JULY 6th - 31st, 2009

The 200 hour


Meet JODY RUFTY, our instructor, in the


on Saturday May 9th, from  2:30pm-5:00pm

Please call us at 919-933-9642 to sign up!


This is the original Teacher Training Program that trained some of your favorite teachers!

Shiva Rea, Seane Corn, Max Strom, Baron Baptiste, Saul David Raye, Simon Park,

Simi Cruz, and Natasha Rizopoulos, all were certified by the YogaWorks system

developed by master teachers Chuck Miller, Maty Ezraty and Lisa Walford.

Erich Schiffmann, Rod Stryker, and Ana Forrest all started their teaching careers at YogaWorks.


Questions? Call Tracy at 919-933-9642 or email us at info@triangleyoga.com


Every summer TRIANGLE YOGA  partners with

YOGAWORKS bringing their 200-Hour Teacher Training Program to Chapel Hill.

Visit their web site for more information.


YOGAWORKS offers one of the most comprehensive Teacher Training programs in the country for aspiring teachers and serious students of yoga. Our multi-specialist approach to teacher training blends the best of yoga tradition from the East and West. The understanding and practice of asana is the cornerstone to the Yoga Works approach to teaching and is complemented in this course with the study of yoga philosophy, meditation, pranayama, prenatal, ayurveda and anatomy.






For financial help email Emilie Chan at,


Her phone 310.664.6470 x126

F 310.564.7759
2215 Main Street • Santa Monica, CA • 90405
skype: emilie.m.chan



July 6th - 31s,t 2009

5 days a week, 8am to 5pm

$3150 if paid in full by June 5th, after which the fee is $3400.

Please send your deposit check or full payment to;

YogaWorks Teacher Training

Attn: Teacher Training Dept

2215 Main Street

Santa Monica, CA, 90405

Please include a copy of the first page from your application

(name, address and phone# info)

If you are paying by Credit Card,

please call 310-664-6470 ext 126


Need a place to stay? Check out "How Suite it Is".

If you say you are in the Triangle Yoga/YogaWorks

Teacher Training, you wil receive a discount.




Fact Sheet.pdf




Standing Poses (neutrally and externally rotated)

Required Anatomy Weekend,

July 11th-12th , 12:30pm-6:30pm

with Carol Verner



Inversions, Sun Salutations, Abdominals and Arm Balances



Standing Twists, Backbends, How To Teach Beginners

and Prenatal Yoga



Seated Twists, Forward Bends, Lotus, Restoratives

and Ayurveda and Yoga


Your books will cost $73.40 on Amazon.com before shipping & tax.

Required books will be:

The Heart of Yoga

Light on Yoga

Yoga Mind, Body and Spirit


The Concise Book of Muscles


The Yoga Sutras (Satchidananda translation)




About Yoga Works Teacher Training
Theory and Practice of Yoga

YogaWorks believes the path to becoming a professional yoga teacher is a unique, satisfying, and life-affirming journey.

We offer one of the world’s most comprehensive Teacher Training Programs for aspiring teachers and serious students

of yoga. Our program is rooted in our deep history as an eclectic school that embraces and celebrates many styles of yoga.

Our mission is to provide each yoga teacher with the foundation to teach skillfully with compassion, safety, and integrity,

while honoring his or her individual voice and style. At Yoga Works, our mission is to provide yoga teachers with the

foundation to teach skillfully with compassion, integrity and safety, while honoring his or her unique voice and style.

The dynamic and conscious practice of asana is the cornerstone to the Yoga Works approach to teaching. To deepen their education, students in the Yoga Works teacher training will also study anatomy and physiology, explore yoga’s philosophical underpinnings, practice meditation and pranayama as well as investigate the subtle body and the science of Ayurveda. This foundational training will emphasize deepening a student’s personal practice, as this is the source for their creative teaching.

It will also include a comprehensive study of the techniques and mechanics of fundamental yoga postures, while providing the tools necessary to teach yoga to others. To facilitate a more scientific understanding of the body, the training includes the study

of functional anatomy-including units devoted to the feet, legs, pelvis, spine and shoulder girdle as well as the physiology of inversions, breathing and the nervous system. In addition, to give developing teachers a balanced understanding of yoga, the Yoga Works training moves beyond the physical with the study of meditation, pranayama, Ayurveda and the chakra system.

Topics Include:

- Intensive asana study
- Beginning anatomy and physiology
- Introduction to meditation
- The principles of pranayama
- Understanding restorative yoga
- Introduction to ayurveda
- Overview of subtle body/chakra system

Since 1988, Yoga Works has trained hundreds of new teachers and continues to offer

on-going curriculum to its graduates. Our Teacher Training program includes a 200-hour

foundational course, a professional program for developing teachers and a certification assessment.

During your 200-hour teacher training, you will learn the fundamentals of intelligent instruction: the
cornerstone of a YogaWorks style class. We feel it is a teacher’s job, rather than just leading students
through a routine, to really teach them something in each class, using instructions to stretch students’
thinking and approach to postures and/or the philosophy of yoga. In this way we hope to offer our
students a rich, original, multi-layered experience. Within these guidelines, you will uncover your own
unique voice, style, and gifts as a yoga teacher. The YogaWorks distinctive view of sequencing asana is

inspired by three lineages: Ashtanga, Iyengar and Viniyoga. From Ashtanga Yoga comes sun salutes,

heat and breath, from Iyengar, conscientious instruction, focus on inversion and themes and from Viniyoga,

individualized modifications. From there, YogaWorks has added its own unique sequencing guidelines

based on the needs of the average practitioner and has tied these threads together into a cohesive whole.
The 200-hour program is divided into sections according to types of asana studied. We begin with
standing poses – Tadasana – the template – and the postures that are most like Tadasana – those
poses in which the femur bones are placed neutrally in the hip sockets. From neutrally-rotated
standing poses we move to outwardly-rotated standing poses. From there, we explore a new type of
asana each session: inversions, sun salutes, back bends, forward bends, twists, arm balances as
well as how to teach beginners and restoratives. Anatomy and philosophy are woven into the cloth of
the course so that they relate to the asana. Pranayama, meditation and study of the subtle body are
introduced once students have built a solid physical foundation through work in the asanas.

Once a trainee has successfully completed our basic training and professional program,

they will have surpassed the Yoga Alliance criteria for 200-hour level certification, be well on their

way toward the 500-hour level and may be considered for a teaching position at Yoga Works.

Teachers generally make their start in student-teacher classes. From there, they have the

opportunity to grow into teachers with wide ranging careers that include teaching classes,

workshops and retreats wherever Yoga Works reaches both in this country and around the world.

Yoga Philosophy
Over 2,000 years ago the sage Patanjali described the process of Yogic movement toward

higher consciousness and peace in his treatise “The Yoga Sutras.” His teachings are a living,

practical model that, once understood, can be applied to all aspects of life today. They serve to deepen

the awareness of our relationship to ourselves, to others, and to our environment. Participants of this

course will be introduced to the vast wealth of inspiration available in the Yoga Sutras.

The Theory and Practice of Teaching
The art of teaching is a form of yoga in itself requiring sensitivity, compassion and practice.

A teacher must encourage and inspire, being sensitive to both the needs of individuals as well as

those of the group. The practical and subtle aspects involved in teaching, to be addressed in this course, include:

-How to be an effective teacher
-Use of voice, body language, touch
-The art and science of sequencing
-Learning how to see and understand bodies
-The purpose and use of props: in personal practice and class setting
-Hands on adjustments
-Practice Teaching



Deepen your practice, unlock potential, and transform your understanding of yoga.

with our Teacher Training Instructor JODIE RUFTY.


JODIE RUFTY has been teaching Hatha Yoga since 1995 throughout New York, and California as well as Internationally.

She is registered to teach through Yoga Alliance at the 500 hour level. Jodie has been certified to teach both by Alan Finger

of Be Yoga/Yoga Works and Alison West of Yoga Union. She has continued her education with many teachers including

Rodney Yee, and Anna Forrest completing several Teacher Training Intensives in 1998, 2000 & 2003 while residing briefly

in California teaching at The Yoga Studio of Mill Valley. Jodie led the Teacher Training Program at Yoga People in 2001/2002 and more recently has led Be Yoga and Yoga Works Teacher Training in 2004 & 2005. She co-founded Amrita Yoga Center

in September 2002 and helped start up Nava Yoga Center in Zagreb Croatia in June of 2004.

Jodie now resides in New York City where she continues to study, practice and teach Hatha yoga at

Be Yoga/Yoga Works, Equinox and privately. She also teaches many workshops and retreats Worldwide.

In the Spring of 2004 Jodie received certification and attunment to Reiki I, II, & III with Dayna Rittenberg and Carole Harbard. Jodie also recently traveled to Ireland to study with Master Healer Derek O’Neill and was initiated into a new Healing Modality, while in Ireland, called The Rising Star Healing System. She is excited to use both these new levels of energetic healing

through the yoga as well as one on one sessions with clients.

Jodie's knowledge, passion, and devotion make her a very powerful teacher/healer. All of these incredible tools and gifts

are given to help access and open the channels within us so that we all can awaken to the luminous Spirit and

Truth that resides in us all.

email Jodie

Photos From our Teacher Training Intensive

July 2008










Our Graduation T-Shirt!

The Last Day



Kristen, our fabulous assistant, & Jodie

Tracy, our Yoga Mama, and Jodie