Santa Monica Yoga 200-hour Teacher Training
with Nancy Goodstein & Kyra Haglund

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild & precious life?"

~ Mary Oliver


Nancy and Kyra

This training develops a platform of knowledge to understand the fundamentals of yoga, not only for your own practice but to share with the world as well. You will finish with the ability to lead safe, well-informed yoga classes.

The training is tailored to the individual student and fosters self-knowledge through the study of asana, anatomy, yogic philosophy, and hands-on practice with teaching.

Students entering this 200-hour yoga teacher training should have at least one year of consistent yoga practice with one or more teachers.


Join us for a free information session to find out more about the training. Click on one of the dates below for details and to sign up.

Sunday, July 23, 12:30-1:00 pm

Sunday, August 13, 12:30-1:00 pm


Topics Include:

  • Deepening understanding of yoga asanas and form
  • The art of teaching and communicating with your students
  • Physical adjustments
  • Practice teaching
  • Awakening understanding of the self: physically, mentally and emotionally
  • How to Meditate
  • Introduction to Pranayama
  • Integrating yoga philosophy into the practice and teaching of yoga
  • Anatomy with Jamie Elmer



Ten Weekends:

  • September 9-10
  • October 7-8
  • October 28-29
  • November 18-19
  • December 9-10
  • January 6-7
  • January 20-21
  • February 3-4
  • March 3-4
  • April 7-8

Schedule for Each Weekend:

  • Saturday 7:30 am to 5:30pm
  • Saturday 7:30 am to 5:30 pm

Additional Requirements:

Reading and homework assignments, attendance at public yoga classes.

2016-17 trainees with Nancy

2016-17 trainees with Nancy

"I have never made a better choice than to take the Santa Monica Yoga Teacher Training. The skills I have learned to further my practice and better my daily life are incalculable. The teachers are kind, compassionate and have a deep understanding of the practice. The friends I made in the training have become my family and I feel incredibly blessed. Thank you Santa Monica Yoga!"

~ Alecia Weaver (2013)



Santa Monica Yoga’s 200-hour Teacher Training is registered through Yoga Alliance. Students who successfully complete the training will receive certification and may register through Yoga Alliance.

Once certified, trainees will be eligible to volunteer to teach specially designated teacher trainee classes on the Santa Monica Yoga schedule. Through this program we are able to provide our graduates with the opportunity to gain real teaching experience and also to provide our community with low-cost yoga classes.


  • Super Early Bird Price by 7/24/17: $2500
  • Early Bird Price by 8/14/17: $2750
  • Price after 8/14/17: $3,000

Payment Plan

  • A deposit of $350 holds your space in the training, due by 8/14/17
  • The remaining balance, divided into six monthly payments, will be charged to your credit card


Download application, complete and email Bruce at the studio, then sign up below:


Nancy Goodstein has been an Ashtanga and Hatha yoga teacher for 27 years in which time she has taught and traveled around the world. She is grateful to have had the wonderful teachings of Sri K Pattabhi Jois, Dena Kingsburg, Shari Friedrichson, Alan Finger, Lisa Walford, Erich Schiffmann and more. They have shared their knowledge while encouraging her to find and speak from her own truth. She feels this is the greatest thing she can pass on to her students.

Kyra Haglund, E-RYT, SEP, MSW is a yoga teacher and a clinical social worker based in Los Angeles. She lived and studied holistic arts in both India and Nepal and has been teaching yoga for the past 15 years. Trained in Ashtanga, classical hatha yoga, and somatic therapy, Kyra offers classes that support greater inner balance, self-regulation, and well-being.  In addition to the Santa Monica Yoga teacher training, Kyra is also the co-creator of the Trauma Informed Yoga training.


Jamie Elmer teaches the anatomy portion of our training. In her twelfth year as a movement therapist, Jamie utilizes gait therapy, yoga, and Pilates in a method focused on breath, alignment and safety. Jamie travels domestically and internationally working with movement professionals and students at clinics, care centers, yoga studios, and retreat facilities.

Luke Ketterhagen

Steve Jones

Deborah Raoult

Santa Monica Yoga ~ 1640 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica CA ~ 310-396-4040