Our Approach: Get better at being you. Then, help others.

Join the wait list; email jen@twistyogaedmonds.com. The 2022 course is full.  

Begins January 21, 2022.  

We help yoga-lovers – who want to be part of something special – immerse themselves in the life-altering powers of yoga.

As a student, you’ll deepen your practice and dive into your own life using the lens of yoga to sharpen your embodiment and self-awareness.

For sure, you’ll get stronger.

You’ll probably make some lifelong friends & connections, with the opportunity to grow from the community that yoga fosters.

More importantly, you’ll empower yourself to make radical yet sustainable shifts in your own life.

And bonus!  Janell, our joyful and wise lead trainer will help you learn how to thrive in your health & wellness with her career experience in natural health therapy, knowledge of Chinese medicine and Ayurveda. Because having the tools to feel well for the rest of your life is potent and practical.

If you feel the call to help others, we will offer you the tools to teach.

We believe the best instructors guide from a place of their own unique internal wisdom:  As you build clarity in your own practice, you’ll learn how to help others develop their own.

Intentionally limited to 12 trainees.

Enrollment status: 12 0 spots remaining. Email jen@twistyogaedmonds.com to join the waitlist.

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What you get

You’ll have fun!  You’ll make friends and be forever connected to 11 other yogis in your training class. Your personal practice, self-awareness & understanding of yoga will deepen. You will be qualified to register with the Yoga Alliance at the 200-hour level.  You will be supported by our trainers and your fellow trainees.

Who should apply

Yoga-curious individuals who love learning, are ready to be part of something pretty special and are ready to dive in to their own life. (Be ready: things will change!)

How is Twist Yoga School different?

Oh, you mean what sets us apart from the dizzying amount of teacher training options offered in the PNW alone?

First of all: We’re funny AF and won’t take ourselves too seriously because we’re too old for that nonsense. (Well, one of us is anyway, 😃 ) . And: we subscribe to a model of learning that’s meant to be enjoyable & relevant to your life Plus: We limit enrollment because we care more about your experience than cashflow.

Second, if you want the credentials, we have them.  Twist Yoga’s education programs already meet 2020 updated Yoga Alliance registry standards and (unlike most programs) are licensed as a vocational school through the state of Washington.  We’re seasoned veterans:  We’ve been a Yoga School since 2009 and have trained hundreds of teachers.  Also, collectively, our trainers:

  • hold a masters degree in education,
  • developed the original PE yoga program in Edmonds School District,
  • have a masters degree in physical therapy
  • are lifelong learners with tens of thousands hours of collective yoga training education.
  • have been training yoga teachers for a really long time.
  • (That’s the short list)

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Janell
Janell
Lead Trainer

Janell began practicing yoga consistently as an avenue of self-care during her decade of social work with homeless women. Within this intense environment, the practical benefits of asana, pranayama and meditation became immediately apparent.

She completed her teacher training in 2005 and advanced teacher training in 2006 with 8-Limbs Yoga Center, and has deepened her direction towards yoga as a therapeutic modality in her studies with Tias Little, as well as numerous trainings from other accomplished teachers.

Jen, ERYT, M.Ed.
Jen, ERYT, M.Ed.

Assistant trainer.

Teaching something or another since 1986, Jen wholeheartedly believes each student is their own best teacher. Acting as training director, she draws on decades of mistakes & foibles which have enabled her to laugh at herself and see things clearly, 24+ years as an educator and thousands of hours being first and foremost a student herself.  Click here for a complete bio.

Meghan Sueltenfuss, MSPT, PT, PYT
Meghan Sueltenfuss, MSPT, PT, PYT

Anatomy, applied anatomy and kinesiology.

As a physical therapist and yoga therapist, Meghan integrates the scientific understanding of anatomy and physiology within yoga asana. Meghan does not ask you to memorize bones and muscles; her teachings offer the opportunity to learn through lecture and experiential practice to personally gain a deeper understanding of your amazing body.  Click here for a complete bio.

Coursework

  • Yoga philosophy
    • Yoga sutras
    • History of yoga
  • Yogic lifestyle
    • Meditation
    • Pranayama
    • Asana
    • Ayurveda
  • Anatomy for Yogis
    • Applied anatomy
    • Asana alignment
    • Energy/subtle body
  • Teaching methodology
    • Language, voice awareness & learning methods
    • Cueing
    • Finding your voice
    • Practice teaching
    • Business of yoga
    • Your authentic brand

Included in the coursework: The 200 hour training is comprised of 140 hours of teacher/student classroom hours and 60 hours of independent study (6 hours self-selected workshops/trainings with RYT teacher of choice + 54 hours of self-study including but not limited to  assigned readings, personal asana practice and assigned homework), to be completed over a 6 month period.

Class of 2022: Training dates, times & location**:

  • January 21, 22, 23 (Friday 8:00*-5:15pm, Saturday 9:30-6pm, Sunday 10-4pm)
  • February 1 (online, Tuesday 5:30 – 8:00pm)
  • February 18, 19, 20 (Friday 9:30-5:15pm, Saturday 9:30-6pm, Sunday 10-4pm)
  • March 1 (online, Tuesday 5:30 – 8:00pm)
  • March 18, 19, 20 (Friday 9:30-5:15pm, Saturday 9:30-6pm, Sunday 10-4pm)
  • April 5  (online, Tuesday 5:30 – 8:00pm)
  • April 15, 16, 17 (Friday 9:30-5:15pm, Saturday 9:30-6pm, Sunday 10-4pm)
  • May 3  (online, Tuesday 5:30 – 8:00pm)
  • May 20, 21, 22 (Friday 9:30-5:15pm, Saturday 9:30-6pm, Sunday 10-4pm)
  • June 7 (online, Tuesday 5:30 – 8:00pm)
  • June 17, 18, 19 (Friday 9:30-5:15pm, Saturday 9:30-6pm, Sunday 10-4pm)

* Jan 21 begins at 8am with welcome breakfast.

** In the event of a mandated shut down, all meeting times will be moved to Zoom.  In-person training locations: Friday (Richmond Beach), Saturday (Edmonds), Sunday (Richmond Beach). All subject to change.  Covid-related mask, distancing and meeting policies informed by current Washington DOH directives.

Requirements

All students of yoga with a desire and dedication to learn about the practice encouraged to apply.

To earn certification, trainees will:

  • Enjoy a home practice.
  • Attend all portions of training (although make up opportunities exist)*
  • Anticipate 1-2 hours of reading and/or homework per week.
  • Complete homework on time & pass final exam
  • Complete 2 hours of observation of yoga classes + 6 hours of self-selected study topics

* The 200-hour certification is based on classroom hours with your trainer. Hours missed must be made up with our instructors at our private training rate of $55 per hour.  It is possible to miss up to an entire weekend and attend one of our weekend CEU’s + meet with trainer for 1.5 hours to save on training rate.

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Investment: Tuition options

  • Earliest bird (10/15 application deadline): $2795*
  • Early bird: (11/15 application deadline): $2895*
  • General enrollment (apply after 11/15): $2995*
  • Absolute deadline to apply: January 5.

Need a payment plan or would rather use a credit card?  No problem, just add $200 to each tuition category.

* Price if paid in full by check by 12/15. Tuition does not include books & supplemental materials for training (aside from included manual), or 6 hours of independent study of student’s choice

 

Scholarship:

Twist Yoga School accepts scholarship applications in an effort to create more inclusivity in yoga.  Currently, we offer one 25% & one 50% tuition relief to curious and committed students whom:

  • Identify as marginalized and faces systemic economic, political, social and cultural barriers, many of them embedded in local laws and social norms. Marginalized communities often include, but are not limited to: rural populations, person with disabilities, refugees, immigrants, BIPOC, indigenous populations, ethnic minorities, members of LGBTQ+ community.

For scholarship information, please email our education director: jen@twistyogaedmonds.com

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Reading List

We at Twist Yoga think the following texts are a must for any serious yogi’s library; so much so that they are on the required reading list for our Twist Yoga Teacher Training

  1. Light on Yoga Sutras, BKS Iyengar
  2. Functional Anatomy of Yoga: Guide for Practitioners and Teachers, by David Keil
  3. Skill in Action, by Michelle Johnson.

Teacher Training Recommended Reading List:

– Yoga Anatomy, Kaminoff/Matthews – Hatha Yoga Pradipika, – The Little Book of Hindu Deities, Sanjay Patel – The Upanishads, Anonymous – Eastern Body, Western Mind, Judith Anodea – The Breathing Book, Donna Farhi – Anatomy of Movement, Blandine Calais-Germain – The Heart of Yoga, TKV Desikachar – Yoga for Wellness, Gary Kraftsow – Light on Prahayama, BKS Iyengar – Bhagavad Gita, Barbara Stoler Miller – Meditations for the Mat, Rolf Gates – Healing Mantras: Using sound affirmations for personal power, creativity and healing, by Thomas Ashley Farrand – Yoga & Ayurveda, by Dr. David Frawley