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The Whole Yogi – 200 Hr Yoga Teacher Training (Washington, DC)

January 19, 2019 @ 8:00 am - February 3, 2019 @ 5:00 pm EST

Dr. Ariele Foster will be leading the anatomy section Feb 2 and 3, 2019 of The Whole Yogi 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training for the 3rd year in a row. This training takes place on selected weekends at Vida Fitness, with the dear Julia Romano of and Chris Parkinson.

Jan 18-May 5, 2019, Washington, DC at various Vida Fitness locations

EARLY BIRD DEADLINE: December 15th, 2018

REGULAR DEADLINE: January 12th, 2019

When I first took a yoga teacher training, it wasn’t to become a yoga teacher. I was in India, and I had injured myself – tore a hamstring to shreds – during a daily Ashtanga practice full of too deep teacher “assists.” I knew I needed time off from asana, the physical practice of yoga, but didn’t want to take time off from practicing yoga. I joined a teacher training with a hatha instructor, and 200 looooong hours later I was a certified yoga teacher. I returned to the United States with no clue that what started as a side job would become the answer to my life’s calling to do the work of my Heart.

Friends: The world is full of darkness. It needs your Light. The world needs your Light! If you feel called to yoga – a practice of the Light – Listen. If, when you’re on your mat, you feel more present, more full of Love and compassion and strength and courage than you do most any other time, Listen. Listen to the call of your Heart. I offer this not because I have any attachment to whether or not you become a yoga teacher. I offer this as someone who has learned that once the Heart speaks, there is no point trying not to hear.

Chris and I have crafted this 200 hour training in order to offer a more rich experience of this great practice called yoga, deeper and broader than you might get out of a group yoga class. Even if you think you’ll never teacher, Join us. If you’re afraid, or think you can’t, Join us. If you’re hesitant to really commit to something, Join us. Join us to challenge yourself. Join us to practice loving yourself. Join is if you feel called to do the work of the Light—to be kind to yourself and others, to practice compassion, and awareness, and presence, and patience, and determination, and discernment, and gentleness. Yoga is the place where the work in the world starts within.

Please reach out with any questions – yoga @ or to Chris for an application at cparkison @

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