Love in Action: 200 Hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training


An in-depth opportunity to enrich your practice, nurture your unique gifts, and explore Vinyasa Yoga as a vehicle for self-inquiry, transformational loving, personal empowerment, and inspired living.


This 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Certified Course will give you the tools to take you to the next level as a teacher and a student. This program is open to students interested in developing a deeper understanding of yoga, their practice, and knowledge of their Self.

Learn to tend to your thoughts, physical body and subtle body in new ways while simultaneously building and connecting with community.

Our training prepares you to teach a well-rounded and safe vinyasa yoga class rooted in practice, study and personal experience.

You will learn:

    • How to create an all-levels alignment-based class
    • Asana Teaching Techniques
    • Teaching Methodology
    • The dynamics of sequencing: Vinyasa, Hatha, Restorative, and Yin Yoga
    • How to weave passion and purpose into your teaching
    • Subtle nuances of sequencing movements, music, talking points and poses
    • Basic anatomy of muscles and bones (and how alignment flows out of it)
    • Subtle body anatomy (chakras, koshas, bandhas)
    • The Roots and Evolution of Yoga: the path of modern day yoga from East to West
    • How to take your practice off the mat and into your life with The Eight-Limbed Path
    • To practice teach, develop a sequence, and cultivate your voice


Begin your journey towards becoming a certified yoga teacher– and/or deepen your understanding of yoga– through philosophy, history, self-discovery and practice.

This program is designed to foster the growth of the student and aspiring teacher within each of us to provide the knowledge for the practice of yoga in a manner that can enrich your life as well as others. Since this course offers a strong foundation of yoga, it’s a valuable course for students and teachers alike. Students will be encouraged and empowered to develop and be immersed in the study of yoga so that upon completion of this course, students will have not only the tools to teach safely and effectively with insight into the practices of yoga but also have a deeper understanding of how yoga can empower their lives.



Course Structure:

Module I: Thursday, August 29 – Monday, September 2 (Labor Day) 

Thursday: 5:30-9:30 pm & Friday – Monday: 8 am-7 pm

Module II: 5 Weekends – September: 6-8 / 13-15 / 20-22 / 27-29     October: 4-6

Fridays 5:30-9:30 pm / Saturdays 8 am-7 pm /  Sundays 8 am-6 pm

Wednesday Nights *Online* 7-9 pm

Module III: Thursday, October 10 – Monday, October 14 (Indigenous Peoples Day)

Thursday: 5:30-9:30 pm & Friday – Monday: 8 am-7 pm

**schedule subject to change

View the Course Outline HERE

Course Cost:

Early Bird Special (Ends May 31): $2,700

Full Price: $3,000


Erica Blitz

Erica believes in the power to move + be moved, to live simple + love big, to spark within + shine without.

With intention, integrity and inspiration, her offerings are grounded in a supportive and inviting space for everybody to experience the benefits of yoga and meditation. Together with a focus on the breath and physical alignment, she weave a balance of structure and fluidity into mindful movements to grow your practice, open your heart, still your mind + deepen your connection to your interior life – which will undoubtedly influence your outer life.

She is passionate about body mechanics and creating a sustainable and enriching practice for her students. Moving from pose to pose and breath by breath, Erica’s classes reflect a balance between structure and fluidity, strength and flexibility, support and surrender, stillness and motion, limits and liberty, fear and trust, holding on and letting go, stability and freedom.

Erica’s approach to yoga is steeped in an intensive background of yogic studies, health sciences (developmental psychology and nutrition) and healing arts (aromatherapy, massage, and meditation). Her most influential teachers include Noah Maze, Chris Chavez and T.K.V. Desikachar— all of whom illuminate the physical, mental, spiritual and heartfelt benefits of practicing and teaching yoga.

Originally from Canada, Erica worked as a Yoga Studio Director and then as a Director of Learning and Development leading, facilitating and organizing workshops, trainings and retreats. Additionally, she teamed up with Namaste TV in Canada to write, design and narrate Season 3 and Season 4 of Namaste Yoga, the world’s premier instructional yoga series.

She has been leading yoga teacher trainings around the world since 2006 and believes that health and happiness in life are wonderful results of yoga, but that its ultimate purpose is to awaken us to our highest potential as human beings. She passionately share this powerful practice from her heart to yours.
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Denise Zaverdas

Denise enjoys the tenure of over 23 years of teaching with passion and creativity.  With a B.S. degree in Kinesiology, an unending fascination of human form and function, and the deep curiosity of a seeker, Denise shares the practice from her heart and years of exploration, inquiry, learning and unlearning.

While drawing from a diverse blend of disciplines, she emphasizes spirit, breath, structure, strength and fluidity.  Often described as a “teacher’s teacher,” Denise guides students inward to foster a deeper connection with their inner master.  She is a perpetual student, and her current understanding is that Yoga is about relationship: our inner relationship with Self and Spirit, and our outer relationship with fellow travelers and the world around us.

Denise crafts each unique class as a moving meditation, in preparation for stillness and seated meditation. She believes that each of us has the ability, regardless of outer circumstances, to create inner harmony, which ripples endlessly toward the harmony of all.

She has taught all levels of practitioners in a variety of styles, such as Ashtanga, Forest, Yin, Restorative, Therapeutic and Vinyasa Yoga. In addition to her 25 years of in-depth studies on the mat, and many years dedicated to serving the local community in the classroom, Denise also has extensive experience in yoga studio management.  For 12 years, first as Assistant Director of the Santa Barbara Yoga Center, and then as the founder of Montecito Yoga, she facilitated many workshops and teacher trainings (both 200 Hr and 300 Hr).

Denise is particularly keen on refining the practice for beginners and those with special needs, sharing the gift of Yoga with all levels of ability and experience.


“This training provided deep self-assessment and self-reflection, which aided in my healing in current life. Thank you for your reverence, love, and transparency.” ~ S.S. 2023
“The intensive style really worked for me, but more importantly, Denise, and Erica did such a great job with this training. I realize Yoga Soup has access to so many experienced and talented teachers, but if I could have built my own YTT I would have started with those two teachers. I’m incredibly grateful for the amount of time they put in, and in how open they were with all that they shared.”     ~ T.H. 2023
“I appreciate all of you deeply. I am touched by your true care for each student’s success. You are all brilliant in what you do and I am blessed to have gained knowledge from all of your powerful wisdom and love! You all ARE Love in Action. Thank you!”  ~L.U. 2023
“(This training) was a rich mix of practice and lecture, which included a tremendous assortment of both physical and energetic yoga…business, and a lot of fun.”  ~ S. C. 2020
“I practice yoga with a deeper listening to my body than I did before. The training taught me that to practice yoga it is necessary to really listen inward so that we don’t injure ourselves or push past our limits too much, and also to move through emotional and spiritual territory that is important to the whole of the practice. The fact that our skeletons are all different, our spirits are all unique, means that our practice can be what we need, not what we think it should look like. Also, learning more about the philosophy of yoga, the yamas and niyamas, and all of the wisdom our teachers had to share was completely life changing. It helped to deepen my practice of yoga not only on the mat, but also in all things I do.” ~ K.B. 2020