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200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Apply now for 2024 Training:  January 26 – March 24, 2024

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Deepen your practice and learn the art and science of yoga instruction. Topics will include asanas, philosophy, meditation, anatomy, and assists.

9-week teacher training over 9 consecutive weekends

Early-bird special: $3,300 if deposit paid before December 1, 2023. Another $100 off if paying with cash or check. Payment plans available.

Taught by Anne Laderman, Christina 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. Anatomy sessions taught by Dr. Patti Shelton, distinguished yoga instructor with a medical background.

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

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

Tuition: $3,500 total.

$500 nonrefundable deposit to enroll; $3,000 remaining tuition must be paid before training begins on January 26, 2024.

Please complete application at the bottom of this page.



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


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


Yoga Basics & Anatomy Session #1


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


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


Breathing Practice: Pranayama & Cultivating Your Voice, Anatomy Session #2 


Giving Back and Devotional Practices: Bhakti Yoga and Kirtan


Moving Beyond the Senses: Tantra & Anatomy Session #3 (Begin Practice Teaching)


Yoga as Art: Customizing Yoga for Specific Populations and Karma Yoga


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:



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

4:00-6:00: Yoga Sutras & Discussion

True self yoga teacher training brought light and depth to my practice. Vajra, Christina and Anne are a powerhouse team with immense experience that they thoughtfully and lovingly shared with all yoga teacher trainees.

2017 Graduate

This training covers so much it leaves you wanting more. I would recommend this training for just about everything. Not only will you learn about the teachings of yoga, but you will learn things you may not have known about yourself. Thank you!

2017 Graduate

This program was truly transformative! Every moment was so thought out and organized. Truly one of  the most enriching programs I’ve ever done. Upon completion, I feel confident to lead a class with  knowledge and foundation. Eternally grateful for the experience.

2019 Graduate

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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

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.