Alignment Yoga Teacher Training

We offer 200-hour Alignment Yoga teacher training every year.

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.

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.

 

Julia Siporin and Jennifer Jamieson are the lead instructors.

Julia came to yoga in 1973 and meditation in 1975. Julia became enamored with the strong anatomy and mindfulness components of Alignment Yoga.  She graduated from both of Scott Anderson’s 200 and 500 hour Alignment Yoga Teacher Trainings as well as a 200 hr program taught by Sarahjoy Marsh. Using the elements of yoga asana, pranayama, bandhas, kriyas and mindful awareness, Julia offers students the opportunity to explore the workings of their own mind in the landscape of their body to develop greater ease, resilience, and equanimity while building sustainable strength. Julia has co-taught the Alignment Yoga 200 hour teacher trainings since 2016 and assisted in Scott Anderson’s Alignment Yoga 500 hour training.  She is registered as an E-RYT 500 and YACEP with Yoga Alliance and leads numerous yoga and meditation retreats in warm places with lots of amazing birds – her other passion.

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. She completed her YTT 200 with Sarahjoy Marsh and studied with Scott Anderson for her YTT 500. She is a registered and certified yoga therapist through the IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapy), has been practicing yoga for 20 years and teaching for 10.

 

Dates and Location:
The 200-hour training occurs in 8 weekend sessions, with 1 session per month. Each weekend, the program runs Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm and Saturday through Sunday from 10:00 am-6:00 pm.

2019-2020 Dates (first full weekend of each month):

  • October 4-6
  • November 1-3
  • December 6-8
  • January 3-5
  • February 7-9
  • March 6-8
  • April 3-5
  • May 1-3

 

COST: $2,800 (must be paid in full by October 1)
Early Bird Discount: $2,500 (must submit fees and application by August 1)

Application and fees: $100 application fee, non-refundable, and $300 deposit

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 1. Full payment is due by two weeks after 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.