February 4 – June 4, 2017
Saturdays | 11:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Sundays | 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Meets the following weekends:

February 4-5, 11-12, & 18-19
March 4-5 & 18-19
April 1-2, 15-16, & 29-30
May 6-7, 13-14, & 20-21
June 3-4

Class Requirement
Students are required to take 16 classes throughout the duration of the program to experience different styles, levels and methodologies.


Yoga Isla Vista
900 Embarcadero del Mar d
Isla Visa, CA 93117

For More Information Contact:  Natalie @ (805) 259-8181or   Angelli @ (310) 664-6470 ext. 134 or via email:

About YogaWorks® Teacher Training

Since 1990, YogaWorks® — the world's leading YTT program — has trained thousands of yoga teachers, including Seane Corn, Shiva Rea, Ana Forrest, Baron Baptiste, Vinnie Marino, Saul David Raye, Natasha Rizopoulos and many other renowned instructors. Your YogaWorks RYT 200-hour training certificate will be recognized and respected by yoga studios around the globe

YogaWorks offers a comprehensive yoga teacher program for aspiring teachers and serious students of yoga. YogaWorks’ cohesive, multi-specialist approach to teacher training blends the best of yoga tradition from both the East and the West. Our mission is to provide aspiring teachers with the foundation to instruct skillfully with compassion, integrity and safety, while honoring his or her unique voice.

 The dynamic and conscious practice of asana is the cornerstone of the YogaWorks method. To deepen one’s education, you will also study anatomy and physiology, explore yoga’s philosophical underpinnings, practice meditation and pranayama, as well as investigate the subtle body and Ayurveda.

Theory & Practice of Yoga:  This foundational training will emphasize deepening a student’s personal practice, as this is the source for their creative instruction. It will also include a comprehensive study of the techniques and mechanics of the fundamental yoga postures, while providing the tools necessary to teach yoga to others. To facilitate a more scientific understanding of the body, your training will include the study of functional anatomy. In addition, to give developing teachers a balanced understanding of yoga, the YogaWorks training moves beyond the physical with the study of meditation, pranayama, Ayurveda and the chakra system.

Topics Include:

  • Intensive asana study
  • Fundamentals of anatomy and physiology
  • Principles of pranayama
  • Restorative and pre-natal yoga
  • Subtle body and the chakra system


Yoga Philosophy:  Over 2,000 years ago, the sage Patanjali described the process of yogic movement towards a higher consciousness and peace in his treatise The Yoga Sutras. His teachings are a living, practical model that, once understood, can be applied to all aspects of life today. They serve to deepen the awareness of our relationship to ourselves, others and our environment.


The Theory & Practice of Teaching:  The art of teaching is a form of yoga in itself, requiring sensitivity, compassion and practice. A teacher must encourage and inspire, being sensitive to the needs of individuals as well as a group. The practical and subtle aspects involved in teaching, to be addressed in this course, include:

  • How to be an effective teacher
  • Use of voice, body language and touch
  • The art and science of sequencing
  • Learning to see and understand bodies
  • The purpose and use of props
  • Hands-on adjustments and assists
  • Practice instruction

ABOUT YogaWorks®


From India to Santa Monica:  YogaWorks’ founders — Maty Ezraty, Chuck Miller and Alan Finger — were all highly accomplished yoga practitioners who wanted to share the gifts they learned from their wise teachers. In 1987, they opened YogaWorks’ first studio in Santa Monica where they carefully weaved together many styles of yoga under one roof, and attracted the best teaching talent in southern California. They sought to uphold the 5,000-year-old tradition of yoga by infusing their programs with integrity, quality, authenticity and a warm welcome to every student.

In 1990, when the demand for well-trained yoga teachers began to grow, Maty and senior teacher Lisa Walford created the world-renowned YogaWorks Teacher Training Program by blending the heat and flow of Ashtanga, the precise alignment of Iyengar and the holistic approach of Desikachar.  YogaWorks — in conjunction with YogaBalance — is pleased to provide training based on direct teachings from yoga masters to yogis at Yoga Isla Vista.


Meet Your Lead Trainer Natalie

My yogic Light was first lit at a young age by my mother, through meditation. Later as an adult I began to ignite it through the asana practice. For the past 17 years, I have had the great pleasure to practice, study, and apprentice with some of the most amazing gurus. Each one continued to open and renew my light, and fire for Yoga as a whole.

My studies have flowed from Therapeutic and restorative, to Ashtanga, Prana Flow, Iyengar, Ayurvedic Medicince, Aerial Yoga, Yin Yoga and Yoga Works Method. Each practice holds a sacred part in my heart honoring that time in my life. Now, these practices continually join together, giving me the confidence and light to share the knowledge with wanting students.

I love teaching everybody... This practice and process is my greatest teacher at the present moment.

To work with an individual whether through alignment, breath, movement, mindfulness, playfulness, or release of pain or stress… If I can add a little fire or clarity to a student's inner light or passion, whatever it may be … or if I can just open the door to let go of what is holding us back emotionally, physical or mentally.

With over 1500 hours of trainings, I am proud to come back to the Yoga Works Method and be able to share one of the greatest foundation practices with students of all walks of life and levels.

“Through practice, intention, and mindfulness,

one begins to step out of their shell and into the truth of themselves.

Over the course of these 200 hours, I watch in awe as practitioners embrace

the holistic wisdom of yoga, find their voice, and begin to make the teachings their own.

Through the training, we evolve together as a family of students and a community

of yogis, who support and nurture each other on and off the yoga mat.”

-- Natalie Sampila, Lead Trainer