200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training 
is currently in process.

Check back in 2020 for our next class announcement or add yourself to our interested list below.  

with Lead Teacher

Mandi Garrison

BA, E-RYT 200, RYT 500,
YACEP, Reiki Master, CCH

2019 – 2020

200 Hour Program Dates

Saturdays and Sundays, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm 


September 14 & 15

October 5 & 6

November 9 & 10

December 7 & 8


January 4 & 5

February 8 & 9

March 7 & 8, 14 & 15

April 18, 25 & 26

May 2, 3, 16 & 17

Join the longest running yoga teacher training in the area!



Deepen Your Practice. Heighten Your Knowledge. Grow Your Confidence. Fulfill Your Dream.


Perhaps your journey to yoga began because you craved a form of exercise that reached into every facet of the physical body. Perhaps you were called to the spiritual side of the practice and experienced the transformational benefits of mind-body awareness. Or maybe you thought you would try something new only to find that the results were life-changing. Whatever the circumstances, the path of yoga is for everyone. It draws in those who seek a deeper meaning and understanding of all aspects of life.

I was always drawn to yoga simply because it made sense to me. It was a form of fitness in my early life, and really the only practice I could be consistent with. Going to a gym had too much stimuli and distraction. Running felt terrible on my body. But rolling out a yoga mat and spending time in a space of inner listening (while staying fit) was both comforting and healing. Later on in my life, yoga came back to me when I needed something more than just exercise. It became a place to become quiet when everything seemed too loud. It was a place of stillness to calm my anxious and overworked mind. The physical practice also released trapped emotions and traumas out of my body, essentially transforming my entire being. It is because of yoga and meditation that I finally felt comfortable rediscovering my spiritual calling. It became easy to let go of negative patterns, discover my passions, and maintain a strong and capable physical body.

Yoga teacher training allows you to take your personal practice to a deeper and more profound level, embody the life-way of yoga, and become a catalyst for expanding yoga’s benefits and reach to the world. Whether or not you feel called to share the practice of yoga with others, you’ll experience a transformational journey that will remain with you forever.


What makes the Central Mass Yoga program

different from other teacher trainings?

Our experienced 500-hour instructors bring diverse knowledge from multiple traditions to provide a comprehensive learning experience. The program is rooted in classical hatha yoga and includes training in Iyengar-based alignment, vinyasa, restorative yoga, yin yoga, pranayama (breathwork), meditation techniques, and more!

Our program is more than just learning poses. Students learn how proper alignment creates stability, strength, and balance. We incorporate teaching instruction using props and modifications to help students practice without stress or strain. We dive deep into yoga philosophy and ways to incorporate yoga into daily life.

We go beyond basic anatomy to help you learn how to be aware of and accommodate diverse bodies. We also incorporate more subtle layers, such as myofascial meridians, the energy body, and chakras. You’ll learn about the science and practice of Ayurveda, as well as nutrition to support a yogic lifestyle.

Our 2019-2020 schedule is accommodating for all ways of life, and gives you the space and time to deepen your personal practice while still allowing you to be available for work and family.

Program Highlights: 


  • The Royal Path and The 8 Limbs of Yoga
  • Yoga Sutras
  • Developing a personal practice
  • Teaching essential and advanced yoga postures
  • Effective sequencing
  • Sun/Moon/Earth salutations
  • Bhagavad Gita



  • Gentle and Chair yoga
  • Chakras and Subtle energy
  • Yoga anatomy
  • Yin and Restorative yoga
  • Nutrition and Ayurveda
  • Vinyasa
  • Hatha Yoga Pradipika



  • The business of yoga
  • Yoga Warriors International Teacher Training (included)
  • Pranayama and Meditation
  • Sanskrit
  • Guided relaxation
  • Language and voice
  • Practicums and Practice teaching sessions


Meet Your Teachers

Mandi Garrison

Mandi Garrison

YTT Lead Teacher, BA,

E-RYT 200, RYT 500, YACEP, Reiki Master, CCH

Mandi was just a child when she tried her first yoga posture and has practiced for nearly 20 years. Her dedication and commitment to a yogic life began in 2010 as a way to balance her fast-paced, career-driven lifestyle and to help relieve her anxiety. Just a couple of short years later, Central Mass Yoga & Wellness (CMYW) became her yoga home and refuge, and she has been at the studio ever since.


Lucy Cimini

Lucy Cimini

BA, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, CZT, Certified Health Coach

Lucy is the Founder and director of Central Mass Yoga And Wellness (19+ years) and founder of Yoga Warriors International (14+years). She is RYT certified by the Himalayan Institute and specializes in Hatha, Iyengar, Therapeutic and Restorative yoga.

Lucy is also a certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) and Health Coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She has a background in Education and Social Rehabilitation with over 30 years of experience teaching restorative to advanced yoga classes.


Mary Fowler

Mary Fowler, Ph.D

Ph.D., RYT 500 Hr

Mary Fowler, Ph.D., RYT 500 Hr. Yoga teacher (9+ years) and professor (16+ years), she integrates her study of ancient yoga texts with current research on emotional and physical health and wellness into her practice and teaching. She teaches in the CMY yoga teacher training program on anatomy and physiology and the use and benefit of the traditional yoga tools such as chanting and meditation.

Mary came to yoga seeking physical healing and received that and so much more. She teaches with the desire to share these gifts with her students.



**Application and application fee are required

to be admitted to CMYW Teacher Training.**


  • Click on the application button above, fill out the google form, click submit. The form will be sent to us automatically. 
  • A $100.00 application free is due at the time of application. It can be mailed via check or paid via credit card with the studio. If preferred, you can mail both the application and application fee to – Central Mass Yoga and Wellness, 45 Sterling Street #28, West Boylston , MA 01583.
  • We will notify you of receipt of your application via email.
  • Your application will be reviewed.
  • A phone interview may also be required.
  • After the review process is complete, you will be notified via email whether you have been accepted or not. 
  • If accepted, the assistant director will contact you to arrange and discuss payment. 


At least 6 months prior experience in Hatha yoga and a regular yoga practice.

200 HR. REQUIRED BOOK LIST (not included in tuition):

  • Teaching Yoga By Mark Stephens
  • 30 Essential Yoga Poses By Judith Lasater
  • Living Your Yoga By Judith Lasater, Ph. D., P.T.
  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali By Sri Swami Satchidananda
  • Anatomy of Yoga: An Instructor’s Inside Guide To Improving your Poses By Dr. Abigail Ellsworth 


  • Your Body Your Yoga  By Bernie Clark
  • Hatha Yoga Pradipika By Swami Muktibodhananda
  • Bhagavad Gita (multiple translations available) 




$100.00 Application Fee (due at the time of application, non-refundable)

(Counts towards full tuition if accepted to the program. This acts as a deposit to hold your space.)

The application fee can also be paid via credit card. Please contact info@centralmassyoga.com or call to arrange payment. 

$2,800.00 – Early Bird price – Must be accepted, registered and paid in full by July 31, 2019 to receive this price

$3,000.00 –  Must be paid in full by September 9, 2019

Monthly Payment Plan – Please contact us for further information and to set up a 9 month auto-payment plan


Full refunds are available up to 15 days before training begins. After this time no refund or credit will be given if you decide not to attend, with the exception of medical emergencies. Should you decide not to attend after payment has been received in full, no credit will be issued for a training of a later date. Fees and payments are not transferable to a different or later training. No refund or credit will be given once the training begins. If another circumstance presents itself, please contact the studio.

All fees and schedules are subject to change without notice. In the event that governmental regulations demand changes to the program that cause an unexpected termination of the current teacher training program, the student fees will be refunded in a pro-rated manner. 


Absences are non-refundable. All absences must be discussed with the Lead Teacher.  Any missed classes must be made up at the student’s expense. This may involve privately meeting with the teacher. Graduation is contingent upon completing all of the 200 hours laid out by the National Yoga Alliance standards and payment in full.



Phone: 508-835-1176

Email: info@centralmassyoga.com

Mail: 45 Sterling Street #28 West Boylston, MA 01583


 “Yoga teacher training at CMYW was a life changing experience!  The teachers are vey knowledgable and supportive”.

“Taking yoga teacher training at CMYW was such a wonderful next step in my journey back to health and wellness!  The teachers are knowledgeable and caring!”

“The universe sent me to this Teacher Training!  Instructors were so knowledgeable and structured.”

“The experience with so many qualified teachers was well worth it.  The variety of topics and experiential opportunities were excellent.”


“Transformational-physically, mentally and spiritually.   The teachers show so much knowledge of yoga, and teaching.   They were so inspirational and motivating.  I am so grateful to have had this experience. “

“This experience has been life changing and such a joyful life affirming time.  It has been a journey in so many ways and has made me realize how much I have to offer.  The more I am on my mat without judgment of myself the happier I am!  The teachers who shared their knowledge and expertise were phenomenal!”

“I feel blessed and so grateful to have had this wonderful training with kindred spirits and such wonderful teachers.  You have give us so much to grown and to build on.”


“The teacher training was such a wonderful and life-changing experience! It deepened my practice, changed my perspective, and opened up so many new possibilities. The teachers are all incredible, knowledgeable, and beautiful people. I am so glad that I chose this program.”

“The teacher training was amazing. It was a life-changing experience and I highly recommend it!”

“The teacher training was an experience that honestly was life-changing for me. I came in with the intention that I would teach a physical sport but it actually left me understanding that I would share a fuller way of life with my students. I am very proud and fortunate to have been a student here.”


“This has been the most amazing journey! I have gained so many lifelong friends, a new self, confidence, better self esteem and a knowledge of yoga I will treasure forever and continue to grow!”

“I loved all the teachers and how they taught. I learned a lot about how to teach as well as start living more of a yogic life style. the whole feeling of yoga community is a very welcoming one. The schedule was busy but not overwhelming.”

“I was challenged in many ways that I didn’t anticipate. Yoga is so much more than asanas. The breath and depth of the program is profound. I have come to understand myself on a deeper level. It truly is a trans formative experience.”

“Coming to Central Mass Yoga for teacher training was the best decision I made. It truly was life changing. Lucy is a wonderful teacher and a very loving and nurturing person. I will miss coming here every week because every time I go home I feel so much more peace, understanding, and personal growth. I am not the same person I was when I first came here and for that I am forever grateful.”


“The overall experience was extremely positive. The training really pushed me to reach my potential physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. I feel I grew in so many ways!”

“Challenging, fulfilling –one of the best decisions I’ve ever made! So happy I did this!”

“I had a wonderful experience. I got much more than I expected. I am so happy I found CMYW teacher training program.”

“Absolutely amazing and transformative!”

“This has been such an amazing experience. I have learned so much about yoga and so much about myself. I have made great friends with the people in my group. We have grown so close and are supportive of each other. They are such wonderful, gracious, supportive teachers. I can’t say enough about what a wonderful experience this has been.” “Absolutely amazing experience! I cannot thank you enough! It was very transformative. I feel like I learned about everything I wanted to know and more. I have a very good base to continue my education and you gave me all the direction I needed. Thank you! All teachers are great! Thank you!”