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Alignment Based Yoga

The body is a sunning expression of geometry and taking your knowledge of alignment to an advanced level will enable you to work with new and advanced students alike in a far more specific way. The electives offered in this major will allow you to refine your eye, offer profound and dynamic adjustments, and targeted modifications for students working with injures and other limitations. You will also learn to use props to support students at all levels of practice to reach a much deeper understanding of each pose.

Courses

At least 200 of your course hours need to be from the programs listed below.
An additional 45 hours can be taken from our other continuing education offerings. To view a list of all trainings and intensives available at Yoga Tree click here.

Questions: teachertraining@yogatreesf.com or call 415-800-8582 Mon-Fri.


Apply here to enroll in 500 Hour Program Apply to receive your welcome letter, logbook and further details about the program.



Use the filter below to search by major (legends listed below), teacher name, date or location.

Alignment Based = AB1
Flow Based = FB1
Gentle & Restorative = GR1
Yoga & Psychology = PS1

Therapeutic Yoga = TY1
Yoga Philosophy = YP1
Woman & Yoga = WY1
General Studies = GS1

TITLE TEACHER LOCATION DATES HOURS MAJOR LEARN MORE
Advanced Functional Anatomy: Posing Your Anatomy Questions (Required) Harvey Deutch Potrero April 19, 2015 5 AB1, FB1, GR1, PS1, TY1, YP1, WY1, GS1 ENROLL
50-Hr. Advanced Training Studies (Required) Pete Guinosso, Jill Abelson and Jason Bowman Mission April 20 – 25, 2015 50 AB1, FB1, GR1, PS1, TY1, YP1, WY1, GS1 ENROLL
Assisting Intensive Janet Stone Potrero Dec. 1-5, 2014 50 GS1, AB1, FB1 ENROLL
Birds & Bandhas Jessica & Stephane Dreyfus Hayes Dec 6, 2014 3 GS1, AB1 ENROLL
Standing Pose Details Mark Stephens Valencia Dec 6, 2014 3 GS1, AB1 ENROLL
Hang With Us! – Yoga Rope Intensive – Intermediate Level Harvey Deutch Potrero Dec 6, 2014 3 GS1, AB1, TY1 ENROLL
Lighting the Path – Morning Yoga and Meditation Intensives Pete Guinosso Telegraph Dec 6 – 7, 2014 3 GS1 ENROLL
The Inter-Relations of Core Arm Balances and Inversions Mark Stephens Castro Dec 7, 2014 3 GS1, AB1 ENROLL
Illuminating the Chakras Dana Damara Corte Madera Dec 13, 2014 3 GS1, FB1 ENROLL
Yoga Sūtra Unveiled Chris Tompkins Hayes Dec 13 + 14, 2014 6 GS1, YP1 ENROLL
Ayurvedic Medicine In Our Modern World Deacon Carpenter & Ginger Schechter, MD Stanyan Dec 14, 2014 3 GS1, YP1 ENROLL
Wisdom of Yoga Abby Tucker and Chris Tompkins Telegraph Dec 20, 2014 2.5 GS1, YP1 ENROLL
New Year’s Retreat Chrisandra Fox Walker & Todd Robbins Mayacamas Ranch Dec 30, 2014 – Jan 2, 2015 ENROLL
The Art of Working with Injuries Pete Guinosso Telegraph Jan. 4, 2015 3 FB1, GS1 ENROLL
Lighting the Path – Morning Yoga and Meditation Intensives Pete Guinosso Telegraph Jan 10 – 11, 2015 3 GS1 ENROLL
Arm Balancing Lesley Desaulniers Corte Madera Jan 11, 2015 3 GS, FB1 Learn-More
The Art of Working with the Emotional Body Pete Guinosso Telegraph Jan. 18, 2015 3 FB1, GS1 ENROLL
Svadharma Immersion Janet Stone Castro Jan. 23 – 31, 2015 50 GS1, FB1, YP1 ENROLL
Yoga & Psyche: Psychological Integration Through Yoga Mariana Caplan Potrero Jan. 25, 2015 5.5 GS1, PS1, YP1 ENROLL
The Art and Science of Yoga and Dharma: 50-Hour Training Katchie Ananda Mission Jan. 24 – May 3, 2015 50 AB1, FB1, YP1, GS1 ENROLL
Lighting the Path – Morning Yoga and Meditation Intensives Pete Guinosso Telegraph Jan 24 – 25, 2015 3 GS1 ENROLL
How to Yoga: Open Your Hips Stacey Rosenberg Hayes Jan. 25, 2015 2.5 AB1, GS1 ENROLL
Feminine Powers, Feminine Practice: Women’s Yoga Training Britt Fohrman Mission Jan. 30 – Feb. 1, 2015 18 GS1, WY1 ENROLL
Yoga Therapeutics Harvey Deutch Potrero Jan. 30 – Sept. 20, 2015 100 TY1, GS1 ENROLL
Move From Your Center: Core Flow Estee Fletter Stanyan Jan 31, 2015 2 FB1, GS1 ENROLL
Pure Yin Balancing the Seasonal Body: Winter Dina Amsterdam Valencia Feb. 1, 2015 3.25 GR1, GS1 ENROLL
Embracing Change: True Presence in Practice Annie Carpenter Potrero Feb. 2 – 8, 2015 50 GS1, AB1, FB1 ENROLL
Rock Your Asana: A Weekend of Workshops with Noah Maze Noah Maze Castro Feb. 7 – 8, 2015 6 AB1, FB1, GS1 ENROLL
Yoga Teacher Continuing Ed – Taking Your Teaching To The Next Level Lesley Desaulniers Corte Madera Feb. 7 – 8, 2015 6 AB1, FB1, GS1 ENROLL
Lighting the Path – Morning Yoga and Meditation Intensives Pete Guinosso Telegraph Feb 7 – 8, 2015 3 GS1 ENROLL
Next Generation Yoga® KIDS’ Yoga Teacher Training – 2-7 yr. olds Jodi Komitor Mission Feb 13 – 15, 2015 25 GS1 ENROLL
Ayurvedic Knowledge Immersion Program for Yoga Teachers and Students (15 hours) Deacon Carpenter & Ginger Schechter, MD Online Distance Learning Feb 14, 2015 6 weeks – 15 hours GS1, YP1 ENROLL
Next Generation Yoga® KIDS’ Yoga Teacher Training – 8-13 yr. olds Jodi Komitor Mission Feb 16 – 18, 2015 25 GS1 ENROLL
Yogic Business: Manifesting Your Yoga Passion into a Business Lynanne Politte Telegraph Feb 21, 2015 3 GS1
Lighting the Path – Morning Yoga and Meditation Intensives Pete Guinosso Telegraph Feb 21 – 22, 2015 3 GS1 ENROLL
How to Yoga: Handstand Stacey Rosenberg Hayes Feb. 22, 2015 2.5 AB1, GS1 ENROLL
Ana Forrest Foundation Teacher Training Ana Forrest Castro, TBD Feb. 27 – March 25, 2015 200 N/A ENROLL
Forrest Yoga Intensives- Series 1 Ana Forrest Castro Feb. 27 – March 9, 2015 TBD FB1, GS1 ENROLL
Forrest Yoga Intensives- Series 2 Ana Forrest Castro March 13 – 23, 2015 TBD FB1, GS1 ENROLL
Lighting the Path – Morning Yoga and Meditation Intensives Pete Guinosso Telegraph Feb 28 – Mar 1, 2015 3 GS1 ENROLL
Yin & InnerYoga: Yin–Yang Transformational Deep Dive Dina Amsterdam Valencia Mar. 1, 2015 3.25 GR1, GS1 ENROLL
The Art of Setting Intention Pete Guinosso Telegraph Mar. 4, 2015 3 FB1, GS1 ENROLL
Wisdom Warriors: Grow Older With Grace and Awareness Desirée Rumbaugh Potrero Mar 6, 2015 2.5 GS1, AB1 ENROLL
Hip Openers: Smooth Out the Rough Edges Desirée Rumbaugh Potrero Mar 6, 2015 2.5 GS1, AB1 ENROLL
Backbends: Find Breath and Fluidity Desirée Rumbaugh Potrero Mar 7, 2015 2.5 GS1, AB1 ENROLL
Arm Balances: Power vs. Force Desirée Rumbaugh Potrero Mar 8, 2015 2.5 GS1, AB1 ENROLL
Mama Tree Prenatal Teacher Training: Level 1 Jane Austin Mission March 4 – 8, 2015 45 WY1, GS1  ENROLL
What Every 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Needs to Know About Post-Partum Chrisandra Fox Walker & Kimberly Johnson Mission Mar 13, 2015 8 GS1, WY1 Sign-up
The Yogini Mama Training: A Holistic Approach to Postnatal Care Chrisandra Fox Walker & Kimberly Johnson Mission Mar. 14 – 16, 2015 24 GS1, WY1 Sign-up
Vampire Love Bites Eoin Finn Castro Mar. 14, 2015 3 FB1, GS1 ENROLL
Nourish – Awaken – Ignite: 40 days of Yoga to Personal Transformation Pete Guinosso Telegraph Mar 15 – Apr 26, 2015 16 FB1, GS1 ENROLL
Nourish – Awaken – Ignite: 40 days of Yoga to Personal Transformation Pete Guinosso Valencia Mar 15 – Apr 26, 2015 16 FB1, GS1 ENROLL
Super Flow™ Eoin Finn Castro Mar. 15, 2015 3 FB1, GS1 ENROLL
How to Yoga: Backbend Stacey Rosenberg Hayes Mar. 22, 2015 2.5 AB1, GS1 ENROLL
The Art & Practice of Yantra Yoga: An Intensive Immersion into the Tibetan Yoga of Movement Fabio Andrico Potrero Mar 23 – 26, 2015 20 YP1, GS1 ENROLL
Balanced Body, Balanced Mind Estee Fletter Stanyan Mar 28, 2015 3 FB1, GS1 ENROLL
Pure Yin Balancing the Seasonal Body: Spring Dina Amsterdam Valencia Apr. 5, 2015 3.25 GR1, GS1 ENROLL
Yoga for Cancer Therapy Teacher Training Ingrid Yang Mission Apr 17 – 18, 2015 25 TY1, GS1 Sign-up
How to Yoga: Arm Balance Stacey Rosenberg Hayes Apr. 26, 2015 2.5 AB1, GS1 ENROLL
Yin & InnerYoga: Yin–Yang Transformational Deep Dive Dina Amsterdam Valencia May 3, 2015 3.25 GR1, GS1 ENROLL
Yoga For Shoulder and Neck Care Sean Haleen Valencia May 9, 2015 3 GS1, AB1, TY1 ENROLL
Experiential Anatomy & Adjustment Immersion 24hrs Dr. Eric Rubin, Jessica & Stephane Dreyfus Mission and Potrero May 17, 2015 24 GS1, AB1, TY1 ENROLL
How to Yoga: Headstand Stacey Rosenberg Hayes May 17, 2015 2.5 AB1, GS1 ENROLL
Yoga Ropes Advanced Teacher Training Harvey Deutch Potrero May 22 – 24 & Jul 17 – 19, 2015 30 AB1, GS1, TY1 ENROLL
The Four Desires: Yoga of Fulfillment Workshop Rod Stryker Potrero May 29 – 31, 2015 19.5 FB1, YP1, GS1 ENROLL
Devotional Flow: A Bhakti Vinyasa Workshop Estee Fletter Valencia May 30, 2015 3 FB1, GS1 ENROLL
Pure Yin: For Balancing the Seasonal Body ~ Summer Dina Amsterdam Valencia Jun. 7, 2015 3.25 GR1, GS1 ENROLL
Advanced Functional Anatomy (Required) Harvey Deutch Potrero June 14, 2015 5 AB1, FB1, GR1, PS1, TY1, YP1, WY1, GS1
Mama Tree Prenatal Teacher Training: Level 2 Jane Austin Mission July 8 – 12, 2015 45 WY1, GS1  
Yoga For Lower Back Care Sean Haleen Hayes Jul 11, 2015 3 GS1, AB1, TY1 ENROLL
Relax & Renew: Learning to Teach Restorative Yoga Level 1 Judith Hanson Lasater Castro July 20 – 24, 2015 25 GR1, GS1
Pure Yin: For Balancing the Seasonal Body ~ Late Summer Dina Amsterdam Valencia Aug. 2, 2015 3.25 GR1, GS1 ENROLL
Yoga Teacher Enhancement Intensive – 50 Hrs with Noah Maze Noah Maze Potrero Aug 3 – 8, 2015 50 GS1, AB1, FB1
What We Say Matters: Communicating with Students, Family & Friends; Create Connection & Maintain Connection Judith Hanson Lasater Potrero August 14 – 16, 2015 14 GS1 ENROLL
Advanced Relax and Renew®: Therapeutic Applications of Restorative Yoga Judith Hanson Lasater Potrero August 17 – 21, 2015 25 GR1, GS1 ENROLL
Yin & InnerYoga: Yin–Yang Transformational Deep Dive Dina Amsterdam Valencia Aug. 30, 2015 3.25 GR1, GS1 ENROLL
Pure Yin Balancing the Seasonal Body: Autumn Dina Amsterdam Valencia Nov. 1, 2015 3.25 GR1, GS1 ENROLL
The Art of Transformation Brenna Geehan and Jean Mazzei Mission November 4 – 8, 2015 40 GS1, FB1, PS1
Mama Tree Prenatal Teacher Training: Level 1 Jane Austin Mission October 7 – 11, 2015 45 WY1, GS1
Next Generation Yoga® KIDS’ Yoga Teacher Training – 2-7 yr. olds Jodi Komitor Potrero October 9 – 12, 2015 25 GS1 ENROLL
Next Generation Yoga® KIDS’ Yoga Teacher Training – 8-13 yr. olds Jodi Komitor Potrero October 13 – 15, 2015 25 GS1 ENROLL
Aim True Kathryn Budig Potrero Oct 16, 2015 1.5 GS1, FB1 Sign-up
Altimeter Check: Inversions Kathryn Budig Potrero Oct 17, 2015 2.5 GS1, FB1 Sign-up
Find A Comfortable Seat Kathryn Budig Potrero Oct 17, 2015 2.5 GS1, FB1 Sign-up
Kick Your Feet Up: Arm Balances Kathryn Budig Castro Oct 18, 2015 2 GS1, FB1 Sign-up
Advanced Functional Anatomy (Required) Harvey Deutch Potrero October 18, 2015 5 AB1, FB1, GR1, PS1, TY1, YP1, WY1, GS1
50-Hr. Advanced Training Studies (Required) Pete Guinosso, Jill Abelson and Jason Bowman Mission October 19-24, 2015 50 AB1, FB1, GR1, PS1, TY1, YP1, WY1, GS1
Stamina & Stillness Elena Brower Castro October 24, 2015 3 AB1, YP1, GS1 Sign-up
Architecture & Awakening Elena Brower Castro October 25, 2015 3 AB1, YP1, GS1 Sign-up
Art of Attention Teacher Enhancement Module Elena Brower Potrero October 26 – 28, 2015 18 AB1, YP1, GS1 Sign-up