Our Yoga Teacher Training is a combination of traditional eastern and modern western yoga practices. Our training is well-rounded and designed for the dedicated yogi interested in teaching yoga as well as the student who would like to delve deeper into the practice of yoga.
You’ll come away with:
the skills to prepare and teach a class
a deeper yoga practice applied both off and on the mat
new confidence in your voice
life-altering personal growth and transformation
This Yoga Teacher Training focuses on intelligent sequencing based in biomechanics and anatomy knowledge supported by hands-on assists and alignment. Straightaway, you will experience teaching poses and creating sequences so that during the entirety of the 200-hours, you have the opportunity to build your personal teacher voice and presence before you step out to teach on your own.
We’re honored to offer this Yoga Alliance Registered Certification in order to provide an opportunity for you to listen to your body’s needs and intuition to benefit both your practice and that of your future students.
Upon completion of the training you will receive a Solstice Yoga 200 Hour Teacher Training Certification, registered and recognized by Yoga Alliance.
Feb 3 - June 2, 2024
*every Wednesday and the following weekends:
Feb 3-4, 17-18
March 9-10, 23-24
April 6-7, 20-21
May 4-5, 18-19
Weds 6-8p (Online)
1908 Olympic Blvd.
Walnut Creek, CA
Curriculum & Program Structure
200 Hour Curriculum includes:
Anatomy & Physiology
Application of Anatomy to Yoga
Adjusting, Hands-on Assists, Bodywork
Yoga Philosophy & History
Pranayama & Meditation
Chakras & Energetics
Inspiring and Motivating your Students
Business & Ethics
Observation & Practice Teaching
Requirements to Complete
200 Hour Training:
Attend all program hours (makeups available)
Complete all assigned readings
Complete homework assignments
Complete and pass final exams
Complete all tuition payments
Early Bird Tuition $3,099 (ends 12/15/23)
$250 off tuition for all Forma Gym Members
$500 non-refundable deposit due at application
Payment plan options available. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Samantha Okumura - Lead Instructor
500 RYT, 200 E-RYT
Samantha Okumura is a 500 Hour yoga instructor with over 9 years of experience teaching group and private classes. She believes that yoga is a powerful tool for healing physical and emotional trauma, and her classes prioritize intelligent sequencing, alignment, and the subtle aspects of the practice to help students build a sustainable and strong self-care practice. In her approach to teaching, Samantha prioritizes fluidity while remaining grounded in anatomy. She encourages her students to discover their own spirituality and connection to something universal through their yoga practice.
Samantha has taught vinyasa, hatha, and restorative yoga classes in the Bay Area and Las Vegas, specializing in adaptive yoga for neurological injuries and disorders as well as pain management. She has co-facilitated and written curriculum for Yoga Teacher Trainings for the last 4 years with her team at Solstice Yoga and is passionate about bringing diversity, accessibility and inclusivity into the wellness space.
She has a Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Physiology from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and holds several certifications, including 200 & 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Trainings.. Samantha is the Director of Operations and Co-Owner of Solstice Yoga School, which she founded to provide access to healing for all.
Clair Thomas - Philosophy & Methodology
500 E-RYT, 200 E-RYT, YACEP
Clair Thomas is a seasoned yoga instructor and co-owner of Solstice Yoga School in Las Vegas, with over 12 years of experience. She is passionate about promoting overall well-being and spiritual, physical, and emotional health through yoga, Reiki, and building value-based branding and culture. Clair specializes in yoga philosophy, Ayurveda, mobility, and nutrition, teaching an infusion of Forrest, Baptiste, and Budokon yoga. She also coaches yoga teachers and Reiki practitioners and develops curriculum for Solstice Yoga School's 300-hour teacher training. Clair has an impressive list of certifications, including a 300 Hour Advanced YTT and a Budokon Yoga Teacher Certification, as well as Reiki and other fitness and coaching certifications. Her approach to teaching is that of a storyteller and puzzle builder, taking different learnings and weaving them together into a beautiful tapestry. Outside of yoga, Clair enjoys hiking, camping, horseback riding, game night with friends, and eating amazing food. Fun fact: she was born in Germany and believes she was Cuban in a past life.
Adriana Lee - Advanced Asana
500 E-RYT, 200 E-RYT, YACEP
Adriana Lee is a Las Vegas born yoga teacher and yoga teacher trainer. She is all about self discovery and empowerment through yoga. She teaches her students how to breathe, how to feel, & how to get reacquainted with their bodies. As a teacher, she breaks down big concepts & complicated poses into bite sized pieces to make them more accessible. Her teaching is based in anatomy & biomechanics. Students leave the class feeling refreshed, connected to their bodies, & empowered.
She says, “My yoga journey began when I was too young to understand the importance of what I was learning - I thought it was just exercise. But it made an imprint on me. Later, yoga helped me to heal past traumas, body dysmorphia, & more. It became my safe haven. I learned to be strong, resilient, & most importantly I learned how to navigate my emotions rather than numb them. That’s what made me want to teach. I wanted to teach people to heal their own minds and bodies.“ Her intention is to share what she has learned about the magic of movement & the bliss of being.
Stacy McGinty - Meditation & Restorative Yoga
500 E-RYT, Certified Mindfulness Teacher
Yoga is life! How do we practice life on our mats and yoga off our mats? Stacy has been practicing yoga and meditation for over 2 decades. She brings a love of life and laughter to her classes. Stacy teaches from a place of fun and love. The emphasis in her class is on listening to your inner voice, connecting with breath and moving in a way that feels good to the body.
Stacy teaches vinyasa flow, restorative yoga and meditation. Her teaching is influenced by Jason Crandell, Janet Stone, Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield. When you take a class with Stacy you can expect to laugh, be challenged and also find moments of clarity and stillness within the pose. “My greatest intention when I teach is to hold space for the student to drop in and connect with at least one full breath. It is within that breath that we can find our truth