Front Yoga’s most recent 300-hour advanced Yoga Teacher Training began on May 31st, 2019! Our next YTT will be coming Spring 2020 – stay tuned for details!

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 and Sammy Brown, 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 300-hour Yoga Alliance-certified and is open to new students of yoga as well as all levels of practitioners and teachers.


« 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)


Our 300-hour YTT runs from May 31 – November 17. It takes place over 13 weeks; Fridays will be from 4pm to 9pm and Saturday and Sundays will be from 9am to 5pm. This course has 270 contact hours and 30 practicum hours. (An anatomy lab is included!)

Week 1: May 31, June 1, June 2
Week 2: June 14-16
Week 3: June 28-30
Week 4: July 12-14
Week 5: July 26-28
Week 6: August 9-11
Week 7: August 23-25
Week 8: Sept 6-8
Week 9: Sept 20-22
Week 10: October 4-6
Week 11: October 18-20
Week 12: November 1-3
Week 13: November 15-17


Cost: $3000

*You must be a Front Climbing Club member in order to participate. This will give you access to unlimited yoga classes, full access to our gym, climbing and more! Check out membership rates & perks here.

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 of $1,000 on: 6/10, 7/10, & 8/10.

If you have any questions or would like to inquire about our upcoming YTT, please email Front Yoga Director, Sarah Jane.

Testimonials from previous Teacher Trainings


Sarah Jane

Sarah Jane has been studying and practicing Ashtanga Yoga since 1998 and teaching at The Front since 2009. Among her studies have been:

  • Month-long Ashtanga Yoga and Sanskrit study at KPJAYI in Mysore, India with Guru Sharath Jois, March 2019
  • Namarupa Yatra with Paramaguru Sharath R. Jois, Robert Moses and Eddie Stern, Himalayas, India, October 2018
  • 5 day Advanced Training with Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor in Boulder CO, February 2018
  • 6 day led Intermediate and Primary Series Workshop and conferences with R. Sharath Jois in Los Angeles, California, 2017
  • Month long study at Shri K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute with R. Sharath Jois, Mysore, India, 2016
  • Sanskrit 1&2 and Bhagavad Gita study, KPJAYI, Mysore, India 2016
  • 6 day Led Intermediate and Primary Series Workshop with R. Sharath Jois, Los Angeles, 2016
  • 5 day Essentials Intensive with Richard Freeman, Boulder Colorado, 2014
  • 6 day Led Intermediate and Primary Series workshop with R. Sharath Jois, Los Angeles, 2014
  • 5 Day Led Intermediate and Primary Series workshop with R. Sharath Jois, Encinitas, 2013
  • 200 hour Ashtanga Teacher’s Intensive including 4 hour hands-on anatomy lab with Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor, Boulder Colorado, 2012
  • Month long Sanskrit Study with Marcia Solomon, Boulder Colorado, 2012
  • Week long Yoga Intensive: Buddha and the Yogis with Richard FreemanMary TaylorJohn Campbell and Robert Thurman, Phoenicia, New York, 2011
  • Week long study with Rolf and Marci Naujokat in Goa, India, 2011
  • 20 hour Intensive Ayurveda Study, Kerala, India, 2009
  • 200 hour Ashtanga Teacher Training with Caroline Klebl, Kerala, India, 2009

“I have a deep love for Ashtanga Yoga. I am so grateful to be part of a lineage that has brought awareness, abundance, harmony, discipline, and health to my life. I want to help others find an enjoyment of this lifelong practice that can fit into practically anyone’s life, no matter the condition of their body.”

Sammy Brown

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.

Rohit Nair

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

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.