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2030 H Street

Sacramento, CA, United States

Types of Yoga Taught

Flow Yoga

Alignment-Oriented Yoga

Spiritually-Oriented Yoga

Trainings Formats

Full-time
usually intensive/immersion

Part-time
spread out over time

Weekends only

Residential
trainees stay on-site

Non-residential
trainees commute to the program

Destination / retreat

Languages

English

Other Locations

Lucia Yoga Granada
Plaza Iglesia-Ca, 7
Caparacena, Granada, Spain

About Roots to Wings Yoga

Roots to Wings Yoga was founded by Tristina Kennedy and Michael Fong from the desire to establish a strong foundation in the function and application of the yoga practice, while also allowing you freedom to cultivate your own individual voice. This combination will leave...

Roots to Wings Yoga was founded by Tristina Kennedy and Michael Fong from the desire to establish a strong foundation in the function and application of the yoga practice, while also allowing you freedom to cultivate your own individual voice. This combination will leave you empowered with the tools to share the many facets of yoga with the world. 

 

For us, teaching yoga is an incredibly fun, challenging, and highly creative process that reveals rewards beyond what we ever could have expected. We cannot wait to share our knowledge and experience! 

 

BIOS:

Tristina Kennedy is an international teacher who left the corporate world behind in pursuit of sharing her love of yoga with others. She is deeply committed to her personal practice and has completed over 1000 hours of training in India, Bali, and Thailand, studying various styles of yoga & meditation. Tristina is known for her dynamic and soulful style of vinyasa yoga. She believes in awakening strength and awareness through precision in energetic alignment. Tristina has been a part of facilitating over a dozen teacher training programs over the past 6 years. Learn more about her here.

Michael Fong is a dedicated international student and teacher of the practice of yoga. Based out of Sacramento, CA, he has spent over a decade studying yoga in the United States, and abroad in India, Thailand, and Costa Rica. His dynamic teaching style is heavily influenced by alignment-based vinyasa, martial arts, and a diverse array of yogic arts. Michael's intention is to offer students a platform to empower themselves by living their yoga every day. Learn more about him here.

First Registered July 2015

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  • 5 out of 5
    By: Athena Rhodes Aug 03, 2020
    Training Program held on Mar 02, 2019—May 19, 2019

    Amazing caring teachers A lot of knowledge of anatomy and body alignment

    • General Comments

      Amazing caring teachers A lot of knowledge of anatomy and body alignment
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Jennee Edwards May 30, 2020
    Training Program held on Nov 10, 2019—Nov 30, 2019

    The Roots to Wings Yoga Teacher Training provided a well rounded and wonderfully balanced foundation of yoga asana, philosophy, yoga anatomy education, and touched on so much more. But, the teaching method, support, openness and engagement felt from Tristina and Michael is what resonated deeply with me. Their ability to guide, listen, and whole heartedly provide this education was remarkable and deeply authentic. It was an honor to start my learning as a teacher with Roots to Wings, and though I have a life long journey of learning in front of me, I feel grounded, stable, and grateful for the foundation they provided.

    • General Comments

      The Roots to Wings Yoga Teacher Training provided a well rounded and wonderfully balanced foundation of yoga asana, philosophy, yoga anatomy education, and touched on so much more. But, the teaching method, support, openness and engagement felt from Tristina and Michael is what resonated deeply with me. Their ability to guide, listen, and whole heartedly provide this education was remarkable and deeply authentic. It was an honor to start my learning as a teacher with Roots to Wings, and though I have a life long journey of learning in front of me, I feel grounded, stable, and grateful for the foundation they provided.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Kathleen Solorio Dec 08, 2019
    Training Program held on Nov 10, 2019—Nov 30, 2019

    This teacher training was of the highest quality. The instructors were exceptionally well prepared and thoroughly knew the topics they taught. The materials they presented were easy to understand and relevant to our lectures and discussion. The methods they used to teach were varied and made it easier to learn, practice, and integrate. I highly recommend Roots to Wings (Tristina and Michael) for their immersion teacher training. They met the individual needs of each participant and are knowledgeable, committed to their yoga, and most of all - really warm and caring people.

    • Syllabus Reflection

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      Roots to Wings Yoga’s 200-hour teacher training prepares its trainees to begin teaching the principles and techniques of yoga safely and competently.

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    • General Comments

      This teacher training was of the highest quality. The instructors were exceptionally well prepared and thoroughly knew the topics they taught. The materials they presented were easy to understand and relevant to our lectures and discussion. The methods they used to teach were varied and made it easier to learn, practice, and integrate. I highly recommend Roots to Wings (Tristina and Michael) for their immersion teacher training. They met the individual needs of each participant and are knowledgeable, committed to their yoga, and most of all - really warm and caring people.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Bridget Dec 07, 2019
    Training Program held on Nov 10, 2019—Nov 30, 2019

    The 200 hour teacher training program with RTW was far beyond my expectations. Tristina and Michael are professional, knowledgeable and current with the fast evolving yoga community. They have fine tuned their own individual expertise and together bring a diverse, intellectual and spiritual program that is compassionate and inspiring. They led our class in a masterful balance of student abilities, strength and trajectory.

    • Syllabus Reflection

      To what extent do you feel this program met the following learning objective; The student will become confident with human anatomy within the context of teaching yoga

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    • General Comments

      The 200 hour teacher training program with RTW was far beyond my expectations. Tristina and Michael are professional, knowledgeable and current with the fast evolving yoga community. They have fine tuned their own individual expertise and together bring a diverse, intellectual and spiritual program that is compassionate and inspiring. They led our class in a masterful balance of student abilities, strength and trajectory.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Kaylan Dell'Ara Dec 03, 2019
    Training Program held on Nov 10, 2019—Nov 30, 2019

    I am very grateful for have having the opportunity to partake in the training.

    • Syllabus Reflection

      To what extent do you feel this program met the following learning objective; The student will become confident with human anatomy within the context of teaching yoga

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    • Learning Objectives

      Average 5 = Entirely
      Roots to Wings Yoga’s 200-hour teacher training prepares its trainees to begin teaching the principles and techniques of yoga safely and competently.

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    • General Comments

      I am very grateful for have having the opportunity to partake in the training.
  • 4.5 out of 5
    By: Karin Ledford Jul 04, 2019
    Training Program held on Mar 02, 2019—May 19, 2019

    • Syllabus Reflection

      To what extent do you feel this program met the following learning objective; The student will become confident with human anatomy within the context of teaching yoga

      Entirely

    • Learning Objectives

      Average 5 = Entirely
      Roots to Wings Yoga’s 200-hour teacher training prepares its trainees to begin teaching the principles and techniques of yoga safely and competently.

      Entirely

  • 5 out of 5
    By: Caroline Jones Jun 04, 2019
    Training Program held on Mar 02, 2019—May 19, 2019

    • Syllabus Reflection

      To what extent do you feel this program met the following learning objective; The student will become confident with human anatomy within the context of teaching yoga

      Entirely

    • Learning Objectives

      Average 5 = Entirely
      Roots to Wings Yoga’s 200-hour teacher training prepares its trainees to begin teaching the principles and techniques of yoga safely and competently.

      Entirely

  • 5 out of 5
    By: Katie Wilson May 26, 2019
    Training Program held on Mar 02, 2019—May 19, 2019

    Tristina and Michael are a perfect pair to instruct these trainings. They exemplify yoga in the monern-day world and taught us all how to carry the practice throughout our day. They put so much love, attention, effort and heart into designing this program which felt seamless from start to end. The training was a wonderful balance of learning and practicing the philosophy/spiritual teachings of yoga and the asanas. I would highly recommend Roots to Wings for a 200 hour YTT! Again and again!

    • Syllabus Reflection

      To what extent do you feel this program met the following learning objective; The student will become confident with human anatomy within the context of teaching yoga

      Entirely

    • Learning Objectives

      Average 5 = Entirely
      Roots to Wings Yoga’s 200-hour teacher training prepares its trainees to begin teaching the principles and techniques of yoga safely and competently.

      Entirely

    • General Comments

      Tristina and Michael are a perfect pair to instruct these trainings. They exemplify yoga in the monern-day world and taught us all how to carry the practice throughout our day. They put so much love, attention, effort and heart into designing this program which felt seamless from start to end. The training was a wonderful balance of learning and practicing the philosophy/spiritual teachings of yoga and the asanas. I would highly recommend Roots to Wings for a 200 hour YTT! Again and again!
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Evelyn White May 26, 2019
    Training Program held on Mar 02, 2019—May 19, 2019

    • Syllabus Reflection

      To what extent do you feel this program met the following learning objective; The student will become confident with human anatomy within the context of teaching yoga

      Entirely

    • Learning Objectives

      Average 5 = Entirely
      Roots to Wings Yoga’s 200-hour teacher training prepares its trainees to begin teaching the principles and techniques of yoga safely and competently.

      Entirely

  • 5 out of 5
    By: Arissa Merriner May 24, 2019
    Training Program held on Mar 02, 2019—May 19, 2019

    RTW yoga teacher training was a phenomenal experience. The training dug deep into the physical practice as well as the history and philosophy of yoga and was prepared in a very professional manner. I cannot recommend this training enough. The experience was too large for words. I feel completely prepared to go teach full time and bring a sense of compassion and community to the people I come in contact with.

    • Syllabus Reflection

      To what extent do you feel this program met the following learning objective; The student will become confident with human anatomy within the context of teaching yoga

      Entirely

      Roots to Wings Yoga Teacher training was a profound experience. The curriculum is very well put together and organized in a way that successfully educates and intrigues each student. The community and in depth work creates a space where everyone can learn and grow. I cannot recommend this training enough whether you want to be a teacher or just further your own practice. This training was truly a once in a lifetime experience and I am honored to have been involved. Words are not enough, you must experience it yourself!

    • Learning Objectives

      Average 5 = Entirely
      Roots to Wings Yoga’s 200-hour teacher training prepares its trainees to begin teaching the principles and techniques of yoga safely and competently.

      Entirely

    • General Comments

      RTW yoga teacher training was a phenomenal experience. The training dug deep into the physical practice as well as the history and philosophy of yoga and was prepared in a very professional manner. I cannot recommend this training enough. The experience was too large for words. I feel completely prepared to go teach full time and bring a sense of compassion and community to the people I come in contact with.
Disclaimer

Yoga Alliance Registry’s Policy on the Use of Yoga therapy Terms in its directory was announced on Jan 25, 2016. Prior to that date, reviews may have contained such references to yoga therapy. Yoga Alliance Registry will not alter the content of preexisting reviews to bring them into compliance with its new policy. Any use of "yoga therapy" terms in a review, however, does not imply that Yoga Alliance Registry sets standards for instruction in yoga therapy techniques or other methods of diagnosing or treating a mental or physical injury or illness, nor that the RYS or RYT designation may be relied on as a qualification for working as a "yoga therapist" or for training others in "yoga therapy" methods.

First Registered July 2015

School Reviews

Total Reviews: 20

By Athena Rhodes RYT® 200

Aug 03, 2020

Amazing caring teachers A lot of knowledge of anatomy and body alignment Full Review

By Jennee Edwards RYT® 200

May 30, 2020

The Roots to Wings Yoga Teacher Training provided a well rounded and wonderfully balanced foundation of yoga asana, philosophy, yoga anatomy education, and touched on so much more. But, the teaching method, support, openness and engagement felt from Tristina and Michael is what resonated deeply with me. Their ability to guide, listen, and whole heartedly provide this education was remarkable and deeply authentic. It was an honor to start my learning as a teacher with Roots to Wings, and though I have a life long journey of learning in front of me, I feel grounded, stable, and grateful for the foundation they provided. Full Review

All Reviews (20)

Teaching Staff

Tristina Kennedy

E-RYT® 200, YACEP®

Michael Fong

RYT® 200

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