This intensive 277-Hour Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) program is designed to deepen your practice and create the energetic shift necessary to become a Traditional Yoga Teacher; a journey that requires commitment, patience and dedication. Therefore, my program is extended over the course of 10 months during which we will meet twice per week for 3-hour sessions on Thursdays and 4-hour sessions on Sundays. This gives you a chance to digest the information slowly and apply it to your practice. My classes are done in small groups to support personal transformation and a concentrated form of learning. participation is limited to 12 Yoga Teacher Trainees per year.
The goal of this program is to allow you to immerse yourself in a Yogic lifestyle for an entire year. To that end, we will practice and explore multiple Hatha Yoga lineages including Ashtanga, Vinyasa, ViniYoga with a therapeutic focus, Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation. This in depth knowledge of anatomy and multiple styles of Hatha Yoga will empower you to become your own teacher and lead intuitive Yoga classes based on a deep understanding of the principles of Yoga and their purpose.
Please note that, even though the cost of the program ($3,800) is similar to other YTTs, the requirements to complete this program are significantly higher than the minimum requirements established by the Yoga Alliance.
Upon completing the requirements for this program you will be eligible to register at the RYS-200 Level with Yoga Alliance if you choose to.
Detailed program description will be given to each student on the first day of class. ***If you are looking for a quick, easy way to get certified, this program is NOT for you.*** This YTT program is for students who are ready, willing and able to commit to Spiritual growth and invest the time and effort necessary to create an energetic shift in their lives.
In addition to completing this YTT Program, I strongly recommend you choose to complete the Traditional Long Form Usui Reiki Level 1 & 2 Certification in order to assist in your Spiritual, mental, emotional and physical growth. This is necessary because, when teaching Yoga, you need practical awareness of the energy transference happening in your classroom. This 10 week Reiki Class is offered in the Spring and Fall for an additional cost of $800 in a group. Or you may schedule a private class for $1,800. The Reiki Level 1 & 2 certification can be completed before, during or after the YTT.
If you are interested in attending this intensive program, please download the application using the link below and email me at email@example.com to schedule an interview.
LEVEL 1 - 2019 Class Schedule
February 3, 2019 - November 21, 2019
We are OFF the following dates:
Apr 21 (Easter Sunday)
May 12 (Mother's day)
May 26 & 28 (Memorial day break)
June 16 (Father's day)
Jul 7 & 9 (July 4th break)
Aug 29 & Sept 1 (Labor Day)
Cost $3,800. Check or cash is preferred.
$1,100 Deposit required to reserve your spot by October 3, 2018
Balance is due on or before January 3, 2018
$300 Early Bird Savings if you register with a deposit by August 31st
* If you are unable to attend a scheduled session, you must provide advanced notice and schedule a private make-up session at an additional cost of $180. However, please plan to be at every class as nothing can replace a group experience in this Yoga Teacher Training Program. If you need a more flexible schedule, this program is available as a Private Class. Please contact me directly for details. on Thursdays and 4-hour sessions on Sundays
This program is for serious Yoga Teachers who have completed Bliss Yoga Academy’s 277-Hour Level 1 Yoga Teacher Training Program. Please note Level 1 is a PRE-REQUISITE for Level 2. Therefore, even if you are a registered teacher with Yoga Alliance, you must still complete Bliss Yoga Academy’s Level 1 program to apply for Level 2.
The focus of this program is to cultivate the mindfulness necessary to live a Spiritual Life and to really be a practicing and functioning Yoga Teacher/Instructor. This program can assist in creating a life situation that nurtures your Spirit, mind and body so deeply that you naturally want to share that nurturing energy with your students through the teachings of Yoga. You will receive the support, encouragement and guidance on how to use the wisdom learned from the Level 1 program and put it into PRACTICE.
In addition to LIVING Yoga, you can master your teaching skills and begin to create a career teaching Yoga. To that end, we will focus on gaining a deeper understanding of anatomy and kinesiology and how asana affects the body. You will learn to determine what postures reveal about muscular imbalances and how to adapt the practice to the individual.
This program extended over the course of 11 months during which we will meet twice per week for 3-hour sessions. In addition, participants must meet the following requirements:
1. Teach 25 private or group Yoga classes and complete feedback forms
2. Complete the Traditional Long Form Usui Reiki Level 1 & 2 Certification
3. Complete all assigned reading, homework, and research paper
***Detailed program description will be given to each student on the first day of class***
Please note that, even though the cost of the program ($5,800) is similar to other Advanced Yoga Teacher Training programs, the requirements to complete this program are significantly higher than the minimum requirements established by the Yoga Alliance.
Upon completing the requirements for this program you will be eligible to register at the RYS-500 Level with Yoga Alliance if you choose to.
If you are interested in attending this program, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application and schedule an interview.
LEVEL 2 - 2019 Class Schedule
January 6, 2019 – November 26, 2019
We are OFF the following dates:
April 21 (Easter Sunday)
May 12 (Mother's day)
May 26 & 28 (Memorial day)
June 16 (Father's day)
Jul 4 & 7 (July 4th break)
Aug 27 & Sep 1 (Labor Day break)
Cost $5,800*. Check or Cash preferred.
$2,000 Deposit required to reserve your spot by September 6, 2018
Balance is due on or before December 6, 2018
*The cost of this program is $5,800 including the Reiki Level 1 & 2 Certification. If you have already completed Bliss Yoga Academy's Reiki program, you may deduct $800 of the total price of this course so your cost will be $5,000.
You can take any of these programs as many times as you'd like.
Each time you choose to take it, the level of your practice improves.
Never feel like you have nothing more to learn!
For any class program you decide to repeat, you get a $300 discount to support your practice.
"This program changed my life. It gave me phenomenal knowledge of the the human body and how each pose helps us. More importantly, we went in depth into yogic philosophy and lifestyle. Sarah set up a simple and supported method and environment for us to embark on the journey towards light and love."
Bliss Yoga Academy’s Yoga Teacher Training Program is truly a life-changing experience. The 277-Hour program delves deeply into all aspects of Yoga - including the physical postures (asanas), Yogic philosophy, anatomy, and most importantly, the Spiritual growth of each student. It is unique to other teacher training programs in that it spans the course of 11 months, allowing for the slow and steady absorption of knowledge and the depth and breadth of learning that is truly required to become a well-rounded Yoga teacher. I would highly recommend Bliss Yoga Academy’s 277-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program to anyone who is looking to grow as a teacher, enhance their own Mind-Body-Spirit connection, and pursue their own Spiritual journey.
"After a long search of Yoga Teacher Training programs, I knew 100% that Bliss Yoga Academy was the right fit. Not only is Sarah knowledgeable in the practice of yoga, but she gives 100% of herself when teaching her students how to be the BEST yoga instructors out there. As a practicing Physical Therapist, I wanted to find a program that would offer thorough, in depth knowledge of all lineages, the benefits of every yoga posture both physically and energetically, and most importantly, how to be comfortable and energetically strong as Yoga Teachers. I would HIGHLY recommend Sarah Cardenas and Bliss Yoga Academy for your Yoga Teacher Training Program!"
"The Yoga Teacher Training program at Bliss is top notch. For a year I did extensive research into teacher trainings ... visiting studios, practicing with the teachers, discussing with students, etc ... and nothing compared to what this program was offering. I'll admit that made me skeptical, but I chose to take the leap. The journey far exceeded my expectations, its been a transformational yearand I'm looking forward to YTT Level 2. Sarah leads with intuition, deep understanding, compassion, and most importantly by example. I highly recommend the Bliss YTT to everyone! Whether you are deepening your practice or interested in teaching yoga, this is a supportive environment to make the necessary shifts to do so. Don't doubt, go for it!"
"As I had pondered a bit too long in whether or not to enroll in the Yoga Teacher Training; it wasn’t long at all - after just the first class - I realized it was the next best step in what I truly needed in my life at this time, at this sacred place and at this very moment. From the comprehensive anatomy lessons to the deeper Yoga philosophy lessons and discussions, I was able to see and understand the beauty of Yoga in all its connections and inter weavings of the mind, body and spirit. Sarah’s knowledge, guidance and years of experience provide an authentic foundation of Yoga not seen or taught in a manner in which she does so with such grace and compassion, allowing her students to find their own peace, confidence and curiosity to continue to learn, teach and share their knowledge with others. As Sarah passionately shares weekly, '…your practice is precious…' Precious for me on many levels – spiritually, physically and energetically –the shift is real." Ready for Teacher Training Level 2."