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200hr Teacher Training

January - June 2020


What is Yoga from the Heart Teacher Training? 

When we get to the heart of the matter, the most optimized version of ourselves shines! Uncovering the depth and textures of the ancient systems of yoga reveals our greatest potential: the totality of you comes forth in ease, grace and love, and ripples out into the world. This may be the most important work of our lives.

Yoga from the Heart (YFTH) is a movement taking shape right in the heart of Houston, TX. This dynamic 200-hour teacher training will encourage you to harness the power of breath + movement, compassion + commitment, and self-study + service through the ancient and ever-relevant practices of yoga. Our hope is to affect global change, one heartbeat at a time. 

Co-led by Jennifer Yuhas and Madonna McManus, Yoga from the Heart Teacher Training will provide carefully curated tools to reveal the most inspired you. We’ll explore the 8-limbed path of yoga and its history, sequencing creative vinyasa, anatomy, and deep self-study. The intention will be to teach you how to teach, and, perhaps more importantly, to enhance your relationships with yourself and those you love.  

This training is designed for those drawn towards teaching yoga, those interested in deepening their personal practice, and/or those simply interested in learning more about themselves.  

Yoga from the Heart Teacher Training is a 200-hour Certified Yoga School with the Yoga Alliance. Our program has been influenced by the teachings of Tammy Lyons and Inner Bliss Yoga Studio, Marni Task, Max Strom, Janet Stone, Sharon Gannon, David Life, Kathryn Budig, Jenny Buergermeister, Leslie Kaminoff, David Magone, Gioconda Parker, Christina Sell, Carmen Aguilar and Ana Forrest.

About Your Teachers

Combined, J + M have been teaching yoga for 20 years and practicing for 36 years. Our love of yoga goes deep and wide. We are each committed to a daily sadhana practice that includes self study, meditation, and practicing mindful movement and breath with a variety of teachers throughout Houston.

We love our diverse and vibrant Houston yoga community and seek to learn from and contribute to its abundance. 



When and where? 

We will meet over the following 6 weekends. Throughout the training period, you will also be required to attend 2 classes per week. There is an expected commitment for you to participate in 100% of the program. Please review the dates carefully before applying. Scheduling conflict? Let's chat.   


Program dates

January 17-19
February 22-23
March 21-22
April 18-19
May 16-17
June 13-14


Weekend Schedule

Jan 17,
Saturdays 8:30am-5:30pm

Sundays 8:30am-4:30pm

*one Friday only


The Atrium Yoga Studio
3733 Westheimer Dr.
Houston, TX 77027



The Cost

The total cost of the YFTH YTT is $3300. Please include $500* of your tuition with your application as a deposit. If you sign up early, total tuition will be $3000. Please see below for more details:

  • Between now and Jan 3, 2020: submit your application + your deposit of $500*. Applications will not be accepted after January 3rd.

  • On or before December 13, 2020 Early Bird Pricing: tuition is $2500 + $500 application deposit = $3000(save $300).**

  • Between Dec 14 and Jan 3: tuition is $2800 + $500 application deposit= $3300.***

*A non-refundable and non-transferable deposit of $500 is due with your application. If you are not accepted into the program, your deposit will be fully refunded.

**Must be paid in full to receive discount

***Must be paid in full by January 3rd

Space is limited, apply soon <3


Upon Completion, You Will:

  • Discover the richness of living a yoga-centered life

  • Cultivate your voice and understand your potential in this world

  • Develop the tools and skills to effectively teach an impactful, heart-centered yoga practice to include breath, sequencing and theme

  • Enhance your essential communication skills

  • Experience the power of giving & receiving honest feedback

  • Offer the gift of hands-on assists for your students

  • Shine bright in this world so that you might better serve the world.


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required reading

  • The Bhagavad Gita translated by Juan Mascaro -Penquin Classics Version*

  • The Yamas and the Niyamas by Deborah Adele

  • Light on Yoga by BKS Iyengar

  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali translation and commentary by Sri Swami Satchidananda

  • Yoga for a World Out of Balance by Michael Stone

*This book will be required reading prior to the start of YTT.  More details upon application acceptance.  

Attendance POLICY

There is an expected commitment for you to attend 100% of the training. As there is no amount of hours that can be missed, we are asking that you review the dates carefully before applying and re-arrange your schedule to fit the hours give

To apply, fill out the below form.


The Atrium's Yoga From the Heart YTT program prepared me to begin teaching, but more than that, I have learned about how to become my best self. The knowledge and love I received have set me on my true path.

Anybody who is learning to enrich their yoga practice should consider this YTT. Jen & Madonna complement each other so well and deliver a training that is truly from the heart.

This was one of the best decisions I ever made. I went into this training wanting to further my own physical practice but I left with tools that will forever change my life and my relationships with the people and world around me. Madonna and Jen taught with compassion and understanding and really enhanced and changed my view of what Yoga is all about (teaser - it is so much more than the physical practice).

Yoga from the Heart Teacher Training has been the best experience I have ever had! Making the decision to go through YTT can be so scary, but it is worth it. Madonna and Jen have carefully created a training program that teaches you everything you need to know to be a prepared and confident yoga teacher. They have developed a safe space where you will learn, grow, stumble, cry, laugh, and come out feeling so loved. I am eternally grateful for the opportunity to have completed this training with them. I would recommend this training with my whole heart ❤️

If you are fortunate enough to have the opportunity to join a YTT class presented by Jennifer "Jen" Yuhas and Madonna McManus, I highly recommend you grab hold of the chance as if you were reaching for a lifeline! Jen and Madonna are an incredible team. I assure you, you will not regret your decision, and you will be very grateful for having been able to learn from the very best!

I didn’t come into this teacher training program wanting to do a YTT or thinking I needed to choose one. Ultimately it chose me and I am forever grateful for that. It came at a perfect time where I was beginning my love for this practice but needed to understand the why and how behind it all and most importantly, the heart of it. These women designed a program that fully came from the heart and was centered around it. Every last detail came from their hearts and I can honestly speak for all my fellow trainees (now graduates) in saying that we felt their heart throughout the entirety of the program and our hearts are bigger and more filled now that they have permanently made their marks and taken space in ours. Be ready to be loved and learn to love so hard that you will forever be transformed.

YFTH teacher training not only gave me the teachings and experience I needed to feel confident sharing my yoga practice to others, but it deepened my yoga practice in so many ways. This program prepared me to teach yoga to others which is my long-term goal and reason for applying to the program. However, what I learned about myself, and how to connect with the people around me, these lessons go far beyond what I expected to get out of the program. To have been given the opportunity to learn from Jen and Madonna, and to take full advantage of the experience they had to offer to us as students, I feel so strongly that this was the YTT for me. The love, compassion, and hard work that Jen and Madonna bring to their classes is so genuine, and I felt such a strong, honest connection and eagerness to share throughout this program.

As a rookie student of the first Atrium Teacher Training, I didn't know what to expect. The knowledge and kindness of these two ladies amazed me. From the first day we met as a group it was very evident that these two poured their heart and souls into creating the program. Starting on day one until graduation, my knowledge of yoga grew leaps and bounds. With many years of experience between these two and their shared passion for yoga, whether on the mat or living out their daily lives, anyone participating in the program is in good hands.