2020 YOGA TEACHER TRAINING​

*REGISTRATION HAS BEEN POSTPONED FOR OUR 2020 YTT DUE TO COVID-19. PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES.*

We are pleased to offer both a 200- and a 300-hour training this year. Our Yoga Teacher Trainings are perfect for those who want to expand their knowledge beyond basic Yoga studies covered in most 200 hour trainings, deepen their own practice and learn how to teach and share yoga with others. Instructed by our own Sarah Jane Burkholz, Sammy Brown and Steph Nally with special guest teachers Rohit Nair, who specializes in Indic studies and Maria Radloff, who specializes in Ayurveda. Our teachers have a deep accumulative experience of both practicing under master yoga teachers and of teaching. 

This unique program is Yoga Alliance-certified and is open to new students of yoga as well as all levels of practitioners and teachers.

SCHEDULE

Our 200-hour YTT will run from May 1 – August 30. The 300-hour training will run in conjunction with the 200-hour training with the additional dates as listed below. Fridays will be from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sundays will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. with a 1 hour break each day. 

May 1-3
May 8-9 (Mother’s Day is on the 10th)
May 15-17
June 19-21
June 26-28
July 17-19
July 24-26
July 31-August 2
August 14-16
August 22 (One day only to make up for Mother’s Day)
August 28-30 *Last week of the 200-hour training
September 18-20
September 25-27
October 2-4
October 16-18
October 23-25

TOPICS COVERED

« Practice and study of Yoga Asanas linked Vinyasa
« Learn and practice teaching in a safe and supportive environment
« Hands on assisting / adjusting
« In-depth study of Yogic philosophies using ancient and contemporary texts
« Studying the Yogic path to inner freedom and expansion of human consciousness, implementing traditional Indian contemplative sciences
« Anatomy pertaining to Yoga (includes a hands-on cadaver lab study)
« Subtle body systems; Chakras and Nadis (energetic pathways)
« Ayurveda, the sister science of yoga pertaining to bodily health and nourishment
« Basic Sanskrit / Devanagri reading and chanting
« Pranayama (yogic breathing techniques) and kriyas (yogic practices for mind and bodily health)

200-HOUR Registration*

200-Hour Cost Before 4/4: $2,000
200-Hour Cost After 4/4: $2,200

If you’d like to sign up for a payment plan for YTT, please register at the front desk. You will be able to make 3 payments:

$734 due May 1
$733 due June 1
$733 due July 1

300-Hour Registration*

300-Hour Cost Before 4/4*: $3,000
300-Hour Cost After 4/4: $3,300

If you’d like to sign up for a payment plan for YTT, please register at the front desk. You will be able to make 3 payments:

$1,100 due May 1
$1,100 due June 1
$1,100 due July 1

*The Early Bird discount pricing will not be applied to the payment plan. Registrants MUST pay for the training upon registration online or at the front desk. You also must be a Front Climbing Club member in order to participate. This will give you access to unlimited yoga classes and our gym! Check out membership rates & perks here.

Testimonials from previous Teacher Trainings

Meet the instructors

Sarah Jane is our resident yoga director. She has been studying and practicing Ashtanga Yoga since 1998 and teaching at The Front since 2010.

Trainings in India with Guru Sharath Jois:
« December 2019 & January 2020: 2 month Ashtanga Yoga Study at Sharath Yoga Centrer in Mysore, India (December 2019: Received Authorization level 2 to teach full Intermediate and Primary series of Ashtanga Yoga from Guru R. Sharath Jois)
« March 2019, month long Ashtanga Yoga training at KPJAYI in Mysore, India
« October 2018, Namarupa Yatra with Paramaguru Sharath R. Jois, Robert Moses, Eddie Stern and Radhakunda Das, Himalayas, India
« Month long study at KPJAYI in Mysore, India, November 2016

Workshops with Guru R. Sharath Jois:
« October 2018, Namarupa Yatra with Paramaguru Sharath R. Jois, Robert Moses and Eddie Stern, Himalayas, India
« 6 day Led Intermediate and Primary Series Workshop and conferences with Guru R. Sharath Jois in Los Angeles, California, June 2017
« 6 day Led Intermediate and Primary Series Workshop and conferences in Los Angeles, California, June 2016
« 6 day Led Intermediate and Primary Series workshop in Los Angeles, California, September 2014
« 6 day Led Intermediate and Primary Series workshop in Encinitas, California, August 2013

Yoga Trainings:
« January 29-February 2, 2018, Advanced training with Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor
« 5 day Essentials Intensive with Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor in Boulder Colorado, January 2014
« 200 hour Ashtanga Teacher Intensive from Richard Freeman‘s Ashtanga Teacher’s Intensive including 4 hour hands on anatomy labs in Boulder Colorado, 2012 with Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor
« Week long Yoga Intensive: Buddha and the Yogis: the Vajra Body 2011 in Phoenicia, New York with Richard Freeman, Mary Taylor, John Campbell and Robert Thurman (professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University)
« Week long Ashtanga Mysore study with Rolf and Marci Naujokat in Goa, India, 2011
« 20 hour Intensive Ayurveda Study in Kerala, India, 2009
« 200 hour Ashtanga training with Caroline Klebl in Kerala, India, 2009

Sammy will be teaching only the philosophy and anatomy portions of this Yoga Teacher Training. Sammy has been studying yoga and eastern philosophy since he was 12 years old and has grown up around practicing yoga and meditation. He has studied such schools as Iyengar, Hatha,  Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Raja Yoga. He spent the past five years living in Mysore India where he studied Ashtanga Yoga at KPJAYI under R. Sharath Jois the grandson of Sri K. Patabbi Jois and is happy to be part of a direct lineage that is traceable to T. Krishnamacharya.

On his 2013 trip, he received his level 2 authorization to teach Ashtanga. He has also studied under other senior teachers such as Tim Miller, and John Friend while continuing an ongoing study with Richard Freeman. Sammy has completed a 300-hour Yoga Therapy course in northern California at the Ananda Seva Ashram and continues to study Ayurveda, alignment, anatomy and both eastern and western philosophy.

Sammy is an E-RYT 500-hour Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Instructor with an emphasis in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and Yoga Therapy.

Steph Nally found yoga at the age of 14 when her mom became an instructor, but she truly fell in love with the practice when she discovered it for herself at 19 while attending the University of Utah. She completed her 200-hour teacher training a year later, and since then yoga has sneaked its way into every aspect of her life.

She takes every opportunity she can to deepen her understanding of the practice. Most recently she traveled to India for the second time to immerse herself in further training with Kia Miller. She is currently an E-RYT 200, 500-hour teacher through Yoga Alliance, and is dedicated to continuous training.

Steph has a degree in Exercise & Sport Science from the University of Utah and has studied and been influenced by Ashtanga, Hatha and Kundalini schools. She has a playful approach to yoga, and her intention is to connect you with your breath, alignment and a deep sense of strength you may have forgotten about. Her classes are accessible to all levels and often incorporate arm balances and inversions, basic mantra and aspects of meditation.

“For me yoga has been a journey of curiously exploring my body and mind and the way I subtly shift day to day, hour to hour. My intention is to help you connect to your breath, your intuition and a deep sense of presence that you can take with you out into the world.”

Rohit shares a passion for learning and sharing his knowledge on eastern philosophy including several of the sacred texts and ideas that carry the beauty and spirit of love, devotion, compassion and gratitude. Growing up in India, he quickly learned about the timeless tradition and culture of the country and today continues to develop a deeper understanding of Hinduism, Buddhism, Ayurveda, Yoga, Tantra, Jyotisha, Bhagawad Gita and Upanishads. An inquisitive mind, adept teachers and divine grace has allowed him to continue his spiritual pursuit and, on the way, share this knowledge with other seekers. “I believe one’s path for seeking answers to Who am I? Why am I here and What to do next? may be different, but it is all just a means to an end. We only need to ask ourselves how quickly we want to realize that end, and accordingly choose our paths.”

OM Shanti Shanti Shantihi…

Maria Radloff has been studying ashtanga yoga since 2008. She studied under Dave Oliver in Scottsdale, Arizona and has since then done trainings and classes with Prem & Radha Carlisi, Kino MacGregor, David Robson and Cheryl Oliver. She has also taken Mysore classes in the studios of Tim Miller and Richard Freeman.

She has been teaching ashtanga introductions for yoga teacher trainings since 2011 and has taught many studio ashtanga classes in the Phoenix and Salt Lake City areas since 2009.

Besides practicing ashtanga, Maria has been practicing and studying Sanskrit and Ayurveda. She has studied with Nicolai Bachman, Arun Deva, Niall Mandal (School of Practial Philosophy) and Cheryl Oliver. She continues her studies to this day, especially in her true love of Sanskrit. She has also done training in Vedic Chant with Cheryl Oliver.

Maria has been an instructor for Inbody Yoga Academy since 2010. She is currently the Director of Vedic studies there and teaches many ashtanga, sanskrit and ayurveda classes for their programs. She is also the lead instructor for the 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training with Wasatch Ayurveda & Yoga.

Maria is a graphic designer when not at the studio, although most of her clients tend to be yogis and yoga studios, so she’s still there a lot! She also is crazy about her three Italian Greyhounds, Ginger, Coco and Chloe. She loves hiking in the mountains, playing piano, learning languages and having coffee with her friends.

Maria believes the world can be a better place through quality language, thus her passion for sanskrit, good grammar and creative writing.

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