Yoga Loft 200 hour
Lead trainers: Kristi Lyons and Maureen Oar
And with other Yoga Loft
instructors and Guest Instructors
Location: Yoga Loft, 219
Legion Way SW Olympia, WA 98501
Our 200-hour yoga teacher training is
open to dedicated students of yoga who wish to teach in their communities or
workplaces, or simply delve into a deepening of their personal yoga and
mindfulness practice through this in-depth program. The training will provide a
strong foundation in alignment-based yoga asana and mindfulness meditation and
weave the two seamlessly together.
In this program, participants will gain:
fundamentals of teaching a comprehensive yoga practice, including alignment
principles of asana, pranayama, mindfulness meditation, anatomy and
physiology specific to teaching yoga, teaching methodology, classical yoga
foundation to teach alignment-based asana classes
understanding of intelligent sequencing, anatomy and physiology specific to
yoga that promotes healthy biomechanics and a balanced practice
adaptive yoga and gain confidence to modify asana for varying
populations, physical limitations, and mixed levels of practice
to confidently guide mindfulness meditation
understanding of the historical context of yoga
deepening of personal yoga and mindfulness practice
introduction to Ayurveda and how to implement in sequencing
in diversity, inclusion, and the ethics of yoga
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with any questions!
two years of yoga asana practice
Attendance of all training weekends*
Completion of required reading list and homework
Attendance at one asana class per week at the Yoga Loft
maintain a personal home yoga and mindfulness meditation practice
grade on final exam
Successful completion of practicums
Yoga Loft is a Registered Yoga School
(RYS) with Yoga Alliance, which designates this teacher training program as one
which follows (and goes above and beyond) Yoga Alliance standards. Students who
complete an approved training with this school will be eligible to register with
Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYTs).
Ready to get started?
We’ll send you a link to download our
application, along with an introductory letter so we can answer any questions
you may have. We won’t spam you or give your information to anyone else.
The training is made up of 11 weekend
intensives that will be held at the Yoga Loft studio.
Fridays 5:30pm - 9:pm
Saturdays 11am - 6pm
Sundays 8am - 5pm
The weekends will involve both lecture,
asana/meditation practice sessions and practice teaching. The program includes
180 contact hours with our instructors and 20 hours of non-contact hours as
required by the Yoga Alliance.
There are two options to complete the 200-hour Teacher Training Program.
Option 1: 2019-2020 six-month program
Option 2: Two year program
Students may choose to participate in the first 100 hours for personal
development and deepening their understanding of yoga.
students choosing to complete 200 hours
non-refundable deposit reserves your place in the Teacher Training*
payment due by September 1st, 2019
investment for full 200 hours
paid in full by June 1st,
the applicant will receive a Yoga Loft 3 Month Unlimited card (worth
$225) for use from June 1st
to Sept 1st.
* We are limiting the number of participants in the teacher training so we can
create a deep and meaningful journey.
The first 100 hours will offer a doorway into a deeper understanding of the
Tradition of yoga.
This includes four modules of anatomy with Licensed Physical Therapist & Yoga
Teacher, Jeff Powney, to increase your awareness of body mechanics/intelligence
as it related to asana and everyday living.
students choosing to complete only the first 100 hours
$300 non-refundable deposit
place in the Teacher Training*
$1200 Remaining payment due by
September 1st, 2019
$1500 total investment for each 100
hour segment, $3000 total
If paid in full by June 1st,
the applicant will receive a Yoga Loft 1 Month Unlimited card (worth
$90) for use for one month between June 1st
and Sept 1st.
Deadline: September 1st, 2019
plans are available prior to the start date of the training.
Our Cancellation policy
Register: Contact us and we'll send you an
online application. You can also get a hardcopy application at the studio, then
return it to us either via email
firstname.lastname@example.org or in person
at the Yoga Loft.
Your $300 application fee is payable when
you register. (check preferred)
200 hour Yoga
Loft Teacher Training Lead Trainers:
Maureen Oar, Owner of the Yoga Loft, known by
many as Mo, is a graduate of Radiant Health Yoga Teacher
Training Program and a National Yoga Alliance registered
instructor. Maureen began studying Hatha yoga more than 25 years
ago, but it was her breast cancer diagnosis in 2000 that gave
her a greater appreciation of the power of yoga to transform the
body, mind, and spirit. To this day, Maureen credits Cancer
Lifeline's yoga classes as an integral part of her healing
Following her successful treatment and recovery, Maureen and her
husband Gerald sold their home and worldly goods to explore the
far corners of the earth. Unexpectedly, the further Maureen
traveled away from the familiar the closer she felt to humanity
and the common bond shared by all. And it was during her time in
Nepal years ago and more than 20 countries later-where Maureen
felt an awakening and the call to follow the path of yoga.
Maureen has deepened her appreciation and understanding of yoga
as therapy attending numerous workshops and conferences on this
subject. Maureen teaches a variety of levels of yoga, and
promotes the use of props and modifications to make yoga
accessible to all. You can access a interview with Mo and
Thurston County Talks, that will reveal an intimate conversation
with Mo on Yoga, Yoga Loft and more!
At a very young age Kristi found the
she could connect to a beautiful and mysterious inner
spirit. She was able to see the connection between herself,
others and the very nature that surround us all. Her enchantment by this awareness
placed her on a journey that introduced her to a wide
variety of spiritual teachers and eventually lead her to the
practice of yoga.
Through yoga she learned how to
cultivate awareness which helped her to continue to discover
secrets of the beauty of life. She was so inspired and lit
up by the practice that she went through a couple teacher
trainings with the encouragement and support of dedicated
practitioner/teacher, Nathan Hayes, founder of Living Spirit
Her inspiration for teaching is
rooted in her gratitude for the ancient wisdom of yoga and
the many teachers that have helped to guide her on her
Kristi's classes are inspired and
mixed with various yoga traditions, infusing traditional and
She integrates stillness and
movement in each of her classes allowing students to both
experience postures with strong holds, focused on the
integrity of alignment, and postures that are weaved
together in an artistic rhythmic flow which focuses on
She aims to lead students to seek
the mystical power of their own bodies and to tap into that
endless expansiveness of spirit.
Kristi's teaching is constantly growing and evolving into a
beautiful style that has been (and forever will be!)
inspired by many wonderful, benevolent mentors and teachers.
200 hour Yoga
Loft Teacher Training Guest Teachers:
Jeff Powney started his yoga
practice in 1997 and got his teacher training in 2002 with
Integrative Yoga Therapy. He has been a Physical Therapist since
1996. Jeff has studied various forms of yoga including Anusara,
Iyengar, and Yin. His PT training includes various styles of
manual therapy including myofascial release, craniosacral
therapy, visceral manipulation, and joint mobilizations; as well
as various courses on movement mechanics. Jeff believes the
science of the human body / body mechanics and the wisdom of
yoga can help people grow in mind/body/spirit in order to find
their fullest potentials.
Whitney’s mission as a modern yogi
and yoga teacher is to guide you towards the wisdom of your
heart by reconnecting with your wholeness and worth via the
physical and philosophical elements of the yoga tradition.
She has been practicing yoga for
almost 25 years and teaching for 15. Whitney is so grateful
to her teachers and mentors: Denise Benitez, Christina Sell
and Darren Rhodes for yoga; Katy Bowman for Nutritious
Movement; Jos Houben, Char Sundust and Aaron Johnson for
their heart and embodiment guidance.
She is deeply dedicated to
anti-oppression and healing work and you can expect that her
classes will not only challenge you physically but ask you
to create a context for growth and healing within yourself
for the liberation of us all.
Whitney is a mother, writer, quilter, and iron pumper who
loves to explore the many ways that nature, our bodies, and
community move in and out of harmony. She holds an ERYT-500
with yoga alliance
B.S., RYT 200 is a graduate from the Great Heart Yoga Teacher
Training. She is also an alumni from WSU, with a bachelor's
degree in Exercise Science. She took her first yoga class at
age 20 and it has been a learning journey ever since. Her style
of yoga has an emphasis on alignment and a connection between
the mind, body and spirit. The
practice of yoga brings her such joy and inspiration and she
hopes to share this passion with others. Elizabeth believes
that you get out of yoga what you put into it and that your
practice can become whatever you need it to be. She offers
gratitude and thanks to her forever teachers Annie Barrett and
Whitney Lawless, both of whom continue to inspire her.