Welcome to the Highland Square School of Yoga


We're happy you found us!

Are you a dedicated yoga student with a calling to share the practice of yoga with others? Or, are you looking to dive much deeper into your own spiritual & physical practice by studying the history & traditions of yoga, while learning correct alignment in all postures? And, are you looking to create more community in your life by finding people to talk to about the inevitable growth & development that comes with living a life on the yogic path? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you're in the right place!  

Here you can find information for our Highland Square School of Yoga 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training. This is our second training, and we have put so much thought and care into its creation. We have involved yoga teachers and other professionals who we truly feel will bring tremendous value to our program and its participants. It is with immense gratitude and pride that we offer this training to our community.


A few things to note about this training experience:

·         We will be meeting every other weekend (Friday evenings, Saturday afternoons, and Sunday evenings) from early October through mid-April to present the majority of our content. It is necessary that you be available during these times in order to receive this important content and graduate from training. Please let us know how we can assist you in determining whether this schedule is right for you!

·         There will be reading assignments and individual practices that will occur on your own time. This is one of the most important pieces of teacher training—the development of your personal practice. It is necessary that you are ready to devote this time on your own mat in order to develop yourself as a teacher. We are so excited to take this journey with you!

·         We have multiple payment options for your consideration. Note that the earlier you commit to YTT, the less expensive the training is. We are happy to speak with you individually about these options, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at any time.


Payment Options:

Early Acceptance: Training paid in full by August 15, 2019: $2400 (YES, you can break this into multiple payments (of any denomination), as long as the training is PIF by August 15!)

Regular Acceptance: Training paid in full by October 1, 2019: $2600 (YES, you can break this into multiple payments (of any denomination), as long as training is PIF b y October 1!)

Payment Plan: Training paid in full by graduation. A $300 nonrefundable deposit is required to hold spot. $350 monthly payments (October through April—7 total payments) for a total of $2750 (including deposit).


**Price of training includes UNLIMITED yoga at YS for the duration of the training (starting the first day), as well as a 10% discount on YS branded merch, workshops, and Manduka yoga mats and accessories!**

**If you already have a YS membership, your membership will be put on hold until graduation. If you are a Charter member, you may gift your remaining months to a friend, OR we will pause your membership until after training so that you receive all 12 months of the Charter membership)** 



Purchase of books will be the responsibility of each student. We honestly feel that this is a more economical option for you. Please let us know if you have difficulty sourcing any of your books, and we would be happy to assist you!


Reiki 1 Training:

Cost of Reiki 1 Training is included in the price of the training. If you have previously taken Reiki training with Cortney Martinelli or another SHINE Reiki Master, let us know and we'll be happy to prorate you! If you have taken Reiki 1 Training with another Reiki Master, we ask that you participate in our training. The SHINE presentation of this important content is a part of our overall training philosophy!


Dates: Note—dates are subject to *minimal* change. We value your time and your schedules outside of YTT immensely, and we want this to be an amazing experience for you! Part of that is knowing that you can count on us to keep you updated. Please know that we will work with you to ensure that you are able to complete training even if you know you’ll miss a day or two—the important thing is that OVERALL, this schedule works with yours!


Friday, October 11th 5-9:30pm

Saturday, October 12th 2-7pm

Sunday, October 13th 6-9pm


Friday, October 25th 5-9:30pm

Saturday, October 26th 2-7pm

Sunday, October 27th 6-9pm


Friday, November 8th 5-9:30pm

Saturday, November 9th 2-7pm

Sunday, November 10th 6-9pm


Friday, November 22nd 5-9:30pm

Saturday, November 23rd 2-7pm

Sunday, November 24th 4-8pm


Friday, December 6th 5-9:30pm

Saturday, December 7th 2-7pm

Sunday, December 8th 6-9pm


Friday, December 20th 5-9:30pm

Saturday, December 21st 2-7pm

Sunday, December 22nd 6-9pm


Friday, January 3-Sunday, January 5th TBA! (Yoga Squared Retreat will be happening at this time)


Friday, January 17th 5-9:30pm

Saturday, January 18th 2-7pm

Sunday, January 19th 6-9pm


Friday, January 31st 5-9:30pm

Saturday, February 1st 2-7pm

Sunday, February 2nd 6-9pm


Friday, February 14th 5-9:30pm

Saturday, February 15th 2-7pm

Sunday, February 16th 6-9pm


Friday, February 28th 5-9:30pm

Saturday, February 29th 2-7pm

Sunday, March 1st 6-9pm


Friday, March 13th 5-9:30pm

Saturday, March 14th 2-7pm

Sunday, March 15th 6-9pm


Friday, March 27th 5-9:30pm

Saturday, March 28th 2-7pm

Sunday, March 29th 6-9pm

Friday, April 10th 5-9:30pm

Saturday, April 11th Graduation (Details TBA)


We will be holding several informational meetings over the spring & summer in order to provide more information (book list, additional teacher involvement, etc), and we will keep you apprised of these dates.


We hope that the information we’ve provided only deepens your interest in Yoga Squared’s Highland Square School of Yoga! If you would like to receive an application to join us, please request by emailing us at hello@yogasquaredakron.com


Know that we are committed to providing you with a professional, organized, and inclusive teacher training that will meet your needs both individually and as a training group. Yoga Teacher Training is a life-changing experience, whether your goal is simply to deepen your personal practice and dive deeply into the history and philosophy of yoga, or to become a certified yoga teacher capable of leading a full class of students with poise and confidence! We’ve got you.



Nicole, Kate, & the rest of our YTT family!