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 way deeper into your own spiritual & physical practice by studying the history & traditions of yoga, while learning correct alignment in all postures? Or, are you looking to create more community in your life by finding a tribe to talk to about the inevitable growth & development through living a life on the yogic path? If you answered yes to any of those, you're in the right place!  

Here you can find information for our first Highland Square School of Yoga 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training. This is our inaugural 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 and individual practice 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, 2018: $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, 2018: $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, 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 Cortney’s training. Her 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 5th 5-9:30pm

Saturday, October 6th 2-7pm

Sunday, October 7th 6-9pm


Friday, October 19th 5-9:30pm

Saturday, October 20th 2-7pm

Sunday, October 21st 6-9pm


Friday, November 2nd 5-9:30pm

Saturday, November 3rd 2-7pm

Sunday, November 4th 6-9pm


Friday, November 16th 5-9:30pm

Saturday, November 17th 2-7pm

Sunday, November 18th 4-8pm


Friday, December 7th 5-9:30pm

Saturday, December 8th 2-7pm

Sunday, December 9th 6-9pm


Saturday, December 22nd 2-7pm

Friday, January 4th 5-9:30pm

Saturday, January 5th 2-7pm

Sunday, January 6th 6-9pm


Friday, January 18th 5-9:30pm

Saturday, January 19th 2-7pm

Sunday, January 20th 6-9pm


Friday, February 1st 5-9:30pm

Saturday, February 2nd 2-7pm

Sunday, February 3rd 6-9pm


Friday, February 15th 5-9:30pm

Saturday, February 16th TBA (our only FULL DAY)

Sunday, February 17th 6-9pm


Friday, March 1st 5-9:30pm

Saturday, March 2nd 2-7pm

Sunday, March 3rd 6-9pm


Friday, March 15th 5-9:30pm

Saturday, March 16th 2-7pm

Sunday, March 17th 6-9pm


Friday, March 29th 5-9:30pm

Saturday, March 30th 2-7pm

Sunday, March 31st 6-9pm


Friday, April 12th 5-9:30pm

Saturday, April 13th 2-7pm

Sunday, April 14th 6-9pm


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!