Have you completed a teacher training?
Are you astonished at how much you love helping your students transform?
In your 200-hour training, you learned about yoga’s philosophy and history. You dipped your fingers into the deep pool of yoga’s wisdom. You’re comfortable teaching a basic yoga class and developing a simple sequence.
Now, what’s next?
Are you ready to stand out from your peers?
To develop the confidence to work with students in unique situations?
Have you become fascinated by more advanced yoga postures?
Our continuing education program helps you cultivate your own wisdom and develop the skills to discern what paths are best for you, your practice, and your students.
To become an excellent yoga teacher, you need to find the jewel within yourself to share with others.
To stand out by cutting through the yoga clichés and leading students with depth, skill, and confidence.
With our guidance, you’ll develop your professional skills, teaching language, asana vocabulary, and current philosophy to build a diverse yoga acumen.
Yoga is a vast subject. We understand that you as an individual and a yoga teacher have a unique set of strengths and interests.
We've divided our program into modules so that you can dive into the areas that peak your interest and match your skills.
We offer modules in Advanced Sequencing, Mindfulness & Creativity, Yoga Matside (Individualized Healing Yoga), Ashtanga, Ayurveda for Yoga teachers, Pranayama and more....
You decide which modules fit your needs.
If you're interested in pursuing the 500-Hour Yoga Certificate, you can book the entire program. You'll need to acquire the required classroom and contact hours.
With Mikhayla Anderson, Jessica Blanchard and AJ Durand
Starts January 2019
Journey from the ancient to the modern, from gross to subtle, and back again. Using the Socratic Method we’ll examine issues around colonialism, the self-help conundrum, neo-spirituality, ancient Tantra and practical applications.
With Mikhayla Anderson
Starts February 2019
Discover your inner creativity and use artistic tools to develop your voice and practice. Create resonance between your life and endeavors and your deepest desires with a weekend long meditation retreat at the Flowering Lotus Retreat Center.
With Jessica Blanchard and Meredith Murphy and visiting faculty David Keil
Starts April 2019
Teach the Ashtanga Primary Series: Discover a foundation from which to teach Ashtanga or general vinyasa classes and the beginning of the Intermediate Series. Learn the basics of teaching Mysore-style Ashtanga.
With Jessica Blanchard
Starts September 2019
Hone your teaching skills with Ayurveda: Develop a balancing, Ayurvedic-informed sequence based on the season and individual. Module begins with a foundation in Ayurvedic medicine.
With Jessica Blanchard
Starts November 2019
In-depth pranayama instruction and accountability: Learn how to practice to calm basic imbalances in the doshas. Discover how to apply breathing exercises therapeutically
Your teachers, AJ, Jessica, Meredith and Mikhayla are committed to sharing their love of yoga. They honor transparency. They are relatable and upfront about their level of knowledge and areas of expertise and will not presume to teach you what they don’t know.
Our continuing education program is the culmination of four combined decades of practice, learning, and teaching. Jessica, Mikhayla and AJ deliver depth of knowledge coupled with humility. They teach in a safe way that is nurturing to each individual and encourage every student to practice and live in a healthy and intelligent way.
Having multiple voices creates a safe system of accountability and checks and balances. Jessica, Mikhayla, Meredith and AJ respect one another's points of view and encourage an open dialogue between students and teachers.
We’re confident in our teaching skills and points-of-view, yet we encourage constant questioning and accountability. Rather than using a dogmatic approach to yoga, we encourage you to question, contemplate, and develop strong discernment skills.
Our continuing education is taught over several years, so you have plenty of time to get a firm grasp of the material and integrate it into your teaching practice.
We've divided the training into modules, so that you focus on learning one area at a time. We'll kick off with an Ashtanga Teachers Intensive Featuring Jessica and Meredith.
During the modules, each week you’ll meet with one of the teachers, and there will be a few longer immersions during the year with visiting teachers.
The program is broken into bite-sized weekly commitments — frequent without an overwhelming amount of information at once.
Of course, life sometimes intervenes. You may miss an afternoon or a weekend. This is okay because we record all the sessions. So you won’t miss any valuable learning.
If you take the required hours, you’ll be eligible for the 500-Hour Yoga Teacher Yoga Alliance certification. This is an internationally recognized certificate.
We're offering two ways of enrolling in the training. You can either book the whole training, which will include 6 modules or book each module separately. To qualify for YA 500-Hour certificate you must accumulate the necessary contact hours.
Email jessica [at] balanceyogawellness.com or mikhayla [at] starblossomlife.com
Or click this link to apply!
Once we’ve reviewed your application we’ll respond with more details.