"Our training is not only for those who wish to become a yoga teacher. It is also for those wishing to dive deeper into the Science of Yoga and develop their personal practice both on and off the mat. All you need is an open heart and a sincere desire to explore the benefits yoga has to offer both in the studio and in our everyday lives."
- Co-Owner, Lexie Wolf
Meet Your Lead Instructor
Our yoga school is led by Yoga Garden’s Senior Teacher, Meadow DeFosche-Christ, eRYT-500/YACEP who will be supported by our highly experienced Yoga Garden PBO faculty, each of whom come from different backgrounds and offer their personal styles and perspectives on the Science of Yoga.
Our Program Philosophy
The foundation of our training program is Classical Yoga philosophy, which is rooted in the teachings found in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. In the Sutras, Patanjali outlines the eight limbs of yoga, the eightfold path of spiritual growth and self-discovery. These limbs are ethical guidelines on how to live a vibrant, meaningful life. Asana (yoga postures) is the most well-known of the limbs but it’s only a part of the story, for this path offers so much more. Each of the eight limbs addresses a different aspect of our multifaceted being, and together they act as a road map to living a yogic lifestyle.
We meet in person for one weekend a month from March to October, with additional self-paced requirements that will be completed online. Homework, practicums, and karma yoga will be required. Students will also be required to log teaching hours, and student teacher opportunities will be available at Yoga Garden PBO.
After graduation, students will have access to continued mentorship from the community of Yoga Garden PBO teachers, as well as opportunities to continue to enhance their teaching skills if they wish.
Class Sizes: 5-10 Students
Yoga Style: Classical Yoga
Class Length: 8 Months
Skill Level: All Levels
Location: Pittsboro, NC
Dates: March 23-24, April 20-21, May 18-19, June 22-23, July 20-21, August 17-18, September 21-22, October 19-20
Investment: $3200, with early bird pricing of $2800 for registrations received before Feb 1, 2024. Installment plans are also available.
Course Topics Overview
Yoga postures and sequencing for students of all levels and abilities
Karma Yoga (community service)
Adjustments, modifications & prop usage
Anatomy & physiology
Classical Yoga History and Philosophy, ancient foundational texts, and ethical guidelines
Business of Yoga & Building Your Teaching Practice
Meditation and Concentration techniques
Introductions to different styles of yoga such as Yin, Restorative, Yoga Nidra, Prenatal, Accessible Yoga, Trauma-Informed Yoga, and Kundalini Yoga
Creating equity in Yoga
Mantra and Mudras