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Buddhi Yoga 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training

The Buddhi Yoga 200-Hour Multi-Disciplinary Teacher 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. Our program introduces students to a wide variety of styles such as Vinyasa, Hatha, Ashtanga, Kundalini, Yin, Iyengar, Restorative, and more. 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.

Flow Lift Teacher Training

Buddhi Yoga also offers a one weekend yoga with weights teacher training on May 4th & 5th.

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We are currently accepting applications for the following trainings:
Three-Week Summer Intensive 2018: June 11-30

Once we receive your application we will email you within one week with a response. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you have about the application process.


Summer Training 2018
June 11 – 30

Daily Schedule

Monday-Saturday 8:30am-5:30pm

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 Summer 2018 Training

Amanda McCarroll, Jon Old-Rowe, Carolina Vivas, Michelle Hackett, Jenna Zabrosky, Michael DeFrancisco, Magdalena Patterson,


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.

Jenna Zabrosky

Jenna Zabrosky | Jenna has an amazing way of connecting with each and every trainee throughout the program. As a former school teacher, she has a profound understanding of how to sequence classes and give effective yet concise cueing. She expertly directs students with positive yet discerning guidance so that they feel more confident and ready to teach. In addition to Vinyasa, Jenna educates trainees on the techniques and benefits of Restorative Yoga.

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.

Michelle Hackett

Michelle Hackett | Michelle brings her extensive knowledge and practice of Ashtanga Yoga to our training program. Learn the principles of Ashtanga Yoga and practice the full first series. Her segment on Breath, Bandhas and Drishti breaks down three of the most fundamental aspects of asana practice that are often glossed over or completely skipped by today’s yoga teachers.

Magdalena Patterson

Magdalena Patterson | Magdalena brings her light-hearted approach and in-depth knowledge to our prenatal yoga segment. Learn the do’s and don’ts for the pregnant women that are sure to come to your class at some point. She introduces how to create a safe and nurturing space for pregnant women and guides trainees on how to explore teaching prenatal yoga beyond this training. Being a mom herself, she understands the process of pregnancy and birth, and shares from both experience and her studies.


Overview of Curriculum

  • Asanas: standing poses, forward bends, twists, backbends, inversions, and balances
  • Alignment, including assists and adjustments
  • Anatomy
  • Meditation
  • Pranayama (breath work)
  • Kriyas (cleansing techniques)
  • The art of teaching, including beginner and advanced variations
  • Sequencing and transitions
  • Physical and energetic anatomy
  • Study of Sanskrit
  • Philosophy and ancient yogic scriptures
  • Communication exercises
  • Nutrition and lifestyle
  • 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
  • Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff

Summer 2018 Program Price

Super Early Bird Discount $2350 (Tuition due in full by April 1st)
Early Bird Discount: $2,500 (Tuition due in full by May 15th)
After May 15th: $2900 (Tuition due in full by June 11th)
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!