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Yoga Teacher Training –  2024

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Essential Yoga®  200 Hour Teacher Training 

Explore the possibilities of what our EssentialOptimal Experience might be for you. The deeper dive will take you through DDY’s Optimal Movement (OM*), Optimal Breath, Optimal Nutrition, Optimal Energy. as we explore eight limbs of yoga as a holistic practice that encompasses the mind, body, and spirit. We encourage a way of living that will have you explore self-inquiry, study, and discovery, promoting unity not only within yourself, but between the environment and our commUNITY.  We will touch on th 8-limbs of yoga, including the History and Philosophy of Yoga, the Yama and Niyama, Pranayama, Energetics, Meditation, and various styes of Asana.

What makes the essential yoag program at downtown desert yoga teacher training unique is that you have the ability to choose what you’d like to take a deeper dive into. If you’re interested in eventually guiding classes, you’ll receive a solid foundation in the basic tenets of yoga as well as the ability to lead a variety of different Asana styles, from Yin all the way to Hot 26. If you’re primarily interested in deepening your asana practice, our focus on Optimal Movement will provide you the tools to optimize as you learn to attune to the specific needs of your body. Additionally, it can be a way to delve into the other limbs of yoga and become a more well-rounded student of yoga. 

Our training is unique in that we offer different pricing options according to your income. You will get certified through the Essential yoga school, get a 200 CYT Yoga Alliance Certificate. Additionally, we offer sliding scale options based on individual income in order to make this training as accessible as possible to members of our community. Training will consist of 12 weeks of intensive learning with a combination of self-guided study and weekend in-person (or virtual) meetings along with 12-14 weeks of internship, where you will have the opportunity to shadow and learn from our instructors, practice teaching, and contribute to the various offerings we provide to our community. There are also opportunities to make up missed hours if needed. Finally, we offer a limited number of scholarships to those who would otherwise be unable to participate.

Take a look at the video and schedule below for all of the details.

During the duration of your training, you get unlimited access to all classes on the regular schedule as part of the tuition. Feel free to call or text me anytime. I am looking forward to chatting with you in person. ~ Colleen

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Expectations for Completing the Program: CLICK HERE

Interested in our training?  Fill out the inquiry form here



200 CYT Essential Yoga School Yoga Alliance Certification  

Sliding Scale Tuition Based on Annual Income

•   >60K     $3200

• 40-59K:  $2700

• 21-39K:  $2200

10% discount for pre-registration by 4/15/24

Payment Plan Option –

$500 To secure by 4/1/24

6 montly payments of $500/mo


 • >60K      $3500

• 40-59K:  $2900

• 21-39K:  $2400



  • Monthly payments available 
  • (prices DO NOT  include tax)


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Call: 575-647-9642

Text: 505-993-0203

If you are interested in our training and would like more information, please take a moment to fill out the Inquiry Form.

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