Become a 500 hr RYT
Master Teacher, or Attend
Single Modules


Pulsation Yoga presents our 300 hour Teacher Training, an additional 300 hours to your previous 200 hour study to become 500: starts Jan 2018


• Refine your skills, become a master teacher, and do continuing education

• Students or teachers can take individual sessions


Details of the Program:


• Taught in individual modules by topic. Led by Kathy Simonik with an additional master teacher faculty.

(Kathy is one of 12 Advanced Anusara Certified Instructors in the US)


• Also suited for teachers and students who just wish to do continuing education or learn more about yoga. Since the training is taught in individual modules, feel free to select from our vast topic library and study what you want. Modules are priced individually. The pricing is designed so if you sign up for multiple topics you receive a deeper discount. Pricing on back page. Majority of the modules eligible for CE credits with Yoga Alliance.

The Curriculum

All modules may be taken toward a full 300 hour, (with an additional existing 200 hour adding up to a total of 500 hour RYT) or may be taken individually as desired. Students who have already completed their 200 RYT and satisfactorily complete all the 300 hr requirements will be recognized by the Yoga Alliance as 500 RYT.


We offer a diverse array of topics below.  ALL the individual sessions are open to teachers and to the public.

MODULES BY TOPIC: Please note: each module is described in detail on our events page. We post these approx 4 months out.


1) Functional anatomy as it applies to yoga with

multiple areas of the body covered:

** Fri, May 5: Therapeutic Essentials Kathy (CE) (6+1)

** Sat, May 12: Forward Folds and the Spine. Kathy (CE) (6+1)

** Sat, Sept 15: Asymmetrical: Lower Limbs. Ross Rayburn (CE) (6)

** Sun, Nov. 18: Working with private clients. Kathy (CE) (5+4)

Sat, May 19: Backbends, & the Pelvis Christine (CE) (7)

Sat, July 14:  Inversions, Jim (CE) (6)

Sat, Oct 20:  Arm Balances: Jim (CE) (6)


2) Philosophy: Study of the Sutras

Fri, March 2: The Sutras Part 1 Megan Miller (7+1)

Sat April 7: The Sutras Part 2 Megan Miller (7+1)


3) Refined Pranayama Practice

** Fri, Feb 23:  Part 1: Wendy Sadler (6+1)

** Sat, March 10: Part 2: Gabriel Halpern (CE) (6+1)


4) Women and Yoga

Sat,  April 14: Women and Prenatal: Christine Chodil (CE) (7)

Fri,  April 20: Women and Yoga: Marilyn Mitchell (6)


5) Refined Meditation Practice

Sat, April 21: Instructor: Kathleen Rankhorn (CE) (7+2)

** Fri May 5 & Sun May 6 Module offered in Michigan Kathy (CE) (6)


6) Teaching w/the Universal Principles of Alignment

** Sept 28-29:  Module offered in Sedona AZ Kathy (CE) (12+1)


7) Teaching with a Theme

** Sat and Sun January 19 & 20, 2019: Kathy (CE) (12+3)


8) Yoga for Seniors

** Sat, June 23 with Paul Mross (7+1)

** Sun, June 24 with Kathy (CE) (4.5+1)


9) Observations & Adjustments

** Sat, Jan 13: Part 1: Kathy (CE) (6)

** Fri, October 19:  Part 2: Kathy (CE) (6)


10) Advanced Sequencing

** Sat & Sun, December 1 & 2:  Kathy (CE) (12+1)


11) Anusara Methodology and co-mentoring

** Sun, September 30: Module offered in Sedona AZ: Kathy (CE) (6)

** Fri, November 9 (6)

** Remainder to be completed in December 2018  & January 2019 (12)


12) Modifications and working with injuries:

Part one: Sat March 31: Shoulders, neck upper back: Kathy (CE) 6+2)

Part two: Sat Sept 8: Hips, knees and feet: Kathy (CE) )4+1)


13) Ayurveda Studies

Feb 3-4:  Marc Holzman (CE) (7.5)


14) Mythology and the Deities

Sat, March 3: Kathy (CE) (7+4)


15) Yoga for Scoliosis

Sat,  Aug 18: DL Nancy Heraty (6+2)

16) Refining the Practice of the Basic Student

Sat, Aug 25: Kathy (CE) (7+2)


17) Advanced Language Skills

Mon, Oct 1: Module offered in Sedona,  AZ Kathy and Jim (CE) (6)


18) Wall and Restorative Yoga

Sat, Oct 13:  Kathy (CE) (6)


19) The Chakras and the Subtle Body

Sat, Nov 10:  Wendy Sadler (6)


20) Nutritional and Holistic Health

Sat, Nov 17:  Sandy Smith (6)


21) Technique and Asana

Between Jan ’18 and Jan ’19 attend 12 level 1-2 classes at our studio with Kathy or Jim (16)


22) Electives Required

Plus 15 hours of approved electives at our studio (see pg 3 for details)


23) Attend approved portions of the 200 hour training towards your overall hours



Please note: each module is described in detail on our events page. We post these approx 4 months out.


January 2018

Sat Jan 13: Observations & Adjustments: Kathy


February 2018

Sat and Sun Feb 3-4: Ayruveda and Asana: Marc Holzman

Fri Feb 23: Refined Pranayama Practice Part 1: Wendy Sadler


March 2018

Fri March 2: Philosophy: Study of The Sutras: Part one Megan Miller

Sat March 3: Mythology, Deities, Theming and sequencing: Kathy

Sat March 10:  Refined Pranayama Practice: Part 2: Gabriel Halpern

Sat March 31: Modifications & Injuries: Shoulders, neck upper back: Kathy


April 2018

Sat April 7 Philosophy: Study of The Sutras: Part two Megan Miller

Sat April 14: Women and Yoga/Prenatal: Christine Chodil

Fri April 20: Women and Yoga: Marilyn Mitchell

Sat April 21: Refined Meditation Practice, Ethics: Kathleen Rankhorn


May 2018

Fri May 4 and Sun May 6: Refined Meditation Practice in Saugatuck Michigan - a weekend away: Kathy

Sat May 5: Functional Anatomy as it applies to Therapeutic Essentials: in Saugatuck Michigan - a weekend away: Kathy

Sat May 12: Functional Anatomy Forward Bends & The Spine: Kathy

Sat May 19: Functional Anatomy Backbends, Pelvis: Christine Chodil


June 2018

Sat June 23: Yoga for Seniors: Paul Mross

Sun June 24: Yoga for Seniors: Kathy


July 2018

Sat July 14: Functional Anatomy: Inversions: Jim


August 2018

Sat August 18: Yoga for Scoliosis: DL Nancy Heraty

Sat August 25: The Practice of the Beginning Student


September 2018

Sat Sept 8: Modifications & Injuries: Hips, lower back, knees, feet: Kathy

Sat Sept 15: Functional Anatomy: Asymmetrical poses, lower limbs: Ross Rayburn

Fri & Sat Sept 28-29: Teaching the Universal Principles of Alignment™:   Sedona Arizona - a weekend away: Kathy

Sun Sept 30: Anusara Methodology & Co-Mentoring: Sedona Arizona - a weekend away: Kathy


October 2018

Mon Oct 1: Advanced Language Skills: Sedona Arizona -

 a weekend away: Kathy

Sat Oct 13: Wall and Restorative Yoga: Kathy

Fri Oct 19: Observations & Adjustments part 2: Kathy

Sat Oct 20: Functional Anatomy: Arm Balances: Jim


November 2018

Fri Nov 9: Anusara Methodology & Co-Mentoring: Kathy

Sat Nov 10: The Chakras and the Subtle Body: 
Wendy Sadler

Sat Nov 17: Nutrition & Holistic Health: Sandy Smith

Sun Nov 18: Functional Anatomy: Working with Private Clients: Kathy

December 2018

Sat & Sun Dec 1-2: Advanced Sequencing: Kathy


January 2019

(Note: December 2018-Feb 2019: Anusara Methodology &

Co-Mentoring: Kathy - to be scheduled)

Sat-Sun Jan 19-20: Teaching with a Theme: Kathy


Inquire if you would like to attend or assist approved hours from our current 200 hour training for credit or make up of hours towards your overall 300 hour total.


Classes marked with a double asterisk (**): If you are seeking a full Anusara Certification these modules will be full credited towards that.


Sessions marked with (CE) are eligible for Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credit.


If a module you choose spans more than one day,  you must attend all of the days, and complete the module in its entirety.  (Attending partial modules is not allowed)


Minimum of 10 attendees per module required.  Its unlikely that we won’t meet the minimum but in the event we assure you we will reschedule that module as soon as possible. Email Kathy for Details on each topic or check our website for the most current modules.


Entire 300 hr Tuition Breakdown:

Breakdown for the entire 300 hours to receive a 500 RYT:

Individual Module Tuition Breakdown:

Individual modules qualify towards eventual completion of a full 500 RYT.  Suitable for all students or teachers.

Tuition for all 300 hours Breakdown:

$500 deposit secures your spot into the full training. Application interview required.

$4025 tuition

$350 Mentoring Program (required as part of the training)

Total: $4875


Payment plan available:

•  $500 deposit required and a signed contract up front.

• 4 installments due Jan 5, March 5, May 5 and July 5 of $1135 each (in addition to the pre-paid deposit) Payments   will be set up in an auto debit program.


Includes 12 regular yoga classes

(valued at over $200) (Select classes from a pre determined schedule during the training in one of Jim or Kathy’s classes).  Discounted workshops, and additionally discounted class packages offered for the duration of the training.


Includes up to 15 total hours of Pulsation Yoga workshops as electives from a pre-approved list - required as part of the training. (a $375 value) Choose UP TO 15 hours from these pre-approved electives:


Ayurveda: Friday Feb 2 with Marc Holzman:  3 hours

Meditation on Self Acceptance: Saturday   Jan 27:  1.5 hours

Gabriel Halpern: Yoga for Depression March 11, 2018:  3 hours

Yoga for Scoliosis Primer: Saturday Feb 24:   4 hours

Functional Anatomy with Ross: Sunday   Sept 9:  3 hours

Weekend workshop with Desiree: March 1-3, 2019:  11 hours

(if you choose more than the 15 hours, you would pay for those extra hours and we can breakdown any extra fee for you)


NOTE: For the Michigan and Sedona dates, only the tuition is covered.  You will be responsible for transportation, room and board. We will provide you with many options for lodging at reasonable rates. If you are unable to attend one or both of the destination portions of the training, you may make up hours attending and repeating parts of the 200 hour.

The Difference

What makes Pulsation Yoga Teacher Training stand out?

• Excellent Reviews: rated 4.875 out of 5 stars by Yoga Alliance­

•  Instructors with over a decade in the field of teacher training

• Opportunity to learn from nationally recognized teachers at

workshops and continuing education within our studio


The Faculty: Lead Teacher Kathy Simonik, including sessions and electives with multiple master instructors at the 500 hour level including: Marc Holzman, Ross Rayburn, Gabriel Halpern, Kathleen Rankhorn, (Desiree Rumbaugh for electives) and more.


Pulsation Yoga co-owner Kathy Simonik is a certified Anusara Instructor and E-RYT 500.  She is one of only 12 Certified Advanced Anusara Teacher Trainers in the US.


Teaching since 2003, she has been leading her teacher training for over 9 years, teaching and practicing yoga since 2002. Kathy has completed more than 2,000 hours in Anusara studies with John Friend and other certified Anusara instructors. Her studies have garnered extensive knowledge in alignment and therapeutic-oriented yoga postures.






email: kathy@pulsationyoga.com

or call 847-767-5960

Price in parentheses is the discount if you take more than 100 hours modules:

4 hour module: $83 ($79)

6 hour module: $125 ($120)

7 hour module: $145 ($140)

12 hour module: $240 ($235)

15 hour module: $315 ($305)


Completion of classes

All modules presented here are registered with Yoga Alliance and graduates who satisfactorily finish the modules in full will be eligible to apply for a 300 hour RYT, or combine with an existing 200 hour RYT for a total 500 RYT. Modules marked with a (**) will also accrue towards anyone who has the goal of a 300 hour Anusara training.



Pulsation Yoga co-owner Kathy Simonik is a certified Anusara Instructor and E-RYT 500. She has been leading her teacher training for over 7 years. teaching for 13 years and a student of yoga for 14+ years. Kathy studied with Anusara founder John Friend, and completed his level 1 and level 2 teacher trainings, three Yoga Therapeutic-Oriented trainings, and Anusara Master Immersion. In all, Kathy has completed more than 2,000 hours in Anusara studies with John Friend and other certified Anusara instructors. Her studies have garnered extensive knowledge in alignment and therapeutic-oriented yoga postures. Kathy assisted with 5 teacher trainings prior to conducting the 200 and 500 RYT Teacher Training at Pulsation Yoga.

Pulsation Yoga co-owner Jim Simonik is an Anusara Inspired Yoga Instructor finishing up his Anusara Certification, and RYT 200. He will be assisting Kathy in this training. He has been teaching for 10 years, and studied with John Friend, Noah Mazé, Amy Ippolitti, Sianna Sherman, Desiree Rumbaugh, Betsey Downing, and Ross Rayburn. Jim brings his experience and strong athletic practice to the training, and he follows a teaching style that blends an in-depth knowledge of yoga with a powerful and playful practice.


Guest Teachers will include: Marc Holzman, Ross Rayburn, Gabriel Halpern, Kathleen Rankhorn and more.


Tell us about yourself


Anusara in a nutshell: what makes Anusara Yoga™ unique?


1) its unique “Universal principles of alignment”: Anusara developed a system that safely opens the body and it works on everyone despite their age, flexibility, injuries etc. The style really trains the instructor to develop an eye and spot any possible misalignments, refine the pose on the spot, create modifications for the client efficiently.  Anusara teachers are highly trained in this respect and students know they are taken care of.


2) It follows a non dual philosophy that sees each individual as unique and honors authenticity and making the practice fit your needs.


3) Community: Anusara developed a warm heart-opening style that was based on community and connecting people. You can tell when you walk into an Anusara studio: the friendly welcoming vibe. Its not uncommon for our students to socialize together after class. My teacher trainings are taught with this same feel. Everyone feels welcome no matter what their level of practice is.


For more information on Anusara Yoga see: anusarayoga.com

Check out what former students have to say about Pulsation Yoga Teacher Training:


Hi Kathy,

I know we are to send you this email to let you know that I have completed my 12 observations, 3 assists for our teacher training.  But... as I typed in the words "I'm done" it just didn't seem complete without "but not finished!"


Not finished... because, first and foremost, I want to thank you for all you have done to prepare us to begin teaching.  I believe in the power of intentions and it must be one of yours to prepare us from a deep cellular level because your process is full of an energetic force that goes beyond the teachings from the outlines and textbooks.  You have taught us yoga from the inside out. The unity of our mind, bodies, hearts and souls.  Thank you for this gift.


Not finished... because the end of our classes seems like a new beginning on so many levels that it would take pages to express!  Not finished... because this experience has been a blessing in my life.  I deeply believe that yoga does not change you, it helps you become more of who you truly are.  Kathy, because of your wisdom and encouragement to "look at this from the other side of the training" I am beginning to understand this more fully and look forward to the journey ahead.


With yoga, I love that we will never be finished - the journey just shifts, ebbs, and flows.  Like riding a big, beautiful wave.


With unending gratitude,



Hi Kathy,


Thank you for sending me my certificate! I can't being to thank you enough for so much more than a yoga teacher training course, it was my therapy, my motivation and my inspiration. Your authenticity in your delivery and passion and commitment in our training speak volumes. I am reminded of how amazing of a teacher you are not only when I am in your classes but when I visit any other yoga studio and start critiquing other "teachers". It is evident I was taught by the best on how to be a teacher not an instructor and you have made an art out of teaching people yoga and I am so grateful to have learned from you. You and your dedication to your studio do not go unnoticed and I intend on being my best for you and your continued faith in me through this process. I have learned so much from you. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!





"I came to Pulsation Yoga seeking a true yoga community that would welcome me at my current level, challenge me to grow (both in my yoga practice and personally,) and would provide the community and support I needed for that growth.  Pulsation Yoga provided me with that yoga home.  I was drawn to the Pulsation Teacher Training program based on the home provided at Pulsation Yoga and the strong emphasis on alignment and creative expression in teaching.  I loved the community that grew out of the teacher training class; many of us still keep in touch and support each other as we mature our teaching skills and styles.  Kathy is a wonderful, warm teacher who provided me with knowledge, instruction, and resources to obtain my RYT-200 certification and to feel confident stepping into the seat of a yoga teacher.  I highly recommend the Teacher Training program of study!"

~ 2015 graduate Sandy Smith, MBA, ACC, RYT-200


“The training with Kathy Simonik at Pulsation Yoga was truly a wonderful experience. Kathy leads her trainee classes with an open heart and a wealth of information, and I am so grateful for the support and guidance from Kathy, Jim and every teacher at the studio. I feel that this training has laid the foundation for me to become an effective and educated teacher of yoga.” ~ Christine


Pulsation Yoga owner Kathy is passionate and committed to "being" a yogi. She gives her students in teacher training all of her heart and energy. I am also grateful for the authentic yoga studio experience she and Jim have created at Pulsation. Their teaching truly gives honor to the essence and principles of yoga and our original teachers. They are my forever gurus. Namaste. Sylvia.


"Your training has given me the strong knowledge-base, self-confidence and comfort level that I need to teach yoga and I am very excited to start my journey down the yoga teaching path. I believe your knowledge base, creativity, and embracing teaching style is very unique and extremely successful. I can say successful because I've looked into the other students you've taught and your spirit shines through each of them. I plan to continue learning from you as I further my practice with you at Pulsation." ~2013 Teacher Training attendee


“Excellent program, exemplary staff, community-building environment at Pulsation Yoga.” ~ Shelly


“Kathy Simonik designed the Teacher Training thoughtfully and with great attention to detail. I feel completely prepared to begin teaching. The training was fun, informative, challenging and inspirational. I would highly recommend this to anyone who is thinking about teaching, committed to teaching, or wants to deepen their own practice.” ~ Katherine













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