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Teacher Training

Tools for Today's Teachers: A 60 hour advanced training at Brooklyn Flow

Take your teaching to the next level with a 4 weekend intensive training lead by Jason Orrell and Julie Dohrman. Open to teachers of all experience levels and anyone with at least a 200-hour certification, this continuing education program will help you bring greater intentionality, creativity and sensitivity to your teaching in today’s yoga landscape. Apply modern biomechanics to your practice and teaching of asana, inspire students with illuminating, accessible sequencing, learn to work with common back issues, and study yoga’s wisdom tradition and its lessons for teaching in service of a more just world.

In this program you will:

  • Refine your understanding of asana through a biomechanical/kinesiological approach

  • Learn advanced sequencing strategies that infuse your classes with intention, address anatomical themes, and provide variations for success in all bodies

  • Learn the basics of yoga for spine health including yoga for herniation, scoliosis and osteoporosis, making your teaching more accessible

  • Expand your understanding of yoga’s ethical tradition and apply these principles to your role as a teacher in today’s world

  • Elevate your creativity through theme building and weaving, use of metaphor, and clarity of cues and instructions

  • Explore a deepening meditation practice and learn simple techniques to teach in your classes

  • Gain feedback from mentors and peers to refine your voice as a teacher

  • Redefine your goals as a teacher and your how you aim to serve in the modern yoga landscape

Training Overview:

Weekend 1: Introduction & Biomechanics Intensive

Move beyond basic alignment instruction to deeper biomechanical principles as they function in the major asana categories. Develop a more nuanced understanding of the asanas in your body and begin to teach from this understanding.


Weekend 2: Sequencing Lab & Meditation

Infuse your embodied understanding of asana into intentional sequences that create real moments of learning for your students. Learn to prepare postures progressively and offer meaningful variations to a broader spectrum of bodies. Explore the philosophical foundations of meditation and learn accessible, effective practices that guide students to the sublime quiet of themselves.


Weekend 3: Yoga for Spine Health and Educating to Inspire

Up to 80% of Americans will experience back pain in their life, and yoga is the most commonly recommended exercise for patients with back issues. Expand the population you serve and create value for your students by learning basic principles of yoga for common back conditions including herniation, arthritis, osteoporosis and scoliosis. Learn to weave philosophical themes into your classes in grounded, inspiring ways that reflect your experience of yoga as an ethical practice and guide students toward stronger relationships with themselves and their community.

Weekend 4: Mentoring Weekend & Yoga as Service

In the final weekend you will have the opportunity to present your teaching to the group. Share what you’ve learned and contribute to a supportive, growth-oriented discussion that will clarify your direction as you move forward with your teaching. Consider your mission as a teacher in light of your unique experience of yoga and your values in sharing the practice with others.

Training Schedule:

Friday evening 6-8:30pm

Saturday and Sunday 1-8pm


October 18, 19, 20

November 1, 2, 3

November 15, 16, 17

December 6,7,8


Cost: $1750

Early bird before September 1 - $1575

Tuition includes free mat rental. Payment plans are available.

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