Registration for winter 2023 is now closed. Applications for 2024 will open in June 2023.
We seek individuals who are committed to their personal growth and are eager to do the work it takes to be vibrant in life and body.
We believe that when you commit to yourself in this way, it emanates through your yoga teaching to inspire others to pursue a life full of purpose.
Our yoga teacher training is highly interactive and practical.
It is inspired by the Baptiste Methodology, classical yoga, and modern-day thought leadership.
You will learn to teach a powerful yoga class that will transform your perspective of yoga. You’ll be able to take the tools of your learning and generalize it to teach various levels of students. We promise that you will be an effective and successful yoga instructor with a strong foundation in:
+ Yoga asana
+ Functional anatomy
+ Yoga philosophy
+ Cueing effectively
+ Ability to read your class
+ Modifications and adaptations
+ Creating and empowering your community
+ Yoga ethics and code of conduct
+ Teaching yoga virtually and online
+ Business of yoga
To participate in our yoga teacher training, you must complete Ignite Yoga’s Online Comprehensive Course and submit the end of course assessment one week prior to the start of the in-person program. The hours completed from the course contribute to the 200-hours required to obtain your yoga certification. The Comprehensive Course can be purchased here.
Additional yoga teacher training requirements:
+ Must have one year regular yoga practice
+ Be familiar with heated power vinyasa
+ Be open to any and all ideas introduced
+ Arrive on time and do your work
+ Be coachable
+ Give your best
+ Complete the yoga training in its entirety
Ignite Yoga’s teacher training program stands out among the rest because of the opportunity to broaden your understanding of who you are. When we ask our teacher training graduates to explain what they loved most about the program, they state “I learned so much about myself.”
Rather than apply a school-like study approach to learning, you’ll be coached and guided to experience the teachings of yoga so that they become ingrained in who you are. Many of our students have a profound awakening within the program and they go on to experience their lives in a new and powerful way.
Space is limited.
Commitment and weekends
Ignite Yoga’s teacher training is comprised of seven full intense weekends and additional contact/non-contact time. Between weekends you will be expected to complete growth work that includes reading, journaling, and online learning. You will also be required to complete your practicum community class and have 1:1 meetings with lead instructor. Participation is 100%. If sessions are a missed, you may make-up the time1:1 for a fee of $65/hour.
$2,797 • Register by January 1st, 2023
+ Save an additional 10-20% with membership
+ Payment plans available
+ All payments non-refundable/non-transferable
+ Cost of Ignite Yoga’s Comprehensive Online Course, books, and additional classes not included
$500 non-refundable deposit with application. Deposit applies toward cost of tuition.
The 2023 teacher training weekends are as follows*
January 27, 28, 29
February 10, 11, 12
February 24, 25, 26
March 10, 11, 12
March 17, 18, 19
Break for practice teaching
April 14, 15, 16
April 28, 29, 30
*Some weekends may be modified
YTT Application process
You may begin Ignite Yoga’s teacher training immediately by purchasing our Online Comprehensive Course anytime throughout the year regardless of you teacher training application status. The Comprehensive Course is 20+ hours of learning that applies to the completion of Ignite Yoga’s teacher training program. This program is purchased separately from the in-person portion of Ignite Yoga’s teacher training. Upon completion of the Comprehensive Course, you must submit the yoga teacher training assessment found at the end of the course (a minimum of) one-week prior to the start of the in-person training. The Online Comprehensive Course is required as part of Ignite Yoga’s teacher training.
To join Ignite Yoga’s in-person teacher training, you must submit your application by clicking the link below plus submit your $500 deposit. Your application will not be reviewed until the deposit has been submitted, as this is an early sign of commitment to the program. Serious applicants only please.
A great place to discover if learning more about yoga is for you is to begin with the Online Comprehensive Course. Read more here.
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Meet our facilitators
Justina Sanford•Lead Trainer, 500 E-RYT
Justina began practicing and studying yoga with what felt like every style available. She found a love for Power yoga and the way it challenged students differently than other styles she had practiced. "It woke me up. Before, I was just floating around, but Power yoga shook something into me." Justina has since been studying personal development and thought leadership and bringing it to the yoga practice.
Justina has been teaching yoga for over twelve years, is a 500+ E-RYT, and has been leading and assisting yoga teacher trainings since 2012. She's a certified Baptiste Yoga instructor and has assisted in hosting weekend and week-long programs with the institute. Justina has further studied with instructors such as Noah Maze, Rocky Heron, Sadie Nardini, Seane Corn, and Matt Giordano, receiving an additional 300-hour training w The Yogi Matt. Furthermore, she's attended immersive business and leadership programs w Tony Robbins and Baron Baptiste and has done extensive self-study on the topics of emotion, communication, business, and human psychology. She also holds bachelors degrees in both Music Therapy and Psychology.
When she's not sharing yoga, you’ll find Justina outside on the hiking trails, spending time with her three pups and hubs, traveling, or learning something new—like the newest endeavor of making various nice cream flavors.
Katie Mitchell•Facilitator, 200 E-RYT
Katie began practicing yoga at her local YMCA in 2009 and slowly built a steady home practice over the following years. Her desire for community led her to find Ignite Yoga, where she dove into teacher training. She describes her classes and teaching style as laid back and cheerful. "As a mother of three boys, you learn to keep your head cool and your heart open."
Katie has been teaching yoga for over seven years and is a 200 hour E-RYT. She's also certified through Yoga Alliance as a Continuing Education Provider. She has a natural instinct to work with beginner yoga students and has since created numerous programs for Ignite Yoga to support this clientele (as it's her most fulfilling calling) Katie cares deeply about teaching with respect to the roots of yoga and has done extensive self-study on the topics of cultural appropriation, yoga ethics, and regularly learns from the teachings of Susanna Barkataki. Katie has furthered her yoga study by attending workshops around the country with Baron Baptiste, Matt Giordano, and Rocky Heron.
Some of Katie's favorite things to do outside of the studio include playing in the sunshine, creating meaningful jewelry, loving up her fam, and generally trying to enjoy all that life has to offer. Her latest endeavor is the self-study of natural remedies through foraging and herbalism.