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  •  Children’s Yoga Teacher Training 

April 12-14 & 26-28, 2019

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Weekend 1: Postnatal and Toddler Yoga, ages 0-2

 April 12-14, 2019

Yoga is a tremendous tool for healing and self care in the years following birth. Postnatal Yoga classes give parents and caregivers a space to rest, build strength, and find likeminded community. As babies grow, they can also receive benefits from participating in family yoga classes with a caregiver. Families that practice yoga together can truly thrive!

This training is for parents, caregivers, teachers and yogis who want to share the tools of yoga, meditation and mindfulness in your homes, yoga studios, health care spaces, fitness centers or child care centers.
This weekend, for adults who want to teach adults and adults with children, will explore:
* Creating safe and inclusive space for all kinds of families
* Postpartum anatomy and appropriate yoga practices for postnatal health
* Social, emotional and physical developmental patterns of infants and toddlers
* Baby and toddler friendly yoga sequences
* Yoga Movement with Song
* Meditation Activities
* Partner Yoga
* Tools to plan and organize a parent child class successfully

Weekend 2: Yoga for Children and Families, ages 2-6

 April 26-28, 2019

Children thrive and utilize tools of self-calming, focus, meditation. As the world speeds up they need our help more and more, you can learn to share these tools with the children in your life. This training is for parents, caregivers, teachers and yogis who want to share the tools of yoga, meditation and mindfulness in your homes, yoga studios, fitness centers and schools.
Research shows that yoga and meditation can help kids:
* Focus and concentrate for homework or test taking
* Increase calm and self-regulation of emotions
* Cultivate better abilities to be cooperative
* Improve strength, flexibility and self-esteem

This weekend, for adults who want to teach children, will explore:
* Compassionate communication
* Yoga philosophy
* Social, emotional and physical developmental patterns
* Mindful games
* Building fun class curriculum
* Meditation Activities
* Partner Yoga
* Breathing techniques that help calm, focus and self-regulate

These courses count towards Yoga Alliance CE credits and fulfill 32 hours of the YA-RCYT 95 certification.

Schedule: Friday, 5:30-9:00pm  Saturday, 10:00am-6:00pm  Sunday. 10:00am-4:00pm

Tuition for one weekend: $475 
$50 off when registered and paid in full by March 1st, 2019. 

Tuition for both weekends: $900 
$100 off when registered and paid in full by March 1st, 2019.

Questions? Contact Kelli Mae at!

200hr Yoga Teacher Training
January 25 – March 31, 2019 

Deepen your practice and learn the art and science of yoga instruction.

Topics will include asanas, philosophy, meditation, anatomy, and assists.


    • 10-week teacher training over 10 consecutive weekends January 25 thru March 31, 2019: Fridays: 5:30-8:30pm

      Saturdays: 8 am5 pm
      Sundays: 9am-5pm

    • Comprehensive program for aspiring teachers experienced teachers or yoga students who want to deepen their practice

    • Meets the 200-hour Yoga Alliance Registered Program requirements to understanding yoga instruction including philosophy, meditation, asanas, anatomy and hands-on assists

    • Taught by Anne LadermanChristina Lagdameo & Vajra Romano, this intensive training draws on the over 50 years of their collective yoga experiences. The course will offer you a solid foundation in the art of teaching Yoga and a transformational experience fostering personal and professional growth. Overall, you will gain powerful insights to more deeply integrate with your True Self.

    • 100% attendance to all components is required to register with the Yoga Alliance as a RYT-200

    • Tuition: $2,700 total. $500 nonrefundable deposit to enroll; $2,200 remaining tuition must be paid before training begins on January 25, 2019.

    • Early-bird special: $2,500 if deposit paid before December 1, 2018. Another $200 off if paying with cash or check. Payment plans available.

    • Please complete application at the bottom of this page.


Week One: Foundations of Your True Self Practice: History of Yoga & Realizing Your Inspiration

Week Two: Who Am I? Meditation and Contemplative Practices (Dhyana Yoga, Yoga Nidra)

Week Three: Yoga Basics & Anatomy Session #1

Week Four: Maintaining Authenticity: Sanskrit, Chanting, Kriyas and Ethics of Yoga Instruction

Week Five: Healing Hands: Art of Assisting and Using Props; and Restorative and Yin Yoga

Week Six: Breathing Practice: Pranayama & Cultivating Your Voice, Anatomy Session #2 (Begin Practice Teaching)

Week Seven: – OFF

Week Eight: Moving Beyond the Senses: Tantra & Anatomy Session #3

Week Nine: Yoga as Art: Customizing Yoga for Specific Populations; and Karma Yoga: Giving Back and Devotional Practices: Bhakti Yoga and Kirtan

Week Ten: Developing Your True Path: Next Steps with Your Yoga Training

Each week will include:

  • Self-Practice (asana & meditation)
  • Philosophy of Practice
  • Understanding of Asanas
  • Application for Teaching
  • Reflection

Sample Weekend Itinerary:

WEEK ONE: Foundations of Your True Self Practice: History of Yoga


5:30-6:30pm: Flow Practice

6:30-6:45pm: Break

7:00- 8:30 pm: Introductions and Course Overview


8-9:15: Flow Practice

9:15-10:00- Chants, Meditation, check-in

10-10:30: Break

10:30-11:30: History of Yoga

11:30-12:30: Yoga Sutras

12:30-1:30: Lunch

1:30-3: Asanas: Integration Series (child’s pose, downward dog, rag doll, mountain pose)

3-5: Movie: Yoga Unveiled


9-10:30: Flow & Meditation Practice

10:30-10:50: Break

10:50-12: Surya Namaskara A Modified

12-1:00: Lunch

1:00-2:30: Surya Namaskara A

2:30-2:45: Break

2:45-3:30: Small Groups

3:30-4:00: Break

4:00-5:15: Yin Practice

5:15-6:45: Kirtan

2 Weeks for $30
2 Weeks for $30
2 Weeks for $30
2 Weeks for $30

What a magnificent studio oasis!

True Self is the best yoga studio in Olympia by far! Their variety of classes, from heated and regular, as well as their beautiful studio space, and the deeply passionate and knowledgeable owners all create a safe and supportive yoga community. - Sarah Burdette

They've created and hold space for their yogis so well that even the studio seems to have a sense of it's true self.

I've been a yogi in Olympia for about 10 years and True Self Yoga is the first studio that meets all of my yoga needs, and then some. When you visit True Self, you don't walk straight into a yoga room like most studios. - Camy Naasz

The heated room boasts a special heating system that you need to experience!

Beautiful space to practice with a variety of class offerings, great instructors, kombucha on tap and the latest yoga gear. Two studios: one heated and the other non-heated. Floors are always clean and they also have showers in the changing rooms, which is a must for hot yoga! - Rese Kim

Best yoga in Olympia.

- Adrienne L.

The best yoga experience I have ever had.

- Zac Jensen

With their combined yoga and meditation experiences and with deep roots in the Olympia community, husband-and-wife team, Vajra Romano and Christina Lagdameo, have established True Self Yoga with the mission to bring out your highest good.