Learn to Teach with Confidence

The 2020 Program will begin in February! See dates below.

This is a full-spectrum, alignment-based Vinyasa teacher training designed to give you a full skill-set for teaching yoga.



intention photoTeaching yoga is a path of self-discovery, shared inspiration, and service. We want to share this path with you.

The Yoga Union teacher training program has been running for twelve years. Our aim is to help motivated yoga students become extraordinary yoga teachers. Nearly all of Yoga Union’s instructors are graduates of our program. Many other graduates have gone on to teach at other studios and even run programs of their own.

Our experienced directors take each student’s individuality into account. They will encourage you to step outside your comfort zone and learn about yourself: your desires, your skills, and your perspective. Knowing that you have something special to offer, they will empower you to teach as your most authentic self, to see your students as individuals in turn, and to work with their injuries, ailments, and unique bodies. Our graduates understand that a yoga teacher does not have all the answers, but rather continually learns to perceive and grow to meet each student’s needs.

This training will give you plenty of practice at teaching, to make the experience comfortable and joyful. Our approach is community-oriented. We emphasize the importance of healthy relationships. Your teachers and your peers will support you just as you will support them.

The Breathe Building is a terrific site for learning and for leisure between sessions. The space offers a café, rooftop studio, sauna, wellness center, childcare, and more.


  • Fluid Sequencing and Creative Flow
  • Meaningful Ways to Theme
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Pranayama
  • Safe and Therapeutic Alignment
  • Powerful Adjustments
  • Group Teaching Exercises
  • Constructive and Encouraging Feedback
  • Applied Yoga Philosophy
  • Holistic Health
  • Community Outreach


Minimum one year of consistent yoga practice (three days per week). View course curriculum.


Annie Adamson


Annie Adamson is co-owner of Yoga Union Community Wellness Center and founder of Primal Vinyasa. She brings over a decade of experience practicing and teaching Yoga, Workshops, and Trainings. Annie’s deep love of mythology, natural movement, and the study of Earth Medicine traditions inspire her work. She is certified in Anusara, Power Vinyasa and Hatha Yoga.

Guest Teachers

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2020 Schedule

8 Weekends:

  • Feb. 7 – 9
  • March 6 – 8
  • April 10 – 12
  • May 1 – 3
  • June 5 – 7
  • September 4 – 6
  • October 2 – 4
  • November 6 – 8



  • Fri: 4:30-9pm
  • Sat: 12-9pm
  • Sun: 12-9pm

In Studio Curriculum:

  • Anatomy of the breath
  • Understanding of the five principles of Anusara Yoga
  • Philosophies of Yoga
  • Yamas and Niyamas
  • Pranayama techniques
  • Basic Sanskrit terminology
  • Guide a dynamic warm-up
  • Guide a centering/meditation
  • Language (passive and active cues)
  • Teach Sun Salutations A & B (with variations)
  • Intelligent Alignment-based Vinyasa Sequencing
  • Yoga Anatomy and Biomechanics
  • Mantra and Chanting
  • Ethics of Yoga
  • Sequencing based on a theme
  • Perform demonstrations using your own body
  • Student demonstrations
  • Pose Lab for most common asanas (common tendencies, joint-actions, mythology)
  • Design and teach unique creative flows
  • Hands-on assists and Therapeutic Adjustments
  • Modifications and basic yoga therapy techniques for common injuries
  • Prenatal Yoga Module
  • Restorative Yoga and Ayurveda
  • Business of Yoga
  • Therapeutics for private clients



We require a $400 non-refundable deposit to hold your spot.

Payment plans now available. Please contact us at info@yogaunioncwc.com for more information.

Payment and Refund Policy


  1. Fill out our online application or drop it off in person
  2. Wait for acceptance notification
  3. Make payment
  4. Once payment is received, we will provide the reading list so you can begin your self study of the texts.
  5. We require a $400 non-refundable deposit to hold your spot.

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Jenna Chen, training graduate

Star Studonivic, traning graduate


Please contact Todd with any questions: todd@yogaunioncwc.com

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