Yoga Teacher Training
Learn to teach yoga! This Yoga Alliance-approved 200-hour teacher training program provides a broad and thorough education for aspiring yoga teachers and prepares participants to teach well rounded classes to students of all levels.
By the end of this course, you will be able to sequence and teach a yoga class, offer modifications for students of varying levels and needs, explain how yoga can help support physical and mental well-being, understand the impact of yoga on the nervous system, discuss the history and evolution of yoga over time, and develop a working vocabulary of anatomical terms.
Training hours will be spent practicing yoga, in lecture and group conversation, in small group activity, and practicing teaching with feedback from your trainer and your peers. Expect some homework throughout the program, plus content submitted via video on weeks we do not meet in person. Students can anticipate full, engaging days learning to teach yoga in a dynamic group environment!
In person workshops will take place on Sundays from 11am - 5pm
A portion of the 200-hours will be video content, readings, self-study and practice teaching sessions
Fall & Spring Full 200 Hour Certification - $1200
Fall Only - 100 Hour - $700
Course will be offered in the fall and spring semesters
Location: McComas Hall Studio B from 11am-5pm on select Sundays
Instructor: Peach Friedman
Peach Friedman, MFA, E-RYT 500, YACEP, has been studying yoga since 1996, and began teaching yoga + other movement practices from her family’s studio in 2001.
Also the author of the internationally acclaimed memoir, Diary of an Exercise Addict, Peach has worked for over a decade helping women recover from eating disorders, both in the clinical setting, as well as through special retreats, workshops, and other offerings.
Peach earned her BA in Writing from Naropa University in 2001 with a minor in Traditional Eastern Arts, and her MFA in Creative Writing from California College of the Arts in 2006, where her thesis, a book of poems entitled The Body Does Not Rise, examined her relationship between the physical body and the written word.
Exposed to yoga from a young age, Peach’s practice developed seriously at the age of seventeen when she was first introduced to Integral Yoga as taught by students of Swami Satchidananda.
For several years Peach studied closely with Cori Martinez, under whose direct guidance she developed her teacher training school. She has studied with a number of talented teachers over the years, including Gina Minyard, Cherie Healey, and Sianna Sherman. After spending two years studying Applied Psychology for Yogis with Livia Shapiro. Peach is honored to now be a TA and guest faculty for Livia’s online school. Peach considers herself a forever-student, and presently continues her study with her primary teacher, Noah Mazé.
Peach’s classes emphasize skillful alignment, with freedom for individual expression. Her teaching style is clear and direct, with equal parts space for serious introversion and playful experimentation. Peach’s classes build strength, increase awareness, hone inner-listening skills, and refine the relationship between the pose and the person.
You will never hear diet-culture language in her classes, or references to weight loss, detoxing, firming and toning, or burning calories.
In addition to teaching public classes, Peach has been leading 200 and 300 hour teacher training programs since 2012, and continues to pursue this part of her work with zeal.
She has two kids, a cute husband, lots of books, and a love of good chocolate.
Registration opens August 2