Teacher Training

Buddhi Yoga Teacher Training

Our 200 hour program 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:

  • Learn the core alignment for traditional yoga postures based on functional anatomy
  • Skills of a teacher. How to hold space for a variety of students in a classroom, private, clinical or corporate setting.
  • Understand the essential principles of adjustments, ensuring safety and comfort for the teacher and student .
  • Anatomy focused on the musculoskeletal system and it’s application in yoga postures
  • Develop a greater understanding for the breath to movement connection, including basic breathing exercises to integrate into your classes
  • Learn the basics of verbal cueing to create clear and safe yoga classes
  • The 8 limbs of yoga and other fundamental yoga philosophy
  • Our 200 hour training is Yoga Alliance certified.

    Fill Out an Application Today

    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.

    Faculty for Summer 2019 Training

    Amanda McCarroll, Jon Old-Rowe and Carolina Vivas


    Amanda McCarroll | Amanda has a diverse background in vinyasa, yoga therapy and bodywork. She seamlessly integrates her anatomy knowledge throughout the training curriculum. Students are able to apply anatomical principles directly to all the yoga postures that we dissect and practice. She integrates 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.

    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 all things yoga 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.

    2019 Yoga Teacher Training Programs

    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

    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.

    Program Price

    Super Early Bird Discount: $2350
    Tuition due in full:
    Summer Intensive: May 15th
    Fall Immersion: July 15th

    Early Bird Discount: $2,500
    Tuition due in full:
    Summer Intensive: June 1st
    Fall Immersion: August 15th

    Full Tuition $2900
    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!

    FlowLIFT Teacher Training

    Buddhi Yoga also offers a one-day yoga with weights teacher training on July 13th.