Immerse yourself in principles for yoga living with the opportunity to become a certified yoga teacher.


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Vertical Soul Yoga

The Vertical Soul 200 and 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Trainings incorporate techniques, training and practice of Asana, Pranayama and Meditation among other traditional yoga practices with teaching, methodology, anatomy and physiology, yoga philosophy, lifestyle and ethics for yoga teachers and practicum, the opportunity for students to practice teaching in a classroom setting.

Vertical Soul Yoga has been a Nationally Accredited Yoga Alliance School since 2011.  Our curriculum is designed to meet and exceed Yoga Alliance Standards.


200 Hour YTT 


June 1-10,  

June 28-July 1

July 12-15

August 9-12



Early Bird Special

Sign up by May 1st and save $300

Techniques, Training and Practice Pranayama & Asana

We believe that the breath (pranayama) is the most essential aspect of teaching yoga postures (asana).  Our students receive an in depth training not only in teaching asana, but how to use breath control throughout the class to influence the energy in yoga classes.  Students also develop their own pranayama practice to prepare for meditation

For so many of our students, asana (postures) is what draws them to yoga.  It gets them hooked.  Understanding how to teach the postures safely and effectively is another top priority.  Our approach to teaching asana includes: key alignment principles, major functions of each posture, modifications (including supportive and challenging versions), and the energetics of sequencing.


Vertical Soul Yoga strongly emphasizes the spiritual aspect of yoga.  Students have direct experiences with the higher limbs of yoga that lead us to clear perception that we are One.

Teaching Methodology

Vertical Soul Yoga is proud to see the diversity that comes out of the training.  Our emphasis is to give students the foundation necessary to teach a yoga class based on the science of Hatha Yoga; moreover, it allows them to find their unique teaching style.  We stress the importance of understanding different learning modalities students have and how, as teachers, to use a set of skills that will reach all of our students.

Anatomy and Physiology

Our Anatomy and Physiology training section is by far one of the top anatomy trainings available in Arizona.  Students gain an understanding physical anatomy and how it related to the metaphysical aspects of yoga.  This portion requires them to take a deeper look into themselves, which is absolutely essential before they start to teach others.

Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics

Throughout the training it becomes very clear that yoga is a lifestyle; It changes how we see ourselves and how we see the world.  The ethics of yoga are not a set of standards to live by.  The more we learn about yoga, the more we are faced to examine ourselves; during this examination the veil is removed.  An inner love is heightened, and our lifestyle becomes ruled by that love.


Because we prioritize small class sizes and foster a nurturing learning environment, the practicum is one of the most transformational parts of the training.   Students have the opportunity to teach and receive the necessary feedback to help them become the best teachers they can be.

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300 Hour YTT

300 HOUR YTT 2018/2019 DATES

September 19-23, 2018

with Keelyn Riley

and Malisa Bobbitt

October 12-14, 2018

with Rod Stryker

November 9-11, 2018

with Geoffrey Taylor

and Malisa Bobbitt

December 5-9, 2018

with Bruce Bowditch

January 9-13, 2019

with Jeff Masters

February 27-March 3, 2019

with Nicolai Bachman

and Malisa Bobbitt

April 17-21, 2019



Early Bird Special

Sign up by June 30th and save $400

Our 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training will provide yoga teachers with an education that will not only expand their knowledge; moreover, they will personally evolve to a new level.  Space is limited! 

*The workshop October 12th - 14th will be in Carbondale, Colorado with Yoga Rupa/Rod Stryker.

*Tuition for the session of the yoga training includes the workshop; however students are responsible for travel and accommodations.

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