the craft of teaching yoga
The Craft of Teaching Yoga is an evolving dialogue between artistry, yoga philosophy, reality, and self-reflection. Employing yoga’s rich history alongside practical teaching methodology, the Craft empowers trainees to lead a creative, musical, and meaningful vinyasa flow. The Craft enrolls practitioners to be an active participant on the mat, and in their lives, with expanded self-awareness, purpose, and presence.
The Craft explores four overarching themes that guide us through the training experience. These meta-concepts enrich our relationship with ourselves and our interactions with everything in our lives. Through the felt experience of each concept, we increase our capacity to lead as yoga facilitators. We awaken, we flow, we expand, and we integrate. We emerge from this training transformed, yet closer to our selves than ever before.
seattle program overview
Welcome to a unique training experience.
Our inclusive, diverse, and comprehensive training utilizes dynamic learning modalities, adapted to every learning style. Whether you are a visual, audible, or kinesthetic learner, you are fully engaged and empowered to co-create a learning environment that is fun, informative, and transformational in our program.
In the Craft of Teaching Yoga, you will:
teach an intelligent, musical, and meaningful vinyasa flow
develop and refine your authentic voice for teaching
gain an intuitive, felt-sense of yoga anatomy
be fascinated by yoga philosophy and history
use music to enhance your theme & offering
understand the underlying logic in yoga sequences
build a broad scope of Seattle’s yoga offerings
cultivate artistic self-expression through your class
deepen your spiritual connection through yogic ritual
feel supported with your buddy, your family, a team of mentors, and your yoga teacher training community
cultivate the felt-knowledge of your energetic anatomy
fall 2019 schedule
OCTOBER 20 — DECEMBER 21, 2019
Our training schedule for our 2019 fall session is structured as an immersion format. We meet for 9 weeks on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (with a break for restoration and absorption the week of Thanksgiving 11/28-12/1), with five special Thursday evening workshops, as well. Most sessions are at the beautiful Bohemian Studios in Phinney Ridge, and we’ll spend a weekend at Bohemian Studios in West Seattle! Further, Crafters are invited to attend our optional yoga field trips to experience Seattle’s elite yoga instructors and exclusive yoga experiences during the training.
Thursdays (10/24, 11/7, 11/21, 12/5): 6:30pm-9:30pm
To complement our in-person learning sessions, trainees are required to take weekly yoga classes, read in-depth texts, and respond to written homework prompts to attain their yoga certificate.
Awaken into presence
We explore awakening as a living philosophy. Just as ancient yogis began their journey, attempting to make sense of human existence, we courageously ask:
Why are we here?
Enliven every cell
Enliven every cell is a mantra that recollects the billions of years of evolution that birthed our consciousness into the form of a human body.
It is through every part of this body that we can awaken into presence.
go beyond barriers
The Craft explores the boundaries we create, why we build them, and how to find liberation within these limits. We dive into the boundless world, as well, tasting our formlessness, to witness ourselves from a meta-perspective with unlimited possibility.
release into dharma
Integration is the point at which all experiences, obstacles both past and present, as well as the unseen future, integrate into a seamless whole. It is awakened self. It is an enlivened body. It is exploratory. It is revelatory.
We are two liberated souls enraptured by the wonderment of existence. We craft our every day lives through the lens of yoga philosophy, and we co-create an environment with our students that reveals the wisdom in the ancient texts: you are already whole. We allow our students to experience this simple, yet profound, fact through radical embodiment, rich discussion, and the practical application of lessons. We share yoga asana, ritual, contemplation, breathing techniques, and our connection to nature to guide our students in The Craft. We cannot wait to explore the vast inner landscape with you.
adrienne & eric
I, Adrienne, am an Indiana-girl living a life I never thought possible. Some say I am a pioneer in the fitness industry, but I’m just a dreamer fiercely dedicated to living with purpose and heart-felt intentions. For the longest time, I sought happiness outside of myself. I kept shifting and changing everything about my external environment in hopes that my inner world would feel better. Through yoga, I long-last found the peace I desired. I remembered my wholeness, and by relishing in the beauty of presence, I became empowered to share my lessons with others. The yoga philosophy and teachings are my confidant, a trusted friend that illuminates my shadows and pushes my barriers into pure potential and expansion.
I, Eric, live by the philosophy that I can only live my life to my limited capacity allowed by my experience. That is, the potential of my circustances of my life are mere constructs of my past, present, and thoughts for the future. Thusly, I practice never to take things personally because I understand that everyone has different expectations of the world. And it is for this uniqueness that I dance and revel in the varieties of life. I say, the commonalities we identify within our relationships are comforting and familiar, indeed, but finding inspiration in diversity is what paves the road to self-expression. I yearn to share yoga because it illuminates my path as a sentient being, and I am humbled and inspired, grateful for my life of learning and love.
Our fall guest facilitators will be announced in early July 2019.
We believe in abundance and share our favorite instructors. The Craft collaborates with wellness industry leaders and master trainers to provide a rich and expansive learning environment.
a few testimonials
The Craft changed my life!
It's more than a training to become a yoga instructor (that's a given), it's the opportunity to grow as a human, living on the edge of your skin: body, soul & mind. I made incredibly close friendships & dug deep within myself to push beyond comforts & into potential & take creative risks.
The classes are accessible while still offering a challenge to strengthen & stimulate the mind. Do it, just sign up already! It will be more than you anticipated a training could be.
-Ashley Zimmerman, Spring 2017
THE CRAFT OF TEACHING YOGA IS THE PROGRAM TO CHOOSE!
I completed my 200 RYT program in April of 2018 and began teaching immediately. But learning to teach a class is a small part of this training - the work is about going deeper with the self and uncovering our veils.
The structure of the program is laid out in a way that it flows so perfectly with the learning and progresses seamlessly. Our weekly rituals were my favorites part of the week and something so sacred to each kula. The varying levels of support from Adrienne and Eric and their mentors allowed us students to shine in our own unique way.
The most miraculous part of this journey for me - I went over 160 days migraine free, the longest I have ever been free from migraines in over 30 years. This work is good. Allow yourself to experience it!
~Sarah Shulman, 2018
hands down the training I would choose
I served as a mentor during The Craft in 2017. As an RYT 500, if I were to start my training over again, this is hands down the training I would choose. The quality of teaching that emerges from this program is incredibly impressive. I feel lucky to have been a part of this beautiful training.
-Chelsea Bird, Spring 2017
So yes, do it. Absolutely.
I was in The Craft in winter/spring of 2017.
You should choose this YTT program if you meet the following:
1. You want to learn from some of the best instructors in Seattle
2. You want to expand your yoga network and make wonderful, supportive friends
3. You crave a safe space for personal development, challenge, and recreating the lenses through which you see yourself and the world
You will receive all of the tools you need to learn how to teach a gorgeous vinyasa class, be supported through the program's mentorship component, and make lifelong friends in the process!
-Kristin Spaans, Winter 2017
early-bird rate: (deposit before 9/19): $2,850
self-investment after 9/19: $3,050
Tuition includes unlimited yoga classes at Bohemian Studios, teacher training manual, tools to lead intelligently sequenced vinyasa flow, yoga playlists, mentorship coaching, guest instructors, RYT 200hr Certification (if completed requirements), parties, special surprises, and all the warm fuzzy feelings.
Tuition does not include optional yoga field trip classes to other studios, online payment credit card fees, ayruvedic potion tools ($20) or books.
Still with us? Fantastic! Please apply below, and when approved, you can reserve your spot with a non-refundable $300 deposit. This deposit is applied to your tuition. Full balance due by Oct 19, 2019. All payments are non-refundable. On a budget? It's all good. Let's talk about payment plans!
ready for this?
Yoga teacher training is a transformative and powerful experience. If you have hesitations or questions, just reach out to us. Send us an email by clicking here. We would love to talk on the phone or meet for a cup of coffee or tea and talk about your life goals and yoga and how the Craft will help you along your journey.
If you feel great about it, then please apply below! We will respond to your application in 3-5 business days.