Yoga Teacher Training
Oct 2021-April 2022
$2800 (includes tuition, online anatomy course, 20-class card, and UB t-shirt)
A limited number of partial-tuition scholarships are available for individuals identifying as BIPOC or LGBTQ, as well as individuals with financial need. To apply, please complete both the YTT program application and scholarship application by September 1, 2021.
Introducing UB’s re-designed 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training, beginning October 2021! This in-depth program is for yoga students who want to deepen their personal practice, discover the realms of yoga beyond physical aspects, and develop the skills and confidence to lead others.
This program has been thoughtfully planned to encourage community and to suit various learning styles. You will meet live, both in-person and virtually, as well as complete online learning components at your own pace. Elective courses are included, so you can explore styles of practice that interest you.
You will leave this program with a strong understanding of the physical and subtle (energetic) body and how yoga techniques affect them, the philosophical and ethical practices of yoga, and the art of sharing the many layers of yoga. You will learn to effectively and creatively sequence yoga practices for various populations and settings, in a trauma-sensitive manner and will develop your own personal style of safe and effective teaching, through personal attention and support from experienced and compassionate lead teachers. You will be challenged — physically, mentally, and spiritually — in a collaborative and fun learning environment and will walk away with a deeper understanding of yourself and the inspiration and skills to meaningfully integrate yoga into your life and your work.
-Asana (posture) lab
-Subtle Body Anatomy
-Study of Yogic Texts: Yoga Sutra and Bhagavad Gita
-History of Yoga and Modern Yoga
-Honoring the Tradition of Yoga
-Ethics in Yoga
-Yoga in Action (the intersection of yoga and social justice work)
-Creative and Effective Sequencing
-Art of Observation and Language in Yoga
-Working with Common Health Issues and Injuries
-Varying Yoga Practices for Individual Differences
Oct 7, 14, 21, 28
Nov 4, 11, 18
Dec 2, 9, 16
Jan 6, 13, 20, 17
Feb 3, 10, 17, 24
Mar 3, 10, 27, 24, 31
Apr 7, 14, 21, 28
Laurie has taught yoga since 2004 and has led yoga teacher training courses since 2013. She shares knowledge that brings together years of experience in education, social justice work, mental health practice, and yoga/mindfulness in a learning environment that is down-to-earth, collaborative, invites diverse perspectives and voices, and encourages humor. Since her initial 200-hour hatha-based yoga teacher training through East-West Yoga, Laurie has continued studies and training in vinyasa, yin, and restorative yoga and, in 2012, completed training through Absolute Yoga in Koh Samui, Thailand, to register as an E-RYT 500. As a licensed clinical social worker and certified yoga therapist (C-IAYT), Laurie specializes in guiding practices and leading trainings on trauma-sensitive teaching, yoga for youth, and addressing mental health through the practices of yoga and mindfulness. In addition to leading group classes and trainings at Urban Breath Yoga, Laurie co-founded and directs The Oxygen Project, a St. Louis nonprofit that brings yoga to schools and youth organizations, and is a mental health therapist specializing in work with children and adolescents.
Jee began teaching yoga in 2001, after her first training with a qigong teacher in Seoul, Korea. She continued her studies in Ashtanga and Anusara Yoga in Thailand, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, and Taipei, and spent time teaching in Singapore and Seoul before moving to St. Louis in 2010, and has since been leading classes and teacher trainings at Urban Breath. Through extensive studies with Paul and Suzee Grilley, Jee is recognized as an E-RYT 500 and an expert in yin yoga and the functional approach to yoga, and she is currently pursuing a degree as a physical therapy assistant. With a deep understanding of anatomy and movement, Jee brilliantly trains teachers to guide yoga in a way that recognizes that each body is different and that most effectively meets individual needs through postures and movement. She is also passionate about sharing transformational meditation practices that integrate subtle body (energy) aspects, yoga philosophy, and Buddhist practices. Jee shares her great wisdom and experiences with kindness, humility, and a sense of humor.
Carly brings extensive education and over seven years of experience in guiding yoga and movement, in various ways, to UB's Yoga Teacher Training. She is recognized as an E-RYT 500 (registered as an experienced yoga teacher with over 500 hours of training), taught through the lineages of hatha yoga at Urban Breath and Circle Yoga Shala in Jasper, Arkansas. Carly continued training at Circle Yoga Shala to become a certified yoga therapist (C-IAYT) and, with that knowledge and experience, approaches teaching with an appreciation for practices that bring sensations of embodiment, nourishment, and play. With additional training in yoga and scoliosis, functional anatomy, and yin yoga, she is intuitive and skilled in selecting movement practices that honor individual needs and support growth and change in gentle and intelligent ways. Drawn to the meditative aspect of observational movement and breath, Carly works to cultivate a shared environment that encourages inquiry, insight, and connection.
Jackie's genuine teaching of yoga reflects her deep personal practice of its physical, energetic, and spiritual aspects; she has a gift for introducing yoga and yoga teaching methodology in a thorough and meaningful, yet practical, way. Since completing her first yoga teacher training in 2014, Jackie has focused her studies and work on sharing yoga, and in 2019, released her first book, Field Guide to Teaching Yoga: Overcoming Fears, Rising to Challenges, and Thriving in a Job You Love. Jackie is highly skilled in leading intelligently-sequenced vinyasa, yin, and restorative classes; teaching beginner-level classes; and training teachers to lead holistic practices that weave mindful breath, movement, and the ethics of yoga. She is near completion of a 300-hour level training through Kripalu Center of Yoga and Health, specializing in accessible yoga practices and advanced teaching methodology. Jackie's warm and practical teaching style encourages a collaborative, rich, and fun learning environment.
"sculpt your body, calm your mind and touch your soul."