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Transformative Yoga Teacher Training

200 hour program Yoga Alliance Certified

January 2025 - April 2025

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

  • Alignment & Sequencing

  • The Art of Assisting, Seeing & Relating

  • Demonstrating & Cueing

  • Yoga Anatomy*

  • Philosophy*

  • The Psychology of Yoga

  • Meditation* & Pranayama

  • Chanting & Sanskrit

  • Sound Healing workshop

  • Introduction to Ayurveda

  • Yin Yoga*

  • Prenatal


*Guest Teachers

Anatomy - Timothy McCall

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, Twists, Core Refinement, and Hip Openers. You will learn functional anatomy, bio-mechanics, and the kinesiology of movement as well as 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, an overview of the Bhagavad Gita, history of yoga, and an introduction to the use of Sanskrit. 


Planning and Sequencing: Learn the art and science of sequencing entire classes for different levels of students, setting 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, also 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 participants 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: Learn basic breathing techniques including 3-part breathing, breath retention and Ujjayi, and more intermediate techniques including alternate nostril breathing, Sitali, Kapalabhati, and Bhramari.

Meditation Practice: We will explore several meditation techniques including Breath meditation, Japa meditation, Mantra, Kirtan and more. 


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: Explore the bigger picture of how we live our lives off the mat including nutrition, personal yoga and meditation practice, relations with family, friends, co-workers and community. Learn how to live with dignity, integrity, and respect for all beings.

Location: Leap Yoga, Folsom 

Program Dates 


January 10, 2025 - January 12, 2025

January 17, 2025 - January 19, 2025

January 31, 2025 - February 2, 2025

March 7, 2025 - March 9, 2025

March 14, 2025 - March 15, 2025

March 28, 2025 - March 30, 2025

April 4, 2025 - April 6, 2025


Fridays 5p - 9p / Saturdays 8a - 6p / Sundays 9a - 4p

*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. 



*$2,795 early-bird special (on or before October 1, 2024)
$2,995 regular enrollment 

*To be eligible to receive early-bird discount pricing you must meet the following criteria:

- Application and deposit of $400 is due with application

- Upon acceptance half tuition ($1,197.50) due November 1, 2024

- Remaining balance ($1,197.50) due January 1, 2025

*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 access to classes taught by Gena and Stacy throughout the training program. 

Please complete the online application below. Deposits can be sent via Venmo (@Stacy-Whittingham - or - @Gena-Foreman) or personal check. If paying via check, please make payable to Stacy Whittingham - or - Gena Foreman and drop off or mail to:

Leap Yoga 

Attn: Stacy Whittingham/Gena Foreman

1725 Iron Point Road

Folsom, CA 95630






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