The Lifespring School of Yoga is for anyone interested in deepening their understanding of the art of yoga sciences.   Become a yoga teacher or simply deepen your personal practice with Lifespring's School of Yoga 200 hour Yoga Alliance approved program. 

2020/21 Training Dates

Module 1-  Technique and Training

  • September 26-27

  • October 24-25

  • November 21-22


Module 2- Yoga Humanities

  • December 12-13

  • January 9-10

  • February 6-7

Module 3- Profesional Essentials

  • March 6-7

  • March 27-28

  • April 24-25 

  • May 22-23


Saturdays 8am-5pm

Sundays 8am-2:00pm

In between training weekends there will be self paced reading and assignments


  • Pay in full before 8/15- $2500, after 8/15 $2800

  • Payment plan- $300 deposit plus 10 payments of $250

  • Call Emily Jones for info and to set up payment plan schedule 304-590-1388


In accordance with Yoga Alliance standards this course covers:

  1. Techniques Training/Practice: asana practice and teaching, bandhas, mudras, pranayama, meditation, and other traditional yogic techniques.

  2. Teaching Methodology:  demonstration, observation, assisting and adjusting, instruction, teaching styles, and qualities of a teacher.

  3. Anatomy & Physiology: physical and energy anatomy & physiology (chakras, nadis, etc.) includes study of the subject and application as related to yoga practice.

  4. Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics: An in depth study of yoga philosophies, yoga lifestyle, ethics for yoga teachers, and business aspects of yoga.

  5. Practicum: actively engage in and observe the process of teaching & receiving feedback. 


Expect to Learn:

  • Intelligent Sequencing Techniques for personal & professional use

  • Basic & Advanced Pranayama

  • Bandhas & Mudras

  • Different types of Sun Salutation

  • Sanskrit names of the asana and explanation

  • Over 75 poses in categories of standing, seated, inversions, twists, back bends, balancing

  • Postural Alignment

  • Assisting & Adjusting

  • Anatomy specific to yoga 

  • Therapeutics

  • Teaching multiple levels from beginner to advanced

  • Vinyasas

  • How to read bodies, both physically & energetically 

  • Teaching to special requirements such as pregnancy, children, seniors, back pain and more….

  • Ayurveda 

  • Beginner & Advanced Meditation Practices

  • Mantra & Chanting

  • Philosophy of Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradipika 

  • Ashtanga Yoga and the 8 Fold Path

Payment Includes:

  • Unlimited yoga membership for the length of training 

  • Special guest teachers

  • Mentoring  with senior Lifespring teachers

  • Qualify to register with Yoga Alliance as a certified yoga teacher upon completion

  • Required books not included.  A list of materials will be provided upon receipt of deposit.

  • Deposits are non-refundable, once training begins no refunds offered

Meet Your Teachers

Emily Jones, ERYT 500
Lead Teacher
Randy Boyd, ERYT 500
Yoga Anatomy
Shonna Miller, ERYT 200
Ayurveda, Technique and Methodology 
Lindy Hoeft, ERYT 200
Subtle Anatomy, Kundalini 
Cat Lang-Bigley, ERYT 500
Yin, Acro/Partner & Thai Yoga Therapy
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Lifespring Yoga
5130 MacCorkle Ave SE, Charleston WV