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We are honored and delighted to share

the teachings and practices of yoga with you! Taught by some of San Francisco’s most beloved teachers, we invite you to join us for this life-changing experience! Our 200-hour, Yoga Alliance Certified Program is taught in a 13-week format and will be held at both the Ocean & Union Studios. The dates are Friday, March 1, 2019 - Sunday, May 26, 2019.

Registration is NOW Open!
Keep scrolling for all the specific dates and program details!

Here what the past Teacher Trainees are saying:

"The Yoga Flow teacher training program has been one of the best experiences of my life. I have learned so much about this practice, the power of community, and myself, and I feel incredibly prepared to start my next chapter as a yoga teacher!" - 2017 TT


"This teacher training program exceeded my expectations. The quality and diversity of the teachers who led the training were incredible. Each teacher brought a unique perspective to the table, and they all challenged us to think differently and really go inward during the three months. From the alignment-based asana labs and the anatomy classes to the Yoga Sutras discussions, we truly received a well-rounded 200-hour education. Another favorite element of the training was the space the teachers held for class discussions and debate. Yoga is an experiential practice, and the class discussions gave us an opportunity to personalize the teachings in a way that made it relevant to who we are. I'm not only leaving with a quality yoga education, but I'm leaving with friendships and connections that I know will last a long time." - 2017 TT

Become a Master in Yogic Arts

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, 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 75-minute, well-rounded, dynamic flow class.

Led by some of Yoga Flow SF’s most popular instructors and visiting master teachers in Yogic Arts, this training has been designed to:

  1. Give you the proper certification to teach yoga all over the country.
  2. Help you modify, elevate and deepen your own practice.
  3. Teach you proper form, pose details and strategies for how to sequence dynamic flow classes.
  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, glandular & energetic.
  7. Provide you with a deep understanding of the yoga texts and philosophy.
  8. Give you a basic understanding of Sanskrit (the language of yoga).
  9. Teach you yoga mantra and chanting, as well as give you a deeper understanding of sound (nada yoga).
  10. Provide you with an understanding of how to teach beginners and prenatal populations.
  11. Give you an overview on how to professionally present yourself and get selected to teach at a yoga studio.

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 Reading:
1. Jivamukti Yoga: practices for liberating body and soul – by Sharon Gannon and David Life
2. The Heart of Yoga - by TKV Desikachar
3. Hatha Yoga Pradipika - by Swami Svatmarama, Brian Dana Akers edition
4. Light On Yoga -by BKS Iyengar
5. Yoga Body - by Judith Hanson Lasater
6. The Bhagava Gita - Eknath Easwaran edition
7. Bhakti Flow - by Rusty Wells

- 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

Schedule

Yoga Flow SF's Teacher Training is a 200-hour, Yoga Alliance Certified Program taught in a 13-week course format starting Friday, March 1, 2019 - Sunday, May 26, 2019. 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 or 10:00pm

Union Studio

March 2 - May 23, 2019
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Fridays

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

Ocean Studio

March 7 - May 24, 2019
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Schedule Details

Saturdays

1:00-8:30pm

Ocean Studio

March 3 - May 25, 2019
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Some Sundays

1:00-8:30pm

Both Locations

March 3 & 10, 2019
April 28, 2019
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Sunday Graduation

11:00-5:00pm

Union Studio

May 26, 2019
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Days Off

March 21-23, 2019
April 18, 2019
May 2-4, 2019


Pricing

Regular Rate

{paid in full by 3/01/2019}

$3600

Early bird special

{paid in full by 3/01/2019}

$3200

Monthly Option

{Four $950 payments}

$3800

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Have questions? Let us know which program you're interested in and we'll help you get started!

Advanced Teacher Training

Mentorship Program Spring 2019

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Advanced Teacher Training

Mentorship Program Spring 2019

What We Say Matters:

Language as a form of Spiritual Practice w/ Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.D., P.T.

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What We Say Matters:

Language as a form of Spiritual Practice w/ Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.D., P.T.

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.

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.

Lauren Pisano

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Lauren Pisano

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.

Martin Scott

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Martin Scott

I’m Martin & I love yoga. I teach Vinyasa Yoga and every class based on Love, Compassion, Joy & Equanimity, verse 1.33 of The Yoga Sutras. This keeps me open and grounded so that the teaching comes through clearly. My classes are focused, fun and creative. No matter how challenging the practice may be, it only makes us better.

Who I am shows in every piece of my teaching. I am traditionally non-traditional. My classes are joyful, purposeful and intentional. I believe in the transformative powers of regular practice and see it as a one-way ticket to freedom and happiness. I love to laugh and play while still maintaining drishti. Yoga makes us happy!

Robyn Engel

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Robyn Engel

Robyn is a yogini, mother, dancer, artist and lover. The foundation of yoga in her life has led her to be more patient, compassionate, joyful and kind.
Her classes empower people to move with intention and attention. Leading fluid vinyasa and infusing the poses with mindful alignment and sequencing, Robyn creates a class well balanced between the practical and the philosophical, using the time on the mat to wake up and refuel the self.
Robyn has been a student of yoga since 1997. Steeped in 13 years of practice before being called to share. The practice she leads is inspired by her daily practice of asana, mantra, and mindfulness, as well as all the knowledge she has gleaned from her teachers: Harvey Deutch, Rusty Wells, Elise Lorimer, Janet Stone, Darren Main, Elena Brower and Jane Austin. She has studied in depth: vinyasa, bhakti, prenatal/postnatal, and therapeutic yoga.
Her hunger to know more and to serve her students keeps her forever a student.

Wah!

LESS STRESS MORE WAH! is a bumper sticker her fans made. It sums up what people are feeling about Wah! and her music, books, and lectures. After 20 years touring and performing throughout the world, she wants to get at the root of helping people relax and destress.

First, the music. If you’ve been in a yoga class in the last five years, you have no doubt heard her music. The first female to bring kirtan music [call-and-response chanting performed in India's devotional traditions] to the West in the 1990’s, Wah! has been playing bass guitar with her wildly joyful rock band at yoga festivals and centers around the U.S. since 1997. She has also consistently offered music and albums to the therapeutic market; her Savasana CDs have sold over 100,000 copies worldwide.

A few years ago Wah! took time to sit with people – just sitting, and singing, toning, and leading simple meditative exercises. This, combined with many years leading yoga and creating relaxation music led to healing workshops, healing retreats and the Healing Concert, a multi-media concert using projections, slow moving laser lights and live music by Wah! to inspire world peace and peace within.

“Our lives are filled with distractions and disruptions that take us away from ourselves and leave us with an experience of overwhelming stress and disconnection." Wah! feels a new kind of musical experience is necessary. “I want to improve how we live our lives on this planet and create events which inspire peace and altruistic cooperation.” She has performed at Fiske Planetarium, Franklin Institute, South Florida Museum's Bishop Planetarium, Omega Institute, Globe Sound Healing Conference, NJ State Museum in Trenton, Hoyt Sherman Place, and Reuben H. Fleet Science Center. In concerts, festivals, lectures and workshops, Wah! uses her deep understanding of music and healing to create profound and transformative events.

Dr. Charisse Balance, DPT

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Dr. Charisse Balance, DPT

Dr. Balance has always been fascinated with the workings of the human body. In her undergraduate study as an Exercise Physiology Major, she took one internship in a Physical Therapy office and knew that was the her dharma. She obtained her Doctorate in Physical Therapy and has since specialized in treating the pelvic floor and chronic pain. She particularly enjoys the opportunities to empower her clients through education about their own bodies and loves how they are they are often able to minimize and prevent injuries with the knowledge given.

Her love for the practice of yoga runs deep. It started as an attempt to increase flexibility after workouts. Since then, her physical practice has transformed into a spiritual journey, allowing her to come back home to the self and reconnect. She saw how this practice benefitted every aspect of her life, and wanted to share these benefits with her physical therapy clients. In order to better serve her client population, she pursued her RYT-200 in 2015 at Yoga Flow SF with Anna Hughes, Christie Marshall and Tom Lee. From there, she was introduced to the physiological benefits of the quiet, restful, supported practice of restorative yoga- she was quickly hooked. She pursued further studies in Restorative Yoga with Judith Hanson Lasater as well as Trauma Informed Yoga with Hala Khouri and Kyra Halgund. She is grateful for each one of her teachers, as they have each had a great influence on her life.

Dr. Balance’s wellness practice, balanced.physioga, offers a balance of her two favorite worlds- physiotherapy and yoga. As a yogi, she incorporates an individualized holistic approach to treatment- addressing the body, mind and spirit. As a Physiotherapist, she is able to inform

these offerings with the science of movement, biomechanics, kinesiology and anatomy.

She spends most of her free time outside chasing the sunshine and waves with her 3 dogs and husband. Be it internationally or locally, Dr. Balance is is always up for a new adventure. In one way or another her adventures always lead her back to her practice. She calls yoga her “soul food”. It allow’s her to ground, center and be nourished from the inside out. In doing so, she is able to better serve others and continue to pay all the goodness forward.

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 Mind Body profile is up-to-date (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.)

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.