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Restorative Yoga Teacher Training w/ Shraddha Hilda Oropeza, E-RYT 500
July 20 – July 21
10 Hours, CEUs available for yoga instructors
Details Below

Yin Yoga Teacher Training w/ Michelle Marks
August 30 – September 1
12 Hours, CEUs available for yoga instructors
More details soon…

Mindful Yoga 200-HR Yoga Teacher Training – Next class starts 3/2020
We only offer one program a year to ensure you get the best training possible.

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training
by Shraddha Hilda Oropeza, ERYT-500 — July 20- 21, 2019
Learning to teach Restorative yoga is, first and foremost, about learning to practice Restorative yoga. Minimalist in spirit, much of this work is in fact about less: less music, less talking, less distraction, fewer poses. It’s all in the service of giving ourselves time to rediscover a rich interior landscape.

In a culture obsessed with acceleration, Restorative yoga helps us discover the joy of going slow, paying attention, and being still. It is a radical practice of deep rest and listening to the rhythm of our own hearts. In this training you will discover:

 The benefits of restorative yoga
 How to appropriately sequence a Restorative Yoga class to maintain the quality of ease
 Unique use of verbal cueing
 Invite more space, stillness, and silence into your own body.
 Observing bodies and making skillful propping decisions
This course will include practice, discussion and lecture.

Who is this for?
The training is suitable for those wishing to teach Restorative Yoga, or those simply wishing to develop a deeper understanding of the practice.

Dates: Saturday 7/20, Noon-6p, Sunday 7/21, 12:30p-4:30p
$147 Early Bird Rate. $197 after July 1
9 CEUs available for yoga instructors


Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Michelle Marks
August 30-September 1, 2019

What You Will Learn
Yin Yoga trains and strengthens the Yin tissues of the body and the Yin energy of the subtle body.

-Learn the essential elements of how to practice and teach Yin Yoga.
-Learn Yin sequences that work on specific meridian lines in the body, with relevant modifications and adjustments

This training is suitable for those both interested in teaching Yin Yoga or for those who simply wish to deepen their understanding of the practice.

Friday      6-9p
Saturday 12-5:30p
Sunday    12:30- 4:30p

$175/$250 after 8/1

Mindful Yoga 200-HR Yoga Teacher Training – New Class Starts March 2020
An invitation to cross a threshold and deepen your yoga practice on every level. For more information schedule a 1:1 appt w/ lead teacher. Email mindfulyogatucson@gmail

Friday, 6-9p, Saturdays 12-6p, Sundays 12:30-5:30p
Current Training
Opening weekend: March 22-24
Weekend 2: April 5-7
Weekend 3: April 26 -28
Weekend 4: May 17 – 19
Weekend 5: June 7- 9
Weekend 6: June 28 -30
Weekend 7: July 19 -21
Weekend 8: August 9-11
Weekend 9: August 30 -September 1
Closing Weekend: September 20- 22

Shraddha Hilda Oropeza, Co-Director
Hilda, Dharma name Shraddha, E-RYT 500, is the founder of Mindful Yoga Studio. Shraddha began teaching in 2005 and offers a nurturing space for students to explore, heal and transform their bodies and their lives. She guides students in a rhythm that allows them to move in harmony with their breath and stay open to the moment. She has a 500-hour Healing Emphasis Yoga certificate and is trained in Yoga for Cancer Survivors. Other trainings: Svastha Yoga Therapy Training, 100-hour Mindfulness Yoga teacher training with Poep Sa Frank Jude; 120-hour Yin Yoga teacher training; Relax and Renew Restorative teacher training with Judith Lasater. Shraddha has over 3,000 hours of teaching experience. Shraddha teaches yoga for cancer survivors at Banner UMC Cancer Center. Shraddha has a Bachelor’s degree in Latin American Studies from the University of Arizona, a Master’s degree in Organizational Management and is a Certified CranioSacral Therapist. She offers cranio-sacral therapy sessions at Mindful Yoga.

Pam Ronstadt, Co-Director
Pam Ronstadt, E-RYT 500, YACEP began studying yoga at the suggestion of her doctor and began to immediately see the benefits of a regular yoga practice to her overall health and well-being. The desire to share the benefits of yoga and meditation with others led Pam into taking the 200 hour Hatha Yoga teacher training and growth intensive at the Yoga Connection in Tucson and then her 500 hour teacher training at Barefoot Studios. She began to share her practice with others in May of 2010. Pam offers not only the traditional approach to her yoga classes but also works with students who have compromised or chronic health issues and specialized populations.

Poep Sa – Frank Jude Boccio
Frank Jude Boccio, whose Zen dharma name is Poep Sa, is a certified yoga teacher and a teacher of Zen Buddhism ordained by Korean Zen Master Samu Sunim. He is also an interfaith minister and long-time student of Thich Nhat Hanh. His eclectic approach is influenced by his study of a variety of yoga approaches and many years of dharma practice, evidenced by his emphasis on mindfulness and compassionate action. His book, Mindfulness Yoga: The Awakened Union of Breath, Body, and Mind is the first to apply the Buddha’s mindfulness meditation teachings to asana practice. Based in Tucson, Arizona, he travels worldwide, leading workshops and retreats.

Michelle Marks:
Michelle Marks, M.A. is a Tucson based teacher and practitioner of all things life-affirming. Host of whole being – experiential practices, and known for her practical wisdom living a yogic path in a modern day world. When off the mat, Michelle is supporting people how to work with the nervous system to transform trauma, heal body and mind, and live fuller lives.

Tanja Bungardt-Price:
Tanja Bungardt-Price is NAMA Board Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, Certified Ayurvedic Health Counselor, Panchakarma therapist, Educator, Professional member of NAMA, Board member of CAC (The Council of Ayurvedic Credentialing), Ayurveda lecturer at University of Arizona Integrative program (IMER), founding member of Ayurveda Professionals of Arizona (APAA), Ayurveda teacher at Arizona School of Integrative Studies (ASIS), Faculty member for Ayurveda studies at Yoga Teacher Trainings and Certified Yoga teacher (E- RYT 300). Tanja teaches yoga, not just poses with humor, compassion and love. Her knowledge of Ayurveda sees each student with their unique needs, her Iyengar Training focuses her teachings on the alignment and the therapeutic power of yoga and the influence of Ashtanga links her poses together.

Jessica Byron, Retired MD, ERYT, Certified Yoga Therapist
Jessica has been a practitioner of yoga and meditation for over 25 years. She teaches yoga in order to share the experience of accessible yoga as a path of self-discovery and transformation.

Tracy Gordon:
Tracy has always been interested in health and wellness. Yoga has been part of this emphasis for most of her adult life, however, it took losing her mother in 2004 to teach her the true meaning of Yoga. She went to her mat to find solace, energy, and inner strength. As the practice started to take root, she felt a longing to explore the practices on a deeper level and attended a 200 hour Personal Growth/Hatha Yoga Teacher Training and was certified in 2007. She looks forward to continue the study of all-that-is Yoga, whether that be on the mat or away

March 22 – September 22nd
Friday, 6-9p, Saturdays 12-6p, Sundays 12:30-5:30p
Email: for more information

200-HR Program Overview/ Syllabus/ Texts
Your 200 hour teacher training at Mindful Yoga will provide you with more than 200 hours (180+ direct contact) of training in Yoga Techniques; Teaching Methodology; Anatomy and Physiology; Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle, and Ethics; all of which will be solidified by a Practicum.

$2,400 if registered by 1/15, $2900 after 1/15. Monthly payment plan available.
$500 down payment reserves your spot at the early rate. *Down payment is non-refundable.
To register contact Shraddha at (520) 300-4378

Teacher training

Yoga Philosophy Lifestyle and Ethics, 35 contact hours, 15 non contact, 50 total.
The 8-limbs of yoga, The role of a yoga instructor, Principles of practice, Working with all bodies, The effects of Yoga on the body and mind, Overview of Aryuvedic Practices.

Learning Objectives
The topics covered will include the yoga sutras of Patajali, with an emphasis on the 8 limbs of yoga, the role of a yoga teacher, mindfulness in movement and meditation, the proven benefits of yoga on mind and body, working with all bodies and inclusive language when teaching. The history of yoga as well as the classic texts of yoga will also be covered. the student with be provided a deeper understanding of basic yogic philosophy as well as provide an outline as to the ethical way in which to teach and incorporate the teachings into the classroom as well as individuals lifestyle . Students will be required to submit 3 lead instructor approved essays. 15 non-contact hours will also include reading, meditation and chanting. A 2- hour session on the ethics of teaching, student/teacher relationship and business of yoga will be included

Anatomy and Physiology, 20 Contact Hours
Key Concepts Basic Anatomy of the Human Body Subtle Anatomy in Yoga and Eastern Philosophy The anatomy of Movement and Stillness Modifications for All Bodies

Learning Objectives 

The student will learn basic anatomy concepts of the physical and subtle body as well as modifications and contraindications for all students. We will cover the chakras and energy of the body. Each student will be given hands on guidance and will be expected to lead fellow students in postures and practices.

Teaching Methodology, 25 contact Hours
Communication Skills- Verbal and Non-Verbal The Art of Listening and Intuitive Teaching. Working with PTSD and specialized populations Class Planning

Learning Objectives 

The student will learn how to effectively plan and guide a class, including working with specialized populations. Each student will be required to create 5 separate class plans and teach these plans under the lead instructors guidance to a larger population in a classroom setting.

Techniques and Practices of Yoga 90 contact hours, 25 non-contact hours, 115 total
Traditional Asanas, Various Styles of Yoga (including Vinyasa, Hatha, Yin, and Restorative) ,The Practices of Pranayama, Meditation Basics,
Teaching Meditation and Pranayama, Sun and Moon Salutations, Pawanmuktasana Series 1 and 2

Learning Objectives 

The student will learn the various styles of asana and how they work in various styles of practice, including flow, gentle, hatha and restorative yoga. Special attention to the foundations of the Pawanmuktasana series as well as sun and moon salutations. Each student will be given detailed instruction in the anatomy of each pose, alignment cues, preparatory and post postures. Each student will have the opportunity to practice each posture and teach postures to fellow students. The student will learn the basic practices of meditation and pranayama and how to bring them into the classroom setting. Each student will be required to attend a minimum of 25 additional hours of classroom instruction.

Practice of Yoga, 10 contact, 10 non-contact, 20 total
The student will, with the assistance and guidance of the teacher, guide various level classes and styles

Learning Objectives 

Each student will be required to observe 5 hours of practice with the lead instructor and offer a minimum of 5 one hour sessions with the lead instructor present to observe. Within the classroom setting, each student will be offering class plans and teaching in 15 and 30 minute segments to their fellow trainees for a total of 5 hours. Additionally, students must teach a minimum of 5 hours of lead instructor approved classes that will serve as a karma offering- i.e. to the local girls and boys club or to a local group at a library.

Karma Yoga, 10 non contact hours
Each student will identify a way on which they can serve the community based upon yogic principles

Learning Objectives 

Yoga is a way of service and it is done both on and off the mat. Each student will be required to offer 10 hours of community service, as approved by lead instructor i.e. Serve on a local neighborhood board, clean up at a local park, serve at a local soup kitchen.

Personalized Study, non contact
This portion of the program will rely on the teacher /student dynamic as each student will explore -under the teachers guidance-various physical and energetic philosophies and instruction per their individual goals and growth desires

Learning Objectives 

Our goal is to meet each students needs rather then mass produce teachers in a specific style. This is a respectful approach to the origins and traditions of yoga and the original student teacher relationships. Highly individual in nature, it will provide a deeper connection to the practice of yoga as a whole.

Texts required for the training :
Your Yoga, Your Body by Bernie Clark
The Path of the Yoga Sutras by Nicolai Bachman
More coming soon….

Suggested reading:
The Key Poses of Hatha Yoga by Ray Long MD
Mindfulness Yoga by Poep Sa Frank Jude Boccio
The complete Book of Yin by Bernie Clark

Time: The period of six months will allow you to absorb your experience with the integration and insight necessary to become an accomplished and confident yoga practitioner in any situation or setting.

Friday, 6-9p, Saturdays 12-6p, Sundays 12:30-5:30p

Opening weekend: March 22-24
Weekend 2: April 5-7
Weekend 3: April 26 -28
Weekend 4: May 17 – 19
Weekend 5: June 7- 9
Weekend 6: June 28 -30
Weekend 7: July 19 -21
Weekend 8: August 9-11
Weekend 9: August 30 -September 1
Closing Weekend: September 20- 22