Saturday, May 18 - Sunday, May 19, 2024 / Saturday, May 18 - 8:00 am - 5:30 pm | Sunday, May 19 - 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

In this 32-hour course that is a part of our 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training (for RYT-500), you will:

  • Learn and practice observation skills, adaptation, and sequencing to impact different areas of the body.
  • Understand and experience practices with posture choices and adaptations of postures to target different areas of the body, including:
    • low back and sacrum
    • hips,
    • knees, ankles, and feet,
    • upper back, neck, shoulders, and jaws.
  • Practice using assessment tools that can be used for conducting private sessions.

Who Should Consider This Course?

Any yoga teacher who is interested in learning more about teaching middle age and older populations where adaptation of asana can be essential for function and pain-free movement.  This course provides essential foundations for conducting private sessions, specialized groups, and studies in Yoga Therapy.  Health professionals who have an interest in yoga and want to learn more about adaptation of asana for individual structural concerns are welcome to participate.


Self-paced recorded lectures and practices (16 hours) prior to May 18 on the following:

  • Low back
  • Sacrum
  • Hips
  • Knees, Ankles & Feet
  • Upper Back, Neck & Shoulders
  • Teaching Methodology for Asana & Developing Group Series

Saturday, May 18, 2024

8:00 am  Morning Practice – Low Back Conditioning & Strengthening

9:30 am  Breakfast break (bring your own)

10:00 am Low Back & Sacrum Observation

12:00 noon Hips Practice

1:00 pm Lunch Break (bring your own)

1:30 pm  Hips, Knees, Ankles, Feet Observation

4:00 pm  Knees Practice

5:30 pm Adjourn

Sunday, May 19, 2024

8:00 am – Upper Back, Neck & Shoulders Practice

9:30 am – Breakfast break (bring your own)

10:00 am – Upper Back, Neck & Shoulders Observation

12:30 pm – Upper Back Practice

1:30 pm – Lunch Break (bring your own)

2:00 pm – Application – Developing Intentions for Practices, Sequencing, Adaptation – Work in small groups

4:30 pm – Adjourn

How Can This Teacher CE Program Help Your Teaching or Yoga Business?

“I finished my 300-hour training with Mary Hilliker from 5 Koshas during the COVID pandemic.  The training gave me confidence to work with new yoga students that I wouldn’t have had the courage to teach before the training. Mary’s patience and dedication to giving us all the tools we needed to exceed with our teaching was spot on.
After the course I applied for a position as a yoga teacher with my local Human Services department in their Comprehensive Community Services program. The job was to work with chronically mentally ill clients and offer yoga as a part of their treatment program. Mary talked with me about the position and what how I should prepare. She sent a reference letter recommending me for the position. I got the job. I worked with many different people who had different illnesses. The training I received from Mary gave me confidence and a set of tools to use as I worked with the clients. I would never have applied for this job without that training. It was a very rewarding experience.

I am still working one on one with students and have expanded my teaching to online. Now I work with students from all over the United States teaching them yoga from my studio in Medford Wisconsin.  Mary Hilliker’s 300-hour teacher training program (River Flow Yoga) was the best thing I did for my business. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to expand their knowledge of yoga. Mary continues to help me with any questions or help I need.” – Pam Peterson RYT 500, Mind Body Spirit Yoga LLC

Mary Hilliker

Mary’s intention is to meet you where you are and to help you move and change from that starting point. Her class series, workshops, and retreats highlight yoga tools and practices that help you gain self-sufficiency and independence in your home practice.  Her Yoga Therapy practice and Yoga Therapy groups focuses on healing and recovery from injury, surgery and illness, pain management, stress and anxiety management, and trauma recovery.

“Whether you want to condition your body, reduce pain, de-stress, sleep better, reduce anxiety, adopt a healthier lifestyle habit or strive to reach your full potential, I’m ready to help you apply the yoga tools that you are relevant for your life.”

Mary has been a yoga practitioner for 32 years and a teacher for 23 years. She holds certifications as a 200 hr. level Hatha yoga teacher, 500 hr. Viniyoga teacher, and Viniyoga Therapist.  She is a Certified Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists and past Curriculum Coordinator and Faculty with the American Viniyoga Institute’s Yoga Therapist Training.  Locally, Mary coordinates and is the lead teacher for the 200 hr. and 300 hr. River Flow Yoga Teacher Trainings.

Her 30 year career as a registered dietitian/nutritionist and health educator in public health, nutrition, and chronic disease prevention, inform her yoga teaching and individualized Yoga Therapy.


Mary Kluz

“My aim is to meet students where they are and lead an exploration of the many benefits of yoga. Focusing on breath and movement with awareness opens a door for practitioners to reconnect with their inner wisdom and cultivate practice self-care.”

Mary has been practicing yoga consistently since 2004. Her initial exposure to yoga was as a teen; her recent practice has led her to appreciate the benefits of yoga beyond the physical. She incorporates yoga techniques into her professional life as an educator, teaching organizational development, leadership skills and conflict management.  Mary completed the 200 hour Viniyoga Wellness Instructor certification in June 2015 with the American Viniyoga Institute and River Flow Yoga Teacher Training School.  She has a BS and MS degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Andrew Beaumont, MD, PhD, C-IAYT, RYT 500

Dr. Beaumont is a neurosurgeon specializing in diseases of the spine, with a research background in Physiology. On a personal level he has a deep interest in Yoga, Ayurveda, and other traditional medicine systems. He has academic interest in understanding the modern physiology and science behind ancient wellness and healing modalities, including breathing, sound, and meditation. Dr. Beaumont is a registered yoga teacher at the 500 hour level and is a Yoga Therapist Certified with the International Association of Yoga Therapists.

Access to all lecture & practice videos for 1-year, electronic copy of the student manual and 32 CE hours for Yoga Teachers registered with Yoga Alliance or Hours toward 300 hr. TT.
Course Fee: $45 discount, $480 by May 3, 2024. Use discount code ASANATEACH
$525 after May 3, 2024
Limited spaces available.



$45 discount, $480 by May 3, 2024. Use discount code ASANATEACH
$525 after May 3, 2024


Contact Mary Hilliker at or call/text 715.218.7120.

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