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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. As teachers we incorporate a variety of techniques to hold a space that encourages neutral ground for our students. Learn the basics of creating a well-rounded vinyasa yoga class incorporating the following:

  • Sequence in a creative and intelligent way with smooth transitions
  • Anatomy focused on the musculoskeletal system and it’s application in yoga postures
  • Learn the core alignment for traditional 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 basic yoga philosophy
  • Our 200 hour training is Yoga Alliance certified.

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    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.

    FlowLIFT Teacher Training

    Buddhi Yoga also offers a one-day yoga with weights teacher training on March 2nd.

    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

    Faculty for Summer 2019 Training

    Amanda McCarroll, Jon Old-Rowe and Carolina Vivas


    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


    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:
    Winter/Spring Training: November 15th
    Summer Intensive: May 1st
    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!