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Learn to Teach Yoga in Maryland – Join Our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training to Secure Your Career

Honoring Yoga's Roots & Learning to Teach Accessible Classes with Care

Our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training program in Maryland is a life changing journey deep into the heart of the path of yoga.  Explore life through the lens of the ancient teachings of the Spiritual path of yoga.  Discover the tools to transform yourself from the inside out.

 

Our 200 Hour is a deep and comprehensive exploration or more than just how to do teach yoga poses. 

Come dive deeper, seeing beyond the poses and discover the real nectar of what yoga was meant to share with the world. 

A schedule that allows for work-life balance

Our 200 Hour journey is offered in a once per month model.  We meet Saturdays from 12:30-8:00pm and Sundays from 9:30-5:00pm, one weekend per month from May - December (depending on the Tract you choose).  This allows us the opportunity to easily fit this life changing experience into our busy lives.

The training is then taught in 2 tracts - The Life Tract & The Teaching Tract. 

This allows for 2 different participation options based on your individual goals.

Take Tract 1 

Join us for the first half of training ONLY (May - August).  Learn all the deeper aspects of yoga, without gaining the skill/certification to teach. 

Investment $1,500

Take Tract 1 & 2 

Join us for the entire training (May - December).  Learn all the deeper aspects of the path of yoga & receive additional training to prepare you to skillfully share the practice with others.  You will receive a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Certification and be able to teach yoga and secure work sharing yoga.

Investment $3,000

May - August - Tract 1 - Honoring Yoga's Roots

May 21 & 22 | June 25 & 26 | and July 30 & 31 | August 27 & 28

The first half of our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training program is a deep exploration into the heart of this sacred practice.  Yoga is a path of self awareness to gain self understanding and ultimately transform our own suffering.  Ancient yogis used philosophy (sacred teachings) breath work, meditation and self inquiry to see more clearly.  Through this path they discovered the truth of who they were and an ultimate connection with the divine.  They found union, liberation and the profound sacredness of life. 

Most yoga today doesn't highlight the heart of the path, the roots of yoga and its core meditative and spiritual essence.  Most teacher trainings will teach you how to teach people to do yoga poses, none will take you as deeply into the heart of the path of yoga and help you transform your life from the inside out like our program will. 

Our program also provides a one of a kind opportunity for folks to learn deeper without learning how to teach. 
Think of Tract 1 like tools for life.  Anyone curious about yoga and how to bring it alive in their everyday life off the mat is encouraged to take Tract 1.

Below is an overview of our primary topics of study and exploration for Tract 1.

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September - December - Tract 2 - Teaching From The Heart

September 23-25 | October 29 & 30 | November 19 & 20 | December 10 &11

The second half of our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training program is for any participant from Tract 1 who wants to continue on to gain teaching certification.  This tract expands on the 1st, focusing on how to skillfully share yoga with reverence to diverse populations.  There are no prerequisites for our program, nor do we require you to have been practicing yoga for a certain length of time.  You do not need to be "good" at yoga poses to take the seat of the teacher.  Our training is open to all who desire to learn.  We will prepare you to embody the path and eloquently share it with others.

Below is an overview of our topics of exploration for Tract 2.

We are committed to uplifting and supporting those who have been historically ignored in the yoga/wellness industry.   We consciously reserve spaces for BIPOC, LQBTQ+, and others.

We deeply desire for our yoga teaching community to be more diverse and urge members of the community who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQ+ and other groups who have been marginalized by the yoga industry to consider partaking in this life changing journey with us.

 

  Representation matters and your voice is needed now more than ever before.  Please join us and help us make a shift in our studio and beyond to celebrate and bring a sense of belonging for those who have been ignored for too long.

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 We have scholarship opportunities for BIPOC, LQBTQ+

Here what our past graduates had to say

As someone who's practiced yoga for over 15 years, it wasn't until I started taking classes at SHIFT YOGA that I truly loved yoga. Taking Jessie's classes was on an entirely different level.  She allows you to feel and be whomever you want, move in a way that feels good for you and brings you into a judgement free space. It wasn't until I was taking classes with Jessie that I knew I wanted to teach yoga and learn directly from her.

 Her YTT was super empowering, giving you knowledge to use personally for yourself and to use while you teach, really giving you an overall picture of the why's, how's and what's of yoga and the benefits for your mind, body and soul. She made it extremely easy to learn and teach back what she provided and allowed you to express and use your own version in a way that felt good for you. I loved the flexibility of making each class your own, but having the structure to follow easily.

 

I highly recommend Jessie's YTT to anyone looking to expand their yoga knowledge and learn from one of the BEST!

-Megan C.