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September 29th thru December 11th

We are honored and delighted to share the teachings and practices of yoga with you! So many people come to yoga for the physical benefits and are blown away by the clarity, focus and connection to Self that blossoms from having a steady practice.

Doing a Yoga Teacher Training furthers this exploration by allowing you to immerse your Self with a dedicated group of students, of learning and exploring your highest potential and laying a foundation for how you can share this experience and practice with others.

Throughout a Yoga Teacher Training, you discover aspects of your Self and practice that you didn’t know. You learn teachings to help you gain awareness and clarity, to see disruptive patterns and habits in your mind and practice and how to recognize the disruptions and align your body mind and spirit.

We invite you to join us for this life-changing experience! Our 200-hour, Yoga Alliance Certified Program is taught in an intensive 11-week format and will be held in person primarily at the Union Street studio. The dates are Thursday, September 29th - Sunday, December 11th, 2022.

Registration is NOW Open!

About Our 200 Hour Teacher Training Program

Yoga Flow SF is known for having challenging, fun and dynamic fast-paced flow classes. This training will give you a deeper foundational knowledge about yoga philosophy, sequencing, teaching methodology, and is designed to prepare you to confidently teach, cue, adjust and sequence vinyasa classes. By the end of the program, you will be able to teach a 60minute, well-rounded, dynamic flow class. You will also receive unlimited in person and livestream access to the studios for the duration of the training.

This training has been designed to:

  1. Teach you proper form, pose details and strategies for how to sequence dynamic flow classes.
  2. Help you modify, elevate and deepen your own practice.
  3. Provide you with a deep understanding of the yoga texts and philosophy.
  4. Help you to articulate the poses with succinct, effective language that will give you a strong foundation to build upon.
  5. Show you how to give hands-on adjustments and modifications for the poses.
  6. Give you a foundational understanding of anatomy: physical & energetic.
  7. Give you a basic understanding of Sanskrit (the language of yoga).
  8. Give you an overview on how to professionally present yourself and get selected to teach at a yoga studio.
  9. Give you the proper certification to teach yoga all over the country.

We'll study classic texts and scriptures that are designed to properly inform you on the lineages and history of yoga, as well as teach you how to lead, structure and sequence classes. And at the end of this program, you will be ready to deliver classes that are not only dynamic and challenging but also fun and inspiring!

Required Texts:
1. The Heart of Yoga - by TKV Desikachar
2. Yogabody: Anatomy, Kinesiology, and Asana - by Judith Hanson Lasater PHD, PT
3. What We Say Matters - by Judith Hanson Lasater PHD, PT
4. The Bhagava Gita - Eknath Easwaran edition
5. Liberating Isolation: the Yogasutra of Patanjali - by Franz Moore. This is not available on Amazon but can be found here: https://www.yogamatters.com/products/liberating-isolation-the-yogasutra-of-patanjali
In the event you cannot get that translation of the Yogasutra, we recommend Yoga Sutra of Patanjali - by Sri Swami Satchidananda

Recommended Reading:
1. Yoga of the Subtle Body: A Guide to the Physical and Energetic Anatomy of YogaJivamukti Yoga: practices for liberating body and soul – by Sharon Gannon and David Life
2. Bhakti Flow - by Rusty Wells
3. Hatha Yoga Pradipika - by Swami Svatmarama, Brian Dana Akers edition
4. Light On Yoga -by BKS Iyengar
5. Yoga of the Subtle Body: A Guide to the Physical and Energetic Anatomy of Yoga - by Tias Little
6. Teaching Yoga with Intention - by Judith Hanson Lasater PHD, PT
7. Yoga Myth s- by Judith Hanson Lasater PHD, PT

- Please note the course books listed above need to be purchased separately and are not included in tuition.

- Enrolled students practice for free at the studio during Yoga Flow Teacher Training. We will suspend any current packages and monthly-unlimited payment plans for the duration of the training.

- For questions about teacher training or are ready to enroll please email Kathleen at kathleen@yogaflowsf.com or if you're ready to get the process started please copy and paste this link into your browser: http://bit.ly/TeacherTraineeSurvey

Program Schedule

Yoga Flow SF's Teacher Training is a 200-hour, Yoga Alliance Certified Program taught in an intensive 6 week course format starting Thursday, September 29th -Sunday, December 11th held primarily at our Union Street studio. The dates and times below are an overview of the Program's schedule. You can expect that a few of dates will have different start and end times, but assured that you will be informed well in advance.

Thursdays

6:30-9:30

Fridays

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

Saturdays

9am - 7:00pm

Some Sundays

11am- 5:30pm


Pricing

Early bird special

{paid in full by 8/15/2022}

$3300

Regular Rate

{paid in full by 9/28/2022}

$3500

Payment Plan

{paid in full by 12/1/2022}

$3700

Teacher Training Inquiries

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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.

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.

Kathleen Holm

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Kathleen Holm

Kathleen Holm is the co-Founder of Yoga Flow SF and has been practicing and managing yoga studios for over 20 years and owning them for 10 years. Her passion is to serve as a stage and a platform for the teachers to get the teachings out! She is inspired daily from the work she gets to do and is so grateful for the incredible teachers, staff and students that practice with us.

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.

Laura Burkhart

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Laura Burkhart

Lauren’s class emphasizes concentration, steady rhythm and equanimity. She is firm and direct, forgoing non-essentials and cutting through to the core of the teachings. Many students find her style peaceful, balanced and encouraging; a supportive space to dive deeply into their practice.

Lauren studies yoga and meditation with Adi Vajra and Stephanie Adams of Hood River, Oregon. Her personal practice is also influenced by Vipassana meditation as taught by SN Goenka. She has been teaching yoga since 2011.

Payment and Cancellation Policy

A nonrefundable deposit of $500 will be assessed to all enrolled students and 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 studio (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 will be charged to your credit card when you enroll in the program and your remaining three payments can be made on a flexible schedule.