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, I Love You! Let Me Count The Ways.

Is this you? You love your yoga practice so much and you think you’d be lost without it. Whenever you feel “off,” you know a little yoga practice will get you back on track.

You’ve received so many benefits from your practice. Maybe too many to count, some so subtle you can’t even put words to them. You have a vague sense that yoga is limitless.

And you feel like you want more - a deeper practice, a deeper understanding - but you're not sure where or how to get more. Do you need more frequent practice, or perhaps harder classes? Or maybe more workshops is the way to go? Or maybe it’s meditation?

You're kind of thinking you might want to teach yoga, but you're not 100% sure.

If this is you, let’s talk.

Teacher Training is not only for people who want to teach yoga. It’s for anyone who wants to deepen their practice. Teacher Training is right for you if you want to:

  • seriously focus on your self care
  • sharpen your focus
  • be strong and flexible
  • understand anatomy and how yoga helps different parts of the body
  • learn more than just yoga poses (breathing, meditation, etc.)
  • learn about yoga philosophy
  • figure yourself out and get clear on your purpose
  • learn how to modify the practice for your or others’ specific needs
  • share yoga with your friends and family
  • cultivate a yogic lifestyle
  • invest time in honest self-study
  • learn about the history of yoga
  • learn the benefits and contraindications of yoga poses and breathing practices

Emily and I recorded a video last week about what goes on behind the scenes at Teacher Training. If you’re considering signing up for Training, you might want to take a gander at it.

We talk about the stages of growth that students experience during our 11 month program. I think the video provides a unique and interesting perspective that may be useful to you.

All my best,


P.S. It’s not too late to sign up for our 2016 Training! Let me know if you’d like to set up some time to chat with me and/or Emily. We’d be more than happy to answer and questions you have.

Why You Need to Find the Right Yoga Teaching Training

It's an exciting time for Teacher Training at The Yoga Room. We're running two tracks of our 200 Hour therapeutics-based training right now - one began in January and the other in May. The January track is at that point in their training where they're starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel - they've gotten through (or are getting through) the big scary milestones of assisting in public classes and doing their student teaching, and they're starting to think about their first steps as yoga teachers after their November graduation.

And the May track has gotten through several sessions of classroom learning and is at the starting point of the scary (awesome) milestones.

It's interesting to see how each Teacher Training group has a unique personality. The January track is energized and fiery. The May track is quietly confident and determined.

The common thread between the two groups is, of course, their interest in making yoga accessible and beneficial to a broad population of practitioners. And, as I wrote in last week's studio newsletter, their personal and professional success prior to enrolling in yoga teacher training.

This is a unique characteristic of our training. Because of the focus of our training - therapeutics-based, Yoga for EveryBody - we attract a very specific of audience. Our trainees have life experience. They have practiced yoga in the context of raising families and nurturing careers, and they each have experienced a unique and profound set of benefits from their practices.

Our trainees' life experience is a really powerful addition to our teacher training program because it enriches our discussions, provides diverse perspectives, and helps shape the trainees as future yoga teachers.

We're currently in Early Registration for our 2016 Teacher Training program. Yoga Teacher Training is a transformative experience and it's important to find the training that feels like the right fit for you.

If you are interested in deepening your yoga practice and possibly even teaching yoga, I encourage you to come see us at our Teacher Training Information Session this Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Emily and I will give an overview of our program and we'll be happy to answer any questions you have. We look forward to seeing you then!



P.S. Here's the link to our Teacher Training program so you check out the details.