Do What you Love  

In Yoga Sanctuary's Rasalila Yoga Teacher Training, with Sara Rose Page and Lisa Leizman, you will learn to teach alignment based yoga (both hatha and flow) over 10 weekends from September to June.  


  • 200/hr teacher training (eligibility for 200 RYT registration) 
  • Philosophy weekend with Dr. Douglas Brooks
  • Anatomy of Yoga Online Course with Martin Kirk
  • 30 free classes with lead instructors at Yoga Sanctuary 

Learn to Teach

Rasalila 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 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 their poses from the inside out. 



Prerequisite: 1 year of steady yoga practice and accepted application


  • Friday: 6PM-8:30PM
  • Saturday: 10AM-5PM *includes hour lunch break
  • Sunday: 10AM-1PM

TUITION: $3200 with $500 deposit due with application

  2016-2017 is currently ongoing

In 2017-2018, we will offer both a 200 Hour YTT & a 300 Hour/Advanced YTT, both Yoga Alliance Approved


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

• Design and teach an 8 week beginner yoga course (during the last 2 months)
•  Co-teach a yoga class with your fellow teacher trainees (during the last 2 months)
• 30 Free classes with Lisa and Sara Rose at Yoga Sanctuary during the YTT months
• 15 hours of Online Anatomy Webinar with Martin Kirk lifetime access
• A weekend of Philosophy with Douglas Brooks (

Additional hours (outside YTT weekends) include

  • 3 hours of assisting 
  • 10 hours practice teaching on your own 
  • written and reading homework completed each weekend

Need to miss a day or weekend? Exceptions are only possible 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. 

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. 

2017-2018 200hr YTT dates: 

SEPT 15-17 2017

OCT 6-8 2017

NOV 3-5 2017

DEC 1-3 2017

JAN 12-14 2018

FEB 2-4 2018

MAR 2-4 2018

APR 6-8 2018

MAY 4-6 2018

JUN 1-3 2018 


Friday 6-8:30pm
•   Welcome &  begin with a restorative pose or meditation/centering
•   Asana practice
•   Pranayama & Meditation
•   Return & Review Homework
•   Contemplation & Written Reflection

Saturday 10- 1
•   Share public Asana Class 10-11:30 (taught by Lisa or Sara)
•   Lecture & Discussion (philosophy, sequencing, alignment, themes,  etc)
•   Lunch Break 

Saturday 2-5
•   Anatomy
•    Teaching Exercises (language skills, observation skills, etc)
•    Asana/meditation/contemplation/
•    Savasana!
•    Review of the day

Sunday 10-1
•    Asana
•    Asana Modifications & Adjustments
•    Verbal and physical assists
•   Teaching exercises
•    Sequencing
•    Homework preview for next month
•   Asana/pranayama
•   Savasana!
•   Review of the day


Lisa Leizman and Sara Rose Page,  Rasalila Yoga Teacher Training Instructors

Lisa Leizman and Sara Rose Page,  Rasalila Yoga Teacher Training Instructors

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. 

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 uplifitng 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.


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