During our in-person sessions, you will:

  • Advance your study of Asana: how to practice, cue and assist.

  • Build confidence in guiding students with Props & Verbal Assists.

  • Learn the principles of Anatomy and Body Mechanics.

  • Gain an understanding of Ayurveda .

  • Master the components of The Aluma Method of Vinyasa Flow Sequencing.

  • Gain knowledge in the 8 Limbs of Yoga.

  • Learn to live in alignment with yoga's ten ethical guidelines, The Yamas & Niyamas.

  • Cultivate your Voice, both as a teacher and as an individual.

  • Build Confidence through practice teaching (from day one!).

  • Gain an understanding of Yoga History and Philosophy.

  • Be introduced to the Yoga Sutras.

  • Understand the practices of Pranayama, Mantra, Mudra & Meditation.

  • Learn the Business of Yoga.

  • Understand how to Build a Playlist for Classes.

  • and More!

Through self-study, you will:

  • Absorb and interpret required readings.

  • Journal your reflections.

  • Complete take home quizzes and tests.

  • Prepare for Practice Teaching.

Upon graduation, you will:

  • Be able to confidently teach a 60 minute vinyasa yoga class.

  • Be eligible for certification with Yoga Alliance as an RYT 200.

  • Be trained in the exclusive Aluma Method.


During Teacher Training all students receive:
  • A Teacher Trainee Membership at a discounted rate of $49 / month. This membership includes unlimited in-studio classes, unlimited livestream and on-demand access and can be used for the Additional Practice Time (see Graduation Requirements).
Upon graduation, all Teacher Training Graduates receive:
  • A Free 6 Month Unlimited Membership (valued at $774) to Aluma Yoga.
  • An opportunity to interview and demo for a Teaching Position at Aluma Yoga.

Graduation Requirements

  • Training will culminate with a final written exam and students will present a 60 minute class to the group which demonstrates your competency.

  • Three observations of classes taught by different teachers are expected to be completed prior to the end of training.

  • 100% attendance; You are required to make up missed time at the rate of $125 per hour. It is your responsibility to arrange make up time and to gather missed materials. Prior notice of missed class must be provided. You are not eligible to graduate from our program or register as an RYT 200 if you have not completed all required hours of training.

  • Additional Practice Time

    • During weeks (measured Sunday thru Saturday) where we meet two or more times, you are required to attend 1 additional class at Aluma outside of training.

    • During weeks (measured Sunday thru Saturday) where we meet once, you are required to attend 2 additional classes at Aluma outside of training.

    • During weeks we do not meet at all, you are required to practice 3 additional times whether that be at Aluma, on your own for a home practice, or utilizing Aluma livestream or on-demand.

    A log will be provided for you to keep track of your classes.

  • Satisfactory completion of take home assignments and quizzes.

  • Complete co-teaching, practice teaching, and supervised teaching experiences as assigned.


Beth Hand

Beth Hand

Beth was raised in Maryland, however, her multiple areas of study have led her to explore other places and people. She discovered yoga while studying to be a chiropractor as a way to care for herself both physically and mentally. After chiropractic school her life took another turn and she found herself being an educator for students with learning differences. Both of these major career choices have informed both her practice and teaching style. She was able to apply them during her 200 hour training which immediately led to her 300 hr training in 2020. Her need for community and connection led her to Aluma to teach in the studio. Beth has studied vinyasa, yin, restorative, yoga nidra, hatha, and trauma informed yoga.

Beth connects poses, and energetic meanings of those poses, with tangible anatomical connections. She presents information in a multitude of ways allowing the student to learn tools to explore their practice more deeply. She hopes to make yoga approachable for the practitioner as they explore themselves.

When she is not on the mat she is rock climbing, weight lifting, and trying to get outdoors as much as possible. She hopes to continue to study all 8 limbs of yoga as part of her personal practice and apply it off the mat. She lives with her husband and "kitten" who is 13 years old.

Bianca Van Horn

Bianca Van Horn

Bianca started practicing yoga at 15 years old. She took her 200 hour teacher training in 2008 at 18 with Sid McNairy at Lifeline Power Yoga. She went on to take her 300 hour training with Kim Manfredi at Charm City Yoga in 2014. Bianca has taught many different types of yoga including Vinyasa, Kundalini, Restorative and Kids Yoga. Breath work is a passion of hers and is incorporated into every class. When not on the mat Bianca can be found spending time with her little girl Forrest, who is 5 years old. She passes her free time exploring all things nature, always gardening or hiking. Teaching, Practicing and Living Yoga has been a way of life for Bianca. She is so excited to share this practice with the community at Aluma.
Melody Kleeman

Melody Kleeman

Melody Kleeman, founder of Aluma Yoga, is passionate about supporting others to heal, transform, and connect through her teaching of yoga, life coaching programs, and hosting both local and international retreats. Her classes and programs take you on a reflective journey that allow for healing, self-discovery, and joy to surface. She encourages students to ask, reflect, create and respect their mind-body-soul through their practice and self-discovery. As a former ballet student, her sequencing is smart and integrated with a heavy influence of graceful lines and rhythmic movements.

After leaving her career in 2012 as a special education teacher to study yoga in Costa Rica, Melody became certified as an instructor at the 200 hour level and began teaching full-time. Her extensive experience includes private and corporate instruction, teacher training, advanced instructor coaching, leading workshops and international yoga retreats. Melody is also a life coach and offers one-one and group coaching programs both in person and on-line. She lives in Cockeysville with her husband Brian, Bella the Boston, Angel the Pitbull and sometimes two step-daughters.


Aluma Yoga
10151 York Road Suite 108
Cockeysville, MD 21030
(Unless otherwise arranged)


Attendance is mandatory at ALL classes unless otherwise arranged. Make-up classes are at the student’s expense (see Graduation Requirements).
6:00 - 10:00 pm
6:00 - 10:00 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
March 8
March 15
March 22
March 29
April 19
April 26
May 3
May 10
May 17
May 24
May 31
March 3, 4, 5
March 17, 18, 19
March 31, April 1, 2
April 14, 15, 16
April 28, 29, 30
May 5, 6, 7
May 19, 20, 21
June 2, 3, 4
4 hours (Wed) x 11 Weeks
4 hours (Fri) + 7 hours (Sat) + 6 hours (Sun) x 8 Weekends
44 hours
136 hours


Early Registration (Paid in FULL by Jan 1, 2023)
After January 1, 2023

Deposit amount of $500 reserves your space.

Final payment is due no later than February 28, 2023

Payment Plan ($500 deposit, then five (5) regular payments of $500 before final payment due May 1, 2023) available upon request.


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The Fine Print

Deposits and Payments

All payments are NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE except as outlined below.


Cancellation of your reservation prior to February 28, 2023 will result in a credit to your Aluma account of any amounts paid (minus the $500 non-refundable deposit) which may be used for future purchases. No credits will be issued after this date except as described below.

Non-Completion Due to Injury

If you are unable to complete training for any reason except injury, there is no refund. If you sustain an injury that does not allow you to fully participate physically, you will not be permitted to continue training. A credit will be issued on your Aluma account for the full amount paid minus the $500 non-refundable deposit, to use toward future purchases (except travel/retreats). If you apply this toward the next teacher training, your original training price will be honored.


Books are an additional fee and are available on Amazon. Book list will be emailed upon receipt of application.


Training is led by Beth Hand, Bianca Van Horn and Melody Kleeman. Guest teachers may be announced.


If you have any questions, email