300-HOUR
YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

 

BECOME THE TEACHER WHO INSPIRES OTHERS

Yoga Garden SF’s 300-Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training certification program will expand your understanding of yoga beyond asana.

  • Embody the effects of various asana, pranayama, sequencing and meditation techniques.
  • Immerse yourself in yoga philosophy, subtle anatomy, and teaching applications.
  • Experience the subtle and transformative aspects of yoga, and learn how to apply this knowledge to your personal practice as well as private clients, public classes and specialty workshops.
  • This program is designed for yoga teachers who wish to support their professional yoga career. As a graduate, you are eligible to register as an RYT-500 with Yoga Alliance with your RYT-200 certification and completion of YGSF’s 300-Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training.
The Yoga Garden Difference
  • Experience Yoga Garden’s smaller, intimately-sized programs, which provide you with unparalleled access to lead teachers during the training, ongoing mentorship and career advice well beyond the program completion.
  • Benefit from our lead teachers, who bring decades of experience teaching, practicing, studying, living and breathing yoga to guide and mentor you.
  • Receive mentorship and individualized support through our Peer Teaching collective. A teaching clinic facilitated and mentored by senior YGSF instructors allowing you to grow as a student and evolve as a teacher.
  • Belong to a community of professional peers that will support your practice for a lifetime.
  • Teach. Our graduates are successful yoga teachers!  Because Yoga Garden SF is such a highly respected yoga school,  it opens  doors for graduates.

How you do it:

  • Start with a 200-Hour Yoga Alliance registered training, such as Yoga Garden’s 200-Hour Basic Yoga Teacher Training.
  • Complete 3 Core Modules: Core Energetics, Core Philosophy and Core Synthesis. Each Core Module is 50 hours, all three total 150 hours. These can be taken in any order.
  • 120 hours of elective credit, allowing you to select your area of expertise.
  • 30 non-contact hours are built-in to the program to include outside homework and required reading.
  • Elective hours and concurrent certifications can be earned for Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT), Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training, Children’s & Teens Yoga Teacher Training (RCYT), Trauma-Informed Yoga and Boxing Yoga Teacher Training.
  • Elective hours can also be earned through Mentorships, and workshops including: Therapeutics, Anatomy, Philosophy, Psychology, Ayurveda, Advanced Asana, Sports and Yoga, Art of Teaching, Meditation and many other topics.
  • Students have 3 years from their first class to complete the program. The program can be completed within one-half year.

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Core Philosophy - Winter+Spring 2018 Part Time

January 13, 2018 - March 25, 2018
$945 - $1095

Bhagavad Gita, Non-Dualism, Cidananda - the Bliss of Awareness through Discovery, Creation and Co-Creation This module will focus on the Bhagavad Gita, the best known of all the philosophical texts from the Indian Subcontinent and a timeless and relevant read for Yogis past and present. We will experience how placing ... Read More

Core Energetics - Winter+Spring 2018 Part Time

February 10, 2018 - April 22, 2018
$945 - $1095

Core Energetics: Prana Vayus, Doshas, Gunas At its heart, yoga is a process of transformation. But for transformation to occur, we need to develop a deep understanding of who we are on every level, and which tools and practices will help us evolve. In this course, you will: Examine yourself ... Read More

CORE SYNTHESIS – SPRING 2018 Part Time

April 7, 2018 - June 3, 2018
$945 - $1095

Core Synthesis: Advanced Teaching Application "Have you also learned that secret from the river; that there is no such thing as time? That the river is everywhere at the same time, at the source and at the mouth, at the waterfall, at the ferry, at the current, in the ocean ... Read More

Core Energetics SUMMER+FALL 2018 Part Time

July 7, 2018 - September 9, 2018
$945 - $1095

Core Energetics: Prana Vayus, Doshas, Gunas At its heart, yoga is a process of transformation. But for transformation to occur, we need to develop a deep understanding of who we are on every level, and which tools and practices will help us evolve. In this course, you will: Examine yourself ... Read More

Core Philosophy Summer+Fall 2018 Part Time

July 14, 2018 - September 16, 2018
$945 - $1095

Bhagavad Gita, Non-Dualism, Cidananda – the Bliss of Awareness through Discovery, Creation and Co-Creation This module will focus on the Bhagavad Gita, the best known of all the philosophical texts from the Indian Subcontinent and a timeless and relevant read for Yogis past and present. We will experience how placing ... Read More

Core Energetics Summer 2018 Full Time

August 7, 2018 - August 12, 2018
$945 - $1095

Core Energetics: Prana Vayus, Doshas, Gunas At its heart, yoga is a process of transformation. But for transformation to occur, we need to develop a deep understanding of who we are on every level, and which tools and practices will help us evolve. In this course, you will: Examine yourself ... Read More

Core Philosophy Summer 2018 Full Time

August 14, 2018 - August 19, 2018
$945 - $1095

Bhagavad Gita, Non-Dualism, Cidananda – the Bliss of Awareness through Discovery, Creation and Co-Creation This module will focus on the Bhagavad Gita, the best known of all the philosophical texts from the Indian Subcontinent and a timeless and relevant read for Yogis past and present. We will experience how placing ... Read More

Core Synthesis Summer 2018 Full Time

August 21, 2018 - August 26, 2018
$945 - $1095

Core Synthesis: Advanced Teaching Application “Have you also learned that secret from the river; that there is no such thing as time? That the river is everywhere at the same time, at the source and at the mouth, at the waterfall, at the ferry, at the current, in the ocean ... Read More

CORE SYNTHESIS – FALL 2018 Part Time

September 22, 2018 - November 18, 2018
$945 - $1095

Core Synthesis: Advanced Teaching Application "Have you also learned that secret from the river; that there is no such thing as time? That the river is everywhere at the same time, at the source and at the mouth, at the waterfall, at the ferry, at the current, in the ocean ... Read More

Free Yoga for Beginners - class San Francisco
YOGA GARDEN SF MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

Designed to support and guide your development as a yoga instructor by partnering you with a Senior Level Yoga Teacher (Mentor). Work directly with your Mentor to cultivate your teaching skills and strengthen your confidence as a yoga instructor. You will have the opportunity to observe and assist actual Yoga Garden SF classes. Receive 30 hours of elective credit towards your 300-Hour certification.

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YOGA TEACHER TRAINING INFO SESSION

December 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Interested in becoming a yoga teacher and looking for a deeper learning of yoga? Join our next Yoga Teacher Training Info Session! Info sessions give you the opportunity to connect with inspiring yogis within the Yoga Garden community such as teacher training faculty, alumni, and future teachers. Learn more about Yoga ... Read More

Art of Adjusting: Module 2

December 9 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$115

with Karen Macklin Featuring: Supine Folds and Twists, Restorative Poses, & Savasana Are you are a new or experienced teacher who would like to gain a deeper understanding of how to give hands-on adjustments? In this 5-hour clinic, in which you will: Gain a deeper understanding of why and when ... Read More

Aromatherapy and Yoga for the Seasons: Winter

December 10 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
$55

with Katrin Kuttner, E-RYT 500 Breathe in, breathe out and learn. In this comprehensive Aromatherapy workshop, Katrin will present a case for using your senses to improve your health and well-being. The fine scents of essential oils inspire the mind, invoke memories and reconnect us with nature when we have ... Read More

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

December 15 - December 17
$445 - $495

With Alexandra Rossi Restorative Yoga is a gentle yoga practice designed to create deep relaxation and calm the nervous system, supporting overall health in the body. This form of yoga is a regenerative healing tool that reduces stress through the use of supported yoga postures, breathing and meditative techniques. During ... Read More

Break it Down: Urdhva Dhanurasana (Wheel Pose)

January 6, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$50 - $60

Open your heart! Join Max for an in-depth exploration of Urdhva Danurasana (Upward Bow/Wheel Pose). In this workshop, you will learn the foundations and the steps to enter your fullest expression of Wheel Pose safely with a therapeutic approach for the lower back. With Max you will build a solid understanding ... Read More

Yoga for Your Cycle

January 6, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$35 - $45

with Marisa Toriggino A healthy menstrual cycle is the result of following appropriate practices for your body throughout the month—not just during your period but every day. If you’ve ever felt bloated, cramped, frazzled or out of balance on your cycle, join Marisa and learn some simple yogic techniques to ... Read More

New Year Sachi

New Year, New You

January 7, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$55 - $65

With Sachi Doctor Start the New Year off right by gaining the knowledge needed to create the balance and harmony you seek. Together we will explore Ayurvedic practices to help align your daily habits with your unique nature and create rituals that help you find ease within the day-to-day. We ... Read More

Core Philosophy - Winter+Spring 2018 Part Time

January 13, 2018 - March 25, 2018
$945 - $1095

Bhagavad Gita, Non-Dualism, Cidananda - the Bliss of Awareness through Discovery, Creation and Co-Creation This module will focus on the Bhagavad Gita, the best known of all the philosophical texts from the Indian Subcontinent and a timeless and relevant read for Yogis past and present. We will experience how placing ... Read More

Break it Down: Bakasana

January 13, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$35 - $45

Let’s fly! Join Max for an in-depth exploration of Bakasana (Crow/Crane Pose). In this workshop, you will learn the foundations of Crow Pose and the steps needed to take flight. With Max, you will build a solid understanding of the pose from an alignment-centered perspective. Max will offer a sequence that ... Read More

Sadhana: Awaken and Energize Your Home Practice

January 14, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$55 - $75

With Meredith Holt Do you want to cultivate a consistent home practice? One that feels alive, nourishing, and sustainable? One that you can integrate into your life, using it to be more AWAKE, energized, and engaged in the world? This training is for you! It will be offered four times ... Read More

Teaching Yoga for Beginners

Tools for Teaching Yoga to Beginners

January 21, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
$60 - $70

with Stacey Swan In this workshop students will build effective teaching skills and study tailored sequencing for beginners or students new to yoga. The topics will include: Creating a welcoming and safe environment Breaking down sun salutations Sequencing a well-rounded practice Modifications and working with props Teaching Ujjayi and other ... Read More

Mindful Yoga - Movement and Meditation

January 21, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$35 - $45

Learn observation techniques to stay grounded when you practice yoga, with Alexandra Rossi This workshop will establish a foundation for a mindfulness-oriented yoga practice and seated meditation. Alexandra will guide you to sync your breath, body and mind to tap into a deeply meditative practice. While consciously moving through a series ... Read More

Peer Teaching Collective

January 28, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Peer Teaching Collective uses the support of fellow graduates and senior teachers to keep your teaching skills honed and your repertoire growing. This teaching clinic is an exclusive benefit for YGSF teacher training alumni (200, 300, Prenatal, and Children) who have graduated from a 200-hour yoga teacher training program. The ... Read More

Teacher Training

200-HOUR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING FEB 2018 FULL TIME

January 30, 2018 - February 25, 2018
$2950 - $3150

Our 200 hour yoga teacher training full time (immersion) program is designed for students to complete an in-depth program in the shortest period possible. If you wish to deepen their practice, the one month immersion provides an excellent “urban retreat” experience in the heart of San Francisco. This program is ... Read More

Core Energetics - Winter+Spring 2018 Part Time

February 10, 2018 - April 22, 2018
$945 - $1095

Core Energetics: Prana Vayus, Doshas, Gunas At its heart, yoga is a process of transformation. But for transformation to occur, we need to develop a deep understanding of who we are on every level, and which tools and practices will help us evolve. In this course, you will: Examine yourself ... Read More

free prenatal yoga classes yoga garden sf expectant mother marisa toriggino

Yoga for Fertility

February 17, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$35 - $45

with Marisa Toriggino In this class you will learn a series of poses designed to improve a woman’s fertility. This is a practice that Marisa did daily for six months with instruction given by B.K.S. Iyengar. The practice consists mostly of supported backbends and inversions, with the primary impact behind ... Read More

TRAUMA CORE MODULE 1: BOUNDARIES AND ETHICS

February 18, 2018 @ 2:15 pm - 4:15 pm
$40 - $50

Trauma and Transference  with Max Kopeikin As yoga teachers, are we just instructors? Are we “healers”? Are we coaches? Are we friends? In this Trauma and Transference training, we will cover the professional ethics and boundaries of working as a yoga teacher. This includes both the legal boundaries and the ... Read More

"Come Hang!" Intro to Wall Ropes

February 24, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:55 pm
$45 - $60

Come Hang with Max Kopeikin! During this gentle yoga practice you will be introduced to basic yoga postures using wall ropes, or yoga kurunta. Wall ropes allow for safety, adding traction to many poses, and support for effortless inversions. This workshop is appropriate to all levels, including absolute beginners. This course ... Read More

Peer Teaching Collective

February 25, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Keep your teaching skills honed and your repertoire growing!  This teaching clinic is an exclusive benefit for YGSF teacher training alumni who have graduated from certified teacher training programs (200, 300, Prenatal, and Children). The group is facilitated and mentored by senior YGSF instructors. The format includes a rotating opportunity ... Read More

Ayurveda & Asana: Understand Your Dosha to Transform Your Practice & Your Health

February 25, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$50 - $60

with Sachi Doctor Ayurveda is a 5,000-year-old system of natural healing rooted in the ancient Vedic culture of India. Ayurveda is the sister science to yoga, literally meaning “the science of life” (Ayur = life, Veda = science or knowledge). Together Yoga and Ayurveda work toward helping a person achieve health, ... Read More

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training - Spring 2018

March 2, 2018 - March 11, 2018
$1295 - $1495

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training - Spring Yoga Garden SF (YGSF) is a leading national center for prenatal yoga teacher training, with graduates successfully teaching throughout the U.S., Asia and Europe. Our program is one of few who offer Yoga Alliance registration as a Prenatal Yoga School (the only nationally-recognized standard ... Read More

Mindfulness

Yoga, Mindfulness, and Evolution

March 10, 2018 - March 16, 2018
$600 - $675

With Karen Macklin Practicing and teaching with deeper intention  35-hour Advanced Teacher Training with certification in Yoga and Mindfulness (Note: The weekend portion of the training, called Heart of Meditation, is open to all students and can be registered for separately. Topics with an “*” will be covered over the ... Read More

Meditation

The Heart of Meditation Weekend

March 10, 2018 - March 11, 2018
$150 - $200

With Karen Macklin Saturday, March 10, 1:30-5:00pm Sunday, March 11, 12pm-4:30pm At its heart, yoga is more than a physical practice; it is a practice of evolution and liberation. But to truly understand what this means, we must go beyond the physical postures and explore the subtler philosophical and spiritual ... Read More

Sadhana: Awaken and Energize Your Home Practice

March 17, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
$55 - $75

With Meredith Holt Do you want to cultivate a consistent home practice? One that feels alive, nourishing, and sustainable? One that you can integrate into your life, using it to be more AWAKE, energized, and engaged in the world? This training is for you! It will be offered four times ... Read More

Peer Teaching Collective

March 25, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Keep your teaching skills honed and your repertoire growing!  This teaching clinic is an exclusive benefit for YGSF teacher training alumni who have graduated from certified teacher training programs (200, 300, Prenatal, and Children). The group is facilitated and mentored by senior YGSF instructors. The format includes a rotating opportunity ... Read More

CORE SYNTHESIS – SPRING 2018 Part Time

April 7, 2018 - June 3, 2018
$945 - $1095

Core Synthesis: Advanced Teaching Application "Have you also learned that secret from the river; that there is no such thing as time? That the river is everywhere at the same time, at the source and at the mouth, at the waterfall, at the ferry, at the current, in the ocean ... Read More

200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training April 2018 Part Time

April 8, 2018 - June 30, 2018
$2950 - $3150

Our 12-week part time series is designed for those students who would like to complete our in-depth program without disrupting their work, school or personal schedule. The extended format allows for a process of deep transformation in a supportive community over the course of 3 months. This format is a ... Read More

Art of Adjusting: Module 1

April 8, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
$100 - $115

with Karen Macklin Standing poses, backbends, inversions Are you are a new or experienced teacher who would like to gain a deeper understanding of how to give hands-on adjustments? Join Karen for this 5-hour clinic, where you will: gain a deeper understanding of why and when to give hands-on adjustments ... Read More

Ayurvedic Training: Four-Day Intensive

April 12, 2018 - April 15, 2018
$485 - $585

with Sachi Doctor Take part in an integrated Ayurvedic Training designed to enhance your yogic studies, whether you are just beginning to dive deeper or you are a long-time student. This four-day intensive with Sachi will cover the core concepts of Ayurveda, specifically its applications for asana, pranayama, mantra, and the ... Read More

Garden Teens®

Garden Teens Teacher Training Spring

April 24, 2018 - April 28, 2018
$790 - $890

Lighting the torch of mindfulness in the hearts of youth through yoga and meditation is one of the most powerful and empowering ways to shape our world. Yoga Garden Teens® is for parents, yoga teachers, school teachers, educators or those working with youth 12 to 18 years old. Participants acquire ... Read More

Balance Your Hormones with Ayurveda

April 29, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$55 - $65

With Sachi Doctor Feeling tired? Overworked? Out of balance? Poor nutrition, stress, lack of exercise and various other lifestyle factors affect the body’s ability to maintain a delicate balance of hormones, eventually resulting in an imbalance that depletes mind & body. In this workshop we will explore how hormones respond ... Read More

Teacher Training

200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training May 2018 Full Time

May 1, 2018 - May 27, 2018
$2950 - $3150

Our 200 hour yoga teacher training full time (immersion) program is designed for students to complete an in-depth program in the shortest period possible. If you wish to deepen their practice, the one month immersion provides an excellent “urban retreat” experience in the heart of San Francisco. This program is designed to ... Read More

Embodiment and Vitality: Awakening the Subtle Body

May 5, 2018 - May 6, 2018
$185 - $200

With Sean Feit Oakes From its roots as a meditative discipline, to the dynamic breath work of classical Hatha Yoga, to the athletic forms common in modern practice, Yoga has always been used to cultivate energy and embodied presence. In this workshop, experienced students will work with the energetic tools ... Read More

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training - Summer

June 8, 2018 - June 17, 2018
$1295 - $1495

Yoga Garden SF (YGSF) is a leading national center for prenatal yoga teacher training, with graduates successfully teaching throughout the U.S., Asia and Europe. Our program is one of few who offer Yoga Alliance registration as a Prenatal Yoga School (the only nationally-recognized standard for prenatal yoga teacher training), giving ... Read More

Mindful Yoga - Movement and Meditation

June 16, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$35 - $45

Learn observation techniques to stay grounded when you practice yoga, with Alexandra Rossi This Mindful Yoga workshop will establish a foundation for a mindfulness-oriented yoga practice and seated meditation. Alexandra will guide you to sync your breath, body and mind to tap into a deeply meditative practice. While consciously moving through ... Read More

Garden Kids®

Garden Kids® Teacher Training Summer 2018

June 22, 2018 - June 26, 2018
$890 - $990

With Alexadra Rossi Lighting the torch of mindfulness in the hearts of youth through yoga and meditation is one of the most powerful and empowering ways to shape our world. Yoga Garden Kids® is for parents, yoga teachers, school teachers, educators or those working with children 4 to 12 years ... Read More

Garden Teens®

Garden Teens® Teacher Training Summer 2018

June 27, 2018 - July 1, 2018
$790 - $890

With Alexandra Rossi Lighting the torch of mindfulness in the hearts of youth through yoga and meditation is one of the most powerful and empowering ways to shape our world. Yoga Garden Teens® is for parents, yoga teachers, school teachers, educators or those working with youth 12 to 18 years ... Read More

Teacher Training

200-HOUR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING JULY 2018 FULL TIME

July 3, 2018 - July 29, 2018
$2950 - $3150

Our 200 hour yoga teacher training full time (immersion) program is designed for students to complete an in-depth program in the shortest period possible. If you wish to deepen their practice, the one month immersion provides an excellent “urban retreat” experience in the heart of San Francisco. This program is designed to ... Read More

Core Energetics SUMMER+FALL 2018 Part Time

July 7, 2018 - September 9, 2018
$945 - $1095

Core Energetics: Prana Vayus, Doshas, Gunas At its heart, yoga is a process of transformation. But for transformation to occur, we need to develop a deep understanding of who we are on every level, and which tools and practices will help us evolve. In this course, you will: Examine yourself ... Read More

Core Philosophy Summer+Fall 2018 Part Time

July 14, 2018 - September 16, 2018
$945 - $1095

Bhagavad Gita, Non-Dualism, Cidananda – the Bliss of Awareness through Discovery, Creation and Co-Creation This module will focus on the Bhagavad Gita, the best known of all the philosophical texts from the Indian Subcontinent and a timeless and relevant read for Yogis past and present. We will experience how placing ... Read More

Core Energetics Summer 2018 Full Time

August 7, 2018 - August 12, 2018
$945 - $1095

Core Energetics: Prana Vayus, Doshas, Gunas At its heart, yoga is a process of transformation. But for transformation to occur, we need to develop a deep understanding of who we are on every level, and which tools and practices will help us evolve. In this course, you will: Examine yourself ... Read More

Sadhana: Awaken and Energize Your Home Practice

August 12, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$65 - $75

With Meredith Holt Do you want to cultivate a consistent home practice? One that feels alive, nourishing, and sustainable? One that you can integrate into your life, using it to be more AWAKE, energized, and engaged in the world? This training is for you! It will be offered four times ... Read More

Core Philosophy Summer 2018 Full Time

August 14, 2018 - August 19, 2018
$945 - $1095

Bhagavad Gita, Non-Dualism, Cidananda – the Bliss of Awareness through Discovery, Creation and Co-Creation This module will focus on the Bhagavad Gita, the best known of all the philosophical texts from the Indian Subcontinent and a timeless and relevant read for Yogis past and present. We will experience how placing ... Read More

Core Synthesis Summer 2018 Full Time

August 21, 2018 - August 26, 2018
$945 - $1095

Core Synthesis: Advanced Teaching Application “Have you also learned that secret from the river; that there is no such thing as time? That the river is everywhere at the same time, at the source and at the mouth, at the waterfall, at the ferry, at the current, in the ocean ... Read More

Wisdom

Listening In: The Wisdom of the Body

August 26, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$55 - $65

In a world of information overload is it easy to become reliant on external information to tell us how we should feel, what we should eat, and so on. Yet each of us has an inner guide that we can learn to trust steer us in the direction most aligned ... Read More

Trauma

Trauma Core 2: Yoga, Trauma, & Healing

September 1, 2018 - September 2, 2018
$345 - $395

with Sean Feit Oakes and Karen Macklin Theory and Practice of Trauma-Informed Yoga Many people come to yoga to help heal old wounds, both physical and emotional. In this workshop we will dive in deeper to help support students who have been affected by past trauma. In this two-day teacher ... Read More

Teacher Training

200-HOUR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING SEPTEMBER 2018 PART TIME

September 9, 2018 - December 9, 2018
$2950 - $3150

Our 12-week, part time Teacher Training series is designed for those students who would like to complete our in-depth program without disrupting their work, school or personal schedule. The extended format allows for a process of deep transformation in a supportive community over the course of 3 months. This format ... Read More

Garden Kids®

GARDEN KIDS® TEACHER TRAINING FALL 2018

September 26, 2018 - September 30, 2018
$890 - $990

With Alexadra Rossi Lighting the torch of mindfulness in the hearts of youth through yoga and meditation is one of the most powerful and empowering ways to shape our world. Yoga Garden Kids® is for parents, yoga teachers, school teachers, educators or those working with children 4 to 12 years ... Read More

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200-HOUR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING OCTOBER 2018 FULL TIME

October 2, 2018 - October 28, 2018
$2950 - $3150

Our 200 hour yoga teacher training full time (immersion) program is designed for students to complete an in-depth program in the shortest period possible. If you wish to deepen their practice, the one month immersion provides an excellent “urban retreat” experience in the heart of San Francisco. This program is designed to ... Read More

Intensive - Marisa

7-Day Intensive Training in Florence, Italy

October 7, 2018 - October 13, 2018
$300 - $400

With Marisa Toriggino Yoga Garden SF hosts a 7-Day Yoga Retreat & Training Intensive with Marisa Toriggino in Florence, Italy. This urban retreat is the perfect opportunity to advance your yoga practice while exploring the splendor of one of the most beautiful and iconic cities in Europe. All classes will ... Read More

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training - Fall

November 2, 2018 - November 11, 2018
$1295 - $1495

Yoga Garden SF (YGSF) is a leading national center for prenatal yoga teacher training, with graduates successfully teaching throughout the U.S., Asia and Europe. Our program is one of few who offer Yoga Alliance registration as a Prenatal Yoga School (the only nationally-recognized standard for prenatal yoga teacher training), giving ... Read More

AYURVEDIC TRAINING: FOUR-DAY INTENSIVE

November 29, 2018 - December 2, 2018
$485 - $585

with Sachi Doctor Take part in an integrated Ayurvedic Training designed to enhance your yogic studies, whether you are just beginning to dive deeper or you are a long-time student. This four-day intensive with Sachi will cover the core concepts of Ayurveda, specifically its applications for asana, pranayama, mantra, and the ... Read More

Art of Adjusting Module 2

December 8, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$100 - $115

with Karen Macklin   Seated and Supine Folds and Twists, Restorative Poses, & Savasana Are you are a new or experienced teacher who would like to gain a deeper understanding of how to give hands-on adjustments? Join Karen for this 5-hour clinic, where you will: Gain a deeper understanding of ... Read More

Sadhana: Awaken and Energize Your Home Practice

December 9, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$55 - $75

With Meredith Holt Do you want to cultivate a consistent home practice? One that feels alive, nourishing, and sustainable? One that you can integrate into your life, using it to be more AWAKE, energized, and engaged in the world? This training is for you! It will be offered four times ... Read More

Mariah Frye

Owner of Stone Turtle Yoga


The more time that passes, and the more teacher trainings I see cropping up everywhere, the more grateful I feel for my experience at YGSF. It was a transformational time, and has directed my life time and again. So, thank you!

Sonya Genel

Yoga Teacher San Francisco


I have been teaching yoga for almost 10 years. I found the 300 Hour program with Jean was tremendously beneficial for review and refinement as well as introducing new tools for my teaching. It was an opportunity to deepen my own practice and I am really grateful for the wonderful community here.

Maren Zweifler

Yoga Teacher Austin, TX


The program felt both formative and co-creative, a unique and deeply reflective time when I learned about the subtler aspects of yoga, became more at ease with teaching and learned about the history and philosophy of yoga in an organic, naturally evolving way.

Cynthia Koch

Yoga Teacher San Francisco


This program taught me the science of this practice. This program offered me a formula to understand how to heal myself and bring this power, this gift of connection and awareness through my words, actions and teaching. I am forever grateful.

Paulina Julian

Yoga Teacher Mexico


The program allowed each of us to take our own personal routes of study, to be supported individually in honing our own talents and refining our particular skills as teachers. The studio and community environment make it easy to focus and create a retreat like atmosphere in the midst of our everyday lives.

Shannon Handa

Traveling Yoga Teacher


I can’t thank my teachers enough, for being so generous with their knowledge, and supporting me in becoming the teacher I am today. Yoga Garden will always be like a second home to me.

JEN (HECHT) NEWMAN
Instructor
Jen (Hecht) Newman is an E-RYT 500 certified yoga teacher who has always had a connection to the exploration of movement and the expression of her heart. She has been studying movement and yoga for the majority of her life and has been teaching since 2001. Her teaching style offers clear, precise alignment that is playful as well as soulful.Jen has found that yoga is an offering and support in creating a remembrance of who we really are by connecting the physical, mental, and emotional being. In this place, there is an opportunity to feel the tangibility of our essence and offer this back in our day to day living. She has recently been studying Craniosacral Therapy under the Upledger Institute and is excited to further her studies in this direction. Come ready to play and find a deeper connection to your heart.
KAREN MACKLIN
Instructor
Karen Macklin (RYT-500) has been studying yoga and meditation since 2000 and has received training in the yoga traditions of Ashtanga, Iyengar, Shadow Yoga, AcroYoga, Therapeutic, and Restorative, as well as in various forms of Buddhist meditation, yogic philosophy, and the science of Ayurveda. She has studied with many wonderful teachers, and has been most influenced by Scott Blossom, Sean Feit, Chisandra Fox, Gary Kraftsow, and Jason Crandell.She teaches with an emphasis on building internal and external strength, creating mindfulness, and establishing a deep connection with the energetic body. Her classes are typically strong but slow, rhythmic flows that incorporate hands-on adjustments, verbal alignment cues, and an opportunity for students to enter a space of meditation and inquiry. Karen has also written about yoga for Yoga Journal, Yoga International, FitYoga, Tricycle, San Francisco Weekly, and the San Francisco Bay Guardian.
KATRIN KUTTNER
Instructor
Katrin, E-RYT500 Yoga Teacher Trainer / Yoga Instructor / Yoga Therapist / Philosophy Teacher, lives and teaches yoga in San Francisco and travels around the globe to share her passion for the spiritual art with the body. She is leading and contributing to yoga teacher education and training. For her classes and workshops she designs sequences that make sense of the body and mind for a deep sustainable experience. She strives to address the unique therapeutic needs of every student and cultivate a lasting increase in energy and courage. Katrin combines in her teaching fluid strength and alignment with a tantric take on life. Katrin is an extraordinarily creative and skillful yoga teacher. I am very impressed with her ability to balance strong leadership with compassion and encouragement.” – Desirée Rumbaugh creator of “Yoga to the Rescue” DVD seriesyoga.katrinkuttner.com
MARISA TORIGGINO
Instructor
Marisa is one of two partners at Yoga Garden SF and has been part of the team since it opened in 1998. Her areas of responsibility includes Operations and Finance, and she is the primary instructor of the prenatal program which includes weekly classes, workshops and teacher training. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her children, writing poetry and being physically active.
MICHELLE BOUVIER
Instructor
Michelle Nayeli Bouvier is a Prana Vinyasa™ E-RYT 500+ yoga teacher trainer, Hoopdance pioneer, AcroYoga teacher, bodyworker, movement therapist and dancer devoted to the art and science of embodiment. With a diverse movement background and 20+ years in yoga, Michelle has taught full-time, at studios, conferences, retreats and festivals since 2002. In addition to sharing Prana Vinyasa™ through Shiva Rea’s Samudra School, she is on the Teacher Training Faculty of Āvāhana School of Yoga & Expressive Healing Arts, Balanced Action Yoga, and Hoop Vinyasa. Loved for her joyful creativity as a movement guide, Michelle teaches with a uniquely trained eye drawn from a plethora of techniques, training, and experience working with people in all walks of life. She loves the challenge of giving each student just what they are ready for, and specializes in creating meditative experience through breath and rhythmic movement. Michelle seeks to expand our understanding of living yoga beyond asana, in life as well as through a variety of embodied awareness practices. She is the founder of EmBody Retreats, immersive training retreats that delve into the overlap of dance, yoga and self-care practices through multidisciplinary movement study and the Tantric teachings of yoga’s roots in fluid kārana vinyāsa and spontaneous dance. With nearly 4000 hours of advanced study, Michelle maintains a private practice based in San Francisco and continues to study Ayurveda and the Axis Syllabus.www.michellebouvier.com
SEAN FEIT
Instructor
Sean Feit Oakes, PhD teaches Buddhism, Haṭha Yoga, and Organic Intelligence® with a focus on the integration of meditation, philosophy, and self-inquiry with trauma resolution and social justice. He has studied in Zen, Tibetan, and Theravāda Buddhist lineages, including training as a monk in Burma, and is authorized to teach by Jack Kornfield. Other primary teachers include Anam Thubten, Sayadaw U Janaka (vipassanā), Eugene Cash and Sylvia Boorstein (Insight Meditation), Alice Joanou (yoga), and Steven Hoskinson (Somatic Experiencing/Organic Intelligence).
SONYA GENEL
Instructor
Sonya Genel, ERYT500, joyfully embraces the power of yoga not only to heal and transform the body but also to heighten human consciousness and to create a radiant life. In her classes, Sonya weaves precise anatomical alignment with flowing movement. Always approaching her students with authenticity and humor. Sonya’s intention is to hold space for a direct embodied connection with Spirit. When she is not teaching yoga, Sonya can often be found drawing or painting. As an artist, she notices the profound effects yoga has on her creativity, and she has dedicated herself to enthusiastically guiding others toward enhancing their own unique life path through yoga. When Sonya first discovered yoga in the 1990’s, she began with Ashtanga yoga and power vinyasa, but as her practice evolved she gravitated more towards alignment based styles such as Anusara and Iyengar. She attended her first teacher training at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. Over the years she has completed hundreds more hours of training in alignment based yoga, prenatal yoga, anatomy, therapeutics, mysticism, tantra, and meditation. Sonya is grateful to have had the opportunity to study deeply with some incredible teachers such as Sianna Sherman and many others. She now brings over a decade of teaching experience to her classes, workshops, trainings and retreats. She is a certified teacher of Rasa Yoga, and holds an E-RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance.Practice with Sonya at home! Classes available online at udaya.com and yogavibes.com Learn more and connect with Sonya at www.sonyagenel.com, follow her on instagram/twitter @sonyayoga and on Facebook @sonyagenel.

Can I take my elective hours at multiple locations?

To be certified as an RYT-500 through Yoga Alliance, you must complete your 300-Hour training at one school. This school must be certified as an RYS-300 or RYS-500. Yoga Garden SF has this certification.

How do I get admitted into Yoga Garden SF’s 300-hour training?

Yoga Garden SF’s 300-hour yoga teacher training is open to all Yoga Alliance-registered graduates of a YA-registered 200-hour yoga teacher training. Graduates of Yoga Garden SF’s 200-hour program do not need to apply for admission. Graduates of other programs can submit their credentials here.

What if my 200-Hour yoga teacher training was not Yoga Alliance registered?

Some students come to Yoga Garden SF’s 300-Hour yoga teacher training from a 200-Hour training that is not an RYS-200. You cannot be certified as an RYT-500 teacher unless you have registered with Yoga Alliance as an RYT-200. These students often enroll through Yoga Garden SF’s renowned Pro-Elite membership, and take their 200-hour and 300-hour certification in the same year. Every 200-Hour program is different; the knowledge gained at YGSF will exponentially help you in your career as a yoga teacher.

I don’t want to be certified. Can I take a Core Module?

No, Core Modules are reserved for candidates of RYT-500 certification. You must be a registered RYT-200 to take these programs.

How long does it take to complete the 300-Hour training?

You can complete your 300-hour training in as little as six months, and as long as three years. For international students, and for those who wish to study in an intense immersion format, the Core Modules are offered every year in August back-to-back. Otherwise, we offer two part-time schedules each year. Your elective choices depend on your time, and your interest. We offer a variety of options for the 120 necessary flexible elective hours, year round.

How much does it cost?

The 300-Hour training can be purchased as a-la-carte items, where each module and elective is purchased individually over time. Our Pro-Elite Membership allows students to study anything and everything YGSF has to offer for $425/month. The latter choice is by far the best value.

Do you offer Work Study?

No, our staff are professionals; however, we will make every effort to work with your budget to make your training possible. This training is both a path of personal transformation and professional training, and we ask that you make the financial commitment to prioritize it and make it the important next step in your personal and professional life.

Our Pro-Elite Membership is designed to make this professional training an affordable budget item, so that you can fully and freely engage in the intellectual, spiritual, social, and physical dimensions of the practice and our community.

What is the difference between 500, 300, and 200 hour trainings?

Yoga Alliance is an International industry association of yoga professionals that registers members and member schools that comply with basic standards of experience and training. These registrations are recognized world-wide for standardizing minimum requirements and are frequently the basis of employment decisions. Detailed descriptions of standards for each program can be found at Yoga Alliance.
RYT-200 is our Basic Yoga Teacher Training
RYT-300 is our Advanced Yoga Teacher Training
You must be RYT-200 to take RYT-300, after which you may register as RYT-500, the most advanced registration.
In addition, we offer certifications (and Yoga Alliance registration) for RPYT (prenatal yoga teacher) and RCYT (children’s yoga teacher)

What if I need to miss part of the training? ?

You may miss up to 8 hours (or 1 day) of a Core Module in order to receive credit as part of our 300 hour program. Make-ups must be scheduled either in a future training ($50 per session/day) or as a private session with your teacher ($125/hr).

Is the deposit refundable ?

Yes, the deposit is refundable for up to 14 days prior to the start of the program, full payment of the program due at that time and is non-refundable.

YGSF 300 Required Reading

Core Module: Energetics Required:

Core Module Energetics Recommended:


Core Module: Philosophy with Sean Feit Oakes Required Books:

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Core Module Philosophy Recommended

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Credit
Only students who complete all 50 hours of each Core Module will receive credit for the module. If you do not complete all 50 hours, you will not receive credit and will not receive a refund.

Certificates (and by association, confirmation of RYT-300 status through Yoga Alliance) will only be granted to students who complete all hours of the program and/or all make-ups required.

Attendance
Students may only miss up to 8 hours (or 1 day) of the program. If you miss more than 8 hours of training, you are welcome to continue the program, but will not receive credit. If you would like to receive credit for the Core Module you will need to take the training again at a discounted price of $695. You are still responsible for full payment of the first Core Module.

In certain cases, you may count any hours taken as elective hours toward your 300-Hour certificate, provided that you take a subsequent Core Module.

Attendance is mandatory for the first two days of any Core Module. During that time, essential course pedagogy and introductory concepts are taught that are necessary for the remainder of the program. If you expect that you will miss one of the first two days of a Core Module, we recommend that you wait to start a different Core Module until you know you can be present for these times.

Any minutes lost due to tardiness are recorded and must be made up if amounting to 50 minutes or more. Classes start and end on time and you are responsible for the material and minutes missed at the beginning of class.

Make-Ups
Students who have missed up to 8 hours of the training may make up the hours in two ways:

1) Schedule a private session with your instructor ($125/hour) Depending on the content of the missed coursework, make-up time ratios may vary from 1:1 to 1:4.

2) Join a future training for the day(s) you missed, as space allows ($50 administrative fee per instance)

All make-ups must be completed within one year of your training. Because program content varies by instructor, you must contact your teacher to find out what exactly you have missed. Depending on what your teacher requests of you, you may be responsible for completing an assignment (writing an essay, sequencing a class, etc.) on the content missed.

Make-ups may only be requested through the core module make-up form.

Cancellations
Cancellations are accepted up to 14 days before the start of a training; if you cancel, the cost of the program will be refunded to you. If you withdraw from a program 13 days or fewer before the program start date, you will surrender your spot in the program and forfeit the entire program cost.

Attendance
A minimum of 90% attendance is required for all multi-day programs, unless drop-in days are specifically offered in the program description. Students who register for or attend less than 90% of a program may not receive credit for the hours that they did attend and may not receive a certificate. In the event of any absence, missed hours must be made up to receive credit for the program.

Pro-Elite Cancellations and Fees
Pro-Elite students who withdraw from a program less than 14 days before the start will be charged a late cancellation fee of 50% of the full program cost, as per the Pro-Elite contract. Pro-Elite students who register but do not attend a program will also be charged the late cancellation fee.

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