Take Your Seat as Yoga Teacher
December 2023-June 2024
Roots and River Yoga
In Brunswick, MD
Deepen your yoga practice and learn to take your seat as a yoga teacher in a confident and authentic way.
Join Tara and Machelle Lee in this in-depth 9-month 200-hour Hatha Yoga Immersion/Teacher Training.
Through a scientifically informed and spiritually relevant East meets West approach, you will:
Increase your knowledge of the elements of a well-rounded yoga practice including yoga poses, fundamental yoga history and philosophy, basic pranayama (breath/energy) and meditation techniques.
Explore the subtler energies from the perspectives of the wisdom traditions of Yoga and Chinese Medicine and how to apply their principles through asana, pranayama, and meditation to deepen your experiences and to teach them effectively.
Read and discuss translations of ancient texts to understand yoga’s roots and reveal their relevance to the modern yogi.
Study musculoskeletal anatomy in order to understand possible variations in people’s structures so you can sequence classes in a bio-mechanically sound and safe way.
Familiarize yourself with the functions of the nervous system and basic neuroscience to apply yoga principles for self-regulation and trauma informed approaches to teaching.
Discuss applications of yoga through a psychological lens for mental and emotional health and wellbeing.
Plan creative, authentic classes that inspire, empower, and educate your personal practice and your students.
Learn and become a part of a vibrant community-based studio with passionate teachers and fellow students who inspire and support each other.
Discover your ability to take the seat of the teacher with confidence and integrity.
Roots & River 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
Relevant To Your Life
Serious and Joyful
You Are Welcome As You Are
Tara’s focused approach to teaching with honesty, compassion, variety… With a keen eye for seeing how each pose can be adapted to different body types and suggesting various versions of a pose, Tara has a unique ability to impart her vast knowledge and passion for yoga to her students.
Charles G., 2018 Graduate
I learned more than I expected to - not only about the practice of yoga, its roots and principles - but also new ways (to me) of being in my life.... Yoga Teacher Training not only prepared me to lead others in the practice of yoga, but it also opened my mind to new ways of seeing - and my heart to new ways of experiencing - virtually everything else in my life.
Susan S., 2017 Graduate
Participating in Yoga Teacher Training was one of the most incredible experiences. Tara expertly shared her wisdom and as a result, my knowledge and appreciation of this ancient practice has deepened exponentially. The community of yogis we created will remain with me forever.