Our 200 hour program led by Amanda McCarroll and Jonathan Old-Rowe is designed for trainees to master the fundamentals of the beginning stages of teaching yoga. This curriculum provides a clear path to learn, experience and apply the essential components of the vast landscape of yoga for the modern teacher and student. For those who would like to teach, you’ll be prepared for public and private teaching. Our program was also created for those who are looking for a more in-depth study for your own practice. Our carefully crafted program will prepare you with the following key elements of teaching:
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.
Amanda McCarroll | Lead Trainer. Teaching since 2001, Amanda has a diverse background in vinyasa, yoga therapy and bodywork. She seamlessly integrates her anatomy knowledge throughout the training curriculum. She also incorporates her experience with Thai Massage and other forms of bodywork to show trainees how to adjust their students in a safe and skillful manner. Teaching both hatha, (slow flow) and vinyasa classes throughout her career, she is an expert at teaching how to modify classes for a wide range of students. She strongly believes that anyone teaching yoga should have a consistent, daily practice to authentically transmit and share the vast practice of yoga with others. She owns Buddhi Yoga with her business partner, Carolina Vivas.
Jon Old-Rowe | Lead Trainer. Jonathan brings a special and unique voice to the training that he has refined over his almost two decades 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.
Michelle Hackett | Lead Trainer. Michelle brings her many years of experience studying and practicing ashtanga to the team. She shares her in-depth knowledge of postures, drishti, bandhas and breath, making them easy to understand for the beginning teacher. She is most inspired by her long time teachers Tim Miller and Natasha Teran. Most recently she has been traveling to Australia to train with and assist trainings for world-renowned Ashtanga teacher Dena Kingsberg. Michelle is constantly practicing and studying to make her practice and teaching fresh and open.
Kelly Collins | Kelly Collins has had a passion for movement for as long as she can remember. She grew up in Southern California as a gymnast, soccer player, and cheerleader until she moved to San Diego to pursue her Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology at SDSU. While getting her degree, Kelly became a group fitness instructor and personal trainer. 5 years later, in 2015, she went to Bali and took her YTT so that she could learn more about yoga and meditation. Kelly is passionate about teaching her students and trainees about the magic behind the practice of yoga and sharing her focus on breath, alignment, and reconnecting the body, mind, and spirit.
Carolina Vivas | Carolina’s unique vinyasa style draws from various influences including Ashtanga, Power Yoga, and all the master teachers she has studied with over the years. Carolina’s classes are fun, smoothly sequenced, and infused with practical yoga philosophy. She brings over 15 years of experience to the training. Her guest lectures will include breaking down how to flow through a vinyasa with proper alignment and seamless transitions.
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. Sheel teaches trainees in the Buddhi Yoga Training Program how kundalini can add more juice to their vinyasa teaching and practice.
February – April
7 weekends and Wednesday evenings
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 Level 2 program and continuing education modules.
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!
Buddhi Yoga also offers a one-day yoga with weights teacher training on March 28, July 25 and November 7.