Training Begins October 12th, 2020!

Pre-registration is required to attend this program. We do not take enrollments once the program has begun.

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Is this program right for me?

This comprehensive program is designed for yoga practitioners looking to begin the teaching journey and dive into the Awakening Yoga Vinyasa system.

  • You are passionate about yoga

  • You want to learn at your own pace

  • You want to learn how to teach both in-person and online classes

  • You are looking for guidance and discipline in your physical practice

  • You want to connect with a global community of teachers and students

Pricing options

Choose to pay in full or in monthly installments. Early Bird Pricing ends September 25th, 2020

Please register with confidence.

This program is fully refundable up until October 9th, 2020. You will receive your training manual 48 hours prior to the start of the program and at that time there will no longer be any refunds issued. Please reach out to us directly with any questions regarding the cancellation and refund policy

BIPOC and In-need Scholarships

We have filled all of the available scholarship spots for these training dates. 

Study Schedule

  • Live practice 2x per week (Fri/Sat) with Patrick Beach and Carling Harps

  • 8 week unlimited membership to Commune Yoga Online

  • Weekly coursework, lectures, and group exercises

  • Required module quizzes, reading, & self study

  • Supported teaching experience

  • Live session 2x per week for Q&A, resource discussion, asana labs, and teaching practice

  • Final teaching practicum with personal feedback

Meet your Teachers

Patrick Beach

Founder, Teaching & Embodiment Lead

In the constant pursuit of discovery, Patrick has been practicing and teaching with deep commitment since he was 20 years old. After growing up in serious athletics he found the practice while searching for deeper consciousness and physical expression. He conceptualized the Awakening Yoga practice while teaching around the world as a method to bring expansive Asana to a wider student base. Always rooting his teaching a vision of the practice as a map and navigation aide to guide and enhance your life.

Carling Harps

Founder, Anatomy & Language Lead

A lifelong lover of education, Carling has spent the last decade+ studying and stoking her curiosity for all things Yoga, Birth, and Women’s advocacy. Steeping in offerings from teachers such as Annie Carpenter, David Regelin, Phillip Askew and multidisciplinary systems such as Functional Range Conditioning & Pregnancy/Postpartum Athleticism coaching. As a founder of Awakening Yoga, Carling has traveled the world offering workshops and facilitating trainings in the AY style with her partner Patrick. She is a FRCms and a Kinstretch Instructor as well as a doula trained by Penny Simpkin in 2014. Carling specializes in Pre & Post Natal Yoga and treats every teaching moment as an opportunity for connection, community, and growth.

Bess Prescott

Philosophy & History Lead

Bess grew up on the ocean and then an organic farm nestled in the Blue Mountains, Australia, spending a childhood in wonderment of the earth, the sky, and all the mysterious beings that lived between. She has been practicing yoga more than half her life, beginning at age 14 with a daily yoga practice with the help of a Louisa Sears video she found in her mums cupboard. She has been graced with years of study with incredible teachers, including Rose Baudin, Sally Kempton, Dr. Robert Svoboda, Elena Brower, Carlos Pomeda, Clive Sheridan, Tara Judelle, Rod Stryker, and Gwyn Williams. She is in love with the Goddess in all her forms, and shares deity practices through meditation, mantra, pranayama, and asana. She lives in Byron Bay and is the co-owner of Creature Yoga with Tahl Rinsky. She has been teaching yoga since 2011 and is Yoga Alliance ERYT500 certified.


This 200 hour Foundational program focuses on the Solar Vinyasa pillar of the Awakening Yoga system and is comprised of theoretical, practical, and exploratory modules.

  • How to teach public classes

    Find your own voice as a teacher through practical teachings exercises and group activities to ensure you graduate with confidence & comfort as a new teacher

  • Introduction to Pranayama

    Learn foundational Pranayama techniques for your home practice and teaching techniques for public class

  • Philosophy and History of Yoga

    Dive into the foundational pillars of yogic philosophy, including its vast origins, source texts, and practices

  • Postural anatomy of classical yoga asana

    Explore structural breakdown of classic yoga poses, cueing approaches, and how to apply modern biomechanics to the physical yoga practice

  • How to start your yoga teaching career

    Learn how to find your first teaching job, create your niche, develop your own yoga teaching business, and thrive in many different teaching settings such as online or in person.

  • Master The Solar Practice & The Set

    Learn the complete Awakening Yoga Solar Vinyasa sequence and The Set to effectively teach as both a public classes and its components for small group lessons.

  • Creative Sequencing

    Learn how to use the Awakening Yoga system to craft intelligent, purposeful, and creative sequencing for in-person and online classes

  • Anatomy & Movement Science

    Dive into the foundations of anatomy and biomechanics to develop a keen eye for physical patterning

  • Introduction to Hands on Adjustments

    Learn effective & intuitive ways to observe the unique bodies of students to determine the best approach to aiding students via verbal cueing, directional one-on-one help, and individually appropriate hands-on-adjustments

  • Business & Social Media

    Learn how to use social media to help you build a unique online presence, find which social channels best serve your creative interests, and how to manage your accounts day to day

  • Modifications and Adaptations

    Explore your own unique practice and perspective in order to better assess and help your students.

  • Introduction to Subtle Body

    Integrate the knowledge of the subtle body systems such as the Chakras, Prana, and Vayus into your practice and tea


  • Is this course Live? What if I can't make every session?

    This training course is a combination of live and content recorded week by week throughout the training. For the best experience, we recommend following along with the schedule as much as possible but all live sessions will be recorded and posted for later viewing as well. Weekly live sessions with Patrick & Carling occur on Friday & Saturdays at 9:00am (PST)

  • I live in a different time zone, can I still attend?

    yes! This program is full of global participants and you may attend from anywhere in the world. Reliable internet access is required to access the course but you may view all the content at your pace and during the times that work for you.

  • How should I be planning and completing the coursework?

    Each week you will gain access to a new set of lectures, readings, and videos. Weekdays are a great chance to complete the more theoretical coursework, while the weekends include more of the practical lessons in our Live sessions. Of course, you can also learn and structure the workload as fits your schedule to complete the program at your own pace if you prefer.

  • Are there any pre-requisites?

    Just like our in person programs, we recommend that you have a consistent pre-existing yoga practice and a deep sense of curiosity and passion for the practice before joining a teacher training course.

  • How long do I have to complete the program?

    This course is designed to be followed for 8 weeks, which breaks down to roughly 25 hours of commitment per week. However, you will have access to all of the course materials for 6 months and can complete the work at your own pace if desired.

  • Do I have to plan to teach to attend this program?

    People join teacher trainings for many different reasons and a deep interest in learning more about the practice itself can be one. We design all of our YTT courses to help you become a knowledgeable, confident, and compelling teacher & practitioner so while you don't have to intend on teaching, there will be teaching-specific requirements and exercises that we expect you to engage thoughtfully with throughout the course.

  • Is this course Yoga Alliance certified?

    Yes, Awakening Yoga Academy is a RYS 200/300 and upon completion you will be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as a 200 hr Registered Yoga Teacher. Registering with Yoga Alliance is NOT required to teach yoga and is not a governing body or a union. We work with them as a fully accredited Yoga School to ensure that you have the option to register upon graduation should you chose to do so.

  • Can I spread the cost out in a payment plan?

    absolutely. You may pay in full, or you may commit to a 6 month payment plan. We cannot allow payment plans beyond 6 months at this time.