Mindful Yoga Teacher Training - Yoga Alliance Approved!

For over a decade, I've brought yoga and meditation to a diverse group of students. I'm a 500 hour Kripalu-trained yoga teacher, a wellness coach with training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, plus I hold a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology. My meditation studies with Pema Chodron, Sudhir Johnathan Foust, Max Strom and others have influenced my life and teaching significantly. I've been blessed to train with so many wonderful teachers, for hundreds of additional hours of study, all who have prepared me for this endeavor. To bring this training and experience to YOU. 

I am offering a 200 hour, Yoga Alliance approved, year long mindful yoga training program, starting this January, 2016.

This unique program offers an integrated, compassionate perspective of yoga, including the study of postures, breathing exercises, plus relaxation and meditation training, with a focus on the science that is now supporting much of these practices. Additionally, there will be training on positive psychology and how to incorporate gratitude and joy into your own lives as well as the lives of those around you, through the lens of yoga and meditation. Your journey through this training tenders the opportunity for you to awaken to your greatest potential and most compassionate and clear mind. Through this process of self-discovery and self-transformation, you will learn how to nurture your mind, body and spirit, catalyze personal growth, and live life skillfully with a centered, deep-rooted happiness and peace.

Whether you feel called to teach and share what you learn with others, or whether you simply wish to dive into the study of this ancient healing practice for your own personal growth and enlightenment, the addition of the simple, yet hard science facts, about what the practices do for the health of your brain and other systems of the body, will ground you in the knowledge that yoga and meditation are essential practices for a healthy body and peaceful soul.

Here are some details:

  • 12 month program, specific dates to be set soon, starting in JANUARY, 2016!

  • 24 - 7 hour sessions (one Saturday, twice a month, 10am to 5pm)

  • Immersion on a required Friday evening through Sunday noon yoga retreat

    • small additional fee will apply

    • 12 contact hours on retreat

  • 180 total contact hours

  • 20 non-contact hours (info below)


Program Requirements

  • attend all training sessions (or make arrangements to make-up missed hours)

  • complete all homework assignments

  • 3-4 hours of observing and assisting in a class taught by an RYT

  • 10 hours of volunteer teaching

  • minimum of 6 hours of attending additional workshops

  • develop and journal about your own home yoga/meditation practice

  • read books on required reading list

  • complete take home assignments & quizes

  • attend Friday evening through Sunday noon immersion retreat


The program includes instruction on:

  • hatha yoga - postures, sequencing, alignment

  • meditation and pranayama

  • anatomy & physiology, including connections to brain health

  • restorative yoga

  • therapeutic gentle yoga

  • yoga history and philosophy

  • adjustments and teaching techniques

  • the art of communication

  • introduction to the subtle body & ayurveda

  • positive psychology philosophy and exercises

Required Reading list:

Yoga Toolbox for Teachers and Students by Joseph and Lilian Le Page

Yoga for Wellness by Gary Kraftsow

Light on Yoga by BKS Iyengar

Anatomy of Movement by Blandine Calais-Germain

Kripalu Yoga by Richard Faulds

The Wisdom of No Escape by Pema Chodron

How to Know God, The Yoga Aphorisms of Patanjali by Christopher Isherwood


Optional Reading list:

Relax and Renew by Judith Lasater

The Miracle of Mindfulness by Thich Nhat Han

Wherever You Go There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn

The Bhagavad Gita (many translations, I like Eknath Easwaran)

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

Contact me as soon as possible if you're interested!