Are you ready for more? Join us for Yoga Teacher Training.

Whether you have been practicing yoga for 6 months or 6 years, you may find yourself at a place in your yoga practice where you are yearning for more. Not a stopping point, but more of a lookout point….thinking, “Where do I go from here?” Maybe you have the unshakable feeling that there is more to this ancient practice than just a series of poses, and you are ready to go deeper in your exploration. If this is where you are in your journey, then you are ready for the next step. You are ready for the Yoga West Integrative Yoga Studies Teacher Training Program.

Our program is designed to incorporate the commitment and power of an immersion, with the flexibility of weekend training.  The program begins with a 9-day immersion, followed by 4 full weekends.  During the course, our faculty will give you the tools that you need to deepen your practice, and teach and empower others.  At the completion of the course, you will be able to stand with confidence in front of a room full of people and guide them through a yoga practice. We will help you to hone your skills to observe, listen, adjust and lead. You will have lots of practice teaching opportunities, so that you will be superbly prepared for this next step on your yogic path.

What is the Yoga West Yoga Teacher Training all about? Our training is a fun, yet challenging; lighthearted, yet thought provoking navigation deeper into the study of Hatha yoga. On this journey you will explore:

  • Essential asanas in a yoga practice and the benefits to your body.
  • How to stand at the front of the room and guide others through a well-rounded practice.
  • How to use verbal and non-verbal cues to guide your clients through poses safely.
  • Different styles of yoga, such as flow, gentle, and restorative, in addition to what we call Just Great Yoga.
  • Additional facets of yoga such as meditation, pranayama, the chakras, and so much more.
  • The Business of Yoga and how to establish a successful yoga teaching business for yourself.
  • An introduction to the Yoga Sutras and their application to your daily life, as well as a discussion of the origins of yoga and how it came to be what it is today.

During your time studying with us, you will experience so much more of what yoga has to offer, regardless of how long you have been practicing yoga.  Our faculty consists entirely of Yoga Alliance registered 500 hour teachers, with over 75 years of combined teaching experience.

So are you ready? Of course you are! This course is for those who want to explore sharing yoga with others, teachers looking to expand their knowledge, or regular practitioners who just wanted to dig a bit deeper. We do require that participants have a sustained practice of at least six months before applying for enrollment in our course.  Registration is now open.  E-mail Kristin at kristin@yogawest.net to request more information and an application, or complete your application here.  Please note that submission of an application is not a guarantee of admittance to the program.

Still not sure? Join us for a Teacher Training Information Session on Friday, November 8th at 12:00, or on Sunday, November 17th at 2:00 PM. Please RSVP to kristin@yogawest.net so that we know to expect you.

Dates and fees:  Our next training begins in January 2020.

Winter Immersion: January 17-25, 2020 (attend either Winter or Summer immersion)

Summer Immersion: June 5 – 13, 2020 (attend either Winter or Summer immersion)

Weekends: June 19-21, July 10-12, July 24-26, and Aug 7-9. 

One full immersion and all weekends are required for completion of the course. There is no scheduled make-up time. Be sure you can attend all dates when registering.

Once your application has been submitted and approved, a $500, non-refundable deposit will reserve your space in the program, and allow you to get started with the at-home studies. Tuition for the program is $3,299 and is due in full on or before your chosen immersion begins.  Payment plans are available, and discounts are available for Yoga West Glow Members.   For more information contact Kristin at kristin@yogawest.net and attend one of our Open House Information Sessions.  Dates will be announced soon for our Open House Information Sessions.

Comments from previous participants about the program:

I wish all yoga teachers could experience this exceptional program. I feel sad and it is unfortunate that all yoga students are not exposed to you. Your program is truly wonderful.

I wish my teachers would come here for training because it is so well-rounded and meaningful.

I would recommend this program to others. I may even take it again myself! It was wonderful! I feel so happy and blissful! I feel connected to the instructors at the studio who were warm, friendly, and encouraging. And the Yoga West students are lovely! Thank you for giving me this gift.

This program is a well-rounded training program that addresses the history and philosophy of yoga, as well as the physical postures. The information we received and the hands-on practice we participated in gave me a broad perspective on yoga. The knowledge I gained gives me a solid foundation to advance my studies even more. The faculty of Yoga West is so diverse and so impressive that having the opportunity to spend time in their classes as a student as priceless! ~ Jamie E.

I loved the program. The Ricky Tran weekend was for sure was one of my favorites. I The food was divine!!!!!!! The intensive was really informative and gave the classmates a chance to bond. It was good times for sure! And I learned so much! ~ Lisa T.