200-hour Alignment Yoga Teacher Training

Thank you for examining Alignment Yoga’s Advanced Studies/Teacher Training Program. Whether you desire a deepening understanding of your practice and/or aspire to teach, we have the experience and expertise to facilitate your growth.

Many yoga schools teach the outer form of yoga postures (a knee here, an elbow there…), but neglect teaching the art of modifying the techniques to the needs of individuals. We emphasize that form follows function in the practice of Hatha Yoga. Rather than memorizing endless names and details, you will be encouraged to think for yourself as you refine your observational skills. We firmly believe, to paraphrase the old adage, it’s better to teach a man to fish than to simply give him a fish to eat.

Julia Siporin and Jennifer Jamieson are the lead instructors. Julia came to yoga in 1973 and meditation in 1975. Yoga helped her deal with stress and teach more effectively during her 26-year career as an elementary school teacher and team leader. After retiring, Julia graduated from Sarahjoy Marsh’s 200 hr YTT and infused daily Lifeskills and Yoga philosophy into her classes. Ever the life-long learner, Julia became enamored with the strong anatomy components of Alignment Yoga. She graduated from both of Scott Anderson’s 200 hr and 500 hr Alignment Yoga Teacher Trainings. She taught the Alignment Yoga 200 hour training in 2016 and assisted the Alignment Yoga 500 hr program. Jennifer Jamieson is a yoga educator who brings wisdom, kindness, and inquiry to the mat. She blends heartfelt yoga philosophy, and asana, with the intelligence of the biomechanics of the body. She skillfully teaches to a diversity of students, enabling each to find ease and confidence on the mat. Her ability to take her life experiences as a single mother of two brings community and connection to the yoga experience.

What Sets us Apart
Alignment Yoga is the most experienced yoga training school in Wisconsin, having offered advanced programs since 2003, with approval from the Yoga Alliance. In addition to our quality instructors and low student-teacher ratio (10:1), we have placed emphasis in the following areas:

Deep understanding of body mechanics
We offer teachers a thorough foundation in anatomy so they can decide whether an instruction is biomechanically sound.

Modern approach
Alignment Yoga offers an innovative approach that combines the Eastern approach of yoga with Western, modern-day needs.

Pedagogical training
Our program helps teachers understand different students’ needs and how to adjust to meet them in a class setting.

Informed by medically researched modalities
Our approach has been refined by the understandings of Physical Therapy, Sensory Integration, Functional Strength Training, Pilates, Anatomy Trains, Rolfing, Craniosacral Therapy, Contemplative Neuroscience, Ayurveda, Meditation, Zero Balancing, Early Childhood Development and Educational Psychology.

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Dates and Location:
The 200-hour training occurs in 8 weekend sessions, with 1 session per month. Each weekend, the program runs Friday through Sunday from 9:00am-5:00pm at the South Studio.

The 2016-17 program will take place on the following weekends:

October 20-22
November 10-12
December 8-10
January 5-7
February 9-11
March 9-11
April 6-8
May 18-20

COST: $2,700
Early Bird Discount: Apply by September 10 and save $350 ($2,350 total)

Application and fees ($100 application fee, non-refundable, and $300 deposit) must be submitted by August 1 for early bird discount; by September 25 for regular cost.

Once you have submitted your application on our website you must contact Eugene Yoga to pay your application fee and deposit. Your application will not be considered until this has been received. Upon approval of application, the initial $400 in fees will be applied to the student’s tuition payment.

The final application deadline is October 25. Full payment is due two weeks after your acceptance into the program.

All payments are non-refundable and non-negotiable. Personal or medical emergencies may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Request for refund must be submitted to the program manager for review.