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We are happy to be launching our first 300-Hour, Yoga Alliance approved, Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Program in March 2018! Whether you are interested in pursuing certification or interested in personal enrichment, you will delve deeper into your own studies and practice of yoga ANDexpand your knowledge and skills around adapting yoga for chronic health conditions. Mindful Resilience for Trauma Recovery for Yoga Teachers and Healthcare Professionals - Phinney Ridge Yoga

Our program is offered in a convenient modular format to best accommodate your schedule.

In This Program, You Will:

 ✓ Learn from highly experienced Seattle-based yoga therapists, teachers, medical experts and other specialists in related fields.
 ✓ Delve into deeper spiritual aspects of yoga.
 ✓ Go on a life-changing journey with a supportive and like-minded community of yoga practitioners and teachers.
 ✓ Expand your skillset and knowledge as a teacher, if you decide to take that route!

The Modules:

For those in the training pursuing 500-hour certification, participants will be required to complete all of the modules and 8 elective contact hours of their choice. Check with Christy to find out more about our wonderful elective offerings!

Yoga for emotional wellness (planned for March/April 2020)
Healthy and meaningful aging (planned for May/June 2020)
Anatomy and physiology: somatic awareness and true embodimentphinney ridge yoga- 300 hour Teacher Training
Yoga for chronic health conditions
Spiritual deepening
Unearthing your dharma
Transformational teachings of yoga
Becoming a teacher for diverse populations


Total cost of all modules if registering individually: $7,500.00
Full tuition package: $6,300.00
Payment plans are available. Check with christy to learn more!

About the instructors:

Christy Fisher

Christy Fisher, lead instructor

Christy is a 500-Hour certified Kripalu Yoga teacher; Certified Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapy (C-IAYT) and a practitioner of yoga for over 25 years.  Christy also holds a long time interest in somatic awareness and has been fortunate to study with some of the most influential teachers in the field including Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Martha Myers, Martha Eddy and Peggy Hackney along with receiving certification from the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies (NYC). She has also studied the Franklin Method of Imagery and True Embodiment with Christa Rypins.

Christy enjoys teaching people of all ages and backgrounds, specializing in adapting practices to meet individual needs. Her approach is gentle yet deep and always includes an emphasis on acceptance and mindfulness. Along with directing Phinney Ridge Yoga, she has taught for the National MS Society Washington State Chapter, Cancer Lifeline, and the Washington State Traumatic Brain Injury Association.


Laura Yon


Laura Yon, lead instructor

Laura holds a Master’s Degree in Sports Medicine, is a Certified Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapy (C-IAYT) and an E-RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance. She is also a Licensed Massage Practitioner who has taught throughout the U.S. and internationally since 1992. Laura teaches hatha yoga in the viniyoga tradition and has immense gratitude for the knowledge she received and the time she spent with her teacher, Trish O’Rielly, who passed away in 2001. Laura has also been a student and practitioner of Buddhism for 25 years and integrates mindfulness into all of her teaching.By creating awareness in their bodies, breath, hearts and minds, Laura helps her students extend the effects of their practice well beyond their yoga mats. Combining her knowledge and experience, Laura is uniquely qualified to help people who have had an injury, chronic pain or a chronic illness.


Julie Hsu


Julie Hsu, guest instructor

Julie has been practicing yoga since 2003 and completed a 200 hour teacher training in the Pranakriya tradition with Yoganand Michael Carroll in 2008. Julie’s desire to continue to learn from Yoganand led her to complete advanced 500 hour certification in 2011 and she has been teaching Pranakriya yoga for over 9 years. Recently, Julie completed a 300-hour training under Dr. David Frawley and became an Ayurvedic Life-Style Consultant.

Julie is known in the Seattle community for her gifts at weaving ancient yogic teachings into her classes in accessible and deeply transformative ways.




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