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200-Hour Teacher Training – Yoga Alliance Certified

This is a three-part Vinyasa teacher training designed to give you a full skill-set for teaching yoga.

Our program will focus on developing tools such as thematic class design, fluid sequencing, creative flow, authentic heart language, powerful adjustments, clear anatomy instruction, and therapeutic yoga for private clients.

✿Learn to Teach with Confidence!
✿Fluid Sequencing and Creative Flow
✿Meaningful Theming
✿Anatomy and Physiology
✿Safe and Therapeutic Alignment
✿Powerful Adjustments
✿Group Teaching Exercises
✿Constructive and Encouraging Feedback
✿Tantric Yoga Philosophy
✿Holistic Health
✿Community Outreach

Part 1 – SET THE FOUNDATION. Minimum one year of consistent yoga practice (three days per week).

Part 2 – THE ART OF TEACHING. Completion of Yoga Union Part 1 teacher training or a 200-hour teacher training elsewhere.

Part 3 – REFINE AND SHINE. Completion of Yoga Union Part 2 teacher training or at least a year of teaching experience, and fifty or more Anusara practice hours (approval required).

Application Process:
Submit all completed applications to Annie or Natalie:

✭Annie –
✭Natalie –

We select our students carefully to ensure that everyone admitted is prepared for the course.

Yoga Alliance Certification will be issued only to students who complete all three parts.

The Directors:
Sisters Annie Adamson and Natalie Gildersleeve are confident, knowledgeable, and approachable instructors. People say their instruction is fun, safe, inspiring, and personally transcendent.

Annie Adamson is co-owner of Yoga Union Community Wellness Center. She is an accredited Anusara instructor, and she holds certification in Hot and Vinyasa yoga. She infuses her classes with stories that light the heart and impassion the practice.

Natalie received her 500-hour Hatha yoga certification from D’ana Baptiste, and has been studying Anusara yoga for the past four years. She recently moved to Portland after owning and running a yoga studio in Utah. She is nurturing and inspiring, and she encourages each person to find their authentic voice and inner wisdom.

What Graduates are Saying:
“I began my journey as a yoga teacher Yoga Union’s 200-hour transformative teacher training. This was a life-changing experience for me and gave me a solid foundation of knowledge.” Amy Bratton

“The Yoga Union Teacher Training was one of the most incredible experiences of my life. Not only did I become a more confident and knowledgeable practitioner, but a more honest, patient, and compassionate human. Annie and Natalie exude positivity, and their pure love of teaching and community made it one of the richest experiences I’ve had. The solid foundation they provide is essential for anyone who is committed to the practice and study of yoga.” Jainee Dial

Upcoming Trainings:

Each section is ten days long, with one day off. Students will complete 65 in-studio hours and 15 home study hours in each section. Total Hours – 240

✦Receive a $400 discount if you purchase all 3 parts together.
✦Please scroll to the bottom to view prices and to register.

☯July 2011 – Part 1 – Set the Foundation
June 30th through July 10th
More Details:

☯October 2011 – Part 2 – The Art of Teaching
October 6th through 16th
Daily schedule coming soon – please check back

☯March 2012 – Part 3 – Refine and Shine
March 1st through 11th
Includes a 3 night retreat – location TBD
Daily schedule coming soon – please check back


✰$3200 – All three parts – July 2011, October 2011, March 2012 (retreat included) price includes a $400 discount for purchasing all 3 parts together.
✰$1200 – Part one – July 2011
✰$1200 – Part two – October 2011
✰$1200 – Part three – March 2012 (retreat included)


1. Fill out and submit application

2. Wait for acceptance notification

3. Make payment

4. View the reading list and begin.

We require a $400 deposit, which is non-refundable.

Please contact Annie or Natalie with any questions:
Annie –
Natalie –