COMPLETE YOUR TRAINING ON YOUR TERMS
Join yoga scholar and movement professional Selena Garefino and her team for this immersive, online, foundational 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training.
Learn to teach both Vinyasa and Hatha Yoga, bring yoga to various populations, grow your personal practice, and receive potent personal development coaching in this 12 week Yoga Alliance Accredited Yoga Teacher Training.
The online content is yours for one year so you can work a your own pace, revisit, refresh, and truly take time to integrate.
This transformational Vinyasa and Hatha Yoga training focuses on the foundations of yoga and is comprised of modules in theory, practice, and embodiment.
Meet Your Lead Instructor
Writer, speaker, South-Asian Anthropologist, and personal development coach, Selena has been teaching yoga and movement since 2006.
Her classes offer yoga and meditation as a mechanism to shift the way we offer ourselves in all aspects of our lives and as a tool for granting profound healing in our bodies, our hearts, and ultimately our relationships. She is deeply committed to raising up a generation of innovative, knowledgeable teachers. Her programs offer students and practitioners tools and methods to truly take yoga off of the mat and into the fabric of their lives so that they can show up more effectively in the world.
Selena holds a MPH from Boston University, a MA in Cultural Anthropology, and is a PhD Candidate at the University of Montana. She is a two -time Cornell University Nepali Language Fellow, and 2017 Fulbright Research awardee.
She is currently completing her dissertation research on yoga and spiritualism in the West at the University of Montana.
Selena is a certified yoga, Pilates, Barre, FRC Mobility, Kinstretch®, Katonah Yoga®, Mobility, and Flow Instructor as well as a certified personal trainer.
You will also learn from Riley Stevens, Dr. Paula Sauer, and guest instructors.
Meet Your Anatomy Teacher
Dr. Paula Sauer is a licensed physical therapist and trainer for the Evolve Method™, Noah Mazé Method, and Yoga Circle Berlin. She earned her doctoral degree in Physical Therapy from Mount St. Mary’s College, and has been working in the outpatient orthopedic setting for over 11 years. Dr. Sauer holds additional certifications and trainings in Redcord®, Graston Technique, Yoga, Pilates, Core Align, Cranial Sacral and Visceral Manipulation, as well as post-doctorate biokinesiology training. Dr. Sauer’s yoga bio includes studying and teaching yoga under the direction of Noah Maze for many years. She holds her 500 hour yoga certification through The Mazé Method and is a certified Mazé Method teacher. Dr. Sauer is the founder of Align Physical Therapy in Los Angeles. She presently resides in Switzerland with her family.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does it work?
This training is a combination of both live content delivered via Zoom and pre-recorded and written content delivered via the Portal.
Each week you will work through the pre-recorded content and on Saturdays you will enjoy a live practice, discussion, community, and lecture with Selena for 12 weeks. There is generally integration weeks with no class. Allowing for catch up and integration time.
Students have a private online community forum with their cohort for sharing practice teaching videos, asking questions, and connecting in their community.
What if I miss a session?
Sessions are recorded each week with recordings available within 48 hours. Saturday sessions are 4-6 hours generally running from 9am MDT-2pm MST. For the best experience and community engagement we recommend following the schedule and attending the calls live. Attendance is not required BUT content from live sessions will be on the final exam so it is expected that students watch the recordings. Each cohort will receive in advance their training schedule with exact times and dates of their integration week, access to workshops, and other programs.
What if I'm in a different timezone?
You can view the content at your own pace! With 12 months to complete the work during times that fit your schedule.
Is there a set schedule?
Each week you'll receive a series of pre-recorded lectures, written content, and quizzes. The training is organized in a way that allows you to successfully complete training in just 9 weeks if you so choose. You may also hop on future training group's live calls for ongoing study.
What are the prerequisites for this program?
There are no prerequisites for this program; however, we strongly recommend having an existing yoga practice.
How long do I have to finish the course?
The course is designed to be completed in 12 weeks which is roughly 15 hours per week; however, you have access to the course for 12 months to complete it in your own time. If you do not complete it in 12 months you can pay a small fee to extend your learning time.
Is this course only for aspiring yoga teachers?
No. It's designed for anyone ready to grow their personal practice and interested in learning the ancient teachings of yoga as well as modern movement practices.
Is this course Yoga Alliance accredited?
Yes. Upon successful completion of the training you will be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance at the 200 Hour level.
Course content will be delivered as a combination of both self-guided online content as well as live sessions via Zoom.
Students receive 9 Live sessions held each Saturday starting September 18th and will include a practice with Selena as well as a lecture and Q&A session.
Students may opt to join the live calls of future trainings to continue their studies.
If you aren't ready to have your life changed, don't study with Selena. She has a rare gift of glimpsing her students' highest potential and constructing an environment to slowly draw it out. You will learn Anatomy and philosophy from someone who is deeply passionated about them and it shows. You WILL be inspired. You WILL leave equipped with the tools and insight to transform your life. You will also learn, inside and out and in every direction, an intricate, many-faceted and carefully considered perspective of the yoga tradition from an insanely experienced student herself. The whole idea of Selena's trainings are to integrate and assimilate the method because when one embodies yoga from the inside out, the teaching takes care of itself. Selena doesn't just teach yoga, she lives yoga, and at the end of your training with her, you can too.
Selena will inspire, educate, and empower you to pursue and uncover your authentic self. She is not your teacher if you wish to be coddled or spoon fed. She will provoke fundamental questioning that invites you to strip away the self limiting stories, practices, and habits that hold you back from your greatest potential. Go to her class, shake the dust, and breathe life into your dry bones.
Selena is a truly wonderful teacher - I can’t imagine embarking on the 200hr YTT journey with anyone else. Her teaching style, both in her yoga classes and YTT modules is concise, energetic, challenging (come prepared to work!), and fun. Selena’s assignments and in class exercises can be difficult (some physically, some mentally) but build on one another, and are incredibly helpful in establishing a strong foundation in all of the subtleties that go into teaching safely, intelligently and successfully. Whether or not you are planning on teaching following training, you will leave with wealth of knowledge about yogic philosophy, much improved sanskrit pronunciation, an understanding of anatomy as it pertains to yoga, and a yoga practice that you LOVE.