We challenge the notion that yoga only lives inside the classroom, on a mat. 

We believe that yoga is a lifestyle and our program is designed with a focus on incorporating the foundational principles with modern living.  

Practical Yoga

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program 


Ruth Gatling (e-ryt 500) 

ashstanga, Vinyasa, Yin Yoga, Restorative, Body Flow and meditation.

Ruth leads yoga retreats all over the world and is the Area Director consultant for business network international.

​What is Practical Yoga?

​​​​Practical Yoga is for Everybody

We designed our Yoga Teacher Training Program to allow our students the time and space to explore the concepts presented on an emotional, physical, mental and spiritual level.  We believe that these connections will help students build a solid foundational and working understanding of how the many layers of yoga fit together. 


We promote the idea that yoga practice is a lifelong learning practice, not a competitive sport.  Our program is open to those who want to become a qualified and certified yoga instructor and also to those who are looking to deepen their yoga knowledge and practice.  We are committed to keeping our comprehensive, personalized, transformative training program, both accessible and affordable. 

TPYS Yoga Teacher Training Program, RYS-200

Registered Yoga School & Yoga Teacher Training Program with the Yoga Alliance  


Meryl Spiewak, Director

Ruth Gatling, Lead Teacher

Meryl spiewak (ryt 500) 

Hatha, vinyasa, Restorative, yin yoga & meditation/mindfulness.

meryl is the President of The Ivy & Sage Company, a Wellness nonprofit organization.

Previously, meryl spent many years in the Princeton area as a montessori educator & administrator, and also as a mental health therapist.  

Meet Our Staff