Evolve your practice and refine your teaching with our 300 hour yoga teacher training. Our curriculum is grounded in tradition and will take you through the study of advanced philosophy, principles and practices of yoga and enhance your ability to share these life-changing lessons with your students.
Our training, led by Urban Yoga’s Anusha Moore, goes beyond teaching asana to imparting wisdom regarding the physical and subtle energetic body by drawing on readings, discussions, active demonstrations, practicums and one-on-one mentorships. Classes are taught on select weekends over the course of nine months, allowing you ample time to incorporate the teachings into your practice and your life. You will graduate as a certified teacher at the RYT 300 level.
Urban Yoga is proud to be an accredited school of yoga through Yoga Alliance.
If you’re ready to transform your teaching, sign up today.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
Anatomy & Physiology
Advanced Cues & Adjustments
Subtle Body Anatomy (chakra, guna and nadi)
Special Populations (including the pregnant, elderly and children)
8 Limbs of Yoga
Karma, Klesha & Sutra
Yin, Restorative & Sound
Kari Ann Levine
Training begins September 14, 2018, and runs through May 26th, 2019. Classes are in session two weekends a month with the exception of a break during December. Classes take place Fridays, 6 pm to 8:30 pm, and Saturdays and Sundays, 10 am to 4:30 pm.
One-on-one mentorship program
Unlimited yoga at our studio during training and reduced rates on yoga memberships after graduation
Tuition is $3,800. Enroll before September 1st, 2018, and take advantage of our early-bird rate of $3,500. Payment plans are available; a $300 deposit is required to reserve your place. Graduates of Urban Yoga’s 200-hour yoga teacher training receive a discounted tuition. Our program is approved by the Veterans Affairs for funding under the GI Bill.
GI BILL BENEFITS FOR VETERANS
We’re pleased to announce that Urban Yoga’s teacher training program is approved by Veterans Affairs (VA) for funding under the GI Bill. It’s our honor to be allowed to assist those who’ve dedicated their lives to safeguarding others.
If you or a veteran you know are interested in applying your educational benefits toward yoga teacher training, you will need to apply with the VA before enrolling in our training. The VA requires that you apply at www.gibill.va.gov. Kindly note that it may take up to 10 weeks for your application to be processed. The VA will notify all qualified applicants of their benefits and will provide your Certificate of Eligibility (COE).
For assistance with applying for benefits, kindly contact the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Processing Office at 888-442-4551.
Learn more at our free information session with lead trainer Anusha Moore and guest teacher Emily Stooks on Sunday, August 26th, at 11:30 am at our studio. Bring your questions and your passion for yoga.
RESERVE YOUR SPACE
Ready to transform your life and your practice? Reserve your space in our teacher training today and sign up online.
Anusha Moore initially came to yoga after studying ballet for more than 20 years to make her dancing stronger. After taking her first yoga class, however, she realized that yoga offered so much more than a way to cross-train the body. The physical movement of yoga was a way to still the mind and sharpen her focus and concentration. Anusha’s daily yoga practice is Mysore-style Ashtanga yoga, a style of yoga she admits to having had a “love-hate” relationship with in the beginning. However, after 7 consecutive years of daily study, she truly loves the Ashtanga practice and is passionate in her quest to share the Ashtanga method with her students. Anusha received her 200 hour teacher training from At One Yoga in 2004 and completed her 300 hour certification at Dave’s Ashtanga Yoga with Dave and Cheryl Oliver in 2012. Anusha has attended numerous workshops with visiting teachers and loves to study with world-renowned Ashtanga teachers including David Robson, Tim Miller and her mentor, Krista Shirley. Anusha is so excited to lead the 300 hour program at Urban Yoga and grateful to do it with so many amazing instructors.
Krista Shirley is a dedicated student and practitioner of traditional Ashtanga yoga. She was introduced to this practice more than 14 years ago and immediately embraced it as a part of her daily life because she was magnetically drawn to the healing this practice provides. Ashtanga yoga has given Krista health and wellness, comfort, stability, peace, mindfulness and an outlet to work on herself and help others. Krista rolls out her mat each day because it is such an intrinsic part of who she is.
In 2006, Krista began making yearly and long visits to Mysore, India, to study with the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, Guruji, in order to fully connect to this lineage and embrace and surrender to a teacher who could help facilitate her growth and provide a deep source of inspiration. Since Guruji’s passing in 2009, Krista continues to make the yearly pilgrimage to India to study with Guruji’s grandson, R. Sharath Jois, who has dedicated his life to continuing the work of his grandfather. Krista continues her trips to Mysore each year because she believes it is very important that all students have a teacher, a guide, to aid and inspire as they walk along the path.
Krista’s dedication to her personal yoga practice and the Ashtanga lineage shine through in her teaching. Her energy is contagious and inspiring. She lives yoga daily and experiences tremendous fulfillment in helping people find and deepen their growth in this practice. Krista is an authorized Level 2 teacher in the tradition of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and the founder of The Yoga Shala in Winter Park, Florida, where she teaches traditional Ashtanga yoga classes in the Mysore method. Visit www.kristashirley.com for more information about Krista.
Cheryl Oliver has been teaching Sanskrit, Vedic chant and yoga philosophy since 2004 and yoga asana since 1998. Cheryl’s teaching style is warm and compassionate, enthusiastic and patient. Each class is experiential (and fun!) thanks to Cheryl gently encouraging students to step out of their comfort zone and toward practice, understanding and transformation. Cheryl is blessed to count her late husband, Dave Oliver, among her many teachers, along with Sonia Nelson, Menaka Desikachar and Nicolai Bachman. She is one of only 30 Certified Vedic Chant Teachers in North America, and has passed the GCSE Examination in Sanskrit offered by Cambridge University. She has completed 5 trips to India to study Ashtanga vinyasa with Rolf and Marci Naujokat and Sanskrit and Vedic chant at Sannidhi of Krishnamacarya Yoga (SKY) and the Krishnamacarya Yoga Mandiram (KYM). Cheryl owns Authentic Yoga Teacher Training in Scottsdale, AZ, and offers Yoga Alliance Registered 200, 300 and 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training programs.
Hamid has been meditating and practicing yoga since his mid-20s. A lifetime musician, Hamid holds a Bachelor of Music from NYU and often incorporate various sound elements and live instruments into his classes. Hamid completed his 200-hour teacher training at Urban Yoga and his 300-hour advanced teacher training under Dave & Cheryl Oliver. He holds certifications in Thai Massage, Thai Foot Massage, and Tok Sen, all obtained in Thailand. Hamid practices Thai Massage and is also a lawyer, with a law degree from UCLA. His classes are grounding and balanced, and blend elements of Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow, Yin, Iyengar, and Restorative. Hamid co-created Urban Yoga’s 200-hour and 300-hour teacher training programs.
Emily’s extensive studies include a BA in Dance from Arizona State University, 500 hour advanced Ashtanga teacher training from Dave & Cheryl Oliver, and 200 hour yoga teacher training from At One Yoga with John Salisbury, Alex Austin and Gila Shire. Emily is also a Reiki Master and 500 hour licensed massage therapist with extensive studies in reflexology and energy work, all which students benefit from in her class. Emily offers the gift of meditation in motion to students, who leave Emily’s classes feeling lighter and happier.
Kari Ann Levine
Kari has been a dedicated student of yoga and meditation since 2011 and has been teaching for nearly as long. A self described teacher-at-heart, from the moment she stepped on her mat, she felt called to share these powerful practices with others. In 2012, Kari earned a Masters degree in Sociology, studying Yoga, Embodiment and Social Psychology. After graduating, she received her 200 Hour Yoga Certification in 2013 and her 500 Hour Advanced Yoga Certification in 2017.
Kari enjoys drawing parallels between various wisdom traditions in her teaching, incorporating Eastern and Western philosophy, esoteric mysticism, science, and experiential knowledge into her classes, workshops, trainings, and one-on-one sessions. She also incorporates the yoga of sound — including Sanskrit chanting and the use of transcendental instruments such as gongs, singing bowls, harmonium and drum — as a complementary spiritual technology to aid in her own and her student’s evolution. Regardless of the style or modality that Kari is using, her goal is always the same — to guide students to recognize, experience, and activate the innate healing power of their own bodies and minds. It is her belief that while she may guide you to healing, it is you who does the work to transform yourself.
Stephanie has always been interested in the brain and its ability to heal. As an academic, Stephanie holds a Master’s degree in Speech Pathology and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience and has studied how the brain reacts to disorder and disease and how it processes language and information. As a yogi, she has practiced and studied for years but still feels like a beginner in many aspects. Stephanie loves to practice alone or with a group, whether led or Mysore style. She believes that Surya A and B offer everything we need to remain healthy and flexible and thinks that proper chaturanga form is the key to a sustainable practice. She has studied numerous avenues to lower the ego and release karma. She believes yoga is energy—physical, mental and spiritual—and that it requires discipline and demands focus and discernment. Yoga is powerful; it encourages a rise in the level of consciousness; it can be playful and addictive; and it should bring the user joy. Yoga is everything and it doesn’t only happen on your mat. If yoga doesn’t allow the user’s heart to open and expand, the judgements to cease, the forgiveness to come and the karma to go, then it was not used in the manner intended.
Lorilee first came to Ayurveda during her yoga teacher training with At One Yoga in 2007. Yoga and Ayurveda are Lorilee’s passions and she will forever be a student of both these sciences, a natural evolution that arose after being passionate about food as medicine since fas long as she can recall and spending 15 years as a bodyworker. After finishing her certification from Kerala Ayurvedic Academy and graduating as valedictorian, she was honored to study Tantra and Ayurveda with Dr. David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) in the Himalayas. She continued her studies at The Sivananda Ashram with Dr. Marc Halpern and currently studies with Dr. Vasant Lad at the Ayurvedic Institute in New Mexico. Lorilee continues to further her yoga education by studying under her Ashtanga teacher, Tim Miller, and has completed both his primary and second series teacher training. She also completed an advanced 100-hour teacher training with Srivasta Ramaswami, the only living student of Sri Krishnamacharya. Lorilee is a certified Ayurvedic chef and the owner and operator of Moksha Ayurveda in Phoenix, Arizona.
Danny gravitated to Ashtanga yoga soon after starting to practice yoga in 2009. Dedication to this discipline has been rewarding in many ways. In order to achieve a fuller understanding of the eight-limbed path, Danny enrolled in yoga teacher training with Dave and Cheryl Oliver and graduated the 200 hour program in 2011. He has continued his education by attending many intensives and workshops with long-time dedicated teachers including Tim Feldmann, Kino MacGregor, David Williams, David Robson, Eddie Stern, Tim Miller, David Swenson and Richard Freeman. In 2015, Danny was accepted to participate in Tim Miller’s first and only Third Series Teacher Training. He currently practices Mysore at Urban Yoga under the guidance of Anusha Moore and Krista Shirley. Danny feels strongly that practice and teaching should always incorporate the very first limb of yoga, which is treating all in your community with dignity, compassion and respect.
Kelly began practicing yoga in 2011 and was immediately drawn to the healing benefits of the practice, which seems natural given her background in social work. She completed her 200-hour training in 2014 and went on to complete her 300-hour at Dave’s Ashtanga Yoga under the direction of Cheryl Oliver. Kelly is most passionate about Ashtanga and has a daily practice in Ashtanga vinyasa. She’s continually taking workshops and classes to improve her knowledge and enjoys teaching many different modalities of yoga. She is privileged and honored to also contribute her time and experience to yoga teacher trainings. Kelly’s love of travel has most recently led her into a partnership with a retreat business in which she establishes, plans and hosts yoga retreats across the world.