teacher trainings



-300 Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training for Yoga Teachers

-Transformation Training for Personal Growth & Development 

with Christy Lynn Hicks (Marsden), E-RYT 500

Transform your life & help others do the same!


-Dates coming soon. Check back for details.-

A 12 month, non-dogmatic & non-style specific holistic training combining Eastern and Western teachings to prepare teachers or other professionals with the tools necessary to transform their own life and help their students or clients do the same.  Although asana will be explored, this course is not focused on the most advanced yoga poses nor teaching group asana.  Asana is but one small piece of the entire yogic puzzle and will be presented as it relates to each topic as well as individualized teaching. Any physical abilities, including limitations and injuries are welcome in this course.

Who is the course for?
-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
-Those who have done modular weekends with Christy in the past and are looking to complete their 300 hour
-200 hour teachers wishing to deepen their knowledge in a particular topic
-Professionals wishing to add Yoga, Meditation, Positive Psychology and other transformative teachings to their current work.

*Christy, founder and owner of Yoga Blend in Burbank, CA since 2005,  has been teaching for 25 years, certifying 200 hour teachers since 2007 and 300 hour teachers since 2012.  She has also spent the last decade as a Holistic Coach & Positive Psychology Educator.

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.

Curriculum for the 12 month Transformation Training consisting of approximately 23 Live Online Contact Hours Per Month

Month 1
-Yoga & Meditation Theory, Philosophy & Psychology (Chapter 1 of the Yoga Sutras)
Month 2
-Creating a Vision with Tools for Manifestation (Practicum)
Month 3
-Yoga & Meditation Theory, Philosophy & Psychology (Chapter 2 of the Yoga Sutras)
Month 4
-The Why, What, How and for Who of Asana (Practicum)
Month 5
-Yoga & Meditation Theory, Philosophy & Psychology (Chapter 3 of the Yoga Sutras)
Month 6
-Meditation, Pranayama, Mantra & Mudra (Practicum)
Month 7
-Yoga & Meditation Theory, Philosophy & Psychology (Chapter 4 of the Yoga Sutras)
Month 8
-The Art & Power of Storytelling
Month 9
-Energetic Anatomy & Chakra System
Month 10
-Ayurveda & Lifestyle Practices
Month 11
-Positive Psychology & Holistic Coaching
Month 12
-Integration of your knowledge into your current work or field.  Final project presentations.

Topics to be covered include:
-Creating a vision with tools to support bringing your vision to life
-All 4 Chapters of Yoga Sutras of Patanjali to deepen understanding of the Theory, Philosophy and Psychology regarding the nature of the mind and creating sustainable change
-Individualized Home Practice
-Physical, Philosophical & Physiological Reasons for Doing Asana
-Creating Holistic Practices for the Unique Needs of your Students
-Modifications, Variations & Use of Props
-Intelligent Sequencing and Empowering your Students
-A Comprehensive Understanding of Yogic Meditation & Ways to Practice
-Multiple Pranayama Techniques & Their Appropriate Application
-Mantras For Specific Goals as well as Custom Mantra Creation
-Over 25 Mudras to Incorporate into Your Practice & Teaching
-An In-Depth Exploration of Energetic Anatomy
-Chakra Based Yoga Practices w/ Poses, Mantra, Mudra, Meditation, Pranayama & Reflection
-Understanding Energetic Anatomy in Order to Support Your Students in Creating Lasting Change
-Using the Kosha System as a Way to Create a Practice that Permeates All Layers of One’s Life
-Ayurveda as the Science of Longevity
-Lifestyle Practices that Support Optimal Health
-Eating Intelligently For Your Body
-Ayurvedic Herbs and Practical Application
-The Art of Storytelling and the Retelling of Stories for Empowerment & Positive Impact
-Creating Powerful Workshops & Retreats
-Ethics, Creating Boundaries & Responsibility
-A Broad Understanding of Positive Psychology & Life Coaching
-Evidence Based Tools for Increasing Happiness
-Holistic Lifestyle Coaching as a Way to Support Positive Transformation

COST: $3720 ($310 per month) 
$3300 if Yoga Blend 200 Hour Teacher Training Graduate ($275 per month)

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





200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training 

with Christy Marsden, Nicole Eber, Bekah Turner and Darby Orr!

Check back for information regarding our 2021 Training!

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 60 years of combined experience, Christy, Bekah, Nicole and Darby 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
~Basic Anatomy & Physiology
~Practice Teaching with Feedback
~Pranayama & Chanting
~Creating a Home Practice
~Energetic Anatomy, including the Chakra System and Pancha Maya Koshas
~Class Sequencing & Theming
~Informative Touch
~Intro to Ayurveda
~Business of Yoga
~Restorative Yoga & The Nervous System
~Special Programs
~FREE Yoga Blend unlimited virtual classes throughout the training
~Eligibility to apply for Yoga Alliance Registration at the 200 Hour Level once Certification has been issued by Yoga Blend


Cost: $2750
A $5oo non-refundable deposit reserves your space!
Balance due before training begins.
Payment plan available, call for details.

contact us for more information!