200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training 2024

200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training

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

August 22nd – November 17th, 2024

With Rosemary Garrison + supporting teachers:
Lauren Cohen, Becca Schneider, 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.
2022 Yoga Teacher Training The Pad Studios
Email us to set up a call, connect, and learn more!

Join our next Zoom Info Session Tuesday May 28th at 8:00pm

Connect with lead teacher Rosemary Garrison

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Meeting ID: 867 2317 2394
Passcode: 867888

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 farmhouse, 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.

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

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.

Program Tuition

Full Tuition

Early Bird Tuition
(ends March 31st)
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

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 sweetheart 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 Weekend Escape to The Farm, Grand Island

2024 Detailed Program Schedule:

August 22nd at The Pad Studios, San Francisco

August 23rd at 9:00am – August 25th at 5:00pm Yoga Weekend Escape at The Farm — Grand Island, CA

September 5th – 8th + 21st – 22nd at The Pad Studios, San Francisco

October 19th at The Pad Studios, San Francisco

October 3rd – 6th + 24th – 27th at The Pad Studios, San Francisco

November 14th – 17th at The Pad Studios, San Francisco

Meeting Times:

Thursdays + Fridays 4:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Saturdays 7:00 am – 4:00 pm

Saturday* 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

Sundays 7:00 am – 4:00 pm

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:

Lauren Cohen | Lauren teaches classes, workshops, and trainings throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and leads retreats all over the world. As a former dancer and competitive figure skater for nearly 15 years, she first started practicing yoga to help manage anxiety. Soon the practice became a refuge and ultimately, saved her life. She completed her first 200-hour training with Marni Task in Cleveland, Ohio in 2011 and has since completed 1000+ hours with master teachers including Jason Crandell, Janet Stone, and Tias Little. With years of study in Yoga philosophy and the mind/body connection, Lauren is passionate about sharing yoga as a life practice, one that goes far beyond the mat. She aims to share yoga philosophy in an accessible way and to support students of all ages and backgrounds in integrating the teachings into their everyday lives. Her classes are often described as soulful, grounding, and inspiring.

Becca Schneider | Becca is a certified Vinyasa Flow yoga teacher, a certified prenatal yoga teacher, a Pilates Instructor, 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 advanced 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 Master’s 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, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Masters in Counseling and Psychology (AMFT # 114518), Lifelong 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, nightlife-oriented restaurant/bar in San Francisco. Yoga was the one part of her life that brought peace and clarity to her high-energy lifestyle. After a couple of years of 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 after receiving her 1st 200-hour yoga teacher certification. She also graduated from a life-changing Leadership Embodiment program in 2013 from The Art of Leadership Mastery at The Institute of Embodied Wisdom in Ojai, CA. Nicole completed her 500-hour YTT from Janet Stone. She is also the co-owner of The Pad Studios and is so thrilled to share all that she has learned from her years of studentship. You can learn more about her & her offerings at NicoleCroninYoga.com

Teacher Trainee Testimonials:

“The Pad Studio’s 200-hour Teacher Training equipped me with the necessary skills, knowledge, and confidence to embark on my journey as a yoga teacher. I wholeheartedly recommend this training to anyone seeking a transformative experience.

The training was intensive in nature but the scheduling has been designed thoughtfully, allowing for a balance between yoga commitments and work or personal life. The content covered throughout the training felt comprehensive, providing a deep exploration into the multifaceted aspects of yoga. From philosophy to the energetic body and anatomy to sequencing, every session felt well-rounded.

The highlight of the training was the opportunity to practice under the guidance of incredibly knowledgeable teachers. Their expertise and passion for yoga shone through in every session, creating a supportive environment where I felt encouraged to grow and evolve in my practice. Connecting with fellow trainees who shared a similar passion for yoga was equally as enriching.”

— Isabel Baer

“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 to 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, and yoga for pre/postnatal 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.