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Yoga Teacher Training

Desert Zen Yoga School is offering our first 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in the summer of 2022.  The training will be taught by Lori Fitzpatrick, Allyson Tyler and Shay Pedersen.  The training will be held exclusively on weekends and span a six month period.  While you will be able to teach a yoga class after our training, our main focus will be on deepening your understanding of yoga and expanding your personal practice.


Yoga Alliance Accredited

Desert Zen Yoga Schools 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training is Yoga Alliance accredited.  After completing our training you will be able to join membership as a Registered Yoga Teacher, a certification many studios look for when hiring teachers.

Training Details

Training will be held on weekends only, from 7am-4pm.  Training is scheduled for the following dates:

June 18-19
June 25-26
July 9-10
July 23-24
Aug 13-14

Aug 27-28

Sept 10-11

Sept 24-25
Oct 22-23

Nov 19-20
Dec 10-11

Training will be held at the yoga studio within Bella Body in Civano at 5318 S Civano Blvd.

Cost is $2800 if paid in full by May 4, 2022

A payment plan is available for $3000 total, $750 paid 5/24, 7/24, 9/24 and 11/24

All books and materials will be provided. 


Content Covered

Your 200 hours training will cover all of the following topics:
-meditation, mantras and mudras

-anatomy and physiology
-history of yoga

-yoga teacher ethics
-creative sequencing
-unlocking your voice
-professional development
-yoga business

Special Guest teachers will also introduce students to different types of yoga.

Meet Your Trainers

Lori Fitzpatrick E-RYT200, RYT500 is the Lead Trainer for your YTT.  Lori received her training from Session Yoga and advanced training from Yoga Oasis. She is also certified in Buti Yoga, 11:11 and Children's Yoga.  Although Lori gravitates toward power yoga styles, she also has a love of Yin and Restorative yoga.  Lori's main goal for this training is that all students will be able to teach an all levels yoga class confidently upon graduation.   Lori feels that Yoga Teacher Training was life changing  and hopes that our students feel the same. 


Allyson Tyler E-RYT200, RYT500 is will be assisting with your YTT.  Allyson received her initial training from Shine in Winchester, VA and advanced training from Authentic Yoga Teacher Training in Scottsdale, AZ. Her main goal for this training is for students to feel comfortable exploring and building a personal yoga practice, and maybe teaching practice, that feels true for them.  Allyson found her trainings added depth in understanding herself and others and the ways we move through the world. She is honored to be part of each student's unique journey.

Shay Pedersen E-CYT200, CYT500 will be assisting with your YTT.  After teaching mat Pilates exclusively, Shay was invited to do a yoga teacher training by her favorite teacher, who became her mentor, in 2010.   Shay immediately began teaching a multitude of classes at different locations and different styles in 2010.  Shay followed that training with an intensive and comprehensive 200 hour yoga teacher training in Costa Rica with Marianne Wells Yoga School, and subsequently completed her 300 hour advanced teacher training with My Vinyasa Practice and a certification in Thai Yoga Massage and Yoga Trapeze.  Shay has a strong desire to connect with her students through yoga, to offer training for many styles of yoga, and to offer skills and insight acquired over the past 12 years of teaching to aspiring yoga teachers.

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