I knew I would leave the program knowing more about being a teacher but I didn’t know I would leave the program knowing so much more about myself. What an amazing way to spend your time, thinking about the self and the care of others.
About Teacher Training
Welcome to Tosa Yoga Center’s 200 Hour Teacher Training Program!
Our Program was developed to provide quality yoga education to students who wish to teach vinyasa flow yoga. By learning to become a confident, effective communicator, teach in a caring, ethical way, and discover your own unique style and voice, you’ll be prepared to offer purposeful, meaningful yoga classes. The Tosa Yoga Center Teacher Training Program is open to all students who wish to become yoga teachers or seek to deepen their own yoga practice and journey.
Throughout the 200 Hour Teacher Training Program we’ll teach you how to plan purposeful classes focused on proper sequencing, sensible use of teaching techniques, and knowledge of how the body moves. You will learn to read the room, adapt to the energy of the class, and provide a space that facilitates well-being for the individuals who attend your classes. Additionally, by studying yoga history and philosophy, self-care practices, and yoga’s subtle, energetic teachings, you’ll continue to deepen your own yoga practice and become inspired to live your yoga and share it with others.
Melanie Landgraf is the Program Director and Jes Davies is the Assistant Program Director; both will serve as primary teacher trainers. With over 35 years of combined yoga experience, and a shared passion for exploring the yogic path, Melanie and Jes will offer a fulfilling experience for all students of the program. Guest speakers and instructors may be included throughout the program.
The program outline, payment options, curriculum and syllabus, required and recommended reading, and application are all found in the school catalog.
To apply, complete the application, and mail it or drop it off at Tosa Yoga Center with your $100 application fee (check only). Applicants will be notified that their application has been received, and will be asked to schedule an interview with Melanie prior to acceptance to the program.
I would highly recommend the Tosa Yoga Center Teacher training program as it has surpassed my expectations! Melanie and Jes not only teach you how to sequence a safe and effective class but they guide you on a journey of self discovery while cultivating a sense of community within our group. I have deepened my own yoga practice and grown as a person in just a few short months!
The yoga teacher training program at Tosa Yoga Center has been truly life changing for me. The readings, the hands-on instruction, and yoga classes flow so well together, and you can tell that a lot of time and effort has been put into the planning and instruction each weekend. Melanie and Jes’s backgrounds and personalities are a great balance, and each one brings in so much knowledge and experience that you can feel they are pouring their hearts and souls into this program.
Melanie and Jes are great instructors and I am honored to learn from them. Melanie is consistently organized, well prepared and purposeful in her lectures. Jes provides an anatomically explanation for the poses to help you better understand why some may feel a pose differently. It’s great to have two different perspectives in the program. You can tell that this program means a lot to them and they are invested in our success – I have learned so much from them both.
I am amazed at how much I have learned regarding yoga practice and theory, but I am even more grateful for how much I have learned about myself. I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to complete my 200-hour teaching certification with Melanie and Jes at Tosa Yoga.
I invested in this program to deepen my personal practice and “maybe, someday, teach.” I wanted to improve my presentation and public speaking skills and feel more confident in my delivery. The Tosa Yoga Teacher Training Program allowed me to carve out time in my schedule just for me – to read, to practice, to meditate and to build classes. I entered into the program with self-centered goals and I’m leaving the program with a solid understanding of this fascinating practice and the awareness that learning never stops. I started teaching classes at my office and can’t wait to continue my yoga journey after our program wraps up this fall!
The Teacher Trainee program at Tosa Yoga is amazing in so many different ways. This training goes deeper than yoga poses and learning how to teach a yoga class; it asks you to take a genuine look at how you live your and offers opportunities to make changes (in a non-judgmental and pressure free way). Melanie and Jes make training weekends fun, open, comfortable and relatable. It’s been an awesome experience!
Melanie and Jes have created an amazing program! Mel and Jes compliment each other, bringing a depth to the program and encouraging me to explore pieces of yoga beyond the basic Vinyasa practice I came in knowing—which is exactly what I was excited about when the program began!
This program has been life changing in so many wonderful ways. Melanie and Jes are amazing instructors full of knowledge and joy. Under their guidance my knowledge and practice have grown so much. Joining this 200 hr yoga teacher training was honestly the best decision of my life. Going in to it I was so nervous but now I can’t imagine doing anything else!