use the tools they gave me during this training as I continue to grow, and I look forward to sharing what I learned here with others. This training prepared me well to do just that." - N. Perry

"The teacher training experience is so much more than learning how to instruct a class or dissect a pose.  It has covered so many things that have changed my outlook on life, and I am so grateful to have been a part of Amrita's YTT.  The caliber of the teachers is amazing and their ability to teach serious and complex topics with such grace, humor and passion has made learning easy." - R. Tumasz

"A year ago, I didn't yet have the core strength, balance, nor the self-awareness to bring myself from vrkshasana tree pose into toe stand. (Well, at least not at the top of Angel's Landing at Zion.) Yoga teacher training is an opportunity to notice yourself, question your practice, engage your intellect, let go, set-redefine-push personal limits, analyze your energy, face your ego and peel off the layers that are just so absurdly inauthentic in order to create space for arriving to your true self. It's not easy, people. You would not believe how difficult it is learning to let go! But where else are you going to come away after six months several ego layers lighter and with this much strength?" - J. Gierke

Heather Rice

Heather Rice

Meg Townsend

Meg Townsend

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