Citizen Yoga Teacher Training


RYT 200

Citizen Yoga Teacher Training is not a lesson in “paint by numbers.” It is an experience that assists trainees in mastering brush strokes, which they then use to become an artist of their own practice and in teaching.

Citizen Yoga’s 200-hour RYT is a Yoga Alliance-certified program that encourages and challenges trainees to take the seat of responsibility in their lives. Based on a deeply evolved manual written by owner Kacee Must, the training brings students on a journey of self-development by helping each individual realize their potential as a speaker, communicator, and a teacher in all facets. Throughout the 15-week program you will learn anatomy, how to sequence and pace classes, how to effectively message, and the alignment principals of every yoga pose.

Michigan Fall Teacher Training 2018:  February 23-June 1

Ohio Winter Teacher Training 2018:  December 15-April 6


Apprenticeship, like most forms of yoga, is based on the transfer of knowledge from teacher to student. The nine-week Citizen Yoga Apprenticeship program encourages each participant to continue to view the practice of yoga from a student’s perspective as they begin to step into the seat of the teacher. Apprentices will study, practice, and teach alongside a lead Citizen Yoga teacher to obtain greater insight about their own teaching abilities, gain confidence, awareness of holding space in the classroom, and refine their teaching voice.

How to apply:

  1. Must have completed 200-hour RYT
  2. You must have attended at least 10 CY classes
  3. Identify personal teaching goals
  4. Request application below
  5. Start thinking about a teacher whose style best suits your identified goals


Three day (24 hour) Prenatal Teacher Training run by Dayle 

Dayle received her 200 hour certification at Sonic Yoga, Center for Yoga Studies in NYC in 2008, under the tutelage of Jonathan Fields and Lauren Hannah. As an E-RYT, many of her teaching hours come from teaching in prenatal yoga studios, Belly Bliss Yoga (Denver, Co) and KKY’s Peace IN (NYC). When teaching pregnant women her goal is to provide a strong and safe class that leaves the women feeling empowered and inspired by their own strength, both physically and emotionally.

She has helped hundreds of women practice safe yoga and connect to their changing bodies throughout their pregnancies. Dayle’s knowledge and passion for pre/post-natal yoga comes from her teachers Jyothi Larsen (Yoga Mom Buddha Baby) and Julianna Seeches (Samba Yoga).

In this 24 hour certification we will explore:

• A women’s body and the changes (physical and chemical) that occur during pregnancy
• Safe core work, including pelvic floor and transverse abdominal toning
• Yoga postures and sequencing for a prenatal yoga class
• Modifications/variations for pregnant women using props, the wall and partners
• Strength building/ stabilizing exercises helpful for the pregnant body
• Yin and Restorative yoga for pregnancy
• Breath work and guided imagery/meditations for pregnancy
• Messaging/theme for Prenatal Yoga


November 2-4 CYD and CYRO 

$600 for TT |  $500 for CY Graduated TTer’s

RYT 500

The 300-hour program will build upon and enhance the tools gained from previous trainings and experiences, in a way that recognizes a teacher’s potential to facilitate an educational and impactful class. This program aims to shift teachers from leading just an experience to an integrated educational class without losing dynamism. This shift indicates a pivotal point of growth in the career of a yoga teacher.

Elements of the Citizen Yoga 300-hour program include, but are not limited to:

  • Continuation of Anatomy from 200-hr
  • Advanced pose breakdown
  • Demonstration and communication techniques
  • Ayurveda
  • Acupuncture in relationship to energetic body
  • Use of props and adjustments

After graduating from a 200-hour training you will have acquired skills and knowledge; the 300-hour program is designed to help you master your abilities and deepen the understanding of the methods, in order to become a more authentic and empowered teacher. When you are able to step into the seat of the teacher from a place of integrity and wisdom, you enable your students to deepen their learning and elevate their connection to the practice. Citizen Yoga’s 300-hour training is a Yoga Alliance approved program. You are certified as a 500-hour RYT upon completion.

Lead Trainers:

  • Todd Tesen and Kacee Must

Guest Trainers:

  • Anne Zemba, Alex Herman, Rachel Redmond, Giustina Easton and more!


  • February 1-3
  • February 15-17
  • March 8-10
  • March 22-24
  • March 29-31
  • Last weekend training dates TBD

Call or text (text messages preferred)

DETROIT: 313-483-9343
BLOOMFIELD: 248-392-2168
ROYAL OAK: 248-607-6761