Want to become a teacher or deepen your understanding of yoga? We believe yoga is a path of lifelong learning.
Teacher training is a term that we use because we are a Yoga Alliance School and that is the language that they determined for these classes. But that does not mean that these trainings are restricted for teachers only. We welcome everyone who is curious, who enjoys learning, who wishes to understand yoga on a deeper level.
This training will be 300 hours in addition to your 200 hours that you have already completed. You will be 500-hour certified if you have completed successfully both 200 and 300-hour training.
This training is registered with Yoga Alliance.
Spira Power Yoga is also certified by Washington State as a licensed vocational school.
Why learn with us?
All of our teacher trainings are structured to be beneficial and enjoyable whether you want to be a yoga teacher or not. We believe yoga is a path of lifelong learning. That is why these trainings are not restricted to teachers only. We welcome everyone who is curious, who enjoys learning, who wishes to understand yoga on a deeper level. If you don’t want to teach and you do not want a diploma, then you do not have any obligations. Take the weekend module of your choice, learn as much or as little as you wish!
If you already have a 500 HR Yoga Alliance Diploma, you can take our individual modules (weekend topics) for Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credits. We have registered all of our topics with Yoga Alliance to be Cont. Ed. courses.
To receive your 300-Hr diploma from Spira you must complete the following items (You may start at any time):
Attend a total of 15 modules
Successfully pass the final exam and presentation – you can apply to do these when you completed everything else. We will set up the test individually since everyone starts at their own time, everyone will be ready to finish at their own speed as well)
Take at least 10 Yin classes from Spira
Take at least 10 Restorative classes from Spira
Take at least 20 All Level Classes from Spira
The following 2.5- hour workshops (which can be done in conjunction with the module associated with the workshop.): Arm Balances, Hip Openers, Back Bends, Inversions.
This is to ensure that once you have your diploma, you have a firm understanding of how to teach and structure these more advanced asanas in a workshop or in your regular classes in a way that is safe and beneficial for your students.
The training can be completed in as little as 2 years. Most students can comfortably complete the training in 4 years. However, our program is flexible: You can study at your own pace, taking as many years as you need to complete all 15 modules. After each 4-year period, we will charge an additional $100 to reactivate your enrollment in the training.
Family and work-friendly schedule for weekend modules:
Fridays, 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Saturdays, 11:30am – 4:00pm
Sundays, 11:30am – 3:30pm
$335 for each module or $4,625 for 15 modules in advance (paying in advance for all modules provides a discount of $400).
To purchase individual modules, please select from our module list below and follow the link to purchase.
About The Instructors: Carina Terra & Dora Gyarmati
E-RYT 500, came to yoga after 11 years of studying dance, particularly ballet. She studied yoga therapy at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, with professor Marcos Rojo Rodrigues, a disciple of Swami Kuvalayananda, the great pioneer of yoga therapy and the scientific study of yoga. She has also studied with renowned teachers Ana Forrest, Shiva Rea, Baron Baptiste, JinSung, Tias Little, Amba & Don Stapleton, Sarah Powers, Edward Clark, Andrey Lappa, Colette Crawford, Shari Friedrichsen and Rod Stryker. In 2017, Carina was initiated in the Sri Vidya Tantra tradition in India by Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, Ph.D., spiritual head of the Himalayan Institute (HI) and successor of Swami Rama of the Himalayas. She now retreats to HI three times a year to meditate and study with Panditji. She also continues to be inspired by the teachings of Shari Friedrichsen and Rod Stryker as well as Sandra Anderson, all teachers in the Sri Vidya lineage.
Carina is a versatile teacher who has an interdisciplinary approach to teaching yoga. She is trained in many different styles from Vinyasa to Hatha to Yin Yoga to Self-Awakening Therapeutics. Carina is a Pranassage practitioner certified by the Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica, and a Prenatal Yoga teacher certified by the Seattle Holistic Center. Carina owned and managed Terra Yoga in Issaquah from 2003 to 2013. She has since shifted her focus to training & mentoring other teachers, as well as sharing her passion for yoga with a more global community. In addition to her yoga expertise, Carina is also a Reiki Master and Holographic Sound Healer. Carina’s passion for teaching is evident in her interdisciplinary classes. She creates a supportive, nurturing space that encourages students to practice being in the present moment with what is, cultivating a state of compassionate awareness toward self and others. Her classes are instructional, insightful, and suitable for people of all levels and abilities.
Dora Gyarmati BS, BA EYRT is the owner of Spira Power Yoga Studio and a creator of Spira Philosophy and Teaching Methodology (A 200hrs YA school). Her European heritage and education in both the sciences and in the humanities created a unique style which blends Eastern and Western theological, literally and scientific traditions. Spira Power Yoga teaches an athletic, flowing yoga style where laughter and compassion are muscles that are equally emphasized during practice. Outside of regular yoga classes she loves to write articles and teach workshops on introspection blending modern cognitive therapy ideas with theology and literature for the perfect.