2022 Yoga Teacher Training The Pad Studios

200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Plus an all-inclusive Yoga Weekend Escape to The Farm, Grand Island!

Coming August 2024!

With Rosemary Garrison + supporting teachers:
Lauren Cohen, Becca Schneider, Nat Kendall, Nicole Cronin

This training is designed for those who are…

  • eager to expand upon the practice.
  • hungry to learn about the many facets of yoga, including but not limited to, pranayama + meditation, philosophy, asana & alignment, anatomy, adjustments & more.
  • ready to connect more deeply within and with others.
  • wanting to find community and strengthen their relationship building skills.

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Yoga at The Pad Studios Retreat to The Farm

No matter the calling, this training will answer the call!

Our first weekend together begins with an incredible Yoga Weekend Escape to The Farm, Grand Island. We’ll stay in a luxurious historic farm house, enjoy seasonal farm-to-table meals, and build our sangha in the expansive environs of the San Francisco Bay Delta – surrounded by trees, expansive lawns, a pinot gris vineyard, a swimming pond, a beach and fireplaces.

After our Weekend Escape to the Farm, the program will continue over the course of five non-consecutive weekends at The Pad Studios in San Francisco. This structure provides the space for intensive study while also allowing time for integration and real life responsibilities to continue as needed.

Rosemary Garrison, a student and teacher of yoga for over 20 years, will be joined by an all star team of Pad instructors. Together, they will guide you through a comprehensive, expansive, joyous exploration of the world of Yoga. 

Join us to deepen your practice, clear your mind, open your heart, lift your resonance…and shine.

Program Tuition

The tuition includes…

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training courses + certification

An all inclusive Yoga Weekend Escape to The Farm, Grand Island

Free unlimited yoga throughout the duration program

Regular Tuition

Regular Tuition – $4595 includes deposit

Early Bird Tuition by March 31st

Early Bird Tuition – $4295 includes deposit
Early Bird Ends March 31st

YTT Deposit

Deposit – $500

A non-refundable deposit of $500 is included with each initial tuition payment.
Payment Plans are available upon request.
 If you have a question regarding payments, please email us at info@thepadstudios.com

Over the course of the training we
will explore the following:

Asana & Alignment ~ how to wisely and safely embody and instruct postures
Adjusting ~ 
how to wisely and safely adjust students during a flow practice
Anatomy ~ 
its elegant, fundamental connection with the asana practice
Energetic Anatomy ~ 
the infinite realm of the subtle body (chakras, vayus, bandhas…)
Sequencing ~ 
the design of an intelligent flow class
Bhakti Yoga ~ 
the sweet heart of the practice
The Art of Teaching ~ 
the grace of creating and holding space
The Business of Yoga ~ 
building a sustainable lifestyle as a teacher
Teaching Yoga ~ 
ample time and space to practice teaching

Our journey begins with an all-inclusive
Yoga Weekend Escape to The Farm, Grand Island

2023 Detailed Program Schedule:

Thursday Evening Welcome Circle at The Pad Studios, San Francisco

1st Weekend Yoga Weekend Escape at The Farm – Grand Island, CA

Select Weekends Through November at The Pad Studios, San Francisco

Meeting Times:

Thursdays + Fridays 4:30pm-9:30pm

Saturdays 7:00am-4:00pm

Saturday 23rd* 10:30am-4:00pm

Sundays 7:00am-4:00pm

To learn more now, please visit rosemarygarrison.com or email her directly at rosemarygarrison@gmail.com

Our Team…

2022 Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training San Francisco

Lead Instructor, Rosemary Garrison

Rosemary, E-RYT 500, began her study of Yoga in 1997 in the traditional Ashtanga style with her beloved teacher, Tim Miller. She has since worked with an array of Vinyasa instructors (Shiva Rea, Dharma Mittra and others) and weaves this creativity and grace into her teachings. In addition to her physical practice, Rosemary has studied Vipassana Meditation at Spirit Rock Center as well as Zen Meditation at Tassajara Zen Center and maintains a personal meditation practice.

Rosemary teaches a strong and deeply compassionate Vinyasa Flow class. She emphasizes the breath, intention, mindful alignment… and ultimately, the cultivation of energy and awareness. It is her experience and belief that a consistent practice offers the practitioner a pathway to his or her own divine, radiant nature.

Supporting Teachers:

Nat Kendall | San Francisco based yoga teacher & student, musician, surfer and lover of life; Nat Kendall gives reverence to the teachings he has received – helping students nurture their own creative expression and meaningful connection with life. He teaches vinyasa, infused with all other limbs of yoga and has studied extensively with Rusty Wells and Janet Stone. His devotion-filled classes are invigorating, strong and simultaneously nurturing as he creates a space filled with focus, kindness, laughter, chanting and great music to safely explore the deep benefits of the practice.

Lauren Cohen | As a dancer and competitive figure skater for nearly 15 years, Lauren has always loved the art of movement. She first found yoga during college in Cleveland, Ohio, where she very quickly became inspired by the physical, mental and emotional elements of the practice. Lauren completed her first 200-hour teaching program in 2011 in Cleveland, and three years later moved to San Francisco with hopes of creating a fresh start, continuing her yoga education and to develop her teaching. Lauren has since completed over 500 hours with her teachers Janet Stone, Jason Crandell, and Elena Brower and continues to be inspired by her community of fellow teachers in the Bay Area. She teaches a soulful, heartfelt, challenging, and fluid vinyasa class, rooted in healthy alignment and creative sequencing. She aims to inspire students to embody the essence of yoga on and off the mat.

Becca Schneider | Becca is a certified Vinyasa flow yoga teacher, a certified prenatal yoga teacher, a Pilates Instructor, is a Registered Nurse and is currently working towards her MFT licensure. She has been practicing, studying and teaching yoga and pilates for over a decade. Rebecca completed her 200-hour in depth teaching training through the White Lotus Foundation in Santa Barbara with Ganga White and Tracy Reich and advance Prenatal Training with Jane Austin. She completed The Pad Studios Pilates Teacher Training Program in 2012. Most recently she completed over 200 hours of study with Maty Ezraty at YogaWorks. Becca has a passion for health and wellness and is truly committed to holistic health. She graduated from The California Institute of Integral Studies with a Masters in Counseling and Psychology and she enjoys helping her clients, friends and family create happiness, strength, flexibility and balance in body, mind and soul. 

Yoga Alliance Certified, Bachelors of Science in Nursing, Masters in Counseling and Psychology (AMFT # 114518), Life long Learner 

Yoga Alliance CertifiedBachelors of Science in Nursing Masters in Counseling and PsychologyLife long Learner 

Nicole Cronin | Nicole fell in love with the practice of yoga in 2007. She began with a very regular practice of yoga at a studio called It’s Yoga in San Francisco, founded by a long time student of the founder of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Pattabhi Jois. At the time, she was operating a busy, night-life oriented restaurant/bar in San Francisco. Yoga was the one part of her life that brought peace and clarity to my high-energy lifestyle. After a couple years of a devoted Ashtanga Vinyasa practice, she fell in love with the freedom of dynamic movement experienced in a well-sequenced Vinyasa & Hatha Flow. She began teaching at The Pad Studios in 2013. She also studied and practiced both the Alexander Technique and Somatics & Leadership Embodiment (during a life-changing Leadership program she completed in 2013 called The Art of Leadership Mastery at The Institute of Embodied Wisdom in Ojai, Ca). She is now receiving her 500 Hour YTT from Janet Stone. She is a new owner of The Pad Studios and is so excited to share all that she has learned over her years of studying.

Teacher Trainee Testimonials:

Rosemary’s YTT program is comprehensive, beautifully crafted, and led with great passion. I chose to complete YTT with Rosemary and The Pad instructors because of the variety of subjects the curriculum offered. I wanted to sample a little information about yoga’s big topics, and I am confident this knowledge will serve as a solid foundation to guide my initial adventures in teaching. Most importantly, I can lead yoga classes confidently and can tailor a class depending on a student’s experience level, injuries, etc. I recommend this training to anyone looking to deepen their practice and enrich their life. Thank you Rosemary and team for this life changing experience!

– Julia Hicks

The Pad and Rosemary’s teacher training was one of the richest and memorable journey’s I have embarked on. I learned more than I ever expected and did so with the most wonderful and kind group the Bay Area has. Each weekend with the teachers and fellow students left me so inspired by this practice, and always reminded me of why I chose to start the teacher training journey in the first place. 

I work a full time job and it was certainly manageable and honestly made me even more productive at work through all of our meditation, weekly assignment, and mindfulness practices. 

I highly recommend this training to any one who is considering on deepening their practice and/or wanting to spread their passion for this practice to others. 

– Tatum Roessler

Wow! The 200 hour training at the Pad was an absolutely transformative experience for me. I came into the training hoping to deepen my personal practice and spiritual development, unsure of whether I would eventually want to teach or not, and walked out enamored and wanting to share these magnificent teachings with others. Rosemary and the other teachers in the training provide such a strong grounding in the practice of yoga — in terms of the physical asanas (alignment, sequencing, etc.), as well as the ancient philosophy and its integration into everyday life. I felt completely supported throughout the training by both the teachers and the community, and have so much gratitude for the Pad, all the teachers from the training, and the gift of the teachings. I would recommend it without reservations.

– Emma Peck

Yoga Teacher Training FAQ

The 200 hour yoga teacher training is meant to educate, inform, and lead you into a deeper understanding of the yoga tradition and practice. Not only will the training offer the chance to study yoga breathing, meditation, asana, philosophy, sequencing, anatomy, pose workshop and breakdown, yoga for pre/post natal but you will be given ample opportunity to find your teacher’s voice by way of practice teaching your fellow trainees, throughout the entire training.

Curious about the Teacher Training Experience?

Want a taste of what you can expect?

This series is designed for those who are interested in deepening their practice. Whether you are considering a 200 hour training, or feel called towards a particular offering, you can begin to immerse yourself in the path towards a living practice.

Our workshops will give you a taste of the teacher training experience. Through asana, philosophy, meditation, and community, we are able to grow in ways we never imagined were possible.

More about our training…

Dive into a transformative experience at The Pad Studios, nestled in the vibrant heart of San Francisco. Since 2009, we’ve cemented our reputation as San Francisco’s prime destination for both power-packed yoga classes and our industry-leading yoga teacher training.

Why The Pad Studios is San Francisco’s Premier Choice for Yoga Teacher Training

San Francisco pulses with a unique energy – a blend of innovation, culture, and spirit. The Pad Studios encapsulates this essence in every yoga session. Opt for our yoga teacher training and experience a harmonious blend of expert tutelage, heartfelt community engagement, and a steadfast commitment to amplifying your yoga voyage.

Discover the Essence of Our Yoga Style

Yoga at The Pad Studios is a transcendent experience. It’s more than just poses; it’s a deep-rooted connection to oneself and the universe. Our yoga emphasizes a triad of strength, flexibility, and spiritual enlightenment, offering an immersive experience that nourishes the mind, body, and spirit.

Embark on Our Holistic Teacher Training Programs

Step into a realm of profound wisdom and empowerment. We meticulously curate our teacher training programs to deepen your insights, augment your yoga practice, and bestow upon you the art of guiding others on their yoga path.

At the heart of The Pad Studios are our teachers. Each instructor brings a unique blend of expertise, passion, and dedication to their craft. Their years of experience and deep knowledge not only form the foundation of our yoga programs but also ensure that every student benefits from personalized guidance and mentoring. By learning from our diverse team, you’re immersing yourself in a rich tapestry of yogic traditions and teaching styles, ensuring a comprehensive and well-rounded training experience.

Delve Deeper into Your Yoga Practice

Yoga is a continual path of discovery. We champion the growth of each practitioner’s yoga journey, fostering self-reflection, commitment, and zeal. Embark deeper and unveil the multifaceted dimensions of yoga that beckon.

Mastering the Noble Art of Teaching Yoga

To teach is to touch lives. Embrace the profound art and essence of teaching yoga through our expertly crafted training segments. Under the aegis of our seasoned team, immerse yourself in the nuances of creating, connecting, and illuminating.

Engage with San Francisco’s Flourishing Yoga Community at The Pad Studios

Become an integral part of a community that radiates encouragement and camaraderie. From San Francisco’s dynamic avenues to our serene studio ambiance, bask in the fervor, ardor, and devotion that is palpably our community’s signature.

If you’re ready to take the next step in your journey with us, explore our schedule of classes and immerse yourself in the transformative power of yoga. For those with tight schedules or preferring a more flexible approach, our on-demand yoga videos are available to guide you at your own pace and convenience.

Begin Your Transformative Journey: Enrollment and Beyond

With a blend of tradition and modernity, The Pad Studios in San Francisco offers an unmatched yoga teacher training experience. Join us to deepen your practice, connect with an amazing community, and pave the way for a brighter future in teaching yoga.

Eager to metamorphose your life and inspire countless others? Delve into our forthcoming yoga teacher training sessions, get acquainted with the investment details, and commence your enrollment odyssey now.