The Yoga Union teacher training program has been running for seven years. Our aim is to help motivated yoga students become extraordinary yoga teachers. Nearly all of Yoga Union’s instructors are graduates of our program. Many other graduates have gone on to teach at other studios and even run programs of their own.
Our experienced directors take each student’s individuality into account. They will encourage you to step outside your comfort zone and learn about yourself: your desires, your skills, and your perspective. Knowing that you have something special to offer, they will empower you to teach as your most authentic self, to see your students as individuals in turn, and to work with their injuries, ailments, and unique bodies. Our graduates understand that a yoga teacher does not have all the answers, but rather continually learns to perceive and grow to meet each student’s needs.
This training will give you plenty of practice at teaching, to make the experience comfortable and joyful. Our approach is community-oriented. We emphasize the importance of healthy relationships. Your teachers and your peers will support you just as you will support them.
This year’s program will be enriched by guest teacher Leslie Kaminoff, co-author of “Yoga Anatomy” and founder of The Breathing Project. Leslie’s refined understanding of breath will set the tone and become the foundation of the training.
Additionally, this year’s students will learn how to teach Yoga Union’s Vinyasa 101 sequence. Through this weekly class, all of our graduates will have an opportunity to teach at Yoga Union.
This year we are thrilled to move into our new space, a terrific site for learning and for leisure between sessions. The space offers a café, rooftop garden, sauna, library, child care, and more.
Part 1 – SET THE FOUNDATION. Minimum one year of consistent yoga practice (three days per week). View course curriculum.
Part 2 – THE ART OF TEACHING. Completion of Yoga Union Part 1 teacher training or a 200-hour teacher training elsewhere. View course curriculum.
Part 3 – REFINE AND SHINE. Completion of Yoga Union Part 2 teacher training or at least a year of teaching experience, and fifty or more Anusara practice hours (approval required). View course curriculum.
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Our directors are united by their love of yoga. Clear, compassionate communicators, they are dedicated to empowering every person to find their own unique voice. They share over six decades of combined study, and each offers her own lived understanding of practice. Annie specializes in therapeutic alignment. Natalie has an especially sweet talent for sequencing classes. And Uma offers devotional chanting of mantra and a foundational understanding of the ancient texts. The triad forms a caring, knowledgeable net of support for your evolution as a practitioner and teacher of yoga.
Annie Adamson is co-owner of Yoga Union Community Wellness Center. She brings 12 years of experience practicing and teaching yoga to her devoted community. She is an accredited Anusara Instructor, a diligent student of philosophy, and holds certification in Power Vinyasa Levels 1, 2, and 3, and Hatha yoga.
Natalie Adamson received her 500-hour Hatha yoga certification from D’ana Baptiste, and has been studying Anusara yoga for the past four years. She recently moved to Portland after owning and running a yoga studio in Utah. She is nurturing and inspiring, and she encourages each person to find their authentic voice and inner wisdom.
Uma Hulet has been a student of yoga for most of her life and began teaching in 2004 after completing the 200 hour program at Center for Yoga in Los Angeles. She moved to Portland and immersed herself in the local yoga community and in 2007 she co-founded The Bhaktishop Yoga Center. She teaches classes weaving together the practices of asana, pranayama, mantra and philosophy and is inspired by continual study with her teachers and a dedicated daily practice.
Leslie Kaminoff is a yoga educator inspired by the tradition of T.K.V. Desikachar. For over three decades he has led workshops and developed specialized education in the fields of yoga, breath anatomy and bodywork.
Leslie is the founder of The Breathing Project, a New York City based educational non-profit dedicated to teaching individualized, breath-centered yoga. His unique year-long yoga anatomy course is now available online at yogaanatomy.net.
He is the co-author, with Amy Matthews, of the best-selling book “Yoga Anatomy.”
Jules Mitchell M.S., a Yoga Therapist and Exercise Scientist, combines the tradition of yoga with her education in biomechanics to help people move better. Jules extensively researched the science of stretching for her Master’s Thesis Project which she is currently editing for publication. In the meantime, she educates the public about stretching through her blog and lectures.
In addition to her dedicated yoga practice, Winter has extensive training in various movement arts, anatomy, and Traditional Thai massage. She holds a degree in Kinesiology & Exercise Science and brings over a decade of experience as a personal trainer, aerobics instructor, yoga teacher, and massage therapist. Winter’s touch is healing and purposeful, and she sees her yoga and massage practices as deeply intertwined. Her classes are playful, but challenging and structured to align breath, mind, and body. Her sincere wish is to enable others to find their personal power and progress on their own path to liberation.
$3200 – All three parts – price includes a $400 discount for purchasing all 3 parts together before July 19.
- $1200 – Part One – Sept/Oct
- $1200 – Part Two – January
- $1200 – Part Three – May/June (retreat included)
We require a $400 non-refundable deposit to hold your spot.
Payment plans now available. Please contact us at email@example.com for more information.
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John Ailstock, training graduate
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