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Deepen Your Practice and/or Learn to Teach Yoga!

What: Whether or not you dream of sharing yoga with others through teaching, yoga training can bring about dramatic shifts and personal growth. Our Online Yoga Teacher Training Program celebrates many styles that have evolved from the ancient practice of yoga. Whether your passion is for an athletic vinyasa or restorative practice, this teacher training certification program provides you with the tools to bring your passion to others. Learn from Chris Coleman and her instructor friends in the St. Croix Valley with decades of yoga experience. This program is also perfect for the individual who wants to delve deeper into their yoga practice. Learn the philosophy and intuition behind the pose. Various styles of yoga will be explored from Vinyasa to Restorative and Therapeutic Yoga as well as Meditation.  This program is registered with the Yoga Alliance.*

How: $500 Deposit to hold your place, various payment plans and can be extended over the time period of the training.
Cost is $1900  OR *Early bird sign up by May 25 for $1600

When: Program Dates:
June 6 - October 11, 2020
19 weeks
Average weekly time commitment 8-10 hours/week of live online meetings, recorded video and audio plus approximately 1-2 hours of reading. Required reading list will be supplied upon request.

Typical live online schedule:
Tues 11am-1pm CST
Wed 5:30pm-7:30pm CST
Sat 8:30am-10:30am CST OR Sun afternoons

It is required that you attend at least 2 of the live online meetings per week to complete the program. There also will be approximately 2 hours a week of pre-recorded audio/video.

*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic contact hours to fulfill the program requirements can be done online through the end of June and possibly beyond depending on the world situation. Any contact hours required for Yoga Alliance registration (should you wish to do so) that are not completed during the training can be acquired via in-person contact after the world health crisis subsides. Not every instructor registers with Yoga Alliance.

This program is taught over 19 weeks. It is intended to be fun and dynamic, encouraging group work and interaction. We will use video and photos of postures and transitions during our program to get the most out of our learning of anatomy and alignment. Attention was taken to develop a program that engages various learning styles, with the understanding of how people learn and retain.

We will use the beauty of technology to hold livestream classes, review photos of our poses for alignment learning and etc. There will also be audio and video recordings of topics to view on your own time.
I believe that in teaching, we need to vary our styles and mediums to allow for the brain to integrate the material. We lose so much of what we learn, so quickly, with in days of learning.
To counteract that, if we are creative in our learning process, making it a notable experience, we will retain the information and find the experience fun and memorable!

Here's What You'll Receive:

  • Pre-recorded lectures & written content
  • Recorded practices with Chris
  • Direct feedback from your mentor
  • 200 Hour YTT Manual ($250 value)
  • Access to Yoga Forest Private Facebook group
  • Guided Meditations
  • Full Year Access to Virtual Forest Namastream online yoga classes, meditation ($200 value)
  • Personal attention on asanas (postures) practice and alignment
  • Full downloadable access to all online discussions and trainings


Required Book list:

The Heart of Yoga  T.K.V. Desikachar
Light on Yoga  B.K.S. Iyengar (edition with white cover, orange sun)
Yoga: Spirit and Practice of Moving Into Stillness  Erich Schiffman
The Yamas and Niyamas: Exploring Yoga's Ethical Practice   Deborah Adele
Teaching Yoga  Donna Farhi
Yoga Mind Body & Spirit Donna Farhi
Power Yoga  Beryl Birch Bender (not Beyond Power Yoga) 
Anatomy of Hatha Yoga: A Manual for Students, Teachers, and Practitioners  H. David Coulter 
Yoga For Wellness  Gary Kraftsow

Suggested books: 
40 Days to Personal Revolution Baron Baptiste 
Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga  Rolf Gates