200 hr Yoga teacher Trainings
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Chakra Flow University | School of Yoga and Ayurveda
Chakra Flow University is a pioneering higher education institute that stands at the forefront of Yoga, Ayurveda, and mindfulness education. Rooted in the principles of social justice, this institution is dedicated to serving the BIPOC and other marginalized communities. With a strong commitment to empowering individuals and communities, Chakra Flow University offers comprehensive certification programs at the 200 and 300-hour levels, equipping aspiring teachers with the knowledge and skills necessary to make a profound impact. By nurturing a diverse and inclusive learning environment, the university cultivates a network of passionate teachers who are inspired to bring these life-changing practices back to their respective communities. Through their dedicated efforts, Chakra Flow University aims to create a ripple effect that amplifies the power of Yoga and Ayurveda, ensuring their transformative benefits are accessible to all members of our BIPOC communities.
200HR Yoga Teacher Training at the
U.S. National Whitewater Center
Summer - Fall 2024
Dive deep into the poses, philosophies, and practices behind yoga, whether your goal is to become a certified yoga teacher or a well-versed yogi as you take the next step in your yoga journey. This program is a unique 200-hour RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) training that couples the traditional curriculum with elective activities like SUP Yoga, hands-on experience, and a combination of classroom settings and natural environments that are so unique to the Whitewater Center. This training allows you to connect with nature as you connect to yourself and the true holistic teachings of Yoga.
This 200-hour training program is registered by Yoga Alliance and meets or exceeds Yoga Alliance standards. It will prepare participants to instruct classes typically offered to the general adult population. The full program must be completed in order to receive your 200-hour Yoga Teacher Certification. Students who complete this training will be eligible to register as RYT 200 with Yoga Alliance.
Yoga for Liberation
200HR Yoga Teacher Training
2025 DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON
In our program, we will provide you with a guided journey of self-discovery and transformation, using yogic philosophies and the Chakra system as the foundation for exploration. By delving into powerful yogic practices and studying the yogic texts, you will establish a strong basis for our shared studies. Through your dedication to this exploration of yourself and the yogic lifestyle, you will acquire the tools necessary to live a life of awareness and freedom in mind, body, and spirit.
From the very beginning of the program, you will have the opportunity to begin practice teaching. Our experienced teachers will guide you through this process, offering valuable feedback that will support your growth as both a student and a teacher. We believe that engaging in teaching experiences early on will provide you with the practical skills needed to confidently teach upon graduation. Additionally, you will be required to observe and participate in classes outside of our weekend sessions, broadening your exposure to different teaching styles and approaches.
This 200 hour YTT deepened my personal practice and my connection with yoga and myself. It truly helped me to elevate physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally. My favorite part was the diversity in training modules and the dedication of the teacher. Victoria is amazing and made sure that even though during our YTT the COVID19 pandemic occurred causing us to move things around to make it happen I don't feel as though the training was lacking at all, if anything there was more. I would 1000% recommend this 200 hour certification to anyone looking to deepen their practice with a teacher who puts in the work and is there supporting you the entire way. The training is creative, in depth, diverse and really gives you a tribe that encourages you to be the best. I felt more than well equipped to teach immediately after graduation from the course.
Alsace Dickerson, YTT 200 Student
Chakra Flow University is so intentional and was such a beautiful spiritual journey. This program has so much to offer to someone wanting to go deeper into their practice and becoming a teacher.
Brittany Elisabeth Hill, YTT 200 Student
It was a journey that I knew I needed but didn't understand how much I needed this experience. I've meet sisters and gained a tribe that allows me to break while building a concrete foundation. Chakra Flow University is highly recommended and greatly needed. As a woman of color, I was able to learn the history of yoga and see why it is a must in my community. The best therapy sessions ever!
Verlishia Clay, YTT 200 Student
It was not a coincidence to have found Chakra Flow University when I did, it was destiny. To have teachers that look like me and the community I'm a part of, is priceless. To have an all BIPOC teaching staff for BIPOC students was magical and comforting. I could not praise the love and care Victoria and the teachers including in the trainings enough!
Ty Vazquez, YTT 200 Student
Chakra Flow University Provided an extremely thorough training program! This program will make you an expert in yoga and teaching yoga. You will learn more than you ever knew existed about yoga and become more than you ever planned on as both a person and as a yogi! The school and program are very tough and will test your physical strength and commitment while offering you an opportunity to grow spiritually and make friends for life! The program is held outdoors and being outside practicing yoga everyday was Fabulous!
Heather Banks-Blackburn, YTT 200 Student
"I recently completed my 200 YTT training with Victoria and highly, highly recommend her to anyone looking to begin their teaching journey or even to deepen their practice.
Victoria's energy was just as high and passionate during our last hour of training that it was our first hour and that was energizing and inspiring. God has blessed this beautiful soul with a true gift and it was a honor to be part of her first 200 YTT program."
Sarah Knill, YTT 200 Student
"In October of 2018, I completed my 200 YTT ( teacher training) with Victoria, the owner of Chakra Flow University. It was truly a life changing experience. Anyone looking to deepen their understanding and practice of yoga and Ayurveda or teach classes should look no further!"
Alexa Hagenbrock, YTT 200 Student
Victoria is the most incredible teacher! Chakra Flow University provided me with so much more than I expected to gain. The way that she had developed her program is so beautiful and packed with quality content - She is completely devoted to this practice and provides a great foundation to learn about this devotion to practice for oneself and to share with others. She teaches with an integrity of remaining true to the roots of yoga with an emphasis on the philosophy of yoga. I could not recommend CFU more, this training changed my life and will continue to for the rest of my days. Thank you Victoria Martinez, you are so appreciated by me and countless others!
Ashlyn Sexton, YTT 200 Student
"My yoga teacher training experience with Chakra Flow University was amazing! Victoria is amazing! You really feel her love and her desire for her students to be successful in the training and as yoga teachers. She is so knowledgeable and you really feel and are inspired by her passion and love of teaching, yoga, living a healthy life, and Ayurveda. I registered for this 200 hr yoga teacher training to become a yoga instructor and share my passion and love of yoga with others, but I graduated having been transformed personally. I learned a lot about myself and how to live a more centered and yogi life. I became a better wife, mother, and person through the training, and for that, I am so, so grateful. During my training, I experienced a move to another state, my daughter graduating high school and going off to college, and a job change. My life basically was turned upside down. I seriously feel that my training and all the knowledge Victoria so willingly shared with us helped me so much through all this change in my life and kept me from mentally falling apart. The training was tough and there was a lot of homework and there were many times I wanted to just throw in the towel, but I'm so grateful I didn't. Even if I never taught a yoga class, I would not regret taking this training. I currently am teaching and, because of Victoria and her school, I'm able to share my passion and really teach from my heart and soul. I've received a lot of positive feedback from my classes, and I'm able to help others not only feel good after a class, but to really have an appreciation for yoga and all that goes with it. I'm able to show that yoga is more than just poses you do on your mat, but it's a way of life that can really transform you. I owe that to Victoria and YTT. ❤️🙏"
Misty Caples, YTT 200 Student