Transformative Yoga Teacher Training
200 hour program Yoga Alliance Certified
Your teachers, Gena Foreman and Stacy Whittingham have over 25 years combined teaching experience.
A yoga training is so much more than learning how to teach asana. You will learn how to deepen your own practice to affect everyday life.
Join us as we dive deeper.....
Learn how to teach Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga
Proper Alignment & Sequencing
The Art of Assisting, Seeing & Relating
Demonstrating & Cueing
The Psychology of Yoga
Meditation* & Pranayama
Chanting & Sanskrit
Sound Healing workshop
Introduction to Ayurveda*
Anatomy - Karen Miscall-Bannon
Ayurveda – Bret Mason
Prenatal - Christina Martin.
Meditation/Philosophy - Uddhava dasi
Yin Yoga - James Kapicka
Key Components to this Training
This Hatha Yoga 200 HR Teacher Training and Deeper Studies Program is designed for experienced students who would like to achieve a 200 HR Yoga Alliance Certification for the purpose of teaching yoga classes and also for the serious yoga practitioner desiring to deepen his/her understanding of the science of yoga.
The 200 HR training is a comprehensive curriculum that fully covers the fundamentals of yoga philosophy, teaching methods, and specific techniques for working with a diverse array of students in all aspects of postural, breathing, mantra, and meditation practices.
Asana Technique, Teaching Methods, Practical Yoga Anatomy: This part of the course you will learn to teach the major families of asanas: Sun Salutations, Standing Poses, Backbends, Forward Bends, Twist, Arm Balances, Inversions, Core Refinement, and Hip Openers. You will learn functional anatomy, bio-mechanics, and the kinesiology of movement. How to see the student and guide them in a meaningful safe way using alignment principles, modifications, and hands –on adjustments, assisting, and use of props.
Practical Yoga History and Philosophy: This section includes the study of certain yoga philosophies and traditional texts. Studies include; Patanjali’s Eight Limbs of Yoga, Yoga Sutras, Patanjali’s philoposphy of Spiritual Psychology, an overview of the Bahagavd Gita, history of yoga, and an introduction to the use of Sanskrit.
Planning and Sequencing: The art and science of sequencing entire classes, including different levels of students, intentions, setting themes, and styles.
Seeing, Relating, Demonstrating, Cuing: We learn to observe, appreciate, and understand what is happening with different students to develop the skills to work with all bodies and abilities. How to effectively demonstrate yoga poses while giving clear concise instructions using the qualities of voice, tone and audibility.
Practice Teaching: You will work with other participates to teach classes to develop the confidence and skill to lead larger classes. Each practice teaching session includes feedback and discussion of teaching techniques and methods.
Hands-On Assisting: One on one assisting to learn, practice and refine your techniques for guiding students in and out of poses.
Pranayama: Basic breathing techniques include 3part breathing, breath retention and Ujayi, and more intermediate including alternate nostril, sitali, kapalabhati, bhramari.
Meditation Practice: We will explore several meditation techniques: Japa meditation, Mantra, Kirtan, etc.
Subtle Energetic Body and Ayurveda: Understanding that the subtle energetic body is the template to the physical body we will cover nadis, koshas, bandhas, chakras, and the vayus. Introduction to Ayurveda and the five elements, doshas, gunas, and the dinacharaya.
Pre-Natal Yoga: Here you will learn how to adapt the practice for each trimester of pregnancy, indications and contraindications for various conditions, effective use of props, emotional and psychological aspects of pre-natal, preparation, delivery and post-partum reintegration through yoga.
Lifestyle & Ethics, Selfless Service: Exploring the bigger picture of how we live our lives off the mat. Nutrition, personal yoga and meditation practice, relations with family, friends, co-workers and community. Living our lives with dignity, integrity, and respect for all beings.
Location: Leap Yoga & Private Studio in Folsom
Regular Weekend Meeting Times
Meditation Practice *attendance required
Dates: Four (4) Wednesday's (TBD)
Location: Lotus Garden Meditation Center, 7225 Lincoln Ave, Carmichael CA
*Home study and assignments begin 2 weeks before training starts. Assignments will be sent via email with instructions for completion prior to the start of the yoga teacher training program only to registered applicants.
$2,695* early-bird special
$2,950 regular enrollment
*To be eligible to receive early-bird discount pricing you must meet the following criteria:
- Application and deposit of $400 received by
- Upon acceptance half tuition ($1,147.50) due
- Remaining balance ($1,147.50) due
*Tuition does not include books. Book list will be email once accepted into YTT.
*Payment plans for special circumstances can be made available upon request.
Your Tuition Includes:
200-hr Certified Yoga Teacher Certification (pending all program requirements are met), Transformative Yoga Teacher Training Manual, guest teacher workshops, and all excursions.
To register please send completed application along with $400 deposit to:
Gena Foreman (checks made payable to: Gena Foreman)
PO Box 2555
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
Email application to
and venmo $400 deposit to: @Gena-Foreman