teacher trainings

300 Hour Advanced Holistic Teacher Training & Continuing Education

with Christy Marsden, E-RYT 500

Transform your life & help others do the same!

Open to 200 hour registered yoga teachers (RYT-200) wishing to add 300 hours of advanced training for a 500 hour designation (RYT-500) with Yoga Alliance.  Also open to all yoga teachers who would like Continuing Education on any of the topics offered.

The training is non-dogmatic & non-style specific combining Eastern and Western teachings to prepare teachers with the tools necessary to transform their own life and help their students do the same.  Although asana will be explored, this course is not focused on the most advanced yoga poses.  Asana is but one small piece of the entire yogic puzzle and will be presented as it relates to each module as well as group and individualized teaching. Any physical abilities, including limitations and injuries are welcome in this course. 

The training is made up of 7, 4 day modules (Thursday-Sunday) of approximately 40 hours each and all 7 are required for 300 hour certification. Module 7 has multiple options with different teachers from which to choose according to your interests. All 7 modules can be completed in one year or taken over the course of 3 years according to your schedule and budget. The modules may be taken in any order.

*Christy, owner of Yoga Blend in Burbank, CA since 2005,  has been teaching for 21 years, certifying 200 hour teachers since 2007 and 300 hour teachers since 2012.  Her deepest joy lies in helping others to discover their authentic voice, live a more joyful life and share their passion successfully with the world on the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual levels. She is committed to holding a safe space for people to transform their lives while guiding them to help others do the same.

Times of each Module:

Thursdays 8am-10pm w/ meal breaks

Fridays 8am-10pm w/ meal breaks

Saturdays 12:30pm-7:30pm

Sundays 11:30am-7:30pm


$575 each Module ($4025 Total)

If signing up for all 7 at once- Single payment of $3780 (breaks down to $540 per module)

Yoga Blend Teacher Training Graduates – $500 per module (or $3500 total)

All modules are taught primarily by Christy Marsden unless indicated and will include well rounded yoga practices to support the work we are focusing on.

Each Module is approximately 40 hours and a part of Advanced Holistic 300 Hour Teacher Training if on the certification track. Each one is also open as Continuing Education to all teachers looking to deepen their understanding of the topics offered.

Module 1

October 11th-14th, 2018

Creating a Vision & Personal Practice plus Philosophy & Yoga Sutras

In this 4 day course you can expect:
-Daily Holistic Yoga Practice
-Yoga Philosophy & Sutras
-Individualized Home Practice

Join us as we explore the nature of the mind and its ability to travel into the past, present and future. We will discuss the specifics of creating your vision with individualized support and how to incorporate visualization into your practice and your every day life.

We will also cover the importance of a personal practice and create one that is specific to your needs/desires while also learning inspiring ways to customize a meaningful practice for your students.

Philosophy and Yoga Sutras will be woven throughout the weekend.

Open to all teachers wanting to get clear mentally, emotionally, physically and/or spiritually with practical steps to support you and your students along the way.

Module 2 

November 29th-December 2nd, 2018

The Why, What, How, When & for Whom of Asana with Intelligent Sequencing plus Philosophy & Yoga Sutras

In this module we will discuss the philosophical foundation of why we do asana with regards to form, function and experience.  We will also break down how to do asana, which poses are appropriate for who and when to do those poses. In addition, we will explore intelligent sequencing for a wide variety of populations with an understanding of what causes imbalances and how to work with them through modifications, alternative options, thoughtful sequencing, holistic education and more.

Module 3

January 24th-27th, 2019

Meditation, Pranayama, Mudra & Mantra plus Philosophy & Yoga Sutras

This module focuses on the more subtle yet extremely powerful tools of meditation & mindfulness, pranayama, mudra and mantra alongside breath centered asana which together comprise a holistic yoga practice.  Through case study and practical application, you will learn how to create well rounded practices that are appropriate for your own personal practice, general groups and individuals working toward a specific goal.

Module 4

March 21st-24th, 2019

Energetic Anatomy including the Chakra System, Pancha Maya Koshas and other subtle anatomy

In this module, we will explore Eastern anatomy and physiology as it pertains to the practice of yoga.   The Chakra System and the Pancha Maya Koshas will be the backdrop for understanding, seeing, using and aligning energy.  We will dive deep into how energy works, what causes blockages and imbalances and how to create more flow through the holistic and practical application of energetics to all areas of our lives.

Module 5

May 16th-19th, 2019

Physiology, Yoga & Eating, Ayurveda, Lifestyle Practices plus Philosophy & Yoga Sutras

In this module we will discuss the psychological and physiological implications of our daily habits and how what we do consistently shapes us into who we are on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels. We will cover the ins and outs of daily routines,  preparing, eating, digestion and assimilation as well as their significance in helping us to create a sense of overall health and well being. Individualized lifestyle practices for creating optimum balance will be offered to each participant in the group.

Module 6

June 20th-23rd, 2019

The Power of Storytelling for Connection & Transformation Plus Philosophy & Yoga Sutras

In this module, we will discuss storytelling and presentation skills as a way to engage and connect with your students. The goal is to transform your understanding of Yoga, a personal practice, your teaching and your relationship to the world around you so that you can translate this wisdom to your students in a way that is appropriate to them through powerful stories. We will also explore leading workshops, retreats and trainings and discuss the business of yoga, ethics, your responsibility as a teacher and more.

Module 7 (choose at least 1 from a, b, c, d or e)

Module 7a

August 1st-4th, 2019

Positive Psychology & Coaching with Christy Marsden

Using the science based research of Positive Psychology and the powerful tools of Integrative Wellness and Life Coaching, we will explore ways in which to work with clients who might not resonate as deeply with the yogic language or lens yet are still looking for ways in which to transform their lives on the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual levels through evidence based teachings.

Modules 7b, 7c, 7d, 7e

August, September and October, 2019 (Exact dates TBD)

-Anatomy & Hands on Adjustments with Nicole Eber

-Yoga Therapy with Susan Raglin

-Yoga, Nature & Spirit with Bekah Turner

-Meditation with Heather Hudson Beeber

Questions?  Email christy@yogablend.com to discuss further!

~Due to the considerable amount of scheduling, booking, and preparation required for each module, all module payments are non-refundable.However, if you are unable to attend a module once purchased, you may use your payment as a credit toward a future module. Please contact christy@yogablend.com for further questions. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!



200 Hour

200 Hour Level 1 Yoga Teacher Training

with Christy Marsden, Nicole Eber & Bekah Turner

Starts  February, 2019.  Exact Dates and Times Below!

True to the philosophy of Yoga Blend, the teacher training is in a non-dogmatic style of yoga utilizing the basic fundamental teachings of yogic philosophy.  With over 45 years of combined experience , Christy, Bekah and Nicole are passionate about honoring the tradition of yoga while making the teachings accessible to a modern audience.

This training will prepare you to teach beginners right away and it will also take you on a personal journey to deepen your own practice of yoga. It is open to anyone and everyone with at least 6 months of practice and a genuine desire to learn.

The training includes:

~Yoga Philosophy
~Asana Practice
~Breaking Down Level 1 poses and How to Teach Them
~Practice Teaching
~Pranayama & Chanting
~Creating a Home Practice
~Energetic Anatomy, including the Chakra System and Pancha Maya Koshas
~Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology
~Class Sequencing & Theming
~Hands-on Adjustments
~Intro to Ayurveda
~Business of Yoga
~Special Programs such as Pre/Post Natal, Restorative, Kids Yoga, Chair Yoga

Added Bonuses

-Opportunity to assist classes at Yoga Blend after training
-Certificate of Completion once all assignments and requirements have been adequately completed
-Eligibility to apply for Yoga Alliance registration after Yoga Blend certification has been issued.
-4 months of FREE Unlimited Classes at Yoga Blend (February -May 2019)– $600 value

Times of Training

Fridays 6:45pm-9:45pm
Saturdays 12:30-6:30pm
Sundays 11:30-6:30pm

Dates of Training, 2019

Feb 1-3
Feb 8-10
Feb 22-24
March 1-3
March 8-10
March 15-17
March 29-31
April 5-7
April 12-14
April 26-28
May 3-5

Cost: $2750



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