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Do What you Love!  

In Yoga Sanctuary's Yoga Teacher Training with Sara Rose Page, you will learn to teach alignment-based yoga (both hatha and flow). For the Fall 2019 YTT Sara Rose will be joined by Guest Teachers Lisa Leizman and Ellie Cook.


  • 200/hr teacher training (eligibility for 200 RYT registration)

  • Anatomy of Yoga Online Course with Martin Kirk

  • Discount on Monthly Yoga Sanctuary Memberships



Yoga Teacher Training is an inspiring opportunity for your own growth and transformation - to be nurtured as you find your voice and learn to teach yoga with clarity, skill and warmth of heart. 

Teaching exercises, designing teaching curriculum, and progressive sequencing are regular parts of the training. You will learn to instruct poses clearly and succinctly, with language skills that inspire your students to express themselves from the inside out. 


"[The YS] Yoga Teacher Training Program create[s] this amazing well-rounded sphere that contains the foundation of not only building a strong asana practice but also philosophy and what yoga truly means to you as person, a yogi and someone whom is embarking on becoming a teacher. When Sara tells you at the beginning of training it is a life changing experience, it truly is and during this transformation you are supported in a very safe and loving atmosphere from everyone. From monkeying around, learning about Hanuman and the other stories that yoga philosophy is richly steeped in, to learning how to adeptly spot misalignment in your students, the teacher training program sets you up to become as great a teacher as you allow yourself to grow because the learning doesn’t stop when the program is over. Sara and Lisa give you so much knowledge for you to explore on your own, you pursue what is meaningful to you so that you may pass that great and beautiful knowledge on to everyone else that you meet. Your eyes are truly opened to the greater, wider world." --Brittany A.  2017


Prerequisite: Minimum of at least one year active (2x week) yoga practice required.


Standard Tuition (after June 15): $3200*

Standard Tuition YS Members (after June 15) : $3150

Early Bird Rate (paid in full before June 15): $3100* (Save $100)

Early Bird Rate YS Members: $3050

$25 Application fee & Non-refundable deposit of $500 due with application ($500 deposit included in training tuition, refunded if you are not accepted into training)

Payment Plan Rate: $3400 (total paid in 5 payments of $580 including a processing fee of $75)




During this Teacher Training you will be supported and mentored to:

• Design and teach a 6-8 week beginner yoga course
• Co-teach a yoga class with your fellow teacher trainees (during the last 2 months)
• 1 class per week at Yoga Sanctuary is required; discounts on membership offered to Trainees (classes at a local studio for out of town students is acceptable)
• 15 hours of Online Anatomy Webinar with Martin Kirk- lifetime access included!

Additional hours (outside YTT) include

  • 10 hours practice teaching on your own

  • written and reading homework completed each weekend

Need to miss a day or weekend? Exceptions are possible only for emergency or other major life events if you want to be eligible for Yoga Alliance Certification, and the hours must be made up with instructors. There may be additional fees for make-up hours. 

*In order to graduate from this program, you will need to fulfill certain requirements:

  • Attendance at all training workshops. You may miss only 24 hours of class time, but those hours must be made up with approved workshops or projects.

  • Written homework assignments must be completed.

Certification: Students who successfully fulfill all requirements will receive a certificate of completion from Yoga Sanctuary and will be eligible for 200-Hour Yoga Alliance RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) status. 

FORMAT: 6 weekends + 12 Wednesday evenings

6 Weekends

Saturday: 10AM-5PM *includes 1 hour lunch break

Sunday: 10AM-2:30PM * includes a short break!


August 3-4 

September 14-15

October 5-6 

November 9-10

December 7-8

January 4-5  

12 Wednesday Evenings

5:45 - 8:30pm

*first 15 min will be restorative pose or meditation; students who need to arrive at 6pm may do so


Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25

Oct. 2, 16, 23, 30

Nov. 6, 13, 20

Dec 4

(Dec 11 will be a make up date if any classes are canceled due to weather etc.) 

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sara rose page 

Sara Rose is an Experienced 500 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance (E-RYT) and owner of Yoga Sanctuary since 1999. She has been honored to train hundreds of yogis to become yoga teachers, through the curriculum which she has developed and refined for well over a decade. And what a joy to continue to grow and offer this training with respected colleague and YS teacher, Lisa Leizman!

Sara's background in yoga spans over 2 decades of learning and teaching, including 10 years as a certified Anusara yoga teacher where she learned therapeutic alignment principles and the art of teaching with a theme, core practices which she still uses today.  Sara offers clear and empowering alignment instruction infused with uplifting philosophical teachings that inspire us to live everyday with courage, curiosity, and compassion.  She has studied extensively with world-renowned philosophy expert Dr. Douglas Brooks in Rajanaka Tantra and the Esoteric Traditions of the Goddess. Sara came to yoga in her teenage years in search of healing and her passion for yoga has been a constant since then. It is Sara's intention to support every student to begin where they are, in body and heart, to find self-acceptance and discover their capacity for unique and authentic self-expression on and off the mat.


Lisa Leizman 

Lisa has taught at Yoga Sanctuary for over 6 years. She has extensive experience teaching yoga, dance and philosophy and completed her Anusara Teacher Training with Sara Rose in 2008.

Early one spring morning, sitting on a park bench. Not really sure why or how I came to be there, sitting on a park bench, outside of the yoga studio. What I do know is that I want to go in there. But, what is yoga? What do people learn? What do they actually do in there?

Sitting on a park bench, early one spring morning. Maybe I could just go home.
Is yoga more than physical poses? What is that breathing stuff all about? Why am I afraid? Not really sure why or how I came to be there.
Sitting on this park bench, early in the morning. I could just go home. 

Why am I afraid?
What I do know is that I want to go in there.
Eventually, curiosity and desire get the better of me.
Get up.
Go in.

Now, fifteen years later, when I teach yoga, I return again and again to this first experience—the curiosity and fear, the desire and doubt and what took hold so vividly in my imagination. Here was a field of study that engaged all parts of being human: a warm and open invitation into a world of delightful and challenging physical possibilities that I had never explored, a rich philosophical tradition that was as
intellectually stimulating as it was complex and a place of creative expression and innovation within an evolving tradition. Here was a place to breathe. How or why you find yourself on the park bench can stay a mystery. On any day, yoga welcomes you just as you are.
Get up.
Go in. 



Practicing since the 1970s with her husband, Ellie has taught yoga since 2000. An editor and writer by trade, she heard the call of yoga ever more powerfully when she found the Tantric practice taught at Yoga Sanctuary. That call—how to live more authentically and beautifully through yoga—is what she seeks to offer her students. In her classes, inspiring stories and alignment cues will ignite all aspects of your yoga practice, no matter what level. Ellie taught at The Yoga Studio in Haydenville and still teaches at Northampton Athletic Club. She honors her many teachers, especially Sara Rose Page and others originally from the Anusara school who inspired her to achieve Anusara-inspired status (though she is no longer affiliated with the school). Ellie is a registered E-RYT (1,000 hours plus) with Yoga Alliance. From her practice, family, community, and walking in the world, Ellie derives great joy and inspiration. The road goes ever on.

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yoga Teacher Training APplication

Below is the application for the YS YTT class of 2019. Payment information will be posted shortly.

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A $500 deposit is due upon enrollment to hold your spot. Your payment is due in full by the early registration date in order to receive discounted rate. Full payment is required a unless a payment plan has been previously arranged.  Deposits are non-refundable.

If you cancel 30 days before the start of the program you receive your payment less the $500 deposit. If you cancel 15-30 days before of the start of the program, you will forfeit your $500 deposit and 50% of tuition already paid. No refunds 0-14 days before the start of the program. If you cancel within 14 days before the start of the program or do not attend the program, the entire deposit and program tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable. Once the program begins the program tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable.


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