HY-DY's Yoga Teacher Training School
HYer DYnamic Health Discoveries HY-DY Inc. is a Yoga Teacher Training School approved by Yoga Alliance the accrediting organization. The School was founded by Dr. Naima Lewis in 2014 who provides direct leadership to the School with the use of assistants as needed. Yoga Alliance registered schools and their instructors are recognized for meeting high international standards of training, experience, and ongoing professional development.
HY-DY's curriculum draws from a wide array of principles, philosophies, procedures and pedagogical styles as related to Yoga from its broadest definition. The course content provides participants with a solid understanding of anatomy and physiology, as well as teaching methodologies and practical application of breath and meditation.
The RYT course has been experienced by many students to deepen their personal growth, enhance their health and comprehensive understanding of whole human development. The training certifies its graduates to teach various populations traditional Yoga practices throughout the adult lifespan in a variety of settings. Graduates of all ages now serve in colleges, jails, rural communities, churches, government institutions, clinics and more, and are provided opportunities to teach for HY-DY's diverse Yoga programs.
Special modules targeting specific populations i.e., Seniors and Protective Service Providers, can be added to the YTT course ( for additional cost and allocated time). Certification is rendered upon successful completion of the full course, along with the recommendation of the Master Trainer.
As a nonprofit, HY-DY’s mission is to serve under-served populations with quality programming at affordable prices. Thus, HY-DY’s certification is cost-sensitive yet uncompromising in its content and quality of instruction. The YTT course consist of a predefined curriculum by YA, research, and several decades of personal and professional experience by Dr. Lewis. It consist of no less than 200 contact and non-contact hours in the following areas:
Ethics and Philosophy of Yoga
Methodology (Techniques of Teaching)
Anatomy and Physiology
Learn more about personal/ professional certification programs here.