The 200-hour Community Yoga teacher training is the first of it’s kind in Austin. Offering a diverse and intimate setting for students who are inspired to become a facilitator of yoga and mindfulness in community settings such as schools, prisons, rehabilitation centers, recreation centers and more. This training is for those students who are passionate about service and want to make the healing benefits of yoga accessible to all members of our community.
- Applied yoga philosophy and psychology
- Accessible Asana, pranayama, and meditation
- Holding space, mindful facilitation, and therapeutic presence
- Mindfulness-based teaching
- Trauma-Informed teaching
- Yoga for special populations (including guest teachers from the community)
Sanctuary Yoga is a 200 RYS with the Yoga Alliance and students will be fully accredited to not only teach in community settings but professional studios as well. Training will begin the last weekend of August 2018. We will be meeting one weekend a month Friday- Sunday for eight months. Along with the weekend training, students will also be participating in one community class a week observe other teachers and to practice teaching in community settings.
Where and When
The training will be held at Mary Lee Foundation once a month for eight months.
Friday 6 PM- 10 PM, Saturday & Sunday 10 AM-6 PM
08/24/18 – 08/26/18
09/28/18 – 09/30/18
10/26/18 – 10/28/18
11/30/18 – 12/02/18
12/14/18 – 12/16/18
01/25/19 – 01/27/19
02/22/19 – 02/24/19
03/29/19 – 03/31/19
How to Apply
To reserve a place in the training you must complete the
Community Yoga is reaching out to the broader Austin community to create an intentionally racially and socioeconomically diverse cohort. Public spaces are limited to 10 students to ensure diversity, intimacy, and depth of the experience. For those accepted, a $300 deposit will be required to reserve your spot.
In selecting students, community work experience, social service experience, and experience with specialized populations are an important plus. Because we will be training to work in non-traditional settings with specialized populations, our enrollment process will consist of both the enrollment form and a personal history. This training will demand a high level of self-reflection, diversity, social competence, and cultural competence. In order to be considered, please fill out your application fully.