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


Lead Trainer Heather Freeman, PsyD RYT500 YogaX Manager

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Assistant Trainer Greg Arbo, MA, RYT200 YogaX Founding Member


Assistant Trainer Kari Sulenes, PsyD, RYT200 YogaX Founding Member


Part 1:



November 16 to 24, 2019; Twin Creek Ranch, Ojai, CA


Required training activities will start at 8 am every day. To make sure that we can start on time and that you have ample opportunity to get settled or ask questions, please arrive early.


Optional experiential activities begin earlier (e.g., morning meditation practice).


Download flyer here


Maximum Enrollment: 15 students

Part 2:



March 28 to April 5 - Twin Creek Ranch, Ojai, CA 

DUE TO COVID-19 WE ARE RESCHEDULING THIS EVENT - we will keep those of you who are registered posted regularly.

Required training activities will start at 8 am every day. To make sure that we can start on time and that you have ample opportunity to get settled or ask questions, it would be lovely if you could arrive as much as 10 to 15 minutes early.


Optional experiential activities may begin earlier (e.g., morning meditation practice).


Maximum Enrollment: 15 students

  • Total tuition cost = $3,000

  • $1,500 per retreat session if paid >65 days prior to the beginning of each the Fall and Spring sessions (i.e., by September 10 for the fall retreat and January 23 for the spring retreat)
  • $2,000 per retreat session if paid less than 65 days prior to the start date.  SPECIAL NOTE:  For the first YogaX YTT, we have decided to waive this late fee based upon the request from many of you who just now discovered us.  We will leave the tuition cost for each retreat at $1,500.  

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

  • 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

  • NOTE: Rooms are beginning to fill up at the venue.  We have no Tier 3 rooms left.  Register soon for choices of lodging.  

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


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)


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. 


If you want information about future YTTs, please stay tuned or email yogaxteam@stanford.edu

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