200-Hour Teacher Training – Yoga Alliance Certified
This is a three-part Vinyasa teacher training designed to give you a full skill-set for teaching yoga.
Our program will focus on developing tools such as thematic class design, fluid sequencing, creative flow, authentic heart language, powerful adjustments, clear anatomy instruction, and therapeutic yoga for private clients.
Learn to Teach with Confidence!
- Fluid Sequencing and Creative Flow
- Meaningful Theming
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Safe and Therapeutic Alignment
- Powerful Adjustments
- Group Teaching Exercises
- Constructive and Encouraging Feedback
- Tantric Yoga Philosophy
- Holistic Health
- Community Outreach
Part 1 – SET THE FOUNDATION. Minimum one year of consistent yoga practice (three days per week).
Part 2 – THE ART OF TEACHING. Completion of Yoga Union Part 1 teacher training or a 200-hour teacher training elsewhere.
Part 3 – REFINE AND SHINE. Completion of Yoga Union Part 2 teacher training or at least a year of teaching experience, and fifty or more Anusara practice hours (approval required).
We select our students carefully to ensure that everyone admitted is prepared for the course. Yoga Alliance Certification will be issued only to students who complete all three parts.
Annie Adamson, Natalie Gildersleeve, and Uma Hulet are united by their love of yoga. Clear, compassionate communicators, they are dedicated to empowering every person to find their own unique voice. They share over six decades of combined study, and each offers her own lived understanding of practice. Annie specializes in therapeutic alignment. Natalie has an especially sweet talent for sequencing classes. And Uma offers devotional chanting of mantra and a foundational understanding of the ancient texts. The triad forms a caring, knowledgeable net of support for your evolution as a practitioner and teacher of yoga.
Annie Adamson is co-owner of Yoga Union Community Wellness Center. She brings 12 years of experience practicing and teaching yoga to her devoted community. She is an accredited Anusara Instructor, a diligent student of philosophy, and holds certification in Power Vinyasa Levels 1, 2, and 3, and Hatha yoga.
Natalie received her 500-hour Hatha yoga certification from D’ana Baptiste, and has been studying Anusara yoga for the past four years. She recently moved to Portland after owning and running a yoga studio in Utah. She is nurturing and inspiring, and she encourages each person to find their authentic voice and inner wisdom.
Uma has been a student of yoga for most of her life and began teaching in 2004 after completing the 200 hour program at Center for Yoga in Los Angeles. She moved to Portland and immersed herself in the local yoga community and in 2007 she co-founded The Bhaktishop Yoga Center. She teaches classes weaving together the practices of asana, pranayama, mantra and philosophy and is inspired by continual study with her teachers and a dedicated daily practice.
What Graduates are Saying
“I began my journey as a yoga teacher Yoga Union’s 200-hour transformative teacher training. This was a life-changing experience for me and gave me a solid foundation of knowledge.” Amy Bratton
“The Yoga Union Teacher Training was one of the most incredible experiences of my life. Not only did I become a more confident and knowledgeable practitioner, but a more honest, patient, and compassionate human. Annie and Natalie exude positivity, and their pure love of teaching and community made it one of the richest experiences I’ve had. The solid foundation they provide is essential for anyone who is committed to the practice and study of yoga.” Jainee Dial