TheYogaMat-33A Yoga Alliance Certified Program

FEBRUARY 23rd, 2017 – JUNE 4th, 2017

We keep our trainings small so you get the most out of your training.
More one-on-one time with your instructors allows for more personal feedback, more time practice teaching, and more opportunities to improve your practice and craft. 


  • Gain a thorough understanding of individual yoga postures
  • Understand safety, alignment and modifications for all levels
  • Learn how to observe bodies in asana
  • Learn how to use clear posture queuing along with proper hands-on-adjustments
  • Understand various styles of yoga and how to adjust your teachings (Power, Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative, etc.)
  • Learn principles of anatomy and the science of smart sequencing
  • Understanding of how to theme a class
  • Understanding of yoga philosophy and history
  • Learning Sanskrit for asana practice and beyond
  • Practice and learn how to teach meditation & pranayama
  • Discuss the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, the subtle body, the chakras, the 8 Limbs of Yoga, & Ayurveda
  • Cover Seva and putting it action of the mat
  • Learning how to teach open level classes, beginners, and advanced practitioners
  • An understanding of how to teach pre and postnatal yoga
  • Learn the business of yoga and steps following training
  • Gain confidence through practice teaching

Graduates will be able to register with the Yoga Alliance at the RYT-200 Level


Philosophy nights we will be sitting in the studio discussing Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.
We will discuss how these sutras pertain to our life on and off the mat. We will not be practicing on these nights so no need to come dressed in yoga clothes.

Weekend classes will start each day with a 90-minute – 2 hour practice highlighting our focus for that day. From there we will break down the class sequence we just went through together, discussing why it was formatted in this way, breaking down the component parts of the practice, etc. We will then “look at bodies.” This exercise is meant to help students start to see others as teachers. We will look at each practitioner, since each body is different, giving proper modifications and adjustments to help suit their needs. We will then break out into a discussion for that day, ranging in topics from anatomy, the business of yoga, the chakras, etc. Finally we will end each session with the students practice teaching and one-on-one feedback from the instructor.

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Translated by Sri Swami Satchidananda
Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit: A Return to Wholeness by Donna Farhi
The Key Muscles of Yoga By Ray Long

Theme Weaver: Connect the Power of Inspiration to Teaching Yoga By Michelle Berman Marchildon
The Psoas Book By Liz Koch
The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield

Come meet the teachers and get answers to your questions.


We will be meeting 15 Thursday nights from 7 – 9pm and every other Saturday & Sunday. You can keep your day job, your social life, and become a yoga teacher!


Thursday 2.23 // 7 – 9pm // Philosophy
Saturday 2.25 // 1 – 8pm // Neutral Standing Poses
Sunday  2.26 // 12 – 7pm // External Standing Poses


Thursday 3.2 // 7 – 9pm // Philosophy
Thursday 3.9 // 7 – 9pm // Philosophy
Saturday 3.11 // 1 – 8pm // Surya A
Sunday 3.12 // 12 – 7pm // Surya B
Thursday 3.16 // 7 – 9pm // Philosophy
Thursday 3.23 // 7 – 9pm // Philosophy
Saturday 3.25 // 1 – 8pm // Balancing Poses
Sunday  3.26 // 12 – 7pm // Twists and Seated Postures
Thursday 3.30 // 7 – 9pm // Philosophy


Thursday 4.6 // 7 – 9pm // Philosophy
Saturday 4.8 // 1 – 8pm // Backbends
Sunday  4.9 // 12 – 7pm // Forward Folds
Thursday 4.13 // 7 – 9pm // Philosophy
Saturday 4.15 // possible anatomy class
Sunday  4.16 // 12 – 5 // possible anatomy class
Thursday 4.20 // 7 – 9pm // Philosophy
Saturday  4.22 // 1 – 8pm // Hip Openers
Sunday  4.23 // 12 – 7pm // Shoulder Openers
Thursday 4.27 // 7 – 9pm // Philosophy


Thursday 5.4 // 7 – 9pm // Philosophy
Saturday 5.6 // 1 – 8pm // Arm Balances
Sunday  5.7 // 12 – 7pm // Inversions
Thursday  5.11 // 7 – 9pm // Philosophy
Saturday 5.13 // possible anatomy class 
Thursday 5.18 // 7 – 9pm // Philosophy
Saturday 5.20 // 1 – 8pm // Beginners Practice
Sunday 5.21 // 12 – 7pm // Restorative + Pranayama
Thursday  5.25 // 7 – 9pm // Philosophy
Saturday 5.27 // 1 – 8pm // Advanced Practice
Sunday  5.28 // 12 – 7pm // Pre & Postnatal Yoga + Exam Review


Sunday 6.4 // 12 – 5pm // Final Exam & Final Practicum


  • Early-Bird Pricing, register by January 23rd (one month from training start date) = $2700
  • After Early-Bird Deadline = $2900


  • 1ST PAYMENT – $200 is due with application (counts towards your remaining balance and non-refundable)
  • 2ND PAYMENT – Half is due the first day of training
  • 3RD PAYMENT – Remaining balance due at half-way point


  • All training dates listed above
  • The Yoga Mat’s 200 page Teacher Training Manual
  • Unlimited Yoga Membership for the entire length of training
    *books for training are not included, see above


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Micahla earned her 200 hr. yoga certification in 2013 and has been teaching ever since. She is currently finishing up her 500hr certification. As a Reiki Master since 2007, she is very passionate about energy in movement and having a well balanced life / yoga practice. She loves to lead a safe, fun and challenging class.
She has experience co-leading the 200hr YTT at The Yoga Mat, leads the Yin TT and holds several workshops and classes. Her varied offerings include Chakra and YinKi workshops; Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra and Vinyasa flow yoga classes.



Annie entered the world of yoga while living in San Diego. After a month of vinyasa classes, she was hooked on the dance of asana flow and refreshing new skin she was left with after a good hot class. It wasn’t until a couple years into her practice that she finally discovered the magical relationship she had with her breath, and it was inevitably pranayama that floated her into teacher training. A physical practice finally merged with a spiritual journey, and Annie knew she wanted to forever share this love of life and yoga to anyone willing to accompany her. She later moved back to her home state of Colorado to enter the rooted yoga community that had grown so large in Denver, and has been here ever since.

Annie received her certification at CorePower Yoga. She specializes in vinyasa flow with focus on alignment and breath. Aside from the studio, you’ll also find her teaching classes in the park and at a local senior center.


“Let me break this review up a bit, because I am more than just yogi who goes for classes. I’m also in the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training. As a studio The Yoga Mat is one of the most welcoming and kick-ass communities. Every instructor brings a new and fresh signature approach to their classes. You can always feel that the instructors are leading you in a safe class that will help you find the right balance between your needs of flexibility and stability. The Yoga Mat does lack one thing found at so many other studios: pretension. It’s replaced with a real desire to connect with students and bring yoga to anyone who comes. •The 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training has absolutely blown my mind in such a good way. The quality and level of instruction I have received is top notch. I had been searching for a program for a long time of this caliber and I am glad Erin Hardy has established such a dynamic program for those of us wanting to become teachers. There is no stone left unturned in this program, and when “comparing notes” with other teacher trainees, I’m finding that my anatomy training, my philosophy training and my practical teaching training are far above the standards other accept. I wholeheartedly recommend The Yoga Mat as a home to place your mat, or to take your training to the next level. Clearly, that all applies to the 200 hr yoga teacher training program as well.”

–Sara Downey Robinson 


Email Erin at

The $200 application fee must be paid before we will review your application.
To pay click here. 

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This mentorship is meant for anyone out of their 200-hour teacher training.

This program will provide the following:
  • A 3 month mentorship with Annie Abrahamson and Micahla Cowles
  • Both mentors will attend your classes and give you direct feedback and an action plan for improving
  • Up to six one-on-one meetings with the mentors discussing classes and how to build upon them
  • Help designing and executing safe and smart classes
  • Help finding your unique voice as a teacher
  • Build confidence for teaching public classes, privates, and auditioning
  • Professional development (teaching resume, bio, preparing for auditions, etc.)
  • Direct access to both mentors via email and phone for 3 months to answer questions and guidance along the way
$950 :: payment plans available
Register by emailing us at and purchasing the TT mentorship here.