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Yoga Alliance Teacher Training


Our Mission

Through the belief that Yoga is a tool for living a harmonious life, our nonprofit’s mission is to make yoga more accessible to everyone through offering Yoga teacher training programs that effectively integrate principles of pedagogy, communication and cultural sensitivity in a manner that honors the rich traditions and modern science of yoga philosophy, practice, mindfulness, and flourishing.


Our Courses


200 Hour Teacher Training 

The mission of our 200 RYT program is to provide a vibrant and substantive yoga training experience for students, faculty and staff at The College of William & Mary as well as anyone interested in an academic approach to yoga teacher training.


300 Hour Teacher Training

The mission of our 300 RYT program is to expand upon the teacher’s understanding of yoga principles, continuing the process of finding and refining his or her true passions in yoga through an in depth study of anatomy, asana sequencing, and teaching specialized populations.


Upcoming Events


Yin 1 Workshop

April 20-22, 2018

This workshop will cover:

  • The difference between a Yin and Yang Practice
  • The tenets of Yin Yoga
  • The anatomy and physiology of Yin Poses
  • An overview of Meridian Theory
  • Detailed instruction on Yin asanas and sequencing
  • How to instruct students on modifications and using props

Yoga for seniors workshop

June 8-10,  2018

Senior Yoga (ages 65 plus) is the fastest growing sector of the U.S. population. In this workshop you will learn strategies for adapting practice to meet senior yogis where they are medically, physically and spiritually. You will learn to adapt asana to give the senior yogi options on both the mat and the chair.  If you are teaching the senior population or are thinking about teaching the senior population, this workshop is a must for you.


Yoga for Athletes Workshops by Gwen Lawrence

September 15 & 16, 2018


The Way of the Mindful Athlete:

This course was originally written for the NY Giants and NY Knicks coaching, medical and player staff. You will learn how to reduce stress on and off the field, simplify your life and stay present for better brain function and optimal performance. The course is meticulously designed to be user friendly. Gwen has created a mindfulness toolbox for Athletes and will cover the 6 major tools for creating a better, more present successful life.


Power Yoga for SporTS:

Here Gwen will share how she has been training to Pro’s for over 20 years. She will teach the relevant poses per sport per position. This is designed to teach you how teach the benefits and recovery techniques of yoga to your athletes. Your athletes will walk away able to improve their longevity, reduce injury, and increase power.