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Email Kathleen Holm, co-Founder Yoga Flow SF

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Winter 2024 Dates Coming Soon!

Are you interested in learning to teach what you love to do? Do you want to dive deeper into the practice and teachings? Now is the time!

Yoga Teacher Training is life-changing experience, and we are honored and delighted to share the teachings and practices of yoga with you. Many people come to yoga for the physical benefits and are blown away by the clarity, focus ,and connection that blossoms from within by maintaining a steady practice. Join our dedicated teachers and our amazing community for a deep exploration of mind, body and spirit. This training will provide you with the skills and foundational knowledge on yoga philosophy, anatomy, teaching methodology, and much more! This program will also prepare you to confidently sequence, teach, cue vinyasa classes while offering hands on assists. By the end of the program, you will be able to teach a well-rounded, dynamic, 60-minute class as a Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher. You will also receive unlimited in person and livestream access to all of our studio locations for the duration of the training.

Do you have questions about the training? Want to enroll or start a payment plan?
Use the form on this page or email us at kathleen@yogaflowsf.com

Ready to get the process started?
Fill out our Teacher Training Application here.

Our 200-hour Teacher Training Program is designed to:

  1. Help you modify, elevate and deepen your own practice.
  2. Provide you with a deep understanding of the yoga texts and philosophy.
  3. Teach you proper form and the anatomy of postures.
  4. Strategies for how to sequence dynamic flow classes.
  5. Help you to articulate the poses with succinct, effective language that will give you a strong foundation to build upon.
  6. Show you how to give hands-on adjustments and modifications for the poses.
  7. Give you a foundational understanding of anatomy: physical & energetic.
  8. Give you a basic understanding of Sanskrit (the language of yoga).
  9. Provide you with an overview on how to professionally present yourself and get selected to teach at a yoga studio.
  10. Equip you with the classic texts and scriptures that will properly inform you on the lineages and history of yoga, as well as teach you how to lead, structure and sequence classes.
  11. Prepare you to teach and deliver classes that are not only dynamic and challenging but also fun and inspiring!
  12. Provide you with a Yoga Alliance RYT Certification that is recognized nation wide
  13. Give yoga unlimited access to all of our studio locations for the duration of the training!

REQUIRED READING:
1. The Heart of Yoga - by TKV Desikachar
2. Yogabody: Anatomy, Kinesiology, and Asana - by Judith Hanson Lasater PHD, PT
3. Bhagavad Gita: Eknath Eswaran
4. The Key Poses of Yoga: Scientific Keys, Volume II by Ray Long
Please note the books listed above need to be purchased separately and are not included in tuition.

RECOMMENDED READING
1. Yoga Sequencing: Designing Transformative Yoga Classes by Mark Stephens
2. Jivamukti Yoga: practices for liberating body and soul – by Sharon Gannon and David Life
3. Bhakti Flow - by Rusty Wells
4. Yoga Sutra of Patanjali - by Sri Swami Satchidananda
5. Light On Yoga -by BKS Iyengar
6. Teaching Yoga with Intention - by Judith Hanson Lasater PHD, PT
7. Yoga Myths- by Judith Hanson Lasater PHD, PT
8. Liberating Isolation: the Yogasutra of Patanjali - by Franz Moore
9. Hatha Yoga Pradipika - by Swami Svatmarama, Brian Dana Akers edition

Do you have questions about the training? Want to enroll or start a payment plan?
Use the form on this page or email us at kathleen@yogaflowsf.com

Ready to get the process started?
Fill out our Teacher Training Application here.

Winter 2024 Dates Coming Soon!

Throughout the duration of the program, we will meet each weekend, at the Walnut Creek Studio, on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and some Sundays. Individual start and end times may vary based on the date, and we will notify you ahead of time.

1330 S California Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Thursdays

6:30-9:30

Fridays

6:30-9:30 or 10:00pm

Saturdays

9am - 7:00pm

Some Sundays

9am- 5:30pm

Weekend Off: No Training

10/19 - 10/22

Weekend Off: No Training

11/23 - 11/26


Pricing

Early Bird Tuition

$3300

Standard Tuition

$3500

Payment Plan

Due at Registration: $500
Remaining Payments of $800

$3700

All Tuition Includes

Non-refundable Deposit

$500

Begin the Registration Process or Get in Touch Here

Let us know how we can support you on your journey! We'd love to hear from you.

Questions? Get Started Here!

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200-hour Teacher Training Faculty

Kathleen Holm

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Kathleen Holm

Steven and Kathleen Holm are the founders of Yoga Flow SF. What began as a dance at Burning Man in 1998 has blossomed into an app company, four yoga studios and three children: Shawn T. Holm, Seeta Holm and Bodhi Holm. Steven has been doing yoga since 1973. His mother was a natural child birth educator and his grandmother taught yoga. He remembers being in PE class and the teacher being so impressed with the way he could stretch, he assigned Steven to lead the stretching segment all throughout junior high. His father was a Premier Soccer coach and taught the kids guided meditation and visualizations. In this lifetime he has been a firefighter, cab driver, Equity Stage Actor, Commercial Real Estate broker and more. Each of these roles he has played has helped him deepen his connection to that which he loves most: helping others to find peace. His classes focus on how to control the mind and he uses a vigorous vinyasa flow practice as a method for seeing how we react in difficult situations. Steven completed his first teacher training in 2003 with his teachers Sharon Gannon and David Life.

Kathleen’s first yoga class wasn’t until 1998. Growing up in a house with three brothers near Chicago did not offer her much exposure to yoga! She was a graphic designer working near the World Trade Center when the towers were struck in 2001. Three days later she lost a job and within a month she was hired to manage a world-renowned yoga studio, Jivamukti Yoga School. Within a year she was promoted to Operations Manager and was able to work very closely with her teachers Sharon Gannon and David Life. During this time she practiced daily and found herself wondering what it was like to be on the other side of the mat as the teacher. She did the Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Training program in 2003 and went on to exclusively teach for the next two years.

In 2005, Steven and Kathleen moved to the Bay Area. Steven went into commercial real estate to build a future nest egg for his family and Kathleen went back into management. This time, it was as the General Manager of the Yoga Tree studios in San Francisco and she reconnected with what she loves to do most: help grow and inspire the yoga teachers. She also began consulting for various yoga studios and began presenting at the Yoga Journal conference for the Business Intensives. Kathleen and Steven connected with the teachings and heart of Rusty Wells and Judith Hanson Lasater and to this day are still inspired by their teachings.

In 2010 they gave birth to their son, Shawn T. Holm. They were both ready to reconnect to their yogic roots. Especially Steven, who, over the course of 5 years went from 180lbs to 215lbs. They began making videos of Kathleen doing yoga at the beach and built an iPhone app company to help get yoga out to as many people as possible. To date, there are over a million downloads of their apps worldwide.

In 2011 they became co-owners of Aha Yoga studio, which is now Yoga Flow SF – Union with Brigitta and Mark Whiting and began to execute their vision and business plan of creating 400,000,000 yogis. The Union studio is located at 1892 Union Street @ Laguna.

In 2013, the birth of their baby girl, Seeta Roberta Holm coincided with the birth of Yoga Flow SF – Ocean. They also began teaching teachers how to lead inspired dynamic flow classes through their Yoga Flow SF Teacher Training Program. The Ocean studio is located at 385 Ashton Avenue @ Ocean Ave.

In Fall 2016 they gave birth to their third child, Bodhi Luka Holm.

In 2019 they opened their third location, Yoga Flow SF – Noe located at 4049 24th Street @ Castro St.

During the pandemic, they connected and fell in love with the former YogaWorks space located at 1330 South California Street in Walnut Creek, CA and doubled the size of their company by taking over the 7,000sf 4-studio room location.

While their primary focus has been on dynamic heated flows, they are also passionate about offering childcare and kids yoga for the community.

They are delighted to hold such a sacred space for so many teachers to share their passion and for so many students to benefit from this practice. Each and every day they are so grateful for what they get to offer their to their family, their teachers and their community.

Steven Holm

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Steven Holm

Steven and Kathleen Holm are the founders of Yoga Flow SF. What began as a dance at Burning Man in 1998 has blossomed into an app company, four yoga studios and three children: Shawn T. Holm, Seeta Holm and Bodhi Holm. Steven has been doing yoga since 1973. His mother was a natural child birth educator and his grandmother taught yoga. He remembers being in PE class and the teacher being so impressed with the way he could stretch, he assigned Steven to lead the stretching segment all throughout junior high. His father was a Premier Soccer coach and taught the kids guided meditation and visualizations. In this lifetime he has been a firefighter, cab driver, Equity Stage Actor, Commercial Real Estate broker and more. Each of these roles he has played has helped him deepen his connection to that which he loves most: helping others to find peace. His classes focus on how to control the mind and he uses a vigorous vinyasa flow practice as a method for seeing how we react in difficult situations. Steven completed his first teacher training in 2003 with his teachers Sharon Gannon and David Life.

Kathleen’s first yoga class wasn’t until 1998. Growing up in a house with three brothers near Chicago did not offer her much exposure to yoga! She was a graphic designer working near the World Trade Center when the towers were struck in 2001. Three days later she lost a job and within a month she was hired to manage a world-renowned yoga studio, Jivamukti Yoga School. Within a year she was promoted to Operations Manager and was able to work very closely with her teachers Sharon Gannon and David Life. During this time she practiced daily and found herself wondering what it was like to be on the other side of the mat as the teacher. She did the Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Training program in 2003 and went on to exclusively teach for the next two years.

In 2005, Steven and Kathleen moved to the Bay Area. Steven went into commercial real estate to build a future nest egg for his family and Kathleen went back into management. This time, it was as the General Manager of the Yoga Tree studios in San Francisco and she reconnected with what she loves to do most: help grow and inspire the yoga teachers. She also began consulting for various yoga studios and began presenting at the Yoga Journal conference for the Business Intensives. Kathleen and Steven connected with the teachings and heart of Rusty Wells and Judith Hanson Lasater and to this day are still inspired by their teachings.

In 2010 they gave birth to their son, Shawn T. Holm. They were both ready to reconnect to their yogic roots. Especially Steven, who, over the course of 5 years went from 180lbs to 215lbs. They began making videos of Kathleen doing yoga at the beach and built an iPhone app company to help get yoga out to as many people as possible. To date, there are over a million downloads of their apps worldwide.

In 2011 they became co-owners of Aha Yoga studio, which is now Yoga Flow SF – Union with Brigitta and Mark Whiting and began to execute their vision and business plan of creating 400,000,000 yogis. The Union studio is located at 1892 Union Street @ Laguna.

In 2013, the birth of their baby girl, Seeta Roberta Holm coincided with the birth of Yoga Flow SF – Ocean. They also began teaching teachers how to lead inspired dynamic flow classes through their Yoga Flow SF Teacher Training Program. The Ocean studio is located at 385 Ashton Avenue @ Ocean Ave.

In Fall 2016 they gave birth to their third child, Bodhi Luka Holm.

In 2019 they opened their third location, Yoga Flow SF – Noe located at 4049 24th Street @ Castro St.

During the pandemic, they connected and fell in love with the former YogaWorks space located at 1330 South California Street in Walnut Creek, CA and doubled the size of their company by taking over the 7,000sf 4-studio room location.

While their primary focus has been on dynamic heated flows, they are also passionate about offering childcare and kids yoga for the community.

They are delighted to hold such a sacred space for so many teachers to share their passion and for so many students to benefit from this practice. Each and every day they are so grateful for what they get to offer their to their family, their teachers and their community.

Dana Damara

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Dana Damara

Dana began her yoga journey over 20 years ago which has included working with prenatal women and new mothers, owning a successful yoga studio in the Northwest, writing and running Dana Damara Evolution Yoga School, creating Youth and Girls Elevate, facilitating Moon Circles, and leading workshops, trainings and retreats around the world.

As a spiritual Ninja, walking this mystic path with practical shoes, Dana Damara has raised her two teen girls doing what she loves, offering a balance between the realities of motherhood and mystic tendencies.

She is an activist for women of all ages offering programs that support feminine embodiment, self-love, sisterhood, sacred ceremony and ritual, and a safe space for exploration and curiosity.

When Dana Damara enters your life, everything shifts. Her power as a leader and dynamic agent of change becomes obvious when you read her books, watch her videos, or sit with her in session. Her essence is scented with truth, and the leadership that naturally emerges from experience. She has an organic ability to tap into the intuitive elemental connection to the magic of women and their power.

As a global leader of deep wisdom and powerful ritual, she traverses the planet, offering her wealth of knowledge and breadth of wisdom through private coaching sessions, global trainings, and a deeply spiritual and physically rigorous vinyasa practice available to everyone.

Dave Larot

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Dave Larot

David Larot is a Bay Area native who began his practice in 2002. After years of skateboarding and snowboarding, the benefits of yoga led him to realize that he had found the missing link in his active lifestyle. In 2008, David enrolled in the 200-hour teacher-training intensive at Yoga Works SF. Inspired by his mentor, Nikki Estrada, he went on to complete his 500-hour training, and in 2010 decided to take the big leap from his full-time job of ten years with AT&T to put all his energy and focus into teaching and sharing the practice of yoga. Since then, David has built a solid schedule of classes around the Bay Area. Having practiced and trained in various styles, including Iyengar and Ashtanga, David’s classes have evolved into a deep, methodical, and dynamic flow, focusing on the importance of breath and the principles of alignment.

Mynx Inatsugu

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Mynx Inatsugu

“You matter. You always matter. You may not always get immediate & outward confirmation of this. You have infinite and inherent value. It can’t be increased. It can’t be decreased. Your worth is infinite, indestructible and doesn’t need to be developed. The practices that clear and pacify your mind make it possible for you to actually see, know & FEEL this. It’s like cleaning smudged glasses so you can see again.”
The above words describe my entire focus as a modern day Yoga Wisdom Mentor and as a human, just like you, aiming to live the practices we love within the complexity that is our lives. The most important part of my background experience is the nearly 50 years of yoga practice I’ve engaged in various ways across my life so far. I count it as a great blessing that my yoga journey started early. My first initiation into the practice came with mantra meditation at age 6. I loved meditating in my secret spots amidst the beautiful nature of Hawaii where I grew up. Spirit is so palpable in the islands. I began to explore the physical practice of asana at age 14 and the study of philosophical texts at age 15. Along the way, I came across the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali which I devoured from cover to cover upon discovery. This felt electrifying, true and continues to touch all aspects of my life to this day.
Since then, I’ve studied many other sacred texts, many systems of yoga and other related practices with many, many wonderful teachers. Each gave me something I treasure and aim to share. Here’s a list of my most influential teachers/mentors in no particular order of importance: Bhagavati, David Frawley, TKV Desikachar, Srivatsa Ramaswami, Robert Svoboda, Gary Kraftsow, Aadhil Palkhivala, Shiva Rea, Erich Schiffman, Max Strom, Maty Ezraty, Chuck Miller, Sally Kempton, Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati, Swami Veda Bharati, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait (thank you for the sweetest initiation during our private pilgrimage to the Kumbha Mela and other sacred places in India), Lisa Walford, Julie Kleinman, Sarah Bell, Judith Hanson Lasater, Sonia Nelson, Nicholai Bachman, Rupert Spira, Adya Shanti and there are more..
I give greatest thanks to my Satguru Mata Amritanandamayi (Jai Ma!) who told me to talk with people because they feel better when I do - I had no idea what she meant at the time. She gave me instructions unlike any other. She also whispered my true dharma in my ear many decades ago. I aspire to live these whispered words every day.
For those who care about such matters, here are some of my current & past “credentials”: Certified Yoga Therapist through the International Association of Yoga Therapists (C-IAYT) with well over 1000 hours of training and actively seeing clients each week. Certified Viniyoga Therapist through American Viniyoga Institute. Yoga Alliance Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher at the 500 hour level (E-RYT 500). Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider® (YACEP). YogaWorks Certified Teacher, Teacher Trainer & Mentor Teacher. Vinyasa Krama Training and study of various philosophical texts with Srivatsa Ramaswami. Restorative Yoga Training (Relax & Renew) with Judith Hanson Lasater. Foundational Iyengar based Teacher Training with Aadhil Palkhivala. Jyotish Studies (Vedic Astrology) via 1:1 Mentorship with Chakrapani Ullal. Over 10 years dedicated as the Northern California Regional Teacher Director mentoring and overseeing the careers of hundreds of yoga teachers for one of the largest nationally based & internationally recognized yoga studio systems at the time. There’s much more I could include but this seems just fine for now.

Zach Beach

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Zach Beach

Zach's passion and love of yoga is contagious, as his dynamic and invigorating classes bring together heart wisdom, playful teachings, and anatomically-informed sequencing. He invites his students to listen to their bodies and open their hearts as they explore the incredible potential for personal and spiritual transformation that yoga offers.

Forever a student of life, Zach's training includes an M.A. in East-West Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies, 200hr and 300 hr certifications through The School Yoga Institute in Guatemala and the Himalayan Yoga Association in India, continuing education through such organizations as the Prison Yoga Project, advanced Thai massage training at the Sunshine Network in Thailand, as well as Buddhist meditation training, Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT), and Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Training.

Committed to building a world based on unconditional love and connection, Zach regularly leads retreats, workshops, and transformational trainings on opening the heart and discovering our loving nature. Learn more at www.zachbeach.com and follow him on social media @zachbeachlove

Robin Wilner

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Robin Wilner

My goal is to empower you.

I’ve got tools to keep your habits on track. Tricks to take the overwhelm out of food shopping. Tips for kicking stress to the curb.

And you can trust my expertise comes from the best possible sources.
✔ I have a Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition with 7+ years of coaching clients toward their wellness goals;

✔ I’m an E-RYT 500 (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher) with 12+ years of teaching and training at top studios in NYC and San Francisco.

All tuition includes a non-refundable deposit of $500, and it is applied towards the full teacher training tuition.
To enroll in the program, please make sure that your Hapana profile is up-to-date at our Union Avenue location (address, contact information and credit card.) Then email Kathleen at kathleen@yogaflowsf.com who will process your payment with your credit card on file. Please let her know if you want to pay with the payment plan option or in full (amount dependent on enrollment date.)

For payment plans, the first payment is $500, the subsequent payments are $800 due on (9/21) (10/21) (11/21) (12/10).

No refunds given after the start of the program.