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YogaSource Los Gatos

4.8

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16185 Los Gatos Boulevard

Los Gatos, CA, USA

Types of Yoga Taught

Flow Yoga

Alignment-Oriented Yoga

Fitness Yoga

Spiritually-Oriented Yoga

Hot/Heated Yoga

Gentle Yoga

Specialty Yoga

Trainings Formats

Full-time
usually intensive/immersion

Part-time
spread out over time

Weekends only

Modules
several, shorter immersions

Non-residential
trainees commute to the program

Languages

ENGLISH

About YogaSource Teacher Training Institute

YogaSource is one of the country’s leading teaching schools. Our extensive curriculum choices of thousands of credit hours per year is cutting-edge, diverse and practical. Our faculty includes some the world’s most esteemed teachers in their field. We offer two levels of...

YogaSource is one of the country’s leading teaching schools. Our extensive curriculum choices of thousands of credit hours per year is cutting-edge, diverse and practical. Our faculty includes some the world’s most esteemed teachers in their field. We offer two levels of enrollment: the 200 Hour Program and the 500+ Hour Program. Our 200 Hour Teacher Training is our foundational program and our equivalent of undergraduate study. It offers you the single most in-depth and transformative exploration of your personal yoga practice. Our time-tested processes will develop you from an avid student into a confident teacher over the course of 200 hours. Choose from a Gentle Yoga, Flow Yoga, or Hot Yoga track and spend all 200 of your hours in the specialized environment that best suits you. Our 500+ Hour Teacher Training is our advanced program and our equivalent of graduate study. The diversity and breadth of our advanced curriculum (thousands of hours per year) and the excellence of our faculty offer you an unparalleled opportunity to develop your professional credentials through a process that is perfectly tailored to you. You will find an endless source of inspiration, tangible tools to grow your career as a yoga professional, and a new family that includes some of the most influential teachers of our time.

First Registered January 2006

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  • 5 out of 5
    By: Lauren Patnoe May 31, 2022

  • 5 out of 5
    By: Michele Elia May 19, 2022

    The foundational knowledge I received from YogaSource was thorough and extensive. Their training made me feel as prepared as possible to venture into the world of teaching yoga.

    • General Comments

      The foundational knowledge I received from YogaSource was thorough and extensive. Their training made me feel as prepared as possible to venture into the world of teaching yoga.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Aaron Goodnow Mar 15, 2022

  • 5 out of 5
    By: Grisel Cremonesi Feb 26, 2022
    Training Program held on Mar 13, 2021—Apr 10, 2021

    If you are thinking of becoming a yoga teacher, YogaSource Los Gatos is the place to go. Whether you are drawn to the yang styles of yoga or the softer side of the practice, or both, you will be immersed in a well-rounded program, trained by highly knowledgeable teachers who will share with you their vast experience and help you discover your own unique path. Specifically in the Gentle Yoga program, you will get to enjoy and learn from the fortitude and strength of Linda McGrath, the cosmic energy and spirituality of Nikki Smithson, the finesse and technicality of Ann Weismann, and the magical wisdom of Jennifer Jones Schroeder. So, if right now you’re feeling that inner pull that is calling you to spread and share the joys of yoga with your community and loved ones, YogaSource will guide you every step of the way with mindfulness, loving-kindness, humor and a wealth of knowledge. My infinite gratitude to the entire YogaSource Los Gatos staff and faculty for helping me realize my true calling. Grisel Cremonesi 200-hour YTT graduate – Gentle Yoga Certification

    • General Comments

      If you are thinking of becoming a yoga teacher, YogaSource Los Gatos is the place to go. Whether you are drawn to the yang styles of yoga or the softer side of the practice, or both, you will be immersed in a well-rounded program, trained by highly knowledgeable teachers who will share with you their vast experience and help you discover your own unique path. Specifically in the Gentle Yoga program, you will get to enjoy and learn from the fortitude and strength of Linda McGrath, the cosmic energy and spirituality of Nikki Smithson, the finesse and technicality of Ann Weismann, and the magical wisdom of Jennifer Jones Schroeder. So, if right now you’re feeling that inner pull that is calling you to spread and share the joys of yoga with your community and loved ones, YogaSource will guide you every step of the way with mindfulness, loving-kindness, humor and a wealth of knowledge. My infinite gratitude to the entire YogaSource Los Gatos staff and faculty for helping me realize my true calling. Grisel Cremonesi 200-hour YTT graduate – Gentle Yoga Certification
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Julie Munkholm Bruun Oct 05, 2021

    Wonderful teacher training! Everything was very well thought out and well organized. Teachers and staff are incredible! I was able to choose from different courses to tailor my education to match my needs. I was able to work closely with my teacher through a mentorship which was very helpful.

    • General Comments

      Wonderful teacher training! Everything was very well thought out and well organized. Teachers and staff are incredible! I was able to choose from different courses to tailor my education to match my needs. I was able to work closely with my teacher through a mentorship which was very helpful.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Tiffany Rose Mockler Jul 20, 2021

    YogaSource Los Gatos is an ideal yoga teacher training program. The well sequenced training style is something that only comes from years of mindful teacher trainings and from a lifetime of yoga experience and scholastic pursuit. In particular, my teacher, Linda Schlamadinger McGrath was more knowledgeable and masterful than I could have ever hoped for. I feel privileged to have benefited from her elegant marriage of human kinesiology and ancient yogic knowledge. Her teaching style is not only accessible to both novice and long time practitioners but it also feels conversational and engaging. I also benefited from her book suggestions, homework and class planning greatly. Because of this program I wish to further my yoga knowledge throughout the rest of my life. I wish everyone took this training.

    • General Comments

      YogaSource Los Gatos is an ideal yoga teacher training program. The well sequenced training style is something that only comes from years of mindful teacher trainings and from a lifetime of yoga experience and scholastic pursuit. In particular, my teacher, Linda Schlamadinger McGrath was more knowledgeable and masterful than I could have ever hoped for. I feel privileged to have benefited from her elegant marriage of human kinesiology and ancient yogic knowledge. Her teaching style is not only accessible to both novice and long time practitioners but it also feels conversational and engaging. I also benefited from her book suggestions, homework and class planning greatly. Because of this program I wish to further my yoga knowledge throughout the rest of my life. I wish everyone took this training.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: LOI T HUYNH Jun 02, 2021

    I felt lucky that I chose YogaSource Los Gatos to start my yoga training program. Staffs are friendly and awesome. I love the training programs that they split as Gentle and Flow, so it will fit with all yoga level. Moreover, the programs are very practical and logical, help I understand about my yoga path as teacher or even in my personal practice. Also, staffs help to build your deeply personal characters to your yoga program, help you being confidents to share your yoga class to everyone. Love Linda, Nikki and Ann.

    • General Comments

      I felt lucky that I chose YogaSource Los Gatos to start my yoga training program. Staffs are friendly and awesome. I love the training programs that they split as Gentle and Flow, so it will fit with all yoga level. Moreover, the programs are very practical and logical, help I understand about my yoga path as teacher or even in my personal practice. Also, staffs help to build your deeply personal characters to your yoga program, help you being confidents to share your yoga class to everyone. Love Linda, Nikki and Ann.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Lisa Hanhan Apr 30, 2021

    I truly enjoyed the YogaSource Teacher Training Program, Linda's vast knowledge and experience emulated through her teachings. The combination of lecture and practice teaching perfectly prepared us to deliver and articulate a well-rounded final class. I would recommend the YogaSource Teacher Training program to anyone who is interested in deepening their knowledge for personal practice or preparation for a career in Yoga.

    • General Comments

      I truly enjoyed the YogaSource Teacher Training Program, Linda's vast knowledge and experience emulated through her teachings. The combination of lecture and practice teaching perfectly prepared us to deliver and articulate a well-rounded final class. I would recommend the YogaSource Teacher Training program to anyone who is interested in deepening their knowledge for personal practice or preparation for a career in Yoga.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Natalie Ladd Yoga Apr 13, 2021

    The training at YogaSource was great! The teachers were knowledgable, friendly and I learned so much through their training while bonding with other students. I would highly recommend YogaSource teacher training program.

    • General Comments

      The training at YogaSource was great! The teachers were knowledgable, friendly and I learned so much through their training while bonding with other students. I would highly recommend YogaSource teacher training program.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Michael Tripoli Apr 10, 2021

    I could not be happier with the teacher training I received at YogaSource. Each of the teachers - Ann, Linda, and Nikki - brings a wonderful blend of passion, intelligence, humanity, commitment, and compassion to class every single day. Not only do they teach cueing and techniques to help you teach a class, but the training also teaches you to create your own themed class. You will walk out of there brimming with confidence and a bit melancholy that it is over.

    • General Comments

      I could not be happier with the teacher training I received at YogaSource. Each of the teachers - Ann, Linda, and Nikki - brings a wonderful blend of passion, intelligence, humanity, commitment, and compassion to class every single day. Not only do they teach cueing and techniques to help you teach a class, but the training also teaches you to create your own themed class. You will walk out of there brimming with confidence and a bit melancholy that it is over.
First Registered January 2006

School Reviews

Total Reviews: 122

By Lauren Patnoe RYT® 200

May 31, 2022

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By Michele Elia RYT® 200

May 19, 2022

The foundational knowledge I received from YogaSource was thorough and extensive. Their training made me feel as prepared as possible to venture into the world of teaching yoga. Full Review

All Reviews (122)

Teaching Staff

Linda McGrath

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

Nikki Smithson Nikki Smithson

E-RYT® 500

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