Büddhi University

Buddhi University

Buddhi University

There is so much more to yoga than we experience in group classes. Many of you want to learn more, but don’t have the time or money to invest in a traditional teacher training program. Buddhi University is a non-dogmatic approach to sharing the full spectrum of the yoga tradition with you. From anatomy to philosophy, we will cover everything you’ve ever wanted to learn, experience and feel when it comes to your yoga practice.

The Ins and Outs of Buddhi U:

Students enrolled in Buddhi University meet just one partial weekend per month.  Elective weekends are available as well.  Throughout the program you will be encouraged to attend at least three classes per week in person at Buddhi Yoga and/or online on yourBuddhi.com. There will be a few affordable books to purchase with reading and writing assignments and teaching exercises to complete each month.

The more time and effort you put in to attending the weekends, taking classes, and completing the assignments, the more you’ll get from your experience.  At the end of the program you will be ready to lead classes if you put the work in.  If you don’t want to teach, this will be a wonderful growth experience for you personally and you will have a whole new appreciation and love for the beautiful practice of yoga with all your Buddhi friends.

If you would like to get your 200 hour Yoga Alliance teaching certificate, you must complete the following three modules: Yoga Foundations, Teach Vinyasa Like a Pro and Learn to Teach Slow Flow.  The summer weekends are elective add-ons to enrich your overall experience, expose you to more styles of yoga and expand your knowledge.

You don’t need to sign up for the entire program at once. Pay as you go and start small with our first three partial weekends focused on the fundamentals of yoga.

Yoga Teacher Training

Semester 1 | Yoga Foundations

Led by Amanda McCarroll, Carolina Vivas, Jon Old-Rowe & Jen Snyder

Yoga Foundations | The first three weekends will cover:

  • The Power of Breath
  • Shtira / Sukha – Applying the concept of balance to your yoga practice
  • Developing your home yoga and meditation routine
  • Introduction to groups of yoga postures: common and individual characteristics
  • Basic Anatomy for Yoga Instructors
  • Anatomy-based alignment system of yoga postures
  • Philosophy: The 8 Limbs of Yoga
  • The Chakra System
  • Principles of vinyasa yoga

Semester 2 | Teach Vinyasa Like a Pro

Led by Amanda McCarroll & Carolina Vivas

Learn the magic formula for Carolina and Amanda’s signature vinyasa class

  • Sequencing formulas, techniques and principles
  • Foundation of Adjustments
  • Offering variations for a variety of students to serve a large population in one class
  • Music and yoga: how to make the perfect playlist for your students

Semester 3 | Learn to Teach Slow Flow

Led by Amanda McCarroll, Jon Old-Rowe and Jen Snyder

Learn to teach slow flow classes

  • Reach different populations of students such as seniors, beginners, and people with limited range of motion
  • Sequencing formulas appropriate for slow flow classes
  • Gentle adjustments

Final Weekend for 200 RYT Graduates

The final weekend is for everyone who is completing their 200 hour certification:

  • Final teaching class exercise in groups
  • Final written exam


Elective Courses 

Enjoy a variety of introductory workshops for different aspects of yoga such as Prenatal Yoga, Ayurveda, Thai Massage, Yin Yoga, FlowLIFT and more.

  • Yin Yoga with Jeny Dawson
  • Prenatal Yoga with Magdalena Patterson
  • Ayurveda & Pranayama with Kathleen Rafaat
  • Finding Your Voice with Kelly Collins
  • FlowLIFT Training

La Jolla Yoga Teacher Training


One of the best things about BU is that you can pay as you go or sign up for the entire program at a discounted rate.
Prices are as follows:

  • Buddhi Yoga members (monthly autopay or yearly unlimited) pay an additional $175/month to participate in büddhi U.
  • If you are not a member, commit to completing the full 9 month program with our autopay option for $325/monthThis includes unlimited in person classes at Buddhi Yoga and online classes to yourBuddhi.com. 
  • Pay as you go. Not ready to commit to the whole program? You can also pay $375 for each weekend individually as you go. This includes unlimited in person classes at Buddhi Yoga and online classes to yourBuddhi.com.

All participants are encouraged to attend at least three classes per week in-person or online while attending Büddhi Uni.  There will be reading, homework and home practice assigned.  The more you put in, the more you will receive back from your efforts.  It’s up to you!

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Unlimited classes at Buddhi Yoga in La Jolla for the duration of the program.
Online access to livestream and pre-recorded classes on yourBuddhi.com for the duration of the program.
200-hour Yoga Alliance Certificate
Please inquire at the front desk about Buddhi University. This is the perfect way to learn more about yourself, the deeper aspects of yoga and how to become more enmeshed in our beloved Buddhi Yoga community.