Waking Yoga 200 Hour Teacher Training

Waking Yoga 200 Hour Teacher Training

Yoga for Personal and Social Transformation

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

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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. 

This training is for:

  • 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

In our training you will learn to:

  • 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

Our curriculum includes:

  • 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 with be held at the Practice Yoga Church at 414 W Johanna St in Bouldin Creek

Starts January 7th and ends May 28th

Tuesday & Thursday Weekdays

  9 am – 2:45 pm  (45 min lunch break 12-12:45pm)

*Week off March 16-20 for Spring Break

Cost of training: $2999

Payment Calendar

Deposit due upon enrollment $599

Jan 6th $600

Feb 3rd $600

Mar 9th $600

April 6th $600

How to apply?