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Cincinnati Yoga Teacher Training • Vinyasa & Ashtanga Yoga Classes • Yoga ah! Studio

Yoga ah specializes in the Rocket system as taught by Larry Schultz. The Rocket is based in Ashtanga yoga. The Rocket is a system of yoga that’s meant to “get you there faster,” adding in lots of supportive moves and fun transitions. We also offer Medicine yoga that is suitable for all levels.

Yoga ah offers Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training to all levels of practitioners. Basic 200-hour teacher training is for those who want to deepen their practice and begin their journey of learning the art of instructing. Advanced Rocket Training is also offered for those who have been instructing for awhile and want to refine and expand into more advanced training methods. 

Foundations in Ashtanga and Rocket Vinyasa System

UPCOMING TRAINING 8 weekends starting March 20th, 2020
Now you have more time to register!
200 Hour Registed by Yoga Alliance upon graduation you will be able to register with YA

MAR 20–22
MAR 28 *special date
APR 3–5
APR 17–19
MAY 1–3
MAY 8–10
MAY 22–24
JUN 5–6

Fridays 5:30–7:30 pm
Saturdays  9 am–4 pm
Sundays 8:30 am–3:30 pm


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$650 deposit
full amount $2450
save $200 if registered by March 1, 2020
Apprentice and work trade
$500 deposit
full amount $1950

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Planting the Seed of the Inner Teacher
8 Weekends or Month Intensive

LEVEL 1 plants the seed of the inner teacher!  Offered in 8 weekends or a 1-month intensive, LEVEL 1 is designed for beginners who want to learn the history and foundations of yoga, with a focus on Ashtanga and Larry Schultz's Rocket. You will learn how to instruct the Modified Primary Series (MPS), which consists of 34 poses plus finishing series. Our teacher training program is designed to awaken your voice, give you a strong home practice and help you to feel confident about leading your own classes.You will also learn alignment and philosophy, the art of modifications and how the practice can be safely adapted for all levels and body types. You will have the opportunity to assist in real yoga classes at our studio plus you can enjoy unlimited yoga at Yoga ah during training.

Yoga ah training can be a very magical time—all you have to do is begin! You'll receive a 200-hour certificate upon graduation, allowing you to register with Yoga Alliance. Questions? email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 513.542.9642

Included with Yoga ah 200-hour LEVEL 1 is a training workbook,  Rocket Yoga retreat day (location TBA), opportunity to instruct at a real studio and participate in the lineage of Krishnamacharya.

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Often people walk into It’s Yoga with worry, stress and tiredness written all over their faces but when they leave, they show the effects of Ashtanga Yoga: they feel better and look better, lighter, freer, more relaxed and energized. This is why to me, teaching Ashtanga Yoga is a kind of self-realization; every time I lead class I, as a teacher, grow and express the insights of my own yoga. I see people take in the practice from various angles and develop, change and transcend their limitations, realize their possibilities.

In Memoriam: Larry Schultz, YogaDragonden (1950-2011)

About Yoga ah! • Cincinnati Yoga Studio • Vinyasa & Ashtanga Yoga Classes • Yoga Teacher Trainnig

Yoga ah! was opened in the summer of 2007 by Amber Gean Espelage. She had a vision of having an all Ashtanga studio which featured The Rocket sequences.

The Rocket was created by Larry Schultz. Larry is known for creating a language for the ashtanga yoga practice and creating modifications so all levels of students can experience this sometimes physically demanding practice. While Larry was traveling with The Grateful Dead he created The Rocket which refers to sequencing the poses around the joints of the body and the days of the week. Amber studied with Larry from May 2000 - until he left his body in February of 2011. For over 10 years, she studied the routines of The Rocket over and over again thru constant practice and regularly going out to visit Larry at It's Yoga San Francisco.

Amber also began getting involved in leading and facilitating Yoga Teacher Training. At the time of Larry Schultz's passing out of the human body she was in deep discussions with him about Rocket Yoga and creating an Advanced Teacher Training Program. Before Larry passed he told Amber Gean that she could facilitate Rocket Yoga Training, however those materials were yet to be written. Amber felt called to continue Larry's work. She began and still is in the process of creating more training materials for advanced methods. She is also through her experience of training yoga instructors refining level one trainings so that each and every trainer that walks through the door at Yoga ah will receive an authentic experience and have all the tools they need to become an effective safe yoga instructor upon graduation.