Teacher Training Program
Grow as a Yoga Teacher with The Yoga Sanctuary
Yoga Teacher Education & Training
The Yoga Sanctuary offers many ways to learn, study, and develop the skills needed to become a fun and effective yoga teacher or to simply continue your yoga teacher education. Our year-round schedule of workshops explore a wide range of topics, such as structural and subtle anatomy, yoga philosophy and history, as well as the sister sciences of yoga – Ayurveda and Jyotish. Many of our teachers are registered with Yoga Alliance as E-RYTs (Experienced Yoga Teacher) and YACEPs (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider). This means that when you take a workshop with these teachers, your time with them counts towards any required continuing education hours. In addition to these ongoing workshops, we’ve also created a program specifically geared toward developing one’s skills as a yoga teacher. You can read more about our Art of Teaching Workshop Series and Mentorship Program below. And finally, every other year we offer a full 200-hour Yoga Alliance registered Yoga Teacher Training Program that will prepare you to step into the role of yoga teacher. Take the time to read through our offerings and then connect with us HERE. We’d love to hear from!
The Art of Teaching Quarterly Intensives
Are you ready to take your teaching skills to the next level and make a positive impact on your students’ lives? The Yoga Sanctuary’s Art of Teaching Quarterly Series is here to do just that. These full-day intensives dive deeper into the foundational and practical skills necessary to teach in a creative, mindful, and rewarding way for both the teacher and the student. Topics include the dynamics of the teacher-student relationship, how to incorporate yoga philosophy into class, and the principles of a well-balanced and mindful approach to teaching, as well as full intensive focuses on sequencing, adjusting, and modifying class for a range of physical abilities.
Whether you are an experienced teacher looking to enhance your skills or a new teacher just starting out, these intensives are for you. Led by senior yoga teacher, Jennifer French, with over 17 years of teaching experience, you will be guided through hands-on activities and receive personalized feedback to help you grow as a teacher.
Each workshop is part of The Yoga Sanctuary’s Mentorship Program and is eligible for continuing education hours with Yoga Alliance.
While the focus is on teaching yoga, these workshops are also open to all yoga practitioners interested in deepening their understanding of their yoga practice or considering the possibility of taking a Yoga Teacher Training Program.
Quarterly Workshop Focuses
- Strengthening Your Foundation: September 16, 2023. Completed
- Honing Your Sequence: Coming in January 2024
- Seeing Your Students: Coming in May 2024
- Making it Accessibility: Coming in September 2024
Please check our workshop schedule regularly for upcoming dates and topic details.
The Art of Teaching Mentorship Program
The Art of Teaching Mentorship Program is open to anyone that has completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training program. The program is designed to help YTT graduates continue their growth and education, and to develop their skills as a teacher. It is a wonderful bridge for those that have completed a YTT, but have yet to teach a live class.
- (6) Private sessions: One-on-one sessions will include structuring your individualized program, practice teaching and discussion, review of observations/assists, and giving and receiving feedback.
- (6) Observations: Sit in on and potentially assist live classes led by the program mentor.
- (2) Teach full classes: With the help of the program mentor, you will design and teach two live classes.
- Weekly studio class attendance with program mentor.
- (1) 6-hour Art of Teaching quarterly workshop.
- Unlimited complimentary class attendance during the 12-week session
- Unlimited email access to program mentor
- 15% discount on TYS in-house led workshops and retail
- Potential enrollment in TYS substitute teaching list upon completion of program
- Dedicated yoga practice
- Openness and willingness to learn and grow
- Short meeting/interview with program mentor
- Completion of 200-hour teacher training program, does not have to be the TYS Teacher Training Program
This includes all Program Components & Perks
Program Director and Mentor
Jennifer French, E-RYT 500, YACEP
Jennifer has more than seventeen years and ten thousand hours of yoga teaching experience working with all levels of students. She is registered with the Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT 500 (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher) and a YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continued Education Provider). As much as Jennifer loves being in the role of teacher, she finds it equally—if not more—important to be in the role of student. Having completed two 200-hour, a 500-hour and countless “undocumented” hours of yoga training, she continues her own studies through the support, mentorship, and guidance of her primary teachers, Tias & Surya Little of Prajna Yoga.
The Yoga Sanctuary’s Yoga 200-Hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training Program
Next Session: December 2024 – April 2025
“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
Do you want to take your yoga practice to the next level? Does the idea of sharing the yoga practice with others as a teacher intrigue you? Are you interested in learning more about the philosophy behind the practice? TYS Teacher Training offers a unique, integrated approach to studying, practicing, and teaching yoga. Through this training you will develop a deep foundation of yoga philosophy, anatomy, and asana. As you cultivate your own practice, you will gain the tools needed for teaching a safe and fun yoga class all while gaining a better understanding of yourself along the way. TYS Teacher Training is ideal for aspiring teachers, health practitioners, and students who want to simply deepen their practice and study of yoga.
You will have the unique opportunity to study with leading guest teachers, such as Kristin Leal (MetaAnatomy), Dr. Carrie Demers (Ayurveda), and Liz Owen (Anatomy, Teaching Methodology, Asana) who are specialists in their fields. In addition, you will receive practical teaching experience, business coaching, and one-on-one mentoring from program faculty.
Upon completion of this program, you will have a deeper understanding and mastery of your home practice, and be fully confident and capable to teach yoga, if that is your goal. You will also qualify to register as an instructor with the internationally-recognized Yoga Alliance.