teacher trainings

It is our hope that more people can learn about yoga and how to teach in a safe and effective manner. We offer a 200-hour Yoga Alliance training, as well as several workshops that meet Yoga Alliance requirements for continuing education.

Our approach to teacher training is different than most places. Maybe this is due to our dedicated study with one teacher, Max Strom, since 1999. We feel teacher trainings are highly personal in nature and you must study with the teachers and styles that inspire you. Our trainings are focused on breath-inspired vinyasa flow and personal ethics.  We call this Mindful Flow. This is what has changed our lives and this is what we know. Our teacher training is a year-long study broken into three segments (listed below): ethics, self-study, anatomy, how to communicate clearly, and how to differentiate classes to meet students’ needs.



Continuing Education Offerings (YA CEUs)

Architecture of the Asanas: Refine Your Teaching of the Basics

one weekend each month

Each weekend we will look at a grouping of poses beginning with standing poses and moving to the floor.  We will review pose names, structural and energetic alignment cues, risk factors, variations for differing bodies and different skill levels.  Eligible for 4 CEUs each weekend.

Advance sign ups only.  Must pay in full.  Refunds only given with 2-weeks notice.

Times:  Saturdays 3:30-5:30pm & Sundays 2-4pm


  • March 30 & 31: Standing Poses– Sign up by clicking here.
  • April 27 & 28 Balance Poses & Heating Inversions
  • May 25 & 26: Backbends, Twists & Forward Folds
  • June 15 & 16: Hip Openers & Cooling Inversions

Cost: $75 per weekend; limited to 10 students


Advance Your Asana

A Retreat Experience: May 17-19, 2019

Join Liz at Prama Institute for a special weekend for teachers and those that want to work on the physical practice of yoga.  This will not be about refining basic alignment, but about deepening your understanding of your body in poses.  We will help you gauge when the time may be right to try something new and how to get there safely. Practices will include meditation and breath-initiated movement, flow practices as well as some longer holds in standing poses.  We will round these practices out with gentle releases and long held savasana. Please note these will be more vigorous practices.

For teachers:  Use this weekend to learn how to differentiate instruction for those ready to move into more challenging variations within a breath-initiated flow class. 10 Contact CEUs for Yoga Alliance are available after attending this weekend.

Times:  Arrive Friday by 5pm, Depart Sunday 12pm

Cost: includes food, dorm-style lodging and yoga $375





200-Hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training

Live Your Yoga: 200-Hour Teacher Training for Nice People

A Mindful Flow, Yin & Meditation Training Fall 2018

Our teacher training is designed in three segments over the course of one year’s time. Take all three courses to complete the 200-hour Yoga Alliance training or take courses individually to enhance your knowledge of Yoga. If you wish to take Segment 2 or 3 and have not been part of our previous teacher trainings, please contact Liz for an interview. We will assess if the program is appropriate and a good complement to what you know and what you wish to teach. Through the completion of this course of study, each teacher will leave with a deeper understanding of yoga as a spiritual tradition and a way to transform the body, mind and heart.

Segment 1- Living the Five Virtues

When your practice is calling you to go beyond the physical… Join us and learn how to live a life full of meaning and integrity. Witness your actions as they become more mindful and align with your beliefs. Immerse yourself in our six-month study with a group of dedicated students who are ready to delve more deeply into the principles and traditions of Yoga. This is a perfect course for anyone who wishes to soak up yogic wisdom or become an example of leadership in their field. Join us for a course that includes courageous personal reflection that allows the highest version of yourself to shine through, and your best life to emerge.

Each weekend we will study one of the Five Causes as taught by Max Strom: gratitude, forgiveness, honesty, kindness, and humility. During the last weekend, you will create a personal code of conduct in order to live your Yoga each day. Weekends will include both a 1 hour 30 minute practice and 2 hour book talk and discussion.

This is also Segment 1 of our year-long teacher training program. If you are interested in an in-depth study of Yoga, please read below and attend all three segments to receive your registry with Yoga Alliance.  We are a dedicated teaching school and aim to graduate leaders in the field of yoga and living an inspired life.

Through this course, you will discover if you are meant to lead through teaching yoga. Our teacher training is open to anyone interested in becoming a teacher. It is your effort and dedication in Segment 1 that allows us to see if you are ready to move into Segment 2. There is an application process to continue on to Segment 2 that is quite simple and will be given the last class of the Five Virtues. Dates for Segment 2 will be worked out during segment one with everyone’s schedules in mind.

Time: 1:00-4:30pm

dates: 6 Saturdays: Course begins again in January 2020

Cost: $250 (course only); $750 (course + unlimited yoga for six months)



Segment 2- The Foundation

Discover breath work, asana, and meditation as a way to change your life. We will cover a range of foundational breathing practices, yoga poses, and meditations taught by Liz. You will learn alignment and modifications for each. Skeletal and muscular anatomy will be taught within the context of each group of asanas by Mary Raven DeMarco, a massage therapist and yoga teacher. Upon completion of the course, you will understand the how and why of sequencing to ensure each student’s safety and become a mindful teacher.  Course includes 10 hours of observation and practice teaching with your classmates outside of weekend class time.  Must attend Segment one to attend Segment 2 in full.

Dates: Spring / Summer 2019

Time: 6 weekends–Saturdays 10:30-5:30pm, Sundays 10:30-4:00pm

Cost: $1050 (course only), $1450 (course and yoga)


Segment 3- From Instructor to Teacher

This course is for those ready to become teachers who are leaders in the field of Yoga. Learn how to communicate clearly, teach in levels, and inspire your students.  Time will be spent practicing teaching, and you will be given clear, constructive feedback. Learn key points about the business of yoga that will be essential for your success as a teacher. You will be required to have 10 hours of practice teaching outside of class during this segment.

A few of the topics covered:

  • Yin Yoga and Five Element Theory
  • Restorative Yoga
  • Prenatal Yoga
  • Class Experience: Sequencing, Pace, Voice, Cues
  • Professionalism / Business of Yoga
  • Self-care

This is an excellent way for current registered yoga teachers to refine their teaching skills.

Dates: Fall 2019

Time: Four weekends-  Saturdays & Sundays 10:30-4pm

Cost: $750 (course only)


All courses can be paid for up front or paid for monthly.  Please contact Liz- liz@greenvilleyoga.com with any further questions.


All courses eligible for CEUs with Yoga Alliance.