Yoga Teacher Training

Julie Miller

Yoga is a sacred path.  When we learn to teach yoga we contribute to the transformation of others as we guide them to experience the depths of their own heart with sensitivity, creativity, kindness, and love.  In this Yoga Teacher Training, you will learn the key skills required to become an extraordinary Yoga teacher. 

Designed for those who wish to teach, as well as to inspire those already teaching, this program will give you the skills to deepen your practice, find your authentic voice, and empower the teacher within.   In order to teach with confidence and skill, it is important to understand the poses, their benefits and applications, and optimal sequencing.  The emphasis of this program is to refine your understanding of alignment and heart-oriented philosophy, supported by a loving community.

Come prepared for an utterly interactive and naturally unfolding learning experience.   First you enjoy teaching the individual elements of a class to one another.  As you progress, you gradually build the components into a complete class that inspires students to experience the joy, beauty, and fullness of life.

Students in the YTT come away with a strong foundation in the philosophy of yoga; skill in seeing, adjusting, and demonstrating poses; an ability to articulate pose instructions clearly and succinctly; and language skills to inspire students to express their poses from the inside out.  You will learn to masterfully weave in the heart theme throughout the technical instructions and class sequences.  With these powerful tools, you create the greatest potential for expansion from within.

What people are saying:

Teacher Training with Julie was a transformative experience.  It is the beginning of a new chapter in my life.  I feel confident and ready to deliver a thoughtful and meaningful class for my students using the Anusara principles.  I can't wait to share my joy with our growing kula!  So much love and many thanks to her for showing me my own inner goodness and strength to teach while growing my own practice and awareness.  Amazing!    -AR

The Teacher Training helped me to put words to all that I learned in the Immersions so that I could take the seat of the Teacher and guide my students thoughtfully, safely and from the heart.  It is challenging to transition from student to teacher but this training has prepared me to expand into that role with grace.  -PH

Requirements For Participation:
  • Sincere intention to help students develop and unfold their potential through yoga
  • Embody a high level of studentship, as shown through words and actions

In this course you will practice and learn to:
  • take the seat of the teacher 
  • observe students and teach to what you see
  • clearly and accurately teach alignment in poses
  • instruct the major classes of poses
  • sequence poses effectively
  • offer appropriate verbal and physical adjustments
  • identify and remedy common misalignments
  • integrate yoga philosophy into your teaching
  • find your unique voice as a teacher
  • use language to connect with the heart of the student
  • skillfully weave heart themes into your instruction
  • provide powerful demonstrations 
  • guide students into basic restoratives
  • lead pranayama and basic meditation
  • apply anatomy to therapeutic instruction
  • modify poses for different levels of students
  • mindful communication with different types of students: active listening, giving positive and constructive feedback
  • look for the good
Successful completion entails: 
  • Attend all sessions.  
  • Complete all assignments, reading and written.
  • Complete 150 hours of practice distributed between class, workshops, and home practice.  As part of this 150 hours, please take a class in three different styles of yoga with a qualified teacher in that style.  Keep a log documenting your hours in each category.
  • Teach 15 hours of yoga classes in your local community
  • Purchase required books
  • Apprenticeship of 12 hours (included in YTT).

Students who successfully fulfill the requirements of the YTT will receive a Certificate of Completion. This training program meets RYT-200 standards and students may contact the Yoga Alliance for registry at the RYT-200 level upon completion of the program.