Yoga Teacher Training

“The teaching skills I am interested in cultivating in both myself and others are about sitting in the questions more than finding the answers.” – Amy Matthews

This quote fully encompasses the philosophy of my teacher training. I am interested in cultivating within you, within me, a space that we can be confident and comfortable in the questions. This will be your invitation – to travel with me and explore the many facets, nuances and paths of yoga; to be in a place of open ended questions allowing room for intuition, illumination, for infinite possibilities.

The training will offer space for a tangible experience through experiential learning – exploring anatomy, studying asana, creating sequences, hands on adjusting and practice teaching.  We will explore the philosophy of yoga, the inner esoteric meaning of this powerful practice. Within that space, we will leave room for deep inquiry, for the journey to reveal to you your profound truth.  As one student said ‘you will get access to parts of yourself you may not know.’  My hope is to lead you, through the study of yoga, to rediscover, remember and reconnect with You!

Teacher Training begins Jan. 8!!! 

Virtual this year!!!

We are committed to providing you the most accessible, comprehensive, individualized, quality training. 

Our school offers deep individual attention. You receive all the benefits of a collective experience, and beyond that, receive an individual mentor-ship. The cost of this outside of the training would double the tuition. Yet, this is part of your yoga school experience! If this appeals to you, jump in!

Who should attend:  Yoga teachers, health care professionals, counselors, seekers of open hearts and healing!

Apply here to get your spot for a profound journey!

Be Joy Yoga School

I am interested in cultivating within you, within me, a space that we can be confident and comfortable in the questions. This will be your invitation – to travel with me and explore the many facets, nuances and paths of yoga; to be in a place of open ended questions allowing room for intuition, illumination, for infinite possibilities.

A significant aspect of the training is creating a space to allow you to strengthen your intuitive nature toward learning to live and teach with more insight, more authentically. Through this immersion in the study of yoga, you will awaken and brighten your truth, find your voice, and embody unity.  A truly transformative experience!

We at Be Joy Yoga School welcome and invite you to come as you are and join us on this magnificent ride!

Whether you want to teach, are currently teaching or simply want to expand your knowledge of yoga, the fertile ground of this training will support your growth – the direction of that growth is up to you. Here are the Yoga Teacher Training offerings:

Trauma is ever present in our world.  Today, it becomes ever more important to find ways to heal our trauma, to understand the effects of our unhealed trauma on our mind, our body, our spirit.  At the core, trauma takes us away from ourselves.  Healing trauma then is a re-inhabiting of our body, a return to self.  We begin to have a present moment experience with ourselves and with the world.

This training is designed for those who desire to learn how the practice of yoga can assist healing trauma, those who desire to use yoga as a modality to support well-being in mind, in body, in spirit.

Within that scope, you will

  • understand the universal symptoms, the physiology and neurology of trauma
  • know the benefits of meditation, pranayama and asana on the physical, energetic, emotional and spiritual levels
  • study of philosophy of yoga through the yamas & niyamas, make connections to other spiritual paths
  • gain comprehension of the chakra system and its effect on trauma and healing
  • develop a compassionate language for teaching
  • create trauma-informed themes and learn how to weave them within your teaching

Skills will be developed to design safe, supportive, compassionate spaces for all.  Accessing those skills, and comprehending the benefits of yoga, you will feel confident to sequence classes, assess needs of students to create wellness in mind, body, spirit.  All of this and more will help you create your own vision of yoga therapy.

There is much to be gained from this training as we examine our own biases, prejudices, limiting beliefs, and patterns in an effort to assist others with the same. Through this deep self- study, you will obtain a greater awareness, understanding and acknowledgment of your authentic self.  Empowered you will lead others to see possibility in their darkness, remember who they are and embody their own light.

Tuition:  $1,100   (payment plans available to meet your needs)
Tuition includes:  All sessions and materials, 10 yoga classes

Dates:  Jan 8-10; January 18; Feb 4-7;  March 4-7; August 13

Thursday 6-8 pm; Friday 7 -9:30 pm; Saturday 8am – 12 pm; 1-3 pm; 4-6 pm; Sunday 9-11 am; 12-2 pm; 3-5:30 pm

Our all-inclusive 500-hour curriculum will take you well beyond the basics through a vibrant, creative, enlivening exploration of you and yoga. We begin with the Trauma Informed training, where we embark to discover deeper truths about ourselves and access the more subtle nuances of yoga.

Beyond that we will:

  • delve deep into the study of anatomy
  • look at the body through physical, physiological, kinesthetic lenses
  • become versed in the practice of hatha yoga
  • learn a bit of Sanskrit
  • understand principles of alignment and the nuances of intelligent, creative, effective sequencing
  • know how to teach safe, skillful practices
  • study the powerful effects of pranayama and meditation
  • comprehend basic, practical principles to grow your business.

Through a long lingering with the yamas and niyamas and intimate time with the sutras, we will gain understanding of the workings of the mind and heart, which will create a strong foundation to support individual growth; a strong foundation from which to arise a confident, mindful yoga instructor, a confident, mindful yogi!

Tuition:  $4,200  paid in full by January 1: $200 off (payment plans available to meet your needs)

Tuition includes:  All sessions and materials, master workshop, weekend retreat and unlimited yoga at Mudita throughout training.

Dates: Jan 8-10; January 18; Feb 4-7;  March 4-7; April 1-4; April 29-30 & May 1-2; June 17-20; July 15-18; Aug 12-15;  Aug 27-29; Master workshop:   TBA
Thursday 6-8 pm; Friday 7 -9:30 pm; Saturday 8am – 12 pm; 1-3 pm; 4-6 pm; Sunday 9-11 am; 12-2 pm; 3-5:30 pm

Be Joy Yoga School 200 Hour Teacher Training is the most comprehensive fundamental ‘basic training’ around!  There is much to be experienced, many skills to be developed as you step in to this amazing journey.  Whether you desire to begin your teaching career, to deepen your practice, or explore yoga more fully, there is a place for you in this training.

We developed this curriculum with you in mind, offering you a place to establish firm roots and a strong foundation, you will

* explore asana, know the anatomical structure of poses
* become familiar with breath and movement
* develop a skillful approach to sequencing a class in the way that is unique to you.

This groundwork will support your growth in any direction.

Our books, subject matter and teachers encompass the belief that yoga expands well beyond your mat. That is the foundation of our training.  There will be

* exploration of the philosophy
* examine the history of yoga
* experience the language of yoga
* sound bath meditation
* pranayama

Included as well are three intensive workshops on yoga in business, yoga for special populations and energy healing, and a powerful weekend immersion with our school director, Carrie.

And there is more! As a Be Joy Yoga trainee you will get to teach! Each of you will be given an opportunity to teach a Beginnings class within our studio space and as well have opportunities to offer future workshops at the completion of your training.

The foundation of this unique, well-rounded, varied curriculum, will give you space to begin to grow, expand and root into your truth.  Grounded in your authenticity, having an embodied experience, you will feel encouraged and inspired to now grow in the direction of your dreams.

We would be honored to support you on your journey!

Tuition:  $2,500

Tuition includes all sessions, books, binder, unlimited yoga at Mudita. Optional opportunity to attend cadaver lab – $140

Dates:  Fall 2021
Friday 7:00 -9:30 pm; Saturday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm; Sunday 12:00 – 6:00 pm