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Yoga Garden San Francisco

4.79

Based on 389 reviews

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NPS Score 8.7/10


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286 Divisadero Street

San Francisco, CA 94117, USA

Types of Yoga Taught

Flow Yoga

Alignment-Oriented Yoga

Specialty Yoga

Trainings Formats

Full-time
usually intensive/immersion

Part-time
spread out over time

Modules
several, shorter immersions

Languages

ENGLISH

About Yoga Garden SF

Yoga Garden empowers you to teach your style of yoga. Our alignment-based hatha yoga teacher training originates from the teachings of Krishnamacharya, the teacher of B.K.S. Iyengar (Iyengar yoga), Pattabhi Jois (Ashtanga yoga) and T.V.K. Desikachar (viniyoga). This gives...

Yoga Garden empowers you to teach your style of yoga. Our alignment-based hatha yoga teacher training originates from the teachings of Krishnamacharya, the teacher of B.K.S. Iyengar (Iyengar yoga), Pattabhi Jois (Ashtanga yoga) and T.V.K. Desikachar (viniyoga). This gives you a solid foundation of technical excellence combined with philosophical depth, enabling you to teach your practice. Your yoga teacher training is a time for personal learning and growth, but we have found that the greatest gains are made in a supportive community. Yoga Garden’s yoga teacher training actively nurtures a community of professional peers that will support your practice and your career, today and tomorrow. Yoga Garden offers smaller, intimately-sized teacher training programs, which provide you with unparalleled access to lead teachers during the program and ongoing mentorship and career advice well beyond the program completion. You will begin “practice teaching” your peers early in the training. Through real classroom experience teaching groups and offering hands-on adjustments, you will gain the confidence and ability to begin teaching yoga immediately upon graduation. Learn how yoga works and ignite your passion for self discovery and service to others. See also Yoga Garden SF Kids for our Children's Yoga program RCYT.

First Registered June 2010

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  • 5 out of 5
    By: Crystal Loucel Nov 29, 2022

    I thought the YTT-200 at Yoga Garden was high quality. The program had the best teachers I've ever had the pleasure of learning from. There is a good balance of discussion, practice, and online work. As I would expect in San Francisco, I thought the teachers had a diverse array of styles and experience. The cohort was also diverse and this is very intentional. I enjoyed the emphasis on diversity, cultural sensitivity, and spiritual practice that I did not find in other corporate YTT programs. The cohort are people I still talk to and would come back for more training programs in the future.

    • General Comments

      I thought the YTT-200 at Yoga Garden was high quality. The program had the best teachers I've ever had the pleasure of learning from. There is a good balance of discussion, practice, and online work. As I would expect in San Francisco, I thought the teachers had a diverse array of styles and experience. The cohort was also diverse and this is very intentional. I enjoyed the emphasis on diversity, cultural sensitivity, and spiritual practice that I did not find in other corporate YTT programs. The cohort are people I still talk to and would come back for more training programs in the future.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Luca Warner Nov 28, 2022

    I was very happy with my YTT at Yoga Garden. It was a comprehensive, well rounded course that went into the required detail and taught me so much about my own practice as well.

    • General Comments

      I was very happy with my YTT at Yoga Garden. It was a comprehensive, well rounded course that went into the required detail and taught me so much about my own practice as well.
  • 4 out of 5
    By: Natalya Suttmiller Nov 26, 2022

    The education for my 200 hr ytt was comprehensive and worthwhile! It was very useful to take such a deep dive into the postures and philosophies of yoga. I liked that the teachers I learned from had such a wide variation of teaching styles. I think for others in the program, it was hard to not have one uniform teaching method taught to them. Personally, I benefited from the variation of thought behind yoga, and I think it was a good example of what we experience in the yoga community at large. I also highly appreciated that it was a 30 day immersion program, which is why I personally chose the school. Not many schools in San Fransisco offer that kind of training, and I am grateful that I did it this way.

    • General Comments

      The education for my 200 hr ytt was comprehensive and worthwhile! It was very useful to take such a deep dive into the postures and philosophies of yoga. I liked that the teachers I learned from had such a wide variation of teaching styles. I think for others in the program, it was hard to not have one uniform teaching method taught to them. Personally, I benefited from the variation of thought behind yoga, and I think it was a good example of what we experience in the yoga community at large. I also highly appreciated that it was a 30 day immersion program, which is why I personally chose the school. Not many schools in San Fransisco offer that kind of training, and I am grateful that I did it this way.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Joe White Nov 03, 2022

    There is no better training option in SF in my humble opinion. The staff, atmosphere and energy are all so inviting and friendly… The course material was taught exceptionally - Thank You YGSF!!! :)

    • General Comments

      There is no better training option in SF in my humble opinion. The staff, atmosphere and energy are all so inviting and friendly… The course material was taught exceptionally - Thank You YGSF!!! :)
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Amber Elliott Nov 02, 2022

  • 5 out of 5
    By: Marianne Lillehagen Oct 06, 2022

  • 3.5 out of 5
    By: Molly Gourdin Sep 27, 2022

    All teachers were wonderful except for Europa who bullied me.

    • General Comments

      All teachers were wonderful except for Europa who bullied me.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Alexis Tomacruz Sep 26, 2022

    Yoga Garden SF was a wonderful place to complete my 200HR certification. All the teachers were very knowledgeable and each gave a unique perspective on the history and theory of yoga. It was a well rounded program and I left feeling prepared to start teaching!

    • General Comments

      Yoga Garden SF was a wonderful place to complete my 200HR certification. All the teachers were very knowledgeable and each gave a unique perspective on the history and theory of yoga. It was a well rounded program and I left feeling prepared to start teaching!
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Mariah Jiles Sep 21, 2022

    It was an amazing program that provided students with a comprehensive introductory understanding of all 8 limbs of yoga. The cohort was diverse and an incredibly welcoming environment.

    • General Comments

      It was an amazing program that provided students with a comprehensive introductory understanding of all 8 limbs of yoga. The cohort was diverse and an incredibly welcoming environment.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Jeremy Darwin Foltz Aug 30, 2022

    Yoga Garden gave me exactly what I was looking for. I want a program with options to explore the directions I would like to take instead of a cookie-cutter format with just one teacher. They encouraged me along the way and helped with my weaknesses while strengthening my strengths further. I will continue to take classes/workshops at Yoga Garden. They are just plain good folks.

    • General Comments

      Yoga Garden gave me exactly what I was looking for. I want a program with options to explore the directions I would like to take instead of a cookie-cutter format with just one teacher. They encouraged me along the way and helped with my weaknesses while strengthening my strengths further. I will continue to take classes/workshops at Yoga Garden. They are just plain good folks.
First Registered June 2010

School Reviews

Total Reviews: 389

By Crystal Loucel RYT® 200

Nov 29, 2022

I thought the YTT-200 at Yoga Garden was high quality. The program had the best teachers I've ever had the pleasure of learning from. There is a good balance of discussion, practice, and online work. As I would expect in San Francisco, I thought the teachers had a diverse array of styles and experience. The cohort was also diverse and this is very intentional. I enjoyed the emphasis on diversity, cultural sensitivity, and spiritual practice that I did not find in other corporate YTT programs. The cohort are people I still talk to and would come back for more training programs in the future. Full Review

By Luca Warner RYT® 200

Nov 28, 2022

I was very happy with my YTT at Yoga Garden. It was a comprehensive, well rounded course that went into the required detail and taught me so much about my own practice as well. Full Review

All Reviews (389)

Teaching Staff

Europa Grace

E-RYT® 500

Michelle Nayeli Bouvier

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

Max Kopeikin

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

Karen Macklin

E-RYT® 500

David Nelson

E-RYT® 200, YACEP®

Denelle Numis

E-RYT® 500

Christie Pitko

E-RYT® 500

Alexandra Rossi

E-RYT® 500, RCYT®, RPYT®, YACEP®

Martin Scott

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

Melylah Botté Smith

E-RYT® 200, RPYT®

Martine Hamers - Yogitine Martine Hamers - Yogitine

E-RYT® 500

Emily Knell Spaeth

E-RYT® 200, RPYT®, YACEP®

Brandi Zorzy

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

All Teaching Staff (13)

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