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300 Hour Yoga Alliance certified Advanced Yoga Teacher Training
This 300 hour weekend-only intensive will be held at The Front Climbing Club in Salt Lake City

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May 31 – November 17, 2019.

  • Practice and study of Yoga Asanas linked Vinyasa
  • Learn and Practice teaching in a safe and supportive environment
  • Hands on assisting / adjusting
  • in-depth study of Yogic philosophies using ancient and contemporary texts
  • Looking into the rich history of Yoga and, Indian culture
  • Anatomy pertaining to Yoga (includes a hands-on cadaver lab study)
  • Subtle body systems; Chakras and Nadis (energetic centers pathways)
  • Ayurveda, the sister science of yoga pertaining to bodily health and nourishment
  • Basic Sanskrit / Devanagri reading and chanting
  • Pranayama (yogic breathing techniques) and kriyas (yogic practices for mind and bodily health)

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Our 300-hour YTT will run from May 31– November 17, 2019

It will take place over 13 weeks; Fridays will be from 4pm to 9pm and Saturday and Sundays will be from 9am to 5pm. This course has 270 contact hours and 30 practicum hours. (An anatomy lab is included!)

Join us! This training is perfect for those who want to expand their knowledge beyond basic Yoga studies covered in most 200 hour trainings, deepen their own practice, and learn how to teach/share yoga with others. Instructed by Sarah Jane Burkholz and Sammy Brown with special guest teachers Rohit Nair specializing in Indic studies and Maria Radloff, specializing in Ayurveda. Our teachers have a deep accumulative experience of both practicing under master yoga teachers and of teaching alike. This unique program is 300 hour Yoga Alliance certified and is open to new students of yoga as well as all levels of practitioners and teachers.

From YTT 2018

Ayurveda with Maria Radloff at our YTT 2019




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Testimonials from our Yoga Intensive at The Front:

“The YTT was fantastic! I thought the price was affordable, and also cheaper than other YTT’s in the area. The schedule was perfect!

You all brought your own unique method of teaching which was great. I felt it gave a well rounded understanding of different teachings of yoga.
My favorite was… EVERYTHING! I loved the asana practices, the philosophy, going to the cadaver lab, chanting, and all the history. The books you required/recommended were great!
This YTT is great, keep up the awesome work!
Thank you all for you knowledge and the continued support in (and out) of the studio.”

“Thank you for sharing your love for the practice and wisdom with all of us. I think you all created a safe learning environment which allowed us to playfully explore the practice in depth.”

“I liked the intense focus on anatomy, breaking down the poses into counter poses, the history of yoga…clearly you all have a huge depth of knowledge to impart.”

“Happy that I got to do my first teacher training with such a fun, comfortable group. Loved the energy and the sense of playfulness from the teachers and students. I really enjoyed the Ashtanga focus but it was also really nice that we incorporated different styles of yoga as well.”

“This teacher training has surpassed all of my expectations of what training could be…I feel prepared to take the next steps in my yoga journey. I’m super grateful for the entire experience and look forward to building upon the skill sets I’ve developed throughout the program.”

“I loved the variety of things taught. Anatomy, philosophy, history, teaching tips, chanting, etc.”

“I really appreciated the balance between the teachers, their general composure and overall love and care that was there every single day….All teachers’ depth of knowledge brought a lot of confidence in what was being learned.”

“I am so sad this training is over. I have absolutely loved spending every other weekend with everyone….I am happy that I have gained confidence in adjusting and instructing students. I loved the anatomy lab…it made my anatomy knowledge click a little more from reviewing yoga anatomy….You all had many different things to teach and points of view and I feel like I got a well rounded knowledge about philosophy, history and practice. Yoga has made my life such a better place. Thank you so much for being here for me and the rest of the class to share your knowledge. I am so grateful to you all.”

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Sarah Jane Burkholz

Sarah Jane has been studying and practicing Ashtanga Yoga since 1998 and teaching at the Front since 2010. Among her studies have been:

I have a deep love for Ashtanga Yoga. I am so grateful to be part of a lineage that has brought awareness, abundance, harmony, discipline and health to my life. Experiencing a deeply rooted yoga practice can bring insight into the meaning of life. I want to help others find a love and enjoyment of this life long practice that can fit into practically anyone’s life, no matter the condition of their body.

Sammy J. Brown

Sammy has been studying yoga and eastern philosophy since he was 12 years old and has grown up around practicing yoga and meditation. He has studied such schools as Iyengar, Hatha,  Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Raja Yoga. Sammy spent the past five years living in Mysore India where he studied Ashtanga Yoga at KPJAYI under R. Sharath Jois the grandson of Sri K. Patabbi Jois and is happy to be part of a direct lineage that is traceable to T. Krishnamacharya.

On his 2013 trip he received his level 2 authorization to teach Ashtanga. He has also studied under other senior teachers such as Tim Miller, and John Friend while continuing an ongoing study with Richard Freeman. Sammy has completed a 300-hour Yoga Therapy course in northern California at the Ananda Seva Ashram and continues to study Ayurveda, alignment, anatomy and both eastern and western philosophy.

Sammy is an E-RYT 500-hour Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Instructor with an emphasis in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and Yoga Therapy.

Maria Radloff

Maria Radloff has been studying ashtanga yoga since 2008. She studied under Dave Oliver in Scottsdale, Arizona and has since then done trainings and classes with Prem & Radha Carlisi, Kino MacGregor, David Robson, and Cheryl Oliver. She has also taken Mysore classes in the studios of Tim Miller and Richard Freeman.

She has been teaching ashtanga introductions for yoga teacher trainings since 2011 and has taught many studio ashtanga classes in the Phoenix and Salt Lake City areas since 2009.

Besides practicing ashtanga, Maria has been practicing and studying Sanskrit and Ayurveda. She has studied with Nicolai Bachman, Arun Deva, Niall Mandal (School of Practial Philosophy), and Cheryl Oliver. She continues her studies to this day, especially in her true love of Sanskrit. She has also done training in Vedic Chant with Cheryl Oliver.

Maria has been an instructor for Inbody Yoga Academy since 2010. She is currently the Director of Vedic studies there and teaches many ashtanga, sanskrit, and ayurveda classes for their programs. She is also the lead instructor for the 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training with Wasatch Ayurveda & Yoga.

Maria is a graphic designer when not at the studio, although most of her clients tend to be yogis and yoga studios, so she’s still there a lot! She also is crazy about her three Italian Greyhounds, Ginger, Coco, and Chloe. She loves hiking in the mountains, playing piano, learning languages, and having coffee with her friends.

Maria believes the world can be a better place through quality language, thus her passion for sanskrit, good grammar, and creative writing.

Rohit Nair

Rohit shares a passion for learning and sharing his knowledge on eastern philosophy including several of the sacred texts and ideas that carry the beauty and spirit of love, devotion, compassion and gratitude. Growing up in India, he quickly learnt about the timeless tradition and culture of the country and today continues to develop a deeper understanding of Hinduism, Buddhism, Ayurveda, Yoga, Tantra, Jyotisha, Bhagawad Gita and Upanishads. An inquisitive mind, adept teachers and divine grace has allowed him to continue his spiritual pursuit and, on the way, share this knowledge with other seekers. “I believe one’s path for seeking answers to Who am I? Why am I here and What to do next? may be different, but it is all just a means to an end. We only need to ask ourselves how quickly we want to realize that end, and accordingly choose our paths.”

OM Shanti Shanti Shantihi…