500-hour Alignment Yoga Teacher Training

Deepen your personal understanding of yoga, and develop the skills to teach yoga both in the classroom and in one-on-one settings. The more deeply we understand the yoga, the more clearly we can see our students’ paths unfold on many levels. Scott Anderson, founder of Alignment Yoga, has trained hundreds of teachers over 20 years. He encourages students to go deeper physically, intellectually and spiritually into the practice. His teacher training program empowers participants as they learn to fully integrate in their own body the science of yoga. Instruction is a compilation of his vast understanding of human anatomy to support the benefits of yoga asana. The course design and in-depth manual provide an impressive foundation for learning.

Julia Siporin is the lead instructor. 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 teacher training in 2016 and 2017, assisted in the Alignment Yoga 500 hour training, and will lead the AY 500 hour training beginning the Fall of 2018. She is registered as an E-RYT 500 and YACEP with Yoga Alliance.

Kimby Maxson will be co-teaching. Kimby discovered yoga as a tool in reducing the long term effects of scar tissue resulting from abdominal surgery as well as a means of finding calm in the midst of a busy life. In 2012 Kimby completed her 200 hour training with Mark Stevens and began teaching at Eugene Yoga. In 2018 she completed her 500 hour Alignment Yoga training with Scott Anderson and will now be leading trainings. She also teaches for the City of Eugene Adaptive Rec Center, facilitates various workshops and leads wellness retreats. As a former homebirth midwife and a massage therapist specializing in medical massage since 1999, Kimby’s unique experiences and knowledge of anatomy and physiology are the foundation of her teaching. As a cancer survivor Kimby has a deep understanding of the path to recovery and rebuilding. She brings this understanding, compassion and humor into her teaching.

The training is structured as 1 weekend session every month over a 1-year period. All intensives must be taken to be eligible for 500-hour certification. Scott will teach one of the weekend sessions – date to be determined.

November 3-4, 2018
December 1-2, 2018
January 5-6, 2019
February 2-3, 2019
March 2-3, 2019
April 6-7, 2019
May 4-5, 2019
June 1-2, 2019
July 6-7, 2019
August 3-4, 2019
September 7-8, 2019
October 5-6, 2019

If applicants have not taken a 200-hour program with Alignment Yoga, they may be asked to take a 3-day bridge training in AY methods or a 1- day distance learning philosophy module as a prerequisite.

The full program fee is $4000.
Early bird discount: $300 off if paid in full by July 1

$500 is required to hold your space. This includes a $150 non-refundable application fee and $350 deposit. The deposit will be refunded in full in the event you are not admitted to the program. Once your acceptance letter has been mailed, the deposit is non-refundable. Applications must be received by October 3.

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.

All payments after the deposit 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.