with healthcare emphasis 

2021 virtual synchronous Session

Registration is OPENING SOON

INFO MEETING 2.3.2021 at 9a: register here



Brems, PhD, ABPP, ERYT500, C-IAYT

As an integrative yoga teacher and therapist, Dr. Brems incorporates all eight limbs of yoga in her practice, teachings, and therapeutics. She grounds her work in yoga psychology based on ancient and modern texts, as well as in current research, especially in psychology, neuroscience, and interpersonal neurobiology. 


Freeman, PsyD, ERYT200, RYT500

Dr. Freeman synthesizes the ancient wisdom of the teachings of yoga with modern psychology and neuroscience to make yogic teachings accessible to every body. Her inclusive therapy and teaching styles aim to help individuals cultivate curiosity and radically accept what it means to be constantly changing, growing, and evolving human beings.


Trainers will be 


YogaX is committed to excellent teacher-student ratios and mentored teaching practice for its students.  Additional trainers will be engaged from among the YogaX Team based on size of enrollment for this incoming cohort. 






Starting  APRIL 23, 2021

The training will be offered via synchronous online sessions, meeting one weekend per month and 6 hours per week.    

Weekend meetings will start on April 23, 2021.  A total of eight 10-hour weekend meetings will be held (dates TBA), using the following time schedule: 

  • Fridays, 6-9p  

  • Saturdays, 9a-12:30p

  • Sundays, 9a-12:30p


The weekly 6-hour schedule consists of:

  • 2 hours of didactics, Mondays 4-6p

  • 2 hours of yoga class and debrief with a lead teacher, Fridays 4-6p

  • 2 hours of small group work with a mentor, times TBD based on participant schedules





Join us for for a free informational session with Q&A opportunity on February 3, 2021 at 9a.  

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-resourced communities.

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

Ask your questions and voice your curiosities about about yoga and our training. 

Click here to preregister for 2.3.2021 at 9am. Stay tuned for additional days and time.


  • 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 August 2, 2021.

  • $2,000 per installment if not paid by the due dates

  • 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 (if applicable) 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. Complete the application form by clicking on APPLY NOW below.

  2. Then let us know you have completed the application by emailing us at yogaxteam@stanford.edu

  3. Look for a reply-email that provides you with additional information

  4. Respond to the informational email, affirming receipt within 48 hours

  5. Receive a 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 page

The deadline for receipt of scholarship applications is March 1, 2021 by 5pm. 


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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