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Spiritual Life Society and Yoga Center of Hudson

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1 East Main Street

Hudson, OH, USA

Types of Yoga Taught

Alignment-Oriented Yoga

Spiritually-Oriented Yoga

Gentle Yoga

Specialty Yoga

Trainings Formats

Part-time
spread out over time

Modules
several, shorter immersions

Non-residential
trainees commute to the program

Languages

English

About Spiritual Life Society and Yoga Center of Hudson

NOTE to students interested in YOGA TEACHER TRAINING: YOU CAN START OUR PROGRAM AT ANY TIME! We have a unique ongoing drop-in format that repeats. Visit  www.YogaTeacher.org . We are Ohio's oldest Yoga School and have been teaching Yoga at this location since 1978...

NOTE to students interested in YOGA TEACHER TRAINING: YOU CAN START OUR PROGRAM AT ANY TIME! We have a unique ongoing drop-in format that repeats. Visit www.YogaTeacher.org.

We are Ohio's oldest Yoga School and have been teaching Yoga at this location since 1978 and have been training Yoga Teachers since 1982. In 2005, we became a "Registered Yoga School" (RYS) at the 200 hour level.

In addition to our 200 hour certification, we also offer a 500 hour level certification (not YA approved), a 1000 hour Yoga Mentorship program, and specialty certifications including teaching Meditation and Yoga Nidra. You can read about our Yoga Teacher Training and Certification Program at www.YogaTeacher.org and contact us at info@AUM.org.
Information about our public classes can be found at www.AUM.org.  

We practice and teach the classical eight-limbed Astanga Yoga (Raja Yoga) as codified by Patañjali in the Yoga Sutras
► Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Hatha Yoga
► Meditation, Pranayama, Yoga Nidra, and other aspects of Astanga Yoga and Yoga Philosophy
► Prenatal Yoga
► Private classes and corporate Yoga
► Stress management and relaxation skills
► Yoga Teacher Training and Certification. We have been training Yoga & meditation teachers longer than any school we know of in Ohio, and have trained many of the area's most experienced teachers.

First Registered April 2015

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  • 5 out of 5
    By: Shannon Claxton May 19, 2015

    Larry and Matt are fantastic! Both are extremely qualified and wonderful yoga instructors. They clearly care about their students, and they teach an amazing class which is entertaining, inspiring, and informative at the same time. The class is spread out over a considerable amount of time, allowing for the best possible retention and learning of concepts. I really enjoyed my experience, and I would highly recommend the Spiritual Life Society and Yoga Center of Hudson to anyone interested in becoming a yoga instructor or just learning more about yoga!

    • Learning Objectives

      Average 5 = Entirely
      Spiritual Life Society and Yoga Center of Hudson’s 200-hour teacher training prepares its trainees to begin teaching the principles and techniques of yoga safely and competently.

      Entirely

    • General Comments

      Larry and Matt are fantastic! Both are extremely qualified and wonderful yoga instructors. They clearly care about their students, and they teach an amazing class which is entertaining, inspiring, and informative at the same time. The class is spread out over a considerable amount of time, allowing for the best possible retention and learning of concepts. I really enjoyed my experience, and I would highly recommend the Spiritual Life Society and Yoga Center of Hudson to anyone interested in becoming a yoga instructor or just learning more about yoga!
  • 4 out of 5
    By: Susan (Suzy) Darby Jun 01, 2015

    SLS is a rare gift. You attend a long-established center (since 1978) that deeply honors the Tradition, illuminates the Science and lives the 8-Limbed Path. The original founders are today's lead trainers, one having studied with B.K.S. Iyenar and the other with Swami Rama, and alongside many of yoga's best known teachers and writers. The required reading list is extensive and invaluable. Loved the workshops. RYT200 training takes 1-1/2 to 2 years to complete, which teaches you patience and is worth the journey. I found I was better prepared during subsequent 500 training at a leading school than were many others. Like its daily classes, teacher training was mostly donation based, with a few fixed fees, making it very accessible as well.

    • Learning Objectives

      Average 5 = Entirely
      Spiritual Life Society and Yoga Center of Hudson’s 200-hour teacher training prepares its trainees to begin teaching the principles and techniques of yoga safely and competently.

      Entirely

    • General Comments

      SLS is a rare gift. You attend a long-established center (since 1978) that deeply honors the Tradition, illuminates the Science and lives the 8-Limbed Path. The original founders are today's lead trainers, one having studied with B.K.S. Iyenar and the other with Swami Rama, and alongside many of yoga's best known teachers and writers. The required reading list is extensive and invaluable. Loved the workshops. RYT200 training takes 1-1/2 to 2 years to complete, which teaches you patience and is worth the journey. I found I was better prepared during subsequent 500 training at a leading school than were many others. Like its daily classes, teacher training was mostly donation based, with a few fixed fees, making it very accessible as well.
  • 4.5 out of 5
    By: Wendy Kromer Jun 08, 2015

    This is a well-rounded program led by highly-knowledgeable teachers. I also benefited from a number of other instructors who varied in styles and focuses, and I highly recommend that variety for any student (not to mention the continuation of the same!).

    • Learning Objectives

      Average 5 = Entirely
      Spiritual Life Society and Yoga Center of Hudson’s 200-hour teacher training prepares its trainees to begin teaching the principles and techniques of yoga safely and competently.

      Entirely

    • General Comments

      This is a well-rounded program led by highly-knowledgeable teachers. I also benefited from a number of other instructors who varied in styles and focuses, and I highly recommend that variety for any student (not to mention the continuation of the same!).
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Maria Grimm Jun 21, 2015

    The Spiritual Life Society, it's teachers, and the environment of the school all combine to be the best choice for learning in the area. The program takes a while, yes, so that you can take in all the information presented and apply it to your life. By the time you have finished, you realize that the poses are only a small part of the whole lifestyle that is yoga. I went in to deepen my practice, to expand my knowledge, and to do something for myself. It has changed me and I like the person I have become. Thank you Spiritual Life Society!

    • Learning Objectives

      Average 5 = Entirely
      Spiritual Life Society and Yoga Center of Hudson’s 200-hour teacher training prepares its trainees to begin teaching the principles and techniques of yoga safely and competently.

      Entirely

    • General Comments

      The Spiritual Life Society, it's teachers, and the environment of the school all combine to be the best choice for learning in the area. The program takes a while, yes, so that you can take in all the information presented and apply it to your life. By the time you have finished, you realize that the poses are only a small part of the whole lifestyle that is yoga. I went in to deepen my practice, to expand my knowledge, and to do something for myself. It has changed me and I like the person I have become. Thank you Spiritual Life Society!
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Carolyn Hanson Jul 21, 2015

    My teacher training experience was very positive, upbeat, accessible & thorough. The extended nature of the course of study allowed for meaningful personal growth & practice all along the way.

    • Learning Objectives

      Average 5 = Entirely
      Spiritual Life Society and Yoga Center of Hudson’s 200-hour teacher training prepares its trainees to begin teaching the principles and techniques of yoga safely and competently.

      Entirely

    • General Comments

      My teacher training experience was very positive, upbeat, accessible & thorough. The extended nature of the course of study allowed for meaningful personal growth & practice all along the way.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Jodi Fill Sep 12, 2015

    • Learning Objectives

      Average 5 = Entirely
      Spiritual Life Society and Yoga Center of Hudson’s 200-hour teacher training prepares its trainees to begin teaching the principles and techniques of yoga safely and competently.

      Entirely

  • 5 out of 5
    By: John Coast Sep 17, 2015

    It is a two year program and you have a lot to think about during the week questions to ask and well trained when you finish Larry and Matt are very good teachers it's definitely not a 30day cloning process

    • Learning Objectives

      Average 5 = Entirely
      Spiritual Life Society and Yoga Center of Hudson’s 200-hour teacher training prepares its trainees to begin teaching the principles and techniques of yoga safely and competently.

      Entirely

    • General Comments

      It is a two year program and you have a lot to think about during the week questions to ask and well trained when you finish Larry and Matt are very good teachers it's definitely not a 30day cloning process
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Kelly Kromer Jan 17, 2016

    I recommend this program to anyone interested in completing a yoga teacher training program. Larry and Matt are incredible instructors and have a deep understanding and passion for yoga. My favorite part about the program was the length it took to complete. It took me a little over two years to graduate the program, and that time allowed me to generate a deeper understanding of myself and the practice. I loved the time I spent at Spiritual Life Society, it has changed my life!

    • Learning Objectives

      Average 5 = Entirely
      Spiritual Life Society and Yoga Center of Hudson’s 200-hour teacher training prepares its trainees to begin teaching the principles and techniques of yoga safely and competently.

      Entirely

    • General Comments

      I recommend this program to anyone interested in completing a yoga teacher training program. Larry and Matt are incredible instructors and have a deep understanding and passion for yoga. My favorite part about the program was the length it took to complete. It took me a little over two years to graduate the program, and that time allowed me to generate a deeper understanding of myself and the practice. I loved the time I spent at Spiritual Life Society, it has changed my life!
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Jeremy Genovese Jul 18, 2016

    I am very glad that I completed my yoga teacher training at Spiritual Life Society and Yoga Center of Hudson. Larry and Matt are two of the most experienced teachers in North East Ohio. I appreciate both the depth of their teaching and their practical experience.

    • Learning Objectives

      Average 5 = Entirely
      Spiritual Life Society and Yoga Center of Hudson’s 200-hour teacher training prepares its trainees to begin teaching the principles and techniques of yoga safely and competently.

      Entirely

    • General Comments

      I am very glad that I completed my yoga teacher training at Spiritual Life Society and Yoga Center of Hudson. Larry and Matt are two of the most experienced teachers in North East Ohio. I appreciate both the depth of their teaching and their practical experience.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Valerie Daugherty Sep 27, 2016

    I enjoyed the 2 year option from SLS because I felt that I was able to incorporate the teachings into my everyday life. I didn't feel rushed for a deadline since I was able to complete the program at my own pace and still have my regular day-to-day life. It also helped that the teachers related topics to topics that were already covered so that I could understand the connections. I think it was beneficial to receive a traditional teaching style, and experiential teaching style and also be encouraged to seek out other classes and workshops so I could get the most well-rounded experience possible, instead of just learning from one teacher/way of teaching.

    • Learning Objectives

      Average 5 = Entirely
      Spiritual Life Society and Yoga Center of Hudson’s 200-hour teacher training prepares its trainees to begin teaching the principles and techniques of yoga safely and competently.

      Entirely

    • General Comments

      I enjoyed the 2 year option from SLS because I felt that I was able to incorporate the teachings into my everyday life. I didn't feel rushed for a deadline since I was able to complete the program at my own pace and still have my regular day-to-day life. It also helped that the teachers related topics to topics that were already covered so that I could understand the connections. I think it was beneficial to receive a traditional teaching style, and experiential teaching style and also be encouraged to seek out other classes and workshops so I could get the most well-rounded experience possible, instead of just learning from one teacher/way of teaching.
Disclaimer

Yoga Alliance Registry’s Policy on the Use of Yoga therapy Terms in its directory was announced on Jan 25, 2016. Prior to that date, reviews may have contained such references to yoga therapy. Yoga Alliance Registry will not alter the content of preexisting reviews to bring them into compliance with its new policy. Any use of "yoga therapy" terms in a review, however, does not imply that Yoga Alliance Registry sets standards for instruction in yoga therapy techniques or other methods of diagnosing or treating a mental or physical injury or illness, nor that the RYS or RYT designation may be relied on as a qualification for working as a "yoga therapist" or for training others in "yoga therapy" methods.

First Registered April 2015

School Reviews

Total Reviews: 14

By Annlouise Delagado RYT® 200

May 03, 2018

Larry and Matt are truly kind and amazing teachers. I am a profoundly good teacher because of them and their teachings. So grateful for my inner smile Larry. Full Review

By Mary J Wipf E-RYT® 200

Apr 13, 2018

The course was more than expected. Full Review

All Reviews (14)

Teaching Staff

Matt Lerner

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

Larry Terkel

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

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