Teacher Training Open House

Come learn more about our 200-hour and 300-hour programs, and meet the lead teachers.

Sunday July 19 2:00-3:00
Sunday August 16 2:00-3:00

Black Dog Yoga Teacher Training

Legendary Teacher Training programs at both Level 1 (200-hours) and Level 2 (300-hours).

Join our growing pool of alumni. Some of the most successful teachers in LA got their start right here at Black Dog Yoga!

Interested in deepening your yoga practice, achieving profound personal growth and becoming a well-rounded yoga teacher with confidence and poise?

Black Dog Yoga’s Teacher Training program is geared to nurturing your unique strengths – helping you develop into the best teacher you can be. A perfect mix of playfulness and a serious approach to theory and technique, our program encourages you to build a practice that fits who you are and where you are in your life now.

Our well-rounded curriculum covers the physical aspects – learning precise alignment and safe teaching of the poses – as well as yoga philosophy and the energetic anatomy system. If you’d like to pursue a teaching career, our program meets all the requirements of the Yoga Alliance. On completion, you will qualify for the 200-hour RYT certification.

200-Hour Teacher Training

Sept 11 – Nov 15

Weekend Sessions Friday nights, Saturday and Sundays.

Whether you are interested in deepening your understanding of yoga and your own personal practice, or you wish to teach yoga, this program provides a complete overview of how and why yoga works.

Our program meets all Yoga Alliance requirements with a well-balanced curriculum covering the physical aspects of yoga as well as philosophy and anatomy.

Modules Include

· Different styles of asana practice
· Breakdown and analysis of the poses
· Yoga philosophy and Yoga Sutras
· The Chakra system and how to balance it
· Pranayama and bandhas
· Anatomy of the body as it relates to the yoga practice
· Practice teaching with feedback
· Adjustments and spotting
· Sequencing and themes
· Business of yoga

Program Includes

· Unlimited yoga at Black Dog Yoga during the training session.
· Opportunity to assist classes at Black Dog Yoga upon completion of the 200 hour training

PRICE: $2,650 early bird, $2,850 After Aug 1

300-Hour Teacher Training

October 2 – March 13

2 weekend immersions each month

Serious about advancing your career as a yoga professional? Our comprehensive 300-hour Professional Level Program qualifies you for Yoga Alliance Registration at the 500-hour level. Our 300-hour training program includes an in-depth study of philosophy, anatomy, yoga practicum, Sanskrit, energetic anatomy and yoga therapeutics.

Specialty Modules Include:

· Anatomy Academy (physical and subtle body)
· 50-hour Yoga and Thai Massage with Elyse Briggs
· 50-hour Fit Flow with Bryce Yoga’s Dice Iida-Klein and Briohny Smyth
· 20-hour Ayurveda Deconstructed with Carrie Janell
· 20-hour Pre Natal Yoga, Kids Yoga, Family Yoga
· Yoga Therapy Ball Sequencing and Innovation with Alex Ellis

Course Includes:

· Unlimited yoga at Black Dog during the training session
· Opportunity for mentorship with Black Dog Yoga teachers

PRICE: $3,900 early bird, $4,100 after Sept 1

Black Dog Yoga’s teacher training offers a priceless opportunity for Level 1 graduates to gain practical experience teaching real classes on our weekly schedule!

Our faculty:

Our gifted and extremely qualified faculty – Sigrid Matthews, Jenny Brill and Margaret Buckley – are all E-RYT 500 and have many years of experience teaching hundreds of students as well as several years on our Teacher Training faculty! They’ve each studied different styles of yoga, other bodywork modalities like massage, fitness, and hands-on healing, and have an in-depth knowledge of yoga therapeutics. More important, each have cultivated their own personal teaching style, and are personable, committed and compassionate.Our program also features workshops with special guest lecturers.


For more information

Please email or call us at 818-380-0331.

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Black Dog Yoga Teacher Training Application