What inspires us
We are dedicated to educating extraordinary yoga teachers and providing valuable continuing yoga education for those who have a hunger for both academic and practical knowledge and are looking to hone their offerings to be passionate, authentic and inspired teachers. Our trainings pay homage to the eclectic and vibrant history of Yoga with a focus on Integrated Vinyasa™ and its applications in modern society.
Integrated Vinyasa™ is a yoga practice rooted in intelligent, natural evolutionary patterns and emphasizes the subtle inner work we access via our physical bodies and movement. It unifies the polarities of alignment and flow, anatomy and energetics, engagement and relaxation, outer and inner, focus and release, structure and spontaneity, and work and play. More than simply a style of yoga, Integrated Vinyasa™ illuminates our relationship with Nature, our interconnectedness and an energetically sustainable approach to living fully.
“Vinyasa” means to place intentionally and we believe a commitment to intentionality in both teaching yoga and living life will lead our graduates to be superlative teachers on and off the mat.
The quality of our programming is not only determined by the curriculum and hours of practice but also by the bonds that form between us. Without a doubt, you will be challenged, overjoyed, and awakened by CSOY Teacher Trainings. Humor is abundant. Quirkiness will be celebrated. Sorrow is shared. Appetite is stoked. Your unique contribution is considered essential. Our goal is not to turn out teachers who sound alike; but to illuminate and cultivate each student’s unique gifts.
Surpassing the minimum since 2007
We have been a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School in good standing since 2007. Each year we meet and surpass the minimum requirements to maintain our registration and are constantly developing curriculum beyond the Yoga Alliance Registered 200 and 300 hour programs to provide opportunities for continuing education and specialization. All our senior faculty meet or exceed the Yoga Alliance minimum experience requirements.