Yoga Teacher Certification Program LEVEL 1

Interactive live-streaming ONLINE Semi-Private Class of maximum three (3) students

Sarah Ceo - Creator - Director - of Sarah Yoga & Wellness - Certified - Traditional Usui Reiki Master Teacher, Holistic Life Coach, and Advanced Yoga Teacher (900 Hour)

Please Note That this Yoga Teacher Training Program goes above and beyond ALL Yoga Alliance requiremets.

Yoga is not a substitute for medical treatment and professional mental health services.  If you or your clients need medical or mental health professional services please see these professionals and recommend to your clients that they must do so as well.  

Thank you for reading my Yoga Teacher Training Certification Program.  More detailed information about this Level One (1) Yoga Teacher Training Certification Program  will be given to each student after registration and payment.

Starting a formal Yoga Teacher  Training Certification Program is a personal choice of remarkable courage. 



WELCOME! Come join our journey of renewal, courage, empowerment, awakening, and transformation.

Teaching Yoga is more than a career objective.

The beginning of any journey is the hardest step.

A dedicated Yoga Teacher is committed to their own personal Yoga practice, health, well-being, and transformation.

They study beyond the physical aspects of Yoga and how to improve their practice by continued studies and learning.

They cultivate the natural abilities to use Yoga as a tool to assist others by sharing their practice and knowledge.


The foundation of this Yoga Teacher Training Certification Program is Traditional Hatha Yoga.

This level one (1) Yoga Teacher Training Certification Program is designed to assist with:

Students who choose to add deeper concepts of awakening, transformation, spirit, mind, and body to Yoga, their Yoga personal practice and/or career, as it was meant to be.

Deepening Yoga student’s personal practice. 

For people who are considering Yoga as a career practice. 

For beginners on a personal Yoga journey. 

Advanced Yoga practitioners intending to improve and refresh their personal and career Yoga practice.

Seeking a deeper connection to the spirit of Yoga, and Yoga as an awakening and transformation tool.

Professional Yoga practitioners who want to see and learn with a renewed beginners perspective (beginner's mind).

Students who choose to give personal attention to transforming their own negative attitudes and life style. Plus in each class there are opportunities to become aware of personal negative energy imprints.  Plus learning from the teacher and other students experiences is an extra bonus.

And so on and so forth. 


Requirement Awareness

Each student should be committed as a Yoga student and teacher to:

Personal positive transformation and development of spirit, mind, body.

A high standard and self-motivated as a Yoga student and teacher to your personal and teaching practice of Yoga.

The class program will be nine (9) months. Students will attend class twice per week, plus home study, and teaching independent classes.  Any extra time used in class there is no extra charge.

This complete Certification class program requires a nine (9) months minimum commitment (total of 324 Hours):

- Students must attend 216 in classroom hours (3 hours class sessions attending classes 2 times per week for 36 weeks). 

- Plus report on 54 hours of Home Study Time.

- Plus document 42 hours of Home Asana Practice. 

- Plus complete self-review forms for  12 hours of Teaching other independently (private or group classes).   

All students must choose to be self-motivated and committed to their own personal success to complete this Yoga Teacher Training Certification Program.     

All students must be committed to do their personal Yoga practice at least once per day.

All students must complete a minimum three hundred (300) word essay on a chosen Yoga related topic. Guidance will be given on suggested topics for this essay.

Each student must have their own Yoga props.  For example, Yoga mat, two (2) cork blocks (4X6X9), one Yoga strap, three (3) Yoga blankets.  Other optional Yoga props are --- chair, bolsters, foam blocks, eye pillow, and sand bags.

Each student must complete for each and all classes --- home study reading assignments, homework (including personal Yoga practice), and research papers.


Class Program Awareness

This level one (1) Yoga Teacher Training Program gives all students their own chosen personal opportunity to deepen, strengthen, and improve their personal Yoga practice on a spirit, mind, emotional, and physical levels and also give the opportunity to improve confidence in considering creating a Yoga career practice.  

To be the most efficient Yoga Teacher and improve spirit, mind, and body/physical, I recommend that after this certification program, each student attend levels 2 and 3 Yoga Teacher Certification Programs offered by Sarah Yoga & Wellness.


During this program all students will receive in class guided Holistic Life Coaching and mentoring that can benefit each student for personal and professional uses.  This will be available in class for as long as the in class program last.  If students need personal and private Holistic Life Coaching Consultation and Reiki treatments --- these can be available at an extra cost by scheduled appointment(s) and paid for in advance.  After the Yoga level one (1) class has ended students can also schedule private Holistic Life Coaching Consultations and Reiki treatments for their continued personal and professional growth.

There will be three (3) books for home study - reading, understanding, writing, reporting, and sharing in class.

Students will learn about and how to perform:

Yoga Philosophy and Lifestyle - can assist each student in understanding different Yoga traditions and their evolution, how to practice these traditions, and the basic principles of Ayurveda.

History of Yoga

The Sacred texts

Yoga Lineages and their evolution

The four main paths of Yoga

Pantajali's Yoga Sutras

The Eight Limbs of Yoga

The Human Energy System In Relationship to Humans and Yoga

Aryuveda - the sister science of Yoga

Asana (Yoga poses) - Learn many variations of each asana (pose), focus on proper alignment, benefits, and contraindications. 

Learn about the different props (support tools), and how they work to support Yoga asanas (poses).  More details of the many different variations of Yoga asanas (poses) that will be taught, will be provided in complete program information given to each student after registration and payment.

Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutations) - three variations

Standing poses - (open hip) - six variations

Standing poses - (closed hip) - six variations

Balance, twists, and arm balances - eleven variations

Sitting poses - ten variations

Forward bends -  ten variations

Abdominal poses - four variations

Back bends - nine variations

Inversions - five variations

Restorative poses - five variations

Anatomy & Physiology - to understand how the spine, muscles, and joints work in relationship to each pose in order to prevent damage and injuries. Learn how the practice of Yoga poses can positively affect the overall health of the human body.

Skeletal System

Muscular system

Anatomy of the Bhandas (locks)

The Diaphragm

The Human Biological System and how Yoga affects them

How movement works

Pranayama (Breathing techniques) - Learn about and practice six (6) different pranayama (breathing techniques) that can help students prepare for meditation.

Teaching Methodology - this area can be improved when/if student chooses to participate in levels 2 and 3 of Sarah Yoga & Wellness' Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Certification Programs.   In Level 1  students will be introduced to learning:

How to teach all the Yoga poses introduced in this level one (1) Yoga teacher training certification program.

The art of modifying Yoga poses to people's needs.

Learn some verbal cues to guide people performing Yoga asanas (poses).

Learn and practice safe hands on adjustments to correct or deepen student's Yoga asanas (poses).

Learn the Principles of Yoga Alignment

Awareness on the Art of Sequencing Yoga asanas (poses)

The Ethics of a Yoga Teacher 

Plus all the questions and concerns brought to class will be a learning experience for students.

In addition to the regular class practice each student should write down and bring to class all questions and concerns.  These will be attended to by the teacher in each class as time permits.


Interactive live-streaming ONLINE Classes!

This is NOT a self-guided or pre-recorded videos Program

We meet virtually via Zoom (an online meeting software) for 

LIVE online semi-private sessions twice per week for 9 months.   

Each session includes a guided Asana (Yoga poses) practice, meditation and relaxation techniques, plus lectures on the ALL the topics listed on the Level 1 Syllabus.

Yoga LEVEL 1 - Dates - Time - Cost

Program starts June 3, 2020

This is a Semi-Private class of maximum three (3) Students.  


Class meets twice per week for 36 consecutive weeks (9 months): 

Wednesdays 6:30 to 9:30pm (3 hours)

Sundays 9:30am to 12:30pm (3 hours)

*Times listed on Mountain Time (MT)

Cost: $ 5,400

Payment plan available

You will receive a detailed schedule with the dates when there will be NO class due to Holidays upon registration.


If you are interested in signing up for this Level 1 program, please contact Sarah to schedule a phone call or online meeting to learn about the process of class experience, registration, and payment.

We will then schedule a 60 minute online REGISTRATION appointment session via Zoom (an online meeting software).  During this online meeting, we will test audio and video settings, and you will learn where to put your Yoga mat so we can see and hear each other; plus you will have the opportunity to ask questions, and tell me about your goals, and your specific needs.

There is a cancellation and refund policy that will be given to each student upon registration and payment.

Thank you for reading this Yoga Teacher Training Program information.  

Again I will take this opportunity to remind YOU that...

Starting a formal Yoga Teacher Training Certification Program is a personal choice of remarkable courage.

Teaching Yoga is more than a career objective.

The beginning of any journey is the hardest step.

Try this first step and start or continue the journey of transformation and awakening.

The path of Yoga is an opportunity for learning how to integrate spirit - mind - emotions & physical body. 

WELCOME!  Come join our journey of renewal, courage, empowerment, awakening, and transformation.


Sarah Ceo

Traditional Usui Reiki Master Teacher 

Holistic Life Coach

Advanced Yoga Teacher


Sarah teaches the Level 1  Yoga Teacher Training Program with the highest level of commitment to her students as she walks the path with them through the entire 9 month training.  By holding sacred space and sharing deep wisdom, she guides her students in creating a consistent Yoga practice, rooted in intention, with unconditional love and acceptance of themselves.  Sarah energetically pulls her students up to work at a higher vibrational frequency as they learn, practice, and teach.  The consistent pacing of the training enables the students to sustain the higher vibration, and thus creates the conditions for true transformation to occur.  Sarah’s YTT has changed my life by  inspiring me to be present and to live each moment mindfully.  I have been able to create a daily practice that fosters spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical habits of well-being which cultivates non-judgmental self- awareness.   This transformation has left me with a deep desire to responsibly serve others by sharing what I have learned. 

Lyzzette J. 

This program changed my life. It gave me phenomenal knowledge of the the human body and how each pose helps us. More importantly, we went in depth into yogic philosophy and lifestyle. Sarah set up a simple and supported method and environment for us to embark on the journey towards light and love.

Rebecca G.

Sarah’s Yoga Teacher Training Program is truly a life-changing experience. The Level 1 program delves deeply into all aspects of Yoga - including the physical postures (asanas), Yogic philosophy, anatomy, and most importantly, the Spiritual growth of each student. It is unique to other teacher training programs in that it spans the course of 9 months, allowing for the slow and steady absorption of knowledge and the depth and breadth of learning that is truly required to become a well-rounded Yoga teacher. I would highly recommend Sarah’s Level 1 Yoga Teacher Training Program to anyone who is looking to grow as a teacher, enhance their own Mind-Body-Spirit connection, and pursue their own Spiritual journey.

Anya K.

After a long search of Yoga Teacher Training programs, I knew 100% that this studio was the right fit. Not only is Sarah knowledgeable in the practice of yoga, but she gives 100% of herself when teaching her students how to be the BEST yoga instructors out there. As a practicing Physical Therapist, I wanted to find a program that would offer thorough, in depth knowledge of all lineages, the benefits of every yoga posture both physically and energetically, and most importantly, how to be comfortable and energetically strong as Yoga Teachers. I would HIGHLY recommend Sarah for your Yoga Teacher Training Program!

Elaine W.

This Yoga Teacher Training program is top notch.  For a year I did extensive research into teacher trainings... visiting studios, practicing with the teachers, discussing with students, etc... and nothing compared to what this program was offering.  I'll admit that made me skeptical, but I chose to take the leap.  The journey far exceeded my expectations, its been a transformational year and I'm looking forward to YTT Level 2. Sarah leads with intuition, deep understanding, compassion, and most importantly by example.  I highly recommend this YTT to everyone!  Whether you are deepening your practice or interested in teaching yoga, this is a supportive environment to make the necessary shifts to do so.  Don't doubt, go for it!

Jacquelyn R.

As I had pondered a bit too long in whether or not to enroll in the Yoga Teacher Training;  it wasn’t long at all - after just the first class -  I realized it was the next best step in what I truly needed in my life at this time, at this sacred place and at this very moment.   From the comprehensive anatomy lessons to the deeper Yoga philosophy lessons and discussions,  I was able to see and understand the beauty of Yoga in all its connections and inter weavings of the mind, body and spirit.  Sarah’s knowledge, guidance and years of experience provide an authentic foundation of Yoga not seen or taught in a manner in which she does so with such grace and compassion, allowing her students to find their own peace, confidence and curiosity to continue to learn, teach and share their knowledge with others.  As Sarah passionately shares weekly,  '…your practice is precious…' Precious for me on many levels – spiritually, physically and energetically –the shift is real."  Ready for Teacher Training Level 2.

Debbie P.

Sarah brought Yoga into my life for the past year. It has seriously had a big impact on me and I would have never thought that back then when I started this journey. I never really planned to take a Yoga teacher training because I didn’t think I was qualified for. But with Sarah's encouragement, and the confidence she instills in others, I decided to take the leap, and I have come this far, I am on no other path than to keep going. She was right. This program is truly for everybody. If you've ever had any desire to find yourself and live a better happier life, do yourself a favor and check out this studio. You will be glad you did.

Gina K.

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