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Yoga Teacher Training Certification   

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Highline College and Three Trees Yoga Studio have partnered to offer the Registered Yoga Teacher 200-Hour Certification Program

This program is designed for those seeking to become yoga teachers as well as for those who desire to deepen their own yoga practice.

Participants will learn the fundamentals of teaching a comprehensive Hatha yoga practice including alignment-based asana; pranayama; mindfulness and meditation; anatomy and physiology specific to teaching yoga; a study of the Chakras; Ayurveda (the sister science of yoga); and yogic philosophy as described in the Yoga Sutras of Pantanjali. Additionally, emphasis will be placed on the techniques of teaching and cueing poses; learning to observe bodies, modify poses, and sequence classes with ample time allotted to “practice teaching” throughout the program.


To find out more, attend a free "no-obligation" information session, either in-person or via zoom on Jan 23 and Feb 27, from 12:30-1:30 pm.  For more details, click here.


Top Five Reasons You Will Love This Program:

  1. Our Faculty: All five of our instructors are leaders in their field with many years of training and experience. Having five different voices gives you a balanced, informed exposure to yoga. Their depth of knowledge and enthusiasm will inspire you.


  1. Our Curriculum: Our program has been carefully designed to introduce you to the whole of yoga, allowing you to dive deeply into the practice you love. We have woven the weekends in such a way that the various topics support and enrich each other. For example, on the weekend you learn about the core, you’ll also explore mula bandha (root lock) and the root chakra. Although the weekends are very full, we schedule the training days so that there is time for movement and lecture as well as stillness and rest.


  1. Our Schedule: The 9 weekends model rather than a more intense, condensed schedule allows you time to digest and integrate what you’ve learned. Our past participants have found that creating new habits over a 9 month period was transformational.


  1. Our Culture: Three Trees is an inclusive welcoming community for all people. We create a container of safety, acceptance and compassion from the very first hour of training.  Ours is a safe place to show up as your authentic self and learn, make mistakes, ask questions and shine. We support each other in our individual life paths that have brought us to the practice of yoga and we help you find your unique voice and expression of yoga.


  1. Your Future: Whether you want to deepen your own practice and understanding of yoga or to actually teach, we will help guide you. Work Well NW is a subsidiary of Three Trees Yoga that is committed to bringing yoga and meditation to the workplace and as an added result may offer teaching opportunities for graduates of Three Trees Yoga Teacher Training Program. Although employment is not guaranteed, a strong effort will be made to help you achieve this goal if desired. Our graduates currently teach in studios, schools, wellness facilities, fire stations, hospitals and corporate environments.


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Program Dates & Times

Classes are held on the 3rd weekend of each month, Fridays 4 – 8:30pm, Saturdays 9am – 5pm, and Sundays 9am – 5:30pm.

March 19-21; April 16-18; May 21-22; June 18-20; July 16-18; August 20-22; September 17-19; & October 15-17.

The final class weekend is Nov 12 - 14 (retreat at Harmony Hill Retreat Center*- Friday 9am – Sunday 12:30pm).


*Harmony Hill Retreat: This off-site retreat is the culmination of the program and includes not only the remainder of the curriculum but a memorable graduation ceremony. All retreat costs including hotel and food costs are covered in the cost of the teacher training. (7362 East SR 106 Union, WA 98592).


$300 deposit + $3300 tuition = total cost $3600

Discounted by $300 if paid in full by February 20, 2021

A payment plan of $367 per month is available. Partial scholarship applications available upon request, email The application deadline is February 15, 2021.



To register and find out more about this program, visit the Three Trees Yoga website or call them at 253-815-YOGA (9642). 


Sample Weekend Schedule:

Friday night at Three Trees Yoga Studio: 4 hrs

4:00-5:00pm- Check-in and lifestyle discussion

5:00-6:00pm- Meditation and Mindfulness

6:00-6:30pm- Dinner break

6:30-8:30pm- Philosophy


Saturday at Highline College: 7.5 hrs

9:00-11:00am- Anatomy and Physiology

11:00-1:00pm- Teacher-led asana practice and technique lesson

1:00 – 2:00pm- Practice Teaching: focus poses

2:00 – 2:30pm- Lunch break

3:00 – 5:00pm- Ayurveda lecture and practice


Sunday at Highline College: 8 hrs

9:00-10:00am- Pranayama practice

10:00-11:00am- Chakra Theory

11:00-12:30pm- Teacher-led asana practice and technique lesson

12:30-1:00pm- Lunch break

1:00-3:00pm- Teacher-led asana practice and technique lesson

3:00-4:00pm- Various options: History of Yoga, Sequencing, Restorative

4:00-5:00pm- Small group break-outs on a relevant topic and review

5:00-5:30pm- Homework assignments; weekend review in a large group and Q & A; Gayatri Mantra


About Three Trees Yoga

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Three Trees Yoga is recognized by the Yoga Alliance as an RYS (Registered Yoga School) and graduates will be eligible to earn their RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher)-200 Hour certification upon completion of the program. (Three Trees Yoga also offers an Advanced Training Program of 300 additional hours for graduates of the 200 hr program.) Graduates of the 200 hr program will be well-trained professionals ready to teach a variety of yoga classes with confidence and skill. Work Well NW, a corporate yoga business, is a subsidiary of Three Trees Yoga that endeavors to bring yoga to the workplace and as a result creates teaching opportunities for graduates of Three Trees Yoga Teacher Training Program. Although employment is not guaranteed, a strong effort will be made to guide graduates towards appropriate teaching opportunities if desired.