Teacher Training

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training at Ease

 Ann Hunt, director of yoga teacher training   

Ann Hunt, director of yoga teacher training


2017-2018 training is currently in session. Please stay tuned for upcoming training dates

Ease Yoga & Cafe has partnered with Ann Hunt of  Evolve Yoga, an affiliate of the Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica, to offer yoga teacher training at Ease.  

Graduates of the the Interdisciplinary Yoga Teacher Training (IYTT) program complete 200 hours of training and earn the designation of Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT®) through Yoga Alliance, a yoga education and support organization which maintains a national yoga teachers’ registry to recognize and promote teachers with training that meets its minimum standards. 

The foundation of our training draws from a diversity of yoga styles focused on integrating personal inquiry and yoga. In a training  environment of individualized, experiential learning, you will gain professional skillfulness to teach in a wide variety of settings. Taught over the course of nine immersion weekends in eight months, topics include: technique and alignment, Self-Awakening Yoga (SAY) principles and practice, pranayama, meditation, bandhas, hands-on assists, principles of teaching, anatomy, and philosophy.  

Ann Hunt, Director of Yoga Teacher Training & owner of Evolve Yoga + Wellness

Ann’s teaching is a reflection of the many inspiring teachers she has studied with throughout the U.S., Central America, and India over the 25 years she has been practicing yoga. She teaches yoga in an interdisciplinary style, integrating several modalities, including Iyengar, Kripalu, Ashtanga, Self-Awakening, Yin, and  yoga rope wall. Her primary focus is on creating a nurturing, challenging, and fun experience that honors the unique needs of each student.

Ann is also a senior faculty member of the Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica where she has worked with Don & Amba Stapleton since 2000. She holds an E-RYT 500 designation through the Yoga Alliance as well as degrees in Psychology and Dance from American University. Ann has also studied and practiced massage therapy, Reiki, Pranassage, and Thai Yoga Massage.

Continuing Education for Yoga Instructors

Under the supervision of Bernie Marchand, E-RYT 200, YACEP, Ease offers Yoga Alliance continuing education units to current registered yoga instructors  in the areas of: techniques, training and practice, teaching methodology, anatomy and physiology, and yoga philosophy, lifestyle and ethics. Each month, a qualified, experienced registered yoga teacher (E-RYT) will present an accredited  workshop or training  at Ease. Past topics include: How to Effectively Teach Meditation (January),  The Business of Yoga (February), and Hands on Assists and Adjustments  (March); upcoming topics include The Benefits of Breath (April). The number of CEUs offered will vary depending on the content of the workshop.  Learn more and register for continuing education courses here.

 Bernie Marchand, director of continuing education

Bernie Marchand, director of continuing education

Yoga Teacher Mentoring

Ease Yoga & Cafe offers yoga teacher mentoring designed for new yoga teachers, teacher trainees, and those looking to expand their yoga businesses and sharpen their skills. If you are seeking intelligent feedback and guidance from an experienced instructor as you develop your voice, our yoga teacher mentors will provide honest, specific advice as you dive deeper into the world of  teaching yoga.  Under the supervision of Bernie Marchand, E-RYT 200. YACEP, our yoga teacher mentoring program includes:

  • a three month session- beginning any time
  • meeting with your mentor twice a month for feedback, Q & A, and goal setting
  • assisting your mentor’s class- opening or closing, hands on assists, and room prep
  • your mentor will attend your community class and provides feedback- community classes held weekly at studio
  • classes taught by your mentor at Ease are included in the price of your program
  • access to studio during off- hours for practice teaching 
  • 10% off workshops and CEUs at Ease
  • cost: $600
  • questions? please contact Bernie Marchand at bernieyoga@gmail.com