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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 a 11-week format and will be held in person primarily at the Union Street studio. The dates are Thursday, February 24th - Saturday, May 8th.

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 75-minute, 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 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. What We Say Matters - by Judith Hanson Lasater
6. The Bhagava Gita - Eknath Easwaran edition

- 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 a 12-week course format starting Thursday, February 24th - Saturday, May 8th. 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 - 7pm

Some Sundays

11am- 8pm


Pricing

Early bird special

{paid in full by 1/15/2022}

$3300

Regular Rate

{paid in full by 2/24/2022}

$3500

Payment Plan

{Four $925 payments}

$3700

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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.

Dr. Charisse Balance, D.P.T

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Dr. Charisse Balance, D.P.T

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.

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.

Judith Hanson Lasater, P.h.D., P.T

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Judith Hanson Lasater, P.h.D., P.T

Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.d. and physical therapist, has taught yoga around the world since 1971. Judith offers numerous live events, digital courses, and has published 11 books, including her most recent, Yoga Myths, and Teaching Yoga with Intention.

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 One Fit Stop profile is up-to-date at our Union Street 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.