After completing the Yoga Works teacher training with Maty Ezraty in Los Angeles in the 90s, Hilltop owner and founder Hilaire Lockwood moved back to Michigan to open Hilltop Yoga, where she has offered her traditional, holistic and alignment-based teacher training programs for over a decade. Celebrating 28 years of practicing yoga and meditation, Hilaire’s teachings empower students to dive deeper into their practice and discover the wisdom, beauty and strength that lies within.
The Hilltop Yoga Teacher Training Program (HYTTP) is registered with Yoga Alliance as a 200-, 300- and 500-hour Registered Yoga School (RYS) and as a Registered Prenatal Yoga School (RPYS). We are one of Michigan’s ONLY RYS 500s and one of only two Prenatal Yoga Schools in the state!
Click the logos below to view our profile on Yoga Alliance’s website including reviews and ratings from students who have completed our programs. We have one of the highest ratings with nearly 5 out of 5 stars!
Application Policy: To apply,download the application via the link below for the training you are interested in (please list an email address on the application that you use regularly, as you’ll be notified via email if you are accepted into the program). Submission instructions are in the application. Please thoroughly review our refund policy listed below before applying.
Refund Policy (as mandated by the State of Michigan and as outlined on the teacher training application): A deposit is due no later than one month prior to the start date of training and is charged upon the school accepting the applicant. Upon acceptance into the school, the deposit becomes nonrefundable. All tuition is due on the start date of training. All tuition paid by the applicant shall be refunded (minus the deposit and a $100 application fee) if requested on or before the disenrollment deadline. The disenrollment deadline is 11:59pm ET on Sunday of the first weekend of training. Once the disenrollment deadline has passed, no refunds will be given under any circumstance. All refunds shall be returned by check within 30 days.
We offer opportunities for those interested in becoming a yoga instructor at the 200- and 500-hour levels. Our 200-hour training can be taken alone to achieve 200 hours total. Our 300-hour training is for those who already have 200 hours through a Yoga Alliance-approved school and wish to achieve 500 hours total. Our 500-hour program is the combination of our 200- and 300-hour programs and can be taken together to achieve a total of 500 hours. We also offer an 85-hour Yoga Alliance Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training that can be taken by any certified instructor with at least 200 hours of Yoga Alliance training.
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