200 hr

yoga life skills

& teacher training

Skills and wisdom for creating the best possible experience of life.

This program is designed to give you skills and understanding that you can use now AND that will continue to deepen and unfold over time. The curriculum is resilience-focused. What that means in a practical sense is that the starting place is of acknowledgment of the traumas potentially being held by yourself and your students. This allows for these amazing practices to be applied in a way that is most supportive of the holistic freedom of the practitioner. The intention is not to just perfect poses but to establish a strong foundation of understanding of all 8 limbs of yoga, be able to practice, and transmit that knowledge compassionately and effectively to others. You will learn how to respond to your students' individual needs rather than how to just teach a set sequence (you'll get one of those too :)).

Topics of study include:

  • Science of Trauma and Resilience

  • Asana (posture) breakdown

  • Meditation

  • Pranayama (breathwork)

  • 8 Limbs of Yoga

  • Chakras

  • Asana (posture) breakdown

  • Anatomy for yoga

  • Sequencing, Voice & Cues & SO MUCH more

You can view the breakdown at our school page on Yoga Alliance. Scroll down for details. 

This course will be 100% ONLINE in response to the current global pandemic.

You will be able to register at the 200hr level with Yoga Alliance at the completion of all program requirements.

Here are some answers to the most frequently asked questions:


Dates and times for the final session of 2020 are as follows:


August 1 - September 30

Sessions will be on Saturday AND/OR Sunday as well as Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings for the duration of training.

Saturdays 9am-6pm EST

8/1, 8/15, 8/29, 9/12, 9/26


Saturdays 10am-12pm EST

8/22, 9/5, 9/19


Sundays 9am-6pm EST

8/2, 8/9, 8/23, 9/6, 9/20


Sundays 10am-12pm EST

8/16, 9/13, 9/27


Tuesdays - Thursdays 6pm-9pm EST

8/4-8/6, 8/11-8/13, 8/18-8/20

8/25-8/27, 9/1-9/3, 9/8-9/10

9/15-9/17, 9/22-9/24, 9/29 & 9/30

  • Live sessions WILL be recorded and made available to registered students only.

  • If you are seeking a certification then it is important to be present live as much as possible.

  • Those not seeking certification can study at their own pace. 

  • Digital materials will be provided along with a suggested text and reading lists. No additional text purchases will be required.

  • Access to the student platform.

  • Discounts on private yoga/meditation/coaching sessions.

  • Private FB community for support, encouragement & connection.

If you are seeking a certification you will have required testing and teaching time. If you are simply wanting to deepen your practice, you will not be required to test. Should you change your mind in the future, you will have 18 months to fulfill any missed requirements for certification.

**THIS COURSE IS BEING OFFERED ON A DONATION BASIS AT THIS TIME. The reason I have chosen to do this is that these skills are particularly helpful for times of stress and trauma like we are collectively experiencing now. I have always valued equitable access. I know that during this time there are a great many people who have found themselves suddenly without a job and therefore less financially stable than may be normally truePlease consider that we are all in this together and pay what you can. Those who are able to donate more make the program more accessible for those not currently able to contribute as much financially.


There is no minimum donation, and it is my intention to not turn anyone away for inability to pay; however, it is expected that all students will make an investment whether monetary, energetic, or some combination of those. Payment plans are available and flexible. We will figure it out together.


The value of this training is $3500. This information is provided for reference only, please see above regarding the donation status of this training session.

**IMPORTANT NOTE: There have been many donation-based trainings offered in recent weeks. I have been asked often what makes this training program different than those. This training differs from many of those in that it is a complete training with live hours versus prerecorded videos that you will watch on your own. This allows the training to be deeper, meet the individual needs of the students, and support the cultivation of a strong and supportive community among other things.

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Please complete the application and we will be in touch to finalize your registration. 


Have questions?

Contact Claire directly to get all your questions answered and see if this program is a good fit for you, now. You can call/text or email.

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