Next 200 RYT training begins Spring 2018

Transform your life, Transform the World

Now accepting applications


Joyful School of Yoga ~ A spiritual Journey

200 Hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training Certification

Immerse yourself in a world of self-discovery. The foundation of this Journey is preparing you to share your love and desire of Yoga with your family, community and the world. Sharing your passion of Yoga through teaching privately or in group settings will enhance your life and the lives of others. If you are looking to enhance your personal practice, this immersion will profoundly shift your life.

This Immersion will consist of:

History and Philosophy of Yoga, Including:

A general understanding of Sanskrit, the exquisite language of Yoga
The Bhagavad Gita
The Yoga Sutras
The Vedas
The Upanishads
The 8 limbs of Yoga
The symbolic meaning of the Deities and Sacred Symbols




Yoga Postures

Physical and Esoteric Anatomy

Meditation – Various techniques of Giving and Receiving


The Laws of Physics, Time, Gravity, Attraction and Intuition

Ayurveda – The science of life

Eating healthy, sustainable living

Ethics – Morals and Integrity

Business – Money as energy, Opening and supporting a Yoga Business


The central teaching of Yoga is that man’s true nature is divine, perfect and infinite. There are many schools of Yoga and one common thread, Yoga leads you from the Unreal to the real, from the Darkness to the light. The Joyful school of Yoga offers a unique understanding of the history and philosophy of Yoga. You will learn the principles of Jana, Bhakti, Karma and Raja Yoga. As well as the physical applications of Hatha Yoga, including: Ashtanga Vinyasa, Sivananda, Kundalini, Yin, Restorative, Partner/Thai, and Children’s Yoga. You will learn what each has to offer physically, mentally and spiritually.

During this training, you will be required to complete homework assignments, Keep a daily journal, get involved on a Community Karma project, volunteer in the sanctuary (Seva), commit to a home Yoga and Meditation practice (Sadana), there will be review open book tests and a Final Exam. During your enrollment of this program all regular scheduled Yoga classes with Joy are included in your tuition. You will be required to keep a signed log and journal your class experiences.

A Reiki 1 and Reiki 2 certification will be included in your 200 Hour Teacher Training
Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use.
It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect.
It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.
Being attuned in Reiki 1 and 2 will help to raise your frequency as a Yoga Teacher , Healer and Human Being.
For the last 8 years we have certified hundreds of students in Reiki and Yoga, the impact they have created in the world goes beyond words. When we heal ourselves, we heal the world.



Our experienced and dedicated faculty are excited to share their wisdom and knowledge with you.

joy-kochmer-2-2014Joy Michelle E-RYT 500 – Metaphysician. Joy offers an eclectic style of sharing Yoga. She is the owner of Om Joyful Yoga and founder of the Joyful school of Yoga, a Yoga Alliance 200 and 300 Hour approved program. She has been leading Teacher Trainings for 12 years and has created a curriculum that is unique and life transforming, merging Yoga and Metaphysics. She is humbled to have an amazing staff of teachers to share in this journey.

Julian Hall began yoga in the late 1980?s and shares his amazing teachings throughout South Florida.He has various training certifications, and specializes in Yin Yoga as taught by Paul Grilley. His practice and teachings are based on, Ahimsa-non-harming, and the greatest healer…Love.

After years of practicing yoga David Frankel received his teaching certificate in 2003 in the Sivananda style and taught regularly in the Fort Lauderdale area. Always mindful that the physical practice of yoga is merely a gateway to deeper self realization, his classes incorporate a strong emphasis on the philosophical teachings of yoga as taught in the ancient Hindu scriptures; particularly the Bhagavad Gita and the Yoga Sutras.

Sensei Jason Mastrian BS, LMT Jason holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Neuroscience from the University of Pittsburgh. He is Budokon Academy Professional Instructor: Jason has been teaching Yoga since 2001. His wisdom and knowledge of the body makes him our favorite Anatomy teacher.

Early on in her yoga experience Leslie Courtney was drawn to an invigorating practice of ashtanga Yoga and then discovered the beauty of Anusara and Yin Yoga. These practices, as well as her years of studying dance, greatly influence her teaching. Leslie teaches throughout the South Florida area.

Dianne, (also known as Cookie), has been involved in yoga since 1999. Dianne is certified through Karma Kids Yoga, Radiant Child Yoga, Program, Yoga, Kids International and Buddha Baby. She has been a Wishgranter for the Make A Wish Foundation for over 14 years and relates to children of all ages. She has developed yoga programs for Gilda’s Club, special needs groups, schools, camps, yoga studios and community centers throughout South Florida.

alline-headshotAlline Arguelles , RYT LMT FSE – Alline’s goal is to educate from a total wellness perspective assisting her students on their path to radiant health. She combines Yogic Philosophy and Asana with her training in Ayurveda, Anatomy, Reiki, and many Massage and Esthetic modalities. Alline has taught over 1500 hours of anatomy as a massage therapy educator she has a strong focus on structural alignment as a means to free the flow of breath and energy in the body. She has a passion for sharing the understanding of the body and its many layers as a means to gain greater insight on the yogic path.

200 Hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training Dates

New 200 TT dates 2018
April 20,21,22
April 27,28,29
May 4,5,6
May 11,12,13
May 18,19,20
May 25,26,27
June 1,2,3
June 8,9,10

Tuition is $2800.00 – A $500 deposit will hold your space. Payment plans are available without additional cost.

Weekend Training

Fridays 5-9 PM
Saturdays 12-7 PM
Sundays 12-7 PM

*Unlmited studio classes included
*Reiki 1 and 2 included
*Student manual included
*An amazing staff of teachers, working together for 10+ years
*A life changind experience, I promise!

Call Joy with any questions (954)614-1937

Required Books:

(not included in tuition)
Bhagavad Gita by Stephen Mitchell
The Hatha Yoga Pradipika by Swami Muktibodhananda
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Sri Swami Satchidananda
The Key Poses of Yoga: Scientific Keys VOLUME 2 By Ray Long
Chakra Healing by Liz Simpson
The Upanishads by Eknath Easwaran

Recommended Reading:

The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Power vs. Force by David R. Hawkins
A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle
As a Man Thinketh by James Allen
Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda

Graduating Classes

Inspiration from Our Students

For any questions and information please call Joy (954)614-1937

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