Our 200 Hour Teacher Training
Announcing our next 200 hour yoga teacher training coming this fall, led by Yuuki Hirano and Roque Rodriguez.
Deepen your yoga practice and learn how to share the gift of yoga with people of every walk of life! This program will include thorough study of asana (yoga poses), anatomy, philosophy, meditation, pranayama, chakras, aryuveda, sequencing, and the art of teaching. "Practicing Humanity" is our philosophy.
Our training is designed to help you cater to students' individual needs. Acquire the tools to help you navigate
your journey more mindfully and learn how to teach others those skills.
Philosophy / History
Injury Management / Prevention
Business of Yoga
Subtle Body (Chakras, Prana, Nadis)
Intro to Yin Yoga
October 4th - March 2nd
(No classes the weeks of 11/1, 11/22, 12/20, 12/27 and 1/3)
Fridays 6:00p – 9:00p
Saturdays 3:00p – 6:00p
Sundays 2:00p - 5:00p
Why Choose Suryaside's 200 Hour Teacher Training?
Variety of lineages and teaching perspectives. We believe in the richness of many lineages and varieties of teachings. "Absorb what is useful, discard what is useless and add what is specifically to your own." - Bruce Lee
Prepared to teach different bodies, ages and in various environments. Yoga isn't just for healthy, skinny, flexible youth, yoga is for anyone that can breathe and is conscious of their thought. We emphasize the importance of being able to teach people not poses.
Personal Attention. Mentorship and guidance is an integral part of this journey. We strive to create a safe and nurturing environment and space in the training and for the collective of the students to be able to support each other.
In depth self study/inquiry. The only way to know oneself is to ask, to ponder, to be curious and sometimes be willing to shake things on its head. We will be here to guide the inquiries and journey into the self, wherever and whatever that may be.
Confidence building: practice teaching / vocal practice. Your voice is your power. Through the training we will encourage you to find your voice and your inner resolve and strength through practice teaching and other goal exercises.
We teach people not poses. We are adamant about working with the individual, even if it is a group setting. Our emphasis is on educating and understanding the intention and benefit of the pose rather than pretzling into some arbitrary shape.
Led and supported by the teachers of the Suryaside community. This training is composed of many of the staff and teachers at the Suryaside Yoga studio which gives you the opportunity to connect and be part of the greater studio community and have the ongoing support of the teachers and fellow students.
Roque Rodriguez RYT 500, E-RYT 200
Roque Rodriguez is the proud Co-Founder of Suryaside Yoga. He is Co-Director and Co-Lead Trainer of both the Suryaside Yoga and Hosh Yoga 200 hour Teacher Trainings.
He received his first Yoga teacher Certification from Yoga To The People in 2009 and continued his studies with the Ishta Yoga 500 Hour level course and at Jason Brown’s Anatomy For Yoga Teachers program.
Roque believes that a yoga practice is the most effective way to bring yourself, and in turn the world, in to balance. Whether it’s to become a better athlete, more successful at business, recover from an injury, or improve your relationships with others, a yoga practice can provide you the tools necessary to meet your goals and better honor your intentions. He is honored to share this practice with the world; especially people and communities who have not traditionally had access to the teachings.
Yuuki Hirano E-RYT 500, L.Ac
Yuuki is the proud owner of Dou Yoga as well as the co-founder of Suryaside Yoga and Hosh Yoga. He is the Co-Director and Co-Lead teacher of the 200 hour teacher training program at Dou Yoga and Suryaside Yoga.
In addition to a decade of practice, Yuuki has been teaching since 2008. He completed his 500 hour training with ISHTA Yoga but his thirst for knowledge and passion for helping others laid the path for him to receive his Masters in Oriental Medicine and become a licensed acupuncturist.
Yuuki believes in the importance of functional movement and using the breath as a foundation and progression of one’s yoga practice. With his understanding of anatomy, body mechanics, meditation, the breath and the energy that weaves all it together, Yuuki wishes to educate and create an environment of inquiry, healing and growth for his students.
Suryaside Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) was life-changing for me. It began with my love of practicing at the studio as a student. From the moment Suryaside opened, a community planted itself and grew, and I was thrilled to grow with it. As I became a regular, my personal practice expanded and deepened, I started counting the faculty, staff and fellow yogis among my friends, and when Suryaside decided to offer its first-ever Teacher Training, I signed right up—and was not disappointed. The program is rigorous and absolutely top-notch, with a comprehensive curriculum; amazing guest instructors from within and beyond the Suryaside community; unparalleled personal attention and feedback; plenty of practice teaching; and even practical guidance on starting a yoga career and running a yoga-centric business. What was most amazing about the training was that it was applicable to leadership in all forms, and I applied many of the principles that I learned to other areas of my life and work in addition to yoga. Now, more than a year later, I am honored to teach at Suryaside (and I continue to be an enthusiastic student of other teachers at the studio)! Not bad for someone who had little intention of actually teaching and just wanted to hang around the studio as much as possible! Roque Rodriguez and Yuuki Hirano, Suryaside’s co-founders and leaders of the YTT program, do everything with passion, excellence, fun, and great love, and Suryaside’s YTT program reflects that. If you’re thinking about it, go for it! You’ll have no regrets. - Leslie Walker