Yoga Flow Life Teacher Training

Inspire your Yoga practice or become an instructor through the YFL Yoga Teacher Training Program at Body Flow Fitness Academy, located in Vancouver, WA

Yoga Flow Life Teacher Training & CEU Courses


YFL Teacher Training is ongoing and will have two full teacher trainings per year with the possibility of a third training during a scheduled 2 week retreat. Each month has a training track with particular courses that are required to graduate (a total of 6 tracks/months) to receive the teacher training certification. 300 hour Teacher Training tracks will be added soon!

Registration Opens:

June 15th, 2019

Deposit is only $350  to hold your spot!

Yoga Teacher Training Begins September 07, 2019

Overview for Yoga Teacher Training




~ Including Surya Namaskara: Sun Salutations A & B; Classical Surya Namaskara

~ Standing asanas including warrior and related flows, seated poses, twists, balancing poses including: hand, arm, shoulder, etc.; asanas laying down in prone and supine positions, inversions, forward folds, and backbends

~ Multiple styles or disciplines of Yoga including: Hatha tradition, Vinyasa Krama/Ashtanga Flows, Yin Style, Restorative postures, Safer Heated Yoga, and study Kundalini/Kriya/Tantric flowing movement-based meditations



~ The major yogic breathing techniques

~ Understanding the effects on the Central Nervous System



~ The art of yogic locks

~ How bandhas help your practice ​



~ Yogic cleansing practices

~ How Kriyas inform your practice

~ How, when, & why a Kriya practice should be utilized 



~ Practice learning of basic Sanskrit terms as they relate to Yoga

~ Pronunciation

~ Using Sanskrit as you teach


Mantras & Chanting

~ The effect of mantras in practice

~ Learn the translation of yogic chants

~ Vibration Theories & the 3 Yogic Bodies


Meditation, Relaxation & Yoga Nidra

~ The value of meditation upon practitioners

~ Why teaching relaxation is harder than it seems

~ The inner workings of Yoga Nidra explained




~ Teaching Techniques

~ Communication skills such as group dynamics, time management, and the establishment of priorities and boundaries.

~ How to address the specific needs of individuals and special populations, to the degree possible in a group setting.

~ How & When it is Appropriate to give Adjustments; Verbal Adjustments

~ Principles of Demonstration

~ Learning through Observation

~ Assisting in yoga classes

~ Teaching styles of an Individual

~ The Learning Process of the Student

~ Ethics of Teaching

~ Qualities of a Teacher & Methods of Learning

~ Finding your unique Teaching Voice and the Use of Language

~ How to each different styles of classes





Anatomy & Physiology as it Relates to Yoga

~ Review of muscles, bones, ligaments

~ Learn the bodily systems

~ Understanding bodily functions and its Relation to Yoga

~ Identifying the working muscle groups and applicable joints, ligaments, tendons, & physiology occurring during Yoga practice


Physiological Energy of Yoga

~ A study of the subtler or unseen bodies

~~~ Chakras

~~~ Nadis

~~~ Prana


Application of Anatomy in Practice

~ Benefits and contraindications

~ Healthy movement patterns for the general population

~ Managing and preventing injury





Yoga History

~ The path of Yoga from the Ancient World to the present

~ Notable yogis from history


Yogic Philosophy & Ancient Texts

~ 8 Limbs of Yoga

~ Study of the Bhagavad Gita

~ Interpretation of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras

~ Mythologies & Folklore's as they Relate to the Yoga Asanas


Yoga Science & Lifestyle

~ Ayurveda & the Doshas

~ Yogic diet and lifestyle and your practice

~ Develop a personal teaching philosophy

~ Incorporate yogic philosophy into your life ​




~ Building a business

~ Tools of the trade

~ Marketing yourself

~ Getting established

~ How to set up your own classes

~ Approaching studios/gyms/private clients

~ Legal issues relating to Yoga​

Dates & Times:

~Saturdays 9:30am -7:00pm (every other weekend)

~~Every Saturday All Level Yoga 9:30-10:30am

~Sundays 9:30am - 5:00pm (every other weekend)

~~Every Sunday Guided Meditation 9:30-10:30am

~~9/07, 9/08

~~9/21, 9/22

~~10/05, 10/06

~~10/19, 10/20

~~11/02, 11/03

~~11/16, 11/17

~~11/30, 12/01

~~12/14, 12/15

~~12/28, 12/29

~~1/11, 1/12

~~1/25, 1/26

~~2/08, 2/09 - GRADUATION!

*YTT Students may attend all the Saturday All Level Classes & Sunday morning meditation classes for free beginning September 9th, 2019 -  ending February 03rd, 2020. That's 22 yoga classes & 22 meditation classes ($660 value)!*

Books Required for YTT


~Yoga Flow Life Teacher Training Manual by Michele Whaley - will be issued in class (this book is included in the tuition costs)

~ The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: The Book of the Spiritual Man by Patanjali

~ The Bhagavad Gita: As It Is - many editions (my personal copy is His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada) Penguin Publishing has very good editions as well

~ Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar

Anatomy of Hatha Yoga: A Manual for Students, Teachers, and Practitioners by H. David Coulter


Payment Details:


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~ Early Bird Registration Tuition Cost: $2650, Deadline is July 22, 2019

~ Registration Tuition Cost After July 22: $2750, Deadline August 22, 2019

~ Late Registration Tuition Cost: $2950, After the August 22, 2019 Deadline

~ Payment Plans Available: $450/month for 6 months plus deposit

~~Payments due on the 1st day of the month (ex: 09/01/2019 payment due)

~ Contact Us for More Details


COURSE DEPOSITS AND PAYMENT METHODS ​ A non-refundable deposit of $350 is due to reserve your space if not paid in full.

Note: Your space is not secured until the deposit has been paid.

The deposit is subtracted from the total amount. For example: $2950 (full price) - $350 (deposit) = $2600.

For any questions about payments Contact Us

~ What is included in the teacher training fee: Private yoga session, Yoga Teacher Training Manual (over 500 pages of info, yoga poses, sequences and much more!), final exams/practicum and Yoga Flow Life 200 Hour Certification

~ What is NOT included in the fee: In addition to paying the course fees you will need to purchase additional yoga texts (such as Patanjali's Sutras) listed above (these books may be purchased used at AbeBooks). These will also be listed in the acceptance email which will be sent to every participant prior to the first day of class beginning. We will not use the books (except the YTT manual) the first weekend.

On completion of the course, you may apply to receive your registration and accreditation.


CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY ​ Applicants are strongly encouraged to consider the time and financial investments required to complete the Yoga Flow Life Teacher Training, ensuring that the dates and times work for you. Cancellations made on a case by case basis - you will receive a full refund of all payments made minus the $350 deposit. After the training start date begins - no refund is available.


100% ATTENDANCE OF THE COURSE IS EXPECTED TO BECOME CERTIFIED ​ We understand that emergencies and other life situations do arise. We recommend that you carefully review your schedule and upcoming obligations to ensure that you can commit fully to the teacher training. In some circumstances the following options may apply:

~ Missed Lectures: To be determined on a case by case basis

~ Missed Weekend: If a student is absent from a full weekend they may attend the equivalent lectures during the following course if space permits. Making up hours missed is offered only in extenuating circumstances. No teaching certification will be offered until all course hours have been completed.