Thursday, September 26th - Saturday, December 14th, 2024

Now at the Ocean Ave Studio in the Ingleside Neighborhood - Registration is OPEN!

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.

Ready to get the process started?
Fill out our Teacher Training Application here.
Questions? Contact Kathleen@yogaflowsf.com

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 you 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

Ready to get the process started?
Fill out our Teacher Training Application here.
Questions? Contact Kathleen@yogaflowsf.com

Thursday, September 26th - Saturday, December 14th, 2024

Throughout the duration of the program, we will meet each weekend, primarily at the Ocean 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.

LOCATION:
At the Ocean Ave Studio
385 Ashton Ave
San Francisco, CA 94112

PARKING:
Parking is free and unlimited in the neighborhoods surrounding the studio, outside of street sweeping, the Ocean Ave main street, and the curbs right out front of the Studio.

FOOD:
There is a Whole Foods just down the street on Ocean Ave, along with a Philz Coffee.
There are also small markets and restaurants in the surrounding areas.

Thursdays

6:30p-9:30p

Fridays

6:30p-9:30p

Saturdays

11:00a - 7:30p

Some Sundays

9/29, 10/ 27, 11/17, 12/8


Pricing

Early Bird Tuition

Available until (8/26)
Includes $500 non-refundable
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$3500

Standard Tuition

Beginning (8/27)
Includes $500 non-refundable
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$3700

Payment Plan

$500 Due at Registration,
Paid by (12/1)
See payment schedule below
Includes $500 non-refundable
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$3900


200-hour Teacher Training Faculty

Anna Hughes

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Anna Hughes

When Anna Hughes first started studying yoga in college, it seemed a natural progression from the dance she studied and adored for the first eighteen years of her life. Anna completed her 500-hour Bikram teacher training in 2002, and began teaching full time immediately. Since that time, Anna has explored Ashtanga Yoga extensively, studying with the wonderful David Swenson as well as Todd Roderick, one of the Southeast’s most renowned Ashtanga Yoga instructors. It was in 2003 when she began studying Bhakti Flow with Rusty Wells that she was truly introduced to the idea of integrating the physical and spiritual practices of yoga and her teaching has evolved to embrace this concept.Anna’s study of various systems of yoga has led her to a greater understanding of yoga as a whole. In her own teaching, she emphasizes a connection with the breath as well as mindfulness, contentment and a healthy sense of humor. Her experience with yoga has inspired her to infuse her teaching with the idea of finding joy in one’s practice while challenging the body, mind, and spirit. Her vinyasa classes are vigorous and playful, creatively sequenced, and always include a great soundtrack.

Erin Gilmore

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Erin Gilmore

I’m a San Francisco-based teacher with a unique modern style and specialty in trauma-informed yoga. My teaching vibe is Pilates meets dance meets yoga, and I serve all people with my teaching. This is to teach you about symbiosis between your body and mind by letting your body just GO with it. It's a blend of shake your booty music and calming, steady, strong beats to set you up for your day/week/life.

You'll hear a few quotes that are earnest and meaningful (often leaning toward modern day sages like Oprah, Glennon, and Brene). There's a big focus on body acceptance, moving away from your ego (aka performing, or doing any of this to look a certain way), and the power of “NO!” You’re in charge at all times. What you say goes. Mostly, this is a space to practice feeling what you're really feeling in the midst of a challenging flow, surrounded by a loving community.

Linda Souders

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Linda Souders

My MISSION in life is
to help people walk their authentic path
with balance, confidence, and joy.

My expertise comes from the many decades of navigating
my own unique path full of ups and downs,
including a myriad of relationships, career evolution and economic fluctuation.

For strength and guidance, I studied many of the world’s wisdom teachings
as taught by luminaries Joseph Campbell, Mary Morrissey,
Pema Chödrön, Thich Nhat Hanh, Patanjali, and others.

These wisdom teachings worked to help me thrive amidst
the inherent ups and downs of a full life, authentically lived.

Now I am honored to stand in this long lineage,
passing on these same pearls of wisdom to others. So that they, too,
may access the power to flourish on their own unique paths
while navigating the exhilarating rush of this wild ride, called LIFE.

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.

Jane Austin

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Jane Austin

Jane Austin has worked with pregnant people and their families since 1990. She is a certified yoga teacher and trainer. Jane is the founder and director of Mama Tree, a prenatal yoga school dedicated to educating yoga teachers, doulas and midwives on how to use the tools of yoga to support pregnant people and new parents in all stages of the childbearing year and beyond. She weaves her experience as a midwife, doula, childbirth educator and mother into her work.
Jane’s teacher training program attracts students from all over the world interested in learning how to utilize the practice of yoga to support pregnant and new parents physically, mentally and emotionally. By training teachers, it is her hope to make yoga accessible to anyone who wants to experience the benefits of this ancient and powerful tradition.

Jane also teaches the Yoga in Pregnancy component of many yoga teacher training schools and served as the perinatal director of Yoga Tree in San Francisco. She currently teaches yoga to over 200 mamas a week, and her mission is to offer pregnant folks and new parents a mindful, supportive and nourishing environment using both humor and compassion to create a sacred but authentic place to connect to themselves and their babes inside and out.

Jane has continued her commitment of supporting mamas and their families by co-creating Mamas Self Care retreats and workshops with Stephanie Forster and Katie Cariffe. It is her goal to help mamas prioritize self care in all its forms as an essential component of motherhood

Charisse Balance, DPT

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Charisse Balance, DPT

I have always been fascinated with the interactions between the the body and mind, and have always known that this was my dharma. This is reflected in my studies in Exercise Physiology as well as Psychology, and my doctorate in Physical Therapy. I have since specialized in treating the pelvic floor and chronic pain.

After obtaining my doctorate, I attended a yoga class and appreciated the physical benefits of the practice as well as the emotional and spiritual aspect that is absent from a regular “workout”. I obtained my yoga certification RYT-200 in 2015. With this training, I was introduced to the physiological benefits of the quiet, restful, supported practice of restorative yoga.

I now use the connection of these two disciplines to empower my clients to build physical awareness and to minimize and prevent injuries with the knowledge given. As a yogi, I incorporate an individualized holistic approach to treatment: addressing the body, mind and spirit. As a Physiotherapist, I am able to inform these offerings with the science of movement, biomechanics, kinesiology and anatomy.

Leslie Gleser

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Leslie Gleser

Leslie has been a student of yoga since 2002 when she fell in love with the practice. Her study of various styles of yoga influences her personal practice and creative sequencing. Leslie’s deep appreciation for the philosophy, physical benefits and moving meditation are integral to how she approaches sharing the practice and creating an environment for students to find connection.

Teachers: Kate Holcombe, Judith Lasater, Rusty Wells, Anna Hughes, Tom Lee, Dice lida-Klein, Jason Crandall, Stephanie Snyder

Breath. Move. Sweat. Focus. Fall out. Come back. Repeat. Find your flow. Come practice.

Kate Holcombe

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Kate Holcombe

Kate Holcombe is a Yoga Teacher, and Founder and Executive Director of Healing Yoga Foundation (HYF) in San Francisco, California. Kate has studied with Mr. TKV Desikachar since 1991. Kate is a KHYF certified Yoga Teacher Trainer and continues to study regularly with her teacher. In conjunction with her studies in India, Kate studied Sanskrit at UC Berkeley.

Tanya Clark

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Tanya Clark

Tanya discovered the practice of Yoga in 2011 at Yoga Flow on Union while she was coaching college basketball in San Francisco. It was one of the only ways for her to decompress and destress. Once she retired in 2016 she took a deep dive into her yoga practice, Tanya went on a journey to obtain her yoga teaching credentials at Yoga Tree SF. As her yoga journey continued throughout the years, she became part owner and operator of several yoga studios in The City. With that experience, she learned more about people, patience and perseverance.

You can expect Tanya’s classes to be light hearted and fun with a good balance of effort and ease. She believes that everybody’s body is different and honors that by encouraging students to explore the asanas in a way that feels best for them. Her goal is to be the guide to her student's practice and lead them through a safe class in a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Music is a big part of her class! From hip-hop instrumental beats to soulful covers, you might find yourself singing along during your practice.

“I’m honored and grateful to be able to teach at the studio where I first practiced yoga! The community is nothing short of amazing and every time I teach, it fills my cup”

Joshua Green

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Joshua Green

Each moment in life offers us the chance to become the fullest expression of who we really are.

PAYMENTS:
➩ All tuition includes a non-refundable deposit of $500, and it is applied towards the full teacher training tuition. You're also welcome to pay the $500 deposit to hold your place before completing the full tuition payment.
➩ For payment plans, the first payment is $500, the subsequent payments are $800 due on (2/22) (3/22) (4/22) (5/12).

ENROLLMENT & REGISTRATION:
➩ To enroll you must make a payment and complete the Teacher Training Application form.
➩ Choose your preferred Tuition Payment above.
Fill out the Teacher Training Application here.
➩ NOTE: When making a payment, please make sure that your Mindbody profile is up-to-date at our Ocean Studio to include your address, current contact information, and your preferred payment method.

CANCELATIONS:
➩ Please contact us to discuss changes to your enrollment in the program: kathleen@yogaflowsf.com. No refunds given after the start of the program.