These select intensives from our 200-hour and 300-hour Yoga Teacher Trainings provide opportunities for:

  • Dedicated practitioners to dive into personal practice more deeply without the commitment of a full teacher training
  • Healthcare, integrated health, mental health and education professionals to learn more for integrating into their current professions
  • Continuing education for yoga teachers who want to learn more
  • Aspiring teachers to take the program in modules

All intensives include lecture handouts, access to the archive of practices in audio or video format and print versions and 1 individual mentoring session on personal practice or teaching.

Any aspiring practitioner who takes an intensive and enrolls in a future yoga teacher training will have that fee subtracted from their total tuition.

Level 1 or 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Intensives

Yoga Sutra-s + Chanting Intensive

Self-paced program.  Contact Mary Hilliker at for more information.

Pranayama Intensive – Level 1

Self-paced program.  Contact Mary Hilliker at for more information.

Meditation + Cakra-s Intensive (Self-Paced)

Self-paced program.  Contact Mary Hilliker at for more information.

Level 2 or 300-hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Intensives

Asana Intensive: Adaptive & Specialty Classes, Targeting Areas of the Body, Sequencing, Adaptation, Class & Series Development, Teaching Practicum

Online Live Intro Session – Monday, Aug 14, 2023 – 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Weekend #1: October 14 – 15, 2023

Weekend #2: May 18 – 19, 2024

Weekend #3: June 22 – 23, 2024

Self-Paced Hours: 39 hours

By Intensive Fees: $1283 by August 3, 2023 or Payment Plan of $135/month for 10 months

Pay lump sum early-discount of $1283

Start payment plan of $135/month for 10 months

Pranayama Intensive: Human Energetics, Ratio, Technique, Class & Series Development, Teaching Practicum

Thursdays, 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Jan 11 – April 18, 2024

In-Person Teaching Practicum: Saturday, September 21, 2024

Self-Paced Hours: 21

By Intensive Fee: $761 by January 2, 2024.

Teaching Practicum & The Business of Yoga Intensive: Refining Teaching Skills, Developing New Products & Programs, Teaching Privates, Retreats & Workshops

Weekend #1: April 27 – 28, 2024

Online Live: Saturday, Feb 22, 2025, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Weekend #2: June 28 – 29, 2025

Self-Paced Hours: 30 hours

By Intensive Fee: $970 by March 27, 2024. Use discount code YTT300EB.  $1078 after March 27, 2024.  Register & Pay

Option to take April 27 – 28, 2024 Workshop – Teaching Private Yoga Sessions, Workshops & Retreats – $335.00 with 10% discount if registered by March 27, 2024. Use discount code YTT300EB  Register & Pay 

“I finished my 300-hour training with Mary Hilliker from 5 Koshas during the COVID pandemic.  Mary led us through a challenging time with excellent leadership. The training gave me confidence to work with new yoga students that I wouldn’t have had the courage to teach before the training. Her 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 mental 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 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

Sound, Meditation & Integrated Practices Intensive: Using Sound, Meditation, Nyasa, Mudra, Bhavana, Symbolism & Ritual, Class & Series Development, Teaching Practicum

Weekend #1: Sunday, September 22, 2024

Weekend #2: October 12 – 13, 2024

Online Live: Saturday, November 2, 2024

Weekend #3: May 3 – 4, 2024

Online Live: Saturday, January 25, 2025

Weekend #4: Sunday, June 8, 2025

Self-Paced Hours: 6 hours

By Intensive Fee: $827 by July 15, 2024

Yoga Philosophy & Chanting Intensive: States of Mind & Consciousness, Purusa/Prakriti, Essential Methods, Negotiating Obstacles, the Gunas in Yoga Practice, Working with the Klesha-s, Working with Ourselves & Others through the Yamas & Niyamas, Transformation, Guarding the Senses, Moving Beyond Suffering

Online Live: Mondays, 5:30 – 8:00 pm

Oct 21, Nov 4, Nov 18, Dec 2, Dec 16, 2024, Jan 13, 27, Feb 10, 24, March 10, 24, April 7, 28, May 12, 2025

By Intensive Fee: $508 by September 15, 2024



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