Teacher Training

2018 Kiva Hot Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) 

 Dates TBA
What qualifies us to train you? Our faculty is highly trained and knowledgeable-
  •  Traci Smith- E-RYT is an experienced lead trainer and has led numerous yoga teacher trainings.  She is a long time practitioner of the 26 Hot postures and has rehabbed her own knee injury with the help of hot yoga (you can check out her testimonial on our testimonials page).  In addition to being an expereinced Lead Trainer for Yoga Alliance, she is a full time Physical Therapist.  Her knowledge of anatomy and physiology is solid!  This, combined with her experience of working with clients healing from injuries and going through rehabilitation is an amazing resource.  As yoga teachers, you will discover that almost everyone who walks into your classes has physical challenges.  This will absolutley help get you prepared!
  • Kate Jenkins- E-RYT - Bikram Yoga Certified Teacher has been practicing Hot Yoga for over 10 years and teaching for 9.  She has assisted with numerous teacher trainings as a visiting teacher trainer.  She has continually brought master teachers to Kiva Hot yoga for workshops and seminars and is very active in the hot yoga wordwide community.  Kate also went through Yin Yoga teacher training with Bernie Clark in 2014.Her passion is to continue to learn and share the knowledge with her students.  She is happy to share her Faith with students and encourages students to be open to the spiritual benefits of yoga, no matter what your faith background.
  • Shawn Galin- E-RYT- PhD- is a renowned yoga teacher and also a professor of endocrinology at UAB.  He has a great knowledge of how yoga effects the endocrine system and how that makes yoga different than any other form of physical exercise.  He will also correlate the chakras and endocrine system for us.
  • Dr. Henry Townsend M.D.- is a Bikram Yoga Certified Teacher AND a rheumatologist.  He is an amazing resource for us to understand the effect of yoga on rheumatism, arthritis, and other disorders of the joints, muscles, and ligaments.
We would love to have you in this program and be part of your journey to become a Kiva Hot Yoga teacher!




YogaFit (Vinyasa) Level 1 Teacher Training

Saturday & Sunday, July 29th & 30th 8am- 6pm

The first step on the path toward becoming a yoga teacher or simply deepening your practice, Level One provides the tools to create inspiring vinyasa yoga classes grounded in proper alignment and the safety of exercise science. 

Note: In order to receive a Certificate of Completion for Level One, you must also complete eight hours of practice teaching as a community service, in which you bring the gift of yoga, free of charge, to individuals who would not normally be exposed to yoga on a regular basis.

What you will learn:
Forty-­six fundamental YogaFit poses needed to teach an inclusive, well rounded, and safe yoga class to students for all ages, fitness levels, and experience
The physical execution, transitions, and modifications for each pose to ensure that it is safe and effective for every body type
To create dynamic vinyasa sequencing and flowing class formats based on YogaFit’s three-­mountain class structure
To use transformative language to communicate how each pose connects the mind and the body
To teach what you’ve learned within a nurturing and supportive classroom setting