200-Hr YTT


200 Hr Yoga Teacher Training at Smiling Dog Yoga

I have joined forces with Smiling Dog Yoga and, together, we are offering this year's Yoga Teacher Training at their location in SLO.

Attend a FREE Info Session on 
Sunday, February 26 at 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Sunday, May 21 at 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Sunday, August 27 at 5:00 - 7:00 pm
RSVP by calling Valentina at 805-909-1401




We invite you to nerd out with us on yoga! We are hosting our monthly yoga teacher training and advanced studies weekend workshops in the spirit of humility, exploration, and personal growth. Join us for an extra juicy, monthly dose of yoga time. Deeply explore yoga in a non-intimidating, and playful environment. Discover what your body and mind need to feel balanced. Find your voice and learn the skills you need to be as a yoga teacher, or fine tune what you already have. it, if so desired. Take your practice to the next level.
  • Study your own practice and habitual behavior & learn to stop practicing “egoga.” 
  • Learn about the various branches, limbs, philosophies, and yoga practices that make yoga the powerful ancient tradition that we know and love 
  • Understand 80+ yoga poses and their effects 
  • Learn how to adjust postures for better alignment and effects 
  • Study yoga philosophy and historical texts like the Yoga Sutras for personal enrichment
  • Find out what kind of practice is best for you, for the different stages of life, and for different people 
  • Learn what to do and what not to do in a yoga class, as a practitioner and as a teacher 
  • Find out how to deal with specific injuries, concerns, and challenges on the mat. 

For those interested in following the teacher certification track…

  • Understand and develop yoga sequences with themes and peak postures 
  • Learn how to adjust postures for better alignment and safety. 
  • Learn about the body and anatomy of movement 
  • Learn how to teach clearly and specifically, using proven strategies and language 
  • Practice teaching with feedback from your teachers and peers 
  • Written final exam, private evaluation and feedback at the end of the training 
  • Get certified to teach by Yoga Alliance 
  • Get the opportunity to practice teaching in community classes during the training 
  • Get the opportunity to interview & audition to join our instructor team afterwards. We are looking for talented new teachers!
Schedule: 

PART 1 – September through December 2017

We will every other weekend on Saturdays and Sundays at 12:00 - 8:00 pm

Sept 23, Oct 7, Oct 21, Nov 4, Nov 18, Dec 2, Dec 16

In this part we will focus on anatomy of movement, asana, postural adjustments, injury prevention, leaning basic sequences and developing teaching skills. All handouts will be provided. You will spend all of your time with the lead instructor, Valentina Petrova.

PART 2 – January through March

We will every other weekend on Saturdays and Sundays at 12:00 - 8:00 pm

Jan 8, Jan 20, Feb 3, Feb 17, Mar 3.

That's 12 weekends total x 16 hours = 192

Independent Study hours for both sections = 36 hours.

Total combined training hours = 228!!!

In this part we will continue to explore the above subjects, focus deeper on developing teaching skills, finding your voice as teachers, history and philosophy of yoga, and learning more about various styles and ways to practice. All handouts will be provided. You will spend time with the lead instructor, Valentina Petrova, but also have the pleasure of experiencing other Senior Smiling Dog instructors. You will practice teach more, and we’ll go over everything you need to now as a yoga teacher. We will also give you the opportunity to be evaluated and will be selecting future Smiling Dog team members J This is also the time to prepare for your final exam.


*Exact schedule for each weekend will be made available to all who enroll in the program as well as the books you’ll need to purchase for the training. Smiling Dog provides a Yoga Teacher Training manual to all enrolled free of charge.

Cost: $2400 - $3400

If you attend an Infor Session, you will receive a discount of $200! 
For more information on pricing, please contact Smiling Dog Yoga at http://smilingdogyoga.com/pages/contact-us

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