Saturday, April 27 - Sunday, April 28, 2024 / Saturday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm | Sunday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

In this workshop you will:

  • Learn frameworks for conducting private yoga sessions
  • Practice conducting a private yoga session utilizing effective communication and relationship-building skills
  • Choose student feedback and evaluation techniques that work for your teaching
  • Understand how knowledge of Ayurveda can inform the development of practices for individuals and groups
  • Learn how to plan for a yoga workshop or retreat

This 22 hour continuing education program will include the in-person workshop on April 27 – 28, 2024, self-paced lectures, electronic delivery of lecture handouts and forms, and access to the archive of recorded lectures and practices for 1 year.



Self-paced recorded lectures prior to April 27 on the following:

  • Yoga Frameworks & Models for Conducting Private Yoga Sessions
  • Feedback & Evaluation in Yoga Teaching
  • Designing a Yoga Workshop or Retreat
  • Effective Communication in the Yoga Relationship

Saturday, April 27, 2024

8:00 am  Morning Practice – Example of a workshop or retreat practice – Theme: Whole Person Gratitude

9:30 am  Breakfast break (bring your own)

10:00 am Private Sessions: How to Do, Practicum on Opening the Conversation & Clarifying Student Interest & Goals

1:00 pm Lunch Break (bring your own)

1:30 pm Private Sessions: Structural Observation, Developing a Practice Strategy, Setting Goals Discussion and Practicum

4:30 pm Ethical Principles for Teaching Yoga Privates, Workshops, and Retreats; Guidelines for Referral & Collaboration

5:30 pm Adjourn

Sunday, April 28, 2024

8:00 am – Chant Pañcavayu and Morning Practice on Working with Kapha Dosha

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

10:00 am – Lecture – Ayurveda: Yoga for Your Type: Agni, Mala, Tri-dosha Model, Guna-s, Digestion, Vayu Disturbance, Lifestyle and Practice on Working with Pitta Dosha

1:15 pm – Ayurvedic Potluck (more details will follow)

2:00 pm – Lecture – Ayurveda: Yoga for Your Type: Agni, Mala, Tri-dosha Model, Guna-s, Digestion, Vayu Disturbance, Lifestyle

3:00 pm – Practice on Working with Vata Dosha

4:30 pm – Adjourn

Lead Faculty

Mary Hilliker, RDN, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, YACEP
Mary has been involved in doing one-on-one client work for over 35 years, first as a registered dietitian-nutritionist, then as a yoga teacher and Yoga Therapist. She enjoys the art and science of getting to know people to help them achieve their goals. Mary leads the River Flow Yoga Teacher Training School 200-hour and 300-hour trainings, sees clients for Yoga Therapy, and teaches therapeutic yoga classes for structural health, stress management, traumatic stress, and chronic pain management.  She has been a yoga teacher for 25 years and a Yoga Therapist for 15 years.  She continues to study with her teacher, Gary Kraftsow, of the American Viniyoga Institute.



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



How Can This Workshop Improve Your 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


$335 lump sum payment. 10% discount if registered by March 27, 2024. Use discount code YTT300EB.

2 Payments of $150.75 - 1st payment must start by March 27th and final payment received by April 27th.

Registration fee includes access to pre-recorded lectures, electronic versions of lecture handouts, forms, sequences, and archived content from the workshop.
Limited spots available in this workshop.


Pay in one lump sum and receive a 10% discount if registered by March 27, 2024. Use discount code YTT300EB.

2 Payments of $150.75 – First payment must start by March 27.  


Program Information:  Contact Mary Hilliker at

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