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Lead Trainer Christiane Brems, PhD, ABPP, E-RYT500, C-IAYT YogaX Director


Lead Trainer Heather Freeman, PsyD RYT500 YogaX Manager

Lauren Justice

Assistant Trainer Lauren Justice, PhD, ERYT500 YogaX Founding Member


Assistant Trainer Kari Sulenes, PsyD, RYT200 YogaX Founding Member





Starting ONline in September 2020

Revised Dates (due to COVID-19):

The first 100 hours will be offered via synchronous online sessions by December 2020, meeting one weekend per month and 6 hours per week.  The second 100 hours will be offered in person, COVID-19 rules permitting.  

Weekend Schedule through Dec 2020

Fri 6-9p; Sat 9a-12:30p; Sun 9a-12:30:

  • 09/25-09/27  

  • 10/23-10/25

  • 11/20-11/22

  • 12/18-12/20


The weekly 6-hour schedule consists of:

  • 2 hours of didactics with the full cohort

  • 2 hours of yoga class and debrief with a lead teacher and the full cohort

  • 2 hours of small group work with a mentor





Sept 11, 10:30a PDT

Join us for for a free informational session with Q&A opportunity on Sept 11, 2020 at 10:30a PDT.  

Learn about our approach to yoga as an integrative and holistic practice.

Learn about the structure of the 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training.

Learn about our diversity scholarships for trainees who serve under-resources communities.

Meet and learn about the lead teachers, Chris Brems and Heather Freeman. 

Ask your questions and voice your curiosities about the training and about Yoga. 

Click on this Zoom link to preregister.


  • Total tuition cost = $3,000 

  • Can be paid in two installments of $1,500. The first payment is due upon approved application (and reserves your spot); the second payment is due by January 2, 2021.

  • $2,000 per installment if paid less than 60 days prior to the first and fifth weekend  SPECIAL NOTE:  For the first weekend YogaX YTT, we have decided to waive the late fee based upon the request from many of you who just now discovered us.

  • If three registrations are received together as a group registration, a 10% group discount is applied to tuition for each registrant. 

  • For general payment procedures and refund policies, click here.

  • If an accepted registrant invites someone else and that individual is accepted for the YTT as well, the referrer receives a certificate for free attendance of a 6-hour YogaX continuing education workshop

  • Tuition cost does not include any other services. Transportation, housing, and food costs are incurred separately.    



Application to the YogaX Teacher Training (and for almost all yoga teacher training programs in the country) is a multi-step process:


  1. Register your interest by using the registration link below or by emailing yogaxteam@stanford.edu

  2. Look for a reply-email that provides you with additional information and a formal application form

  3. Respond to the email affirming receipt within 48 hours

  4. Complete the application form and submit it via email within the specified timeline

  5. Receive the response from the YogaX Team about admission or rejection

  6. If accepted, make your payment within the specified timeline

  7. Come and enjoy the training


Admission criteria include:

  • Successful completion of the application form that is provided post-registration

  • Stated interest that is in line with the intended purpose of the YogaX teacher training to which you are applying, including:

    • a stated desire to integrate yoga into healthcare settings (broadly defined, including allied and mental health)

    • a stated understanding of yoga as a practice that moves beyond physical fitness

    • a stated desire to learn an integrated, holistic style of yoga

  • Appropriate of level of preparation for the training

    • Clarify your level of preparation with regard to minimum expectations (e.g., a personal yoga practice if you are applying for a 200-hour training; a 200-hour certification if you are applying for a yoga training above the 200-hour level)

    • Clarify your level of preparation with regard to what you hope to gain from the training (e.g., if you already have advanced yoga teacher training, you may not be eligible for a 200-hour training unless you define how you will use the YTT information from this training above and beyond what you already do)



Two types of scholarships are available for this YTT - a diversity scholarship and a Stanford doctoral-level trainee scholarship.  More information about the application process can be found on the teacher training overview pageThe deadline for receipt of scholarship applications is August 15, 2020 by 5pm (extended from prior deadline due to COVID-9 closures).  Scholarship applications must be preceded or accompanied by the completed YTT application.   NOTE - To receive the early-bird tuition, the YTT application must be received by the early-bird deadline (which is EARLIER than the scholarship deadline).  



Admissions decisions are made no later than within one month of receipt of a completed application.  We reserve the right not to admit anyone whose expressed interest or levels of preparation are not commensurate with the training. Notification occurs via email. 

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