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Buddhi Yoga 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training

The Buddhi Yoga 200-Hour Training is certified by Yoga Alliance and provides an in-depth curriculum along with guidance and tips for creating a fulfilling and successful career as a yoga instructor. At the end of this training you will know to teach classes for all types of students and how to integrate ancient yoga teachings with practical techniques for the modern day practitioner. Take this opportunity to learn a varied, unique, and valuable skill set that will enrich your life as well as open many doors both personally and professionally.

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Flow Lift Teacher Training

Buddhi Yoga also offers a one day yoga with weights teacher training on July 28th

2019 Yoga Teacher Training Programs

Winter/Spring Training

January – April
(Every other weekend)

Jan 11-13, 25-27
Feb 8-10, 22-24
March 8-10, 22-24
April 5-7, 12-14


Friday 6-8pm
Saturday & Sunday 8:30-5:30

Summer Intensive

June 10-29


Monday-Saturday 8:30-5:30

Fall Immersion 2019

Sept 13-15, 20-22, 27-29
October 11-13, 18-20
November 1-3, 8-10


Wednesday 6-8pm, Friday 6-8pm
Saturday & Sunday 8:30-5:30

The Buddhi Yoga Teacher Training provides an accessible approach to learning, along with practical hands-on experience for aspiring teachers and students who simply wish to deepen their practice. The skills you learn in this training will change how you interact and connect with the world around you, as well as offer a different way to navigate situations. At the end of the training you will know how to teach mixed level Vinyasa classes, Slow Flow, and how to modify for all types of student needs. Dedicate this time to yourself for a lifetime of benefits.

Faculty for Winter/Spring 2019 Training

Amanda McCarroll, Jon Old-Rowe, Carolina Vivas, Michael DeFrancisco & Sheel Seidler


Amanda McCarroll | Amanda opened Buddhi Yoga with Carolina in 2014 with the intention of developing a multi-disciplinary teacher training for students to experience many styles of yoga. She brings her extensive experience and knowledge of sequencing, adjusting, verbal cueing and other components of Vinyasa Yoga to the training. Teaching both Hatha and Vinyasa yoga classes throughout her career, she illustrates how to design classes that are appropriate for a wide range of students. She incorporates Thai Massage for yoga teachers and how it can be applied in both group and private yoga sessions.

Jon Old-Rowe

Jon Old-Rowe | Jonathan brings a special and unique voice to the training that he has refined over his last 16 years of teaching yoga. He has trained with some of our greatest contemporary yoga teachers such as Ana Forrest and Annie Carpenter. He has an incredible gift to infuse what he has learned from his trainings into his own authentic and powerful teaching style. Trainees will learn the art of subtle alignment cues, unique adjustments and most importantly how to effectively hold space for our students as yoga instructors.

Carolina Vivas

Carolina Vivas | Carolina is co-founder of Buddhi Yoga and she brings 15 years of teaching experience to our training program. She has developed a wealth of knowledge about all aspects of yoga, especially sequencing, adjustments, advanced postures, and class design. Her ability to weave personal stories and experiences into her lectures make her discussions on yoga philosophy easy to understand and assimilate into modern life. Known for her power yoga style and strong physical practice, she guides students on facing fears and finding the courage to do things they never thought possible.


Michael DeFrancisco | Michael is a teacher, spiritual mentor/intuitive who has founded and developed “The Art and Science of Inner Peace Program,” which teaches an effortless meditation technique grounded in the time-tested ancient 6,000-year-old Vedic Tradition. He will teach the history of the practice as well as techniques to develop a personal meditation practice. It has been scientifically proven that meditation supports an increase in harmony, happiness and health in one’s individual daily life.

Sheel Seidler

Sheel Seidler | Sheel has advanced training in Kundalini (500+ hr) and Hatha Yoga (200 hr), and is fascinated with how to apply ancient yoga teachings to today’s lifestyle, particularly to the paths of recovery and motherhood. Her students love her approach of making these ancient teachings accessible and notice new capacity for joy in their daily life almost immediately.


Overview of Curriculum

  • Asanas: standing poses, forward bends, twists, backbends, inversions, and balances
  • Alignment, including assists and adjustments
  • Anatomy
  • Meditation
  • Pranayama (breath work)
  • The art of teaching
  • Sequencing and transitions
  • Physical and energetic anatomy
  • Study of Sanskrit
  • Philosophy
  • Communication exercises
  • The business of yoga
  • Practice teaching

Throughout the 200-hour RYT program students get unlimited classes at Buddhi Yoga with some of San Diego’s top instructors. Trainees also receive a free membership to yourBuddhi.com, getting access to instructional videos including full length classes, sequencing tips and adjustment demos. Upon completion students become qualified to register with Yoga Alliance at the 200 level and be eligible to further their training with our 500hr program and other advanced workshops.

Required Books

  • Light on Yoga by BKS Iyengar
  • Heart of Yoga by TKV Desikachar
  • Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga by Ray Long
  • Key Poses of Hatha Yoga by Ray Long

Program Price

Super Early Bird Discount: $2350
Tuition due in full:
Winter/Spring Training: November 15th
Summer Intensive: April 15th
Fall Immersion: July 15th

Early Bird Discount: $2,500
Tuition due in full:
Winter/Spring Training: December 15th
Summer Intensive: May 15th
Fall Immersion: August 15th

After December 15th: $2900
Tuition due in full by first day of training
Student, Senior, Military Discount: $2,600

Includes a comprehensive teacher training manual, membership to yourBuddhi.com and free classes at Buddhi Yoga Studio in La Jolla for the duration of the training.

Apply now to begin this transformative experience.

Non-refundable deposit of $500 is required to reserve your spot. No refunds from 7 days before first day of training. Tuition (including deposit) can be dedicated to future Buddhi Yoga trainings. Payment plans are available, just email us a request!