Ashtanga-Inspired 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training 2022

Whether you’re a committed practitioner ready to deepen your understanding of yoga, or an aspiring yoga teacher, this comprehensive program will lay a strong foundation for an empowered practice and the ability to intelligently share the practice.

“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.”  – The Bhagavad Gita

Yoga is an opportunity to sharpen the lens through which we see the world and ourselves. Take this journey that just may leave you forever changed on the other side.

We pride ourselves on running a lineage-based training, rooting in and honoring tradition. A strong foundation of a traditional and time-tested practice is laid and then creatively explored to successfully integrate Yoga into our modern minds and lives.

A 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training is not only the first step into teaching Yoga but into a well-educated self-practice and self-understanding. This transformational program is designed to provide the tools needed to step into your power — to intimately understand the foundation of Modified Primary Series of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, to find your inner voice, your inner compass, and confidently communicate a safe and effective Yoga class.

In this course, we dive deep into the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and use this text as our roadmap for understanding the psychology of the self through the lens of Yoga. You will also walk away with a home restorative Yoga practice and an understanding of how to share restorative Yoga.

Be part of a like-minded, mindful community, creating friendships for life. Be ready to transform on every level– physically, spiritually, emotionally, and mentally. Grow more than you can imagine.

Our mission is to facilitate a program that guides you into your true, empowered self and provides you the tools to share the love for this practice.


This 4-month program includes 8 1/2 weekends, Saturday & Sunday from 7-8:30 AM (Break) 10:30 AM- 5 PM on Saturday & Sundays


April — 2 & 3 / 9 & 10 / 23 / 30
May — 1 / 14 & 15 / 28 & 29
June — 4 & 5 / 25 & 26
July — 9 & 10
In addition:
– One 1-1 private session
– 3 group events will be scheduled at the beginning of the course
– Take 10 community yoga classes during our 4-months together
Our course is held at Yogadurango



Develop a deep connection to your personal practice, for your personal practice, becomes your teachings. This program sets practice as the foundation.

Techniques covered

–       Asana: Intimately explore asanas and leave feeling confident in instructing modified primary series of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, an all-levels vinyasa style class, and a simple restorative practice.

–       Pranayama

–       Sattva Meditation

–       Mantra

–       Chanting

–       The Tristana of Ashtanga Yoga

–       Intelligently sequencing vinyasa style classes through the foundation of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga

–       Restorative Yoga

–       The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali

Teaching Methodology

This is a tangible training, providing you the tools to confidently teach a safe and effective yoga class. Dive deep into asanas, understand alignment, find your voice, and learn how to skillfully cue and facilitate an empowering yoga class.

 “If you want to learn something, read about it. If you want to understand something, write about it. If you want to master something, teach it.” – Yogi Bhajan.

We will learn through doing. You will practice teaching and receive valuable feedback from your peers and faculty.

–       Asana lab: learning and understanding safe and effective alignment

–       The art of safe and supportive adjustments

–       Modifications, playful up-leveling, wall work, and prop use

–       Prenatal tips

–       Cueing

–       Finding your voice

–       Observing

–       Bringing yoga to different populations

–       Learning through doing- teaching practicum

Introduction to Restorative Poses

15-hours of the training will include an introduction to restorative Yoga. We will incorporate the restorative poses after our active practice to allow the body and mind to relax deeply. This is important for integration, healing, and cultivating conscious relaxation. It is also an excellent segue into a sitting practice of meditation. By knowing how to elicit the relaxation response in yourself and the ability to teach others you will be bringing a precious gift to a world that desperately needs these skills.  Learning Objectives for the restorative section include:
  • Benefits and principles of Restorative Practice
  • How to use breathing practice to invoke the Relaxation Response
  • Set up the posture properly / creative use of props / Physical alignment and observation skills
  • How to sequence Restorative Poses / Guidelines for timings
  • List of Fundamental Restorative Yoga Poses in Pose Classifications (Sthiti)

Yoga Philosophy, Psychology, and Lifestyle 

  • History of Yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga & lineage
  • Energetics of Yoga
  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
  • Eight Limb Path
  • Sanskrit
  • Yoga as service
  • Mindful living
  • The Psychology of Yoga
  • Trauma & Yoga

Anatomy and Physiology

Understand the body to deepen your understanding of the asanas. Name and locate muscles, bones, and joints. Learn spinal integrity and how your anatomy works within the asanas.


Take what we learn in the classroom and digest it through self-study.

Reading yogic texts, completing homework assignments, observing group classes and journaling are a few examples of self-study that will be assigned and turned in for completion of the program.


We pride ourselves on the experience level of our incredible teaching team!

Sarah Klein- Founder & Director

K-Lea Gifford– Restorative Yoga, Sanskrit, Prenatal Yoga, Prop Use & Assists

Deb Buck – Patanjali Yoga Sutras and Pranayama

Stacy Reuille- Dupont, Ph.D.– The Psychology of Yoga, The Nervous System, and Trauma & Yoga


This 200 Hour Teacher Training is a Yoga Alliance Certified program. Upon completion of course work and graduation from the program, students may apply for a 200-RYT  through the Yoga Alliance website.


Program Cost

Investment: 2,950

  • $500 Non-refundable deposit to hold your spot, $2,450 due at the start of the program

Need a payment plan? Contact Sarah Klein directly

Are you ready to dive in? Contact Sarah Klein directly with questions and to receive the application to apply 585.613.1981

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