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300 Hour Teacher Training

Hosted by: Foo Dog Yoga, Petaluma, CA

Director: Amy Sullivan

Guest Faculty:

Pete Guinosso, Darren Main, Sean Haleen, Michele Klink, Sarah Ezrin

Registration is now open

for 2017 Training

10 Weekend Format for those interested in completing their 500hr with Yoga Alliance

All Weekend Workshops are open to the public separately. See pricing below. 


January - December 2017

(excluding July + August)

For info and application, email


Sharpen your skills, Master your gift, Advance your career


Live in Service

I am so excited to be offering the first 300 hour Roots & Wings Yoga Teacher Training Program. It's been my dream for sometime to bring together students who are yearning to further their learning, teachers who want to share their knowledge and a yoga studio that wants to build community. Everyone's intention is in bringing people together and sharing their gift with each other and their community. In my short time in Northern California, I was impressed at the caliber of teachers and I've gathered them to share their gift with you. 







This training will prepare each student to be a skilled, confident and exceptional yoga teacher through an in-depth study of the following components: 




To prepare each student to be a skilled, confident and exceptional yoga teacher, each weekend you will teach and receive compassionate, individualized and detailed feedback from Amy Sullivan and guest teachers in a live small classroom setting. We will discuss:


  • Language

  • The Art of Delivery 

  • Alignment Cues

  • Pace

  • Body Language

  • Vocal Tone, Vocal Quality and Chanting



  • Refining the Express of Your Authentic Self. 

  • Cultivating your Intuition and

  • Identifying your Authentic Self through Theme 

  • Learning the Art of storytelling

  • Growing with your Students

  • Integrating your own Personal Life Experience  


Give Back to your Community:  

As Picasso says, “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” Further teacher experience will come from through the Seva Project which places trainees in different teaching environments to give back to their community, to experience the role of service and to offer their gift to people that do not have access to affordable yoga. Learning how to going beyond the physical asana and serving as a guide for your students and creating a safe, nurturing environment and learning how to "Hold Space" for your students while they move through transitions in their lives. 


To prepare each student to be a skilled, confident and exceptional yoga teacher, each weekend has been divided into 10 WEEKEND IMMERSIONS or MINI-TRAININGS to be taught by Amy Sullivan and Guest Faculty. Guest Faculty will come from all lineages of yoga to add to your vinyasa portfolio. Teachers from around the Bay Area that are preared to share with you their expertise.  

Jan 20, 21, 22      Energetic Anatomy                             Amy Sullivan 

Feb 10, 11, 12      The Art of Assisting                            Amy Sullivan

Mar 17, 18, 19     Yoga Philosophy                                  Darren Main

April 21, 22, 23   Anatomy with Therapeutic Focus     Michele Klink

May 19, 20, 21    Ayurveda                                               Amy Sullivan

June TBA          Sequencing + Themes                         Pete Guinosso

July/August OFF

Sept 15, 16, 17    Anatomy - Fundamental Movement Sean Haleen 

Oct 6, 7, 8         Inversions + Advancing the Asana     Sarah Ezrin

Nov 17, 18, 19    Yin, Restorative, Pranayama + Meditation Amy Sullivan

Dec 8, 9 ,10       Business of Yoga Amy Sullivan          Amy Sullivan


Cost: $4000 for entire 300 hr Training .**Save $250 and Pay $3750 in Full by Dec 1st and get Early Bird Rate!!!!!*****

Includes: Cost of Teacher Training Manuals and Course Material (Does not include required reading material/books)​​  

Cost: $450 for Each weekend is open and available to the public for which includes three 2 hour classes and 30 hours of Curriculum and content. 


Fri 9-7:30

Sat 8-6 

Sun 8-6 

OPEN CLASS TIMES: $25 per class Open to the public. Food Dog Members $20 Per class. 

Fri 5:30 - 7:30 pm 

Sat 10-12pm

Sun 10-12pm



Jan 20, 21, 22     Energetic Anatomy                             Amy Sullivan 

Introduction Weekend: Energetic Anatomy + Subtle Body: Review and deeper inquiry into Elements, Mayas, Vayus, Chakras, Nadis as well as review and more specificity in Bones, Muscles, Joints and Systems of the Body. 

Feb 10, 11, 12      The Art of Assisting                             Amy Sullivan


Mar 17, 18, 19    Yoga Philosophy                                  Darren Main

In-depth study of the Yoga Sutras, Hindu Mythology and other classical yoga texts, including how to chant them and utilizing this knowledge - how to teach the true essence of yoga.  

April 21, 22, 23  Anatomy with Therapeutic Focus        Michele Klink

Build a solid knowledge base of musculoskeletal anatomy, physiology and kinesiology of Yoga Poses as applied to modern day Yoga practice.

  • Learn anatomy as applied to each category of asana (standing, twisting, forward bending, back bending, inverting).

  • Practice better body bio-mechanics and optimal alignment for bones, muscles, joints at the feet/ankles, knees, hips, spine and shoulders/neck.

  • Gain insight into injuries, common complaint areas and special conditions experienced by the modern day Yoga practitioner.

  • Learn strategies and modifications that can help with injury awareness, management and prevention

  • Sample Yoga Tune Up® Self-Care skills which includes myo-fascial release and corrective exercise movements.

May 19, 20, 21   Ayurveda                                         Amy Sullivan

The Science of Life: How to use this ancient practice for self-care and how to integrate the key principles of Elements to better inform your teaching, 

  • Creating a Daily Sadhana + Practicing Svadyaya (Self Study)

  • How to cultivate a Daily Ayurvedic Ritual/Routine


June TBA          Sequencing + Themes                         Pete Guinosso

Sequencing: Learn the structure of the vinyasa sequence to provide a full experience that allows for safety, creativity and simple applications for inclusion of all levels. 


July/August Off Happy Summer!

Sept 15, 16, 17    Anatomy - Fundamental Movement    Sean Haleen 

Foundational Anatomy: Stabilty, Freedom and Balance Sean Haleen 

Stability: will focus on "plugging in the sockets" as Iyengar taught towards the end of his life. Morning focus- integration of shoulder socket and morning is integration of hip socket.

Freedom: Day will focus on ranges of movement from the main sockets once stability is established. 

Balance: Using stability and range of motion, Sunday will focus on balancing poses testing the limit of both these aspects of alignment. 

Oct 6, 7, 8         Inversions                                          Sarah Ezrin

Nov 17, 18, 19    Yin, Restorative + Meditation              Amy Sullivan

These beautiful - once forgotten and now trending in popularity - practices that help to calm the nervous system and bring the body, mind and heart into a para-sympathetic state of healing. Effectively Guiding Meditation, Expanding Knowledge of Pranayama 

Dec 8, 9 ,10       Business of Yoga Amy Sullivan           Amy Sullivan

Closing Celebration Weekend: Advance your career: Distinguish yourself from the rest by building a professional teaching career by learning all aspects of how to be successful Yogi and still be a Yogi. This Business of Yoga Weekend will cover: bio, pictures, flyer production, blog, newsletters, social media, private clients, corporate clients, workshop and retreat preparation, insurance, liability waivers, continuing education and negotiating your pay rate with clients and studios. You will leave with a diverse portfolio ready to teach beyond the studio setting specifically designed around your passion and creativity. 


  • APPLICATION AND DEPOSIT TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT: Every student must fill out an application and a phone/meeting with Amy is required before acceptance into the training.  Once you are accepted by verbal or written contract, the $1000 deposit is non-refundable. If you are not accepted, your deposit will be refunded and you may re-apply next year. Email Amy for application. and check out Amy's Bio here.

  • ELIGIBILITY & INVESTMENT:  200 Hour Teacher Training program or equivalent experience is a prerequisite. After completing this training, RYT 200 teachers who meet Yoga Alliance requirements will be eligible to upgrade to RYT 500. Training students have access to Student rates for the duration of the training. A completed application and $1000 deposit are required to secure space in the training. 

  • PAYMENT PLANS: Will be offered at a $25 additional processing fee per month (for 9 months or until the tuition is paid in full). Each payment of $360 is due at the start of each training weekend. 

  • COMMITMENT: If you can not complete the program (for whatever reason) and you are on a payment plan, your credit card number, taken at the beginning of the program, will be charged the full cost of the tuition. You will sign a contract stating you will meet these deadlines. You are invited to come back into future trainings to finish your certification and at the discretion of the trainers. We will always work with each person individually to find a way to support you completing the certification process. 

  • MAKE-UP HOURS: It is highly discouraged to miss any days but life happens. You cannot receive a certificate of completion if you miss more than 40 hours of the training. Material and omwork missed is the responsibility of the student. This will be an additional cost to you outside of program costs. For every full day missed, the student may take a 1 hour private make-up session to be scheduled with Amy. The cost of each 1 hour make-up session is $100/hr or can be shared with other students. 


  • TRAINEE EXPECTATIONS and TRAINING COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS::  Yoga Alliance Guidelines requires you to spend 280 contact hours with Amy Sullivan or approved faculty and 20 Hours of Non-Contact Hours​. In order to receive a Certificate of Completion, you are required to have paid the tuition in full, complete all "Omwork" Assignments, you must attend a minimum of 20 outside yoga classes, you must assist at least 5 classes from Amy or approved teacher, pass the final written exam, you have attended all of the weekend sessions or approved makeup hours.  

  • Attendance and payment of tuition alone does not guarantee students will receive a Certificate of Completion and will be done so by the trainer's discretion. 

  • **Roots & Wings reserves the right to ask any student to leave the program if their behavior is inappropriate or unethical. Under such circumstances, tuition will not be refunded.**





“Amy Sullivan has not only inspired me to understand and deepen my practice as a yogi, but she has given me the ability and space to find strength throughout my everyday “life” practice. Amy offers a softness that is comforting even when she’s asking you test your limits. Her energy is a warm and welcoming knowledge. Amy not only lives yoga, she has a true passion and grace for giving yoga to others. She has a way of subtly transporting you through vinyasa that allows you to arrive at the peak pose with a new-found freedom within. Amy’s knowledge in injury prevention and recovery is incredible. Her understanding and devotion to yoga through anatomy, history and culture is a priceless resource."



"This TT exceeded my expectations by a lot. Both in terms of the curriculum, the attention to detail and the thoroughness of the instruction as well as the love and nurturing we received on the farm - the yummy meals! I am inspired to share yoga with others and excited to be part of this incredible lineage and program." 



"Amy is wonderful, super thorough and dilligent. An incredible guide and teacher and a true teacher's teacher. A big difference and the best I have had so far, more thorough and attention to teaching others how to teach yoga and more thorough than some of my other master teachers."



"This training surpassed all my expectation. When I came into the program I was pretty raw and open and not sure what to expect but my expectations were beyond fulfilled. the integrity of this program, the heart, the setting, the structure, and especially the organization of the material was outstanding. The meals and the last weekend was epic. I am now inspired to learn more about chakras and Ayurveda."



"Amy is so organized, communicative, compassionate, patient, straightforward and a dedicated wealth of knowledge."



"Amy is funny and serious. She is inspring and filled with wisdom and knowledge. Her experience with yoga was so vast that it really helped me to trust in her guidance. I am in awe of her manifestations, connection to their path and commitment to her students." 



"When I read the description on the website of what was being offered, I hoped that I would be able to experience that but honestly seemed more than I could dream for. I am so grateful and blessed to have partaken in this experience. The love and devotion that Amy has put into this program shines through in every aspect."


















You got some ROOTS, now what color are your WINGS?


This training is for those who have completed a 200-hour teacher training, who want to gain the necessary skills for a lifetime of inspired teaching or inspired living on the yogi path and by doing so will be on track for a 500 hr certification with Yoga Alliance. This training is ideal for aspiring teachers or students of yoga who want to deepen their practice and their skills, refine their voice and their gift while gaining support and being inspired on their continued journey on the art of teaching yoga. 




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