PeaceLab Yoga

Sharing the Art and Science of Yoga

PeaceLab Yoga opened in 2012 as the first yoga studio in Grandville, MI.  The studio offers classes 7 days a week to students of all ability levels.  Classes fall into one of 3 categories: Lab classes, Flow classes, and ReNew classes.  Lab classes are teaching- based, Flow classes are vinyasa(movement)-based, and ReNew classes are gentle and restorative.


PeaceLab Yoga School 

Fall 2019/2020 immersion program & 200 rys teacher traininG/



Are you looking for a studio which offers you more? We’ve got you covered. At PeaceLab Yoga we believe in world-class teaching and instructors. We go above and beyond, exceeding all requirements of the RYT certification with Yoga Alliance. Our comprehensive program honors the rich tradition of yoga. We offer a well-rounded and informative program, which empowers trainees to understand the “why” behind the PeaceLab program. Training encompasses how to teach PeaceLab “lab/style” classes (which is unique to our studio), vinyasa and restorative classes. This also includes Prenatal, Chair Yoga, Wall Yoga, and Yin Yoga. 


 Our teacher training is held by our Yoga School Director, Melanie McQuown, who has been practicing for 20 years, and has taught for over 15 years. Melanie is an ERYT 500, and has logged over 4100 hours of teaching time, with 900 hours of studies in asana, anatomy, physiology, therapeutics, and philosophy.   

Topics of Study: 

Immersion 1: Philosophy/Lineage/Yoga Sutras 

  • History of Yoga 

  • Subtle body anatomy 

  • Patanjail’s Yoga Sutras 

  • Pranayama 

  • Yoga Mythology  

  • Intro to Sanskrit 

  • Asana Studies 

Immersion 2: Chakras/Meditation/Anatomy

  • Understanding alignment 

  • Anatomy/physiology (poses) 

  • Chakras

  • Yoga Nidra 

  • Mindfulness 

  • Meditation

  • Bhakti Yoga 

  • Asana Studies

Immersion 3: Lab- style Teaching Skills*

This Immersion is for Teacher Trainees or Yoga Teachers (200 Level or higher)

  • Deepening alignment  

  • Role of Touch

  • Finding your voice

  • Assisting/Adjusting/Partner Work (part 1)

  • Sequencing Strategies

  • Patanjail’s Yoga Sutras (part 2)

  • Business of Yoga (part 1)

  • Asana Studies

Immersion 4: Vinyasa/Restorative Teaching Skills*

This Immersion is for Teacher Trainees or Yoga Teachers (200 Level or higher) 

  • Sequencing strategies  

  • Vinyasa/Restorative Teaching Skills 

  • Modifications and use of props 

  • Chair/Wall yoga 

  • Business of yoga (part 2)

  • Patanjail’s Yoga Sutras (part 3)

  • Developing a personal mission statement

  • Connecting class themes to all students

  • Asana Studies


Student Testimonials:  

“PeaceLab is rich in classical yoga lineage and you get the opportunity to learn and experience traditional yoga.” 

“be prepared for a journey of self-development” and “Melanie cares about her students and the upholding of integrity that a yoga practice requires” 


Immersion Program: 

This program is for students who may not wish to become a teacher but want to expand their knowledge of yoga. If all courses are completed in full (4 courses + mentorship), this program is equivalent to 200 HR Teacher Training.  

· Immersion 1 (Philosophy/Lineage/Yoga Sutras) and 2 (Chakras/Meditation/Anatomy): $595 each *eligible for CE credit for current yoga instructors

  • Dates (Immersion 1): September 7/8, September 21/22, October 5/6

  • Dates (Immersion 2): October 19/20, November 2/3, November 16/17

  • Schedule (Immersion 1 and 2): Saturday 12-5:30pm, Sunday 2-6pm

· Immersion 3 (Lab-Style Teaching Skills) and 4 (Vinyasa/Restorative Teaching Skills): $795 each *eligible for CE credit for current yoga instructors

  • Dates (Immersion 3): January 11/12, January 25/26, February 8/9

  • Dates (Immersion 4): February 22/23, March 7/8, March 21/22

  • Schedule (Immersion 3 and 4): Saturday 12-5:30pm, Sunday 2-6pm

· Mentorship Practicum: $795 (includes an 8-month unlimited yoga membership) 

· Payment plans are available- please reach out to for more details


Training is suitable for anyone with a passion for yoga, and a burning desire to share its bounty with others.


Come join us at PeaceLab Yoga, for a one-of-a-kind training program!

Check back in January for the 300 HR Advanced Program!

For questions/ to enroll apply below!

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Teacher Training: Please specify Summer Intensive, Fall Immersion, or 300 Hour Advanced Training.