Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training

Spring 2020 dates:

February 29 - May 17 2020


Bird Rock Yoga proudly offers multiple 200hour Vinyasa & Hatha Yoga Teacher Trainings and in-depth Yin Yoga Teacher trainings throughout the year. Each training is designed to help you deepen your practice and also prepare you to one day teach yoga, whether that's here in San Diego, or wherever your travels may take you.  Find your own voice and your true self in this exciting, intensive program.  Over the course of the program, you will become deeply immersed in Vinyasa flow yoga and Hatha yoga, and also be exposed to other styles of yoga, as well as learn about meditation, chakras, yoga anatomy and the history of yoga. Upon successful completion of this 200 hour training you will be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as an RYT200...and your life WILL be forever altered in deep and meaningful ways!


Learn from an inspiring and supportive community of BRY yoga teachers including Melissa St. James, Heather Gjerde, Marissa Nicole Hentschel, Mandy Burstein, Dana Mitchell and more. Plus experts in their fields Dr. Simone Ressner (TCM) and Dave Garza (Anatomy). One of the premier trainings in San Diego, Bird Rock Yoga has maintained consistent high standards in their trainings and instructors since 2003. 

           2020 Spring Teacher Training*

200hr Vinyasa & Hatha Yoga Teacher Training

*Includes optional Rishikesh, India Retreat!


Program Dates - February 29 - May 17

Five Fridays 6:30pm-9:30pm (3/13, 4/17, 4/24, 5/8 & 5/15)
Saturdays 12:30pm-5:00pm
Sundays 12:30pm-5:00pm
   Easter weekend off!

   Optional Rishikesh, India retreat(click HERE) March 22-29, 2020*


Program Investment - 

Early Bird(Rock!) Discount #1:  Pay in Full (before Jan. 7, 2020): $1,995

Early Bird(Rock!) Discount #2: Pay in Full (before Feb. 7, 2020): $2,195

Regular Bird Price: Pay in Full (before Mar. 7, 2020): $2,295

All Trainees receive a fantastic BRY YTT Benefits package (worth over $700!) -

-3 months of unlimited yoga at Bird Rock Yoga studio during training

-The opportunity to teach donation based classes at BRY after graduation/certification
-Reduced membership prices at BRY for a full year after graduation/certification
- A great yoga mat/accessory kit
-Teaching Manuals, Teaching Yoga book, printed texts and supplemental materials
- and so much more!


Want to learn more and get to know the lead yoga instructors?

Join us for an upcoming, complementary BRY Vinyasa Flow class and YTT Information and Q&A session.


Secure your spot -

Only a $400 deposit reserves your spot HERE**

**Deposit is non-refundable

​Payment Plans are available.

*additional cost for Rishikesh, India retreat, airfare not included. Click HERE for retreat details!


email  or call 858-539-5742 with any questions


"What a comprehensive, unique and impressive training program! I loved every minute of it. Melissa & Heather, Thank You!" - Kat L.

"This has been such an incredibly amazing, eye-opening, and truly life changing experience for me. I am so grateful to have learned from everyone involved. I think...Melissa & Heather are such a magical pair. The past 8 weeks ... far exceeded expectations I may have had...I will forever look back @ this time fondly and w/ a huge smile. Thank you!" - Caitlin D.

"I am so grateful to every instructor who took the time to share their knowledge and experiences with us.

This YTT has been transformational to me as a person, not just as a potential teacher...

Thank you for sharing this gift of fresh, awakened living with us!" - Sam T.

"I've learned so much about myself and yoga from you both.

Thank you so much for helping me continue to grow in so

many ways." - Becca N.

"I want to say thank you THANK YOU for this wonderful journey!

I've enjoyed every step of the process...the exposure to different avenues

relating to yoga was rich..." - Billy H.

"All the teachers here are incredible! Thank you so much!!!!" - Christina H.


What you'll learn:

  • Fundamental & key elements of asana & anatomy, with a strong emphasis on safety & alignment principles

  • Yoga philosophy, history, & sacred texts

  • Basic Anatomy and Injury Prevention

  • Chakras, Nadis, and Traditional Chinese Medicine as it compliments Yoga

  • Modifying classes for special audiences

  • Pre-Natal Yoga

  • Pranayama & Meditation

  • Art of sequencing a class, setting a theme, & creating playlists

  • Tantra Yoga

  • ​How to market yourself as a yoga instructor

  • Practice teaching, teaching methodology & effective hands on adjustments

  • Lifestyle, ethics & mindful living, and more!


Meet your Teachers!

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Heather Gjerde Face.jpg
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St. James

Heather Gjerde







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