200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training
Plus an all-inclusive Yoga Retreat to The Farm, Grand Island!
Dates: August 25th – November 13th
With Rosemary Garrison + supporting teachers:
Lauren Cohen, Becca Schneider, Nat Kendall, Leila Burrows
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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Our first weekend together begins with an incredible Yoga Retreat 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 Retreat 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.
The tuition includes…
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training courses + certification
An all inclusive Yoga Retreat to The Farm, Grand Island
Free unlimited yoga throughout the duration program
Sliding Scale Options are available
Teacher Training Deposit
A non-refundable deposit of $300 is included with each initial tuition payment.
Payment Plans are available upon request. If you have a question regarding payments, please email us at [email protected]
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 a beautiful, all-inclusive
Yoga Retreat to The Farm, Grand Island
Detailed Program Schedule:
August 25th at The Pad Studios, San Francisco
August 26 at 9:00am – August 28 at 5:00pm Yoga Retreat at The Farm – Grand Island, CA
September 8-11 + September 29-October 2 at The Pad Studios, San Francisco
October 13-16 + October 27-30 at The Pad Studios, San Francisco
November 10-13 at The Pad Studios, San Francisco
Thursdays + Fridays 4:30pm-9:30pm
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.
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
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.
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.
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