Learn. Connect. Inspire.

The Grinning Yogi brings passion and FUN to teacher training. Together we’ll help you cultivate your beautiful voice as a teacher while sharing the rich principles of the yoga. All of our offerings are uniquely designed to help you develop a living relationship with yogic principles and empower you to share yourself and your practices on and off the mat.

Next Program: Spring 2019

Our Spring 2019 program runs on weekends staring March 6th

Typical weekend hours are: Fridays 6-9pm, Saturdays + Sundays 930am-5pm

Because we welcome multiple ‘guest-perts’, some weekend schedules will vary. Exact schedule and curriculum is available upon request.

Course Includes:

  • Functional Anatomy

  • Teaching Practicum

  • Meditation + Pranayama

  • Ethics, Accessibility + The Business of Yoga

  • Chakras + The Subtle Body

  • Theming + Musicality

  • Intro to Vinyasa Sequencing

  • Philosophy and The Modern Yogi

  • Hands-ON: The Art of Assisting

  • Yin + Restorative Practices

  • Social Justice + Community Responsibility


$500 Deposit plus:
$2450 Balance; due 30 days before first session of training

Payment Plans
$500 Deposit plus:
4 payments of $675 OR 8 payments of $340

Tuition includes: Unlimited yoga, training manual, all workshops + guest teachers, warm fuzzy feelings <3

Scholarship options are available. Please apply here.

**Please note: our 2019 Fall Scholarship has already been awarded.

Our trainings attract, challenge and cultivate independent thinkers with a longing to create positive impact. We challenge our graduates to live their yoga though mindfulness, vulnerability, self-care & embodiment. In addition to creating masterful teachers, The Grinning Yogi focuses on using yogic tools as a way to explore ourselves and our world. Together, we find the power of connection and the gift of an open heart.

Teaching Practicum

Each of our Grinning Graduates have the opportunity to practice their teaching skills in real classes post-graduation. Our *freshly minted* teachers teach a free weekly class on Saturdays at our studios. (Tell your friends!) 

Fall 2019 Special Guests and Facilitators

Ali Cramer: Philosophy and Lifestyle

Christine Chen: Ayurveda and Essential Oils

Claire Stetina: Functional Anatomy

Maria McDonald: Facilitation, Ethics and Holding Space

PLUS: Weekly Mentorship with a Grinning Yogi senior teacher

Word on the mat…

We were supported 110% along the way…

I feel so grateful that I was able to do my TT at TGY--I moved to Ithaca, NY shortly after graduation, and am still just reveling that I got to learn to teach what I love with a group of people who I love in a space that made me feel so welcome and comfortable. The only thing that would make the experience better was if we had ALSO invented a teleporter, so I could hop over to Seattle whenever I wanted to take classes at TGY again :) 

— K.B.

One of the best decisions I’ve made…

When I signed up for TGY TT, I really had no idea if I wanted to teach yoga, and a year later I think I'm still trying to answer that question. But never in that time have I doubted whether doing YTT was the right choice. Teacher training gave me a great foundation of yoga knowledge and a lot more confidence in my personal practice. But more than anything, I think that spending three months challenging yourself and thinking really hard about your life is just a great recipe for wonderful changes. And if you're going to do that, I can't imaging a better group to do it with than Jamie, her wonderful teachers, and other members of the TGY community. Getting to know so many awesome and inspiring people was the icing on top of an already delicious (chocolate) cake.

— B.S.

Teacher Training was revelatory!

Aside from the life-long friendships forged, the most valuable aspect of TGY TT was the deepening of my own practice as well as shining a light on the depth, breadth, and history of yoga. 

— A.H.


Your brightest life is waiting…