200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

with Rosemary Garrison

Designed for those who are curious about or ready to begin teaching, as well as students hungry to expand their practice, this training will answer the call. We launch our immersion at The Farm, Grand Island to build our sangha in the powerful environs of a retreat setting. We then continue over the course of five non-consecutive weekends at The Pad Studios in San Francisco. This structure will allow for intensive study combined with space for integration.

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 the practitioner 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.

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

  • Yoga Philosophy ~ how it relates to our lives now
  • Pranayama & Meditation ~ the dance of the breath and the mind
  • 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

This 200 hour teacher training is Yoga Alliance approved

FREE unlimited yoga throughout the training!

Learn more, ask questions and meet Rosemary at one of our upcoming information sessions (Dates TBD)

Tentative Teacher Training Dates (Dates To Be Confirmed By End of 2018):

Thursday, August 8th | 4:30pm-9:00pm at The Pad Studios

Friday, August 9th – Sunday, August 11th | 9:00am-5:00pm at The Farm, Grand Island

After our weekend at The Farm, we will continue to meet Thursday – Sunday at The Pad studios on the dates below. Thursdays and Fridays we will meet from 4:30pm-9:30pm, Saturdays from 7:00am-7:00pm, and Sundays from 7:00am-4:00pm.

September 5th-8th

September 26th-29th

October 10th-13th

October31st – November 3rd

November 21st – 24th

Cost: $300 deposit due upon application and to be deducted from final payment. Final payments kindly requested by check.

Option 1: Early Bird | $3695 to be paid in full by May 31, 2019

Option 2: $3995 to be paid in full between June 1 and July 31, 2019

Option 3: Two Payments | $2,095 to be paid upon application and $2,095 to be paid on or before July 31, 2019

Apply Now or email [email protected] with questions

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.

Nicole CroninThere are many things that contribute to my style of teaching- first, a deep respect for the historical roots of yoga, and an intention to honor proper physical alignment in the postures.  In addition, a background of athletics and dance, an appreciation for groovy music, my prior career in nightlife- hosting and creating experiences for others, and an awareness of the body and how it reacts to both external and internal stressors, gathered from my study and practice of both the Alexander Technique and Somatics (a life-changing program I completed called The Art of Leadership Mastery at The Institute of Embodied Wisdom in Ojai, Ca). My experience is that practicing yoga is an opportunity to use the physical body and the breath to reintegrate and to feel whole; to remember our true nature– perfectly right where we’re supposed to be.  The more I practice, the more inspired I am to share yoga with others.

Becca Schnider | Becca is a certified Vinyasa flow yoga teacher, a certified prenatal yoga teacher, a Pilates Instructor and is a Registered Nurse. She has been practicing and studying yoga for over 15 years and Pilates for 4 years. Rebecca completed her 200-hour in depth teacher 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 enjoys helping her clients, friends and family create happiness, strength, flexibility and balance in body, mind and soul.

Leila Burrows | As a  UCLA undergraduate, Leila began practicing power yoga with Bryan Kest. In 2008 she finished her first 200 hour certification through Yoga Works of Santa Monica. She returned home to the Bay Area to open The Pad with longtime friend and business partner, Lily Riesenfeld. Leila is passionate about the transformational powers of yoga and combines the structure learned from the YogaWorks method with the practical approach of Bryan Kest, infusing her own personality and desire to celebrate and manifest life. Leila’s class is fun, challenging and music filled. When not in San Francisco, Leila can be found on her mat practicing yoga with MC Yogi at YogaToes in Point Reyes.

Zeyah Rogé | A psychotherapist, yoga instructor, and massage therapist with a private practice in Portland, Oregon. Zeyah earned her master’s degree in somatic psychology in 2015 from the California Institute of Integral Studies, a natural extension of the work she had been doing since 2002 within the massage and yoga fields. Since 2009 Zeyah has been offering trainings in experiential anatomy, yoga teaching methodologies, trauma healing, and bodywork. She is passionate about finding creative ways to stimulate curiosity and empowerment through education. Zeyah is grateful to her teachers, including: Ruth Knight who mentored Zeyah for 7 years and certified her with a 500+ hour yoga teacher certificate; the kind folks at the M.E.T.A Institute who have trained Zeyah in experiential and embodied approaches to therapy; and to the many fellow anatomy geeks – Tom Meyers, Ray Long, Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, and many more – whose genius continually feed Zeyah’s fascination with the human body.


Apply Now or email [email protected] with questions

Required Reading and Materials: 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Rosemary Garrison and The Pad Teachers 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Light on Yoga, B.K.S. Iyengar
Yoga Sutras, Swami Satchidananda
Bhagavad Gita, Easwaran
The Great Work of Your Life, Stephen Cope
The Inner Tradition of Yoga, Michael Stone
The Untethered Soul, Michael Singer
Light on Life, B.K.S. Iyengar
The Anatomy of Exercise & Movement for the Study of Dance, Pilates, Sports and Yoga, Jo Ann Staugaard – Jones
Ganesha Goes to Lunch, Kamla K. Kapur
The Yamas & Niyamas, Deborah Adele


Yoga & the Quest for the True Self, Stephen Cope
Eastern Body, Western Mind, Anodea Judith
Light on Pranayama, B.K.S. Iyengar
The Key Muscles of Yoga, Volume 1 & 2, Ray Long


Two Journals
Plenty of pens | pencils | highlighters
Mala beads
Yoga mat and towels

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.