Teacher Training 300/500 Carmel

Thirteen Weekend Intensives

Deepen your skills with this hands-on training where you’ll learn the nuances and special skills for teaching injury-free asana. Learn to recognize the roots of misalignment and integrate tools that awaken the teacher within all of us.  We’ll address solutions for sequencing, alignment imbalances and develop a detailed foundation of anatomical and physiological understanding of asanas.

Four units of study

Karen Quinn, FeelBetter Yoga, 2016©Barry Staver, barrystaver.com

Unit One:   Anatomy of a Healthy Practice
October 20-22, November 3-5, December 1-3, 2017

Unit Two:   Asana, Alignment and Adjustments
January  5-7 & 19-21, February 9-11 & 23-25, 2018

Unit Three: Exploring the Subtle Bodies
March 9-11 & 23-25, April 6-8

Unit Four:  Yoga for Specific Populations
April 20-22, May 4-6, May 18-20

Class hours

Friday, 6-9 p.m. Saturday 12:15-7:15 p.m.  Sunday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Practicum:  Will be offered on various Sundays 4:45-6:15 p.m. (after class) and some Thursday evenings (7:30-8:30).
Dates to be announced. Students are required to attend 15 hours of practicum.

Additional Class Hours:
25 hours of take home assignments
9 hours of Student Teaching
30 Additional Yoga Class Hours or Workshops: These Classes and Workshops must be taken with instructors at Yoga Center of Carmel or the Teacher Training faculty, or approved Certified Yoga Instructors in other venues.

The units can be taken in any order, however Unit 1 is a pre-requisite of Unit 2. Units will be offered again in our 2018/19 Training and missed units can be taken over two years. If you need to miss more than one weekend of a unit, simply take that unit in the next year.


  • $3500 ($500 deposit with application). Final payment of $3000 due Oct. 7, 2017 (credit cards not accepted)
  • $3600 if paid after October 7, 2017
  • $3700 Installment Plan; $925 with application; Installment payments of $925, due Jan 1, March 4, April 15, 2018

Cancellation Policy: Deposits are refundable up to 8 weeks (Aug 25, 2017) prior to the beginning of training.  If written cancellation is received after that date, deposit is non-refundable unless another participant can fill the spot.

Tuition Includes

  • 13 weekend Intensives
  • Discount on all Yoga Center of Carmel classes and Workshops for duration of Course
  • Eligibility to become a 500hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT500) through Yoga Alliance when paired with an existing RYT200 level certificate
  • Tuition does not include required texts. These must be purchased separately.

Course location

Yoga Center of Carmel, Sunset Cultural Center, Cottage #18 on 10th Ave. near San Carlos St. Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA  

Course Faculty

Karen Quinn, ERYT500, Certified Yoga Therapist, Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner is the lead instructor for this training. She brings 18 years and over 10,000 hours of teaching experience to create trainings rich in anatomy, alignment and ahimsa. Her emphasis is on sharing the many tools of yoga therapy that allows students to discover the wonder and ease of this ancient practice. In addition, we have assembled an incredible group of instructors with years of hands on experience to share their knowledge and expertise so that you can share with others the many gifts of yoga.

For more information or to apply:  Karen Quinn- karen@feelbetteryoga.com