2016 yoga teacher training

2016 Teacher Training: Big Update!

Happy New Year! I hope you’re doing great! I’d like to share some updates with you about our upcoming Teacher Training programs.

Our 2016 200 Hour Teacher Training was scheduled to begin this coming weekend, January 9th, but last month we made the difficult decision to cancel the training for 2016 because, though we had lots of interest, only one person had actually registered.

The woman who had registered was very understanding about the situation, but she was also very motivated to begin Teacher Training. Understandably, she started looking for other TT programs in the Austin area and she found one that worked for her schedule.

She shared some of the details of the training with me, and, having known her for a couple of years and having a good understanding of what she hoped to gain from Teacher Training, I became concerned that the training she was about to sign up for would not suit her goals and end up being a disappointment to her.

Long story short, we decided that even if we don’t technically have enough people to meet our minimum, we’re going to offer our 2016 Training (in a compressed format) anyway.

We’re passionate about sharing and spreading accessible and therapeutic yoga, and since this patient lady is so enthusiastic about our particular style of yoga, we’re finding a way to make it work.

So, registration has re-opened for our 2016 200 Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training!

Classes begin Friday, February 19th. Rather than our usual 11-month schedule, the 2016 training will be compressed into 8 months, so that means that some months will include 2 weekends of training. You can see the schedule details here.

We fully expect this to be a small training, with not more than 6 teacher trainees, so it will come with the added bonus of a really tiny student-teacher ratio.

If you've ever thought about becoming a yoga teacher and you truly believe in the concept of Yoga for Everybody, our Teacher Training program may be just right for you.

You'll learn not only how to teach yoga for healthy, fit people, but also how to make yoga accessible and beneficial for everybody regardless of what kinds of issues they may have in their bodies, including knee replacements, hip replacements, spinal fusions, balance issues, back pain, wrist pain, and pretty much any other kind of issue you can think of.

Please visit our Teacher Training page for more details, and let us know if you have any questions! We'll be happy to meet with you and answer any questions you may have.

All my best,


P.S. This will be our only 200 Hour Teacher Training in 2016. Our next training will begin in January, 2017, and after that we’ll offer it only every other year.

Yoga: Beyond the Poses

Have you ever thought about whether there’s more to yoga than just the yoga poses? There definitely is! We typically think of yoga as physical practice, the poses. But in fact the poses, or Asanas, are just one of the eight limbs of yoga.

The complete Eight Limbs are:

  • Yamas- ethical guidelines for interactions with others
  • Niyamas- ethical guidelines for the self
  • Pranayama- breathing practice
  • Asana- physical yoga poses
  • Pratyahara- learning to not reacting to stimuli from the senses
  • Dharana- learning to concentrate on a single point of focus
  • Dhyana- sustained concentration
  • Samadhi- ultimate meditation, becoming one with the object of focus

In our Teacher Training program, we spend the majority of the 200 hours on what our trainees must learn to be able to teach a high quality class: anatomy, asana, therapeutics, class sequencing, modifications, critical thinking, and practice teaching.

But we also devote a good amount of time to additional Yoga Philosophy topics such as the other seven limbs of yoga, the history of yoga, and the Business of Yoga.

We feel it’s important to provide an expansive foundation so that our Teacher Trainees are knowledgable about all aspects of yoga and prepared to answer questions from their future students.

Plus, the broad overview gives our trainees a sampling of and piques their interest in many possible topics and areas of specialization they can focus on after graduation from their 200 Hour Training.

If you’re interested in learning more about yoga, deepening your practice, and/or possibly becoming a yoga teacher, click over and check out our Yoga Teacher Training page.

Our 2016 training class will begin in January. The training is 11 months long, and the classes are held on one full weekend per month. We have the Early Registration deadline quickly approaching on October 15th.

If you’d like to register by October 15th to receive the $200 Early Registration discount, please let us know ASAP so we can answer any questions you may have and send you the Teacher Training Application.

Please let us know if you have any questions!

Best regards,


P.S. Stay tuned for next week's newsletter - it's going to be a good one! We're going to explore how the Yamas apply to teaching yoga.