Yoga Teacher Training

200 - Denver, CO


Discover the teacher within

The Upanishads and ancient yogic text describes the effects practicing yoga: unbind the mind, untie the heart. Learning to teach this practice is a pathway on this journey of deep awareness to the Self. . This unique yoga training is grounded in anatomy and yoga therapy with direct application to students with many levels of abilities, injuries and intentions. We employ an active learning approach with a focus on anatomy and physiology in a practical, easy way. This experience is much more than learning how to teach yoga; it’s an invitation to expand the mind, open the heart and heal the body.

Our Yoga Teacher Training exceeds the standards for Yoga RYS 200 certification and prepares you for Yoga RYS 500 follow-on classes. 

A Schedule That Fits Yours

Life can be busy and committing to 9 weeks of training can be a challenge.  We’ve created a flexible training calendar to meet your needs!  Three units of study are offered to meet the 200 hour registration guidelines.  You can begin your training with any unit…take the units consecutively or spread them out over two years. Active learning allows you to explore the wonders and wisdom of your own body allowing a more expansive and intuitive teaching practice.

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  • Anatomy of the mind-Yoga sutras, History of Yoga-evolution to modern times.  Bones, Joints, Anatomical Markers, muscle action 

  • Anatomy of the breath and the relation to Stress Response, Directions of movement, Anatomy of spine, shoulders .

  • Creating foundational understanding of movement.

  • Anatomy of the hips, legs feet, ankles. 

  • Muscle action…Reading the body in movement.. 

  • Functional understanding of movement in body systems

  • Practicum/student teaching included each week

(2019) October 11-13 -- October 25-27—November 8-10


  • Developing Balance, nervous system and Breath. 

  • Pranayama-strengthening the body through breath awareness

  • Yoga philosophy in the modern world

  • Forward Folding and Bending Back-creating movement patterns that are sustainable and strengthening

  • Twist, side bends and inversions-embracing gender in movement

(2019) November 22-24—December 6-8—January 10-12


  • Intelligent Sequencing-designing transformative classes

  • Pranayama-strengthening the body through breath awareness

  • Energies of the subtle body-chakras, koshas, nidras and mantra

  • Ethics of teaching, challenges and communication skills to create inspiration

  • Meditation to access the deeper self

(2020) January 24-26— February 7-9—February 21-23

Practicum: In addition to the course each student will be required to complete 10 hours of practicum to obtain RYS 200 certification.  

Class Hours

Friday 5-9 p.m. - Saturday 11:30-7 p.m. - Sunday 8:30-4:00 p.m. (includes free 8:30 class on Sundays)

Additional Class Hours:

  • 15 hours of take home assignments

  • 25 Additional Yoga Class Hours or Workshops: These Classes and Workshops must be taken with instructors at Rishi's Community Yoga or approved Certified Yoga Instructors in other venues.


  • $2500 ($200 prepay discount) ($500 deposit with application). Paid in full one week prior to module start date.

  • $2700 - Installment Plan; $900 with application. 2 additional payments due one week prior to each module start date

  • Single Unit Tuition: $900

  • Single day tuition: $150

  • Weekend only tuition $250

  • Cancellation Policy: Deposits are fully refundable up to 4 weeks prior to the beginning of training. If written cancellation is received after that date, deposit is 50% refundable.


Classes held at Rishi’s Community Yoga, 2750 S. Wadsworth Blvd, D-202, Denver CO


Karen Quinn, ERYT500, Certified Yoga Therapist, Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner is the lead instructor for this training. She brings 18 years and over 10,000 hours of teaching experience to create trainings rich in anatomy, alignment and ahimsa. Her emphasis is on sharing the many tools of yoga therapy that allows students to discover the wonder and ease of this ancient practice. In addition, we have assembled an incredible group of instructors with years of hands on experience to share their knowledge and expertise so that you can share with others the many gifts of yoga.

Jamie Hermansen, RYT500, own an operates Rishi's Community Yoga.  She shares broad and deep expertise of making the yoga practice accessible, safe and fun!