Waking Yoga 200 Hour Teacher Training (Online & Live)

Waking Yoga 200 Hour Teacher Training (Online & Live)


“Peace requires everyone to be in the circle — wholeness, inclusion.”
- Isabel Allende

Waking Yoga is a foundational 200-hour yoga training that fosters inclusion, self-authority, and body positivity. We are a collaborative of seasoned yoga educators, therapists, and community activists. We believe that yoga can be a powerful tool for personal healing and liberation as well as for the healing and liberation of society.

Our vision is to nurture trauma-informed yoga teachers who are active in their communities and beyond, guiding them to work mindfully with privilege and oppression and understand the nuances of their students’ races, genders, sexual orientations, bodies, and overall lived experiences as deep sources of individual and collective wisdom.

We will support you through four months of self-inquiry, yoga, and evidence-based mindfulness and somatic practices that will lead you deeper into self-knowledge and enrich your work in the world. In doing so, we will safely yet honestly explore raw conversations about our relationships with society, ourselves, and each other.

This training is an opportunity to make your healing and growth as a human your priority for four months. This experience will leave you more awakened to the world within you and the world around you.



  • Beginning to intermediate yoga practitioners who want to strengthen their practice and intermediate to advanced yoga practitioners who want to deepen their practice
  • Yoga practitioners who want to use yoga and mindfulness as a tool for well-being and stress management as well as for trauma resolution and resilience
  • Mental health clinicians who want to incorporate somatic work into their practice
  • Yoga practitioners who want a foundation for a yoga therapy program
  • Yoga practitioners who want a foundation for conscious service work and activism
  • Anyone who wants to create inclusive yoga classes and communities
  • Anyone who wants to offer yoga in under-resourced communities who have not yet had access to wellness programs
  • Anyone in the helping professions who wants to work more consciously and sustainably
  • Anyone wanting to better understand themselves, society, and their humanity through the teaching and practice of yoga


  • Cultivate a strong, safe, and intuitive personal practice
  • Use yoga and mindfulness as a tool for self-awareness, self-care, and healing
  • Regulate your nervous system and build resilience
  • Live courageously and compassionately in the face of difficulty
  • Deepen your personal and community relationships
  • Become a safe and healing presence for others
  • Teach Hatha, Hatha Flow and Adaptive yoga classes in multiple public environments
  • Develop a trauma-informed approach to teaching yoga in any setting
  • Teach yoga to marginalized groups and special populations
  • Hold space for all members of society
  • Use yoga as a tool for social healing and progress


  • The eight limbs of yoga
  • An exploration of embodiment through Hatha, Hatha flow and Yoga breathing
  •  An exploration of embodiment through evidence-based mindfulness practices
  • Functional anatomy through embodied experience
  • The fascial network and its relationship to well-being
  • Intuitive alignment principles
  • Subtle anatomy and the energy body
  • Somatic skills for discharging stress
  • Somatic skills for grounding, creating boundaries and growing resilience
  • Body-positive and inclusive yoga offerings
  • Ayurveda and self-care
  • An understanding of the brain and nervous system
  • Polyvagal theory and how it relates to stress, trauma, and resilience
  • An in-depth, trauma-informed approach to teaching yoga
  • An understanding of collective and ancestral trauma and its effects on society
  • Yoga philosophy for modern society
  • Yoga for social change


Students should be at least 18 years old and have a high school degree or its equivalent, as well as have a minimum of one year of yoga practice (or permission of lead guide). Once enrolled, students must complete a training questionnaire.

This training is limited to 28 students.


  • Become a nationally Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200) through Yoga Alliance®
  • Teach Hatha, Hatha Flow and Adaptive yoga classes in multiple public environments
  • Offer yoga to specialized populations or in conjunction with your own healing modality

Register for 500-hour Advanced Courses and specialize in a variety of styles including Yin, Restorative, Prenatal, Children, Vinyasa, and more



All classes will be held at the Practice Yoga Church at 414 W Johanna St in Bouldin Creek.

Training begins January 5th and ends June 3rd

Tuesday & Thursday Weekdays
9 am – 2:45 pm
  (with a 45 min lunch break from 12-12:45 pm)

*Week off March 16-20 for Spring Break


Our payment calendar is arranged on a monthly basis: 

  • Deposit due upon enrollment $599
  • Jan 6th $600
  • Feb 3rd $600
  • Mar 9th $600
  • April 6th $600

Total Investment $2,999

This training is limited to 28 students.

*Contact us if you need an alternative payment plan.


The Waking Yoga training is committed to diversifying representation in yoga education by providing a scholarship to students who are typically under-represented in the yoga community. The Waking Yoga Scholarship is a full training scholarship for the Waking Yoga 200-hour yoga teacher training. Scholarship recipients will be responsible for purchasing their own training books and materials.

The deadline for scholarships is Nov 1st, 2019

Scholarships will be awarded by December 1st, 2019


For More information email: wakingyoga@gmail.com


Email Jenn Wooten at wakingyoga@gmail.com to receive an info session link. 

  • Oct 23
  • Oct 26
  • Nov 12


1 Jenn

Jenn Wooten (she/her) C-IAYT, E-RYT 200, YACEP

Jenn is a certified yoga therapist and yoga educator who has studied yoga and mindfulness for over 20 years. She has been a teacher, mentor, and group facilitator in the Austin yoga community since 2004. Her teaching style focuses on body awareness, functional movement, and resilience. The core of her teaching is helping people cultivate a yoga and mindfulness practice as a pathway for healing and wellbeing. She founded Waking Yoga which creates heart-centered and trauma-aware spaces to practice yoga in Austin and around the world.

2 Susan

Susan Somers-Willett Ph.D., (she/her/they/their) RYT 500, E-RYT 200, PYRT, TIYT

A writer, professor, yogini, mom, and global traveler, Susan Somers-Willett has many roles, but one of her most compelling is helping yoga practitioners embrace the wisdom of their own experience. She is currently a Lecturer in Gender Studies at The University of Texas at Austin and joins yoga and social justice through her passion project, Yoga in Bold™. Susan offers yoga as an act of radical self-acceptance, and she is passionate about making yoga accessible to everyone.

3 Kewal

Kewal Hausmann (He, Him) ERYT 500, CIAYT, LMT

With over 18 years of teaching experience, Kewal Hausmann is dedicated to helping inspire students towards their own happiness and personal satisfaction. Kewal is a certified yoga therapist, who brings his big heart and signature humor to every class, no matter the style. His teaching is grounded in creating spaces where all people feel welcome and celebrated and helping students feel empowered in their practice and comfortable in their bodies.

4 Fatima

Fatima Mann JD, 200 Hour Yoga Guide, TIYT

Fatima Mann’s life’s mission is to be a vessel for others to experience the full joy of loving and accepting themselves.  Fatima founded two Austin based social justice organizations, the Austin Justice Coalition and Counter Balance: ATX. After graduating from law school she birthed Community Advocacy and Healing Project, an organization dedicated to cultivating culturally mindful, human-centered advocacy and healing experiences.

5 Raina

Raina Gradford RYT 500

Raina has always been connected to the idea of liberation through movement. She believes that once we become attuned to our bodies we can figure out what’s needed to make them feel good and whole. Her enthusiasm for yoga and life is contagious – she was named in Austin FIT Magazine as The Best Yoga Instructor for 2018. She supports diverse and accessible yoga communities that embrace, encompass, and uplift all people and all cultures.

6 Kelly

Kelly Marshall (they/them) C-IAYT, RYT 500, LMT

Kelly Marshall (they/them) is a wellness educator and has worked in varying capacities as a massage therapist since 2007; clinically alongside chiropractors and physical therapists as well as in various spa environments. A registered yoga teacher since 2012, and a certified Yoga Therapist since 2016, they specialize in facilitating a safer space for clients and students to reconnect with their bodies and drop into a deeper state of awareness in order to heal. With Spectrum Wellness, they offer individual and corporate education, mindfulness coaching, individual and group yoga instruction and Yoga Therapy. They focus upon creating a safer space of healing and empowerment for individuals in the LGBTQIA+ population, and those whom are addressing trauma, anxiety/depression, body and gender issues, and more.