200RYT Teachers Training Experience the fundamentals of Vinyasa Flow and gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence to become an exceptional yoga teacher. You emerge from our one of a kind training and ready to teach! This program trains you to teach safe, effective yoga classes, as well as show you how to incorporate the wisdom of yoga into your life.
Techniques, Training & Practices
Anatomy & Physiology
Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle & Ethics
Practicum - Practice Teaching
Next training date coming Sept. 2018
Lead Trainer & Owner of The Zen Zone
Ruthann is a fun-loving, creative spirit who creates a joyful and positive environment for those who enter her doors. As the owner of The Zen Zone in Lee’s Summit, MO she guides teachers and welcomes yoga students, young children to seniors, encouraging each on the path to self-love. She integrates alignment, core work, and breathing techniques with basic poses and creative sequencing. Each class is designed to energize the body and cultivate a meditative consciousness thus fostering greater vitality and improved health. Using her amazing play lists and a sense of humor her classes are dynamic and inspiring. Within the bright teal walls and dark wooden floors of her studio a wide variety of experiences can be found. Yoga-centered games give kids in yoga workshops an opportunity to limber up and have fun, seniors in chair yoga stretch and gain balance with sun salutations, many enjoy a creative outlet in art journaling, and the young at heart rock out doing handstands in Vinyasa classes while others choose a deeply relaxing state in restorative yoga. Ruthann, a native of Kansas City, has over 30+ years of teaching experience. Her yoga journey includes certification as a Yoga Storyteller, 300RYT with Yogafit with an emphasis in yoga therapy and 500E-RYT with Sadie Nardini’s Core Strength Vinyasa Flow. She is a loving mother of 3 crazy girls and is dedicated to being fearless!
Tricia Tayrien 200 E-RYT
I believe yoga is for everyone. Inspired to become the person we were created to be physically, mentally and spiritually. I’ve practiced yoga for 25 yrs and been teaching yoga for 17 years. I teach a class that's warm, challenging and soulful. Inspired by all sorts of music, with gentle alignments to help students discover more about their own body and a thought provoking walk away to challenge your character. Studied Health and Wellness at Missouri State University. I obtained my first professional certification in 1988 through AFAA, ACSM in 1990 and in 2004 recognized as a RYT through yoga alliance at the 200 hr level. I’ve been inspired and trained by Erich Schiffmann ,Max Strom, Judith Lasater, Baron Baptist and Sadie Nardini. I’m so very grateful for the many teachers that have taught me the practice of yoga. I’ve been married to my soul partner for 27 years who practices yoga with me, raised 3 children and now have 3 amazing ☺ granddaughters that call me “Yaya”. I’ve suffered the greatest loss a parent can. My daily cries out to God to find Peace and joy through the pain of losing a child and a daily practice of yoga kept me healthy and strong. I want to encourage and lift others up, to inspire those who may be carrying so much pain to know that “Peace and Joy” can be found. We all have a story to share!
By: Megan Sevart-Culbertson Sep 07, 2016
Ruthann and Tricia were both exceptional teachers. The teacher training through the Zen Zone truly changed my life. I am thankful that I had the privilege to learn from Ruthann and Tricia. Not only did I learn the basic principals of yoga and safety of students. I walked away with so much more. They had so much wisdom to share, and I look up to both Tricia and Ruthann as mentors as I begin my yoga teaching journey. Blessed to have had the opportunity to go through the teacher training.
By: Mercedes Benyo Jun 19, 2017
I feel privileged and honored to work under such amazing women. I learned so much about different layers of yoga as well as about myself and what type of teacher I wanted to become. Thank you Zen Zone!
See all of our 5 STAR Reviews on Yoga Alliance!
We are a Registered Teacher Training School