Transform your Practice...  Transform your Life.™ - LEVITYoga
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Transform your Practice…  Transform your Life.


Our 200HR Yoga Teacher Training program in VISALIA guides you through a challenging, transformational process, and connects you to a vast body of knowledge passed on through a multi-generational lineage of yoga teachers with deep roots in India. Completing our training is a great opportunity to transform your practice, and your life!


The location for the training is Visalia, a quaint, slow-paced farm town situated at the base of California’s majestic Sierra Nevada mountains and Sequoia National Park. The place is popular among outdoor enthusiasts, mountain bikers, cross-country skiers, backpackers, and as a wilderness getaway into the “Sierras” for visitors from other parts of California and around the world. The people of Visalia are friendly and welcoming, and there are a variety of small cafes, shops, cinemas and parks – all very close to the studio. The climate is generally pleasant, although mid-summers can be hot (+ 100 F) and winters can bring an occasional frost.



This Non-Residential Course meets every third weekend, with two weeklong Modules (1 & 5) and three weekend Modules (2,3,&4), spread over 4 months. This format provides an ideal setting for study with a time frame that allows for the normal routines of your life. Our schedule allows for time between sessions to explore and thoroughly digest new ideas and share experiences in and out of class with a community of local & out-of-town students. Instruction accommodates students from any style of yoga, with a minimum of 1-year experience practicing yoga regularly.



Yoga poses in nature, artwork and a yoga teacher training

MODULE 1: Yoga History|Principles|Practicum

  • Learn the origins of Yoga, and its historical development up to the present
  • Attain a thorough understanding of the lineage and principles of LEVITYoga™ and the elements of Gravity & Grace, a fun and intuitive approach to yoga that applies to any level of student or style of yoga
  • Experience a deeper quality of personal practice, incorporating precise physical and subtle body cues, covering 80+ asana, that serve as the primary foundation for teaching yoga creatively
  • Feel and embody the relationship between lightness of heart and our natural power to heal


MODULE 2: Pranayama|Basic Yoga Sutras & Sanskrit

  • Explore the subtle and physical components of breathing through 7 fundamental practices of pranayama (Ujjayi, Kapalabhati, Bastrika, Sitali, Viloma, Kumbhaka, and Nadi Shodhana)
  • Gain the knowledge of the effects proper breathing has on our nervous and immune systems to insure optimum health – physically and psychologically
  • Learn the basics of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, including the Eight Limbs, with a preliminary introduction to the sacred language of Sanskrit, including the alphabet, basic grammatical rules and most of the common terms found in yoga classes (pose and animal names, body parts, directions/positions, numbers, and other general terms)

Yoga Teacher Training photo

MODULE 3: Yoga Styles|Choreography|Cues|Adjustments & Props

  • Learn to create and teach with safe, effective and intuitive class choreography from LEVITYoga’s 3-part system using unique Opening, Dynamic, and Closing Sequences
  • Build up time practicing and teaching to establish a strong relationship between how you practice and how you teach, gaining the confidence you need as a yoga teacher
  • Discover your own voice to develop unique cues sourced from your own practice and experience, with the ability to teach based on the energy and needs of the class
  • Master the art of adjusting through hands-on practice, with real-time feedback from an experienced teacher and fellow students
  • Experience and assist the use of various yoga props that support the therapeutic benefits of asana and restorative yoga


MODULE 4: Yoga Psychology|Physical & Subtle Anatomy|Ayurveda

  • Learn effective practices that Yoga Psychology offers to free us from mental and emotional limitations, embrace our truth, be present in every moment, resolve inner and outer conflict, heal relationships, and grow more authentically on the yogic path as practitioners and as teachers
  • Experience a visual and tactile approach to Physical Anatomy that is intuitive and fun, while gaining knowledge of its structural, functional and dynamic components essential to the practice and teaching of yoga
  • Access Subtle (Pranic) Anatomy first hand through combined lecture, meditation, visualization, and self-massage that provides take away tools for growth, wellness, and a radiant life
  • Experience the self-care and lifestyle practices Ayurveda promotes for conscious food preparation and eating, cleansing, and tools for rejuvenation


MODULE 5: Business Tools|Teacher Ethics|Peer Teaching & Review

  • Understand the role of teacher and the necessary requirements to be a yoga professional, including the basics of marketing, successful business planning, studio management, and teacher ethics
  • Gain real-time experience practice teaching, with personal sessions filmed as a learning tool on your mobile device, followed by instructor evaluation and peer review



A Training Manual will be provided. There are eighteen (18) Required Books and other Recommended Books for each Module, which students will need to purchase or borrow separately.


TUITION Register early and SAVE!



Register and pay-in-full by JUL 25, 2017
(requires $525 non-refundable deposit with application, and remaining balance paid by 7/25/17).


Register and pay-in-full after JUL 25, 2017
(requires $525 non-refundable deposit with application, and remaining balance paid by 8/25/17).

  • Price does not include accommodation
  • Payment Plans and a limited number of Scholarships are available. Please inquire at
  • Tuition also includes unlimited yoga classes at the SPACE in Visalia for the duration of training, which starts as soon as you sign up.
  • REGISTER NOW and enjoy access to free classes immediately!


  • Withdrawal or Dismissal (before the Training begins) – Students will forfeit the Non-Refundable Deposit, and receive a full refund of their Tuition balance paid if we receive a written Notice of Cancellation before the Training begins.
  • Withdrawal or Dismissal (after the Training begins) – if you withdraw or are dismissed from the training once the Program begins, there will be no refunds.
  • Refunds – Payments for refunds will be made within 30 days from receipt of the written Notice of Cancellation, or within 30 days after the effective date of dismissal from the Program.  If you withdraw or are dismissed from the Program with any outstanding balances due after the Program begins, you are obligated to pay full tuition for the entire Program.


(and receive a Free Download Video of LEVITYoga's MARMA BALL THERAPY practice, not to mention our quarterly newsletter with lots of useful yoga tips, insider info, and upcoming events!)



Yoga History|Principles|Practicum


Pranayama|Yoga Sutras & Sanskrit Basics


Yoga Styles|Choreography|Adjustments & Props


Psychology|Physical+Subtle Anatomy|Ayurveda


Business Tools|Teacher Ethics|Peer Teaching



Yoga instruction and courses that allow you to learn from an experienced teacher in your own home on a schedule that works for you.



Peter Sterios ERYT-500 has been part of the global yoga community for over four decades as a teacher, writer, and entrepreneur based in San Luis Obispo, California. He is the creator of Manduka™, a leading eco-yoga products company based in Los Angeles. In 2009, Yoga Journal selected his first DVD, Gravity & Grace in their “top 15 yoga videos of all time” and his popular LEVITYoga™ Show appears on YogaAnytime™. He is an award winning architect, specializing in green yoga studios and retreat centers; co-founder of karmaNICA™, a charitable organization for impoverished kids in western Nicaragua; and for three years, taught yoga at the White House for Michelle Obama’s anti-obesity initiative (2011-2013). Peter’s influence through his teaching, writing and innovative design has been felt worldwide, and his light-hearted approach with LEVITYoga™ offers unique insight to the evolving art of yoga.


James G. Bailey, LAc, Dipl Om, Dipl Ayu, E-RYT 500 is a third generation healer, CAM physician, Yoga educator, and Yoga teacher trainer who has been living yoga and Ayurveda for 30 years. His training includes 5 years (4000+ hours) of formal clinical studies in Oriental Medicine (Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine) and training in Ayurveda under numerous Ayurvedic doctors in Kerala, South India, where he returns annually to study and lead retreats with Sevanti Adventures. James teaches Yoga, Ayurveda and meditation workshops worldwide. He is a contributing editor and former columnist for Yoga Journal, Light on Ayurveda, LA Yoga magazine and other wellness publications. He served as an active Board member of the California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine (CAAM), and is founder of Sevanti Wellness in Pacific Palisades, CA. For more information about James, visit


Tawny Sterios RYT-200 is co-founder of mBODY Yoga, and has been teaching yoga in San Luis Obispo since 2004. She is certified in both Kundalini Yoga and LEVITYoga, and is a certified Pre/Post Partum Doula and a Pre/Post Natal Yoga Instructor. Tawny teaches yoga lifestyle principles in LEVITYoga’s Teacher Training Programs, and has been leading monthly New Moon Women’s Circle since 2010. She was a featured model in Yoga Journal Magazine (2010-2011) and was one of a select group of national instructors invited to teach yoga at the White House for Michelle Obama’s anti-obesity initiative (2011-2013). Tawny’s passion for yoga and warm presence makes her teaching style very approachable and accessible to students of all levels. For more information about Tawny, visit


INSPIRATIONAL TRAININGS! Our Yoga Teacher Trainings are much more than programs for aspiring teachers. Each course is created to transform your relationship with yoga, and ultimately your life. Experience connection in a way corporate trainings or online courses can never match……face to face…heart-to-heart…


About Peter Sterios

Peter Sterios is an internationally recognized, advanced yoga teacher (ERYT-500) and architect based in San Luis Obispo, California, USA. He is the founder of LEVITYoga™, MANDUKA™ Yoga Mats, and creator of the popular yoga DVD series “Gravity & Grace” which is one of YOGA JOURNAL’s “top 15 yoga DVD’s of all time”. For three years (2011-2013) Peter taught yoga at the White House for Michelle Obama’s anti-obesity initiatives.


with Peter Sterios & Ruth Kempton
with Richard Rosen & Peter Sterios


with Tawny Sterios
with Peter Sterios

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