Leap Transformative Yoga Teacher Training 2022-2023


Transformative Yoga Teacher Training 2022-2023 with Stacy Whittingham & Gena Foreman


REVISED Dates:  Registration now open for Transformative Yoga Teacher Training 2022-2023. Program begins November 11th, 2022.



VIRTUAL Instruction 10 Wednesday evenings 6-8pm IN-STUDIO Instruction 8 Weekends and 1 additional Sunday

In-Studio Weekend Schedule:

Fridays 5-9pm / Saturdays 8-6pm / Sundays 9-4pm

VIRTUAL Instruction 10 Wednesday evenings 6-8pm IN-STUDIO Instruction 8 Weekends

Weekend 1: November 11-13

Weekend 2: November 18-20

Weekend 3: January 6-8

Weekend 4: January 13-15

Weekend 5: January 27-29

Weekend 6:Feb 3-5

Weekend 7: March 3-5

Weekend 8: March 10-12 

In-Studio Weekend Schedule Meeting Times: Fridays 5-9pm / Saturdays 8-6pm / Sundays 9-4pm This program is an in-depth study of foundational yoga. Areas of focus include yoga asana, philosophy, anatomy, prenatal yoga, assisting, ayurveda, sanskrit, mantra, yoga nidra, and meditation.


Weekend 1

Introduction to Philosophy and Mantra Pranayama Ujjayi / Three Part Breathing Foundations of Asana/Sun Salutations

Weekend 2

History of Yoga/Classical and Tantra/Patanjali’s Eight Limbs Asana Exploration and Introduction to Sun Salutations A, B, C Pranayama: Ujjayi Breath

Chant Mantra and Mediation

Yoga Anatomy

Weekend 3

Yamas & Niyamas and Introduction to Yoga Sutras Pranayama: Alternate Nostril Breathing

Asana Exploration, Sun Salutation, Intro to Sequencing Japa Meditation and Mantra Practices

Yoga Anatomy

Weekend 4

Understanding the Subtle Energetic Body: Bandhas & Koshas Yoga Nidra

Pranayama: Sitali

Asana Exploration: Inversions & Sequencing

Assisting Techniques

Yoga Anatomy

Weekend 5

Yoga Philosophy

Pranayama: Bhramari

Asana Exploration: Assisting & Sequencing Yoga Anatomy

Ashtanga Yoga

Weekend 6

Introduction to Ayurveda

Five Element Walking Meditation Pranayama: Kapalabhati & Vayus Asana Exploration: Assisting Review & Practice Teach

Yoga Anatomy

Weekend 7

Practical Testing & Written Final Exam Prenatal Yoga

Yoga Anatomy

Weekend 8

Teach Friends and Family Graduation Ceremony


INVESTMENT: $2,695* early registration before September 1, 2022 $2,995 regular enrollment after September 2, 2022 *To be eligible to receive early discount pricing you must meet the following criteria: – Upon acceptance half tuition ($1,147.50) due – Remaining balance ($1,147.50) due October 1, 2022 *Payment plans for special circumstances can be made available upon request.

Tuition Includes: 200 HR Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher Certification (pending all program requirements are met), Transformative Yoga Teacher Training Manual, guest teacher workshops, Tuition does not include books. Book list provided upon acceptance. Payment plans for special circumstances available upon request.

REFUND POLICY:Please note: The $400 deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable. (If for any reason you are not accepted into the program your deposit will be refunded in full.) If a student withdraws from the course: 31+ days prior to training, full refund minus deposit 15-30 days prior to training, 50% of training balance, minus $400 deposit 14 days prior to training, no refund Once training begins: no refund.


There are two tracks available:


Yoga students are invited to attend this training for the purpose of advanced study without fulfilling all requirements for 200HR certification recognized by Yoga Alliance.


This certification is available to yoga students who wish to teach yoga in public venues such as studios, corporate yoga, recovery programs, and gyms.


Consistent classroom participation, successful completion of assigned reading, demonstration of understanding principles presented in the program, and fulfillment of practice teaching requirements factors your eligibility for certification through Yoga Alliance.


This Hatha Yoga 200 HR Teacher Training and Deeper Studies Program is designed for experienced students who would like to achieve a 200 HR Yoga Alliance Certification for the purpose of teaching yoga classes and also for the serious yoga practitioner desiring to deepen his/her understanding of the science of yoga.This comprehensive curriculum will include the fundamentals of yoga philosophy, teaching methods, and developing skills for working with a diverse array of yoga practitioners in aspects of postural, breathing, mantra, and meditation practices.


Anatomy: Participants will learn to teach the primary families of asanas: Sun Salutations, Standing Poses, Backbends, Forward Bends, Twists, Arm Balances, Inversions, Core Refinement, and Hip Openers. Explorations of postures and poses will be supported by functional anatomy, bio- mechanics, and the kinesiology of movement. In this section participants will also learn how to see yoga practitioners in order to guide them in a meaningful and safe way through an asana practice. Studies of alignment principles, modifications, physical adjustments/assists, and the use of yoga props are all included in this section.

Practical Yoga History and Philosophy:This section includes the study of certain yoga philosophies and traditional texts. Studies include; Patanjali’s Eight Limbs of Yoga, Yoga Sutras, Patanjali’s philoposphy of Spiritual Psychology, an overview of the Bahagavd Gita, history of yoga, and an introduction to the use of Sanskrit.

Class Plan and Sequencing: This section of study will include art and science of sequencing postures for yoga classes. Class plan instruction will include grounding practices, intention setting, themes, and styles of asana practice.

Seeing, Relating, Demonstrating, Cuing: We learn to observe, appreciate, and understand what is happening with different students to develop the skills to work with all bodies and abilities. How to effectively demonstrate yoga poses while giving clear concise instructions using the qualities of voice, tone, and audibility.

Practice Teaching: Participants will be working together in group settings to practice teach. Students will learn to develop confidence and skills to lead larger classes. Each practice teaching session includes feedback and discussion of teaching techniques and methods.

Teaching Pranayama: This section includes instruction of basic breathing techniques; three-part breathing and ujayi breath along with intermediate breathing techniques such as alternate nostril, sitali, kapalabhati, bhramari. Meditation Practice: We will explore several meditation techniques including japa meditation, guided meditation, silent meditation, and walking meditation.

Subtle Energetic Body and Ayurveda:The subtle energetic body is thetemplate to the physical body and in this section we will cover nadis, koshas, bandhas, chakras, and the vayus. Included in this section is an introduction to Ayurveda, the five elements, doshas, gunas, and dinacharya.

Pre-Natal Yoga: In this section participants will learn how to adapt the practice for each trimester of pregnancy, indications and contra- indications for various conditions, effective use of props, emotional and psychological aspects of pre-natal, preparation, delivery and post-partum reintegration through yoga.

Lifestyle, Ethics, and Selfless Service:In this section we will be exploringthe bigger picture of how we live our lives off the mat. We will explore nutrition, personal yoga and meditation practice, relations with family, friends, co-workers and community. We will study the yogic perspective of living life with dignity, integrity, and respect for all beings.



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