Transform NOLA


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8509 Oak Street

New Orleans, LA, USA

Types of Yoga Taught

Flow Yoga

Alignment-Oriented Yoga

Trainings Formats

spread out over time

trainees commute to the program



About Transform NOLA

Transform NOLA offers two 200-hour yoga teacher trainings each year in a weekend (January) or weekday (September) format, plus a 300-hour advanced training (August). The 200-hour trainings enable seeking individuals to transform and grow in their practice – and to help...

Transform NOLA offers two 200-hour yoga teacher trainings each year in a weekend (January) or weekday (September) format, plus a 300-hour advanced training (August).

The 200-hour trainings enable seeking individuals to transform and grow in their practice – and to help others on their journey. It is a mentally, physically and emotionally challenging process designed to enable serious students to take their practice off the mat and into the world. You will practice asana, meditation, and pranayama to the point of proficiency and beyond. Your knowledge of yoga theory will deepen to the point that it becomes a core aspect of the fabric of your life -- and of everything you do and say as a yoga teacher. You will learn to teach classes that combine a consistent integrated vision with the inspired spontaneity that is the hallmark of Vinyasa Yoga. You will develop a thorough understanding of the elements of the principles of yoga and be able to design a class or teach a pose in such a manner that your students will immediately embody those principles.

Our 300-hour Advanced Vinyasa Training enables current teachers to hone their teaching skills and expand their offerings to workshops and retreats. Dive deeper into your yoga practice and connect with your students and others in meaningful and impactful ways. Mia will work closely with Rolf Gates' to present his material and he may give a couple of web conferences and/or come to a session depending on his schedule.

Mia Oramous (E-RYT 500) facilitates the training and has extensive experience in Rolf Gates' teachings and teaching methods. She received her 200-hour training from him in 2008; hosted and attended a 200-hour training in 2010; completed a 300-hour training with him in 2011; and has led teacher trainings since then at Transform NOLA.

First Registered April 2012


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  • 5 out of 5
    By: Jamie Powers Aug 05, 2017
    Stone Creek 200-hr Teacher Training held on Nov 09, 2015

    Mia was very personable and an excellent instructor.

    • General Comments

      Mia was very personable and an excellent instructor.

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First Registered April 2012

School Reviews

Total Reviews: 26

By Jennifer Lyman RYT® 200

May 23, 2018

This program was comprehensive, thoughtful, thought provoking and fun. Mia presents the material in multiple formats throughout the 8 months which allows the student to process and learn in their own way. The reading materials are beautiful, there is much focus on the inner work necessary to be a teacher, and the discussions are often lively. The program is well rounded and graduates are prepared to lead a full1.5 hour asana practice as well as provide meditation guidance. I am deeply grateful to Mia for offering this weekday course and for always being on time, prepared, engaged, present and accessible for her students throughout this course. Full Review

By Kayla Ewing RYT® 200

Apr 12, 2018

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Mia Oramous

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

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