Community-oriented yoga studio in Washington, D.C.

3221 Mt. Pleasant St. NW, Washington, DC 20010


Living Yoga Teacher Training

Living Yoga Teacher Training, a Yoga Alliance registered 200-hour program, is designed for any yoga student or aspiring teacher seeking broader knowledge of classical yoga teachings in an accessible format and supportive environment. The program will examine the philosophical underpinnings of yoga from the lens of our modern lives and empower students to live their yoga beyond the physical practice. This program is good for students who are ready to make the sincere commitment to take their practice deeper physically, mentally and spiritually. We invite you to spend these six months with us getting stronger, building healthy habits and cultivating a more vital, conscious way of life.

Under the direction of Alicia Moyer, ERYT-500, and Nichole Ferrigno, ERYT-200, in conjunction with the Past Tense Teacher Training team, this vinyasa yoga training is a comprehensive six-month program that will hone your teaching skills, deepen your personal yoga practice and guide you through the beautiful layers of yourself to uncover your innate wisdom.

Some of the things that make this training unique and special include:

  • Space is limited to 12 students to cultivate an intimate community and allow for personal attention and guidance.
  • The price includes the training manual and a 12-month unlimited class pass to Past Tense (a $1,300 value)
  • Training includes a weekly, private group practice through the second half of the training. This weekly class aims to keep you grounded in your training between intensive weekends.

The training will take place throughout eight intensive weekends on Fridays 6:00-9:00, Saturdays 8:30-5:30 and Sundays 8:30-5:00 and on Wednesdays 6:30-8:00.

2020/2021 Training Dates:

  • Friday, September 11-Sunday, September 13
  • Friday, September 25-Sunday, September 27
  • Friday, October 9-Sunday, October 11
  • Friday, October 23-Sunday, October 25
  • Wednesday, October 28
  • Wednesday, November 5
  • Wednesday, November 12
  • Friday, November 13-Sunday, November 15
  • Wednesday, November 18
  • Wednesday, December 2
  • Wednesday, December 9
  • Friday, December 11-Sunday, December 13
  • Wednesday, December 16
  • Wednesday, January 6
  • Friday, January 8-Sunday, January 10
  • Wednesday, January 13
  • Wednesday, January 20
  • Wednesday, January 27
  • Wednesday, February 3
  • Friday, February 5-Sunday, February 7


Teacher Training FAQ

I don’t want to be a yoga teacher. Is that ok? Should I still take the training?

Yes, as long as you want to learn more about yoga. Many students take teacher training exclusively to deepen their own practice. For many, this is the first step on the road toward seeing yoga everywhere – not just on the mat.

Can I miss a weekend? Can I miss a day? Do I have to be there for the entire training?

Attendance is required. Any missed lecture or section must be made up during a future training program in order to receive a certificate. Depending on the length and content of the missed section, a make-up session may be arranged. For consistency of the teachings, and the integrity of our program, we insist that all attendance be mandatory.

Where is the training located?

At a private studio in the Mt. Pleasant neighborhood.

What does the training cost?

The training is $3,000 and includes a one-year membership to Past Tense. There is an Early Bird Special of $2,800 available through July 31.

What topics does the training cover?

With a focus on postural alignment, yogic philosophy, and practical teaching skills, our curriculum is meant to help you find your unique voice and teaching style. Even if your ultimate goal is not to teach yoga, you can build your ability to communicate clearly and find your path of Truth within this wonderful practice. Students become part of an intimate community of curious yogis looking to evolve their practice, overall well-being and tap into their highest purpose to unleash their full potential.

Some topics we cover include:

  • Foundational studies in the physical and non-physical yogic practices
  • The history and context of modern postural yoga
  • Introduction to the Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita
  • Introduction to Ayurveda
  • Introduction to Pranayama and Meditation techniques
  • How to teach yoga postures with attention to alignment, safety and optimal benefits
  • How to develop a sustainable yoga practice
  • Clear and confident communication techniques
  • Working with injuries and common conditions
  • Verbal and hands on adjustments
  • Observing and teaching to different bodies
  • How to build intelligent class sequences
  • How to hold an inclusive space
  • Beginner anatomy, physiology and biomechanics
  • The business of yoga

How do I register?

First, fill out an application. Then click here to sign up. Your $500 deposit secures your spot in the program. A one-year membership to Past Tense begins on the first day of Teacher Training. If you have a current membership you need to cancel before that time, please email Kelly.

What is your refund policy for Teacher Training?

The $500 deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable. The deposit secures your spot in the training and will be returned if your application is not accepted. The full cost is non-refundable and non-transferable within 31 days before the training begins. Please be sure to read the complete terms and conditions.

Will I need to apply for Yoga Alliance accreditation separately? How do I go about that?

Yes. After you successfully finish the requirements of the program, you will receive a certificate of completion qualifying you as a 200 hour RYT through Yoga Alliance. All you have to do is send in an electronic copy of your certificate and register yourself through their website.