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CE Workshop | Meeting of the Minds: Successful Online Teacher Training

November 16, 2020, 12pm ET


About This Workshop

A diverse roundtable of panelists discusses how to bring yoga teacher trainings online. Listen in as thought leaders share their insight and knowledge on how yoga schools and studios can build and sustain a working business model for teacher training programs in digital spaces.

Supporting Documents

Points to Consider (PDF)
Quick Tips for Online Yoga Teacher Trainings (PDF)
Closed Captions (PDF)


About the Presenters

Jennifer Turner has had the honor of working with trauma survivors throughout her whole career. Along with working in private practice as a trauma therapist, Jenn is the co-founder and co-director of the Center for Trauma and Embodiment where she works to oversee all training and supports the development of body-first interventions for healing from trauma. Jenn leads trainings throughout the U.S in Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) and consults with agencies on how to become more trauma-informed at all levels. Jenn is also the editor and contributing author of Embodied Healing published by North Atlantic Books in 2020.

Amy Ippoliti is a teacher on the online platform, Glo.com and is a pioneer of advanced yoga education. She is a Co-Founder of 90 Monkeys, an online school that has enhanced the skills of yoga teachers and studios in 65+ countries. She is also the co-author of The Art and Business of Teaching Yoga, a text that is now required in yoga teacher trainings around the world. Amy is known for bringing yoga to modern-day life in a genuine way through her intelligent sequencing, clear instruction, and engaging sense of humor. She shares her passion for yoga, health, and earth conservation in her writings for Yoga Journal, Organic Life, Prevention, Origin, and Elephant Journal. She has appeared on the covers of Yoga Journal, Boulder Lifestyle, and Fit Yoga Magazine and has been featured in Self Magazine, New York Magazine, Allure (Korea), and Newsweek and on the front page of Yahoo.com. Learn more at amyippoliti.com.

Mimi Rieger (E-RYT 500) is an internationally recognized yoga teacher and founder-proprietor of the eponymous MRY | STUDIOS, the Power of Teaching yoga teacher training program and PureFitnessDC, LLC. Rooted in a deep commitment to curiosity, she studies in an array of yoga schools including Ashtanga, Rocket Vinyasa, Progressive Ashtanga, Budokon, Vinyasa, Yin and Forrest Yoga. Mimi uses her multidisciplinary approach to teach an expansive variety of offerings and trains teachers and students in the United States and abroad in addition to curating workshops, retreats, master classes and charity-driven, community development events. She utilizes her 18 years of experience in the field to offer consulting services to organizations, businesses and schools by establishing programs and platforms for best practices that further reach and efficacy. For more information, please visit www.mimiriegeryoga.com

Noemi Nunez is a Latinx Renaissance Woman. She created an innovative bilingual yoga class format and training program based on the language centers of the brain. The mission of this program is to serve as a cultural bridge by bringing diversity and inclusivity to yoga rooms around the world. Her teachings foster a challenge to cultivate respect and empathy, both inwardly and outwardly through an array of diverse movement modalities and educational tools.

Lizzie Lasater (E-RYT 200) is a yoga teacher, producer, and designer, who shares her work via live online events, curated digital trainings, her Sunday Savasana Series newsletter, a spirit jewelry collection, and free videos on YouTube and Instagram. She was raised in San Francisco and educated at Columbia University, and currently lives in the Alps with her Austrian husband and one-year-old twin boys.

Jason Crandell is a natural teacher and author with more than 20 years of experience. Named “one of the teachers shaping the future of yoga,” by Yoga Journal, Jason has been an in-demand teacher at conferences around the world for more than a decade. Considered a teacher’s teacher, Jason has taught countless teacher training faculties, leads training globally, and regularly presents teacher training content at esteemed conferences. Jason’s primary teacher is Rodney Yee—who was kind enough to say, “Jason is taking the art of teaching yoga to its next level.” For the past 10 years, Jason has honed his approach by looking to peers outside of the yoga community in the fields of physical therapy, orthopedics, traumatology, and sports medicine. These collaborative partnerships have enabled Jason to offer the most up-to-date asana technique, cueing, injury management, and hands-on adjustments. Jason’s goal is to blend the timeless wisdom of yoga philosophy with evidence-based information to create yoga curriculum that helps modern practitioners grow and evolve.

Dr. Judith Lasater (E-RYT 500, YACEP, PT) has taught yoga since 1971. She holds a doctorate in East-West psychology and is a physical therapist. Judith is also the president of the California Yoga Teachers Association and serves on the advisory boards of Yoga Journal and the Yoga Research and Education Center. Her yoga training includes studying with B.K.S. Iyengar in India and the United States. She teaches ongoing yoga classes and trains yoga teachers in kinesiology, yoga therapeutics, and the Yoga Sutra in the San Francisco Bay Area. Judith also gives workshops throughout the United States and has taught in Canada, England, France, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Peru, and Russia.


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