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200 HR Teacher Training

200 HR Teacher Training

Practice Yoga Austin Teacher Training 200 Hour Winter 2018

$2950 (includes $300 deposit)
**Save $400 each when you sign up with a buddy!!

Curriculum Overview

Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics Topics:

  • The Bhagavad Gita
  • Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras including a deep look at The Samadhi Padah
  • Personal Inquiry topics like spiritual Light, Asana Practice and Spirituality
  • Quadrinity Model of Self and it’s applications to teaching and asana
  • Introdution to Yoga History with Carlos Pomeda
  • The Yamas and Niyamas of Teaching: Ethics in Teaching and Business
  • Mantra
  • Meditation
  • Puja Ceremony
  • Ayurveda

Asana Studies Topics:

  • Fundamental Postures Sequence
  • Focused Study of the Categories of Postures
  • Practices
  • Light on Yoga Study Sheets
  • Energetic Sequencing

Teaching Method Topics:

  • 4 Types Of Students
  • 3 Types of Learners
  • Understanding The Variables
  • Sequencing Strategies
  • Themes
  • Demonstration, Observation & Adjustments
  • Verbal Skills


  • Functional anatomy
  • Kinesiology
  • Chakras and Subtle Body Anatomy


  • The Art of Teaching Yoga compiled and written by Christina Sell


When do we meet?

Sat & Sun 8:00a-6:00p

Sept 1,2
Sept 15,16
Sept 29, 30
Oct 13, 14
Oct 27,28
Nov 10,11
Nov 17,18
Dec 1,2
Dec 15, 16


Who’s teaching?

Lead Teachers: Rey Cardenas and Kiely Rutledge
Guest Teachers: G’Nell Price, Shanti Kelley, Gioconda Parker, Jenn Wooten & Stacie Hawkins

How do I sign up?

In order to secure your spot, we require a $300 non-refundable deposit! Be sure to sign up quick…. we sell out pretty quick!

$300 Deposit »
$2650 Remainder for 1 Person After Deposit »
$5100 Remainder for 2 People After Deposit »

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Graduate Testimonials

Practice Yoga Austin Teacher Training Graduate Maggie Anbalagan

Maggie Anbalagan

200hr RYT Practice Graduate
Teaching at: Wild Heart Yoga, Practice Yoga Austin

I am incredibly grateful for my Teacher Training experience with Practice Yoga under lead teachers Kiely Rutledge and Rey Cardenas, not to mention the stellar instruction we got from various guest teachers of extremely high caliber. Every one of them has an obvious and true passion for yoga in every aspect, from asana to philosophy, and really instilled that passion into us as trainees. They were always willing to go above and beyond to answer questions, delve deeper, and really help us grasp concepts for ourselves. I learned so much from asana practice, anatomy, philosophy, sequencing, Ayurveda…and I have realized how much I have yet to learn! This training left me overflowing with knowledge and still wanting more. I came in naive and nervous but extremely open-hearted and excited…I have left with so much more empowerment, humility, and a heart full of gratitude for this experience with these amazing teachers and my fellow classmates who continually inspired and uplifted me. I came to realize that the journey of yoga–and especially teaching yoga–is not over at the end of a 200-hr training (or even a 300 or 500 hour one), but is a path you put your feet to each and every day. I am deeply grateful to Practice Yoga and its teachers for holding wide the door and inviting me to step through and begin my journey.

Practice Yoga Austin Teacher Training Graduate Raina Gradford

Raina Gradford

200hr RYT Practice Graduate
Teaching at: Tetra Fitness, The Paramount Theatre

The training I received at Practice Yoga was outstanding in so many ways. The level of thought and care that went into the training was extremely high. They created an open and loving space that held every student to their highest standard. The program was extremely thorough. The training covered a wide variety of teaching methods, breakdowns of sequencing, extensive and comprehensive anatomy knowledge, deep focus on the 8 limbs of yoga, in depth knowledge on the history and foundation of yoga, and great coverage of how to handle the business side of teaching yoga. There was such a good balance between the physical part of the education and the historical and philosophical part. They had experts who specialized in different areas such as kinesiology, Ayurveda, Chakras, and other areas of yoga study. The use of time was very effective for the group, and allowed us to get everything we needed to complete done with in a very reasonable period of time. The training was very supportive of the students and always had our best interests in mind. I gained such a wealth of knowledge as well as a very connected community with the teacher training. I continue to be very close with the studio because of the intimate environment that the training facilitated. I also will look to do future ongoing trainings at Practice Yoga. I would highly recommend this training to any and everyone. I couldn’t be more satisfied.

Practice Yoga Austin Teacher Training Graduate Arielle Sonnenschein

Relle Sonnenschein

200hr RYT Practice Graduate
Teaching at: Practice Yoga Austin, Black Swan Yoga

I currently teach at two studios in Austin, TX and I have found my training I received from Practice Yoga Austin’s 200RYT program to be invaluable. I fell in love with the studio as a student and immediately felt at home with the community and instructors. I began my teacher training as a way to deepen my Asana practice, I never thought I would actually become a teacher! However, through the leadership and deep nurturing of Kiely Wolters and Rey Cardenas I found myself being called to educate! The staff is extremely knowledgeable and supportive. My relationship to my body and my practice changed after my RYT200. I become more aware of my physical being and of the people around me. My consciousness and my practiced deepened. The aspects of the spiritual practice of Yoga are now a part of my daily life. I feel confident to lead others in practice, because I was given the tools and information to do so.

Practice Yoga Austin Teacher Training Graduate Abby Basset

Abby Basset

200hr RYT Practice Graduate
Teaching at: Beach Cities Yoga in Hermosa Beach, CA Back For Yoga in El Segundo, CA

Practice Yoga Austin and their lead teachers are some of the highest quality yoga teacher training and trainers you can find in Austin. They cover all the important topics and give you ample opportunity to practice teach and work on your own practice. It’s certainly one of the best yoga studios in the city, and I’d unquestionably recommend it for anyone looking for extremely high quality yoga teacher training.

300 HR Teacher Training

300 HR Teacher Training

300 Hour Teacher Training from Practice Yoga Austin

Join us for our Absurdly High Quality 300 Hour Teacher Training Program!


To Provide Advanced Level Programming that takes teachers deeper into their practice and into their personal experience of yoga and mindfulness. By applying modern means to ancient teachings, this training is both current and relevant to the modern yoga teaching experience. Our program helps teachers know more than the material, it helps teachers know themselves and from that deep level of authentic experience, to be of service in helping others find and sustain the practice of yoga. Our program goes beyond education, sponsoring and encouraging the teachers in our care in development on every level.


To promote depth and skillful means in the Austin Yoga Community by supporting our students to mature and grow in wisdom, integrity and skill. To inspire the next generation of leaders in our community. To incite our students to reach beyond their current boundaries to create change and be the change needed to ensure the future of yoga for all people. To pass on what we know with love and dedication. To offer a connection to the lineage of yoga through a deeper student-teacher relationship.


Gioconda Parker:

Advanced Practice
Somatic Awareness and Yoga
Chakras & Transpersonal Development

Shanti Kelley:

Advanced Practice
The Healing Arch
Working with your Metaphor

Shawn Kent:

Engaged Mindfulness
Community Outreach

Iva Drtina-Hall:

Teaching Skills

Jenn Wooten

Season Practices
Growing Awareness through Practice

Kiely Wolters

Teaching Skills
Advancing Your Asana
Props & Modifications

When is it?

January 20th – September 23rd 2018

Jan 20th-21st, Feb 3rd-4th, Feb 17th-18th, Mar 3rd-4th, Mar 31st-Apr 1st (Easter Weekend, meet on Friday evening, no Sunday evening session), Apr 14th-15th, Apr 28th-29th, May 12th-13th, May 26th-27th, June 9th-10th, June 23rd-24th, July 14th-15th, July 28th-29th, Aug 11th-12th, Aug 25th-26th, Sept 8th-9th, Sept 22nd-23rd

Saturday/Sunday 8-12PM & 1-4PM

What’s the cost?

$4,450 (with $400 deposit included)
Save $500 with the Early Bird Discount if you put your deposit down before November 1st, 2017!

Who’s teaching?

PYA Senior Faculty – Iva Drtina-Hall, Shanti Kelley, Shawn Kent, Gioconda Parker, Kiely Wolters, Jenn Wooten

How do I sign up?

Secure Your Spot with the $400 deposit »
Pay Remainder After Deposit »

Payment Plan

We are offering payment plans!

Payment Plan with Early Bird discount:
$400 Deposit BEFORE Nov 1st; 16 Payments of $220/each due at each meeting Jan 20th thru Sept 8th; Final payment of $30 due Sept 22nd.

Payment Plan without Early Bird discount:
$400 Deposit; 16 Payments of $250/each due at each meeting Jan 20th thru Sept 8th; Final payment of $50 due Sept 22nd.

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Kauai Retreat

Kauai Retreat

Kauai Retreat with Laura Joy DeBolt and Practice Yoga Austin

Retreat to a Hawaiian Paradise with Laura Joy DeBolt
April 9-15, 2017

$200 refundable deposit to secure spot »

Private Master Suite in Shared Villa: $2,700
Private Room in Shared Villa: $2,550
Dual Occupancy Room in Shared Villa: $2,200

~ Airfare not included ~

Join Laura Joy and Practice Yoga Austin in April for a luxurious Hawaiian Vacation! We’ll be staying at a boutique resort on the sunny South Shore of Kauai, nicknamed “The Garden Isle” thanks to the lush, tropical rain forest covering much of the island. You will enjoy the dramatic beauty of the scenic landscapes, plentiful waterfalls, sparkling-white beaches, and you will soon see why it is also called “The Land of Every Day Rainbows.”

Morning (slow-flow) and evening (chill-out) yoga practices will be offered by Laura Joy each day. You can look forward to all breakfasts and dinners provided, expertly prepared with both vegetarian and carnivorous options at every meal. One group excursion is included in the cost of the retreat, and you will be provided with an optional itinerary for the rest of the week. You may choose to participate in more outings, either with the group on your own. Transportation to and from the airport are provided.

This is a laid back, relaxing retreat with an excellent group of people designed to replenish your soul. Join us in April for the vacation of a lifetime.

Please inquire about rates for couples/additional privacy.
Deposit is refundable until 12/31/16.

Shine Your Light – A Mentorship for Teachers with Kiely Rutledge

Shine Your Light – A Mentorship for Teachers with Kiely Rutledge

Shine Your Light with Kiely Rutledge

The hardness of a diamond is part of its usefulness, but its true value is in the light that shines through it.

B.K.S. Inyengar, Light on Life

What is it?

As yoga teachers, we are a light that shines into the lives of the students we touch. As spiritual seekers, we have the opportunity to share the practice that has transformed our lives. What would it feel like to have a community of support and a deepening relationship to your teacher as you live out your dharma to teach? How could you expand if you felt supported? Join Kiely and a circle of teachers to expand, refine, and transform your teaching, your inner life, and your unique light through a 9 month mentorship at Practice Yoga Austin. The mentorship consists of the following components, each designed to meet you where you are and expand your capacity:

Refine the Tools
Meet once a month in the studio to refine the hard skills of teaching through practice, lecture, and special guest teachers, G’Nell Price and Marnie Castor.

Refine the Classroom
Teaching assessment and feedback.

Refine the Message
One-on-one business consultation to gain progress in the business of yoga. Learn to create a beautiful website, fine-tune your social media message, organize retreats, plan a workshop, make financial goals, write a well-written bio.

See and Respond
Take the opportunity to gain valuable experience by assisting classes.

Quadrinity Circle
Who is the self that teaches? Once a month meetings in Kiely’s home for intimate check ins and guidance through the inner life of a teacher.

When is it?

9/1/16 – 5/14/17
2:30 – 5:30PM
Twice a month, every 2nd Saturday
18 total sessions

Is there anything required?

How to Apply?

  • First, fill out our required application.
  • If you are approved, you will be emailed! You can then move on to payment options.

How Much is it?

Spring Awakening – A Yoga and Acupuncture Workshop

Spring Awakening – A Yoga and Acupuncture Workshop

Spring Awakening with Stacie Hawkins and Jennifer Hoger

Saturday, April 23rd 3-5PM
$50 Donation / 15 Spots

Winter months can create dormancy and stagnation of the physical and emotional body…

Spring Awakening: Through a combination of the ancient methods of Acupuncture and Yoga, Stacie Hawkins RYT and Jennifer Hoger L.Ac, CYT will guide you to rejuvenate and refresh your body and spirit.

This 2 hour yoga+acupuncture workshop will include a 90 minute energizing yoga practice that will focus on back bends and twists to help realign, and invigorate the body and mind. The yoga practice will culminate in a 30 minute savasana with a simple, yet effective palliative acupuncture treatment and aromatherapy geared towards fortifying and soothing the body and mind – awakening you to all the possibilities of Spring!

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Practice Yoga Austin + Fun Fun Fun Fest 2015

Practice Yoga Austin + Fun Fun Fun Fest 2015

Practice Yoga Austin and Fun Fun Fun Fest

We’re doing it again. Attend for a chance to win two 3 day passes to FFF!!!

Practice Yoga Austin and Fun Fun Fun Fest are teaming up to get you all hyped up. Oh and throwing in some awesome FFFFest yoga classes in the mix. A part of the proceeds will be benefitting Community Yoga Austin.

Get Your Donation Yoga on:

  • 10/4 from 12-1PM – Booty Shaking Blue Stage Yoga @PYA
  • 10/11 from 1-2PM – Orange Stage Indie Yoga @French Legation
  • 10/18 from 1-2:15PM – Yellow Stage Chill Out Yoga @French Legation
  • 10/25 from 12-1PM – 90’s Emo Black Stage Yoga @PYA

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PYA Yoga Ride!

PYA Yoga Ride!

PYA Yoga Ride

Sunday, 8/16/15 10AM – 11:30AM

Join PYA friends on a guided cycling yogi adventure through lovely downtown Austin. We’ll meet up at 1114 W 5 St and kick things off there with a sun salutation warm up and breath work to focus the mind. Then we’ll hop on our wheels and cruise across town at a friendly pace, stopping to see some of Austin’s finest sites and for refreshments on the east side smile emoticon Our ride will end at 11:30 AM at Practice Yoga Austin at 1103 E 6th St, where we’ll have a riders special stretch and cool down.


PYA Loves Students!

PYA Loves Students!

Practice Yoga Austin loves Students

Students, come get your free yoga on!

That’s right!! This is our way of giving back to those who just worked their rear ends off getting those final exams done. Way to go, guys!!

Only valid for the following time slots:
6:00AM, 7:15AM, 11:15PM

When you come to the studio, be sure to show the instructor your student ID before class. Enjoy 🙂

200-HR Teacher Training 2015

200-HR Teacher Training 2015

Practice Yoga Austin Teacher Training

Back by popular demand, Practice is offering its 2nd Absurdly High Quality 200 Hour Teacher Training Program!

When is it?

  • Starts 4/10-6/15
  • Weekend sessions 3 weekends on 1 weekend off
  • Fri session 7:30p-10:30p
  • Sat & Sun session 7:30a-4:30p (with breaks)

What’s the cost?

$2950 (includes $300 deposit)
**Save $400 each when you sign up with a buddy!!

Who’s teaching?

Lead Teachers: Rey Cardenas and Kiely Rutledge
Supporting Teachers: Shanti Kelley, Jenn Wooten, Stacie Hawkins, G’Nell Smith & Mike Matsumura

How do I sign up?

In order to secure your spot, we require a $300 non-refundable deposit! Be sure to sign up quick…. we sold out FAST last time!

$300 Deposit »
$2650 Remainder for 1 Person After Deposit »
$5100 Remainder for 2 People After Deposit »

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